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Should first responders use acupuncture & integrative medicine in natural disasters & battle zones?
Delivering traditional emergency medical care at ground zero of natural disasters and military conflicts is challenging. View News Article (2014-10-17)

Emergency response
Disasters are getting worse it seems but the federal government's preparedness has been limited to helping after a disaster has occurred. View News Article (2007-11-12)

European space systems support management of natural and technological disasters
The European Space Agency, ESA, and the French Space Agency, CNES, signed a charter on 20 June 2000 to promote cooperation among space system operators in deploying their systems in the event of major natural or technological disasters. The charter was signed by Mr Antonio Rodot' , ESA's Director General, and Mr Gérard Brachet, Director General of CNES. Every year, and at all latitudes,... View News Article (2000-06-22)

Schools are underprepared for pandemics and natural disasters: Study
Missouri schools are no more prepared to respond to pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism attacks than they were in 2011, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). View News Article (2015-10-06)

Disaster relief donations track number of people killed, not number of survivors
People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much money to donate to disaster relief efforts, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.  View News Article (2013-09-23)

Manage biological invasions like natural disasters, biologists say
Biological invasions get less prime-time coverage than natural disasters, but may be more economically damaging and warrant corresponding investments in preparedness and response planning, according to three biologists writing in the April issue of BioScience.  View News Article (2011-04-01)

Haiti earthquake a reminder that disasters are preventable, CU-Boulder expert says
Amid all the commentary focused on the historic tragedy in Haiti, a tough but important fact has gone virtually unmentioned, according to a nationally recognized expert on disasters at the University of Colorado at Boulder. View News Article (2010-02-02)

Mental health relief efforts often overlooked in wake of disasters
Recent events such as the ten-year commemoration of September 11th just weeks ago, Hurricane Irene striking the east coast this past summer, three months of oil spills off of the Gulf Coast a year ago, and the tragic earthquakes that struck Chile and Haiti in early 2010, are constant reminders that tragedy and catastrophe can occur at any moment. View News Article (2011-10-20)

More than one-third of disaster victims may suffer from stress disorder
In the year after a hurricane, tornado, terrorist attack or other natural or man-made disaster, 30 to 40 percent of adults who were directly affected may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. View News Article (2006-06-09)

People's movement perturbed during, but similar after Hurricane Sandy
New York City residents' movement around the city was perturbed, but resumed less than 24-hours after Hurricane Sandy, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Qi Wang and John Taylor from Virginia Tech. View News Article (2014-11-20)

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