Nigeria: Coronavirus - New Research Places Nigeria Among High Risk African Countries
[This Day] A new research has revealed that Egypt, Algeria, and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, while Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya will all need support to detect and handle imported cases of the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Risk of coronavirus importation in Africa
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces. But these countries are also among the best equipped on the continent to quickly detect and deal with new cases. In other African countries, the risk of importation is lower, but health organizationdeficiencies raise concerns about rapid spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Egypt, Algeria, South Africa at 'high risk' for coronavirus, analysis finds
Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are among the highest-risk countries in Africa as the COVID-19 outbreak threatens to expand to the continent, but other nations with less-prepared health systems may be more vulnerable. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Lancet: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa estimated to be at highest risk of new coronavirus cases in Africa
(The Lancet) Increased resources, surveillance, and capacity building should be urgently prioritised in African countries with moderate risk of importing cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as these countries are estimated to be ill-prepared to detect cases and limit transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news
Niger: Niger At the Crossroads of Migration
[MSF] War. Civil unrest. Persecution. Extreme poverty. Seasonal trade. Human beings can be driven out of their homes for multiple reasons, but they usually have a common objective: to find a safe and dignified future. Thousands of people on their journey to find safety transit through the region of Agadez, in central Niger, along the way: directly from their places of origin, expelled from Algeria, returning from Libya or moving internally within Niger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Modelling fire hazard in the southern Mediterranean fire rim (Bejaia region, northern Algeria) - Aini A, Curt T, Bekdouche F.
The southern rim of the Mediterranean Basin (MB) has a long fire history but fire hazard is poorly investigated in comparison to the northern rim. We built a fire database using MODIS data (2001-2015) for an area typical of the northern coastal Algeria (Be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Three Ways to End HIV Stigma and Discrimination
By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Oct 7 2019 (IPS) As a Public Health Doctor, I often meet people who experience stigma simply because they live with HIV. One person who still haunts me is a woman who is HIV positive and when she was in labor, a midwife would not help her. Instead she shouted at her to just push out the baby and then she stood far away from the bedside, disgusted by the woman’s HIV status. No one should go through such stigma at a vulnerable situation when they are about to birth life. Another lady I met was denied university admission because she is HIV positive. She was screened for HIV without h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health HIV/AIDS Source Type: news
Kenya: The troubles of a science PhD from the West
This article highlighted the struggles of young African researchers, especially in the biomedical field. There is a chronic shortage of PhDs in the continent to build a critical mass of researchers, and this is exacerbated by a poor state of the education system in the continent. Therefore, aspiring researchers have sought education abroad mostly through scholarships, in which one of the conditions is that they will come back home and contribute to alleviating the shortage of researchers. Many of the PhDs returned home to a bureaucratic system that makes it difficult for them to employ and use their skills. 14 PhDs who spo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Verah Vashti Okeyo Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Africa: Interview On Plight of People On the Move in Agadez, Niger
[MSF] Niger has been on Africa's migration route for centuries, and particularly the Agadez region. In recent years, travellers heading north have been joined by thousands of people moving south, either expelled from Algeria or returning from Libya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
From Satellites to the Moon and Mars, China Is Quickly Becoming a Space Superpower
Nestled among the crimson dunes of China’s Gobi Desert, a warren of domes and squat white buildings rises from the parched earth. Inside is a research and educational facility for budding astronauts — and the latest manifestation of Beijing’s bid to position itself as a leading space power. “Mars Base 1,” built by private Chinese company C-Space, is like a space station on Earth, boasting an airlock, greenhouse, gymnasium, living quarters and control room. Solar-powered buggies and lunar probes scour the red dust landscape of northeastern Gansu province, whose barren expanses bear an eerie res...
Source: TIME: Science - July 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 China onetime space Source Type: news
Algeria: Organ Removal From Brain-Dead Patients Hailed As Step Forward
[Algerie Presse Service] Minister of Health, the Population and Hospital Reform Mohamed Miraoui said Monday in Algiers the successful organ removal of brain dead patients, by teams of doctors would give a "new impetus" for the future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Algeria: UN Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bogota -Algeria is the third African country to eliminate one of the world's leading killer diseases (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
U.N. Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria U.N. Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Algeria: Algeria and Argentina Certified Malaria-Free By WHO
[WHO] Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Africa: This is How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Morocco was declared malaria-free in 2010 which would have made the country the second African country to be certified malaria-free but it falls within WHO's "Eastern Mediterrean" region. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO Representative in E (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization
Malaria has been eliminated from Algeria and Argentina, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, an important milestone in fighting the mosquito-borne disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Algeria: Doctors, Students Protest as New Deputy PM Promises Change
[VOA] Algeria's new Deputy Prime Minister Ramtane Lamamra says that President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has vowed to hand over power to whoever is elected to succeed him, following a planned national dialogue conference under the auspices of former U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. Lamamra said a new constitution and other changes to the current regime will be enacted, followed by elections, which have been postponed until next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Algeria: France Urged to Take Responsibility for Waste From 1960s Sahara Desert Nuclear Tests
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Participants in a conference organized Wednesday in Algiers called upon the French authorities to assume their responsibility in the "gathering of waste resulted from the nuclear tests they conducted in the Algerian Sahara desert during the 1960s". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Seismic vulnerability assessment at urban scale: case of Algerian buildings - Boukri M, Farsi MN, Mebarki A, Belazougui M, Ait-Belkacem M, Yousfi N, Guessoum N, Benamar DA, Naili M, Mezouar N, Amellal O.
