Operation Mend ’s 10th anniversary celebration raises more than $1.1 million for wounded veterans
UCLA Health ’s Operation Mend, a program for wounded U.S. veterans, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a Red, White and Denim-themed backyard party that raised more than $1.1 million to benefit the program.The celebration was held at the home of Operation Mend founder and philanthropist Ronald Katz on Sept. 24.  Nearly 600 guests attended, including 53 veterans who have been treated through the program and their caregivers. Operation Mend provides free surgical, medical and psychological services to  wounded service members injured in the line of duty after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attac...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How ancient lentils reveal the origins of social inequality
Lentils might not sound like a spectacular archaeological find but at the prehistoric site of Gurga Chiya in Iraqi Kurdistan they hold the clues to social transformationRelated:Iraq: Kurdish leader Barzani claims win in independence referendumI should be in the Kurdish region of Iraq right now knee-deep in Late Chalcolitic archaeology, but instead I ’m watching Bake Off in Crewe. The autumn excavation season in the Kurdish region is cancelled and most of the international teams have left, including the University College London project I was working on and the British Museum’s training excavation atQalatga Darb...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mary Shepperson Tags: Archaeology Science Iraq Source Type: news

Parasite Plagues Subset of Iraq War Vets (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Latent visceral leishmaniasis can cause serious health issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's
Traumatic brain injury, the signature injury of military veterans of Iraq and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI may predict cognitive impairment in fighters FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer MRI uncovers evidence on Alzheimer's origins (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

An Iraq War Veteran Fighting Deportation Won ’t Be Released From Detention
(SEATTLE) — An immigration judge in Washington state declined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government’s efforts to deport him. Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, struggled with drug addiction, homelessness and post-traumatic stress following his time in Iraq in 2009 and 2010, leading to convictions for burglary and other charges. Kim’s lawyer and friends have said he has done well since completing a substance abuse treatment program run by the Department of Veterans Affairs early this year. But immigration agents ar...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gene Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

The delayed effect of mustard gas on housekeeping gene expression in lung biopsy of chemical injuries - Eghtedardoost M, Hassan ZM, Askari N, Sadeghipour A, Naghizadeh MM, Ghafarpour S, Ghazanfari T.
OBJECTIVE: Sulfur mustard (SM) was used as a chemical weapon in Iraq-Iran war. Exposed people have major complications in important organs such as pulmonary system. Some studies have shown that SM could affect the expression of endogenous genes and non-hou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

‘There Was Blood Everywhere.’ Acts of Heroism Saved Countless Lives During Las Vegas Shooting
(LAS VEGAS) — Rob Ledbetter’s battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead. The 42-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served as a sniper in Iraq immediately began tending to the wounded, one of several heroes to emerge from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Amid the massacre in Las Vegas, which left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured, there were acts of compassion and countless heroics that officials say saved scores of lives. There was a man one survivor knows only as Zach who herded people to a safe place. There was a registered nurse from Tennessee who died shielding...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Lee Myers and Jocelyn Gecker / AP Tags: Uncategorized Crime las vegas shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

ISIS Claimed the Las Vegas Shooter as a ‘Soldier.’ Experts Are Skeptical.
The Islamic State claimed that one of its supporters carried out the lethal mass shooting in Las Vegas on Monday but offered no evidence of its involvement, prompting questions of credibility for the jihadi group as it suffers a series of catastrophic losses on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria. The claim came in a pair of messages issued by ISIS’ official propaganda wing, Amaq, which identified the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” In a rare follow-up message, the agency claimed that the shooter had converted to Islam months before the shooting, which killed at least 58 people and injured some 500 othe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting Source Type: news

ISIS Claimed Responsibility for the Las Vegas Shooting. But It Didn ’t Give Any Proof
(CAIRO) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying that the perpetrator was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago, without providing any evidence to support the claim. The group released two statements on its Aamaq news agency on Monday, hours after the shooting at a country music concert that killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 400. It did not name the suspected shooter, identified by Las Vegas police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, but said he had “executed the operation in response to calls to target countries of the coalition” battin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Crime las vegas shooting onetime Terrorism Source Type: news

