Safety and Public Health News

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2/11/2017
How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

2/9/2017
Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots

So-called 'super water' carries big risks, doctors warn

2/8/2017
Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun

But be sure to use the right equipment and stay in areas that match your skill level

2/2/2017
Fast Food Packaging Dangers?

Chemicals found in fast food packaging pose health threat, according to new study.

1/29/2017
For Ice Skating, Sharpen Up on Safety

Never skate alone or on thin ice, experts advise

1/21/2017
Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

1/19/2017
Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

1/16/2017
'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

1/16/2017
Debunking Winter Weather Myths

For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

1/13/2017
'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

1/13/2017
1 in 5 U.S. Gun Owners Avoided Background Check: Study

In most cases, firearms were bought privately or online, transactions that more than 30 states don't regulate

1/9/2017
'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children

Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

1/9/2017
Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish

New scientific tool helps predict harmful algae blooms in Pacific

1/9/2017
More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

1/6/2017
Navigating Ski Slopes Safely

National Ski Areas Association offers advice on preventing skiing, snowboarding injuries

1/4/2017
Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

1/4/2017
Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids

If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

1/3/2017
Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.

Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

1/3/2017
Research on U.S. Gun Violence Still a Low Priority, Study Finds

Other leading causes of death receive a far greater share of federal science dollars

1/1/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside

All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

12/30/2016
DUI Rates Decline for U.S. Drivers

But that doesn't mean roads will be safe New Year's Eve; 28 million still drink and drive, survey finds

12/28/2016
Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

Exposure to manganese in welding fumes appears to affect movement, researchers report

12/23/2016
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

12/23/2016
Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday Celebration

Keep extra cooks out of the kitchen to avoid food safety mistakes, experts advise

12/23/2016
Christmas Cords Pose Danger to Little Ones

Holiday extension cords, wires not safe around curious tots, who put everything in their mouths, researchers say

12/23/2016
FDA Suggests Limits on Lead in Cosmetics

Agency notes most products already below recommended level

12/22/2016
Many Ignore Fire Safety at Home, Survey Reveals

Holiday activities can put families in jeopardy, children's hospital warns

12/22/2016
How to Ship Food Gifts Without Risk

Even foods that are smoked, cured or fully cooked should be kept cold, experts advise

12/20/2016
Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights

Putting lights on a metallic tree is an electrical hazard, experts warn

12/18/2016
If You're Dashing Through the Snow to a Holiday Gathering…

Red Cross offers tips for getting to your destination safely

12/15/2016
Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S.

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

12/13/2016
Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S.

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

12/10/2016
When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First

Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

12/7/2016
Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate

Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

12/7/2016
Expect More Record-Breaking Heat in U.S., Scientists Warn

15 hottest-ever days predicted for every record low if greenhouse gas emissions don't decline

12/6/2016
Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

11/29/2016
ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

11/16/2016
Is Your ATM Dispensing Bacteria?

Study in New York City found most of the germs came from human skin, food

11/15/2016
Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless

Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

11/8/2016
U.S. Doctors Don't All Follow Prediabetes Screening Guidelines: Study

They split 50-50, survey shows, on advice aimed at preventing full-blown diabetes

11/8/2016
Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

11/1/2016
Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

11/1/2016
Food Labels on Potential Allergens May Confuse Shoppers

Misunderstanding warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies, researcher says

10/31/2016
Opioid Overdoses Have Nearly Tripled Among Kids, Teens

Younger children 'eating them like candy,' while teens overdose while trying to get high, researcher says

10/29/2016
Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix

When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

10/24/2016
Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

10/21/2016
Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun

Bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating can expose kids to potential hazards, health experts say

10/21/2016
State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths

Study found more accidents happened in states with less stringent safe-driving regulations