Brain cells being kept alive for WEEKS in Frankenstein-style experiments in Seattle
SCIENTISTS are keeping human brain cells alive for weeks in a lab to learn more about the "fine architecture" of the most complex organ in the body. Healthy tissue removed during surgery is usually burned as medical waste. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide and cyanide intoxication: an association to remember - Mar çal AL, Coelho D, Araújo R.
We present the case of a man, victim of a house fire, who was initially diagnosed as having carbon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Cognition and mental wellbeing after electrical accidents: a survey and a clinical study among Swedish male electricians - Thom ée S, Österberg K, Rådman L, Jakobsson K.
PURPOSE: The purpose was to examine long-term consequences of exposure to electrical current passing through the body. We investigated (1) whether electricians after having experienced an electrical accident report more cognitive problems and lower mental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Do Your Patients Know You're Burned Out? Do Your Patients Know You're Burned Out?
Do you think your patients have read in the news about physician burnout, and do they pick up on your professional stress and frustration?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A fire safety assessment approach for evacuation analysis in underground physics research facilities - Ronchi E, Arias S, La Mendola S, Johansson N.
This paper introduces an integrated approach for evacuation assessment of nuclear physics research facilities exposed to fire risk. The approach combines the use of a simplified egress modelling method and advanced agent-based simulations of evacuation. An... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An experimental investigation of burning behaviour of liquid pool fire in corridor-like enclosures - Chotzoglou KE, Asimakopoulou EK, Zhang J, Delichatsios MA.
This work aims to investigate the burning behaviour of liquid fuel pool fires in corridor-like enclosures and to identify key factors influencing fire development. A series of experiments is conducted in a 3  m long medium-scale corridor-facade configurat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Analysis of effectiveness of fire safety in machinery spaces - McNay J, Puisa R, Vassalos D.
The primary cause of machinery space fires is cited as the release of flammable oil mist contacting unprotected hot surfaces. With this being common knowledge why do we continue to see this type of incident reoccurring on ships carrying thousands of passen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Beyond the stable door: Hackitt and the future of fire safety regulation in the UK - Spinardi G, Law A.
The key findings of the Hackitt review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety are described and discussed in relation to outcomes-based regulation, competency, and drafting of guidance. The Hackitt review identifies a systemic failure of the constructio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "A pre-evacuation database for use in egress simulations" [Fire Safety J. 105, 2019, 107-128] - Lovreglio R, Kuligowski E, Gwynne S, Boyce K.
The authors regret that the above article was published with errors in the "a" parameter for the lognormal distributions in Tables 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18. The corrected tables are freely available at : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Effect of cross section on critical velocity in longitudinally ventilated tunnel fires" [Fire Saf. J. 91 (2017) 303-311] - Li YZ, Ingason H.
The authors regret that there was a typo error in the above article when originally published. In the conditional terms for Eq. (14), the index of the power function should be 1/4 instead of −1/4. Besides, there exists the same typo error in the subtitle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evacuation tests with elevated platforms in railway tunnels - Carlson ES, Kumm M, Zakirov A, Dederichs A.
With the purpose to increase the knowledge on human behaviour when evacuating along elevated platforms, an experiment was carried out at the subway station of Skarpn äck, Stockholm, in October 2016. The overall project objective was to develop basic data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study on the variation regimes of window ejecting flame height - Miao L, Yang Y, Chow CL.
The fast growth of window ejecting flame height has long been thought to be influenced by the vertical wall via partially blocking air entrainment on the by-wall side. In the present research, experiments were conducted by employing a reduced scale compart... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire spread upslope: numerical simulation of laboratory experiments - S ánchez-Monroy X, Mell W, Torres-Arenas J, Butler BW.
Numerical simulations of laboratory-scale experiments, with no wind imposed, were performed for fuel bed slopes ranging from 0 ° to 45°. The implementation of a vertical symmetry plane (SP) placed, span-wise, along the middle of the computational domain, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Framework for rapid prediction of fire-induced heat flux on concrete tunnel liners with curved ceilings - Guo Q, Root KJ, Carlton A, Quiel SE, Naito CJ.
Recent vehicular fires in concrete-lined tunnels have demonstrated the vulnerability of the liner to heat-induced spalling and cracking damage. To evaluate the structural fire resistance of either existing or newly designed tunnel structures, there is a ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ignition of a spot smolder in a moist fuel bed by a firebrand - Urban JL, Song J, Santamaria S, Fernandez-Pello C.
