How Did Omicron, the New Covid-19 Variant, Get Its Name?
The World Health Organization began naming the variants after Greek letters to avoid public confusion and stigma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vimal Patel Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Greek Language South Africa Omicron World Health Organization Source Type: news

Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant
Key questions answered about coronavirus variant first detected in southern AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” mutations and because “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant”. The WHO system assigns such variants a Greek letter, to provide a non-stigmatising label that does not associate new variants with the location where they were first detecte d. The...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Science South Africa Infectious diseases Medical research World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

WHO labels new COVID strain Omicron, designates it a ‘variant of concern’
The latest COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa has been given the Greek name 'Omicron', and labeled as a variant of concern by UN health agency experts due to its large number of mutations and possible faster rate of infection.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: We Have a New Covid Variant. An Epidemiologist Explains What We Should Do
[GroundUp] The B.1.1.529 variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 disease, is likely to be blessed by the World Health Organisation with a Greek letter name before long, as befits any self-respecting 'Variant of Concern'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roman Britain is still throwing up secrets – and confounding our expectations | Charlotte Higgins
The discovery of a splendid mosaic in a villa buried under farmland is a thrilling find that sets the imagination racingWalking the local landscape was a feature of many lives during the lockdowns in Britain last year. Not everyone discovered a ravishing Roman mosaic while rambling across the family farm, but Jim Irvine did. He contacted archaeologists at Leicestershire county council. That led to an excavation with the University of Leicester and the discovery of athird- to fourth-century villa. At its heart is a great mosaic, 11m by 7m.What is so special about this mosaic is its subject. It isunique in Britain (though wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Higgins Tags: Roman Britain Heritage Archaeology Science Culture England UK news Source Type: news

Scientists Concerned About New COVID-19 Variant Detected in South Africa With High Number of Mutations
(JOHANNESBURG) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying mutations, often just die out. Scientists monitor for possible changes that could be more transmissible or deadly, but sorting out whether new variants will have a public health impact can take time. South Africa has seen a dramatic rise in ne...
Source: TIME: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Meldrum and Mogomotsi Magome/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

12th Cuomo accuser included in state Assembly's bombshell report
Sherry Vill publicly accused Cuomo in March of “manhandling” her when he visited Greece, just outside Rochester, in 2017 after the area was ravaged by floods. #floods #stateassembly #bombshellreport #cuomo #sherryvill (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An age-period-cohort study of completed suicides in Greece: patterns and implications for suicide prevention - Paraschakis A, Efstathiou V, Karageorgiou V, Boyokas I, Michopoulos I.
Suicide is a dynamic phenomenon. Psychiatric medication intake, illicit drug and alcohol use or the preference for particular suicide methods shift continuously over time. To capture such variations -and their potential implications for suicide prevention-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The interaction between Greek affiliation and religiosity on problem drinking in college students - Dazzio RE, Daley SS, Budesheim TL, Klanecky Earl AK.
OBJECTIVE: Greek affiliation is associated with increased problem drinking in college, while religiosity typically offers protective benefits. The current study examined the interaction between Greek status and religiosity-both public (e.g., religious atte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual harassment and organisational silencing in nursing: a cross-sectional study in Greece - Papantoniou P.
This study investigates the frequency of sexual harassment among female nurses in the Greek health system and the nurses' reluctance to report their experiences. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Greece. PARTICIPANTS: 1264 female n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Greece's tavernas, coffee shops close for pandemic protest
Associations representing restaurants and catering businesses in Greece are holding strikes and protests across the country while demanding renewed financial relief from the government due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Anti-inflammatory' diet of fruit, veg, tea and coffee slashes dementia risk, study
A study by the Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece rated the diet of more than 1,000 older people for anti-inflammatory foods and tracked them over an average of three years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece sees new infection spike, rules out drastic measures
Greece has hit a record high in new COVID-19 infections for a second day running (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccination bookings shoot up as Greece sees new case record
Greece has reported a new record high for daily COVID-19 infections, and dozens of deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Roman Britain: a constantly shifting picture | Editorial
New discoveries are constantly reshaping and enriching the story of our pastThe novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch oncewrote that the study of early Greek history “sets a special challenge to the disciplined mind. It is a game with very few pieces, where the skill of the player lies in complicating the rules.” The same could be said of the study of Britain’s Roman period, a long, often overlooked span lasting nearly 300 years. Every year, archaeological discoveries are made that complicate the rules of the game. Sometimes, these are so significant and surprising that they completely overthrow what ever...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Roman Britain Archaeology Science UK news Iris Murdoch Source Type: news

