Coronavirus saves lives of lobsters: Fishermen consider returning live lobsters to the ocean since demand from China has collapsed
(Natural News) With hundreds of millions of Chinese people now under mandatory lockdown due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), the global economy is rapidly screeching to a halt. Cars aren’t getting built, pharmaceuticals aren’t being made, and lobster isn’t being imported, which is impacting fishermen hard in places as far away as Australia, New Zealand,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery
A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant money. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dalmeet Singh Chawla Tags: Research Lotteries New Zealand Health and Research Council Science and Technology Medicine and Health Barnett, Adrian Research Integrity and Peer Review your-feed-science Source Type: news

2,000 People Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship Will Dock in Cambodia After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam remain stranded on the open seas on Feb. 12, days after they were supposed to dock in Yokohama, Japan on Feb. 15. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. Now, the cruise line says, Cambodia has granted permission for the ship to dock on Feb. 13. In a public statement, Holland America Line says the 2,257 passengers and crew members will be able to go as...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Cruise Ship Finally Docks in Cambodia After Being Denied Entry 5 Times Over COVID-19 Fears
The cruise ship Westerdam docked in Cambodia Thursday morning, a relief to the 2,000 passengers and crew on board after the ship was denied entry to five ports over fears of a potential outbreak of COVID-19. Global panic over the novel coronavirus prompted Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. territory of Guam, to deny the Westerdam entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the deadly illness. Holland American Line, the cruise operator, said it will charter flights to transfer passengers from the coastal city of Sihanoukvilleover to Phnom Penh over the next few days. From there, the passengers wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections
(University of Melbourne) Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects. In what is the biggest trial of MRSA bloodstream infections to date, (352 participants from Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Israel), the CAMERA2 clinical trial, researchers were surprised to see the drug combination wasn't as effective as anticipated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in New Zealand (2007-2016) - Mitchell J, Nunnerley J, Frampton C, Croot T, Patel A, Schouten R.
AIM: To investigate the epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in New Zealand over a 10-year period. METHODS: Ambispective data of all new patients admitted to New Zealand's two spinal rehabilitation units between January 2007 and Dece... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gait, cognition and falls over 5  years, and motoric cognitive risk in New Zealand octogenarians: Te Puāwaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ - Lord S, Moyes S, Teh R, Port W, Muru-Lanning M, Bacon CJ, Wilkinson T, Kerse N.
This study e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Understanding forest-water interactions and their impact on New Zealand's water quality
(Virginia Tech) Forest systems, a crucial resource for fresh water around the world, are under increasing pressure from global change factors like climate change, population growth, and land management decisions. To meet future demands for clean water, scientists need a clear understanding of the dynamics of water and nutrients in forest systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alcohol harms over a period of alcohol policy reform: surveys of New Zealand college residents in 2004 and 2014 - Kypri K, Maclennan B, Connor J.
Background: We estimated the change in the prevalence of harms attributed by students to their drinking and to others' drinking, over a decade of concerted effort by university authorities to reduce antisocial behaviour and improve student sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Eight Brits are trapped in NEW ZEALAND after UK officials told them to 'hitch a lift' out of Wuhan
Eight British nationals and six of their family members were whisked into quarantine along with 184 other passengers at the Whangaparaoa naval training base after landing in Auckland this morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus evacuation flight lands in New Zealand; Death toll climbs to 492
An Air New Zealand flight carrying some 200 people of various nationalities fleeing China amid an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus touched down in Auckland on Wednesday as the global death toll climbs to 492. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus evacuee plane from Wuhan arrives in New Zealand
A plane load of New Zealanders, Australians and Pacific Islanders evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in New Zealand's Auckland on Wednesday, where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread of a new flu-like coronavirus, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diary of a coronavirus evacuee: 'Everyone's trying to avoid contact with each other' | Daniel Ou Yang
Australian Daniel Ou Yang, 21, was on the Air New Zealand flight out of virus-struck Wuhan to Auckland. Here he writes about the stress of his evacuationAt 2.52pm, we arrived at Wuhan Tianjin airport.The drive here was smooth, all the big wide roads with no cars on them. We made it through the checkpoints and arrived within an hour.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Ou Yang Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news New Zealand Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news China Source Type: news

