Prevalence of child physical abuse among school children in Mosul CityNorth of Iraq - Shatha AR, Al-Ghurairi H, Al- Khafaf E, Al Seed HA.
Background and Aims: Physical abuse is the most critical problem in Mosul city children and the extent of physical abuse is currently unknown. Aim of this study to determine the prevalence of physical abuse among sample of Mosul schoolchildren, aged 12-18 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers Sunday, wounding two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers, in the...
Five wounded in rocket attack on Iraq base hosting Americans (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli general who helped destroy Iraq, Syria nuclear plants says stopping Iran's program is much harder
Iran is now enriching uranium at 60%, close to levels needed for a bomb. Israel has several strategies to stop Iran's program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Usability and acceptability of a mobile app for the self-management of alcohol misuse among veterans (Step Away): pilot cohort study - Malte CA, Dulin PL, Baer JS, Fortney JC, Danner AN, Lott AMK, Hawkins EJ.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol misuse is common among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, yet barriers limit treatment participation. Mobile apps hold promise as means to deliver alcohol interventions to veterans who prefer to remain anon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Iranian and Iraqi torture survivors in Finland and Sweden: findings from two population-based studies - Garoff F, Tingh ög P, Suvisaari J, Lilja E, Castaneda AE.
BACKGROUND: Most refugees and other forced migrants have experienced potentially traumatic events (PTEs). Torture and other traumatic experiences, as well as various daily stressors, impact the mental health and psychosocial well-being of war-affected popu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Building resilience in US military families: why it matters - Rossiter AG, Ling CG.
Service members and their families have endured significant stressors over the past 19 years in support of the nation's engagement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Resilience' is the term most commonly used to describe the military spouse and military... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Iraq judge who presided over Saddam's trial dies of COVID-19
Iraq’s top judicial council says a retired judge who presided over the trial of the late dictator Saddam Hussein has died after battling the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iraqi baby is first boy ever to be born with THREE penises, doctors claim
Doctors in Duhok in the north of Iraq said their case study was the first published report of a child being born with three penises, although having two penises was a well documented phenomenon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic 2020 review – a masterly mapping of the Covid outbreak
The team behind Once Upon a Time in Iraq has compiled a moving and sometimes hopeful three-parter that offers a global perspective on the crisisLike the virus itself, the programmes about it have moved fromlocalised subjects to a slightly wider field and now have expanded to take in a global view. It hasn ’t been a perfectly linear progression, of course, but most of the first documentaries were composed largely of footage recorded by medical professionals themselves, at work and then – exhausted and tearful – at home.After that came socially distanced films recordingthe impact on local communities and be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Mangan Tags: Television & radio Culture Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director's statement for virtual press briefing, 1 April
1 April 2021 – I would like to welcome you all today to this press briefing, and also I would like to give a warm welcome to my colleague Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. WHO and UNICEF have a long history of working hand in hand to address some of the most urgent issues related to the health and well-being of all people in our Region. This solid partnership is at its strongest now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are facing a global threat that requires even more coordinated efforts. I am proud that our teams – together with many other partners – are ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 1, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Are Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city that has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

' We Trusted That Our Equipment Would Work,' Says Army Vet, as US Trial Over 3M Earplugs Begins'We Trusted That Our Equipment Would Work,' Says Army Vet, as US Trial Over 3M Earplugs Begins
When US combat veteran Dave Henderson completed his first deployment to Iraq in 2010, he began to experience ringing in his ears and struggled to hear what others around him picked up with ease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A criminal investigation has been launched in the UK after footage was released showing a naked airman being held down by rowdy,...
Reminiscent of abuse suffered by Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, footage of the shocking incident in which Drunken troops appeared to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors contributing to PTSD treatment dropout in veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: a systematic review - Sciarrino NA, Bartlett BA, Smith LJ, Martin CE, Williams W.
Although treatment effectiveness among evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been well established, treatment dropout among veterans continues to be a concern within these treatments. Due to the uniqueness of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Iraq pilgrims defy virus protocols as case numbers rise
Thousands of Iraqi pilgrims have defied tight security measures imposed by Iraqi authorities to contain the spread of the virus during the annual pilgrimage to commemorate the death of a revered figure in Shiite Islam (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experience of a pituitary clinic for US military veterans with traumatic brain injury - Lee J, Anderson LJ, Migula D, Yuen KCJ, McPeak L, Garcia JM.
