How does the death conscious culture of Iran affect experiences of depression? - Mirdamadi M.
This paper is divided into two parts. First I argue for the existence of a death-conscious culture in Iran, traceable in religious and literary texts, and manifested strongly in the discourse following the Iran-Iraq war. I then look at how this culture inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

ACS Briefing Discusses Use of Lessons From Combat Care
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the successes and challenges of combat casualty care in Iraq and Afghanistan by the U.S. military, and how an integrated military-civilian... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Video games, terrorism, and ISIS's Jihad 3.0 - Al-Rawi A.
This study discusses different media strategies followed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In particular, the study attempts to understand the way ISIS's video game that is called "Salil al-Sawarem" (The Clanging of the Swords) has been receiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Beheading the hydra: counterinsurgent violence and insurgent attacks in Iraq - Eastin J, Gade EK.
We evaluate the effectiveness of anti-insurgent violence as a means to suppress insurgency with micro-level data from the Iraq War. Our findings suggest that while violence against insurgents increases the incidence of future insurgent attacks, the intensi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Nonfatal suicidal behaviors in the administrative records of activated U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, 2004-2009 - Ursano RJ, Naifeh JA, Kessler RC, Gonzalez OI, Fullerton CS, Mash HH, Riggs-Donovan CA, Ng THH, Wynn GH, Dinh HM, Kao TC, Sampson NA, Heeringa SG, Stein MB.
OBJECTIVE: The U.S. Army suicide rate increased sharply during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is limited information about medically documented, nonfatal suicidal behaviors among soldiers in the Army's Reserve Component (RC), which is composed of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Levels of combatant control and the patterns of non-incumbant/insurgent violence experienced by civilians living in Sunni-Arab communities in Iraq (2004-2009) - Poulson SC, Burke KA.
This study explores how one social-structural variable, control over Sunni-Arab communities during the Iraq civil war, affected the types of violence used by insurgent/non-government actors that killed and injured civilians in these communities from Januar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

From cubs to lions: a six stage model of child socialization into the Islamic State - Horgan JG, Taylor M, Bloom M, Winter C.
Using the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) as a case study, we explore the process by which children evolve from novice recruits to fully fledged members of a violent extremist movement. From currently available data, we propose six stages of child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A genosonic analysis of ISIL and US counter-extremism video messages - Bean H, Edgar AN.
Analyses of extremist video messages typically focus on their discursive content. Using the case of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), this study instead draws upon the emerging subfield of genosonic analysis to understand the allure of extremist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Violence in the name of god? A framing processes approach to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - Westphal J.
Since summer 2014, the insurgent group 'Islamic State in Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) has become a major concern for international politics and global security due to its rapid territorial gains, violent operations and the propagation of Salafi-jihadist ideology... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

U.S. counterterrorism operations during the Iraq War: a case study of Task Force 714 - Shultz RH.
U.S. counterterrorism (CT) forces that deployed to Iraq in 2003 as Task Force 714 (TF 714) faced an ugly surprise. Tasked to dismantle the al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) dominated insurgency, the organization could not achieve that mission. General Stanley McChrys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Old becomes new again: kidnappings by Daesh and other Salafi-jihadists in the twenty-first century - Cragin RK, Padilla P.
Daesh fighters have taken hostage over 100 foreigners in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere since 2012. The kidnappings drew international attention in August 2014, when American journalist James Foley was decapitated and a video of his death was posted online. Bu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Funding shortfalls threaten health services for a million vulnerable Iraqis, says UN health agency
Almost one million vulnerable Iraqis will have to go without basic medicines and other life-saving healthcare if funding is not found to save critical health facilities, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?
July 17, 2018When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?In April 2017, 60 militia members attacked a hospital in Cinq, a city in the Kasai district of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels set fire to a surgical suite, trapping 35 patients inside, and then torched most of the hospital. They sexually assaulted women and girls with sticks and firearms, including a woman who had just given birth hours before.The details of this attack are horrifying. More than 100 people died, including 90 patients and two health workers.B...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The turbulent life of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq
Launched in 1932 the school has spent almost a century uncovering Iraq ’s ancient treasures, including the spectacular Assyrian capital at NimrudOn a dark November day in 1929, the nascent British School of Archaeology in Iraq launched its appeal for funds. Central Hall in Westminster was packed to overflowing and the audience was treated to a lantern slide show of recent discoveries in Iraq, followed by a long list of speakers, including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lady Astor, Britain ’s first female MP. Presiding as chairman was Major-GeneralSir Percy Cox. After the first world war, Cox had served as the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mary Shepperson Tags: Archaeology Science Iraq Middle East and North Africa World news Heritage Museums Culture Agatha Christie Source Type: news

