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Command-and-control, emergency powers, and the failure to observe United Nations disaster management principles following the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake - Imperiale AJ, Vanclay F.
Using the disaster risk reduction paradigm and United Nations principles for post-disaster interventions, we analyse the actions of the Italian civil protection agency following the April 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila (Abruzzo, Italy), especially the use of ...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Geographic ontology for major disasters: methodology and implementation - Bouyerbou H, Bechkoum K, Lepage R.
During a catastrophic event, the International Charter11http://www.disasterscharter.org/. "Space and Major Disasters" is regularly activated and provides the rescue teams damage maps prepared by a photo-interpreter team basing on pre and post-disaster sate...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Use of post-earthquake damage data to calibrate, validate and compare two seismic vulnerability assessment methods for vernacular architecture - Ortega J, Vasconcelos G, Rodrigues H, Correia M, Ferreira TM, Vicente R.
The paper presents and discusses the application of two large scale seismic vulnerability assessment methods on the island of Faial in Azores (Portugal). The two methods are specifically conceived to assess the seismic vulnerability of vernacular architect...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lessons from a fatigue prediction challenge for an aircraft wing shear tie post - Main B, Evans R, Walker K, Yu X, Molent L.
Like many aircraft operators and maintainers, the Royal Australia Air Force requires the most robust of metal fatigue analysis tools for both informed acquisition and cost effective sustainment of aircraft. The Defence Science and Technology Group has been...
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Hypnotherapy isn’t magic, but it helps some patients cope with surgery and recovery
The technique has been used for decades in Europe for minimally invasive procedures.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Debra Bruno Source Type: news

Exploring the long fight against lead poisoning in the United States
Online exhibition tells the stories of activists who mobilized against exposure toxic metal.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blake Source Type: news

Thanks to the LGBT mafia, you can now lose your job for saying that only women can give birth
(Natural News) The former spokeswoman for Doula UK, a birthing group based out of Great Britain, was canned from her position recently after she dared to post biological facts to her social media accounts. Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert, 45, has been working with pregnant women for many years, having represented the national organization for birthing coaches in...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 infants died after being fed infected breast milk. The hospital kept their families in the dark, a lawsuit alleges.
On Friday, the hospital announced that its own equipment contaminated the milk with bacteria.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

Man Purposely Gets Stung By Executioner Wasp And ― No Surprise ― It Hurts
Rob Alleva gets bit or stung by a lot of dangerous animals on the new History Channel series "Kings of Pain."
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Seeks To Cement His Status As The Climate Candidate
Climate is a top issue for Iowa Democrats. And the Vermont senator's embrace of biofuels could broaden his appeal.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Major Houston hospital system plans $250M Woodlands campus expansion
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is launching a $250 million expansion project that will add a new eight-floor tower. The 332,510-square-foot South Tower will include new registration, waiting and observation areas; six new operating rooms; endoscopy services; a post-acute care unit; a conference center; a 36-bed patient care unit; an intensive care unit; three shelled floors for future patient growth; and other features, according to a Nov. 8 press release. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Potential culprit found in vaping-related lung injuries and deaths
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic
But ERs say they lack the resources to screen patients for suicidal thoughts.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Cochrane supports AllTrials report on UK clinical trial transparency used as a basis for parliament evidence session
Cochrane recently supported an AllTrials report updating the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on rates of clinical trial reporting among universities and NHS trusts.The report, which used data from theEU Trials Tracker, updated the Committee on progress since it wrote to UK universities and NHS trusts in January 2019 urging them to fulfil their reporting requirement within six months.Under the European Commission ’s Clinical Trial Regulation, trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.Figures...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished
Mother’s group in Accham feed home-cooked meal to their children. Credit: MARTY LOGANBy Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled. Nepal registered one of the most dramatic reductions in undernourishment among children and women after the government and international agencies took action in recent decades to reverse shocking statistics that showed half of under-5 mortality in the country was due to insufficient nourishment. “Nepal is the best country to showcase how political will can implement a multisectoral...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Child Malnutrition Source Type: news

The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hailed the strong partnership between his government and UNFPA during a meeting with UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem in March 2019, which will jointly convene the ICPD 25 from 12 to 14 November 2019 along with the Government of Denmark. Credit: PSCU By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

From the Ground Up: Building Child-Focused Community Resilience
This report, part of the Research Counts: Children and Disasters Special Collection, discusses the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, which initially concentrated on building community-based, child-focused resilience using a lens of preparedness. Now, in its second phase, the initiative has expanded to apply what was learned from pre-disaster preparedness to helping communities in post-disaster settings build back stronger. The web page also suggests additional tools. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman Running On Trail Ends Up Getting A Bad Case Of Eye Worms
The cattle eye worm infection is only the second known case in humans, raising concerns about an upswing.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Juul halts sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes, its most popular product
Juul announced it will selling mint, its most popular e-cigarette flavor. The move comes ahead of an expected White House ban on flavored e-cigarettes except for menthol and tobacco.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

