Safety and Public Health News

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9/2/2005
As Floodwaters Level Off, Health Risks Rise

Lack of shelter, clean water and food in Katrina's aftermath endangering thousands, experts say

9/1/2005
CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season

Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

8/31/2005
Health Emergency Engulfs Hurricane Areas

Federal officials declare the entire Gulf Coast in health crisis

8/31/2005
New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.

GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

8/31/2005
Worker Health Woes Hurt U.S. Economy

Sick, injured employees cost nation $260 billion annually, report finds

8/30/2005
Health Risk From Katrina May Last for Weeks

Intestinal disease, West Nile and rabies are all potential threats

8/30/2005
Local Health Agencies Faulted on Bioterror Response Times

Rand test found some staffers ignored calls or gave poor advice

8/29/2005
New Antibiotics Fight Resistant Staph

Line of synthetic agents could be lifesavers

8/21/2005
Severe Allergies Bring Back-to-School Dangers

Here are tips on helping children stay safe

8/17/2005
Working Overtime Raises Injury, Illness Risk

Study found 12-hour days boosted the odds by more than a third

8/17/2005
Public Hospitals in Poor Suburbs Closing Doors

Vulnerable populations might be at risk, researcher says

8/17/2005
Rich and Poor Vulnerable to Disasters

In today's world, everyone is at risk, expert contends

8/16/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations, Saves Money

Vaccine saves millions compared to prevaccination period, study reports

8/16/2005
When Tanning Becomes an Addiction

Sunbathing is a dangerous compulsion for some, study suggests

8/15/2005
Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery Passes Test

But method is time-consuming and unnecessary, one expert says

8/12/2005
Liquid Detergent Tablets a Danger to Kids

Sold in Europe, they can burst and splash into eyes

8/12/2005
Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent

Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

8/10/2005
London Terror Bombings: Doctors Tell Their Stories

They recount a day of terror, and lessons learned

8/9/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy

Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

8/8/2005
Occupational Asthma on the Rise

Now one of the most common forms of occupational lung disease, study says

8/3/2005
Screening Blood Supply Stems Spread of West Nile

Studies found two-tiered testing system works

8/3/2005
Drug Fights Fatigue During Night Shift

Modafinil doesn't erase lack of alertness on the job, study notes

8/2/2005
Skipping Infant Brain Cancer Screen Saved Money

Evidence later showed neuroblastoma test didn't save lives, researchers add

7/28/2005
Report Reveals New Clues to Deadly Anthrax

Bacterial proteins gang up to force entry into cells

7/27/2005
Seniors Vulnerable to Summer's Heat

Experts offer tips on staying safe and cool

7/27/2005
Medicine's High-Tech Future Is Here

Patient-implantable microchips and bar-coded drugs just the beginning

7/26/2005
Kids Exposed to Pesticides on School Grounds

Five-year study found more than 2,500 cases of illness as a result

7/21/2005
Secondhand Smoke, Lead Risks on the Decline

CDC report also finds most Americans have pesticides in their bodies

7/20/2005
Heart Device Maker Stayed Silent on Defects, Critics Claim

Guidant under fire for "foot-dragging" over recalled implantable defibs

7/19/2005
Health Tip: Going Home After a Flood

Be sure to follow these safety precautions

7/18/2005
Experts: Improve Efforts Against Animal-Borne Disease

Mad cow, avian flu and West Nile highlight the threat, report says

7/18/2005
Health Tip: When Driving Alone

Stay safe when you have no passengers

7/15/2005
Weaker Strain of Monkeypox Caused 2003 Outbreak

That's why there were no U.S. fatalities, researchers say

7/15/2005
West Nile's Impact Less Severe So Far This Year

But experts caution that the season hasn't reached its peak

7/14/2005
Heart Failure Drug Stirs Controversy

Top cardiologists claim the maker of Natrecor is putting profits ahead of patient safety

7/12/2005
Cell Phone Use Quadruples Car Crash Risk

And it doesn't matter whether drivers use handheld or hands-free models, study finds

7/11/2005
Piercing Staph Bug's 'Golden Armor'

Better understanding of this lethal bacterium points to weakness

7/9/2005
All Eyes on Summer Sun Safety

Protecting vision from UV glare is key, experts say

7/8/2005
Parking Lots Paving the Way for Pollution

Widely used sealants add carcinogens to local streams, study finds

7/8/2005
Health Tip: Keep Enough Medicine at Home

Always have a 3-day supply

7/7/2005
Key to Deadly Nipah Virus Found

Discovery may lead to treatment, prevention of this bioterrorism threat, researchers say

7/6/2005
Pediatricians Vary on Reporting Child Abuse

Threshold for alerting authorities is higher for some than others, study finds

7/5/2005
Anti-Smoking Ads Shape Teen Attitudes

State-sponsored efforts made difference in whether kids thought tobacco was harmful

7/4/2005
Take Cover from Ticks

Tips on how to protect yourself against disease-carrying ticks this summer

7/1/2005
Researchers Urge Caution on Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding

Despite FDA concerns, Texas scientists say their study was only preliminary

7/1/2005
FDA Told to Delay ADHD Drug Labeling Changes

Advisory panel suggests more safety data be gathered before any warnings are made

6/30/2005
Condom Label Flap Stirs Controversy

Health experts counter conservatives over effectiveness against STDs

6/30/2005
Americans Endure 4 Million Drug Reactions a Year

And the actual number is probably higher, researchers say

6/29/2005
FDA Gets Tough on ADHD Drugs

New labels that highlight psychiatric side effects will be ordered for one class of medicines

6/29/2005
Report: Even Low Radiation Levels May Harm Health

There's no safe exposure threshold, although risk for most people remains small