Lebanon: Working on the ground to meet basic needs of Beirut ’s women and girls
A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prioritizing women ’s and girls’ needs in wake of Beirut explosion
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A month after theBeirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are anestimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Factors influencing women's sex work in a Lebanese sample: results of a case-control study - Slim M, Haddad C, Sfeir E, Rahme C, Hallit S, Obeid S.
BACKGROUND: Many constituents contribute to the rise of sex work in Lebanon such as the socio-economic situation in the country (poverty, increased unemployment rates, and religious divisions), as well as the political and social instability. Several emoti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10 Epidemiologists and Infectious Disease Experts On Whether They Are Sending Their Kids Back to School
There are no easy answers to the questions about bringing kids back into classrooms this fall. Parents, school administrators and educators must instead weigh two bad options: isolate children at home or risk them getting and spreading COVID-19 through in-person contact. That decision is daunting even for infectious disease experts and epidemiologists. Over the last few months, they have been forced to think about the pandemic not only as scientists and scholars, but as parents, and despite their wealth of knowledge, like any parents, these experts are grappling with uncertainty. There are ways to limit the spread of the C...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA Approves Cystadrops (cysteamine) Ophthalmic Solution for the Ocular Manifestations of Cystinosis
LEBANON, N.J., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Recordati Rare Diseases Inc., today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cystadrops (cysteamine ophthalmic solution) 0.37%. Cystadrops is a new, viscous eye drop solution... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 26, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

'You can't imagine the disaster we're living in': Lebanon's researchers struggle to cope with explosion aftermath - Abdalmohsen R.
Destroyed port after the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The explosion has generated an enormous amount of debris across the city, including glass and dust.Credit: Hassan Ammar/AP/Shutterstock More than 2 weeks have passed since an explosion o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mobile medical units deployed as Beirut health system copes after explosion
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Weeks after a horrific explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, Beirut, views ofsmouldering wreckage are being steadily replaced by scenes of collective action. Community members and partner organizations are providing health care and meeting other basic needs, such as food and water, in addition to repairing badly damaged homes. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Assessing the capacity for conflict and health research in Lebanon: a qualitative study - El Achi N, Honein-AbouHaidar G, Rizk A, Kobeissi E, Papamichail A, Meagher K, Ekzayez A, Abu-Sittah GS, Patel P.
BACKGROUND: Conflicts pose new challenges for health systems, requiring rapid and practical approaches to meet emerging needs on the ground. Lebanon has been highly influenced by surrounding conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, espe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Continuum of sexual and gender-based violence risks among Syrian refugee women and girls in Lebanon - Roupetz S, Garbern S, Michael S, Bergquist H, Glaesmer H, Bartels SA.
BACKGROUND: A myriad of factors including socio-economic hardships impact refugees, with females being additionally exposed to various forms of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The aim of this qualitative analysis was to understand and to provide n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Monday
Lebanon must shut down for two weeks after a surge in coronavirus infections, the caretaker health minister said on Monday, as the country reels from the massive Beirut port blast. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

The Latest: Lebanon reports record high number of new cases
Lebanon, still grappling with the aftermath of the Aug. 4 blast that killed 180 people and wounded thousands, has registered a record daily number of coronavirus infections, with 439 people contracting the virus and six fatalities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mental illness and the Lebanese criminal justice system: practices and challenges - Ghossoub E, Felthous AR.
Forensic mental health services are a necessity for individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Such services involve two generally independent functions: assessment and treatment. A jurisdiction's legal system is a determinant of how such service... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The impact of workplace exclusion on the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis in Lebanon - Haddad G, BouChabke S.
A current global concern is the millions of refugees fleeing their homeland due to political and socio-economic challenges and seeking assistance worldwide. An effective response to the refugee crisis includes support models that meet the various needs of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Amid wreckage in Beirut, health and psychosocial needs are paramount
BEIRUT, Lebanon/UNITED NATIONS, New York –A masked aid worker helps an injured woman limp from a mobile first-aid clinic. Another aid worker, Hiba Kchour, carries hygiene supplies past the shattered husk of a car. Others step over rubble as they distribute boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health ministry workers (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Russian vaccine must follow safety procedure, says WHO – as it happened
Coronavirus updates: New Zealandrecords first new local cases in 102 days; global deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week,says WHO. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereRussia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedEngland denies it has evidence older pupils pose infection risk11.54pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest, including updates from the New Zealand press conference happening shortly:Related:Coronavirus live news: Lebano...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Lucy Campbell, Kevin Rawlinson and Aamna Mohdin Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research UK news US news Australia news Source Type: news

