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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

The pattern of paediatric blast injury in Afghanistan - Thompson DC, Crooks RJ, Clasper JC, Lupu A, Stapley SA, Cloke DJ.
INTRODUCTION: Between 2009 and 2015, 3746 children died, and 7904 were injured as a result of armed conflict within Afghanistan. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war accounted for 29% of child casualties in 2015. The aim of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ian Robinson obituary
Agricultural consultant who developed a system for rapidly assessing the quality of crops that could be used to warn experts of impending food crisesIan Robinson, who has died aged 72, helped to improve the lives of millions of people across the world with his work on monitoring crops and livestock in developing countries and conflict zones. In particular he developed a scoring system for rapidly assessing the quality and quantity of crops and farm animals, which could then be used to alert UN experts and aid organisations to impending food crises.Apart from the creation of such pioneering systems, Ian ’s life as an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ken Booth Tags: Agriculture Africa Famine Farming United Nations Technology Wales Aberystwyth University Global development Source Type: news

Saving life, limb, and eyesight: assessing the medical rules of eligibility during armed conflict - Gross ML.
Medical rules of eligibility permit severely injured Iraqi and Afghan nationals to receive care in Coalition medical facilities only if bed space is available and their injuries result directly from Coalition fire. The first rule favors Coalition soldiers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

President of Pakistan inaugurates the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the ...
10 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan – For the first time in Regional Committee history, the opening session of the Regional Committee’s 64th session, was inaugurated by the president of the host country, Pakistan, reflecting the importance of health on the national and global agenda. In his opening speech, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan, called on “the international community, and especially the regional counties, to cooperate willingly to address the challenges faced, putting aside political matters, so that a comprehensive strategy can be devised to control the spread of infectious di...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

President of Pakistan at inauguration of 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the ...
10 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan – For the first time in Regional Committee history, the opening of the 64th Session of Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean was attended by the president of the host country, Pakistan, reflecting the importance of health on the national and global agenda. In his opening speech, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan called on “the international community, and especially the regional countries, to cooperate willingly to address the challenges faced, putting aside political matters, so that a comprehensive strategy can be devised to control the spread of ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Europe is Betraying Afghanistan By Sending Its Refugees Home
“If Norway had believed us, my husband would be alive today,” Sadeqa tells me. She had fled to Norway with her family in 2015 after Hadi, her husband, had been kidnapped and beaten, but Norwegian authorities rejected their claim for asylum and returned them and their children to Afghanistan. A few months after their arrival, Hadi was killed. Sadeqa and her three young children are living in constant fear. Sadeqa is one of thousands of Afghans who have been returned from Europe to Afghanistan in the last two years. They are sent back despite evidence that people are at real risk of serious human rights violation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Shea Tags: Uncategorized Afghan refugees Afghanistan Europe refugee crisis European Union Source Type: news

Afghanistan: Marking Two Years Since US Attack on MSF Hospital in Kunduz
On October 3, 2015, 42 people were killed when the MSF trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was hit by repeated United States air strikes.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Afghanistan: Marking Two Years Since US Attack on MSF Hospital in Kunduz
Field newsAfghanistan: Marking Two Years Since US Attack on MSF Hospital in KunduzOctober 03, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Former Navy Sec.: 3 Simple Ways We Can Help Puerto Rico
While desperate American citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands begin the second week without sufficient sources of clean water, food and medical supplies or the power needed to provide and distribute those necessities, Donald Trump and his administration should stop patting themselves on the back and start thinking about how they might make up for failing to act days ago. Three simple steps — one immediate, one shorter term and one longer term — should be undertaken now to relieve further suffering and to assure a more resilient future. Immediately Along with the Navy’s hospital ship, the U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Secretary Ray Mabus Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Hurricane Maria Innovation world affairs Source Type: news

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver ’s License
Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV — there is no such process at all. But after decades of protests, The Kingdom announced on September 26th that it will allow women to drive next summer. And while that will be a welcome change, as a Saudi woman, the change I’m really waiting for is something far more fundamental. I want women to be called by their own names by their fellow citizens. As it stands ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Bager Tags: Uncategorized #mymothersnameis #whereismyname Afghanistan Arab women Saudi Arabia women driving women's rights women2drive World Source Type: news

Differential impact of post-deployment stress and PTSD on neural reactivity to emotional stimuli in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - Digangi JA, Gorka S, Afshar K, Babione JM, Schroth C, Greenstein JE, Proescher E, Dolcos F, Phan KL.
For many veterans returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, the transition from military to civilian life is complicated by an array of postdeployment stressors. In addition to significant stress associated with reintegration after deployment, many re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Management of high-velocity injuries of the head and neck - Majors JS, Brennan J, Holt GR.
Trauma centers must prepare to manage high-velocity injuries resulting from a mass casualty incidents as global terrorism becomes a greater concern and an increasing risk. The most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have significantly improved unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This Little Girl Stealing Prince Harry ’s Popcorn Is Everything
Prince Harry has fallen victim to snack theft at the hands of a crafty little girl. A clip from the U. K. vs. Denmark volleyball game at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Wednesday night shows the the royal deep in conversation, leaving himself wide open. The video also captured two-year-old Emily Henson helping herself to several handfuls of Prince Harry’s buttery popcorn. Henson is the daughter of the prince’s paralympian friend David Henson, who competed at the first Invictus Games. The family was attending the game with the prince, according to The Telegraph. Sitting in her mother’s lap, the young girl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized royals Sports viral Source Type: news

