Symptom severity, self-efficacy and treatment-seeking for mental health among US Iraq/Afghanistan Military Veterans - Keeling M, Barr N, Atuel H, Castro CA.
This study investigated if symptom severity and self-efficacy are associated with treatmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A novel mouse model of mild traumatic brain injury using laser-induced shock waves - Tomura S, Seno S, Kawauchi S, Miyazaki H, Sato S, Kobayashi Y, Saitoh D.
Blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (mild bTBI) has been a frequent battlefield injury in soldiers during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Understanding the pathophysiology and determining effective treatments for mild bTBI has become an intern... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Survival after traumatic brain injury improves with deployment of neurosurgeons: a comparison of US and UK military treatment facilities during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts - Breeze J, Bowley DM, Harrisson SE, Dye J, Neal C, Bell RS, Armonda RA, Beggs AD, DuBose J, Rickard RF, Powers DB.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of death on the modern battlefield. In recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US typically deployed neurosurgeons to medical treatment facilities (MTFs), while the UK did not. Our a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Crisis nurse testifies veteran had 'anger issues' and outbursts that scared his daughter
The Desmond fatality inquiry has heard from three of the doctors who saw Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond in the months before he killed his family and himself at their Nova Scotia home — but Tuesday it heard from another point of view: that of the nurses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Psychiatrist who thought Lionel Desmond had 'paranoia' about his wife testifies at inquiry
The Desmond fatality inquiry hopes to answer why an Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was released from hospital after he arrived in distress two days before he would kill his family and himself.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Gaps in treatment affected Afghanistan veteran's PTSD before fatal shootings: psychiatrist
The first civilian psychiatrist to meet Lionel Desmond after he was released from the military's care testified on Monday that the veteran's complex mental illness likely worsened due to a gap in treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicide ideation in US Army soldiers during deployment in Afghanistan - Ursano RJ, Herberman Mash HB, Kessler RC, Naifeh JA, Fullerton CS, Aliaga PA, Stokes CM, Wynn GH, Ng THH, Dinh HM, Gonzalez OI, Zaslavsky AM, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Heeringa SG, Nock MK, Stein MB.
IMPORTANCE: Understanding suicide ideation (SI) during combat deployment can inform prevention and treatment during and after deployment. OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of sociodemographic characteristics, lifetime and past-year stressors, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study finds economic assistance in Afghanistan largely failed to reduce support for the Taliban
(Dartmouth College) A Dartmouth-led study finds that two common economic interventions in Afghanistan designed to improve economic livelihoods and win the " hearts of minds " of civilians was ineffective in reducing support for the Taliban in the long run. The study is the first to examine how cash transfers and vocational training administered by a humanitarian organization affect combatant support in an active conflict zone. The findings are published in the February 2020 issue of American Political Science Review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic association of FKBP5 with PTSD in US service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan - Zhang L, Hu XZ, Yu T, Chen Z, Dohl J, Li X, Benedek DM, Fullerton CS, Wynn G, Barrett JE, Li M, Russell DW, Ursano RJ.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder with a prevalence of more than 7% in the US population and 12% in the military. An interaction of childhood trauma with FKBP5 (a glucocorticoid-regulated immunophilin) has been reporte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bivalent HPV vaccination cost effective in Afghanistan
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Five Individuals Sentenced Federally For Participating in Global Fraud Scheme
Byramji Javat, Pakistan, Luis Soto, Miami FL, Sunil Chopra, William Armando, CA, Emanuel Daskos, Hallandale Beach FL, Global Fraud Scheme, Uniworld Group, Dubai, Buy American Act, Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services, ARDS, US Military, Trial, Diverted, Pain Meds, Medical Products (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 17, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Injury patterns and causes of death in 953 patients with penetrating abdominal war wounds in a civilian independent non-governmental organization hospital in Lashkargah, Afghanistan - Cardi M, Ibrahim K, Alizai SW, Mohammad H, Garatti M, Rainone A, Di Marzo F, La Torre G, Paschetto M, Carbonari L, Mingarelli V, Mingoli A, Sica GS, Sibio S.
BACKGROUND: Management of penetrating abdominal war injuries centers upon triage, echeloned care, and damage control. A civilian hospital based in a war zone can rarely rely upon these principles because it normally has limited resources and lacks rapid me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder, social support and coping among Afghan refugees in Canada - Ahmad F, Othman N, Lou W.
Posttraumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD) is one of the common mental health conditions among Afghan refugees resettled in developed countries. The current study explores how social support, coping and other factors correlate with PTSD in this population. A sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Afghanistan
On 1 May 2019, in response to increasing numbers of dengue fever cases in Pakistan and India, health authorities in Afghanistan heightened monitoring for the disease. As part of this increased vigilance, the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) in Kabul began to broaden its investigation for possible cases of the disease, such as reviewing samples that tested negative for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) to see if they were positive for dengue. The laboratory performed differential diagnosis and tests on 40 samples that had tested negative for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). Between 1 October to 4 December...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan
When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.(Image credit: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Malaka Gharib Source Type: news

