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Gender communal terrorism or war rape: ten symbolic reasons - Matusitz J.
This paper examines gender communal terrorism in past conflicts across the globe. Gender communal terrorism is a symbolic form of war rape. It was used systematically during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and the Second Congo War (1998-2003), as part of a lar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unveiling vaccine hesitancy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Immunization rates in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are as low as 40% in some areas and continuing to decline, increasing the risk of large disease outbreaks. But, no one knows precisely why. Growing vaccine hesitancy, misinformation in social media, lack of trust in the health system, a shortage of health workers and supply issues are all suspected reasons for low coverage rates. However, these are mostly assumptions with little evidence. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Bosnia and Herzegovina [country], European Region [region], Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

Drama helps battle child marriage in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – On the surface, child marriage seems to affect few girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. But dig a little deeper, and a pattern emerges among the most marginalized, impoverished girls. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Association of adverse childhood experiences and health risk behaviors among young adults visiting a regional primary healthcare center, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Musa S, Peek-Asa C, Jovanovic N, Selimovi ć E.
BACKGROUND: Many studies have linked adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to long-term health outcomes, as well as health risk behaviors. In the post-war period in Bosnia and Herzegovina, many young people grew up in an environment of deteriorated living s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Masculinity and male survivors of wartime sexual violence: a Bosnian case study - Clark JN.
While conflict-related sexual violence affects men and women, male survivors are often overlooked or marginalised. The case of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is a poignant example. Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war ended, little attention has been given to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bosnia on the border? Republican violence in Northern Ireland during the 1920s and 1970s - Lewis M, McDaid S.
Unionist politicians have argued that Republican political violence on the Irish border, during both the partition of Ireland and more recent Northern Ireland conflict, constituted ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Protestant/Unionist community in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

The barter and trade economic system of a SHTF economy; interview of a survivor who made it through
(Natural News) When SHTF, barter will become the primary system of exchange. So, The Prepping Guide interviewed Selco, a Bosnian who survived a blockade of his city, regarding barter and trade during the Balkans War. According to Selco, money and precious metals are useless during SHTF conditions. Items with immediate uses are much better. Cigarettes were the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day and the story of disabled people
Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January commemorates all those affected by Hitler’s campaign of genocide against the Jews and other minority groups including Roma Gypsies, eastern Europeans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, trade unionists, socialists, communists and disabled people. It is estimated that close to 250,000 disabled people were murdered by the Nazi regime. The Nazis used the discredited theory of eugenics to argue that mentally and physically disabled people were inferior to the Aryan race. This formed the basis of the ‘T4 programme’, a state sponsored genocide of disabled people with d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: cullenm Tags: Article disability discrimination disabled members holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

Blast injury prevalence in skeletal remains: are there differences between Bosnian war samples and documented combat-related deaths? - Dussault MC, Hanson I, Smith MJ.
Court cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have seen questions raised about the recognition and causes of blast-related trauma and the relationship to human rights abuses or combat. During trials, defence teams argu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors
Unrepentant Mladic convicted of genocide and sentenced to life in prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

Bosnian Serb Commander Ratko Mladic Convicted of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia today convicted former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity for his role in the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. Physicians for Human Rights, which conducted multiple mass grave investigations across the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s for the Tribunal, hailed today ’s verdict as a victory for international justice and for the victims of Mladic’s crimes. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of domestic violence shelter staff perceptions regarding barriers to services in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United States - Grubb JA, Muftic LR.
Service provision for domestic violence (DV) survivors has been a long-standing staple of shelters in the United States. Although shelter services provide numerous benefits for survivors, barriers tied to acquisition remain a pressing concern when combatti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The legitimacy of international courts: victims' evaluations of the ICTY and local courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Kutnjak Ivkovi ć S, Hagan J.
This paper presents the results of a 2007 survey of victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Bosnia and Herzegovina. We study the level of diffuse and specific support for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

65 Skulls Found in Mass Grave at Site of Gruesome War Crime
(SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina ) — Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country’s 1992-95 war. Lejla Cengic from Bosnia’s Missing Persons Institute says Tuesday that remains including 65 skulls have been found since September 7 in the grave at the Koricanske Stijene cliff near Mount Vlasic. She says they’re believed to belong to some of over 220 non-Serb civilians executed there by Bosnian Serb forces on August 21, 1992. Most of those killed were taken from Serb-run detention...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW bosnia bosnia-Herzegovina onetime Source Type: news

