June 2010

Deepwater Horizon & Tropical Storm Alex

June 29, 2010
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Tweet Here are some of the advances in the control of  BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico: Under the direction of the federal government, BP continues to capture some oil and burn gas at the surface using its containment dome technique, to optimize oil recovery from its leaking well. Progress continues in drilling relief […]

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BP Oil Spill…environmental catastrophe!

June 25, 2010
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Tweet It has been more than 8 weeks since one of BP’s oil rigs exploded and oil has been spewing out of it. Here is a quick look at the timeline of the events from May 24th – June 29th so far: May 24 – 27, 2010 May 24th It’s been over a month since […]

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The Blowout Preventer and Containment Dome Failed, What Now?

June 18, 2010
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Tweet Relief Well First, BP is drilling a relief well, and that’s has a very good chance of working (unless something really unexpected happens while drilling, such are terrible weather on the surface or something wrong with the equipment or rock formation under the seabed). The problem with it is that it is estimated that […]

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BP Oil Spill…environmental calamity!

June 16, 2010
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Tweet It has been 8 weeks since one of BP’s oil rigs exploded and oil has been spewing out of it. Here is a quick look at the timeline of the events so far: April 20-30, 2010 ·        Tuesday, April 20, 2010: The Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible offshore drilling rig in the […]

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Cost-effectiveness of Prevention Programs

June 14, 2010
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Tweet In some situations as public health professionals we have the need of analyzing the cost-effectiveness of one or several prevention programs.  We basically need to compare the relative costs and outcomes (effects) of two or more courses of action, and based on that economic analysis choose the options that provide the greatest outcome for […]

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HIV Prevention

June 11, 2010
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Tweet Many infected people are unaware of their HIV status and may unknowingly transmit the virus to others. Since this disease was first reported over 20 years ago, an estimated 944,000 people have developed AIDS in United States. An estimated of 55,000 new HIV infections occur in USA each year. It is known, based on […]

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