Tag: "terrorist" at medical news
Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats
...merging diseases like SARS that do not result from terrorist
actions." Campbell continued: "This issue - the financing of preparations for potential bioterrorist attacks- has forced us to confront the inadequacy of our public health defenses in rural areas of this country. A strong national defense requires t...
Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop
...people suffering from PTSD as a result of the 9/11 terrorist
attack have used this technique to alleviate its symptoms. In further studies, the researchers plan to manipulate the degree of emotion experienced by the subjects, as well as how much detail is remembered, to explore the specific interactions among ...
Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
...ncerned because "subways have been the target of terrorist
attacks, such as the sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway systems, and they remain a potential target." He thinks that subways make a likely target, because, as he states, "not only would large numbers of people be victimized by such an attack, but ...
NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
...personnel whose lives were lost as a result of the terrorist
attacks on September 11, 2001. This project was supported by a September 11 recovery grant from the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund. The program offers a new emphasis on life enrichment programming for bereaved parents as well as con...
Article highlights confusion about Homeland Security safety symbols
...ht occur during a nuclear, chemical, or biological terrorist
attack. However, in a study conducted by Christoph...sory System (HSAS), which communicates warnings of terrorist
attacks using colors, words, and phrases in five different threat levels. Participants in another st...
Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response
...manmade incident, such as a chemical accident or a terrorist
attack, is the focus of a research project at the ... manmade incidents, such as chemical accidents and terrorist
attacks, and test them in the simulated-disaster environment. The software Scott and his coll...
Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004
...as evacuations of major urban centers in case of a terrorist
attack. With the book closed on 2004, LSU experts have time to regroup, but, according to Keim, they could find themselves even busier during the next several years. "One thing that people need to realize is that the last 30 to 40 years have be...
Time to develop new antidotes for chemical attacks, urge researchers
...g world, while Western nations are concerned about terrorist
use of chemicals. Yet no new antidotes have been t...eans to respond to victims of chemical warfare and terrorist
attacks means that the time is ripe to break this drug development impasse, they conclude....
Dealing with casualties from a terrorist attack
...he lessons they learnt are invaluable while future terrorist
attacks remain a threat. Dr Gutierrez de Ceballos.... The pattern of injuries is consistent with other terrorist
bombings. One of the unusual aspects of GMUGH's experience was the large number of blast lung injur...
Imperial to lead the way in developing vaccines against bio-weapons
...ital are to help develop new vaccines in case of a terrorist
release of biological agents such as anthrax. The team has been awarded $4.5 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the US National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop new vaccines against a possible bi...
Job-stressed women more vulnerable than men to 9/11 trauma
...creased alcohol consumption following the Sept. 11 terrorist
attack, according to a new study published by psyc...n ideal data set for dissecting the effects of the terrorist
attack on a variety of psychological factors, including depression, anxiety and a variety of drinkin...
'Science of better' convenes operations researchers in Denver
...ations researchers bring to assessing the risks of terrorist
attacks and to simulating their consequences. The professor heads a team that examines the threat of weapons of mass destruction and dirty bombs. Other teams at the Center examine the threat of surface-to-air missile attacks on airplanes and attacks ...
Prescriptions for antibiotics to prevent anthrax uncommon after the 2001 anthrax attacks
...internal medicine practice in the wake of the 2001 terrorist
attacks either requested antibiotics or received t...read antibiotic abuse in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist
attacks, as measured by patient requests and physician prescribing in this academic outpatient pract...
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
...ter, officials declare that the country is under a terrorist
smallpox attack. Panicked families swamp hospital...th of the anthrax attacks in 2001, the danger of a terrorist
armed with smallpox received a flurry of attention in the media and by the Bush administration. In ...
Study finds dramatic increase in thyroid cancer
...icy Research Institute. Pointing out the risk of terrorist
attack against one of the 103 operating nuclear plants in the United States, NPRI President Dr. Helen Caldicott said, "Terrorists don't need nuclear weapons. Thanks to the nuclear power industry, they are already deployed all over America, and even ...
University of Minnesota to lead national effort in food bio-security
...ion's food supply from deliberate contamination or terrorist
attack. The university's Center of Excellence, kn...rvice--presents an array of vulnerable targets for terrorist
attack. Intentional contamination of agricultural or food products with biological, chemical, or rad...
Mental health symptoms common at Pentagon after 9/11
...s in the four months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks were at high risk for problems like genera...omparable to rates seen in other populations after terrorist
attacks." Jordan and colleagues offered a comprehensive survey addressing possible exposures and hea...
NYU Child Study Center and The Bear Stearns Charitable Foundation launch outreach campaign
... Freedom Tower, are tangible reminders of the 9/11 terrorist
attacks. These constant indications about the dangerous world we live in are difficult to cope with. This campaign, which has been generously supported by Bear Stearns, hopefully will serve as a reminder that we all must remain mindful of the poten...
Emerging threats in health and medicine
...orists, but they must also be prepared for the non terrorist
threats, such as infectious diseases, obesity and heart disease, which occur more frequently and pose equally significant challenges to our society. As new diseases continue to emerge, our public health infrastructure must be ready to respond to thes...
Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents
Three months after the 9-11 terrorist
attacks in the United States, 10 percent of black ... of potential stress rates related to reactions to terrorist
attacks that might occur in the future," says Dr. Vernon A. Barnes, physiologist and lead author on ...
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