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Effect of relocation after a natural disaster in Armenia: 20-year follow-up - Najarian LM, Majeed MH, Gasparyan K.
This study is a 20-year follow-up of individual's relocated from their home after the devastating earthquake in Armenia in 1988. METHODS: Ninety-seven subjects who were exposed to the earthquake and thirty-seven subjects who were not ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Armenia's complicated relations with its neighbors
(Lehigh University) A new book called Armenia's Future, Relations with Turkey, and the Karabagh Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018 edition September 19, 2017) is a collection of articles, speeches and interviews by Levon Ter-Petrossian -- Armenia's first post-Soviet president -- from 1990 to 2016. The book provides a unique window into the political transformations of this period and the issues that have plagued Armenia's politics since its independence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl, fentanyl analogs and novel synthetic opioids: A comprehensive review - Armenian P, Vo KT, Barr-Walker J, Lynch KL.
Deaths from opioid use are increasing in the US, with a growing proportion due to synthetic opioids. Until 2013, sporadic outbreaks of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs contaminating the heroin supply caused some deaths in heroin users. Since then, fentanyl ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More skin in the game: Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk
Print section Print Rubric:  Genetic engineering can now be used to grow leather without any need to raise and kill animals Print Headline:  More skin in the game Print Fly Title:  Growing leather in factories UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Blanket repression is the wrong way to deal with political Islamists Fly Title:  More skin in the game Main image:  20170826_STP003_0.jpg LEATHERMAKI...
Source: Biotechnology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Accuracy of basic knowledge of traumatic historical events: the Armenian genocide - Mamali C.
This research assumes that accuracy of shared historical knowledge of genocide might help new generations cope with the trauma lived by previous generations, while the longer the denial of a genocide the more fragmented the macronarrative and the longer th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

To honor his uncle ’s memory, young doctor wants to offer hope to those with cancer
When Razmik Ghukasyan received his acceptance letter to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he and his family were ecstatic. But their celebration was cut short days later when his uncle was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.During his first year of medical school, Ghukasyan frequently accompanied his uncle, Partev Kolanjian, to oncology appointments at another hospital. He was disturbed by the impersonal way his uncle ’s doctors treated him, which differed sharply from what Ghukasyan was learning at UCLA about the importance of a compassionate doctor-patient relationship.“In school, I was taug...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New UCLA doctors embody the American dream
Some 200 UCLA medical students received their diplomas Friday, June 2, in Perloff Courtyard at  the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.Addressing a  sea of black-robed graduates, Dr. John Mazziotta, vice chancellor of the health sciences and CEO of UCLA Health, advised, “Remember that diseases are something you read about in a book or on a computer. But a patient is a human being in trouble. Reach out to each patient as an individual and mak e a difference in his or her life.”The UCLA medical student body is as ethnically diverse as Los Angeles, where 70 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA medical school graduates embody the American Dream
Some 200 students will receive their diplomas on June 2 during the Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Earning an M.D. requires grueling hours, demanding classes and unwavering focus. It ’s a tough journey for any student, but the following students either overcame the additional challenges of immigration and adaptation to life in the United States — or witnessed those challenges in their parents’ lives. For them, the American Dream is no longer just a hope; it’s a reality.Razmik Ghukasyan, 27, of North Hollywood,  grew up in war-torn, post-Soviet Arm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Workers, Facilities Under Attack in 23 Nations; UN Accused of Inaction
May 24, 2017Even one attack on a health worker is one too many.In 2012, two Pakistani health workers were out vaccinating children against polio when they were both shot by extremists. One of them died.The other, shot in the leg, had 11 metal rods inserted into his leg and was hospitalized for three months.In November, I met this remarkable man named Latif (his surname is withheld to protect his security). He is now fully recovered and back to work on the polio vaccination campaign. He told me he never considered giving up.Pakistan reported only two cases of wild poliovirus in 2017  as of May 17 and Latif is dete...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Female undergraduate's perceptions of intrusive behavior in 12 countries - Sheridan L, Scott AJ, Archer J, Roberts K.
The present study examines young women's (N  = 1,734) perceptions of the unacceptability of 47 intrusive activities enacted by men. Female undergraduate psychology students from 12 countries (Armenia, Australia, England, Egypt, Finland, India, Indonesia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Digital Science Expands Internationally with Opening of Subsidiary Company in Moscow, Russia
Digital Science, a business division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and a leading global technology company focused on jumpstarting innovation in the research community, has opened a subsidiary company, Digital Science & Research LLC based in Moscow, Russia. The company will be led by Dr. Igor Osipov as country CEO responsible for driving growth in Russia and in neighbouring CIS countries including Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and others. A Russian language website is available at www.digitalscience.ru. Digital Science invests in businesses that complement its ecosystem of services in the research and scie...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Eurasian governments progress on unified device regulatory system
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Regulators in five Eurasian countries report progress in efforts to establish a harmonized medical device market that would incorporate Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Eurasian governments progress on unified device regulatory system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Guardian] As Nigeria joins the rest of the globe to celebrate the World Malaria Day (WMD), today, April 25, seven countries have been certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having eliminated malaria: United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010), Armenia (2011), Maldives (2015), Sri Lanka (2016) and Kyrgyzstan (2016). This certification is granted by WHO when countries achieve at least three consecutive years of zero locally-acquired cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Unintentional pediatric cocaine exposures result in worse outcomes than other unintentional pediatric poisonings - Armenian P, Fleurat M, Mittendorf G, Olson KR.
The objectives were to assess the demographic and clinical characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tomatoes, Limes and Sex-Selective Abortions
Credit: Curt Carnemark / World Bank. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2017 (IPS)When Bimla Chandrasekharan saw that women who gave birth to baby girls were being sent out of the house by their angry husbands and mothers-in-law she realised a basic biology lesson was needed.“We start educating them on this XY chromosome,” Chandrasekharan who is Founder and Director of Indian women’s rights organisation EKTA told IPS. “(But) we don’t say XY chromosome, we do it with tomatoes and limes. ‘Tomato tomato’ it becomes a girl, ‘tomato lim...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Femicide India Patriarchal Societies UN Wo Source Type: news

