A Laser Pointer Burned a Hole in a 9-Year-Old Boy ’s Eye, Doctors Say
Playing with a laser pointer may have left a young boy with permanent eye damage, according to a case study. A 9-year-old boy visited an ophthalmology clinic in Larissa, Greece, complaining of vision problems in his left eye, the case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says. Despite having 20/20 vision in his right eye, doctors found that his left eyesight was around 20/100 — a discrepancy explained by a hole on his left macula, a part of the retina that “provides sharp, central vision,” according to the National Eye Institute. Macular holes can cause blurry and distorted vision, and t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Addressing Suicide Among Cancer Patients
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Dr Preethi Daniel debunks the myths around how to stay sun safe
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Preethi Daniel, from London Doctors Clinic, claims people need to use a shot glass worth of sun cream on their ears, forehead, nose, arms and legs to avoid dangerous burns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical burns caused by crust anemone - Gaudchau A, Pfeiffer N, Gericke A.
We present a  case of a toxic reaction in both eyes caused by secretions from an encrusting anemone of the genus Protopalythoa. The patient presented with chemosis and follicular reaction of the conjunctiva and whitish spots on the limbus. Under local trea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New research on avian response to wildfires
(Point Blue Conservation Science) New research explores the effects fire has on ecosystems and the wildlife species that inhabit them. Scientists examined the impacts of fires of different severity levels on birds and how that changes as the time since fire increases. Scientists looked across 10 fires after they burned through forests in the Sierra Nevada. A key finding was that wildfire had strong, but varied, effects on the density of many of the bird species that were studied. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina
Vision in the 9-year-old boy's injured left eye is 20/100 and doctors who treated him said it's not possible to restore normal vision to that eye. The boy's right eye has 20/20 vision. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser pointer burns hole in young boy ’s eye
Doctors discovered a "large macular hole" in the retina of the child's left eye after he repeatedly gazed into the laser beam (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina
Title: Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's RetinaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 21, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina
A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atmospheric tank failures: mechanisms and an unexpected case study - Schmidt MS.
The literature on catastrophic failures of low-pressure tanks focuses on the ignition of explosive mixtures in the vapor space of those tanks, and rightly so, because most catastrophic failures of atmospheric tanks involve explosions of such mixtures. More... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bayesian network and bow tie to analyze the risk of fire and explosion of pipelines - Bilal Z, Mohammed K, Brahim H.
As accidents were and still one of the main reasons standing behind the increasing rates of casualties such as death, injuries, and evacuations, the constant improvement of safety measures especially in the field of hydrocarbons remains a major concern. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Consequence modeling at the Eastman Kingsport site - James M, Skelton D.
The intent of this paper will be to review the methods utilized at the Eastman Kingsport site in determining magnitude of consequences of toxic, thermal, and blast overpressure scenarios. This will include discussion on dispersion modeling, dose-response m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of the explosion intensity on the distribution of flame region in a tunnel - Ma Q, Chen J, Zhang Q.
The purpose of present work is mainly to study the effects of explosion intensity on the distribution law of the flame region involving methane-air explosion based on the numerical results and theoretical analysis. Numerical simulation using software packa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Explosion behavior of ammonia and ammonia/methane in oxygen-enriched air - Sarli VD, Cammarota F, Salzano E, Benedetto AD.
The effect of enriching air with oxygen on the explosion behavior of ammonia and ammonia/methane has been experimentally investigated in a closed 5-l cylindrical vessel. RESULTS have shown that for both ammonia and ammonia/methane, when moving from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The effect of an obstacle on methane-air explosions in a spherical vessel connected to a pipeline - Zuo Q, Wang Z, Zhen Y, Zhang S, Cui Y, Jiang J.
A series of experiments are carried out to reveal the effect of an obstacle on the explosion intensity of a methane-air mixture in a spherical vessel connected to a pipeline. RESULTS show that obstacle presence, blockage ratio, and position play si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A Giant Plant That Can Cause Blindness Was Spotted for the First Time in a New State
The presence of a hazardous invasive plant that can cause burns and blindness has been confirmed for the first time in Virginia, authorities said. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed on Tuesday that giant hogweed, a toxic weed that can grow up to 15 feet tall and resembles the less dangerous cow parsnip, was identified at a private home in Clarke County. Earlier this month, Virginia Department of Transportation employees who remembered hearing about the species years earlier reported a bunch growing in Frederick County, the Washington Post reports. Exposure to sap produced by the giant h...
Source: TIME: Science - June 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime plants Source Type: news

A review of competencies in tunnel fire response seen from the first responders' perspectives - Nj å O, Svela M.
Norway has an increasing number of long and complicated road tunnel designs, which can be defined as complex sociotechnical systems. To avoid major accidents and fire situations, knowledge about the fire safety is required by both the fire and rescue servi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A tunnel evacuation experiment on movement speed and exit choice in smoke - Ronchi E, Fridolf K, Frantzich H, Nilsson D, Walter AL, Modig H.
