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How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

University in North East chosen to train nurses for Malta
Northumbria University in Newcastle has been chosen to train more nurses for the Mediterranean island of Malta to help alleviate the country ’s national nursing shortage. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 2, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mortality due to noncommunicable diseases in Brazil, 1990 to 2015, according to estimates from the Global Burden of Disease study - Malta DC, Franca E, Abreu DMX, Perillo RD, Salmen MC, Teixeira RA, Passos V, Souza MFM, Mooney M, Naghavi M.
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE:: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading health problem globally and generate high numbers of premature deaths and loss of quality of life. The aim here was to describe the major groups of causes of death due to NCDs and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risk factors for self-harm in children and adolescents admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Malta - Axiak S, Grech AE.
The aim of this research was to identify risk factors for self-harm amongst the total population of children and adolescents admitted to an in-patient psychiatric hospital over a five-year period. A retrospective audit of patient records (N = 212) covering... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Qualifying information on deaths and serious injuries caused by road traffic in five Brazilian capitals using record linkage - Mandacaru PMP, Andrade AL, Rocha MS, Aguiar FP, Nogueira MSM, Girodo AM, Pedrosa AAG, Oliveira VLA, Alves MMM, Paix ão LMMM, Malta DC, Silva MMA, Morais Neto OL.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic crashes (RTC) are an important public health problem, accounting for 1.2 million deaths per year worldwide. In Brazil, approximately 40,000 deaths caused by RTC occur every year, with different trends in the Federal Units. Howeve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Baby is left blind and deaf after getting meningitis
Marc and Amy Young, from Rishton in Lancashire, took their toddler Eliza Jane to Malta at the end of May. Within hours of arriving, Eliza was rushed to hospital where she has stayed for seven weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Malta's lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage
Malta is set to become the latest European country to legalize same-sex marriage after the Marriage Equality Bill passed 66-1 in Parliament on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Road traffic accidents: Global Burden of Disease study, Brazil and federated units, 1990 and 2015 - Ladeira RM, Malta DC, Morais OL, Montenegro MMS, Soares AM, Vasconcelos CH, Mooney M, Naghavi M.
OBJECTIVE:: To describe the global burden of disease due to road traffic accidents in Brazil and federated units in 1990 and 2015. METHODS:: This is an analysis of secondary data from the 2015 Global Burden of Disease study estimates. The following... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mortality and years of life lost by interpersonal violence and self-harm: in Brazil and Brazilian states: analysis of the estimates of the Global Burden of Disease Study, 1990 and 2015 - Malta DC, Minayo MCS, Soares AM, Silva MMAD, Montenegro MMS, Ladeira RM, Morais OL, Melo AP, Mooney M, Naghavi M.
OBJECTIVE:: To analyze mortality and years of life lost due to death or disability (disability-adjusted life years - DALYs) for interpersonal violence and self-harm, comparing 1990 and 2015, in Brazil and Federated Units, using estimates produced by the Gl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Transcriptional activation of RagD GTPase controls mTORC1 and promotes cancer growth