The main purpose of risk reduction methodological and operational approaches is to protect lives and properties against the impact of natural or industrial disaster. Although it is unrealistic to expect to live in a risk free environment, it is possible to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
Researchers explore the possibility of using citrus essential oils as natural antifungal agents
(Natural News) Algerian researchers have found another use for the essential oils drawn from the leaves of citrus plants. They believe these volatile oils are natural anti-fungal agents that can kill disease-causing molds and yeasts. Normally, this kind of research is applied to animal or human health. But the researchers reported that the fungicidal properties of citrus essential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
1.9-million- and 2.4-million-year-old artifacts and stone tool-cutmarked bones from Ain Boucherit, Algeria
East Africa has provided the earliest known evidence for Oldowan stone artifacts and hominin-induced stone tool cutmarks dated to ~2.6 million years (Ma) ago. The ~1.8-million-year-old stone artifacts from Ain Hanech (Algeria) were considered to represent the oldest archaeological materials in North Africa. Here we report older stone artifacts and cutmarked bones excavated from two nearby deposits at Ain Boucherit estimated to ~1.9 Ma ago, and the older to ~2.4 Ma ago. Hence, the Ain Boucherit evidence shows that ancestral hominins inhabited the Mediterranean fringe in northern Africa much earlier than previously thought. ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sahnouni, M., Pares, J. M., Duval, M., Caceres, I., Harichane, Z., van der Made, J., Perez-Gonzalez, A., Abdessadok, S., Kandi, N., Derradji, A., Medig, M., Boulaghraif, K., Semaw, S. Tags: Anthropology reports Source Type: news
Brucellosis Algeria outbreak - What is Brucellosis? Is it dangerous?
ALGERIA is currently under attack from increased cases of a disease named Brucellosis, which was once rampant in the UK. What is Brucellosis and is it dangerous? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Flax for burns: Study reveals oil from flaxseed reduces inflammation and speeds healing in burn wounds
(Natural News) The future of burn treatment may be in flaxseed oil, according to a study made by researchers from the Université des Frères Mentouri Constantine 1 in Algeria. The paper, titled “Evaluation of crude flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) oil in burn wound healing in New Zealand rabbits,” looked at the properties of the plant-based oil in treating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cholera – Algeria
On 23 August 2018, the Algerian Ministry of Health (MoH) announced an outbreak of cholera in northern parts of the country, in and around the capital province Algiers. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news
Passengers Hospitalized After Suspected Cholera Case on Algeria-France Flight Passengers Hospitalized After Suspected Cholera Case on Algeria-France Flight
French authorities evacuated 141 passengers and crew from a flight arriving in the French city of Perpignan from Algeria on Wednesday after a child on board was suspected of being infected with cholera, the fire brigade said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Cholera ruled out after suspect case on Algeria-France flight
French authorities evacuated a plane carrying 141 passengers and crew after it arrived in the French city of Perpignan from Algeria on Wednesday with a child on board suspected of being infected with cholera, the fire brigade said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Passengers hospitalized after suspected cholera case on Algeria-France flight
French authorities evacuated 141 passengers and crew from a flight arriving in the French city of Perpignan from Algeria on Wednesday after a child on board was suspected of being infected with cholera, the fire brigade said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Algeria:Cholera - 59 Confirmed, 26 Negative Cases Among 172 Patients Hospitalized Since August 7th
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform underlined that out of the 172 hospitalized patients since August 7th, a total of 59 cases of cholera have been confirmed and 26 cases were negative until 27 August 2018, according to a ministerial communiqu é. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Algeria says cholera outbreak "completely under control."
Algeria's government is rejecting union calls to delay the start of the new school year because of a cholera outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Assessment and mapping of earthquake-induced landslides in Tigzirt City, Algeria - Djerbal L, Khoudi I, Alimrina N, Melbouci B, Bahar R.
