Seismic performance of tunnel structures: a case study - Vanuvamalai A, Jaya KP, Balachandran V.
In the modern world, the underground tunnels and tunnelling facilities are becoming an integral part of the transportation and environmentally preferred means of providing infrastructure. In view of increasing importance, the current study has been carried... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Synoptic analysis of dust storm over Arabian Peninsula: a case study on February 28, 2009 - Özdemir ET, Korkmaz FM, Yavuz V.
Sand and dust storms are causing hazards and problems in aviation as well as the dangers and distresses they cause on living things. The low meteorological visibility, the presence of strong winds with gust, and the transport of dust and sand particles by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of large accidents in China's coal mines in 2016 - Wang X, Meng F.
Mining is a high-risk industry, and mine accidents occur frequently. To better understand the characteristics and trends of current coal mine accidents, 29 cases of significant accidents occurred in China in 2016 are introduced first in this manuscript; th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Spatial-temporal patterns of cloud-to-ground lightning over the northwest Iberian Peninsula during the period 2010-2015 - Roy é D, Lorenzo N, Martin-Vide J.
The spatial-temporal patterns of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning covering the period 2010-2015 over the northwest Iberian Peninsula were investigated. The analysis conducted employed three main methods: the circulation weather types developed by Jenkinson a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Regional morbidity and mortality during heatwaves in South Australia - Williams S, Venugopal K, Nitschke M, Nairn J, Fawcett R, Beattie C, Wynwood G, Bi P.
This study examines the effects of heatwaves on morbidity and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Landscape features and potential heat hazard threat: a spatial-temporal analysis of two urban universities - Wibowo A, Salleh KO.
Urban universities are a microcosm of urban built-up areas, such as cities, but with a much smaller scale of spatial resolution. Within universities, there are many types of landscape features exhibiting different heat absorption and transmission capacitie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Risk prediction of rural public security environmental carrying capacity based on the risk entropy - Huang X, Bai H.
In order to achieve effective early warning and prediction for the risk of ecological environmental carrying capacity of rural public security, this paper put forward risk assessment indicators from the perspective of rural ecological, infrastructure, soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Integration of GIS, AHP and TOPSIS for earthquake hazard analysis - Nyimbili PH, Erden T, Karaman H.
Worldwide, earthquakes and related disasters have persistently had severe negative impacts on human livelihoods and have caused widespread socioeconomic and environmental damage. The severity of these disasters has prompted recognition of the need for comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Assessing the prevalence and predictors of bullying among emergency medical service providers - Fullerton L, Oglesbee S, Weiss SJ, Ernst AA, Mesic V.
BACKGROUND: Bullying as a stressor in the workplace has been evaluated in numerous settings. It has never been evaluated in the emergency medical service (EMS) environment where bullying can occur from many different sources. The Negative Acts Questionnair... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The association between objective measures of residence and worksite neighborhood environment, and self-reported leisure-time physical activities: the Aichi Workers' Cohort Study - Li Y, Yatsuya H, Hanibuchi T, Hirakawa Y, Ota A, Uemura M, Chiang C, Otsuka R, Murata C, Tamakoshi K, Toyoshima H, Aoyama A.
The possible effects of a neighborhood's built environment on physical activity have not been studied in Asian countries as much as in Western countries. The present study cross-sectionally examined the relationship between geographic information system (G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The experience of restraint-use among patients with violent behaviors in mental health hospital - Achir Yani Syuhaimie Hamid M, Catharina Daulima NH.
OBJECTIVE: Patients with violent behavior can harm themselves, others and environment. It can be an indicator for mental health hospital admission. Violent behaviors can be characterized by verbal and physical attacks demonstrated by the individuals intens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The impact of behavior on the risk of injury and death during an earthquake: a simulation-based study - Shapira S, Levi T, Bar-Dayan Y, Aharonson-Daniel L.
The use of casualty modeling in the field of disaster management is well established. Nevertheless, it is currently based almost exclusively on damage to the built environment and fails to consider additional factors that may influence the number of casual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A subaqueous hazard map for earthquake-triggered landslides in Lake Zurich, Switzerland - Strupler M, Danciu L, Hilbe M, Kremer K, Anselmetti FS, Strasser M, Wiemer S.
The awareness of geohazards in the subaqueous environment has steadily increased in the past years and there is an increased need to assess these hazards in a quantitative sense. Prime examples are subaqueous landslides, which can be triggered by a number ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Turnbull just showed what happens when 'ideology and idiocy take charge of energy policy' | Erwin Jackson
The PM had seemed to recognise that you can ’t have an energy policy without a plan to cut emissions. No longer A note to our prime minister: you can ’t have an energy policy that assumes that climate change does not exist. Bydumping the commitment to take emissions targets to the federal parliament the PM is signalling climate change is not real. This leaves the rest of us paying the price for another political capitulation on cleaning up our power sector.Some parts of the government don ’t believe in climate change. Their ideological ties to the coal-based power systems built 40 to 50 years ago has scut...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Erwin Jackson Tags: Energy Australia news Australian politics National energy guarantee Malcolm Turnbull Climate change Environment Science Source Type: news