To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce
October 02, 2017It's time to face the financing issue.Four years ago, ahead of the world ’s last major forum to touch on the health workforce, advocates gathered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to plead for a global consensus on how to ensure the world has the health workforce it needs to achieve a compact now known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Thanks in part to those advocates, many of whom returned to New York last week for UNGA, that consensus is now firmly enshrined in the form of SDG targets 3.C and 3.8, the first-ever  Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 20...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region
International Day of Non-Violence – 2 October 2017By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGeneva/Dubai, Oct 2 2017 (IPS)The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim“The Arab region is witnessing yet again a wave of extremist violence owing to the proliferation of local and inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Differential impact of post-deployment stress and PTSD on neural reactivity to emotional stimuli in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - Digangi JA, Gorka S, Afshar K, Babione JM, Schroth C, Greenstein JE, Proescher E, Dolcos F, Phan KL.
For many veterans returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, the transition from military to civilian life is complicated by an array of postdeployment stressors. In addition to significant stress associated with reintegration after deployment, many re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Management of high-velocity injuries of the head and neck - Majors JS, Brennan J, Holt GR.
Trauma centers must prepare to manage high-velocity injuries resulting from a mass casualty incidents as global terrorism becomes a greater concern and an increasing risk. The most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have significantly improved unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Promised Land
In the summer of 2015, a curious piece of world news brought a flicker of hope to the wretched Syrian city of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters had taken over the ancient town, toppling its monuments and executing anyone who resisted their draconian rules. And yet at one of the city’s darkest moments, rumors of a sanctuary far away began to filter in, generating dreams among a populace that had already lost everything. On Aug. 31 of that year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that her country was prepared to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in the Middle East. “We can do this,” ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Berlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home Germany Refugees Source Type: news

Iraqi Kurds Vote to Split From Baghdad in Landmark Independence Referendum
Iraq is teetering on the brink of a political crisis as the country’s northern Kurdish region announced on Wednesday that an overwhelming majority of voters cast ballots in favor of independence from Baghdad. More than 92 percent voted “yes” in the landmark referendum on Monday in which more than three million votes were cast, according to the electoral commission of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the city of Erbil. The vote gave voice to decades of aspirations for self determination among Kurds, an ethnic group of nearly 30 million people scattered across Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. The president...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized onetime World Source Type: news

92% of Voters Approve Kurdish Referendum on Independence From Iraq
(IRBIL, Iraq) — The Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq was approved by more than 92 percent of voters, officials said Wednesday, as Iraq’s prime minister vowed to keep his country united without resorting to the use of force. Even with the strong support, the non-binding vote is unlikely to lead to formal independence, but it has escalated long-running tensions with Baghdad, which has moved to block flights in and out of the Kurds’ autonomous region. Iraq and its neighbors, along with virtually the entire international community, are opposed to any redrawing of the map. Hendrin Mohammed, the hea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susannah George / AP Tags: Uncategorized Iraq onetime Source Type: news

Tim Kaine: Backing Out of the Iran Agreement Would Destroy America ’s Moral Authority
North Korea tested its sixth nuclear device earlier this month. Experts estimated that the blast from this test was significantly stronger than the 1945 Hiroshima bomb. This test puts a rogue regime one step closer to placing a nuclear bomb on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. Yet two days following this test, instead of detailing a comprehensive strategy to rein in North Korea, a conflict that could endanger tens of thousands of American citizens and service members living in South Korea, our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, chose to focus her remarks a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim Kaine Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy international relations North Korea politics White House Source Type: news

Tim Kaine: Backing Out of the Iran Agreement Would Damage America ’s Moral Authority
North Korea tested its sixth nuclear device earlier this month. Experts estimated that the blast from this test was significantly stronger than the 1945 Hiroshima bomb. This test puts a rogue regime one step closer to placing a nuclear bomb on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States. Yet two days following this test, instead of detailing a comprehensive strategy to rein in North Korea, a conflict that could endanger tens of thousands of American citizens and service members living in South Korea, our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, chose to focus her remarks a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim Kaine Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy international relations North Korea politics White House Source Type: news

How Russian Voters Fueled the Rise of Germany ’s Far-Right
While fighting for a seat in the German parliament over the last few months, Sergej Tschernow, a candidate for the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, knew that he could only rely on a few media outlets to give his party the coverage it craves: the Russian ones. “They show our points of view in full,” he told TIME on Election Day, Sunday Sept. 24, when the AfD became the first far-right movement to enter into the German legislature since the end of World War II, winning a remarkable 13% of the vote and going from zero to more than 90 seats in a chamber of 631 lawmakers. The party’s rise has been ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Hannover Tags: Uncategorized Alternative for Germany angela merkel Germany election Source Type: news

The Iraqi City Set to Implode if the Kurds Vote for Independence
For decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, claimed by Kurds, Arabs and the Turkmen ethnic group. But on Monday, the city’s residents will join people across northern Iraq in a vote on Kurdish independence. Kirkuk is the most significant of Iraq’s disputed territories under de facto Kurdish control that will vote in the controversial referendum Sept. 25. After a century of Kurds pushing for independence, Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurds’ semi-autonomous region has promised his people the chance to vote on their future. The governmen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Collard / Kirkuk, Iraq Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

