Tag Archives: U.S.

Viewpoints: U.S. Hospitals’ Sloppy Infection Control Practices Leave Country Vulnerable To Outbreaks; Why Aren’t Doctors Telling Patients To Quit Smoking?

Opinion writers tackle these and other health issues. The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Hospitals Aren’t Ready For The Coronavirus No one knows whether the coronavirus will substantially threaten the U.S., where it has already been detected, but one thing is certain: American hospitals aren’t ready for the deadly virus or a future global contagion. Travelers… Read More »

Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While health problems from childhood exposure to lead and mercury are on the decline, these and other toxic chemicals continue to take a toll, a new study reports. The progress likely owes to decades of restrictions on use of heavy metals. But researchers from NYU Grossman School of… Read More »

That puppy in the window could make you sick as a dog, U.S. health agency warns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Beware of dog, especially the cute puppies in pet store windows, U.S. health officials warn. FILE PHOTO: A French Bulldog puppy yawns at the American Kennel Club (AKC) in New York January 31, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo A bacteria resistant to common antibiotics has sickened 30 people this year, sending four… Read More »