Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan
Unidentified gunmen killed two female judges from Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy to Kabul
Afghanistan's intelligence agency have said they foiled an attempt by an ISIS cell of four members to assassinate a US diplomat in Kabul. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gunmen kill two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan: police
Unidentified gunmen killed two female judges from Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two female judges shot dead in Kabul as wave of killings continues
Assassination of supreme court judges follows months of increased violence in Afghanistan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gunmen shot dead two Afghan women judges working for the Supreme Court in an early morning ambush in the country's capital Sunday,...
Gunmen assassinate two Afghan women judges in Kabul ambush (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban praise US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Statement comes just hours after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500, their lowest numbers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex differences in US Army suicide attempts during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Naifeh JA, Mash HBH, Stein MB, Vance MC, Aliaga PA, Fullerton CS, Dinh HM, Wynn GH, Kao TC, Sampson NA, Kessler RC, Ursano RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To examine sex differences in risk for administratively documented suicide attempt (SA) among US Army soldiers during the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. METHOD: Using administrative person-month records of Regular Army enlisted soldiers from 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy to Kabul
Afghanistan's intelligence agency have said they foiled an attempt by an ISIS cell of four members to assassinate a US diplomat in Kabul. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More US troops to be in DC for Biden's inauguration than Iraq, Afghanistan - Business Insider
Congressional lawmakers are now calling for the US to treat domestic terrorism as an existential threat to the country and its political system. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani says his "goal" is to constitutionally and peacefully hand over power to a future elected...
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his goal is to transition power to an "elected successor," and that he seeks a "positive... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fifth journalist in two months killed in Afghanistan
Unidentified gunmen have shot and killed an Afghan journalist, a local spokesperson said Friday, the fifth journalist to be killed in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deployment experiences and suicidal behaviors related to interpersonal violence perpetration among Army National Guard soldiers - Griffith J, J Bryan C.
An issue of major policy interest in the U.S. military has been interpersonal violence (IPV), especially relative to the frequent and lengthy deployments of U.S. service members to Iraq and Afghanistan. Lacking, however, are estimates of perpetrators of I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Peer victimization and experiences of violence at school and at home among school age children with disabilities in Pakistan and Afghanistan - Somani R, Corboz J, Karmaliani R, Chirwa ED, McFarlane J, Khuwaja HMA, Asad N, Somani Y, van der Heijden I, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: Children with disabilities are more likely to experience violence or injury at school and at home, but there is little evidence from Central Asia. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of disability and associations with peer violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intelligence on China bounties on US forces in Afghanistan: report
The Trump administration is declassifying unconfirmed intelligence that indicates China paid nonstate actors in Afghanistan to attack U.S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted killings of journalists are on the rise across Afghanistan
The deaths of 11, including a TV host, have spurred fears for media freedom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stuck in Guantanamo for 12 years without charge, Afghan inmate ’s health at risk
Muhammad Rahim, who is one of the two Afghans held in the notorious detention centre, could potentially have cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan women's rights activist shot dead by gunmen days after she condemned wave of assassinations
Freshta Kohistani, 29, was the second activist to be killed in Kabul in two days after a prominent pro-democracy advocate was gunned... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gunmen on motorbike shot dead a women's rights activist and her brother north of Afghanistan's capital, as a wave of assassinations...
Afghan women's rights activist shot dead (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Sociocultural determinants of attitudes toward domestic violence among women and men in Afghanistan: evidence from Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015 - Akbary MF, Ariyo T, Jiang Q.
We examined the sociocultural factors assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Covid Is an Afterthought in War-Torn Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, life goes on as though the coronavirus never existed. “Fake news,” some say, even as a second wave has brought on a surge of new cases and hospitalizations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Zucchino and Fahim Abed Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Afghanistan Medicine and Health Disease Rates Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

‘Covid Can’t Compete.’ In a Place Mired in War, the Virus Is an Afterthought.
In Afghanistan, life goes on as though the coronavirus never existed. “Fake news,” some say, even as a second wave has brought on a surge of new cases and hospitalizations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Zucchino and Fahim Abed Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organization Afghanistan Medicine and Health Source Type: news

CIA-Backed Afghan Death Squads Massacred Children Inside Religious Schools in Campaign of Terror
A shocking exposé in The Intercept reveals CIA-backed death squads in Afghanistan have killed children as young as 8 years old in a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Migrants Day: The young refugee women spreading hope and acceptance
Shaima is a young refugee woman from Afghanistan. GMD was born in Angola and dreams of becoming a civil engineer. Sumia is 19 and from Balochistan, a region divided among Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. She loves art and trying new things. Together these three young women are spreading hope and acceptance at a time when we need it most, as millions in the UK prepare for tougher restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases, and on International Migrants Day. “I hope the new year (2021) start with lots of joys and a life filled with happiness. May this new year bring a peaceful and healthy life.” – ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

