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January 1, 2005

US raises donation tenfold as death toll nears 150,000

1/01/05 Buncombe, Independent/UK, US raises donation tenfold as death toll nears 150,000

Relief Groups Hail Level of Donations by Individuals

1/01/05 Strom, NYT, Relief Groups Hail Level of Donations by Individuals

New Rule For Health Insurance

1/01/05 AP, New Rule For Health Insurance

Thais probe missing wave warning

1/01/05 BBC, Thais probe missing wave warning

US military aid role a first in Indonesia

1/01/05 Al Jazeera, US military aid role a first in Indonesia

January 2, 2005

Bodies Rot into the Soil and Poison the Water in the Land of Death

1/02/05 Marks, Independent/UK, Bodies Rot into the Soil and Poison the Water in the Land of Death

Death toll may reach 200,000 amid riddle of missing Britons

1/02/05 Randall et al, Independent/UK, Death toll may reach 200,000 amid riddle of missing Britons

January 3, 2005

Death toll nears 150,000

1/03/04 Guardian/UK, Death toll nears 150,000

Disaster's Damage to Economies May Be Minor

1/03/04 Waldman & Brooke, NYT, Disaster's Damage to Economies May Be Minor

Hazardous-Waste Fire Forces Evacuation

1/03/05 AP, Hazardous-Waste Fire Forces Evacuation

Canada Confirms 2nd Case of Mad Cow

1/03/05 euters, Canada Confirms 2nd Case of Mad Cow

In pictures: The ruins from above - Asian Tsunami

1/03/05 BBC, In pictures: The ruins from above - Asian Tsunami

India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand: Earthquake and Tsunami OCHA Situation Report No. 10

1/03/05 UN OCHA, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand: Earthquake and Tsunami OCHA Situation Report No. 10

January 5, 2005

The sea took everything, says asylum-seeker who lost his wife and more than 100 relatives

1/05/05 Brown & Chauhan, Guardian/UK, The sea took everything, says asylum-seeker who lost his wife and more than 100 relatives

January 8, 2005

Cloud Rising From Train Wreck, Then Death and a Ghost Town

1/08/05 Hart & Wald, NYT, Cloud Rising From Train Wreck, Then Death and a Ghost Town

Bush Calls for Change in Handling Asbestos Lawsuits

1/08/05 Labaton, NYT, Bush Calls for Change in Handling Asbestos Lawsuits

January 9, 2005

Just one tablet a day could keep heart attacks away

1/09/05 McKie, Observer/UK, Just one tablet a day could keep heart attacks away

Tea-tree oil is 'unstable' and 'unsafe'

1/09/05 Carrell, Independent/UK, Tea-tree oil is 'unstable' and 'unsafe'

Deadly Leak Underscores Concerns About Rail Safety

1/09/05 Bogdanich & Drew, NYT, Deadly Leak Underscores Concerns About Rail Safety ... Ninth Victim of Chlorine Leak Is Found

Bush's Proposals Could Lead to Overhaul in State Medicaid

1/09/05 Hernadez & Baker, NYT, Bush's Proposals Could Lead to Overhaul in State Medicaid

January 11, 2005

Science Panel Issues Report on Exposure to Pollutant

1/11/05 Barringer, NYT, Science Panel Issues Report on Exposure to Pollutant

NIH Conceals Conflicts of Interest

1/11/05 CHB, NIH Conceals Conflicts of Interest

January 14, 2005

Parkinson's 'could be linked to pesticides'

1/14/05 Miekel, Guardian, Parkinson's 'could be linked to pesticides'

January 15, 2005

One in 20 children suffers attention disorder

1/15/05 Woolf, Independent/UK, One in 20 children suffers attention disorder

January 17, 2005

Bird flu spreads across Vietnam

1/17/05 Al Jazeera, Bird flu spreads across Vietnam

January 18, 2005

More Evidence Shows Heart Risks of Arthritis Painkillers

1/18/05 Kaufman, Wa. Post, More Evidence Shows Heart Risks of Arthritis Painkillers

Mad Cows and Americans

1/18/05 Stauber, ITT, Mad Cows and Americans

January 19, 2005

Weak Links in the Food Chain

1/19/05 Simon, SF Chronicle, Weak Links in the Food Chain

January 21, 2005

Study Finds Broader Reach for Mad Cow Proteins

1/21/05 Blakeslee, NYT, Study Finds Broader Reach for Mad Cow Proteins

January 22, 2005

Outcry Over Creation of GM Smallpox Virus

1/22/05 Connor, Independent/UK, Outcry Over Creation of GM Smallpox Virus

January 24, 2005

Flu feared more than terror attack

1/24/05 Hall & Sample, Guardian/UK, Flu feared more than terror attack

January 25, 2005

Painkiller linked to 140,000 heart attacks in patients

1/25/05 Laurence, Independent/UK, Painkiller linked to 140,000 heart attacks in patients

January 27, 2005

Bush Promotes Health Savings Accounts

1/27/05 Fletcher, Wa. Post, Bush Promotes Health Savings Accounts

January 28, 2005

Hillary Says Bush Health Plan Hurts Poor

1/28/05 CHB, Hillary Says Bush Health Plan Hurts Poor

January 29, 2005

Bird flu 'passed between humans'

1/29/05 BBC, Bird flu 'passed between humans'

First case of BSE in goats found in France

1/29/05 Connor, Independent/UK, First case of BSE in goats found in France

Big Health Plan Suspends Use of Painkiller

1/29/05 Harris, NYT, Big Health Plan Suspends Use of Painkiller

February 2, 2005

Scandal-scarred NIH Tightens Ethics Rules

2/02/05 CHB, Scandal-scarred NIH Tightens Ethics Rules

Half of Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills -- U.S. Study

2/02/05 Fox, Reuters, Half of Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills -- U.S. Study

February 3, 2005

Antidepressants Can Affect Newborns, Study Finds

2/03/05 Carey, NYT, Antidepressants Can Affect Newborns, Study Finds

Vietnam Seeks Global Aid to Fight Bird Flu

2/03/05 Bradsher, NYT, Vietnam Seeks Global Aid to Fight Bird Flu

Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Deaths but Raises Questions on Shingles

2/03/05 Pollack, NYT, Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Deaths but Raises Questions on Shingles

February 4, 2005

Japan Confirms Human Case of Mad Cow Disease

2/04/05 Yamaguchi, Wa. Post, Japan Confirms Human Case of Mad Cow Disease

February 5, 2005

As SE Asian Farms Boom, Stage Set for a Pandemic

2/05/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, As SE Asian Farms Boom, Stage Set for a Pandemic

February 7, 2005

U.S. HIV Cases Soaring Among Black Women

2/07/05 FearsWa. Post, U.S. HIV Cases Soaring Among Black Women

February 11, 2005

New Strain of Flu Virus to Be Added to Vaccine

2/11/05 Altman, NYT, New Strain of Flu Virus to Be Added to Vaccine

February 12, 2005

Drug Regulators Are Trying to Quash Study, Senator Says

2/12/05 Harris, NYT, Drug Regulators Are Trying to Quash Study, Senator Says

FDA Considers Warnings for Eczema Creams

2/12/05 Stein, Wa. Post, FDA Considers Warnings for Eczema Creams

February 13, 2005

Social Isolation, Guns and a 'Culture of Suicide'

2/13/05 Butterfield, NYT, Social Isolation, Guns and a 'Culture of Suicide'

New Aids nightmare shocks US

2/13/05 McKie, Guardian/UK, New Aids nightmare shocks US

February 15, 2005

F.D.A. to Create Drug Safety Oversight Board

2/15/05 Reuters, F.D.A. to Create Drug Safety Oversight Board

February 17, 2005

Bird flu cases 'underestimated'

2/17/05 BBC, Bird flu cases 'underestimated'

February 18, 2005

Drugs Raise Risk of Suicide

2/18/05 Vedantam, Wa. Post, Drugs Raise Risk of Suicide

F.D.A. Panel Says Pain Relievers Should Remain on Market

2/18/05 Harris, NYT, F.D.A. Panel Says Pain Relievers Should Remain on Market

Antidepressant Safety Debate May Include Adult Patients

2/18/05 Carey, NYT, Antidepressant Safety Debate May Include Adult Patients

February 19, 2005

Carcinogenic dye in hundreds of food products

2/19/05 Meikle, Guardian/UK, Carcinogenic dye in hundreds of food products

EPA Sets Perchlorate Guideline

2/19/05 Arsaravala, Wired, EPA Sets Perchlorate Guideline

AIDS-Linked Death Data Stir Political Storm in South Africa

2/19/05 Wines, NYT, AIDS-Linked Death Data Stir Political Storm in South Africa

February 20, 2005

Risk of deadly global epidemic as bid to halt spread of bird flu is foiled

2/20/05 Lean, Independnent/UK, Risk of deadly global epidemic as bid to halt spread of bird flu is foiled