CONTEXT: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the "signature" injury of veterans returning from wartime conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. While moderate/severe TBI is associated with pituitary dysfunction, this association has not been well establis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pope weighed Iraq virus risk but believes God will protect
Pope Francis says he weighed the risks of a high-profile trip to Iraq during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pope, on Iraq visit, decries violence in the name of God as 'greatest blasphemy'
Pope Francis walked down a narrow alleyway in the holy city of Najav to hold a historic meeting with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope, on Iraq visit, decries violence in the name of God as 'greatest blasphemy
Pope Francis walked down a narrow alleyway in the holy city of Najav to hold a historic meeting with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Sistani call for unity at Iraq meeting
Catholic and Shia leaders strengthen dialogue between their faiths on first ever papal visit to the country (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis urges Iraq ’s Muslims, Christians to unite for peace
Pope Francis travelled to the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq to reinforce his message of interfaith tolerance. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis In Iraq: On Day 2, Pontiff Meets Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting
The meeting was months in the making, with every detail painstakingly discussed and negotiated between the ayatollah’s office and the Vatican. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Shiite cleric in Iraq, visits birthplace of Abraham
"He has come to help us get to a better day," Iraqi President Barham Salih told NBC News. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis Visits Abraham's Birthplace in Iraq: Live Updates
On his second day of a three-day trip, Francis met Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a spiritual authority for many Shiite Muslims. He... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis has met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior leaders in Shia Islam, in Iraq ’s holy city of Najaf to...
The pontiff met Ali al-Sistani in holy city of Najaf to urge Muslims to embrace Iraq’s beleaguered Christians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis has called for an end to “violence and extremism” in his opening address on the first-ever papal visit to Iraq, long...
Pope says he felt duty-bound to visit Iraq because the country had suffered so much for so long. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LIVE: Pope Francis starts his historic Iraq tour
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis Arrives In Iraq
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Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis touches down in Baghdad, hoping to boost an ancient Christian church and a war-torn country
Pope Francis has landed in Iraq for a historic tour of the war-ravaged nation, where he is expected to meet with members of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pope Francis Departs for Iraq: Live Updates
Francis landed in Baghdad on Friday afternoon, making him what is believed to be the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is Pope Francis Visiting Iraq?
The trip is taking place despite concerns about the pandemic and security. Here’s a brief look at why Francis is visiting Iraq, what the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alkylated epidermal creatine kinase as a biomarker for sulfur mustard exposure: comparison to adducts of albumin and DNA in an in vivo rat study - Steinritz D, L üling R, Siegert M, Herbert J, Mückter H, Taeger CD, Gudermann T, Dietrich A, Thiermann H, John H.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent which use is banned under international law and that has been used recently in Northern Iraq and Syria by the so-called Islamic State. SM induces the alkylation of endogenous proteins like albumin and hemoglo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The impact of CoViD-19 related lockdown on the prevalence of spousal violence against women in Kurdistan Region of Iraq - Mahmood KI, Shabu SA, M-Amen KM, Hussain SS, Kako DA, Hinchliff S, Shabila NP.
This study aimed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence by comparing the pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Pope's Iraq trip could be his most dangerous yet. But the country's dwindling Christian minority hopes it heals their wounds
The Vatican bills the pope's visit as 'an act of love' despite growing pandemic and security risks. It's a message that resonates with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Ian RichardsGENEVA, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back. The demand is there, even as the virus lingers. Many, especially from developing countries, need to get to work and send ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ian Richards Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pentagon confirms 10 rockets struck Iraqi base housing U.S. troops
Pentagon confirms 10 rockets hit al-Asad airbase which hosts U.S. troops, kills one U.S. civilian contractor (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. contractor died Wednesday when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Where U.S. Troops Are Stationed
At least 10 missiles were fired on the Ayn al Asad air base one week after U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia positions along the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: Pope's risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians
Pope Francis is pushing ahead with the first papal trip to Iraq despite rising coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Vatican defends pope's Iraq trip, stadium mass
The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend despite rising coronavirus infections there and concerns about crowds wanting to see him (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iraq launches vaccine program after arrival of China doses
A Health Ministry spokesman says Iraq has launched its coronavirus inoculation program just hours after the first doses of vaccine arrived from China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Experts Are Not Fans Of Pope Francis' Plan To Visit Iraq During Pandemic
Visiting a country with a fragile health care system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a good idea, infectious disease experts said. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Francis prepares first-ever papal visit to Iraq
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts concerned about Pope Francis' trip to Iraq
They're concerned about the public health message that it sends. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airstrikes in Syria kill 22 in Joe Biden's first military act as president • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
Strikes against Iran-backed fighters were retaliation for attack on US-led forces in Iraq, says Pentagon The Pentagon said said the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran claims US bombing in Syria will strengthen ISIS
Iran’s top security official said that the US is encouraging ISIS by dropping bombs on paramilitary fighters along the Iraqi border.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden approves US airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria
The Pentagon said the strike on Syria was in response to an attack on US and coalition personnel in Iraq. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iraqi Christians, decimated by Islamist violence, prepare for pope's visit
Iraqi Christians are busy scrubbing churches, practising hymns and preparing for mass ahead of the first ever papal visit to the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news