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The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

CVS Announces New Limits On Prescription Painkillers Amid ‘ Public Health Emergency ’
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) – CVS is taking steps to combat the “rapidly growing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse” by putting new restrictions on prescription painkillers. Starting in February, the chain’s new policy will put a 7-day limit on the supply of certain prescriptions for patients who are new to opioid therapy. Additionally, the daily dosage of painkillers will be limited based on how strong the opioid is, and immediate-release opioids will be favored over extended-release versions. News | @CVSHealth Fighting National Opioid Abuse Epidemic With Enterprise Initiatives https://t.co/P11cp...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CVS opioid abuse Source Type: news

Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost
September 21, 2017The sight of serene hills stretching into the horizon calmed my nerves as we snaked our way through steep and narrow dirt roads deep in Buhweju district, in South Western Uganda, 319 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.  Suddenly, it dawned on me why this district is considered “hard to reach” as I imagined what it would be like to traverse the same ground during a rainstorm or at night.It ’s here that I meet Janet Alupo, 20, an operating theatre assistant at Nsika Health Center IV who plans to take this same journey—plus an additional 332 kilometers—every three months ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkins
Friday may officially mark the first day of Fall, but retailers have been getting into the spirit of the season for weeks: pumpkin-flavored items started hitting shelves in August, and some Starbucks locations have been selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Sept. 1. The array of pumpkin-flavored items seems to get more surprising by the year, from pumpkin-flavored wine to pet food. And people are eating it up: Nielsen says sales of pumpkin-flavored items have reached a new high, bringing in $414 million in the U.S. between the end of July 2016 and the end of July 2017 — up from $286 million over that same period of time...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Food Food & Drink food and drink Source Type: news

Indian gov ’ t mulls price cap on ‘ essential ’ medical devices
The Indian government is considering capping prices on medical devices it deems essential to health care, according to a new report from LiveMint. The government has assembled a committee to create a National List of Essential Medical Devices which it intends to make available with assurances related to both quality and price, according to the report. “The devices and medical equipment included under the list will be those which are required for the basic running of medical premises including hospitals, clinics and those required to handle medical emergency,” a government document stated, according to LiveMint&...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Source Type: news

Emergency flow improvement tool
An intuitive data visualisation tool that gives NHS providers extensive information on patient flow through their emergency departments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health On Illegal Strike By Emergency Medical Services Personnel
[Govt of SA] Gauteng Emergency Medical Services not affected by illegal strike (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Response Saves Veteran Firefighter and Paramedic Having Heart Attack
TUCKER, Ga. (Fox5 Atlanta) - The day that changed everything for Dave Galbraith began like any other. It was March 22,  2017.  Captain Galbraith was at his desk at DeKalb County Fire Rescue headquarters in Tucker. About 11 in the morning,  the then 46-year old veteran firefighter/paramedic began to feel off. "And started having a full, heavy, almost a pressure feeling in my torso, up into my shoulders, and down my arms," Galbraith says. So he got up and tried to walk off the pressure.Galbraith had spent years as a paramedic, working to save heart attack patients. Now, the paramedic w...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beth Galvin, Fox 5 Atlanta Tags: News Videos Cardiac & Resuscitation Operations Source Type: news

Rapid Response Saves Veteran Firefighter and Paramedic Having Heart Attack
TUCKER, Ga. (Fox5 Atlanta) - The day that changed everything for Dave Galbraith began like any other. It was March 22,  2017.  Captain Galbraith was at his desk at DeKalb County Fire Rescue headquarters in Tucker. About 11 in the morning,  the then 46-year old veteran firefighter/paramedic began to feel off. "And started having a full, heavy, almost a pressure feeling in my torso, up into my shoulders, and down my arms," Galbraith says. So he got up and tried to walk off the pressure.Galbraith had spent years as a paramedic, working to save heart attack patients. Now, the paramedic w...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beth Galvin, Fox 5 Atlanta Tags: News Videos Cardiac & Resuscitation Operations Source Type: news

Search for Survivors Continues in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000. Mexico City Mayor M...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza and Christine Amario, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Search for Survivors Continues in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000. Mexico City Mayor M...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza and Christine Amario, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