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors of deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan: a hospital based, matched case-control study - Paiman A, Khan M, Ali T, Asad N, Azam I.
BACKGROUND: Deliberate self-harm is not only a major global public health problem but also an important index of psychological distress and a risk factor for suicide. AIMS: We aimed to determine the psychosocial risk factors for deliberate self-harm in pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

From guns to roses: understanding community-oriented policing in Afghanistan - Nyborg ILP, Ganapathy J, Nimruzi A.
In Afghanistan, police reform is an important focus of international efforts. After over a decade of assistance, however, there are still daunting challenges of public trust and police effectiveness. From a civilian perspective, the role of the police is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Patient recovers from bacterial meningitis with help from doctors on three continents
Brigid Morgan is not the type of person who shies away from difficult tasks – she’s a medical provider with the U.S. embassy working in Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2019, she felt some back pain after moving a rug. She thought maybe she pulled a muscle and brushed if off. But when she woke up later that night with the worst headache of her entire life and couldn’t move, she knew it was time to call for reinforcements. She sent a text message to a nurse on her unit, who came to Morgan’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Patient recovers from bacterial meningitis with help from doctors on three continents
Brigid Morgan is not the type of person who shies away from difficult tasks – she’s a medical provider with the U.S. embassy working in Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2019, she felt some back pain after moving a rug. She thought maybe she pulled a muscle and brushed if off. But when she woke up later that night with the worst headache of her entire life and couldn’t move, she knew it was time to call for reinforcements. She sent a text message to a nurse on her unit, who came to Morgan’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

The gift of healthcare for children
Abdul was just 13 when he arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry. He escaped war in Afghanistan: his father and brother were killed by the Taliban, and Abdul was next.  When Abdul came to us, he still didn’t know the outcome of his asylum application. He’d been living in the streets for four years and was struggling to find his feet in the UK: nightmares, flashbacks, and unimaginable stress.  It is incredibly scary and traumatic to be so far away from home at such a young age. Abdul was so scared of his surroundings that it took him a long time to open up. When he fell from a bench in the park whils...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Comparing the management of eye injuries by coalition military surgeons during the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts - Breeze J, Blanch RJ, Mazzoli R, Dubose J, Bowley DM, Powers DB.
PURPOSE: To compare incidences, ocular injury types, and treatment performed on United States and United Kingdom military service members and host nation civilians within the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts to inform future military surgical training requir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Polio outbreaks in Africa caused by mutation of strain in vaccine
New cases of highly infectious disease that should be ‘consigned to the history books’ reported in Nigeria, the DRC, CAR and AngolaNew cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine have been reported in four African countries and more children are now being paralysed by vaccine-derived viruses than those infected by viruses in the wild, according to global health numbers.The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners identified nine new cases caused by the vaccine in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Angola last week. Along with seven other African countries with outbreak...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed Tags: Global development Polio Infectious diseases Health Medical research Children Africa Nigeria Democratic Republic of the Congo Central African Republic Angola Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Afghan child abuse, DR Congo measles deaths, Palestinian solidarity
A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN Afghan Mission calls for probe into school paedophile ring; thousands of children dying from measles in DRC; UN reaffirms solidarity with Palestinians; migrants send billions back home; trust and security “essential” in digital space; and FAO recommends switch to traditional diets. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study on the effects of sex and age on proximal femoral fractures in two culturally diverse countries - Zelenka L, Kn ížková I, Lukešová D, Kunc P.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The pilot study deals with the current situation in proximal femoral fractures in culturally diverse regions, namely in Afghanistan (AFG) and in the Czech Republic (CZ). The study aimed to find out whether there are any differences in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