Ember/firebrand spotting is an important mechanism by which wildland fires can rapidly spread. This process occurs when firebrands from a fire upwind land on a fuel downwind. These firebrands may initiate a flaming fire directly or a smolder fire, which ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Influence of board spacing on mitigating wood decking assembly ignition - Manzello SL, Suzuki S.
As part of recent building code change discussions, it has been suggested that by increasing the spacing of boards, it may be possible to mitigate ignition of wood decking assemblies from wind-driven firebrand showers. An experimental series was undertaken... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Numerical investigation of externally venting flame characteristics in a corridor-fa çade configuration - Asimakopoulou EK, Chotzoglou KE, Kolaitis D, Zhang J, Delichatsios MA.
This study investigates numerically the burning behaviour of a liquid pool fire in a medium-scale corridor-like enclosure in order to identify the key factors influencing External Venting Flames (EVF) characteristics as well as heat impact of the EVF on fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

On the use of sprays to intercept airborne embers during wildfires - Green A, Kaye NB.
This technical note outlines an initial assessment of the feasibility of using water sprays to intercept and extinguish airborne embers, as a means to protect buildings during wildfires. An analytical model was developed to calculate the probability of int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Preparation and characterization of the flame-retardant decorated plywood based on the intumescent flame retardant adhesive - Wu M, Song W, Wu Y, Qu W.
A novel type of flame-retardant decorated plywood (FDP) was designed and prepared based on one kind of intumescent flame-retardant adhesive. The flame-retardant adhesive was composed of the phosphorous-nitrogen flame retardant and melamine urea formaldehyd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Recommendations for the design of digital escape route signage from an age-differentiated experimental study - Kwee-Meier ST, Mertens A, Jeschke S.
In cases of fire, the evacuation times especially on passenger ships are strictly limited and wrong direction choices might be fatal. Therefore, an age-differentiated study was designed to investigate direction choices in a virtual corridor system with new... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Risk Assessment of Commercial dangerous -goods truck drivers using geo-location data: a case study in China - Niu S, Ukkusuri SV.
The primary objective of this study is to understand the relationship between driving risk of commercial dangerous-goods truck (CDT) and exposure factors and find a way to evaluate the risk of specific transportation environment, such as specific transport... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Socioeconomic determinants of urban fire risk: a city-wide analysis of 283 Chinese cities from 2013 to 2016 - Hu J, Shu X, Xie S, Tang S, Wu J, Deng B.
Highlights • Common study on fire risk are conducted in 283 Chinese cities. • Seven socioeconomic determinants are identified to have a strong correlation with urban fire risk. • Cities are clustered by per capita GRP to get better models.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Study of fire and explosion hazards of alternative fuel vehicles in tunnels - Li YZ.
This paper presents results concerning fire and explosion hazards of various alternative fuel vehicles in tunnels. The alternative fuels are divided into four types: liquid fuels, liquefied fuels, compressed gases, and electricity, and detailed parameters ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Intercontinental Terminals chemical fire study: a rapid response to an industrial disaster to address resident concerns in Deer Park, Texas - An Han H, Han I, McCurdy S, Whitworth K, Delclos G, Rammah A, Symanski E.
On Sunday, 17 March 2019, a fire erupted at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC, Deer Park, La Porte, TX, USA), resulting in a large fire that blazed for several days. In response, we rapidly launched disaster response activities to monitor air pol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fayer Chronicles Her Journey in Medtech to Improve Women ’s Health
Marissa Fayer, a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist stopped in to speak with MD+DI about the changes she has seen in healthcare and how women have helped shaped the medtech industry. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. MD+DI: You’ve made a tremendous impact in the healthcare industry – but tell me what led you to this field? Also, when you started your career how did the landscape in the profession look? Was it particularly diverse? How has it changed since you first started? Y...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

A geospatial dataset providing first-order indicators of wildfire risks to water supply in Canada and Alaska - Robinne FN.
First-order, high level indicators of wildfire risk to water resources are paramount to understand growing wildfire-related water security challenges in Canada and Alaska. Information pertaining to forest cover, fire activity, water availability, and locat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Epidemiological investigation of 511 adult inpatients with gas burns - Fan YF, Chen C, Pan YY, Cui SY, Huang N, Li JL, Xu P, Yu YH.
