Prevalence of bullying and associated factors among Brazilian schoolchildren in 2015 - Malta DC, Mello FCM, Prado RRD, S á ACMGN, Marinho F, Pinto IV, Silva MMAD, Silva MAI.
This study analyzed the prevalence of bullying and associated factors among Brazilian schoolchildren using data produced by the 2015 National School Health Survey (PeNSE, acronym in Portuguese) consisting of a national sample of 102,301 eighth grade studen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with family violence against adolescents based on the results of the National School Health Survey (PeNSE) - Malta DC, Antunes JT, Prado RRD, Assun ção AA, Freitas MI.
The study analyzes factors associated with family aggression against adolescents. Data from the National School Health Survey for 2015 were analyzed, and the prevalence of physical aggression per family was calculated according to four blocks. The bivariat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: School Issues Source Type: news

Diseases, injuries, and risk factors in child and adolescent health, 1990 to 2017: findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2017 Study - Reiner RC, Olsen HE, Ikeda CT, Echko MM, Ballestreros KE, Manguerra H, Martopullo I, Millear A, Shields C, Smith A, Strub B, Abebe M, Abebe Z, Adhena BM, Adhikari TB, Akibu M, Al-Raddadi RM, Alvis-Guzm án N, Antonio CAT, Aremu O, Asgedom SW, Asseffa NA, Avila-Burgos L, Barac A, Bärnighausen TW, Bassat Q, Benseñor IM, Bhutta ZA, Bijani A, Bililign N, Cahuana-Hurtado L, Malta DC, Chang JC, Charlson FJ, Dharmaratne SD, Doku DT, Edessa D, El-Khatib Z, Erskine HE, Ferrari AJ, Fullman N, Gupta R, Has sen HY, Hay SI, Ilesanmi OS, Jacobsen KH, Kahsay A, Kasaeian A, Kassa TD, Kebede S, Khader YS, Khan EA, Khan MN, Khang YH, Khubchandani J, Kinfu Y, Kochhar S, Kokubo Y, Koyanagi A, Defo BK, Lal DK, Kumsa FA, Larson HJ, Leung J, Mamun AA, Mehata S, Melku M, Mendoza W, Mezgebe HB, Miller TR, Moges NA, Mohammed S, Mokdad AH, Monasta L, Neupane S, Nguyen HLT, Ningrum DNA, Nirayo YL, Nong VM, Ogbo FA, Olagunju AT, Olusanya BO, Olusanya JO, Patton GC, Pereira DM, Pourmalek F, Qorbani M, Rafay A, Rai RK, Ram U, Ranabhat CL, Renzaho AMN, Rezai MS, Ronfani L, Roth GA, Safiri S, Sartorius B, Scott JG, S hackelford KA, Sliwa K, Sreeramareddy C, Sufiyan MB, Terkawi AS, Topór-Madry R, Tran BX, Ukwaja KN, Uthman OA, Vollset SE, Weldegwergs KG, Werdecker A, Whiteford HA, Wijeratne T, Yonemoto N, Yotebieng M, Zuhlke LJ, Kyu HH, Naghavi M, Vos T, Murray CJL, Kassebaum NJ.
IMPORTANCE: Understanding causes and correlates of health loss among children and adolescents can identify areas of success, stagnation, and emerging threats and thereby facilitate effective improvement strategies. OBJECTIVE: To estimate mortality ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Victimisation and addictive careers amongst women in Malta - Scicluna P, Clark M.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical analysis of the pathways of female addicts within the Maltese context by highlighting the complex interrelatedness between substance abuse and victimisation. This paper proposes that female a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Hospitals plan to invest nearly $7 million in new surgery center at Exit 12
Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and a group of orthopedic physicians plan to build a new outpatient surgery center in Malta. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Malta Stakes A Claim As Tech Hub For Medical Cannabis
As medical cannabis legislation and regulation loosen, a tranche of evangelists, entrepreneurs and investors are rapidly forming an ecosystem that countries such as Malta are welcoming. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monty Munford, Contributor Source Type: news

