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

Developing Lebanon's fire danger forecast - Mitri G, Saba S, Nader M, McWethy D.
Lebanon lacks a system for forecasting wildfire danger with the combined use of dynamic weather forecasts and comprehensive fire risk information (i.e., hazard and vulnerability). Accordingly, the aim of this study was to develop a new national fire danger... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The "good" smuggler: the ethics and morals of human smuggling among Syrians - Achilli L.
This article challenges the categorization of smugglers as wicked villains by exploring smuggling's moral economy. I present findings from two years of ethnographic field research on Syrian refugees and smugglers in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Italy, and alon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Otterbein leader: It takes a village to run a growing senior community
Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation at its flagship campus in Lebanon, which will likely result in a 10 percent increase in its 480-person workforce over the next several years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Water Stress Poses Greatest Threat to MENA Region
Water In Judean Desert - Credit: BigstockBy Sopho KharaziROME, Mar 15 2018 (IPS)This year, World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is themed “Nature for Water”, examining nature-based solutions (NBS) to the world’s water problems. The campaign – “The Answer is in Nature” – promotes a sustainable way to normalize the cycle of water, reduce harms of climate change and improve human health through planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands.An estimated 2.1 billion people have no access to drinkable water because of the pol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sopho Kharazi Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Education Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Making sense of child, early and forced marriage among Syrian refugee girls: a mixed methods study in Lebanon - Bartels SA, Michael S, Roupetz S, Garbern S, Kilzar L, Bergquist H, Bakhache N, Davison C, Bunting A.
This study explores the underlying factors contributing to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

We Must Protect the Future for Palestinian Refugee Girls
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Elizabeth CampbellWASHINGTON DC, Mar 9 2018 (IPS)As people across the globe marked International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the safe and secure education and possibilities for the future of millions of young girls and women who are Palestinian refugees across the Middle East remained in danger. Unfortunately, a recent decision by the United States to significantly reduce expected financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), has put at risk vital programs that...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elizabeth Campbell Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Siemens launches industrial PCs for medical equipment market
Siemens recently announced that it plans to offer a full-suite of industrial personal computers and other similar products to enter the medical market. The company also announced that those products will be manufactured at its facility in Lebanon, Ohio. “Time to market for new product development continues to shorten in the industrial PC market while the life cycle of such products has become longer,” Thorsten Julich, PC-based automation marketing manager of Siemens digital factory division, said in a press release. “It is critical that Siemens bring its embedded box and panel products to market in a more...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Software / IT Siemens Source Type: news

St. Clair, Butler receive national award
St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon and Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler are among 100 hospitals receiving recognition for key performance measures by IBM Watson Health. The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals analysis took in a number of measures including complication and infection rate, inpatient expenses, lengths of stay, profit margins and patient satisfaction rates. St. Clair and Butler were recognized in the Large Community Hospitals category. "The country's best hospitals have proven that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Effective pediatric cancer treatment is possible in the midst of a refugee crisis
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Six years into Lebanon's refugee crisis, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center offer a blueprint for effective childhood cancer treatment during turmoil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dayton-area senior living network to expand two locations
A Lebanon-based network of senior care facilities will soon expand two of its locations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

This child died because a feeding tube was placed in the wrong spot, his family wants answers
A Syrian refugee family that travelled for years through refugee camps in Lebanon and Turkey before arriving in Leamington, Ont. is searching for answers after their five-year-old son died following a routine procedure at Windsor Regional Hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

After her friend's suicide, a teen posts an anti-bullying video -- and is suspended from school
Emily Gipson is a student at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Tennessee. She posted a YouTube video of her performing a free-verse poem about bullying and suicide at her school. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati health care firm begins multimillion-dollar renovation of campus
Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices has begun a $13 million renovation of its Campus Center in Lebanon, the first part of a large investment in health care capabilities. The renovation will result in 70 new assisted-living suites. The private rooms will be spread across three floors of the building.   Each floor will feature common areas for a variety of activities, including great rooms, family zones, TV areas, media centers, screened porches, private kitchens and dining rooms. Otterbein, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Syrian children succumb to freezing temperatures while crossing into Lebanon – UNICEF
At least 12 Syrians, including two children, lost their lives to the bitter cold in eastern Lebanon as they tried to enter the country, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Saturday, warning that there are fears more could be trapped along the route. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Why professing Christ is becoming a 'hate crime' in the west
(Natural News) What is the source of dhimmitude—which in many ways paralyzes responses to Islam—in the West? (Article by Raymond Ibrahim republished from FrontpageMag.com) First a definition: “dhimmitude,” which was coined by the late Christian president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, and popularized by writer Bat Ye’or, is a neologism based on the Arabic word, dhimmi—that is, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"There is zero regulation on the selling of alcohol": the voice of the youth on the context and determinants of alcohol drinking in Lebanon - Yassin N, Afifi R, Singh N, Saad R, Ghandour L.
Alcohol-related research from the Arab world has rarely touched on the experiences or views of Arab adolescents. In this article, we present an in-depth analysis of youth alcohol drinking patterns and determinants derived from focus group discussions compl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correlates of bullying and its relationship with psychiatric disorders in Lebanese adolescents - Halabi F, Ghandour L, Dib R, Zeinoun P, Maalouf FT.
Understanding the contextual determinants of bullying behavior is pivotal for effective interventions. This paper describes the prevalence of bullying, its socio-demographic correlates and factors influencing its relationship with psychiatric disorders amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rohingya Exodus Is a “Major Global Humanitarian Emergency”
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing (right) visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of IOMBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 5 2017 (IPS)In less than four months, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled brutal persecution in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. They are now crowded into camps across a stretch of 30 kms in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern coastal region of the small South Asian nation.The UN migration agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has appealed to the international community for urgent funds. Over 344 million dollars was pledged recently...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Bangladesh humanitarian relief Inte Source Type: news

Charles Manson exploited a basic psychological need
Lou Manza is a Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. He has spent years studying the psychology of people that follow cults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent Perspectives on Services and Programmes in Conflict-Affected Contexts: A Participatory Research Toolkit
Overseas Development Institute. 08/2017 This 49-page document outlines participatory research tools which will be used by Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) researchers in Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. The tools use interactive and fun participatory research methodologies to provide opportunities for adolescents in refugee and host community settings to articulate their perspectives and experiences, while ensuring that the research findings include adults and other key stakeholders. While these tools were developed for conflict situations, they can also be used in disaster situations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Alert Fall 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 3
Quarterly NewsletterAlert Fall 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 3October 17, 2017This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, whe (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

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

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