Safety and Public Health News

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5/10/2009
Ladders, Swings and More Can Cause Peril

Simple precautions are urged to prevent head, neck injuries

5/10/2009
5/10/2009
Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

Like prior 2 cases, Washington state man had underlying health problems, officials say

5/9/2009
Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark

CDC says outbreak continues, but infections still mild and recovery is fairly quick

5/9/2009
5/8/2009
As Swine Flu Cases Mount, CDC Says U.S. Hasn't 'Dodged a Bullet'

But the estimated 2,500 infections continue to be mild and recovery is fairly quick

5/8/2009
5/7/2009
FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels

Men who use the medications must be sure none rubs off on children, agency says

5/7/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Count Nears 1,900; Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common

Officials dismiss 'swine flu parties' as dangerous way to seek immunity

5/7/2009
5/6/2009
Less Education May Mean Poorer Health

High school dropouts more than twice as prone to illness as college grads, study finds

5/6/2009
5/6/2009
Younger Age of More Severe Swine Flu Cases Worries Experts

Average age of those hospitalized in U.S. is 15, CDC says

5/5/2009
5/5/2009
Obama Administration Might Recommend Three Flu Shots for Americans This Fall

Two would be aimed at the swine flu circulating the globe

5/4/2009
Focusing on CPR Improves Survival

Study urges rescuers to add compressions, delay other interventions

5/4/2009
Swine Flu Cases Still Up, But U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

The CDC also points to encouraging signs in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source

5/4/2009
More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture

Researcher calls for parental diligence and new safety regulations

5/4/2009
1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today

Current response more coordinated, precise, U.S. experts say

5/4/2009
5/3/2009
Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point

Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning

5/3/2009
5/2/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Spread Across U.S.

H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

5/1/2009
Swine Flu Infections Now Top 140 in U.S.

But current H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

5/1/2009
FDA Recalls Dietary Supplements Tied to 1 Death, Liver Damage

Hydroxycut products are sold as fat-burners, energy boosters, agency says

5/1/2009
Anemia Drugs May Raise Death Risk in Cancer Patients

Latest findings support recent label warnings for Procrit, Aranesp, experts say

4/30/2009
Swine Flu Infections Surpass 100 in U.S.

Mexico prepares for shutdown of many public services to head off infections

4/30/2009
U.S. Public Lacks Confidence in FDA: Poll

More than half of those surveyed believe agency is falling behind in safeguarding food, drugs

4/30/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away

Search for correct formulation, egg-based production system are biggest challenges, experts say

4/29/2009
First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.

23-month-old boy from Mexico had traveled to Houston for medical treatments, reports say

4/29/2009
More Than Half of Americans Living with Dirty Air

Survey finds many cities have dangerously high levels of pollution

4/28/2009
Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Controversial food byproduct even showed protection for women, study finds

4/28/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Surpass 60

CDC warns that some deaths are likely

4/28/2009
FDA Adds New Label Warnings to Over-the-Counter Painkillers

Acetaminophen, NSAIDs can cause liver or stomach illness in certain situations, officials warn

4/28/2009
Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown

4/27/2009
40 Swine Flu Cases Now Reported in U.S.

Health officials checking persons entering the country for signs of sickness

4/27/2009
Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts

Two reports show promise of computers, pharmacists for proper prescribing

4/26/2009
U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu

A precautionary measure, the move allows federal and state governments easier access to flu tests and medications

4/25/2009
WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu

3 new cases reported in United States, health officials say

4/24/2009
At Least 20 Dead, Hundreds Ill in Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico

Officials find links between Mexican virus and strain that sickened 8 people in California, Texas

4/23/2009
Swine Flu Cases Now Total 7: CDC

All patients, in California and Texas, have recovered from unique virus

4/23/2009
Safety Measures Urged for Tree-Care Workers

CDC report finds an average of 80 die each year while trimming trees

4/22/2009
Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment

Sustaining heavier people produces more greenhouse gases, researchers say

4/17/2009
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels

As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

4/16/2009
Lead Exposure in Workplace Still a Problem

CDC report shows slight increase in rates between 2005 and 2007

4/9/2009
Declines in Foodborne Illness Have Plateaued, Report Says

FDA official cites need to modernize government efforts

4/9/2009
Psoriasis Drug Raptiva Pulled From U.S. Market

Drug manufacturer acts after link found to rare brain infection

3/31/2009
Study Casts Doubt on Influential Hospital Safety Survey

Those with the best rankings had similar death rates to those with the worst marks

3/30/2009
Labels on OTC Painkillers Need Improvement

Study found safety warnings for kids were missed, could be more prominent

3/29/2009
Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Mishaps

Whether inside or out, projects require care and caution