Proposal to decriminalize abortion prompts debate in Malta
A proposal to decriminalize abortion in Malta has stirred up a polarized debate in the country with the strictest abortion laws in the European Union (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Relationship between GDP per capita and traffic accidents in Brazilian municipalities in 2005, 2010 and 2015 - Pinheiro PC, Teixeira RA, Ribeiro ALP, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this paper was to analyze the relation between GDP and three variables linked to traffic accidents in Brazilian municipalities: traffic accident mortality, deaths per vehicle; and vehicles per inhabitant. METHODS: 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Convergence in alcohol abuse in Brazilian capitals between genders, 2006 to 2019: what population surveys show - Malta DC, Silva AG, Prates EJS, Alves FTA, Cristo EB, Machado E.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the temporal trend of the prevalence of alcohol abuse among adults in Brazilian capitals, between 2006 and 2019. METHODS: Time series study, based on data from the Surveillance System for Risk and Protective Factors for Chroni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Wealthy non-EU nationals received Maltese citizenship after spending just days in the EU state, a journalistic investigation has found
Investors rented empty properties to fulfil the one-year residence requirement, leaked files show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: Malta offers tourists up to €200; EMA reviewing vaccines – as it happened
Island to pay visitors after tourism sector hammered by pandemic;EMA looking at reports of rare bleeding condition andfour cases of rare blood clots in J&J jabEU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccineUS blow as J&J ‘one-shot’ vaccine deliveries plummetNorwegian PM fined after breaking Covid rules with birthday partyAlmost all Dutch-made doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will stay in EU12.14amBSTThat ’s it from the UK blog team. Thanks for following our coverage..12.13amBSTPeople who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccineare seeking help at A&E inEnglanddespite having onl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rhi Storer, Martin Belam and Kate Lyons (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news South Korea Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: Malta offers tourists up to €200; EMA reviewing vaccines
Island to pay visitors after tourism sector hammered by pandemic;EMA looking at reports of rare bleeding condition andfour cases of rare blood clots in J&J jabEU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccineUS blow as J&J ‘one-shot’ vaccine deliveries plummetNorwegian PM fined after breaking Covid rules with birthday partyAlmost all Dutch-made doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will stay in EU8.44pmBSTMalta plans to offer foreign visitors a handout of up to €200 euros if they stay at least three days on the Mediterranean island this summer, Reuters reports.The tourism minister Clayton...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rhi Storer, Martin Belam and Kate Lyons (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news South Korea Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Plan for globally safer food
(University of Malta) Food safety is a major concern around the world. WHO estimates that each year worldwide unsafe food causes 600 million cases of foodborne diseases and 420 000 deaths of which 30% are children under 5 years of age. For these reasons, the Global Harmonisation Initiative (GH), are proposing guidelines for every country worldwide to make " Food Safety Professional " a regulated profession to protect people's lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hours before her assassination in 2017, anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia accused Maltese Prime Minister's chief of...
Keith Schembri, the prime minister’s former chief of staff, was remanded in custody on Saturday evening after being accused in court of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinants for walking and cycling to a university campus: insights from a participatory Active Travel workshop in Malta - Attard M, Ca ñas C, Maas S.
Malta is a small island state in the Mediterranean, with one of the highest population densities and per capita car ownership rates in the European Union. University campuses located in urban areas have a substantial role to play in transport planning and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Two men have been charged in Malta with providing the bomb that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Described as a...
Two charged with supplying bomb that killed Maltese journalist (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspect in murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia pleads guilty
Vincent Muscat, one of the three suspects accused of the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, has pleaded guilty,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows airborne particulate matter is also contaminated with tobacco smoke-driven particulates
(University of Malta) After 30 years, Dr Noel Aquilina, alongside world renowned tobacco smoke-related researchers, Emeritus Professor Neal L. Benowitz and Dr Peyton Jacob III from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA and atmospheric chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society, Professor Roy M. Harrison, from the University of Birmingham, UK, ended the wait for the elusive marker! (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Supporting female survivors of gender-based violence experiencing homelessness: outcomes of a health promotion psychoeducation group intervention - Bani-Fatemi A, Malta M, Noble A, Wang W, Rajakulendran T, Kahan D, Stergiopoulos V.