The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is recruited to the lysosome by Rag guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) and regulates anabolic pathways in response to nutrients. We found that MiT/TFE transcription factors—master regulators of lysosomal and melanosomal biogenesis and autophagy—control mTORC1 lysosomal recruitment and activity by directly regulating the expression of RagD. In mice, this mechanism mediated adaptation to food availability after starvation and physical exercise and played an important role in cancer growth. Up-regulation of MiT/TFE genes in cells and tissues from patients and...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Di Malta, C., Siciliano, D., Calcagni, A., Monfregola, J., Punzi, S., Pastore, N., Eastes, A. N., Davis, O., De Cegli, R., Zampelli, A., Di Giovannantonio, L. G., Nusco, E., Platt, N., Guida, A., Ogmundsdottir, M. H., Lanfrancone, L., Perera, R. M., Zoncu Tags: Genetics reports Source Type: news

Depression and health behaviors in Brazilian adults - PNS 2013 - Barros MBA, Lima MG, Azevedo RCS, Medina LBP, Lopes CS, Menezes PR, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of health-related behaviors according to presence and type of depression in Brazilian adults. METHODS: Based on a sample of 49,025 adults (18 to 59 years) from the National Survey on Health 2013 (PNS 2013), we ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Physician Practice Groups
Rank Business name / Prior rank Local physicians Local mid-level providers Local nurses Patient visits in 2016 Office locations Administrator(s) 1 Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208, 518-262-3125, amc.edu 490 214 1795 559625 Albany, Brunswick, Clifton Park, Colonie, Coxsackie, Delmar, Glens Falls, Glenville, Greenwich, Latham, Malta, Mechanicville, Niskayuna, North Greenbush, Saratoga Springs, Saugerties, Schene ctady, Valatie, Wilton James Barba 2 St. Peter's Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cherubino-Hospital Equipment and Drug Distribution for the Healthcare Industry
Cherubino provides diagnostics tests, consumables, and equipment to hospitals, private clinics, and laboratories, as well as drug distribution, promotion, and back up services for the pharmaceutical industry in Malta. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drugsales-Distributor of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Products in Malta
Drugsales is a distributor of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products in the Maltese Islands. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malta: Health System Review.
Authors: Azzopardi-Muscat N, Buttigieg S, Calleja N, Merkur S Abstract Maltese life expectancy is high, and Maltese people spend on average close to 90% of their lifespan in good health, longer than in any other EU country. Malta has recently increased the proportion of GDP spent on health to above the EU average, though the private part of that remains higher than in many EU countries. The total number of doctors and GPs per capita is at the EU average, but the number of specialists remains relatively low; education and training are being further strengthened in order to retain more specialist skills in Malta. The...
Source: Health systems in transition - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Rare disease forces 7 year old to compete in triathlons
(Natural News) No matter what Jake Vella does, the 7-year-old boy from Malta continues to get larger as a result of a rare life-threatening condition that affects the automatic nervous and endocrine system. He suffers from rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation, known as ROHHAD, a condition of which less than 100... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child and adolescent health from 1990 to 2015: findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study - Kassebaum N, Kyu HH, Zoeckler L, Olsen HE, Thomas K, Pinho C, Bhutta ZA, Dandona L, Ferrari A, Ghiwot TT, Hay SI, Kinfu Y, Liang X, Lopez A, Malta DC, Mokdad AH, Naghavi M, Patton GC, Salomon J, Sartorius B, Top ór-Madry R, Vollset SE, Werdecker A, Whiteford HA, Abate KH, Abbas K, Abreha Damtew S, Ahmed MB, Akseer N, Al-Raddadi R, Alemayohu MA, Altirkawi K, Abajobir AA, Amare AT, Antonio CA, Arnlöv J, Artaman A, Asayesh H, Avokpaho EF, Awasthi A, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Bacha U, Balem D, Barac A, Bärnighau sen TW, Baye E, Bedi N, Benseñor IM, Berhane A, Bernabé E, Bernal OA, Beyene AS, Biadgilign S, Bikbov B, Boyce CA, Brazinova