February 21, 2005

The Toxic Terror of Diamond, Louisiana

2/21/05 Rosen, AlterNet, The Toxic Terror of Diamond, Louisiana

More contaminated food withdrawn

2/21/05 BBC, More contaminated food withdrawn

Crestor dose was double recommendation

2/21/05 Tomlinson, Guardian/UK, Crestor dose was double recommendation

Panel to Advise Testing Babies for 29 Diseases

2/21/05 Kolata, NYT, Panel to Advise Testing Babies for 29 Diseases

February 22, 2005

U.N. to Debate How Best to Curb Mercury

2/22/05 Cone, LA Times, U.N. to Debate How Best to Curb Mercury

New Diseases Arise as Environments Destroyed, Says UN

McCarthy, Independent/UK, New Diseases Arise as Environments Destroyed, Says UN

February 23, 2005

WHO warns of bird flu pandemic

2/23/05 BBC, WHO warns of bird flu pandemic

Hidden epidemic of hepatitis C threatens to overwhelm NHS with 500,000 liver patients

2/23/05 Frith, Independent/UK, Hidden epidemic of hepatitis C threatens to overwhelm NHS with 500,000 liver patients

February 24, 2005

Bird flu outbreak could kill millions, warns UN

2/24/05 Tran, Independent/UK, Bird flu outbreak could kill millions, warns UN

February 25, 2005

Superbug death toll doubles in four years

2/25/05 Brown, Independent/UK, Superbug death toll doubles in four years

Dramatic increase in overdoses linked to antidepressants

2/25/05 Frith, Independent/UK, Dramatic increase in overdoses linked to antidepressants

10 Voters on Panel Backing Pain Pills Had Industry Ties

2/25/05 Harris & Berenson, NYT, 10 Voters on Panel Backing Pain Pills Had Industry Ties

February 27, 2005

Bush's Next Target: Malpractice Lawyers

2/27/05 Lohr, NYT, Bush's Next Target: Malpractice Lawyers

Food giants told: clean up or face prosecution

2/27/05 Revill & Townsend, Observer, Food giants told: clean up or face prosecution

March 1, 2005

Government unveils bird flu action plan

3/01/05 O'Dowd, Guardian/UK, Government unveils bird flu action plan

March 2, 2005

UK to buy anti-flu drugs for 14 million

3/02/05 Meikle, Guardian/UK, UK to buy anti-flu drugs for 14 million

March 3, 2005

New Mercury Discovery Closes Cardozo Again

3/03/05 Wilber & Williams, Wa. Post, New Mercury Discovery Closes Cardozo Again

March 4, 2005

Ecstasy use 'link' to depression

3/04/05 BBC, Ecstasy use 'link' to depression

March 6, 2005

Internal Dissension Grows as CDC Faces Big Threats to Public Health

3/06/05 Stein, Wa. Post, Internal Dissension Grows as CDC Faces Big Threats to Public Health

Nuclear Waste Dumped on Britain's Beaches

3/06/05 AFP, Nuclear Waste Dumped on Britain's Beaches

March 8, 2005

EPA Seeks Stiffer Rules On Lead In Water

3/08/05 Leonnig, Wa. Post, EPA Seeks Stiffer Rules On Lead In Water

4 New Human Cases of Avian Flu Are Reported in Vietnam

3/08/05 Altman, NYT, 4 New Human Cases of Avian Flu Are Reported in Vietnam

March 13, 2005

Bird flu could kill 2 million Britons

3/13/05 Lean, Independent/UK, Bird flu could kill 2 million Britons

March 14, 2005

Long-Forgotten Reminders of Oregon's Mentally Ill

3/14/05 Kershaw, NYT, Long-Forgotten Reminders of Oregon's Mentally Ill

Bush to Permit Trading of Credits to Limit Mercury

3/14/05 Barringer, NYT, Bush to Permit Trading of Credits to Limit Mercury

Are Nanobacteria Making Us Ill?

3/14/05 Asaravala, Wired, Are Nanobacteria Making Us Ill?

March 15, 2005

Chlorine Treatment Seen as Risky

3/15/05 Gies, Wired, Chlorine Treatment Seen as Risky

March 16, 2005

New Rules Set for Emission of Mercury

3/16/05 Wald, NYT, New Rules Set for Emission of Mercury

March 17, 2005

The X factor, and why the sexes are so different

3/17/05 Radford, Guardian/UK, The X factor, and why the sexes are so different

Biogen and F.D.A. Issue Drug Warning

3/17/05 Pollack, NYT, Biogen and F.D.A. Issue Drug Warning

Mercury pollution may cause autism

3/17/05 Al Jazeera, Mercury pollution may cause autism

March 23, 2005

Cheap Aids drugs under threat

3/23/05 Ramesh, Guardian/UK, Cheap Aids drugs under threat

Fewer Employers Totally Cover Health Premiums

3/23/05 Freduenheim, NYT, Fewer Employers Totally Cover Health Premiums

F.D.A. Issues a Guide to Gathering Genetic Data

3/23/05 Pollack NYT, F.D.A. Issues a Guide to Gathering Genetic Data

U.S. Probes Sale of GM Corn

3/23/05 Asaravala, Wired, U.S. Probes Sale of GM Corn

March 24, 2005

India Alters Law on Drug Patents

3/24/05 McNeil, NYT, India Alters Law on Drug Patents

Virus New to Angola Kills 95; Travelers Told to Avoid North

3/24/05 Wines, NYT, Virus New to Angola Kills 95; Travelers Told to Avoid North

March 25, 2005

Developing world at superbug risk

3/25/05 BBC, Developing world at superbug risk

Ebola-like virus reaches Luanda

3/25/05 BBC, Ebola-like virus reaches Luanda

March 26, 2005

Family Wonders if Prozac Prompted School Shootings

3/26/05 Davey & Harris, NYT, Family Wonders if Prozac Prompted School Shootings

April 1, 2005

Brain Disease Found in Deer in New York

4/01/05 Santora, NYT, Brain Disease Found in Deer in New York

April 2, 2005

Illinois Pharmacies Ordered to Provide Birth Control

4/02/05 Davey, NYT, Illinois Pharmacies Ordered to Provide Birth Control

April 3, 2005

Drugs firms 'creating ills for every pill'

4/03/05 Hinsliff, Observer, Drugs firms 'creating ills for every pill'

April 6, 2005

The Ugly Side of Pretty

4/06/05 Ephraim, Common Ground, The Ugly Side of Pretty

Bird flu claims 50th Asian victim

4/06/05 BBC, Bird flu claims 50th Asian victim

Asbestos Claims Decline, but Questions Rise

4/06/05 Glater, NYT, Asbestos Claims Decline, but Questions Rise

UK aid for HIV victims 'too slow'

4/06/05 ANdalo, Guardian/UK, UK aid for HIV victims 'too slow'

April 8, 2005

F.D.A. Announces Strong Warnings for Painkillers

4/08/05 Harris, NYT, F.D.A. Announces Strong Warnings for Painkillers

Virus deaths soar across Angola

4/08/05 BBC, Virus deaths soar across Angola

Threat of 'flesh-eating' MRSA bug

4/08/05 BBC, Threat of 'flesh-eating' MRSA bug

April 9, 2005

Fear and Violence Accompany a Deadly Virus Across Angola

4/09/05 LaFranier & Grady, NYT, Fear and Violence Accompany a Deadly Virus Across Angola

April 11, 2005

Health Workers Race to Block Deadly Virus in Angolan Town

4/11/05 LaFraniere, NYT, Health Workers Race to Block Deadly Virus in Angolan Town

April 12, 2005

Popular Drugs for Dementia Tied to Deaths

4/12/05 Harris, NYT, Popular Drugs for Dementia Tied to Deaths

A Daunting Search: Tracking a Deadly Virus in Angola

4/12/05 LaFreniere & Grady, NYT, A Daunting Search: Tracking a Deadly Virus in Angola