Britain is worse off for GP cover than Malta, Romania and Estonia, figures reveal
The UK has fewer GPs per person than Romania, Malta and Estonia. In official statistics, Britain was ranked 16th out of 21 countries for family doctors with just 76 per 100,000 inhabitants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Variables associated with the practice of bullying in a national sample of students - Oliveira WA, Silva JL, Braga IF, Mello FCM, Prado RR, Silva MAI, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: Analyze comparatively data on the practice of school bullying among boys and girls, considering associations between sociodemographic variables, family context, health and risk behaviors. METHODS: A total of 102... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evolution of the report of suffering bullying among Brazilian schoolchildren: National Scholl Health Survey - 2009 to 2015 - Mello FCM, Malta DC, Santos MG, Silva MMAD, Silva MAI.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this paper was to compare the tendency of bullying across Brazilian capitals, considering the editions of National Scholl Health Survey (PeNSE) 2009, 2012 and 2015, and to describe the prevalence of bullying by sex, age and adm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Profile and trend of risk factors for traffic accidents in schoolchildren in Brazilian capitals: PeNSE 2009, 2012 and 2015 - Souto RMCV, Barufaldi LA, Malta DC, Freitas MG, Pinto IV, Lima CM, Montenegro MMS.
INTRODUCTION: Land transport accidents (LTA) are the second cause of death in schoolchildren aged 13 to 17 years. The study aims to describe the risk factors for LTA in schoolchildren from the National School Health Survey (PeNSE) of 2015 and to evaluate t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Demand for health services or professionals among Brazilian adolescents according to the National School Health Survey 2015 - Oliveira MM, Andrade SSCA, Stopa SR, Malta DC.
This study aimed to describe and iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in violent situations experienced by Brazilian adolescents: National Adolescent Student Health Survey 2009, 2012, and 2015 - Pinto IV, Barufaldi LA, Campos MO, Malta DC, Souto RMCV, Freitas MG, Lima CM, Andreazzi MAR.
OBJECTIVE: To present trends found in the last three editions of the National Adolescent Student Health Survey (Pesquisa Nacional de Sa úde do Escolar - PeNSE) on violent situations experienced by Brazilian students. METHODS: Time-series study with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Country Visit to Malta to Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance Issues: 3-7 July 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2017. This 29-page report summarizes a country visit to Malta jointly carried out by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety from July 3-7, 2017. The overall aim of the visit was to assist the country in the further development and implementation of its national policies and strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a One Health perspective. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boosting research excellence: nature-based solutions for sustainable development in Malta
(Pensoft Publishers) ReNature: Promoting research excellence in nature-based solutions for innovation, economic growth and human well-being in Malta, is a newly funded EU Horizon 2020 project which addresses this issue and aims to improve the capacity and to develop a living solutions research strategy in a pursuit of sustainable development, whilst at the same time improving human well-being and tackling environmental challenges. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN study finds two thirds are overweight in Britain
Only two of 53 European nations are fatter than Britain, a UN report reveals. Our obesity rate of 28 per cent is beaten only by Turkey, with 32 per cent, and Malta at 29 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global mortality from firearms, 1990-2016 - Naghavi M, Marczak LB, Kutz M, Shackelford KA, Arora M, Miller-Petrie M, Aichour MTE, Akseer N, Al-Raddadi RM, Alam K, Alghnam SA, Antonio CAT, Aremu O, Arora A, Asadi-Lari M, Assadi R, Atey TM, Avila-Burgos L, Awasthi A, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Barker-Collo SL, B ärnighausen TW, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Behzadifar M, Behzadifar M, Bennett JR, Bhalla A, Bhutta ZA, Bilal AI, Borges G, Borschmann R, Brazinova A, Campuzano Rincon JC, Carvalho F, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Dandona L, Dandona R, Dargan PI, De Leo D, Dharmaratne SD, Ding EL, Phuc Do H, Doku DT, Doyle KE, Dr iscoll TR, Edessa D, El-Khatib Z, Endries AY, Esteghamati A, Faro A, Farzadfar F, Feigin VL, Fischer F, Foreman KJ, Franklin RC, Fullman N, Futran ND, Gebrehiwot TT, Gutiérrez RA, Hafezi-Nejad N, Haghparast Bidgoli H, Hailu GB, Haro JM, Hassen HY, Hawley C, Hendrie D, Hijar M, Hu G, Ilesanmi OS, Ja kovljevic M, James SL, Jayaraman S, Jonas JB, Kahsay A, Kasaeian A, Keiyoro PN, Khader Y, Khalil IA, Khang YH, Khubchandani J, Ahmad Kiadaliri A, Kieling C, Kim YJ, Kosen S, Krohn KJ, Kumar GA, Lami FH, Lansingh VC, Larson HJ, Linn S, Lunevicius R, Magdy Abd El Razek H, Magdy Abd El Razek M, Malekza deh R, Carvalho Malta D, Mason-Jones AJ, Matzopoulos R, Memiah PTN, Mendoza W, Meretoja TJ, Mezgebe HB, Miller TR, Mohammed S, Moradi-Lakeh M, Mori R, Nand D, Tat Nguyen C, Le Nguyen Q, Ningrum DNA, Akpojene Ogbo F, Olagunju AT, Patton GC, Phillips MR, Polinder S, Pourmalek F, Qorbani M, Rahimi-Mova ghar A, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Rahman M, Rai RK, Ranabhat CL, Rawaf DL, Rawaf S, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Safdarian M, Safiri S, Sagar R, Salama JS, Sanabria J, Santric Milicevic MM, Sarmiento-Suárez R, Sartorius B, Satpathy M, Schwebel DC, Seedat S, Sepanlou SG, Shaikh MA, Sharew NT, Shiue I, Singh JA, Sisay M, Skirbekk V, Soares Filho AM, Stein DJ, Stokes MA, Sufiyan MB, Swaroop M, Sykes BL, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tadese F, Tran BX, Thanh Tran T, Ukwaja KN, Vasankari TJ, Vlassov V, Werdecker A, Ye P, Yip P, Yonemoto N, Younis MZ, Zaidi Z, El Sayed Zaki M, Hay SI, Lim SS, Lopez AD, Mokdad AH, Vos T, Mur ray CJL.
IMPORTANCE: Understanding global variation in firearm mortality rates could guide prevention policies and interventions. OBJECTIVE: To estimate mortality due to firearm injury deaths from 1990 to 2016 in 195 countries and territories. DESIG... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Man, 68, who drinks 15 PINTS a day is forced to have a pacemaker fitted
The tale of the unnamed patient from Malta, one of the first to show beer potomania can cause 'irreversible' problems, was published in the prestigious BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falls requiring use of health services by the older adults: an analysis of the Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013 - Pimentel WRT, Pagotto V, Stopa SR, Hoffmann MCCL, Malta DC, Menezes RL.
The aim was to analyze the prevalence of falls requiring visits to health services and associated sociodemographic factors in the elderly in the Brazilian National Health Survey (PNS), 2013. This was a cross-sectional population-based study using data on 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The hazard exposure of the Maltese Islands - Main G, Schembri J, Gauci R, Crawford K, Chester D, Duncan A.
International comparisons of disaster risk frequently classify Malta as being one of the least hazard exposed countries. Such rankings may be criticised because: (1) they fail to take into account historic increases in population and its seasonal variation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Tattoo-Like Sensor Could Provide Continuous Monitoring of Vital Signs
Sometimes a doctor needs to measure his or her patient’s cardiac activity for longer than a brief ECG reading would record. In this instance, a physician might prescribe a Holter monitor to record long-term vital signs during normal physical activity, but these devices can have some drawbacks. They might be bulky to wear and could cause itchiness and skin irritations where they are attached to the body. And they don’t provide information in real time. Umana Medical Technologies has developed products that aim to make wearing a heart monitor more convenient for patients and offer the ability of being able to tra...
Source: MDDI - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Europe, sharing the love?
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) Source Type: news