Promised Land
In the summer of 2015, a curious piece of world news brought a flicker of hope to the wretched Syrian city of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters had taken over the ancient town, toppling its monuments and executing anyone who resisted their draconian rules. And yet at one of the city’s darkest moments, rumors of a sanctuary far away began to filter in, generating dreams among a populace that had already lost everything. On Aug. 31 of that year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that her country was prepared to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in the Middle East. “We can do this,” ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Berlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home Germany Refugees Source Type: news

James Mattis Arrived in Afghanistan Hours Before Rocket Attack at Kabul Airport
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least five civilians including a woman were wounded after several rockets were fired toward Kabul international airport in the Afghan capital, officials said Wednesday. The attack came as U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg were in Kabul for a visit and just hours before they held a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said one of the rockets stuck a home near the airport, wounding the five victims. He said one of them was a woman who was “not in a good health c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Afghanistan onetime Source Type: news

Pat Tillman ’s Widow Says Her Husband’s Service ‘Should Never be Politicized’
Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, says that her husband’s service “should never be politicized in a way that divides us.” Marie Tillman released a statement to CNN on Monday after President Donald Trump retweeted an account referencing Pat Tillman and using the hashtag #StandForOurAnthem. Trump has criticized NFL players for kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police treatment of blacks and other social injustices. More than 200 NFL players knelt or sat during the anthem this weekend. Tillman walked away from the NFL to join the Army a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized NFL onetime Source Type: news

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make Their First Official Public Appearance Together
(TORONTO) — Hand in hand, Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance as a couple. Markle might have even left a wedding hint. The prince and Markle held hands Monday as they walked toward Toronto’s city hall and attended a wheelchair tennis event at Harry’s Invictus Games for wounded veterans. Markle wore a white button-down shirt with blue jeans ripped at the knee. The white shirt is called “The Husband Shirt” and is by designer Misha Nonoo. The 36-year-old American actress recently told Vanity Fair they’re in love Markle, who lives in Toronto,...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rob Gillies / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime royals Source Type: news

How Russian Voters Fueled the Rise of Germany ’s Far-Right
While fighting for a seat in the German parliament over the last few months, Sergej Tschernow, a candidate for the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, knew that he could only rely on a few media outlets to give his party the coverage it craves: the Russian ones. “They show our points of view in full,” he told TIME on Election Day, Sunday Sept. 24, when the AfD became the first far-right movement to enter into the German legislature since the end of World War II, winning a remarkable 13% of the vote and going from zero to more than 90 seats in a chamber of 631 lawmakers. The party’s rise has been ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Hannover Tags: Uncategorized Alternative for Germany angela merkel Germany election Source Type: news

Sec. Albright, Sen. Coons: Donald Trump Must Realize Diplomacy Protects America
Now that Congress has reconvened to continue work on urgent foreign policy challenges — from the North Korean nuclear threat to our continued role in Afghanistan to the challenge of a rising China — we hope Republicans and Democrats will support funding for diplomacy and development as vital tools of national security. More than 70 years ago, in the wake of the horrors of World War II, President Harry Truman addressed a United Nations Conference in San Francisco. He challenged Americans and our international partners “to rise above personal interests, and adhere to those lofty principles, which benefit al...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Albright, Chris Coons Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Donald Trump International Affairs politics World Source Type: news

President Trump Just Hit North Korea With New Sanctions
(NEW YORK) — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will add more sanctions against North Korea, while U.S. allies have called for enforcing existing international sanctions as the best way to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. The sanctions are not expected to further target oil, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters. Tensions have risen over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, despite intense pressure from world powers. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006, the latest earlier...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea north korea sanctions onetime president trump Trump Administration United Nations White House Source Type: news

US Military Surgeons in Afghanistan Treat Civilian Injuries US Military Surgeons in Afghanistan Treat Civilian Injuries
At U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, roughly half of the surgeries done for local civilians during more than a decade of war have been for non-combat injuries and health problems, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

These Are 40 of the Most Terrifying Words in Donald Trump ’s U.N. Address
President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the most fateful decisions of his White House tenure. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he lambasted the regime in Iran and, in a deeply misleading reference to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, he said this of the United States: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” The President added: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” That threat is an apparent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Glaser, Emma Ashford Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump politics world affairs Source Type: news

US Military surgeons in Afghanistan treat civilian injuries
(Reuters Health) - At U.S. military facilities in Afghanistan, roughly half of the surgeries done for local civilians during more than a decade of war have been for non-combat injuries and health problems, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Psychological inflexibility predicts of suicidal ideation over time in veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan - Debeer BB, Meyer EC, Kimbrel NA, Kittel JA, Gulliver SB, Morissette SB.
Psychological inflexibility, or how individuals respond to distressing internal experiences, may be a modifiable risk factor for suicide in veterans. It was hypothesized that psychological inflexibility would predict suicidal ideation after accounting for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pakistan Kicks Out Medical Charity MSF From Country's Tribal Region Pakistan Kicks Out Medical Charity MSF From Country's Tribal Region
Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres'(MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organization said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Military Surgeons Helped More Than 6,000 Afghan Adults
New study looks at humanitarian care over 11 years of conflict in that countrySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Veterans and Military Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man to Be Kicked Out of Marines After Unfurling White Supremacist Banner
A Marine is set to be booted from the service after he was arrested at a pro-Confederate rally, where he allegedly helped unfurl a banner that displayed a white supremacist slogan. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was arrested in Graham, N.C. on May 20, charged with a misdemeanor of first degree trespassing. He could face up to 60 days in jail along with his removal from the Corps, according to trade publication Marine Corps Times. Manning, who at the time was stationed at the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune about 200 miles from Graham, is accused of scaling a building with fellow serviceman Sgt. Michael Chesny and u...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Military onetime Source Type: news