News tagged with emergency
By stimulating one part of the brain with laser light, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have shown that they ...
Neuroscience Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (11) | 7 |
Human activities are advancing the spread of vector-borne, zoonotic diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and dengue fever, report scientists publishing a series of papers today in the journal The ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Short interruptions – such as the few seconds it takes to silence that buzzing smartphone – have a surprisingly large effect on one's ability to accurately complete a task, according to new research led ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Blue light can selectively eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections of the skin and soft tissues, while preserving the outermost layer of skin, according to a proof-of-principle study led by Michael R. Hamblin of the Ma ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0
If Don Stein were the kind of man who listened to what others said, he would have shut down his lab years ago. The Emory neuroscientist spent more than two decades investigating progesterone as a treatment ...
Medical research Apr 24, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0
(HealthDay)—Fainting isn't fun. For those who have ever suddenly and briefly lost consciousness, it's a disconcerting situation that typically triggers a thorough medical workup. Unfortunately, it's often ...
Cardiology Dec 12, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 0
"Aiden, look!" piped NAO, a two-foot tall humanoid robot, as it pointed to a flat-panel display on a far wall. As the cartoon dog Scooby Doo flashed on the screen, Aiden, a young boy with an unruly thatch ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 20, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—With the United States in the throes of one of the worst flu outbreaks in years, health-care experts say there are ways you can fight back and protect yourself from the virus.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever in Florida carried a particular viral strain that they did not bring into the country from a recent trip abroad, according to a f ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Telestroke programs substantially improve access to life-saving stroke care, extending coverage to less populated areas in an effort to reduce disparities in stroke care access. A new study by researchers from the Perelman ...
Cardiology Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Think new discoveries are the bee's knees? This one is even better—this research out of Rhode Island Hospital is the mice's knees. Researchers have found that adding lubricin, a protein that our bodies naturally produce, ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows.
Health Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Not all holiday spice is nice, says toxicologist: Cinnamon, nutmeg and marshmallows abused for cheap thrills
(Medical Xpress)—Watch your kitchen cupboards this season as thrill seekers look to common holiday baking ingredients for a rise – cinnamon, nutmeg and even marshmallows are the primary ingredients in an increasingly ...
Health Dec 19, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
New York's governor declared a public health emergency Saturday for the state because of the severity of the flu season, as officials across the U.S. grapple with the worst flu outbreak in several years.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
A flu epidemic gripping the United States is more severe than usual, striking the elderly especially hard, health authorities said Friday as they also announced 29 child victims.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 19, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath.
While some emergencies are self evident (such as a natural disaster that threatens many lives), many smaller incidents require the subjective opinion of an observer (or affected party) in order to decide whether it qualifies as an emergency.
The precise definition of an emergency, the agencies involved and the procedures used, vary by jurisdiction, and this is usually set by the government, whose agencies (emergency services) are responsible for emergency planning and management.
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