Lebanon County Man Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs
FDA OCI, Stefan Knoche, Lebanon PA, trafficking, counterfeit drugs, darknet, Viagra, Aurogra, Xanax, Levitra, Cialis, Valium, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Lebanon: DOTW teams delivering emergency aid and psychological support in Beirut
Doctors of the World (DOTW) is providing emergency aid and psychological support in Beirut, Lebanon, following the deadly explosion on 4 August 2020.  At least 157 people were killed and about 5,000 injured by the blast, which destroyed a large part of the city and left hundreds of thousands homeless.  “…The explosion destroyed three hospitals in the capital and the Lebanese health system is completely overwhelmed,” DOTW’s coordinator in Lebanon, Bernadette Farcy.   DOTW has launched an emergency appeal to help those affected. Please, if you can, support our teams responding in Beiru...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

How Ammonium Nitrate Might Be To Blame For Beirut's Deadly Blast
More than 130 people died in an explosion in the Lebanese port city. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Natural experiment to assess the impacts of street-level urban design interventions on walkability and business activity - Said M, Geha G, Abou-Zeid M.
This study uses a natural experiment in Beirut, Lebanon, to investigate the effects of a street-level urban design intervention that improved the walking environment through a wider sidewalk, removal of a parking lane, raised junctions, and other elements.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Nigeria: Trending Video - 30 Ladies Trapped in Lebanon Beg Buhari for Rescue
[Vanguard] Some 30 Nigerian ladies trafficked to Lebanon are appealing to Nigerian Government to rescue them as they are stranded in that country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 30 Ladies Stranded in Lebanon Appeal to FG for Rescue
[Premium Times] Some 30 Nigerian ladies trafficked to Lebanon are appealing to Nigerian government to rescue them as they are stranded in that country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Compounds Developing Country Debt Burdens
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 23 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 is expected to take a heavy human and economic toll on developing countries, not only because of contagion in the face of weak health systems, but also containment measures which have precipitated recessions, destroying and diminishing the livelihoods of many. Limited fiscal space Developing countries generally have limited fiscal capacities to finance relief and liquidity provision in the short-term while rebuilding economic life on a more sustainable basis in the longer-term. Anis Chowdhury The 2020 Financing for Sustainable De...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Crisis hits Lebanon's hospitals, among the best in Mideast
Lebanon's hospitals are cracking under the country's financial crisis, just as the nation faces a surge in coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: 'No country can get control of its epidemic' without contact tracing, says WHO
Belgium sees 66% jump innew infections;South Africa Covid-19 deaths pass 5,000; France reportsup to 500 virus clustersFrance reveals 400-500 new Covid-19 clusters as mask rules tightenTrump calls Fauci ‘alarmist’ in Fox news interviewBitter coronavirus summit exposes trust deficit among EU leadersUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live6.27pmBSTA young emergency doctor has becomeLebanon’s first medic to die of coronavirus, state media said, as daily infections rise in the eastern Mediterranean country, AFP reports.Loay Ismail, 32, “died from coronavirus at the Nabih Ber...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver (now); Josh Halliday and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news Australia news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Impact of spirituality and religiosity on suicidal risk among a sample of Lebanese psychiatric in-patients - Kassem M, Haddad C, Hallit S, Kazour F.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of suicidality among the psychiatric inpatients community in Lebanon, and to elucidate the effect of religiosity and spirituality on suicidal thoughts or behaviours. METHODS: A total sample of 159 patient consecut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Displacement and emotional well-being among married and unmarried Syrian adolescent girls in Lebanon: an analysis of narratives - Roupetz S, Bartels SA, Michael S, Najjarnejad N, Anderson K, Davison C.
Lebanon hosts over one million refugees displaced from Syria as a result of the armed conflict-of whom, approximately 15% are adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years of age. Many female adolescent migrants report a decrease in quality of life and an incre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers examine refugee children's academic, social, and emotional learning outcomes
(New York University) Researchers at Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, examined a variety of post-migration risks faced by Syrian refugee children enrolled in Lebanese public schools and found that students being older than expected for the grade in which they were placed was most consistently and strongly associated with developmental and learning difficulties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between parental separation and addictions in adolescents: results of a national Lebanese study - Jabbour N, Abi Rached V, Haddad C, Salameh P, Sacre H, Hallit R, Soufia M, Obeid S, Hallit S.
BACKGROUND: Since divorce rates are on the rise in Lebanon (an increase of 101% between 2006 and 2017) and since previous international studies have shown a relationship between divorced parents and adolescents' addiction to smoking, alcohol, and the inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation among Lebanese adolescents: scale validation, prevalence and correlates - Chahine M, Salameh P, Haddad C, Sacre H, Soufia M, Akel M, Obeid S, Hallit R, Hallit S.
BACKGROUND: In addition to the unstable political situation, Lebanon had experienced a cycle of wars, local armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, and crises (lack of clean water, recurrent power failure, and waste mismanagement, in addition to the growing nu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child school injury in Lebanon: a study to assess injury incidence, severity and risk factors - Al-Hajj S, Nehme R, Hatoum F, Zheng A, Pike I.
This study investigated the rates of school-based injuries in Lebanon, examining injury mechanisms, outcomes and associated risk factors. METHODS: Data were prospectively... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

