Lebanon ’s former PM Saad Hariri suspends political career
Former Lebanese Prime Minister announces he will not run run in upcoming parliamentary elections. #primeminister #saadhariri (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cohort profile: biological pathways of risk and resilience in Syrian refugee children (BIOPATH) - McEwen FS, Popham C, Moghames P, Smeeth D, de Villiers B, Saab D, Karam G, Fayyad J, Karam E, Pluess M.
The BIOPATH cohort was established to explore the interplay of psychosocial and biological factors in the development of resilience and mental health problems in Syrian refugee children. Based in Lebanon, a middle-income country significantly impacted by t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hundreds in Lebanon protest measures targeting unvaccinated
Hundreds of people have held a rally in Beirut to protest measures imposed against the unvaccinated, saying individuals should have the right to decide whether to be inoculated or not (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First Person: The entrepreneur helping Middle Eastern women enter the digital economy
Mona Ataya, a Palestinian-Lebanese entrepreneur based in the United Arab Emirates, runs the largest online marketplace for mothers in the Middle East. In recognition of her achievements, she has been chosen as one of the six eTrade for Women Advocates for 2021-2022, by the UN trade agency, UNCTAD.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rape myth acceptance in Lebanon: the role of sexual assault experience/familiarity, sexism, honor beliefs, and the Dark Triad - Sanchez-Ruiz MJ, El Ahmad P, Karam M, Saliba MA.
This study investigated experience and familiarity with sexual assault, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lebanon's Aoun calls for defence dialogue, hinting at friction with Hezbollah
BEIRUT -Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on Monday for national dialogue on matters including a defence strategy which he said it was the state's responsibility alone to implement, hinting... #allies #maronitechristian #shiitehezbollah #hezbollah #aoun #beirut #gulfarab (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of problematic internet use with depression, impulsivity, anger, aggression, and social anxiety: Results of a national study among Lebanese adolescents - Haddad C, Malaeb D, Sacre H, Bou Khalil J, Khansa W, Al Hajj R, Kheir N, Saade S, Obeid S, Hallit S.
IMPORTANCE: Several studies conducted worldwide (mostly in Western countries) highlighted the negative effects of problematic internet use, particularly among adolescents aged 12 to 17, including depression, impulsivity, aggression, and social fear and avo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

2021 reflections: In an amazing year of achievements, nothing topped the return to campus
As we approach the end of December, it ’s a natural time to look back at the year that was. In 2021, UCLA welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors back to our home in Westwood, though of course it wasn’t exactly the way things had been.Different from pre-pandemic times: Masks remain present. Better (much better): UCLA officially opened the Black Bruin Resource Center.Even with all the changes, UCLA persisted as a force for public good, guided by our mission of teaching, research and service. In the past year,  professors continued helping us better understand our world with their research, st...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Palestinians killed during funeral at Lebanon refugee camp
Hamas officials say the violence erupted after a dispute broke out during the funeral procession of one of its members. #hamas #palestinians #funeralprocession #refugeecamp (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hamas source says weapons cache that exploded in southern Lebanon was ‘for defense’
Source from terror group confirms to Lebanese outlet that explosion was caused by fire; arms depot in mosque detonates after fireball engulfs building in refugee camp #armsdepot #refugeecamp #lebanese #terrorgroup #hamas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Around a dozen people injured in explosion at south Lebanon Palestinian camp
A large explosion rocked a Palestinian camp in the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre on Friday night, injuring about a dozen people, according to rescue workers on scene and a Palestinian source... #portcity #lebanonpalestinian #rescueworkers #tyre #lebanese (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Road traffic injury in Lebanon: a prospective study to assess injury characteristics and risk factors - Ghoubaira J, Diab M, Nassereldine H, Tamim H, Saadeh S, Price R, Moustafa M, Al-Hajj S.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injury (RTI) is a significant yet poorly characterized cause of morbidity and mortality in the Middle East. This hospital-based-study examined RTI in Lebanon and provided an understanding of their characteristics. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder and childhood maltreatment, adulthood stressful life events and depression among Lebanese university students: a structural equation modeling approach - Younes Y, Hallit S, Obeid S.
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a cyclic sequence of physical and behavioral symptoms that arise in the second half of the menstrual cycle. The extreme type of PMS is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). The current study aims at examining 1)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pennsylvania State Police trooper shoots, kills man in Lebanon County
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot and killed a man Sunday night in Lebanon County. #pennsylvaniastatepolice #lebanoncounty #trooper (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical trauma and injury: a multi-center study comparing local residents and refugees in Lebanon - Al-Hajj S, Chahrour MA, Nasrallah AA, Hamed L, Pike I.
This study aims to compare and characterize the emergency department admissions due to physical trauma and injuries amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cyberchondria severity and quality of life among Lebanese adults: the mediating role of fear of COVID-19, depression, anxiety, stress and obsessive-compulsive behavior-a structural equation model approach - Rahme C, Akel M, Obeid S, Hallit S.
This study highlights the significant association between cyberchondria and quality of life among the Lebanese population in the time of COVID-19. The aim was to assess the association between cyberchondria and quality of life (QOL) of Lebanese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia: Dealing with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon is ‘pointless’
As Gulf animus grows, Prince Faisal slams 'continuous dominance of Hezbollah over the political system' and Lebanese government's inability to steer country 'out of this tunnel' #faisal #gulf #hezbollah #tunnel #lebanon #saudiarabia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanese president says he wants ‘best relations’ with Saudis
Michel Aoun calls for dialogue to ease a diplomatic rift with Gulf countries as UAE the latest to sever diplomatic ties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arab League ‘concerned’ by ‘deteriorating’ Lebanon-Gulf ties
Arab League statement comes hours after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain recalled their ambassadors to Lebanon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with sexual intercourse initiation: a retrospective cohort of Lebanese adolescents in schools - Hallit S, Obeid S, Sacre H, Salameh P.
The objective of this study was to evaluate factors (bullying, weight status, smoking and alcohol consumption, peer influence, relations with parents) associate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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Source: UNFPA News - October 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Said Source Type: news

