Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/24/2003
Experts Say U.S. Beef Supply Is Safe

Presence of mad cow disease in one Holstein no cause for alarm, they say

12/23/2003
Taming SARS: What Worked, What Didn't

Quarantines, certain drugs helped to contain 1st outbreak of the disease

12/18/2003
How Anthrax Goes Into Hiding

Scientists discover how deadly bacteria create spores

12/17/2003
Cruise Control

How to avoid illness aboard a cruise ship

12/17/2003
Driving On Ice

ABS brakes make it easier control a car

12/15/2003
Home Security

Safeguard your home before you go on vacation

12/15/2003
Better for Basketball

Warm up before you play

12/10/2003
What Daily Exposure to Radiation Can Do

Using fish, scientists study effects of the levels humans are exposed to every day

12/10/2003
Agency Clears Anthrax Test

Helps doctors confirm infection

12/5/2003
Bracing for a Second Round of SARS

New report says U.S. not prepared for an epidemic

11/28/2003
World Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Researchers warn the time to prepare is now

11/27/2003
On With the Lights, Off With the Germs

Ultraviolet germicidal lights may reduce contamination of office ventilation systems

11/27/2003
When Your Child Is Flying Alone...

These guidelines may help make it easier

11/25/2003
Safety Hazards Abound After a Flood

Here's what to do when you return home

11/24/2003
Good Advice For Women Driving Alone

On second thought, it's good advice for everyone

11/5/2003
Medications During Emergencies

Keep a three-day supply at home

10/29/2003
Felines and Ferrets Can be Infected With SARS

They could be used to test potential treatments or vaccines

10/28/2003
Have a Healthy Halloween

Experts offer safety advice for trick-or-treaters

10/7/2003
Southwest Shows High Levels of Dirty Air

Oil and gas production now linked to elevated air pollution levels there

10/2/2003
Gun Laws Probe Comes Up Blank

Lack of evidence makes it tough to rate their effectiveness

10/2/2003
Drug Approved for Radiation Exposure

May protect against components of so-called 'dirty bomb'

10/2/2003
Norwalk Virus

How to protect yourself

9/25/2003
External Defibrillators a Sound Investment

Placing them in certain public places is worth the money

9/19/2003
Chemical Storage Safety

How to protect you and your family

9/12/2003
Flying on 9-11

Taking to the air this year not as somber as last

9/11/2003
9/11: Still Searching for Fragments of Life

The struggle to identify those still missing is an ongoing, painstaking process