The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 30. Space is aspirational. Merely the act of looking through a telescope is an exercise in questing. It’s vast, exciting, and gorgeous out there. Even scenes of cataclysm—a supernova, a Jovian cyclone—can be beautiful from so safe a remove as Earth. Orbiting telescopes like Hubble or Spitzer or Kepler also have the luxury of avoiding the sometimes-dispiriting business of looking down at Earth. Never has that seemed like more of a good idea than this summer, when, to look back at the surface of the planet rolling by below is to loo...
Source: TIME: Science - September 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment Space Source Type: news

First-aid knowledge regarding small area burns in children among 5814 caregivers: a questionnaire analysis - Qing Y, Yongqiang X, Xiaoming F, Tuo S, Xiaona X, Yiheng H, Pengfei L, Xiaoyan H, Zhaofan X.
BACKGROUND: To assess caregivers'knowledge of first aid for small-area thermal burns in children, and reduce burns-induced morbidity and damage in children. METHODS: The multi-stage cluster random sampling method was used to recruit school-age chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Electrocution related mortality: a 11 year retrospective study - Pate R, Dv K, Mr G.
BACKGROUND: Electricity is a fundamental part of the modern civilized community. Electrical burns are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality and are usually preventable with simple safety measures. In India, the voltage of domestic supply is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prediction model for the water jet falling point in fire extinguishing based on a GA-BP neural network - Zhang C, Zhang R, Dai Z, He B, Yao Y.
Past research on the process of extinguishing a fire typically used a traditional linear water jet falling point model and the results ignored external factors, such as environmental conditions and the status of the fire engine, even though the water jet f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Syria and the chemical weapons taboo - Price R.
Has the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria eroded the CW taboo? In this article I argue that, despite the significant violations of the CW taboo in the Syrian conflict, the trend overall is not indicative of the erosion of the long-standing internationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dermatological progression of a probable box jellyfish sting - Auerbach PS, Gupta D, Van Hoesen K, Zavala A.
This case report describes the typical features of the dermatological progression of a patient stung by a (probable) box jellyfish. The purpose is to guide clinicians and patients to an understanding of what to expect after such a sting using the clinical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Development and validation of a biofidelic head form model to assess blast-induced traumatic brain injury - Downes D, Bouamoul A, Ouellet S, Nejad Ensan M.
Traumatic Blast Injury (TBI) associated with the human head is caused by exposure to a blast loading, resulting in decreased level of consciousness, skull fracture, lesions, or death. This paper presents the simulation of blast loading of a human head form... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Estimating ricochet hazard zones at sea - Mirshak R, Beech T.
Naval operators commonly report that when projectiles impact the ocean surface, they ricochet mainly to the right but that some rounds ricochet in wildly unpredictable directions. This observation, which leads to considerable uncertainty with regard to the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burns & McDonnell makes stronger play for life sciences work
The Kansas City-based engineering and construction firm recently hired a dozen people across the country with design and construction experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, animal health, medical device and gene therapy sectors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Woman reveals she discovered she had a brain tumour after smelling BURNT TOAST 
Yasmin Clapp, 26, of Exeter, was also suffering chronic tiredness and would randomly mumble. It turned out she was having seizures, which can cause imaginary smells, and is a sign of a brain tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials Vow to Find Cause of Fatal Dive Boat Fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials vowed to find what sparked the inferno aboard the dive boat Conception that killed 34 people in waters off Southern California but vital evidence may have gone down with the ship or drifted out to sea. The main piece of evidence, the charred remains of the boat, rests on the sea floor in 60 feet (18 meters) of water. Other items that could provide valuable clues could have been carried away by the tides or destroyed in the fire that burned so hot DNA was needed to identify the dead. "All of that will be a very large hurdle to overcome," said George Zeitler, a former Coast Guard ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Cool running water first aid decreases skin grafting requirements in pediatric burns: a cohort study of two thousand four hundred ninety-five children - Griffin BR, Frear CC, Babl F, Oakley E, Kimble RM.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: First-aid guidelines recommend the administration of cool running water in the early management of thermal injury. Our objective is to analyze the associations between first aid and skin-grafting requirements in children with burns. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The effects of early physiotherapy on biochemical parameters in major burn patients: a burn center's experience - Çınar MA, Bayramlar K, Erkiliç A, Güneş A, Yakut Y.
This study sets out to investigate the effects of early physiotherapy on biochemical parameters in major burn patients. METHODS: Ten women (50%) and 10 men (50%) aged 21-47 years old were included in this study. Participants were divide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

“First Responders for Recovery” program aims to end opioid addiction in Richmond, Virginia
YouTube/Richmond Ambulance Authority   The Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) and Richmond City Health District (RCHD) announced, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, a new partnership and program to combat the opioid crisis in the City of Richmond. “First Responders for Recovery” is an evidence based program aimed at connecting addicts to recovery resources in the Metro Richmond area. At the center of the new program is RCHD’s new Peer Recovery Specialist Courtney Nunnally. Courtney is a recovering heroin and cocaine addict who now dedicates her life to helping others recover from...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Press Releases Source Type: news

