June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1328
Academic Journal
The article presents news items related to medicine. China's official news agency, Xinhua has indicated that while measures to prevent epidemics in areas affected by a May 12, 2008 earthquake appear to be effective public health threats still exist as a result of pending lake ruptures. Avian flu has been detected in poultry in a Hong Kong, China market and has led to the intentional death of 2,700 birds. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that Scotland has the highest health spending in the United Kingdom and the poorest life expectancy.


Related Articles

  • Need for continual education about disaster medicine for health professionals in China-a pilot study. Bo Huang; Jing Li; Yunkai Li; Weidong Zhang; Futang Pan; Shujun Miao // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p89 

    Background: Disaster Medicine training is not included in medical education curriculum in China, even though the country has suffered various disasters annually. We intended to assess the need for continual education regarding disaster management for health professionals in China. Methods: A...

  • Risk factors of mental illness among adult survivors after the Wenchuan earthquake. Zhou, Xiaobo; Kang, Lin; Sun, Xueli; Song, Hui; Mao, Wenjun; Huang, Xuanyin; Zhang, Yinghui; Li, Jing // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Jun2013, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p907 

    Purpose: This study was to analyze the mental health status of the adults from the areas struck by the Wenchuan earthquake, to understand the factors that may have impact on their mental health after they were exposed to the earthquake, to obtain information specifically relevant to further...

  • Post-earthquake allocation approach of medical rescue teams. Chu, Xiang; Zhong, QiuYan // Natural Hazards;Dec2015, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p1809 

    Earthquakes result in overwhelming demand for medical resources at once, and affected areas requires reinforcement from neighbor cities. An effective allocation approach of medical rescue teams in early stage of disaster relief can improve rescue performance significantly. To find optimal...

  • Representative pictures of structural damage observed in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.  // Earthquake Engineering & Engineering Vibration;Jun2009, Vol. 8 Issue 2, following p311 

    The article introduces a section of the issue that provides representative pictures of structural damage resultant from the 2008 earthquake in the Wenchuan province of China.

  • Two months later, the rebuilding begins. Saunders, Lucy-Claire // Asian Pacific Post;7/17/2008, p8 

    The article offers a look at the aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Sichuan Province in China on May 14, 2008.

  • Seismic Change in the Middle Kingdom. Tiberghien, Yves; Xiao, Yvonne // Asian Pacific Post;6/5/2008, p29 

    The article calls for a better understanding of Chinese public opinion following the Sichuan earthquake that shook the province on May 12, 2008.

  • Suggestions to the media to help us cope with the A/H7N9 crisis in China. Yang Sun; Hongzhou Lu // Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics;Apr2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p100 

    The A/H7N9 avian influenza virus sparked global concerns about public health. The media published numerous reports about emerging infectious diseases, including their clinical characteristics and genomic information. However, outbreaks of A/H7N9 posed a real challenge to China's emergency...

  • The association between post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and the quality of life among Wenchuan earthquake survivors: the role of social support as a moderator. Zhao, Changyi; Wu, Zhibin; Xu, Jiuping // Quality of Life Research;May2013, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p733 

    Objective: To examine the role of the three types of social support as possible moderating factors between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its relationship to two domains of the quality of life (QOL). Methods: A cross-sectional survey was done in a local area near the epicenter of the...

  • EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY.  // Education Week;5/20/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 32, p4 

    The article presents a photograph of a mother and grandmother at a cemetery in Sichuan Province, China, mourning a child who died at school in an earthquake in May 2008.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics