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Children's peer violence perpetration and victimization: prevalence and associated factors among school children in Afghanistan - Corboz J, Hemat O, Siddiq W, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: Child peer violence is a global problem and seriously impacts children's physical and psychological health, and their education outcomes. There are few research studies on children's peer violence available in South Asian countries, particularl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatable
As a doctor who works at an international news network, I often see the worst stories of all. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the horrific realities of the battlefield are funneled and concentrated in the medical tents where I have reported for more than a decade. I have seen patients infected with Ebola in West Africa who dehydrate to death, with no treatment in sight. There are other stories I still can't talk about. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How One Top Hospital Is Using Virtual Reality
Mainstream use of virtual reality (VR) headsets began about two years ago. In that time, the devices, which transport the user into a different world, have been used for entertainment, teaching, and healthcare. VR is another tool that can be used to help reduce patients pain. Currently, opioids are the standard treatment for pain relief. However, according to data from the CDC, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and prescription opioids are a known driving factor in these deaths Last week, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the earliest adopters of VR in a healthcare setting, gave an update on the im...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Digital Health Source Type: news

The pediatric resuscitative thoracotomy during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan - a retrospective cohort study - Schauer SG, Hill GJ, Connor RE, Oh JS, April MD.
BACKGROUND: Combat zone trauma poses a unique set of challenges and injury patterns not seen in the civilian setting. The role of the pediatric resuscitative thoracotomy in combat zones remains unclear given a paucity of data regarding procedure outcomes i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development of the CAVEMAN human body model: validation of lower extremity sub-injurious response to vertical accelerative loading - Butz K, Spurlock C, Roy R, Bell C, Barrett P, Ward A, Xiao X, Shirley A, Welch C, Lister K.
Improving injury prediction accuracy and fidelity for mounted Warfighters has become an area of focus for the U.S. military in response to improvised explosive device (IED) use in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Although the Hybrid III anthropomorphic test devi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mental Health Needs of Recent Veterans Largely Go Unmet Mental Health Needs of Recent Veterans Largely Go Unmet
About 41% of the 4 million veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have a potential need for mental health services, including simply undergoing further evaluation, a new report says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Veterans aren't always getting mental care they urgently need, report finds
Thomas Burke Jr., a Marine who returned from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq to attend Yale Divinity School, has also done three tours in the Veterans Health Administration for mental health care and says he's experienced mixed results. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

VA Provides Mental Health Care to Veterans of Recent Iraq and Afghanistan Wars of Comparable or Superior Quality to Other Providers, Yet Substantial Unmet Need Remains
While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides mental health care of comparable or superior quality to care provided in private and non-VA public sectors, accessibility and quality of services vary across the VA health system, leaving a substantial unmet need for mental health services among veterans of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. A survey of these veterans developed and fielded by the committee that conducted the study found that approximately half of those who may have a need for mental...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New report evaluates the VA's mental health services, finds substantial unmet need
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) While the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides mental health care of comparable or superior quality to care provided in private and non-VA public sectors, accessibility and quality of services vary across the VA health system, leaving a substantial unmet need for mental health services among veterans of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patterns of zolpidem use among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: a retrospective cohort analysis - Shayegani R, Song K, Amuan ME, Jaramillo CA, Eapen BC, Pugh MJ.
BACKGROUND: Although concern exists regarding the adverse effects and rate of zolpidem use, especially long-term use, limited information is available concerning patterns of zolpidem use. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and correlates of zolpi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ambulance Bomb at Afghan Checkpoint Kills 95; 158 Wounded
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber driving an ambulance coasted through a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday by telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital and then detonated his explosives at a second checkpoint, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. The powerful explosion, which came a week after Taliban militants killed 22 people at an international hotel in the capital, Kabul, was felt throughout the city and covered the blast area in smoke and dust. Dozens of vehicles were damaged or destroyed, and se...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: RAHIM FAIEZ,  Associated Press Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

An individually randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of the Women for Women International Programme in reducing intimate partner violence and strengthening livelihoods amongst women in Afghanistan: trial design, methods and baseline findings - Gibbs A, Corboz J, Shafiq M, Marofi F, Mecagni A, Mann C, Karim F, Chirwa E, Maxwell-Jones C, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is the most common form of violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, but there are few evaluations of interventions to prevent IPV in such settings. METHODS: The Women for Women International (WfWI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghanistan reports two bird flu outbreaks - OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Afghanistan has reported two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Afghan agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Water resources development considerations for civilian and military institutions working in highly insecure areas: lessons from Afghanistan - Groninger JW, Ruffner CM, Christenson L.
Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan included an unprecedented level of international civilian and military cooperation to address water insecurity within violence-prone rural communities. However, water development projects often fell short of expect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The effect of prehospital transport time, injury severity, and blood transfusion on survival of US military casualties in Iraq - Kotwal RS, Scott LLF, Janak JC, Tarpey BW, Howard JT, Mazuchowski EL, Butler FK, Shackelford SA, Gurney JM, Stockinger ZT.
BACKGROUND: Reducing time from injury to care can optimize trauma patient outcomes. A previous study of prehospital transport of US military casualties during the Afghanistan conflict demonstrated the importance of time and treatment capability for combat ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency department imaging of pediatric trauma patients during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan - Naylor JF, April MD, Roper JL, Hill GJ, Clark P, Schauer SG.
BACKGROUND: Military hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan treated children with traumatic injuries during the recent conflicts. Diagnostic imaging is an integral component of trauma management; however, few published data exist on its use in the wartime pedia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

