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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Los Angeles porn makers vow to fight new condom law

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... of Public Health to shoot sex scenes. Campaigners gathered over 360,000 signatures to force the issue onto the ballot. Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said: "It's clear the voters … saw it as a simple issue of health, safety and fairness." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1077972/los-angeles-porn-makers-vow-fight-new-condom-law
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Activists urge US drug agency head Margaret Hamburg to quit over painkiller abuse

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... the agency since 2009. The FDA has been under fire from public health advocates, politicians and law enforcement officials since last October, when it approved a powerful new painkiller called ... tireless public health advocate". "Preventing prescription opioid abuse and ensuring that patients have access to appropriate treatments for pain are both top public health priorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599746/activists-urge-us-drug-agency-head-margaret-hamburg-quit-over-painkiller
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Yosemite workers will be studied for disease clues

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 03:22pm by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Public health officials plan to interview and collect blood samples from up to 2,500 Yosemite National Park workers as they hunt for clues in the biggest outbreak ... of Public Health’s occupational health branch, told reporters. “It is the largest outbreak of hantavirus that we’ve seen. We’re looking at it as an opportunity to learn more about this condition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1062426/yosemite-workers-will-be-studied-disease-clues
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US 'Dumb Starbucks' closed after comedian reveals stunt

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... time later the LA County Department of Public Health swooped and posted a “notice of closure” on the door, saying the business was “operating without a valid public health permit.” Corporate ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles US health officials closed down a spoof Starbucks coffee shop on Monday shortly after a TV comic revealed himself as the man behind the stunt, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426004/us-dumb-starbucks-closed-after-comedian-reveals-stunt
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stomach bug strikes down Maryland food safety conference

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... state public health laboratory to attempt to identify an agent," the health department said. The convention centre and its food service provider, Centreplate, were inspected by city health ... poisoning. Most of those affected complained of diarrhoea, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said. Local health officials have heard from about 400 of the 1,300 attendees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500881/stomach-bug-strikes-down-maryland-food-safety-conference
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Michael Farrell resigns after US CDC anthrax release mishap

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... of containing biological agents. It develops methods and provides oversight to a corresponding national network, which links state and local public health laboratories designed to identify potential ... concluded that there was minimal, if any, actual risk of exposure. But the lapse prompted scrutiny of how the agency protected the public from potentially dangerous research. The centre's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558335/michael-farrell-resigns-after-us-cdc-anthrax-release-mishap
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cat litter linked to radiation leak at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... the barrels "pose no significant safety or health risk to the public, the environment and the workers". The lab has taken a series of precautionary measures, including packing the drums ... litter believed to have caused a radiation leak at the US government's troubled nuclear waste dump, posing a potentially "imminent" and "substantial" threat to public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516695/cat-litter-linked-radiation-leak-nuclear-waste-dump-new-mexico
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Massachusetts town set to ban sales of all tobacco products

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer. All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way. Westminster, a sleepy town of 7,700 in the state of Massachusetts, has become an improbable battleground in America's tobacco wars. Tomorrow, the Board of Health will hear public comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1636717/massachusetts-town-set-ban-sales-all-tobacco-products
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun opponents in the United States force a sales rethink

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... fingerprints and even voice recognition. "It makes no sense to me why gun rights people would say certain types of guns shouldn't be purchased," said Stephen Teret, a public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504327/smart-gun-opponents-united-states-force-sales-rethink
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... or through online auction sites, where background checks are not required. "This has for decades worried people on my end of the business," said Stephen Teret, a public health expert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583078/us-gun-dealers-report-huge-ak-47-sales-after-russia-sanctions-ban

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