Massimo Calabresi and Alex Altman Chosen to Lead TIME Washington Bureau
The following note was sent by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal to staff Monday. Team TIME: In a summer that has seen 9 million people come to TIME in a single day for an eclipse and, in Firsts, some of the most ambitious enterprise we’ve ever done, we have also been continually reminded that our coverage of the nation’s capital is in so many ways the engine of our journalism. And so I am delighted to announce some important new roles in our Washington Bureau: Massimo Calabresi, one of the best-sourced and steadiest hands in our business, becomes TIME’s Washington Bureau Chief. Deputy Bureau Chief Alex Altma...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Journalism TIME washington Source Type: news

Mental diseases and criminal offences committed by persons placed at the Forensic Department of the Penitentiary in Zenica, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bjelo šević E, Krehmić A, Hadžikapetanović H, Čoralić S, Bjelošević S.
Aim To investigate an impact of various biological, psychological and social factors on perpetration of criminal offences by persons with mental disorders and to examine legal requirements for placement of persons with mental disorders, who committed crimi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A double Cochrane celebration in Croatia
A double celebration of Cochrane was organized this year in Croatia where, apart from the annualCroatian Cochrane Symposium, held at the University of Split School of Medicine (UoSSoM) from 9th -10th June,a celebration of Cochrane Croatia ’s independent Centre status was held on 8th June to a large crowd of Cochrane supporters, including government officials, health professionals, and students.On behalf of Cochrane Croatia ’s host institution, Prof. Zoran Đogaš, the Dean of the University of Split School of Medicine, gave the opening address at the Centre celebration, expressing his support of Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

From the Rescuer to the Aggressor – understanding the 10 types of human
Why do some people chase noble dreams while others torture to stay sane? Barrister Dexter Dias ’s new book draws on ‘moral cognition’ to explain FGM, the crimes of child soldiers – and why we happily pay to punish a cheatWhy do human beings hurt other human beings? That, says the barrister and sometime judge,Dexter Dias QC, is the most fundamental question in his book Ten Types of Human. In it, we meet sex traffickers, the sex-trafficked, a woman whose career was very nearly ended when she blew the whistle in Bosnia, a man whose life very nearly was, when he tried to stage a rescue. We go from thepo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Evolution Biology UK criminal justice Science Law Source Type: news

Association of Islamic prayer with psychological stability in Bosnian war veterans - Pajevi ć I, Sinanovic O, Hasanovic M.
To compare the outcomes among war veterans who pray/do not pray and who were not suffering mental disorders after the Bosnia-Herzegovina war (1992-95). The sample consists of 100 healthy Bosnian war veterans divided in two equal groups-one, a highly religi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Humble Honeybee
Honeybees are incomparable little creatures. Allow me to tell you why: Honeybees and humans share many things in common: we socialize, dance, eat honey, touch, feel, mimic one another, sleep, enjoy nicotine, caffeine, vote and we both get sick. After a queen honeybee lays a couple million eggs, she begins to produce fewer pheromones (or chemical scents), which cause the worker bees to feed half a dozen larvae royal jelly or pure protein as they begin rearing a new queen. It’s up to the scout bees to locate a new site to move the existing queen and thousands of workers to create with their beeswax a new hive. The bee...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cochrane Croatia recognized for success in promoting best available health information
Cochrane is delighted to announce thatCochrane Croatia has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by being awarded full, independent Centre status.The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the University of Split School of Medicine, where it is part of the Croatian Centre for Global Health.Cochrane Croatia will continue to promote evidence-based decision making in health care in Croatia and the region by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Why This Girl Opened A New Toy -- And Found A Pregnancy Test Instead
A new video from Save The Children is bringing attention to the alarming reality of underage pregnancy worldwide. Released on Wednesday, the video features a young girl unboxing what she thinks is a new doll ― and finding a pregnancy test instead. “I don’t know what this is,” the girl says, pulling out the test. “It says pregnant, not pregnant.”  “Every two seconds, a girl around the world gives birth,” she reads off a card in the box. “Girls can have babies?” she asks. The girl’s reaction in the video was not staged, according to the group. Ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gorgeous Video Captures An Ocean of Fog In The Grand Canyon
SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo. A stunning time-lapse video of the Grand Canyon shows the carved formation as it may have looked millennia ago — but instead of water, it’s filled with what has the appearance of an ocean of fog. Filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic has set up his camera at the canyon 30 different times since 2015. During one visit, he managed to witness and film the dramatic changes of a full cloud inversion, which occurs when warm air traps cold air beneath and creates a sea of fog. The inversion lasted the entire day, allowing time for Mehmedinovic to fi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