April 13, 2005

Labs race to destroy deadly virus

4/13/05 BBC, Labs race to destroy deadly virus

Nobel scientist warns on bird flu

4/13/05 Radford, Guardian/UK, Nobel scientist warns on bird flu

Deadly Flu Strain Shipped Worldwide

4/13/05 Stein & Vedantam, Wa. Post, Deadly Flu Strain Shipped Worldwide

April 14, 2005

Bird Flu Adds New Danger to Bloody Game

4/14/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, Bird Flu Adds New Danger to Bloody Game

April 17, 2005

US sent banned corn to Europe for four years

4/17/05 Lean, Independent/UK, US sent banned corn to Europe for four years

Stalking a Deadly Virus, Battling a Town's Fears

4/17/05 LaFraniere & Grady, Stalking a Deadly Virus, Battling a Town's Fears

Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile at Risk

4/17/05 Brown, Wa. Post, Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile at Risk

April 19, 2005

WHO Says Flu Strains Still Sought in Lebanon, Mexico, South Korea

4/19/05 AP, WHO Says Flu Strains Still Sought in Lebanon, Mexico, South Korea

April 20, 2005

Some Extra Heft May Be Helpful, New Study Says

4/20/05 Kolata, NYT, Some Extra Heft May Be Helpful, New Study Says

U.S. Introduces a Revised Food Pyramid

4/20/05 Burros, NYT, U.S. Introduces a Revised Food Pyramid

April 24, 2005

Angola virus at 'critical stage'

4/24/05 BBC, Angola virus at 'critical stage'

April 25, 2005

Land of the dead - Chernobyl

4/25/05 Guardian/UK, Land of the dead - Chernobyl

G.M. Announces Recall of More Than 2 Million Vehicles

4/25/05 Reuters, G.M. Announces Recall of More Than 2 Million Vehicles

April 26, 2005

Mysterious Viruses as Bad as They Get

4/26/05 Grady, NYT, Mysterious Viruses as Bad as They Get

April 27, 2005

IRAQ: Doctors warn of increasing deformities in newborn babies.

4/27/05 Reuters, IRAQ: Doctors warn of increasing deformities in newborn babies.

April 28, 2005

Gene that dictates how long we need to sleep is discovered

4/28/05 Connor, Independent/UK, Gene that dictates how long we need to sleep is discovered

Cracks in decaying shell of Chernobyl reactor threaten second disaster

4/28/05 Osborn, Independent/UK, Cracks in decaying shell of Chernobyl reactor threaten second disaster

Worldwide cancer rates 'double'

4/28/05 BBC, Worldwide cancer rates 'double'

April 29, 2005

A Private Obsession

4/29/05 Krugman, NYT, A Private Obsession

April 30, 2005

Hospital Errors Jeopardize Angola Virus Battle

4/30/05 Grady, NYT, Hospital Errors Jeopardize Angola Virus Battle

May 1, 2005

Bird flu mutates and now more infectious

5/01/05 Lean, Independent/UK, Bird flu mutates and now more infectious

May 3, 2005

African Strain of Polio Virus Hits Indonesia

5/03/05 McNeil, NYT, African Strain of Polio Virus Hits Indonesia

2nd Hospital Finds Evidence of Bacteria

5/03/05 O'Connor, NYT, 2nd Hospital Finds Evidence of Bacteria

Feds Probing Alleged Mad Cow Cover-up

5/03/05 Mitchell, UPI, Feds Probing Alleged Mad Cow Cover-up

May 5, 2005

Government Researchers Tested AIDS Drugs on Foster Kids

5/05/05 Foster, AP, Government Researchers Tested AIDS Drugs on Foster Kids

May 6, 2005

Move towards autism test at birth raises fears

5/06/05 Sample, Guardian/UK, Move towards autism test at birth raises fears

May 8, 2005

Virus fear over smuggled bushmeat

5/08/05 Doward, Observer, Virus fear over smuggled bushmeat

May 9, 2005

Demand for Organic Foods Soaring

5/09/05 Callahan, AP, Demand for Organic Foods Soaring

Medicating Aliah

5/09/05 Waters, MoJo May-June, Medicating Aliah

May 10, 2005

Chiquita's Children

5/10/05 Berube & Aguin, ITT, Chiquita's Children

May 11, 2005

Common drugs 'cause 1,200 heart attack deaths a year'

5/11/05 Laurence, Independent/UK, Common drugs 'cause 1,200 heart attack deaths a year'

May 14, 2005

New Outbreak of Deadly Ebola Virus Is Feared in Congo Republic

5/14/05 LaFranier, NYT, New Outbreak of Deadly Ebola Virus Is Feared in Congo Republic

May 16, 2005

Why puberty now begins at seven

5/16/05 Roberts, BBC, Why puberty now begins at seven

May 19, 2005

WHO sees bird flu transmission risk

5/19/05 Al Jazeera, WHO sees bird flu transmission risk

May 20, 2005

Congo's Ebola town is sealed off

5/20/05 BBC, Congo's Ebola town is sealed off

May 21, 2005

W.H.O. Moves Toward Allowing Smallpox Gene Experiment

5/21/05 Altman, NYT, W.H.O. Moves Toward Allowing Smallpox Gene Experiment

May 22, 2005

Revealed: health fears over secret study into GM food

5/22/05 Lean, Independent/UK, Revealed: health fears over secret study into GM food

When fed to rats it affected their kidneys and blood counts. So what might it do to humans? We think you should be told

5/22/05 Independent/UK, When fed to rats it affected their kidneys and blood counts. So what might it do to humans? We think you should be told

On Front Lines Of Asian Battle Against Bird Flu

5/22/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, On Front Lines Of Asian Battle Against Bird Flu

China declares alert on bird flu

5/22/05 BBC, China declares alert on bird flu

May 24, 2005

Guidant Didn't Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years

5/24/05 Meier, NYT, Guidant Didn't Disclose a Flaw in Defibrillator for 3 Years

May 25, 2005

Transplant Patients Die of Rodent Disease

5/25/05 Zezima & Grady, NYT, Transplant Patients Die of Rodent Disease

May 26, 2005

Bird flu virus 'close to pandemic'

5/26/05 Honigsbaum, Guardian/UK, Bird flu virus 'close to pandemic'

The Pill may cause permanent loss of sex drive

5/26/05 Laurence, Independent/UK, The Pill may cause permanent loss of sex drive

Cattle movement key to TB spread

5/26/05 BBC, Cattle movement key to TB spread

May 27, 2005

Toxin in plastics harming unborn boys

5/27/05 Sample, Guardian/UK, Toxin in plastics harming unborn boys

May 28, 2005

Pain Study Finds Gap In Minorities Seeking Help

5/28/05 Fears, Wa. Post, Pain Study Finds Gap In Minorities Seeking Help

May 29, 2005

Revealed: huge Sellafield leak went undetected for 9 months

5/29/05 Elliott, Independent/UK, Revealed: huge Sellafield leak went undetected for 9 months

May 30, 2005

Scientists link plastic food containers with breast cancer

5/30/05 Meikle, Guardian/UK, Scientists link plastic food containers with breast cancer

May 31, 2005

Watching New Love as It Sears the Brain

5/31/05 Carey, NYT, Watching New Love as It Sears the Brain

Despite Vow, Drug Makers Still Withhold Data

5/31/05 Berenson, NYT, Despite Vow, Drug Makers Still Withhold Data

New Technologies, Demands Lead to Food Identity Crisis

5/31/05 Skrzycki, Wa. Post, New Technologies, Demands Lead to Food Identity Crisis

June 3, 2005

C.D.C. Team Investigates an Outbreak of Obesity

6/03/05 Kolata, NYT, C.D.C. Team Investigates an Outbreak of Obesity

June 5, 2005

Trying to Shut Off the Body's Friendly Fire

6/05/05 Pollack, NYT, Trying to Shut Off the Body's Friendly Fire

June 6, 2005

Everyday Apples Pack Antioxidant Punch

6/06/05 Hirsch, AP, Everyday Apples Pack Antioxidant Punch

Superbug kills 12 at spinal unit as doctors warn of new threat to NHS

6/06/05 Laurence, Independent, Superbug kills 12 at spinal unit as doctors warn of new threat to NHS

New Vaccines Prevent Ebola and Marburg in Monkeys

6/06/05 Grady, NYT, New Vaccines Prevent Ebola and Marburg in Monkeys

June 8, 2005

Lethal bug is costing NHS 160m a year - and is spreading at a phenomenal rate

6/08/05 Frith, Independent, Lethal bug is costing NHS 160m a year - and is spreading at a phenomenal rate

June 10, 2005

Children at high risk as superbugs soar

6/10/05 Frith, Independent, Children at high risk as superbugs soar

Ibuprofen increases risk of heart attack by 24%, warn doctors

6/10/05 Laurence, Indpendent, Ibuprofen increases risk of heart attack by 24%, warn doctors

Lucrative Drug, Danger Signals and the F.D.A.

