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September 2003

Foot and Mouth Disease Future: Vaccines or Funeral Pyres? (9/30/03, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)

U.S. and Russia Take Major Steps Toward Shut Down of Last Three Weapons Reactors - Contracts Signed for Fossil-Fuel Plants (9/30/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Urges Congress to Approve Uninsured Package - Comprehensive Approach Necessary to Provide More Care to More Families (9/30/03, HHS)

Major Trial Tackles Breast Cancer Prevention (9/30/03, New Scientist)

Study Shows Tea Consumption Lowers Blood Cholesterol (9/30/03, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

Air Quality Index Forecasts Now Available Year-round - More Than 100 U.S. Cities Now Predicting Particle Pollution Levels (9/30/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Nearly $1 Million in Additional Grants to Reduce Risk Through Pre-Disaster Planning (9/30/03, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces October as Window Covering Safety Month - Consumers Urged to Repair or Replace Old Window Coverings (9/30/03, CPSC)

Spawning Salmon Contaminate Alaskan Lakes (9/30/03, National Academies)

NIAID Funds Construction of Biosafety Laboratories (9/30/03, National Institutes of Health)

New Final National Priorities List Sites Added (9/29/03, U.S. EPA Superfund Program)

NIAID Reports "Tremendous Progress" in Biodefense Research (9/29/03, National Institutes of Health)

FDA/U.S. Customs Import Blitz Exams Reveal Hundreds of Potentially Dangerous Imported Drug Shipments (9/29/03, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Mercury From Broken Sylvania Bulb Costs $70,000 to Clean-Up, Closes Library - Advocates Call on Lamp Makers to Inform Consumers About Product Risks (9/29/03, E-Wire)

Iron Mountain Launches Records Management Program Gap Analysis - New Consulting Service Evaluates Current Records Management Program, Quickly Identifies Risk Areas to Enable Immediate Action and Address Compliance and Litigation Risk (9/29/03, Iron Mountain Incorporated)

Sandia Researchers Seek Ways to Lower the Cost of Wind Energy (9/29/03, Sandia National Laboratory)

Can Dams Meet Human Needs and Be Eco-friendly? (9/29/03, United Nations Environment Programme)

Special Report: History Shows Hurricanes Are Not Rising (9/28/03, New Scientist)

Pilot Project Offers New Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Address Climate Change (9/26/03, Environment Canada)

Inadequate Plumbing Systems Likely Contributed to SARS Transmission (9/26/03, World Health Organization)

WHO Publishes Results of Largest-ever Global Collaboration on Heart Disease - This Year’s World Heart Day Highlights Risk for Women, More Than 8 Million of Whom Die Annually from Cardiovascular Disease (9/26/03, World Health Organization)

U.S. Should Participate in International Nuclear Fusion Project, Strengthen National Fusion Program (9/26/03, National Academies)

Current Risk in Perspective: A Web-based Registry of Cost-Utility Analysis (PDF file) (9/26/03, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis)

"Bio-terror," "Delta," " Math-That's-Fun" Lead Eclectic List as Operations Researchers Meet in Atlanta (9/25/03, INFORMS®)

Concerns About Stress, Potential Hepatitis B Risk at Adult Developmental Center Prompt NIOSH Help (9/25/03, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

New, Affordable Vaccine Stops Meningitis, Now WHO Appeals for Funds (9/25/03, World Health Organization)

Armed Forces Can Prevent the Spread of AIDS, Says UNAIDS (9/25/03, UNAIDS)

NGOs Call on European Commission to Stop Reversing on Chemicals Reform (9/25/03, European Environmental Bureau)

Shortcut Advancing Bovine Research (9/25/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Alarm Over Acidifying Oceans (9/25/03, New Scientist)

Microsoft Monoculture Allows Virus Spread (9/25/03, New Scientist)

New Discovery Provides a Basis for the Development of More Effective Vaccines Against Infectious Disease and Cancer (9/24/03, Université de Montréal)

Illegal Cross-Border Trade in Prescriptions Threatens Canadian Medicine Supply and May Violate Free Trade Agreements: Study (9/24/03, Fraser Institute); read executive summary or full report (PDF)

Leading Global Institutions Come Together to Address Rising Death Toll on the World's Roads (9/24/03, World Health Organization)

The Role of Health Canada in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Cases (9/24/03, Health Canada)

Financial Services Authority in Drive to Lift Consumers' Financial Skills and Confidence (9/24/03, FSA)

Molinate Voluntary Cancellation Requested (9/24/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Singapore Man Caught SARS in Lab (9/23/03, New Scientist)

Gulf War Service-ALS Link Confirmed (9/23/03, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $3 Million for Study of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) (9/22/03, CDC)

Cutting Australia's Greenhouse Gas by Half (9/22/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

International Scientific Body Calls for Ban on Human Reproductive Cloning (9/22/03, National Academies); see links to IAP statement and news release in several languages

Two Years After Historic United Nations Session on HIV/AIDS, New Reports Show Progress but Member Nations Fall Short of Goals (9/22/03, UNAIDS); also see Follow-up to the 2001 UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS and listen to archived Webcasts dated September 22, 2003, at http://www.un.org/webcast/2003.html

United Nations General Assembly Meets Today About Global Efforts to End HIV/AIDS - International Community Needs to Focus Attention on Children and Young People (9/22/03, UNICEF)

Sustainable Forest Management: Tangible Achievements Needed (9/22/03, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

U.S. and Russia Implement Oil Spill Prevention and Response Protocol (9/22/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

Many Benefits from Alcohol - But Evidence of Some Serious and Worsening Harms Says New Strategy Unit Report (9/19/03, UK Cabinet Office)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Partnership with Carnegie Mellon (9/19/03, CERT® Coordination Center)

Many Benefits from Alcohol but Evidence of Some Serious and Worsening Harms, Says New UK Strategy Unit Report (9/19/03, UK Cabinet Office)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deploys Massive Response and Recovery Effort for Isabel (9/19/03, DHS)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Recommends Residents in Hurricane-Hit Areas Take Extreme Caution in Storm's Aftermath (9/19/03, FEMA)

Hurricane Isabel Roars Across Eastern US (9/19/03, New Scientist)

European Commission Proposes Eco-label for Toxic Furniture (9/19/03, European Environmental Bureau)

New Guidance on Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs (9/19/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

New Study Shows State Tobacco Control Programs Cut Cigarette Sales (9/18/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Galileo Set for Deep Impact on Jupiter (9/18/03, New Scientist)

