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The prevalence of violent behavior among Lebanese university students: association with behavioral and mental health factors - Itani T, Fischer F, Chu JJ, Kraemer A.
OBJECTIVES: We estimated the prevalence of 2 key violent behaviors (weapons carrying and physical fighting), determined the health risk correlates of violent behavior, such as current tobacco smoking, alcohol binge drinking, and having multiple sexual part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traffic congestion and blood pressure elevation: a comparative cross-sectional study in lebanon - Bou Samra P, El Tomb P, Hosni M, Kassem A, Rizk R, Shayya S, Assaad S.
This comparative cross-sectional study examines the association between traffic congestion and elevation of systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure levels among a convenience sample of 310 drivers. Data collection took place during a gas station pause at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model
An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence — the most common form of violence against women in the Arab region — was spotlighted this week at the United Nations’ regional commission in Lebanon. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Europe is Betraying Afghanistan By Sending Its Refugees Home
“If Norway had believed us, my husband would be alive today,” Sadeqa tells me. She had fled to Norway with her family in 2015 after Hadi, her husband, had been kidnapped and beaten, but Norwegian authorities rejected their claim for asylum and returned them and their children to Afghanistan. A few months after their arrival, Hadi was killed. Sadeqa and her three young children are living in constant fear. Sadeqa is one of thousands of Afghans who have been returned from Europe to Afghanistan in the last two years. They are sent back despite evidence that people are at real risk of serious human rights violation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Shea Tags: Uncategorized Afghan refugees Afghanistan Europe refugee crisis European Union Source Type: news

92% of Voters Approve Kurdish Referendum on Independence From Iraq
(IRBIL, Iraq) — The Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq was approved by more than 92 percent of voters, officials said Wednesday, as Iraq’s prime minister vowed to keep his country united without resorting to the use of force. Even with the strong support, the non-binding vote is unlikely to lead to formal independence, but it has escalated long-running tensions with Baghdad, which has moved to block flights in and out of the Kurds’ autonomous region. Iraq and its neighbors, along with virtually the entire international community, are opposed to any redrawing of the map. Hendrin Mohammed, the hea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susannah George / AP Tags: Uncategorized Iraq onetime Source Type: news

Killer Dubbed ‘A Known Hannibal Lecter’ Set to Plead Guilty in Another Death
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — After Casey Pigge was taken into custody last year for using a brick to kill his cellmate by repeatedly smashing his head, he made one thing clear to investigators. “Pigge denied any desire to be a serial killer, but could not promise that he wouldn’t kill again,” a prison social worker said after interviewing him. On Feb. 1, just two days after pleading guilty to beating cellmate Luther Wade to death, Pigge was placed in a prison transport van with several other inmates. As the bus headed south through Pickaway County in central Ohio, investigators say, Pigge used a chain meant t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Is Planning to Slash the Number of Refugees Allowed Into the U.S.
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States next year, officials said Tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than a decade. President Donald Trump is expected to announce the cap on refugee admissions following a lengthy debate within his administration about whether to go higher or lower. The figure represents the maximum number of refugees the U.S. would be willing to accept. The actual number of refugees who move to the United States could actually be much lower. The administration had been considering a ceiling somewhere between 40...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Refugees Source Type: news

3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Developing a hospital disaster preparedness plan for mass casualty incidents: lessons learned from the downtown Beirut bombing - El Sayed M, Chami AF, Hitti E.
Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) are becoming more frequent worldwide, especially in the Middle East where violence in Syria has spilled over to many neighboring countries. Lebanon lacks a coordinated prehospital response system to deal with MCIs; therefore,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Hamas Takes a Step Away from Isolation, With a Long Way Left to Go
In the decade since the militant group Hamas waged civil war with its rival Fatah political party, the stateless Palestinians have been left without a unified voice on the world stage. Now, that might be about to change. Over the weekend Hamas took a step toward unity by agreeing to elections in Gaza and the West Bank, raising the prospect of reunification after ten years of squabbling and violence. Few think the political split is over for good, but Hamas’ move reflects a desire by the group to come in from the cold — and creates a chance to ease the plight of the 1.8 million Palestinians living under an Israe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized Middle East Source Type: news

Interactive tool offers window intohHistory of Arab-Americans in NYC
(North Carolina State University) Researchers are unveiling an interactive site that allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. Focused on New York City in the early 20th century, the tool highlights the growth of Arab-American communities in the city and their integration into American life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