In order to increase the knowledge on human behaviour in smoke, an evacuation experiment was performed in a road tunnel in Stockholm in July 2014. Sixty-six participants, who were instructed to individually evacuate the tunnel, took part. Participants' wal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An experimental evaluation of toxic gas emissions from vehicle fires - Truchot B, Fouillen F, Collet S.
Improving fire modelling is a key issue to design efficient safety measures for a safe people evacuation in case of fire. Such an analysis should consider the different impacts of fire on people as temperature, visibility but also toxicity. Most of the sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An experimental study on fire damage of structural steel members in an industrial building - Piroglu F, Baydogan M, Ozakgul K.
In this paper an experimental study on the fire damage of the unprotected structural steel members is presented after exposure to fire in an industrial fabric established for embellishment of glass wares in 1997. Following the ignited fire flashover occurr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Buckling failure mode analysis of buried X80 steel gas pipeline under reverse fault displacement - Liu X, Zhang H, Wu K, Xia M, Chen Y, Li M.
High strength steel pipeline is widely used in long distance transportation of natural gas. These pipelines are vulnerable under active faults in strong seismic areas. The buckling failure modes of high strength X80 gas pipeline crossing reverse fault were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Editorial: A catastrophic event - Madden DJ.
Justice for Grenfell. Source: Paul Watt, 2017.'It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord … and bring an end to the dangerous li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evaluation of spacecraft smoke detector performance in the low-gravity environment - Meyer ME, Urban DL, Mulholland GW, Bryg V, Yuan ZG, Ruff GA, Cleary T, Yang J.
In the interest of fire prevention, most materials used in the interior construction of manned spacecraft are non-flammable, however, they do produce smoke when overheated. Spacecraft smoke detectors will ideally detect smoke generated by oxidative pyrolys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Failure analysis of a natural gas pipeline - Shabani H, Goudarzi N, Shabani M.
In the present work, the failure investigation of a 30in. diameter gas transmission pipeline (API 5L X-60 grade steel) has been described. The failure was due to a longitudinal crack developing in the centerline of longitudinal weld joint. Mechanisms and m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Failure analysis of syngas bypass line rupture in an industrial ammonia plant - Darvishi P, Zareie-kordshouli F, Lashanizadehgan A.
In the ammonia plant, the transmission pipeline downstream of CO2 removal unit is suffering from severe corrosion problems worldwide. The safe operation of a transmission piping system depends on various factors that influence each other. The present work ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Force prediction in blow-out preventer shearing of drill pipes - Liu ZG, Guo JY, Guo TF, Cole T, Sridhar N.
An accurate prediction of blow-out preventer (BOP) drill pipe shearing is of critical importance in the applications of offshore drilling equipment. To simulate the shear process, a ductile failure criterion is clearly needed. In this paper, we employ an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Influence of fire suppression on combustion products in tunnel fires - Li YZ, Ingason H.
A series of model scale tunnel fire tests was carried out to investigate effects of the fire suppression system on production of key combustion products including CO and soot. The key parameters accounted for in the tests include fuel type, ventilation vel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Integrating evacuation research in large infrastructure tunnel projects - experiences from the Stockholm Bypass Project - Nilsson D, Frantzich H, Ronchi E, Fridolf K, Lindgren Walter A, Modig H.
Large infrastructure projects often involve important decision about evacuation safety measures, e.g., emergency exit portals, alarm systems, etc, that need to be taken in spite of limited information and knowledge about the topic. This has been shown to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Large outdoor fires and the built environment: objectives and goals of permanent IAFSS working group - Manzello SL, McAllister S, Suzuki S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Quantitative risk analysis of gas explosions in tunnels - Weerheijm J, Verreault J, van der Voort MM.
Transportation of flammable liquefied gas in tunnels presents a significant risk of an accidental loss of containment leading to an explosion with major consequences. Possible scenarios include a BLEVE, a non-reactive gas expansion explosion and a reactive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Real-time forecasting of fire in a two-story building using ensemble Kalman filter method - Ji J, Liu C, Gao Z, Wang LL.
Accurate and reliable prediction of smoke development process is critical for building fire protection design. Although modern computers allow us to use sophisticated models, e.g. CFD, to simulate certain fire scenarios, the simulation time is often drasti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Security officers responding to residential fire alarms: estimating the effect on survival and property damage - Sund B, Jaldell H.
Decreasing the response time to residential fires leads to more people being saved, fewer injuries, less property damage and a lesser environmental impact. One way of reducing the response time to fires is to allow the municipal fire and rescue services to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sensitivity analysis of influencing factors on glass fa çade breakage in fire - Wang Y, Xie Q, Zhang Y, Wang Q, Sun J.
Glass fa çade is the weakest part of a building. When subject to a fire, its breakage and fallout may create a new vent, allowing the fresh air entrainment and fire spread, which may significantly accelerate the compartment fire development. Previous studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Statistical model and structural reliability analysis for onshore gas transmission pipelines - Pesinis K, Tee KF.
