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Americans increase trust in God, donations to relief agencies during natural disaster, survey finds

When natural disasters occur, most Americans take increased interest in God and donate to relief agencies — and they trust faith-based agencies more than their secular counterparts…


Manmohan Singh: Uttarakhand showed India’s vulnerability

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday that the flash floods and landslides in Uttarakhand which killed thousands have exposed India’s vulnerability to natural disasters.  “The large-scale loss of life, property and public infrastructure due to rains and floods in Uttarakhand point not only to India’s vulnerability to disasters but also to the need to take effective measures to prevent such disasters and contain their fall out when they occur,” he said here.  Manmohan Singh was speaking at the ninth formation day of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)…


Disaster relief work brings nations closer

Officials and experts have called for intensified cooperation on disaster prevention and rescue between China and Indonesia, to help both countries better cope with natural calamities. The nations should enhance information and technical exchanges on geological disaster relief, said Yin Guanghui, deputy director of the China Earthquake Administration’s earthquake emergency and rescue department. “China and Indonesia have set up a cooperation framework for natural disaster relief, but there is still potential for more,” he said…


The Aftermath of Natural Disasters: Realities and Myths

Dr. Redwood-Campbell will discuss the realities (and myths) of working in a post-natural disaster setting, focusing on the 2004 Asian tsunami response in Aceh Indonesia as an example. She will describe how the 2004 tsunami devastated the community and affected the health and well-being of individuals, and how two medical universities are working together eight years later…


How to Protect Your Personal Finances from a Natural Disaster

Always have an emergency cash fund set aside both in your home, and at your bank. The bank account should be easily accessible from an online banking account in an emergency. The cash amount you keep in your home should be enough to last you about a week’s worth of necessities for you and your family in case of power outages in which you can’t access your debit or credit accounts…


Study Finds a Bit of Saliva Can Reflect Resilience Against Stress

A component in saliva has opened a window into a person’s psychological health, reflecting resiliency in the face of stress, say researchers at the University of Oregon and Arizona State University…

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