Harris & Koil, NYT, Lucrative Drug, Danger Signals and the F.D.A.

June 11, 2005

Government Is Checking Possible Case of Mad Cow

6/11/05 Barrionuevo, NYT, Government Is Checking Possible Case of Mad Cow

New Asian Flu Outbreaks in China Raise Fears of a Mutant Virus

6/11/05 McNeil, NYT, New Asian Flu Outbreaks in China Raise Fears of a Mutant Virus

US finds new suspected BSE case

6/11/05 BBC, US finds new suspected BSE case

June 12, 2005

US regulator suppresses vital data on prescription drugs on sale in Britain

6/12/05 Dobson, Independent, US regulator suppresses vital data on prescription drugs on sale in Britain

Fears that new strain of bird flu will kill millions

6/12/05 Lean, Independent, Fears that new strain of bird flu will kill millions

MRSA checks before patients go in

6/12/05 Hinsliff, Guardian, MRSA checks before patients go in

June 13, 2005

The Cover-Up Begins to Unravel - Mad Cow USA

6/13/05 Stauber, CounterPunch, The Cover-Up Begins to Unravel - Mad Cow USA

Bug killed patients after officials ignored advice, watchdog says

6/13/05 Laurence, Independent, Bug killed patients after officials ignored advice, watchdog says

U.S. to Review Heart Drug Intended for One Race

6/13/05 Saul, NYT, U.S. to Review Heart Drug Intended for One Race

Imported animals disease threat

6/13/05 BBC, Imported animals disease threat

June 16, 2005

'C.difficile' superbug is killing twice as many people as MRSA

6/16/05 Laurence, Independent, 'C.difficile' superbug is killing twice as many people as MRSA

Fewer Doses of Vaccine for the Flu

6/16/05 Pollack, NYT, Fewer Doses of Vaccine for the Flu

City Emerges as Model in China's Effort to Reverse AIDS Record

6/16/05 Yardley, NYT, City Emerges as Model in China's Effort to Reverse AIDS Record

Bird flu found in Indonesian man

6/16/05 BBC, Bird flu found in Indonesian man

June 17, 2005

FDA Approves New Antibiotic for Resistant Bacteria

6/17/05 Kaufman, Wa. Post, FDA Approves New Antibiotic for Resistant Bacteria

June 18, 2005

Bird Flu Drug Rendered Useless

6/18/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, Bird Flu Drug Rendered Useless

June 19, 2005

Revealed: the true scale of MRSA

6/19/05 Revill, Guardian, Revealed: the true scale of MRSA

June 21, 2005

U.N. Presses China on Bird Flu Drug

6/21/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, U.N. Presses China on Bird Flu Drug

Chimp virus 'may help Aids fight'

6/21/05 BBC, Chimp virus 'may help Aids fight'

June 23, 2005

Male infertility 'is increasing'

6/23/05 Roberts, BBC, Male infertility 'is increasing'

Men overtake women as cause of infertility

6/23/05 Frith, Independent, Men overtake women as cause of infertility

June 25, 2005

Guidant Says Flaw Is Found in More Types of Heart Units

6/25/05 Meier, NYT, Guidant Says Flaw Is Found in More Types of Heart Units

Testing Changes Ordered After U.S. Mad Cow Case

6/25/05 McNeil, NYT, Testing Changes Ordered After U.S. Mad Cow Case

Brazil may break Aids drug patent

6/25/05 BBC, Brazil may break Aids drug patent

June 26, 2005

Bird flu 'as grave a threat as terrorism'

6/26/05 Lean, Independent, Bird flu 'as grave a threat as terrorism'

For Months, Agriculture Department Delayed Announcing Result of Mad Cow Test

6/26/05 McNeil & Barrionuevo, NYT, For Months, Agriculture Department Delayed Announcing Result of Mad Cow Test

Healers Prescribe Tribal Tradition

6/26/05 Vedantam, Wa. Post, Healers Prescribe Tribal Tradition

Patients' Diversity Is Often Discounted

6/26/05 Vedantam, Wa. Post, Patients' Diversity Is Often Discounted

June 27, 2005

In Effort to Pare Medicaid, Long-Term Care Is Focus

6/27/05 Gross, NYT, In Effort to Pare Medicaid, Long-Term Care Is Focus

June 28, 2005

New Ideas in Global Health Get a $437 Million Assist

6/28/05 McNeil, NYT, New Ideas in Global Health Get a $437 Million Assist

June 29, 2005

Paper Describes Potential Poisoning of Milk

6/29/05 Shane, NYT, Paper Describes Potential Poisoning of Milk

Science Panel Affirms Cancer Risks From Very Low Radiation Levels

6/29/05 Hebert, AP, Science Panel Affirms Cancer Risks From Very Low Radiation Levels

June 30, 2005

Virulent new strain of killer superbug hits 15 hospitals

6/30/05 Independent, Virulent new strain of killer superbug hits 15 hospitals

July 1, 2005

Officials to Survey Texas Herd for Mad Cow

7/01/05 Blaney, AP, Officials to Survey Texas Herd for Mad Cow

Report of Ritalin Risks Prompts a Federal Study

7/01/05 Harris, NYT, Report of Ritalin Risks Prompts a Federal Study

July 2, 2005

In Mississippi, Soaring Costs Force Deep Medicaid Cuts

7/02/05 Dewan, NYT, In Mississippi, Soaring Costs Force Deep Medicaid Cuts

July 4, 2005

States Rejecting Demand to Pay for Medicare Cost

7/04/05 Pear, NYT, States Rejecting Demand to Pay for Medicare Cost

Bird flu experts warn of pandemic

7/04/05 Kent, BBC, Bird flu experts warn of pandemic

July 5, 2005

Mass vaccination of poultry urged to stem killer flu

7/05/05 McGirk, Independent, Mass vaccination of poultry urged to stem killer flu

Europe bans chemical use in toys

7/05/05 BBC, Europe bans chemical use in toys

July 7, 2005

Study Says Malpractice Payouts Aren't Rising

7/07/05 Anderson, NYT, Study Says Malpractice Payouts Aren't Rising

Deadly Flu Strain Shows Up in Migratory Birds

7/07/05 Brown, Wa. Post, Deadly Flu Strain Shows Up in Migratory Birds

July 8, 2005

Abuse of Prescription Drugs Widespread

7/08/05 Flaherty, Wa. Post, Abuse of Prescription Drugs Widespread

Mouth bacteria linked to oral cancer

7/08/05 Al Jazeera.net, Mouth bacteria linked to oral cancer

July 9, 2005

Impotence Drugs Will Get Blindness Warning

7/09/05 Kaufman, Wa. Post, Impotence Drugs Will Get Blindness Warning

July 10, 2005

Mad dogs (and an Englishman) take morning pill for old age

7/10/05 Guest, Independent, Mad dogs (and an Englishman) take morning pill for old age

July 11, 2005

FDA Dithers Over Cloned Food

7/11/05 AP, FDA Dithers Over Cloned Food

July 13, 2005

Thousands of vitamin products threatened by ruling

7/13/05 Laurence, Independent, Thousands of vitamin products threatened by ruling

Data Show Scourge of Hospital Infections

7/13/05 Connolloy, Wa. Post, Data Show Scourge of Hospital Infections

July 14, 2005

Drugs to boost brain power will become 'as common as coffee'

7/14/05 Connor, Independent, Drugs to boost brain power will become 'as common as coffee'

With New Clue to How SARS Kills, Scientists Work on Treatment

7/14/05 Rosenthal, NYT, With New Clue to How SARS Kills, Scientists Work on Treatment

July 15, 2005

Prayer's Power to Heal Strangers Is Examined

7/15/05 Stein, Wa. Post, Prayer's Power to Heal Strangers Is Examined

Report Details Environmental Harm to Fetuses

7/15/05 Reuters, Report Details Environmental Harm to Fetuses

July 18, 2005

Millions in Iraq vaccinated against polio

7/17/05 Al Janeera.net, Millions in Iraq vaccinated against polio

July 19, 2005

Japan turns to robots for elderly care

7/19/05 Al Jazeera, Japan turns to robots for elderly care

July 20, 2005

BSE cluster triggers fears over contaminated feed

7/20/05 Connor, Independent, BSE cluster triggers fears over contaminated feed

July 21, 2005

Indonesia to cull chickens in fight against bird flu

7/21/05 Guardian, Indonesia to cull chickens in fight against bird flu

U.S. Will Offer Doctors Free Electronic Records System

7/21/05 Kolata, NYT, U.S. Will Offer Doctors Free Electronic Records System

July 25, 2005

Mystery China bug toll reaches 17

7/25/05 BBC, Mystery China bug toll reaches 17

Licensed to Ill

7/25/05 Plummer, MoJo, Licensed to Ill

July 26, 2005

China names fatal Sichuan illness

7/26/05 BBC, China names fatal Sichuan illness

July 27, 2005

Is There an Extra Ingredient in Nonstick Pans?

