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Endocrine Society commends reinvigorated effort to regulate chemicals in personal care products
The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products. (2019-03-08)

GW expert calls for strong, sustainable action to make world roadways safer
According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on road safety, more than 1.3 million people die on the world's roadways each year -- and millions more are injured or disabled. (2018-12-07)

Recalls, food worries spark booming business in food safety
Recalls of ground beef, peanut butter and other foods have done more than raise public awareness and concern about food safety. They also are quietly fueling a boom in the market for food testing equipment and fostering new food safety regulations. That's the topic of the two-part cover story in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. (2009-12-02)

Study finds big savings in removing dams over repairs
A new study by Portland State University researchers finds billions of dollars could be saved if the nation's aging dams are removed rather than repaired, but also suggests that better data and analysis is needed on the factors driving dam-removal efforts. (2018-05-29)

ACP says patient safety must be improved in office-based practice setting
More needs to be done to improve patient safety in the outpatient setting, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new policy paper released today. Patient Safety in the Office-Based Practice Setting offers a set of recommendations aimed at improving patient care in office-based practices. (2017-11-06)

Do pain medications carry different heart risks?
Prior studies have suggested that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be linked with higher cardiovascular risks, but few have assessed potential different cardiovascular risk between NSAID classes or across individual NSAIDs. (2018-02-22)

Many law enforcement officers leave loaded guns unlocked
While publicly promoting firearm safety, some law enforcement officers do not store their guns safely at home. A new study of officers at one Southern law enforcement agency found 44 percent store their weapons both unlocked and loaded. (2001-08-01)

Having athletic trainers could benefit youth football organizations
Youth football organizations can benefit from the presence of a certified athletic trainer at their practices and games, according to an anecdotal report by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2017-03-16)

Penn State's Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies awarded $3.2 million grant
Penn State's Institute of Non-Lethal Defense Technologies administered by the Applied Research Laboratory has been awarded a one-year cooperative agreement funded at $3.2 million by the US Department of Justice through its National Institute of Justice to create a national Weapons and Protective Systems Technologies Center of Excellence. (2007-10-17)

Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions
On Nov. 6, 2014, nutrition and food science researchers and agricultural policymakers will gather to discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety at 'Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions.' A networking reception will follow the event. (2014-03-28)

Virtual reality training for 'safety-critical' jobs
New virtual reality training could help prevent accidents in 'safety-critical' industries like the NHS, aviation, the military and nuclear power. (2017-03-06)

Guidelines address self-management of hospitalized diabetes patients
It is important that patients with diabetes be involved in decisions concerning the management of their condition while they are hospitalized. (2018-06-20)

RNs more likely to identify high-risk medication discrepancies
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that RNs are more likely than LPNs to identify high-risk medication discrepancies, suggesting RNs are better equipped to assess and identify medication errors that could pose risks to residents' safety. The findings suggest the need to distinguish differences in responsibilities for RNs and LPNs in nursing homes, the researchers say. (2015-12-14)

New Guidelines To Improve Public Understanding
Feeling more confused than enlightened after reading or hearing about the latest dietary study du jour? Newly- released guidelines, based on an advisory group convened by the Harvard School of Public Health and the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, aim to help the public have a better understanding of emerging nutrition, food safety and health science. (1998-03-24)

Listeria monocytogenes multi-country outbreak: 47 cases including 9 deaths
Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables produced in a company in Hungary are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Despite the product recall ordered by the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office, new cases may still emerge, says the updated risk assessment published by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). (2018-07-06)

Listening to the patient's voice: A more patient-centered approach to medication safety
Involving the patient is critical for improving medication safety according to Regenstrief Institute researcher and Indiana University School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine Joy L. Lee, PhD, corresponding author of 'Towards a More Patient-Centered Approach to Medication Safety' recently published in the Journal of Patient Experience. (2017-11-16)

Safety measures could save 250,000 lives a year in low- and middle-income countries
Interventions such as speeding enforcement and formal swimming lessons for young children could potentially save more than 250,000 lives a year if they were implemented across populations living in extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2018-04-18)

It's still a bad idea to text while driving even with a head-up display
Advances in wearable technology offer new possibilities for in-vehicle interaction but also present new challenges for managing driver attention and regulating device use in vehicles. (2017-04-13)

Jefferson lab staff develop and teach safety class at particle accelerator school
Attendees from across the Department of Energy complex, the Department of Defense, Rutherford Lab in the UK, and CERN in Switzerland attended this first-of-its-kind class. USPAS is a DOE sponsored program designed to teach basic and advanced accelerator engineering and physics subjects in an intense two-week curriculum. The school is based at Fermilab in Chicago. Classes are offered semiannually with the next set planned for Santa Barbara, Calif., in June 2003. (2003-07-02)