A, Hailu GB, Carter A, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Catala-Lopez F, Charlson FJ, Chitheer AA, Choi JJ, Ciobanu LG, Crump J, Dandona R, Dellavalle RP, Deribew A, deVeber G, Dicker D, Betsu BB, Ding EL, Dubey M, Endries AY, Erskine HE, Faraon EJ, Faro A, Farzadfar F, Fernandes JC, Fijabi DO, Fitzmaurice C, Fleming TD, Flor LS, Foreman KJ, Franklin RC, Fraser MS, Frostad JJ, Fullman N, Gebregergs GB, Gebru AA, Geleijnse JM, Gibney KB, Gidey Yihdego M, Ginawi IA, Gishu MD, Gizac hew TA, Glaser E, Gold AL, Goldberg E, Gona P, Goto A, Gugnani HC, Jiang G, Gupta R, Tesfay FH, Hankey GJ, Havmoeller R, Hijar M, Horino M, Hosgood HD, Hu G, Jacobsen KH, Jakovljevic MB, Jayaraman SP, Jha V, Jibat T, Johnson CO, Jonas J, Kasaeian A, Kawakami N, Keiyoro PN, Khalil I, Khang YH, Khubch andani J, Ahmad Kiadaliri AA, Kieling C, Kim D, Kissoon N, Knibbs LD, Koyanagi A, Krohn KJ, Kuate Defo B, Kucuk Bicer B, Kulikoff R, Kumar GA, Lal DK, Lam HY, Larson HJ, Larsson A, Laryea DO, Leung J, Lim SS, Lo LT, Lo WD, Looker KJ, Lotufo PA, Magdy Abd H, El Razek, Malekzadeh R, Markos Shifti D, M azidi M, Meaney PA, Meles KG, Memiah P, Mendoza W, Abera Mengistie M, Mengistu GW, Mensah GA, Miller TR, Mock C, Mohammadi A, Mohammed S, Monasta L, Mueller U, Nagata C, Naheed A, Nguyen G, Nguyen QL, Nsoesie E, Oh IH, Okoro A, Olusanya JO, Olusanya BO, Ortiz A, Paudel D, Pereira DM, Perico N, Petzo ld M, Phillips MR, Polanczyk GV, Pourmalek F, Qorbani M, Rafay A, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Rahman M, Rai RK, Ram U, Rankin Z, Remuzzi G, Renzaho AM, Roba HS, Rojas-Rueda D, Ronfani L, Sagar R, Sanabria JR, Kedir Mohammed MS, Santos IS, Satpathy M, Sawhney M, Schöttker B, Schwebel DC, Scott JG, Sepanlou S G, Shaheen A, Shaikh MA, She J, Shiri R, Shiue I, Sigfusdottir ID, Singh J, Slipakit N, Smith A, Sreeramareddy C, Stanaway JD, Stein DJ, Steiner C, Sufiyan MB, Swaminathan S, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tabb KM, Tadese F, Tavakkoli M, Taye B, Teeple S, Tegegne TK, Temam Shifa G, Terkawi AS, Thomas B, Thom son AJ, Tobe-Gai R, Tonelli M, Tran BX, Troeger C, Ukwaja KN, Uthman O, Vasankari T, Venketasubramanian N, Vlassov VV, Weiderpass E, Weintraub R, Gebrehiwot SW, Westerman R, Williams HC, Wolfe CD, Woodbrook R, Yano Y, Yonemoto N, Yoon SJ, Younis MZ, Yu C, Zaki ME, Zegeye EA, Zuhlke LJ, Murray CJ, Vo s T.
IMPORTANCE: Comprehensive and timely monitoring of disease burden in all age groups, including children and adolescents, is essential for improving population health. OBJECTIVE: To quantify and describe levels and trends of mortality and nonfatal h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maltese boy with ROHHAD being kept alive by triathlons
No matter what Jake Vella does, the boy, from Malta, will continue to get larger as a result of the condition - of which less than 100 people have ever been diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Report] Identification of single-site gold catalysis in acetylene hydrochlorination
There remains considerable debate over the active form of gold under operating conditions of a recently validated gold catalyst for acetylene hydrochlorination. We have performed an in situ x-ray absorption fine structure study of gold/carbon (Au/C) catalysts under acetylene hydrochlorination reaction conditions and show that highly active catalysts comprise single-site cationic Au entities whose activity correlates with the ratio of Au(I):Au(III) present. We demonstrate that these Au/C catalysts are supported analogs of single-site homogeneous Au catalysts and propose a mechanism, supported by computational modeling, base...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Grazia Malta Source Type: news

eHealth Adoption Awards 2017
The Awards that recognise the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Both are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story on 11 May 2017 at the eHealth Week in Malta. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Characteristics of the Violence and Accidents Survey conducted in Brazilian Sentinel Emergency Departments - Silva MM, Mascarenhas MD, Lima CM, Malta DC, Monteiro RA, Freitas MG, Melo AC, Bahia CA, Bernal RT.