7/27/05 Burros, NYT, Is There an Extra Ingredient in Nonstick Pans?

July 31, 2005

World Not Set To Deal With Flu

7/31/05 Brown, Wa. Post, World Not Set To Deal With Flu

August 3, 2005

Drug Makers to Police Consumer Campaigns

8/03/05 Saul, NYT, Drug Makers to Police Consumer Campaigns

August 5, 2005

ID cards may create health underclass, MPs say

8/05/05 Woolf, Independent, ID cards may create health underclass, MPs say

Nit combs four times more effective than head lice lotions, study says

8/05/05 Frith, Independent, Nit combs four times more effective than head lice lotions, study says

One 'cure all' flu jab for life

8/05/05 BBC, One 'cure all' flu jab for life

August 7, 2005

One jab and your flab melts away - but how safe is this miracle drug?

8/07/05 Davison & Veevers, Independent, One jab and your flab melts away - but how safe is this miracle drug?

Avian Flu Vaccine Called Effective in Human Testing

8/07/05 Altman, NYT, Avian Flu Vaccine Called Effective in Human Testing

Atomic Waste Mishandled, Records Show

8/07/05 Wald, NYT, Atomic Waste Mishandled, Records Show

To Create a Vaccine, a Virus Is Tweaked, Then Replanted

8/07/05 Altman, NYT, To Create a Vaccine, a Virus Is Tweaked, Then Replanted

August 8, 2005

The Canaries Had Their Coal Mines

8/08/05 DePalma, NYT, The Canaries Had Their Coal Mines

August 9, 2005

Plumpy'nut: The magic potion that's saving lives in Niger

8/09/05 George, Independent, Plumpy'nut: The magic potion that's saving lives in Niger

August 15, 2005

Russian bird flu outbreak advances toward Europe

8/15/05 Reuters, Russian bird flu outbreak advances toward Europe

August 16, 2005

Mad Cow Rule Violations Cited

8/16/05 AP, Mad Cow Rule Violations Cited

August 18, 2005

Doctors Argue Against Higher Co-Payments for Medicaid

8/18/05 Pear, NYT, Doctors Argue Against Higher Co-Payments for Medicaid

Soda Makers Widen a Ban on School Sales

8/18/05 Bloomberg News, Soda Makers Widen a Ban on School Sales

Race Gap Persists In Health Care, Three Studies Say

8/18/05 Stein, NYT, Race Gap Persists In Health Care, Three Studies Say

August 20, 2005

Jury Calls Merck Liable in Death of Man on Vioxx

8/20/05 Berenson, NYT, Jury Calls Merck Liable in Death of Man on Vioxx

August 21, 2005

Cell-Phone Tower Debate Grows

8/21/05 AP, Cell-Phone Tower Debate Grows

New cancer risk from 24-hour society

8/21/05 Dobson, Independent, New cancer risk from 24-hour society

When a Bug Becomes a Monster

8/21/05 Santora, NYT, When a Bug Becomes a Monster

August 22, 2005

India: Everything Gets Worse With Coca-Cola

8/22/05 Rajveev, IPS, India: Everything Gets Worse With Coca-Cola

Health Advocates on War Footing Against Soft Drinks, Salt

8/22/05 Aslam, One World, Health Advocates on War Footing Against Soft Drinks, Salt

August 23, 2005

The Flu Birds Are Coming, The Flu Birds Are Coming!

8/23/05 Whitney, CHB, The Flu Birds Are Coming, The Flu Birds Are Coming!

Native Americans' favourite delicacy is 'junk'

8/23/05 Usborne, Independent, Native Americans' favourite delicacy is 'junk'

Scientists Race To Head Off Lethal Potential Of Avian Flu

8/23/05 Brown, Wa. Post, Scientists Race To Head Off Lethal Potential Of Avian Flu

Bird flu 'stabilising' in Russia

8/23/05 BBC, Bird flu 'stabilising' in Russia

August 26, 2005

Lethal hospital bug cases rocket

8/26/05 BBC, Lethal hospital bug cases rocket

August 27, 2005

45,000 patients infected with hospital superbug

8/27/05 Carvel, Guardian, 45,000 patients infected with hospital superbug

August 28, 2005

U.S. to Triple Airport Quarantine Stations

8/28/05 Gillis, Wa. Post, U.S. to Triple Airport Quarantine Stations

September 1, 2005

City prepares itself for health crisis as floodwater becomes 'toxic soup'

9/01/05 Buncombe, Independent, City prepares itself for health crisis as floodwater becomes 'toxic soup'

September 3, 2005

Thai villagers join bird flu rapid reaction force

9/03/05 Aglionby, Guardian, Thai villagers join bird flu rapid reaction force

September 4, 2005

West Nile op imminent in La.? Nagin asks Bush for cropdusters

9/04/05 Totla Information Analysis, West Nile op imminent in La.? Nagin asks Bush for cropdusters

September 5, 2005

Scientists guilty of 'hyping' benefits of gene research

9/05/05 Connor, Independent, Scientists guilty of 'hyping' benefits of gene research

September 6, 2005

Bird flu spread 'may spark pandemic'

9/06/05 Al Jazeera.net, Bird flu spread 'may spark pandemic'

September 7, 2005

Evacuation 'not disease driven'

9/07/05 BBC, Evacuation 'not disease driven'

E.P.A. to Bar Data From Pesticide Studies Involving Children and Pregnant Women

9/07/05 Janofsky, NYT, E.P.A. to Bar Data From Pesticide Studies Involving Children and Pregnant Women

September 11, 2005

For now, health officials issue warnings - and wait

9/11/05 Leiser, ST. Louis Dispatch, For now, health officials issue warnings - and wait

September 12, 2005

A Black-Green Curtain of Disease and Destruction, Grime and Stench

9/12/05 Barry, NYT, A Black-Green Curtain of Disease and Destruction, Grime and Stench

New super-resistant 'E. coli' spreads across the country

9/12/05 Laurence, Independent, New super-resistant 'E. coli' spreads across the country

September 13, 2005

At Risk Before the Storm Struck

9/13/05 Payne, Wa. Post, At Risk Before the Storm Struck

Fertility problems affect 2.5 million men

9/13/05 Frith, Independent, Fertility problems affect 2.5 million men

September 15, 2005

Avian Flu: Is the Government Ready for an Epidemic?

9/15/05 Ross, ABC, Avian Flu: Is the Government Ready for an Epidemic?

September 18, 2005

Troops In New Orleans "Decontaminating Themselves As If They Were Operating In A Toxic Environment"

9/18/05 Simpson, AP, Troops In New Orleans "Decontaminating Themselves As If They Were Operating In A Toxic Environment"

Bird flu could cause global economic catastrophe

9/18/05 Lean, Independent, Bird flu could cause global economic catastrophe

September 19, 2005

Asbestos Fund Doomed Before It Starts

9/19/05 CHB, Asbestos Fund Doomed Before It Starts

Amid Warnings, Richer Nations Seek Protection From Bird Flu

9/19/05 Rosenthal, NYT, Amid Warnings, Richer Nations Seek Protection From Bird Flu

China struggles to cope with suicide epidemic

9/19/05 Eimer, Independent, China struggles to cope with suicide epidemic

September 21, 2005

Indonesia fears bird flu epidemic

9/21/05 BBC, Indonesia fears bird flu epidemic

September 22, 2005

2 Studies Find Flu Treatments Fall Far Short

9/22/05 Rosenthal, NYT, 2 Studies Find Flu Treatments Fall Far Short

A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States

9/22/05 McNeil & Rubenstein, NYT, A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States

Indonesia Braces for Bird Flu Epidemic

9/22/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, Indonesia Braces for Bird Flu Epidemic

Biodefense Program in Galveston, TX Sacrifices Research for Public Safety

9/22/05 Hecht, FTW, Biodefense Program in Galveston, TX Sacrifices Research for Public Safety