It ’s the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it! | Lucy Siegle
Continued emissions could reach a tipping point that will drive the planet into an irreversible, self-reinforcing hothouse stateAchieving “cut through” is a nightmare for climate change science. It’s notoriously hard to get the mainstream engaged by changes in the concentration of an atmospheric gas, even if they’re life-or-death matters. So hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor Will S teffen, whosepeer-reviewed report on how emissions are driving the Earth into an irreversible hothouse state has been downloaded more than 270,000 times to date.Wow. Academics...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Siegle Tags: Climate change Greenhouse gas emissions Science Environment UK news Source Type: news

Rapid appraisal of road-safety environment around educational institutions of Mangaluru city, South India - Enrichson S, Amrut R, Bhargava M.
The objective of the present study was to assess the road safety in the vicinity of the educational institutions in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Same thing, only better: Your brain behaves differently when you’re outside than it does – performing the same tasks – indoors
(Natural News) The brain behaves differently outdoors compared to when it’s indoors, according to researchers from the University of Alberta. The study, published in the journal Brain Research, investigated what happens to the brain when it performs tasks in “increasingly complex environments” – such as the outdoors – using mobile electroencephalography (EEG). “Something about being outdoors changes brain activity,” lead author Joanna... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top cancer scientist loses £3.5m of funding after bullying claims
Nazneen Rahman resigned from post before disciplinary action could be takenOne of Britain ’s leading cancer scientists has had £3.5m in grant money revoked after allegations of bullying by 45 current and former colleagues.Prof Nazneen Rahman, who resigned from her post at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London last month, is the first scientist to be sanctioned under anti-bullying rules introduced by the Wellcome Trust this year. In a letter to the ICR, her former colleagues accused her of “serious recurrent bullying and harassment” and creating an “intimidating and humiliating&rdquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and Sarah Marsh Tags: Cancer research Medical research Higher education UK news Source Type: news

Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit?
Environmental activist Paul Gilding says the world has been growing too fast for too long. And now...the Earth is full. The only solution, he says, is to radically change the way we consume.(Image credit: James Duncan Davidson/TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

Africa:Take Charge of Your Food - Your Health Is Your Business
[IPS] New Delhi -The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it's like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)'s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
An anaesthetised polar bear, a surprising pine marten and a potty-mouthed parrot are among this week ’s imagesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Ruck Tags: Environment Animals Wildlife Science World news Zoos Zoology Biology News photography Source Type: news

Building on nature: Scientists improve on a plastic-digesting enzyme to stem plastic waste
(Natural News) Plastic products are a considerable part of modern civilization, but disposing of them is one of today’s greatest environmental problems. A research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute reported, in a study published in the journal Biochemistry, how they found the means to improve a natural enzyme’s ability to decompose plastic, offering the possibility... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World is finally waking up to climate change, says 'hothouse Earth' author
Report predicting spiralling global temperatures has been downloaded 270,000 times in just a few daysThe scorching temperatures and forest fires of this summer ’s heatwave have finally stirred the world to face the onrushing threat of global warming, claims the climate scientist behindthe recent “hothouseEarth ” report.Following an unprecedented 270,000 downloads ofhis study, Johan Rockstr öm, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, said he had not seen such a surge of interest since 2007, the year the Nobel prize was awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Environment Climate change Science Source Type: news

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration
Just 30 of the prehistoric fish known to exist, raising fears oil wells will push it to extinctionBright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world.Barely 30 of these critically-endangered fish are known to exist off the east coast of South Africa, raising concern that a new oil exploration venture in the area could jeopardise their future.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tony Carnie in Durban Tags: Marine life South Africa Oil Fish Environment World news Biology Extinct wildlife Science Source Type: news

Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business
Credit: IPSBy Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Aug 17 2018 (IPS)The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it’s like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)’s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.The results are both bad and somewhat good. Of the food samples tested, some 32 per cent were positive for GM markers. That’s bad. What’s even worse is that we found GM in in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunita Narain Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! It’s Back to School time! NNLM has numerous training opportunities for library sta...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Sudan:Pregnant Woman Haemorrhages to Death in North Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Kutum -On Tuesday, a pregnant woman reportedly died at Kutum Hospital in North Darfur after bleeding for more than 12 hours, as there was no doctor at the hospital to attend to her. Residents from Kutum told Radio Dabanga that the hospital has only one doctor and a number of nurses, where the doctor works for limited hours. They complained of deterioration of environmental conditions, treatment services and lack of doctors and specialists in the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Heatwaves: the next silent killer? - Science Weekly podcast
Heatwaves have ravaged much of the northern hemisphere, causing wildfires, destruction and death. Some are blaming heat stress for an increase in chronic kidney disease in Central America.Graihagh Jackson investigates the causes and health effects of heatwavesSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterHeatwaves have hit many parts of the northern hemisphere this summer, ravaging landscapes and causing death and destruction in their wake. Wildfires have broken out in the Arctic Circle, as well as inCalifornia,Sweden andGreece. People are dying from ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Climate change Environment Weather Wildfires Source Type: news

Ants, acorns and climate change
(Case Western Reserve University) The relatively swift adaptability of tiny, acorn-dwelling ants to warmer environments could help scientists predict how other species might evolve in the crucible of global climate change, according to Case Western Reserve biologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
programme is designed for those who aspire to develop their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lessons learned: How Jeff Karp stays at the forefront of innovation
Serial entrepreneur Jeff Karp has a philosophy for his laboratory: find important problems and get solutions to people quickly. To learn about the exciting technologies emerging from Karp’s lab, join us at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 8-10. After Jeff finished his PhD in chemical and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto, he knew he wanted to work with Robert Langer. “He’s the intergalactic translational superstar,” Karp said. Langer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the most cited engineers of all time, receives thousands of applications per year ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development DeviceTalks Boston Frequency Therapeutics Source Type: news

Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk
(MedPage Today) -- High environmental exposure to p,p'-DDE linked to higher risk for male offspring (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Free continuing education for public library staff
Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Here are some of NNLM’s upcoming online education opportunities with topics of interest for public libraries.  Unless noted, these trainings are delivered via webinar. Please note time zones. Be sure to sign up early, as some online cl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

NGOs and Universities Can Team Up to Improve Global Health through Digital Health
August 16, 2018Here's a  process that works—and benefits us all.The Research Triangle area of North Carolina is named for three world-class universities that form a triangle of academic and research excellence: University of North Carolina (UNC), Duke University, and North Carolina State University. We ’re lucky at IntraHealth International that our headquarters falls right in the middle of them.I came to IntraHealth in the fall of 2013, after 20 years at UNC, in part to figure out how to engage these universities in the global health work happening on the ground in countries around the world, and to work ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Theoretical study of improving the safety of the "operator, machine, and environment" system when performing transport operations - Glemba KV, Averyanov YI, Larin ON.
The article considers the issues of a systemic approach to studying safety levels in transport operations and ways to increase the safety of the operator-machine system in Russian transport. The principal and problematic issues of reducing the risk of inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How a vegan diet can change your body
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks | Larry Elliott
Anglo-Saxon capitalism ’s drive to maximise profits in the short term won’t save the planet. Perhaps the Chinese model can?This summer ’s heatwave has provided a glimpse of the future, and it is not a pretty one. On current trends,the years to come will see rising temperatures,droughts,a fight to feed a growing population, and a race against time to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.The struggle to combat climate change brings out the best and worst of capitalism. Decarbonisation of the economy requires alternatives for coal and cars that run on diesel, and that plays to capitalism ’s strengths. Inn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Larry Elliott Tags: Climate change Environment Science World news UK news Energy Fossil fuels Economics Business China Source Type: news