Objective: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of adult inpatients with gas burns in the Department of Burns of Hwa Mei Hospital of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the author's unit) , so as to provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Extinguishing wildfires by saturation water bombing: a new concept - Graham A.
OBJECTIVE: To present a new concept for the extinguishment of wildfires by saturation water bombing. DESIGN: Following an exhaustive literature search, a published mathematical model and a published empirical rainfall model were used to estimate th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire safety hazards: how safe are our hospitals? - Sharma R, Bakshi H, Banerjee A.
Globally, every fifth fire-related death in 2017 took place in India.[1] Fire can occur to anyone, at anytime, and at anywhere including health-care facilities. Hospital fires can be devastating in terms of loss of life, injuries to patients/staff, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Magmatic gas percolation through the old lava dome of El Misti volcano - Moussallam Y, Peters N, Masias P, Apaza F, Barnie T, Ian Schipper C, Curtis A, Tamburello G, Aiuppa A, Bani P, Giudice G, Pieri D, Davies AG, Oppenheimer C.
The proximity of the major city of Arequipa to El Misti has focused attention on the hazards posed by the active volcano. Since its last major eruption in the fifteenth century, El Misti has experienced a series of modest phreatic eruptions and fluctuating... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A fireproof, lightweight, polymer-polymer solid-state electrolyte for safe lithium batteries - Cui Y, Wan J, Ye Y, Liu K, Chou LY, Cui Y.
Safety issues in lithium-ion batteries have raised serious concerns due to their ubiquitous utilization and close contact with the human body. Replacing flammable liquid electrolytes, solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) is thought to address this issue as well... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn survivor artist changes artistic approach by sharing how other survivors of traumatic events can use art to heal themselves by helping others heal - Hall JT.
When creating art, the mind becomes free of physical barriers, no longer feeling broken or different. These same results can be sustained long term over large populations of survivors of traumatic events by grouping individuals into teams to create art of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Combustion behavior and mechanism of Ti14 titanium alloy - Shao L, Xie G, Li H, Lu W, Liu X, Yu J, Huang J.
The combustion behavior and mechanism of Ti14 titanium alloy are studied by promoted ignition combustion tests at different oxygen pressures in this paper. The burning velocity increases at higher oxygen pressures and also increases with longer burning tim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Solar Orbiter Blasts Off to Capture a First Look at the Sun ’s Elusive Poles
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Europe and NASA’s Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun’s elusive poles. The $1.5 billion spacecraft will join NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, launched 1 1/2 years ago, in coming perilously close to the sun in order to unveil its secrets. While Solar Orbiter won’t venture close enough to penetrate the sun’s corona, or crown-like outer atmosphere, like Parker, it will maneuver into a unique out-of-plane orbit that will take it over both poles, never photographed before. Together with powerful...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Space Source Type: news

Traditional and modern practices in wounds and burn injuries in Turkey - Yilmaz E, Andsoy II.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recommended first aid approaches on burn injuries and wounds are highly effective to reduce complications and improve positive patient outcomes. However, traditional practices can be harmful for wound healing and increase infection risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Challenges to Human Drivers in Increasingly Automated Vehicles - Hancock PA, Kajaks T, Caird JK, Chignell MH, Mizobuchi S, Burns PC, Feng J, Fernie GR, Lavalli ère M, Noy IY, Redelmeier DA, Vrkljan BH.
OBJECTIVE: We examine the relationships between contemporary progress in on-road vehicle automation and its coherence with an envisioned "autopia" (automobile utopia) whereby the vehicle operation task is removed from all direct human control. BACK... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Emerging techniques for the detection of pyrotechnic residues from seized postal packages containing fireworks - Bezemer KDB, Forbes TP, Hulsbergen AWC, Verkouteren J, Krauss ST, Koeberg M, Schoenmakers PJ, Gillen G, van Asten AC.
In this study, the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Skin barrier impairment due to the occlusive effect of firefighter clothing - van den Eijnde W, Heus R, Falcone D, Peppelman M, van Erp P.
