Safety and Public Health News

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9/30/2005
As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise

Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

9/27/2005
Beta-Blocker Drugs May Pose Dangers for Some

Patients with specific genes may be at higher risk, study suggests

9/26/2005
Experts: Mystery Dog Virus Is Flu Strain

New strain of influenza is usually found in horses

9/26/2005
Doctors in Training Don't Recognize Botulism or Smallpox

Study of bioterrorism preparedness finds some can't tell chickenpox from smallpox

9/22/2005
Universal Flu Shots Urged

City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

9/22/2005
Caregivers in Unsafe Areas at Risk for Poor Blood Sugar Control

Stress, plus lack of exercise may contribute, researchers say

9/22/2005
'Light' Smoking Takes Heavy Toll on Health

One to four cigarettes per day triples risks for heart disease, lung cancer, study shows

9/21/2005
Oral Antibiotic As Good As Penicillin Shot For Syphilis

Experts concerned about resistance, however

9/21/2005
I'd Shake Your Hand, But ...

... new public restroom study shows Americans aren't washing up like they should

9/15/2005
Study Links Hurricanes to Global Warming

Fiercer storms may be due to greenhouses gases, but more data needed, scientists say

9/15/2005
Katrina's Next Challenge: Identifying the Dead

DNA matching will be put to the test, but time is an enemy

9/14/2005
Flu Shot Priorities Outlined

Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

9/13/2005
U.S. Death Trends Show Successes, Failures

Big gains against heart disease, but diabetes, COPD deaths are rising, report finds

9/11/2005
9/11 Offers Lessons for Future Crises

One study found health-care workers hesitant to respond to certain emergencies

9/10/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Pesticide program to limit disease to start Sunday, officials say

9/9/2005
Study: SARS Care Took Toll on Health Workers

Canadian researchers say many staffers worked on despite feeling symptoms

9/9/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Meanwhile, FEMA director relieved of his duties, report says

9/8/2005
New Orleans Floodwaters Loaded With Sewage

Forced evacuation of residents begins

9/7/2005
FDA Taken to Task, Again

Prominent physician questions quick approval of 'lifestyle' drugs

9/6/2005
U.S. Officials: More Medical Aid Reaching Katrina's Victims

But reports surface of possible E. coli contamination in New Orleans floodwater

9/6/2005
Well Water a Danger to Infants

Formula can be tainted with nitrates, linked to blood illness, experts say

9/5/2005
Chernobyl Legacy Not as Dark as Feared

20 years later, international report finds reasons for hope

9/5/2005
Disaster Officials Collecting the Dead

Toll expected in thousands, as some medical relief hits a roadblock

9/4/2005
Around the Gulf, Workers Care for Sick and Deal With the Dead

Volunteers struggle to meet health needs of hurricane refugees; top U.S health official predicts massive death count

9/2/2005
As Floodwaters Level Off, Health Risks Rise

Lack of shelter, clean water and food in Katrina's aftermath endangering thousands, experts say

9/1/2005
CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season

Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

8/31/2005
Health Emergency Engulfs Hurricane Areas

Federal officials declare the entire Gulf Coast in health crisis

8/31/2005
New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.

GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

8/31/2005
Worker Health Woes Hurt U.S. Economy

Sick, injured employees cost nation $260 billion annually, report finds

8/30/2005
Health Risk From Katrina May Last for Weeks

Intestinal disease, West Nile and rabies are all potential threats

8/30/2005
Local Health Agencies Faulted on Bioterror Response Times

Rand test found some staffers ignored calls or gave poor advice

8/29/2005
New Antibiotics Fight Resistant Staph

Line of synthetic agents could be lifesavers

8/21/2005
Severe Allergies Bring Back-to-School Dangers

Here are tips on helping children stay safe

8/17/2005
Working Overtime Raises Injury, Illness Risk

Study found 12-hour days boosted the odds by more than a third

8/17/2005
Public Hospitals in Poor Suburbs Closing Doors

Vulnerable populations might be at risk, researcher says

8/17/2005
Rich and Poor Vulnerable to Disasters

In today's world, everyone is at risk, expert contends

8/16/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations, Saves Money

Vaccine saves millions compared to prevaccination period, study reports

8/16/2005
When Tanning Becomes an Addiction

Sunbathing is a dangerous compulsion for some, study suggests

8/15/2005
Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery Passes Test

But method is time-consuming and unnecessary, one expert says

8/12/2005
Liquid Detergent Tablets a Danger to Kids

Sold in Europe, they can burst and splash into eyes

8/12/2005
Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent

Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

8/10/2005
London Terror Bombings: Doctors Tell Their Stories

They recount a day of terror, and lessons learned

8/9/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy

Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

8/8/2005
Occupational Asthma on the Rise

Now one of the most common forms of occupational lung disease, study says

8/3/2005
Screening Blood Supply Stems Spread of West Nile

Studies found two-tiered testing system works

8/3/2005
Drug Fights Fatigue During Night Shift

Modafinil doesn't erase lack of alertness on the job, study notes

8/2/2005
Skipping Infant Brain Cancer Screen Saved Money

Evidence later showed neuroblastoma test didn't save lives, researchers add

7/28/2005
Report Reveals New Clues to Deadly Anthrax

Bacterial proteins gang up to force entry into cells

7/27/2005
Seniors Vulnerable to Summer's Heat

Experts offer tips on staying safe and cool

7/27/2005
Medicine's High-Tech Future Is Here

Patient-implantable microchips and bar-coded drugs just the beginning