Homelessness is an important risk factor for gender-based violence (GBV), particularly among youth, and disproportionally affects women and girls. Survivors of GBV experience enduring and severe physical, psychological, and sexual health problems. Altho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

COVID-19 related acute decline in paediatric admissions in Malta, a population-based study - Degiorgio S, Grech N, Dimech YM, Xuereb J, Grech V.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated non-pandemic hospital admissions worldwide. This population-based study was carried out in order to ascertain whether there were any differences in numbers or characteristics of acute paediatric medical admis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Higher body temperatures still a factor in patients in remission from rheumatoid arthritis
(Staffordshire University) A pioneering study carried out among patients in remission from Rheumatoid Arthritis has determined that they display significantly higher temperatures than healthy individuals.The work, published in PLOSONE and undertaken by University of Malta and Staffordshire University, compares thermographic patterns of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in remission with healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventable fatal injury during rally race: a multidisciplinary approach - Zerbo S, Bilotta C, Perrone G, Malta G, Re GL, Terranova MC, Argo A, Salerno S.
INTRODUCTION: The motor vehicle crash (MVC) constitutes an important challenge for forensic pathology in order to identify the manner and cause of death. Our study focuses on a fatal accident during a rally race corresponding to MVC sub-category. MATER... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pope Francis accused of sowing 'confusion' with same-sex union message
Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American prelate of the Catholic Church, patron of Malta and former Archbishop of St. Louis, Kentucky,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence among the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic - Calleja-Agius J, Calleja N.
We would like to share the experience as doctors working in a small island nation, Malta, where, one of the first effective measures was that the elderly population (65+) were asked to self-isolate at home, being among the most vulnerable group.1 In cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association between firearms and mortality in Brazil, 1990 to 2017: a global burden of disease Brazil study - Malta DC, Soares Filho AM, Pinto IV, de Souza Minayo MC, Lima CM, Machado E, Teixeira RA, Neto OLM, Ladeira RM, Merch án-Hamann E, de Souza MFM, Vasconcelos CH, Vidotti CCF, Cousin E, Glenn S, Bisignano C, Chew A, Ribeiro AL, Naghavi M.
This study aims to analyze trends in and burden of mortality by firearms, according to age and sex, for Brazil, and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study - James SL, Castle CD, Dingels ZV, Fox JT, Hamilton EB, Liu Z, Roberts NLS, Sylte DO, Bertolacci GJ, Cunningham M, Henry NJ, LeGrand KE, Abdelalim A, Abdollahpour I, Abdulkader RS, Abedi A, Abegaz KH, Abosetugn AE, Abushouk AI, Adebayo OM, Adsuar JC, Advani SM, Agudelo-Botero M, Ahmad T, Ahmed MB, Ahmed R, Eddine Aichour MT, Alahdab F, Alanezi FM, Alema NM, Alemu BW, Alghnam SA, Ali BA, Ali S, Alinia C, Alipour V, Aljunid SM, Almasi-Hashiani A, Almasri NA, Altirkawi K, Abdeldayem Amer YS, Andrei CL, Ansari-Moghaddam A, T Antonio CA, Anvari D, Yaw Appiah SC, Arabloo J, Arab-Zozani M, Arefi Z, Aremu O, Ariani F, Arora A, Asaad M, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Ayano G, Ayanore MA, Azarian G, Badawi A, Badiye AD, Baig AA, Bairwa M, Bakhtiari A, Balachandran A, Banach M, Banerjee SK, Banik PC, Banstola A, Barker-Collo SL, B ärnighausen TW, Barzegar A, Bayati M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bedi N, Behzadifar M, Belete H, Bennett DA, Benseñor IM, Berhe K, Bhagavathula AS, Bhardwaj P, Bhat AG, Bhattacharyya K, Bhutta ZA, Bibi