Legitimizing ethno-sectarian conflicts for power: construction of victimhood and disenfranchisement in Iraqi media interactions - Al-Tahmazi THM.
The article examines micro-argumentative patterns in 12 debate-like political interactions to account for the discursive construction of victimhood and disenfranchisements used to legitimize ethno-sectarian conflicts for power in Iraqi media interactions a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PTSD rate among prison employees equals that of war veterans
(Washington State University) Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Longitudinal changes in neuroimaging and neuropsychiatric status of post-deployment veterans: a CENC pilot study - Martindale SL, Rowland JA, Shura RD, Taber KH.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate preliminary data on longitudinal changes in psychiatric, neurobehavioural, and neuroimaging findings in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans following blast exposure. RESEARCH DESIGN: Longitudina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Direct head injury caused by a tear gas cartridge. Questions on safety: a case report from Iraq and review of the literature - Alhillo HT, Arnaout MM, Radhi HS, Al-Dhahir MA, Moscote-Salazar LR, Hoz SS.
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Primary injuries from tear gas weapons include injuries to the visual and respiratory systems and skin. However, few studies have reported direct mechanical brain injuries from tear gas weapons. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old male ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Documented family violence and risk of suicide attempt among U.S. Army soldiers - Ursano RJ, Stein MB, Herberman Mash HB, Naifeh JA, Fullerton CS, Zaslavsky AM, Ng THH, Aliaga PA, Wynn GH, Dinh HM, McCarroll JE, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Schoenbaum M, Heeringa SG, Kessler RC.
This study examined associations of family violence (FV) history with SA risk among soldiers. Using administrative data from the Army Study to Asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Cannabis use disorder and post-deployment suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans - Adkisson K, Cunningham KC, Dedert EA, Dennis MF, Calhoun PS, Elbogen EB, Beckham JC, Kimbrel NA.
The objective of the present study was to use retrospective data to test the hypothesis that cannabis dependence would be associated with an increased rate of post-deployment suicide attempts. METHODS: Participants included 319 veterans ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A contemporary, 7-year analysis of vascular injury from the war in Afghanistan - Patel JA, White JM, White PW, Rich NM, Rasmussen TE.
OBJECTIVE: Vascular injury is a leading cause of death and disability in military and civilian trauma. Although a previous interim study defined the distribution of vascular injury during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a contemporary epidemiologic asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hobby Lobby's Illegal Antiquities Shed Light On A Lost, Looted Ancient City In Iraq
About 3,800 objects purchased by Hobby Lobby were returned to Iraq in May. Some come from an ancient Sumerian city, Irisagrig, and indicate that life there was "pretty good," an archaeologist says.(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Arraf Source Type: news

The Doctor Who Discovered Lead in Flint ’s Water on What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
What led you to suspect that there was lead in the water of Flint, Mich.? I was clued in by a high school girlfriend–a drinking-water expert–over a glass of wine at a barbecue at my house. She told me that the water [which was being piped from the local river to save money] wasn’t being treated properly. And once you proved that to be true, the city swung into action? No. I was attacked, the science was attacked and my credibility was attacked. Everybody talking about this was attacked: moms, activists, pastors, journalists. In your new book, What the Eyes Don’t See, you say the crisis in Flint was ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized 10 Questions Flint Michigan Water Source Type: news

