Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/27/2002
CDC: We're Prepared for Terror

Agency launched overhaul of preparedness after 9-11, anthrax attacks

8/22/2002
Mosquitoes Winning: 270 Cases of West Nile Confirmed

Virus spreading coast-to-coast, with 12 states reporting incidents

8/22/2002
New Drugs in the Works for War on Anthrax

Two new studies show progress in fight against bioterrorism

8/21/2002
Guard Against Tornadoes

Practicing an evacuation plan can save lives

8/6/2002
New Yorkers Bore Brunt of PTSD After Sept. 11

Rates of disorder much higher in most affected area than in rest of nation

8/5/2002
U.S. Scientists Create Drug to Fight Botulism

It could prove very valuable against biochemical weapons

7/17/2002
Water Hazards

Children at risk of drowning

7/15/2002
Dispensing Medications: An Exercise in Error

Death of a patient given wrong medication after elective surgery disclosed in case study

7/14/2002
FYI About Your Rx

Survey looks at information handed out with prescription drugs

7/8/2002
Study Urges Mass Inoculation Against Smallpox

Model predicts it will save more lives than current U.S. 'containment' plan

7/8/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Testing Starts

Stash of 70 million doses could be stockpiled if found effective

7/2/2002
Tag Your Child

Information on bike helmets can help in emergencies

7/1/2002
One-Quarter of NYC Children Got Post 9/11 Counseling

Manhattan kids whose parents suffered stress were most likely to get therapy

6/25/2002
Safety Tips for Gas Grilling This Summer

There's a new standard for propane gas tanks

6/23/2002
Climbing the Ladder Has Its Risks

More than half a million ladder accidents occur each year

6/20/2002
Panel: No Mass Smallpox Vaccinations Needed

CDC experts say some health-care workers should be inoculated

6/18/2002
U.S. Stroke Rates Remain Constant

New educational CD aims to reduce incidents

6/13/2002
Teen's Personal Disaster Sparks a Fireworks Warning

Teen's accident a reminder of the dangers of fireworks

6/4/2002
Sex Assault Victims Often Double Victims

They don't receive proper medical treatment, study says

5/30/2002
Ground Zero Air Quality Was No Threat to Rescue Crews

Results from tests days after Sept. 11 surprise officials

5/30/2002
FDA: Animal Studies Alone OK for Some Drugs

Ruling designed to thwart effects of bioterror attacks

5/23/2002
Preventing HIV Saves More Than Lives

Prevention programs cost much less than drug treatment

5/18/2002
More than $12 Million to Study Sept. 11 Health Effects

U..S. government offers a series of grants

5/17/2002
Reality Bites

Antivenin supplies running low as snakebite season hits

5/16/2002
New Supply of Childhood Vaccine May Ease Shortage

Government approves new formula made by same company

4/26/2002
Smallpox Vaccine a Prickly Issue

Study examines potential risks of national immunization campaign

4/25/2002
Nuclear Waste Site Clears Hurdle

Merits of Yucca Mountain not yet proved, researchers argue

4/15/2002
Cough Syrup Sales May Herald Anthrax Outbreak

Study: Unexpected sales jump could mean people are treating early symptoms

3/29/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Cache a Windfall for U.S.

Aventis donates millions of doses in cold storage for decades

3/28/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Find May Halt Need for Dilution

Millions of doses found, but thinning out existing one works

3/27/2002
Spike in Depression, PTSD Found in Post-Sept. 11 Manhattan

Survey finds psychological impact deepened the closer people were to Ground Zero

3/27/2002
Flying Stress Soars After Terrorist Attacks

Survey finds 21% rise among passengers, but not because of terrorism

3/26/2002
Anthrax Vaccine Found Safe for Women, Babies

Study of female recruits finds shot won't harm fertility or fetus

3/24/2002
UNICEF Health Primer Works in Underdeveloped Countries

Newest edition highlights sensitivity to local customs while improving health care

3/20/2002
Can Smallpox Be Treated?

Experimental drug seems to fight the virus when it's too late for a vaccine

3/12/2002
Cigarette Filters May Have Added to Health Risk

New study says Philip Morris knew, but didn't fix the problem

3/7/2002
Cipro Saved Lives in Anthrax Attack

Study says outbreak of inhalation cases would have been worse

3/6/2002
Anthrax Vaccine Deemed Safe, Effective, but Flawed

Institute of Medicine finds no link to chronic illnesses

2/28/2002
Night Shift is Dangerous Work

Study finds few shields reduce violence during graveyard shifts

2/21/2002
Mail Safety: What Do You Think?

Postal Service should seek public's views on mail safeguards, scientist says

2/7/2002
Space Invention May Protect Against Bioterrorism

Germ-killing device zaps anthrax spores inside buildings

1/14/2002
What's In the Wash Isn't Always Clean

You'd be surprised what's inside

12/28/2001
Drinking + Driving = Unlucky Number

Drunks 13 times more likely to kill on roads, says new study

12/27/2001
Study Says TV Newscasts Mislead Public

But journalists say research misses the mark

12/20/2001
Air Currents Carried Anthrax in Postal Building

CDC says cleaning hose launched germs off sorter

12/12/2001
Predicting a Potential Terrorist Threat

Study calculates extent of infection if smallpox broke out

12/6/2001
Emergency Rooms Not Ready for 'Major Event'

Catastrophe like 9/11 would not have been handled well, experts say

12/4/2001
Experts: Quarantines Would Probably Backfire

Better options are available in a bioterrorism attack, they say

12/4/2001
CDC Profiles School Killers

Multiple slayings up, but campuses still safe, study says

12/3/2001
Cross-Contamination Gains Credence in Anthrax Probe

But officials say mystery deaths of two women still far from solved