Safety and Public Health News

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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

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