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

Spacewatch: India ’s moon mission arrives in lunar orbit
If Chandrayaan-2 is successful, it will make India the fourth country to reach the moon ’s surfaceIndia ’s moon mission,Chandrayaan-2, hasarrived in lunar orbit. The spacecraft is engaged in a series of manoeuvres that will place it in its final operating orbit, a circular path looping over the moon ’s poles at an altitude of 100km (62 miles).Chandrayaan-2 entered lunar orbit at about 0500 BST on 20 August. Its initial orbit was highly elliptical, swinging from 114km above the moon to 18,072km. A second rocket burn on 21 August changed this to 118km and 4,412km.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: The moon Science Space India South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

Application of Bayesian regularization artificial neural network in explosion risk analysis of fixed offshore platform - Shi J, Zhu Y, Khan F, Chen G.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is routinely used in Explosion Risk Analysis (ERA), as CFD-based ERA offers a good understanding of underlying physics accidental loads. Generally, simplifications were incorporated into CFD-based ERA to limit the number ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

BLEVE: the case of water and a historical survey - Hemmatian B, Casal J, Planas E, Rashtchian D.
After a short update of the current more accepted definition of BLEVE, the special features of water BLEVEs are analyzed. The stronger overpressure wave generated in the case of water as compared to that of other substances is justified in terms of volume ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Verification and validation of Phast consequence models for accidental releases of toxic or flammable chemicals to the atmosphere - Witlox HWM, Fern ández M, Harper M, Oke A, Stene J, Xu Y.
Consequence modelling software for accidental releases of flammable or toxic chemicals to the atmosphere includes discharge modelling, atmospheric dispersion modelling and evaluation of flammable and toxic effects. Scenarios which may be modelled includes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Creating an embodied phenomenological typology for describing the qualitative experience of traumatic space from continued bombings - Goshen I, Huss E, Koch SC.
The effect of ongoing bombs and sirens in civilian areas and in day-to-day life, as is typical in current war situations, transforms the spaces of everyday living into traumatic spaces. Not only do the spaces hold memories of past traumas, but they are als... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Firefighters and empathy: does it hurt to care too much? - Wagner SL, Pasca R, Regehr C.
Firefighters (N = 186) from two urban centers completed a set of questionnaires measuring empathy, traumatic stress, mental distress, aggression, world assumptions, and personality. Response rate was 81.5%. Both traumatic stress and mental distress were as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Secondary traumatization and related psychological outcomes in firefighters - Ba ştuğ G, Ergul-Topcu A, Ozel-Kizil ET, Ergun OF.
The current study aimed to investigate the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as the relationship between PTSD and depressive symptoms, burnout, and life satisfaction in Turkish firefighters. A cohort of 100 male firefighters (mean age 45... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Spine loading during laboratory-simulated fireground operations -Inter-individual variation and method of load quantification - Beach TAC, Frost DM, Zehr JD, Howarth SJ, McGill SM, Callaghan JP.
Spine loading data are needed to design low-back health-preserving ergonomic interventions for firefighters. Study objectives were to quantify spine loads during simulated fireground operations using simple (polynomial) and advanced (EMG-assisted musculosk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Strengthening recovery: a burn injury-focused mobile app to improve outcomes - Abrams TE, Li X, Wyatt TH, Staples CI, Coe DP, Hickerson WL.
In 2016, approximately 24,000 emergency room patients who presented with burn injuries met the American Burn Association ’s (ABA) protocol for transfer or admission to burn centers (ABA, 2017). Burn treatment has progressed tremendously over the past f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dear AT & T, Boeing, Pfizer, Comcast, GM, Walmart: Stop Funding Abortion Attackers
A new report and open letter targets funding for abortion-ban creators from firms like Coca-Cola, Delta, Google, Johnson + Johnson, Uber, Lyft, Visa, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Microsoft. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Dear AT & T, Boeing, Pfizer, Comcast And So On: Stop Funding Abortion Attackers
A new report and open letter targets funding for abortion-ban creators from firms like Coca-Cola, Delta, Google, GM, Walmart, Johnson + Johnson, Uber, Lyft, Visa, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Microsoft. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Dear AT & T, Boeing, Pfizer, Comcast, Walmart, Etc: Stop Funding Abortion Attackers
A new report and open letter targets funding for abortion-ban creators from firms like Coca-Cola, Delta, Google, GM, Johnson + Johnson, Uber, Lyft, Visa, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Microsoft. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Burns by immersion in children and abuse - Ridel P, Lemesle M, Vabres N, Lancien U, Perrot P.
