World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO's Tedros
The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lebanon confirms first case of coronavirus, two more suspected
Lebanon confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday and said it was monitoring two other potential cases after a 45-year-old woman who returned from Iran tested positive. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections EXPLODE in South Korea as spread accelerates across Iran, Lebanon and Israel
(Natural News) Literally overnight, CoVid-19 coronavirus infections doubled in South Korea to 204, representing an alarming explosion of human-to-human transmission outside of China and indicating that China was just the first wave of an accelerating global pandemic. (See Pandemic.news for focused updates, podcasts, videos and science documents.) With the number of non-China infections more than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ICD-11 classification of gender incongruence of adolescence and adulthood: adequacy among transgender people in Lebanon - Khoury B, El Khoury J, Fres án Orellana A, Daouk S, Khauli N, Ramadan Z, Reed GM, Robles R.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of the then proposed International Classification of Diseases version 11 (ICD-11) diagnostic guidelines for Gender Incongruence of Adolescence and Adulthood in a sample of transgender people accessing mult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with violence against women in a representative sample of the Lebanese population: results of a cross-sectional study - Rahme C, Haddad C, Akel M, Khoury C, Obeid H, Obeid S, Hallit S.
To evaluate the prevalence of violence against women (VAW) and assess factors associated with VAW among a representative sample of the Lebanese population. This cross-sectional study was carried out between September and December 2018. Participants from al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Anthropologists confirm existence of specialized sheep-hunting camp in prehistoric Lebanon
(University of Toronto) Anthropologists at the University of Toronto have confirmed the existence more than 10,000 years ago of a hunting camp in the mountains along the modern-day border between Lebanon and Syria -- one that straddles the period marking the transition from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies to agricultural settlements at the onset of the last stone age. Analysis of decades-old data collected from Nachcharini Cave shows it was a short-term hunting camp and that sheep were the primary game. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Stockholm syndrome exist in Lebanon? Results of a cross-sectional study considering the factors associated with violence against women in a Lebanese representative sample - Rahme C, Haddad C, Akel M, Khoury C, Obeid H, Obeid S, Hallit S.
The aim of this study is to validate the Stockholm syndrome scale (SSS) in Arabic, assess the correlation of the Stockholm syndrome in women who are victims of domestic violence, and evaluate the factors that enhance the level of violation among a represen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The use of geospatial information as support for Disaster Risk Reduction; contextualization to Baalbek-Hermel Governorate/Lebanon - Der Sarkissian R, Zaninetti JM, Abdallah C.
Given that natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and the resulting disasters are spatial phenomena; the application of geographical information systems (GIS) has proven to be a convenient and reliable tool for the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) process. Neverth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Carlos Ghosn, Now a Fugitive, Was an Electric-Car Visionary
One of the more riveting news stories this past week was former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving Japan and flying to Lebanon. Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct and was due to face a trial in April; apparently, he’s jumped his bail. Before Ghosn’s fall from grace, he was viewed in many circles as a key force for good in the efforts to mitigate climate change. How Ghosn helped kickstart the EV revolution He was one of the earliest auto-industry executives to advocate for electric vehicles. Indeed, a significant driver behind Ghosn’s push to partner up Nissan, a Japanese manufacturer over ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized climate change electric vehicles newsletter Source Type: news

Effects of Nintendo Wii fit game training on balance among Lebanese older adults - Fakhro MA, Hadchiti R, Awad B.
BACKGROUND: Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death, with persons older than 65  years being the most affected. Moreover, gait- and balance-related problems represent the most consistent predictors of future falls. AIMS: The aim was to deter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Big Wilson County employer gets new chief
One of Wilson County ’s largest employers has a new top executive. Sweden-based Permobil has named Charles Witkowski executive vice president of its Business Region Americas, according to a news release. He will lead the motorized wheelchair manufacturer's North American operations, which are headquartered in Leba non. Permobil manufactures power wheelchairs, seating products and manual wheelchairs. The company employs 1,600 people in 17 countries — 300 of whom are in Lebanon — making it… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Impact of pre-trauma, trauma-specific, and post-trauma variables on psychosocial adjustment of Syrian refugee school-age children - Khamis V.
This study investigated the psychosocial adjustment in Syrian refugee children and adolescents who resettled in Lebanon and Jordan by examining the potential effects of pre-trauma, trauma-specific, and post-trauma variables. The sample consisted of 1000 ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk at the margins: a natural hazards perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon - Pollock W, Wartman J, Abou-Jaoude G, Grant A.
Quantitative landslide risk analysis is a key step in creating appropriate land use policies. The forced migration of those displaced by recent armed conflict in Syria has highlighted the need for studies to guide humanitarian aid and resettlement policies... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Violence and discrimination against men who have sex with men in Lebanon: the role of international displacement and migration - Orr L, Shebl FM, Heimer R, Khoshnood K, Barbour R, Khouri D, Aaraj E, Mokhbat JE, Crawford FW.
Homosexuality is illegal in Lebanon and men who have sex with men (MSM) may experience discrimination. Displaced Syrians, who currently comprise approximately 20% of Lebanon's population, also face discrimination. Individuals who are members of both groups... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