S, Bijani A, Boloor A, Borges G, Borschmann R, Borzì AM, Boufous S, Braithwaite D, Briko NI, Brugha T, Budhathoki SS, Car J, Cárdenas R, Carvalho F, Castaldelli-Maia JM, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Castelpietra G, Catala-Lopez F, Cerin E, Chandan JS, Chapman JR, Chattu VK, Chattu SK, Chatziralli I, Chaudhary N, Cho DY, Choi JYJ, Kabir Chowdhury MA, Christopher DJ, Chu DT, Cicuttini FM, Coelho JM, Costa V M, Dahlawi SMA, Daryani A, Dávila-Cervantes CA, Leo DD, Demeke FM, Demoz GT, Demsie DG, Deribe K, Desai R, Nasab MD, Silva DD, Dibaji Forooshani ZS, Do HT, Doyle KE, Driscoll TR, Dubljanin E, Adema BD, Eagan AW, Elemineh DA, El-Jaafary SI, El-Khatib Z, Ellingsen CL, Zaki MES, Eskandarieh S, Eyawo O , Faris PS, Faro A, Farzadfar F, Fereshtehnejad SM, Fernandes E, Ferrara P, Fischer F, Folayan MO, Fomenkov AA, Foroutan M, Francis JM, Franklin RC, Fukumoto T, Geberemariyam BS, Gebremariam H, Gebremedhin KB, Gebremeskel LG, Gebremeskel GG, Gebremichael B, Gedefaw GA, Geta B, Getenet AB, Ghafourifa rd M, Ghamari F, Gheshlagh RG, Gholamian A, Gilani SA, Gill TK, Goudarzian AH, Goulart AC, Grada A, Grivna M, Guimarães RA, Guo Y, Gupta G, Haagsma JA, Hall BJ, Hamadeh RR, Hamidi S, Handiso DW, Haro JM, Hasanzadeh A, Hassan S, Hassanipour S, Hassankhani H, Hassen HY, Havmoeller R, Hendrie D, Heyda rpour F, Hijar M, Ho HC, Hoang CL, Hole MK, Holla R, Hossain N, Hosseinzadeh M, Hostiuc S, Hu G, Ibitoye SE, Ilesanmi OS, Inbaraj LR, Naghibi Irvani SS, Mofizul Islam M, Shariful Islam SM, Ivers RQ, Jahani MA, Jakovljevic M, Jalilian F, Jayaraman S, Jayatilleke AU, Jha RP, John-Akinola YO, Jonas JB, Jones KM, Joseph N, Joukar F, Jozwiak JJ, Jungari SB, Jürisson M, Kabir A, Kahsay A, Kalankesh LR, Kalhor R, Kamil TA, Kanchan T, Kapoor N, Karami M, Kasaeian A, Kassaye HG, Kavetskyy T, Kayode GA, Keiyoro PN, Kelbore AG, Khader YS, Khafaie MA, Khalid N, Khalil IA, Khalilov R, Khan M, Khan EA, Kha n J, Khanna T, Khazaei S, Khazaie H, Khundkar R, Kiirithio DN, Kim YE, Kim YJ, Kim D, Kisa S, Kisa A, Komaki H, Kondlahalli SKM, Koolivand A, Korshunov VA, Koyanagi A, Kraemer MUG, Krishan K, Defo BK, Biçer BK, Kugbey N, Kumar N, Kumar M, Kumar V, Kumar N, Kumaresh G, Lami FH, Lansingh VC, Lasrado S, Latifi A, Lauriola P, Vecchia CL, Leasher JL, Huey Lee SW, Li S, Liu X, Lopez AD, Lotufo PA, Lyons RA, Machado DB, Madadin M, Abd El Razek MM, Mahotra NB, Majdan M, Majeed A, Maled V, Malta DC, Manafi N, Manafi A, Manda AL, Manjunatha N, Mansour-Ghanaei F, Mansournia MA, Maravilla JC, Mason-Jones AJ, Masoumi SZ, Massenburg BB, Maulik PK, Mehndiratta MM, Melketsedik ZA, Memiah PTN, Mendoza W, Menezes RG, Mengesha MM, Meretoja TJ, Meretoja A, Merie HE, Mestrovic T, Miazgowski B, Miazgowski T, Miller TR, Mini GK, Mirica A, Mirrakhimov EM, Mirzaei-Alavijeh M, Mithra P, Moazen B, Moghadaszadeh M , Mohamadi E, Mohammad Y, Darwesh AM, Mohammadian-Hafshejani A, Mohammadpourhodki R, Mohammed S, Mohammed JA, Mohebi F, Mohseni Bandpei MA, Molokhia M, Monasta L, Moodley Y, Moradi M, Moradi G, Moradi-Lakeh M, Moradzadeh R, Morawska L, Velásquez IM, Morrison SD, Mossie TB, Muluneh AG, Musa KI, Must afa G, Naderi M, Nagarajan AJ, Naik G, Naimzada MD, Najafi F, Nangia V, Nascimento BR, Naserbakht M, Nayak V, Nazari J, Ndwandwe DE, Negoi I, Ngunjiri JW, Nguyen TH, Nguyen CT, Nguyen DN, Thi Nguyen HL, Nikbakhsh R, Anggraini Ningrum DN, Nnaji CA, Ofori-Asenso R, Ogbo FA, Oghenetega OB, Oh IH, Olagu nju AT, Olagunju TO, Bali AO, Onwujekwe OE, Orpana HM, Ota E, Otstavnov N, Otstavnov SS, P a M, Padubidri JR, Pakhale S, Pakshir K, Panda-Jonas S, Park EK, Patel SK, Pathak A, Pati S, Paulos K, Peden AE, Filipino Pepito VC, Pereira J, Phillips MR, Polibin RV, Polinder S, Pourmalek F, Pourshams A, Po ustchi H, Prakash S, Angga Pribadi DR, Puri P, Syed ZQ, Rabiee N, Rabiee M, Radfar A, Rafay A, Rafiee A, Rafiei A, Rahim F, Rahimi S, 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BACKGROUND: While there is a long history of measuring death and disability from injuries, modern research methods must account for the wide spectrum of disability that can occur in an injury, and must provide estimates with sufficient demographic, geograp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malta, once nearly virus-free, sees COVID-19 resurgence
