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Grey ’s Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says
New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas. A study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care says that medical dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, specifically — “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. That conclusion isn’t altogether unexpected, given that Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for its dramatic cases. Over the show’s 14-and-counting seasons, patients have accidentally swallowed bombs, been skewered by trees and poles, become encased ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Parents' knowledge and beliefs about the impact of exposure to media violence on children's aggression - Al-Ali NM, Yaghy HS, Shattnawi KK, Al-Shdayfat NM.
The current study aimed to assess Jordanian parents' knowledge and beliefs about the effects of violent media on children's aggressive behavior. A sample of 262 parents of children aged 6-11  years completed a Media Quotient questionnaire about children's ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Speeding among Jordanian drivers - Magableh F, Grzebieta R, Boufous S, Job S.
Speeding is a well-known contributing factor to the severity and frequency of crashes in Jordan. Speed choice decisions among Jordanian drivers were studied using a self-reporting survey questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Predicting suicidal ideation in primary care: an approach to identify easily assessable key variables - Jordan P, Shedden-Mora MC, Lowe B.
OBJECTIVE: To obtain predictors of suicidal ideation, which can also be used for an indirect assessment of suicidal ideation (SI). To create a classifier for SI based on variables of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and sociodemographic variables, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

BD closes $100m biopsy assets divestiture to Merit Medical
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today it closed the divestiture of its soft tissue core needle biopsy line and Aspira product line to Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) for $100 million. Assets in the sale include the Achieve programmable automatic biopsy system, Temno biopsy system, Tru-Cut biopsy needles and the Aspira pleural effusion drainage kits and peritoneal drainage systems, Merit Medical said. South Jordan, Utah-based Merit Medical said the newly acquired products will be sold by both its direct sales force and distribution partners. The company added that it expects the acquisition to be accretive to both...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions bectondickinson Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

HealthLoop Hopes to Improve Doc-Patient Relationship
When Jordan Shlain, MD, began practicing medicine 20 years ago, he immediately knew there were some problems in the profession he chose to pursue. During a session at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference on Tuesday, Shlain spoke passionately about his profession and desire to help change the healthcare system. “When I went into medicine in 1997, I realized the entire system was broken,” Shlain said, confessing his dismay to the audience. “Trying to be a doctor in a broken system leads to burnout and dissatisfaction. I’ve been on a 20-year mission to identify what’s...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Irish and Peccia appointed to endowed chairs
Two Yale faculty members, Vivian Irish and Jordan Peccia, were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who 'hit a hornets' nest'?
Since his confrontation with Cathy Newman, the Canadian academic ’s book has become a bestseller. But his arguments are riddled with ‘pseudo-facts’ and conspiracy theoriesThe Canadian psychology professor and culture warrior Jordan B Peterson could not have hoped for better publicity thanhis recent encounter with Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News. The more Newman inaccurately paraphrased his beliefs and betrayed her irritation, the better Peterson came across. The whole performance, which has since been viewed more than 6m times on YouTube and was described by excitable Fox News host Tucker Carlson as &ldquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dorian Lynskey Tags: Psychology Politics Science UK news US politics US news The far right World news Online abuse Society US universities Academic experts Identity politics Source Type: news

We liberate the mind, we liberate the land
Alaa Shehada, Mark Thomas and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa. All images © Lesley Martin 2017. In 2010 Mark Thomas, Britain’s best-known political comedian, was walking the length of Israel’s controversial separation wall, the illegal barrier that cuts an oppressive swathe through the West Bank, when he decided to take a detour to the Jenin Refugee Camp. He’d been told of an unlikely theatre – in the heart of the camp – and couldn’t resist checking it out. “It was one of the most exciting places I’d ever come across,” he recalls now. “Look, I’m all about trying to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine international Palestine Source Type: news

Adolescents who experienced negative alcohol-related consequences are willing to experience these consequences again in the future - Wicki M, Mallett KA, Delgrande Jordan M, Reavy R, Turrisi R, Archimi A, Kuntsche E.
Alcohol use and risky single occasion drinking are common among adolescents and are associated with a higher risk of various negative social, physical, academic, or sexual consequences. Studies have shown that among college students, willingness to experie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Beyond the forensic pathology investigation: improving warfighter survivability - Mazuchowski EL, Jordan CJ, Finelli LN, Harcke HT.
The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) conducts forensic pathology investigations in accordance with Title 10 U.S. Code 1471. Since 2004, the AFMES has incorporated advanced radiologic imaging, such as computed tomography, into its protocol. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

'Dangerous gaming': is the WHO right to class excessive video game play as a health disorder?
Industry figures question research that ‘pathologises’ compulsive gaming, while scientist involved defends move to address addictionTheWorld Health Organization (WHO) has included “gaming disorder” in its draft for the next edition of its diagnostic manual, theInternational Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which is due for final release this year. The disorder is characterised by behaviours such as impaired control of time spent playing video games and prioritisation of gaming above other activities, in a way that negatively affects other areas of a person ’s life such as their education, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jordan Erica Webber Tags: Games Mental health Psychology Culture Young people World Health Organization Game culture Science Society World news Source Type: news

Apple Wants a Bigger Bite of the Healthcare Fruit
Apple is trying to bear more fruit in healthcare with iOS healthcare applications on the iPhone and the iWatch. The company recently introduced a significant update to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta that allows customers to see their medical records on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app is designed to bring together hospitals, clinics, and the existing Health app to allow users to see their medical data from multiple providers. At least 12 institutions have already agreed to make the feature available to their patients. Jordan Shlain, MD, founder of HealthLoop, will share his view...
Source: MDDI - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

National Association of Medical Examiners Position Paper: Recommendations for the Definition, Investigation, Postmortem Examination, and Reporting of Deaths in Custody - Mitchell RA, Diaz F, Goldfogel GA, Fajardo M, Fiore SE, Henson TV, Jordan Michelle A., Kelley S, Luzi S, Quinn M, Wolf DA.
The National Association of Medical Examiners commissioned an ad hoc committee to provide recommendations for the investigation, examination, and reporting of deaths in custody. Deaths in custody, whether occuring in jail/prison or during an altercation wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The Future of Telehealth Is Taking Shape Now
Telehealth and value-based care go together like hand and surgical glove. It's cost-effective, efficient, and convenient for patients. Yet, technological and regulatory barriers keep health systems from making the most of virtual care. A 2016 Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Xerox showed that 77% of consumers were excited about the opportunity to receive virtual care, but only 16% had used it. Respondents cited convenience and cost savings as the top two benefits. A study released this year out of University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine found patients were seen six times more quickly at telemedine-equipped rural ho...
Source: MDDI - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Syria: Deadly Airstrikes Damage Hospital Supported by MSF in Idlib
Press releaseSyria: Deadly Airstrikes Damage Hospital Supported by MSF in IdlibJanuary 29, 2018AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, JANUARY 29, 2018 —Two airstrikes hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Syria's Idlib governorate today, causing deaths and injuries and seriously damaging the facility, according to the hospital manager, who contacted MSF. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

"Don't ever give up!" resisting victimhood through self-defense - Jordan J, Mossman E.
This article enters this debate drawing on findings from an evaluation of a feminist self-defense course. It locates these data within a broader historical conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Assessing intimate partner abuse: associated factors and health consequences among Jordanian women - Safadi RR, Daibes MA, Haidar WH, Al-Nawafleh AH, Constantino RE.
In this cross-sectional study, we assessed levels and types of psychological and physical intimate partner abuse (IPA), and the association of IPA with socio-demographic factors and health consequences. The Abusive Behavior Inventory was completed by 471 J... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B Peterson – digested read
‘Here’s a rule that’s catnip for right-wingers everywhere: do not bother children while they are skateboarding’Just a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Then, with God ’s help, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and develop my potential. Pinkos and wishy-washy liberals had cornered the market in cod psychology, so I guessed there must be a huge hunger for a self-help book, backed up with religion, mythology, CAPITAL LETTERS and stating the obvious – on e directed at responsible, socially minded conservatives craving some pseudointel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Crace Tags: Society Mindfulness Health & wellbeing Culture Psychology Health, mind and body Social trends Philosophy Gender Books Parents and parenting Family Life and style Science Christianity Atheism Religion Source Type: news

CAO Group files laser diode patent infringement suits against Biolase
CAO Group said this week it filed patent infringement lawsuits against Biolase (NSDQ:BIOL) over diode laser patents, revisiting infringement suits that began in 2012. The West Jordan, Utah-based company said it filed in the United States District Court for the State of Utah and in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Biolase. In Utah, the company said it is seeking to reopen a stayed case and file an amendment for infringement on a patent related to Biolase’s EPIC and Ezlase product lines. Claims in the complaint, originally filed in 2...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Biolase CAO Group Source Type: news

