Pediatrics

Training teams for timely NICU evacuation

In late August 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake—the strongest east of the Mississippi since 1944—shook Washington, D.C., with such force that it cracked the Washington Monument and damaged the National Cathedral.

Psychology & Psychiatry

It doesn't take much for soldiers to feel cared for

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation's first successful suicide interventions.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Computer game encourages people to be more risk-aware

How do you encourage people in the midst of an emergency to stay calm and prioritise their safety over their possessions? University of Bristol researchers have devised a game which they believe could help, by encouraging ...

Health

Study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia steps up Ebola response

Australia stepped up its response to the Ebola crisis Wednesday in announcing Aus$20 million (US$17 million) to help staff a 100-bed British-built treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN health agency announces first staff Ebola infection

The World Health Organization on Sunday announced the first Ebola infection among its experts, describing the infected person as an epidemiologist who had been deployed to Sierra Leone.

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Evacuation

Evacuation may refer to:

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