These states let you pick up birth control with your groceries. Why aren’t people doing it?
For most women, birth control isn’t exactly an easy item to pick up. First, you have to make a doctor’s appointment and wait for an opening. Then you have to get yourself to the clinic, taking time off work to wait some more to get a health exam you might not even be due for — which you may not have the insurance to pay for. Then you take the prescription to the pharmacy, where there’s more waiting. The whole process can easily take weeks.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caroline Kitchener Source Type: news

Walgreens' large role at height of opioid crisis is detailed in report
For six years beginning in 2006, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. was ordering 73 percent more oxycodone and hydrocodone pills per store on average compared with other pharmacies, according to a new report. The Washington Post reported on Thursdaythat during those six years, Walgreens was handling about 20 percent of all oxycodone and hydrocodone pills shipped to U.S. pharmacies. The report detailed Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens' (Nasdaq: WBA) purchased 13 billion opioid pills during those six …
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

First New HIV Strain Discovered In Nearly 20 Years
The finding by Abbott Laboratories scientists “tells us that the HIV epidemic is still ongoing and still evolving,” an epidemiology expert said.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

SGB injection shows promise for PTSD treatment: "This stuff works"
A groundbreaking new study may have the answer doctors have been looking for to treat post- traumatic stress disorder. According to the report, a drug injection treatment known as SGB reduced symptoms by roughly twice the rate of a placebo. The experimental procedure was profiled by “60 Minutes” and Bill Whitaker in June. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let ’s make sure everyone in Britain can access the healthcare they need
Doctors of the World is an independent humanitarian organisation and we will not stay quiet when it comes to protecting the right to healthcare and the health of our patients, beyond party politics and easy electoral slogans. For the General Election 2019, we put forward our policy recommendations outlining the key changes the next government needs to make to ensure everyone living in the UK can get the healthcare they need. Our recommendations are grounded in our patients’ experience of accessing NHS services. We include eight questions you can ask candidates to better understand their stance on access to healthcare...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

How To Tell Your Family Being Home For The Holidays Isn ’t Good For You
Here are the best ways to set boundaries with your relatives and protect your mental health.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell Your Family Being Home For The Holidays Isn ' t Good For You
Here are the best ways to set boundaries with your relatives and protect your mental health.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of epidemic prep...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Trump’s ‘conscience rule’ for health providers blocked by federal judge
The rule would have allowed providers to refuse to participate in care that violated their beliefs.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Gravitational lensing reveals ionizing ultraviolet photons escaping from a distant galaxy
We present Hubble Space Telescope observations of the gravitationally lensed post-reionization galaxy PSZ1-ARC G311.6602–18.4624 (nicknamed the "Sunburst Arc"), revealing bright, multiply imaged ionizing photon escape from a compact star-forming region through a narrow channel in an optically thick gas. The gravitational lensing magnification shows how ionizing photons escape this galaxy, contributing to the reionization of the Universe. The multiple sight lines to the source probe absorption by intergalactic neutral hydrogen on a scale of less than a few hundred parsecs.
Source: ScienceNOW - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rivera-Thorsen, T. E., Dahle, H., Chisholm, J., Florian, M. K., Gronke, M., Rigby, J. R., Gladders, M. D., Mahler, G., Sharon, K., Bayliss, M. Tags: Astronomy reports Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How cutting calories helps your heart
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says cutting calories may help improve the heart health of many adults, even if they're not overweight. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/kssLdfoYiT8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The 2020 Election Is Already Stressing People Out, Data Shows
A new report found that political discord and mass shootings are both significant sources of anxiety for most Americans.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation is being tested to treat opioid addiction
It’s the first time electrodes have been implanted in the brain for opioid use disorder in the United States.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Miami Cancer Institute Begins Using Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma
The Miami Cancer Institute on Thursday will begin using the innovative Tumor Treating Fields device for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is the first new treatment approved for mesothelioma by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in more than 15 years. “This is actually pretty exciting for us,” Dr. Rupesh Kotecha, the radiation oncologist who will oversee the treatment protocol in Miami, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s another tool in our armamentarium. It’s something we can offer patients that has shown a real benefit.” The noninvasive Tumor Treating Fields device works by ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 6, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

