Using a population-based survey approach to estimate child separation after a natural disaster: findings from post-Hurricane Haiti - Stark L, MacFarlane M, Rubenstein BL, Yu G, Jensen C, Williamson K.
This study explores findings of a population-based approach to measure the prevalence of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) during the Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Haiti. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

ACR Foundation doles out global humanitarian award
The American College of Radiology Foundation has named Dr. Michael Nelson...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR bestows ASRT Foundation with humanitarian award ACR Foundation presents humanitarian awards GE donates to ACR Foundation ACR Foundation launches fundraising campaign Radiologists return to Haiti to provide education (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nurse who sued hospital for retaliation awarded $28 million
A jury has ruled that a Boston hospital retaliated against a Haitian-American nurse who stood up for a black colleague and has awarded her $28 million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Agricultural Trade Liberalization Undermined Food Security
Africa has been transformed from a net food exporter into a net food importer, while realizing only a small fraction of its vast agricultural potential. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR AND SYDNEY, May 21 2018 (IPS)Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes, ‘From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.’ For many, the answer to poverty and hunger is to accelerate e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade Source Type: news

Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 per cent anticipated turnout
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– “At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” explained Lamour Denis, at a reproductive health clinic in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. “So,” he added, resolutely, “I decided to do it.”He decided to get a vasectomy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

Missing Millions: How Older People with Disabilities Are Excluded from Humanitarian Response
HelpAge International. 04/30/2018 This 60-page study explores the experiences of older people with disabilities across a range of humanitarian settings. It reveals how older people with disabilities fared worse than those without disabilities, and how this is related to various physical and institutional barriers, as well as hostile attitudes. The study analyzed data from six population-based disability surveys comparing the living situation of older people with and without disabilities, including databases from two crises-affected populations in Haiti (post-earthquake) and Palestine. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

Givaudan turns to Haitian roots for anti-wrinkle ingredient
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss fragrance and flavors company Givaudan has begun recycling Haitian vetiver roots now used to make oil for fragrances to produce a new cosmetic substance it said can reduce wrinkles and help scents linger longer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What happened to $37 million in cash from the Clinton Foundation that was supposed to go towards Haiti relief in 2010?
(Natural News) Former investment banker-turned-fraud investigator Charles Ortel has a question he’d like current FBI and Justice Department officials like special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to answer: Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enabling quick action to save lives – the Contingency Fund for Emergencies
In October 2016, Haiti was hit by its strongest hurricane for more than half a century. Hurricane Matthew caused enormous damage, killing more than 470 people, leaving more than 175 000 homeless and decimating what little infrastructure the country had. Despite the devastation, within five days of receiving a request for help, WHO medical supplies – including cholera and malaria diagnosis and treatment kits – were being delivered to affected areas. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

Haiti model who hid her 'ugly' leg for 14 years is successful model
Berlange Presilus, 28, who is originally from Haiti and now lives in Toronto, has a port wine stain and prominent varicose veins on her right leg due to rare disorder known as Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model, 28, hid her 'ugly' leg for 14 years
Berlange Presilus, 28, who is originally from Haiti and now lives in Toronto, has a port wine stain and prominent varicose veins on her right leg due to rare disorder known as Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Interrogating the security-development nexus in Brazil's domestic and foreign pacification engagements - Siman M, Santos V.
This article approaches the Brazilian military involvement in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and the pacification programme undertaken in Rio de Janeiro favelas under the name of 'Pacifying Police Units' (Unidades de Pol ícia Pacificador... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Multiple traumas and resilience among street children in Haiti: psychopathology of survival - C énat JM, Derivois D, Hébert M, Amédée LM, Karray A.
This article aimed to investigate traumas experienced by street chi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Oxfam ’s Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift
A UN peacekeeper holds a child as her mother is helped down from a relocation truck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN Photo/Logan AbassiBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 2018 (IPS)Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity’s response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. The Oxfam reports c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Aid Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The New Old Age: If Immigrants Are Pushed Out, Who Will Care for the Elderly?
Nearly one million immigrants taking care of elderly patients. Many caregivers may lose their protected status; others may choose to leave an increasingly restrictive country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Immigration and Emigration Elder Care Labor and Jobs Illegal Immigration Foreign Workers Elderly Nursing Homes Home Health Care Haitian-Americans Salvadoran-Americans United States Politics and Government Executive Orders and Memoran Source Type: news

