Critical State of Disaster Preparedness

Disasters both natural and anthropogenic are increasing in intensity and frequency. 2018 marked the eighth consecutive year in which greater than seven high-consequence natural disasters occurred in the United States alone. These numbers do not include mass shootings or disease outbreaks, such as measles, influenza, and hepatitis A.
Source: Critical Care Clinics - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research

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DiscussionThe PECARN network provided an infrastructure to gain expert consensus from nurses on the most current priories that researchers should focus their efforts and resources. The results of the study will help inform further nursing research studies (for PECARN and otherwise) that address patient care and nursing practice issues for pediatric ED patients.
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis." In the UK, e-cigarettes have been embraced mostly as an effective way for adults to quit combustible cigarettes.
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A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.
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Regulatory agencies in three countries, including the United States, all approved lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma.FDA Approvals
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Mark K. Slifka1* and Ian J. Amanna2 1Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health &Science University, Beaverton, OR, United States2Najít Technologies, Inc., Beaverton, OR, United States Vaccines play a vital role in protecting our communities against infectious disease. Unfortunately, some vaccines provide only partial protection or in some cases vaccine-mediated immunity may wane rapidly, resulting in either increased susceptibility to that disease or a requirement for more booster vaccinations in order to maintain immunity above a protective level. The durability of a...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions Apart West Nile virus (78), thousands of congenital microcephaly cases, fetal brain tissue damage and neurological syndromes have been associated with ZIKV infection. Unfortunately, the epidemics of this mosquito born, and a relative stable virus is on a rise. Although congenital microcephaly is a rare disorder however, due to lack of standardized diagnostic test facilities, the incidence in the geographically widespread ZIKV epidemic regions is higher. Animals studies showed that ZIKV is a neurotropic virus. It directly targets the developing embryonic brain cells by inducing apoptosis, cell-cycle arrest, and...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: VPDs not only affect the participants of MGs but also their contacts; vaccine uptake is variable and vaccine implementation is likely to have beneficial effects. Research to address the knowledge gaps surrounding VPDs at MGs is needed. PMID: 26437018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Julia R. Barrett, MS, ELS, a Madison, WI–based science writer and editor, is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. About This Article open Citation: Barrett JR. 2015. Pediatric vaccines and neurodevelopment: primate study finds no adverse behavioral effects. Environ Health Perspect 123:A156; News Topics: Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Mercury, Neurologic Health Published: 1 June 2015 PDF Version (320 KB) Related EHP Article Examination of the Safety of Pediatric Vaccine Schedules in a Non-Human ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Featured News Science Selection Infectious Disease June 2015 Mental Health Mercury Neurologic Health Source Type: research
Abstract Infectious diseases have historically resulted in suspended or cancelled military operations. Vaccination for disease prevention is a critical component of the military's force readiness doctrine. Until recently, Korea had not recognized the importance of vaccinating military personnel. However, a 2011 meningococcal disease outbreak at an army recruit training center led to dramatic changes in the paradigm of traditional medical practice in the Korean armed forces. A new vaccination policy was formed by a 2012 Military Healthcare Service Act. Since then, Neisseria meningitidis, hepatitis A, and measles-mu...
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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