8 Trending Travel Destinations to Visit Right Now
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Stone / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

‘Run, Run!’ Mother Shot to Death in Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit
(NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H.) — A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire’s largest hospital was set to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges. Travis Frink signed into the visitor center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon and went to the intensive care unit, authorities said. Soon after, Lebanon police received an emergency call reporting shots had been fired there. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald identified the shooting victim as Frink’s 70-year-old mother, Pamela Ferriere, of Groton. He said the 49-year-old Fri...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Casey / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Active Shooter Reported at New Hampshire ’s Biggest Hospital
(LEBANON, N.H.) — Police say they are investigating reports of an active shooter at New Hampshire’s largest hospital, which is under lockdown. Lebanon police said Tuesday they are investigating reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. People were told to avoid the area, and traffic was stopped on a route leading to the hospital. There has been no confirmation of a shooting. Hospital spokesman Mike Barwell says that Dartmouth-Hitchcock is “currently locked down” and that local and state police are on site. WCAX-TV reports an employee said all workers received an email from ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized new hampshire onetime Source Type: news

Plastic is in more than 80% of tap water around the world
The US has the highest contamination rate at 93 per cent, followed by Lebanon and India. France, Germany and the UK have the lowest levels, however, they still come in at 72 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality Center for Rehabilitation in Lebanon Partners with TwelveStone
Unveils Signature Subacute Respiratory Care Program(PRWeb August 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14639983.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Individual and social correlates of aggressive behavior in Lebanese undergraduates: the role of trait emotional intelligence - Sanchez-Ruiz MJ, Baaklini A.
This study investigates the relationship between Aggressive Behavior and individual factors, namely trait Emotional Intelligence, personality dimensions, emotion regulation and self-worth, as well as social factors, namely accepting/rejecting parenting sty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology of burn patients presenting to a tertiary hospital emergency department in Lebanon - Gilbert AD, Rajha E, El Khuri C, Bou Chebl R, Mailhac A, Makki M, El Sayed M.
This study aims to describe characteristics of burn victims treated at the emergency department of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, and smartphone addiction in university students- a cross sectional study - Matar Boumosleh J, Jaalouk D.
OBJECTIVES: The study aims to assess prevalence of smartphone addiction symptoms, and to ascertain whether depression or anxiety, independently, contributes to smartphone addiction level among a sample of Lebanese university students, while adjusting simul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The DNA of ancient Canaanites lives on in modern-day Lebanese, genetic analysis shows
The Canaanites lived at the crossroads of the ancient world. They experienced wars, conquests and occupations for millennia, and as a result evolutionary geneticists expected that their DNA would become substantially mixed with incoming populations.Astonishingly, new genetic analysis shows that... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mira Abed Source Type: news

Provention Bio evaluates vaccine to prevent onset of T1D
Provention Bio said today that it licensed an enterovirus vaccine platform that it plans to evaluate as a way to prevent the onset of Type I diabetes by vaccinating against infection by a coxsackievirus B pathogen. Previous work has shown that CVB infection could be responsible for 50% of Type I diabetes cases worldwide, according to the Lebanon, N.J.-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Provention Bio evaluates vaccine to prevent onset of T1D appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Pharmaceuticals Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) proventionbio Source Type: news

