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Evacuation from natural disasters: a systematic review of the literature

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Female gender, younger age, and white ethnicity were demographic factors most commonly associated with evacuation. The presence of children was also associated with increased evacuation. More prospective and methodologically rigorous research is needed to …

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No calm after the storm: a systematic review of human health following flood and storm disasters

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Floods and storms have differing effects on human health. There is a lack of data on the health effects of floods alone and on long-term effects.
A systematic review of 113 studies in a global range of countries (23 on floods, 89 …

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Identifying and describing the impact of cyclone, storm and flood related disasters on treatment management, care and exacerbations of non-communicable diseases and the implications for public health

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Disasters have a significant negative impact on the health of people with non-communicable diseases. Future work should aim at assessing all the factors that influence direct and indirect (preventable) morbidity and mortality related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during and after disasters. …

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Climate change, extreme weather events, and us health impacts: what can we say

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There is a cumulative uncertainty in forecasting characteristics of extreme events driven by climate change. This prevents accurately predicting the future impacts of hurricanes, wildfires, and extreme precipitations and floods in the United States …

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A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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Better connections between the emergency management and international social work communities will be needed in the face of future large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Better linkages between these communities are needed to improve disaster …

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Enhancing resilience to coastal flooding from severe storms in the USA: international lessons

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In low-income countries such as Cuba and Bangladesh, warning systems and effective shelter and evacuation systems, combined with high levels of disaster risk reduction and education, social cohesion, and trust between authorities and vulnerable communities can help to increase resilience to …

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Infectious diseases following natural disasters: prevention and control measures

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Risk assessment is essential in post-disaster situation. A high priority should be given to rapid implementation of control measures such as through re-establishing and improving primary healthcare delivery.
This systematic review included 21 articles and assessed risk factors and potential infectious diseases …

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Natural disasters and suicidal behaviours

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There is a need for further research with solid designs to elucidate the impact of natural disasters on suicidal behaviors. Mental health and suicidal behaviors should be monitored for several years after a disaster.
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Natural disasters and injuries: what does a surgeon need to know

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Research indicated earthquakes could require special surgical assistance, particularly for limb injuries, thus making orthopedic and plastic surgeries priority specialist areas. Other natural disasters, such as tsunamis, storms, floods, and wildfires, seem to lead to fewer major injuries.
This systematic review summarizes …

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Climate change – related water disasters’ impact on population health

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Further research is required to identify potentially modifiable factors associated with climate change-related water disasters. Currently empirical work is predominately descriptive, characterizing the climatic shifts that lead to major environmental disruption, toxin exposure and …

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