The Mediterranean island nation of Malta only recorded 673 infections during the first four months of Europe's coronavirus emergency, and had brought its active cases down to a mere three by mid-July (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

First Mediterranean Cruise Sets Sail From Italy After Months-long Coronavirus Hiatus
(ROME) — Cruise ship passengers had their temperatures checked and took COVID-19 tests Sunday so they could set sail on what is being billed as the first Mediterranean cruise after Italy’s pandemic lockdown. The cruise ship company MSC has made the procedures, for crew as well as passengers, part of its new health and safety protocols. The MSC Grandiosa, which was christened last year, set sail from the northern Italian port of Genoa on Sunday evening for a seven-night cruise in the western Mediterranean. Anyone testing positive, or with a fever, or having other COVID-19 symptoms was denied boarding, the compan...
Source: TIME: Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCES D'EMILIO / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Travel wire Source Type: news

Mexico hails 'good indicator' of recovery in jobs; US FDA approves new cheaper saliva Covid test - as it happened
Mexico hails a recovery in jobs but will need up to 200m coronavirus vaccine doses; Algeria and South Africa start to relax lockdown restrictions; Malta reports highest-ever one-day rise in cases‘Go hard, go early’ – now New Zealand goes back to the drawing boardCalls for nationwide sickout as Arizona district cancels reopening of schoolsDog gone: Australia ’s rescue pet shelters emptied by surge in demand during pandemicFlu and Covid: winter could bring ‘double-barrel’ outbreak to US, experts say12.35amBSTThis blog is now closed. Our coverage continueshere.12.01amBSTHere the latest upda...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Aamna Mohdin, Aaron Walawalkar, Michael McGowan and Lisa Cox (earlier) Tags: World news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Italy orders travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece to be tested as cases rise
France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; more than60,000 new cases in India for third day running; New Zealand outbreakspreadsUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live12.30pmBSTHungary,Romania andBulgaria have suffered their worst quarterly downturns in decades because of the pandemic, according to official data published in the three EU members Friday.The news agency, Agence France-Presse, reports thatHun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd (now); Josh Halliday, Helen Sullivan and Ben Doherty (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Brazil death toll passes 105,000 – as it happened
UKmove takes effect as of 4am BST on Saturday;Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; Germany case jump shows‘unsettling trend’;Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 cases. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog hereNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surge12.38amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: France says ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 750,000; France reports over 2,600 new cases in 24 hours
Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; France sets new post-lockdown record forsecond day in a row; Germany case jump shows‘unsettling trend’;Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 casesNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus live: latest news9.00pmBSTBolivia’s political crisis is adding to the burden on its health care system, which was already grappling with coronavirus as it continues to s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

DR MAX PEMBERTON : Obesity threatens the NHSmore than Covid...
