A surprise package from a spaceman for a prisoner on Earth | Letters
Danny Sullivan recalls his incarcerated friend, the peace activist Jim Forest, receiving an iconic photo from one of Nasa ’s astronautsRe the letter from David Nowell (The most iconic photograph of Earth, 18 October), my friend Jim Forest, still a peace activist, was in prison in 1969 during the first manned flight to the moon as he was one of the Milwaukee 14 who had publicly burned thousands of draft cards calling up young men to fight in Vietnam.Not long after the space flight returned to Earth, Jim received a package from Nasa. At first the prison governor would not let him have it as Nasa was not on Jim ’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Nasa Space Science US news Photography World news Technology US military Source Type: news

Fitness trackers' accuracy varies widely for calories burned
(Reuters Health) - Even though many people swear by fitness trackers to help lose weight and stay in shape, a review of existing research confirms that many of these gadgets are not very good at measuring how much energy we burn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BARDA adds $26m to Stratatech ’ s StrataGraft development deal
Mallinckrodt‘s (NYSE: MNK) Stratatech has won an additional $26 million in Project BioShield funding from the the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to support pediatric studies of its StrataGraft engineered skin tissue. The funding will support continued development of the StrataGraft as a potential medical countermeasure for large-scale burn incidents, U.K.-based Mallinckrodt said. BARDA previously supplied funding to Stratatech during its Phase 3 trial of the Stratagraft in adults, which explored the safety and efficacy of the device in promoting autologous skin regeneration...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Mallinckrodt Stratatech Corp. Source Type: news

Government hits back in clinical waste row
The government has hit back at claims that there is not enough incineration capacity to burn waste from NHS hospitals - accusing the company at the centre of a stockpiling scandal of refusing to pay disposal costs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone
In northern California, homes are being rebuilt in the same area that burned to the ground in last year's Tubbs Fire. Despite the risk, a severe housing shortage in the area is forcing tough choices.(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news

50% of cancer patients burn through their entire life's savings in just two years
The paper, titled 'Debt or Death?', used data on 9.5 million nationally-representative patients between 1998 and 2014, who spend an average of $92,098 a year trying to stay alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes do NOT stain your teeth whereas cigarettes do
Enamel that is exposed to e-cigarettes or heat-not-burn products for just over two weeks is no more stained than the teeth of non-smokers, according to a study by British American Tobacco. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labour calls on minister to 'correct record' over waste incineration capacity
Labour has called on the government to explain why it “apparently contradicted” NHS and Environment Agency officials’ concerns over the capacity of incinerators to burn clinical waste. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government Policies Are Driving Doctors To Quit Health Care
Doctors nationwide are burnt out and unsatisfied. The government deserves much of the blame. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

