New pharmaceutical track and trace system announced for Bahrain
The aim of the electronic system is to ensure medicines are dispensed according to the correct procedures set by authorities, as well as to prevent counterfeit drugs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

G42 Healthcare introduces wearable technology to COVID-19 vaccine trial
The Abu Dhabi technology company is currently spearheading the world ’s first Phase III trials of one vaccine, with volunteers from the UAE and Bahrain taking part. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

2 Mideast countries have highest confirmed virus rates
The small, neighboring sheikhdoms of Bahrain and Qatar appear to have among the world’s highest per capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 tracing apps in Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway spark privacy concerns
In a new investigation by Amnesty International, the two Gulf states and Norway have released apps that reportedly operate as mass surveillance tools. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Bahrain says 44% of asymptomatic cases are infectious
Asymptomatic carriers in Bahrainfound to pose a risk; shortage of test kits ‘leading to virus spread in Africa’; Mexico confirmsrecord daily infectionsIndia reports surge in Covid-19 cases as lockdown easedCoronavirus cases fall in France despite easing of lockdownUS hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 casesHundreds of children among victims in Indonesia - reportsSee all our coronavirus coverage8.00pmBSTTorontowill make it mandatory to wear masks on public transport by 2 July when the city ’s transport agency approves the measure.John Tory, the city ’s mayor, said the mandate would help prevent the s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now) and Damien Gayle, Josh Halliday and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Medical research UK news US news Australia news Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Matt Hancock not ruling out compulsory cooperation with test and trace system – as it happened
UK death toll risesby 151 to 41,279; urgent cancer referrals in Englandfell by 60% in first month of lockdownNHS unable to trace contacts of 33% of people with coronavirusWho does coronavirus kill in England and Wales?How successful is test and trace? - AnalysisCoronavirus – latest updates7.15pmBSTThat ’s it from us today on the UK side. If you would like to continue to follow the Guardian’s coverage of the pandemic, head over to theglobal live blog for the worldwide picture.Related:Coronavirus live news: Bahrain says 44% of asymptomatic cases are infectious6.42pmBSTThe government of the Isle of Man has a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow, Lucy Campbell and Sarah Marsh Tags: Politics UK news Coronavirus outbreak Health Matt Hancock Iain Duncan Smith Universal basic income Society Jeremy Hunt Science Source Type: news

Singapore Was a Coronavirus Success Story —Until an Outbreak Showed How Vulnerable Workers Can Fall Through the Cracks
Since mid-March, Asadul Alam Asif has watched nervously as Singapore reported more and more COVID-19 cases in migrant workers’ dormitories like the one where he lives. The 28-year-old Bangladeshi technician counted himself lucky each day that nobody was infected in his housing block, where around 1,900 workers reside in cramped conditions that make social distancing impossible. To relieve congestion, Asif’s company rehoused some people, which left half of the 16 bunk-beds in his small room empty. But then, one day last week, seven people in Asif’s dorm tested positive. He received a text message instru...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Bahrain sets up coronavirus ICU in military hospital car park
Bahrain has converted the multi-storey car park of a military hospital into a 130-bed intensive care unit for patients with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, and plans to set up four more field ICUs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain launches electronic bracelets to keep track of active COVID-19 cases
Spearheaded by the Information& eGovernment Authority (iGA), the new wristbands are part of the government ’s effort in quickly tracing new cases of COVID-19, as well as keeping track of active cases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Rezaeian M, Khan MM.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) consists of 22 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Bahrain reports first Gulf death from coronavirus, ministry says
Bahrain reported its first death from coronavirus on Monday, the health ministry said on Twitter, the first death from COVID-19 virus in the Gulf states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gulf Governments Engage In Blame Game Over Spread Of Coronavirus
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of irresponsibility, while some in Iran say they detect a “Western conspiracy” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dominic Dudley, Contributor Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from nine countries including UAE, Bahrain and Egypt
Saudi Arabia suspended travel to nine countries for its citizens and residents amid coronavirus fears and suspended the entry of people from those countries or anyone who has been there in the past 14 days, the state news agency reported early on Monday, quoting a source in the Interior Ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain asks people arriving from four countries to self-quarantine: tweet
Bahrain has called on people who have traveled to Lebanon, Egypt, Italy or South Korea to self-quarantine for two weeks from the day of their arrival, the Health Ministry said in a tweet on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia limits arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain to airports over coronavirus: SPA
Saudi Arabia limited on Saturday land crossings with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Bahrain to commercial trucks only, with arrivals from the three countries temporarily limited to three airports as a precaution taken over the spread of the coronavirus, Saudi news agency SPA reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain stops flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon until further notice
Flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon have been stopped until further notice, Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in Bahrain announced on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iraq bans public gatherings on coronavirus fear; travel ban totals nine countries
Iraq on Wednesday banned public gatherings and barred entry by travelers from Kuwait and Bahrain because of the spread of the new coronavirus, prohibiting travel to or from a total of nine countries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain discovers seven new coronavirus cases, raising the number to 33
Bahrain discovered seven new cases of coronavirus, raising the number to 33, the ministry of health reported on Twitter on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain extends suspension of flights to and from Dubai international airport
Flights to and from Dubai International Airport have been suspended for an additional 48 hours, civil aviation affairs (CAA) in Bahrain announced on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain temporarily stops Dubai, Sharjah flights over virus
The tiny island nation of Bahrain temporarily has halted all flights between it and the world's busiest airport for international travel in Dubai over the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bahrain Blocks Flights From Dubai, As Gulf Countries Try To Get To Grips With Coronavirus
In Kuwait, the government has also abruptly cancelled all festivities to mark the country ’s National Day (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dominic Dudley, Contributor Source Type: news

