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Girl 'lucky to be alive' after brain bleed in Cyprus  
Shanna Newby, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been in and out of consciousness since the trip last week. She has also lost the use of her limbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young people's online and face-to-face experiences of interpersonal violence and abuse and their subjective impact across five European countries - Barter C, Stanley N, Wood M, Lanau A, Aghtaie N, Larkins C, Øverlien C.
OBJECTIVE: This paper explores the experiences and interconnection of young people's online and offline (face-to-face) experiences of interpersonal violence and abuse (IPVA) victimization across 5 European countries (i.e., Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Italy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Shared genetic heritage from Sicily to Cyprus
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The Mediterranean shores stretching between Sicily, Southern Italy and the Southern Balkans witnessed a long series of migration processes and cultural exchanges. Despite this complex history there is a shared genetic continuity, extending from Sicily to Cyprus, where the populations of certain Greek-speaking islands appear genetically closer to Southern Italian populations than to populations from continental Greece. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cypriot sunshine for solar thermal energy research
The NESTER project is twinning the Cyprus Institute and several internationally–leading solar energy research institutions to strengthen solar thermal energy research in Cyprus, Europe and beyond. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 31, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

How prenatal maternal infections may affect genetic factors in Autism spectrum disorder
(University of California - San Diego) In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned up or down by MIA, affecting key aspects of prenatal brain development that may increase risk for atypical development later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prevalence, contexts, and correlates of child sexual abuse in Cyprus - Karayianni E, Fanti KA, Diakidoy IA, Hadjicharalambous MZ, Katsimicha E.
It is well documented that child sexual abuse (CSA) may be one of the major public health problems in the world, especially due to the co-occurrence with other types of abuse and negative developmental outcomes. The aim of the current study was the compreh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Feb. 24, 2017
[Photo from unsplash.com]Several companies made distribution deals this week, while others received approval for their products. Here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. Israel OKs E-Qure’s BST device for chronic wounds E-Qure Corp. announced this week that it received marketing approval for its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device (BST Device) from the Israeli Ministry of Health, according to a Feb. 24 news release. BST is an electrotherapeutic method for treating chronic wounds. E-Qure will begin marketing its device in Israel by activating a signed distribution agreem...
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Electronic Medical Records Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions mHealth (Mobile Health) Regulatory/Clearance Align Technology Clarius Mobile Health Corin Group E-Qure Henry Schein Medical Nexstim Skyline Medical Source Type: news

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by online pharmacies 'reckless'
Conclusion Worryingly, most of the online pharmacies had no evidence of the registration required by current UK and European legislation. This could be because some of the operators were based outside Europe – but regardless of where they are based, they are still subject to UK legislation if selling to the UK public. The study raises concerns about the effectiveness of current UK legislation and the regulation of companies selling antibiotics over the internet. This research does have some limitations, however: Google and Yahoo searches are not identical when different browsers are used ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Prevalence of depressive symptoms among schoolchildren in Cyprus: a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study - Sokratis S, Christos Ζ, Despo P, Maria K.
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms in the young constitute a public health issue. The current study aims to estimate: (a) the frequency of depressive symptoms in a sample of final grade elementary-school children in Cyprus, (b) the association among frequency... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ottoman tombstone among ancient treasures recovered by Europol
Collaboration between police from 18 countries leads to recovery of 3,561 stolen ancient artefacts and 75 arrestsPolice from 18 countries have recovered more than 3,500 stolen works of art and ancient artefacts of “great cultural importance” in an operation last year, according to the European police agency.The haul included a marble Ottoman tombstone, a post-Byzantine icon depicting Saint George and hundreds of coins, Europol said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in The Hague Tags: Archaeology Heritage Culture Science Cyprus Spain Europe World news Source Type: news

Danielle McCulloch found out she had thyroid cancer after bumping into doctor in Cyprus
Danielle McCulloch, 26, from Peterborough, was found to have stage three thyroid cancer after going for tests when she returned home from her holiday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Briton has been stuck in hospital since APRIL after he was paralysed in fall in Cyprus
Ben Wernham, 33, is paralysed from the neck down after the accident in Cyprus and has been in hospital ever since his flight back to the UK, during which he almost died of septic shock. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teachers reflect on homophobia in the Cypriot education system: a qualitative study - Shoshilou PA, Vasiliou E.
A review of the academic and lay literature concerning Cyprus reveals that homophobia is prevalent throughout society. This research aimed to investigate homophobia through the narratives of educators. Twenty-three teachers were randomly selected out of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Anti-Global Backlash Is Realigning Politics Across the West
The great sociologist Max Weber postulated that the birth act of modern capitalism was the secession of business from the household and thus the web of moral and ethical obligations that intimate form of human organization entailed. Zygmunt Bauman has called globalization the "'second secession'" in which unleashed capitalism has "'flown away'" from the constraints of the nation-state, in effect the larger household. Now, national households are clawing back their claims, reasserting sovereignty in an anti-globalization backlash that is profoundly realigning politics. "Across the West," Nouri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores
Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out – now only a fragment of this keystone species remainsLarge ivory seizures in Singapore make it a smuggling hub of ‘primary concern’If, just 800 generations ago, we took a summer holiday to Crete, Cyprus or Malta, we would have found familiar-looking islands, filled with the flowers and birds we can enjoy today. But bursting through the scrub would ’ve been one surprise: a pygmy elephant, one metre high, one of many different elephant species that once roamed every continent apart from Australia and Antarctica.The 20,000-year-old pygmy elep...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Environment Wildlife Archaeology Science Travel Natural History Museum Evolution Biology Global development professionals network Source Type: news