USGS Warns of Landslide Dangers with Isabel (9/18/03, U.S. Geological Survey)

Americans' Knowledge of Genetically Modified Foods Remains Low and Opinions on Safety Still Split, According to New Survey (9/18/03, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology); see survey and fact sheet

Row Erupts Over Asteroid Press Scare (9/18/03, New Scientist)

Earthquake Conference Focus: Earthquake Loss Reduction (9/18/03, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Partners Unveil New Campaign to Promote Awareness of Proper Antibiotic Use (9/17/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

American Council on Science and Health Releases Two Comprehensive Guides on Terrorism Preparedness and Response (9/17/03, ACSH)

Doctors Willing, but Not Ready, to Treat Deadly Bioterror Agents (9/17/03, Center for the Advancement of Health)

Hurricane Isabel Continues North-Northwest; Coastal Warnings Updated; Preparations to Protect Life and Property Should Be Rushed to Completion (9/17/03, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Urges Residents in Path of Hurricane Isabel to Take Final Preparations (9/17/03, FEMA); also read advisory to pet and livestock owners

Track Hurricane Isabel's Flooding in Real-Time (9/17/03, U.S. Geological Survey); also see links to other hurricane and coastal storm websites

Steps to Prepare for Drinking Water Emergencies (9/17/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

UK Health and Safety Executive Publishes Guidance on Work-related Road Safety (9/17/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

Nuclear Safety Advisor Wanted (9/17/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

National Institute of Standards and Technology Details First-Person Data Collection Projects for World Trade Center Investigation - Commerce Agency Needs Participation from Survivors, First-Responders, and Families of Victims (9/17/03, NIST)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues Report on the Impact of Poor Health on Businesses (9/16/03, HHS); read Prevention Makes Common "Cents"

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Warns CanaRx Services About Its Illegal Internet Website and Mail Operation Obtaining Unapproved and Potentially Risky Drugs from Canada (9/16/03, FDA)

Cooler Water Saps Hurricane Isabel's Strength (9/16/03, New Scientist); also read Hurricane Isabel Continues North-Northwest (9/16/03, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and FEMA Offers Radio Actualities, Hurricane Public Service Announcements on Isabel Preparedness (9/16/03, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

World Ozone Day: 16 September - World Health Organization, United Nations Environment Programme, and Other Partners Launch New Educational Products to Address the Public Health Danger (9/16/03, UNEP)

Smart Maths for Greener Mill Design (9/16/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Annual Nuclear Safety Research Conference To Be Held October 20-22 in Washington, D.C. (9/16/03, NRC)

Road Safety: European Union Professional Drivers Finally Required to Undergo Professional Training (9/15/03, European Union)

Air Quality Improving According to 2002 Trends Report and Acid Rain Data (9/15/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Teen Brain Changes Increase Cigarette Addiction (9/15/03, New Scientist)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Announces the Creation of New Computer Emergency Response Center for Cyber Security (9/15/03, DHS)

UK Government Departments Given Guidance on Managing Risk (9/12/03, UK Cabinet Office); read the final version of Principles of Managing Risks to the Public (PDF file)

Smoking Causes Nearly 5 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide (9/12/03, Harvard School of Public Health)

Agencies Issue Rulemakings to Amend Risk-Based Capital Treatment of Exposures to Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Programs and Securitizations with Early Amortization Provisions (9/12/03, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Singapore SARS Man Recovers but Mystery Remains (9/12/03, New Scientist)

Tourism to Earth’s Most Threatened Areas Surges by Over 100 Percent in Last Decade - Most Comprehensive Report on Tourism and Biodiversity Highlights Threats and Opportunities of the World’s Largest Global Industry (9/12/03, United Nations Environment Programme); see full report, titled Tourism and Biodiversity - Mapping Tourism's Global Footprint (PDF version)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Warns Milk Producers to Remove "Hormone Free" Claims from the Labeling of Dairy Products (9/12/03, FDA)

Distributed Climate Model Aims for Errors (9/12/03, New Scientist)

Smart Software Makes Sense of Rough Sketches (9/12/03, New Scientist)

Safe Management of GMOs: the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Becomes Law (9/11/03, European Union)

Study Finds Simple Way to Reduce HIV Transmissions from Mom to Baby (9/11/03, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)

Men at Greater Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer When a Brother Has the Disease - Fox Chase Cancer Center Study Finds Risk Is Increased Nearly Three-fold (9/11/03, EurekAlert)

Health Fears Over Twin Towers' Plume (9/11/03, New Scientist); also see U.S. EPA response to September 11 web pages

Case Reopens on Black Death Cause (9/11/03, New Scientist)

NASA Releases Near-Earth Object Search Report (9/11/03, NASA Near-Earth Object Program); executive summary is published with news release, or read full report (PDF version)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Amends Combustible Gas Control Standards for Nuclear Power Reactors (9/11/03, NRC)

DOE Selects New Projects to Control Mercury - Focus on Longer-term, Large-scale Field Testing at Coal-fired Power Plants (9/11/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

Freer Trade Must Be Fairer Trade for Food Security (9/11/03, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Overplanting Threatens GE Corn Technology (9/10/03, Center for Science in the Public Interest)

New Nitrogen Fertiliser Management Tool (9/10/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

DHS Advisory: Potential for Significant Impact on Internet Operations Due to Vulnerability in Microsoft Operating Systems' Remote Procedure Call Server Service (RPCSS) (9/10/03, U.S. Department of Homeland Security); also see CERT® Advisory CA-2003-23 on RPCSS Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Viruses and Worms: What Can We Do About Them?, title of the CERT® center director's testimony before a congressional subcommittee

Planning Ahead for Future Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants (9/10/03, Nuclear Energy Agency)

Los Alamos Team Develops Rapid Procedure for Radioactivity in Dirty Bomb Debris (9/10/03, LANL)

Voluntary Cancellation Order Issued for Certain Diazinon Uses (9/10/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

It's Good to Talk (9/10/03, New Scientist); read interview with 26-year veteran researcher on health effects of radio-frequency radiation

Viruses and Worms: What Can We Do About Them? (9/10/03, CERT® Coordination Center); read CERT® center director's testimony before congressional House Committee on Government Reform's Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census

WWW.OILMARKETREPORT.ORG Is Now Up and Running (9/10/03, International Energy Agency)

New Regulations to Help Commercial and Industrial Facilities Prevent and Better Respond to Environmental Emergencies (9/10/03, Environment Canada)

FATF Leads International Efforts to Combat Terrorist Financing (PDF or HTML version) (9/10/03, Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering)

