Quantifying pyrodiversity and its drivers - Steel ZL, Collins BM, Sapsis DB, Stephens SL.
Pyrodiversity or variation in spatio-temporal fire patterns is increasingly recognized as an important determinant of ecological pattern and process, yet no consensus surrounds how best to quantify the phenomenon and its drivers remain largely untested. We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Epidemiology of prehospital trauma deaths in Malawi: a retrospective cohort study - Mulima G, Purcell LN, Maine R, Bjornstad EC, Charles A.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is among the leading causes of death and disability in both adults and children worldwide. In Malawi, trauma patients are commonly brought in dead (BID). We aimed to describe the prevalence, sociodemographic, and injury-related charact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Changes in the epidemiologic profile of burn patients during the lockdown in Catalonia (Spain): a warning call to strengthen prevention strategies in our community - Monte-Soldado A, L ópez-Masramon B, Rivas-Nicolls D, Andrés-Collado A, Aguilera-Sáez J, Serracanta J, Barret JP.
BACKGROUND: The worldwide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, is the defining global health crisis of our time. Spain has had one of the highest burdens of COVID-19 worldwide. During this period, Vall d'Hebro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Emotional impact of clinical practice in burns unit among nursing students: a qualitative study - Caminati G, Cappelli L, Ferri P, Artioli G, Spadola M, Spadola M, Vecchiatini M, Melotto M, Di Lorenzo R, Rubbi I.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: In Burns Units, the long professional relationship with patients suffering from intense physical pain and psychological distress, which cannot be completely resolved or minimized, exposes nurses to very intense emotions and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

No difference in morbidity or mortality between octogenarians and other geriatric burn trauma patients - Alpert M, Grigorian A, Joe V, Chin TL, Bernal N, Lekawa M, Satahoo S, Nahmias J.
BACKGROUND: Geriatric burn trauma patients (age ≥65 years) have a 5-fold higher mortality rate than younger adults. With the population of the US aging, the number of elderly burn and trauma patients is expected to increase. A past study using the Natio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

NextEra will use solar power to produce green hydrogen
(Natural News) NextEra Energy will use solar power from its principal subsidiary Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) to produce green hydrogen through a 20-megawatt electrolysis system. The hydrogen will then be used to replace some of the natural gas burned at FPL’s Okeechobee Clean Energy Center in Florida. Unlike blue hydrogen, which is created... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The fire risk of portable batteries in their end-of-life: investigation of the state of charge of waste lithium-ion batteries in Austria - Nigl T, B äck T, Stuhlpfarrer S, Pomberger R.
The increased utilisation of lithium-ion batteries in the last years does not come without cost. Due to thermal runaway and exothermic degradation reactions, portable batteries pose enormous risks to waste management systems and infrastructure in their end... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The treatment challenges and limitation in high-voltage pediatric electrical burn at rural area: a case report - Basuki A, Song A, Yovita NV, Suryadinata KL, Sagala AE.
INTRODUCTION: Although rare, electrical injury in pediatrics is potentially life threatening and has significant and long-term impact in life. It is challenging to manage such cases in rural areas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A fully conscious 13-year-old boy wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Explosion behaviors of hybrid C(2)H(2)/CaC(2) dust in a confined space - Song SX, Cheng YF, Wang WT, Wang ZH, Zhang BB.
In order to investigate the explosion process of calcium carbide (CaC(2)) dust in the acetylene (C(2)H(2)) atmosphere, the explosion characteristics of C(2)H(2) gas and C(2)H(2)/CaC(2) dust gas-solid two-phase mixture were studied using a 20-L spherical ve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Safety climate assessment: a survey in an electric power distribution company - Kiani M, Asgari M, Abbas Gohari F, Rezvani Z.
This study aimed to investigate safety climate and its structural dimensions as well as establish a relationship between safety climate and demographic variables in a power distribution company. METHOD. This cross-sectional study incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Seychelles: Boost for New Drug Rehab Centre After U.S.$1.7 Million Donation From UAE
[Seychelles News Agency] Plans are underway in Seychelles for the construction of a new Drug Rehabilitation Centre on the site of a previous centre which burned down 10 years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Story Behind TIME ’s ‘Climate Is Everything’ Cover
To illustrate the dramatic effects of climate change on our interconnected world for the April 26 issue of TIME, we turned the cover canvas over to “an artist who paints without a paintbrush.” Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi spent two weeks creating an image that is part sculpture, part performance art. She and her six-person team constructed a 7.5 x 10-foot world map out of 50,000 green-tipped matchsticks. She then set the artwork on fire—representing how the global climate crisis touches all of us, no matter where we live. Photograph by Annice Lyn for TIME “The motivation behind it came from the ur...
Source: TIME: Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: D.W. Pine Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine Source Type: news