Mental health in Lebanon: tomorrow's silent epidemic - Farran N.
Lebanon is a middle-income country that has been recently crippled by several tragedies including the economic collapse, COVID-19, and the fourth of August Beirut port explosion, the world's most powerful non-nuclear explosion of the twenty-first century. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction and permanent bladder areflexia following Montivipera bornmuelleri snakebite - Al-Musawi M, Chanbour H, El Masri J, Awad R, Armash K.
Lebanese viper (Montivipera bornmuelleri) is a well-known venomous snake that inhabits the middle eastern region, famous for its hypercoagulable properties and cytotoxic effects. The daunting neurological dysfunction caused by other snakebites remains unre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Fire breaks out at Lebanon's Zahrani oil facility
Firefighters are battling a fire that broke out at the Al-Zahrani oil facility in Lebanon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electricity Is Restored in Lebanon, as Army Supplies Emergency Fuel
It was a temporary reprieve for a grid that has been supplying only a few hours of electricity per day, as Lebanon’s collapsing economy... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon power outages expected to last for days
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down
The two largest power stations shut down, leaving Lebanon without electricity nationwide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most of Lebanon loses electricity after power stations run out of fuel
Lebanon's two major power stations shut down Saturday due to a fuel shortage which has resulted in power outages in most areas in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon left without power for days after state-run grid collapses
Due to fuel shortages amid financial crisis, al-Zahrani and Deir Amar electricity plants shut down; citizens will have to rely on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mossad took DNA from body in Lebanon to determine if it was Ron Arad
Israeli spy agency examined corpse interred in northern Lebanese village of Nabi Chit, believed to belong to missing airman, Saudi news... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Have In Common With Humans Of 23,000 Years Ago
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up to get a new edition from Susanna every Saturday. Recently, researchers reported that they’d found the oldest human footprints in North America. These fossilized tracks were made more than 21,000 years ago in what is now the White Sands National Park in New Mexico. It’s hard to comprehend that span of years and how many generations of humanity have come and gone since then. These were the slighted impressions on the earth—trace markings made by bare human feet pressing into the pliant mud of ancient lake. Yet they s...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. poised for $10.5 million Tennessee grant tied to 1,400 jobs in Lebanon
The state Funding Board could vote on the incentive as soon as its next meeting, on Oct. 25. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Adam Sichko Source Type: news

American Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Research on Human Sensory Receptors
(STOCKHOLM) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and pressure. Their work is focused on the field of somatosensation, which explores the ability of specialized organs such as eyes, ears and skin to see, hear and feel. “This really unlocks one of the secrets of nature,” said Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of the Nobel Committee...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AP / David Keyton and Frank Jordans Tags: Uncategorized medicine wire Source Type: news

