Interpersonal violence in Afghanistan-beyond a strictly public health approach - Ferguson L.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug "invasion"
(Natural News) When psychotic political figures run the “show,” psychotic things happen to American citizens. Do we even need to speak the insidious names again of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in order to make this point? Let’s take a moment to review the extreme fallout that’s still destroying Americans on our home turf, all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationship between traumatic brain injury history and recent suicidal ideation in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans - Shura RD, Nazem S, Miskey HM, Hostetter TA, Rowland JA, Brenner LA, Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, Taber KH.
This study evaluated whether a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) was associated with increased risk for recent suicidal ideation (SI) after accounting for demographics, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and sleep quality. In terms of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

As conflict continues in Afghanistan, superbugs soar
As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roadside bombs began facing another challenge: Their patients were developing almost incurable, multidrug-resistant infections in their wounds. They couldn't be treated with the usual antibiotics the doctors had on hand. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coming of age in the shadow of the Taliban: adolescents' and parents' views toward interpersonal violence and harmful traditional practices in Afghanistan - Li M, Rao K, Natiq K, Pasha O, Blum R.
OBJECTIVES: To understand Afghan adolescents' and parents' attitudes toward interpersonal violence. METHODS: We used a 2-stage sampling method in 6 provinces during 2016; we included 916 adolescents aged 12 to 15 years and 454 parents. RESU... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why is it so important to eradicate polio?
Dr Ahmad Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Since 1988, when the global goal was first agreed by the member countries of the World Health Organization, vast amounts of effort and money have been spent on the global mission to eradicate polio, to wipe the disease clean off this earth. So why is it so important for us to keep investing time and effort after so long? I am part of a team of people dedicated to eradicating polio in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region. Working with national governments and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we have gradually cleared po...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

A finite element model of an anthropomorphic test device lower limb to assess risk of injuries during vertical accelerative loading - Baker WA, Chowdhury M, Untaroiu CD.
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were used extensively to target occupants of military vehicles during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan (2003-2011). War fighters exposed to an IED attack were highly susceptible to lower limb injuries. To appropriat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Pathophysiology of primary blast injury - Smith JE, Garner J.
The majority of patients injured in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were as a result of explosion, and terrorist incidents have brought blast injuries to the front door of many civilian hospitals that had not previously encountered such devast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Trauma exposure and IPV experienced by Afghan women: analysis of the baseline of a randomised controlled trial - Jewkes R, Corboz J, Gibbs A.
BACKGROUND: Four decades of conflict has indelibly impacted the lives of Afghans, exposing many to different forms of trauma. The aim of this paper investigate a hypothesis that (mostly war related) trauma is a key driver of partner violence in Afghanistan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans: treatments and risk factors for nonadherence - Haveman-Gould B, Newman C.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects about 20% of US military veterans and is a major cause of mortality in these men and women. The incidence of PTSD has persisted over the last decade with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, yet treatment and adheren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prehospital resuscitation performed on hypotensive trauma patients in Afghanistan: the prehospital trauma registry experience - Schauer SG, Naylor JF, April MD, Fisher AD, Cunningham CW, Fernandez JRD, Shreve BP, Bebarta VS.
We describe the interventions for trauma-related hypotension performed in the preho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rates of post-trauma stress rise in British military veterans
Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research looking at the mental health of Britain's soldiers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Employment and vocational rehabilitation experiences among veterans with polytrauma/traumatic brain injury history - Wyse JJ, Pogoda TK, Mastarone GL, Gilbert T, Carlson KF.
Evidence suggests that Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with polytrauma/traumatic brain injury (TBI) history and neurobehavioral symptoms may face difficulties returning to work, yet also encounter barriers to accessing, navigating, and engaging in Depart... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Source Type: news

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
I used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole (which sometimes included out-of-state referrals), community corrections local probation, federal probation and parole, DUI and drug possession probation, child protective services, adult protective services, juvenile probation, direct referral from various court systems, special justice ordered outpatient care in lieu of inpatient hospitalization, etc. The referral could include an eva...
Source: Psych Central - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education Ethics & Morality Family General Medications Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatm Source Type: news

