Navigation Links
Fright could be more harmful,,

The fear of biological weapons such as anthrax may be more likely to create illness than the weapons themselves, say experts. Long-term social or psychological damage could be the result of panic caused by the news of anthrax attacks. A letter to the British Medical Journal from researchers in the UK, US and Australia predicted that while bioweapons themselves might not kill many people, for many more, their prospect is having a devastating effect.

Already, there are reports of mass illness - on 29 September, paint fumes set off a bioterrorism scare at a school in Washington State, sending 16 students and a teacher to the hospital. Just after the beginning of the current anthrax scare a liquid, which turned out to be window cleaning fluid, was sprayed at a Maryland subway station. As many as 35 people reported nausea, headache and sore throat.//

The experts, including Professor Simon Wessely, from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, conclude that a series of hoaxes and actual attacks could have a significant effect.They write: "It is customary to expect large scale panic if such weapons are every effectively deployed or thought to be deployed.

"The general level of malaise, fear and anxiety may remain high for years, exacerbating pre-existing psychiatric disorders and further heightening the risk of mass sociogenic illness."The current uncertainty over the chronic health effects of low level exposure to toxic agents will further increase anxiety in the affected communities."

They add that because health officials will not be able to provide positive assurances about long-term safety, the public may lose trust in experts. "Unconfirmed or controversial hypotheses about the health effects of exposure to chemical and biological weapons will probably become belligerent scientific and media issues."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
2. Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!
3. Prozac miracle could end in disaster
4. Wonder drug - could end in disaster
5. Pollution could be a risk
6. Pregnant smokers could harm their child
7. Snoring could be a warning
8. Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth
9. Hike in drug licence fee could hit several SSI units in TN
10. Lengthy Fingers could predict heart attacks
11. Watching television for long hours could lead to agressiveness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... The medical ... holidays and winter seasons. One major study analyzing heart attacks among 138,602 people ... August of a given year. We would all agree of course–no time of year ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Gensuite is honored to be ... Best New Product Launch category. Gensuite’s entry on their EZ Scan feature detailed ... Events & Training Group is a professional event and training provider based in ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c., a certified ... Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 years of experience with fertility ... patients realize their family building goals. Acupuncture helps fertility patients by ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Tomorrow Trump Goes To Washington”: a brief ... the presidency and to America. “Tomorrow Trump Goes To Washington” is the creation of ... can for this country. , Nancy attributes her patriotic nature to her WWII veteran ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Fred Rides ... sweet Christmas Day that follows. , “Fred Rides a Train” is the creation ... and short stories since her teen years in Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... leading RNA medicines company, announced today that it ... to develop RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of ... Arcturus, wholly-owned therapeutic delivery platform LUNAR™ and UNA ... "Given Takeda,s long-standing commitment to and ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... JOLLA, Calif. , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development ... new drug development candidates at its R&D day, ... The first candidate, RGLS5040, is an anti-miR targeting ... The second candidate, RGLS4326, is an anti-miR targeting ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... new study released today by the Alliance for ... Drug Pricing Program will continue to expand at an unprecedented ... exceed $23 billion in total purchases at the 340B price. ... Part B drug reimbursement purchases over the next five years. ... of data on total drug purchases through 340B from 2005 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: