- Newsmaker: California Auto Emissions Bill Has National Impact
California Governor Gray Davis is expected to sign a bill today to limit the automobile emission of greenhouse gases, with the ostensible goal of reducing the risk of global warming. Jeff Plungis, Washington bureau automotive reporter for the Detroit News, explains how the legislation could change the cars that all Americans drive, including their SUV-s.
- Reporter's Notebook: Preventable Hospital Infections Becoming Deadly Epidemic
Hospital staffs shouldn-t have to be reminded about hygiene. But a comprehensive study of hospitals across the US finds that the failure to wash ones hands is frighteningly common. Mike Berens, who conducted the study and documented it in a three-part series for the Chicago Tribune, found that it-s also one of the easily preventable reasons that thousands of hospital patients needlessly die from infections each year.
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