DR MAX PEMBERTON: We are the second fattest nation (after Malta) in Europe, with almost one adult in three clinically obese and two thirds clocking up an unhealthy weight... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female motorcycle mortality in Brazilian municipalities, 2005, 2010 and 2015 - Pinheiro PC, Queiroz BL, Teixeira RA, Ribeiro ALP, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the spatial distribution of female mortality due to motorcycle accidents in Brazilian municipalities between 2005 and 2015, as well as the variation in rates in the same period. METHODS: Female mortality rates for the years 2005, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Aggressions in urgency and emergency care in Brazilian capitals: perspectives of 2011, 2014 and 2017 VIVA Survey - Pinto IV, Bevilacqua PD, Ribeiro AP, Santos APD, Bernal RTI, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the profile of care provided by aggressions in emergency units from the VIVA Survey 2011, 2014 and 2017 data, and to compare the evolution of six indicators over four (2011 to 2014) and seven years (2011 to 2017). METHODS: Cross... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Helmet use and injury severity among crashed motorcyclists in Brazilian state capitals: an analysis of the violence an accidents survey 2017 - Souto RMCV, Corassa RB, Lima CM, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effect of helmet use on injury severity among motorcyclists and passengers involved in traffic accidents. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of traffic accidents involving motorcyclists attended at the emergency healthcare units par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Temporal trend in the prevalence of indicators related to driving a motor vehicle after alcohol consumption, between 2007 and 2018 - Malta DC, Bernal RTI, Silva AG, Lima CM, Machado E, Silva MMA.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the temporal trend of indicators related to motor vehicle driving after alcohol consumption, in the general population and among drivers. METHODS: Temporal trend study of indicators related to driving motorized vehicles after alco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Profile of cases due to burn attended in emergency care units in Brazilian capitals in 2017 - Malta DC, Bernal RTI, Lima CM, Cardoso LSM, Andrade FMD, Marcatto JO, Gawryszewski VP.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the profile of burn victims attended in emergency services and to identify associations between the variables investigated. METHODS: Cross-sectional study based on data from the 2017 survey "Surveillance of violence and accident... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Profile of care for violence against the elderly in urgency and emergency services: VIVA analysis Survey 2017 - Andrade FMD, Ribeiro AP, Bernal RTI, Machado E, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the profile of violent events among the elderly and to investigate the association between demographic factors and characteristics of violence. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using data from the Violence and Accidents Survey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Wounded adolescences: a portrait of firearm violence reported in Brazil - Pinto IV, Ribeiro AP, Santos APD, Bevilacqua P, Lachtim SAF, Pereira VOM, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the notifications of interpersonal and self-inflicted firearm violence in adolescents and to identify the factors associated with the notification of this event. METHODOLOGY: Cross-sectional study analyzing data from Sinan from 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors related to domestic violence against Brazilian adolescents - Antunes JT, Machado E, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the factors associated with domestic violence against Brazilian adolescents. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive analysis of the variables and calculation of the prevalence of intrafamily violence reported by the students was performed, fol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mobility justice in urban transport - the case of Malta - Attard M.
Malta has been experiencing a constant economic growth and population increase since the 1990s. Following accession to the European Union in 2004 and joining the Euro in 2008, the rate of growth has continued to increase unabated. This has resulted in rapi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Myocardial bridge pathology and preventable accidents during physical activity of healthy subjects: a case report and a literature review - Zerbo S, Lanzarone A, Raimondi M, Martino LD, Malta G, Cappello F, Argo A.
Myocardial bridging is a congenital coronary pathology described as a segment of coronary artery which courses through the myocardial wall under the muscle bridge. Although the prognosis of myocardial bridging is benign, sports medicine recognises myocardi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Veterinary scientist hailed for Faroe Islands' lack of Covid-19 deaths
Debes Christiansen adapted his salmon-testing lab to test for disease among humansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientist who adapted his veterinary lab to test for disease among humans rather than salmon is being celebrated for helping the Faroe Islands avoid coronavirus deaths, where a larger proportion of the population has been tested than anywhere in the world.The north Atlantic archipelago currently has only one person in hospital with Covid-19 and it is one of four European countries, along with Georgia, Malta and Liechtenstein to so far not have any deaths from the virus.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Faroe Islands Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Quo Vadis Homo Sapiens?