What A Haitian Entrepreneur And Haitian-American Nurse Can Teach Us About Identity
From government officials to late night comedy hosts, there has been a lot of conversation around Haiti. But, hearing from those who know it best may offer other narratives on Haiti and on identity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peggy Yu, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Symptoms of PTSD among adolescents and young adult survivors six years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake - Cadichon JM, Lignier B, C énat JM, Derivois D.
This study investigates the long-term consequences for adolescents and young adults who experienced the January 12, 2010, earthquake that struck Haiti. It aims to evaluate the consequences of the earthquake in adolescents and young adults six years after t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Logistics Supervisor
Department The New York Operations Cell is part of the Operational Centre Paris (OCP), an operational partnership under the responsibility of the Operations Director in Paris.  The New York Cell has been active in New York, since January 2004 and currently manages programs in Haiti, Liberia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Project Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Watch: Rand Paul reveals what Trump did for Haiti as a private citizen, delivers blow to 'racist' narrative
(Natural News) On Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered a major blow to the media’s narrative that President Donald Trump’s supposed “s***hole” remark about Haiti proves that he is “racist.” (Article by Ryan Saavedra republished from DailyWire.com) Paul appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd where he revealed that Donald Trump, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walsh: The folks who wear vagina hats and call us 'teabaggers' are offended by Trump's vulgarity
(Natural News) You have no doubt heard about the latest Donald Trump Outrage. It is reported that Trump, during negotiations over the immigration deal, referred to certain African countries and Haiti as “s***hole countries.” He then asked, allegedly, “why we need more Haitians” to come here as immigrants. (Article by Matt Walsh republished from DailyWire.com) The White... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alnylam CEO responds to Trump: ‘I’m proud to be a ‘s***holer!’’
John Maraganore, the CEO of Cambridge drugmaker Alnylam and chair of the industry ’s biggest lobbying group, is among those criticizing President Donald Trump’s reported comments describing some foreign nations as “s***hole countries.” Trump's reported remarks about Haiti and some African countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday drew swift conde mnation from prominent executives across a range of industries. Among them was Maraganore, who has led Alnylam (Nasdaq:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Haitian doctors study latest practices in group care at Yale
A team from Hopital Universitaire Mirebalais in Haiti's Central Plateau is working with Yale partners to improve maternal care in the region. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sussman donates $15M to kickoff expansion of Miami Jewish Health facilities
Businessman S. Donald Sussman donated $15 million to Miami Jewish Health to kickoff a major campus expansion. The nonprofit has obtained approval for an expansion of its campus at 5200 N.E. 2nd Ave in the Buena Vista/Little Haiti neighborhood with 977,283 square feet of new buildings. The first part will be a parking garage to handle the growth, followed by a 99-bed, 142,708-square-foot memory care center called the S. Donald Sussman EmpathiCare Village. Miami Jewish Health President and CEO Jeffrey… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

WebMD's Haiti Health Heroes: Meet the Honorees
WebMD's celebration of extraordinary Americans who brought courage, compassion, and medical care to Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can I Give Cholera Vaccine?
Discussion Cholera is caused by more than 200 serogroups of Vibrio cholerae, a Gram-negative rod that is waterborne. Only two (serogroup O1 which causes about 99% of the cases, and O139) cause disease. There are biotypes of each of these serotypes. The only known hosts are humans. The organism colonizes the epithelial lining of the gut. Cholera toxin is produced by some species and if produced binds to specific receptors on host cells, activating a series of steps which cases massive loss of sodium, potassium, chloride, hydrogen carbonate, and fluids in vomitus and feces. A review of causes of diarrhea can be found here. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The economic and social burden of traumatic injuries: evidence from a trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Zuraik C, Sampalis J, Brierre A.
This study aims to examine the burden of traumatic injury of patients treated and evaluated at a trauma hospital in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. METHODS: A retrospective cross-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How traffickers exploit children in Haiti's orphanages
There are at least 30,000 children living in orphanages in Haiti -- and most of them are not orphans. Some orphanages are exploiting children in order to get money from foreign donors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The experience of violence against children in domestic servitude in Haiti: results from the Violence Against Children Survey, Haiti 2012 - Gilbert L, Reza A, Mercy J, Lea V, Lee J, Xu L, Marcelin LH, Hast M, Vertefeuille J, Domercant JW.
BACKGROUND: There have been estimates that over 150,000 Haitian children are living in servitude. Child domestic servants who perform unpaid labor are referred to as "restav èks." Restavèks are often stigmatized, prohibited from attending school, and isol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Citizen participation in disaster recovery projects and programmes in rural communities: a comparison of the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina - Pyles L, Svistova J, Ahn S, Birkland T.
This study investigates predictors of local participation in recovery projects and programmes following Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005 and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Using two sets of survey data, it examines whether disaster impacts ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

