Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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