Severe Floods in Europe Not Rising (9/10/03, New Scientist)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Further Protects the Nation's Water Systems -- Establishes New Water Security Division (9/9/03, U.S. EPA)

Banks Face New Challenges as U.S. Economy Heads Toward Recovery (9/9/03, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Valuable e-Handbook of Statistical Methods Now Available on CD-ROM (9/9/03, National Institute of Standards and Technology); also see e-Handbook's on-line version

Ministers Welcome News of Another Border Opening to Canadian Beef (9/9/03, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Nationwide Strategy to Combat Underage Drinking Requires Shared Responsibility; Action Also Needed to Improve Compliance with Laws (9/9/03, National Academies); read opening statement of public briefing and full report, titled Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility, or listen to briefing

Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety Takes Effect 11 September (9/9/03, United Nations); also see Entry into Force of Cartagena Protocaol on Biosafety "Landmark for Sustainable Development," Says UN Secretary-General and Convention on Biodiversity website

Singapore Confirms New SARS Case (9/9/03, New Scientist)

Planet's List of Protected Areas Tops 100,00 Mark - United Nations Outlines Over Century of Success and Failure in Conserving World's Natural Heritage [La Liste des aires protégées dépasse la barre des 100 000] [El listado de Áreas Protegidas rebasa la marca de 100,000] (9/9/03, United Nations Environment Programme); read the report (PDF)

Fires Are Increasingly Damaging the World's Forests (9/9/03, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

New Directive to Fight Pollution by Ozone Enters into Force (9/9/03, European Union)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Launches Collaborative Campaign to Inform Women About Menopausal Hormone Therapy (9/9/03, FDA)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Study Finds Moderate Physical Activity Promotes Weight Loss As Well As Intense Exercise (9/9/03, National Institutes of Health)

IAEA Chief Urges More Cooperation from Iran (9/8/03, International Atomic Energy Agency); read IAEA director general's full statement to IAEA board

A Picture Says More Than a Thousand Words: European Commission Decides on Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs (9/8/03, European Union)

Autoimmune Disease Vaccine Shows Promise (9/8/03, New Scientist)

States Meeting at International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in September (9/8/03, IAEA)

Understanding the Impact of Genetic Technology [New Research Centre to Open in Wales] (9/8/03, Cardiff University)

UK Health and Safety Executive Looking at Safe Work at Height (9/8/03, HSE)

Wear a Seatbelt …You Don't Get a Second Chance (9/8/03, UK Department for Transport)

New Dietary Guidelines Issued for Cats and Dogs (9/8/03, National Academies)

Mortgage and General Insurance Firms [in UK] Can Now Make Key Business Decisions, says Financial Services Authority (9/8/03, FSA)

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) Announces Acrylonitrile Peer Review Meeting, September 22-23, 2003 (updated 9/8/03, released 8/22/03, TERA); register to attend or submit comments on line by Friday, September 12

UN Workshop on HIV/AIDS, Adult Mortality in Developing Countries To Be Held at Headquarters, 8-13 September (9/5/03, United Nations)

Graz, Austria, Hosts Symposium on Space Applications for Sustainable Development (9/5/03, United Nations)

Purdue Experts Say Vigilance Still Needed for West Nile Virus (9/5/03, Purdue University)

Agriculture Volunteers (UK) Wanted to Test New Software (9/5/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Announces Public Meeting on Pre-Harvest Food Safety Issues (9/5/03, FSIS)

USDA and Energy Department Award $23 Million in Joint Biomass Research and Development Initiative (9/5/03, DOE)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Part of Regional Biodefense Center (9/5/03, JHSPH); see related release

Microsoft Reveals String of Software Bugs (9/4/03, New Scientist)

Gene Study Narrows Source of SARS (9/4/03, New Scientist)

Speakers at Test Ban Treaty Conference Raise Concerns About Potential Threats of Nuclear Terrorism, Resumed Wepons Testing (9/4/03, United Nations)

Public Auto Insurance Causes More Deaths and Damage, According to New Study (9/4/03, Fraser Institute)

Wanted: Healthy Men Aged 50 to 75 for Cancer Study - Vioxx Being Evaluated at University of Rhode Island as Anti-cancer Drug (9/4/03, University of Rhode Island)

Natural Global Warming (9/4/03, Hudson Institute)

Workplace Preparedness Against Terrorism Is Strengthened by New Tools, Methods from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (9/4/03, NIOSH)

U.S. Health and Human Services Announces New Regional Centers for Biodefense Research (9/4/03, HHS)

New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research to Develop Interventions Against Microbes That Can Be Used as Bioweapons as well as Other Emerging Infections, Such as West Nile and SARS (9/4/03, Harvard Medical School)

Ohio State Shares Lead in New Federal Biodefense Project (9/4/03, OSU)

Biodefense Research Is Focus of New Midwest Center (9/4/03, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine)

Pesticide Symposium Focuses on Identifying Threats (9/3/03, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Asteroid 2003 QQ47's Potential Earth Impact in 2014 Ruled Out (9/3/03, NASA Near Earth Object Program)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Works Toward Raising Public Awareness on Water Efficiency (9/3/03, U.S. EPA)

Computer Antivirus Strategies in Crisis (9/3/03, New Scientist)

Scanner Pictures Body's Hidden Fat (9/3/03, New Scientist)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces New Progress Toward "21st Century" Regulation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (9/3/03, FDA

Mosquito Coils Help Control Certain Diseases, but Release High Levels of Carcinogens - Study Published Today in Environmental Health Perspectives Finds Indoor Burning Equivalent to About 100 Cigarettes (9/3/03, Environmental Health Perspectives Online); also see Illegal Mosquito Coils Still Sold in U.S., Likely Expose Users to Potent Lung Carcinogen - Study Published Today in Environmental Health Perspectives Finds Legal Use in Asia May Also Be Quite Harmful

Salt in UK Sausages Still Too High (9/3/03, UK Food Standards Agency)

Abdominal Fat, a Contributor to Heart Disease Risk, Is Related to Alcohol Drinking Pattern, UB Study Shows (9/3/03, State University of New York at Buffalo)

"Hindsight Bias" Could Hide Real Lessons of Columbia Accident Report, Expert Says (9/2/03, Ohio State University)

Methane May Be Cause of Mass Extinction (9/2/03, Northwestern University)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Nearly $1 Million in Additional Grants to Reduce Risk Through Pre-Disaster Planning (9/2/03, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Hong Kong Hit by Worst Typhoon for 24 Years (9/2/03, New Scientist)