NHS emergency services spend thousands on fat mannequins
The bariatric models – called 'Barry' – are being used by fire and ambulance staff. It is hoped mannequins will reduce staff injuries and reduce burden on the tax-payer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild after Hurricane Maria
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday. The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years. Uprooted trees and widespread flooding block...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Could Be Left Without Electricity for Months. Here ’s What to Know
On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico directly, landing as a Category 4 hurricane in the town of Yabucoa with sustained winds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). The storm destroyed hundred of homes and knocked out power across the island, reports the Associated Press (AP). Ricardo Rossello, the island’s governor, has imposed a daily curfew between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Saturday to allow for recovery operations. The entire island is now in a total blackout as a result of the storm, with recovery in some parts not expected for an extended period of time. “Once we’re able to go outside, we’re goi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Florida regulators suspend license of nursing home where 9 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency order suspending the nursing home license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where nine patients died earlier this month. The nursing home lost power to its air conditioning system as Hurricane Irma struck the state on Sept. 10. The facility and a neighboring mental hospital were evacuated by rescue workers on Sept. 13 after patients were found to be suffering from heat and dehydration. Hollywood police have launched … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Rescuers Race to Free Survivors Trapped After Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people. But it was the ongoing rescue at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where 25 people including 21 children perished, that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans’ rush to save survivors before time runs out. Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi & Mark Stevenson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Fla. Paramedic Involved in "Selfie War" Sentenced
  OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One of the two former Okaloosa County paramedics involved in a "selfie war" learned his fate Tuesday. In May of 2016, 33-year-old Christopher Wimmer and 23-year-old Kayla Dubois were arrested for taking pictures and videos of patients in the back of their ambulances. According to the Oklaoosa County Sheriff's Office, 41 patients were identified. Many were sedated or unconscious at the time. Wimmer was charged with seven felony charges and a misdemeanor battery charge. Read more... (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danielle Ellis, WJHG Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Los Angeles Search and Rescue Team Prepares for Deployment to Mexico
PACOIMA, Calif. (KABC) -- After a formal request from the Mexican government, the L.A. County Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team deployed to the earthquake-ravaged country on Wednesday as part of a U.S. agency's assistance effort. The USAR team officially received the call to deploy on Wednesday afternoon, according to the fire department and a statement from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Team members had been awaiting the green light after gathering at a staging location in Pacoima. "Since midnight last night, we've been packing all of our equipment. We have about a semi's worth of equip...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christina Salvo, KABC Tags: Major Incidents News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Florida regulators suspend license of nursing home where 9 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency order suspending the nursing home license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where nine patients died earlier this month. The nursing home lost power to its air conditioning system as Hurricane Irma struck the state on Sept. 10. The facility and a neighboring mental hospital were evacuated by rescue workers on Sept. 13 after patients were found to be suffering from heat and dehydration. Hollywood police have launched … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has officials washing streets and extending public restroom hours as the disease infects hundreds
(Natural News) San Diego has long been known for its beaches and zoo, but now it is making a name for itself in far less appealing categories, like feces and disease. A state of emergency for San Diego Country was declared on September 1 as the city contends with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Jersey gets its first senior ER department
A South Jersey health system opened what it is calling the region's first “senior emergency department.” The 7,000-square-foot senior ER was opened by Inspira Health at Inspira Medical Center Vineland under a $6 million expansion project that began in 2016. The department, which has 11 patient bays, features its own entrance along with low-glare lighting, sound-proo fing measures, soft flooring and larger rooms and a dedicated waiting room for family members. It is staffed by physicians, nurses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

South Jersey gets its first senior ER department
A South Jersey health system opened what it is calling the region's first “senior emergency department.” The 7,000-square-foot senior ER was opened by Inspira Health at Inspira Medical Center Vineland under a $6 million expansion project that began in 2016. The department, which has 11 patient bays, features its own entrance along with low-glare lighting, sound-proo fing measures, soft flooring and larger rooms and a dedicated waiting room for family members. It is staffed by physicians, nurses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mom Pushes for Bed Rail Safety After Son ’s Fall
Clark Jacobs fell from his college loft bed. After emergency brain surgery, his recovery was difficult, and lengthy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspect in Custody After Injuring One in Shooting at Illinois High School
(MATTOON, Ill.) — Officials at a central Illinois high school say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting. Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 officials said on the district’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the Mattoon Police Department “responded to an active shooter” at Mattoon High School. The Coles-Moultrie County Emergency Communications Center says there was a report of shots fired and one person shot at the high school. No details have been released about the person in custody or the person who was shot. School officials say as a precaution a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Illinois onetime Source Type: news

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria poses threat to med device hub in Puerto Rico, Medtronic closes facilities
[Image courtesy of NOAA]Updated to include information on a Medtronic facility closure. Hurricane Maria is posing a threat to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico, according to a new Bloomberg report. The island is home to facilities for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN), Merck, Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) , Abbott (NYSE:ABT), Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and dozens of others, according to the report. Most of the companies created facilities in Puerto Rico due to tax incentives, Bloomberg reports. The storm...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Source Type: news