New Zealand loggers, U.S. food exporters suffer from China's virus clampdown
The economic impact of China's coronavirus lockdown is being felt across the globe, with exporters, miners and manufacturers of everything from coal and timber to meat and fruit facing delays and potential shipment cancellations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S., Other Countries Ban Recent Travelers From China Over Coronavirus
The U.S., New Zealand, Australia and others have temporarily restricted arrivals from noncitizens who have recently been to China. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

China accused of “cremating” untold number of coronavirus victims as disease sickness and death toll rises globally
(Natural News) Amid reports that China may be understating the severity of the current coronavirus outbreak, a New Zealand newspaper reported an allegation that would indicate the death toll is much higher than ‘official’ numbers. According to the New Zealand Herald, Chinese officials have been accused of cremating victims of the virus, suggesting that many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved and standardized method for assessing years lived with disability after burns and its application to estimate the non-fatal burden of disease of burn injuries in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands - Spronk I, Edgar DW, van Baar ME, Wood FM, Van Loey NEE, Middelkoop E, Renneberg B, Oster C, Orwelius L, Moi AL, Nieuwenhuis M, van der Vlies CH, Polinder S, Haagsma JA.
BACKGROUND: Burden of disease estimates are an important resource in public health. Currently, robust estimates are not available for the burn population. Our objectives are to adapt a refined methodology (INTEGRIS method) to burns and to apply this new IN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Qantas and Air NZ suspend China flights due to coronavirus curbs
Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand said on Saturday they were suspending direct flights from their countries to mainland China in response to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Analysis of recommendations from mining incident investigative reports: a 50-year review - Tetzlaff E, Eger T, Pegoraro A, Dorman S, Pakalnis V.
The objective was to identify commonalities and differences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

'We need to get out': New Zealanders in Wuhan plead for help to evacuate
Ardern government under pressure to repatriate citizens trapped in Chinese city stricken by coronavirus outbreakNew Zealand families trapped in Wuhan during China ’s coronavirus outbreak have made public and emotional pleas for their evacuation.Opposition leader Simon Bridges has echoed their call, putting pressure on the New Zealand government to repatriate its citizens.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health New Zealand Science Source Type: news

Doctors and immunologists implement a new approach for melanoma treatment
(Estonian Research Council) Worldwide, the incidence rates of skin cancer, like other types of cancer, is increasing. People in Europe and the Nordic countries are, compared to other areas of the world, at a higher risk of developing skin cancer due to their predominantly light and sun-sensitive skin type. The number of new cases of cancer in Estonia and Nordic countries has reached the same level as in sunny Australia, New Zealand and Florida. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aiming for the stars: how New Zealand's space industry is causing turbulence
The once-sleepy Mahia peninsula is now the site of regular rocket launches but a plan to put US spy satellites into space is causing concernLife on the Mahia peninsula on New Zealand ’s North Island used to be quiet: surfing beaches, historical monuments, and good snapper fishing.Then space came to town.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin Tags: New Zealand Space Asia Pacific Science World news Source Type: news

