Prevalence of child abuse and its association with depression among first year students of Kuwait University: a cross-sectional study - Almazeedi H, Alkandari S, Alrazzuqi H, Ohaeri J, Alfayez G.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment occurs across all cultures and societies. Research in Kuwait is necessary to document its prevalence and related factors. Aims: To determine the prevalence of childhood abuse reported by first year students of Kuwait Univ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns of suicide in Kuwait from 2014 to 2018 - Al-Waheeb S, Al-Kandery N, Al-Omair N, Mahdi A.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide is a public health problem in many countries around the world and is one of the top ten causes of death internationally. We performed a retrospective study from 2014 to 2018 to study the patterns of suicide in Kuwait. STUDY DESIGN: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Citizens' adherence to COVID-19 social distancing measures depends on government response
(University of Colorado Denver) CU Denver researcher and Business School associate professor Jiban Khuntia, PhD, found while social distancing is an effective preventative measure in the fight against COVID-19, there are significant variations being observed in how and why individuals follow the restrictions in South Korea, North American and Kuwait. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Corrigendum to Violence against Kuwaiti women - No Author(s) Listed.
Alsaleh, A. (2020). Violence Against Kuwaiti Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520916280 In the above-mentioned article, the citations of tables were misplaced and Tables 9 and 10 were r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Cash-strapped U.S. hospitals say Kuwait owes them at least $677 million
The wealthy Persian Gulf nation has not paid its bills for medical care in the U.S. for three years, the hospitals contend. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Protecting migrant workers in Kuwait: a Resident Coordinator ’s blog
In Kuwait, the UN has played an important role in countering xenophobic rhetoric, falsely blaming the spread of COVID-19 on migrant workers. In this opinion piece, Tarek Elsheikh, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country, highlights the efforts being made to safeguard the rights of foreign residents.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 tracing apps in Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway spark privacy concerns
In a new investigation by Amnesty International, the two Gulf states and Norway have released apps that reportedly operate as mass surveillance tools. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Traffic crashes cost estimation in Kuwait - Al-Rukaibi F, Alkheder S, AlOtaibi N, Almutairi M.
This study estimated the cost of road crashes in Kuwait for 2012 using human capital method, particularly, gross loss output method. Three cost components were considered: cost of personal loss, cost of vehicle crash and general crash-related cost. The ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Violence against Kuwaiti women - Alsaleh A.
The gendered patterns of violence against women are largely precipitated by dominant male gender roles that define masculinity. The purpose of this study was to understand women's encounter in abusive domestic relationships. Specifically, the research goal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Singapore Was a Coronavirus Success Story —Until an Outbreak Showed How Vulnerable Workers Can Fall Through the Cracks
Since mid-March, Asadul Alam Asif has watched nervously as Singapore reported more and more COVID-19 cases in migrant workers’ dormitories like the one where he lives. The 28-year-old Bangladeshi technician counted himself lucky each day that nobody was infected in his housing block, where around 1,900 workers reside in cramped conditions that make social distancing impossible. To relieve congestion, Asif’s company rehoused some people, which left half of the 16 bunk-beds in his small room empty. But then, one day last week, seven people in Asif’s dorm tested positive. He received a text message instru...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Extremely High Temperatures May Double or Triple Heart-Related Deaths Extremely High Temperatures May Double or Triple Heart-Related Deaths
Extreme heat is associated with two to three times the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease that occur on other days, a study of daily temperatures and death certificates in Kuwait suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Kuwait locks down two districts, extends public holiday over coronavirus
Kuwait placed a full lockdown on two densely-populated districts and extended a public holiday by two weeks until April 26 as precautionary measures against the coronavirus, the cabinet said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Extreme heat hikes heart-linked death risk by 300 percent
Researchers analyzing death certificates in Kuwait found the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease increased by more than 300 percent on days when the temperature was 109 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Rezaeian M, Khan MM.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) consists of 22 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

‘ Everybody Panicked And Ran ’ : New Europe Travel Restrictions Have Americans Scrambling
BOSTON (CBS) – “I’m so relieved. I’m so happy to be here,” said Gabriella Lunati, collapsing into her parents arms at Boston Logan airport’s international terminal. Like many passengers on her flight from Amsterdam, she was happier than ever to be home. “Left a lot of things behind. I was studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark,” she said. President Trump’s announcement of coronavirus-related restrictions on travel from much of Europe sent Americans there into a tailspin. “After 30 minutes, everything was sold out, out of Sweden,” said Cara Rudnicki from Fran...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Christina Hager Coronavirus Source Type: news

USARad offers COVID-19 screening program
Teleradiology services provider USARad has launched a COVID-19 screening program.Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nanox, USARad partner to bring 3,000 systems to the U.S. USARad inks distribution deal with Siemens USARad.com, Zebra partner to identify bone fractures USARad.com joins forces with Chinese mobile health firm USARad.com lands Kuwait telerad deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia limits arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain to airports over coronavirus: SPA
Saudi Arabia limited on Saturday land crossings with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Bahrain to commercial trucks only, with arrivals from the three countries temporarily limited to three airports as a precaution taken over the spread of the coronavirus, Saudi news agency SPA reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iraq bans public gatherings on coronavirus fear; travel ban totals nine countries
Iraq on Wednesday banned public gatherings and barred entry by travelers from Kuwait and Bahrain because of the spread of the new coronavirus, prohibiting travel to or from a total of nine countries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Multidimensional model to assess the readiness of Kuwait to implement evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs at a national level - Alkhawari M, Ali K, Al-Abdul Razzaq F, Saleheen HN, Almuneef M, Al-Eissa MA.
This study was completed alongside similar studies undertaken by the rest of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kuwait says six more coronavirus cases confirmed, tally now 18: KUNA
Kuwait's health ministry said on Wednesday that the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the country rose to 18 after six more cases were confirmed, the state news agency reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Obstetric and Gynecology Conference to Begin On Thursday
[SNA] Khartoum -Sudanese Society for Obstetric and Gynecology specialists announced, on Tuesday, holding of its 31th Conference, in the Police Club, on Thursday.Experts from Ireland, UK, Croatia, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Jordan, USA, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar will participate in the three-day conference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kuwait suspends all flights with Singapore, Japan over Coronavirus fears: KUNA
Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday it had suspended all flights with Singapore and Japan over coronavirus fears, state news agency KUNA reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bahrain Blocks Flights From Dubai, As Gulf Countries Try To Get To Grips With Coronavirus
In Kuwait, the government has also abruptly cancelled all festivities to mark the country ’s National Day (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dominic Dudley, Contributor Source Type: news

Three Gulf states, Iraq report first coronavirus cases, linked to Iran
Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all people who had been in Iran, which raised its toll from the disease to 12 dead and 61 infected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here ’s What to Know
A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures. But the number of people infected elsewhere in the world is rising quickly, with clusters in South Korea, Italy, Iran and a cruise ship docked in Japan. As of Monday, more than 2,200 cases of the virus, officially called COVID-19, have been reported outside of mainland China,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Kuwait Airways Suspends Flights to Iran Amid Fears From Coronavirus Outbreak Kuwait Airways Suspends Flights to Iran Amid Fears From Coronavirus Outbreak
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Kuwait ports suspend travel and from Iran amid coronavirus fears
Kuwait's ports authority suspended the movement of people to and from Iran until further notice because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in that country, state news agency KUNA said early on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nanox, USARad partner to bring 3,000 systems to the U.S.
Medical technology company Nanox has partnered with teleradiology services...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nanox raises additional $26M for x-ray system USARad inks distribution deal with Siemens USARad.com, Zebra partner to identify bone fractures USARad.com joins forces with Chinese mobile health firm USARad.com lands Kuwait telerad deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kuwait to thermal screen all passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus: state news agency
Kuwait ministry of health said on Thursday that thermal cameras were added to border crossings so passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus could be thermally screened, according to the state news agency. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Involvement in physical fights among school attending adolescents: a nationally representative sample from Kuwait - Shaikh MA, Abio AP, Adedimeji AA, Lowery Wilson M.
This study investigated the individual and social correlates for being involved in a physical fight amongst a nationally representative sample of school-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers discover process that may explain how Type 2 diabetes develops
A new study helps to explain the mechanism by which pancreatic cells secrete high levels of insulin during the early stages of diabetes.A central question in diabetes research is why cells of the pancreas, known as beta cells, initially over-secrete insulin. The prevailing theory was that the body may be in the process of becoming “deaf” to insulin, so beta cells secrete more to compensate. But isolated beta cells still over-secrete insulin, which exposes a gap in that theory.In the new study, researchers set out to understand what other mechanism beyond insulin resistance (that is, the body becoming “dea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Toddler, one, with facial tumor that was covering her eye undergoes surgery to remove it in the US
Noor Nunez, one, from Kuwait, was born with a hemangioma, a benign tumor that forms in infants, that took up a large part of her face. It removed via surgery in New York on July 24. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing pedestrian safety, walkability and traffic flow with fuzzy logic - Alkheder S, Alrukaibi F.
The objective of this work is to enhance walkability and safety of pedestrians in the Gu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Identification of synthetic cannabinoids that were seized, consumed, or associated with deaths in Kuwait in 2018 using GC-MS and LC-MS-MS analysis - Al-Matrouk A, Alqallaf M, AlShemmeri A, BoJbarah H.
Synthetic cannabinoids are gaining much popularity worldwide. Although the death rate associated with their use is rising, these drugs are the largest and fastest growing class of novel psychoactive substances. Despite increased concerns regarding adverse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Greta Thunberg: An actress that’s as fake as the climate change hoax
(Natural News) Recall the Kuwaiti incubator baby hoax. It was foisted on a gullible public as part of a huge propaganda push prior to the first Bush invasion of Iraq. A Kuwaiti girl, supposedly a volunteer at the al-Addan hospital in Kuwait during Saddam Hussein’s invasion in 1990, tearfully told the Congressional Human Rights Caucus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uranium toxicity may be causing high rates of obesity and diabetes in Kuwait
(Forsyth Institute) Kuwait has some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world, and scientists don't know why. This question was addressed by Dr. Max Goodson, Emeritus Professor at the Forsyth Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation
By Wendell BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 2019 (IPS) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)’s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world. In April this year, the FDA authorized the sale of IQOS heated tobacco products in the US. However, it clarified that it has not approved IQOS as a ‘modified risk tobacco product’ (MRTP). But PMI is riding on this ‘US-FDA approved for sale’ of its IQOS as also safer ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Later school start times significantly reduce teen driving accidents
(American College of Chest Physicians) A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers from Farwaniya Hospital in Kuwait and Boston Children's Hospital studied the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and severity of traumatic dental injuries among young amateur soccer players: a screening investigation - Qudeimat MA, AlHasan AA, AlHasan MA, Al-Khayat K, Andersson L.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Traumatic dental injuries (TDI) are prevalent among soccer players. In Kuwait, no studies of TDI among soccer players have been carried out. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, type, and causes of soccer-related trauma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Retracted: Prevalence and associated factors of peer victimization (bullying) among grades 7 and 8 middle school students in Kuwait - International Journal Of Pediatrics.
[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/2862360.]. At the request of the authors, the article titled “Prevalence and Associated Factors of Peer Victimization (Bullying) among Grades 7 and 8 Middle School Students in Kuwait” [1] has been retract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait, saying that she would be killed if forced to return, was “now in a secure place”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who supports honor-based violence in the Middle East? Findings from a national survey of Kuwait - Gengler JJ, Alkazemi MF, Alsharekh A.
This study reports findings from what is, to the authors' knowledge, the first nationally representative survey of public attitudes toward honor-based violence (HBV) in a Middle East country affected by such violence, and one of very few if any such nation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Arab-American Frontiers Symposium Held in Kuwait City
The sixth Arab-American Frontiers Symposium of Science, Engineering, and Medicine was held earlier this week in Kuwait City in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The symposium brought together over 100 young researchers from the U.S. and 12 Arab countries to discuss cutting-edge advances in big data, water systems, microbiome, air quality, and next generation buildings and infrastructure. More information on the Arab-American Frontiers program and symposia can be found here. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - November 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 20 laziest nations in the world
Kuwait has the lowest levels of physical activity – with 67 per cent of its population failing to hit recommended exercise targets, according to the report by the World Health Organization. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Quarter of the World ’s Adults Don’t Get Enough Exercise, Study Says
One in four adults worldwide doesn’t get enough exercise, putting “more than 1.4 billion adults at risk of developing or exacerbating diseases linked to inactivity,” a new study says. The study, which was conducted by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in The Lancet Global Health, found that 27.5% of people across the globe do not meet the WHO’s physical activity guidelines of 75 minutes of vigorous exercise or 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. That’s a slight improvement from 2001, when the global inactivity rate was 28.5%, but is still a problem that ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Psychosocial perspective and suicidal behaviors correlated with adolescent male smoking and illicit drug use - Badr HE, Francis K.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of smoking and drug use among adolescent boys, and to examine adolescents' psychosocial factors, and suicidal behaviors associated with adolescents' substance use. METHODS: The Kuwait Global School-Based Student... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WHO thanks Kuwait for generous support to the people of Yemen
Cairo, Egypt, 26 July 2018 — WHO welcomes the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 59 million contribution to help the people of Yemen obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable — women, children, the injured and people with special needs. “Kuwait funding will provide urgent health assistance to more than 16.4 million people, including chronically ill people, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, severely malnourished children, injured patients and internally displaced people,” said WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. Th...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' Of Heat Deaths
By 2100, Phoenix summers could resemble the 114-degree averages found in Kuwait. The city wants to become a model for coping in a warming world.(Image credit: Matt Mawson/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Will Stone 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