The Violence and Accidents Survey Conducted in Sentinel Emergency Departments (VIVA Survey) is the sentinel surveillance component of the Violence and Accidents Surveillance System (VIVA). It was conducted for the first time in 2006 and again in 2007, 2009... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What ’s on the EU’s agenda for the first half of 2017?
Elisabetta Zanon takes a look at what the Maltese presidency of the EU Council could mean for the NHS Related items fromOnMedica Former NHS chief executive says Brexit poses a threat to NHS Brexit and cancer research Don ’t let Brexit scupper UK drug discovery and delivery, MPs told Health and social care welcomes post-Brexit proposals UK must retain and attract ‘scientific talent’ post Brexit, insist Peers (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MSF Response to European Council's "Malta Declaration" on Migration
Field newsMSF Response to European Council's"Malta Declaration" on MigrationFebruary 03, 2017Following the "Malta Declaration" on migration by members of the European Council today, Arjan Hehenkamp, general director of Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), issued the following statement: (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

French Soldiers Open Fire in Terror Attack at Louvre Museum
PARIS (AP) — A knife-wielding man shouting "Allahu akbar" attacked soldiers on patrol Friday near the Louvre Museum in Paris in what the French president called a terrorist attack. The soldiers first tried to fight off the attacker and then opened fire, shooting him five times. The attack at an entrance to the shopping mall that extends beneath the museum sowed panic and highlighted again the threat that French officials say hangs over the country, which was hit repeatedly by extremist attacks in 2015 and 2016. There were no immediate details about the identity of the attacker, who has been hospitalized. An...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOHN LEICESTER, RAPHAEL SATTER, ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Bullying and associated factors in adolescents in the Southeast region according to the National School-based Health Survey - Mello FC, Malta DC, Prado RR, Farias MS, Alencastro LC, Silva MA.
OBJECTIVE:: To estimate the prevalence of bullying from the perspective of victims in students from the Southeast region of Brazil and analyze its association with individual variables and family context. METHODS:: Information on 19,660 adolescents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MSF Warns of Inhumane Detention Conditions in Libya as EU Discusses Migration
Press releaseMSF Warns of Inhumane Detention Conditions in Libya as EU Discusses MigrationFebruary 02, 2017AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK — As European Union leaders meet in Malta tomorrow to discuss migration, with an intention to "close down the route from Libya to Italy" by increasing cooperation with the Libyan authorities, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is raising grave concerns about the fate of people trapped in Libya or returned to the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Reversing the HIV epidemic: Europe needs to scale-up prevention, testing and treatment
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union Conference and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), HIV experts from across the European Union discuss how to reverse the HIV epidemic and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by 2030. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Self-reported occupational accidents among Brazil's adult population based on data from the 2013 National Health Survey - Malta DC, Stopa SR, Silva MM, Szwarcwald CL, Franco MD, Santos FV, Machado EL, G ómez CM.
OBJECTIVE:: to provide an overview of occupational accidents among Brazil's adult population. METHODS:: descriptive study using data from the 2013 National Health Survey. RESULTS:: A total of 4.9 million workers mentioned having suffered so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mediterranean is the fountain of youth, study claims
(University of Malta) Chemicals extracted from the prickly pear and brown seaweed, two ubiquitous Mediterranean plants, eased symptoms in organisms suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, according to new research. Small molecules from the plants interfere with the build-up of sticky protein clumps rendering them less toxic to neurons. The results of the study hold promise for ground-breaking treatment of age-related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Risk factors for lower leg, ankle and foot injuries during basic military training in the Maltese Armed Forces - Psaila M, Ranson C.
This study aimed to identify risk factors for lower leg, ankle and foot injury in Maltese military recruits dur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The occurrence of external causes in childhood in emergency care: epidemiological aspects, Brazil, 2014 - Malta DC, Mascarenhas MD, Silva MM, Carvalho MG, Barufaldi LA, Avanci JQ, Bernal RT.