Three Gulf states, Iraq report first coronavirus cases, linked to Iran
Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all people who had been in Iran, which raised its toll from the disease to 12 dead and 61 infected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here ’s What to Know
A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures. But the number of people infected elsewhere in the world is rising quickly, with clusters in South Korea, Italy, Iran and a cruise ship docked in Japan. As of Monday, more than 2,200 cases of the virus, officially called COVID-19, have been reported outside of mainland China,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

The Conductor's Kim Lane Goes Global (Movers & Shakers)
Kim Lane, CEO of the Conductor in Conway, was invited to serve as a U.S. delegate and speaker at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama, Bahrain, last month. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 27, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ammar Sabouni
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Four Killed, 20 Injured in Collapse in UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say four people have been killed and some 20 others were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Ministry said that an "old building" collapsed Tuesday in Salmaniya, a neighborhood of Bahrain's capital, Manama. The two-story residential building reportedly housed foreign laborers. Police said the injuries were "medium and serious," without elaborating, and that 60 rescuers with firetrucks and ambulances responded. The police updated the casualty figures Wednesday on Twitter, saying that three bodies were retrieved a...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News International Operations Source Type: news

Four Killed, 20 Injured in Collapse in UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say four people have been killed and some 20 others were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Ministry said that an "old building" collapsed Tuesday in Salmaniya, a neighborhood of Bahrain's capital, Manama. The two-story residential building reportedly housed foreign laborers. Police said the injuries were "medium and serious," without elaborating, and that 60 rescuers with firetrucks and ambulances responded. The police updated the casualty figures Wednesday on Twitter, saying that three bodies were retrieved a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News International Operations Source Type: news

How violence happens (or not): situational conditions of violence and nonviolence in Bahrain, Tunisia, and Syria - Bramsen I.
This article investigates the microdynamics of violence durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Epidemiology of burn at a military hospital in Bahrain: initial experience of patient outcomes and quality indicators - Louri NA, Dey N, Ebrahim FK, Jose J, Philip SS, Shanmugasundaram T, Rengasamy S.
Burn injuries are one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. We undertook a retrospective study to analyze the epidemiology and etiology of burn injuries at the burn unit of Bahrain Defence Force-Royal Medical Services from 2015... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan 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

Drug information, misinformation, and disinformation on social media: a content analysis study - Al Khaja KAJ, AlKhaja AK, Sequeira RP.
This study, carried out in Bahrain, evaluated the truthfulness  of 22 social media claims about drugs (72.7%), dietary supplements (22.7%), an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nurse Dies After Contracting Rare Nipah Virus While Treating Outbreak in India
(NEW DELHI) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus. “I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry,” Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam, the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala. “Take care of our children,” wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. She signed it “Lots of love.” She died Monday. At least 10 people h...
Source: TIME: Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized India onetime Source Type: news

Nurse Dies After Contracting Rare Nipah Virus While Treating Outbreak in India
(NEW DELHI) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus. “I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry,” Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam, the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala. “Take care of our children,” wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. She signed it “Lots of love.” She died Monday. At least 10 people h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized India onetime Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health 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

Climate change to cause dramatic drop in Persian Gulf biodiversity and fisheries potential
(University of British Columbia) The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, may lose up to 12 per cent of its marine biodiversity in some areas before the end of the century if countries in the region do not take measures to address climate change. A business-as-usual climate scenario will severely affect species richness off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the end of the century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 27, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From DuPuy Synthes’s spinal implant launch to Lumendi’s FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. DePuy Synthes launches spinal implants DePuy Synthes announced in an April 26 press release that it has launched its Proti 360º integrated titanium family of interbody devices that are designed to be used with patients who have degenerative disc disease in their neck and back. The Proti 360º is designed to maximize the potential for bone growth while offering the benefits of PEEK and titanium. Titanium create...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Weight loss Abbott Apollo Endosurgery cerusendovascular depuysynthes Lumendi MedTech Pavmed reshapelifesciences sanqu Source Type: news

