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SARS (Bird Flu) spreading in the Asian continent

...2001 opened with it Pandora ’s Box of both natural disasters and man made ones. The first internationally re...plugged into the sea. Soon after a whole string of disasters followed. Droughts hitting India, the Gujarat ’s 7. 9 Richter scale earthquake, a second in Peru, ...

Disaster Planning Guide From Harvard Health Publications

... terrorist attacks are also possible. Both natural disasters and terrorist attacks can disrupt power, communication, and transportation for days or even longer. It is best to be prepared in advance so that if a disaster occurs, people know what to do and have the supplies are needed on hand. Regardless of the...

Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk In Young Natural Disaster Survivors

...dy has found that young people who survive natural disasters like the tsunami or even Hurricane Katrina are at a high risk of developing// chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as depression. The study conducted by UCLA researchers says that these factors need to be kept in mind when counsell...

UN Fears Earthquake Victims Could Turn To Drugs

...e fact that people affected by natural and manmade disasters turned to drugs for some relief. "UNODC has observ...e in the world that victims of natural and manmade disasters are at high risk of developing drug dependence and addiction - maybe as a result of prescribed medic...

Female Foetus Can Survive More Stress

...asily be destroyed by the stress that is caused by disasters like earthquakes and other natural calamities including severe famine.// The ones that manage to survive will have a longer life than average, according to a study conducted by researchers belonging to the University of California. Female foetuses ar...

Pranab Mukherjee Urged Military Doctors To Remain On The Cutting Edge

...in coming to the aid of civil power during natural disasters and we have to constantly evolve new doctrines to tackle new threats, Singh maintained. --Edited IANS...

Bio-Technology Initiatives to Feed Research On Sorghum Crop

... have a crop that will enable us to survive during disasters and food shortages.” The scientists will camp at Iowa for the next three years, concentrating their expertise on the sorghum genes. By tweaking genes from other crops and orchestrating genes from within the sorghum plant itself, scientists are opt...

PTST Mostly Seen Among Disaster Victims

...ur review of studies conducted in the aftermath of disasters during the past 40 years shows that there is a sub...nd to be higher after human-made and technological disasters than after natural disasters, Galea notes that this difference is largely due to differences in samp...

Indonesian Tourism on Downward Trend After Java Quake

...e earthquake was the latest in a string of natural disasters to hit the archipelago in recent years, the worst being the December 2004 tsunami, which left about 168,000 people dead or missing in Aceh, on the northern end of Sumatra. Sukamto, a businessman who owns a camping tour outfit in the Cangkringan dis...

The Lurking Tsunami: Are We Ready?

...t need to be taken to soften the impact of similar disasters and to salvage lost grounds. "We do not expect disaster until we have specific reason to expect it – and when we encounter it we are free to fight it" ……Ayn Rnd...

Staying Indoors Responsible for 1995 Heat Wave Killings

...neighborhoods may be at risk during other types of disasters as well, according to Browning. "When these people see their own neighborhood as a risk, they may discount the more uncertain danger of a potential disaster," Browning said. Source: Eurekalrt...

AAP Urges Families To Create Emergency Disaster Plans

...ities to prepare// for potential natural and other disasters to minimize the physical and emotional toll on chi.... - Talk with your children about the dangers of disasters that are common to in your area and how to prepare for each type. Make sure they know where to go in...

Survivors of Pakistan Earthquake Still at Risk

...at vulnerable communities become more resilient to disasters in the future." NLA...

Authors Review Astrodome Medical Response to Hurricane Katrina

...t lessons to cities planning a medical response to disasters //and other large-scale emergencies, reports a paper in the September issue of the Southern Medical Journal (SMJ), official journal of the Southern Medical Association. Dr. Thomas F. Gavagan of Baylor College of Medicine and colleagues relate and ...

UN Leader to Deliver Speech Against the Spread of HIV/AIDS

...n drain, weakened capacity to govern and recurrent disasters in the region. These countries also suffer from other illnesses, poverty, inappropriate retirement policies, poor educational systems and infrastructure weaknesses. Dr. Msiska will discuss how SACI has come to understand these challenges while sha...

Experts Use Weather to Predict Disease

...e response to viral outbreaks worldwide and health disasters like Europe's devastating 2003 heat wave and global warming is adding urgency to such strategies for fighting disease. Health officials were able to lessen the impact of an ongoing outbreak in Kenya of Rift Valley Fever, a deadly hemorrhagic fever,...

South India to Have Modern Military Hospitals

...ading will be useful during any unforeseen natural disasters like earthquakes and the 2005 tsunami that ravaged the southern states," said Singh, a pioneer in the Cochlear Implant programme in the armed forces for which he was awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal. "I am very happy with the upgradation of the...

Indonesians to Be Fitted Jaipur-made Artificial Limbs

...s who lost their limbs due to disease, accident or disasters like the tsunami will be fitted with Jaipur-made artificial limbs in Jakarta//. "On the invitation of a non-resident Indian association, we are organising a 15-day camp in Jakarta from Friday, in which 350 people will be fitted with the Jaipur Foot,...

HL7 Announces Industry’s First Electronic Health Record System (EHR-S

... network, but is also needed for handling regional disasters such as Katrina. The standard will facilitate solutions to underlying ED operational problems such as overcrowding, ambulance diversion and shortage of services. The ED care setting was just chosen by CCHIT as a priority for certification of EHRs. ...

Computer Program Helps Hospitals Prepare For Mass Casualties

...ave developed a tool to help hospitals prepare for disasters with the potential to overwhelm services//. The Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment & Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS) computer program calculates the impact of such crises as a flu epidemic, bioterrorist attack, flood or plane crash, accounting for such...

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