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Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks

As a result of the September 11 terrorist acts in New York and Washington DC, air transportation in the United States was put on hold for several days, which severely affected the production and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. Most radiopharmaceuticals are shipped via air due to their...

Smallpox as Biological Weapons?

... and wary of is an outbreak of smallpox, caused by terrorist acts. Smallpox is contagious, and there is no effective treatment available. Some federal officials have reason to believe that Iraq is developing it as a biological weapon.” The Bush administration appears to agree with Matthews. Tommy Thompson, t...

Biotechnology on the lead

...nternet, and might be more appealing to a would-be terrorist than conventional weapons. "I think there's reason...otecting against outbreaks of disease, either from terrorist attacks, but more commonly in naturally occurring, freak epidemics. Colonel Edward Eitzen said such...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

...ion anthrax is needed to minimize the effects of a terrorist attack , however distinguishing // someone who has anthrax from someone who just has the flu, pneumonia or another respiratory-related illness is the question that has remained unanswered. That’s the question researchers in Chicago set out to answer...

London Emergency Services Receive Wide Appreciation

The key for a metropolis in coping with a terrorist attack is how fast and co-ordinated// are the citi...ces. Yesterday London witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks when it was still celebrating the successful 2012 Olympics hosting bid. In the morning rush ...

A New Product Offering protection against anthrax

...of public safety workers responding to a potential terrorist attack. The aerosol spray can be used to decontaminate a room, and as a nasal spray to treat people who have inhaled spores. Although some say that the product appears to be a breakthrough and the answer to the anthrax problem. Initial claims on t...

Disaster Planning Guide From Harvard Health Publications

...hquake, flood, hurricane, or tornado. In addition, 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...

US is unprepared for a bio-terrorist attack

... states have the capacity to respond to a chemical terrorist attack. Backup supplies are lacking in over 40% of the hospitals in the states. The Hurricane Katrina disaster was an example which illustrates how poor the response capabilities of the US are. These conclusions were arrived at after conducting a su...

Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay

..., as claimed. About 500 individuals suspected in terrorist attacks have been captured and retained by U.S officials. Many of the detainees have been at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for over four years. A handful of them are said to be retained without appropriate charges. The hunger strike is said to be a representa...

Hurricane Hangover: Katrina Still Haunts

...the mental health needs of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But cost aside the Katrina response is proving the agency's toughest challenge ever. The people need to be bolstered emotionally, as even those trained to offer solace break down easily and often: A hospital nurse, a school psychologist, a ...

Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims

... gained in DNA analysis of human remains after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Hopkins epidemiologists and genetic counselors are helping Louisiana state officials with the complex task of collecting data on family history, a key step in the complex system of DNA testing that state officials must use ...

Botox Treatment Now With A Lesser Dose And Increased Safety

..., the most lethal poison known and a potential bio terrorist weapon. In a medical setting, small doses this toxin blocks the release of a chemical acetylcholine that is necessary for muscle contraction, this in turn results in a localized, temporary paralysis that erases wrinkles and unwanted muscle spasms. ...

Death Pumps Up Aggressive Thoughts

...ousands of innocent lives. Similarly people in the terrorist groups incite others by talking about previous incidents which has resulted in loss of life. This further helps them to instill hatred for each othr....

India & Singapore Join hands to Fight Terror & Drug Trafficking

...have stated that strict vigilance had helped avert terrorist strikes and combat drug trafficking in the city-state....

PTST Mostly Seen Among Disaster Victims

...ults. // Disaster such as a hurricane, tornado and terrorist attack accounts for about 30-40 % of post-traumati...astern Italy. The most recent was the September 11 terrorist attack in New York City.Although the prevalence of PTSD has previously been found to be higher after...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

...agents that have been used in chemical warfare and terrorist attacks, as well as pesticides used in households ...ve been used with catastrophic results in wars and terrorist attacks, such as the subway attacks with sarin in Japan in the late 1990s," says Edson X. Albuquerqu...

NIMH Grants Funds To Study The Impact Of Terrorism

...lity and resilience of the people in the face of a terrorist attack. The study will be conducted in three parts and will focus on the nation of Israel and its citizens. The first part is a series of cross-sectional polling (Jews and Arabs) of mental health during a three-year period. Part two is an analysis...

Importance of knowing the source of our food

...inues, 5 years after the 9/11 tragedy. Suppose, a terrorist successfully contaminates a fungible food, we wont even know at which stage of production and distribution did the contamination occur. Hence, identification and prevention of such dreadful situations become very difficult. An E.coli outbreak occu...

Danger and insecurity in contemporary life

...ainty as a part of it. However, the possibility of terrorist bombs on aeroplanes, a new generation of nuclear power stations and flu pandemic// has generated public disbelief in the authorities. The government has to do something to re-build trust in politicians and scientists. According to risk researchers,...

Iraqi’s Gripped with Insecurit

... Since 9/11 thousands of lives have been lost to terrorist attacks around the world. More than half these deaths have been in Iraq, leading to "widespread feelings that life has become unpredictable and society is falling apart" as well as "a severe sense of existential insecurity" on the part of the Iraqi p...

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