Statement by WHO's Regional Director at WHO's press briefing on Afghanistan and Lebanon
23 September 2021 – The Eastern Mediterranean Region, which I represent, covers 22 countries from northern Africa, across the Middle East and as far as parts of southern Asia.  It was beset by multiple crises even before the COVID-19 pandemic – and is home to 43% of people who need humanitarian assistance globally, and the source 64% of the world’s refugees.    Across the Region we are experiencing 10 large-scale humanitarian emergencies, the COVID-19 pandemic and 5 other outbreaks and natural disasters – collectively representing massive health needs and requiring enormous huma...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 23, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Work-related injuries among Syrian refugee child workers in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon: a gender-sensitive analysis - Habib RR, Mikati D, Al-Barathie J, Abi Younes E, Jawad M, El Asmar K, Ziadee M.
This study explo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Joint statement by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, and Dr Ahmed Al ...
19 September 2021, Beirut, Lebanon – We have just concluded a two-day visit to Beirut, Lebanon to reiterate our commitment to the people of Lebanon and express our solidarity and continued support. Since the Beirut port blast last year, the country and its people have slipped even further into despair. The current economic crisis has increased poverty across the country, and all sectors including health, are at risk of collapse. Fuel shortages are causing most hospitals to operate at only 50% capacity. Just today, we were told that two open heart surgeries were cancelled because of limited fuel at the facility wher...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 19, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director ’s opening remarks at press briefing, Lebanon
17 September 2021 – I join Dr Tedros in thanking you – the media – as well as all health workers, civil society, donors, UN sister agencies and health partners for the enormous efforts made, particularly over the past two years, to prioritize the well-being of people in Lebanon and ensure the continuity of health care delivery. Over the past two days, Dr Tedros, Dr Shankiti, and myself, together with the other members of our delegation, met with national and international stakeholders to discuss critical issues related to the health system capacity and viability. Our key focus was to build on o...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 17, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO director: Lebanon's brain drain threat to health sector
The World Health Organization’s director general is deeply concerned about the impact of Lebanon’s economic meltdown and multiple crises on the people’s wellbeing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lebanese cancer patients face frantic search for medication
Lebanon is grappling with severe shortages in medical supplies amid a devastating economic crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study of COVID-19-related bullying in a sample of Lebanese adults: scale validation, correlates, and mediating effect of fear and anxiety - Haddad C, Sacre H, Bou Malhab S, Malaeb D, Saadeh D, Abou Tayeh C, Salameh P.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety, raising concerns about a large spectrum of psychological side effects. The primary objective of the study was to validate the COVID-19 Bullying Scale (CBS-11). The secon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Report: Palestinians agree to help Israel track down escaped inmates
Abbas had been seen as reluctant to aid capture of popular escapees, but report in Lebanese paper linked to Ramallah's rivals claims PA... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Scientific confirms new operations hub in Lebanon with 1,400 jobs
A Fortune 100 medical device company is injecting 1,400 jobs into a specialized facility in Lebanon, confirming what the Business Journal first reported in July. Here's all the details. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Adam Sichko Source Type: news

Weapon injuries in the crusader mass graves from a 13th century attack on the port city of Sidon (Lebanon) - Mikulski RNR, Schutkowski H, Smith MJ, Doumet-Serhal C, Mitchell PD.
Archaeological excavations close to St Louis' castle in Sidon, Lebanon have revealed two mass grave deposits containing partially articulated and disarticulated human skeletal remains. A minimum of 25 male individuals have been recovered, with no females o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Seven countries in the Region to participate in WHO ’s Solidarity PLUS trial
WHO’s Solidarity PLUS trial enters new phase to test 3 new candidate drugs for COVID-19  Cairo, 25 August 2021 – Seven countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region have enrolled to participate in the Solidarity PLUS clinical trial led by WHO. Solidarity PLUS will evaluate 3 potential drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 infections – artesunate, imatinib and infliximab – aiming to protect people from severe hospitalization and death because of COVID-19.  These drugs were selected by an independent panel of experts who assess all available evidence on all relevant therapeutics. T...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Gendering journalistic voices for gendered political violence? Agential representations of Palestinian female suicide bombers in UK broadcast news media - Kirk MD.
In the late twentieth century, the rise of the female suicide bomber phenomenon was prevalent in Chechnya, Lebanon and Sri Lanka. Arguably, in terms of academic engagement and visibility within the wider public consciousness, the first wave of Palestinian ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Lebanese hospitals at breaking point as everything runs out
Lebanon's health sector is a casualty of the multiple crises that have plunged the country into a downward spiral (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iranian oil shipment to Lebanon poses new challenge for Israel
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daring Israel and US to act, Hezbollah says Iran fuel tanker to sail to Lebanon
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fuel Explosion in Lebanon Kills 28
With the country in economic collapse, a warehouse containing illegally stored fuel exploded as people tried to collect gasoline. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fuel explosion in Lebanon kills 20, wounding dozens
BEIRUT (AP) — A warehouse where fuel was illegally stored exploded in northern Lebanon early Sunday, killing 20 people and burning... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news