Health Workforce Summit slated for Saturday
The 2019 Hawaii Health Workforce Summit "Partnering for Health" is set to take place this Saturday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort in Waikiki. Click here to register for the event. Put on by the John A. Burns School of Medicine Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center and its sponsors, the event, which is free for participants, is meant to increase and retain the current supply of Hawaii physicians. "We've been doing this event for the last ten years, and every ye ar it gets… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Boy, five, with 'butterfly skin' suffers 'third-degree burns every time he bumps his skin'
Jamie Cockeram, five, from Worcester, was diagnosed with recessive epidermolysis dystrophic bullosa when he was born. The pain means he often relies on a wheelchair to get about. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Augmented reality goggles give swimmers heart rate data
The new goggles will also tell users about their performance and how many calories they burned.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A decision support model for risk management of hazardous materials road transportation based on quality function deployment - Li YL, Yang Q, Chin KS.
Risk management of hazardous materials (hazmats) road transportation has long been a concern because of the potential hazards that poses to society and the environment. In this work, a systematic and semi-quantitative decision support framework for risk ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

An integrated location and routing approach for transporting hazardous materials in a bi-modal transportation network - Ghaderi A, Burdett RL.
This article considers how best to strategically transport and route hazardous materials through a bi-modal transportation network (MMTS) consisting of road and rail links. The placement of transfer yards is also considered as well as the possibility of di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of religious and spiritual care on burn patients' pain intensity and satisfaction with pain control during dressing changes - Keivan N, Daryabeigi R, Alimohammadi N.
OBJECTIVE: Spiritual care, beside other nursing interventions, creates a balance in body, psyche and soul in order to holistically recover one's health. This research aims to study the effects of a religious and spiritual care program on the intensity of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid - Fenwick R, Price R.
This article describes the case of a 33-year-old man with cerebral palsy who sustained a full-thickness burn to his thorax as a result of lying in gastric acid that had leaked from a damaged percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube. The patient req... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hazardous materials truck transportation problems: a classification and state of the art literature review - Holeczek N.
The paper presents a structured overview of the literature on the hazardous material (hazmat) transportation problem of the last 45  years. Additionally, a detailed classification for the hazardous materials truck routing problem is provided. It extends e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The effect of blast overpressure on the mechanical properties of the human tympanic membrane - Liang J, Smith KD, Gan RZ, Lu H.
The rupture of the tympanic membrane (TM) is one of the major indicators for blast injuries due to the vulnerability of TM under exposure to blast overpressure. The mechanical properties of the human TM exhibit a significant change after it is exposed to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The psychosocial complexities of acute burn patients in an Australian trauma hospital - Knol R, Kelly E, Paul E, Cleland H, Wellington-Boyd A, Lambert C, Harms L.
INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial risk and protective factors specific to acute burn patients have been shown to impact on longer-term health outcomes. Yet the nature and impact of such factors throughout the acute hospital admission phase have not been extensive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Characteristics of unnatural deaths in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: a 10-year study (2008-2017) - Aparici I, Byard RW.
A retrospective review was undertaken of 287 unnatural deaths undergoing medicolegal investigation over a 10-year period from January 2008 to December 2017 in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. There were 219 males and 68 females, age range 7 mont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

To burn or not to burn: comparing reintroducing fire with cutting an encroaching conifer for conservation of an imperiled shrub-steppe - Davies KW, Rios RC, Bates JD, Johnson DD, Kerby J, Boyd CS.
Woody vegetation has increased on rangelands worldwide for the past 100-200  years, often because of reduced fire frequency. However, there is a general aversion to reintroducing fire, and therefore, fire surrogates are often used in its place to reverse w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Causes of nonfatal occupational injury in the private sector in Tunisia - Benkhalifa A, Ayadi M.
The objective of this study was to identify the causes and risk factors of nonfatal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Country diary: King Alfred's to blame for supper getting burnt
Joan ’s Hole, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire:An extended campfire yarn unfurls around some unusual-looking fungiFruit has just started falling in the damson orchard. We can ’t help squashing those that lie on the narrow paths to the rusting shepherd’s hut that’s home for a few days. There’s no phone signal, no wifi, and we’ve eschewed the camp stove in favour of the outdoor fireplace. Smoke coiling into the evening air wards off the gnats and midges while the potatoes nestle in the embers.I ’ve just started boiling the eggs when my son returns from the woodpile with an express...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amy-Jane Beer Tags: Fungi Environment Plants Rural affairs Biology Science UK news Source Type: news

