Safety and Public Health News

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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

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