Safety and Public Health News

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11/5/2009
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe

Recent reports of H1N1 in a cat or pigs are likely very rare, experts say

11/4/2009
FDA Initiative Seeks to Reduce Accidental Overdoses

The program will enlist health-care workers, drug makers, consumers, patients

11/3/2009
Severe Swine Flu Can Kill Young, Old Alike

Seniors may carry some immunity, but more likely to die if hospitalized, study finds

11/3/2009
CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive

Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

11/3/2009
FDA Issues Warning for Diabetes Drug

Reports of kidney problems for those using Byetta prompted action

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/30/2009
Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat

Studies show it's worsening while there are few new drugs in pipeline

10/30/2009
At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu

Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

10/29/2009
Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months

CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

10/29/2009
Millions of Americans Don't Get Enough Sleep

Seven hours of rest a night is important for good health, expert says

10/29/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.

Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/27/2009
More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon

22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

10/27/2009
Radiation From Medical Scans Soaring

Americans now get 6-fold more exposure than in 1980, researchers say

10/26/2009
Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It

But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

10/25/2009
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

10/24/2009
Helmets Can Save Lives in Winter Sports

Injured skiers, snowboarders with head protection are less apt to lose consciousness, study finds

10/23/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply

Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

10/23/2009
Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine

Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

10/22/2009
Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say

Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

10/20/2009
Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest

90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

10/20/2009
Babies Injured in Car Seats Used Outside of Cars

Study found more than 43,000 emergency-room visits during five-year period

10/19/2009
Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu

Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

10/17/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/16/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/12/2009
Swine Flu Can Move Quickly to Severe Illness

Canadian, Mexican studies suggest U.S. hospitals need to be ready for surge of cases

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/9/2009
'No Flu Shots for My Kids'

Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

10/8/2009
Swine Flu May Bring Surge in Hospitalizations

In reports from Australia and U.S., most patients recovering, death rate same as seasonal flu

10/8/2009
Half of U.S. Kids Assaulted Each Year: Study

Report calls for better ways to identify and treat young victims of violence

10/8/2009
In Some Cities, Spring Swine Flu May Be Easing Fall Outbreak

Immunity from prior exposure may make H1N1's return less severe, experts say

10/7/2009
Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

10/6/2009
Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives

Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

10/6/2009
Leafy Greens Top Risky Food List

Advocacy group notes illness outbreaks usually linked to 'healthy' foods

10/2/2009
Swine Flu Tests Could Swamp Diagnostic Labs

Might lead to delays in tests for other diseases, experts say

10/1/2009
U.S. Health Officials Announce New Heparin Formula

Potency of blood thinner is cut as FDA alerts doctors to the safety change

9/29/2009
1918 Flu Closings May Provide Lessons for Today

Cities weighing swine flu school closures should review past practices, researchers say

9/25/2009
Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match

Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

9/25/2009
Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

9/24/2009
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction

European study finds more evidence in areas where more men have problems

9/23/2009
Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays

Results may be different in children and in H1N1 swine flu vaccines, researchers say

9/22/2009
Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?

With infections typically causing only mild illness, experts point to exaggerated fears as the real threat

9/21/2009
1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids

But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

9/18/2009
1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October

Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

9/18/2009
Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts

Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

9/17/2009
8.3 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year

National survey also found younger adults at higher risk

9/17/2009
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd

But there are ways to reduce your risk even in close quarters, experts say

9/17/2009
Even Small Amounts of Lead Harmful to Kids

Current 'safe' levels of exposure set by CDC need to be lowered, experts say