The governmental health policy-development process for Syrian refugees: an embedded qualitative case studies in Lebanon and Ontario - Khalid AF, Lavis JN, El-Jardali F, Vanstone M.
BACKGROUND: The unprecedented amount of resources dedicated to humanitarian aid has led many stakeholders to demand the use of reliable evidence in humanitarian aid decisions to ensure that desired impacts are achieved at acceptable costs. However, little ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Governments Must Short Circuit Tobacco Industry ’s Pervasive Tactics
This report card ranked countries according to their efforts in protecting public health policies. Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh are among those that scored the highest in the level of tobacco industry influence, which means weaker resistance of governments from industry meddling, while the United Kingdom, Uganda and Iran lead in protecting health policy from industry meddling. The ranking is based on civil society reports from 33 countries covering about 70% of the world population. The Global Tobacco Index is released by the STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) project. Key global findings • Tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Mary Assunta and Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Measles – Lebanon
Health authorities in Lebanon are responding to an outbreak of measles. From 1 November 2018 through 12 October 2019, a total of 1,171 cases have been reported, of which 675 (57.6%) were laboratory confirmed, 8 (0.7%) epidemiologically linked cases, and 488 (41.7%) were clinically diagnosed. No associated deaths have been reported as of now. Measles cases have been reported in all eight Lebanese governorates, with Aakar, Baalbek-El-Hermel, Bekaa North, and Mount Lebanon governorates most affected. Ninety percent of suspected measles cases were Lebanese nationals, while 10% were Syrians living in informal settlements and in...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

#CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane Chile is hostingCochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, October 22-25, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through tal ks, workshops and other activities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and extend o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane ’s first virtual Colloquium is happening 2-6 December, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through act ivities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and our virtual#CochraneSantiagomaterials and discu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Factors associated with fear of intimacy among a representative sample of the Lebanese population: the role of depression, social phobia, self-esteem, intimate partner violence, attachment, and maladaptive schemas - Obeid S, Sacre H, Haddad C, Akel M, Fares K, Zakhour M, Kheir N, Salameh P, Hallit S.
PURPOSE: To assess fear of intimacy (FOI) in the Lebanese population, and its correlates such as depression, social phobia, self-esteem, attachment, and maladaptive schemas. DESIGN/METHODS: This cross-sectional study, conducted between November 2017 and Ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Internet addiction among Lebanese adolescents: the role of self-esteem, anger, depression, anxiety, social anxiety and fear, impulsivity, and aggression-a cross-sectional study - Obeid S, Saade S, Haddad C, Sacre H, Khansa W, Al Hajj R, Kheir N, Hallit S.
The study objective was to evaluate the association between depression, anxiety, social anxiety and fear, impulsivity, and aggression and Internet addiction (IA) among Lebanese adolescents. This cross-sectional study, conducted between October 2017 and Apr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Foundation gives $1M to help build St. Clair Hospital new outpatient center
The six-floor outpatient center that is being built at St. Clair Hospital is getting a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The grant will help build the $142 million Dunlap Family Outpatient Center, which will include preop and postop suites, diagnostics and physician offices, and will be connected on two floors to St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon. The award-winning independent hospital, with 2,300 employees, is meet ing patient demand with the new center. The Richard King… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

"Everyone has the right to drink beer": a stakeholder analysis of challenges to youth alcohol harm-reduction policies in Lebanon - Nakkash RT, Ghandour LA, Yassin N, Anouti S, Chalak A, Chehab S, El-Aily A, Afifi RA.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use is a major risk factor in premature death and disability, especially among youth. Evidence-based policies to prevent and control the detrimental effect of alcohol use have been recommended. In countries with weak alcohol control pol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One Dead in Wisconsin House Explosion
MANAWA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin say a man was likely asleep when his home exploded, killing him. Waupaca County Sheriff Tim Wilz tells news outlets that the home was "totally obliterated" by the Sunday morning explosion. The sheriff's office identifies the victim as 64-year-old Mark Steven Zielke. Manawa Rural Fire Chief Rob Rosenau says debris was "scattered all over the place." Rosenau said he'd seen something like the scene "only on TV."   News outlets report the debris spread at least 500 feet (150 meters), damaging nearby properties. The cause of the explosion has ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Operations Source Type: news

