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

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 Operations - January 31, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Mass Casualty Incidents Operations Source Type: news

A hub for female web entrepreneurs in Lebanon
As a partner in the EU-funded WeHubs project, Beirut-based business incubator Berytech is providing female entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed in Lebanon's growing digital economy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 24, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Apple, Valencell settle out of court, UK hitman betrayed by his Garmin watch, and more digital health news briefs
Also: Dictum Health's Lebanese pilot; New data on NeuroMetrix's Quell. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

'Like finding a sneeze': fossil identified as 100m-year-old hagfish
Discovery of slimy sea creature could help settle row over early evolution of vertebratesThe fossilised remains of a foot-long slimy sea creature dating from 100m years ago suggest that the last common ancestor of all vertebrates looked less like a squishy eel and more typically “fish-like”, researchers claim.They say the fossil, unearthed around eight years ago in Lebanon, is an early hagfish, a peculiar creature that has no jaws, eyes or true vertebrae but that boasts the ability, when threatened, to squirt out a mixture that turns into an expanse of slime.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Palaeontology Evolution Science Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion dysregulation among Syrian refugee children and adolescents resettled in Lebanon and Jordan - Khamis V.
BACKGROUND: Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, many people, including children and adolescents, have fled their homes into neighboring countries. Little research exists on the psychosocial adjustment of refugee children and adolescents resettled ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Woman, 61, swallows a toothpick … and it ends up in her LIVER
The woman from Lebanon was ill for two months with pain all over her body and a fever. Routine tests came back as negative but later scans showed a 6cm lesion in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennessee father-of-four given one year to live after diagnosed with rare form of mad cow disease
Tony Gibson, 33, from Lebanon, Tennessee, suddenly became very forgetful last year. Doctors diagnosed him with a rare, degenerative brain disorder known as 'human mad cow disease'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The shipboard Beirut terrorist bombing experience: a historical account and recommendations for preparedness in events of mass neurological injuries -
On a Sunday morning at 06:22 on October 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, a semitrailer filled with TNT sped through the guarded barrier into the ground floor of the Civilian Aviation Authority and exploded, killing and wounding US Marines from the 1st Battali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

My snoring was so bad it could have left me brain damaged - then I made a lifesaving discovery  
Comedian Dom Joly, 51, from Lebanon, suffered for many years with  sleep apnoea - which experts say risked his life. Here, he reveals how he changed his fate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rape survivors are fighting back against victim-blaming in Lebanon
"I've been raped," Manal Issa shouts as she staggers down a street in Beirut. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon Can Add Value to Local Economies
Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon could better contribute to local economies if they were trained for middle-skill jobs and were able to relocate to areas with manufacturing firms that need trained workers. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday
From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment. “The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We want to ensur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals In the Region K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Parliamentarians from the Eastern Mediterranean Region join WHO ’s call for action and ...
3 December 2018, Beirut, Lebanon – The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has convened a meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), taking place today and tomorrow in Beirut, Lebanon. This marks an important milestone in promoting and strengthening parliamentarians’ engagement in gearing up national health and development policies toward achieving UHC in the Region. Hosted by the Government of Lebanon, the meeting was inaugurated by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, HE Dr Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanese Minister of P...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 2, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Advancement in drug therapies may provide new treatment for Cutaneous leishmaniasis
(PLOS) Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic infection caused by Leishmania parasite. CL cases have increased dramatically in Syria and neighboring countries due to conflict-related displacement of Syrians. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Rana El Hajj at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon describes the development of a novel immunomodulatory analog that may be an effective treatment of CL. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Father's disease inspires son's journey to find a cure
It's amazing how far some people will go to accomplish their dream. Dr. Fouad Chebib grew up in a small town in Lebanon. After finishing medical school in Lebanon's capital city, Beirut, Dr. Chebib chased his dream across the world to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "I'm one of the kidney doctors," Dr. Chebib says. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - November 21, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

MSD is Looking for a Digital Health Solution to Empower Oncologists by Keeping them Updated in their Field
MSD Lebanon is looking for an external partner to co-create a digital solution that helps oncologists to stay updated with relevant clinical content about cancer. The solution should consider several channels (web, app, email newsletter, social media, etc) and adapt to the preferences to each user, so they are motivated to access the content regularly over time. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

