Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/20/2002
Study Finds Cars Relatively Safe in Tornadoes

Not ideal, but better than trailer homes

12/19/2002
Slip Sliding Away

How to toboggan safely

12/5/2002
Stopping the Spread of Tuberculosis

Study recommends screening new immigrants from developing nations

11/26/2002
Drowsy Driving Can Steer You Into Disaster

Tiredness a factor in 100,000 crashes a year

11/21/2002
Keep the Home Fires Burning

Prepare your home for winter

11/20/2002
Got You Covered

Staying warm in cold weather

11/18/2002
New Drug Found to Fight Anthrax

Blocks development of bacteria toxins

11/12/2002
Car Seats and Kids

A safety checklist

11/5/2002
Marked Crosswalks Aren't Enough to Protect Seniors

Accident rate higher when there are no signs or signals

11/4/2002
Strolling into Trouble

Stroller falls send thousands of children to ER annually

10/31/2002
10/30/2002
Clothes Dryer Caution

Keep your dryer lint free

10/27/2002
Staying Safe Down on the Farm

Experts suggest having an emergency plan and safeguarding against dangers

10/17/2002
Keeping a Child Safe From Snipers

One mother tries to explain a scary world to her young son

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient

9/2/2002
Dust-Sized Chips to Combat Bioterrorism

New silicon chips can detect biological and chemical agents

9/2/2002
What You Don't Hear May Hurt You

Protect your hearing from workplace noise

9/2/2002
Keep Your Food Clean and Properly Prepared

Food safety is especially important during a holiday

8/27/2002
Catalytic Converters Tied to Sharp Drop in Poisoning Deaths

Study finds surprising benefit to emission-reducing device

7/24/2002
A Firefighter's Worst Enemy: Heart Attack

Stress, exertion of tough job takes its toll, experts say

7/4/2002
Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Experts offer safety advice for the Fourth of July

6/25/2002
Safety Tips for Gas Grilling This Summer

There's a new standard for propane gas tanks

6/7/2002
Protect Yourself From Lightning

A little bit of knowledge could save your life

5/18/2002
More than $12 Million to Study Sept. 11 Health Effects

U..S. government offers a series of grants

5/9/2002
It's Not Hot Air, But...

While air bags help save lives, seat belts save many more

5/8/2002
Report: Thrill Rides Can Be Kill Rides

Finds 8 deaths, 58 injuries to brain from g-force

4/18/2002
Foodborne Infections Decline

But Americans still sloppy in the kitchen

4/9/2002
Alcohol a Dangerous Crash Course at U.S. Colleges

Study ties drinking to four student deaths a day

3/24/2002
UNICEF Health Primer Works in Underdeveloped Countries

Newest edition highlights sensitivity to local customs while improving health care

2/4/2002
Bush Budget Targets Bioterrorism

Proposal 'recognizes new realities confronting our nation'

1/17/2002
Oh, What a Newfangled Web We Weave

Genetic engineering coaxes silk from mammal cells

12/29/2001
Can Smart Cars Save Lives?

'Intelligent vehicle' systems aim to cut car crashes, but some experts remain skeptics

12/28/2001
Drinking + Driving = Unlucky Number

Drunks 13 times more likely to kill on roads, says new study

12/27/2001
City Pollution Stunts Lung Growth in Kids

Moving to suburbs spurs lung development, finds study

12/27/2001
Study Says TV Newscasts Mislead Public

But journalists say research misses the mark

12/26/2001
Micro-Robot Big on Promise

Government invention can be used to detect chemical or biological hazards

12/14/2001
FDA Sues Red Cross Over Blood Safety

Regulators allege ongoing lapses in quality control

12/10/2001
Fatal Shooting Underscores Need to Wear 'Hunter Orange'

R.I. man kills son who took his fluorescent vest off

12/4/2001
CDC Profiles School Killers

Multiple slayings up, but campuses still safe, study says

12/3/2001
Study: Low-Dose Radiation Riskier Than Thought

Assessment method for radon questioned

11/29/2001
Hurricane Season Followed Its Forecast

Above-average number, but only one storm caused damage in U.S.

10/30/2001
CPSC Sues to Force BB Gun Recall

NRA calls action politically motivated

10/27/2001
Overexposed

Disturbing images in wake of terror attacks are common yet treatable, experts note

10/25/2001
Russia's Nyet on U.S. Food

Anthrax outbreak prompted temporary ban on Florida poultry

10/24/2001
Standards Developed for Security Gates

Automatic devices injure and kill, U.S. says

10/11/2001
Don't Anguish Over Anthrax, Experts Advise

Drugs, gas masks seen as overreaction

10/8/2001
Medical Detectives Tracking Anthrax Cases

Rare disease hits two at Florida newspaper; FBI enters investigation

10/1/2001
Bean Bag Weapon Is Not Child's Play

Tool in police arsenal proves dangerous

9/30/2001
A Walk on the Safe Side

'Walk to School Day' to promote pedestrian safety, fitness

9/27/2001
Can Metal Detectors Cut MRI Accidents?

Researcher says yes; other expert calls them inadequate