Progress Shown in Death Rates from Four Leading Cancers - Decline in Overall Mortality Has Slowed (9/2/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

U.S. Energy Secretary Creates Regional Partnerships To Develop Carbon-Sequestration Options - Initiative to Address CO2 Emission Reduction Technologies (9/2/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

WHO Director-General Calls for "Urgent Treatment" for People with AIDS in Africa (9/1/03, World Health Organization)

Origin of SARS Virus Still Obscure - The Disease Could Recur; No Evidence That Farm Animals Have Been Infected (9/1/03, UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Study Identifies Key Symptoms Differentiating Inhaled Anthrax from Flu (9/1/03, AHRQ)

European Union Strongly Welcomes World Trade Organization Deal on Generic Medicines (9/1/03, EU); also see Decision Removes Final Patent Obstacle to Cheap Drug Imports (8/30/03, World Trade Organization)

August 2003

Decision Removes Final Patent Obstacle to Cheap Drug Imports (8/30/03, World Trade Organization)

Next SoBig Worm May Trigger Torrent of Spam (8/29/03, New Scientist)

European Union Brings World Trade Organisation Challenge Against Australia's Quarantine Measures (8/29/03, New Scientist)

World Trade Organisation Drugs Deal for Poor Nations Flounders (8/29/03, New Scientist)

Fourth National Integrated Pest Management Symposium/Workshop Proceedings Available (8/29/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Financial Services Authority Proposes New Financial Rules for Life Insurers (8/29/03, UK Financial Services Authority)

The Nuclear Energy Agency Reviews the French R&D Programme on Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (8/29/03, NEA)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Identifies Hazards of Baling Equipment, Suggests Ways to Prevent Deaths, Injuries (8/29/03, NIOSH)

Use Care When Reading Email with Attachments (8/28/03, CERT® Coordination Center)

Market Choices Web Site Links Biotech Corn Growers to Elevators (8/28/03, Purdue University)

U.S. Department of Energy Issues Order on Cross Sound Cable (8/28/03, DOE)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Denies Petition to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Motor Vehicles (8/28/03, U.S. EPA)

European Research Helps Fight Fires in Southern Europe (8/27/03, European Union)

Report Just Published: Nuclear Energy Today (8/27/03, Nuclear Energy Agency)

Prestige Oil Spill Far Worse than Thought (8/27/03, New Scientist)

Uncertainty Clouds Canada's SARS Declaration (8/27/03, New Scientist)

CERT® Coordination Center Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer (8/26/03, CERT® Coordination Center)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Efforts to Reduce Hazardous Air Emissions (8/26/03, U.S. EPA)

New ARS Human Nutrition Research Buildings Dedicated (8/26/03, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

Option Traders Must Watch Stock Market Momentum (8/26/03, University of Michigan)

Dental Procedure May Reduce Risk of Premature Births (8/26/03, American Academy of Periodontology)

Updated Fact Sheet - GM Crops in the U.S. (8/26/03, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology); read full fact sheet

Silent Pump for Water-Cooled PCs Developed (8/26/03, New Scientist)

Canada, U.S., and Mexico Request Science-based International Response to BSE (8/25/03, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Remarks of USDA Secretary: Update on CRP, Farm Bill, BSE, Trade, and Other Issues (8/25/03, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Yale Data Analysis Shows Birth Defects Resulting from Vietnam Veterans' Exposure to Agent Orange (8/25/03, Yale University)

New Model Predicts Likelihood of Prostate Cancer Prior to Biopsy (8/25/03, Oregon Health and Science University)

For Those Who Smoke Young... (8/25/03, EurekAlert)

Preventing Teen Worker Deaths, Injuries: NIOSH Issues New, Expanded Bulletin (8/25/03, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

NIOSH Publication No. 2003-124: Preventing Deaths and Injuries While Compacting or Baling Refuse Material (8/25/03, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Influenza Vaccine Supply Expected to Meet Demand - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommend Influenza Vaccinations Begin in October (8/25/03, CDC)

Computer Worm Has Sting in the Tail (8/22/03, New Scientist); also see CERT® Incident Note IN-2003-03: W32/Sobig.F Worm (8/22/03, CERT® Coordination Center)

Computer Worm Has Sting in the Tail (8/22/03, New Scientist)

US Smallpox Vaccination Plan Grinds to a Halt (8/22/03, New Scientist)

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) Announces Acrylonitrile Peer Review Meeting, September 22-23, 2003 (8/22/03, TERA)

UK Health and Safety Executive Provides Guidance on Preventing Heat Stress (8/21/03, HSE)

Delivery Drives to Belt Up More Often? UK Department for Transport Seeks Views (8/21/03, DFT)

Alcohol's Benefits on Brain Power May Be Overstated (8/22/03, Center for the Advancement of Health)

Joint Mission on SARS Animal Reservoir and Necessary Next Steps (8/21/03, World Health Organization)

Male Hormone Replacement Therapy May Raise Heart Disease Risk (8/21/03, New Scientist)

Energy Department Assistant Secretary Discusses Potential Impact of Natural Gas Shortages, Promotes Smart Energy Use at Manchester Forum (8/21/03, DOE)

SoBig Computer Worm the Biggest Yet (8/21/03, New Scientist)

Mind and Matter: Mental Health Affects Heart Risks (8/20/03, Center for the Advancement of Health)

Real Estate Risks and Solutions To Be Addressed at Major Symposium in Chicago (8/20/03, Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Unveils 5-Part Strategic Action Plan To "Protect and Advance America's Health" (8/20/03, FDA)

U.S. Energy Department and State of Kentucky Agree to Pursue Accelerated Cleanup Strategy for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (8/20/03, DOE)

Atmospheric Science Goes to Ground: Researchers Present New Findings on the Natural Hydrogen Cycle - New Evidence Suggests Earth’s Soil May Be as Important as Its Atmosphere (8/20/03, National Science Foundation)

SARS Virus May Be Back in Canada (8/20/03, New Scientist)

Joint WHO, Food and Agriculture Organization, and Chinese Government Mission on SARS Animal Reservoir and Possible Transmission to Humans (8/20/03, World Health Organization)

Expert: Working Out at Work Healthy for Employees, Companies (8/20/03, Purdue University)

Wind Worsens Pakistan Oil Spill (8/20/03, New Scientist)

15% Decline in Canada's Imports of Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Recyclable Materials in 2002 (8/20/03, Environment Canada)

Protein May Be Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease (8/19/03, Northwestern University)

Casey Eye Institute Obtains New 3-D Mapping System to Improve Accuracy of Lasik Vision Correction Surgery (8/19/03, Oregon Health & Science University)

