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How the US drug safety system should be changed

...rming postmortem examinations in the event of drug disasters or developing new pharmacoepidemiological methods ?he suggests that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded Centers for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERTS) or the Institute of Medicine (IOM) might play a role. "A key...

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases

...a and upset stomachs sometimes occur after natural disasters and can be caused sewage contamination of the water. Although at high levels in floodwaters, the E. coli found in New Orleans is the type commonly associated with fecal contamination and is not the E. coli H7:O157 strain that can cause serious kidne...

Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles

...re more likely to bounce back from extreme coastal disasters by protecting local environments and building on l...ven valuable insight into handling extreme coastal disasters - inevitable as the world's coastal population is set to double by 2030 and global warming continues...

From a Few Wild Ancestors, a Citrus Cornucopia

...ained in this manner is more vulnerable to natural disasters and other events that could destroy valuable genes,?Krueger says. This makes “ex situ?collections, like the Riverside citrus genebank, particularly critical—especially since many of the world’s wild citrus stands are at risk from encroaching industr...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...ke place. Coral reefs have been subject to natural disasters for millions of years, and they have survived and adapted over a long time." Poorly planned reconstruction programmes undertaken on the land can also adversely affect marine wildlife, say the scientists. Professional environmental impact assessments...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...ould be enormously helpful in helping us cope with disasters such as the recent tsunami in the Indian Ocean." One of the ways these researchers hope to advance understanding of the dynamics of communication and knowledge networks among first responders is by "'learning' basic principles on how bees and ants a...

The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece

... but be less alert," Antle says. "When you look at disasters such as plane crashes, or Three Mile Island or Chernobyl, there is often a sleep-deprived person with critical responsibilities behind it all. When someone shifts their schedule, we want to find a way to shift their body with them so they remain aler...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...e to insist on that, otherwise we're going to have disasters like Vioxx that happen in the future." Another lesson, says Lenzer, is that "the race to approve new drugs without proper safety testing may be compromising the public's health." A research scientist from a major pharmaceutical company, who particip...

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