Secondary traumatization in caregivers working with women and children who suffered extreme violence by the "Islamic State" - Denkinger JK, Windthorst P, Rometsch-Ogioun El Sount C, Blume M, Sedik H, Kizilhan JI, Gibbons N, Pham P, Hillebrecht J, Ateia N, Nikendei C, Zipfel S, Junne F.
Introduction: Refugees fleeing persecution, torture, or sexual violence are at high risk of developing both acute and chronic psychological disorders. Systematic violence, as committed against the Yazidi minority in Northern Iraq by the terror organ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Veterans Health Administration's Traumatic Brain Injury Screen and Evaluation: service delivery insights - Moore DH, Powell-Cope G, Belanger HG.
BACKGROUND: In recognition of the incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has, since 2007, examined returning U.S. service members for symptoms of TBI, a pre-condition for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Examining the military-media nexus in ISIS's provincial photography campaign - Damanhoury KE, Winkler C, Kaczkowski W, Dicker A.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) views military action and media operations as two equally important, reinforcing components of its campaign. With provinces disseminating 95% of ISIS's media output, provincial media play a central role in achieving a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Acquired stuttering in veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: the role of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and medications - Norman RS, Jaramillo CA, Eapen BC, Amuan ME, Pugh MJ.
INTRODUCTION: Determine the association between acquired stuttering (AS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a cohort of 309,675 U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The secondary aim was to determine the association ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This World Refugee Day, recognizing the strength and courage of refugees
DOHUK, Iraq –As violence consumed her home in Aleppo, Ghalia ’s parents and brother were killed. Ghalia, now 33, fled to Al-Hasakeh, in north-eastern Syria, to live with her uncle’s family. Amid the chaos of war and displacement, she found an unexpected source of hope: She fell in love.Months into her new life in Al-Hasakeh, she met an Iraqi man who swept her off her feet. They proceeded with a customary marriage, and she soon became pregnant.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

A case study of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for combat-related PTSD in a same-sex military couple - Blount TH, Peterson AL, Monson CM.
Military deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan are associated with increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and relationship impairment. Unfortunately, the perceived stigma associated with seeking deployment-related behavioral hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sexual violence in Iraq: challenges for transnational feminist politics - Al-Ali N.
The article discusses sexual violence by ISIS against women in Iraq, particularly Yezidi women, against the historical background of broader sexual and gender-based violence. It intervenes in feminist debates about how to approach and analyse sexual and wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Genitourinary surgical workload at deployed U.S. facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2002-2016 - Turner CA, Orman JA, Stockinger ZT, Hudak SJ.
INTRODUCTION: Genitourinary surgery constitutes approximately 1.15% of procedures performed for combat injuries. During forward deployment, surgeons usually deploy without urology support. To better understand the training and skills maintenance needs for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A positive, communitarian right to security in the age of super-terrorism - Turner I.
Post-9/11, and especially with the dramatic rise of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the author advocates a collective right to security. Plotting a course through state absolutism and liberalism, one finds communitarianism as a philosophy to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Debating war and peace: US Congress and the domestic legitimization of military interventions - B öller F.
This article investigates how members of US Congress legitimized their votes in four cases of military interventions after the Cold War (Iraq 1991, 2002-2009; Somalia 1993; Libya 2011). Using an original dataset on congressional rhetoric, the qualitative c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A Rasch analysis of the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory in a national cohort of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veterans with mild traumatic brain injury - Bahraini NH, Hostetter TA, Forster JE, Schneider AL, Brenner LA.
This study investigated the dimensionality and measurement properties of the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI), a 22-item questionnaire of postconcussive symptoms, in a national sample of 9,679 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Religion and cognitive processing of trauma among newly returned US Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - Lisman R, Currier JM, Harris JI.
Religion can provide a powerful meaning-making framework that promotes adaptive processing of potentially traumatic events. However, spiritual strain or distress might be associated with maladaptive perceptions of the meaning of possible traumas. These the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study participant reported outcomes of mental health interventions: results from a randomized controlled trial among survivors of systematic violence in southern Iraq - Mahmooth Z, Weiss WM, Zangana GAS, Bolton P.
BACKGROUND: Common mental health problems experienced by survivors of systematic violence include trauma, depression, and anxiety. A trial of mental health interventions by community mental health workers for survivors of systematic violence in southern Ir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Daughters of jihad: How family members give meaning to the departure of Belgian and Dutch women who joined the IS - San M.
Since it has become apparent that many Western women have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, there is a relentless stream of publications dealing with the motivations of these women to join the terrorist organization. Most of these publicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

