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Study Recommends Complete Ban On Window Blinds With Cords
CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by the cords. Image credit: CBS News Injuries continued even after manufacturers adopted voluntary safety standards including warning labels. The industry now has a plan in the works to make cordless bl...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Source Type: news

Asbestos Remains at Illinois Plant Despite $1.8 Million Cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent nine months and $1.8 million in an asbestos cleanup project that failed to end the long-running contamination dispute between a business owner and local authorities in Springfield, Illinois. Despite the recent EPA cleanup of the former Pillsbury Mills plant, a circuit court judge in Sangamon County refused to lift an injunction earlier this month blocking owners from the site. The judge cited earlier asbestos violations and continued unsafe conditions. The EPA removed 2,200 tons of asbestos-contaminated debris, 1,160 cubic yards of bulk asbestos and considerable waste oil and...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 11, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos abatement asbestos cleanup environmental protection agency Joseph Chernis Kevin Turner P. Mills LLC Pillsbury Mills plant Sangamon County Source Type: news

Exeter A & E staff giving ‘bags of comfort to patients in need’
Clinical staff from the accident and emergency department at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have started a campaign to “bring a little extra comfort to patients who need it”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Mental health services get £18m winter boost to support A&E
Mental health services are to be handed nearly £20m of the new £335m winter resilience funding to help take the pressure off beleaguered accident and emergency departments, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning in Iran during 1999-2016: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Hosseininejad SM, Aminiahidashti H, Goli Khatir I, Ghasempouri SK, Jabbari A, Khandashpour M.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits worldwide with high levels of morbidity and mortality. No inclusive nationally statistics of CO poisoning in Iran is available. The present review aimed to des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Personal emergency alarms: do health outcomes differ for purchasers and nonpurchasers? - De San Migue K, Lewin G, Burton E, Howat P, Boldy D, Toye C.
The objective of this study was to assess whether purchasing a personal alarm service makes a difference in a range of health outcomes for community dwelling older adults. The prospective cohort study involved 295 individuals for whom data on emergencies e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Call for national dialogue: adapting standards of care in extreme events. We are not ready - Cusack L, Gebbie K.
Clinical practices are based on a common understanding of nursing's professional standards in all aspects of patient care, no matter what the circumstances are. Circumstances can however, change dramatically due to emergencies, disasters, or pandemics and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Alcohol misuse and injury outcomes in young people aged 10-24 - Lester L, Baker R, Coupland C, Orton E.
PURPOSE: The burden of alcohol-attributable disease is a global problem. Young people often present to emergency health-care services with alcohol intoxication but little is known about how best to intervene at that point to improve future health outcomes.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mackey criticises NHS 'negativity' over budget
Jim Mackey has warned that negativity over the NHS’s budget settlement will have “pissed off” ministers, arguing the £1.6bn of new funding was a “serious investment” which could deliver real improvements – but only if stabilising chaotic emergency departments was prioritised. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CS Gas (2-Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile): Incident Management
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/23/2017 This 10-page document provides information about how to respond to a chemical incident involving CS gas. It discusses Physicochemical Properties, Published Emergency Response Guidelines, and Health Effects. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sulphur Mustard (Mustard Gas): Incident Management
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/23/2017 This 13-page document provides information about how to respond to a chemical incident involving sulphur mustard, also known as mustard gas. It discusses Physicochemical Properties, Published Emergency Response Guidelines, and Health Effects. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nerve Agents: Incident Management
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/23/2017 This 16-page document provides information about how to respond to a chemical incident involving nerve agents. It discusses Physicochemical Properties, Published Emergency Response Guidelines, and Health Effects of G and V Nerve Agents. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Comparison of the characteristics of suicide attempters with major depressive disorder and those with no psychiatric diagnosis in emergency departments of general hospitals in China - Wei S, Li H, Hou J, Chen W, Chen X, Qin X.
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a known major risk factor for suicide due to the high suicide mortality. However, studies comparing the characteristics of suicide attempters with major depressive disorder and those with no psychiatric diagno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Abdominal Handlebar Injury - Stiekema J, Derikx JPM.
A healthy 6-year-old boy presented to the emergency department after experiencing a bicycle handlebar injury. He complained about abdominal pain and had vomited twice. At physical examination, according to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support protocol, h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Standardizing the evaluation of nonaccidental trauma in a large pediatric emergency department - Riney LC, Frey TM, Fain ET, Duma EM, Bennett BL, Murtagh Kurowski E.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Variability exists in the evaluation of nonaccidental trauma (NAT) in the pediatric emergency department because of misconceptions and individual bias of clinicians. Further maltreatment, injury, and death can ensue if these chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster Retreat Report: September 2017
Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster. 09/2017 This 27-page document is the report of the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster's annual retreat held on September 27-28, 2017. The retreat offered an opportunity to share achievements, best practices, and current projects in order to plan the way forward for the cluster in 2018, as well as discuss matters of camp management and coordination among practitioners. Topics included Climate Change and Disaster Displacement: Protection in Camp Management; and Camp Management in Emergency/High Risk/Remote Areas. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned 100 Years After the Spanish Flu Outbreak
Council on Foreign Relations. 12/05/2017 This 58-minute panel discussion explores the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as it nears its centennial, and how this historic outbreak informs responses to global health emergencies today. Speakers discuss the many additional tools that are now available, why they are imperfect tools, and how there is a lot more work to do to improve them. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Quick CPR, AED Give Oregon Survivor a New Appreciation for Resuscitation Training
Helen Winberg was leaving the local mall after finishing her morning routine of walking on April 4, 2013, when she collapsed due to sudden cardiac arrest. Mall security personnel witnessed the incident on security cameras. They rushed to begin CPR and then used a public-access automated external defibrillator, or AED, to deliver a shock before emergency medical responders could arrive. Winberg, then 79, was transported to the hospital, where doctors placed three stents due to blockages and removed fluid from around her heart. She was placed into a medically-induced coma to rest for a few days and was released from the hosp...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeff A. Woodin, NRP, FAHA Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Southern California's hospitals prepare for the worst as embers ignite throughout the region
Hospitals across Southern California reported that high numbers of patients with breathing problems caused by this week ’s wildfires visited emergency rooms.Health officials in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties warned of high pollution levels caused by smoke. The microscopic particles... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