Elephants are the end of a 60 million year lineage – the last of the megaherbivores
Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out - now only a fragment of this keystone species remainsIf, just 800 generations ago, we took a summer holiday to Crete, Cyprus or Malta, we would have found familiar-looking islands, filled with the flowers and birds we can enjoy today. But bursting through the scrub would ’ve been one surprise: a pygmy elephant, one metre high, one of many different elephant species that once roamed every continent apart from Australia and Antarctica.The 20,000-year-old pygmy elephants of the Mediterranean islands may appear as fantastical as the woolly mammoths which still ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Environment Wildlife Archaeology Science Travel Natural History Museum Evolution Biology Global development professionals network Source Type: news

The Eugenics Debate
By Rukhsana ShahJul 11 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan)The current debate on the re-emergence of eugenics is worrying, as most of its proponents seem to be urging for gene manipulation for higher intelligence and beauty, while only a few are concerned with its dystopian implications. The writer is a former federal secretary.Plato was the first to develop the idea of eugenics, which literally means ‘good race/stock’, to improve the human race through controlled and selective mating. In ancient Greece, if a child was considered incapable of living independently by the city elders he was either executed or exposed to the ele...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rukhsana Shah Tags: Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news

Heat-related mortality in Cyprus for current and future climate scenarios - Heaviside C, Tsangari H, Paschalidou A, Vardoulakis S, Kassomenos P, Georgiou KE, Yamasaki EN.
Extreme temperatures have long been associated with adverse health impacts, ranging from minor illness, to increased hospitalizations and mortality. Heat-related mortality during summer months is likely to become an increasing public health problem in futu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Differences in attributions for public and private face-to-face and cyber victimization among adolescents in China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, India, Japan, and the United States - Wright MF, Yanagida T, Aoyama I, Dedkova L, Li Z, Kamble SV, Bayraktar F, Ševčíková A, Soudi S, Machackova H, Lei L, Shu C.
The authors' aim was to investigate gender and cultural differences in the attributions used to determine causality for hypothetical public and private face-to-face and cyber victimization scenarios among 3,432 adolescents (age range = 11-15 years; 49% gi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why bad ideas refuse to die | Steven Poole
They may have been disproved by science or dismissed as ridiculous, but some foolish beliefs endure. In theory they should wither away – but it’s not that simpleIn January 2016, the rapper BoB took to Twitter to tell his fans that the Earth is really flat. “A lot of people are turned off by the phrase ‘flat earth’,” he acknowledged, “but there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know … grow up.” At length the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joined in the conversation, offering friendly corrections to BoB’s zany proofs of non-globism, and finishin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Steven Poole Tags: Science and scepticism Source Type: news

Analogic to pay $15m to settle SEC charges over BK Medical ‘slush fund’
The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission said today that Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) agreed to pony up $15 million to settle civil and criminal charges brought over violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC said Peabody, Mass.-based Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical, ran hundreds of sham transactions with distributors to funnel some $20 million to 3rd parties, “including individuals in Russia and apparent shell companies in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and Seychelles.” Led by former BK Medical CFO Lars Frost, the Danish unit would issue fake, inflated invoices ...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Analogic Corp. BK Medical Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

Dear Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto: Act Now to Save the Monarch Butterfly
MEXICO CITY -- More than 200 scientists, writers and artists have signed a letter addressed to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in advance of the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa later this month. The signers urge that swift and energetic actions be taken to save the monarch butterfly from the threats that endanger its survival. All three countries must work together to mitigate the loss of the butterflies' breeding habitat and to terminate all logging and mining in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacan, Mexico. Amo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A fatal intoxication related to MDPV and pentedrone combined with antipsychotic and antidepressant substances in Cyprus - Liveri K, Constantinou MA, Afxentiou M, Kanari P.
This is a case report of a fatal intoxication in Cyprus related to 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpentan-1-one (pentedrone) intake combined with antipsychotic and antidepressant substances. A 42- year old man with a histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Women aged 45-64 and IPV in Cyprus - Parlalis SK.
This study aimed to explore and understand the reasons for which middle-age women report highest percentages of intimate partner violence than other age groups. Design/methodology/approach This is a qualitative study in which grounded the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hellish Heat Could Spark 'Climate Exodus' In Africa And Middle East
This study," he said via email, "is just part of a slew of recent studies that have shown that warmth will literally exceed the range of human habitability over an increasingly large swath of Earth’s land regions if we fail to curtail our burning of fossil fuels. Yet another clarion call for climate action as if we needed it." The study echoes the findings of a March paper co-authored by James Hansen, an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, which found summers in tropical locations, including the Middle East, will be too hot for humans to live through by 2100. -- This ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2016 Category: Science 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

