Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/16/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Study Tests Those Already Inoculated

Will decide whether older people need another vaccination

10/11/2002
Skateboarding Riskier Than Ever

Study says 'street skating' has translated into more injuries each year

10/8/2002
Safety on the Ice

Some cold, hard suggestions

10/2/2002
If You're Hit by Lightning

Hearing, eyesight could be affected

9/24/2002
New Drugs May Fight Deadliest Flu Virus

Mouse study suggests they'd work against 1918-like pandemic

9/23/2002
CDC Releases Smallpox Vaccine Guidelines

Gives states what-if instructions in event of virus attack

9/21/2002
Backsprain Is the No. 1 Workplace Injury

It accounts for more than half of 6 million annual on-the-job mishaps

9/20/2002
Winter Weather Calls for Being Alert

Attention to small details can save lives

9/18/2002
9/11 Firefighter Contracted Rare Pneumonia

Inhaled ash from World Trade Center thought to be the cause

9/13/2002
Sketchy Cipro Sites Flooded Web After Anthrax Attack

Officials warn about bad information they deliver

9/13/2002
Bike Handlebars Causes Major Organ Injuries

Safer design would save on health-care costs when kids crash

9/12/2002
Ex-FDA Consultant Says Agency Too Tight With Drug Companies

Issue concerns regulation of bowel drug Lotronex

9/12/2002
Flying in the Shadow of 9/11

Empty seats mark an international flight home to New York City

9/11/2002
A Trauma Center Pays Tribute to 9/11

Hospital closest to Ground Zero holds a Mass to remember

9/11/2002
9/11 Trauma Widespread Months Later

Those who kept trying to cope did best: study

9/11/2002
Smoking Up Among Firefighters Since 9/11

NYC fire department running free smoking cessation course

9/11/2002
The Trauma of 9/11 Still Grips Many

Healing process slow for those with post traumatic stress

9/11/2002
9/11 Left Doctors Learning on the Fly

Health-care system undergoing upheaval

9/11/2002
Clearing the Air After 9/11's Health Threats

Firefighters and other workers still feel effects

9/11/2002
The Enduring Power of 9/11

From death and destruction to hope and expectation

9/11/2002
Healing the Psychological Punch of 9/11

A year later, how do you measure your mental health?

9/10/2002
Helping Kids Cope With 9/11 -- All Over Again

Children who have suffered other traumas are vulnerable

9/10/2002
One Year Later, and Still Struggling

Mental health experts offer coping techniques for the 9/11 anniversary

9/10/2002
Hundreds Troubled by 'World Trade Center Cough'

NYC firefighters, school workers have 9/11 breathing problems, new studies say

9/10/2002
New York Still Recovering and Reeling From 9/11

Researchers say there's cause for both hope and concern

9/4/2002
Drowning Risks Go With Pool Ownership

Simple precautions can prevent child deaths