Cross-sectional study on awareness and knowledge of torture investigation and documentation among Greek doctors and senior medical students - Orfanou C, Tsiamis C, Karamagioli E, Pikouli A, Terzidis A, Pikoulis E.
Doctors in Greece face the possibility of encountering a person that has suffered torture, especially since the high rates of refugees' and migrants' inflows that took place over the last years. In order to assess the awareness and the knowledge of doctors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Biblical narratives for positive psychology and suicide prevention: an evidence supported approach - Cantz P, Kaplan K.
Suicide is the ultimate outcome of a tragic view of life that is prevalent in ancient Greek writings. Indeed, over 16 suicides and self-mutilations can be found in the 26 surviving tragedies of Sophocles and Euripides. In contrast, only six suicides can be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal
From crime to health to business, Canada ’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questionsWhen Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.What the company hadn ’t predicted, however, was the sudden flood of foreign visitors. Politicians and police authorities from Jamaica, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia have all c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Selena Ross in Montreal Tags: Canada Cannabis Drugs Americas World news Science Society Source Type: news

The medicinal history of mustard
(Natural News) These days, mustard is viewed as the perfect partner to ketchup. But way back when, this pungent plant was valued for more than just its culinary applications. Ancient peoples regarded mustard as a highly important botanical medicine. Mustard in ancient Greece According to the American Botanical Council, some of the earliest recorded uses... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ribavirin for treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever -- latest Cochrane review
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) In a viral hemorrhagic disease where up to 40 percent of people developing it die, it is remarkable that doctors still do not agree whether the only recognized treatment, an antiviral drug called ribavirin, makes a difference. In a new Cochrane Review a team of authors at LSTM, along with colleagues in London, the Philippines and in Greece, evaluated the evidence to assess the effectiveness of treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Starwatch: Venus, a beacon in the twilight sky
The evening star will be travelling through Gemini this week to line up with Castor and PolluxThis whole week, Venus shines in the western evening sky. It will be easy to see why the classical Greeks called it Hesperus or evening star. The reason is that it is so bright. It is travelling through the constellationGemini, the twins, and by the weekend, it will line up with the starsCastor andPollux. These are the brightest stars in the constellation and are named aftertwin brothers in both Greek and Roman mythology. Venus appears so consistently bright for two reasons. Firstly, it is an inferior planet to Earth, meaning that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Venus Astronomy Science Space Source Type: news

The 7 risk factors for lung cancer you should be aware of
(Natural News) Many people believe that the 1.6 million people who die of lung cancer each and every year are just older citizens that have been smoking heavily for years. The truth is, however, that that couldn’t be more wrong. According to a new Norwegian-Greek study published in the Lancet-affiliated EBioMedicine Journal, those who are young and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learned Helplessness and C-PTSD
In 1967, Martin Seligman, one of the founders of Positive Psychology and his research group carried out a fascinating, if somewhat morally dubious experiment in his quest to understand the origins of depression. In this experiment, three groups of dogs were confined in harnesses. The dogs in group 1 were simply placed in their harnesses then released after a period of time, but the dogs in groups 2 and 3 did not have it so easy. Instead they were subjected to electric shocks that could only be stopped by pulling a lever. The difference was that the the dogs in group 2 had access to the lever, whereas the dogs in group 3 di...
Source: Psych Central - May 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Bullying Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD complex post-traumatic stress disorder learned helplessness Martin Seligman Source Type: news

Urban travel behaviour and household income in times of economic crisis: challenges and perspectives for sustainable mobility - Papagiannakis A, Baraklianos I, Spyridonidou A.
This article investigates the type and quality of changes in the mobility behaviour caused by the persistent economic and social shock in Greece manifested in 2010 onwards with regard to household income. A trip survey was conducted in 2014 to explore the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain now fattest in Europe
Research shows four in 10 school children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain are overweight or obsese. Contrary to the belief the Mediterranean diet brings good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet means children in Italy Greece Cyprus Spain are fattest in Europe
Research shows four in 10 school children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain are overweight or obsese. Contrary to the belief the Mediterranean diet brings good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The Mediterranean diet is gone': region's children are fattest in Europe
The diet Greece, Spain and Italy are famous for - rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil – is supposedly the healthiest in the world, but obesity is rocketingFor kids in Greece, Spain and Italy, the Mediterranean diet is dead, according to the World Health Organisation, which says that children in Sweden are more likely to eat fish, olive oil and tomatoes than those in southern Europe.In Cyprus, a phenomenal 43% of boys and girls aged nine are either overweight or obese. Greece, Spain and Italy also have rates of over 40%. The Mediterranean countries which gave their name to the famous diet that is supposed to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Science Health Source Type: news