University of California Davis Neurosurgeon Replaces Damaged Cervical Discs with Artificial Implants (8/19/03, UC Davis Medical Center)

Obesity, Depression Team Up to Increase Heart-Endangering Inflammation (8/19/03, Center for the Advancement of Health)

Free Online Journal [Public Library of Science]Gives Sneak Preview (8/19/03, New Scientist)

FEMA Launches Redesign of Comprehensive HAZMAT Emergency Response - Capability Assessment Program (CHER-CAP) Process to Meet All Hazards (8/19/03, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Blackout Investigators Search for Cause (8/19/03, New Scientist)

Do-Gooder Worm Fixes Blaster Hole (8/19/03, New Scientist); also see U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warning: New Version of the MS-RPC DCOM Worm Infecting Machines and Creating Denial of Service Conditions (8/18/03, DHS)

Regular Use of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Reduce Parkinson's Disease Risk (8/18/03, Harvard School of Public Health)

New Prevalence Study Suggests Dramatically Rising Numbers of People with Alzheimer’s Disease (8/18/03, National Institutes of Health)

USGS Study Reveals that Wind May Spread Lake Roosevelt Contaminants (8/18/03, U.S. Geological Survey)

European Commission Regrets the Request for a World Trade Organization Panel on GMOs - Argentina, Canada and the U.S. Have Requested Today the Establishment of a WTO Panel on the European Union's Approach to Genetically Modified Organisms (8/18/03, EU)

Gene Flow Common, but Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Raise New Concerns About Age-Old Phenomena - New Brief from Pew Initiative Summarizes Issues About Spread of Transgenic DNA (8/18/03, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology)

New Evidence Links Virus with Breast Cancer (8/18/03, New Scientist)

New Guidance to Tackle Accidents at Power Presses (8/18/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

Smallpox Immunity May Last a Lifetime (8/18/03, New Scientist)

Former Nuclear Weapons Plant Workers May Be Eligible to Receive Compensation for Illness (8/18/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

Oregon Health & Science University Researchers Publish Final Results of Groundbreaking Smallpox Vaccination Study - Study Results Show Smallpox Death Toll May Be Lower Than Expected in the Event of an Outbreak and One Vaccination May Be as Effective as Many (8/17/03, OHSU)

Amendment to Asbestos Prohibition Regulations (8/15/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

Deadly Alliance Killing Thousands in India (8/15/03, New Scientist)

Online Document Search Reveals Secrets (8/15/03, New Scientist)

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration To Hold Risk Analysis Workshops, August 19-21 (8/15/03, FAA)

Global Role for Atmospheric Scientist (8/15/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Waiting Lists Stay Below a Million (8/15/03, UK Department of Health)

Worst Ever Power Cut Hits North America (8/15/03, New Scientist)

U.S. Department of Energy Issues Emergency Order to Restore Power Federal Response to Thursday's Blackout (8/15/03, DOE); read Energy Secretary's statement

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Continues to Monitor Nuclear Power Plants in Shut-Down in Preparation for Restart (8/15/03, NRC); for background information, see NRC Monitoring Situation Involving Multiple Nuclear Plants Shut Down Due to Grid Instabilities

Add Disaster Preparedness To Your Child's Library Visit (8/15/03, U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency)

New World Trade Organization Report Focuses on Questions of Development (8/14/03, WTO); read full World Trade Report 2003 (PDF version)

Afghanistan Reaps Largest Ever Harvest - Hunger Remains Despite Huge Crop (8/14/03, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

Physical Activity Definitions Broadened to Include Daily Activities (8/14/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Blaster Worm Attack Underscores Importance of Updating Software and Scanning for Viruses (8/14/03, University of Colorado)

Potential Internet Attack Targeting Microsoft Beginning August 16, 2003 (8/14/03, U.S. Department of Homeland Security); read full advisory overview (PDF file)

Giant Laser Transmutes Nuclear Waste (8/14/03, New Scientist)

U.S. Department of Energy Releases Draft Strategic Plan (8/14/03, DOE); see public comment site for draft strategic plan

Genetic Risks Missing from Patient Charts (8/14/03, Northwestern University)

CERT® Advisory CA-2003-20 W32/Blaster Worm (revised) (8/14/03, CERT® Coordination Center)

Energy Department Assistant Secretary Discusses Potential Impact of Natural Gas Shortages, Promotes Smart Energy Use at St. Paul Forum (8/14/03, DOE)

Foreign Oysters Not a Quick Fix for Chesapeake Bay, but Aquaculture of Sterile Oysters May Help (8/14/03, National Academies)

Labeling Changes for Drug Products That Contain Salmeterol (8/14/03, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Weedkiller May Boost Toxic Fungi (8/14/03, New Scientist)

Co-operation the Antidote to Modern Plagues (8/13/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

"Inside the Green Line" Tells Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Story of World Trade Center Cleanup (8/13/03, OSHA)

U.S. EPA Seeks Comments on Circumstances Under Which National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Not Required to Apply Pesticides to Water (8/13/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

CERT® Advisory CA-2003-21 GNU Project FTP Server Compromise (8/13/03, CERT® Coordination Center)

Potentially Harmful Chemical Found in Mothers' Milk at Levels 10 Times Those Found in Europe - Study Published Today in Environmental Health Perspectives Find PBDEs at High Levels for First Time (8/13/03, EHP Online)

New Federal Regulations to Reduce the Use and Release of Toxic Substances Into the Environment (8/13/03, Environment Canada)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Advises Parents of Safety Recall Involving Graco’s SnugRide Infant Child Restraints (8/13/03, NHTSA)

US and Dutch Governments Launch Effort to Detect Terrorist Shipments of Nuclear Material - New Security Services at Seaports Will Help Thwart Attempts to Smuggle Components for Nuclear Weapons and "Dirty Bombs" (8/13/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Stair-Climbing Wheelchair (8/13/03, FDA)

Genetic Risks Missing from Patient Charts (8/12/03, Northwestern University)

Government of Canada Announces $1 Billion Toward Implementation of the Climate Change Plan for Canada (8/12/03, Environment Canada); also see background links

USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Announces Office of New Technology at Food Inspection Agency (8/12/03, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Public Should Receive Smallpox Vaccine Only Under the Most Stringent Conditions; Plans Needed to Fully Mobilize Vaccinated Personnel in an Attack (8/12/03, National Academies); read telephone news conference opening statement and full report titled Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation: Letter Report #4