Epidemiological characteristics and factors affecting length of hospital stay for children and adults with burns in Zunyi, China: a retrospective study - Wang T, Nie C, Zhang H, Zeng X, Yu H, Wei Z, Yang C, Shi X.
In this study, we explored the epidemiological characteristics associated with burns and the factors affecting the length of hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Combining technology and research to prevent scald injuries (the Cool Runnings intervention): randomized controlled trial - Burgess J, Watt K, Kimble RM, Cameron CM.
BACKGROUND: New technologies, internet accessibility, social media, and increased smartphone ownership provide new opportunities for health researchers to communicate and engage target audiences. An innovative burn prevention intervention was developed usi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Impulsiveness and burn patients - Palmu R, Partonen T, Suominen K, Vuola J.
OBJECTIVE: Impulsiveness is a tendency to act quickly based on a whim without reflection or consideration of consequences. We studied its correlations with burn variables and mental disorders among burn patients. METHODS: Consecutive acute burn pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Biomechanical changes of tympanic membrane to blast waves - Gan RZ.
Eardrum or tympanic membrane (TM) is a multilayer soft tissue membrane located at the end of the ear canal to receive sound pressure and transport the sound into the middle ear and cochlea. Rupture of the TM is one of the most frequent injuries of the ear ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Interactions of phosphate metabolism with serious injury, including burns - Porter C, Sousse LE, Irick R, Schryver E, Klein GL.
Approximately 85% of the body's phosphate pool resides within the skeleton. The remaining 15% is stored as high-energy phosphates or in its free form, where it acts as a substrate for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. Accordingly, phosphate plays a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nanotechnology: the future of fire safety - Olawoyin R.
This study reviews fire protection developments and explores the applicability of nanotechnology for mitigating emerging issues. There are many types of fire retardant materials that can mitigate damage and compartmentalize fire, but nanotechnology has bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Post-fire attitudes and perceptions of people towards the landscape character and development in the rural Peloponnese, a case study of the traditional village of Leontari, Arcadia, Greece - Paraskevopoulou AT, Nektarios PA, Kotsiris G.
Fires played an integral role in shaping the rural Mediterranean landscape. However, the decoupling of social-ecological systems of landscapes led to rural degradation and rendered traditional settlements vulnerable to fire. A questionnaire survey conducte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What you don't know about combustible dust, but should - Watkins S.
By understanding the risks of this hazard and the regulations surrounding it, you can better equip your facility to prevent "near misses" so they never turn into catastrophic explosions. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

11 Killed in Crash in Greece
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A speeding car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the car's driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said. Police said the car in which the migrants were packed had another vehicle's license plates and is suspected of having been used for migrant trafficking. The car hadn't stopped at a police checkpoint during its journey, but it wasn't immediately clear how close to the site of the crash that it happened. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Costas Kantouris, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents International Source Type: news

Old-Growth Forests May Help Songbirds Cope With Warming Climate
Songbirds have been in decline for decades, and it's becoming clear that climate change is a factor. Scientists are finding that old-growth forests may help the birds cope with rising temperatures.(Image credit: Greg Davis/OPB) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jes Burns Source Type: news

What Made Neil Armstrong the Right Man to Be First on the Moon, as Told in 1969
Neil Armstrong’s stoic nature and personal challenges are at the center of Damien Chazelle’s new film First Man, in which Ryan Gosling portrays the legendary moon walker. As Armstrong, Gosling brings out the astronaut’s quiet side — one that his contemporaries couldn’t help but notice. A 1969 profile of the Apollo 11 crew in TIME calls Armstrong “tight-lipped and phlegmatic” as well as “an inscrutable loner.” His wife Janet told LIFE at the time: “Silence is a Neil Armstrong answer. The word no is an argument.” But beneath the quiet surface, Armstrong had a ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized movies neil armstrong onetime space Source Type: news