Study: Abuse and neglect during childbirth common among Jordanian women
A new study led by YSPH's Kaveh Khoshnood, the first of its kind, has found that 32% of Jordanian women report neglect and 37% verbal abuse during childbirth. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Jordan Peterson: ‘The pursuit of happiness is a pointless goal’
Life is tragic, says the provocative Jordan Peterson, and we are all capable of turning into monsters. But this hasn ’t stopped millions from watching his online lectures. Tim Lott meets him as he publishes 12 Rules for LifeIt is uncomfortable to be told to get in touch with your inner psychopath, that life is a catastrophe and that the aim of living is not to be happy. This is hardly the staple of most self-help books. And yet, superficially at least, a self-help book containing these messages is what the Canadian psychologistJordan B Peterson has written.His book12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is an ambitio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Lott Tags: Books Culture Life and style Health & wellbeing Psychology Source Type: news

Medtech CEOs: Hatch ’ s last stand should be medtech tax repeal
A trio of medical device CEOs are urging Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who’s soon to retire after four decades in the Senate, to make permanent repeal of the medical device tax one of his final acts in office. The 2.3% excise tax on U.S. medical device revenues was in effect for two years before a two-year moratorium began in 2016. It went back into effect at the beginning of this year, although the IRS said this week that it will not enforce any penalties for late payments of the medtech levy. (Last night the U.S. House passed a stopgap budget measure that would put a two-year pause on the tax;...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat bectondickinson Capitol Hill Edwards Lifesciences medicaldevicetax Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Another reason to avoid food in convenience stores: 7-Eleven customers in Utah exposed to Hepatitis A
(Natural News) About 2,000 7-Eleven customers in Salt Lake County, Utah are at risk of hepatitis A due to an employee coming to work when they were still sick. Officials of Salt Lake County warned residents on Jan. 7 that anyone who went to the store in West Jordan between Dec. 26, 2017 and Jan. 3,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Back off buddy, this is my body, not yours": empowering girls through self-defense - Jordan J, Mossman E.
This article presents the findings from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Earthquake brain: altered recognition and misclassification of facial expressions are related to trauma exposure but not posttraumatic stress disorder - Bell CJ, Colhoun HC, Frampton CM, Douglas KM, McIntosh VVW, Carter FA, Jordan J, Carter JD, Smith RA, Marie LMA, Loughlin A, Porter RJ.
OBJECTIVES: The study investigated facial expression recognition (FER) in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by exposure to earthquakes, and in particular whether people with this condition showed a bias toward interpreting facial expressions as t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A seven-center examination of the relationship between monthly volume and mortality in trauma: a hypothesis-generating study - Stawicki SP, Habeeb K, Martin ND, O'Mara MS, Cipolla J, Evans DC, Boulger C, Sarani B, Cook CH, Gupta A, Hoff WS, Thomas PG, Jordan JM, Guo WA, Seamon MJ.
This study examines the relationship... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Building Effective Teams for Digital Health Innovation
The potential of digital technology to transform healthcare is tremendous. Data-generating products, for instance, could arm patients and practitioners with information at unprecedented levels, enabling quicker, more-informed healthcare decisions. To bring such products to market, digital health product development teams often draw from both medical device and information technology disciplines. But there can be challenges. During the BIOMEDevice San Jose 2017 panel discussion, “Building Better Cross-Functional Teams for the Digital Health Explosion,” panelists discussed some of the potential issues that could ...
Source: MDDI - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Digital Health Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nich...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Jordan Shalhoub tries Kendall Jenner's 11-minute workout
Kendall Jenner, 22, has an 11-minute ab workout that she swears by and fitness fanatic Jordan Shalhoub, 28, tried it out for herself to see if it really works. After completing all 13 moves, she said it was great. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementing Patient Communication Checklists
Physicians implement checklists when they are providing clinical care for patients — but what about emotional support? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jordan Rosenfeld Tags: Difficult Patients Patient Relations Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Care suffers as more nursing homes feed money into corporate webs
A Kaiser Health News analysis of inspection and quality records reveals that nursing homes that outsource to related organizations tend to have significant shortcomings: They have fewer nurses and aides per patient, they have higher rates of patient injuries and unsafe practices, and they are the subject of complaints almost twice as often as independent homes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: By Jordan Rau Source Type: news

Care suffers as more nursing homes feed money into corporate webs
A Kaiser Health News analysis of inspection and quality records reveals that nursing homes that outsource to related organizations tend to have significant shortcomings: They have fewer nurses and aides per patient, they have higher rates of patient injuries and unsafe practices, and they are the subject of complaints almost twice as often as independent homes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Jordan Rau Source Type: news

