Safety and Public Health News

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12/4/2005
'Tis the Season to Keep Pets Safe

Dogs and cats face special hazards, so follow these tips

12/1/2005
Many Americans Not Active Enough to Reap Health Benefits

Government report says more than half don't reach recommended levels

11/30/2005
Go-Carts May Speed Kids Toward Injury

They aren't toys, research on accidents shows

11/28/2005
Vaccinating Birds Might Limit Avian Flu Spread, Research Contends

But experts don't think the approach is practical in the field

11/23/2005
Confusion Over Sick Kids and Daycare Reported

New study shows parents, doctors, childcare workers don't understand guidelines

11/22/2005
Holiday Toy Report Lists Perilous Playthings

Experts point to products that shouldn't make this year's gift list

11/18/2005
Doctors Not Heeding 'Black-Box' Warnings on Rx Drugs

For example, many aren't ordering lab tests as indicated on label, study finds

11/17/2005
DNA Identification During Disasters Needs Improving

Investigators involved in 9/11 say better system needed to sort things out

11/11/2005
Bird Flu Triggers Immune System 'Storm'

H5N1 virus spurs massive, and potentially deadly, inflammatory reaction, scientists say

11/10/2005
Could a House Plant Clean the Air?

As English ivy climbs, airborne contaminants fall, study finds

11/10/2005
Flu Vaccine Should Be Plentiful: CDC Chief

But local officials are reporting shortages

11/10/2005
Better Data Analysis Could Spot Drug Problems Earlier

Focusing on multiple patient factors reveals hidden risks, experts say

11/9/2005
Health Tip: Radon Gas Is Minimal In Open Air

But it can cause lung cancer in large amounts

11/9/2005
Hair Bleach May Trigger Asthma

Stylists' long-term exposure may also lead to rhinitis, study finds

11/8/2005
Child ATV Injuries On the Increase

U.S. study finds a three-year surge in all-terrain vehicle-related trauma

11/8/2005
Pediatrician Counseling Boosts Gun Safety at Home

Parents more likely to lock up firearms after brief intervention, study found

11/4/2005
Health Dangers Ease in The Big Easy

Mold remains the leading threat to those returning to New Orleans, experts say

11/3/2005
U.S. Lags Behind Other Nations in Health Care

More medical errors, higher costs than five other countries, survey shows

11/3/2005
U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy

Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

11/2/2005
Experimental MS Drug Carries Dangers

Risk of fatal brain infection may outweigh Tysabri's benefits, study shows

11/2/2005
U.S. Details Plans to Combat Bird Flu

20 million doses of vaccine and surveillance networks are part of the strategy

11/2/2005
Nicotine Vaccine Shows Early Promise

Study found NicVAX helped 38% stay away from smoking for 30 days

11/1/2005
Too Many Drug Trials Stopped Early

'Benefits' from these highly publicized treatments are often fleeting, study finds

10/31/2005
New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines

But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

10/30/2005
Make Halloween a Treat for Your Kids

Simple precautions can ensure a safe, healthy night of fun, experts say

10/28/2005
Computer Industry Workers May Face Health Risks

Preliminary study shows higher odds of certain cancers in some workers

10/26/2005
Experts Alert Patients to Medication Errors

It's U.S. Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week

10/21/2005
Study Refutes Soft Drinks' Impact on Kids' Obesity

Researchers say school policies restricting sodas in vending machines would not be effective

10/19/2005
Controversial Treatment Still Used for Mononucleosis

Corticosteroid therapy common despite side effects, study finds

10/18/2005
Alzheimer's Drugs Raise Death Risk

But the increase is small and may not outweigh benefits, experts say

10/18/2005
Studies Highlight Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Rehospitalization rates increased, and mortality rate higher for Medicare patients

10/15/2005
A Bird's Eye View of Health Threats

Injured raptors deliver powerful messages to school kids

10/15/2005
Expert Tips Make Raking Up Safer

It's a prime cause of back injury

10/14/2005
Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu

Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic

10/13/2005
Past Climate Change Supports Current Global Warming

Ancient plankton show tiny temperature fluctuations can have big effects, study says

10/13/2005
New Antibiotic Could Fight Cholera

Gene-targeted virstatin might also battle other lethal infections

10/12/2005
Test Could Spot Asbestos-Linked Lung Cancer

Early detection is key to treating mesothelioma, experts say

10/11/2005
New Coating Keeps Drug-Resistant Bugs at Bay

Inventors say it can be bonded to bandages, hospital gowns

10/11/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions

It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

10/11/2005
Rates of Kidney Failure Stabilize

But government report notes racial disparities persist

10/10/2005
Cancer Misdiagnosed in 12% of Cases: Study

Improper tissue sampling, reading often the culprits, researchers say

10/9/2005
CDC Offers Free Concussion Kit for Coaches, Teens

Multimedia toolkit should help prevent, identify these dangerous injuries

10/9/2005
U.S. Not Ready to Handle Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

10/8/2005
U.S. Ill Prepared for Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

10/7/2005
U.S. Moves to Prepare for Possible Bird Flu Threat

Steps include vaccines and antiviral drug

10/7/2005
Watchdog Group Claims GlaxoSmithKline Misled FDA

Public Citizen accuses drugmaker of hiding danger of popular asthma drug

10/5/2005
1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu

Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

10/5/2005
Processed Meats Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Carcinogens created during preparation may be to blame, experts say

10/3/2005
Genital Warts May Not Always Signal Child Abuse

New findings run counter to standard pediatric training

10/2/2005
Study: Home Antibacterial Gels Work

They cut transmission of gastrointestinal bugs by 59 percent