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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

U.S. Military Surgeons Helped More Than 6,000 Afghan Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- In addition to their regular duties caring for U.S. armed forces in the region, American military surgeons provided humanitarian care to nearly 6,000 Afghan adult civilians over 11 years, a new study reports. Between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Delivery of mental health treatment to combat veterans with psychiatric diagnoses and TBI histories - Miles SR, Harik JM, Hundt NE, Mignogna J, Pastorek NJ, Thompson KE, Freshour JS, Yu HJ, Cully JA.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health (MH) disorders are prevalent in combat veterans returning from Afghanistan and/or Iraq (hereafter referred to as returning veterans). Accurate estimates of service utilization for veterans with and without TBI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghanistan veteran suffering from PTSD: An epic sea voyage helped save my sanity
A HARROWING tour of duty in Afghanistan left army medic Steven Price Brown suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder – but learning to sail aided his recovery. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mind-body therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review - Cushing RE, Braun KL.
OBJECTIVE: About a third of service members returning from post-9/11 deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq report combat-related mental health conditions, but many do not seek conventional treatment. Mind-body therapies have been offered as alternative approa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Primary blast-induced changes in Akt and GSK3 β phosphorylation in rat hippocampus - Wang Y, Sawyer TW, Tse YC, Fan C, Hennes G, Barnes J, Josey T, Weiss T, Nelson P, Wong TP.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to blast from improvised explosive devices has been a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the mechanisms of primary blast-induced TBI are not well understood. The A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Among Three Nations Still Plagued By Polio - Ogunbadejo
[Vanguard] The Governor of Rotary District 9110, Lagos and Ogun States, Dr. Adewale Ogunbadejo, says Nigeria remains one of the three countries still plagued by polio, the others being Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Alterations in blood-based miRNA in veterans affected with combat-related PTSD
(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) A small pilot study shows that Individuals affected with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) demonstrate changes in microRNA (miRNA) molecules associated with gene regulation. A controlled study, involving military personnel on deployment to a combat zone in Afghanistan, provided evidence for the role of blood-based miRNAs as candidate biomarkers for symptoms of PTSD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The mental health and help-seeking behaviour of resettled Afghan refugees in Australia - Slewa-Younan S, Yaser A, Guajardo MGU, Mannan H, Smith CA, Mond JM.
BACKGROUND: Psychological trauma, in particular, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, are highly prevalent among resettled refugees. However, little is known regarding the mental health status and associated help-seeking behaviour of resett... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kabul man's toe replaces thumb after losing it in bomb
Irfaan-ul-lah, 22, from Kabul, Afghanistan, was caught up in a bomb blast two years ago that caused him to lose his right thumb and three fingers. He says he felt 'helpless' and dependent on others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence and civilian loyalties: evidence from Afghanistan - Schutte S.
Insurgency and counterinsurgency are widely described as "population-centric warfare": a competition between military actors over civilian loyalties. Drawing on a high-resolution conflict event data set and a new approach for analyzing reactive behavior in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Characteristics and treatment strategies for penetrating injuries on the example of gunshot and blast victims without ballistic body armour in Afghanistan (2009  - 2013) - Güsgen C, Willms A, Richardsen I, Bieler D, Kollig E, Schwab R.
Much like other countries, Germany has recently seen terrorist attacks being planned, executed or prevented at the last minute. This highlights the need for expertise in the treatment of penetrating torso traumas by bullets or explosions. Data on the treat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Non-battle injury among repatriated UK armed forces since cessation of combat operations: a prospective observational study - Toman E, Beaven A, Naumann DN, Myatt RW, Parker PJ, Kay AR.
AIM: To describe the mechanisms, burden of injury, inpatient management and rehabilitation requirements of wounded military personnel at the UK Role 4 (R4) facility within the first 12 months following cessation of combat operations in Afghanistan. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Former medic becomes hip-hop artist to help fellow veterans
George "Mik" Todd's job in Afghanistan was to stay alive and keep his Marines alive. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A review of the effectiveness of a combat and operational stress control restoration center in Afghanistan - Judkins JL, Bradley DL.
BACKGROUND: The management of Combat and Operational Stress Reactions (COSR) within an operational environment is a multidimensional process. The aim is to help prevent behavioral health problems, preserve combat power, and increase return to duty rates fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Completion of a veteran-focused civic service program improves health and psychosocial outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury - Lawrence KA, Matthieu MM, Robertson-Blackmore E.
INTRODUCTION: Volunteering as a health promotion intervention is positively related to improved health and well-being in civilians and older adults. Yet, the impacts of participating in a community-based volunteering program on returning military veterans ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bridget Allchin obituary
Prehistorian and expert in South Asian archaeology who blazed a trail for women in the field and whose publications stretched from Afghanistan to Sri LankaThe prehistorian Bridget Allchin, who has died aged 90, was one of the first women to establish herself as a field expert in the male-dominated discipline of South Asian archaeology. She played a leading role in launching the intensive field-walking surveys and excavations that discovered the oldest known stone artefacts in South Asia.In the 1950s, a time when few women excavated in India, Bridget initially assisted her husband, the archaeologistRaymond Allchin, before r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin Coningham Tags: Archaeology Research Education Science Source Type: news

Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan
Trump plans to address the nation's troops and the American people Monday night. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2016–June 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Road safety challenges in Pakistan: an overview - Nazir E, Nadeem F, V éronneau S.
Pakistan's location provides economic advantage for freight transportation from the Indian Ocean to Afghanistan, China, and the Central Asian States. In late 1970s, Pakistan shifted focus from railway to roadway as the major mode of transportation. This po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A biventricular repair for Jayce ’s one-of-a-kind heart
Amanda Mattioli was working in Afghanistan as a government contractor and had just completed a whirlwind round of travel to three separate continents when she learned she was pregnant. The helicopter unit that took her back to the main base so she could return home for her pregnancy gave her a unit sticker to commemorate her baby’s first helicopter ride. Little did she know it would also mark the beginning of a much longer journey for her and her son, William “Jayce” James. Amanda got her first hint the ride would be bumpy at her 20-week ultrasound, when she learned Jayce’s heart was on the right si...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories atrioventricular canal Biventricular Repair Biventricular Repair Program Dr. Gerald Marx Dr. Pedro del Nido Heterotaxy syndrome Pulmonary atresia transposition of the great arteries Source Type: news

It's inappropriate to call Afghani women by their names. These women want to change that
When a woman gets married in Afghanistan, her name isn't on the wedding invitations. When she gives birth, her name is left off the child's birth certificate. And when she dies, her headstone reads, "Mr. X's mother, daughter, wife or sister." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Art Therapy Help Heal the Pain of PTSD?
Art therapy has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, not only advancing treatment options but also advancing into different populations and treatment settings. In particular, art therapists have been working with a very special and unique population — the military. For over 15 years, post-9/11 military service members and veterans have been coming home after serving sometimes multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Many have sustained physical and psychological combat injuries and require extensive care. While medical advancements have made it possible to survive catastrophic injuries, the realit...
Source: Psych Central - August 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tricia Winklosky, MS-ATR Tags: Creativity Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Stress Trauma art Art Therapy drama Music Neuroplasticity Poetry Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury veterans War Veteran Source Type: news

Local peace and contemporary conflict: constructing commonality and exclusion during war in Afghanistan - Karell D.
Despite the "local turn" in international peacekeeping and the emphasis on community-centered development during the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it remains poorly understood how local actors--both foreign and indigenous--shape local-level wartime ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The Secretariat presented a report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations. The following IHR States Parties presented an update on the current situation and t...
Source: WHO news - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

Midwifery hotline offers emergency support in Afghanistan
Language EnglishSAYED KHEL, Afghanistan –“It was seven in the morning, and I had not yet started my working day, when Hafsa* was brought to the clinic with normal labour pains,” said Mahbooba, a 27-year-old midwife who runs the Aqtash clinic in Afghanistan’s rural Sayed Khel District.Within a few hours, Hafsa had successfully given birth to a healthy baby, her first child. Everything seemed fine until the new mother suddenly began bleeding uncontrollably and showing signs of shock. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

To Empower Women Is to Empower Nations: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
August 01, 2017As a health worker in a conflict zone, I  learned what it means to be in the right place at the right time.Being in the right place at the right time —I never had a full understanding of that concept until I started my medical career.Before coming to the United States to get a master ’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was a physician at Al-Zahrawi Surgical Hospital in the south of Iraq, one of only two main hospitals in the city of Amarah, inhabited by aboutone million people.Such conditions make complications more frequent.We were 20 new doctors...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