80 Percent of Adolescents Do Less than 60 Minutes of Activity per Day, UN Health Agency Warns
According to the study, the Philippines had the highest inactivity levels among boys, at 93 per cent, while in South Korea, researchers found that 97 per cent of girls failed to do enough exercise. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 2019 (IPS) An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday. In the first study of its kind on global and regional trends among 11 to 17-year-olds, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that around 80 percent of them do less than 60 minutes of activity pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

As Donors Ramp up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist
Polio cases around have declined globally by more than 99 percent since 1988, but the type 1 poliovirus remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where it has made a comeback this year and infected 102 people. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS By James ReinlUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2019 (IPS) Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar fundraiser in the Middle East helping eradication schemes tackle a virus that disproportionately kills and cripples children in poor countries. Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Reinl Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations polio eradication World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - Pakistan, January 2018-September 2019
Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries that continue to confirm ongoing wild poliovirus type 1 transmission. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 14, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Population health Source Type: news

Afghan capital's air pollution may be even deadlier than war
Afghan authorities trying to tackle pollution in country's capital, which may be even deadlier than 18-year-old war (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

I Watched Friends Die in Afghanistan. The Guilt Has Nearly Killed Me.
I was convinced the deaths of my friends in combat were my fault. It took me years to realize this feeling had a name: survivor guilt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Linehan Tags: Veterans Monuments and Memorials (Structures) United States Defense and Military Forces Afghanistan War (2001- ) Vietnam War Anxiety and Stress Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder United States Army Source Type: news

Veterans Often Hit Hard by Deaths of Fellow Soldiers
MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 -- As Americans pay tribute to all veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces Monday, new research suggests that how comrades died can affect levels of grief among soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. " Our goal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exploring community resilience and early warning solution for flash floods, debris flow and landslides in conflict prone villages of Badakhshan, Afghanistan - Mohanty A, Hussain M, Mishra M, Kattel DB, Pal I.
There is a visible paradigm shift in disaster research from hazard and vulnerability assessment to developing framework for community resilience. Further, there is growing recognization in disaster science to develop framework to build resilience of the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Injured Soldier Has Functional Penis One Year After First-of-its-Kind Transplant Injured Soldier Has Functional Penis One Year After First-of-its-Kind Transplant
Doctors who transplanted a complete penis and scrota onto the body of a soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan reported Wednesday that the man has regained near-normal erections and the ability to achieve orgasm more than one year after the surgery was completed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Veteran Who Received Penis Transplant Doing Well
In March 2018, the soldier -- who was severely wounded after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan -- underwent the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injured soldier has functional penis one year after first-of-its-kind transplant
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who transplanted a complete penis and scrota onto the body of a soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan reported Wednesday that the man has regained near-normal erections and the ability to achieve orgasm more than one year after the surgery was completed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Millennials ’ Chronic Health Problems Will Limit Their Lifetime Earnings, Report Says
More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
Source: TIME: Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Court / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

Growbrite Finds a Green Niche, Insuring Mounds of Marijuana
Adam Grimmett’s reason for insuring Arkansas’ new medicinal marijuana industry is personal. An Afghan war veteran, he wants to help ex-service members. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Does drug trafficking impact terrorism? Afghan opioids and terrorist violence in central Asia - Omelicheva MY, Markowitz L.
This study focuses on the impact of the Afghan opioid trade on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