If You ’re Feeling Anxious, Try This 2,000-Year-Old, Neuroscience-Backed Hack
Some 2,000 years ago, in the throes of a targeted chase to his death, a Roman philosopher named Seneca had a thought: “what’s the worst that can happen?” Today, a growing body of research finds that a Seneca-inspired exercise—inviting the worried brain to literally envision its worst fears realized—is one of the most evidence-based treatments for anxiety. In scientific terms, that exercise is called imaginal exposure, or “facing the thing you’re most afraid of” by summoning it in your mind, says Dr. Regine Galanti, the founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology, and a licen...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Hotz Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Greek Church urges faithful to get vaccinated as cases spike
Greece’s powerful Orthodox Church is urging members of its congregations to attend services with vaccination or test certificates, as the country’s daily number of confirmed new infections hit a record high  for the second time in a few days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health care workers in Greece protest mandatory vaccines
Hundreds of Greek health care workers have protested in central Athens against mandatory coronavirus vaccines for their profession (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece toughens restrictions on unvaccinated as cases spike
Greece has announced tougher restrictions on most activities for unvaccinated people, as the country registered a record high in new infections for the second day in a row (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece marks WWII entry anniversary with military parade
Fighter jets have flown over the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as parachutists landed and troops marched in the city to mark a national holiday commemorating Greece’s defiance of Fascist Italy that forced it to enter World War II (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Starwatch: how to see Pegasus the winged horse
Seventh-largest constellation is most easily spotted by finding the square denoting the horse ’s bodyWe began the month with a look at theconstellation of Cassiopeia, the vain queen who inspired the wrath of Poseidon, so we will end it with a look at another constellation derived from that same myth: Pegasus, the winged horse.In the Greek myth, the heroPerseus rode Pegasus to the shoreline to save Cassiopeia ’s daughter,Andromeda, fromCetus, the sea monster unleashed by Poseidon. As such, Pegasus is another of the original 48 constellations listed in the 2nd century by theastronomer Ptolemy.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy Space Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Finding joy after rare neurologic diagnosis
When Joy Carol finds something she is passionate about, she embraces it. A love of international development work and education led to a 35-year career working with international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children and Child Fund. Although New York City was her home base, Joy visited and supervised programs in more than 40 developing countries. In 2013, just after her 75th birthday, Joy was visiting friends in Greece when she first realized her… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Greek 7-Layer Hummus Dip
This hummus dip from Michelle Dudash, author of "The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: Quick and Easy High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Healthy-Fat Recipes for Lifelong Health," is a crowd-pleaser. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Move on, no matter what . . . young refugee's accounts of their displacement experiences - Iraklis G.
This study focused on the uniqueness and complexity of refugee children's experiences on their way and upon arrival to Greece. The study involved 18 students, 13 Iraqi Kurds, 2 Afghans, 1 Kuwaiti and 2 Syrians, from an integration programme at a Greek elem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

USC students protest Greek life after fraternity suspended
The Sigma Nu fraternity suspension has ignited a fury of protests against toxic Greek culture (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migrants and Refugees Face an Invisible Trauma We Can ’t Ignore
In the wake of multiple legal challenges, the Biden Administration late last month aimed to fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a new rule that would shield more than 600,000 undocumented people brought to the U.S. by their parents. While proponents of the program welcomed the move and heralded it an “effort to bulletproof the DACA program,” our response in this moment overlooks a fundamental problem: each challenge on immigration—whether the Muslim Ban, family separation, or challenging DACA—takes a toll on refugee and migrants through vicarious trauma and weather...
Source: TIME: Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gunisha Kaur Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

External validation of international classification of injury severity score to predict mortality in a Greek adult trauma population - Filippatos G, Tsironi M, Zyga S, Andriopoulos P.
INTRODUCTION: The International Classification of diseases- based Injury Severity Score (ICISS) obtained by empirically derived diagnosis-specific survival probabilities (DSPs) is the best-known risk-adjustment measure to predict mortality. Recently, a new... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Greece: Striking hospital staff hold protest in Athens
Hundreds of Greek state hospital workers are marching through central Athens as part of a 24-hour strike to protest staff shortages and compulsory coronavirus vaccinations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Unfreezing the ice age: the truth about humanity ’s deep past
Archaeological discoveries are shattering scholars ’ long-held beliefs about how the earliest humans organised their societies – and hint at possibilities for our ownIn some ways, accounts of “human origins” play a similar role for us today as myth did for ancient Greeks or Polynesians. This is not to cast aspersions on the scientific rigour or value of these accounts. It is simply to observe that the two fulfil somewhat similar functions. If we think on a scale of, say, the last 3m years, there actually was a time when someone, after all, did have to light a fire, cook a meal or perform a marriage ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Graeber and David Wengrow Tags: Anthropology Fossils Evolution Biology Climate change Geology Science Environment Source Type: news

