Safety and Public Health News

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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

9/30/2005
As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise

Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

9/27/2005
Beta-Blocker Drugs May Pose Dangers for Some

Patients with specific genes may be at higher risk, study suggests

9/26/2005
Experts: Mystery Dog Virus Is Flu Strain

New strain of influenza is usually found in horses

9/26/2005
Doctors in Training Don't Recognize Botulism or Smallpox

Study of bioterrorism preparedness finds some can't tell chickenpox from smallpox

9/22/2005
Universal Flu Shots Urged

City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

9/22/2005
Caregivers in Unsafe Areas at Risk for Poor Blood Sugar Control

Stress, plus lack of exercise may contribute, researchers say

9/22/2005
'Light' Smoking Takes Heavy Toll on Health

One to four cigarettes per day triples risks for heart disease, lung cancer, study shows

9/21/2005
Oral Antibiotic As Good As Penicillin Shot For Syphilis

Experts concerned about resistance, however

9/21/2005
I'd Shake Your Hand, But ...

... new public restroom study shows Americans aren't washing up like they should

9/15/2005
Study Links Hurricanes to Global Warming

Fiercer storms may be due to greenhouses gases, but more data needed, scientists say

9/15/2005
Katrina's Next Challenge: Identifying the Dead

DNA matching will be put to the test, but time is an enemy

9/14/2005
Flu Shot Priorities Outlined

Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/11/2005
9/11 Offers Lessons for Future Crises

One study found health-care workers hesitant to respond to certain emergencies

9/10/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Pesticide program to limit disease to start Sunday, officials say

9/9/2005
Study: SARS Care Took Toll on Health Workers

Canadian researchers say many staffers worked on despite feeling symptoms

9/9/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Meanwhile, FEMA director relieved of his duties, report says

9/8/2005
New Orleans Floodwaters Loaded With Sewage

Forced evacuation of residents begins

9/7/2005
FDA Taken to Task, Again

Prominent physician questions quick approval of 'lifestyle' drugs

9/6/2005
U.S. Officials: More Medical Aid Reaching Katrina's Victims

But reports surface of possible E. coli contamination in New Orleans floodwater

9/6/2005
Well Water a Danger to Infants

Formula can be tainted with nitrates, linked to blood illness, experts say

9/5/2005
Chernobyl Legacy Not as Dark as Feared

20 years later, international report finds reasons for hope

9/5/2005
Disaster Officials Collecting the Dead

Toll expected in thousands, as some medical relief hits a roadblock

9/4/2005
Around the Gulf, Workers Care for Sick and Deal With the Dead

Volunteers struggle to meet health needs of hurricane refugees; top U.S health official predicts massive death count