Serotonin Fooled Me Once
(MedPage Today) -- Don't get burned like I did (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Factor structure and criterion validity of the five Cs model of positive youth development in a multi-university sample of college students - Dvorsky MR, Kofler MJ, Burns GL, Luebbe AM, Garner AA, Jarrett MA, Soto EF, Becker SP.
There is growing recognition that clinical and developmental outcomes will be optimized by interventions that harness strengths in addition to ameliorating deficits. Although empirically-supported methods for identifying strengths are available for childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acute brachial plexus lesion complicating a stun-gun assault - Bonnan M, Zerbib JL, Barroso B, Puvilland LM, Demasles S, Marasescu R, Krim E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Brief review on four strategies for the development of burn discipline - Xia CD.
Discipline construction is the basis and grasp of hospital management, which is the cornerstone of brand, reputation and status at the same time. Strong discipline system, innovative research direction, and solid talent cultivation environment are the foun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Construction of multifunctional boron nitride nanosheet towards reducing toxic volatiles (CO and HCN) generation and fire hazard of thermoplastic polyurethane - Wang J, Zhang D, Zhang Y, Cai W, Yao C, Hu Y, Hu W.
Considerable toxic volatiles (CO and HCN) generation and high fire hazard has definitely compromised the application of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Here, a novel functionalization strategy for bulky h-BN is adopted to obtain the multifunctional CPBN,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire safety enhancement of a highly efficient flame retardant poly(phenylphosphoryl phenylenediamine) in biodegradable poly(lactic acid) - Wu N, Fu G, Yang Y, Xia M, Yun H, Wang Q.
Flame-retarded poly(lactic acid) (PLA) biodegradable materials are viewed as promising as sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based commodity polymers. A new highly efficient flame retardant, poly(phenylphosphoryl phenylenediamine) (PPDA), was synthesize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Quantitative research on gas explosion inhibition by water mist - Song Y, Zhang Q.
Water mist as an effective explosion inhibitor has wide application prospect to prevent and reduce gas explosion hazard. The quantitative study of gas explosion inhibition with water mist provides the groundwork for the design of gas explosion suppression ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Review of sixty years of burn discipline in Shanghai Ruijin Hospital - Fang PY, Zhang Q, Liu Y.
Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to the Medical School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is derived from the group of severe burn treatment in Surgical Department of Kuang-Ci Hospital in Shanghai in 1958. In three score ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The use of gasoline in a complex suicide - Bogdanovi ć M, Durmić T, Radnić B, Savic S, Jecmenica D.
This case represents a planned complex suicide in which the victim shot himself in the head after dousing his living quarters with gasoline. The spark induced ignition of gasoline vapors and led to an explosion. Liquid gasoline is not flammable, but the va... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

With 66 million people living without proper housing, what can architects do?
(Queensland University of Technology) The images are terrifying. Homes have been washed away, flooded, burnt or torn apart. It's a scene that's played out worldwide as people are left dispossessed post disaster or as a result of conflict. A QUT architecture academic is calling on industry professionals to upskill and help fill a gap in post-disaster and humanitarian architectural knowledge to improve outcomes for people displaced, with her research published as the first chapter of a book. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury
NIH-funded research raises possibility of designer treatments for common form of pain.New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system ’s reaction to injury and inflammation, making it a target for developing precise treatments for relieving pain caused by cuts, burns, and other skin injuries. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Why boosting your levels of baby fat can help you LOSE weight!
Experts at the Technical University of Munich, in Germany, may have discovered a type of cell that burns fat, rather than storing it - allowing you to use 400-500 more calories every day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The biopsychosocial model of pain in the context of pediatric burn injuries - Nelson S, Conroy C, Logan D.
BACKGROUND: Burns are a common and traumatic source of childhood injury in the United States. The treatment and recovery from burn injuries can be significantly painful and may lead to chronic or persistent pain for years following the initial incident. Fu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A comparison of CT lung voxel density analysis in a blast and non blast injured casualty - Bourn S, E Scott T, J Hulse E.
INTRODUCTION: Primary blast lung injury (PBLI) is a prominent feature in casualties following exposure to blast. PBLI carries high morbidity and mortality, but remains difficult to diagnose and quantify. Radiographic diagnosis of PBLI was historically made... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Damage reduction strategies against chemical accidents by using a mitigation barrier in Korean chemical risk management - Lyu B, Lee K, Kim T, Cho H, Moon I.
After the hydrogen-fluoride release accident in 2012, the Korean society realized the importance of chemical safety and many plans have been proposed to improve it. After the big chemical accident, the "Chemical Control Act" was newly established. The law ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Determining fuel moisture thresholds to assess wildfire hazard: a contribution to an operational early warning system - Arga ñaraz JP, Landi MA, Scavuzzo CM, Bellis LM.
Fuel moisture content (FMC) is an important fuel property for assessing wildfire hazard, since it influences fuel flammability and fire behavior. The relationship between FMC and fire activity differs among land covers and seems to be a property of each ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Development of a flooded-bed scrubber for removing coal dust at a longwall mining section - Arya S, Sottile J, Novak T.
Dust generation resulting from various mining activities, such as excavation, loading, and transportation, is a major health and safety issue in underground longwall mines. This issue has been intensified by the increased production rates associated with m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Blog: How UNISON is protecting jobs – and supporting innovation – in the energy sector
One of UNISON’s greatest strengths is our diversity. That includes our presence outside what some might consider our core public sector employers. A great example of that is the energy sector. Our long-standing representation of energy workers is something I’ve always been passionate about, having once been the national negotiator for the electricity sector when it was in public hands. Energy is a core public service and as the biggest staff union in the sector we use our strength to influence the political and policy debates that define the future of the industry. These debates focus on three key areas; how to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Long-term physical and mental health outcomes associated with traumatic brain injury severity in post-9/11 veterans: a retrospective cohort study - Swan AA, Amuan ME, Morissette SB, Finley EP, Eapen BC, Jaramillo CA, Pugh MJ.
OBJECTIVES: To examine long-term outcomes of self-reported physical and mental health among Post-9/11 Veterans stratified by traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity, we hypothesized that more severe TBI would be associated with significantly poorer outcomes.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

