Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus
Lebanon's hospitals are on the brink: Unable to keep up with coronavirus patients, they have run out of beds, oxygen tanks, ventilators and medical staff (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lebanon extends lockdown into February as virus numbers rise
Lebanon has extended a nationwide lockdown to Feb. 8 amid a rise in coronavirus infections and deaths that has overwhelmed the health care system (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines as virus hits new record
Lebanon’s parliament has approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the tiny nation hit a new record in case numbers and more hospitals reported they were at full capacity (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

At virus tipping point, Lebanon imposes all-day curfew
Lebanese authorities have begun enforcing an 11-day nationwide shutdown and round-the-clock curfew, hoping to limit the spread of coronavirus infections amid a dramatic surge after the holiday period (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lebanon plans 11-day, 24-hour curfew, hospital beds fill up
Lebanese authorities have announced a tightening of a nationwide lockdown, including an 11-day 24-hour curfew that starts later in the week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rapid tranquillisation in a psychiatric emergency hospital in Lebanon: TREC-Lebanon - a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of intramuscular haloperidol and promethazine v. intramuscular haloperidol, promethazine and chlorpromazine - Dib JE, Yaacoub HE, Ikdais WH, Atallah E, Merheb TJ, Ajaltouni J, Akkari M, Mourad M, Nasr ME, Hachem D, Kazour F, Tahan F, Haddad G, Azar J, Zoghbi M, Haddad C, Hallit S, Adams CE.
BACKGROUND: Agitated patients constitute 10% of all emergency psychiatric treatment. Management guidelines, the preferred treatment of clinicians differ in opinion and practice. In Lebanon, the use of the triple therapy haloperidol plus promethazine plus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge
Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister says the country has entered a “very critical zone” in the battle against the coronavirus as his government mulls tightening the nationwide lockdown announced last week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Full Hospitals In Lebanon Turn Away Coronavirus Patients : Coronavirus Updates
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ammonium nitrate is a risk for environment: a case study of Beirut (Lebanon) chemical explosion and the effects on environment - Ur Rehman S, Ahmed R, Ma K, Xu S, Aslam MA, Bi H, Liu J, Wang J.
An attempt has been made in correspondence to explain the consequences of chemical pollution after the explosion of ammonium nitrate (AN) in Beirut (capital of Lebanon). The effects of chemicals in the air, soil, and water have been discussed. In addition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Validation of the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale and State Trait Anxiety Inventory A and B in Arabic among the Lebanese population - Hallit S, Haddad C, Hallit R, Akel M, Obeid S, Haddad G, Soufia M, Khansa W, Khoury R, Kheir N, Elias Hallit CA, Salameh P.
OBJECTIVEs Our aim in this study was to translate the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A), State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-A and B) scales to Arabic, linguistically validate them for use in a representative sample of the Lebanese population, and to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lebanon to start lockdown amid post-holiday infections surge
Lebanon will begin a 25-day nationwide lockdown Thursday to battle a surge in coronavirus infections during the holiday season that has challenged the country’s already battered health care sector (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As post-holiday infections surge, Lebanon gears for lockdown
Lebanese officials are vowing to take strict measures amid calls for an immediate nationwide lockdown in the wake of a surge in coronavirus infections following the holiday season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Year in Lebanon marred by 'horror night' of mayhem from celebratory gunfire
A Syrian refugee was killed as gunfire rang out across Lebanon, considered a popular way to mark festive occasions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon reserving nearly 2 million coronavirus vaccines
Lebanon’s health minister says his country has reserved nearly 2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to fight the coronavirus, an amount that covers up to 20% of Lebanese (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nashville bomb: Cops identify driver of truck with PA system 'telling people to evacuate'
James Turgeon, 33, sparked fears of a copycat attack on Sunday when he allegedly drove through Lebanon, Tennessee, playing a recording... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE: No explosives found in suspicious vehicle stopped on 231 South in Wilson County, authorities say
According to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, the southbound side of Highway 231 is closed from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highway 231 in Wilson County shut down due to suspicious vehicle investigation
According to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, the southbound side of Highway 231 is closed from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain confirms first 4 cases of new mutated coronavirus strain found in the UK, a day after similar cases were found in Lebanon and France
Announcement comes after authorities in France and Lebanon also confirm cases of the UK variant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

