News tagged with public safety

Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday expressed caution over whether the revolutionary oil and gas technique of "fracking" could be introduced in Germany, saying public safety was the main concern.

Feb 20, 2013
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Sex offenders are on the move

Convicted sex offenders continue to move freely within communities, including in restricted areas, despite laws designed to limit their movements. A new study, by Alan Murray from Arizona State University and colleagues, ...

Jan 29, 2013
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Global food safety: Keeping food safe from farm to table

Food safety problems can arise at any of multiple stages of food production, and illnesses that result from them are frequently not detected or reported, according to a new report from the American Academy of Microbiology.

Nov 04, 2010
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Unsafe neighborhoods disable the elderly

Elderly people who live below the poverty line and perceive their neighborhoods to be dangerous are more likely to have a mobility disability. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health suggest that e ...

May 27, 2009
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Safety net health centers struggle to meet demand

(AP) -- The health care safety net is straining. Just look at Jeffrey Taylor's parking lot. Taylor oversees a community health center for the poor in this suburb a dozen miles east of downtown Atlanta. The center, a modest ...

Mar 12, 2009
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