From smoky skies to a green horizon: Scientists convert fire-risk wood waste into biofuel
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Reliance on petroleum fuels and raging wildfires: Two separate, large-scale challenges that could be addressed by one scientific breakthrough. Researchers from two national laboratories have collaborated to develop a streamlined and efficient process for converting woody plant matter like forest overgrowth and agricultural waste - material that is currently burned either intentionally or unintentionally - into liquid biofuel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Carbon loss from boreal forest wildfires offset by increased dominance of deciduous trees
In boreal forests, climate warming is shifting the wildfire disturbance regime to more frequent fires that burn more deeply into organic soils, releasing sequestered carbon to the atmosphere. To understand the destabilization of carbon storage, it is necessary to consider these effects in the context of long-term ecological change. In Alaskan boreal forests, we found that shifts in dominant plant species catalyzed by severe fire compensated for greater combustion of soil carbon over decadal time scales. Severe burning of organic soils shifted tree dominance from slow-growing black spruce to fast-growing deciduous broadleaf...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mack, M. C., Walker, X. J., Johnstone, J. F., Alexander, H. D., Melvin, A. M., Jean, M., Miller, S. N. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news

CIA says Russia ’s military build-up now enough to launch incursions into Ukraine
William Burns says President Biden has called Vladimir Putin to 'register very clearly the seriousness of our concern' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prepare for leftists to burn cities again, America: Prosecution in Derek Chauvin trial having trouble proving George Floyd was murdered
(Natural News) Most readers no doubt still have images in their minds of cities burning and businesses being looted by the hundreds following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd a year ago next month. While the initial rioting was directly linked to the incident, it was quickly seized upon by Marxist organizations like Black... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Vitamin D and calcium help to burn more belly fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: When trying to lose those extra layers of fat around the belly area, knowing the exact science of how the body works is the best starting point. Numerous studies have shown that by increasing your vitamin D and calcium levels, whether through supplementation or food, can help to burn belly fat. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Numerical simulation of fire resistance of steel ship bulkheads - Gravit M, Dmitriev I.
This article presents regulatory requirements in the field of fire safety for bearing and enclosing structures of oil-and-gas complex construction, tankers and offshore fixed platforms. Authors investigate two steel deck bulkhead with mineral wool fire pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Violence against women through burns, about two cases - Chevalier T, Pasquesoone L, Guerreschi P, Duquennoy-Martinot V.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back
(Natural News) If you’re suffering from joint and back pain, it’s a good idea to slow down. Intense and heavy exercises can put stress on your body even more and make you feel more spent than refreshed after every workout. Try low-impact cardio exercises for a change. These are slow-burn exercises that go easy on your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modelling forest fire and firebreak scenarios in a Mediterranean mountainous catchment: impacts on sediment loads - Thomas G, Rosalie V, Olivier C, Anna Maria DG, Antonio LP.
Forests provide a number of ecological and hydrological services, for instance, contributing to decreased water and sediment yields through increased infiltration and reduced soil erosion. However, forest fires can turn positive forest services into drawba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Investigation and assessment of neutrophil dysfunction early after severe burn injury - Yang Y, Liu L, Guo Z, Li L, Shao Y, Song M, Sun B.
BACKGROUND: Extensive burn injury results in a complex immune response that is associated with mortality and prognosis. Studies on acquired immune and the development of sepsis in burn patients have been reported. However, one of the main cells in innate i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