PART 1: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West about Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics
GEOFFREY BRIAN WEST (photo courtesy GB West) Redmayne as Hawking. Cumberbatch as Turing. If the timing were right, Christopher Lee would have been superb in the big-screen story of British-born theoretical physicist Geoffrey West. (I've interviewed both.) While Lee was knighted by the Windsors for his service to drama and charity, West was dubbed Time magazine's "One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World." He is best known for his exploration of scaling laws as they pertain to biology, and to cities and companies. Kleiber's law was a particular inspiration. West has also been described as "striking...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drunk Drivers In Thailand May Be Forced To Work In A Morgue
If this doesn't make drunk drivers change their ways, not much will. Repeat traffic offenders and drunk drivers in Thailand could be forced to work in hospital morgues. The country's cabinet approved the potential punishment last week, ahead of a celebration known for its heavy drinking and traffic accidents.  Thousands of road deaths occur in the country every year, and officials hope the community service penalty will serve as a harsh deterrent against repeat road offenses. "They [offenders] should see the actual physical and mental damage," said Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn, emergency response director...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Golf and Wellness: Enjoy Your Health in Full Swing
On June 11, 2016, over 3,000 properties in 83 countries will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the objective to touch the hearts and minds of 250 million people. Thousands of wellness activities will be organized, free of charge, by day spas and salons, hotel spas, fitness clubs, yoga/Pilates studios, ballet companies and dance schools, town halls, even golf clubs. Millions of people will be given the opportunity to try new fun and healthy activities, experience new sensations as bodies are pleasantly invited to breathe consciously, stretch to one's heart content, walk the talk, hike to discover new horizons, pack a scrum...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East, North Africa
Conservation biologists have found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrating to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations in Cyprus, the Middle East and North Africa. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Estimating the value of life, injury, and travel time saved using a stated preference framework - Niroomand N, Jenkins GP.
The incidence of fatality over the period 2010-2014 from automobile accidents in North Cyprus is 2.75 times greater than the average for the EU. With the prospect of North Cyprus entering the EU, many investments will need to be undertaken to improve road ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drought in Eastern Mediterranean worst of past 900 years
A new study finds that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Former soldier Lee Hall claims cancer due Army never giving him sun cream
Lee Hall, 44, from South Shields, served for 12 years as a sapper with the Royal Engineers and spent three years stationed in Cyprus. Doctors believe his time there caused the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explorers Find 22 Ancient Shipwrecks In Greek Archipelago
Explorers working off the coast of Greece found more than 20 ancient shipwrecks in September, an astonishing discovery that sheds new light on the role of the area in ancient times.  The expedition in the Aegean Sea was spearheaded by the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities (EUA) and the U.S.-based non-profit RPM Nautical Foundation. Team members searching the Fourni archipelago found 22 shipwrecks, most of them dating back to the Archaic Period (700-480 B.C.) through the 16th century. Local residents played a crucial role in the success of the exploration. Fisherman found pieces of ancient artifacts in thei...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rare Treasures Discovered In Ancient Tombs On Cyprus
A trio of ancient underground tombs has been discovered near Soli, a city on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and the extravagant jewelry and other artifacts hidden inside have left archaeologists stunned. Two of the lavish tombs, dating back 2,400 years, contained drinking vessels, figurines, weapons, and a delicate gold wreath, along with jewelry and human remains, Live Science reported. The third tomb was empty, apparently as a result of looting. (Scroll down to see photos of the stunning ancient artifacts below.) The tombs were excavated in 2005 and 2006, but the treasures they held were recently...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'I am right for your child!' The key to winning over your future in-laws
The key to dealing with future in-laws who disapprove of your relationship may involve showing them what a good influence you are on their child, rather than manipulating them with gifts. An author shares the results of interviews with Greek-Cypriot children and parents and also finds that mothers may be more easily won over than fathers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Andrew Townsend obituary
My friend and colleague Andrew Townsend, who has died of cancer aged 54, was a construction professional who switched career to become an archaeologist. He thus bridged a gap between the two fields and benefited both. In addition to distinguished academic achievement, he initiated the world’s only published form of contract for archaeological investigations, for the Institution of Civil Engineers.Andrew had a peripatetic childhood. Born in Germany to Nova and John, who were there with the armed forces, he spent his early childhood spare time “excavating” prehistoric and Roman settlements in Cyprus with hi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Michael Heaton Tags: Archaeology Bristol Construction industry Source Type: news

