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Terrorist Nuke Attack Could Overwhelm U.S. Medical System: Study

Posted 28 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 – The United States is ill-prepared to handle the myriad medical emergencies that would be unleashed by a nuclear attack by terrorists, a special report warns. Instead, the absolute best strategy is to prevent such an attack from happening in the first place, said report author Dr. Robert Gale. He's a blood researcher with Imperial College London in the United Kingdom. ...

Are Emergency Medical Workers Ready for a Nuclear Attack?

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 – Emergency medical workers are trained to handle a wide range of traumas and disasters, but they aren't prepared to deal with a nuclear attack, a new study reports. There are concerns about the risk of nuclear warfare due to rising tensions between the United States and North Korea. So University of Georgia researchers decided to assess the readiness of medical ...

Japan Nuke Disaster Will Kill Up to 1,300 People Worldwide, Study Estimates

Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 17 – Radiation from last year's disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may eventually cause up to 1,300 deaths and 2,500 cases of cancer worldwide, according to U.S. researchers who calculated the global health effects of the incident. Most of those deaths and cancer cases would occur in Japan, the Stanford University team said. Although their estimates have a large ...

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