High school intramural participation and substance use: a longitudinal analysis of COMPASS data - Williams GC, Burns KE, Battista K, de Groh M, Jiang Y, Leatherdale ST.
There is an association between sports participation and substance use. However, there is some evidence that intramural sports in high school may not have the same effect. Therefore, the objective of this research was to examine the longitudinal associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stephen Colbert Absolutely Destroys Matt Gaetz's Trump Pardon Fail
“Oh, I don’t think the blanket wants a pardon. I think it wants to be burned. It’s seen too much,” the “Late Show” host joked. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correction to: 'Some people just want to watch the world burn: the prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'' - Arceneaux K, Gravelle TB, Osmundsen M, Petersen MB, Reifler J, Scotto TJ.
The originally published version of this paper incorrectly spelt the author Mathias Osmundsen's name as Matthias Osmundsen. This has been corrected on the publisher's website. [The author's name has also been corrected in the SafetyLit database.] ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Predicting burn mortality using a simple novel prediction model - Sharma S, Tandon R.
Background  Prediction of outcome for burn patients allows appropriate allocation of resources and prognostication. There is a paucity of simple to use burn-specific mortality prediction models which consider both endogenous and exogenous factors. Our ob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Methylene chloride burns: a case report and review of literature - Chauhan N, Prasad RS.
Chemical burns account for a small percentage of burns but contribute to significant number of burn-related mortalities. The major challenge posed by chemical burns is difficulty in correct depth estimation, as the damage continues to progress until they a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medico-legal opinion based on autopsy findings of a victim of an explosion involving mass fatality - Thivaharan Y, Kitulwatte IDG.
INTRODUCTION: Investigation into explosions is one of the major areas in forensic medicine and pathology. Medico legal issues associated with these deaths are diverse and forensic experts are often expected to make clarifications. Assistance of a methodica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Wisconsin in state of emergency for wildfire risks, over 1,400 acres already burned
With more than 300 reported fires this year, an executive order signed by Gov. Tony Evers would allow the National Guard to mobilize to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The wildland fire heat budget-using bi-directional probes to measure sensible heat flux and energy in surface fires - Dickinson MB, Wold CE, Butler BW, Kremens RL, Jimenez D, Sopko P, O'Brien JJ.
Sensible energy is the primary mode of heat dissipation from combustion in wildland surface fires. However, despite its importance to fire dynamics, smoke transport, and in determining ecological effects, it is not routinely measured. McCaffrey and Heskest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Impact of the lockdown due to CoViD-19 pandemic on the spectrum and outcome of trauma in India - Hazra D, Jindal A, Fernandes JP, Abhilash KP.
BACKGROUND: As a pre-emptive measure against the rampaging severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2), the Government of India ordered an unprecedented but imperative step of a nationwide lockdown on 22nd March, 2020. The entire month of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn survivors' experiences of the ongoing challenges after discharge in South Korea: a qualitative study - Kim KJ, Boo S, Oh H.
OBJECTIVE: To help burn survivors during the recovery time after discharge, healthcare professionals need to understand their experiences and care requirements. However, little is known about the experience of burn survivors after discharge in South Korea.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Epidemiology and trend of US pediatric burn hospitalizations, 2003-2016 - Armstrong M, Wheeler KK, Shi J, Thakkar RK, Fabia RB, Groner JI, Noffsinger D, Giles SA, Xiang H.
BACKGROUND: Thermal injury is a leading cause of unintentional pediatric trauma morbidity and mortality. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of the 2003-2016 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) included children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Advanced low-flammable electrolytes for stable operation of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries - Jia H, Xu Y, Zhang X, Burton SD, Gao P, Matthews BE, Engelhard MH, Han KS, Zhong L, Wang C, Xu W.
Despite being an effective flame retardant, trimethyl phosphate (TMP a ) is generally considered as an unqualified solvent for fabricating electrolytes used in graphite (Gr) based lithium-ion batteries as it readily leads to Gr exfoliation and cell failure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Modelling traffic during Lilac Wildfire evacuation using cellular data - Melendez B, Ghanipoor Machiani S, Nara A.
Southern California is prone to wildfire events that spark major evacuations of communities in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Highly developed regions such as Southern California have a number of transportation data sources to draw from that can support eme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

This traditional African medicine can naturally prevent diabetes, says study
(Natural News) Bridelia ferruginea is a straggly tree commonly found in the Savannah region. It is widely used in Traditional African Medicine for the treatment of bruises, boils, burns and arthritis. According to studies, the plant’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective remedy for these ailments. The stem bark of B. ferruginea also possesses other medicinal properties, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian Seniors Find Their Cars Burned to a Crisp in Oakland
A pair of Asian neighbors in their 60s and 70s fell victim to car fires in Oakland, California on Saturday. A vehicle owned by his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T cell burn out
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nusinovich, Y. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

An efficacy and safety study of intra-arterial recanalization of occluded ophthalmic arteries in patients with monocular blindness caused by injection of hyaluronic acid in facial tissues - Wang J, Shen H, Liu T, Li Q, Lyu Z, Yu Y.
PROPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of recanalizing hyaluronic acid-occluded retinal central artery by intra-arterially infusing hyaluronidase. METHODS: Between December 2015 and December 2016, 30 patients with monocular blindness due to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Extremists and unconventional weapons: examining the pursuit of chemical and biological agents - Guarrieri TR, Meisel CJ.
In this study, we examine the individual-level characteristics of extremists' pursuit of chemical/biological (CB) agents. Using three different maximum likelihood estimation techniques, we identify three key findings. First, older extremists are more likel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

High-energy blast injury requiring transradial amputation with associated essex lopresti and terrible triad injuries of the elbow: a rare presentation - Knapp P, Powell D, Bandovic I, Coon M, Best B.
We describe a case of a high-energy blast injury to an upper extremity from an explosive. The transfer of energy caused severe soft tissue/bony damage to the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How Goldman and Morgan Stanley avoided losses after fund meltdown burned Nomura, Credit Suisse
Goldman and Morgan Stanley had already finished unloading their positions when rivals announced they faced steep losses tied to a hedge... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons learned from reviewing a hospital's disaster response to the hydrofluoric acid leak in Gumi city in 2012 - Shin H, Oh SK, Lee HY, Chung H, Yoon SY, Choi SY, Kim JH.
This study analyzed the characteristics of hydrogen fluoride-exposed patients (HFEPs) treated in the emergency department (ED) of a local university hospital, and reviewed the hospital's disaster response according to space, staff, supplies, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Free-standing, thin-film sensors for the trace detection of explosives - Ricci PP, Gregory OJ.
In a world focused on the development of cybersecurity, many densely populated areas and transportation hubs are still susceptible to terrorist attacks via improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These devices frequently employ a combination of peroxide based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Ginger contains zingerone and shogaols to help burn belly
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Certain herbs and spices are said to help increase one's fat burning capacity. Alongside their fat burning capabilities, suppressing the appetite and aiding the bodily process all help to get rid of your belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'What is that?': SpaceX rocket debris causes strange lights in night sky – video
Residents in the Portland area of Oregon report sightings of strange lights streaking across the sky, which turned out to be debris from a SpaceX rocket launched in Florida 22 days ago. The rocket re-entered the atmosphere at the wrong angle, causing it to burn upSpaceX's Starship SN10 rocket launches, lands, sits there, blows up – videoContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: SpaceX US news Oregon World news Source Type: news

The persistent danger after landscape fires
(University of Vienna) Every year, an estimated four percent of the world's vegetated land surface burns, leaving more than 250 megatons of carbonized plants behind. A study by the University of Vienna has now recorded elevated concentrations of environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFR) in these charcoals - in some cases even up to five years after the fire. These EPFR may generate reactive substances, which in turn harm plants and living organisms. The study is published in Nature Communications Earth& Environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rest, recover, restore: getting UK health services back on track
This report published by British Medical Association states that the Covid-19 pandemic has left the health service running on empty, with staff burnt out, disillusioned, and even considering leaving the NHS as a result of the intense pressures and stress of the past year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news