Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/30/2003
Life 'Surreal' for Nurse Under SARS Quarantine

Must be isolated even from closest colleagues

5/23/2003
SARS Update: May 23, 2003

- WHO lifts travel warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong province
- Taiwan remains SARS hot zone
- Toronto reports 4 new possible cases
- Civet cat may be source of SARS

5/22/2003
SARS Theory Not Universally Accepted

Researchers suggest virus could have come from outer space

5/21/2003
Chemical Warfare's Lingering Legacy

Many Iranians still struggle with mustard gas injuries

5/18/2003
Tornado Aftermath a Whirlwind of Danger

Almost half the injuries occur during cleanup, so here are tips for prevention

5/10/2003
SARS Roundup: May 10, 2003

- WHO casts doubt on China's containment of disease
- Taiwan may be losing control of its outbreak
- U.S. warns Internet sites on bogus SARS remedies

5/10/2003
Kids Who Lost Parent in 9/11 Attacks Still Suffer

Among young children, separation anxiety and withdrawal was common, study finds

5/9/2003
SARS Roundup: May 9, 2003

- No major mutations in SARS virus
- 80,000 students OK'd for travel to Beijing
- Beijing unable to trace 60 percent of its cases
- Economic damage in Asia could total $28 billion

5/8/2003
U.S. Denies Changing Smallpox Vaccine Policy

Refutes news report on 'about-face' for health, emergency workers

5/8/2003
Pesticide Poisoning Raises Food Safety Concerns

Market-level malice hard to stop, experts admit

5/8/2003
SARS Roundup: May 8, 2003

- WHO revises estimate of SARS death rate as fatalities top 500
- Travel advisories issued for Taiwan and 2 more Chinese provinces
- Russia reports first probable case
- China tries to minimize disease's economic impact

5/7/2003
Gene Mutation Makes Mosquitoes Resistant to Insecticides

French researchers say finding could help combat malaria, West Nile virus

5/7/2003
SARS Roundup: May 7, 2003

- SARS deadlier than previously thought, new study says
- U.S. approves use of force to detain some international travelers
- China's rural health system not prepared to cope with epidemic
- U.S. offers more assistance to China

5/6/2003
Bioterror Measures Aim to Keep Food Safe

FDA to force companies to keep logs and may seize suspect items