World Closer Than Ever to Seeing Polio Disappear for Good
A Pakistani child receives a dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely. The deadly viral disease is “very close” to disappearing altogether, with the number of affected children having dropped by 99 per cent since 1988, the UN Children...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Polio Source Type: news

Africa: Another Partial Victory in Ending Polio
[VOA] Ending polio has been a long haul. The global campaign to eradicate the virus has been going on since 1988, and while it's close, it's not over. Sometime in 2020, Africa may be declared polio-free. But the disease is hanging on stubbornly in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and as long as it hangs on, it can spread around the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two Strains of Polio Are Gone, but the End of the Disease Is Still Far Off
Only polio virus Type 1 persists, and only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now mutant vaccine viruses are paralyzing some unvaccinated children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Viruses Paralysis Epidemics Muslims and Islam Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Afghanistan Pakistan World Health Organization Source Type: news

Acute and chronic molecular signatures and associated symptoms of blast exposure in military breachers - Wang Z, Wilson C, Mendelev N, Ge Y, Galfalvy H, Elder G, Ahlers S, Yarnell AM, LoPresti ML, Kamimori G, Carr W, Haghighi F.
In this study, military "breachers" were exposed to controlled, low-level bl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Five Individuals Convicted for Participating in Global Fraud Scheme
false claims U.S. military, false claims Government of Afghanistan, Byramji Javat Pakistan, Chairman Dubai-based Uniworld Group, . Sunil Chopra William Armando, conspiracy, Emanuel Daskos, Luis So). Luis Soto, customs broker, Miami FL, scheme, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Risk factors and timing of suicide attempts among US Army Reserve Component Soldiers during deployment to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars: results from army study to assess risk and resilience in servicemembers - Stokes CM, Naifeh JA, Kessler RC, Stein MB, Fullerton CS, Mash HBH, Riggs-Donovan CA, Ng THH, Aliaga PA, Wynn GH, Dinh HM, Kao TC, Gonzalez OI, Sampson NA, Ursano RJ.
Objective: During the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, suicidal behaviors increased among U.S. Army soldiers. Although Reserve Component (RC) soldiers (National Guard and Army Reserve) comprise approximately one third of those deployed in support of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychometric measurement properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS) evaluated among veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and behavioral health conditions - Herrold AA, Kletzel SL, Mallinson T, Pape TLB, Weaver JA, Guernon A, Smith B, Babcock-Parziale J, High WM, Sesso-Osburn F, Vis L.
Purpose: Examine the psychometric properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 among U.S. Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans with a combination of mild traumatic brain injury and behavioral health conditions using Rasch anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghanistan's Taliban lifts ban on World Health Organization
Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency has lifted a ban on World Health Organization activities in areas the militants control, a spokesman for the Islamist group said, reversing a stance that had been complicating efforts to eradicate polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Stark childbirth survival figures, Security Council split on Syria, nature-based climate initiatives
A recap of Thursday ’s top stories: One pregnant woman or child dies every 11 seconds; No ceasefire agreement for Syria’s Idlib; Latest Taliban attack in Afghanistan; Dozens of countries rely on food assistance; Nature’s role in climate-change mitigation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At a Maternity Center Near a War Zone, 20 Births in One Day
A hospital in a remote area of Afghanistan is a haven for impoverished mothers and newborns in a country ravaged by war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Zucchino and Fatima Faizi Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Afghanistan Babies and Infants Women and Girls Panjshir Valley (Afghanistan) Hospitals Source Type: news

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?
The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic casings. The ground has been prepared with scores of kilometer-long furrows leading to a horizon studded with skeletal thorn trees. It’s early August, and in less than a week, 399 volunteers from 27 countries will arrive in this remote corner of northern Senegal to participate in one of the world’s most audacious efforts to combat the effects of climate change: an $8 billion plan to reforest 247 million acres of degraded land across the width of Africa, stretching...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Senegal Tags: Uncategorized Africa Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news