Type 2 Myocardial Infarction Definition Impacts Prognosis
Use of method that does not require coronary artery disease linked to lower mortality rate (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Preparedness and Response in Action: Stories from the States
CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding, guidance, and technical assistance for state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to strengthen their public health preparedness capabilities. The following stories are examples of how PHEP has equipped states for each of the four stages of preparedness: Ready. Steady. Show. Go! (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attempts to Prevent Tongue Swallowing Hinder Resuscitation
In 17 videos, initial intervention after athlete collapse was attempt to prevent tongue swallowing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

A&E to be downgraded in major overhaul of hospital services
Commissioners have given the green light to an overhaul of NHS services in an accountable care system that will see two acute hospitals split into emergency and elective centres. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Collapsed Buildings as Quake Kills 225
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 225. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Mexico City, wher...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence
Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Plymouth girl, 11, nearly died from her burst appendix
Daizy Adams, from Plymouth, began having stomach pains before she went on holiday to Spain at the end of July. By August 15, she needed emergency surgery to repair her bowel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of ladder-related falls on the emergency department and recommendations for ladder safety - Cabilan CJ, Vallmuur K, Eley R, Judge C, Cochrane S, Reed C, Riordan J, Roberts K, Thom O, Wood G.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of patients who presented to the ED from a ladder-related fall and their injuries, highlight the impact of ladder-related falls on the ED, identify contributing factors of ladder falls and draw recommendations to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perception, action, and cognition of football referees in extreme temperatures: impact on decision performance - Gaoua N, de Oliveira RF, Hunter S.
Different professional domains require high levels of physical performance alongside fast and accurate decision-making. Construction workers, police officers, firefighters, elite sports men and women, the military and emergency medical professionals are of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Psychopathy in the medical emergency department - Benning SD, Molina SM, Dowgwillo EA, Patrick CJ, Miller KF, Storrow AB.
Psychopathy is a personality disorder representing an admixture of a fearless and dominant temperament with an impulsive and antisocial orientation. A sample of 1,026 participants in the waiting room of the medical emergency department of a city hospital e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Rapid triage of mental health risk in emergency medical workers: findings from Typhoon Haiyan - Sylwanowicz L, Schreiber M, Anderson C, Gundran CPD, Santamaria E, Lopez JCF.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of a novel responder mental health self-triage system to predict post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in emergency medical responders after a disaster. METHODS: Participants in this study responded to Typhoon Ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

State council to consider Mercy Flight ambulance expansion in Niagara County
The Mercy EMS division expansion faces objections by two competitors, but is receiving support from a emergency service providers across the county. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

‘This Is All We Can Do’: How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack
The wail of the emergency siren reverberates across the school’s playing field, conjuring a primal fear even before the words “Missile launched! Missile launched!” crackle over the loudspeaker. Two dozen men, women and children—many wearing bonnets and wet neck towels against the blazing sunshine—scamper across the shingle expanse before squatting down low with arms covering heads. “We haven’t got a nuclear shelter or even strong buildings, so this is all we can do,” says Nakamura Takashi, an official of Sakura City in Japan’s central Tochigi Prefecture, who helped to o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills At Least 248
(MEXICO CITY) — Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248 early Wednesday. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the earlier temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in south...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

World is running out of antibiotics, health leaders warn
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2017 (IPS)After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country’s Rohingya community. Aung San Suu KyiIn a 30-minute televised address, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that her government does not fear “international scrutiny” over its management of the crisis in Rakhine.Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York, said she ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Preparing for the NEW Emergency Preparedness Rule in Rural Health Clinics
October 24, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET.(Albert Einstein Medical Center ) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO
WHO found there is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, such as tuberculosis which kills around 250,000 people each year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience: Information and Tools for Homeless Service Providers and Disaster Professionals
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 07/2017 This 144-page document, a joint project with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a toolkit that includes information to help emergency and public health officials, homeless service providers, and healthcare providers work together to plan for the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness in their communities. Sections cover Creating an Inclusive Emergency Management System; Guidance for Homeless Service Providers: Planning for Service Continuity; and Guidance for Health Care Providers. (PDF) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Overdose Prevention and Bystander Training
Boston Public Health Commission, Office of Public Health Preparedness, DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. 09/2017 This course provides information about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. It includes practical, step-by-step guidance for performing rescue breathing and administering Narcan (naloxone). Topics include opioid overdose statistics; the impact of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid analgesic; the role of drug duration and potency; and the definition of an opioid overdose. (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 - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mexico Declares a State of Disaster in Its Capital Following Devastating Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s federal government has declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds following a major earthquake that killed at least 139 people, including 36 in the capital. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured after the magnitude 7.1 quake. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly. The U.S. Geological Survey sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news