UCLA medical students luck out on Match Day, and that's no blarney
There was a reason why many UCLA medical students and their families wore emerald green this St. Patrick ’s Day. Superstition aside, a little leprechaun luck could only help their circumstances. This year, the holiday coincided with Match Day, the day when 40,000 aspiring doctors nationwide find out simultaneously which hospitals have accepted them for 30,000 residency slots across the United States.Elaine Schmidt/UCLAMedical students Jasmin-Ann Reyes, Razmik Ghukasyan and Pooja Upadhyaya react to their matches.The annual Match Day ceremony, held for the first time in the newly opened Geffen Hall — part of...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Armenia, ‘ What Do You Want to Be? ’ Is Asked in Infancy
A celebration for a child ’ s first tooth includes presentation of an array of objects; the child ’ s choice is said to signify a future career. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRYANT ROUSSEAU Tags: Armenia Teeth and Dentistry atam hatik agra hadig Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Ketamine as a first-line treatment for severely agitated emergency department patients - Riddell J, Tran A, Bengiamin R, Hendey GW, Armenian P.
OBJECTIVE: Emergency physicians often need to control agitated patients who present a danger to themselves and hospital personnel. Commonly used medications have limitations. Our primary objective was to compare the time to a defined reduction in agitation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Supposed 'Burial Slab' Of Jesus Christ Uncovered For First Time In Centuries
A stone slab that many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion has been unveiled for the first time in centuries.  National Geographic, which was filming the restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, said the marble that encased the slab since at least 1555 was removed as part of the project.  “We were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, told the organization’s website. “It will be a long scientific analysis, but we will finally...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

$30 million gift to UCLA Health Sciences will accelerate research, education and patient care
Vatche and Tamar ManoukianTamar and Vatche Manoukian have made a landmark gift to the Division of Digestive Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA that will provide unrestricted funds to accelerate research, innovative clinical care and educational priorities. This generous effort has inspired additional anonymous pledged support, bringing the total of the gift on behalf of the Manoukians to $30 million to benefit the division and support crucial initiatives in the Geffen School of Medicine.In recognition of the Manoukians ’ leadership philanthropy, the university will name the division in their hono...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