United Nations handing over 250,000 medical masks to Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe By Dr PL de SilvaNEW YORK, Mar 31 2020 (IPS) The writing is on the wall for all to see from far and wide – there is nowhere to hide from this invisible enemy, a new coronavirus, maybe with the exception of self-isolation, quarantined at home and even then, we are not 100% safe. An event of planetary magnitude is currently being visited upon homo sapiens (the so-called ‘wise man’ in Latin) – the primate species that includes you and me and every single other human being inhabi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr PL de Silva Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Pope Francis cancels trip due to coronavirus
Pope Francis has canceled his planned day trip to Malta on May 31 due to the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Italy Implements Sweeping COVID-19 Quarantine, Affecting a Quarter of Its Population
(BEIJING) — Italy’s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country’s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak. Shortly after midnight, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree affecting about 16 million people in the country’s prosperous north, including the Lombardy region and at least 14 provinces in neighboring regions. The extraordinary measures will be in place until April 3. “For Lombardy and for the other northern provinces that I have listed there will b...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE McDONALD and ANGELA CHARLTON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Italy onetime Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness and cultural factors: a comparative study in Romania and Malta - Appleby-Arnold S, Brockdorff N, Jakovljev I, Zdravkovi ć S.
This exploratory study investigates the relationships between citizens' disaster preparedness and cultural factors in Romania and Malta. METHODologically, we collected quantitative and qualitative data during two Citizen Summits, which consisted of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

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Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Burden of injury along the development spectrum: associations between the Socio-demographic Index and disability-adjusted life year estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 - Haagsma JA, James SL, Castle CD, Dingels ZV, Fox JT, Hamilton EB, Liu Z, Lucchesi LR, Roberts NLS, Sylte DO, Adebayo OM, Ahmadi A, Ahmed MB, Aichour MTE, Alahdab F, Alghnam SA, Aljunid SM, Al-Raddadi RM, Alsharif U, Altirkawi K, Anjomshoa M, Antonio CAT, Appiah SCY, Aremu O, Arora A, Asayesh H, Assadi R, Awasthi A, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Balalla S, Banstola A, Barker-Collo SL, B ärnighausen TW, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Bedi N, Behzadifar M, Behzadifar M, Benjet C, Bennett DA, Benseñor IM, Bhaumik S, Bhutta ZA, Bijani A, Borges G, Borschmann R, Bose D, Boufous S, Brazinova A, Campuzano Rincon JC, Cárdenas R, Carrero JJ, Carvalho F, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Catala-Lopez F, Choi JJ , Christopher DJ, Crowe CS, Dalal K, Daryani A, Davitoiu DV, Degenhardt L, De Leo D, De Neve JW, Deribe K, Dessie GA, deVeber GA, Dharmaratne SD, Doan LP, Dolan KA, Driscoll TR, Dubey M, El-Khatib Z, Ellingsen CL, El Sayed Zaki M, Endries AY, Eskandarieh S, Faro A, Fereshtehnejad SM, Fernandes E, Fi lip I, Fischer F, Franklin RC, Fukumoto T, Gezae KE, Gill TK, Goulart AC, Grada A, Guo Y, Gupta R, Haghparast Bidgoli H, Haj-Mirzaian A, Haj-Mirzaian A, Hamadeh RR, Hamidi S, Haro JM, Hassankhani H, Hassen HY, Havmoeller R, Hendrie D, Henok A, Hijar M, Hole MK, Homaie Rad E, Hossain N, Hostiuc S, Hu G, Igumbor EU, Ilesanmi OS, Irvani SSN, Islam SMS, Ivers RQ, Jacobsen KH, Jahanmehr N, Jakovljevic M, Jayatilleke AU, Jha RP, Jonas JB, Jorjoran Shushtari Z, Jozwiak JJ, Jürisson M, Kabir A, Kalani R, Kasaeian A, Kelbore AG, Kengne AP, Khader YS, Khafaie MA, Khalid N, Khan EA, Khoja AT, Kiadaliri AA, Kim YE, Kim D, Kisa A, Koyanagi A, Kuate Defo B, Kucuk Bicer B, Kumar M, Lalloo R, Lam H, Lami FH, Lansingh VC, Leasher JL, Li S, Linn S, Lunevicius R, Machado FR, Magdy Abd El Razek