Archive | July 2014

NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits

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Contact: Laura Ostlaura.ost@nist.govNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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These are optical micrographs of severe corrosion on steel alloy samples exposed to ethanol and acetic acid vapors — conditions typical of underground gas…
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Australia urged to come clean on asylum-seekers’ mental health

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems.The facilities have been under the spotlight…
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Doctor says Australia covering up mental illness in asylum-seeker children

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) – A former healthcare worker at Australia’s immigration detention centers said on Thursday the government asked him to cover up evidence that children held in the camps were suffering from widespread mental illness caused by their…
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WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola: IATA

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an Ebola patient flew, the airlines association IATA said on Thursday. …
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Feeling dull? 5 habits that help you handle boredom

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Andrew*, an executive in his early 40s, walked into my office announcing, “I don’t like the idea of therapy but I’m dying of boredom and need a strategy.”  He wondered, “Do you think I’m overreacting to life?…
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5 diseases doctors often get wrong

When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you’d hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and…
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Sierra Leone president declares public health emergency over Ebola

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicenters of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.
The measures resembled a tough anti-Ebola package…
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