UN Resolution Major Step Toward Accountability in Iraq
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed a United Nations Security Council resolution to create an investigative team to collect, preserve, and document evidence of potential war crimes committed by ISIS (also known as ISIL or the self-declared Islamic State) in northern Iraq. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

These Are 40 of the Most Terrifying Words in Donald Trump ’s U.N. Address
President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the most fateful decisions of his White House tenure. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he lambasted the regime in Iran and, in a deeply misleading reference to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, he said this of the United States: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” The President added: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” That threat is an apparent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Glaser, Emma Ashford Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump politics world affairs Source Type: news

Iraqi Supreme Court Suspends Kurdish Region ’s Independence Referendum
(BAGHDADP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement, saying it “issued a national order to suspend the referendum procedures … until the resolution of the cases regarding the constitutionality of said decision.” It was not immediately clear if the local government in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region would abide by the court’s ruling. The vote was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Iraq onetime Source Type: news

Iraqi Prime Minister: German Teen Runaway Could Face Death Penalty
Iraq’s prime minister says the teenage German girl found in Mosul last month who ran away from home after communicating with Islamic State group extremists online is still being held in a Baghdad prison. Speaking to The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday, Haider Al-Abadi says Iraq’s judiciary will decide if the teen will face the death penalty. “You know teenagers under certain laws, they are accountable for their actions especially if the act is a criminal activity when it amounts to killing innocent people,” he said. Sixteen-year-old Linda W. ran away last summer from her hometown...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime World Source Type: news

UNFPA aid reaches Deir Ez-Zor City for the first time in three years
Language EnglishDamascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a humanitarian convoy organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.Deir Ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria, and it has had been besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Da'esh) since 2014. It was only last week that the siege was broken and humanitarian access was restored. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

The London Attack Was a Grim Reminder That Homemade Bombs Are An Ongoing Threat
London was struck Friday by its fourth terrorist incident this year, when an improvised explosive device, or IED, partially detonated on a morning rush hour train, triggering a panicked rush from the scene and leaving 22 injured but none dead. Images of what appeared to be a homemade bomb soon began circulating on social media, showing what looked like a smoldering white bucket with wires attached. “Clearly, this was a device that was intended to cause significant harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May said following the attack. Friday’s assault marks the latest in a disturbing trend of IED attacks throughout ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kindgom Source Type: news

St. Louis Cop Found Not Guilty in 2011 Killing of Black Suspect
(ST. LOUIS) — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of murder in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, a decision that could spark protests with National Guard troops on standby. Judge Timothy Wilson found the former officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. The bench ruling came more than a month after testimony concluded. Activists had threatened civil disobedience if Stockley was acquitted, and authorities took steps to deal with that scenario. All three downtown courthouses, including the federal courthouse, and som...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Salter/ AP Tags: Uncategorized Missouri onetime Source Type: news

Harvard Withdrew Chelsea Manning ’s ‘Visiting Fellow’ Invitation. Here’s What to Know
A Harvard graduate school dean on Friday withdrew a designation extended to Chelsea Manning, saying the offer was a “mistake,” after a backlash from several people, including the head of the CIA. Manning, an Army soldier who was convicted of espionage after leaking classified government documents, was released from prison in May after then-President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January. Manning was set to serve as a “visiting fellow” at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government this fall before the school revoked the “perceived honor.” The reversal came less than a da...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning onetime Source Type: news

Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics. Now, France Has to Ensure They ’re Safe
The timing in Paris early Friday morning could hardly have been more ominous. As the Mayor of Paris and top French officials were on a flight from Lima, Peru, where the International Olympic Committee had awarded them the right to host the Summer Games in 2024, events were unfolding on the ground. As the airplane approached Paris, a man wielding a knife lunged at a soldier in the heart of the city, in the heavily used Chatelet Metro station, while expressing support for ISIS, according to police. The timing was almost certainly unintended, and the attacker arrested before he inflicted any injuries. And yet, the assault se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France Source Type: news

Psychological inflexibility predicts of suicidal ideation over time in veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan - Debeer BB, Meyer EC, Kimbrel NA, Kittel JA, Gulliver SB, Morissette SB.
Psychological inflexibility, or how individuals respond to distressing internal experiences, may be a modifiable risk factor for suicide in veterans. It was hypothesized that psychological inflexibility would predict suicidal ideation after accounting for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Man Has Been Arrested After Attacking a Soldier in Paris
(PARIS) — An assailant attacked a soldier on a counter-terrorism patrol in Paris on Friday, France’s armed forces minister said, the latest in a series of strikes targeting troops protecting transport hubs and tourist sites. The assailant was wrestled to the ground before being detained. The soldier, part of Operation Sentinel, a force deployed in the wake of Islamist attacks was unhurt in the incident. French media reported he was armed with a knife. It happened at the Chatelet subway station, a busy central hub for the metro and the suburban RER rail network that carries commuters into the capital from the ca...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reuters Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