International intervention and genocide in Bosnia - Gamawa YI.
The United Nations intervention in the Bosnian conflict was generally considered a positive development that could bring an end to the instabilty in the Balkans after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. The UN was forced to intervene following the outbreak of v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'We've left junk everywhere': why space pollution could be humanity's next big problem
With satellites under threat from collisions, a former lieutenant is now focused on technology that can remove space debrisJason Held rekindled his love for space while lying in a ditch in Bosnia in 1996, where he was one of 16,500 US troops deployed on a peacekeeping mission at the end of the Bosnian War.Then a lieutenant, he says he had “nothing to do but to watch the two armies put their guns away”. So he signed up for a class in undergraduate biology through an army education program, taking the books to the ditch and passing the hours by studying.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Space Australia news Satellites Nasa Science Source Type: news

Bosnia reports first case of H5N8 bird flu
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia reported its first case of bird flu on Sunday, after the H5N8 strain was detected at a hen farm in the northwestern town of Prijedor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obi Wan Kenobi Is Not Our Only Hope
America has lost a princess. When Carrie Fisher passed, most Americans were quick to point out the impact Fisher had on cinema in the pivotal Star Wars role of Princess Leia; in theater, with her quirky one woman show; and in print, with numerous bestsellers laced with wit, humor and candor. But the mental health community has lost its queen, a vocal, ruthlessly honest and vulnerable advocate, who normalized mental illness and provided a hopeful example of a person living with bipolar disorder and working her recovery. One of Fisher’s greatest lines came in a 2009 interview with the Associated Press when she said, &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian banks, food producers and hoteliers are adopting halal standards to tap a fast-growing market thanks to the country's large Muslim population, an influx of Gulf tourists and growing trade with the Arab world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors associated with work-related eye injuries in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Jovanovic N, Peek-Asa C, Swanton A, Young T, Alajbegovic-Halimic J, Cavaljuga S, Nisic F.
BACKGROUND: Eye injuries are a prevalent workplace injury and cause substantial disability when vision is impaired. OBJECTIVE: To examine work-relatedness of demographic, injury, and clinical characteristics of eye injuries in a large clinic in Bos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Defending our EU members
UNISON members who are EU citizens gathered to share their experiences since June’s referendum on membership of the European Union, and share their concerns about what happens next, at a seminar in the UNISON Centre last month. Members “are deeply concerned about the xenophobia and anti-migrant sentiment that fuelled the Vote Leave campaign and has continued to grow since,” said UNISON head of strategic organising Greg Thomson. The EU members’ seminar brought union members and activists from across the range of public services together in London. They hailed from France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Swed...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 8, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article BREXIT EU eu migrant migrant workers vulnerable workers Source Type: news

Jerry Overton Receives the 2016 Rocco v. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award
Jerry Overton was presented with the 2016 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing a lifetime of commitment, contributions and leadership to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The award is NAEMT’s most prestigious and generously sponsored by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The presentation was made during NAEMT’s annual General Membership Meeting in New Orleans on Oct. 4. NREMT Executive Director and CEO, Severo “Tré” Rodriguez commented, “Jerry Overton’s career exemplifies a commitment to our nation and public protection through servic...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Industry News Source Type: news