The impact of COVID-19 lockdown measures on ED visits in Lebanon - Mahmassani D, Tamim H, Makki M, Hitti E.
INTRODUCTION: As the COVID-19 pandemic spread globally, emergency departments (ED) around the world began to report significant drops in volumes and changes in disease patterns. During the early COVID-19 period, Lebanon followed an aggressive containment a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Getting Children in Lebanon Back to School Amongst Multiple Crises
During Yasmine Sherif’s visit to UNRWA schools in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon, she told children, “I believe in you, and I believe in your strength.” ECW continues to support Palestine refugee children in Lebanon to overcome the impact of COVID-19 on their education. Credit: ECW/Fouad ChoufanyBy Maria AounBEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec 15 2020 (IPS) Education and health care were high on the agenda when the United Nations vowed to work toward a better future by setting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met by 2030. The global COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with harsh socio-economic challenges over the past few ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maria Aoun Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refug Source Type: news

Disseminating evidence-based research on mental health and coping to adolescents facing adversity in Lebanon: a pilot of a psychoeducational comic book 'Somoud' - Bosqui T, Mayya A, Younes L, Baker MC, Annan IM.
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in the evidence base and scaling up of mental health and psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents affected by conflict and adversity, a theory-practice gap remains, with limited translation of research findings t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

St. Clair Hospital limiting visitation
The Mount Lebanon hospital now joins a number of other hospitals and health systems in suspending most visitation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Future of ammonium nitrate after Beirut (Lebanon) explosion - Shakoor A, Shahzad SM, Farooq TH, Ashraf F.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns of 'surge upon surge' in US cases after Thanksgiving
Turkey suffers seventh straight day of record deaths; Lebanon to slowly relax restrictions; New York begins reopening schools. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns of 'surge upon surge' in US cases after Thanksgiving
Turkey suffers seventh straight day of record deaths; Lebanon to slowly relax restrictions; New York begins reopening schools.Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ in US cases after ThanksgivingLife after Covid: will our world ever be the same?A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin storySee all our coronavirus coverage1.27amGMTBrazil has registered 51,922 additional coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours and 587 new deaths, the nation ’s Health Ministry said on Saturday.The South American country has now registered 6,290,272 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 172,561 deaths.1.07amGM...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Middle East and North Africa UK news Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Factors associated with problematic social media use among a sample of Lebanese adults: the mediating role of emotional intelligence - Barbar S, Haddad C, Sacre H, Dagher D, Akel M, Kheir N, Salameh P, Hallit S, Obeid S.
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship of smoking (cigarettes or waterpipe), alcohol drinking, alexithymia, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, social phobia, emotional intelligence, impulsivity, insomnia, physical health, and loneliness with problemati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Gambia: Lebanese-Gambian Community Oxegenates Covid Treatment Centers
[The Point] In the wake of Covid-19, The Lebanese - Gambian community under the auspices of the Honorary Consul of Lebanon Mr. Hassib Massry, furnished the Sanatorium with the Gas Medical System (Oxygen and Medical Air) for the entire unit. The donation of the above system was made to the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New videos surface of Azerbaijani forces dehumanizing and beheading Armenian soldiers
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) - The Azerbaijani Armed Forces have taken to social media recently to gloat about their declared victory in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beirut ammonium nitrate explosion: a man-made disaster in times of CoViD19 pandemic - El Sayed MJ.
The largest non-nuclear blast in modern history took place on August 4, 2020 at 6:07 pm in Beirut, Lebanon after an estimated 2,750 tons of unsafely stored Ammonium Nitrate exploded. The physical and social impacts of this catastrophic event coinciding wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Michael Taylor Fights Extradition To Japan For Helping Nissan Executive Escape
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Harvard News Michael Taylor Source Type: news

Damage proxy map of the Beirut explosion on 4th of August 2020 as observed from the Copernicus sensors - Agapiou A.
On the 4th of August 2020, a massive explosion occurred in the harbor area of Beirut, Lebanon, killing more than 100 people and damaging numerous buildings in its proximity. The current article aims to showcase how open access and freely distributed satell... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

