News tagged with safety

New study looks at improving vaccine awareness

The best medical therapies won't do much good if the public abstains from using them. Resistance to life-saving interventions may have a variety of root causes, particularly if the biotechnology involved is new and poorly ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Taiwan gutter oil scandal spreads to Hong Kong

Pineapple buns and dumplings have been pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities check whether they contain Taiwanese "gutter oil" which has sparked a growing regional food safety scare, officials said Monday.

Sep 08, 2014
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Outdoor enthusiasts need a lightning plan

(HealthDay)—Those partaking in outdoor sports and activities need to be aware of the threat posed by lightning and take appropriate safety measures, experts say.

Sep 01, 2014
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Researchers develop food safety social media guide

(Medical Xpress)—To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety.

Aug 04, 2014
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Safety

Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.

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