Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren. The latest findings from a long-term, UCLA-led study reveal that children who survived the quake and received psychotherapy soon after have experienced health benefits into adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren.The latest findings from a long-term, UCLA-led study reveal that children who survived the quake and received psychotherapy soon after have experienced health benefits into adulthood.The findings are particularly relevant today, said Dr. Armen Goenjian, the study ’s lead author and a researcher at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, given the increased freque...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'We're above civilisation': life in a cosmic ray station – photo essay
Cut off during winter, a former Soviet weapons research facility high up on Mount Aragats, Armenia is now part of a network of sites around the world studying the mysterious particlesThe cosmic ray research station on Mount Aragats sits at an altitude of 3,200 metres. The site in Armenia was constructed in 1943 to conduct top-secret research into atomic reactions for the development of nuclear weapons. Now the facility provides insight into thunderstorms and cosmic rays. The only way visitors can reach the base in winter is via a nine-mile (15km) climb through snow.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amos Chapple/RFE/RL Tags: Science Physics Armenia Europe World news Source Type: news

Is left-behind status related to differences in sexual health of Armenian mothers? Evidence from the Demographic and Health Survey in 2010 and 2015 - Ferrandiz-Mont D, Chiao C.
BACKGROUND: Migration caused by poverty is a growing public health issue around the world. Migrants are at heightened risk of HIV/STIs and yet the vulnerability to poor sexual health of their left-behind partners, in relation to their household wealth, rem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Top UCLA news stories of 2019
UCLA began observing its 100th birthday this year and delivered new  advances in research, health care, the arts, community service and teaching. These are some of the top stories from UCLA Newsroom in 2019 — those which made news and engaged the community of Bruins and beyond.UCLA Newsroom will resume publishing on Jan. 2, 2020. For more, be sure toperuse the archives and to followUCLA Newsroom on Twitter. UCLA turns 100UCLA ArchiveUCLA from overhead in the 1930s.Founders of UCLA would marvel at their creationIn just 100 years, UCLA has grown into a respected center of learning, research and health ca...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Open fire ovens and effects of in-home lavash bread baking on carbon monoxide exposure and carboxyhemoglobin levels among women in rural Armenia - Tadevosyan A, Mikulski MA, Baber Wallis A, Rubenstein L, Abrahamyan S, Arestakesyan L, Hovsepyan M, Reynolds SJ, Fuortes LJ.
Lavash is a traditional flat bread commonly baked at home by women in Armenia and other Middle Eastern and Caucasus countries. The baking process follows centuries' old recipes and is done primarily in open-fire ovens. Data are limited regarding the impact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Program improves short term nutritional outcomes in a conflict zone
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study led by a researcher at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds that a multidisciplinary program within a conflict zone in Armenia was successful in improving several measures of childhood nutrition. Results appear in the journal Public Health Nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Theatres of violence on the Ottoman periphery: exploring the local roots of genocidal policies in Antep - Kurt.
This article explores how and why deportation and elimination of the Armenians of Antep were carried out during World War One (WWI). In particular, it scrutinizes the political and social context in which local authorities, provincial elites, and ordinary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Unintentional fentanyl overdoses among persons who thought they were snorting cocaine - Fresno, California, January 7, 2019 - Armenian P, Whitman JD, Badea A, Johnson W, Drake C, Dhillon SS, Rivera M, Brandehoff N, Lynch KL.
On January 7, 2019, three patients arrived at the Community Regional Medical Center emergency department in Fresno, California, after snorting (i.e., nasally insufflating) white powder they thought was cocaine. One (patient A) was in cardiac arrest, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study to explore intimate partner violence and barriers to empowerment of women in Armenia - Kabir R, Khan HTA.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence is a major problem worldwide and it is one of the most social issues in Armenia. Empowerment is one of the important factors that helps women to break the cycle of violence by their husband/partner. The aim of this res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Individual behavior as a defense in the "war on cyberterror": a system dynamics approach - Armenia S, Tsaples G.
The problem of cyberterrorism, despite its contested nature, is an important area of research. Scholars agree that the most dangerous targets for such attacks are critical infrastructure and organizations that are vital to society due to their interconnect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

