Tag: "storm" at medical news
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...dar signals pass freely through the thickest polar storm
clouds or local darkness. And because ASAR measures surface texture, the sensor is extremely sensitive to different types of ice for example clearly delineating the older rougher surface of the Drygalski ice tongue from the surrounding sea ice. The...
Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure
...ted a mathematical model describing the electrical storm
that rages during a brain seizure. They say the model, to be published in the March 22 print issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of London Interface, but available now to subscribers online, may eventually help neurologists better understand an...
Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004
... chairs an International Code Council committee on storm
shelters, also went to New Orleans while Ivan was ...ered that, while Ivan was a slightly more powerful storm
than Opal, the geological response along the coasts was nearly identical in both instances. Although...
Taking apart a hurricane: Multi-sensor Envisat sees through Frances
...hroughout a hurricane - basically a large powerful storm
centred around a zone of extreme low pressure. S...se winds converging on the low-pressure eye of the storm
are what ultimately determine the spiralling cloud patterns that are characteristic of a hurricane. ...
A new hypothesis about Alzheimer's disease
...t inflammation in the brain could create a perfect storm
in which cholesterol and lipids react with ozone and other inflammatory chemicals to produce abnormal reactive metabolites, which, in turn, modify the folding of normal amyloid beta protein. These modified amyloid beta proteins can catalyze misfoldin...
Study: Hurricane Floyd boosted long-term use of N.C. emergency rooms, outpatient services
...t Joshua Olinick. Earlier research showed that the storm
dropped almost 20 inches of rain in some areas, ki...tricken counties compared with those spared by the storm
following the initial crisis. A year after Floyd, they found no major changes in Medicaid enrollment...
Mad hatters, seafood jubilees, & Pfiesteria Files
...g, 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 Universi...
First consensus guidelines on lightning safety issued before summer storms
...to dispel the myths surrounding the second largest storm
killer in the United States. On average, lightning...vide school buses for spectators to sit in while a storm
passes.) Plan for routing and evacuating people. Display appropriate signage. Educate the events ...
Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks
...very year during northern Africas dry season, when storm
activity in the Sahara Desert and Sahel generate clouds of dust. The dust originating from fine particles in the arid topsoil is transported into the atmosphere by winds and may be carried in excess of 10,000 feet high into the atmosphere by easterl...
Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching
...ombined sewer systems that service both sewage and storm
water runoff. During periods of heavy rainfall, ex...ith stricter zoning and building codes to minimize storm
or flood damage; increased use of mass transit to reduce urban air pollution; improved disease surve...
Hurricane tip sheet
...t hurricanes and how people react in the wake of a storm
that has destroyed their property and their commun...ne -- for example, how to respond if high winds or storm
surge cause chemical-plant leaks or water contamination. His Web sites are at http://hurricane.ls...
LSU hurricane experts
...else to turn and how people react in the wake of a storm
that has destroyed their property, their communiti...ne -- for example, how to respond if high winds or storm
surge cause chemical-plant leaks or water contamination. His Web sites are at http://hurricane.lsu...
'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
...r. "In our studies, we've found that a biochemical storm
that is initiated with an injury continues for at ...at the patient long enough because the biochemical storm
lasted longer than two days."To complicate matters, some level of calpain activity may actually be a...
...rbances such asheadaches, tiring easily, lightning storm
phobia, etc. -Post traumatic Stress Disorder Burns and Cutaneous marking -Small, deep entry/exit points (typical) -Contact, metal chain heating (typical) -Superficial linear -Flash -Lichtenberg figures (arborescent, fern-like markings):pathognomonic...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
...Claude de Ville. Hurricane Georges, a Category III storm
with windsover 100 mph, caused over 100 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars inmajor damage in its swath through the Caribbean, leaving thousands of personshomeless. The Organization is asking for $720,000 for emergency supplies andacti...