University of Miami launches Cuba and the Caribbean special report
(University of Miami) In its newly published Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report, the University of Miami (UM) brings front-and-center it's long history with Cuba, Haiti and other nations and communities in the Caribbean. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review: Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘ Bending the Arc ’
This feel-good documentary dives into global health care with the same optimism as its subjects, two founders of Partners in Health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEANNETTE CATSOULIS Tags: Farmer, Paul E Partners in Health Haiti Movies Doctors Davidson, Kief Kim, Jim Yong Kos, Pedro Bending the Arc (Movie) Source Type: news

One year on from Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters – UNICEF
One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti– leaving terrible destruction in its wake– but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters – UNICEF
One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti– leaving terrible destruction in its wake– but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Hunger
Roxane Gay is the brilliant author of the New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist. She holds a prestigious position as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She’s a novelist, a short-story writer, a professor, and a voice that untold numbers of devoted fans clamor to hear. She comes from a close, loving family of thin, stylish, and accomplished Haitian immigrants. She is also “super morbidly obese,” an actual official category that includes people who are three or four hundred pounds overweight. Her new book Hunger is her riveting memoir of life as a fat person. “No matter what ...
Source: Psych Central - September 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bella DePaulo Tags: Abuse Book Reviews Eating Disorders LGBTQ PTSD Trauma being fat fat memoir Source Type: news

How We Can Stop Earthquakes From Killing People Before They Even Hit
Ahmad Wani isn’t your typical Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Instead of inventing his company in a college dorm room or a Palo Alto garage, he conceived of his big idea while trapped in monsoon floods that rocked Pakistan and northern India. As Wani and his family spent a week waiting to be rescued in 2014, the then-Stanford University engineering student began to wonder whether first responders have enough information to decide where to focus their resources after a devastating event. Returning to the U.S. to another natural disaster — this time an earthquake in Napa Valley just north of San Fransisco — re...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland / Palo Alto, Calif. Tags: Uncategorized Environment Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

‘We’re Waiting.’ Puerto Rico Tries to Recover With Little Help From U.S. Government
MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive in the tropical heat. Valentin and her husband say they have not seen anyone from the Puerto Rican government, much less the Federal Emergency Management Agency, since the storm tore up the island Sept. 20, killing at least 16 people and leaving nearly all 3.4 million pe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Fox and Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Upstate to be part of SUNY effort to build sustainable village, learning environment in Haiti
Upstate's Center for Global Health and Translational Research will coordinate university's participation in project. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - September 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Towns Forced to Evacuate After Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — A failing dam prompted emergency evacuations of two towns in northwest Puerto Rico on Friday as the U.S. territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria’s wake. The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, home to some 70,000 people, were being evacuated with buses because the nearby Guajataca Dam was failing. Details remained sketchy about the evacuation with communications hampered after the storm. The 345-yard (316-meter) dam holds back a manmade lake cover...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

‘I Am Sure She Is Under There, Alive.’ On the Ground in Mexico City in the Hours After the Quake
At 11 a.m. yesterday, residents in offices, schools and housing estates across Mexico City took part in an earthquake drill timed to commemorate the catastrophic tremor on the same date in 1985. Just over two hours later, a real, 7.1 magnitude quake shook the capital and surrounding states, making skyscrapers sway like they were made of paper, shattering windows and roofs, and toppling entire apartment blocks. When the quake struck, I was on the twentieth floor of an office building, which moved up and down like a fairground ride as books and folders crashed onto the floor. I wanted to immediately run for my life, but had ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ioan Grillo / Mexico City Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico Mexico City onetime Source Type: news

How Big Is Hurricane Maria?
Hurricane Maria has devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica, just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma. Maria, now a Category 5 storm, is expected to remain very strong as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds extend up to 30 miles from Hurricane Maria’s center, while tropical storm-force winds extend outward for up to 125 miles. How does that compare to other recent or major hurricanes? Irma Hurricane Irma killed at least 33 people in the U.S. and 51 in the Caribbean when it struck last week. At its peak, the diamet...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Hurricanes onetime weather Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news