One Dead in Wisconsin House Explosion
MANAWA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin say a man was likely asleep when his home exploded, killing him. Waupaca County Sheriff Tim Wilz tells news outlets that the home was "totally obliterated" by the Sunday morning explosion. The sheriff's office identifies the victim as 64-year-old Mark Steven Zielke. Manawa Rural Fire Chief Rob Rosenau says debris was "scattered all over the place." Rosenau said he'd seen something like the scene "only on TV."   News outlets report the debris spread at least 500 feet (150 meters), damaging nearby properties. The cause of the explosion has ...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Operations Source Type: news

Three local hospitals, two businesses receive bomb threats
Three hospitals and two businesses in the Pittsburgh region received bomb threats on Thursday night, according to a release from the county. Monongahela Valley Hospital in Monongahela, Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison, St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon, the Benedum Theater in downtown Pittsburgh and D's Six Pax and Dogz bar in Regent Square all reported bomb threats within 90 minutes of 8 p.m. The hospitals were no longer accepti ng patients as a precaution after the threats; that was lifted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Pediatric burns among refugee communities in Lebanon: evidence to inform policies and programs - Al-Hajj S, Pike I, Oneissi A, Zheng A, Abu-Sittah G.
Burn-related injury is a global public health problem with significant rates of morbidity and mortality. The adverse effect of burn leads to substantial functional, psychological, and economic repercussions. Low- and middle-income countries, including Leba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia: Lebanese Community Provides Over U.S.$29k Lifesaving Machines to RIA
[Observer] The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, presented to authorities at the Ministry of Health (MOH) two Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines costing over US$29,000 to save the lives of travelers who suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) or heart attack. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethnic cleansing and the politics of restraint: violence and coexistence in the Lebanese civil war - H ägerdal N.
What happens when an armed group has military incentives to engage in ethnic cleansing, but political incentives to abstain? I argue that militants can solve this dilemma by collecting intelligence that allows them to discriminate between neutral and milit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Up Close and Personal: The Naji Gehchan Story – On a mission to improve life
From the moment I met Naji Gehchan, I loved his positive energy. Later when I learned of his path that developed that energy, I appreciated it even more. Naji has never shared this story, until now. Read how a childhood avoiding bombs, the Red Cross and a chance internship created the man he is today. He is living a mission to improve as many lives as possible – both inside and outside his organization.   A few years ago, Naji was sitting in a workshop at Disney University in Orlando. As an icebreaker, the facilitator asked each participant for their first childhood memories. One after another, people talk...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Gunshot injuries in lebanon: does intent affect characteristics, injury patterns, and outcomes in victims? - Zgheib H, Shayya S, Wakil C, Bachir R, El Sayed MJ.
This study examines patient characteristics, injury patterns, and clinical outcomes in GSI victims and evaluates the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Displacement, deprivation and hard work among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon - Habib RR, Ziadee M, Abi Younes E, Harastani H, Hamdar L, Jawad M, El Asmar K.
This study explores the living and working conditions o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Riots in beirut: description of the impact of a new type of mass casualty event on the emergency system in Lebanon - El Warea M, Sasso R, Bachir R, El Sayed M.
This study examines injury patterns of riot victims presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The disease spectrum of adult patients at a tertiary care center emergency department in Lebanon - Hitti E, Geha M, Hadid D, Bachir R.
OBJECTIVE: There is an increase in Emergency Department (ED) utilization globally. Understanding what patients present to EDs with is important for resource allocation, training and staffing purposes. There is paucity of data pertaining to ED visit present... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

MHAW: Orange blossom and green fields
Nada was fond of orange blossom, and green fields. She dreamed about learning the piano, she loved the way the music notes could speak to a person’s soul. She believed in another version of reality, a reality far away from the reality she had to suddenly face. Nada is 25 years old, a mother of two girls, and a Syrian refugee. She comes from a village called Ghouta. As she described, Ghouta is “a village that you recall even if you are far away… recall the smell of the earth and the beauty of its blue sky.” In 2014, she had to move to Damascus because her green land had transformed into mil...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

