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Obama Creates Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Task Force
September 22, 2014 — U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing an inter-agency task force charged with developing a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Per the... (rest of article)

CDC Report: Flu Vaccine Coverage Remains Low Among Adults
September 19, 2014 — More than one-third (33.9 percent) of healthy adults ages 18-64 did not receive an influenza vaccine in the past 12 months, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... (rest of article)

Enterovirus D68 Reported in Canada
September 17, 2014 — The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control has reported three cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the first confirmed instances of the virus in Canada. Canadian health officials also are... (rest of article)

Report: US Ill-Prepared for Pandemic
September 10, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not prepared to manage a major pandemic, according to a report from the U.S. Office of the Inspector General (OIG). An OIG investigation found... (rest of article)

Respiratory Virus Hospitalizes Hundreds of Children Nationwide
September 9, 2014 — Hundreds of children in 12 states have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Cases of... (rest of article)

Study: Slips & Falls Lead to 95 Million Lost Work Days Annually
September 8, 2014 — More than 95 million workdays per year are lost as a result of slip-and-fall accidents, according to a new study from market-research firm Scot Yount Research. The study found that on average, one... (rest of article)

Study: Global Demand for Rubber Gloves on the Rise
September 4, 2014 — The global demand for rubber gloves has increased over the past year, according to a new study from market research firm Market Reports Online. The study attributes the rise in demand to an... (rest of article)

EPA Fines Two Nebraska Pesticide Companies
September 3, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the ownership of Norfolk, NE-based pesticide companies Custom Feed Services Corp. and Earthworks Health LLC a total of US$74,513 for selling... (rest of article)

Listeria Risk Spurs Nationwide Salad Recall
August 22, 2014 — APPA Fine Foods has recalled more than 90,000 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kits due to the risk of listeria. The recalled salad kits were shipped to Sam’s Club stores across the United... (rest of article)

EPA Report: Urban Air Quality Improving
August 21, 2014 — Air toxins in the United States have been reduced substantially since 1990, according to a recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA’s study,... (rest of article)

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