September 26, 2005

EPA Testers Privately Telling People New Orleans is Off the Charts

9/26/05 N.O Env Watch, EPA Testers Privately Telling People New Orleans is Off the Charts

September 27, 2005

Almost 6,000 Doctors Displaced by Katrina, Study Says

9/27/05 AP, Almost 6,000 Doctors Displaced by Katrina, Study Says

September 29, 2005

A Disease for Every Pill

9/29/05 Moynihan, Nation, A Disease for Every Pill

September 30, 2005

Two Teams Identify Chinese Bat as SARS Virus Hiding Place

9/30/05 Altman, NYT, Two Teams Identify Chinese Bat as SARS Virus Hiding Place

Bird flu 'could kill 150m people'

9/30/05 BBC, Bird flu 'could kill 150m people'

Hepatitis C timebomb may kill 150,000

9/30/05 Laurence, Independent, Hepatitis C timebomb may kill 150,000

October 1, 2005

Dengue Virus Is Sweeping Asia, Killing Hundreds, Officials Say

10/01/05 Arnold, NYT, Dengue Virus Is Sweeping Asia, Killing Hundreds, Officials Say

Dengue Virus Is Sweeping Asia, Killing Hundreds, Officials Say

10/01/05 Arnold, NYT, Dengue Virus Is Sweeping Asia, Killing Hundreds, Officials Say

World Health Agency Tones Down Alarm on Possible Flu Pandemic

10/01/05 AP, World Health Agency Tones Down Alarm on Possible Flu Pandemic

Deadly Bacteria Detected in US Capital During Anti-War March

10/02/05 AFP, Deadly Bacteria Detected in US Capital During Anti-War March

Bird flu jumps transmission barrier in humans

10/01/05 Clifford, GulfNews, Bird flu jumps transmission barrier in humans

October 4, 2005

Martial Law and the Avian Flu Pandemic

10/04/05 Chossudovsky, CRG, Martial Law and the Avian Flu Pandemic

Study Suggests Most in U.S. Will Be Fat

10/04/05 AP, Study Suggests Most in U.S. Will Be Fat

A New Measure of Well-Being From a Happy Little Kingdom

10/04/05 Revkin, NYT, A New Measure of Well-Being From a Happy Little Kingdom

October 5, 2005

Fear of Flu Outbreak Rattles Washington

10/05/05 Harriss, NYT, Fear of Flu Outbreak Rattles Washington

To Prevent Mad Cow Disease, F.D.A. Proposes New Restrictions on Food for Animals

10/05/05 McNeil, NYT, To Prevent Mad Cow Disease, F.D.A. Proposes New Restrictions on Food for Animals

October 6, 2005

Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated

10/06/05 Sample, Guardian, Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated

Fear of Flu Outbreak Rattles Washington

10/06/05 Harris, NYT, Fear of Flu Outbreak Rattles Washington

From frozen Alaska to the lab: a virus 39,000 times more virulent than flu

10/06/05 Sample, Guardian, From frozen Alaska to the lab: a virus 39,000 times more virulent than flu

October 7, 2005

Talk of Bird Flu Pandemic Revives Interest in Passed-Over Drugs

10/07/05 Pollack, NYT, Talk of Bird Flu Pandemic Revives Interest in Passed-Over Drugs

October 8, 2005

Bush Plan Shows U.S. Is Not Ready for Deadly Flu

10/08/05 Harris, NYT, Bush Plan Shows U.S. Is Not Ready for Deadly Flu

Avian Flu: Bush Cronyism and Crimes as Usual

10/08/05 Nimmo, PrisonPlanet, Avian Flu: Bush Cronyism and Crimes as Usual

Psychiatric Drugs' Use Drops for Children

10/08/05 Vedantam, Wa. Post, Psychiatric Drugs' Use Drops for Children

Romania reports new bird flu cases

10/08/05 Al Jazeera.net, Romania reports new bird flu cases

October 9, 2005

Scientists Finding Out What Losing Sleep Does to a Body

10/09/05 Stein, Wa. Post, Scientists Finding Out What Losing Sleep Does to a Body

October 10, 2005

Scientists create GM mosquitoes to fight malaria and save thousands of lives

10/10/05 Adam, Guardian, Scientists create GM mosquitoes to fight malaria and save thousands of lives

New Cases of Avian Flu Are Reported in Europe

10/10/05 Rosenthal, NYT, New Cases of Avian Flu Are Reported in Europe

EU bans Turkish live bird imports

10/10/05 BBC, EU bans Turkish live bird imports

Drugs No Answer to Bird Flu: Experts

10/10/05 Fox, Reuters, Drugs No Answer to Bird Flu: Experts

October 11, 2005

U.S. Taking Steps to Meet Demand for Flu Vaccine

10/11/05 Harris & Mydans, NYT, U.S. Taking Steps to Meet Demand for Flu Vaccine

October 12, 2005

Women's health fuelling poverty

10/12/05 BBC, Women's health fuelling poverty

October 13, 2005

Turkey bird flu 'deadly strain'

10/13/05 BBC, Turkey bird flu 'deadly strain'

Avian Flu Is Detected in Romania

10/13/05 Reuters, Avian Flu Is Detected in Romania

Troubled Maker of Flu Shots Wins Approval of First Batch

10/13/05 Harris, NYT, Troubled Maker of Flu Shots Wins Approval of First Batch

October 14, 2005

EU holds bird flu crisis meeting

10/14/05 BBC, EU holds bird flu crisis meeting

High-dose cannabis stimulates growth of brain cells in rats

10/14/05 Laurence, Independent, High-dose cannabis stimulates growth of brain cells in rats

Vaccines are useless against this virus

10/14/05 Laurence, Independent, Vaccines are useless against this virus

Asia Avian Flu Confirmed as Killer of Birds in Turkey

10/14/05 Rosenthal, NYT, Asia Avian Flu Confirmed as Killer of Birds in Turkey

Indian Company to Make Generic Version of Flu Drug Tamiflu

10/14/05 McNeil, NYT, Indian Company to Make Generic Version of Flu Drug Tamiflu

Painkillers Understocked in Minority Areas, Study Says

10/14/05 Kaufman, Wa. Post, Painkillers Understocked in Minority Areas, Study Says

October 16, 2005

Human flu pandemic 'inevitable' in Britain

10/16/05 AFP, Human flu pandemic 'inevitable' in Britain

Europe scrambles to contain bird flu outbreak

10/16/05 AFP, Europe scrambles to contain bird flu outbreak

Bird flu: Why weren't we warned? How did it get here? How scared should you be?

10/16/05 Lean & Carrell, Independent, Bird flu: Why weren't we warned? How did it get here? How scared should you be?

Aid Program for Recipients of Medicare Comes to End

10/16/05 Pear, NYT, Aid Program for Recipients of Medicare Comes to End

Suppliers Working to Meet Expected High Demand for Flu Vaccine

10/16/05 Brown & Levine, Wa. Post, Suppliers Working to Meet Expected High Demand for Flu Vaccine

October 18, 2005

Greece becomes first EU country to confirm bird flu

10/18/05 Mikel & Honigsbaum, Guardian, Greece becomes first EU country to confirm bird flu

Bird flu is global threat, say EU ministers

10/18/05 Sturke, Guardian, Bird flu is global threat, say EU ministers

Bird Flu: How Big A Threat?

10/18/05 Mott, Wa. Post, Bird Flu: How Big A Threat?