Computer Worm Attacks Software Patch Server (8/12/03, New Scientist); also see CERT® Advisory CA-2003-20: W32/Blaster worm (8/12/03, CERT® Coordination Center) and Potential for Significant Impact on Internet Operations Due to Vulnerability in Microsoft Operating Systems (2nd UPDATE: Worm Spreading on the Internet) (8/12/03, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

U.S. Department of Energy Releases Draft Strategic Plan (8/12/03, DOE); see public comment site for draft strategic plan

Agencies Jointly Issue Request for Comment on Interagency Guidance on Response Programs to Protect Against Identity Theft (8/12/03, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Federal Open Market Committee Keeps Its Target for Federal Funds Rate at 1 Percent (8/12/03, Federal Reserve Board)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture Designate Experts to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (8/11/03, HHS)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Nearly $1.2 Million in Additional Grants to Reduce Risk Through Pre-Disaster Planning (8/11/03, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Issues Rule to Improve For-Hire Small Bus and Van Safety and FMCSA Proposes New Training Requirements for Longer Combination Vehicle Operators, Driver-Instructors (8/11/03, U.S. Department of Transportation)

Government of Canada Pleased Mexico Partially Lifting Ban to Canadian Beef (8/11/03, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada); also see U.S. Agriculture Secretary Announces That Import Permit Applications for Certain Ruminant Products from Canada Will Be Accepted (8/8/03, USDA)

Aging Boomers Drive Up Doctor Visits (8/11/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines for Chemical Accident Prevention and Response (8/11/03, OECD)

UK Advertising Restrictions on Non-Prescription Medicines To Be Swept Away (8/11/03, UK Department of Health)

U.S. Geological Survey to Co-Chair Biodiversity Informatics Meeting (8/11/03, USGS)

FERC Launches New Website; FERRIS Renamed (PDF version) (8/11/03, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

Congress Must Act to Avert Disruption in Care for Medicare Patients (8/11/03, American Medical Association)

Two Los Alamos Workers Contaminated (8/8/03, Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Link Between Risk and Capital in Basel II Proposal Not Always Accurate for Firms Dealing in the Capital Markets (8/8/03, Securities Industry Association)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration's New Regulation to Speed Access to Lower Cost Generic Drugs About to Take Effect (8/8/03, FDA)

Long-term Hormone Replacement Therapy Doubles Breast Cancer Risk (8/8/03, New Scientist)

University of Michigan, Russian Scientists Developing System to Detect Chemical Warfare (8/8/03, University of Michigan)

Mathematical Twist Reveals the Agony of Back Pain (8/8/03, New Scientist)

West Nile Virus Set for Fresh Rampage Across US (8/8/03, New Scientist); see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention West Nile virus information pages

Penicillin May Help Prevent Strokes in the Elderly (8/8/03, American Heart Association)

Over Half of Sites in Global Youth Tobacco Survey Show No Gender Difference in Cigarette Smoking (8/7/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Young Girls Using Tobacco Almost as Much as Boys in Many Regions of the World (8/7/03, WHO)

MMR Fears Lead to Looming Measles Epidemic (8/7/03, New Scientist)

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods to Hold Public Meeting (8/7/03, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

National BSE Program in Alberta to Cover Additional Livestock Industries (8/7/03, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

American Electric Power Licences raft credit for Global Credit Risk Management (PDF file) (8/7/03, Raft International plc)

IARC Monographs Programme Finds Betel-quid and Areca-nut Chewing Carcinogenic to Humans (8/7/03, WHO)

American Society of Safety Engineers Addresses Distracted Driving (8/6/03, American Society of Safety Engineers)

World Health Organization Calls on Governments to Include Smoking Cessation in Tobacco Control Strategies (8/6/03, WHO)

Arsenic's Fatal Legacy Grows Worldwide (8/6/03, New Scientist)

Canada's Transport Minister Urges Canadians to Buckle Up Their Seatbelts (8/6/03, Transport Canada)

Beef Cattle - "Cool-heads" Beat "Hot-heads" (8/6/03, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Fast-acting Ebola Vaccine Offers Hope (8/6/03, New Scientist); also see Fast-Acting Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys (8/6/03, National Institutes of Health)

Small Babies Linked to 9/11 Smoke Plume (8/6/03, New Scientist)

Government of Canada Responds to International Joint Commission's Recommendations on Great Lakes Water Quality (8/5/03, Environment Canada)

Consumption of Toxic Oil in Spain Continues to Cause Neurologic Symptoms 18 Years Later (8/5/03, EHP Online)

Clear Skies Act Receives State and Local Government Support - State and Local Elected Officials Call for Immediate Passage (8/5/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Europe's Weird Weather Warms Debate (8/5/03, New Scientist)

Steady Progress but Rail Industry Must Do More on Safety Culture (8/5/03, UK Health and Safety Commission)

Innovative Mercury Removal Technique Shows Promise - Photochemical Process in Lab Removes Mercury from Flue Gas (8/5/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

Commission Co-ordinates European Union Aid To Fight Forest Fires in Portugal and France (8/4/03, EU)

Afghan Locust Threat Contained - Minimal Crop Damage - Over 123,000 Hectares Treated (8/4/03, UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

Country-Coded Computer Worms May Be Ahead (8/4/03, New Scientist)

Agencies Announce Publication of Documents Related to Basel Accord Implementation (8/4/03, Federal Reserve Board)

FSIS Announces New Food Safety and Security Guidelines To Assist Transporters and Distributors of Meat, Poultry and Egg Products (8/4/03, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service)

Agriculture Secretary Announces Reduction in Quarantines for Exotic Newcastle Disease (8/4/03, USDA)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Publishes List of June 2003 Recalls (8/4/03, NHTSA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Campaign with Hospitals and Physicians To Distribute Information About Safer Health Care (8/4/03, HHS)

Nation Needs New Strategy for Purchasing and Distributing Vaccines (8/4/03, National Academies)

Department of Homeland Security Advisory: W32/Mimail Virus (8/1/03, DHS/Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection)

Household Products Database - New Information Service Provides Information on Health and Safety of Everyday Products (8/1/03, National Institutes of Health)

U.S. Government Warns of Imminent Net Attack (8/1/03, New Scientist); also see CERT® Advisory CA-2003-19 Exploitation of Vulnerabilities in Microsoft RPC Interface and Potential For Significant Impact on Internet Operations Due to Vulnerability in Microsoft Operating Systems

July 2003

CEPPO Joins Oil and Emergency Response Programs (7/31/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Proposed Rule - Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Program Requirements Under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7); Amendments to the Submission Schedule and Data Requirements (7/31/03, U.S. EPA)