LAU and NJIT sign a memorandum of understanding
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) The Lebanese American University (LAU) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes research collaboration between the two institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pilot of assessment tool to be included in vulnerable person resettlement scheme
The global mental health assessment tool (GMHAT) is currently being piloted with 200 adults in an International Organisation for Migration clinic in Lebanon, to evaluate its usefulness and feasibility as a component of the pre-entry health assessment for those accepted on to the vulnerable person resettlement scheme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Slain Physician at Bronx-Lebanon Remembered as Compassionate Slain Physician at Bronx-Lebanon Remembered as Compassionate
Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, DO, was devoted to her patients, her colleagues said. Her friends in medical school jokingly told her,"You're too nice!"Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Supporting Water Service Providers During Conflicts
International Institute for Environment and Development. 06/2017 This four-page issue brief discusses interventions that move toward structural support as early as possible during emergencies, and how they can reinforce water utilities'resilience and make service provision more sustainable and equitable. It discusses water service in conflict situations, but also can be applied to disasters. It summarizes a study of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Balancing Water Stress, Human Crises and Innovation Under a Changing Dryland Climate
International Institute for Environment and Development. 12/2016 This four-page issue brief summarizes a study that explored the intersection of international environmental and crisis agendas in the context of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, with the help of international, national, and local practitioners. Findings confirm that strategic planning to avoid water stress is more difficult during crises. A new approach is needed from the international community to de-escalate and reorient both local and global drivers of water stress, which could build long-term resilience to climate change. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Balancing Water Stress and Human Crises in the Bekaa Valley
International Institute for Environment and Development. 10/2016 This two-page document summarizes an investigation to explore the interest of actors in the Lebanese environment, water, and energy sectors to collaborate around building resilience in the drylands. Preliminary findings showed significant environmental challenges and concerns in need of research. There is also scope to explore how public investments could tackle water, energy, environment, climate change, and humanitarian objectives in a more integrated way. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Recordati Rare Diseases Introduces New PANHEMATIN(R) (Hemin for Injection) Dosage Strength for Treatment of Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
Updated Label Reflects More Than 30 Years of Clinical Experience LEBANON, N.J., July 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Recordati Rare Diseases Inc., a biopharmaceutical company committed to providing orphan therapies to underserved r... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Recordati Rare Diseases, PANHEMATIN, hemin, Porphyria (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Lebanon
On 19 June 2017, the national IHR focal point of Lebanon reported one additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Shooting in NYC Hospital, At Least Two Shot, Gunman Dead
NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the Bronx hospital where he used to work, killing one person and wounding six others before taking his own life, authorities said. The shooting started at 2:50 p.m. inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, drawing a heavy police presence to the area as officers with guns drawn told people to hide. Hospital employees barricaded themselves in rooms to escape the violence. "I thought I was going to die," said Renaldo Del Villar, a 55-year-old patient who was in the third-floor emergency room getting treatment for a lower ba...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Long, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Water project unites Lebanon school and diverse cultures
In 2011, Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant. The idea caught on and a few other clubs followed suit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Arnold R. Grahl Source Type: news

Surgeons in Lebanon Offer Hope to Wounded Syrian Refugees Surgeons in Lebanon Offer Hope to Wounded Syrian Refugees
Six operations have failed to cure the constant pain that Ismael Moustafa suffers since he was wounded in an airstrike on his village in Syria three years ago.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Organ Trafficking'Booming' in Lebanon as Syrians Sell Kidneys Organ Trafficking'Booming' in Lebanon as Syrians Sell Kidneys
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Psychopathy in Lebanese college students: the PPI-R considered in the context of borderline features and aggressive attitudes across sex and culture - Issa MA, Falkenbach DM, Trupp GF, Campregher JG, Lap J.
This study investigated the construct of psychopathy and the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (PPI-R; Lilienfeld& Widows, 2005) in a mixed gender Lebanese sample. Lebanese col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WHO's Regional Director launches National Immunization Week in Lebanon
H.E. the Minister of Public Health of Lebanon Ghasan Hasbani, WHO Regional Director Dr Mahmoud Fikri and Director-General of the Ministry of Health Dr Walid Ammar visit a vaccine storage warehouse in KarantinaBeirut, Lebanon, 10 April 2017 – WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Mahmoud Fikri and H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Mr Ghasan Hasbani today launched National Immunization Week in Lebanon. World Immunization Week is celebrated annually from 24 to 30 April by WHO and partners to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director meets Lebanese President H.E. ...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of Lebanon Mr Ghassan Hasbani and WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Mahmoud Fikri7 April 2017 – WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Mahmoud Fikri today met the President of Lebanon H. E. Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Lebanon to discuss public health issues in Lebanon and the Region at whole. Also present at the meeting was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Mr Ghassan Hasbani.  H.E President Aoun outlined some of the regional challenges that have been placing an additional burden on the ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 9, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Fight stigma. Speak out about depression
6 April 2017 – On World Health Day, 7 April,  the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on individuals and communities to speak out about depression and to fight the stigma surrounding it. The slogan for this year’s Day is “Depression: let’s talk”. Talking about depression helps break down stigma and encourages more people to seek help. To commemorate World Health Day this year, WHO and the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon are holding a regional celebration under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr Saad Hariri at the Serail in Beirut, Lebanon....
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 4, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Rotten Fish, Chickens On Sale
[New Dawn] Huge consignment of decomposed imported frozen fish and chicken substances are being sold at the Paynesville Red Light General Market outside Monrovia by some Lebanese businessmen, who run frozen food companies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

