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

Juul CEO: Breathing illness cases are "worrisome"
Juul CEO Kevin Burns says "until we see some facts," the products will stay on the market (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late Upper Paleolithic occupation at Coopers Ferry, Idaho, USA, ~16,000 years ago
Radiocarbon dating of the earliest occupational phases at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho indicates that people repeatedly occupied the Columbia River basin, starting between 16,560 and 15,280 calibrated years before the present (cal yr B.P.). Artifacts from these early occupations indicate the use of unfluted stemmed projectile point technologies before the appearance of the Clovis Paleoindian tradition and support early cultural connections with northeastern Asian Upper Paleolithic archaeological traditions. The Cooper’s Ferry site was initially occupied during a time that predates the opening of an ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Davis, L. G., Madsen, D. B., Becerra-Valdivia, L., Higham, T., Sisson, D. A., Skinner, S. M., Stueber, D., Nyers, A. J., Keen-Zebert, A., Neudorf, C., Cheyney, M., Izuho, M., Iizuka, F., Burns, S. R., Epps, C. W., Willis, S. C., Buvit, I. Tags: Anthropology r-articles Source Type: news

Juul CEO calls vaping-relating illnesses 1987500'worrisome'
In a CBS interview, Juul CEO Kevin Burns said that the vaping-related illnesse that likely killed one person is 'worrisome' for his industry and company but denied there were 'facts' to confirm Juul is at fault. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

See What the Burning Man Festival Looks Like From Space
Burning Man, the annual counter-cultural event famous for its performances, art installations and party-like atmosphere, is well underway. What started in 1986 as a small shindig in San Francisco has since escalated into a global phenomenon with tens of thousands of people in attendance. Each year, Burning Man’s organizers and participants erect a temporary enclave called Black Rock City in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The city, which plays host to the festival, is made up of tents, RVs, and all sorts of other make-do structures. Black Rock City appears and disappears in a matter of days — this year’...
Source: TIME: Science - August 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

Juul CEO: Breathing illness reports are "worrisome"
In a wide-ranging interview only on “CBS This Morning,” the CEO of Juul, the country's top-selling e-cigarette company is responding to the growing number of breathing-illness cases in people who vape. The Centers for Disease Control says it's looking into nearly 200 possible cases of severe lung disease that may be tied to the us e of e-cigarettes. The cases are reported in at least 22 states. In his first broadcast interview as Juul Labs CEO, Kevin Burns said he found the illness reports “worrisome.” (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why America Is Failing To Feed Its Aging
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in the hospital after burning himself while boiling water for oatmeal. The long stay caused the Memphis vet to fall off a charity’s rolls for home-delivered Meals on Wheels, so he had to rely on others, such as his son, a generous off-duty nurse and a local church to bring him food. “Many times, I’ve felt like I was starving,” he says. “There’s neighbors that...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar & Trudy Lieberman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Aging politics Source Type: news

Determination of ignition temperature of municipal solid waste for understanding surface and sub-surface landfill fire - Chavan D, Lakshmikanthan P, Mondal P, Kumar S, Kumar R.
Open dumping of municipal solid waste (MSW) is a common practice in India which leads to a number of problems like non-uniform compaction, slope failure, percolation of water during rainy seasons, abrupt leachate generation and stability issues. It also le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evaluating thoracolumbar spine response during simulated underbody blast impact using a total human body finite element model - Somasundaram K, Zhang L, Sherman D, Begeman P, Lyu D, Cavanaugh JM.
In a study of spine injuries in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) from 2001-09, spinal fractures sustained by mounted soldiers accounted for 26% of all injuries, and of that, 43% were caused by explosions [1]. The thoracolu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lightning-induced pacing system malfunction: a case report - Obsza ński B, Tułecki Ł, Kutarski A, Kleinrok A.
BACKGROUND: Atmospheric electrical discharge is an extremely powerful natural phenomenon which can have dangerous and lethal effects on the human body. However, there is no evidence to indicate whether and, if so, to what extent the electric current travel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