PTSD as a mediator in the relationship between post-concussive symptoms and pain among OEF/OIF/OND veterans - Avallone KM, Smith ER, Ma S, Gargan S, Porter KE, Authier CC, Martis B, Liberzon I, Rauch SAM.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI), pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly co-occur in Veteran populations, particularly among Veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Extant research indicates that bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Does deployment-related military sexual assault interact with combat exposure to predict posttraumatic stress disorder in female veterans? - Gross GM, Cunningham KC, Moore DA, Naylor JC, Brancu M, Wagner HR, Elbogen EB, Calhoun PS, Kimbrel NA.
The objective of the present research was to expand upon previous findings indicating that military sexual trauma interacts with combat exposure to predict PTSD among female Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. Three hundred and thirty female veterans completed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UMass Amherst ecologists, team report sighting rare wild goat species in Afghanistan
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program and a doctoral candidate in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, report this week that they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian wild goat species in the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Afghan hero makes plea to save his daughter from rare cancer
Anupreet ‘Anu’ Amole, from West London, needs to raise more than £100,000 for a vital operation which could save his daughter, Daya, from cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven Injured in Knife Attack in Paris
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have opened an investigation on suspicion of attempted murder after a man injured seven people in a knife attack in central Paris late Sunday, a judicial official said Monday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss publicly an ongoing investigation, said the attacker was believed to be an Afghan national. He said that terrorist motives were not suspected at this stage of the investigation. Paris police said four of the victims were in serious condition, including one in life-threatening condition. Police didn't provide information about t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with attempted suicide among US Army soldiers without a history of mental health diagnosis - Ursano RJ, Kessler RC, Naifeh JA, Herberman Mash HB, Nock MK, Aliaga PA, Fullerton CS, Wynn GH, Ng THH, Dinh HM, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Heeringa SG, Stein MB.
IMPORTANCE: The US Army suicide attempt rate increased sharply during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Although soldiers with a prior mental health diagnosis (MH-Dx) are known to be at risk, little is known about risk among those with no history of diagno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Narrative storytelling as mental health support for women experiencing gender-based violence in Afghanistan - Mannell J, Ahmad L, Ahmad A.
RATIONALE: Experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) can have serious consequences for women's mental health. However, little is known about how to address the health consequences of GBV against women in high-prevalence settings where GBV is widely accepted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Regenerative medicine and war: a front-line focus for UK defence - Spear AM, Lawton G, Staruch RMT, Rickard RF.
The recent prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan saw the advancement of deployed trauma care to a point never before seen in war. The rapid translation of lessons from combat casualty care research, facilitated by an appetite for risk, contributed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Associations of stress exposures and social support with long-term mental health outcomes among U.S. Iraq War Veterans - Ciarleglio MM, Aslan M, Proctor SP, Concato J, Ko J, Kaiser AP, Vasterling JJ.
The long-term mental health effects of war-zone deployment in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on military personnel are a significant public health concern. Using data collected prospectively at three distinct assessments during 2003-2014 as part of the Neur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"Give us respect, support and understanding": women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan recommend strategies for improving their mental health care - Koblinsky SA, Schroeder AL, Leslie LA.
Although women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced war-related mental health challenges, they underutilize Veterans Affairs (VA) health care relative to men. Quantitative studies have identified barriers that limit women veterans' use of heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SPECIAL REPORT-Children Poisoned by Lead on U.S. Army Bases as Hazards Ignored SPECIAL REPORT-Children Poisoned by Lead on U.S. Army Bases as Hazards Ignored
Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Burden of diseases and injuries in Afghanistan, 1990-2016: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study - Massahikhaleghi P, Tehrani-Banihashemi A, Saeedzai SA, Hossaini SM, Hamedi SA, Moradi-Lakeh M, Naghavi M, Murray CJL, Mokdad AH.
BACKGROUND: Afghanistan is one of the low-income countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region with young population and myriad of healthcare needs. We aim to report the burden of diseases and injuries in Afghanistan between 1990 and 2016. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Terrorist attacks: a public health issue - Lindert J, Bilsen J, McKee M.
Terrorism is a public health issue.1 It impacts health directly and indirectly, with an estimated 25 500 deaths worldwide in 2016.2 Of those attacks, half, and 60% of all fatalities, occurred in just three countries, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. By c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Peace and exclusion: the Afghanistan peace and reintegration program - Quie M.
What does a "responsible end" to war in Afghanistan mean? As a panacea for international disengagement, the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program (APRP) was launched in 2010. After the 2001 intervention, the Bonn Agreement laid the foundations for a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination
This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.The post Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Disability rights Source Type: news

ACS Briefing Discusses Use of Lessons From Combat Care
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the successes and challenges of combat casualty care in Iraq and Afghanistan by the U.S. military, and how an integrated military-civilian... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Caravans and containers: children on the move, immobilized - Esmaili BE.
On the Greek island of Leros, newly arriving families from Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond are routinely received at the landing dock and escorted into barbed wire –lined refugee camps. Many ask if they are being taken to prison. Insi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa:Heroin Hits South Africa Along the 'Highway to Impunity'
[ISS] The volume of heroin being trafficked through Southern and East Africa's coastal countries has risen dramatically in recent years. This Southern Route - or, as some jaded observers call it, the 'highway of impunity' - is part of a major transit path for heroin being shipped from Afghanistan to Europe, and a few other markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Soldiers find skeleton of Saxon warrior on Salisbury Plain
Afghanistan war veterans helping out with archaeological dig on military grounds found scores of Saxon burials complete with weapons and jewelleryOn the last day of an excavation by soldiers within the military training lands on Salisbury Plain, they found a comrade in arms: the grave of a 6th century Saxon warrior, buried with his spear by his side and his sword in his arms.His bones and possessions, which included a handsome belt buckle, a knife and tweezers, were remarkably well preserved despite his grave lying under a military trackway on which tanks and massive military vehicles have been trundling across the plain. ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Heritage Culture UK news Military Source Type: news