5 Things You Didn & #039;t Know About Bill Gates
In a lot of ways, Bill Gates isn't that much different from the average American. He begins his day with a cup of coffee and the hope that he makes it to his first meeting on time. On the other hand, he has the luxury of avoiding long lines at airport security checkpoints. During an on-stage interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, MD, at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, the multi-billionaire revealed several fun facts about himself. Don't miss the MD&M West Conference and Expo, February 6-8, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access.  ...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Surviving families of military suicide loss: exploring postvention peer support - Harrington-LaMorie J, Jordan JR, Ruocco K, Cerel J.
The United States military began to experience a steady increase in suicide rates across all service branches at the inception of the wars in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003). As the number of suicide deaths increased, so did the number of affected survi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender and enterprise in fragile refugee settings: female empowerment amidst male emasculation-a challenge to local integration? - Ritchie HA.
This paper examines gender and enterprise in fragile refugee settings. Building on previous research in Afghanistan, it analyses refugee women's evolving economic lives and enterprise initiatives and related social dynamics in refugee communities. Case stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

‘I feel proud and privileged to have this job’
Easingwold in North Yorkshire is a pretty market town where people come to retire. Not only the patients, but also the practice manager at Millfield Surgery. There can’t be many managers who see the NHS as a retirement job, but 26 years in the RAF have given Darren Dalzell a certain perspective. When your role has involved dealing with every emergency medical flight at an international base in Afghanistan, the word‘unflappable’ really is an understatement.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Practice management Featured Articles Personal Practice Source Type: news

Car Rams into Pedestrians in Melbourne; 19 injured
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police said there is no evidence of a terrorist link to a car ramming attack Thursday in central Melbourne that left 19 people injured. Police said the driver was a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan decent who has a history of drug use and mental health issues. The man was known to police for historical minor assault and traffic offenses. "We don't at this time have any evidence or any intelligence to indicate there's a connection with terrorism," said Victoria state police acting commissioner Shane Patton. The streets outside the city's iconic Flinders Street railway station...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

A retrospective study of predictors of return to duty vs medical retirement in an active duty military population with blast-related mild traumatic brain injury - Cook PA, Johnson TM, Martin SG, Gerhman PR, Bhatnagar S, Gee JC.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), has been described as the "signature injury" of the Global War on Terror. Explosive blast TBI has become a leading cause of injury as a result of the widespread use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. We p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Association of prehospital intubation with decreased survival among pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan - Schauer SG, Naylor JF, Hill GJ, Arana AA, Roper JL, April MD.
INTRODUCTION: Airway compromise is the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield among US military casualties. Airway management is an important component of pediatric trauma care. Yet, intubation is a challenging skill with which many p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Satellites trace Afghanistan's lost empires
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lawler, A. Tags: Anthropology, Asia/Pacific News In Depth Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine potentially cost  effective in Afghanistan
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Afghan Girls Robotics Team Takes Home A Top Honor In European Contest
The team previously made headlines when their U.S. visa was temporarily denied. Now they've won first place in the "Entrepreneurial Challenge" in Estonia, at Europe's largest robotics festival. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Case control study: hyperbaric oxygen treatment of mild traumatic brain injury persistent post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder - Harch PG, Andrews SR, Fogarty EF, Lucarini J, Van Meter KW.
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are epidemic in United States Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. Treatment of the combined diagnoses is limited. The aim of this study is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Islamic Advisory Group launches training manual on polio eradication, mother and child health ...
Muslim leaders urge parents to vaccinate their children Cairo, 22 November – The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) today launched a new training manual for students of religious studies in support of polio eradication efforts. The manual provides practical guidance on how to engage with local communities to advocate for vaccination as well as other maternal and child health issues. The launch took place during the group’s fourth annual meeting that convened at the headquarters of Al Azhar Al Sharif hosted by Grand Imam Dr Ahmed El-Tayyib. The Grand Imam expressed his happiness to see the pro...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 23, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Treating veterans’ pain with Big Pharma opioids is proving to be deadly and has to stop NOW
(Natural News) Long careers in the military have always been difficult due to the very physical nature of the vocation, but service has been particularly tough in recent years due to overseas contingency operations. Lengthy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with operations in Africa, Europe, and Asia, have taken their toll on the men... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air medical-evacuated battle injuries: French Army 2001 to 2014 in Afghanistan - Robert J, Tourtier JP, Vitalis V, Coste S, Gaspard W, Bourrilhon C.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of strategic air medical evacuation (STRAT AE) is to enable the continuity of care and repatriation of wounded soldiers. Between 2001 and 2014, STRAT AEs have been implemented many times over the course of the military engagement in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A Leonardo da Vinci Painting Just Sold for $450 Million. Here ’s How Experts Figured Out It Was Real
For a painting worth nearly half a billion dollars, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is far from perfect. The 500-year-old portrait of Jesus Christ has a shady past that includes ownership by King Charles I, a 160-year disappearing act and a sale for only thousands of dollars just 12 years ago. It is damaged and was heavily repainted, then restored. And at least one prominent da Vinci expert is on record saying he doesn’t believe da Vinci was the primary artist behind it. But the 15-by-17 portrait overcame all of that Wednesday night when it sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for a gob-smacking $450.3 mil...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Art onetime Source Type: news

