Safety and Public Health News

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11/13/2006
Implanted Heart Devices Should Be Recyled After Death, Researchers Say

Morticians and patients willing to donate defibrillators and pacemakers for further use, survey finds.

11/6/2006
School Bus Injuries Much More Common Than Thought

New numbers are two to three times higher than previous figures, study finds

11/5/2006
Colder Weather Brings a Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide poisoning linked to home heating can be prevented, experts say

11/3/2006
Posh Neighborhoods Tough on Poorer Residents' Health

Low-income people died earlier than if they lived in less-affluent areas, study found

11/3/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Tomatoes in Restaurants

Officials say problem has passed, but they're looking for source of contamination

11/3/2006
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Campaign Launched

U.S. health officials stress disease is real, though treatments remain elusive

11/3/2006
FDA Offers Advice on Preventing Food-Borne Illness

In wake of salmonella outbreak, tips include cooking meat thoroughly and washing produce

11/2/2006
Journal Retracts Fraudulent Oral Cancer Studies

New England Journal of Medicine articles didn't affect patient care, experts say

11/1/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Appears Over

Federal health officials add some type of produce is suspected

10/31/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 172 in 18 States

U.S. health officials investigating latest bacterial infection, possibly linked to tomatoes.

10/30/2006
Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia

New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

10/30/2006
Many Seizure-Prone People Continue to Drive

Epilepsy can put drivers at high risk for crashes, study warns

10/29/2006
Traveling Abroad? Plan Ahead to Stay Healthy

Bone up on risks and buy travel health insurance, experts advise

10/28/2006
Turning Back the Clock Creates Drowsy Drivers

Most people take two weeks to adjust to the time change, experts say

10/28/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all

10/27/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all

10/27/2006
Americans Fall Prey to Weight-Loss Supplement 'Hype'

Many mistakenly believe these products are tested and safe, survey finds

10/26/2006
Wild Boar May Have Caused Tainted Spinach Outbreak

Investigators probe whether animals carried E. coli to produce fields

10/25/2006
CT Scans Catch Lung Cancer at Earliest Stage

When followed by surgery, 10-year survival rate soars, researchers found

10/25/2006
College Students Unaware of Hepatitis C Risks

Behaviors such as sharing jewelry, getting tattoos not even discussed by doctors

10/21/2006
Study Sparks Debate on Ritalin Use in Preschoolers

Researchers found it worked for some severe cases

10/20/2006
Watch the Volume on Your iPod

Prolonged or loud use can lead to hearing loss, researchers warn

10/20/2006
Antibiotics Only Help With Some Ear Infections

Those under 2 with otitis media in both ears most likely to benefit, study finds

10/20/2006
Bread-Heavy Diet Linked to Kidney Cancer

But expert urges caution in interpreting the study results

10/17/2006
Journal Articles Quickly Affect Doctors' Practice

Study that questioned one drug's safety triggered a rapid decline in its use, researchers note

10/17/2006
Home Medication Use Sends 700,000 to ER Annually

People over 65 most at risk for adverse reactions to medications, report finds

10/16/2006
U.S. Hospital Outcomes Vary Widely

How well you do may depend on where you're admitted, report finds

10/15/2006
Communities Key to Lowering Cancer Risk

New guidelines underscore local government's role in providing healthy diet and exercise

10/13/2006
Antibiotics in Poultry May Pose Risk to Humans

Overuse may foster drug resistance in people, study suggests

10/13/2006
Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu

But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

10/13/2006
Spinach Contamination Linked to Cattle Ranch

Tests reveal same strain of E. Coli bacteria that sickened 199 people, killed 3

10/12/2006
Cattle Ranch May Be Source of Spinach Contamination

Tests reveal same strain of E. Coli bacteria that sickened 199 people, killed 3

10/12/2006
Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.

Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

10/11/2006
Food Safety Ultimately Rests With the Consumer

U.S. produce and meats are basically safe, experts say, but use caution in the kitchen

10/11/2006
California Lettuce Judged Safe by Grower

Nunes Co. reports tests found harmless variety of E. coli in samples

10/10/2006
Sweet Drinks Are Kids' Top Choice at School

Vending machines, fast-food outlets make independent contributions to total sugar intake

10/10/2006
California Lettuce Judged Safe by Grower

Nunes Co. reports tests found harmless variety of E. coli in samples

10/9/2006
Experts Urge Major FDA Overhaul

Institute of Medicine report says the agency lacks oversight, independence

10/6/2006
Car Safety Improvements May Not Be Working

Airbags and antilock brakes only make driver less cautious, study suggests

10/6/2006
PTSD Can Take Months to Strike Wounded Iraq and Afghanistan Vets

Finding may offer new insights into treating the emotional disorder

10/6/2006
Spinach Gets Green Light, But Where Are the Greens?

Wary consumers mean markets may only slowly restock shelves, experts say

10/5/2006
All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots

Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

10/4/2006
All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots

Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

10/2/2006
Smoke Alarms With Mother's Voice Wake Kids Faster

Traditional tonal alerts less effective at rousing children from deep sleep, study finds

9/29/2006
Fresh Spinach Cleared for Consumption Again

U.S. health officials say all tainted products have been recalled, declare spinach 'safe'

9/29/2006
Catheters, Other Devices Raise Infection Risk

But new technologies may help safeguard patients, researchers say

9/29/2006
Calif. Growers Must Improve Food Safety, Officials Stress

E. coli spinach toll now stands at 187 victims in 26 states

9/27/2006
E. coli Toll: 183 Victims in 26 States

Investigators say tainted spinach bags point to a specific time, date and processing plant in California

9/26/2006
Tainted Spinach Search Zeroes in On One Batch

2nd tainted bag in Utah helps pinpoint a specific time, date and processing plant, California health official says

9/25/2006
Stroke Trials' History Shows Bias Toward Good News

Negative findings are less likely to be published, researchers say