Automation speeds clinical safety surveillance
Using patient outcomes data from approximately 1,800 hospitals, the largest demonstration to date of automated safety surveillance of a medical device is reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. (2017-01-25)

Are pet owners abusing animals to get opioids?
Veterinarians in Colorado are concerned that some of their clients may have intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers, according to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and a local veterinary association. (2018-08-09)

Toxic chemicals in salons, lack of education lead to adverse health effects
Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and nail salon technicians are receiving inadequate training in the use of chemicals, suggest two Rutgers School of Public Health studies. (2017-12-14)

Study finds depression and fatigue increase women's risk of work-related injuries
Women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study found that these health factors significantly affected women's risk of injury but not men's risk. (2018-02-13)

New research finds avocado extract can prevent Listeria in food
A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science found that extracts and isolated compounds from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria, a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. (2016-11-18)

Automated speed enforcement doesn't just reduce collisions -- it helps reduce crime
It's widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new University of British Columbia study suggests they can also significantly reduce crime in the neighborhoods in which they are deployed. (2019-02-21)

Lab safety, 10 years later
On Dec. 29, 2008, staff scientist Sheri Sangji was working on a chemical synthesis in a lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, when one of the reagents ignited. Sangji's clothes caught fire, causing injuries that led to her death on Jan. 16, 2009, at age 23. Now, a decade later, chemists discuss ongoing efforts to improve academic lab safety in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (2019-01-09)

Public transit agencies should not have to disclose safety planning records in court, similar to laws for state highway agencies and passenger railroads, says new report
To enable public transit agencies to engage in more rigorous and effective safety planning, their safety planning records should not be admissible as evidence in civil litigation, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018-05-30)

Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common
The bicycle is a cheap and ecological way of transport, and it is also a healthy option. This is why the number of cyclists in cities has increased in recent years, but so has the accident rate. A study confirms that these incidents are caused by a combination of inadequate infrastructures and risk behavior on the part of drivers and cyclists. (2018-04-19)

UTHealth-led study shows much work remains to ensure e-health record safety
Four years after their publication by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), voluntary guidelines designed to increase the safety of e-health records have yet to be implemented fully, according to a survey led by a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Findings appeared recently in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. (2018-08-16)

Producers of white colonies on kimchi surface, mistaken as molds, have been identified
Analyses of microbial community structures and whole genome sequencing were performed to the white colony-forming yeasts on kimchi surface. WiKim provides information for the safety of the white colony-forming yeasts on kimchi surface. (2018-12-26)

Parkinson disease can lead to errors on driving test
People with Parkinson disease were more likely to make more safety mistakes during a driving test than people with no neurological disorders, according to a study published in the Nov. 28, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-11-27)

Adverse drug reactions may be under-reported in young children
A new study reveals that adverse drug reactions in newborns and infants may be under-reported. (2016-09-07)

European workers fail to maintain water balance
A newly published scientific paper indicates that occupational safety and daily day performance in seven out of 10 workers, from several European industries, is negatively affected by a combination of heat stress and failure to maintain water balance. The study combines field observations and motor-cognitive testing in the lab, and was conducted by the Pan-European Heat-Shield project coordinated by researchers from Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at University of Copenhagen. (2018-10-31)

Research will help urban planners prioritize bike lanes
A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities. The data-based tool builds on previous research at the University of Waterloo that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists. (2019-02-12)

Study examines the effects of a marijuana alternative
Synthetic cannabinoids (often sold as Spice or K2) have become popular alternatives to cannabis due to easy access and portrayed safety. (2017-11-22)

Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. (2017-10-18)

Nutrition, safety key to consumer acceptance of nanotech, genetic modification in foods
New research shows that the majority of consumers will accept the presence of nanotechnology or genetic modification (GM) technology in foods -- but only if the technology enhances the nutrition or improves the safety of the food. (2014-12-02)

Analysis provides reassurance on the safety of biosimilars
Biosimilars have been available in the European Union since 2006. (2017-11-22)

Working group urges better access to safe abortion, in developing world
On International Safe Abortion Day, Sept. 28, an international research group reports in a new paper with senior author Leontine Alkema at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that out of the 55.7 million abortions that are estimated to have occurred each year between 2010 and 2014, almost half (45.1 percent) were unsafe. Further, they found that the global proportion of unsafe abortions is significantly higher in developing countries than developed countries, 49.5 percent vs. 12.5 percent. (2017-09-27)

St. Jude collaboration offers research road map to improve pediatric patient care
In the first study to comprehensively evaluate research priorities for patient safety in pediatrics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers and collaborators from other children's hospitals outlined 24 research priorities for improving pediatric patient care and safety. Topics identified as most important included how organizations use high reliability principles, create and improve their safety culture, communicate about patient care, and use early-warning systems to proactively prevent and detect patient decline. (2019-01-23)

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