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In the eye of the storm: Resilience and vulnerability among African American women in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

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There are special challenges that African American women faced following Katrina, which suggests that the effects of a natural disasters can also be socially constructed. Governments and other groups responsible for disaster preparation and …

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Who leaves and who stays? A review and statistical meta-analysis of hurricane evacuation studies

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Official warnings, mobile home residence, risk area residence, observations of environmental (storm conditions), social behavioral cues by others, and expectation of significant personal impacts have consistently significant effects on household evacuation. Demographic variables have …

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Households’ evacuation decision in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

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A household’s evacuation decision is determined most directly by expected wind impacts. Expected hydrological impacts did not have as much of an impact on evacuation decisions as wind impacts. Official warnings and risk area also had direct effect on the decision …

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Storm surge warning, mitigation, and adaptation

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This chapter provides a systematic review of measures that influence mitigation and adaptation to hazards linked with storm surge. Structural measures cannot entirely eliminate flood risk and in certain situations may not be …

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A systematic review of tropical cyclone disaster management research using remote sensing and spatial analysis

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Most research on tropical cyclone disaster management has been carried out at the regional level without validation of results. Climate change scenarios have to be taken into account in future cyclone risk mapping and …

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Disasters and perinatal health

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Severity of exposure is the major predictor of mental health issues among pregnant and postpartum women. The mother’s mental health after a disaster could influence child development more strongly than any direct effect of disaster-related prenatal stress. Relief workers and clinicians …

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The health impacts of windstorms

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Windstorms can have a profound effect on human health with direct effects causing death and injury. Indirect effects can include falls, lacerations, puncture wounds. Power outages, fires, burns, carbon monoxide, poisoning and worsening of chronic illnesses are all health impacts associated …

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Midlevel dry intrusions as a factor in tornado outbreaks associated with landfalling tropical cyclones from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

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Forecaster vigilance should be heightened when midlevel dry intrusions are observed. There is a clear link between the presence of a dry intrusion and a tornado outbreak.
This review examines historical tornado outbreak cases in order to provide an improved understanding of …

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La eficacia de la capacitación en nutrición del personal de salud para mejorar las prácticas de alimentación de los cuidadores deniños de seis meses a dos años de edad

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La capacitación en nutrición para el personal de salud puede mejorar la frecuencia de alimentación, ingesta energética, y la variedad de la dieta de niños de seis meses a dos años de edad. El aumento de la capacitación para el personal …

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El efecto de la suplementación equilibrada con proteicocalóricos a mujeres embarazadas con desnutrición y el crecimiento físico del niño en países con bajos y medianos ingresos

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No se observaron beneficios significativos de la administración de PES en la talla o el perímetro cefálico al nacer. No se pudo determinar el impacto de la intervención en el crecimiento físico a largo plazo debido a la evidencia limitada. Se …

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