Alcohol consumption and self-rated health among older people: population-based study in Sweden - Lindstr öm J, Hellström C, Simonsson B, Molarius A.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and HL among Albanian adults. BACKGROUND: Over the past decades, alcohol consumption has increased in the older population in Sweden, but few studies have investigated the associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

WHO working to save lives following powerful earthquake in Albania
Staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) are assisting authorities in Albania following an earthquake which killed at least 25 people and left more than 650 injured. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human trafficking, vulnerability and the state - Fouladvand S, Ward T.
This article looks at human trafficking from a perspective influenced by the 'vulnerability theory' developed by Martha Fineman and her associates. It draws particularly on empirical studies of human trafficking from Albania to the UK and elsewhere. It sug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Researchers Discover What Became of a Lost Continent, Now Hidden Under the Adriatic Sea
Researchers with Utrecht University in the Netherlands have uncovered what became of a lost continent that broke off from Africa and wedged itself under Europe, creating mountain ranges that span across 30 different countries from Spain to Iran. “What we have studied is the very complex history of the geology of the Mediterranean region,” Utrecht professor Douwe van Hinsbergen, the lead researcher on the project, tells TIME. Researchers had already known for decades that a continent created the mountain ranges of Europe and the Middle East. “What that continent might have looked like, however, was until n...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized adriatic sea europe geology onetime Science Source Type: news

W.H.O. Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Measles in Europe
The disease had a resurgence in Britain, Greece, the Czech Republic and Albania, the World Health Organization said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Palko Karasz Tags: Measles World Health Organization Vaccination and Immunization Albania Czech Republic Great Britain Greece Source Type: news

UK gives birth to more babies with dangerously low birthweights than Turkmenistan, Albania and Cuba
Around 56,000 British newborns weighed less than 5.5lbs in 2015, approximately seven per cent of all live births that year. The average newborn weighs about 8lbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles – European Region
In the first two months of 2019, 34 300 measles cases have been reported in 42 countries of the WHO European Region, including 13 measles-related deaths in three countries (Albania, Romania and Ukraine). The majority of cases are reported in Ukraine, with more than 25 000 cases (>70%)1. As of 28 March 2019, the WHO European Region reported a total of 83 540 measles cases and 74 related deaths for 2018. This is compared to 25 869 cases and 42 deaths in 2017, and 5 273 cases and 13 deaths in 2016. In 2018, eight countries reported over 2 000 cases each including Ukraine (n= 53 218), Serbia (n=5 076), Israel (3 140), Franc...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World, a New Global Survey Says
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Impact analysis of the change in personal injury regulation in Albania - Muja A.
The regulation, no. 53, setting the compensation for motor third party bodily injuries in Albania is amended and has changed on July 1st, 2018. A significant increase in claims cost is expected, with direct consequences for insurers and policyholders. In o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Externalizing disorders in Albanian adolescents: age and gender differences in a large sample of secondary school pupils - Cara M.
Externalizing disorders (ED) refer to behaviours of a child/adolescent that negatively affect persons external to them. So far, no large-scale study on ED in adolescents attending secondary schools has been carried out in Albania. The current study explore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forbidden insanity: the systematic denial of mental health issues from a state-run psychiatry - Vyshka G, Kazaferi A, Kapo I, Mana T.
The authors discuss the issue of psychiatric care and patients during the second half of XX century in Albania, when the country was under an absolute regime of communism. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, the territory remained a prohibited ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Left like stones in the middle of the road': narratives of aging alone and coping strategies in rural Albania and Bulgaria - Conkova N, Vullnetari J, King R, Fokkema T.
OBJECTIVES: We explore and compare older adults' lived experiences and coping strategies in two post-communist countries - Albania and Bulgaria. Wholesale youth outmigration and economic and institutional regional decline have led to decaying rural areas w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cars as a status symbol: youth attitudes toward sustainable transport in a post-socialist city - Pojani E, Van Acker V, Pojani D.
This article discusses the mobility intentions of adolescents in Tirana, Albania - one of the least studied areas of Central and Eastern Europe. The main research question - explored through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) - is whether now, nearly thre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The use of psychoactive substances and illegal drugs in the Albanian society
(Bentham Science Publishers) The aim of the research is to create a representative picture of the prevalence and the total number of drug users in Albania from 2012 to 2016, and compare those numbers to previous years with other available data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of hand burn in Albania 2011-2016 - Zikaj G, Belba G, Xhepa G.
This study was performed at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Urban planning terminology in Albanian and foreign languages - Papamihali E.
The following article aims to introduce a scientific work undertaken with the aim of producing an Urban Planning terminology Dictionary in Albanian, accompanied by French and English. The study and exposure of urban planning terminology will be treated in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Develop calibration factors for crash prediction models for rural two-lane roadways in Albania - Zeqo M.
This paper documents the development of calibration factors for crash prediction models for rural two-lane roadways in Albania. The crash prediction modes in the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model were developed using data from multiple states, theref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Do northwestern and southeastern Europe share a common "cycling mindset"? Comparative analysis of beliefs toward cycling in the Netherlands and the Balkans - Pojani D, Bakija D, Shkreli E, Corcoran J, Mateo-babiano I.
Employing the theory of planned behavior for guidance, this study explores the similarities and differences in beliefs about the decisions to commute by bicycle to work in three small, cycling-oriented cities: Gouda (The Netherlands), Shkodra (Albania), an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Antibe signs distribution agreement with Acbel for ATB-346 drug
Antibe Therapeutics has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Laboratoires Acbel for the drug ATB-346 in Greece, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Algeria and Jordan. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

