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Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...n out-of-hours' support as needed. Many of the bomb
victims suffered profound mental health problems i... what to expect having been involved in caring for bomb
victims three years earlier" says Guscott. "And a number of general nurses and support staff also ex...
Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure
...s of radiation that could be released by a "dirty" bomb
or nuclear explosion. Such excessive exposure typically causes death within weeks as the radiation kills blood cells vital to clotting and fighting infection, along with the stem cells needed to replenish their supply. But now researchers at Washingt...
Carnegie Mellon professors question advice for nuclear attacks
...series, "24," a terrorist explodes a small nuclear bomb
in Los Angeles. In the May 2007 issue of the journal Health Physics, Carnegie Mellon researchers Keith Florig and Baruch Fischhoff offer simple, practical advice that ordinary citizens can use when faced by such threats. Specificall...
New study focuses on radiation-associated cancer risks
...iation exposure in mice, dogs, monkeys, the atomic bomb
survivors, persons exposed occupationally, and patients treated with radiation. The study appears in the January issue of the journal Radiation Research. The authors found that there is great heterogeneity in the risk of radiation-associated cancer...
Effective medical response reduced deaths of critically injured after London bombings
...in this week's issue of The Lancet. The multiple bomb
explosions in London on July 7, 2005, resulted in the largest mass casualty event in the UK since World War 2. Karim Brohi (The Royal London Hospital, UK) and colleagues assessed the response by the Royal London Hospital, which received 194 casualtie...
Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
...of thousands of Americans live with a ticking time bomb
in their chests. Now, a new University of Michigan study demonstrates that many of them may not need surgery in order to defuse it. Instead, the research shows, a minimally-invasive procedure can repair a wide range of problems in the upper part of ...
Carnegie Mellon receives grant to study security issues
...mergency responders, decontamination after a dirty bomb
or chemical attack, vulnerability of computer, ele...id careful modeling of the implications of a dirty bomb
attack in downtown Pittsburgh. Building on his technical analysis, Dombroski studied the implication...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...ccident, but likely could have been a ticking time bomb
present for years. The aneurysm was large and previously thought to require open surgery and a lengthy recovery. A second opinion brought Collins to Rush University Medical Center and Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) neur...
Suicide bomber sensors would not reduce casualties
...t and increase the probability of being exposed to bomb
fragments. In a previous study, Kaplan found that the most successful counter-tactic employed by Israel in combating suicide bombings was intelligence-driven arrests of terror operatives and suspects....
Israeli critical care specialists advise on how to deal with victims of terrorist attacks
...f patients with the most common injuries caused by bomb
blasts, such as brain injuries, acute lung injuries, orthopaedic injuries and abdominal blast injuries. These are all challenging injuries to treat and are very often combined in survivors of terror attacks....
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...cise that included responding to a simulated dirty bomb
attack. Other sessions throughout the week cover topics such as how Medicare and Medicaid reform are affecting insurance reimbursement of radiological procedures, medical errors, the impact of recent Nuclear Regulatory Commission training and experie...