In Deadly New Mexico High School Shooting, Gunman Disguised Himself as a Student
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday. William Atchison, a former student at small-town Aztec High School, had legally purchased a handgun at a local store a month ago and planned the attack, authorities said. He left a message on a thumb drive found on his body that detailed his plan to wait until the students got off buses and made their way to class. He walked into the school with them and went into a second-floor bathroo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Russell Contreras, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Novel Subcutaneous Furosemide May Be Option in Heart Failure
Urine output similar with furosemide administered subcutaneously versus intravenously (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ORBIT Bleeding Risk Score Performs Best in A - Fib
Findings based on comparison of four risk scores among atrial fibrillation patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned 100 Years After the Spanish Flu Outbreak
Panel from December 2017 discusses the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as we near its centennial and how this historic outbreak informs our responses to global health emergencies today.(Council on Foreign Relations) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COPD deaths ‘radically reduced’ with 24/7 specialist care
A new specialist emergency care hospital in Northumbria has found that direct admission under respiratory specialist care 24/7 can radically reduce death rates from chronic lung disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Flames Engulf Semi-Rural San Diego Area
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Retirement communities built on golf courses, thoroughbreds in race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California's wildfire fight. The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter. It exceeded 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) in a matter of hours and burned dozens of houses as it tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook, kno...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elliot Spagat and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women (Part Two)
A Rohingya woman and her child at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Kamrul Hasan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)Under pouring rain, hundreds of young and expectant mothers stand in line. With her bare feet and the bottom of her dress covered in mud, Rashida is one of them, clutching her emaciated infant. She lost her husband on the treacherous trek from Myanmar to Bangladesh, and with nowhere to go and her resources exhausted, rain-drenched and standing in this long, muddy line for food and medicine for her child is her only hope.Rohingya women line up for aid. Credit: Sohara Mehroz...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Humanitarian Aid International Organization for M Source Type: news

