Tag: "terrorist" at medical news
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
...ional release of pathogens or chemical agents in a terrorist
attack, said Qingyan (pronounced Chin-Yan) Chen, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. "The goal is to be able to track the source if a person released a biological agent, such as anthrax, or inadvertently released a pathogen ...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...were Australia's first large-scale introduction to terrorist
activity in the immediate geographical area and they initiated a new phase of trauma response for public health services in the country" says Anthony Guscott of Top End Mental Health Services, which provides in-patient and consultation liaison nursin...
Cognitive therapy can reduce post-traumatic stress in survivors of terrorist attacks
...known about how to best treat those traumatised by terrorist
incidents. So researchers at the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation undertook the first controlled trial aimed at assessing the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for people affected by terrorism and other civil conflict. The ...
Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms
...al disposables. The second scenario simulates a terrorist
attack in the centre of a European capital. The resulting confusion leads to traffic jams and saturation of the mobile telephone network. The work of the many civil protection and health operators, who are all entering the scene at the same time, is ...
Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows
...alth researchers to measure the impact of the 9/11 terrorist
attacks on military and non-military families. The researchers chose to study Texas because of the large military population there and the availability of data. Researchers found that prior to October 2002, rate of abuse and neglect called maltrea...
Carnegie Mellon professors question advice for nuclear attacks
...e current Fox television adventure 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....
RAND panel identifies key components of public health emergency preparedness
...partment of Health and Human Services. Since the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. government has invested more than $5 billion to increase the country's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. ...
International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents
...rom eight countries that have recently experienced terrorist
attacks examined and discussed their emergency med...t there were a number of commonalities among these terrorist
events, even though they occurred in different countries under vastly different circumstances. These...
Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease
...hose deaths associated with the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks. They also made estimates of the average annual proportion of time firefighters spent on specific job duties using data from several sources, including 17 large metropolitan fire departments. The results showed that, of the 1,144 firefight...
Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting
...asily obtained by terrorists. Potential costs of a terrorist
attack include reductions in crop yield and quality, increased production costs and food prices, financial instability of rural communities, and loss of public confidence in the food supply. Fletcher will discuss strategies currently in place and wha...
Effective medical response reduced deaths of critically injured after London bombings
...injured was 15% - lower than that of most previous terrorist
mass casualty events. The improved triage by Londo...ors conclude that reducing the death rate in urban terrorist
events requires a robust trauma system combining advanced prehospital teams and dedicated trauma cen...
IEEE-USA launches critical infrastructure protection committee
...ents such as natural disasters, system failures or terrorist
attacks," IEEE-USA CIPC Chair Dr. Luis Kun said. "The optimal functioning of our society depends on our nation's critical infrastructure." The major goals of protecting critical infrastructure are prevention, minimization and recovery. Ideally, prev...
Trauma patients at risk across the country, surgeons on-call to discuss emergency-care crisis
...nations emergency care system 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
...atural disaster like Hurricane Katrina, a possible terrorist
attack like September 11, or epidemics like SARS or avian flu, affected hospitals have few means of making room for large numbers of incoming casualties, Kelen says. In one common disaster response, medical centers would set up additional beds wher...
National plan to ensure disaster medicine training is funded
...some of the fundamental courses are older than the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, says Dr. Phillip Coule, director of the MCG Center of Operational Medicine. This gives us a framework to do major revisions with valuable input from multiple disciplines and stakeholders. The long-term goal is to make the ...
NIAID awards $4 million to develop anti-radiation treatments
...measures, which is available to the public after a terrorist
or nuclear attack or accidental radioactive exposure," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. In the event of an attack by a nuclear explosive device or radiological "dirty bomb," individuals potentially could inhale, ingest or absorb through ...
Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season
.... After flights were restricted following the 9/11 terrorist
attacks in 2001, the flu season started about two ...was delayed, by 13 days, to March 2. Following the terrorist
attack, there were restrictions on air travel and many people themselves chose to use other forms of...
Study finds healthcare usage significantly altered after September 11 attacks
... region in the months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks. The study reveals that while healthcare u... use slowed in the weeks immediately following the terrorist
attacks. In addition, distance from the WTC affected the utilization of some health services, with t...
Public confidence in government drops as 5th anniversary of 9/11 approaches
...dentify trends and public attitudes related to the terrorist
attacks of September 11 and disaster preparedness....confident the government could protect them from a terrorist
attack. That figure is a drop from 2005 (49 percent) and significantly less than 2003 (64 percent). ...
Don't rely on cold reason - trust your intuition as well
...rt of modern life, but why does the possibility of terrorist
bombs on aeroplanes, a new generation of nuclear power stations and a flu pandemic trigger public distrust in the powers-that-be? What can the government do to re-build trust in politicians and scientists? Risk researchers say the answer lies in em...