Safety and Public Health News

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4/18/2006
Silicone Implants Don't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

Despite controversy, decades-long study finds no link

4/18/2006
New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe

Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

4/18/2006
Many Health Care Workers Won't Show Up in Flu Pandemic

Poll results a 'wake-up call' for better preparedness training, experts say

4/14/2006
This Spring, Don't Fall

Cleaning can bring tumbles, sprains, but simple precautions can help

4/14/2006
New Bacterium Arises in Immune-Deficient Patients

It's the first time this class of pathogens has caused illness in humans, experts say

4/13/2006
Journal Backs Condoms for HIV/AIDS Fight

Limitations on their use will cost lives, a Lancet editorial says

4/13/2006
Scientists Suggest Alternative to Cox-2 Drugs

Stomach-safe pain relief without heart risks might be possible, research shows

4/11/2006
Lower-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Study Begins

Four U.S. centers will test the new formulation

4/10/2006
Estrogen Therapy Boosts Clotting Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Those who had hysterectomies, took hormone were more likely to get DVT, study found

4/10/2006
U.S. Job Injury Stats Miss Most Cases: Study

Nearly two-thirds of work-related woes aren't reported, researchers say

4/7/2006
German Measles Fades as Birth Defect Threat

The disease is nearly eradicated in the U.S., experts say

4/5/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids

Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

4/4/2006
Sleepless Americans Need Better Medical Care

Doctors aren't spotting, treating disorders like insomnia, report finds

4/3/2006
U.S. Hospital Medical Errors Keep Rising: Report

Safety incidents linked to these mistakes topped 1.2 million by 2004

4/3/2006
Too Few Car Seats For America's Obese Kids

Study uncovers dangerous shortfall as children's weight rises

3/30/2006
Bird-Flu Pandemic Would Likely Start in California

And it would sweep across the U.S. in less than a month, study predicts

3/29/2006
Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short

Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

3/29/2006
Coming Soon: Faster, Yet Still Safe, Clinical Trials

'Surrogate markers' could speed drugs to patients, experts say

3/28/2006
Sleep-Deprived Teens Pose Safety Hazard

Half have driven while drowsy, survey finds

3/24/2006
Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Drug Use in Adults

Most research on safety issues has been conducted in children, they note

3/23/2006
FDA Panel Rejects Strongest Warning for ADHD Drugs

Instead calls for simpler language and more information on labeling

3/22/2006
Heat, Rain Boost ER Admissions

But icy streets don't make a difference, study finds

3/22/2006
Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu

Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

3/21/2006
Fewer Americans Taking Chances With Food

Only a fifth eat raw eggs, meat or other infection-prone items, survey finds

3/20/2006
Bird Flu Undergoing Genetic Change

But that doesn't mean a human flu pandemic is imminent, researchers say

3/20/2006
Petting Zoos Can Breed Illness

3 studies show bacterial infections from animal-to-human contact

3/17/2006
Bird Flu Scarier Than Human Flu This Season

Government report showed sales of antivirals spiked before any flu activity surfaced

3/16/2006
Atkins Diet Not Safe for Everyone

Researchers report case of obese dieter who developed dangerous condition

3/16/2006
Whites Have Higher Blood Levels of Cancer-Linked PFCs

The industrial chemicals are found in insecticides, non-stick coatings

3/16/2006
Scientists Spot Potential Bird-Flu Pathway to Humans

A mutation in a surface protein might lead to a pandemic, study says

3/16/2006
Bioterror Agent Sarin Causes Long-Term Genetic Damage

Findings may explain why the chemical's effects last so long

3/15/2006
Most Americans Getting Substandard Health Care

Overall, those surveyed got only 54.9 percent of recommended care, report shows

3/10/2006
Workers, Keep an Eye on Safety

On-the-job injuries bring vision loss, even blindness, study shows

3/10/2006
More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots

Low cabin pressure might also be to blame, but more study is needed, experts say

3/9/2006
Spit Test Spots Oral Cancer

Saliva holds gene 'signature' that warns of early disease, study finds

3/8/2006
TV News Offers Fuzzy Picture on Health

Most local reports left out important information, study found

3/6/2006
Community-Acquired Staph Infections Pose Growing Threat

Many Americans carry the germ that is becoming resistant to antibiotics

3/6/2006
Kissing and Peanuts Can Be Deadly Combo

Traces of allergen stay in mouth after rinsing, brushing teeth, research shows

3/2/2006
Pesticide Risk to Babies Underestimated: Study

They're up to 130 times more sensitive than adults, researchers warn

3/2/2006
Drowning Risk Greatest for Blacks

Nearly half of U.S. deaths involve blacks, mostly young males, study finds

3/1/2006
Antibiotic Can Cause Life-Threatening Blood Sugar Problems for Older Patients

Despite new label warning, researchers think Tequin shouldn't be prescribed at all

2/28/2006
Scientists Decode Genes for Drug-Resistant Staph

Findings might lead to new antibiotics against this growing threat

2/28/2006
Third of Iraq Vets Seek Mental Health Services

Study found most did so within two years of return

2/28/2006
Japan A-Bomb Effects Linger 60 Years Later

Many children exposed to radiation are now elderly with thyroid problems, study finds

2/28/2006
Debate Simmers Over Popular Antidepressant Ad Claims

No evidence depression stems from chemical imbalance in the brain, critics say

2/27/2006
Clinical Trial Data Can Trouble Former Participants

In many cases, full disclosure brings serious emotional distress, expert says

2/25/2006
Watch Out for Winter Health Woes

Experts offer tips to safeguard elderly this season

2/23/2006
Flu's Resistance to Some Drugs Causes Concern

But experts say two antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, still work

2/23/2006
Teflon-Linked Dangers May Not Stick

There's little hard evidence the cookware harms health, experts say

2/22/2006
Time Crucial in Anthrax Cases

Infection becomes untreatable within just a few days, study finds