BMC health services research title: the 2020 blast in the port of Beirut: can the Lebanese health system "build back better"? - Landry MD, Alameddine M, Jesus TS, Sassine S, Koueik E, Raman SR.
The August 2020 explosion in Lebanon resulted in casualties, injuries, and a great number of internally displaced persons. The blast occurred during an economically and politically complex time in the country. Given multiple and competing post-explosion re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Latest: New lockdown in Lebanon worries business owners
Lebanese police are patrolling the streets of Beirut and ordering shops to close as the country begins a two-week lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus that has killed dozens over the past days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Modern Heroes, Modern Slaves? Listening to migrant domestic workers' everyday temporalities - Parry-Davies E.
This essay draws on multi-sited, performance art-led research with Filipinx migrant domestic workers in the UK and Lebanon. It explores a dichotomy at work in the portrayal of some workers as bagong bayani or 'modern heroes'--a phrase coined by then Philip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves
Lebanese have been forced to search far and wide for their prescriptions after many medications vanished from pharmacies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: countries scramble to secure vaccine doses as US sees record hospitalisations
Iran and Lebanon impose lockdowns;Hong Kong, Singapore plan quarantine-free travel bubble;US sees record hospitalisationsGovernments scramble to secure vaccine dosesPfizer and BioNTech vaccine poses huge global logistics challengeSix key questions about Pfizer/BioNtech vaccineJair Bolsonaro claims ‘victory’ after Chinese vaccine trial suspendedDenmark ’s mass mink cull illegal, PM admits6.45amGMTFor over half a century, a massive graveyard on the edge of Iran ’s capital has provided a final resting place for this country’s war dead, its celebrities and artists, its thinkers and leaders and all...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Europe US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Iran, Lebanon to impose lockdowns, curfews as virus surges
Iran is preparing to impose a nightly curfew on businesses in Tehran and several other cities and towns while Lebanon was heading into a two-week, nationwide lockdown later this week as both countries battle a major surge in coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lebanon patients ‘pay price of bad governance’ in medicine shortages
Panic buying escalates after central bank warns of dollar allocation for pharmaceutical imports (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Armenia calls for international investigation into presence of foreign mercenaries in Karabakh
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for an international investigation into the presence of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Gov't Opens New COVID-19 Testing Site
[New Dawn] The Liberian Government and its partners through the Incident Management System-COVID-19, will on Monday, November 1, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., open a new COVID-19 simple collection site at the Union Building, formerly the Lebanese House, Sophie road next to the Beach. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Lebanon extends nighttime curfew to fight virus
Lebanese authorities are lengthening a nationwide nighttime curfew and placing a number of towns and villages under total lockdown as the country faces a relentless surge in coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Azerbaijani forces use white phosphorus over Karabakh
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) - The Azerbaijani forces reportedly used white phosphorus munitions over the Karabakh region on Friday,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child transport injuries and deaths in Lebanon: a multicentre retrospective study - Al-Hajj S, Arjinian S, Hamadeh Z, Al-Zaghrini E, El Asmar K.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic injury (RTI) constitutes the leading cause of deaths and disabilities for individuals aged 5-29 years globally. Lebanon suffers from a high toll of transport mortality and morbidity, though accurate and reliable RTI data are limi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Steven Yecies Joins Javelin Oncology as Chief Executive Officer
LEBANON, N.H., Oct. 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Javelin Oncology announced today that the company has named Steven Yecies as Chief Executive Officer. Yecies brings 30 years of experience as an accomplished senior executive, consu... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Javelin Oncology, precision immune medicine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In conversation with Wafa Tarnowska
Wafa’ Tarnowska was born in Lebanon and has lived and worked in Australia, India, Cyprus, Poland, the UK and Dubai. She is currently based in the UK dreaming of a hideaway in the land of Dante. In her work, Wafa’ strives to create a valuable bridge between East and West, helping to break down the stereotypical images people have of one another. In our conversation we talk about the shift towards the sacred feminine, corporate social responsibility, what we need versus what we want, and exploring our essential humanity. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wafa-Tarno...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast building bridges corporate social responsbility CSR divine feminine humanity Source Type: news

The dogs trained to sniff out Covid-19
Specially trained dogs in Lebanon are learning to detect coronavirus as part of a research project. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall related injuries in elderly patients in a tertiary care centre in Beirut, Lebanon - Ismail RA, El Sibai RH, Dakessian AV, Bachir RH, El Sayed MJ.
Context: Falls cause significant morbidity and mortality, constituting 38.9% of trauma visits to the emergency department (ED) in Lebanon. Elderly have increased risk of falls due to co-morbidities. Injury-related deaths are most common in developing count... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Answering the call to serve: UCLA Health ’s humanitarian aid to Beirut takes off
Thousands of masks, face shields and safety goggles. Hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer and soap, syringes, sutures, gloves and burn dressings. Dozens of procedure gowns and tourniquet kits. Four EMT gurneys. Two AESOP robotic surgical arm units. Two arthroscopic carts. Two Site Rite mobile ultrasound machines and one diagnostic ultrasound machine. These are just some of the items found in the 13 pallets of medical supplies and personal protective equipment UCLA Health recently shipped to Beirut, Lebanon, to aid those still in need two months after a tragic explosion devastated the city.“The fact that we are sendi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news