Reduction in pediatric surgery's emergency department visits during covid-19 pandemic in a tertiary university general hospital in Greece - Kambouri K, Skarentzos K, Oikonomou P, Papachristou E, Aggelidou M.
Background From January 2020, coronavirus has caused more than three million deaths. Lockdown has been enforced in many countries worldwide, affecting the emergency department visits of many surgical specialties. METHODS The purpose of this study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Greek island of Crete
A strong earthquake has jolted the Greek island of Crete three weeks after another temblor killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do my feet feel like they're on fire? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: The symptoms you've experienced are known medically as paraesthesia - from the Ancient Greek 'para' for abnormal or irregular, and 'aesthesia' for sensation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss: The 'essential' hair care product also used by the ancient Greeks - advice
HAIR LOSS is a normal experience, as on average a person will lose around 80 to 100 hairs per day. If daily hair loss is any greater than 100 hairs per day, gradual thinning may occur. This often becomes increasingly noticeable in later years, when hair growth slows down. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heightened sexual misconduct victimization rates among Reserve Officers' Training Corps women: results from a campus climate survey - Gray MJ, Kilwein TM, Amaya S, Binion KC.
Sexual assault, harassment, and stalking are commonplace among college students, with identified subgroups being particularly at risk (e.g., Greek-life organizations and intercollegiate athletics). Despite higher rates of sexual misconduct among active-dut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gordon Ramsay health: Chef shocked at health diagnosis - symptoms
GORDON RAMSAY is one of the most iconic TV chefs, known for his foul mouth and hard to please persona. Most recently he has joined forces with fellow chef Gino D'Acampo and Fred Sirieix on a multitude of adventures and tonight it is the first episode of their Greek adventure. However, not long ago Gordon received a worrying warning from doctors concerning his health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 dead, 9 injured after strong earthquake shakes Crete, Greece
A man died when the dome of a church in the town of Arkalochori caved in during renovation works. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong quake rattles Greek island of Crete
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck the southern Greek island of Crete Monday, sending residents into the streets. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.5 strikes Crete, Greece
One man has died and nine people have been injured following a strong earthquake that shook the Greek island of Crete on Monday,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: What the Objections to Covid-19 Control Measures Tell Us About Personal Freedom
[The Conversation Africa] As the protracted global battle with SARS-CoV-2 continues to rage, objections to the measures being taken to combat the virus are increasing. Protests have been reported in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, France, Italy, and Greece. In some instances, the protests have become violent resulting in injuries and arrests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid may be an occasional trigger of rare Guillain-Barré syndrome
Research of Guillain-Barré syndrome patients in China, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK suggests there is a correlation between Covid infection and the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring injury severity of children and adolescents involved in traffic crashes in Greece - Theofilatos A, Antoniou C, Yannis G.
For the purpose of exploring the factors affecting injury severity of children and adolescents involved in traffic crashes in Greece, disaggregate crash data including 13,431 involving children and adolescents from all regions of Greece for the period 2006... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on collisions, fatalities and injuries using time series forecasting: the case of Greece - Sekadakis M, Katrakazas C, Michelaraki E, Kehagia F, Yannis G.
The current study aims to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road traffic collisions, fatalities, and injuries using time series analyses. To that aim, a database containing road collisions, fatalities, and slight injuries data from Greece ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Validity, reliability and factorial structure of the Self Compassion Scale-Youth Version in the Greek population - Karakasidou E, Raftopoulou G, Pezirkianidis C, Stalikas A.
The scope of the current research is to validate the Self-Compassion Scale for Youth (SCS-Y). For this study, participants (N = 193, = 11.74) were recruited online. Each participant completed a battery of self-reported questionnaires. Normality was tested ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Greece launches mandatory testing for unvaccinated workers
Greece has introduced mandatory weekly testing for all unvaccinated workers as it struggles to boost vaccination rates that are lagging the European Union average (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Greece's economy to grow 5.9% in 2021, prime minister says
Greece’s prime minister says the economy will grow 5.9% during 2021 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Emma Raducanu reaches US Open final in New York
British teenager Emma Raducanu reaches the US Open final as her meteoric rise continues with a stunning straight-set win over Greece's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Constantine, Dad in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ Dies at 94
He won an Emmy for his role on the TV series “Room 222” and played other many characters over the years before becoming known as the hit... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Constantine, who played the dad in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' has died at 94
Actor Michael Constantine, best-known for playing the proud father in the hit movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," died last week, his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Constantine Dies: Emmy Winner And ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Patriarch Was 94
Michael Constantine, whose long career produced an Emmy award and many memorable turns as a character actor, died Aug. 31 at his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Constantine, Father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ Dies at 94
Michael Constantine, who played Gus, the father of Nia Vardalos’ Toula Portokalos in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” by far the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news