At fire scenes, firefighters are exposed to potentially harmful substances. Besides inhalation of these products, also skin contamination and the risk of dermal absorption is getting more attention. In this perspective, skin barrier impairment due to the o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

This is the age of the megafire – and it’s being fuelled by our leaders | Tim Flannery
In the face of the climate disaster it helped create, the Australian government has given us only lies and denialUnprecedented wildfires have recently devastated California, the Amazon, southern Europe, Siberia and Australia. It ’s safe to say that we’ve entered the era of the climate-fuelled megafire. But because fire conditions depend on local vegetation, topography and climate, each of these great conflagrations is different.Australia ’s bushfires of the last four months have been true megafires, creating their own weather and becoming so vast in their impact thatmore than half of all Australians have ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Flannery Tags: Australia news Bushfires World news Natural disasters and extreme weather Climate change Science Scott Morrison Fossil fuels Australia weather Health Energy Environment Source Type: news

After Cancer Took His Mother, James Allison Taught Our Immune Systems How to Fight It
There once was a boy in Alice, Texas, who saw things a little differently from everybody else. Influenced by his father, a “country” doctor, he was drawn to science instead of football and conducted biology experiments in his parents’ garage. When he was 10, someone gave him a harmonica, but he never took a lesson or learned to read music, so he wandered the woods mimicking what he’d heard on the radio. A year after that, his mother died following a long struggle with lymphoma. What he still remembers decades later are her last, bedridden days when he spent hours holding her hand, and the burns sing...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

It ’ s #BurnAwarenessWeek and the FDA wants to remind consumers that UV radiation in tanning devices and sunlamps pose serious health risks including skin burns. Protect your skin and find out more about these devices: https://go.usa.gov/xdkc3   pic.twitter.com/QnXKmYVP2F
It’s #BurnAwarenessWeek and the FDA wants to remind consumers that UV radiation in tanning devices and sunlamps pose serious health risks including skin burns. Protect your skin and find out more about these devices: https://go.usa.gov/xdkc3  pic.twitter.com/QnXKmYVP2F (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 6, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Handheld 3D Printer Delivers Skin-Precursor Sheets Directly to Full-Thickness Burns Handheld 3D Printer Delivers Skin-Precursor Sheets Directly to Full-Thickness Burns
A new handheld 3D printer can be used to deliver skin-precursor sheets directly to wound beds and improve healing in full-thickness burns, according to a preclinical study in a porcine model.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Psychosocial Interventions Targeting Recovery in Child Burns Psychosocial Interventions Targeting Recovery in Child Burns
Pediatric burns can be devastating injuries. What types of psychosocial interventions are most effective in improving psychosocial recovery in children under 18 years of age?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Vaping a Scourge on Your Skin?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Burns on the face, arms and hands that require skin grafts. Acne boils and ugly rashes. Black hairy tongue and other oral lesions. These are some of the ways that vaping can do serious damage to someone's skin, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Assessment of heat transfer to fire fighter uniform and skin and body - Sugawa O.
[in Japanese] Language: ja... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Public acceptance survey on a hydrogen refuelling station providing its risk information - Ono K.
[in Japanese] Language: ja... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Handheld 3D skin printer demonstrates accelerated healing of large, severe burns
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds - and its 'bio ink' can accelerate the healing process. The device, developed by a team of researchers from the University of Toronto Engineering and Sunnybrook Hospital, covers wounds with a uniform sheet of biomaterial, stripe by stripe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find new ways to prevent skin scarring
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Burns& Trauma, published by Oxford University Press, reveals promising new strategies to prevent skin scarring after injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wildfires increase winter snowpack -- but that isn't necessarily a good thing
(Brigham Young University) Wildfires are altering ecosystems globally as they change in frequency, size, and severity. In unburned forests, snow has been shown to accumulate more in small clearings or in stands with low to moderate forest densities. A new study finds that peak snowpack across severe burn areas increased 15% in snow-water equivalence (SWE) and 17% in depth for every 20% increase in overstory tree mortality due to burn severity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The liberalization of fireworks legislation and its effects on firework-related injuries in West Virginia - Rudisill TM, Preamble K, Pilkerton C.
BACKGROUND: Fifteen states, including West Virginia, have liberalized their laws concerning fireworks possession and sale. Effective June 1, 2016, House Bill 2852 enabled all Class C fireworks to be sold within the state. The effects of this policy on fire... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news