Girls in Afghanistan —and Everywhere Else—Need Toilets
Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from the stench of a filthy and malfunctioning restroom in their school. at this school, girls have no toilets of their own and their only option is to use the ones on the far side of the buildings where the boys study. They do not have locking doors and are several minutes’ walk from a water point. ©2017 Paula Bronstein for Human Rights WatchBy Heather Barr and Amanda KlasingLONDON/WASHINGTON DC, Nov 15 2017 (IPS)“I never come here, just because of boys,” Atifa says, pointing at the door of the stall. “They’re opening the door.” Atifa, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Heather Barr and Amanda Klasing Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Water & Sanitation Afghanistan World Toilet Day Source Type: news

Figures reveal dire trend in Afghan opium production
Joint survey released by United Nations and Afghanistan's government shows production almost doubling last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement of the 15th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
IHR Emergency Committee statement on polio, 14 November 2017 (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Afghanistan [country], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

Lack of chronic neuroinflammation in the absence of focal hemorrhage in a rat model of low-energy blast-induced TBI - Gama Sosa MA, De Gasperi R, Perez Garcia GS, Sosa H, Searcy C, Vargas D, Janssen PL, Perez GM, Tschiffely AE, Janssen WG, McCarron RM, Hof PR, Haghighi FG, Ahlers ST, Elder GA.
Blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a common cause of injury in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Blast waves can damage blood vessels, neurons, and glial cells within the brain. Acutely, depending on the blast energy, blast wav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pakistan shuts down last MSF facility in tribal areas
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan on Thursday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to shut its last remaining facility in the impoverished tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, the health organization said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Violence against children in Afghanistan: concerns and opportunities for positive change - O'Leary P, Cameron CM, Lakhani A, Osborne JM, de Souza L, Hope K, Naimi MS, Khan H, Jawad QS, Majidi S.
Violence against children (VAC) in Afghanistan is a serious issue in the context of many decades of conflict and poverty. To date, limited studies have explored the extent of VAC in Afghanistan and the settings where VAC takes place. To understand (i) the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Characteristics associated with utilization of VA and non-VA care among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder - Finley EP, Mader M, Bollinger MJ, Haro EK, Garcia HA, Huynh AK, Pugh JA, Pugh MJ.
INTRODUCTION: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects nearly one-fifth of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (IAV). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has invested in making evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD available at every VA facility natio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mediation and moderation of the relationship between combat experiences and post-traumatic stress symptoms in active duty military personnel - Steele M, Germain A, Campbell JS.
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major health concern among the U.S. military population, affecting up to 12% to 24% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sleep disturbances, neuroticism, and childhood trauma have all been ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictors of help-seeking intentions in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and service members - Porcari C, Koch EI, Rauch SAM, Hoodin F, Ellison G, McSweeney L.
OBJECTIVES: Despite significant numbers of Afghanistan and Iraqi veterans and service members who report symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, the majority do not seek help for these problems. A better underst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Diarrhoea-related diseases claim lives of 26 children each day in Afghanistan – UNICEF
Although the number of children under five years dying from diarrhoea each year in Afghanistan has dropped below 10,000 for the first time, the disease still claims the lives of 9,500 children, or 26 each day, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Royal Marine with tinnitus finds relief with IPOD therapy
Harris Tatakis, from Cornwall, suffered the debilitating condition after a bomb attack in Afghanistan in 2007. He is believed to be the first UK veteran to benefit from the therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan police round up Kabul addicts in fight against drugs
Afghan police, health workers round up Kabul addicts in new campaign against drug addiction (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news