Psychological distress in ethnic minority parents of preschool children with burns - Suurmond J, Bakker A, Van Loey NE.
BACKGROUND: Literature indicates that children from ethnic minorities are at increased risk of sustaining burns. Moreover, parents may experience more psychological distress but why this is the case is poorly investigated. METHODS: A prospective st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Angelic encounters as reported by burn survivors - Royse D.
After collecting personal accounts of near-death experiences from persons with large burn injuries, it was discovered that several of the participants described seeing, talking with (and even hugging and praying with) a person or spirit they identified ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Efficiency of blast walls for protection of soft targets - Čekerevac D, Rigueiro C, Pereira E.
The recent trend of terrorist attacks on civilian targets, including transportation systems, resulted in efforts to harden and strengthen these objects which previously were not designed to cope with this kind of threat. The blast mitigation strategies tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evaluation and analysis of emergency events in road tunnels - Šrámek J, Danišovič P, Hodoň M.
The article deals with the evaluation and analysis of the emergency events and using in EMUT application, which is a special program for evidence and evaluation of the emergency events in the road tunnels. Tunnel safety is to be understood as a system cons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evaluation of selected input parameters in tunnel fire modelling - Kadlic M, Magdolenov á P.
Fire safety in tunnels is one of the most important parts of their design. Inadequate design assumptions may lead to significant life and property loss and severe damage to the tunnel construction. This paper presents an impact analysis of the selected inp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Psychiatric needs for self-inflicted burn patients in developing countries: a call for action - Rezaie L, Schwebel DC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Risk and the result of the fire in multistorey car park - Erd élyiová R, Leitner B, Ivančo M.
Most of big city inhabitant's places face the issue of the parking and lack of parking. Missing place was solved with multistorey car park, bringing advantages together with certain danger. New fire safety requirements and firemen rescue works are needed. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Security of pipelines in natural gas distribution network - Nat ália K.
A large number of gas facilities across the territory of Slovak Republic could be the target of criminal actions, a lot of them could be easily sabotaged. These facilities are usually located in isolated places (away from the towns and cities), thus making... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology in the process of early fire localization of buildings - Pecho P, Magdolenov á P, Bugaj M.
The paper is focused on the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the process of accurate and early source of fire localization during the firefighting operation inside buildings. UAVs in practice allow to use perspectives and insights that are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes following intentional burn injury at a regional burn center - Atwell K, Bartley C, Cairns B, Charles A.
This study will examine the epidemiological characteristics of intentional burn injury patients and mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Doctor on vaping: "Nobody is saying that this has value or benefit" for youths
Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns acknowledges that we don ’t yet know the long term effects of vaping. But there are some things that we do know – and CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to explain. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What parents need to know about their kids vaping
Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns acknowledges we don't yet know the long-term effects of vaping. Dr. Tara Narula has tips for parents who may be concerned for their kids (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of the perceived stigmatization measures between the general population and burn survivors in Brazil - de Oliveira Freitas N, Pitta NC, Dantas RAS, Farina JA, Rossi LA.
OBJECTIVES: To compare perceived stigmatization, symptoms of depression and self-esteem of adults from Brazilian general population with Brazilian burns survivors and to verify the possible correlations between these populations. METHOD: The genera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Electrical injury: an unusual cause of pneumothorax and a review of literature - Handa A, Tendolkar MS, Singh S, Gupta PN.
Electrical injuries are a common occurrence and can be minor or even fatal depending on the voltage to which an individual has been exposed to. Electrical current causes tissue damage by producing heat due to local tissue resistance. Serious electrocution ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Human model of burn injury that quantifies the benefit of cooling as a first aid measure - Wright EH, Tyler M, Vojnovic B, Pleat J, Harris A, Furniss D.
BACKGROUND: Burn injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cooling is widely practised as a first aid measure, but the efficacy of cooling burns in human skin has not been demonstrated. A safe, consistent, ethically acceptable model ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Juul Commits $100 Million to New System to Help Retailers Block Sales to Minors
Facing increasing scrutiny for its role in the teen vaping epidemic, e-cigarette maker Juul on Thursday announced a system meant to stop all retail sales of its products to anyone underage. The company is providing more than $100 million in “incentives and financial support” to retailers who agree to implement an automated technology meant to prevent anyone underage from buying Juul devices. The system, which will be part of retailers’ point-of-sale systems, will lock up and refuse to complete a sale until a valid ID is scanned electronically. It will also limit all purchases to one vaporizer and four nic...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Doctor on vaping: “Nobody is saying that this has value or benefit” for youths
Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns acknowledges that we don ’t yet know the long term effects of vaping. But there are some things that we do know – and CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to explain. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul CEO to non-smokers: "Don't vape. Don't use Juul."
In an exclusive interview with Tony Dokoupil for "CBS This Morning," Juul CEO Kevin Burns said people with no preexisting relationship with nicotine shouldn't be using his company's product, wouldn't say if vaping is safer than cigarettes and acknowledged the long-term effects of vaping are unknown (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul CEO to non-smokers: "Don't vape. Don't use Juul."
Juul CEO Kevin Burns says people with no preexisting relationship with nicotine shouldn't be using his company's product and acknowledged the long-term effects of vaping are unknown (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Deforestation, And How Big Of A Threat Is It To The Planet?
As the Amazon burns, other forests around the globe face similar threats. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Juul CEO tells CBS News: "I don't want my kids using the product"
In an exclusive interview with Tony Dokoupil, CEO Kevin Burns said the company never intended for Juul to be used by kids (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul CEO says they have a product that's "legal"
In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil, Juul CEO Kevin Burns admitted that the long-term effects of vaping are unknown. But he says their product is tested for toxicity and is "legal." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news