State of Emergency Declared as Death Toll in European Cold Snap Rises to 61
  BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials suspended shipping along Europe's second-longest waterway on Tuesday as a polar spell gripped a large swathe of the continent, causing hardship especially among migrants, the homeless and the elderly. The deep freeze has caused at least 61 deaths since it began last week, a third of those in Poland. Romanian police halted shipping at midday for an undetermined period along a 900-kilometer (565-mile) stretch of the Danube River, which crosses Romania. Croatian and Serbian authorities also stopped river traffic on the Danube. In Serbia, shipping was banned on the River Sava be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Altercation between Pilot and Instructor Led to Connecticut Plane Crash
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plane crash that killed a student pilot and left his flight instructor with serious burns appears to have been a suicide attempt, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation said. The two men had an altercation inside the cockpit of the small plane and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before it crashed near the Connecticut headquarters of a military jet engine manufacturer, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity. The Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed with the two men aboard during a tr...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Altercation between Pilot and Instructor Led to Connecticut Plane Crash
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plane crash that killed a student pilot and left his flight instructor with serious burns appears to have been a suicide attempt, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation said. The two men had an altercation inside the cockpit of the small plane and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before it crashed near the Connecticut headquarters of a military jet engine manufacturer, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity. The Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed with the two men aboard during a tr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases
Containers pile up in the Italian port of Salerno. Photo: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Aug 23 2016 (IPS)“Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink…… That TV probably arrived in a containership; the grain that made the bread in that sandwich came in a bulk carrier; the coffee probably came by sea, too. Even the electricity powering the TV set and lighting up the room was probably generated using fuel that came in a giant oil tanker.”This is what the International Maritime Or...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Europe Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Middle East & North Africa Nat Source Type: news

Several Dead and Injured as Storm Hits Macedonia Capital
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is mourning the victims of a deadly storm that hit country's capital, leaving at least 21 people dead and more than 70 injured around Skopje. The Macedonian government has declared Monday a day of national mourning. Flags have been lowered and all sport events canceled. Authorities said police and army teams are still searching the northern suburbs of the Macedonian capital for six people still missing in the flash floods that hit late Saturday. On Sunday, the government declared a two-week state of emergency in the area hardest hit by the floods. Macedonian President Gjorg...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 8, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and self-inflicting on prison custody and prisons - Myslimaj F, Dervishi E.
This study present some of the cases in Albania that happened during 2005-2012, taken from pre trial detention and prison, focusing on the causes that lead to suicide. To show the number of the cases of suicide in Albania according to pre trial detention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Human Development Report 2016: Risk-Proofing the Western Balkans; Empowering People to Prevent Disasters
United Nations Development Programme. 05/20/2016This 147-page report focuses on recent flood disasters that struck Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo. A joint vulnerability of the region to disasters calls for a vigorous assessment of the trans-boundary hazards and an expedition of knowledge transfer mechanisms to boost the capacities for risk identification, assessment, monitoring, and early warning in the Western Balkans. The report identifies the key roadblocks and opportunities to this end, and calls for action aimed at risk-proofing the Western Balka...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