MHAW: 2 years and a lifetime ago
Jad is a tailor who has a passion for sewing . He is also known in his neighborhood in Aleppo for his beautifully tailored wedding dresses. Jad never imagined that he would have to leave Syria, his dear homeland. But after his house was bombed, he had to escape to save his family. Jad had to leave behind the life he built there and flee to Lebanon. He wished he could tailor his life events, regardless of the atrocity around him. He first settled in the south of Lebanon, as he felt there would be better opportunities there. As the days went by, Jad realized that it wouldn’t be as easy as he had imagined. The dream of ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon
This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand ’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights of detainees in Lebanon and people affected by leprosy in Brazil. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SOHS (State of the Humanitarian System) 2018 Case Study: Lebanon
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 4/26/2019. This 66-page case study is one in a series of five research pieces which fed into the analysis for The State of the Humanitarian System 2018, and describes conditions in Lebanon. It discusses the Syrian crisis, which has for Lebanon become a protracted migration crisis involving refugees and the host population. These refugees, who left their home and country years ago with very few resources, are basically in need of everything: shelter, food, health care, protection, and education. (PDF) (Source: Disa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crusader armies were remarkably genetically diverse, study finds
DNA research adds to evidence soldiers heading east struck up relationships with localsCrusader armies were made up of people from remarkably genetically diverse backgrounds, hailing not just from western Europe but also much further east, according to a new study that gives unprecedented insight into the fighters ’ lives.The Crusades to the Holy Land werespread over two centuries, with many Europeans heading east to fight, and others turning up to trade.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Genetics Science Lebanon Europe Middle East and North Africa World news Religion Christianity Culture Source Type: news

The psychological wellbeing of the Lebanese society lies between incremental suicide rates and financial stress - Bou Khalil R.
Suicide rates have been suspected to increase in Lebanon during the last couple of years. While these rates might be increasing due to an increase in the probability of declaring suicide, it seems important to study why suicide, as a phenomenon, might be p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Suicidality among Lebanese adolescents: prevalence, predictors and service utilization - Baroud E, Ghandour LA, Alrojolah L, Zeinoun P, Maalouf FT.
Suicide and self-harm in young people is a global public health issue, although epidemiological evidence remains scant in many parts of the world. The aims of the present study are to describe the prevalence, comorbidity patterns, and the clinical and demo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Rajwa
My name is Rajwa Mohamad Rahmoun. I’m from al-Qusayr in the Homs Governorate in Syria. My children and I came to Lebanon and thankfully we are safe, but I have lost my husband. I do not know where he might be. I don’t know if he is dead or alive. I have no idea. I suffer so much. As a woman, I cannot defend my rights or the rights of my children. Whatever happens to me I get told “You’re a woman, you cannot speak on this.” But I want to speak out and defend my family. I have to fight constantly. I try to gather my courage and my strength. When I have something to say, I say it. I don’t w...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Journal Highlights From the March Issue of JAMDA
Older individuals who did not regularly use opioids before sustaining fragility fractures are more likely to remain on the medications one year after the fracture occurs, especially those who undergo surgery, according to a population-based cohort study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Journal Highlights Source Type: news

Senior Digital Designer
Location: Beirut, Lebanon and/or Vienna, Austria Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Medicus Love working on innovative digital products within an international environment? Have outstanding design skills and a highly hands-on attitude? Want to help bringing a fast-growing company to the next level with your creativity and solution-oriented mindset ? Then you’re exactly who we’re looking for in our offices in Beirut and/ or Vienna. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Digital Product Lead
Location: Beirut, Lebanon and/or Vienna, Austria Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Medicus Love working on innovative digital products within an international environment? Have outstanding product design skills and a highly hands-on attitude? Want to help bringing a fast-growing company to the next level with your industry experience and drive? Then you're exactly who we're looking for in our offices in Beirut and/or Vienna. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Tennessee father-of-four, 33, dies from 'human form of mad cow disease'
Tony Gibson, 33, from Lebanon, Tennessee, was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in May 2018. After being given one year to live, he passed away at a nursing home on January 30. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Students of GLISS Undergo Medical Screening
[Ghanaian Times] Students and staff of Ghana Lebanon Islamic Secondary School(GLISS) in Accra were on Friday offered free medical screening as part of "home coming" by past students of the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Migratory Birds, Lebanon Is A 'Black Hole' Where They Are Hunted, Trapped, Killed
Every year, some 2.6 million birds are shot or die after being trapped in illegal nets in Lebanon. "This country is a black hole in terms of protection," says a conservationist.(Image credit: Sam Tarling for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ruth Sherlock Source Type: news

Snow Squall Leads to MCI Crash in Pennsylvania
WYOMISSING, Pennsylvania (NBC Philadelphia) - A 27-vehicle crash involving trucks and cars during a whiteout from a snow squall injured 24 people and snarled traffic on a busy eastern Pennsylvania highway Wednesday afternoon. EMS Today 2019: Vehicle Extrication for EMS The crash blocked all lanes of U.S. Route 222 southbound in Wyomissing, Berks County, between the U.S. Route 422 westbound and Lebanon/Penn Ave-West Exit and Pennsylvania Route 724 - Sinking Spring/Shillington Exit around 1:25 p.m. A Level 2 Mass Casualty Incident was declared meaning up to 25 people may have been hurt, Berks County dispatchers said. &n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 31, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news