MSF says opening clinic is first step to new trauma hospital
Doctors Without Borders says it is opening clinic in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan as a first step toward opening a new trauma hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sleep quality in returning veterans: the influence of mild traumatic brain injury - Martindale SL, Farrell-Carnahan LV, Ulmer CS, Kimbrel NA, McDonald SD, Rowland JA.
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is a key behavioral health concern among Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans and is a frequent complaint among veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Currently, it is unclear whether sleep disturbance is a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Use and experience of recent intimate partner violence among women veterans who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan - Creech SK, Macdonald A, Taft C.
BACKGROUND: Women veterans may be at high risk for intimate partner violence (IPV), which increases susceptibility for negative physical and mental health. IPV experiences and use have not previously been studied among the newest generation of women vetera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why bar staff will not serve Afghanistan veteran
Could a brain injury identity card help a former soldier who gets refused service in bars? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

KVSF: Dr. Uli Lebkuechner, Doctors Without Borders Mission in Afghanistan
In the NewsKVSF: Dr. Uli Lebkuechner, Doctors Without Borders Mission in AfghanistanJuly 17, 2017KVSF speaks with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) obstetrician, Dr. Uli Lebkuechner, about her assignment at MSF’s maternity hospital in Khost, eastern Afghanistan—one of the largest maternity hospitals in the world.View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Afghans with disabilities lack access to quality health care
(Washington University in St. Louis) Despite 15 years of investment in the Afghan health care sector by the international community, vulnerable groups -- including persons with disabilities -- cite a growing rate of insufficient access to quality health care, finds a new Washington University in St. Louis study published July 14 in the journal Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Afghan Girls Robotics Team Allowed To Enter U.S. For Competition
President Trump intervened to find a way to permit the girls entry, after their applications for visas were twice rejected. For the budding scientists, the path to compete has been a long one.(Image credit: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Trumpcare faces uphill battle as Congress returns to the capitol
(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare faced growing obstacles on Monday as Republicans who control the U.S. Senate remained divided over how to curb the costs of their proposed healthcare bill and prevent millions from losing coverage. White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, told “Fox News Sunday” that Trump still expected the Senate to pass a healthcare bill either before the start of Congress’ August recess “or maybe a little bit into” the recess. Trump made the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, a central plan...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Healthcare Reform Capitol Hill Source Type: news

Is Religion the New Colonial Frontier in International Development?
Azza Karam is Senior Advisor, UNFPA and Coordinator, UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and DevelopmentBy Azza KaramUNITED NATIONS, Jul 4 2017 (IPS)A decade ago, it was difficult to get Western policy makers in governments to be interested in the role of religious organizations in human development. The secular mind-set was such that religion was perceived, at best, as a private affair. At worst, religion was deemed the cause of harmful social practices, an obstacle to the “sacred” nature of universal human rights, and/or the root cause of terrorism. In short, religion belonged in the ‘basket of deplor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Azza Karam Tags: Development & Aid Eye on the IFIs Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Poverty & SDGs Religion Women's Health Source Type: news

Case report: life saving application of commercial tourniquet in pediatric extremity hemorrhage - Callaway DW, Puciaty A, Robertson J, Hannon T, Fabiano SE.
Hemorrhage is the leading preventable cause of death in civilian and military trauma. Recent data from the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan suggest that early and aggressive tourniquet utilization is a safe and effective way to dramatically reduce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury severity, comorbidity, social support, family functioning, and community reintegration among veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars - Pugh MJ, Swan AA, Carlson KF, Jaramillo CA, Eapen BC, Dillahunt-Aspillaga C, Amuan ME, Delgado R, McConnell K, Finley EP, Grafman J.
OBJECTIVE: Examine the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity and social, family, community reintegration outcomes as well as return to work status among Post-9/11 veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care. DESIGN: Ret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan - Paiman MA, Khan MM.
BACKGROUND: Suicide and deliberate self-harm (DSH) are major public health problems globally. There is limited information on suicide and DSH from Afghanistan. AIMS: To review available literature on suicide and DSH in Afghanistan. METHODS: Using o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news