National trading hour restrictions reduced late-night violence even though the impact of the law change on the ground was minimal - Huckle T, Parker K, Mavoa S, Casswell S.
This study aimed to assess the early impact of national alcohol trading hour restrictions on night-time violence in New Zealand. The new national maximum trading hour restrictions prohibited 24-hour trading by reducing hours to between 8am and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs
(University of Otago) Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a new University of Otago study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National trading hour restrictions reduced late-night violence even though the impact of the law change on the ground was minimal - Huckle T, Parker K, Mavoa S, Casswell S.
This study aimed to assess the early impact of national alcohol trading hour restrictions on night-time violence in New Zealand. The new national maximum trading hour restrictions prohibited 24-hour trading by reducing hours to between 8am and 4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Predictors of severe or multiple subsequent injuries over 24 months among an already-injured cohort in New Zealand - Harcombe H, Davie G, Wyeth E, Ameratunga S, Powell D, Derrett S.
INTRODUCTION: Interventions to reduce subsequent injuries among already-injured people presenting to healthcare providers may reduce the overall burden of injury. However, in order to develop such interventions it is necessary to understand what predicts s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trends and measurement issues for active transportation in New Zealand's physical activity report cards for children and youth - Smith M, Ikeda E, Duncan S, Maddison R, Hinckson E, Meredith-Jones K, Walker C, Mandic S.
Introduction Active transport (AT) contributes to human and environmental health but is low and declining in New Zealand (NZ) children and youth. Quality evidence is necessary to inform and evaluate interventions, identify inequities, and understand trend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The phenomenon of para-Fluorophenylpiperazine (pFPP) in combination with the synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA in seized plant material in New Zealand - Johnson CS, Stansfield CR, Hassan VR, Kolbe E, Partington HK, Kappatos DC, Somerville RF.
New psychoactive substances have emerged as a vast and diverse group of illicit drugs over the past decade, with synthetic cannabinoids comprising the largest of the categories. Commonly, a single synthetic cannabinoid is applied to plant material, creatin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ciguatera fish poisoning: the risk from an Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective - Rhodes LL, Smith KF, Murray JS, Nishimura T, Finch SC.
Gambierdiscus and Fukuyoa species have been identified in Aotearoa/New Zealand ’s coastal waters and G. polynesiensis, a known producer of ciguatoxins, has been isolated from Rangitāhua/Kermadec Islands (a New Zealand territory). The warming of the T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

7 Reasons to have Manuka honey in your survival stockpile
(Natural News) Manuka honey is a special kind of honey that is only grown in Australia and New Zealand. It comes from the honey made by bees who pollinate from the Leptospermum scoparium, or the manuka bush. Because of its unique nature, manuka honey is more potent than regular honey, and provides more health benefits. These benefits make manuka honey an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Self-Harms?
Discussion IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION AND NEED HELP, call 1(800) 273-TALK(8255) there IS someone there who can help you, En Espanol 1-888-628-9454, or Text “HOME” to 741-741. Other resources are available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is defined as the intentional, self-inflicted damage to the surface of the body without suicidal intention, which is not socially sanctioned[,]” such as piercing or tattooing. Examples of NSSI include self-cutting (70-97%), hitting (21-44%), burning (15-35%), scratching, banging, scraping or carving. The prevalence is in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Focus on opioids and cannabis in chronic pain media coverage
(University of Otago) New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Challenges to trauma care delivery for Australian and New Zealand trauma clinicians - Curtis K, Gabbe B, Vallmuur K, Martin K, Nahidi S, Shaban RZ, Pollard C, Christey G.
INTRODUCTION: The availability and implementation of evidence-based care is essential to achieving safe, quality trauma patient outcomes. Little is documented, however, about the challenges trauma clinicians face in their day-to day practice, or their view... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is mode of transport to work associated with mortality in the working-age population? Repeated census-cohort studies in New Zealand 1996, 2001 and 2006 - Shaw C, Blakely T, Atkinson J, Woodward A.
We examined... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Institutionalising wildfire planning in New Zealand: lessons learnt from the 2009 Victoria bushfire experience - Kornakova M.
The Port Hills wildfire experience demonstrates the severity of wildfire risk on the periphery of urban areas in some parts of New Zealand, and highlights the need to build resilience to this peril. The current paper focuses on the role of land-use plannin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Wildfire risk awareness, perception and preparedness in the urban fringe in Aotearoa/New Zealand: public responses to the 2017 Port Hills wildfire - Langer ER.
Historically, most of the relatively small, but frequent wildfires that have affected communities in Aotearoa1 /New Zealand have occurred in rural areas. Prior to 2017, few wildfires occurred in the margins of large urban areas, or what is often referred t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Operationalising theory-informed practice: developing resilience indicators for Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand - Kay E, Stevenson JR, Becker J, Hudson-Doyle E, Carter L, Campbell E, Ripley S, Johnston D, Neely D, Bowie C.
Moving resilience thinking from theory to practice has been a national and international strategic imperative over the last decade. An ongoing collaboration between the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) and researchers associated with t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Wellington City's emergency management response to the Kaik ōura earthquake - Fleisher S.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck near Kaik ōura township, Aotearoa New Zealand, on the 14th of November 2016 causing widespread damage and disruption. In the worst-affected areas (including Wellington City), Civil Defence and Emergency Management response... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