H, Magdy Abd El Razek M, Mahotra NB, Majdan M, Majeed A, Malekzadeh R, Malik MA, Malta DC, Manda AL, Mansournia M A, Massenburg BB, Maulik PK, Meheretu HAA, Mehndiratta MM, Melese A, Mendoza W, Mengesha MM, Meretoja TJ, Meretoja A, Mestrovic T, Miazgowski T, Miller TR, Mini GK, Mirrakhimov EM, Moazen B, Mohammad Gholi Mezerji N, Mohammadibakhsh R, Mohammed S, Molokhia M, Monasta L, Mondello S, Montero-Zamora PA , Moodley Y, Moosazadeh M, Moradi G, Moradi-Lakeh M, Morawska L, Velásquez IM, Morrison SD, Moschos MM, Mousavi SM, Murthy S, Musa KI, Naik G, Najafi F, Nangia V, Nascimento BR, Ndwandwe DE, Negoi I, Nguyen TH, Nguyen SH, Nguyen LH, Nguyen HLT, Ningrum DNA, Nirayo YL, Ofori-Asenso R, Ogbo FA, Oh IH , Oladimeji O, Olagunju AT, Olagunju TO, Olivares PR, Orpana HM, Otstavnov SS, P a M, Pakhale S, Park EK, Patton GC, Pesudovs K, Phillips MR, Polinder S, Prakash S, Radfar A, Rafay A, Rafiei A, Rahimi S, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Rahman MA, Rai RK, Ramezanzadeh K, Rawaf S, Rawaf DL, Renzaho AMN, Resnikoff S, Rezaeian S, Roever L, Ronfani L, Roshandel G, Sabde YD, Saddik B, Salamati P, Salimi Y, Salz I, Samy AM, Sanabria J, Sanchez Riera L, Santric Milicevic MM, Satpathy M, Sawhney M, Sawyer SM, Saxena S, Saylan M, Schneider IJC, Schwebel DC, Seedat S, Sepanlou SG, Shaikh MA, Shams-Beyranvand M, Shams izadeh M, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Sheikh A, Shen J, Shigematsu M, Shiri R, Shiue I, Silva JP, Singh JA, Sinha DN, Soares Filho AM, Soriano JB, Soshnikov S, Soyiri IN, Starodubov VI, Stein DJ, Stokes MA, Sufiyan MB, Sunshine JE, Sykes BL, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tabb KM, Tehrani-Banihashemi A, Tessema GA, Thakur JS, Tran KB, Tran BX, Tudor Car L, Uthman OA, Uzochukwu BSC, Valdez PR, Varavikova E, Vasconcelos AMN, Venketasubramanian N, Violante FS, Vlassov V, Waheed Y, Wang YP, Wijeratne T, Winkler AS, Yadav P, Yano Y, Yenesew MA, Yip P, Yisma E, Yonemoto N, Younis MZ, Yu C, Zafar S, Zaidi Z, Zaman SB , Zamani M, Zhao Y, Zodpey S, Hay SI, Lopez AD, Mokdad AH, Vos T.
BACKGROUND: The epidemiological transition of non-communicable diseases replacing infectious diseases as the main contributors to disease burden has been well documented in global health literature. Less focus, however, has been given to the relationship b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Opioid-related treatment, interventions, and outcomes among incarcerated persons: a systematic review - Malta M, Varatharajan T, Russell C, Pang M, Bonato S, Fischer B.
BACKGROUND: Worldwide opioid-related overdose has become a major public health crisis. People with opioid use disorder (OUD) are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and at higher risk for opioid-related mortality. However, correctional facilitie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The violence of men against women: medico-legal and psychological issues - Tullio V, Zerbo S, Lanzarone A, Spagnolo EV, Malta G, Argo A.
This study considers the characters of victims, abusers and traumatic bonding in heterosexual couples from a medico-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Heat scanners could detect rheumatoid arthritis 'because patients' palms are hotter than normal' 
People with palm temperatures of 31.5°C (88.7°F) or higher were more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at the University of Malta. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sustained attention and vigilance of children treated for sagittal and metopic craniosynostosis - Kljaji ć M, Maltese G, Tarnow P, Sand P, Kölby L.
Attention problems are common in patients with craniosynostosis. Craniosynostosis is a rare condition, studies face challenges of selection bias, small sample sizes, and wide age ranges. The aim of the study was to assess the sustained attention and vigila... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cells to Society: "Gold Standard" Chicago Parent Program / Research News
This study was conducted to enhance the rate of advance care planning conversations and documentation by improving knowledge, attitudes, and skills of caregivers.      Read more   Violence and Trauma ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news