Safety and Public Health News

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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

11/30/2001
Anthrax Letter Found Near Conn. Victim's Home

Officials can find no obvious link in mail discovered at home two miles away from latest victim

11/30/2001
Could Mystery Anthrax Cases Be Natural?

Experts say it's possible, but not likely

11/29/2001
U.S. Boosts Production of Smallpox Vaccine

Signs deal with British drug maker to provide 155 million more doses

11/27/2001
Smallpox Defense Plan Stresses Containment

Government guidelines don't call for mass inoculations ahead of time

11/23/2001
Today's Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2001

  • No Anthrax Found in Home of Elderly Victim
  • Anthrax Confirmed in Chile
  • Scientists Create Self-Assembling Bone

11/21/2001
Elderly Conn. Woman's Anthrax Death Stumps Officials

Mail suspected, but rural location is baffling

11/15/2001
CDC Lists Six Anthrax Sites

Spending time in these areas means two months on anti-anthrax drugs, officials say

11/9/2001
Reports Show How Anthrax Threw Doctors

Details of first fatality cases reveal physicians didn't initially know what they were dealing with

11/8/2001
32,000 Given Preventive Drugs for Anthrax, CDC Says

Agency reports many minor -- but no serious -- side effects so far

11/8/2001
CDC Gears Up for Smallpox Outbreak

Sets up teams to fight potential new attack of old scourge

11/7/2001
Déjà Vu for Bayer

Threatened loss of Cipro's patent nothing new to drug giant

11/6/2001
Quick -- Is It Anthrax?

New tests may answer that question in minutes instead of days

11/6/2001
Surgical Masks Won't Keep Anthrax Away

Respirators, not hospital masks, offer best protection against germs

10/30/2001
Anthrax Cases Spill Beyond Government, Media

Hospital worker dies of the inhaled form

10/30/2001
Cipro No Longer First-Line Anthrax Defense

CDC, concerned about overuse and side effects, says doxycycline is a better choice

10/26/2001
U.S. Sends Mixed Message on Flu Shots and Anthrax

Recommendations from HHS at odds with one another

10/25/2001
CDC Defends Pace of Anthrax Inquiry

Scare spreads to State Department mail facility

10/25/2001
Russia's Nyet on U.S. Food

Anthrax outbreak prompted temporary ban on Florida poultry

10/24/2001
Studies Point Way to New Anthrax Therapies

Research excites officials, but won't help in current outbreak

10/23/2001
Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

They can be more danger than help, say experts

10/22/2001
Facts Are the Antidote for Anthrax Scare

Wrong information stokes fear, say experts

10/19/2001
Short-circuiting Smallpox

Government working to expand vaccine reserves and antiviral drug use