Health

US cites 'crisis' as road deaths rise 18% in first-half 2021

The number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first six months of 2021 hit 20,160, the highest first-half total since 2006, the government reported Thursday, a sign of growing reckless driving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health

Chicken in the kitchen? Wash your hands!

When it comes to bacteria causing food-borne illnesses in the EU, campylobacter and salmonella are the most common culprits. According to the European Food Safety Authority, over 91,000 cases of salmonella infections are ...

Pediatrics

Child drownings in U.S. pools, spas are on the rise

(HealthDay)—Pool and spa drowning deaths among U.S. children are spiking upwards, and restrictions related to the COVID pandemic may also mean that fewer kids are getting the swimming lessons that might keep them safe, ...

Health

Perils of the pandemic: Scooters, cleansers and button batteries

(HealthDay)—Fireworks, skateboards and button batteries are among the products associated with increased trips to the emergency room during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the U.S. Consumer Product ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines keys to success for contact tracing

Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public.

Health

White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds

The Trump White House intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications ...

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