Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality

This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often with crippling effects,” says Grandi.The report notes that more than 75 per cent of the world’s known stateless populations belong to minority groups. “Left unaddressed, their protracted marginalisation can build resentment, increase fear and, in the most extreme cases, lead to instability, insecurity and displacement.”Even Before the Ongoing Rohingya CrisisBased on research prior to late August when hundreds of thousands of Rohingya – the world’s “biggest stateless minority” – began fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh, the report reminds that their situation is nonetheless illustrative of the problems that years of discrimination, protracted exclusion and their impact on citizenship status can lead to.“In recent years, important steps have been taken to address statelessness worldwide. However new challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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Conclusions The studies here suggest that certain pediatric patient populations are at risk for impaired psychosocial functioning as a result of repetitive procedures. However, it is important to differentiate whether the association with poorer psychosocial outcomes is from the number of surgical procedures or whether the number if just a surrogate for increased disease complexity. Standardized psychosocial outcomes measures and future prospective, long-term, randomized clinical trials are also warranted.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research
Many fields of medicine are undergoing a transformation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as patients are kept away from clinics as much as possible. Patients are now regularly visited by their doctors over video calls, are asked to perform certain proce...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Exclusive Medicine Military Medicine Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The history- and examination-based tool is an effective method for early identification of CHD and can easily be used by peripheral workers working in remote places with poor resources enabling prompt referral.
Source: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
The new Supreme Court nominee believes that a zygote -- the single cell that results from the merger of a sperm cell and an ovum -- is a human being just like you and your Aunt Fannie, and entitled to all of the rights, dignity and respect due accordingly. Can you guess what is wrong with this idea? As I have noted previously, it most certainly does not come from the Bible, not from the Old Testament or any saying ascribed to Jesus or Paul. Nobody actually knew what conception was until the 20th Century, actually, but people knew that pregnancy resulted from sexual intercourse and that it didn't become apparent until ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs. This treatment, called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), has been credited with saving countless lives. But in some cases, it can also lead to long-term brain injury.
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HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This latest FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA for pediatric use in active pJIA and active PsA not only brings a new option to young patients living with these diseases but also adds to the growing body of evidence for this treatment,” said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Glob...
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I just published this post on my cat blog but decided to publish it here, too, since it is linked to a health issue that some or many of us might have, especially nowadays–stress, that is. Watching cute animals is good for our health. We probably already knew that from personal experience, but now science has confirmed it…once again, I should add…I mean, I’ve seen similar studies before. A new study, recently published by CNN, in fact shows that “watching cute animals may contribute to a reduction in stress and anxiety.” Here’s the link to the CNN report: http://cnn.it/2G2hf...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll cats and stress Source Type: blogs
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Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far by Paul Offit M.D.I am admittedly a huge fanboy of Paul Offit, an infectious disease guru at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the preeminent pediatric hospitals in the world. His latest bookOverall: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, is a collection of medical facts that are already known to the well-read individual, but fly in the face of wrongly-held, out-dated, commonly-believed medical concepts. The majority of the incorrect information was previously considered the standard of care, but newer and better science and studies have clearly demonstrated ...
Source: A Pediatrician's Blog - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Babies of mothers with anxiety or depression can have significantly higher heart rates than normal, a new study finds. And this might put them at risk for long-term problems, researchers say. Mother-infant interaction...
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