Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/15/2005
Taking a Bite Out of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Tulane researcher seeks to build a better bug trap

6/13/2005
Health Tip: Handling a Hurricane

What to do before and after the storm

5/26/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Trigger Violent Behavior

Teens exposed to gun violence more likely to commit violence

5/9/2005
Health Tip: Practice Safe Grilling

Whether gas or charcoal, safety comes first

4/19/2005
Health Tip: Visiting Petting Zoos

Be sure to follow these precautions

4/7/2005
Health Tip: Swim Safely

Suggestions when you're around water

3/30/2005
Health Tip: Child Safety Seats

Basics for your toddler

3/23/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Burns in the Home

... From the yard to the car

2/14/2005
FDA to Weigh Fate of Bextra, Celebrex, Similar Drugs

Panel must balance health risks against benefits

2/8/2005
Lock and Don't Load Guns in Your Home

Precautions cut gun-related youth suicide risk by 70 percent, study says

2/2/2005
July Fourth Most Dangerous Day on U.S. Roads

Holiday has highest average death toll of any day of the year

1/31/2005
Health Tip: Skate Safely

Some pointers when you're on the ice

1/7/2005
Stay Safe at Home

Accidental injuries, deaths in residences a major public health issue

1/7/2005
Guarding Against Falls

More prevention devices needed in American homes, survey shows

1/7/2005
Unexploded Afghan Ammo a Threat to Kids

Causing more injuries, deaths among children than land mines, study says

1/6/2005
Doctor: Tsunami Damage 'Like a War Zone'

Witnesses devastation, helps victims in Sri Lanka

12/28/2004
First Snowfall Most Perilous for Drivers

Crash rate higher than in subsequent snowy days

12/27/2004
Novel Way to Rid Body of Toxins Found

Cutting calories and consuming olestra helps eliminate toxic chemicals, study says

12/24/2004
Don't Let Your Holiday Go Up in Flames

Experts offer fire safety tips

12/22/2004
Keep Homes Safe for Visiting Kids

Childless households more likely to have guns, household chemicals in unlocked storage

12/19/2004
Fireproof Your Holiday

Experts offer safety reminders on Christmas lights, candles

12/14/2004
U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine

DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

12/10/2004
Health Tip: Winter Power Failure

Suggestions on how to prepare

12/9/2004
Decking the Halls? Beware of Falls

Tumbles from ladders rise in holiday season

12/6/2004
U.S. Moves to Further Protect Food Supply

Effort is last of four measures to head off bioterror threat

12/4/2004
Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter

Safety advice on getting through cold months safe and sound

12/1/2004
Iodine Treatments Can Set Off Security Alarms

Effect seen if traveling up to three months after therapy for thyroid disorders

11/29/2004
11/29/2004
Health Tip: Stranded in Snow

Suggestions on how to wait it out

11/25/2004
Health Tip: Starting an Exercise Program

Check with your doctor first

11/19/2004
How Safe Are the 5 Drugs?

FDA, pharmaceuticals defend process after insider names questionable medications

11/17/2004
Health Tip: Home Water Filters

Most don't need them, government says

11/10/2004
11/9/2004
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions for a safer holiday

11/9/2004
Health Tip: Throw a Safe Holiday Party

Tips to prevent guests from driving drunk

11/5/2004
11/2/2004
Early Cancer Drug Trials Less Dangerous Than Before

Safer medicines, better oversight cited as reasons behind trend

11/1/2004
Health Tip: Bikers, Wear a Helmet

It could prevent serious injury

10/15/2004
Health Tip: Ladder Safety

Avoid the pitfalls

10/13/2004
Anthrax Attacks Didn't Start Antibiotic Panic

Only one in five people who talked to doctor asked for prescription

9/28/2004
Tracking Down Deadly Poison

Scientists develop pair of quick tests for botulinum toxin

9/26/2004
Keep the Home Fires Safe

Make sure your fireplace is more than just cozy

9/24/2004
Combat Research: 1 in 5 Suffer Head and Neck Wounds

Finding points to need for more specialty surgeons in Iraq, Afghanistan

9/21/2004
Hurricane Health Woes Not Over

No calm after the storms for hard-hit public health workers

9/15/2004
Liposuction Can Be Safe

No adverse effects seen when qualified surgeons perform it in accredited centers

9/9/2004
Health Fallout From Sept. 11 Attacks Continues

U.S. report shows many rescue, recovery workers face respiratory, mental problems

9/3/2004
Cooking Outdoors: Keep the Fun, Reduce the Hazards

Simple tips reduce the risk of foodborne illness, other problems.

9/3/2004
FDA Nod Won't Guarantee Drug Safety

Studies on Vioxx, Zocor find post-approval problems

9/2/2004
U.S. Report: Injuries Kill 18 People an Hour

CDC study finds problem widespread and across all age groups

8/13/2004
Lightning Poses High-Voltage Danger

Experts give tips on avoiding possibly fatal consequences