$20.6 billion to help women, newborns, young children and adolescents
(Terry Collins Assoc) A group of high-, low- and middle-income countries and foundations are pledging $20.6 billion to restore health services for women, newborns, children and adolescents crumbing due to COVID-19. Of the total, $6.6 billion (32%) is pledged by low and middle-income countries themselves, including Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Liberia, and Nigeria; $14 billion (68%) is from official development assistance and grants given by Germany, Canada, Sweden, UK, USA and the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Civilians killed in air strikes in Afghanistan soars by more than 300%
In 2019 alone, more than two civilians each day were killed in airstrikes by the US or its allies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Afghanistan, years of inequality and violence give way to a fragile hope
BAMYAN, Afghanistan –“My life has been hard. I have suffered for a long time,” said Khadija, a woman from Bamyan in central Afghanistan. “My husband told me frequently, ‘You’re not able to give me a son’,” she recalled.She gave birth to a daughter, but it was not enough for him – he decided to acquire a second wife.Son preference is common in Afghanistan, as it is in many cultures around the world. It is a reflection of extreme gender inequality and the low status of women and girls. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Improved Afghan law still fails victims of sex crimes and violence against women, UN report finds
Afghanistan’s justice system is continuing to fail female victims of violence and sex crimes, despite a 2009 law that was hailed as a significant step forward in legal efforts to protect them, according to a UN report published jointly on Monday by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) and the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girls and women speak out from Afghan moral prisons: tackling extremism and violence against women in a conflict environment - Mahendru R.
This empirical research documented voices of women and girls in female shelters and prisons in Samangan, Laghman and Wardak provinces who experienced systematic sexual and gender based violence before and after they escaped forced marriages, forced virgini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Association of domestic physical violence with feto-infant outcomes in Afghanistan - Ibrahimi S, Alamdar Yazdi A, Yusuf KK, Salihu HM.
Our study aimed to investigate the association between domestic physical violence in pregnancy and feto-infant outcomes among Afghan women. Our study design was a cross-sectional study that utilized secondary data from the 2015 Afghanistan Demographic and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

David Boreanaz Calls ‘ SEAL Team ’ Season Four: ‘ Refreshing, Explorative, Adventurous ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Only CBS Matt Weiss SEAL Team Source Type: news

Chinese state media says Kiwis bleating 'like Aussie sheep' but not condemning alleged Afghan killings
It says Wellington is trying to divert attention away from our Aussie friends. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Car bomb kills at least 40 Afghan soldiers
A car bomb attack in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni killed at least 40 Afghan soldiers and wounded 24, Ghazni public health... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian 'war crimes': Troops to be fired over Afghan killings
The soldiers are separate to the 19 elite troops who could face prosecution for murdering civilians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian Military Moves to Dismiss Soldiers After Killings in Afghanistan
A scathing report revealed that members of the special forces had waged a campaign to cover up unlawful killings of Afghan civilians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Assassination of a Journalist of Afghanistan by a Magnetic "Sticky Bomb"
Aliyas Dayee, a "voice for the voiceless" in Helmand, was killed by a bomb earlier this month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine Australian soldiers commit suicide in just three weeks amid fallout from report exposing war crimes in Afghanistan
Braiden Russell, Robert John Phillips and Shane Holt are among the soldiers to have taken their own lives. It is believed the stress of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McMaster blasts "abhorrent" Trump plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan
The former national security adviser said the Trump administration is handing the Taliban a victory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Doha, Qatar, was expected to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian War Crimes Report Shows Young Soldiers Were Encouraged to Shoot Afghanistan Prisoners to Get First Kill
A four-year inquiry into Australian special forces in Afghanistan has found “credible evidence” of the "murder" of 39 prisoners, farmers... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA methylation patterns of chronic explosive breaching in U.S. Military Warfighters - Wang Z, Wilson CM, Ge Y, Nemes J, LaValle C, Boutte A, Carr W, Kamimori G, Haghighi F.
BACKGROUND: Injuries from exposure to explosions rose dramatically during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, which motivated investigation of blast-related neurotrauma. We have undertaken human studies involving military "breachers" -exposed to controlled, low... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Australian special forces suspected of killing 39 captured, unarmed people in Afghanistan: report
Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan civilians, report alleges
Competition killings and "blood lust" were a "norm" among Australian special forces in Afghanistan, according to an official inquiry... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian troops unlawfully killed Afghan civilians, report indicates
The slayings were blamed on “a self-centered, warrior culture.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian special forces involved in murder of 39 Afghan civilians, war crimes report alleges
Brereton report finds prisoners were executed to ‘blood’ junior soldiers and unlawful killings were deliberately covered up (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump team looks to box in Biden on foreign policy by lighting too many fires to put out
President Donald Trump's order of a further withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq is the latest foreign policy move on a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Wants All U.S. Troops Out Of Iraq And Afghanistan By Spring
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US troops in Afghanistan: Republicans alarmed by withdrawal plans
The Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, calls the planned withdrawal "a mistake". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US will withdraw thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq by January
Defense officials have cautioned that a withdraw could provoke attacks on US forces and assets and alienate allies in the region (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news