May I be a sacrifice for my grandchildren-transgenerational transmission and women's narratives of the Yezidi ferman - Six-Hohenbalken M.
This paper addresses the (post)-memories of the generations of offspring of survivors of the genocidal processes in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. About 12,000 Yezidis managed to flee to Armenia and establish a diasporic community. Based on ethnogr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A collaborative approach to renewable energy
An EU-funded project has driven collaboration on renewable energy between businesses and researchers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova with counterparts from EU countries. The links are boosting innovation - helping the participating countries make the transition to more sustainable energy sources. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Stimulant drugs are associated with violent and penetrating trauma - Armenian P, Effron Z, Garbi N, Dirks R, Benowitz NL, Gerona RR.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse is associated with traumatic injuries. Prior studies of drug use and injury have relied on urine drug of abuse screens, which have false positives, false negatives and inability to detect novel drugs. Our study characterizes the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Latent TB Common in Child Contacts of Patients With Drug-Resistant TB Latent TB Common in Child Contacts of Patients With Drug-Resistant TB
Children in close contact with patients who have drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are likely to develop latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but unlikely to develop tuberculosis disease (TB), according to prospective data from Armenia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What influences a person's psychological boundaries?
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Professor Sofya Nartova-Bochaver of the Higher School of economics and colleagues from universities in Armenia and China conducted a comparative analysis of the psychological boundaries of individuals living in different countries. The results indicate that age and sex play a greater role in the formation of those boundaries than culture does. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries
Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief will distribute $93 million worth of Amgen donated cancer treatments and supportive care medicines. This donation will provide cancer patients in 18 developing countries access to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) and Vectibix® (panitumumab). Patients will access the donated medicines through Direct Relief-partner hospitals and clinics in the following countries: Ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

30th Anniversary of the Spitak Earthquake in Armenia
Thirty years ago today, on December 7, 1988, a 6.9 earthquake devastated Armenia. Also known as the Spitak earthquake due to the fault rupture’s proximity to the town of Spitak, the massive... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: History 30th anniversary Armenia Armenina Earthquake Spitak statue Source Type: news

Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?
By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 2018 (IPS)Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?Having advocated ‘shock therapy’, a ‘big bang’, ‘sudden’ or rapid post-Soviet transition, Jeffrey Sachs and others have claimed that the sudden collapse in Russian adult male life expectancy was due to a sudden increase in alcohol consumption, playing into popular foreign images of vodka-binging Russian me...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Governance Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa:"A big step forward" for health in the French-speaking world
[Speak Up Africa] YEREVAN, ARMENIA (12 October 2018) -- Today, 57 countries committed to eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through the adoption of a resolution at the XVIIIe Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF, or International Organization of the Francophonie).Widely supported by civil society organizations across the Francophone space, this resolution commits member states to promoting and reinforcing the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the Francophone co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Curcumin combined with boswellic acid scientifically shown to be a treatment for patients with osteoarthritis
(Natural News) Boswellic acid and curcumin have been used on their own as natural treatments for various ailments. An Armenian study (see citation below) showed that the two natural medicines have excellent synergy – their combination can relieve the painful symptoms of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis weakens the cartilage and bones in the joints of aging people. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists examine the effects of a curcumin blend on arthritis patients
(Natural News) Armenian researchers investigated the synergy of boswellic acid and curcumin in the treatment of osteoarthritis patients. They reported that a supplemental blend of boswellic acid and curcumin was more effective in relieving the painful symptoms of the disease than turmeric-derived curcumin alone. The study was supported by the Yerevan State Medical University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda
A lake in Ukraine, which has a relative scarcity of naturally-occurring water supplies in populated areas. Credit: Vitaliy Motrinets/cc by 4.0By Ed HoltKIEV, Jun 21 2018 (IPS)A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country’s approach to its water resources.After almost five years of promoting a vision of water security and proactive water management among various stakeholders and the government in Kiev, the issue of water security is now a top development priority for the government.“Ageing infr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Water & Sanitation Global Water Partnership Sustai Source Type: news

Forgiveness makes sense: forgiving others enhances the salutary associations of meaning-making with traumatic stress symptoms - Toussaint L, Kalayjian A, Diakonova-Curtis D.
Armenia is a small country in the Southern Caucasus region--independent since the fall of the Soviet regime--that is unsettled economically and politically. Research in developing societies like Armenia is limited, especially regarding how people endure ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why Armenia's transition to democracy failed
(Lehigh University) In a paper published online in Nationalities Papers earlier this month in, Arman Grigoryan, assistant professor of international relations at Lehigh University, argues that the main driver of Armenia's failed transition after independence was its war with Azerbaijan and the continued state of belligerence after the ceasefire was signed in 1994. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder 23 years after the 1988 Spitak Earthquake in Armenia - Goenjian AK, Khachadourian V, Armenian H, Demirchyan A, Steinberg AM.
This population-based longitudinal study examined the rates and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 725 differentially exposed survivors of the 1988 Spitak earthquake in Armenia, 23 years after the event. Participants had been previous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alexandria, an emporium in the Silk Road, and the traffic of unusual medicines - Rosso AM.
In Ancient times, an active trade of exotic and peculiar drugs tool place along the Silk Road. Coming through China, India, Central Asia, Armenia, including Colchis, Arabia, Nubia as far as Greece and Rome, it was centered during Ptolemaic and Roman times ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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

Nations to Receive Para Ice Hockey Equipment - Actualising the Dream Project
PyeongChang 2018 Actualising the Dream project grants Armenia, Netherlands, Australia and Kazakhstan Para ice hockey equipment (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 7, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Sports News 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 18, 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