NHS fails to rank among the top 20 healthcare providers in the world
Out of 195 countries, the UK ranks 23rd, three points below it's 20th position in 1990, putting it on par with South Korea and Greece. Quality of care varies substantially throughout the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

Criminality in Greece during the years of financial crisis: 2008-2014 - Tsouvelas G, Konstantakopoulos G, Vakirtzis A, Giotakos O, Papaslanis T, Kontaxakis V.
The link between poverty, unemployment and economic downturns and increases in crime rates has long been the subject of social science study. However, the relationships between these phenomena has not been studied sufficiently and through time in most Euro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Comparing flood mortality in Portugal and Greece (Western and Eastern Mediterranean) - Pereira S, Diakakis M, Deligiannakis G, Z êzere JL.
For the first time flood mortality is analysed and compared between a Western (Portugal) and an Eastern Mediterranean country (Greece). Flood fatalities are examined and compared in terms of frequency, temporal evolution, spatial distribution, deadliest fl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Identifying elements that affect the probability of buildings to suffer flooding in urban areas using Google Street View. A case study from Athens metropolitan area in Greece - Diakakis M, Deligiannakis G, Pallikarakis A, Skordoulis M.
Even though numerous methods have been developed to predict the vulnerability of urban areas to flooding, there is still room for improvement in determining the susceptibility of individual buildings. This work aims to identify characteristics that affect ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Public perception of flood risk in flash flood prone areas of Eastern Mediterranean: the case of Attica Region in Greece - Diakakis M, Priskos G, Skordoulis M.
Even though flooding is one of the most destructive natural hazards in the Mediterranean, causing hundreds of deaths and economic losses and despite the significant efforts of civil protection authorities of all levels to protect human lives and assets, a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Scientists develop a 3-D view of an interstellar cloud, where stars are born
Two astronomers from Greece have managed to model the three-dimensional structure of an interstellar gas cloud, and found that it ’s on the order of 10 times more spacious than it originally appeared.The shape and structure of Musca,described in the journal Science, could help scientists probe... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Online calculator reveals your lung cancer risk
The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It was developed by a team of Norwegian and Greek researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece: As Prime Minister Visits Lesvos, Moria Camp is Overcrowded, Dangerous and Without Adequate Health Care
Press releaseGreece: As Prime Minister Visits Lesvos, Moria Camp is Overcrowded, Dangerous and Without Adequate Health CareMay 03, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges Greek government to increase medical services and transfer people to Greek mainland ATHENS/NEW YORK, MAY 3, 2018 —As the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, visits Lesvos for a regional conference, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that thousands of men, women, and children in Lesvos are living in squalid, over...
Source: MSF News - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

What ’s YOUR risk of lung cancer? Take this online calculator
The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It was developed by a team of Norwegian and Greek researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water with near-perfect efficiency
(University at Buffalo) The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate and purify water is ancient. The Greek philosopher Aristotle reportedly described such a process more than 2,000 years ago. Now, researchers are bringing this technology into the modern age, using it to sanitize water at what they report to be record-breaking rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sensual sweet seduction: Why chocolate is good for your heart, brain, and mood
(Natural News) People from all over the world collectively consume more than three million tons of cocoa beans a year, according to the World Cocoa Foundation. Chocolate comes from the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree, whose name means “food of the gods” in Greek, an apt name for the most popular sweet treat in the world. Theobroma cacao is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli review – a worthy heir to Stephen Hawking
Is time real or simply a useful measurement of change? The author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us to the limits of our understanding with clarity and styleIn Hitler ’s Germany, a handful of physicists bristled at the mere mention of quantum theory. The troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity and other physical exotica were viewed as “Jewish science” inimical to German nationhood and the Newtonian mechanics of Deutsche Physik. “German physics” (sometimes called “Aryan physics”) failed to make inroads in 1930s Germany because its champions were so plainly de...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Thomson Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Albert Einstein Stephen Hawking Space Physics Source Type: news