External-cause mortality among 21 609 Norwegian male military peacekeepers deployed to Lebanon between 1978 and 1998 - Strand LA, Martinsen JI, Fadum EA, Borud EK.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate external-cause mortality among 21 609 Norwegian male military peacekeepers deployed to Lebanon during 1978-1998. METHODS: The cohort was followed from the 1st day of deployment through 2013, and mortality during deployment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Independent Living Communities
Data from organizations listed. Some organizations contacted did not respond. Information may be edited for space and is current as of January 2017. For information about the lists contact Jane Applegate (937) 528-4423, jaapplegate@bizjournals.com. Rank Community Residents Units Rent range Amenities Employees Owner 1 Otterbein-Lebanon Senior Living Community, 585 N. State Route 741, Lebanon, OH 45036, 513-932-2020, otterbein.org 452 496 1080 - 5812 Fitness center, indoor walking track and pool,hot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child Protection Mainstreaming Case Studies Series: Child Protection and Economic Recovery
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 11/09/2016 This seven-page document describes how Child Protection and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) staff working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Lebanon developed an innovative and unique staged response to address child labor and exploitation in Lebanon. The program focuses on some of the most vulnerable of Syrian refugee youth aged 15 to 18 years old living and working on the streets of Beirut and Mount Lebanon. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CPMS (Child Protection Minimum Standards) Mainstreaming Case Studies Series: Child Protection and Economic Recovery
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. 11/09/2016 This seven-page document describes how Child Protection and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) staff working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Lebanon developed an innovative and unique staged response to address child labor and exploitation in Lebanon. The program focuses on some of the most vulnerable of Syrian refugee youth aged 15 to 18 years old living and working on the streets of Beirut and Mount Lebanon. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New study finds child marriage rising among most vulnerable Syrian refugees
Language EnglishUnited Nations, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – An alarming rise in child marriages has been seen among the most vulnerable Syrian refugee populations in Lebanon, according to a newly completed survey conducted by UNFPA, the American University of Beirut and Sawa for Development and Aid.The survey covered some 2,400 refugee women and girls living in Western Bekaa, and found that more than a third of those surveyed between the ages of 20 and 24 had been married before reaching age 18. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Lebanon: Providing Care for Syrian Refugees' Chronic Diseases
Story from the front lineLebanon: Providing Care for Syrian Refugees' Chronic DiseasesJanuary 03, 2017Syrian refugees in Lebanon are particularly vulnerable to chronic diseases; many have no access to health care and when they discover they have hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, it may already be too late. Others cannot afford the treatment. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Communication: A Basic Need, in Beirut or Boston Communication: A Basic Need, in Beirut or Boston
A Lebanese physician had an encounter with a young woman and her mother-in-law that provided many important lessons about the patient-physician relationship.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

As child marriage rates soar among Syrian refugees, one girl takes a stand
Language EnglishCHOUF, Lebanon – When Raneem Abras, 16, fled the devastation in Aleppo, Syria, three years ago, her family found safety in Lebanon ’s Chouf Mountains. But some dangers have followed them – in the form of marriage proposals. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

With high child marriage rates among Syrian refugees, one girl takes a stand
Language EnglishCHOUF, Lebanon – When Raneem Abras, 16, fled the devastation in Aleppo, Syria, three years ago, her family found safety in Lebanon ’s Chouf Mountains. But some dangers have followed them – in the form of marriage proposals. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Learning about the refugee crisis
UNISON Cymru/Wales women’s group spent time learning about the refugee crisis at their policy weekend recently. Matt Hemsley, campaigns and advocacy manager for Oxfam Cymru, attended the weekend to tell members what he saw firsthand in Lebanon. Delegates heard real life stories of families torn apart in the crisis, including a refugee family of three generations who had fled Raqqa in fear of their lives, only for one of the male members of the family – who was a husband, a father and a son – to be arrested en route. They have not been able to locate him or speak to him since. UNISON members heard about ot...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 28, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Cymru Wales refugee crisis refugees women members Source Type: news