Institute of Medicine Report Identifies Core Capabilities That Should Be Part of an Electronic Health Record System (7/31/03, National Academies)

Senators Wrestle with Impacts of Reducing Mercury (7/30/03, Environment News Service)

Framework for Application of the Toxicity Equivalence Methodology for Polychlorinated Dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Ecological Risk Assessment (External Review Draft) (7/30/03, U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment)

Children with Cochlear Implants At Increased Risk for Bacterial Meningitis (7/30/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

"Safe" Alternative to Depleted Uranium Revealed (7/30/03, New Scientist)

Oil Leaks from Grounded Tanker off Karachi (7/30/03, Environment News Service)

Earth's Ozone Depletion Is Finally Slowing (7/30/03, New Scientist)

Olden To Step Down as Director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program - Will Continue His NIEHS Research (7/29/03, National Institutes of Health)

Health Group Offers Information on How To Quit Smoking (7/29/03, American Council on Science and Health); see executive summary of Kicking Butts in the Twenty-First Century: What Modern Science Has Learned About Smoking Cessation, by Ashlee Dunston

Canadians Smoking Less than Ever Before (7/29/03, Health Canada)

New WHO Director-General Steps Up Global Polio Eradication Effort as Polio Threatens Other Countries (7/29/03, World Health Organization)

Organizational Changes Needed at NIH to Pursue More Innovative, Crosscutting, and Strategic Research; Greater Resources, Authority, and Flexibility Should Be Given to NIH Director (7/29/03, National Academies)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Proposes New Rules To Revise Blood Storage and Container Labeling Requirements (7/29/03, FDA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funds New Research on Air Pollution, Children's Health, and Watershed Protection (7/29/03, EPA)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Creates Food Safety Risk Assessment Committee (7/25/03, Food Safety Inspection Service)

Significant Global Health Gains Could Be Made by Reducing Well-known Risk Factors (7/25/03, Harvard School of Public Health)

Improving Food Quality and Safety: European Union To Fund 24 New Research Projects and Networks (7/25/03, EU)

First-ever National Parliamentary Convention on HIV/AIDS Underscores India's Political Commitment to AIDS (7/25/03, UNAIDS)

Hong Kong Fears Possible SARS Comeback (7/25/03, New Scientist)

University of Rhode Island Researcher Wins Monsanto Award for Study of Environmental Risk Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (7/25/03, URI)

E-voting System Flaws "Risk Election Fraud" (7/25/03, New Scientist)

Climate Change Strategic Plan Issued by Federal Science Panel - Knowledge Sought to Answer Questions, Shape Policy Decisions (7/24/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); see U.S. Climate Change Science Program Web site; also see U.S. Sets Out Climate Change Research Plan (7/25/03, New Scientist)

Potential for Significant Impact on Internet Operations Due to Vulnerability in Microsoft Operating Systems (7/24/03, National Infrastructure Protection Center)

Water, Water Everywhere: Too Much to Drink (7/24/03, American Council on Science and Health's Health Facts and Fears.com)

Big Acrylamide News (That No One Noticed) (7/24/03, American Council on Science and Health's Health Facts and Fears.com)

Oregon Health & Science University Researcher Publishes First Measurements of "Free-Base" Nicotine in the Smoke of Commercial Cigarettes (7/24/03, OHSU)

Canada's Federal Regulations Amended To Enhance BSE Controls by Preventing Specified Risk Material from Entering Human Food Supply (7/24/03, Health Canada)

Continuing Success of National Health Service Stop Smoking Services to Help Smokers Quit (7/24/03, UK NHS); also see Statistics on Smoking Cessation Services in England, April 2002 to March 2003

New Protein May Play a Role in Obesity (7/24/03, McGill University Health Center)

Questions and Answers on TSE in Sheep and Goats (7/24/03, European Union)

GMOs: European Commission Publishes Recommendations To Ensure Co-existence of GM and Non-GM Crops (7/23/03, European Union)

Communicable Diseases - European Networks (7/23/03, European Union)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Creates Food Security Research Program, Increases Import Exams More than Five Times To Protect Nation's Food Supply (7/23/03, HHS)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Releases Final Version of Yucca Mountain Review Plan (7/22/03, NRC)

UK Financial Service Authority Announces the Results of Its Review of Operational Risk Management Practices (7/22/03, UK FSA)

Firms Reminded of Their Anti-Money Laundering Responsibilities (7/22/03, UK FSA); see full report titled Anti-Money Laundering Current Customer Review Cost Benefit Analysis (PDF version)

Editorial: Greenhouse Gas Reductions a Bad Deal All Around (7/22/03, Fraser Institute)

TERA Announces Independent Peer Review for Captan Reclassification (7/21/03, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment)

GM Food Risk to Humans "Very Low" (7/21/03, New Scientist)

Greenhouse Gas Controls Pushed by Climate Alarmists Offer Economic Pain, No Gain (7/21/03, Fraser Institute); read full paper (PDF file) and executive summary

LEE Jong-wook Takes Office as World Health Organization Director-General - Impact in Countries To Be the Measure of All WHO Work; HIV/AIDS Given New Focus and Priority (7/21/03, WHO)

Frequent Flyers Fears Over Cosmic Rays Allayed (7/19/03, New Scientist)

UK Food Standards Agency Survey Shows Substantial Fall in Level of Dioxins in Food (7/18/03, FSA)

Government of Canada Announces New BSE Measure (7/18/03, Health Canada)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Clears New Lab Test To Help Predict Those At Risk of Coronary Heart Disease (7/18/03, FDA)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Prototype GPS Monitor Promises Faster, Surer Way To Identify Exposures (7/18/03, NIOSH)

U.S. Energy Secretary Discusses Potential Impact of Natural Gas Shortages, Promotes Smart Energy Use at Atlanta Forum (7/18/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

U.S. Energy Secretary Breaks Ground on Nation's First Nanoscale and Nanotechnology Research Facility at Oak Ridge National Lab (7/18/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues Draft Report on Fire Hazard Calculations for Nuclear Power Plants (7/18/03, NRC)

European Union Research Investigates Health Risks of Tattoos and Body Piercing (7/17/03, EU)

American Medical Association Testifies to Congress on Helping the Uninsured (7/17/03, AMA)

Router Bug Threatens "Internet Backbone" (7/17/03, New Scientist)

