Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/18/2003
3/18/2003
5 More Countries Eyed for Deadly Respiratory Illness

World health officials investigating possible cases in England, France, Israel, Slovenia and Australia; Hong Kong toll now 111

3/17/2003
If an Anthrax Attack Should Happen...

Study outlines best strategies to limit deaths

3/17/2003
U.S. Monitoring 14 in Respiratory Illness Alert

CDC officials say four cases are 'under scrutiny'

3/17/2003
Health Officials Think Respiratory Illness Could Be Virus

Hong Kong doubles its victim numbers as toll in at least eight countries continues to mount.

3/16/2003
Deadly Respiratory Illness Prompts U.S., Global Alerts

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as fatalities from mystery illness increase in growing number of nations.

3/15/2003
Global, U.S. Health Alerts Go Out for Mystery Respiratory Illness

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as list of nations reporting respiratory syndrome cases continues to increase.

3/11/2003
Researchers Developing Pill to Treat Smallpox

Could be used in people who can't be vaccinated

3/11/2003
Plain Old Soap and Water Washes Away Anthrax

Study finds technique works best, while alcohol wipes don't

3/10/2003
Playing It Safe with Meds

New brochure advises consumers on drug safety

3/7/2003
Confronting the Health Threats of the Post-9/11 World

U.S. health official outlines progress against bioterrorism

3/4/2003
Children With Immune Problems at Greater Bioterror Risk

Doctors warn that even smallpox vaccine poses threat

2/28/2003
Internet Kids

Make rules for online time

2/27/2003
First Moderate Reaction to Smallpox Jab Reported

Nurse breaks out in pustules, one of 3 affected

2/24/2003
Terror Alert

Preparing for emergencies can reduce your anxiety

2/18/2003
Sharp Shooter

Tips for safe hunting

2/17/2003
Short Circuit

Monitor your home electrical wiring system

2/14/2003
Helping Kids Cope With a Suddenly Unsafe World

Experts offer parents tips on preventing anxiety

2/11/2003
Driving on Ice

Winter weather driving can be hazardous

2/11/2003
Humidity Test May Unmask Anthrax Spores

Faster identification could save lives, researchers say

2/8/2003
Smallpox Info on Internet

Web site provides details about smallpox and vaccine

2/7/2003
Health Workers Balk at Smallpox Vaccinations

Cite medical, financial, political reasons for not lining up

1/28/2003
Cell Phones: Hands-Free Not Risk-Free

Use of phones while driving cuts attention, response time

1/22/2003
Snow Mobile Safety

Equip your snow mobile as you would your car

1/17/2003
New Test Diagnoses Plague Quickly

Seen as boon in fight against bioterrorism attack

1/17/2003
Panel Urges Informed Consent on Smallpox Vaccine

Recipients should know medical, financial risks

1/13/2003
Anthrax Harnessed As Cancer Treatment

Killer modified in lab to kill tumors in mice

1/6/2003
Database on Gun Injuries Divulges Health Costs

Researchers say it also shows impact of guns on society

12/19/2002
Americans Largely Ignorant About Smallpox

Survey shows many believe disease is treatable, other falsehoods

12/17/2002
Spate of Thyroid Cases Baffles Army

Graves disease struck Special Force unit in late 1990s

12/16/2002
Smallpox Outbreak a Century Ago Holds Clues for Today

Government researchers say Boston epidemic showed vaccinations helped

12/13/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Not for Everyone

Bush, but not his family, will get it, and experts say many others shouldn't also

12/12/2002
Bush: Smallpox Vaccine Is Your Call

White House plan suggests voluntary inoculations for most of nation

12/12/2002
Hyped for Hiking

Advance preparation is key

12/10/2002
Study Backs Massive Anthrax Cleanup in D.C.

Finds that minimal office activity could have reactivated spores

12/9/2002
Trouble in Toyland

Think safety when choosing holiday toys for children

12/5/2002
Wired for Christmas

Tips for tree shopping

12/5/2002
Stopping the Spread of Tuberculosis

Study recommends screening new immigrants from developing nations

12/4/2002
Bioterrorism Protection Has Innocent Victims

Man held because treatment set off NYC subway alarms

12/3/2002
Geared Up

Equip your car for winter

11/28/2002
Fire Escape

Have a family plan

11/23/2002
Making Hospitals Safer

Michigan program aims to improve medical errors

11/20/2002
Study Finds Lingering Heart Problems After 9/11

Dangerous heart rhythms persisted a month after attacks

11/18/2002
New Drug Found to Fight Anthrax

Blocks development of bacteria toxins

11/14/2002
Study: Mass Vaccination Unnecessary for Smallpox

Immunizing contacts takes fewer doses, lower toll in side effects

11/7/2002
New York City Visitors Have Plague

Officials say they got it in New Mexico, and pose no risk to others

10/31/2002
The Trick to Halloween Is to Make It a Treat

Follow these safety tips when trick-or-treating

10/30/2002
Putting on a Scary Face

Safety tips for Halloween makeup

10/17/2002
Experts: Many Are Too Vulnerable for Smallpox Vaccine

Pregnant women, HIV and skin patients shouldn't get pre-attack vaccine

10/17/2002
Keeping a Child Safe From Snipers

One mother tries to explain a scary world to her young son