In this study, an integrated model for reliability analysis of failure data is presented jointly with a robust structur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Welding failure examination on a fuel tank of a 650cm3 motorbike - Medrea C, Loukopoulos A, Chicina ş I, Papageorgiou DG.
The failure of a motorbike fuel tank was investigated. Leakage of fuel was detected on the stabilizing subassembly at the front side of the base. The main container was replaced. The new container ended up leaking as well after only four months of use, pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Melatonin PROVEN to have anti-obesity effects
(Natural News) Melatonin has been getting a lot of attention as a natural sleeping aid, but researchers from several universities now reveal it can also help in limiting weight gain. In a study on rats, they proved that the long-term administration of melatonin could increase the body’s capability to use up calories and burn away... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Trump ’s ‘Space Force’ Won’t — and Shouldn’t — Happen
Good government is often unglamorous stuff—fixing pot holes, plowing snow, collecting trash. At a White House event on June 18, President Trump was supposed to deliver a brief address on the trash-collecting part. Yes, the junk in question is in space—the growing belt of debris that has been accumulating in Earth orbit since the very beginning of the space age and poses an increasing risk to satellites and other spacecraft. But it’s still just trash, and managing it was the focus of Trump’s latest Space Policy Directive—the third he has signed since taking office. As Trump has been known to do...
Source: TIME: Science - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Mayor's Plan Suggests NYC Still Failing To Take Marijuana Seriously
Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled a plan to reduce racial disparity in marijuana arrests, but critics say it could make the city's track record of harm even worse. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home
Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn about seven natural home remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We also describe when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

What you need to know about steam burns
(Natural News) Steam burns may look harmless on the outside, but research has shown that the lower skin layer, which is invisible to the naked eye, may already be severely damaged. Researchers at Empa revealed how this happens in their study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports. In their study, they used pig skin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant Hogweed, The Plant That Can Burn, Blind You, Has Spread To Virginia
Even just brushing up against this plant (which has become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Northwest Regions of the U.S.) can cause serious burns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Giant Hogweed: What To Do About This Plant That Can Burn, Blind You
Even just brushing up against this plant (which has become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Northwest Regions of the U.S.) can cause serious burns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

New sighting of plant that causes blindness and burns
Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and blindness, has been spotted in more than 10 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemonetics closes $700m debt refi
Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) said today that it closed the refinancing of some $700 million in debt as part of its restructuring plan. Last November the Braintree, Mass.-based blood management company unveiled plans to cut roughly 11% of its global workforce as it looked to pare $80 million from its annual cash burn by the end of fiscal 2020. Today the company said it took out a new, $700 million credit line and used it to pay of $254 million in senior unsecured term loans due next June. The credit line includes a $350 million senior unsecured term loan and a $350 million senior unsecured revolving credit lin...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Blood Management Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Haemonetics Source Type: news

Burn wounds in the young versus the aged patient display differential immunological responses - Farinas AF, Bamba R, Pollins AC, Cardwell NL, Nanney LB, Thayer WP.
BACKGROUND: Individuals in the geriatric age range are more prone than younger individuals to convert their partial thickness thermal burns into full thickness injuries. We hypothesized that this often observed clinical phenomenon is strongly related to di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining cohort effects in developmental trajectories of substance use - Burns AR, Hussong AM, Solis JM, Curran PJ, McGinley JS, Bauer DJ, Chassin L, Zucker RA.
The current study demonstrates the application of an analytic approach for incorporating multiple time trends in order to examine the impact of cohort effects on individual trajectories of eight drugs of abuse. Parallel analysis of two independent, longitu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is it ethical to treat pain differently in children and adults with burns? - Dissanaike S.
This commentary discusses ethical implications of the common practice of treating children's and adults' burn pain differently. Physicians have obligations to ensure that (1) their own discomfort with children's pain doesn't lead them to make pain manageme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A model to improve detection of nonaccidental pediatric burns - Nigro LC, Feldman MJ, Foster RL, Pozez AL.
CONTEXT: Pediatric burn patients warrant thorough evaluation because a sizeable proportion of pediatric burns are nonaccidental. DESIGN: A multidisciplinary method involving an internal child protection team (CPT) was developed and used to identify... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The effect of facial burns on long-term outcomes in young adults: a 5-year study - Ryan CM, Lee A, Stoddard FJ, Li NC, Schneider JC, Shapiro GD, Griggs CL, Wang C, Palmieri T, Meyer WJ, Pidcock FS, Reilly D, Sheridan RL, Kazis LE, Tompkins RG.
Long-term functional outcomes in young adults with facial burns remain poorly studied. This 5-year (2003-2008) prospective multicenter study includes burn survivors (age 19-30 years) who completed the Young Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire (YABOQ) from 0 t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Apprentice electrician with electrical injury - Goffeng LO, Stormoen DR, Veiersted KB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news