Leading edge energy storage technology concept
(University of Malta) Pressurized seawater and compressed air can be used to store energy generated by offshore renewable technologies such as large floating wind turbines, solar PV, wave and tidal energy systems, along with applications for the liquefaction of natural gas, water injection in oil wells and water desalination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evidence for a giant flood in the central Mediterranean Sea
(University of Malta) Marine scientists have uncovered evidence of one of the largest floods in Earth's history in the central Mediterranean seafloor. The flood, known as the Zanclean flood, is thought to have ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC), a period during which the Mediterranean Sea became partially dried up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Donors pledge over US$15 million to WHO ’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million at a conference hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 26) – increasing CFE funding lev...
Source: WHO news - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing Source Type: news

Donors pledge over US$ 15 million to WHO ’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies
Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced contributions ranging from US$20,000 to US$5.6 million at a conference hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (March 26) – increasing CFE funding levels to US$23 million. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health financing [subject], health economics, health systems financing Source Type: news

Life after death: how we hatched live shark pups from dead parents
Six years ago, researchers asked a radical question: could eggcases taken from trawler-caught sharks still hatch live, healthy young?Back in December 2012, I met up with Greg Nowell, co-founder ofSharklab-Malta, a non-profit NGO founded in 2008. Sharklab collaborates with shark researchers on a global and local scale, with an overall mission to highlight the current plight of sharks in our oceans whilst increasing awareness and education of the public.Greg was interested in my experience working with neonate small spotted catsharks (Scyliorhinus canicula) and the greater spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus stellaris);in the UK ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lauren Smith Tags: Sharks Animals Environment Marine life Science Wildlife Conservation Source Type: news

