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September 27th telebriefing on premature health

... in children under 1 year of age. With the recent hurricanes and evacuation/relocation of hundreds of thousands of citizens in southern U.S. states, it is possible that these infants are more exposed to risk factors and may be at increased risk for infectious diseases. The states in the hurricane region are am...

ICSU pursues new initiative that challenges science to do more to prevent natural disasters

...srupting nations rich and poor--the Asian tsunami, hurricanes on the U.S. Gulf Coast, flooding in Bangladesh, th...ced Environmental Hazards. "We can't actually stop hurricanes or tsunamis or other extremes of nature. But if we bring together the right mix of research-- work t...

Evacuation of elders during disasters to be addressed at GSA's upcoming annual meeting

...GSA). This team will use the context of the recent hurricanes in the Southeastern United States to discuss what went wrong, what could have been done differently, and what the implications are for research studies and policy formation. GSA President Charles F. Longino, Jr. and AARP Office of Academic Affairs D...

$4.5 million CDC grant funds Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness

...to Yale M.P.H. and Ph.D. students. "In the wake of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, public health preparedness and training for both our existing public health work force and our students is imperative," said Brian Leaderer, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor, Interim Dean of Public Health, and Chair of the Depar...

Coping with crisis on campus: Conference will focus on college mental health issues after disasters

... rocked by crisis, from regional disasters such as hurricanes and terrorist attacks to local incidents including accidents, fires and clusters of suicides. In each case, college officials, students and faculty have had to cope with the immediate and lingering mental effects of these situations -- at the same t...

Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña

...ific and a corresponding increase in the number of hurricanes in the tropical North Atlantic. The last La Nia took place during 2000-2001, a weak event compared to the previous La Nia in 1998-2000 it, and the 1988-89 event together setting the terms of reference for a 'standard' La Nia. Each week radar altim...

Hurricane Katrina Community Aadvisory Group Survey Findings

...seling programs addressing the emotional impact of hurricanes Katrina on Louisiana residents. Dr. Speier formerly served as the Director of the Division of Program Development and Implementation for the Louisiana Office of Mental Health. Dr. Speier also led the Office of Mental Health SAMHSA COSIG project and h...

New Orleans 'toxic soup' a less serious problem than initially believed

...rleans. All indications at this point are that the hurricanes were not as devastating in stirring up chemicals as once feared. "The data shows that there is no real need to ban fish consumption, for instance. Levels of some toxic metals are high in parts of New Orleans, but not generally higher than before Hu...

Global warming and your health

...atter. Global warming will bring bigger storms and hurricanes that will hold more water, according to climate scientists. Katrina showed how the water from a hurricane does far more damage than the high winds. All that flooding brings with it a host of direct and indirect health problems. "As we saw from New ...

Louisiana Tech receives award for hurricane-relief efforts

...ition for its relief efforts following last year's hurricanes Katrina and Rita that devastated the Gulf Coast. Tech was among nine universities to receive the Katrina Compassion Award for Excellence in Hurricane Relief Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation's largest indep...

National plan to ensure disaster medicine training is funded

... including natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes as well as manmade explosions and nuclear attacks that establish a common knowledge and language. Advanced Disaster Life Support expands that base, giving students a day of hands-on practice triaging large numbers of patients and using high-end man...

Public health and pandemic flu preparedness to headline Preventive Medicine 2007

...oted to this topic, which is timely in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, continuing threats to homeland security, and the release earlier this month of pandemic flu preparedness guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These sessions will feature recognized national leaders in this ...

Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms

...e natural phenomena like tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes have featured prominently in the news. So, too, has the rapid spread of new diseases such as SARS and avian flu. By identifying and mapping occurrences of these problems sooner, agencies can relieve suffering more quickly and contain a situation more...

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