World Protests Show Rising Outrage and Mounting Discontent
Protests Against Racism in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke and Hernan Cortes SaenzNEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) After a period of forced silence because of the Covid-19 quarantines, citizens around the world are defying coronavirus restrictions and claiming the streets to fight for real democracy, jobs, living wages, public services, human rights and against corruption, inequality and injustice. We predict an increasing wave of protests all over the world led by different types of people defying the status quo. Unless policies change, clashes in the street are likely to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz - Sara Burke - Hernan Cortes Saenz Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The impact of DSM classification changes on the prevalence of alcohol use disorder and 'diagnostic orphans' in Lebanese college youth: Implications for epidemiological research, health practice, and policy - Ghandour LA, Anouti S, Afifi RA.
This study examines changes in AUD prevalence estimates using DSM-IV versus DSM-5 and characterizes the profi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Hitting as light as feathers": religious leaders' voices on domestic violence - Kassas S, Abdelnour N, Makhoul J.
Domestic violence (DV) is described as a major public health issue that negatively affects women's physical, mental, reproductive, and sexual health. In Lebanon, there are 18 religious sects that are allowed by the Lebanese constitution to manage their own... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is the Fight for Human Rights & Racial Justice Overriding the Coronavirus Risk?
Black Lives Matter protest in London May 31. Credit: Tara Carey / Equality NowBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of “social distancing” which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20 people – whether at a social event, a wedding, a political rally or even a funeral. In the US, guidelines laid down by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are loudly clear: “limit face-to-face contact, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. Do no...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls Under Lockdown
Protest against anti-abortion law in Opole, Poland. Credit: Iga Lubczańska. By External SourceBEIRUT / GENEVA, May 28 2020 (IPS) Health systems around the world are prioritising health care services and equipment to treat people diagnosed with Covid-19, which means that many procedures deemed to be elective and non-essential are being suspended or simply not provided. Abortion, for instance, has been categorised as a non-essential health service by some States, while others have removed certain restrictions to accessing abortion. To find out more about the current state of women and girls’ reproductive rights, and h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

War-Fighting in the Future and Our Current Hobson ’s Choice!
By Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, May 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) Despite all the preoccupation with the current raging pandemic, it sadly appears that there has been no let-up in the global arms race among the major powers. In mid-May, the United States President Donald Trump, at an event for his new Space Force at the White House made a significant announcement, It was that the US was building right now an “incredible” new missile which would travel faster than any other in the world “by a factor of almost three”. This was obviously a response to the latest Russian ‘Avangard’ missil...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Health Source Type: news