Purple hair dye nearly KILLS family dog... what's it doing to YOUR health?
(Natural News) A white Maltese mix dog nearly died after someone decided to color her hair purple with dye meant for humans. When the pup arrived at Pinellas County Animal Services, her eyes were swollen shut and her body was covered in severe burns. The five-pound dog, Violet, was also listless and limp. Her burns were so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JB Chemicals & Pharma's Gujarat facilities get European nod
"JB Chemicals& Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce receipt of European GMP approval for its formulation facilities at Panoli, Gujarat from Medicines Authority of Malta," JB Chemicals& Pharmaceuticals said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers closes Fast Track Diagnostics buy
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it completed its acquisition of Fast Track Diagnostics, marking the official date of the closing as December 19, 2017. With the acquisition, FTD’s sites in Luxembourg, Malta and India and its approximately 80 employee workforce will be folded into Siemens Healthineers business. FTD produces a range of CE Mark approved infectious disease detection tests and syndromic panels, and will continue to operate under the brand name Fast Track Diagnostics, Siemens said. “The closing of this deal enables both Siemens Healthineers and FTD—now joined as one—to ...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions Siemens Source Type: news

Violence committed by acquaintances - Brazil, 2013 - Mascarenhas MDM, Sinimbu RB, Malta DC, Silva MMAD, Santos AF, Vieira MLFP, Szwarcwald CL.
The scope of this article is to describe the prevalence of violence committed by acquaintances in accordance with demographic characteristics. It is a descriptive study, based on data from a population-based National Health Research survey conducted in Bra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

People compulsively unlock their smartphone for no reason
The apps we crave most are Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, Gmail and Instagram', according to a survey by Malta-based online casino Casumo (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clustering patterns of oral and general health-risk behaviours in Brazilian adolescents: findings from a national survey - Jord ão LMR, Malta DC, Freire MDCM.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate how oral and general health-risk behaviours cluster among Brazilian adolescents. METHODS: The study comprised a total of 109 104 adolescents (52.2% female) participating in the Brazilian National School-based Student Health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brazilian Health Survey (2013): relation between alcohol use and sociodemographic characteristics by sex in Brazil - Machado IE, Monteiro MG, Malta DC, Lana FCF.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze sociodemographic factors associated with alcohol use according to gender in Brazil. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using data from 2013 Brazilian Health Survey about 60,202 adults. We analyzed recent alcohol use and heavy epis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bill to make medical marijuana available in Malta proposed
Malta's government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Better water governance in Malta
An EU-funded research-capacity building project in Malta is optimising the use of water for agriculture. Experts from across Europe are sharing innovative approaches to water management with scientists and farmers to help conserve this scarce resource. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

FDA takes unprecedented step toward more efficient global pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined the agency will recognize eight European drug regulatory authorities as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements. The eight regulatory authorities found to be capable are those located in: Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

$7 million hospital, YMCA project on track to open next spring in Saratoga County
The daycare and regional therapy center will be located just north of the $15 million Malta Med Emergent Care center near Exit 12 of the Northway. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Characteristics of the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey - PeNSE, Brazil - Oliveira MM, Campos MO, Andreazzi MAR, Malta DC.
The National Adolescent School-based Health Survey (PeNSE) is a survey conducted with students from public and private schools, performed in a partnership between the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, with support ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The practice of bullying among Brazilian schoolchildren and associated factors, National School Health Survey 2015 - Mello FCM, Silva JLD, Oliveira WA, Prado RRD, Malta DC, Silva MAI.
This study explored associations between bullying and sociodemographic, mental health and risk behavior variables in school age children. This cross-sectional survey analyzed data from the National School Health Survey (PeNSE 2015). A multiple logistic reg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence against adolescents in Brazilian capitals based on a survey conducted at emergency services - Malta DC, Bernal RTI, Pugedo FSF, Lima CM, Mascarenhas MDM, Jorge AO, Melo EM.
This study explored the characteristics of violence against adolescents who received treatment at urgent and emergency care centers participating in the 2014 Violence and Accident Surveillance System (Sistema de Vigil ância de Violências e Acidentes, VIVA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with violence against children in sentinel urgent and emergency care centers in Brazilian capitals - Malta DC, Bernal RTI, Teixeira BSM, Silva MMAD, Freitas MIF.
This study explored the association between demographic characteristics (age and sex) and other variables related to violence committed against children (form of violence perpetrator, place of occurrence, and nature of injury) using a sample of 404 childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Why We Need to Protect Maternal Health During the Refugee Crisis
It’s estimated that there are 22.5 million refugees today, and many of them are women and children. The ongoing refugee crisis has been a topic of discussion during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) happening this week in New York City. During a side event on maternal health, panelists—including Lynsey Addario, a photographer documenting the “Finding Home” series for TIME Magazine—described the needs of women who are between homes. “People take for granted the fact that women give birth every day. What is that like for a woman on the run?” said Addario, explaining her ongo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home maternal health merck for mothers onetime refugee Refugee crisis Reproductive Health Source Type: news

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 - August 1, 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