Nonfatal suicidal behaviors in the administrative records of activated U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, 2004-2009 - Ursano RJ, Naifeh JA, Kessler RC, Gonzalez OI, Fullerton CS, Mash HH, Riggs-Donovan CA, Ng THH, Wynn GH, Dinh HM, Kao TC, Sampson NA, Heeringa SG, Stein MB.
OBJECTIVE: The U.S. Army suicide rate increased sharply during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is limited information about medically documented, nonfatal suicidal behaviors among soldiers in the Army's Reserve Component (RC), which is composed of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

(Mis)understanding the intersection between development policies and data collection: experiences in Afghanistan - Mansfield D.
There is a misalignment between a development community focused on improving the welfare of vulnerable populations and the challenges of addressing widespread illicit drug crop production in drug producing countries. Drawing on the example of Afghanistan, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

PTSD rate among prison employees equals that of war veterans
(Washington State University) Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Longitudinal changes in neuroimaging and neuropsychiatric status of post-deployment veterans: a CENC pilot study - Martindale SL, Rowland JA, Shura RD, Taber KH.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate preliminary data on longitudinal changes in psychiatric, neurobehavioural, and neuroimaging findings in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans following blast exposure. RESEARCH DESIGN: Longitudina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Midwives deployed to remote Afghanistan to lower maternal death rate
HERAT, Afghanistan – By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at home. Her family carried her unconscious body to the nearest – and only – health station in Afghanistan’s remote, mountainous Chesht-e Sharif District. “Her state shocked me, but I knew quickly that it was a miscarriage,” recalled Amena, 22, the midwife on duty at the clinic, known locally as a ‘family health house’. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which has killed more Americans, all U.S. wars put together or prescription drugs?
(Natural News) Which is more dangerous, fighting in a war, or returning from a war and taking experimental prescription drugs for PTSD and pain? Since the war in Afghanistan, where insidious politicians auspiciously helped opium production levels rise to astronomical rates, heroin has become the root of many prescription drugs that Americans find themselves not only... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Documented family violence and risk of suicide attempt among U.S. Army soldiers - Ursano RJ, Stein MB, Herberman Mash HB, Naifeh JA, Fullerton CS, Zaslavsky AM, Ng THH, Aliaga PA, Wynn GH, Dinh HM, McCarroll JE, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Schoenbaum M, Heeringa SG, Kessler RC.
This study examined associations of family violence (FV) history with SA risk among soldiers. Using administrative data from the Army Study to Asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drug Use in Kenya's Coast Communities Up as West-Bound Heroin Flows Through Drug Use in Kenya's Coast Communities Up as West-Bound Heroin Flows Through
Heroin use is increasing in Kenya's coastal communities as international traffickers use them as a transit point for drugs bound from Afghanistan to the West, creating health and social problems, a European Union-funded report said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cannabis use disorder and post-deployment suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans - Adkisson K, Cunningham KC, Dedert EA, Dennis MF, Calhoun PS, Elbogen EB, Beckham JC, Kimbrel NA.
The objective of the present study was to use retrospective data to test the hypothesis that cannabis dependence would be associated with an increased rate of post-deployment suicide attempts. METHODS: Participants included 319 veterans ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A contemporary, 7-year analysis of vascular injury from the war in Afghanistan - Patel JA, White JM, White PW, Rich NM, Rasmussen TE.
OBJECTIVE: Vascular injury is a leading cause of death and disability in military and civilian trauma. Although a previous interim study defined the distribution of vascular injury during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a contemporary epidemiologic asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Drug use in Kenya's coast communities up as West-bound heroin flows through
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Heroin use is increasing in Kenya's coastal communities as international traffickers use them as a transit point for drugs bound from Afghanistan to the West, creating health and social problems, a European Union-funded report said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Being back in the NHS 'reminded me of Afghanistan'
Michael Mosley compares working in A&E now and as a medical student 30 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosley: 'NHS reminds me of Afghanistan'
Michael Mosley compares working in A&E now and as a medical student 30 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Veterans Health Administration's Traumatic Brain Injury Screen and Evaluation: service delivery insights - Moore DH, Powell-Cope G, Belanger HG.
BACKGROUND: In recognition of the incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has, since 2007, examined returning U.S. service members for symptoms of TBI, a pre-condition for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Africa:Why Indigenous Medicine Could Play a Role in Rebuilding Health Systems
[The Conversation Africa] Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on health care provision are all too visible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news