What It ' s Like To Be An Introvert, In 20 Accurate Tweets
"Whenever I get an Uber driver 'Known for great conversation,' my inner introvert dies a little ... "
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It ’s Like To Be An Introvert, In 20 Accurate Tweets
"Whenever I get an Uber driver 'Known for great conversation,' my inner introvert dies a little ... "
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy ’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria
By Eric RegulyROME, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) On a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier. The weather was perfect for harvesting the Moraiolo olives. The small, round green fruit is indigenous to Umbria and Tuscany, prized by olive growers for its high yield and among connoisseurs for the oil’s gorgeous emerald-green colour and fruity aroma, with hints of artichokes and herbs....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric Reguly Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Europe ’s Green Deal is Turning Red
This article first appeared in International Politics and Society published by the International Political Analysis Unit of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastrasse 28, D-10785 Berlin. The post Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Delara Burkhardt is deputy federal chairman of Germany's Young Socialists (JUSOS) and a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. The post Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Delara Burkhardt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

13 Things Sleep Experts Would Never, Ever Keep In Their Bedroom
Nix these things and get better z’s, guaranteed.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis may lower risk of death
(BMC (BioMed Central)) At least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking, post diagnosis is associated with lower all-cause mortality among postmenopausal breast cancer patients, regardless of their levels of physical activity before diagnosis, according to a study published in the open-access journal Breast Cancer Research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers explore neuromarkers for poor social outcomes after traumatic brain injury
This study advances our understanding of the brain basis of post-TBI deficits in social functioning,' said Dr. Lancaster, the Hearst Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. 'In particular, we found that default mode network connectivity was a stronger predictor of social outcomes than emotion recognition alone,' she noted, 'underscoring the importance of brain connectivity metrics in explaining social aspects of TBI recovery.'
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Judge Says Police Can Search Company ' s Entire DNA Database
This is exactly what privacy advocates have been afraid of for years.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chevron: Third-Party Subpoenas Valid Due To Donziger's Lago Agrio 'Stonewalling'
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Oct. 20 filed a brief in New York federal court contending that Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, is "stonewalling" in post-judgment discovery and the court should reject objections to the company's subpoenas served on a third-party witness who has information relevant to Donziger's assets and his violations of the court's previous injunction (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Clove extracts found to reverse elevated pre- and post-prandial blood glucose levels
(Natural News) Researchers from India and the U.S. conducted a pilot study to determine if the polyphenolic extract from unopened clove buds can influence glucose metabolism. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Type 2 diabetes is considered a global pandemic and is a huge contributor to the...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Swaps Are Revolutionizing a Broken Organ-Donation System in the U.S.
2017 ended as a banner year for my family, but things didn’t look great at the start. A death sentence met us in a boxing ring, and we had to school ourselves on fighting to live. I never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until my husband Neil became one of them. Celebrating our first year of marriage in 2001, we learned by accident through an unrelated medical exam that my husband has polycystic kidney disease, an illness which causes the kidneys to fill with cysts over time, rendering the organs unable to function properly. There is no cure. There was nothing to do but...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Emmott Tags: Uncategorized health Healthcare medicine public health Source Type: news

Cannabis could help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD
Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In an analysis of health survey data collected by Statistics Canada from more than 24,000 Canadians, researchers from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and University of British Columbia (UBC) found that
Source: World Pharma News - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Info About Your Health Is More Accessible Than Ever. But Does It Help?
Ordering your own medical tests and at-home DNA kits can lead to its own set of problems.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness
Young students take part in Tsunami evacuation drills in Bali, Indonesia. Credit: UNDP Asia-PacificBy Asako OkaiUNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 2019 (IPS) Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand. Usually triggered by a massive earthquake which is impossible to predict, there is often very little time to respond to a tsunami warning. Yet, if the warning is clear and people know what to do, thousands of lives can be saved. As we mark World Tsunami Awareness Day November 5, I’d like to express my appreciation to the Go...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asako Okai Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The attachment secret: are you a secure, avoidant or anxious partner?
It ’s difficult to find lasting love, but by recognising your attachment type you can be more conscious in your relationships and stop self-sabotagingIt was the breakup that changed Amir Levine ’s life. Fifteen years ago, he told his partner that he was falling in love with him and wanted them to move forward as a couple. His partner fled, moving across the country. The end of the relationship was especially painful for Levine. At the time he was a student at Columbia University in New Y ork, where he is now assistant professor of clinical psychiatry. He was working in a therapeutic nursery programme, helping mothers w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt Tags: Relationships Life and style Zooey Deschanel Psychology Marriage Family Love & Friendship Source Type: news

Post-Treatment Changes in Renal Function Among HIV Patients Post-Treatment Changes in Renal Function Among HIV Patients
In what ways might these factors impact changes in renal function after HIV treatment?HIV Medicine
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news