Smallpox may be gone but U.S. should better prepare for its return, report says
Nearly 5 decades after the last documented case, smallpox remains the only human disease that has been officially eradicated. But a new report concludes that the United States can do much to strengthen its ability to respond if the dreaded disease resurfaces, whether naturally, through a lab “leak” of the responsible virus, or from an act of terrorism. The authors of the smallpox report, however, do not offer a recommendation on the long-running debate over whether the only two labs that still hold samples of variola, the smallpox virus, should destroy them for safety reasons—that issue was outside th...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 26, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Outcome of seatbelt education and safety program among teenagers - Phelps TB, Archer AD, Leonard M, Collins H, Burns JBJ.
Despite the effectiveness of seatbelts, concerns persist about compliance, especially among teenagers. Survey data from a local high school and registry data from a level 1 trauma center were used to observe seatbelt and motor vehicle accident trends. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Miscommunication in commercial aviation: the role of accent, speech rate, information density, and politeness markers - Dissanayaka YHPSAY, Molesworth BRC, Estival D.
This study is specifically designed to examine the effect of accent (native or non-native English sounding), rate of speech, complexity of transmission (information density), and politeness markers on commercial pilot (mis)communication. Aviation accident ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Response to letter-to-the-editor, concerning the article entitled "Black box of diving accidents: contribution of forensic underwater experts to three fatal cases" - Tarozzi I, Franceschetti L, Simonini G, Raddi S, Machado D, Bugelli V.
Comments on: Ilaria Tarozzi, Lorenzo Franceschetti, Gianfranco Simonini, Silvia Raddi, Davide Machado, Valentina Bugelli, Black box of diving accidents: Contribution of forensic underwater experts to three fatal cases, Forensic Science Internationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Assessing the quality of life among nonfatal road traffic accident victims by using WHO-QOL-BREF - Mishra S, Babu BV, Marimuthu P.
Background/Objectives:   Road traffic accident affects people more in terms of disability with prolonged treatment than premature death. More people suffer from nonfatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. The study a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Complexity of driving scenarios based on traffic accident data - Dong X, Zhang D, Mu Y, Zhang T, Tang K.
To solve the problems of difficult quantification of complex driving scenes and unclear classification, a method of complex measurement and scene classification was proposed. Based on the Bayesian network, the posterior probability distribution was obtaine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Qualitative analysis of general aviation pilots' Aviation Safety Reporting System incident narratives using the human factors analysis and classification system - Vempati L, Woods S, Solano RC.
NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) gathers data from voluntary aviation safety reports for nonfatal accidents and incidents. These reports are a valuable resource in identifying unsafe occurrences and hazardous situations in the aviation indust... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

What to do after a hit-and-run in Michigan
If you are involved in a hit-and-run in Michigan, you know it can be a frightening situation. An accident is considered a hit-and-run if one of the drivers involved leaves the scene without exchanging information or providing assistance to the other driver. It may also be considered a hit-and-run…#michigan #greatlakesstate #noneget #pip #nonecollision #nonenonedrivers #greatlakestate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Total Solar Eclipse in 2017 Linked to Brief Rise in Traffic Accidents
MONDAY, March 25, 2024 -- Ahead of a total solar eclipse arriving April 8, new research finds there was a temporary rise in U.S. traffic accidents around the time of a solar eclipse back in 2017. The area in the United States covered by the total... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Staff at taxpayer-funded Colorado virus lab were bitten by Covid-infected HAMSTERS and disease-ridden bats in shocking spate of accidents, exclusive documents show
A shocking spate of lab accidents have occurred in recent years at a Colorado research facility that handles the world's deadliest diseases, according to bombshell new documents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiologists, RTs, and the art of forensic imaging
Ever since Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen's discovery of x-rays in 1895, the field of medical imaging has continued to expand across a multiplicity of applications, and one of the most fascinating is its use as a forensic tool to determine the causes of trauma, both in living and deceased individuals. Forensic radiologists and radiologic technologists apply their expertise to imaging exams -- typically x-ray and CT -- intended to illuminate signs of trauma. So how do these experts approach forensic radiology? AuntMinnie.com spoke to two experts about the state of the specialty. Training is key What is forensic radiology? Put s...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

A retrospective study to compare the Glasgow Coma Score, Pediatric Trauma Score, and Injury Severity Score and outcomes in 118 pediatric trauma patients at a single emergency center in turkey - Özensoy HS, Gürü S.
BACKGROUND The main causes of accidental trauma in children include road traffic accidents (RTAs) and falling from height (FFH). Rapid and accurate assessment of severity of injury is required to guide effective management. This retrospective study aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk assessment of driver performance in the oil and gas transportation industry: analyzing the relationship between driver vigilance, attention, reaction time, and safe driving practices - Al-Mekhlafi ABA, Isha ASN, Chileshe N, Kineber AF, Ajmal M, Baarimah AO, Al-Aidrous AHMH.
The increasing use of road traffic for land transportation has resulted in numerous road accidents and casualties, including those involving oil and gas tanker vehicles. Despite this, little empirical research has been conducted on the factors influencing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A rare intraocular foreign body resulting from a workplace accident - Lopez JM, Pighin MS, Picco M, J ürgens I.
A 54-year-old man presented to the ophthalmic emergency department of our center with eye pain and blurred vision in his right eye following a workplace accident. Examination revealed a penetrating corneal injury with the presence of an intraocular foreign... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Expect the unexpected: bezoar-caused gastric perforation in the 19-year-old patient, after traffic accident - Mi łow JJ, Joźwiak J.
A 19-year-old female involved in a traffic accident presented to the Emergency Room (ER) with no trauma-related symptoms but a palpable mass in the epigastrium. Imaging revealed a massive trichobezoar causing gastric perforation. Urgent laparotomy was perf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news