School bullying-the silent epidemic: a cross-sectional study of factors associated with peer victimization among Lebanese adolescents - Obeid S, Sacre H, Hallit S, Salameh P.
The objective of this study was to evaluate bullying at school and identify the factors associated with it among a sample of Lebanese school adolescents. A cross-sectional study was carried out between April 2014 and June 2014, using a convenient sampling ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of the AUDIT scale and factors associated with alcohol use disorder in adolescents: results of a National Lebanese Study - Hallit J, Salameh P, Haddad C, Sacre H, Soufia M, Akel M, Obeid S, Hallit R, Hallit S.
This study objective was to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and related factors (smoking, internet addiction, social anxiety, child abuse, and bullying) among a representative sample of Lebanese adolescents, and to validat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Major depression among young men who have sex with men in Beirut, and its association with structural and sexual minority-related stressors, and social support - Wagner GJ, Ghosh-Dastidar B, El Khoury C, Ghanem CA, Balan E, Kegeles S, Mutchler MG, Mokhbat J.
Guided by the minority stress model, we assessed depression and its relationship to structural and sexual minority-related stressors and social support in a sample of 226 young (age 18-29  years) men who have sex with men in Beirut, Lebanon. The sample was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Lebanon, fearing second virus wave, to shut down again for four days
Lebanon's government has ordered most of the country to shut down again for four days, starting on Wednesday night, as it seeks to ward off a coronavirus resurgence after easing some restrictions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: cases in India pass 50,000 as UN warns pandemic could cause multiple famines
New Zealand could allow gatherings of up to 100 people; White House says US-China relationship one of ‘disappointment’; eurozone’s future threatenedQatar migrant workers beg for food as Covid-19 infections riseGlobal report: Trump says deaths are price of reopeningScientists: our treatment of nature will lead to more pandemicsCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage10.58amBSTThe coronavirus lockdown in Lebanon has sent an economy already in deep trouble into financial freefall, with many people struggling to survive.In a new video, our multimedia team follow Gino Raidy – an ac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news Australia news US news Microbiology Medical research Africa Middle East and North Africa Americas Asia Pacific China Source Type: news

World ’s Poor Hit by Double Jeopardy: a Deadly Virus & a Devastating Debt Burden
Credit: UNFPABy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2020 (IPS) The world’s poorer nations, reeling under an unrelenting attack on their fragile economies by the COVID-19 pandemic, have suffered an equally deadly body blow: being buried under heavy debt burdens. Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, said last week that in 2019, 64 countries, nearly half of them in sub-Saharan Africa, spent more on servicing external debt than on health. Ethiopia alone, he said, spends twice as much on paying off external debt as on health. “We spend 47 percent of our merchandise exp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO urges countries to investigate suspicious early cases after French find
Austria says easing lockdown has not led to spike in infections; Macron says major foreign travel will be limited this summer; global deaths pass 250,000Inflation around the world collapses amid pandemicRise in Russian medics falling prey to Covid-19Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage4.00pmBSTLebanon extended its coronavirus lockdown by two weeks on Tuesday, with the prime minister warning that failure to comply with a gradual easing of curbs risked a second wave of infections.Lebanon has recorded 741 cases of Covid-19 and 25 deaths. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Nick Ames and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news Australia news US news Science Infectious diseases Americas Asia Pacific Africa Middle East and North Africa Microbiology Medical research China Source Type: news

China Quiets Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan
Demands for accountability run afoul of China ’s nationalist narrative. A dozen countries, including Italy and India, began to relax lockdowns, and Israel all but declared victory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Palestinians Pompeo, Mike Beirut (Lebanon) Source Type: news

China Silences Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan: Live Coverage
Demands for accountability run afoul of China ’s nationalist narrative. A dozen countries, including Italy and India, began to relax lockdowns, and Israel all but declared victory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Palestinians Pompeo, Mike Beirut (Lebanon) Source Type: news

History of injury in a developing country: a scoping review of injury literature in Lebanon - Al-Hajj S, Pawliuk C, Smith J, Zheng A, Pike I.
This article aims to systematically map and comprehensivel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed known China toll as US infections pass 1 million
Russia extends non-working period; Germans urged to stay home; streamed films to be eligible for Oscars. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceFrance announces ‘progressive and controlled’ lockdown exit planGermans urged to stay home amid fears infection rate is rising againAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage2.20amBSTHere ’s the full story on the deadliest known outbreak at a US long-term care facility, which left 68 veterans dead:Related:'It ’s horrific': coronavirus kills nearly 70 at Massachusetts veterans' home2.12amBSTLebanese protesters ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Science Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research China Middle East and North Africa Americas Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US states start to reopen as detained Wuhan journalist reappears
World has ‘a long way to go’, warns WHO chief; Singapore cases pass 10,000; first case among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest: at a glanceRamadan in a time of plague: ‘The best thing is to stay home, stay quiet’UK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage2.55amBSTNew Zealand Says It Has Recorded Two New Deaths Related To Covid-19, and three new cases.The deaths announced today take the country ’s total to 16.Two of the three new cases are confirmed and one is probable. However there is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.
The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Food Kenya Venezuela Syria Colombia Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) India South Africa Lebanon Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Food Program Source Type: news