Violence toward health workers in Bahrain Defense Force Royal Medical Services' emergency department - Rafeea F, Al Ansari A, Abbas EM, Elmusharaf K, Abu Zeid MS.
BACKGROUND: Employees working in emergency departments (EDs) in hospital settings are disproportionately affected by workplace violence as compared to those working in other departments. Such violence results in minor or major injury to these workers. In o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

King Hamad University Hospital purchases ARxIUM ’s RIVA system
King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Bahrain has purchased pharmacy automation developer ARxIUM ’s RIVA system for its hospital pharmacy. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - August 30, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

GCCMID Abstracts deadline
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017Year: 2017Location: Bahrain (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 6, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Aggression against children in the Arab region needs to come to an end
The objective of this panel debate was to address the role of education in instilling a culture of peace and tolerance among children in post-conflict environments. The lessons learned from the case studies of Bahrain, Sri Lanka and Colombia underlined the potential of education in enabling children to overcome hostile mindsets – sometime resulting from family backgrounds – and to understand that differences need not beget division but can be an opportunity to celebrate diversity. Many of these countries have taken a number of initiatives in creating supportive environments to facilitate the socializing of chil...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Faces of IBD: Celebrating our patients and their caregivers
IBD nurse practitioner Caitlin Dolan educating her patient Jenna, 11 Some say it takes a village to raise a child. When it comes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), our patients and their families depend on a “village” of caregivers — gastroenterologists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and more — to carry them through their journey. In honor of World IBD Day, May 19, we are celebrating the patients who inspire us and the dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center team that diagnose, educate and treat nearly 1,500 patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Research and Innovation Athos Bousvaros IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Scott Snapper Source Type: news

Featured Review: Moisturizer for eczema
Applying moisturizers is an integral part of eczema treatment, but it is effective?Please see more resources at the bottom of this articleEczema is a chronic skin disease characterized by dry skin, intense itching, inflammatory skin lesions, and considerable impact on quality of life. Moisturizers are a cornerstone of eczema treatment, but it is unclear whether moisturizers are effective or whether one moisturizer is preferable to another.A team ofCochrane Skin authors based in Bahrain, Denmark, and the Netherlands assessed the effects of moisturizers for eczema. Their review includes 77 studies, with a total of 6,603 peop...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Air Pollution Emerges as a Top Killer Globally – Part 1
Dark pollution clouds over Cairo. Credit: Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani/IPS.By Martin KhorPENANG, Nov 11 2016 (IPS)New research is showing that air pollution is a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change.   Air pollution has emerged as a leading cause of deaths and serious ailments in the world.  Emissions that cause air pollution and are Greenhouse Gases are also the main factor causing climate change.Therefore, drastically reducing air pollution should now be treated as a top priority.The seriousness of this problem was highlighted by...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Environment Headlines Health air pollution Indoor air quality World Health Organization Source Type: news

Stryker ’ s Sage Products expands med wipes recall over B. cepacia contamination concerns
Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) Sage Products subsidiary is expanding its voluntary worldwide recall to include lots of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia, according to an FDA notice. The recall includes Sage Products’ Comfort Shield barrier cloths, incontinence clean-up cloths, M-care meatal cleansing cloths, Comfort Bath cleansing washcloths and .2% chlorhexidine gluconate cloths. Use of the products contaminated with B. cepacia could cause serious infections in patients with compromised immune systems or in hospitalized patients which could be life t...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Recalls Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Prevalence and behavioral risk factors associated with road traffic accidents among medical students of Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain - Rasool FAA, Alekri AA, Nabi HA, Naiser MJ, Shamlooh NM, Alnashaba SA, Alherz ZA, Almosawi ZS, Al Sayyad AS.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents are ranked by the World Health Organization as the 10th leading cause of death globally. An estimated 1.3 million people were killed annually in car crashes and as many as 50 million were injured in 2011. Road injuries ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Tear gas: an epidemiological and mechanistic reassessment - Rothenberg C, Achanta S, Svendsen ER, Jordt SE.
Deployments of tear gas and pepper spray have rapidly increased worldwide. Large amounts of tear gas have been used in densely populated cities, including Cairo, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Manama (Bahrain), and Hong Kong. In the United States, tear gas was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news