Tag: "disaster" at medical news
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
HOUSTON - When molecular disaster
strikes, causing structural damage to DNA, players in two important pathways talk to each other to help contain the wreckage, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the August edition of Cell. This connection b...
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...featuring 9 individual simulation areas, including disaster
management, pediatric asthma, polysomnography, and... discussions on sleep disorders, pandemic illness, disaster
medicine, health-care disparities, lung cancer, COPD, obesity, and more. Preview of ACCP evide...
Chinese space agency joins the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'
...ted more than 125 times. With CNSA's addition, disaster
management authorities will now not only have access to Chinese satellite data archives but also to data from new CNSA missions. Last month, two American commercial satellite imagery firms DigitalGlobe and GeoEye joined forces with the U.S. Geol...
How will responders respond?
strikes, taking care of the victims is the top pri... School of Medicine. Hospital staffing is key in disaster
planning, especially within the emergency department. Yet, mandatory assignment does not guarantee a...
Will the healthcare workers go to work during disasters?
strikes, getting care to the victims is at the top...illing to work when they felt that their role in a disaster
was important, and that they could be effective in that role. They were also more likely to work whe...
Post-traumatic stress disorder 10 times higher in New Orleans than in the general public
Hurricane Katrina was the most significant natural disaster
to strike the United States. Thousands of people w...n a single mental health care diagnosis after this disaster
demonstrates the need for long term, coordinated mental health response as part of disaster
Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms
...n implement it. What will make HEWS critical to disaster
relief agencies is that it is satellite based. Disasters may disrupt or even destroy local infrastructure but satellites are immune to their effects. Two scenarios The system will be tested in two different exercise scenarios, one African and...
Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities
...fairness, empathy, honesty and openness prior to a disaster
like Hurricane Katrina would help in heading off s...researchers wrote. They recommend that in creating disaster
plans, public health and emergency response officials include community representatives drawn from c...
International Best Cases Competition returns to Vancouver
...ntinental Airlines won the award for an innovative disaster
recovery plan that was presented in the wake of the 9-11 attacks. Every year, the Franz Edelman competition recognizes outstanding examples of operations research (O.R.)-based projects that have transformed companies, entire industries, and peoples ...
International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents
...all nations in their preparedness efforts." The disaster
paradigmDetection; Incident Command; Scene Security & Safety; Assess Hazards; Support; Triage & Treatment; Evacuation; and Recoverywhich can be applied to all types of mass casualty events, was selected as a framework to study responses in these diff...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...he valuable lessons learned that may aid in future disaster
planning: family physicians are an invaluable as..., the greatest medical need for displaced adult disaster
victims is continuation of chronic disease care, and immediate mental health efforts should focus...
ACP hosts 'Internal Medicine 2007' in San Diego
...nd health literacy; to contemporary topics such as disaster
preparedness. Three special learning tracks are available to attendees. The Core Topics Track is designed for subspecialists who find it difficult to keep up with the clinical topics outside of their subspecialties. This track identifies a series o...
Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities
...rrounding the reactor that triggered the Chernobyl disaster
in 1986. He also will discuss the consequences of a nuclear attack and what nations can do to prepare. "We want to try to encourage people to pay attention to this, because it's not all the end of the world," Dallas said. "There are actually steps ...
Residents in disaster areas face medication adherence dilemmas
...he real issue and the potential for improvement in disaster
planning." First, researchers surveyed 215 patien...ur study shows that opportunities exist to improve disaster
planning and prescription refill processes to increase medication adherence after disasters in older...
Public health and pandemic flu preparedness to headline Preventive Medicine 2007
...nations top experts in pandemic, bioterrorism, and disaster
readiness will be on hand next week at the premier annual gathering of preventive medicine and public health leaders to discuss public health preparedness and response efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Several educational sessions at...
Trauma patients at risk across the country, surgeons on-call to discuss emergency-care crisis
...m responds to a future terrorist attack or natural disaster
is in jeopardy, in part because there is no lead federal agency to oversee disaster
planning and operations....
Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise
...erts recommends that hospital plans for a surge of disaster
victims should begin with a strategy to empty thei...em or send them to another facility should a major disaster
occur. There is consensus among health care officials that, whether dealing with a natural disaste...
National plan to ensure disaster medicine training is funded
A national plan to ensure disaster
medicine training meets the needs of everyone work... and frontline medical providers the essentials of disaster
management including natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes as well as manmade explosion...
Pioneer of oral rehydration therapy receives Prince Mahidol Award
...ted the first large-scale use of the solution in a disaster
situation in refugee camps along the India/Bangladesh border in 1971. The World Health Organization has reported that the mortality rate for children suffering from acute diarrhea has fallen from 5 million to 1.3 million deaths annually since adopti...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...rs from both studies suggest revisions to hospital disaster
evacuation plans. LUNG CANCER Air Flow Obstructions May Predict Lung Lesions (Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 12:30 PM EST) New research suggests that airflow obstructions determined by spirometry may predict premalignant lung lesions. Using a coh...
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