Grief, poetry, and the sweet unexpected - Gold R, Jordan E.
This paper explains the healing benefits, the "sweet unexpected" of the title, which results from using poetry to engage trauma, including traumatic grief. The benefits of poetry are presented alongside a discussion of a 22-year-old nonprofit called The Po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Surviving families of military suicide loss: exploring postvention peer support - Harrington-LaMorie J, Jordan JR, Ruocco K, Cerel J.
The United States military began to experience a steady increase in suicide rates across all service branches at the inception of the wars in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003). As the number of suicide deaths increased, so did the number of affected survi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The risks and rewards of speed: restorative retelling compressed into a three-day retreat - Blakley T, Mehr N, Jordan D.
This article chronicles the process of reducing the 10 week restorative retelling (RR) group model (Rynearson& Correa, Accommodation to violent dying: A guide to restorative retelling and support, Violent Death Bereavement Society, 2006) into a 3 day retr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Andy Dalton scores win for sick, disabled kids
The foundation established by Andy Dalton to benefit seriously ill and disabled children in Greater Cincinnati turned out to be the big winner after the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback led the football team to 31-27 victory against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. The loss by the Ravens meant the Buffalo Bills got the wild card spot in the playoffs, and fans of the western New York team were so grateful that they soon began making donations to the Andy& Jordan Dalton Foundation. More than $300,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Andy Dalton scores win for sick, disabled kids
The foundation established by Andy Dalton to benefit seriously ill and disabled children in Greater Cincinnati turned out to be the big winner after the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback led the football team to 31-27 victory against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. The loss by the Ravens meant the Buffalo Bills got the wild card spot in the playoffs, and fans of the western New York team were so grateful that they soon began making donations to the Andy& Jordan Dalton Foundation. More than $300,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Hospitals Nationally Hit Hard By Medicare's Safety Penalties
Seven states saw a third or more of their hospitals punished under the federal heath law's campaign against hospital-acquired conditions. Critics accuse some unscathed hospitals of gaming the system.(Image credit: Maskot/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Rau Source Type: news

Jordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle East
MSF ’s reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman has performed more than 11,000 surgeries on 4,500 patients over the past decade.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Jordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle East
Field newsJordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle EastJanuary 04, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman,Jordan, are helping to heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients from across the Middle East. A team of surgeons operates on victims of conflict whose often complex wounds were caused by bullets, bomb blasts, and explosions. In addition to providing orthopedic, maxillofacial, and plastic and burn surgery, the hospital offers physiotherapy and mental health counseling. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Among Syrian refugees, dispelling myths about contraceptives
AMMAN, Jordan –“I don’t want more kids and I’m afraid to get pregnant,” said Fatima*, a 37-year-old Syrian refugee and mother of six, at a UNFPA-supported clinic in Jordan’s capital, Amman.But for years she was not able to use contraception. Her husband feared, incorrectly, it would lead to infertility.“Because I didn’t use contraception in the past, I had back-to-back pregnancies,” she explained. “This caused me to have iron and calcium deficiency and made my body very weak.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Study reveals reversibility of Friedreich ’s ataxia in mice
Friedreich ’s ataxia is an inherited disease that causes damage to the nervous system and a loss of coordination that typically progresses to muscle weakness. It can begin causing symptoms in childhood or early adulthood and, over time, it can also lead to vision loss and diabetes.Scientists seeking a better understanding of the disease have tried for years to replicate the disease ’s symptoms and progression in laboratory mice, but until recently have been largely unsuccessful.Now, a team of UCLA researchers has recreated aspects of Friedreich ’s ataxia in mice and shown that many early symptoms of the d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Physical Exposures, Work Tasks and OSHA-10 Training among Temporary and Payroll Construction Workers - Caban-Martinez AJ, Santiago KM, Stillman J, Moore KJ, Sierra D, Chalmers J, Baniak M, Jordan MM.
OBJECTIVE: We characterize and compare the self-reported physical exposures, work tasks, and OSHA-10 training in a non-probabilistic sample of temporary and payroll construction workers. METHODS: In June 2016, a total of 250 payroll and temporary g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence of health-risk behaviors among government schools' students in Jordan - Al-Sagarat AY, Al Kalaldeh MT.
In this study, various health risk behaviours among Government school students in Jordan were assessed. METHODS: This cross-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news