This Might Be Humans Of New York's Most Moving Series Yet
Humans of New York captured both the fear and strength kids and their loved ones experience while dealing with pediatric cancer through this boy's story. As part of a current series focusing on the pediatric unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, photojournalist Brandon Stanton recently spotlighted a boy named Gabe and his family. From Gabe's earth-shattering diagnosis, to his cancer treatments, to the emotional toll the disease took on his parents, who are Albanian immigrants, the boy's story demonstrates how drastically lives can change after the disease. Despite the hardships, Gabe seems to maint...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country -...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

Disabled Driver Kills Two People, Injures Eight in Albania Crash
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say that a disabled driver has killed two people and injured eight others when his car crashed into an open market. A police statement says the 58-year-old paraplegic lost control of his Mercedes on Sunday and slammed into the market in Fushe Milot, 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of the capital, Tirana. The crash killed an elderly couple selling handmade and other items, while eight other people were taken to hospitals. Police said that the car wasn't properly modified to be driven by a disabled person and hadn't passed an inspection. Police took the driver into custody. Copy...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Disabled Driver Kills Two People, Injures Eight in Albania Crash
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say that a disabled driver has killed two people and injured eight others when his car crashed into an open market. A police statement says the 58-year-old paraplegic lost control of his Mercedes on Sunday and slammed into the market in Fushe Milot, 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of the capital, Tirana. The crash killed an elderly couple selling handmade and other items, while eight other people were taken to hospitals. Police said that the car wasn't properly modified to be driven by a disabled person and hadn't passed an inspection. Police took the driver into custody. Copy...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

From the Archives – African American Leadership in the Red Cross
  African Americans Play Important Leadership Role In Red Cross History From the beginning, African Americans have played an important role in the mission of the American Red Cross. In honor of February’s observance of Black History Month, we salute the accomplishments of some remarkable individuals who paved the way by achieving recognition and prominence through service. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)  –  Adviser To Clara Barton African American involvement in the American Red Cross goes back to the beginning of the organization. After the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red...
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholas Lemesh Tags: Archives Blood History Leadership Volunteers African American Black History Month Source Type: news