International orthopedic docs arrive in Memphis for brain exchange
Physicians from around the world regularly come to Memphis to share ideas with local doctors and to take new techniques back home. For decades, Campbell Clinic has provided training for international orthopedic physicians, who then take what they’ve learned back to their home countries. The two most recent participants, Dr. Ara Aivazyan of Armenia and Dr. Brian Billy Berto Madison of South Sudan, work in countries that hav e seen their share of internal strife. Madison is one of three orthopedic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Sheffield Source Type: news

Lannett plants pass FDA inspections
Northeast Philadelphia generic drug manufacturer Lannett Co. Inc. said Monday the Food and Drug Administration has completed an inspection of the company ’s manufacturing facility in the city, as well as inspections of two facilities affiliated with Lannett in Armenia. The Armenian facilites consist of Darmantest Laboratory, the company’s pharmacokinetic subsidiary, and Firmplace, a stability laboratory with which the company has a strategic rel ationship. The FDA inspections concluded with two… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Fentanyl and a novel synthetic opioid U-47700 masquerading as street "norco" in central California: a case report - Armenian P, Olson A, Anaya A, Kurtz A, Ruegner R, Gerona RR.
In 2013 and 2014, more than 700 deaths were attributed to fentanyl and fentanyl analogues in the United States. Of recent  concern is the cluster of unintentional fentanyl overdoses because of tablets thought to be "Norco" purchased on the street in North... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: This Election Is About Defining America
Most presidential elections in America have been contests over different policy solutions and approaches but rooted in a commonly agreed reality. This time around, as the back-to-back Republican and Democratic conventions have demonstrated, the dispute is over what constitutes reality itself. More than anything else, this election is about defining what America is. Nominating conclaves used to be mainly about gritty political tradeoffs among factions in order to reach consensus on a candidate. These conventions were Hollywood-style orchestrations, replete with celebrity testimonials and musical performances, aimed at conv...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Counterfeit Norco containing fentanyl and the synthetic opioid U-47700
3 out of 5 stars Fentanyl and a Novel Synthetic Opioid U-47700 Masquerading as Street “Norco” in Central California: A Case Report. Armenian P et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 [Epub ahead of print] Full Text In a recent “Toxicology Rounds” column for Emergency Medicine News, I pointed out that designer opioids such as U-47700 are being identified in street drug specimens and overdose cases with increasing frequency. Knowing this, I was not really surprised when it was announced last week that the autopsy on music superstar Prince confirmed the presence of U-47700, as well as fentanyl. U...
Source: The Poison Review - July 28, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical counterfeit Norco synthetic opioid U-47700 Source Type: news

Gunmen Hold Paramedics Hostage in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with officers. The group seized the police post in the capital, Yerevan, on July 17, demanding freedom for a jailed opposition figure, and took those inside hostage. The last of those hostages were released on Saturday. After an exchange of fire before dawn Wednesday two of the gunmen surrendered and one police officer and two gunmen were wounded and taken to hospitals. Over 20 gunmen are believed to re...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Gunmen Hold Paramedics Hostage in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with officers. The group seized the police post in the capital, Yerevan, on July 17, demanding freedom for a jailed opposition figure, and took those inside hostage. The last of those hostages were released on Saturday. After an exchange of fire before dawn Wednesday two of the gunmen surrendered and one police officer and two gunmen were wounded and taken to hospitals. Over 20 gunmen are believed to re...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