Urban area response to flash flood-triggering rainfall, featuring human behavioral factors: the case of 22 October 2015 in Attica, Greece - Papagiannaki K, Kotroni V, Lagouvardos K, Ruin I, Bezes A.
Over the past several decades, flash floods that occurred in Attica, Greece, caused serious property and infrastructure damages, disruptions in economic and social activities, and human fatalities. This paper investigated the link between rainfall and flas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Researchers attempt to develop a probiotic-rich feta cheese
(Natural News) Tired of eating yogurt to improve your gut health? Researchers are now working on feta cheese full of probiotics. According to this study, there are certain probiotic strains that might work well with Greek feta cheese. Soon, “functional feta” could be on store shelves in a bid to address the growing demand for healthy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017, researchers show
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a two-year hiatus in reported human cases, according to findings presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Greece provides the appropriate ecological and climatic conditions for WNV circulation. The virus has been established in Greece and disease transmission may continue in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water
You walk into the grocery store with the best intentions, filing your cart with kale, broccolini, tofu and Greek yogurt.Then you get home, feel pressed for time and order a pizza.Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They ’ll wind up in the trash, like so... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Donald Trump ’s ‘kakistocracy’ is not the first, but it’s revived an old word | André Spicer
When John Brennan used a 17th-century word to describe the US presidency, Twitter went wild – but what does it mean?Rarely does an ancient Greek portmanteau word spark a Twitterstorm. But that ’s what happened when the former director of the CIA John Brennan took to Twitter and accused Donald Trump of running a “kakistocracy”. This tweet sparked a13,700% increase in people looking up the word using the online version of the Merriam Webster dictionary. These curious souls would have found a terse definition: “Government by the worst people.”Related:'Slime ball': Trump attacks Comey after ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andr é Spicer Tags: Donald Trump Trump administration US news US politics Language Science Politics past Source Type: news

Conference addresses dementia in the UK -- and Far East
(University of Plymouth) The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall, UK, on May 4 this year with a full program covering everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Starwatch: wrap up warm and watch the Lyrid meteor shower
The grains of dust that originated in Comet Thatcher will be making their annual visit at the weekendTheLyrid meteor shower will reach its peak in the pre-dawn sky on 22 April. This is the oldest known meteor shower, with records stretching back more than 2,500 years. The meteors appear to originate from a point in the constellation Lyra, hence the shower ’s name. On Saturday night/Sunday morning this “radiant” will be in the eastern sky. So, wrap up warm, look east and be patient. Estimates suggest that between 15 and 20 meteors an hour will be visible. Some may be bright enough to cause brief shadows. O...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Meteors Science Space Astronomy Comets Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

5th day of water shortages in Greece's second-largest city
Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline, prompting a judicial investigation into the city's state-owned water company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Depressive mood in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in Greece - Tzanos IA, Mavrogenis A, Gioti K, Papaggeloppoulos P, Panagiotopoulos E.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To provide data on depressive symptoms rates in the Greek SCI population and to investigate their association with demographic and clinical variables. SETTING: Greek territory. METHODS: One h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A New TV Series Will Make You Believe the Earth Is an Organism
One of the dreamier conceits of the early environmental movement was that the Earth was not merely one of the solar system’s many planets. It was, instead, a living organism. Known as the Gaia hypothesis, named after the Greek goddess of the Earth, the idea was that all of the uncounted quintillions of organisms, from bacteria to blue whales, that make up the Earth’s bio-mass interact with the planet in ways that weave everything together into a living, breathing, reproducing whole. Less-romantic minds did not think much of the theory. That bio-mass is really more of a bio-film, a thin skin of biology that can ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Think Progress: Refugees Fled to Greece for Safety. They Arrived at a Living Hell.
In the NewsThink Progress: Refugees Fled to Greece for Safety. They Arrived at a Living Hell.March 23, 2018MSF staff members on the Greek island of Lesbos describe the horrendous conditions of Moria refugee camp and the impact on the mental health of MSF's patients.View External Media.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Syrian Family Fears Deportation from Greece
VideoSyrian Family Fears Deportation from GreeceMarch 23, 2018After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we ’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again." (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Wholesome Carrot, Apple and Oatmeal Muffins
If you crave a quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the run, then these wholesome muffins hit the spot in every way. They are packed with fiber and quality ingredients and are the perfect portable meal if you need some quick nourishment. I love to make them when I know I’ve got a busy week in front of me. They last for about five days when stored in the fridge, and marry perfectly with an almond milk latte. The addition of a generous amount of grated carrot and apple helps to keep them delicate and moist, while the walnuts add a crunch and a boost of omega-3s. You don’t need to fuss when making these muffin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Greece: Europe's Two-Year-Old Deal with Turkey Traps Thousands in Disastrous Conditions
Europe's cynical strategy to contain and return people seeking asylum has trapped thousands of vulnerable people in disastrous conditions on Greek islands.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Greece: Europe's Deal with Turkey Traps Thousands in Disastrous Conditions
People seeking refuge live in appalling conditions in camps on Greek islands and face a mental health crisis.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Injuries in the Greek epics of Homer - Nomikos N.
Trauma and the need of medical care exist since the beginning of human history. This research is aimed to identify and analyze trauma in antiquity. After a review of bibliography, the first reports of trauma (in Europe) were found in the Greek Epics of Hom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What to Do When Anxiety Is Driving You to Overeat
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news