Tag: "hurricane" at medical news
PAHO To Provide $1 Million For Cholera Programs In Central America
...n, which called on all the nations affected by the hurricane
to reinforce the anti-cholera programs, "noting th...luded Honduras and Nicaragua. Hardest hit by the hurricane
were Nicaragua and Honduras. A document prepared by the Pan American Health Organization known as P...
LSU hurricane experts
...UGE -- LSU is home to one of the largest groups of hurricane
experts in the nation. These researchers, who are...mine the correlation between cloud temperature and hurricane
intensity. -- Oscar Huh, professor, 225-388-2952, firstname.lastname@example.org . Huh is director ...
Hurricane tip sheet
... and other specialists to work together to improve hurricane
predictions, evacuation procedures, construction t...organ City) has had the highest incidence of major hurricane
hits (category 3-5 hurricanes) of any part of the Gulf Coast. The same area is suffering the highes...
Scientists image material that could improve MRI technologies
... the superconductor is very much like the eye of a hurricane
except that it is so small it is hard to investigate. Each core measures only three nanometers across (the width of about 10 atoms strung together). Extremely high resolution made possible by a large magnetic field was required to look inside the v...
New safety regulations reduced injuries requiring treatment for children, study suggests
...uled out, he said. Also, adverse weather caused by hurricane
Floyd and other events may have played a role. Nevertheless, we are encouraged by this trend, which links a significant decline in statewide child-care injury rates with improved regulation of playground safety in this country, Kotch said. Mo...
Mad hatters, seafood jubilees, & Pfiesteria Files
...ne to flooding, and Varekamp worries that a future hurricane
or storm may flush more mercury into Long Island Sound, threatening its fisheries, and once again imperiling human health through seafood contamination. CONTACT: Johan Varekamp, Professor in Geology, Chair, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan...
Preparations for terrorist attacks and natural disasters linked, says University of Colorado prof
...ge earthquake in southern California, a category 5 hurricane
directly striking Miami. "There are events that are large enough that you can't prepare for them," he said. "California has known for decades that when the next great earthquake hits southern California some areas will be without water for six mont...
New Parkinson's surgical procedure shows lasting benefits, according to Emory researchers
...ot able to attend the conference because of recent hurricane
damage to their island and difficulties obtaining U.S. visas. "This collaboration has been and continues to be a great experience for researchers and patients alike," Dr. Juncos explains. "The Cuban doctors have given their international collaborato...
Study: Hurricane Floyd boosted long-term use of N.C. emergency rooms, outpatient services
...l of Public Health, showed that the September 1999 hurricane
-- the worst in recorded state history -- produced... use in affected areas. "Our findings suggest that hurricane
victims experienced substantial changes in patterns of care that endured for much longer than the in...
New UNC study shows Hurricane Floyd boosted abuse and non-abuse brain injuries in children
...he hardest-hit counties in the half-year after the hurricane
than before and such injuries attributable to acci..." in the hardest-hit counties six months after the hurricane
while the rate of other brain injuries remained elevated for the entire post-disaster study period, ...
Taking apart a hurricane: Multi-sensor Envisat sees through Frances
...-sensor capability, we can slice right through the hurricane
with just a single satellite," explained Jos Achac...at a range of altitudes and locations throughout a hurricane
- basically a large powerful storm centred around a zone of extreme low pressure. Strong low-level...
Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004
...ummer and September meant a heavy workload for LSU hurricane
experts, as they went about aiding state emergency... examining and assessing schools that were used as hurricane
shelters. He looked at 25 schools in hard-hit areas and made a detailed report. Levitan said that, a...
Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure
...egrity of a building or the causes of a developing hurricane
than is practical or desirable through direct observation, a computer simulation of a brain during a seizure could potentially provide a fuller picture of how and why electrical signals misfire. "This model could provide insight into the pathophysio...