A case for terrorism as genocide in an era of weakened states - Whiteside C.
Genocide is often linked to the rise of the nation state, although it is clear that it has existed as long as warfare itself. The Armenian genocide and the Jewish Holocaust are examples of attempts by states to kill off specific sub-populations based on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Trump Is More Than Anti-Mexican. He's Un-American.
In his recent rant against a 62-year-old Indiana-born Latino judge, Donald Trump reveals that he is more than anti-Mexican. He is un-American. America, after all, is but an idea inhabited by immigrants and their descendant generations. With the obvious exception of the native population, everyone originated from elsewhere. As is often said, America is not about where you came from but where you are going. The American creed is not based on race, ethnicity or religion, but on a shared ideal of tolerance and freedom in the pursuit of happiness. Integrating immigrants as individuals and providing them with the means of upwar...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eurasian governments issue new harmonized medical device regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Governments of five Eurasian countries have issued final regulations to establish a harmonized regulatory system for medical devices and IVDs across their respective jurisdictions. As Emergo reported earlier in 2016, the governments of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan signed on to a Eurasian Economic Union Agreement, but few additional details of the agreement as it pertained to medical device regulations were available until now. Emergo consultants in Russia as well as other sources now report that Eurasian Economic Union member states have issued more in-depth requir...
Source: Mass Device - June 10, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively. “To ensure children are born healthy is to give them the best possible start in life. It is immensely encouraging to see countries succeed in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of these 2 infections,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. “This is a tremendous achievement – a clear signal that the world is on the way to ...
Source: WHO news - June 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Being Is Not an Algorithm
Recently, The WorldPost published an interview with "Sapiens" author Yuval Harari in which he envisioned a future where "organisms become algorithms" as computer and biological sciences converge. In a response, Deepak Chopra writes this week that being cannot be reduced to an algorithm, nor can the mind be reduced to the wiring of the brain which artificial intelligence strives to mimic. "Of all the weird contradictions that plague modern life," Chopra says, "the strangest is the collapse of philosophy with the triumph of science. Aesthetics, morals, love, transcendence, idealism -- all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Being Is Not an Algorithm
Recently, The WorldPost published an interview with "Sapiens" author Yuval Harari in which he envisioned a future where "organisms become algorithms" as computer and biological sciences converge. In a response, Deepak Chopra writes this week that being cannot be reduced to an algorithm, nor can the mind be reduced to the wiring of the brain which artificial intelligence strives to mimic. "Of all the weird contradictions that plague modern life," Chopra says, "the strangest is the collapse of philosophy with the triumph of science. Aesthetics, morals, love, transcendence, idealism -- all...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

My Super Fun Depression
This week, I celebrated twenty amazing years married to my best friend. I have two terrific kids, whose lives I wish I had. I have an excellent job on a global hit sitcom that regularly puts me within touching distance of John Stamos' hair. I have tons of friends, even more Facebook friends, nearly 20,000 Twitter followers and I blog on The Huffington Post. By any available metric, I have a good life. And not a day goes by that I don't struggle with depression. You're probably thinking, "Wait, I've seen you crack wise at work or breakdance at a bar mitzvah." Or crack wise at a bar mitzvah or breakdance at wor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Pope Francis Gets It Right
In a wide-ranging interview conducted by Guillaume Goubert and The WorldPost's "Following Francis" columnist, Sébastien Maillard, the pope demonstrates once again his wise and mature grasp of the issues. In the interview, he acknowledges the limits of Europe's ability to absorb refugees while focusing on the larger picture of why there are so many migrants. Francis cites an unjust global economy in which, "the great majority of humanity's wealth has fallen into the hands of a minority of the population." He blames arms traffickers for fomenting profitable conflict. And he criticizes the counter...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Agenus CEO Garo Armen on entrepreneurship and being an immigrant
A passion for science first spurred Garo Armen to learn about chemistry, but what started him on the path to become an entrepreneur was the realization in the 1970s that someone was going to have to replace a lot of gas pumps, and soon. Armen, an Armenian whose grandmother lived through war and alleged atrocities of genocide, had immigrated to the U.S. in 1970 from Istanbul at age 17. He has been physically beaten at his school for talking about the Ottoman government's execution of more than 1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Between Engagement and Terror
This week we witnessed a world coming together and a world falling apart, a world between engagement and terror. For the first time in nearly 90 years, an American president visited Cuba, turning upside down the anti-Yanqui narrative that has been the raison d'être of one of the Western Hemisphere's most longest-lasting dictatorships. In Havana, President Barack Obama promised to work toward lifting the embargo on Cuba just as he has done in Iran, where the advance of reformists in last month's election has already demonstrated the fruits of that opening. In Brussels, it appears that some children of Muslim immigran...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Year After Sendai – What The World Can Learn from Armenia
Devastation from the Mar. 1, 2011 tsunami that swept through Yotukura fishing village. Credit: Suvendrini Kakuchi/IPSBy Armen ChilingaryanYEREVAN, ARMENIA, Mar 18 2016 (IPS)Armenia is prone to natural disasters. Eight out of every 10 citizens are likely to experience a natural disaster at some point during their lifetimes – an earthquake, landslide, hailstorm or flooding. Each year, the country incurs $33 million in damage from such disasters. As a Member State of the United Nations, Armenia joined the Hyogo Framework for Action in 2005, which brought a common understanding, at the global level, of what is needed to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Armen Chilingaryan Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Eurasian countries agree to harmonized medical device framework
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group An agreement to establish a harmonized regulatory system for medical devices across Russia and several former Soviet bloc countries has been signed, but few details have thus far been released. Signatories to the Eurasian Economic Union Agreement include Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Although no governments involved in the proposal have yet released guidance, implementation efforts are expected to last until 2021. Additional details on local-level implementation plans are anticipated for March 2016. According to Emergo consultants and third-party sources in Russia,...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: 5 Million Jobs Lost to Robots and Inequality Too Vast to Last
As global elites gathered in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum released a daunting survey that estimates that 5 million jobs will be lost across the world in coming years to robotic automation. Oxfam also reported this week that 62 ultra-rich individuals held as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet -- inequality too vast to last. While globalization and rapid technological advance empower some with unprecedented possibilities, they dispossess others, causing growing gaps in power and wealth that lead in turn to fear, resentment and violence. In this one world a race is on between the two cons...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