AIM OF THE STUDY: Ten percent of childhood burns could arise from maltreatment. While describing 6 severe cases of inflicted scalds by immersion in children, we expose our systematic diagnostic approach of abuse and confirm the serious nature of burn when ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Firefighting of subsurface coal fires with comprehensive techniques for detection and control: a case study of the Fukang coal fire in the Xinjiang region of China - Tan B, Zhang F, Zhang Q, Wei H, Shao Z.
Coal fires are global disasters, and China suffers the most serious coal fire disasters in the world. This paper introduces detailed detection and extinguishing methods for the wide range and complex coal fires at the No. 1 well in the Fukang mining area. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Investigation of health-related consequences of landmine explosions during the past 4 decades (1979-2016): a retrospective cross-sectional study, Kurdistan, Iran - Fathollahi S, Yari A, Fatemi F, Ardalan A, Bidarpoor F, Esmailnasab N.
OBJECTIVES: Landmines remain a potential public health concern in the western and southern border regions of Iran. The aim of this study was to assess the health-related consequences of landmine explosions in Kurdistan Province during the past 4 decades. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 37, loses fingers, toes and right leg after developing a bacterial infection
Alecia Kennen, 37, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, developed toxic shock syndrome after a rug burn on her shoulder in June 2015 was infected with group A Streptococcus bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selected personality traits as predictors of coping flexibility in a group of officers of the State Fire Service - St ępka-Tykwińska E, Basińska MA, Sołtys M, Piórowska A.
BACKGROUND: The flexibility in coping with stress is a new construct in Europe, which allows for a more insightful understanding of individual coping mechanisms, perceived as a process of continuous search for more effective solutions. An individual who is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nicotine-free vaping can damage blood vessels
Despite claims that 'heat not burn' devices are safer, University of Pennsylvania researchers found that chemicals in even nicotine-free e-liquids are transformed into toxins that attack blood vessels' lining. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling the Heat? Blame Concrete
If your city was slammed by record-shattering heat this summer, you can partly blame the stuff the city itself is made of. The scorching temperatures across Europe and the U.S. in July were made worse by one of humanity’s most widely used but least-loved inventions: concrete. To most people, concrete is just the ugly stuff used to pave paradise and put up a parking lot. But concrete is an invention as transformative to humanity as fire or electricity. Since it came into widespread use around the turn of the 20th century, this man-made stone has changed where and how billions of people live, work and move around. Con...
Source: TIME: Science - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Vince Beiser Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, August 2019
International Prehospital Medicine Institute A look at some of the most up-to-date prehospital information and education to those who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting.   Introduction The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute (IPHMI) is to provide the most up-to-date prehospital information and education at an affordable cost to those individuals worldwide who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting. In service to that mission, we review the published literature specific to prehospital care. We then summarize the article to help explain exactly what it is...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: International Prehospital Medicine Institute Tags: Exclusive Articles News Patient Care Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, August 2019
International Prehospital Medicine Institute A look at some of the most up-to-date prehospital information and education to those who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting.   Introduction The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute (IPHMI) is to provide the most up-to-date prehospital information and education at an affordable cost to those individuals worldwide who provide emergency medical care in the prehospital setting. In service to that mission, we review the published literature specific to prehospital care. We then summarize the article to help explain exactly what it is...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: International Prehospital Medicine Institute Tags: Exclusive Articles News Patient Care Source Type: news

Virtual reality can help reduce the pain and anxiety of stressful medical procedures for children
This review of seventeen trials looked at virtual reality interventions tested in trials with children receiving treatment for burns, dental and tumour related health needs, and during needle insertion for intravenous access. Results suggested a marked impact on pain and anxiety of children from these immersive distractions, but research was of mixed quality and individual trials were small. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 26, faces weeks in hospital after he was chemically burnt by a hair removal cream on his groin
William Bishop, 26, of Cheltenham, decided to remove the hair from his delicate area in case 'anything good happened' on an upcoming first date on July 27. He was in A&E two days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news