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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Doctors Give Chilling Account of Treating Casualties of Paris Terrorist Attacks

Nov. 24, 2015 — A group of doctors from the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris describe in chilling detail how they coped with the large influx of wounded on the night of Friday Nov. 13, 2015, following the ... read more

Independent Panel of Global Experts Calls for Critical Reforms to Prevent Future Pandemics

Nov. 23, 2015 — A hard-hitting analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been issued by an independent group of 20 experts from around the ... read more

Houston-Galveston Region Could Be Better Protected from Impact of Hurricanes and Severe Storms

Nov. 13, 2015 — New structural and nonstructural solutions could better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of hurricanes and severe storms, according to a research paper by energy, engineering and ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — An analysis by sociologists of data on land use in Mato Grosso, Brazil's third largest state, reveals that a large proportion of deforestation, as well as remaining forest cover, can be found on ... read more

Temporary Ambulance Locations Reduces Response Times and May Save Lives

Nov. 9, 2015 — Ambulances deployed at temporary locations that can be changed depending on the time of day and accident statistics can reduce response time and may save lives on the way to the ... read more

Signs Point to Imminent Public Health Workforce Exit

Oct. 28, 2015 — New studies of the public health workforce reveal signs of unprecedented change ahead. Notably, 38 percent of state public health workers plan to leave the public health workforce by 2020, either to ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Young children at American preschools and child care centers can be especially vulnerable during emergencies like a hurricane or violent community situation, say authors of a new report, who outline ... read more

Farmers' Responses to Crises Key to Informing Effective Food Security Policy

Oct. 13, 2015 — A better understanding of how farmers in developing countries cope in times of stress is needed if funding to support food security is to be used effectively, according to an English ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — In support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), researchers have developed a concept for a more accurate method of delivering certain types of messages that could even warn users to avoid ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Six research centers in the U.S. have been chosen to help develop a comprehensive new strategy to control Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases in health ... read more

Schools Are Underprepared for Pandemics, Natural Disasters

Oct. 5, 2015 — Missouri schools are no more prepared to respond to pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism attacks than they were in 2011, according to a new study. Researchers found that on average, schools ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — For the first time, climate researchers compared both sea-level rise rates and storm surge heights in prehistoric and modern eras and found that the combined increases of each have raised the ... read more

When Paired With Coinfection, Social Isolation Might Fuel Rather Than Foil Epidemics

Sep. 25, 2015 — When social isolation and coinfection occur together, diseases can spread faster and further than with either effect alone, new research shows. At the heart of the new study are two effects that have ... read more

Fukushima Disaster Was Preventable, Study Suggests

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers distilled thousands of pages of government and industry reports and hundreds of news stories, focusing on the run-up to the Fukushima disaster and found that a cascade of errors led to ... read more

Adolescent Painkiller Abuse a Big Problem for Small Towns, Rural Areas

Sep. 17, 2015 — Adolescents who live in rural areas and small towns and cities are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than adolescents who live in large urban areas, according to ... read more

Women Who Give Birth in Rural Hospitals Are More Likely to Need to Be Later Readmitted

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers compared hospital readmission rates for women who delivered their baby in rural versus urban hospitals. The study found that women discharged from rural hospitals had higher readmission ... read more

Where Flu Vaccination Rates Are Higher in Adults Under 65, Lower Flu Risk for Seniors

Sep. 10, 2015 — Healthy adults who get the flu vaccine may help protect not only themselves but also older adults in their community at higher risk for serious complications from influenza, suggest findings from a ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — According to a new NOAA report, many mid-Atlantic and West Coast communities could see the highest number of nuisance flooding days on record through April due to higher sea levels and more frequent ... read more

Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

Sep. 9, 2015 — The social vulnerability indices used in climate change and natural hazards research can also be used in other contexts such as disease outbreaks, new research suggests. The study illustrates how ... read more

Finding Missing People Faster

Sep. 9, 2015 — The mobile app, developed with the support of SAR teams around the nation, provides step-by-step instructions on search plans for first responders and response teams and provides search guidance, ... read more

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