The low-likelihood challenge: risk perception and the use of risk modelling for destructive tsunami policy development in New Zealand local government - Crawford MH, Saunders WSA, Doyle EEH, Leonard GS, Johnston DM.
The Hikurangi Subduction Interface, located 50 to 100 kilometres off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, has the potential to generate the most destructive tsunami New Zealand is likely to encounter over a 1000-year timeframe. Yet, while such a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence and maxillofacial fractures - York BS, Sent-Doux KN, Heo J, Barnett M, Marsh RW, Mackinnon CA, Tan ST.
PURPOSE: Accident Compensation Corporation statistics shows that maxillofacial fracture affects 11,000 people with an approximate $90 million annual cost in New Zealand dollars (NZD). Previous studies have demonstrated interpersonal violence (IPV), road tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pulmonary Consequences of Being Born Underweight Persist Into Adulthood Pulmonary Consequences of Being Born Underweight Persist Into Adulthood
Adults born at very low birth weight (VLBW) are more apt to have impaired lung function than their peers born at term, according to new research from New Zealand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cash-strapped biotech signs deal with Chinese drugmaker BeiGene
A small Cambridge biotech is getting a much-needed infusion of cash, signing what its CEO called a “transformative” collaboration deal with Chinese drugmaker BeiGene Ltd.  BeiGene (Nasdaq: BGNE) has snapped up the rights to sell Leap Therapeutics’s (Nasdaq: LPTX) gastroesophageal drug in China, Australia, New Zealand and other Asian countries for $3 million upfront. The Chinese drug giant is also offering an additional of $129 million in milestone payments, as well as a $5 million equity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Emerging prospects for non-medical cannabis legalisation in New Zealand: an initial view and contextualization - Fischer B, Bullen C.
New Zealand may be the next national jurisdiction where non-medical cannabis use and supply will be legalized. While the current New Zealand government's plans for possible cannabis legalization were rather unclear for some time, initial details on propose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Older drivers and their future mobility: views and involvement of their adult children - Connor J, Brookland R, Samaranayaka A.
In car-dependent societies like New Zealand, getting the right balance between mobility and safety could improve outcomes for older people but will require changes to policy and practice. Driving cessation is a major life transition with many impacts, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Epidemiology of major disasters in New Zealand as revealed by disaster memorials - Wilson N, Jones AC, Rice G, Thomson G.
Disasters are important causes of mortality internationally, with one global study reporting over the past 20 years the occurrence of 749,000 earthquake deaths, 160,000 heatwave deaths and 130,000 deaths from … Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Six Bodies Retrieved From NZ Volcanic Island, Two Still Missing Six Bodies Retrieved From NZ Volcanic Island, Two Still Missing
A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, as doctors worked to save badly burned survivors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Emergency department impact following the introduction of an electric scooter sharing service - Beck S, Barker L, Chan A, Stanbridge S.
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the impact on the single ED serving Dunedin, New Zealand, following the introduction of an electric-scooter (e-scooter) sharing service. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study comparing the number of vehicle related i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An international exploration of the effect of media portrayals of postconcussion management on concussion identification in the general public - Ku C, McKinlay A, Grace RC, Linden M, McLellan T.
BACKGROUND: Concussion portrayal in media broadcasts of sporting events may contribute to lack of public understanding regarding concussion. METHODS: In total, 828 participants from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom completed a questio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Measles – Pacific Island Countries and Areas
A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions since 2017. In the Asia Pacific Region, outbreaks of measles have been reported from countries where measles has previously been eliminated (including Australia, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea) and in endemic countries with high incidence rates (including Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news