Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/6/2004
Urban Dwellers Also Vulnerable to Ticks

New York City residents need to protect themselves against carriers of Lyme disease

8/6/2004
Study Claiming Over-Testing for Lyme Is Disputed

Expert contends they're not done often enough

7/29/2004
Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly

Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

7/28/2004
Health Tip: Prevent West Nile Virus

Learn to keep mosquitoes from biting

7/23/2004
Listeria Can Linger

Study finds strains of deadly bug can last a year

7/14/2004
New Dish on Fish

More cautious guides released on safe seafood consumption

7/2/2004
U.S. Must Be Better Prepared for Emotional Toll of Terrorism

Conference focuses on psychological impact

6/30/2004
First Easy-to-Use Anthrax Test Approved

Results available in about an hour

6/29/2004
Germs Hide in Unexpected Places

Many people unaware of where most really lurk

6/24/2004
Nasal Vaccine Prevents SARS Infection in Monkeys

Focusing on respiratory tract may raise vaccine's effectiveness in humans

6/21/2004
SARS Found in Tears

Singapore study confirms new transmission source

6/9/2004
Disaster Readiness 101

Advance planning can help keep your family safe in case of terror attack

6/3/2004
Many HIV-Positive Men Don't Realize It: Study

British findings, which mirror U.S. trends, suggest one in 10 might be infected

6/2/2004
SARS Review Shows Toronto Fought a Good Fight

Lessons learned should lead to even better efforts next time, experts say

5/24/2004
Is Your Doctor Hazardous to Your Health?

Small study uncovers germ-ridden neckties on doctors

5/12/2004
Staying Home Could Contain Smallpox Attack

Mass vaccinations not needed in outbreak, concludes study

5/11/2004
New Anthrax Vaccine to Be Tested

Study in 12 American cities will see if experimental version an improvement

5/8/2004
Be Smart When It Comes to Lightning

Simple precautions can save your life

5/3/2004
Weighing the Worth of Whooping Cough Vaccine

Study examines benefits, risks and costs of vaccination among teens

4/30/2004
Understanding Food Labels

Program helps people decipher nutrition information

4/30/2004
Uganda Sees Stunning Decline in AIDS Cases

Researchers say grassroots effort to discourage casual sex behind the trend

4/27/2004
Terrorism's Toll Lingers

Anthrax survivors suffer long after attack, finds study

4/16/2004
More Fallout From 9/11

Many Pentagon staffers suffered mental health problems after attack

4/14/2004
Study: Tobacco Industry Tried to Stall Secondhand Smoke Report

Probe of industry documents shows decade of delay tactics, authors say

4/10/2004
Do You Ride a Bicycle With or Against Traffic?

Some helpful cycling tips as the weather gets warmer

3/31/2004
West Nile Virus Could Hit California Hard

Expert predicts surge of cases in state this summer

3/31/2004
Experimental Vaccine Stops SARS in Its Tracks

Animal study shows promise, but human application uncertain

3/25/2004
Researchers Unlock Genetic Code of Dangerous Parasite

Could lead to drugs to treat germ that threatens those with weak immune systems

3/23/2004
Sweeping Rights Abuses in Iraq Included Doctors

Half of families saw violence, and half of physicians involved

3/19/2004
Prosthetic Technology Offers Hope for Iraq Amputees

But artificial limbs still have limitations

3/15/2004
Mice Produce SARS Antibodies

It could lead to effective protection for people, a new study says

3/10/2004
Researchers Closer to Alternative Smallpox Vaccine

Existing vaccinations can sicken some people

3/4/2004
Asbestos Remains Key Public Health Threat

10,000 deaths expected annually for next 2 decades, report contends

2/27/2004
Could Listeriosis Become Thing of the Past?

Research may lead to vaccine against foodborne infection

2/25/2004
Tracking Asia's Deadly Bird Flu Outbreak

Scientists work to determine why it seems more lethal than other strains

2/25/2004
No-Smoking Sections Are No Help

Designated areas offer little protection from secondhand smoke, study finds

2/16/2004
Hepatitis Drug May Fight Anthrax

Lab study promising, but researchers have long way to go

2/11/2004
Plague Debunked As Link to AIDS Immunity

Smallpox seen as likely cause of mutation

2/10/2004
Smallpox Vaccine Spread Virus Through Family

Case report on U.S. soldier details how his wife and infant daughter were infected

2/10/2004
Cell Phone Driving Bans Don't Always Work

They have to be buttressed by education and enforcement

2/4/2004
White Powder at Capitol is Ricin, Deadly Plant Poison

But Conn. officials rule it out in post office there

1/29/2004
Scientists Map Evolution of SARS Virus

The research might help in vaccine development

1/27/2004
Health Officials Warn of Bird Flu's Deadly Potential

It could help trigger a long-predicted pandemic

1/26/2004
Understanding SARS: One Year Later

U.S. suffered far fewer cases than thought

1/23/2004
West Nile Mosquitoes Show Signs of Resistance

Species in California first in U.S. to show defense against pesticide

1/21/2004
Unraveling the Monkeypox Mystery

Doctors piece together virus' advance from Africa to America

12/28/2003
Trouble in Paradise?

Tropical spots can harbor certain health risks

12/28/2003
Meat From Infected Cow Found in More States

The U.S. beef supply is safe, federal officials contend

12/27/2003
Diseased Cow Came From Canada, U.S. Officials Say

American meat supply is safe, experts contend

12/26/2003
U.S. Scrutinizing Its Beef Inspections

Experts say nation's beef supply is safe