Safety and Public Health News

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6/1/2007
TB Patient Apologizes, But Defends Actions

Atlanta lawyer insists he was told he wasn't a health threat; search continues for fellow airline travelers

5/31/2007
TV Ads on Stroke's Warning Signs Can Improve Care

Better education gets people to the hospital more quickly, study finds

5/31/2007
TB Patient Enters Denver Hospital for Treatment

He is a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer whose father-in-law is a U.S. government TB expert; search continues for fellow airline passengers

5/30/2007
Health Toll of 9/11 Still Unclear

Toxic plume has officially claimed one, but many more may be at risk, experts say

5/30/2007
FDA Recalls Animal Feed Tainted With Melamine From U.S. Supplier

Health risk to the consumer remains extremely low, officials say

5/30/2007
Experts Disagree on Whether TB Patient Needed to Be Isolated

U.S. health officials still seeking airline passengers who could have been infected

5/29/2007
Hospital Study Shows Steep Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

Chicago experience highlights the emerging danger, experts say

5/28/2007
Eye-Protecting Sunglasses Are Cool Again This Summer

Many Americans don't realize the dangers posed by UV rays

5/25/2007
Driving With Passengers Boosts Accident Risk

Likelihood of a crash doubles with 2 or more riders, Australian study says

5/25/2007
Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens

Doctors need to use more aggressive measures to treat, prevent disease, experts say

5/24/2007
Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase

CDC report found the proportion went from 43% in 1993 to 72% in 2003

5/22/2007
New Drugs, Better Care Can Beat Malaria

Studies show what can be done to fight a global killer

5/21/2007
Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Attack, Death Risk: Study

FDA expresses caution; manufacturer defends the safety of oral medication for type 2 disease

5/19/2007
Ladder-Related Accidents Climb in U.S.: Study

Fractures most common injury, sending more than 136,000 people a year to ERs

5/18/2007
Katrina Victims 10 Times More Prone to Post-Traumatic Stress

Many require long-term mental health follow-up, researchers say

5/18/2007
Gardasil Guards Against Vaginal, Vulval Cancers

Researchers found cervical cancer vaccine reduced risk of lesions by 49%

5/17/2007
Fish Fed Tainted Food Test Negative for Melamine

FDA continues to detain vegetable protein shipments from China, officials say

5/17/2007
Many Americans Confused About Cancer: Survey

1 in 4 think there's not much you can do to prevent it

5/17/2007
Air Bags Dangerous for Tall, Small People: Study

A second study finds that women are engaging in increasingly risky driving

5/15/2007
Hogs That Ate Melamine-Tainted Feed Released to U.S. Market

Animals' meat no threat to humans, FDA says; some chickens, fish still in quarantine

5/14/2007
U.S. Mammography Rates Dropping

Government study found 4% decline between 2000 and 2005

5/13/2007
Pool Safety Tips Keep Everyone's Head Above Water

Common-sense measures reduce kids' drowning risk, groups say

5/10/2007
FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for Anemia Drugs

Prescribing medications in higher doses poses dangers, research has suggested

5/10/2007
Melamine-Tainted Fish Feed Recalled in U.S. and Canada

Many U.S. farms used the product, but it's unclear if contaminated fish was sold, FDA says

5/10/2007
Proposal to Give FDA More Muscle Gets Mixed Reviews

Senate bill seeks to improve agency's ability to protect public from dangerous drugs

5/8/2007
Farmed Fish Ate Melamine: FDA

It's not clear how much, if any, contaminated stock made it to stores

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

5/7/2007
Firefighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition

Study author says sarcoidosis isn't really dangerous, but other doctors express concern

5/7/2007
Pet Food Contaminant Poses Little Risk to Humans: Report

Melamine was in surplus pet foods fed to hogs and chickens

5/7/2007
Washington, NYC America's Most 'Sun-Smart' Cities

Chicago residents are worst for warding off skin cancer, survey of cities and states finds

5/6/2007
Dads' Parenting Style Influences Childhood Obesity

Clear limits, parental follow-through can help curb overweight epidemic

5/4/2007
Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow

Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

5/4/2007
Pet Food Recall Widens Again on New Threat

Canadian processor concerned about cross-contamination; U.S. health officials say 4,000 dogs and cats may have died, investigation winding down

5/2/2007
FDA: Millions of Chickens Fed Contaminated Pet Food

3 million broilers already consumed; officials say human health risk low

4/30/2007
U.S. Assures Consumers of Pork Safety in Pet Food Recall

Report says Chinese animal food manufacturers routinely add the chemical melamine to products

4/29/2007
FDA: No Sign of Human Illness from Hogs Exposed to Melamine

Agency searches offices of pet food maker as probe into tainted food continues.

4/28/2007
FDA Searches Offices of Pet Food Maker, Supplier

Part of continuing probe into chemical contamination that has killed unknown number of animals

4/27/2007
Many U.S. Immigrants Can't Read Prescription Labels

New York City study finds most instructions aren't translated

4/27/2007
FDA Says No to Vioxx Successor

Critics have questioned adequacy of safety trials for Arcoxia

4/27/2007
U.S. Quarantines 6,000 Hogs Fed Tainted Pet Food

But some contaminated meat may have entered human food supply, agriculture officials say

4/26/2007
Rare Lung Disease Found in Food-Flavoring Workers

Lead contamination also high among women workers in battery plants, CDC report finds

4/20/2007
A Healthier Planet, a Healthier You

This Earth Day, use an online calculator to gauge your 'carbon footprint'

4/20/2007
New Tainted Ingredient Prompts Widened Pet Food Recall

Products imported from China are contaminated with melamine, FDA says

4/19/2007
Search for Highly Effective Bird Flu Vaccine Goes On

Scientists gain key insights from seasonal flu shot efforts, experts say

4/18/2007
Better Testing Shields Hospitalized Kids From 'Superbugs'

Screening targets drug-resistant staph and enteroccocus, experts explain

4/18/2007
Cancer Patients at High Risk of Drug Interactions

Better surveillance could prevent deadly incidents, experts say

4/18/2007
Ireland's Smoking Ban Cut Pub Toxins Dramatically

Study found pollutants reduced 83%, secondhand smoke exposure by 99 percent

4/17/2007
U.S. Approves 1st Bird Flu Vaccine

Called an 'interim' measure, it was effective about half the time in trials

4/15/2007
Change of Season Brings Lawn Mower Warning

Pediatric experts remind homeowners that small fingers, large blades don't mix

4/14/2007
Rattlesnake Capsules Linked to Salmonella Poisoning

Hispanic folk remedy may contain lethal bacteria, expert warns