New Guidelines Aim To Help Health Care Providers Incorporate HIV Prevention into Ongoing Care of Persons Living with HIV (7/17/03, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces New Cleanup at 11 Superfund Projects in Nine States (7/17/03, U.S. EPA)

Gene-Stress Combination Doubles Depression Risk (7/17/03, New Scientist)

Hydrogen-Fueled Cars Not the Best Way To Cut Pollution, Greenhouse Gases and Oil Dependency, Says Expert (7/17/03, University of California, Berkeley)

U.S. Government Should Help Close Gaps in Research on Policing (7/17/03, National Academies)

17-Year Study Confirms That Lead in the Soil Descends Slowly (7/16/03, Dartmouth College)

U.S. Maritime Administration Unveils Inland Waterways Research Web Site (7/16/03, U.S. Department of Transportation)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Initiative to Heighten Battle Against Counterfeit Drugs (7/16/03, FDA)

More Top Firms Report on Safety (7/16/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

Ibuprofen, Aspirin May Reduce Woman's Risk of Developing Breast Cancer (7/15/03, Ohio State University)

World Health Organization Calls for Widespread Free Access to Anti-TB Drugs for People Living with HIV - Anti-TB drugs and Quality Care Are Currently Not Available for Over 70% of TB Cases Among Africans Living with HIV (7/15/03, WHO)

West Virginia Site Selected for Carbon Sequestration Evaluation - Tests Will Determine Region's Ability to Permanently Store CO2 Underground (7/15/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Remove Travel Alert for Taiwan (7/15/03, CDC)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toro Company Recall Riding Lawn Mowers (7/15/03, CPSC)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration To Review Ways To Reduce the Risk of Contamination Involving the Processing of Food (7/15/03, FDA)

Prevention Experts Urge High Blood Pressure Screening for All Adults Age 18 and Older (7/14/03, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Report Offers New Eating and Physical Activity Targets To Reduce Chronic Disease Risk (7/11/03, National Academies); find links to brief and full versions of report, Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients), and to public briefing opening statement and Webcast

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes Drinking Water Rules To Reduce Illness, Cancer Risks - Estimated Benefits Top $2 Billion Annually (7/11/03, U.S. EPA)

World Population Day 2003 - "One Billion Adolescents: The Right to Health, Information, and Services" (7/11/03, United Nations)

GM Crops Will Have Little Economic Benefit in UK (7/11/03, New Scientist)

Deadly Horse Disease Rampages Across U.S. East Coast (7/11/03, New Scientist)

Federal Reserve Board Requests Public Comment on Implementation of the New Basel Capital Accord in the United States, and on Related Draft Supervisory Guidance (7/11/03, FRB); for related information, read the article Basel II: New Wine in an Old Bottle

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Sends SARS expert to China to Investigate the Role of Animals in Spreading SARS Virus (7/10/03, FAO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Remove Travel Alert for Hong Kong and Toronto, Canada (7/10/03, CDC)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Encourage Science-based Labeling and Competition for Healthier Dietary Choices (7/10/03, FDA)

Lack of Studies on Women Limits Usefulness of Research on Coronary Heart Disease (7/10/03, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

U.S. Secretary of Energy Encourages Consumers to Practice Smart Energy Use Amid Growing Pressure on Natural Gas Supply, Stops in Milwaukee, Columbus, and Philadelphia for Smart Energy Tour (7/10/03, U.S. Department of Energy)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Study Suggests Possible Association Between Birth Malformations and Agricultural Herbicide (7/10/03, Environmental Health Perspectives)

DOT Investment in Pipeline Safety Research Reaches $5.8 million (7/10/03, U.S. Department of Transportation)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funds Nine Projects to Test New Approaches to Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Land Revitalization (7/10/03, U.S. EPA); projects include determining human health risk from recycling ground-up fiberboard and developing financial benchmarks for recycling businesses

Codex Alimentarius Commission Adopts More than 50 New Food Standards - New Guidelines on Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food (7/9/03, FAO)

U.S. Health and Human Services To Require Food Labels to Include Trans Fat Contents - Improved Labels Will Help Consumers Choose Heart-Healthy Foods (7/9/03, HHS)

As Testing Campaigns Identify More People With Asymptomatic Hepatitis C Infection, Benefits, Risks and Cost-Effectiveness of Early Treatment Uncertain (7/8/03, Harvard School of Public Health)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Confirm Nation's First Human Case of West Nile in 2003 (7/8/03, CDC)

European Commission Close to Completion of Pesticide Review: 110 Additional Substances To Be Withdrawn (7/8/03, European Union)

European Citizens Say "Protect Us from Hazardous Chemicals" (7/8/03, European Environmental Bureau)

Health Canada Authorizes West Nile Virus Test for Blood Donations (7/8/03, Health Canada)

Cordis Corporation Issues a Health Care Professional Letter Regarding the CYPHER Stent (7/8/03, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

New Edition of Lung Disease Data Report Updates Resource with Newest Available Statistics (7/7/03, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Releases National Transportation Atlas Databases 2003 Geographic Databases; First Time Metropolitan Planning Organization Boundaries Are Included in a National Database (7/7/03, BTS)

Food Standards Agency Board To Consider Replacing Over-Thirty-Months Rule with BSE Testing of Cattle (7/7/03, FSA)

Research Report on Development of a Method to Assess Biologically Relevant Dermal Exposures (7/7/03, UK Health and Safety Executive)

SARS Outbreak Contained Worldwide - Threat Remains and More Research Needed, says World Health Organization (7/5/03, WHO)

Government of Canada Takes Action to Ensure Authority to Act for Cleaner Air (7/4/03, Government of Canada)

World Health Organization Calls for Urgent Injection of Supplies and Funds to Combat Mounting Health Crisis in Liberia - Cholera Outbreak Puts Thousands At Risk (7/4/03, WHO)

Lifting the Veil of Darkness (7/2/03, U.S. Geological Survey)

Government of Canada Announces $ 762,925 in Funding for Habitat and Species At Risk in Alberta (7/2/03, Government of Canada)

Energy Secretary Promotes Smart Energy Use in Tour of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (7/1/03, NREL)

Report Recommends Steps to Reduce Dietary Dioxin Exposure (7/1/03, National Academies); read opening statement and full report, or hear briefing (requires free RealPlayer)

Failure to Take Prescribed Medicine for Chronic Diseases Is a Massive, World-wide Problem (7/1/03, World Health Organization)

Updated and Expanded Modeling Confirms Widespread Health, Environmental Benefits of Clear Skies (7/1/03, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

United Nations Committee Recommends New Dietary Intake Limits for Mercury (7/1/03, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


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