The natural hazard assessment is hampered by many difficulties due to the complexity of the phenomenon and the need to manage simultaneously several natural and/or technological hazards. Such is the case of most unstable urban sites in Algeria. The paper p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
The Guardian view on the heatwave: our climate is endangered | Editorial
Adapting to hotter temperatures is sensible – but ignoring their causes is dangerousThe NHS is experiencing a “summer crisis”, with increased emergency admissions and uncomfortable conditions in buildings not equipped for the heat, while the Met Office has warned that the UK temperaturerecord of 38.5C could be broken on Friday. Authorities in Greece are dealing with the aftermath ofdevastating wildfires that killed at least 85 people, while efforts to control blazes in Sweden and in California continue. In Japan,23,000 people have been taken to hospital in the past week and the weather described by offici...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Environment Science Paris climate agreement COP 21: UN climate change conference Paris Greenhouse gas emissions Weather NHS Society Greece Japan Source Type: news
Seismic vulnerability assessment to earthquake at urban scale: a case of Mostaganem city in Algeria - Chaibedra B, Benanane A, Boutaraa Z.
The focus of this study was the seismic vulnerability assessment of buildings constituting Mostaganem city in Algeria. Situated 320 km to the west of Algiers, Mostaganem city encompasses a valuable cultural and architectural built heritage. The city has su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news
20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news
Algeria:New Bill On Health - Free Health Care, Vital Gain for Citizens
[Algerie Presse Service] ALGIERS - The new bill on health "clearly" consolidates the right to free care, a "gain which must be preserved, in application of the orientations of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika," said Sunday in Algiers Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Mokhtar Hasbellaoui. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Algerian Military Plane Crashes in a Field, Killing 257
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever plane crash. Algeria's Defense Ministry said those killed included 247 passengers and 10 crew. The cause of the crash was unclear and an investigation has been opened. Algerian authorities did not mention whether there were any survivors but one witness reported seeing some people jump out of the aircraft before it crashed at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday. The flight had just taken off from t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Aomar Oualia, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news
Gender, violence and representation in three Algerian women's films - Khannous T.
This article focuses on a feminist aesthetics of violence that distinguishes Algerian women filmmakers' treatment of violence from that of earlier male filmmakers. Such feminist aesthetics reveal how questions of gender and nation have moved to the forefro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
Satellite Eye on Earth: January 2018 - in pictures
Sahara snow and volcanic colours are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last monthRare snowfall in north-west Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert. Despite the desert at times being one of the hottest places on Earth, the snow was reported to be up to 40cm thick in some places. Although temperatures plummet during the night, snowfall is very unusual in the Sahara because the air is so dry. It is only the third time in nearly 40 years that this part of the desert has seen snow.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Environment World news Space Science Deserts Volcanoes Natural disasters and extreme weather Source Type: news
Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, Algeria
In this study, samples of Zygophyllum album L honey produced in El-Oued, Algeria, were characterized based on their melissopalynology, physicochemical and antioxidant properties, as well as polyphenol content. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Treatments Commence at Two Algerian Hospitals Equipped with Modern Varian Radiotherapy Systems
ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cancer patients in Algeria now have access to modern radiotherapy care with the commencement of treatments at two of six public hospitals currently being equipped by Varian (NYSE:... Devices, Oncology Varian Medical Systems, TrueBeam, radiotherapy, linear accelerator (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady
Modest revenue growth in its Oncology business mirrored overall fourth-quarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: French court denies Varian effort to block Accuray deal Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon Varian updates treatment planning system Varian holds clinical workshop at Algerian facility Varian appoints new VP (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace”
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2017 (IPS)As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since the renewal of violence on August 25, making it the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.Idriss Jazairy. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe UN warns that up to one million—representing the entire Muslim population of Rakhine state—could flee to the neighboring nation by the end of the year if the crisis continues.Rohingya ref...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news
French court denies Varian effort to block Accuray deal
A French court has rejected an appeal filed by Varian Medical Systems to block...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray touts CyberKnife clinical results Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon Varian updates treatment planning system Varian holds clinical workshop at Algerian facility Accuray posts revenue gains, lower net loss in Q4 Accuray points to Radixact research at AAPM 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news
Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon
Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems announced that a patient with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian updates treatment planning system Varian holds clinical workshop at Algerian facility Varian appoints new VP Varian inks deal with Bionix Varian treats 1st patient with HyperArc (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
President Trump, North Korea and a Brief History of Nuclear Threats
During his first presidential speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump cited the “strength and patience” of his nation before telling the audience that “if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” This is not, as it happens, the first time a nuclear power has openly threatened another state with destruction — but the previous episode does not bode well for President Trump, or for the world. In 1956 only the United States, the USSR and Great Britain had nuclear weapons. It turns out that Russia was quite a w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Kaiser Tags: Uncategorized Nuclear Opinion United Nations USSR Source Type: news