Preventing criminality in Albania - Skëndaj J.
The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of the standards, norms, elaboration of specific policies for the prevention of crimes, various prevention strategies, the classification of prevention measures and the role of the Albanian criminal justice... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Blood feuds and revenge in canons and medieval statutes and social consequences - Tepshi A.
In this paper as object of this publication is the phenomenon of blood feud murders as a medieval phenomenon, which continues to accompany the life of the Albanian nation in modern times bringing loss of life and other negative consequences in the society.... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Some aspects of juvenile delinquency in Albania - Mustafaraj B.
The phenomenon of the juvenile delinquency in the Republic of Albania, likewise the other countries of the world, has been persisting and evolving induced by a variety of factors featuring both the individuals and the society, in the objective circumstance... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Best interest of child assessment and spouse violence towards other partner in determent of parental custody from the court in Albania - Bejleri F.
This article aims to identify if the spouse violence is considered as an influencing factor by the court while taking the decision determining the parental custody after the divorce in Albania. The importance of this article lies on the fact that it may se... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peer's influence in Albanian adolescents' risk taking activities - Çarka M, Taçi J.
In order to better understand the extend to which peers' influence affects Albanian adolescents' decision making behaviours in risky situations, we engaged in conducting the following study. This examination results emphasised that Albanian adolescents we... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trafficking in human beings in Albania - Nushi A.
This research was conducted to show that trafficking is a major problem of our society after the 90s, when Albania came from the isolation of the communist regime and entered the transition stage. Human trafficking included not only exploitation for prosti... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Survey of medico-legal investigation of homicide in the region of Epirus (Northwest Greece) - Fragkouli K, Boumba V, Vougiouklakis T.
This study analyzed the forensic features of homicides in North-West Greece (Epirus) from 1998 to 2013, a borderland area between Greece and Albania. Although Greece is critically influenced by both the increasing flow of refugees and the current socioecon... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What This Man Learned When He Traveled To Every Country On Earth
This article originally appeared on QuietRev.com. You can find more insights from Quiet Revolution on work, life, and parenting as an introvert at QuietRev.com. Follow Quiet Revolution on Facebook and Twitter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socioeconomic status, social relations and domestic violence (DV) against elderly people in Canada, Albania, Colombia and Brazil - Guedes DT, Alvarado BE, Phillips SP, Curcio CL, Zunzunegui MV, Guerra RO.
PURPOSE: To determine whether gender, socioeconomic conditions, and/or social relations are related to recent experiences of DV in older adult populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on socioeconomic status and social relations were collected in 2... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fatal aluminum phosphide poisonings in Tirana (Albania), 2009 ¿ 2013 - Sulaj Z, Drishti A, Çeko I, Gashi A, Vyshka G.
Background: Acute poisonings particularly through pesticides have become a major public health concern in Albania during the last decade.FINDINGS: The number of fatalities due to aluminum phosphide intoxications was more than doubled during a five ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mission impossible: upholding successfully a charge of infanticide in the Albanian legal practice - Myftari K, Vyshka G.
Infanticide is a horrendous crime universally condemned from all ethical, juridical and moral standpoints. However, legislation on infanticide foresees mitigating circumstances for infanticidal mothers, with sentences by far disproportionate to the severit... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effects of the patriarchal mentality on domestic violence appearance in the region of Elbasan, Albania - Çoni Kacollja D.
The violence toward women in Elbasan district, Albania. The violence toward women in Elbasan district is very concerning and too evident. This situation is proved to be true even by the study realized in this district. In order to realize this study, two q... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gross Anatomy: Eye-Popping Russian Roulette Epic Fail
(MedPage Today) -- Losing at Russian roulette typically means death. For one young Albanian who shot himself in the head with a 0.22-caliber revolver while drinking, however, it meant popping an eye out of its socket. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - June 12, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

The Greatest Tox Scene in Opera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCWxbfFIflE Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte has what is, beyond any argument, the greatest and funniest medical toxicology scene in all of opera. On this Saturday (April 26), the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series will broadcast Cosi to theaters around the world,with James Levine conducting. As one who thinks that the 3 operas — The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte — written by Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte represent the greatest works of art in the history of the human race, I can’t wait. In anticipation, I am rerunning t...
Source: The Poison Review - April 24, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical Cosi Fan Tutte lorenzo da ponte Mozart opera Source Type: news

Letters: aid workers need to blow off steam
Emotional and physical release is crucial for people working under stress, but controlled and long-term training is much better than drinking and partying, says a psychologist to aid workersIn July 1999 I was in Kosovo on my first assignment as a mental health officer. I was invited to a party that one of the humanitarian aid agencies was giving, mainly for expatriates. We were in the middle of a Muslim neighborhood where people had suffered massacres and very strong oppression for the last 10 years. The party had very big loudspeakers playing western music, a lot of dancing, alcohol and couples getting together.I was pret...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Global health Psychology Post-traumatic stress disorder Guardian Professional Alcoholism Dealing with risk & wellbeing Alternative medicine Editorial Global development professionals network Professional development Source Type: news

French Women Don't Get Facelifts? Oh, please. Let's talk real tips on ageing | Emma G Keller
Mireille Guiliano's book prompted us to ask what you, the reader, feel about ageing. Here's a summary of her tips and yoursSome books should come with an eye-roll sticker attached. French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Ageing With Style and Attitude, by Mireille Guiliano would be a perfect candidate. Guilliano is the woman who brought us the best selling downer, French Women Don't Get Fat – a book long on lines like, "As a rule, half a pound of anything in one sitting is too much", but short on references (total: five) to smoking, which French women are famous for as a diet aid. Yes, we all know i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Emma G Keller Tags: Comment theguardian.com United States World news Women Beauty Ageing Comment is free Source Type: news