Lowering pH inside cells may put the brakes on cancer growth
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) A new study focusing on the environment inside cancer cells may lead to new targeted treatment strategies. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Maryland and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona, suggest that lowering the pH inside cancer cells to make it more acidic can slow down the growth and spread of the disease, and possibly provide new options for treatment. Their results were published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic
NSW oysters are shrinking and fewer in number, and academics fear the cause is climate changeThe famousSydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found.In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study released overnight by academics in the UK found oysters inNew South Wales have become smaller and fewer in number because of coastal acidification.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Australia news Environment Climate change Sydney New South Wales Science Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide glyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

UNISON and National Police Chiefs ’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment
Police chiefs have pledged to act over high levels of sexual harassment among police staff working for forces in England and Wales, as set out in a report published today (Thursday) by UNISON, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Surrey. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) says the report highlights some ‘outdated and unacceptable behaviour’ that must be ‘rooted out’. Details include some police staff (4%) being pressurised into having sex with colleagues, or being told that sexual favours could result in preferential treatment (8%). The findi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release ben priestley Christina McAnea harassment London School of economics NAtional police Chiefs' council police staff Source Type: news

Collective clog control: Optimizing traffic flow in confined biological and robophysical excavation
Groups of interacting active particles, insects, or humans can form clusters that hinder the goals of the collective; therefore, development of robust strategies for control of such clogs is essential, particularly in confined environments. Our biological and robophysical excavation experiments, supported by computational and theoretical models, reveal that digging performance can be robustly optimized within the constraints of narrow tunnels by individual idleness and retreating. Tools from the study of dense particulate ensembles elucidate how idleness reduces the frequency of flow-stopping clogs and how selective retrea...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Aguilar, J., Monaenkova, D., Linevich, V., Savoie, W., Dutta, B., Kuan, H.- S., Betterton, M. D., Goodisman, M. A. D., Goldman, D. I. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome
An annotated reference sequence representing the hexaploid bread wheat genome in 21 pseudomolecules has been analyzed to identify the distribution and genomic context of coding and noncoding elements across the A, B, and D subgenomes. With an estimated coverage of 94% of the genome and containing 107,891 high-confidence gene models, this assembly enabled the discovery of tissue- and developmental stage–related coexpression networks by providing a transcriptome atlas representing major stages of wheat development. Dynamics of complex gene families involved in environmental adaptation and end-use quality were revealed ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), IWGSC RefSeq principal investigators:, Appels, R., Eversole, K., Feuillet, C., Keller, B., Rogers, J., Stein, N., IWGSC whole-genome assembly principal investigators:, Pozniak, C. J., Stein, N. Tags: Botany, Ecology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide gyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Sea life in 'peril' as ocean temperatures hit all-time high in San Diego
Between 1982 and 2016, the number of ‘marine heatwaves’ doubled, and likely will become more common and intense as the planet warms, study findsEven the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heatwaves. Off the California coast near San Diego, scientists in early August recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916.“Just like we have heatwaves on land, we also have heatwaves in the ocean,” said Art Miller of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Climate change California US news Environment Science Source Type: news

Online communication behavior at the onset of a catastrophe: an exploratory study of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China - Lu X.
This paper describes internet users' information communication behaviors at the very onset of the catastrophic 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China. Firstly, we examine how crisis communication environment changes in cyber times both in and out of China, and w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Spatiotemporal changes in conterminous US wildfire exposure from 1940 to 2010 - Strader SM.
This study utilizes fine-scale, built-environment data in conjunction with past wildfire events to assess historical spatiotemporal changes in wildfire likelihood and societal exposure to wildfires for the conterminous USA. RESULTS indicate that co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Join Cognition Corporation in Boston September 20-21 for NAVIGATE2018
By Nick Schofield, Content Creator Interested in networking with and learning from top voices in life science industries about the latest topics and challenges in product development? Are you looking to learn more about how organizations use Cognition’s products and services to help bolster regulatory compliance from premarket to postmarket environments? Then come to NAVIGATE2018, Cognition’s annual user conference! NAVIGATE2018 will features talks, panels, and discussions from industry leaders about the latest topics, ideas, and concerns in life science product development. Topics include: Risk management Cyb...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nick Schofield Tags: Sponsored Content Cognition Corporation Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Fixes Mesothelioma Recurrence in Case Study
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical proc...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical found in some children's breakfast foods
A new report found a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the Environmental Working Group discovered trace amounts of glyphosate in oats, granolas and snack bars. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news