Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/11/2003
Debate Lingers on Air Quality After 9/11

Long-term effects from Ground Zero debris still unknown

9/2/2003
Dual-Action Anthrax Vaccine May Do the Trick

Scientists hope it will be more effective than current vaccine

8/18/2003
New Smallpox Vaccine May Be Safer

Trials looming to compare it to existing one

8/14/2003
Screening Catches West Nile in Donated Blood

But CDC reports cases continue to climb sharply

8/12/2003
West Nile Kin a Potential West Nile Vaccine

Kunjin virus protects mice in study

8/12/2003
Israelis Psychologically Resilient Despite Terrorism

Social structure and coping mechanisms help blunt effect, survey suggests

8/12/2003
Panel: Don't Give Public Smallpox Vaccination

Risks may outweigh benefits for mass inoculation

8/11/2003
Before A Hurricane Hits

Develop an emergency plan

8/10/2003
When Thunder Rumbles, Clear the Pool

Swimmers are inviting targets for lightning

8/7/2003
West Nile Infections Mounting Fast

CDC reports tripling of cases in just a week

8/6/2003
Fast-Acting Vaccine Blocks Ebola Virus

Quicker protection may aid outbreak control

8/5/2003
WTC Disaster May Have Stunted Fetal Growth

Small study finds babies at twice the risk

8/4/2003
Some Hard-Learned Lessons About SARS

Report tracks how the disease spread in Hong Kong hospital

8/4/2003
Hurricane Floyd Battered Health Services

Storm's damage lasted well past the day it hit

7/29/2003
Longer Anthrax Treatment May Be Needed

Study says antibiotic course could run up to 4 months

7/16/2003
Terror Alerts

Confirm news sources

7/15/2003
West Nile Virus on the March

It's showing up in more states this year, officials report

7/9/2003
First Test for West Nile Virus

Fast results, earlier diagnosis

6/24/2003
Military Smallpox Vaccine Program Deemed Safe

Side effects from 450,000 vaccinations lower than expected

6/20/2003
Nerve Agent Treatment Approved for Children

Also counters insecticide poisoning

6/19/2003
Study Faults WHO Guidelines on SARS

Says doctors should watch for earlier symptoms

6/13/2003
Odors Conjure Up Awful 9/11 Memories

Scientists hope to use the nose to recover from trauma

6/11/2003
U.S. Tries to Curb Monkeypox on Several Fronts

Health officials recommend smallpox shots, ban imports of African rodents

6/10/2003
Gun in Home Hikes Gunshot Death Probability

Study confirms what many people already believe