STUNNING new video reveals how Europe is "committing suicide" with open borders and political correctness
(Natural News) European society is being flooded by migrants from North Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, over a million migrants made their way illegally into Europe, traveling by land and sea. Migrants from war-torn countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria are taking advantage of open border policies in Europe. Citizens from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A third of U.S. military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan not from battle
(Reuters Health) - Falls, car crashes and other accidents off the battlefield cause one-third of injuries and about one in 10 deaths among U.S. service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Finding a way out of child marriage and towards a vocation
DOHUK, Iraq– Aysheh was only 15 years old when she and her family fled Qamishli, northeastern Syria, to find refuge in Iraq in 2014. They ended up in Domiz 1 camp in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Built rapidly and with little planning to accommodate the large numbers of refugees fleeing northern Syria in 2012, Domiz 1 is now home to 5,608 Syrian refugee families. They contend with overcrowding,  and live in shelters in need of upgrading. And livelihood opportunities are scarce. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

A 12-year analysis of nonbattle injury among US service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan - Le TD, Gurney JM, Nnamani NS, Gross KR, Chung KK, Stockinger ZT, Nessen SC, Pusateri AE, Akers KS.
IMPORTANCE: Nonbattle injury (NBI) among deployed US service members increases the burden on medical systems and results in high rates of attrition, affecting the available force. The possible causes and trends of NBI in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 1, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1 in 3 US Military Injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan Weren't on Battlefield Among nearly 30,000 U.S. service members who've been injured during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One-third of US military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan weren't from battle
Car accidents, falls, equipment mishaps and other nonbattle incidents caused about a third of all injuries sustained by nearly 30,000 US service members during three military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to research published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute assessment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress after exposure to a deployment-related explosive blast - Baker MT, Moring JC, Hale WJ, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Bryant RA, Broshek DK, Barth JT, Villarreal R, Lancaster CL, Malach SL, Lara-Ruiz JM, Isler W, Peterson AL.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are two of the signature injuries in military service members who have been exposed to explosive blasts during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Acute stress disorder (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Response to mass casualty events: from the battlefield to the Stop the Bleed campaign - Knudson MM, Velmahos G, Cooper ZR.
In the aftermath of a number of episodes of mass casualty events, we must be reminded of how important it is to be prepared and to reflect on the knowledge accumulated over the past 15  years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Over 100 years later Bayer still refuses to take responsibility for developing the poison gas used during World War I
(Natural News) There has been a loud outcry in recent years against the use of chemical weapons in countries like Iraq and Syria, and rightly so. Utterly destructive and created to kill indiscriminately, these weapons often kill children and the most helpless in society. Chemical weapons make use of chemical mixtures to harm or kill... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Kinematics and kinetics of the shoe during human slips - Iraqi A, Cham R, Redfern MS, Vidic NS, Beschorner KE.
This paper quantified the heel kinematics and kinetics during human slips with the goal of guiding available coefficient of friction (ACOF) testing methods for footwear and flooring. These values were then compared to the testing parameters recommended for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news