If you think "death camps" were an exaggeration, a Washington Post writer just declared, "We have to burn down the Republican Party”
(Natural News) As the 2020 presidential election gets closer and closer, the NeverTrump crowd of RINO journalists are increasingly sounding as loony – and dangerous – as their colleagues on the Left. In recent days during an interview on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” program, Washington Post ‘Republican’ columnist Jennifer Rubin used language to call for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthropogenic disasters - Powers M, Monson MJE, Zimmerman FS, Einav S, Dries DJ.
Anthropogenic disasters may be defined as any disaster caused by human action or inaction. Natural disasters occur without human interference. Injuries caused by terrorists and related criminal activities may be broadly grouped into 3 categories: blunt, bl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Chemical agents in disaster: care and management in the intensive care unit - Mishra R, Geiling J.
Chemical agents of warfare are divided into lung agents, blood agents, vesicants, and nerve agents. Intensivists must familiarize themselves with the clinical presentation and management principles in the event of a chemical attack. Key principles in manag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Disasters resulting from radiologic and nuclear events - Parrish JS, Seda G.
Radiation accidents are rare, but can produce large numbers of casualties with predictable patterns of injury. Casualties may suffer from a wide range of radiation exposures. Triage based on presence or absence of conventional injuries and an accurate asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effects of a province-based strategy to prevent suicide using charcoal burning: a preliminary time series analysis - Jo SJ, Yun MK, Lee MS.
This study analyzed one of the most importa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Moderation of Al dust explosions by micro- and nano-sized Al
Adding solid inertants to combustible dust is one measure to prevent and mitigate dust explosions. Al2O3 at four particle size distributions was used to determine the minimum ignition energy (MIE) and maximum explosion pressure (P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rare chemical burns: review of the literature - Akelma H, Karahan ZA.
There are many chemicals that can cause burns. Although they are generally acidic and basic in nature, there are more than one million known chemical compounds, of which 300 have been declared highly hazardous chemical substances by the National Fire Prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Titan Medical Now Set to File 510(k) Submission in 2020
Titan Medical is delaying filing for FDA clearance of its single-port robotic surgical system until the first half of 2020. Previously, the Toronto-based company said it would file its 510 (k) by the end of the year. The Sport system is comprised of a surgeon-controlled patient cart that includes a 3-D high-definition vision system and multi-articulating instruments for performing minimally invasive surgeries, procedures, and a surgeon workstation that provides an advanced ergonomic interface to the patient cart and a 3-D endoscopic view inside the patient’s body. Titan Medical also announced the human fa...
Source: MDDI - August 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Blast exposure interacts with genetic variant 5HTTLPR to predict posttraumatic stress symptoms in military explosives personnel - Taylor MK, Hern ández LM, Stump J, Tschiffely AE, Goforth CW, Laver DC, Ahlers ST.
The first of its kind, this study determined whether blast exposure interacts with genetic variant 5HTTLPR to predict posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms in 78 military explosives operators. In all models, blast-exposed 5HTTLPR S carriers registered defini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Coping with a mass casualty: insights into a hospital's emergency response and adaptations after the Formosa Fun Coast dust explosion - Chuang S, Woods DD, Ting HW, Cook RI, Hsu JC.
OBJECTIVE: The study provides a comprehensive insight into how an initial receiving hospital without adequate capacity adapted to coping with a mass casualty incident after the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion (FFCDE). METHODS: Data collection was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Health outcomes of the July 14, 2016 Nice terror attack among hospital-based professionals and students: the " ECHOS de Nice " health survey protocol - Bentz L, Pirard P, Motreff Y, Vandentorren S, Baubet T, Fabre R, Touboul Lundgren P, Pradier C.
BACKGROUND: The terror attack of July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, resulted in 86 deaths, including children, and several hundred wounded, with a major psychological impact on the population. Hospital staff had to cope with exceptional circumstances which ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

LPG vessels exposed to fire: scale effects on pressure build-up - Scarponi GE, Landucci G, Birk AM, Cozzani V.
Fires may induce the thermal failure of LPG storage and transport vessels, leading to severe escalation scenarios. In the present study, an innovative CFD modeling approach was developed to investigate the thermal behavior of LPG tanks exposed to fires to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mild traumatic brain injury induced by primary blast overpressure produces dynamic regional changes in [18F]FDG uptake - Jaiswal S, Knutsen AK, Wilson CM, Fu AH, Tucker LB, Kim Y, Bittner KC, Whiting MD, McCabe JT, Dardzinski BJ.
This study examined the time ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Quantitative risk assessment of direct lightning strike on external floating roof tank - Wei T, Qian X, Yuan M.
Lightning-related fires and explosions may trigger escalated severe accidents for external floating roof tank (EFRT) farms. Quantitative risk assessment of lightning risk for EFRTs is an effective approach to reduce casualties and property damage. In this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How Wearing Sunglasses Actually Impacts Your Eyes, According to Science
When most people think about sun-related damage, they probably worry about their skin. But the sun’s ultraviolet rays also pose a threat to a person’s eyes. According to a 2014 study funded by the U.S. National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, UV radiation can damage proteins in the eye’s lens. Over time, this damage can raise a person’s risk for cataracts, which impair vision. “When you don’t wear protection, ultraviolet radiation you cannot see is penetrating the eye, and the eye structures are very sensitive to it,” says Dr. Rebecca Taylor, a Nashville-b...
Source: TIME: Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Lifestyle Source Type: news

South Africa: Burn Victims Unable to Get Life Changing Treatment
[GroundUp] Not a single patient that needed a skin transplant for serious burns could receive this treatment for weeks. This was revealed at a press conference at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Survive Medtech & #039;s & #039;Death Valley & #039;
Medical device companies attempting to market a new treatment in the U.S. often make the erroneous assumption that winning FDA approval is the final destination, and success is theirs. In fact, going through the regulatory process is only the halfway point. The grueling path from FDA approval to reimbursement is like a treacherous walk through Death Valley and many companies don’t make it through. In this case study, I discuss the trials and triumphs of bringing robotic high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive procedure for localized prostate cancer, to the U.S.&Aci...
Source: MDDI - August 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marc Oczachowski Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

Do parents have knowledge of first aid management of burns in their children? A hospital based survey - Naumeri F, Ahmad HM, Yousaf MS, Waheed K, Farooq MS.
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain knowledge of first aid among parents of children suffering from burns. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from July 2017 to January 2018, and comprised parents of patients in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lightning Strikes Kill 5, Injure Over 100 in Poland
A rescue helicopter brought injured people to the hospital in Poland's southern Tatra Mountains after a sudden thunderstorm, in Zakopane, Poland, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)   WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families, authorities said. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with clear weather. The lightning strikes pummeled Poland's Giewont peak, a trekking destination that is 1,894 m...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents AP News Tag Source Type: news