Europe's 'Oldest Living Inhabitant' Is Looking Pretty Darn Good
“Another story about something old?” you might be thinking. “Wasn’t there a story about a really old shark just last week?” But bear with us, and stop being so ageist. This tree is pretty cool. The Bosnian pine, found in the highlands of northern Greece, is more than 1,075 years old, according to a Friday news release from Sweden’s Stockholm University. The tree was discovered by a group of researchers from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz in Germany and the University of Arizona in the U.S. “In our research, we try to build long chronologies to construct climate hist...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Europe's oldest known living inhabitant
A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The bridge on the Neretva: Stari Most as a stage of memory in post-conflict Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Forde S.
This article conceptualises the institutional narrative of the reconstruction of Stari Most (Old Bridge), regarded as an international symbol of reconciliation in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a staged reconciliation of the city. Constructed during Ottoma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Europe's oldest known living inhabitant
(Stockholm University) A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be more than 1,075 years old. This makes it currently the oldest known living tree in Europe. The millennium-old pine was discovered by scientists from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz and the University of Arizona. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 19, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Explosion Kills One, Injures Five in Bosnian Factory
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at a paper production company in the northern part of Bosnia has killed one worker and injured five others. The blast in the factory's lye boiler occurred Tuesday morning and authorities are still investigating the cause. Police spokeswoman Aldina Ahmic told media the workers were immediately taken to the hospital, where one of them died. Another worker is severely injured while four suffered light injuries. The Natron Hayat factory is a Bosnian-Turkish joint venture. It was heavily damaged during Bosnia's 1992-95 war but postwar investment by Turkis...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Explosion Kills One, Injures Five in Bosnian Factory
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at a paper production company in the northern part of Bosnia has killed one worker and injured five others. The blast in the factory's lye boiler occurred Tuesday morning and authorities are still investigating the cause. Police spokeswoman Aldina Ahmic told media the workers were immediately taken to the hospital, where one of them died. Another worker is severely injured while four suffered light injuries. The Natron Hayat factory is a Bosnian-Turkish joint venture. It was heavily damaged during Bosnia's 1992-95 war but postwar investment by Turkis...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdoğan's troubled and troubling tenure. Oxford scholar Azeem Ibrahim credits the development of Turkey's vibrant civil society and economy to the secular Kemalist vision and the stability secured over the years by the military and judiciary. "But the failed coup ... marks an end to all that...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pokemon Go players at risk of landmines in Bosnia
A Bosnian nongovernmental agency is urging Pokemon Go users to be aware of their surroundings, for a good reason -- land mines. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON must ‘lead the fightback’ against threats to democracy
This is a government that is “a genuine and serious threat to our society,” said Clare Williams of the Northern region, as she launched a debate on attacks on democracy as national delegate conference reconvened this afternoon. Citing the government’s offensive against trade unions via the Trade Union Bill, she lauded the union, and general secretary Dave Prentis specifically, for leading the fight back against that planned legislation, as well as against the divisive racism of UKIP’s anti-EU campaigning. Ms Williams said that, in her region, the union was also campaigning against so-calle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article democracy democracy and elections national delegate conference 2016 NDC NDC16 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

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

Positive parenting attitudes and practices in three transitional Eastern European countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia - Petrovic M, Vasic V, Petrovic O, Santric-Milicevic M.
OBJECTIVES: To identify potential predictors of using only non-violent forms of discipline for children aged 2-14 years and of being against physical punishment among Roma and non-Roma parents/caregivers in Eastern European countries with similar cultural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A nationwide evaluation of services provided to domestic violence survivors at shelters in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Muftic LR, Deljkić I, Fansher AK.
The shelter movement in Bosnia-Herzegovina was born out of a tradition of assisting survivors of gender-based violence in the early 1990s during the Bosnian conflict. To date, nine shelters are in existence providing emergency shelter and services to survi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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

Record Balkan floods linked to jamming of giant airstreams
Disastrous floods in the Balkans two years ago are likely linked to the temporary slowdown of giant airstreams, scientists found. These wind patterns, circling the globe in the form of huge waves between the Equator and the North Pole, normally move eastwards, but practically stopped for several days then -- at the same time, a weather system got stuck over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia that poured out record amounts of rain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adolescent adjustment, caregiver-adolescent relationships, and outlook towards the future in the long-term aftermath of the Bosnian War - Al-Sabah R, Legerski JP, Layne CM, Isakson B, Katalinski R, Pasalic H, Bosankic N, Pynoos RS.
Using a mixed-method design with Bosnian students (n = 63, ages 16-19) and their primary caregivers (n = 50), we explored the impact of post-war adversities on adolescent adjustment, adolescent-caregiver relationships, and future outlook 8 years after the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Military Pilot Study Shows How Mindfulness Can Help Ease Pain
Mindfulness meditation may help combat veterans with traumatic brain injury manage their chronic pain, according to a small but promising pilot study published in the journal Military Behavioral Health.  An estimated 44 percent of U.S. combat veterans and 26 percent of Americans in general suffer from chronic pain, a condition in which pain persists for longer than 12 weeks and in some cases for a lifetime. If the pilot study's results are borne out in future research, the military will have an effective and economical tool to help treat soldiers who return from the field with lifelong pain, says Thomas Nass...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news