OBJECTIVE:: To describe emergency care for external causes in childhood, age group 0-9 years, in Brazilian capitals, collected from the Violence and Accident Surveillance System (VIVA) Survey in 2014. METHODS:: To review data from the VIVA survey c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Alcohol abuse and involvement in traffic accidents in the Brazilian population, 2013 - Damacena GN, Malta DC, Boccolini CS, Souza PR, Almeida WD, Ribeiro LS, Szwarcwald CL.
This article aims to analyze alcohol abuse and frequent consumption according to sociodemographic characteristics and investigate the risk of greater involvement in traffic accidents, using data from the National Health Survey (PNS), 2013, Brazil. Events i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Characteristics of motorcyclists involved in road traffic accidents attended at public urgent and emergency services - Mascarenhas MD, Souto RM, Malta DC, Silva MM, Lima CM, Montenegro MM.
This study aimed to describe the characteristics of motorcyclists involved in traffic accidents attended in public urgent and emergency services in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Saratoga Hospital and YMCA plan to expand in Malta with $7 million project
The Saratoga Regional YMCA and Saratoga Hospital are partnering on a 55,000-square-foot construction project in Malta, New York. A $7 million, two-story building is planned on a 140-acre campus off Interstate 87 that Saratoga Hospital purchased 10 years ago for $8.5 million. The project comes three years after Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center opened a $15 million Malta Med Emergent Care center on the property. S ean Andrews, CEO of the Saratoga Regional YMCA, wants to expand fitness and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Saratoga Hospital and YMCA plan to expand in Malta with $7 million project
The Saratoga Regional YMCA and Saratoga Hospital are partnering on a 55,000-square-foot construction project in Malta, New York. A $7 million, two-story building is planned on a 140-acre campus off Interstate 87 that Saratoga Hospital purchased 10 years ago for $8.5 million. The project comes three years after Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center opened a $15 million Malta Med Emergent Care center on the property. S ean Andrews, CEO of the Saratoga Regional YMCA, wants to expand fitness and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

WHO Joins the Team for eHealth Week 2017
10 - 12 May 2017, Malta. The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe will be contributing to the program of eHealth Week in May 2017. The event, which is organised by the Maltese Ministry for Health - as part of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union - the European Commission, and HIMSS-CHIME Europe will focus on the overarching theme "Data for Health: The key to personalised sustainable care" and will particularly highlight the impact that data has on patients' and citizens' health. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 8, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Public Health England publish review of evidence on alcohol
Today, Public Health England has published a review of international evidence on alcohol policy and harm reduction. The new report, based on almost two years of research and analysis, addresses a number of key policy areas. These include: The price of alcohol and its effect on consumption The impact of both the number of alcohol outlets in a given area, and the times at which they operate, on a range of potential harms The effectiveness of existing controls on marketing, sponsorship and promotion The role of ‘brief interventions’ in preventing harmful drinking The effectiveness of schools-based education prog...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - December 2, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

'No need to wait to try again after miscarriage' advice
Conclusion This study shows that getting pregnant sooner after a miscarriage results in no more adverse outcomes compared to waiting for more than six months. In addition, there appear to be better outcomes in terms of a lower risk of further miscarriage and possibly preterm birth. It should be pointed out that for preterm birth the result only reached statistical significance when one of the relevant studies was excluded, which limits our confidence in this result. This study has strengths as it included a large number of women from many different countries. However, it also has limitations: The way data was collec...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Teva to Lay Off 200 from Malta Plants
Teva Pharmaceutical will be laying off 175 workers and 35 workers, respectively, from its Bulebel plant and Hal Far plants. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ILGA co-secretary general says: ‘ We are stronger together ’
Guest speaker Ruth Baldacchino, a co-secretary general of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), addressed UNISON’s LGBT conference in Llandudno this morning, taking the opportunity to remind delegates of the strong links between UNISON and the LGBT movement. Noting that the UK is “a fairly larger island than the one I’m coming from [Malta] …” delegates heard that it was important to remember, in light of such political earthquakes as the EU referendum vote, that “there are many things that can’t be voted on and taken away” – a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News LGBT conference 2016 LGBT members Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial exploring the effects of brief anger management on community-based offenders in Malta - Henwood KS, Browne KD, Chou S.
