Effects of smoking on aggression, big five personality factors, and HTR2A, DRD4, and MAOA polymorphisms in among Egypt university students - Aboelsaad M, Soliman O, Medhat A, Khalil O, AlWahsh M, Wageh Y, ElSaied A, ElShrkawy H, Abdulhafiz H, Sayed M.
INTRODUCTION: To find genetic variants in the DRD4 and HTR2A genes' promoter regions and exons that are associated with tobacco smoking and nicotine addiction in Egyptian university students as well as to study the association between personality traits an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Influential Muslim religious leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi dies
Qatar-based Egyptian scholar Qaradawi, who was in his nineties, was well-known across the Muslim world. #yusufalqaradawi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tutankhamun ’s burial chamber may contain door to Nefertiti’s tomb
Hidden hieroglyphics could suggest the king is buried within a much larger structure housing the Egyptian queenThe discovery of hidden hieroglyphics within Tutankhamun ’s tomb lends weight to a theory that the fabled Egyptian queen Nefertiti lies in a hidden chamber adjacent to her stepson’s burial chamber, a world-renowned British Egyptologist has said.Nicholas Reeves, a former curator in the British Museum ’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities, said that while the theory remained unproven after inconclusive radar scans, it has been given fresh impetus following the new clue.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: Tutankhamun Egyptology World news Archaeology Museums Culture Science Source Type: news

I Didn't Let My Addiction Win Out in the End
(MedPage Today) -- Deep down I knew something was profoundly amiss but, as they say, denial isn't only a river in Egypt. I was showing up to work and taking good care of patients in my primary care clinic. What else did they want? Other people... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 16, 2022 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The World Is ‘ Heading in the Wrong Direction ’ as Climate Disasters Mount, U.N. Warns
(GENEVA, Switzerland) — With weather disasters costing $200 million a day and irreversible climate catastrophe looming, the world is “heading in the wrong direction,” the United Nations says in a new report that pulls together the latest science on climate change. The World Meteorological Organization, in the latest stark warning about global warming, said weather-related disasters have increased fivefold over the last 50 years and are killing 115 per day on average—and the fallout is poised to worsen. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the floods in Pakistan, heat waves in Europe, drough...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized climate change extreme weather healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among married Egyptian women: a multicenter primary healthcare study - Osman DM, Ahmed GK, Farghal MM, Ibrahim AK.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of depressive sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Egypt latest in Mideast to detect 1st case of monkeypox
Egypt’s health authorities have detected the country’s first case of monkeypox in a 42-year-old man who frequently travels to Europe, becoming the latest nation in the Middle East to report the smallpox-related disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Developing Countries Must Grow More FoodClimate change and war on Ukraine a wake-up call
CHINA - Constructing an irrigation network in Qinghai Province. Workers were paid part of their wages in food supplied by the World Food Programme. Credit WFP/Sarah ErringtonBy Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 8 2022 (IPS) As our planet continues to heat up, extreme weather has affected many of us. From the west coast of North America across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to Pakistan and New Zealand, wildfires and flash floods have destroyed homes and property and disrupted the daily lives of millions. Supply chains, already badly affected by COVID, have been further complicated by drying rivers and waterways. In the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IP Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and behavior among subjects with substance abuse disorder related to pregabalin - Ibrahim AS, Bayomy RH, Hussein RA, Yousef UM, Elazab WE.
Although pregabalin abuse is increasing worldwide and may be associated with increased suicidal ideation and behavior, few studies were done in Egypt searching for the effect of pregabalin on suicide. Eighty-three patients meeting DSM-IV criteria for subst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicide in Egypt: should it be prevented or disregarded? - Farahat RA, Shaheen N, Abdelazeem B.
Worldwide, suicide is the fourth leading cause of mortality among the 15-29-year-old category [1]. A suicide case occurs around the world every 40 seconds, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released at the end of 2019; more than half of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Eight International Development Priorities for the new UK Prime Minister
In conclusion, through UK-led international development, the new Prime Minister has the opportunity to help tackle the significant crises we all face. As new disasters around the world unfold with increasing frequency and severity, we are constantly reminded that the cost of delay or denial is far too high. Melissa Leach is Director, Institute of Development Studies, UK. IPS UN Bureau   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.pa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Leach Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Global Headlines Health Inequality Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Pattern of novel psychoactive substance use among patients presented to the poison control centre of Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt: a cross-sectional study - Hashim A, Mohammed NA, Othman AF, Gab-Allah MAK, Al-Kahodary AHM, Gaber ER, Hassan AM, Aranda M, Hussien R, Mokhtar A, Islam MS, Lee KY, Asghar MS, Tahir MJ, Yousaf Z.
BACKGROUND: Novel psychoactive substances (NPSs) are relatively new substances in the illicit drug market, not previously listed in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC). Strox and Voodoo are considered some of the most popular blends of NPS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A now-dry branch of the Nile helped build Egypt's pyramids, study says
New evidence about the Nile bolsters a long-standing theory of how ancient Egyptians managed to build the massive pyramids of Giza thousands of years ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tunisia among 6 African countries selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of WHO ...
29 August 2022 – Tunisia is among 6 African countries (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) that was selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of a WHO initiative. A mission of senior WHO experts, who visited Tunisia from 23 to 25 August 2022, had extensive meetings with all stakeholders, including the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, national regulation authority, national drug control laboratory, pharmaceutical inspection, others directorates from the Ministry of Public Health and Technopole of Sidi Thabet. The mission then met with HE the Minister of Health Dr Ali Mrabet to debrief him...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 29, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO mission on mRNA technology transfer initiative in Tunisia
29 August 2022 – Tunisia is among 6 African countries (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) that was selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of a WHO initiative. A mission of senior WHO experts, who visited Tunisia from 23 to 25 August 2022, had extensive meetings with all stakeholders, including the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, national regulation authority, national drug control laboratory, pharmaceutical inspection, others directorates from the Ministry of Public Health and Technopole of Sidi Thabet. The mission then met with HE the Minister of Health Dr Ali Mrabet to debrief him...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 29, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news