Safety and Public Health News

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10/19/2001
DNA-Based Anthrax Vaccine in the Works

Study found it successfully protects mice, but human trials still long way off

10/18/2001
Anthrax Anxiety May Be Worse Than Infection

Experts warn of long-term implications from bioterrorism threat

10/18/2001
Smallpox Vaccine Stockpile to Get Booster

U.S. to spend $509 million, enough for every American

10/18/2001
Bioterrorism's Arsenal

Anthrax isn't the only weapon available, say experts

10/17/2001
Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax

Officials say Americans can turn to old standbys, like penicillin

10/15/2001
'Partial' Stress Disorder Can Hit Anywhere

One or two symptoms can throw you off stride, say researchers

10/12/2001
Anthrax Strikes NBC News Employee

Fourth case, and second media group hit; victim recovering

10/12/2001
Anthrax Scare Spawns Online Hype

Beware of drug claims, underground pharmacies

10/11/2001
Don't Anguish Over Anthrax, Experts Advise

Drugs, gas masks seen as overreaction

10/9/2001
Anthrax in Florida Probably Was Planted

But source of deadly infection still a mystery, investigators say

10/8/2001
Medical Detectives Tracking Anthrax Cases

Rare disease hits two at Florida newspaper; FBI enters investigation

10/3/2001
Scientists Map Genome of the Plague

But will knowing its blueprint thwart bioterrorists?

10/3/2001
No Kidding around Pools

Steps to prevent young ones from drowning

9/27/2001
Progress Slow in Locating 911 Calls from Cell Phones

Deadline looms for improving technology to tracks users

9/25/2001
Interest in High-Tech Security Becomes Urgent

Devices include X-ray machine that scans passengers, not luggage

9/24/2001
Terrorism Fatalities to Spike Homicide Rate

Decade-long national decline expected to be dramatically reversed because of two hours of carnage on Sept. 11

9/22/2001
Dental Records Critical for ID's

Teeth withstand time and disaster and also offer DNA clues, experts say

9/20/2001
Challenge To Identify the Dead

Teeth, DNA provide best clues to victims of terrorist attacks

9/19/2001
Laughter Shelved in Medicine Cabinet

America's sense of humor blunted by week of shock

9/18/2001
Disease After Disaster

Tetanus considered primary risk for rescuers, survivors

9/18/2001
Air Quality Seems Safe at Disaster Site

Low asbestos levels found at World Trade Center

9/17/2001
Waning Hope Leads to Waning Need for Blood

Organizations: Please come back later

9/17/2001
9/17/2001
Murder One Reason for Difference in Life Expectancies

Homicide affects blacks disproportionately, says study

9/13/2001
Teens Need Reassurance, Too

Psychologists warn parents that small children aren't the only ones feeling vulnerable after terrorist attacks

9/13/2001
Americans, in Crisis, Turn to Prayer

Experts say it may offer health benefits along with spiritual relief

9/13/2001
Emotions Key to Moral Decision-Making

Brain imaging reveals influence of emotion-related areas

9/13/2001
Stress Syndrome Likely for One in Three Rescue Workers

But experts say chronic condition is treatable

9/12/2001
Cloud from Collapsed Towers Causes Concern

Long-term health effects feared in lingering smoke

9/12/2001
Hospitals Report Ominous Emptiness

Fatalities, not injuries, leave health-care workers without people to help

9/12/2001
A Terrorist's Mind

Suicide attacks motivated by beliefs, brainwashing, say experts

9/12/2001
Nation's Blood Supply Holds Steady

Response overwhelming to call for help

9/12/2001
Terrorist Aftermath: Trauma

Keep an eye on yourself and others

9/11/2001
America Awakes to Terror

Attacks in New York and Washington will bring nation to a psychological crossroads, experts say

9/11/2001
Blood Banks Send Out Urgent Call

Terrorist attacks spark appeal for donations

9/11/2001
Attacks Betray Big Holes in Airport Security

Experts say traveling will never be the same again

9/11/2001
Hospitals Prepare for the Worst

Nearby states help with World Trade Center casualties as national disaster-aid system is activated

9/7/2001
Walker with Wheels No Deal for Tots

Claiming they're unsafe, pediatricians want devices banned

9/5/2001
Media Shark!

Expert says publicity over attacks overblown

8/31/2001
Hollywood Should Buckle Down on Buckling Up

When it comes to seat belts, films are flimsy, says study

8/28/2001
Brother, Can You Spare a Pint of Blood?

New restrictions designed to thwart mad cow disease could shrink nation's supply

8/24/2001
Copper in Kitchen Kills the Bad Guys

It's better than stainless steel in wiping out food-borne bacteria

8/24/2001
Judge Rips Johns Hopkins Research Project

OKs lawsuit over lead effects on children

8/22/2001
Busting Bacteria in the Kitchen

Even your sink drains can harbor nasty bugs

8/22/2001
Tracking the Blood Supply

U.S. tries to create early warning system

8/21/2001
A Bait-and-Twitch Ploy

Canadians target Ontario raccoons for rabies vaccine drop

8/10/2001
Abused Girls Become Abused Women

Study: Any violence in childhood lasts a lifetime

8/8/2001
At Home, Cops Keep Guns at Ready

But loaded, unlocked weapons may be danger to kids, says survey

7/31/2001
Abused Women Oppose Reporting Laws

Study find 44% fear reprisals

7/31/2001
Date Violence Common For Adolescent Girls

Related to drug use, pregnancy, suicide