Pollution may affect fertility and induce miscarriage

10/18/05 Frith, Independent, Pollution may affect fertility and induce miscarriage

The spreading virus

10/18/05 Independent, The spreading virus

October 19, 2005

Likely course of UK bird flu pandemic revealed

10/19/05 Guardian, Likely course of UK bird flu pandemic revealed

Sleeping Pill Use by Youths Soars, Study Says

10/19/05 Harris, NYT, Sleeping Pill Use by Youths Soars, Study Says

Psychosis Drug Risks Are Noted

10/19/05 Vedantam, Wa. Post, Psychosis Drug Risks Are Noted

Fresh bird flu outbreak in China

10/19/05 BBC, Fresh bird flu outbreak in China

IVF defects higher than expected

10/19/05 BBC, IVF defects higher than expected

Congress Set To Pass Law Eliminating Liability For Vaccine Injuries

10/19/05 FTW, Congress Set To Pass Law Eliminating Liability For Vaccine Injuries

Congress Set To Pass Law Eliminating Liability For Vaccine Injuries

10/19/05 FTW, Congress Set To Pass Law Eliminating Liability For Vaccine Injuries

October 20, 2005

Common sense can help fight bird flu

10/20/05 Al Jazeera.net, Common sense can help fight bird flu

Bird flu fear grips Europe, Asia

10/20/05 BBC, Bird flu fear grips Europe, Asia

Government to offer pandemic flu vaccine to everyone

10/20/05 Connor, Independent, Government to offer pandemic flu vaccine to everyone

U.S. Gives Florida a Sweeping Right to Curb Medicaid

10/20/05 Pear, NYT, U.S. Gives Florida a Sweeping Right to Curb Medicaid

Navy Is Sued on Use of Sonar in Exercises

10/20/05 AP, Navy Is Sued on Use of Sonar in Exercises

Bird Flu Going to East Africa, United Nations Officials Fear

10/20/05 Rosenthall, Bird Flu Going to East Africa, United Nations Officials Fear

Indonesia Neglected Bird Flu Until Too Late, Experts Say

10/20/05 Sipress, Wa. Post, Indonesia Neglected Bird Flu Until Too Late, Experts Say

October 21, 2005

African countries act on bird flu

10/21/05 BBC, African countries act on bird flu

October 22, 2005

Parrot that died in UK quarantine diagnosed with avian flu

10/22/05 Meikel & Booth, Guardian, Parrot that died in UK quarantine diagnosed with avian flu

Run on Drug for Avian Flu Has Physicians Worried

10/22/05 Brown, Wa. Post, Run on Drug for Avian Flu Has Physicians Worried

Belarus Resumes Farming in Chernobyl Radiation Zone

10/22/05 Myers, NYT, Belarus Resumes Farming in Chernobyl Radiation Zone

Taiwan to ignore flu drug patent

10/22/05 BBC, Taiwan to ignore flu drug patent

Australia to set up bird flu quarantine

10/22/05 Al Jazeera.net, Australia to set up bird flu quarantine

October 23, 2005

In sickness and wealth: drugs firms on trial

10/23/05 Townsend, Independent, In sickness and wealth: drugs firms on trial

Armed police to guard bird flu drugs

10/23/05 Lean, Independent, Armed police to guard bird flu drugs

China will shut down borders if struck by bird flu

10/23/05 Revill, Guardian, China will shut down borders if struck by bird flu

October 24, 2005

EU may ban imports of wild birds as lethal flu strain found in Britain

10/24/05 Miekel, Guardian, EU may ban imports of wild birds as lethal flu strain found in Britain

October 25, 2005

A Shot of Fear

10/25/05 Woloshin et al, Wa. Post, A Shot of Fear

Fresh bird flu fears rattle Asia

10/25/05 BBC, Fresh bird flu fears rattle Asia

Africa Aids orphans 'may top 18m'

10/25/05 BBC, Africa Aids orphans 'may top 18m'

EU mulls wild bird import freeze

10/25/05 BBC, EU mulls wild bird import freeze

Jittery firms stockpile anti-flu drug as panic buying exhausts NHS supplies

10/25/05 Laurence, Independent, Jittery firms stockpile anti-flu drug as panic buying exhausts NHS supplies

An exotic trade

10/25/05 Independent, An exotic trade

October 26, 2005

Who Owns the Rights on Tamiflu: Rumsfeld To Profit From Bird Flu Hoax

10/26/05 Mercola, CRG, Who Owns the Rights on Tamiflu: Rumsfeld To Profit From Bird Flu Hoax

October 27, 2005

Hoarding Prompts Halt in Flu Drug Shipping

10/27/05 Pollack, NYT, Hoarding Prompts Halt in Flu Drug Shipping

How Bird Flu Has Spread

10/27/05 BBC, How Bird Flu Has Spread

October 28, 2005

Glaxo to start trials of bird flu vaccine

10/28/05 Moore, Guardian, Glaxo to start trials of bird flu vaccine

E.P.A. Backs Bush Plan to Cut Air Pollution by Power Plants

10/28/05 Janofsky, NYT, E.P.A. Backs Bush Plan to Cut Air Pollution by Power Plants

Chiron Hired to Produce Bird Flu Vaccine

10/28/05 Pollack, NYT, Chiron Hired to Produce Bird Flu Vaccine

Market ban on birds imposed as consumer alarm grows

10/28/05 Laurence, Indpendent, Market ban on birds imposed as consumer alarm grows

October 31, 2005

Novartis succeeds with bid for Chiron

10/31/05 Armitage, Reuters, Novartis succeeds with bid for Chiron

Medical research 'biased towards diseases of rich Westerners'

10/31/05 Taylor, Independent, Medical research 'biased towards diseases of rich Westerners'

November 1, 2005

Is Asia ready for bird flu?

11/01/05 Hogg, BBC, Is Asia ready for bird flu?

Bush Seeks $1.2B for U.S. Flu Vaccines

11/01/05 Neergaard, AP, Bush Seeks $1.2B for U.S. Flu Vaccines

November 2, 2005

Bush Announces Plan to Prepare for Flu Epidemic

11/02/05 Harris, NYT, Bush Announces Plan to Prepare for Flu Epidemic

November 3, 2005

World Bank warns of bird flu cost

11/03/05 BBC, World Bank warns of bird flu cost

Worried Parents Turning to Organic Food

11/03/05 Quaid, AP, Worried Parents Turning to Organic Food

Clinics Delay Flu Shots as Deliveries Lag

11/03/05 Levine & Morello, Wa. Post, Clinics Delay Flu Shots as Deliveries Lag

Novartis Would Consider U.S. Vaccine Plant, Chief Says

11/03/05 Wright, NYT, Novartis Would Consider U.S. Vaccine Plant, Chief Says

Poverty and Superstition Hinder Drive to Block Bird Flu at Source

11/03/05 Bradsher, NYT, Poverty and Superstition Hinder Drive to Block Bird Flu at Source

Administration's Flu Plan Gets Mixed Reception in Congress

11/03/05 Harris, NYT, Administration's Flu Plan Gets Mixed Reception in Congress

November 4, 2005

New bird flu outbreaks hit Asia

11/04/05 BBC, New bird flu outbreaks hit Asia

Bird flu fears trigger extreme steps

11/04/05 Al Jazeera.net, Bird flu fears trigger extreme steps

November 5, 2005

Is Bird Flu Drug Really So Vexing? Debating the Difficulty of Tamiflu

11/05/05 Pollack, NYT, Is Bird Flu Drug Really So Vexing? Debating the Difficulty of Tamiflu

November 6, 2005

AIDS Rally Calls Attention to Disease's Devastation Among Blacks

11/06/05 Montgomery, Wa. Post, AIDS Rally Calls Attention to Disease's Devastation Among Blacks

Bird Flu: A Corporate Bonanza for the Biotech Industry

11/06/05 Engdhal, CRG, Bird Flu: A Corporate Bonanza for the Biotech Industry

November 7, 2005

China Closes All Beijing Poultry Markets

11/07/05 Hoo, AP, China Closes All Beijing Poultry Markets

Long-Predicted Flu Finally Tops Agenda

11/07/05 Brown, Wa. Post, Long-Predicted Flu Finally Tops Agenda

November 8, 2005

5 Cases of Polio in Amish Group Raise New Fears

11/08/05 Harris, NYT, 5 Cases of Polio in Amish Group Raise New Fears

Pioneering treatment aimed at curing cancer

11/08/05 Independent, Pioneering treatment aimed at curing cancer

Flu pandemic 'could cause losses of $800bn'

11/08/05 Thornton, Independent, Flu pandemic 'could cause losses of $800bn'

November 9, 2005

Officials Report Mixed Picture on S.T.D. Rates

11/09/05 Altman, NYT, Officials Report Mixed Picture on S.T.D. Rates

Flu Vaccine Could Have Far Reach Under Best Circumstances

11/09/05 Brown, Wa. Post, Flu Vaccine Could Have Far Reach Under Best Circumstances

November 10, 2005

116 Quarantined After Bird Flu Outbreak

11/10/05 AP, 116 Quarantined After Bird Flu Outbreak

GAO Faults Efforts on Drug Sales

11/10/05 Flaherty, Wa. Post, GAO Faults Efforts on Drug Sales

First avian flu cases in Kuwait

11/10/05 BBC, First avian flu cases in Kuwait

November 11, 2005

Genetic Find Stirs Debate on Race-Based Medicine

11/11/05 Wade, NYT, Genetic Find Stirs Debate on Race-Based Medicine

November 12, 2005

Eighth bird flu outbreak in China

11/12/05 BBC, Eighth bird flu outbreak in China

November 13, 2005

Battlefront of the deadly dust

11/13/05 Robbins, Observer, Battlefront of the deadly dust

The Tamiflu Tug of War and Rumsfeld

11/13/05 Schwartz, Fortune, The Tamiflu Tug of War (and Rumsfeld)

November 14, 2005

The Disappearing Flu Vaccine

11/14/05 Von Hoffman, Nation, The Disappearing Flu Vaccine

November 15, 2005

50 birds died at quarantine centre

11/15/05 Independent, 50 birds died at quarantine centre

How not to get a cold

11/15/05 Laurnece, Independent, How not to get a cold

Tamiflu: The key questions

11/15/05 Laurence, Independent, Tamiflu: The key questions

Suicides linked to Tamiflu - so is only weapon against bird flu safe?