MSD is looking for a digital health solution to empower oncologists by keeping them updated in their field
MSD Lebanon is looking for an external partner to co-create a digital solution that helps oncologists to stay updated with relevant clinical content about cancer. The solution should consider several channels (web, app, email newsletter, social media, etc) and adapt to the preferences to each user, so they are motivated to access the content regularly over time. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospitals to deploy Philips ’ tele-ICU program
(Image courtesy of Royal Philips) Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (Lebanon, N.H.) has agreed to implement Royal Philips’ (NYSE: PHG) eICU program technology.  The program aims to help reduce mortality, length of stay, and ventilation days while providing care to patients wherever they are located. Philips’ eICU is a tele-ICU program that will link specialists at the health system’s flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H., with the patient’s local hospital. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s program will start with medical, surgical, and neurology intensive ca...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Health Information Technology Patient Monitoring Software / IT royalphilips Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Lara A Kahale
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 35,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Surveying alcohol outlet density in four neighborhoods of Beirut Lebanon: implications for future research and national policy - Nakkash R, Ghandour LA, Anouti S, Nicolas J, Chalak A, Yassin N, Afifi R.
Underage drinking among youth in Lebanon is increasing. Regulating availability is one of the best buy policies recommended by the World Health Organization. To quantitatively document the current status of alcohol availability to youth in Lebanon, we used... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Managing acutely aggressive or agitated people in a psychiatric setting: a survey in Lebanon - Dib JE, Adams CE, Kazour F, Tahan F, Haddad G, Haddad C, Hallit S.
Background: Violent patients constitute 10% of all psychiatric admissions. Treatment options and clinical practice interventions vary across the globe and no survey of practice in a Middle Eastern setting exists. Surveying treatments in Lebanon will... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Death anxiety in Lebanese college students in 1998 and 2015 - Abdel-Khalek AM, El Nayal MA.
The present investigation sought to explore the difference in death anxiety between two different samples of students who studied at the same university in Lebanon in 1998 and 2015. Based on the changes in the social, economic, and political conditions tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Good Is Lebanese Cannabis? Scientists Seek Herbal Remedies How Good Is Lebanese Cannabis? Scientists Seek Herbal Remedies
Locked away safely in an academic's study in Lebanon is a plant that researchers hope to transform from one of the country's most notorious exports into a lucrative pharmaceutical.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How good is Lebanese cannabis? Scientists seek herbal remedies
Locked away safely in an academic's study in Lebanon is a plant that researchers hope to transform from one of the country's most notorious exports into a lucrative pharmaceutical. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Voguing for freedom: Lebanon's LGBTQ fight for equal rights
Seven years ago, Hoedy Saad started teaching himself how to vogue after watching "Paris is Burning" -- a seminal 1990 documentary that spotlights the drag ball scene in 1980s New York City. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Rita Abi-Ghanem
Age: 39 Title: Senior director of research and development Company: Bio Huma Netics Inc. Hometown: Hadath, Lebanon Education: Doctorate in soil science, Washington State University Definition of success: Impacts and changes in the community. What makes an effective business leader? Is a good commun icator and gets the job done. Mentor: Several from my graduate studies and career (Drs. William Pan, Richard Koenig, Lynn Carpenter-Boggs, and Christopher Pannkuk) who advised me during my PhD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

40 Under 40 2018: Rita Abi-Ghanem
Age: 39 Title: Senior director of research and development Company: Bio Huma Netics Inc. Hometown: Hadath, Lebanon Education: Doctorate in soil science, Washington State University Definition of success: Impacts and changes in the community. What makes an effective business leader? Is a good commun icator and gets the job done. Mentor: Several from my graduate studies and career (Drs. William Pan, Richard Koenig, Lynn Carpenter-Boggs, and Christopher Pannkuk) who advised me during my PhD… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing: official
Lebanon's parliament is considering legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday, in an attempt to boost the struggling economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lebanon preparing to legalize growing cannabis, says House speaker
Lebanon's parliament is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation and its production for medicinal use, House Speaker Nabih Berri told US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday according to Lebanon's official news agency. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Hospital maker space to use STEAM-inspired problem-solving
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh will unveil Matt's Maker Space, where patients will be able to engage in STEAM-related problem-solving to both learn and distract them from their illnesses. The space is named to honor 12-year-old Matt Conover who died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and the hospital will host an event at 1 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate its opening with community partners Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Sen. John Heinz History Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, Mt. Lebanon Schoo l District… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff 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

Family travels 7,500 miles to save son ’s life with treatment developed at UCLA
When he was born in September 2015, Hussein El Kerdi looked like a healthy baby boy. No one knew that his immune cells lacked an important enzyme. But the absence of that enzyme would profoundly change the El Kerdi family ’s life, sending them on a journey from their small hometown in Lebanon to UCLA. Their one goal: to save Hussein’s life.When Hussein was three months old, a physician in Beirut diagnosed Hussein with a life-threatening immune disorder called adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, also known as ADA-SCID or bubble baby disease.The disorder is caused by a genetic mutation...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tenth Annual C. Everett Koop, MD Tobacco Treatment Conference: It's Not Just Cigarettes Anymore
September 28, 2018; Lebanon, NH. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati ’s largest retirement community rebrands
Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, which operates the largest retirement community plus the largest nursing home in Greater Cincinnati, has changed its name to Otterbein SeniorLife as part of a rebranding that includes a new logo and website. Lebanon-based Otterbein chose to represent the faith-based organization with a logo that features a cross as the intersecting point of the traditional infinity symbol.  The infinity symbol is said to illustrate the limitless choices available in everyone’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Intergroup contact as a predictor of violent and nonviolent collective action: evidence from Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals - Saab R, Harb C, Moughalian C.
Recent research has shown that positive intergroup contact can undermine social change efforts among disadvantaged group members. We extend past this finding by investigating how frequent positive contact relates to both violent and nonviolent collective a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Socio-cultural characteristics: the missing factor in disaster risk reduction strategy in sectarian divided societies - Baytiyeh H.
This article reviews the implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies in Lebanon and shows that in divided sectarian societies with weak governance institutions, socio-cultural characteristics shaped by religio-political influences can direct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news