The aim of this article is to examine the effects of a short-term one-to-one anger management program delivered to community-based offenders in Malta. The program delivered was the Individual Managing Anger Program (I-MAP), a Cognitive behavioural therapy ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

The European Union Steps Up Commitments As Ocean Champion
More than ever before, we understand the many ways in which oceans shape our lives: as a source of food, jobs, medicine, energy, comfort - right to the very air we breathe. Yet if anything, the threats to our oceans have grown. Climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, pollution - these pressures know no borders, and they are expected to increase. Our previous indifference has come back to haunt us. Now the world needs to act, together, to nurse our oceans back to health. That is why a vast coalition of ocean champions is coming together in Washington this week, for the third edition of the Our Ocean conference. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Protection of children in forward-facing child restraint systems during oblique side impact sled tests: intrusion and tether effects - Hauschild HW, Humm JR, Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Kaufman B, Kim J, Maltese MR, Arbogast KB.
OBJECTIVE: Testing was conducted to quantify the kinematics, potential for head impact, and influence on head injury metrics for a center-seated Q3s in a forward-facing child restraint system (FFCRS) in oblique impacts. The influences of a tether and intru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

High Seas Biodiversity Agreement: the importance of sustainable access and benefit sharing
As African States, we are fully cognisant of the contribution of oceans and seas to our development. In this regard, the far-reaching positive implications as well as the benefits of the BBNJ process will be understood and appreciated even more, now that we are standing at a juncture where ocean-based economic development is at the top of the agenda for many Governments. ©James Warwick/Wildscreen We welcome and appreciate the fact that the process towards the negotiation and adoption of an Internationally Legally Binding Instrument under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is potential...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UK heart disease and stroke death rates now lower than cancer
Conclusion This valuable research informs on the burden of cardiovascular disease and associated mortality across European countries. It demonstrates that CVD is still the most common cause of death across Europe, but rates have been falling over the past 10 years. This fall means that in several European countries, including the UK, cancer rates now overtake CVD death rates in men. Generally, CVD disability and burden of disease seems to be greater in Eastern European countries. The WHO mortality data and population data are quite up-to-date and should be reliable, though as the researchers say, there was a lack of high ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Cancer Neurology Source Type: news

Elephants are the end of a 60 million year lineage – the last of the megaherbivores
Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out - now only a fragment of this keystone species remainsIf, just 800 generations ago, we took a summer holiday to Crete, Cyprus or Malta, we would have found familiar-looking islands, filled with the flowers and birds we can enjoy today. But bursting through the scrub would ’ve been one surprise: a pygmy elephant, one metre high, one of many different elephant species that once roamed every continent apart from Australia and Antarctica.The 20,000-year-old pygmy elephants of the Mediterranean islands may appear as fantastical as the woolly mammoths which still ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Environment Wildlife Archaeology Science Travel Natural History Museum Evolution Biology Global development professionals network Source Type: news

Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores
Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out – now only a fragment of this keystone species remainsLarge ivory seizures in Singapore make it a smuggling hub of ‘primary concern’If, just 800 generations ago, we took a summer holiday to Crete, Cyprus or Malta, we would have found familiar-looking islands, filled with the flowers and birds we can enjoy today. But bursting through the scrub would ’ve been one surprise: a pygmy elephant, one metre high, one of many different elephant species that once roamed every continent apart from Australia and Antarctica.The 20,000-year-old pygmy elep...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Environment Wildlife Archaeology Science Travel Natural History Museum Evolution Biology Global development professionals network Source Type: news