H1N1 swine flu kills 18 in Armenia, three in Georgia: officials
TBILISI (Reuters) - Eighteen people have died from H1N1 swine flu in Armenia in the last two months, the country's health ministry said on Thursday, but it said there was no risk of a mass outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Armenia says 10 people died from H1N1 swine flu
YEREVAN (Reuters) - Ten people have died from H1N1 swine flu in Armenia in the last two months but there is no danger of a mass outbreak, a spokeswoman for the country's health ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why are many of the most vulnerable Californians rejecting managed health care?
Why are hundreds of thousands of the state’s “dual eligibles” — fragile older seniors and disabled young people who receive both Medi-Cal and Medicare benefits — rejecting the new state-managed health care pilot program? That’s the question being posed by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, who have received a $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and are working with community advocates, managed health care providers and health insurers to study the issue. According to recent enrollment data from the state, the overall opt-out rate for t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 30, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A post-earthquake psychopathological investigation in Armenia: methodology, summary of findings, and follow-up - Khachadourian V, Armenian H, Demirchyan A, Melkonian A, Hovanesian A.
The post-earthquake psychopathological investigation (PEPSI) was designed to probe the short- and long-term effects of the earthquake in northern Armenia on 7 December 1988 on survivors' mental and physical health. Four phases of this study have been condu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

What Does This Ancient Personality Test Say About You?
This article was made possible through the guidance and teachings of Rasanath Das and Hari Prasad of UPBUILDNYC, through their workshops on the Enneagram. -- 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 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Fate of Iran Deal Twists in the Wind
In the dog days of late summer in the northern hemisphere, the fate of the deal that would curb Iran's capacity to produce nuclear weapons twists in the wind. The ongoing uncertainty has revealed just how hard it is for U.S. President Barack Obama to establish his authority over the U.S. Congress and America's allies. The robust public debate over the controversial deal in Iran also reveals it is a much more open society than its Arab counterparts in the region. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former head of the foreign relations committee of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, envisions a new era of relations between Ira...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prospective study of predictors of poor self-rated health in a 23-year cohort of earthquake survivors in Armenia - Demirchyan A, Petrosyan V, Armenian HK, Khachadourian V.
Long-term prospective studies exploring general health outcomes among disaster survivors are rare. Self-rated health (SRH) - a proven correlate of morbidity and mortality prognosis - was used to investigate predictors of perceived health status among a 23-... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Loss and psychosocial factors as determinants of quality of life in a cohort of earthquake survivors - Khachadourian V, Armenian HK, Demirchyan A, Goenjian A.
BACKGROUND: Despite the existing evidence of a long lasting effect of disaster related experiences on physical and psychological health, few studies have evaluated long-term quality of life (QOL) outcomes of disaster survivors and the factors associated wi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physical and chemical injuries to eyes and eyelids - Pargament JM, Armenia J, Nerad JA.
Ocular and periocular injuries are common reasons for emergency department visits. In fact, an estimated 2 million Americans suffer ocular injuries each year. Evaluation and treatment of physical and chemical injuries to the eyes and eyelids begin with a s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news