News tagged with natural disasters

Emotional stress may trigger heart attack

(Medical Xpress)—Heart attack survivors who live alone and people exposed to extreme stress from events such as natural disasters or sporting events are at greater risk of heart attack, according to a Heart Foundation study ...

Aug 07, 2013
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Storm chasers: born to be wild?

(HealthDay)—We've all seen them: the surfers who race to the beach when a hurricane hits, the guy who decides to ride out the storm in his overmatched boat, the tornado chasers who fearlessly steer their ...

May 24, 2013
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States lagging in emergency preparedness, report shows

(HealthDay)—While significant progress has been made in the past 10 years, many states still fall short in their preparedness for public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks, natural disasters and ...

Dec 19, 2012
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Study finds the cheapest emergency food to stockpile

(Medical Xpress)—Storage foods for an emergency such as an earthquake that meet all daily energy requirements can cost as little as $2.22 per day according to a new study by the University of Otago, Wellington. The identified ...

Dec 13, 2012
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