Air Pollution Is Responsible For 3.3 Million Deaths Every Year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends don't change, the yearly death total will double to about 6.6 million a year by 2050. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, used health statistics and computer models. About three qua...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Is Responsible For 3.3 Million Deaths Every Year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends don't change, the yearly death total will double to about 6.6 million a year by 2050. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, used health statistics and computer models. About three quar...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boy with severe cleft lip has just one response to strangers who stare
Zak Coates, nine, from Cyprus, was born with a severe cleft lip and no right eye lid, which caused him to go blind. He has since undergone nine different operations to rebuild his face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's unborn twin found inside her after 45 years
'It felt like an alien inside me': Doctors discover woman's unborn twin that had grown inside her - with face, eye, tooth and long black hair 'just like her' (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: unborn twin found inside twickenham embryo Cyprus unborn child Jenny Kavanagh Source Type: news

Recovery of missing persons in cyprus: heavy equipment methods and techniques for complex well excavations - Ceker D, Stevens WD.
This technical note presents the methods and techniques developed by the Bi-communal Forensic Team (BCFT) of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) used to excavate and exhume the remains of missing persons, many of whom were buried in deep wells... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Management of health and safety in micro-firms in Cyprus - results from a nationwide survey - Boustras G, Hadjimanolis A, Economides A, Yiannaki A, Nicolaides L.
Management of health and safety in micro-firms (... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Helena Berger
Acting President & CEOHelena Berger has been a disability-rights advocate for over 25 years.  She is currently the Acting President & CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).  Ms. Berger has been associated with AAPD for 18 years; serving in the following leadership positions over the past 15 years: Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President.  She is a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive team, and developing a performance culture among a diverse group of ...
Source: PHRMA - July 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ali Source Type: news

Heat-related cardiovascular mortality risk in Cyprus: a case-crossover study using a distributed lag non-linear model - Lubczyńska MJ, Christophi CA, Lelieveld J.
BACKGROUND: The frequency and intensity of heat waves is projected to increase in many parts of the world, particularly in regions such as the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME), where the warming trends are much larger than the global average. T... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Cyprus pins hopes on Australian solar technology to make shift away from oil
Solar thermal technology will generate electricity and tackle water shortages – earning Australia’s science agency CSIRO $500,000 for solar field design Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Solar power Energy Renewable energy Environment World news Australia news Science Cyprus Europe Source Type: news

Infection clue points to causes of rheumatoid arthritis
ConclusionThrough a series of laboratory experiments, this research pinpointed a protein called vinculin as an important autoimmune target in rheumatoid arthritis.Much of the media reporting focused on the idea that being exposed to bacteria with the same target sequence as vinculin might sensitise someone to develop the disease later. The research team did discuss how infection might lower the threshold at which the T cells are activated to self-attack and might prime the immune system for self-attack. While this is plausible, it was not proved to be the case in this study, so this is largely speculative.This research fur...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Source Type: news

Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child's blood pressure
Conclusion The study found a worryingly high incidence of high blood pressure in children of just over 10%, instead of the expected 5%. It also found that low levels of physical activity and high levels of “screen time” raised the risk. Although researchers adjusted their analysis for a range of other factors which might affect blood pressure (called confounders), it is always possible that other unmeasured factors could have affected the results. In addition, the study was reliant on parental estimates of the amount of sedentary behaviour their children had per day, which may be an over- or underestimate. Wear...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child’s blood pressure
Conclusion The study found a worryingly high incidence of high blood pressure in children of just over 10%, instead of the expected 5%. It also found that low levels of physical activity and high levels of “screen time” raised the risk. Although researchers adjusted their analysis for a range of other factors which might affect blood pressure (called confounders), it is always possible that other unmeasured factors could have affected the results. In addition, the study was reliant on parental estimates of the amount of sedentary behaviour their children had per day, which may be an over- or underestimate. Wear...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

The SESAME Laboratory: Celebrating the Power of Light
This year is UNESCO's International Year of Light, and it's a very important one for a project that's close to my heart. UNESCO's theme this year is extremely broad, giving us the opportunity to celebrate subjects ranging from the development of LED lighting, honored last year by the award of the Nobel Prize in physics, to projects at CERN that will allow us to increase the brightness of the beams in our flagship Large Hadron Collider, LHC, and thereby enhance its capacity to bring us new insights into the inner workings of the universe we live in. But the project that I want to talk about here is SESAME, which stands for...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news