11/15/05 Laurence, Independent, Suicides linked to Tamiflu - so is only weapon against bird flu safe?

November 16, 2005

China to Vaccinate All Its Poultry

11/16/05 Bradsher & Rosenthal, NYT, China to Vaccinate All Its Poultry

November 17, 2005

China Confirms Its First 3 Cases of Bird Flu Infecting People

11/17/05 Bradsher, NYT, China Confirms Its First 3 Cases of Bird Flu Infecting People

Vaccine Funding Tied to Liability

11/17/05 Bimbaum, Wa. Post, Vaccine Funding Tied to Liability

AIDS may help spread of bird flu

11/17/05 BBC, AIDS may help spread of bird flu

Airborne mould poses serious health threat in New Orleans

11/17/05 Buncombe, Independent, Airborne mould poses serious health threat in New Orleans

FDA queries Tamiflu for children

11/17/05 BBC, FDA queries Tamiflu for children

November 18, 2005

Papers: DuPont Hid Chemical Risk Studies

11/18/05 GNM, Papers: DuPont Hid Chemical Risk Studies

Geneticists claim ageing breakthrough but immortality will have to wait

11/18/05 Sample, Guardian, Geneticists claim ageing breakthrough but immortality will have to wait

November 19, 2005

US clears bird flu drug Tamiflu

11/19/05 BBC, US clears bird flu drug Tamiflu

November 20, 2005

Vietnam's battle against bird flu

11/20/05 Head, BBC, Vietnam's battle against bird flu

Health Experts Fear Chinese Flu Vaccination Plan Could Backfire

11/20/05 McNeil, NYT, Health Experts Fear Chinese Flu Vaccination Plan Could Backfire

Doctors Objecting to Planned Cut in Medicare Fees

11/20/05 Pear, NYT, Doctors Objecting to Planned Cut in Medicare Fees

November 21, 2005

For Medicaid Clients, New Hurdle Looms

11/21/05 Perez-Pena, NYT, For Medicaid Clients, New Hurdle Looms

November 22, 2005

At Entry Points, on the Lookout for Symptoms

11/22/05 Broder, NYT, At Entry Points, on the Lookout for Symptoms

Number of People With HIV Doubled in Past Decade, U.N. Finds

11/22/05 Timberg, Wa. Post, Number of People With HIV Doubled in Past Decade, U.N. Finds

November 24, 2005

Anti-viral cream lets women protect themselves against STDs

11/24/05 Connor, Independent, Anti-viral cream lets women protect themselves against STDs

November 26, 2005

Small Leak at Indian Point Eludes Diver and Cameras

11/26/05 Wald, NYT, Small Leak at Indian Point Eludes Diver and Cameras

Deadly fever in Pakistan's south

11/26/05 Al Jazeera.net, Deadly fever in Pakistan's south

November 27, 2005

Cold snap could spread bird flu

11/27/05 Lean, Independent, Cold snap could spread bird flu

November 28, 2005

WHO's Flu Strike Force Plans for the Worst Case

11/28/05 Brown, Wa. Post, WHO's Flu Strike Force Plans for the Worst Case

November 30, 2005

Fertility Drug Linked to Birth Defects

11/30/05 AP, Fertility Drug Linked to Birth Defects

U.S. Builds Stockpile of Vaccine for Flu Pandemic

11/30/05 Gillis, Wa. Post, U.S. Builds Stockpile of Vaccine for Flu Pandemic

December 2, 2005

Bird by Bird, China Tackles Vast Flu Task

12/02/05 French, NYT, Bird by Bird, China Tackles Vast Flu Task

Deadly Germ Is Becoming Wider Threat

12/02/05 AP, Deadly Germ Is Becoming Wider Threat

December 4, 2005

Health Coverage of Young Widens With States' Aid

12/04/05 Broder, NYT, Health Coverage of Young Widens With States' Aid

Iraqis turn to drugs to escape reality

12/04/05 Al Jazeera.net, Iraqis turn to drugs to escape reality

December 5, 2005

Implant Maker Fixed Samples Only

12/05/05 Kaufman, Wa. Post, Implant Maker Fixed Samples Only

December 6, 2005

On India's Roads, Cargo and a Deadly Passenger

12/06/05 Waldman, NYT, On India's Roads, Cargo and a Deadly Passenger

December 7, 2005

Lines Drawn for Big Suit Over Sodas

12/07/05 Warner, NYT, Lines Drawn for Big Suit Over Sodas

December 9, 2005

Medical Journal Criticizes Merck Over Vioxx Data

12/09/05 Berenson, NYT, Medical Journal Criticizes Merck Over Vioxx Data

Pregnant Women Warned By FDA to Avoid Paxil

12/09/05 Kaufman & Vedantam, Wa. Post, Pregnant Women Warned By FDA to Avoid Paxil

December 10, 2005

Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness

12/10/05 Vedantam, Wa. Post, Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness

Wider Probe of Medicare Firms

12/10/05 Gaul, Wa. Post, Wider Probe of Medicare Firms

December 15, 2005

DuPont to Pay $16.5 Million for Unreported Risks

12/15/05 Janofsky, NYT, DuPont to Pay $16.5 Million for Unreported Risks

MP calls for ban on 'unsafe' sweetener

12/15/05 Lawrence, Guardian, MP calls for ban on 'unsafe' sweetener

Ukraine Says It's Flu That's Killing Birds

12/15/05 NYT, Ukraine Says It's Flu That's Killing Birds

Progress made on bird flu vaccine

12/15/05 BBC, Progress made on bird flu vaccine

Bill to shield vaccinemakers raises alarms

12/15/05 Lamb, CSM, Bill to shield vaccinemakers raises alarms

December 17, 2005

'Catastrophic' radiation levels found in Chechnya

12/17/05 Osborn, Independnent, 'Catastrophic' radiation levels found in Chechnya

December 18, 2005

Health Care for All, Just a (Big) Step Away

12/18/05 Porter, NYT, Health Care for All, Just a (Big) Step Away

Oranges are not the safest fruit - they all exceed pesticide limits

12/18/05 Lean, Independent, Oranges are not the safest fruit - they all exceed pesticide limits

December 20, 2005

Amid Devastation, Mounds of Toxic Waste Vie for Attention

12/20/05 Schwartz, NYT, Amid Devastation, Mounds of Toxic Waste Vie for Attention

For the Most Needy, A Tough Switch

12/20/05 Gearon, Wa. Post, For the Most Needy, A Tough Switch

December 21, 2005

Flu vaccine not as effective as studies suggest, say researchers

12/21/05 Boseley, Guardian, Flu vaccine not as effective as studies suggest, say researchers

December 22, 2005

Bird flu strain develops resistance to drug stockpiled by Britain

12/22/05 Laurence, Independent, Bird flu strain develops resistance to drug stockpiled by Britain

December 23, 2005

Parents face video games dilemma

12/23/05 Ward, BBC, Parents face video games dilemma

December 28, 2005

Chicken dung used to feed fish may help spread bird flu

12/28/05 McCarthy, Independent, Chicken dung used to feed fish may help spread bird flu

Revealed: the pill that prevents cancer

12/28/05 Laurence, Independent, Revealed: the pill that prevents cancer

December 29, 2005

The Battle to Stop Bird Flu

12/29/05 Goetz, Wired, The Battle to Stop Bird Flu

December 30, 2005

Stomach Bug Mutates Into Medical Mystery

12/30/05 Stein, Wa. Post, Stomach Bug Mutates Into Medical Mystery

Review of the year: Bird Flu

12/30/05 Laurence, Independent, Review of the year: Bird Flu

About (Earth) Health

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