Safety and Public Health News

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1/24/2005
Study: Avian Flu Was Transmitted Between Humans

Mother and daughter died in Thailand incident involving diseased chickens

1/23/2005
U.S. Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Contaminated

Animal-based molecule could render cells useless for therapy, researcher claims

1/21/2005
Update: Grapefruit Juice-Drug Interactions Still Pose Risks

Nursing journal sends out renewed warning on potentially dangerous consequences

1/18/2005
Bextra Data Suggests All Cox-2 Drugs Pose Heart Risks

Painkiller linked to cardiovascular dangers in latest research

1/17/2005
Flu Vaccine Shortage Is Now a Surplus

States starting to lift restrictions on who can get a shot

1/14/2005
Americans Could Lose Access to Canadian Drugs

Ottawa may restrict Internet trade

1/12/2005
Report Calls for Tougher Oversight of Alternative Medicine

It also suggests stricter regulation of dietary supplements

1/12/2005
U.S. Campaign Urges Cautious Use of Antibiotics

CDC reminds public about dangers of bacterial resistance

1/12/2005
Malaria Makes Comeback In U.S. Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan

Failure to take their medications appears to be the cause, study says

1/10/2005
Musks in Fragrances May Weaken Immune System, Study Says

Researchers found synthetic ingredient in soaps, cosmetics and detergents poses danger

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

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

1/7/2005
Flu Season a Mild One... So Far

Experts caution the worst may be yet to come

12/22/2004
Amalgam Fillings Get Green Light

Review finds insufficient evidence they cause health problems

12/15/2004
Drugs Better Than Shots for Anthrax, Study Finds

Mass immunization found to be less effective in outbreak

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

DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

12/9/2004
Iraq War Changes Face of Military Medicine

U.S. troop death rates are lower as surgeons face new challenges

12/8/2004
Web Can Quickly Spot Disease Outbreaks

E-mail networks can sound the call before the government knows

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

Effort is last of four measures to head off bioterror threat

11/30/2004
Scans Explain Puzzling Cough in 9/11 Workers

Special test identified condition found in elderly, smokers

11/29/2004
Cigarette Ads in Convenience Stores May Boost Teen Smoking

Study finds kids who frequent the shops are more likely to pick up the habit

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

FDA, pharmaceuticals defend process after insider names questionable medications

11/11/2004
Estrogen in Contraceptives Threatens Fish Populations

Damage ability of male zebrafish to fertilize eggs

11/5/2004
9/11 Hit Job-Stressed Women Hardest

They were more likely to feel anxious, drink too much, researchers found

11/4/2004
U.S. to Stockpile New Anthrax Vaccine

Plans are to have enough to inoculate 25 million people

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

Safer medicines, better oversight cited as reasons behind trend

10/29/2004
Try Some Healthy Halloween Treats

Dressing up fruits, veggies in caramel, chocolate, peanut butter increases appeal

10/29/2004
Mind the Cars, Not Just the Candy, for a Happy Halloween

Experts suggest how to help kids step out safely

10/29/2004
New Anthrax Test Offers Quick Results

Faster diagnosis could help save lives, experts say

10/29/2004
Traffic Accidents Hurt Productivity

Seatbelts could cut down on work days lost after crashes, study says

10/27/2004
Virulent Parasite Yields Genetic Secrets

Cryptosporidium decoding could prevent illness, bioterrorism

10/21/2004
One Million More Doses of FluMist On The Way

Government says total vaccine supply now at 61 million doses

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

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

10/8/2004
One-on-One Counseling Stems Spread of AIDS

Unprotected sex declined among HIV-positive young adults who got it

10/8/2004
Spirituality Sought in Wake of 9/11

Study finds many Americans felt need for faith following attacks

10/2/2004
Hand Sanitizers Keep Home Free of Germs

Study finds 59 percent reduction in spread of gastrointestinal illness

9/28/2004
Tracking Down Deadly Poison

Scientists develop pair of quick tests for botulinum toxin

9/27/2004
West Nile Hits Western U.S. Hard, While Northeast Unscathed

More birds may be immune to virus, reducing threat to humans

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

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

9/23/2004
AIDS Prevention Programs Can Go the Distance

Technology enables developing countries to access approaches

9/22/2004
Americans Have Dirty Paws

New report gives them a 'C' for hand hygiene

9/21/2004
Hurricane Health Woes Not Over

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

9/16/2004
Health Tip: Have a Glass of Water

But don't be so quick to prefer it from a bottle

9/14/2004
Study: Terrorism Response Plans May Fail

Finds they don't consider public attitudes, fears

9/13/2004
Ground Zero Workers File Billion-Dollar Health Lawsuit

Suit blames Twin Towers' owners for exposure to allegedly toxic conditions

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

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

9/8/2004
Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Colorless, odorless gas causes 500 deaths a year in U.S.

8/30/2004
Needle-Free Anthrax Vaccine in the Works

Nose may provide better avenue for delivering protection

8/19/2004
West Nile Transmission Via Dialysis Probed

Experts call the link unlikely, though possible

8/13/2004
New Drugs Thwart Dirty Bomb Effects

Rid body of radioactive elements

8/10/2004
Alternating Antibiotics Won't Stop Resistance

Researchers say new strategy probably won't trick bacteria