Safety and Public Health News

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6/28/2005
Small Cancer Risk from Low-Dose Radiation

It may cause 1% to 2% of maligancies in exposed workers, study finds

6/28/2005
Report: Bioterrorists Could Poison Milk Supply With Botulism

U.S. officials criticize article as a 'road map for terrorists'

6/28/2005
CT Scans and Coffee Don't Mix

Caffeine can cloud image, researchers report

6/24/2005
6/23/2005
High STD Rates Seen in Young Drug Users

Women are especially at risk for herpes and syphilis, researchers found

6/23/2005
Health Professionals Involved in Guantanamo Interrogations

Doctors compromised medical ethics, article claims

6/22/2005
Expanding Current Vaccine Programs Proposed

The government should be the sole distributor of vaccines, one expert argues

6/20/2005
Have Stockings, Will Travel

Compression hose cuts in-flight blood clot risk 12-fold, study finds

6/16/2005
Pre-Surgery Plane Travel Raises Clot Risk

Long flights boost odds 30 times, study finds

6/16/2005
Studies Confirm Ozone's Health Risks

Strong link between higher air levels and increased mortality rates

6/13/2005
Plant Vaccine Targets SARS

Cheap and easy to give, the vaccine could prevent another outbreak

6/10/2005
Peanut Allergy Testing, Without the Nuts

Skin- and blood-based tests are safer and just as accurate, study finds

6/8/2005
Study: Public Disclosure Makes Docs More Cautious

Concern about record may bias physicians against surgery for sicker patients

6/7/2005
Infected Host Not Key to West Nile's Spread

Study suggests adjacent, feeding mosquitoes can infect each other

6/6/2005
Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun

Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

6/3/2005
Heat Deaths Among Minorities Linked to Lack of Central AC

Whites twice as likely to have this type of air conditioning than blacks, study finds

6/3/2005
Power Lines-Leukemia Debate Lingers

Study shows slight increase in risk, but magnetic fields may not be to blame

6/2/2005
Airplane Noise Hurts Kids' Reading and Memory

Those exposed to constant airplane noise showed delayed reading abilities

5/31/2005
Doctors' Legal Woes Changing U.S. Health Care

Malpractice worries lead to 'defensive medicine,' studies find

5/31/2005
Many Americans Can't Get Quick Injury Treatment

Lack of trauma centers means millions may be at risk

5/30/2005
Workplace Solvent Linked to Immune System Disorders

Trichloroethylene is used widely to clean metal machinery

5/27/2005
Virtual Vehicles Teach Teens Highway Safety

Scientists are testing simulators that mimic the driving environment

5/27/2005
5/27/2005
Nicotine Patch Giveaway Helps Smokers Quit

New York City program a big success, study finds

5/25/2005
5/24/2005
Health Tip: Keeping Backyard Pools Safe

Vigilance can save your child's life

5/23/2005
Journal Editors Call for Clinical Trials Registry

Better public access to trial details will be prerequisite to publication

5/23/2005
Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects

But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

5/23/2005
Computer Systems Aren't Reducing Medical Errors

Study finds continuing high rates of mistakes in hospitals

5/23/2005
Drunkeness Triples College Kids' Auto Injury Risk

It also greatly raises risks for falls, sexual abuse, study finds

5/21/2005
U.S. Surgeon General Offers Toddler Health Tips

Monitoring, teaching and praising kids can keep them safe and feeling loved

5/17/2005
Science Moving Closer to Plague Vaccine

New approach works in mice, but effectiveness in humans unknown

5/17/2005
Breast Shield Cuts CT Scan Radiation

Inventors hope to safeguard women from harmful rays

5/17/2005
Child Abuse Death Risk High in Military Families

Homicide rates doubled near army bases, study found

5/16/2005
CDC Declares End to U.S. Rubella Threat

The virus was once a major cause of birth defects and deafness

5/15/2005
Most Kids Treated at Non-Children's Hospitals

Pediatric resources may be lower at generalist centers, researchers warn

5/14/2005
Shattered Eyeglasses Putting Kids at Risk

Falls and sports-related injuries major causes, study finds

5/13/2005
Green Laser Pointers Point to Danger

Sustained targeting of eye could cause real damage, study finds

5/13/2005
Monitoring of Drug Side Effects Lacking

Almost half of outpatients aren't getting recommended tests, study finds

5/11/2005
Gastro, Antipsychotic Meds Linked to Cardiac Death

European study finds they interfere with heart rhythm

5/7/2005
Don't Get Ticked Off This Summer

Simple tips should keep outdoor fun tick-free

5/2/2005
Safety Gap Widening Between Best, Worst Hospitals

Study finds patient safety incidents, infections increased

5/2/2005
Movie Ratings Miss the Violence

Researchers find PG, PG-13 and R tags often don't reflect violence levels

4/27/2005
Homicides More Likely at Workplaces That Allow Guns

Study found almost seven times greater risk of death in these settings

4/25/2005
Drinking-and-Driving On the Rise Again

Reports of driving while impaired linked to binge drinking

4/22/2005
Women, Young People At Highest Sunburn Risk

Behaviors may make these groups more vulnerable to skin cancer

4/22/2005
Cameras at Intersections Can Reduce Accidents

Study suggests these traffic monitors do change driver behavior

4/21/2005
Missing Killer Flu Virus Sample Count Not Clear: CDC

Top official estimates two dozen samples still to be found

4/19/2005
Most U.S. Kids Now Vaccinated Against Chickenpox

Ten years after inoculation's launch, 85 percent are immunized

4/19/2005
U.S. Mercury Levels No Threat to Adult Brain

Study suggests current EPA emissions standard may be sufficient