Man to Be Kicked Out of Marines After Unfurling White Supremacist Banner
A Marine is set to be booted from the service after he was arrested at a pro-Confederate rally, where he allegedly helped unfurl a banner that displayed a white supremacist slogan. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was arrested in Graham, N.C. on May 20, charged with a misdemeanor of first degree trespassing. He could face up to 60 days in jail along with his removal from the Corps, according to trade publication Marine Corps Times. Manning, who at the time was stationed at the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune about 200 miles from Graham, is accused of scaling a building with fellow serviceman Sgt. Michael Chesny and u...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Military onetime Source Type: news

Fatal and non-fatal electrocution injuries at U.S. Marine Corps forward medical facilities during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom - Williams B, Deaton T, Galarneau M, Dye J, Zieber T, Auten J.
INTRODUCTION: Death from electrocution is rare and generally an accidental occurrence. In contrast to civilian patterns of electrocution injury, the military work environment suffers from a greater percentage of fatal high-voltage electrocutions. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Delivery of mental health treatment to combat veterans with psychiatric diagnoses and TBI histories - Miles SR, Harik JM, Hundt NE, Mignogna J, Pastorek NJ, Thompson KE, Freshour JS, Yu HJ, Cully JA.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health (MH) disorders are prevalent in combat veterans returning from Afghanistan and/or Iraq (hereafter referred to as returning veterans). Accurate estimates of service utilization for veterans with and without TBI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mind-body therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a systematic review - Cushing RE, Braun KL.
OBJECTIVE: About a third of service members returning from post-9/11 deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq report combat-related mental health conditions, but many do not seek conventional treatment. Mind-body therapies have been offered as alternative approa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Primary blast-induced changes in Akt and GSK3 β phosphorylation in rat hippocampus - Wang Y, Sawyer TW, Tse YC, Fan C, Hennes G, Barnes J, Josey T, Weiss T, Nelson P, Wong TP.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to blast from improvised explosive devices has been a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the mechanisms of primary blast-induced TBI are not well understood. The A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study of Iraq fighters reveals what makes people prepared to die for a cause
In research that could help to combat extremists, scientists working on the the frontline in Iraq have begun to unpick what is behind the will to fightWhenIslamic State (Isis) launched its attack on Mosul in 2014, they were outnumbered by opposition forces by almost 40 to one – yetIsis took the city. Now a group of scientists working on the frontline in Iraq have analysed what motivates such fighters in research they say could help combat extremists.While predicting the will to fight has been described by the former US director of national intelligence James Clapper as “imponderable”, researchers say they...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Psychology Islamic State Military Anthropology Source Type: news

Sexual assault in the US military: a comparison of risk in deployed and non-deployed locations among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom active component and Reserve/National Guard servicewomen - Sadler AG, Booth BM, Torner JC, Mengeling MA.
BACKGROUND: To determine whether sexual assault in the military (SAIM) among active component and Reserve/National Guard servicewomen is more likely to occur in deployed or non-deployed locations; and which location poses greater risk for SAIM when time sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq ’s rebel rulers
British and Iraqi archaeologists identify the first known settlement built under the enigmatic Sealand kingsThe Kings of the Sealand sound like they come straight out of a fantasy novel but it ’s the name given to a royal dynasty who ruled a swathe of Bronze Age Iraq for almost three centuries (ca. 1730-1460 BCE). Archaeologists know almost nothing about the Sealand Kings or their kingdom; all we have to go on are a tiny number of ancient texts, mostly written about them by other rulers . We know they controlled the swampy land around the head of the Persian Gulf, including several of the great ancient cities of sout...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mary Shepperson Tags: Science Iraq Archaeology Source Type: news

The influence of traumatic brain injury on treatment outcomes of Concurrent Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) in veterans - Gros DF, Lancaster CL, Horner MD, Szafranski DD, Back SE.
BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders (SUD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in veterans of Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn has received much attention in the literature. Although hyp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Daniel Craig Steals 'Logan Lucky' - Movies for Grownups - Film ...
1 day ago ... Those further from AARP membership are all tops, too: Adam Driver as angry one -armed Iraq-vet bartender Clyde Logan; Channing Tatum,  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Completion of a veteran-focused civic service program improves health and psychosocial outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury - Lawrence KA, Matthieu MM, Robertson-Blackmore E.
INTRODUCTION: Volunteering as a health promotion intervention is positively related to improved health and well-being in civilians and older adults. Yet, the impacts of participating in a community-based volunteering program on returning military veterans ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news