National Burns Awareness Day 2018, but how aware are British medical students? - Baldwin AJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Numerical and experimental investigation of carbon monoxide spread in underground mine fires - Zhou L, Yuan L, Bahrami D, Thomas RA, Rowland JH.
The primary danger with underground mine fires is carbon monoxide poisoning. A good knowledge of smoke and carbon monoxide movement in an underground mine during a fire is of importance for the design of ventilation systems, emergency response, and miners'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Plastic-reconstructive treatment options for burns caused by concrete exposure - K önneker S, Paprottka F, Hebebrand D, Ahmadli G, Vogt PM, Ipaktchi R.
BACKGROUND: In industry as well as in the private sector, cement is often used as building material. Although severe skin injuries are known to be caused due to improper handling of cement, the incidence and severity of these cutaneous injuries are often u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hemodynamic consequences of extremity injuries following a terrorist bombing attack: retrospective cohort study - Ashkenazi I, Sevi R, Tur égano-Fuentes F, Walsh MS, Olsha O, Schecter WP, Alfici R.
BACKGROUND: Extremities are commonly injured following bomb explosions. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hemorrhagic shock (HS) in victims of explosion suffering from extremity injuries. METHODS: Retrospective stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Improvised laparostomy pack to manage laparostomy for injuries due to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) - Zaidi AH, Afzal M, Hanif MS.
Splinters of improvised explosive devices [IEDs] cause multiple intestinal perforations and random pattern visceral injuries causing contamination of peritoneal cavity. This necessitates multiple peritoneal toilets and relook surgeries. Surgical management... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Current challenges in the treatment of paediatric burn patients: a retrospective experience at a Viennese burn unit - Nedomansky J, Maier B, Rath T, Radtke C.
BACKGROUND: Burn trauma in paediatric patients continues to be highly relevant socio-economically since the number of inpatients treated per year has not declined over the past few decades. The treatment of paediatric burn victims places high demands on me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

First aid for children's burns in the US and UK: an urgent call to establish and promote international standards - Bennett CV, Maguire S, Nuttall D, Lindberg DM, Moulton S, Bajaj L, Kemp AM, Mullen S.
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate first aid can reduce the morbidity of burns, however, there are considerable variations between international first aid recommendations. We aim to identify, and compare first aid practices in children who present to Emergency Depa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Consumer grade weather stations for wooden structure fire risk assessment - Log T.
During January 2014, Norway experienced unusually cold and dry weather conditions leading to very low indoor relative humidity (RH) in inhabited (heated) wooden homes. The resulting dry wood played an important role in the two most severe accidental fires ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fireworks injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2017 - Stahlman S, Taubman SB.
Although fireworks shows are considered patriotic and festive, the use of consumer fireworks also can be dangerous. There were 302 records of fireworks injuries during the 10-year surveillance period (2.4 cases per 100,000 person- years [p-yrs]). During 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news