When Disaster Strikes: Protecting Your Family Child Care Business
Child Care Aware of America. 10/03/2017 This one-hour, two-minute webinar, part of the Child Care Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar Series, offers family child care providers tips on how to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage (home, business property, business liability, and vehicle), how to deduct expenses for items damaged or destroyed in a hurricane or other disaster, and how to prepare for the next emergency. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emerging Diseases and Implementation of Emergency Use Authorizations
North Dakota Department of Health. 06/23/2017 This course discusses how to identify emerging infectious diseases; Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), influenza, and other emerging diseases; and how Emergency Use Authorizations are implemented at the public health laboratory to expedite testing capabilities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Acute stress disorder and defense mechanisms: a study of physical trauma patients admitted to an emergency hospital - Santana MRM, Zatti C, Spader ML, Malgarim BG, Salle E, Piltcher R, Ceres ér KMM, Bastos AG, Freitas LH.
This study assessed the defense mechanisms used by victims of physical trauma who developed ASD. METHOD: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Public health implications of complex emergencies and natural disasters - Culver A, Rochat R, Cookson ST.
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, conflict or natural disasters have displaced unprecedented numbers of persons. This leads to conditions prone to outbreaks that imperil the health of displaced persons and threaten global health security. Past literature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Medical response to the Tianjin explosions: lessons learned - Zhang JJ, Wang TB, Fan D, Zhang J, Jiang BG.
We present the responses of emergency medical services and hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Overdose and adverse drug event experiences among adult patients in the emergency department - Bohnert ASB, Walton MA, Cunningham RM, Ilgen MA, Barry K, Chermack ST, Blow FC.
This study describes overdose/adverse drug event experiences among adult ED patients to inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Six-month emergency department use among older adults following jail incarceration - Humphreys J, Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Widera E, Williams B.
Although the number of older adults who are arrested and subject to incarceration in jail is rising dramatically, little is known about their emergency department (ED) use or the factors associated with that use. This lack of knowledge impairs the ability ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sexual violence victimization among youth presenting to an urban emergency department: the role of violence exposure in predicting risk - Eisman AB, Ngo QM, Kusunoki YY, Bonar EE, Zimmerman PhD MA, Cunningham Md RM, Walton PhD Mph MA.
Sexual violence (SV) is a widespread public health problem among adolescents and emerging adults with significant short- and long-term consequences. Young people living in urban, disadvantaged communities with high rates of violence may be especially at ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The priority of administering HIV postexposure prophylaxis in cases of sexual assault in an emergency department - Scannell M, MacDonald AE, Berger A, Boyer N.
INTRODUCTION: Contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a genuine concern for sexually assaulted patients. Emergency departments are a place where sexually assaulted patients seek care, including treatment to prevent HIV. Prompt administration ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Over 55 age group most likely to have asthma flare-ups
Older adults may need more regular check-ups, suggests preliminary research Related items fromOnMedica NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance COPD led to 3.2m deaths in 2015 worldwide Audit reveals delays in asthma emergency care Inhalers Unsafe asthma prescribing threatens 22,000 people ’s lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

U.S. Gun Sales Rose After Sandy Hook Massacre: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Coordination of Emergency and Respite Care Post Disasters
Child Care Aware of America. 09/26/2017 This 52-minute webinar, part of the Child Care Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar Series, features staff from Montana's child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) who provide an overview on their role in coordinating emergency child care for front line staff, such as first responders and medical personnel. Speakers discuss Children's Disaster Services, another CCR&R partner that offers support to families with young children, as well as their efforts to train volunteers to provide this invaluable service. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis No Benefit in DVT
Addition of pharmacomechanical catheter - directed thrombolysis resulted in higher risk of bleeding (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Crescent-shaped eye damage found in woman who viewed eclipse
On August 21, 26-year-old Nia Payne was hoping to view the solar eclipse in Staten Island, New York. What she didn't expect was to end up in the emergency room with a crescent shape blocking the center of her vision. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contribu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contribu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Fires Rage in Southern California, Major Freeway Closes
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities closed a major freeway Thursday as flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire jumped lanes and churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles as crews kept an eye on unpredictable winds. A more favorable wind forecast still called for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely to approach historic levels forecasters had feared, according to the National Weather Service. "This is good news for the fire crews as the winds will not be driven quite as vigorously," a weather service statement said. Calmer overnight...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Survey of Emergency Physicians on Home-Based Care Options Survey of Emergency Physicians on Home-Based Care Options
How do emergency physicians feel about home-based care as an alternative to hospital admission?The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an epidural hematoma?
Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a epidural hematoma?
Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women – Part One
Rohingya women of Balukhali camp embarking on the trek to the toilets. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 7 2017 (IPS)Afia* lines up her bucket every morning in the refugee camp for water delivery from humanitarian relief workers. On one particularly sweltering day, she kept four water pitchers in a row with gaps between them, hoping to insert another empty container in the space when the water arrived.When another refugee saw this, she kicked away Afia’s pitchers, and a raging quarrel broke out. That night, the woman’s local boyfriend attacked Afia in her house, kic...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Internati Source Type: news

Weather conditions influence the number of psychiatric emergency room patients - Brandl EJ, Lett TA, Bakanidze G, Heinz A, Bermpohl F, Schouler-Ocak M.
The specific impact of weather factors on psychiatric disorders has been investigated only in few studies with inconsistent results. We hypothesized that meteorological conditions influence the number of cases presenting in a psychiatric emergency room as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with hookah use: an emergency physician's perspective - Borger J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sen. Hatch Pushes Bipartisan Effort to Renew Funding for Rural Counties, Schools
Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) are leading a bi-partisan group of 32 senators advocating for a re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program to be included in any legislation proposed before the end of the year. The SRS program, which supports public schools, emergency services, and other essential services for more than 775 rural counties, expired in September of this year. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 7, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news