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Everyone benefits from tactical medical training
By Mark Huber
Supplemental EMS training is not all that unusual in today's law enforcement. However, in the post-9/11 world — and also given the recent unpleasantness in places like Ferguson and Baltimore — the momentum is continuing to build for the civil adaptation of training for Tactical Combat Casualty Care. This would help law enforcement officers handle the need to provide medical care during armed conflict or basically any time when EMS assets are not readily available.
Rx for violence? Crime risk rises for young people on antidepressants
Los Angeles Times
Researchers have identified a troubling side effect of a widely prescribed class of antidepressants — they may make some patients more likely to commit violent crimes.
Bubonic plague case confirmed in Michigan
IndyStar via WMAZ-TV
A Michigan resident has contracted the rare, life-threatening bubonic plague — the first documented case in Michigan's public health history, state officials confirmed.
The new tool helping cities build sustainably
Before constructing new infrastructure, government agencies are starting to evaluate projects' potential economic, environmental and social impacts first to prevent problems down the road.
Republicans oppose new safety rules on offshore drilling
The Associated Press via ABC News
Republican lawmakers recently criticized an Obama administration move to toughen standards for offshore drilling, saying the new rules would be costly for drillers and threaten to shut down oil and gas exploration off the nation's coasts.
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New York to put county and state EOCs on common disaster platform
NY Responds will track requests for equipment and assistance, report the real-time status of emergency situations, and provide a uniform statewide communications network.
New safety standards expected for laundry pods
New safety standards for those tasty-looking little laundry pods are in the works. The American Society for Testing and Materials is expected to adopt the standards immediately.
Can the US catch up in the race for drones?
By 2035, the number of unmanned aerial vehicles in operation in the U.S. is expected to surpass the number of manned aircraft in operation. The U.S. commercial drone market could easily be worth $5 billion, according to the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, and the global commercial market may be several times greater.
Helping homeowners recover after natural disasters
Property Casualty 360
A natural disaster can leave a homeowner feeling uprooted, both emotionally and financially. His brain may still be trying to process the emotional burden of the event, while being bombarded with additional worries: What is the condition of my home and belongings? How do I replace all those damaged documents?
Bug sprays in the home a cancer risk for children
Medical News Today
Children are put at the unnecessary risk of developing cancers when they are exposed to insecticides from sprays and foggers used in the home, a new study analyzing previous research suggests.
After guardrail review, highway regulator urges standards revamp
U.S. highway guardrail systems made by Trinity Industries Inc. and Road Systems Inc. have "safety performance issues" in some real-world crash scenarios, the Federal Highway Administration said as it urged a national overhaul of standards to better protect American drivers.
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