Covid: Six with autoimmune conditions developed shingles after Pfizer vaccine
A new study from Israel found that 1.2% of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases developed shingles after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key Targets
Recent attacks suggest that Israel has a clandestine network inside Iran and that Iranian security services have been powerless to break it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey withdraws from treaty on violence against women [comment] - Gen ç K.
Activists object to Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, amid wider conservative ire over women's rights and attitudes towards gender. Kaya Gen ç reports from Istanbul. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others
Greece has lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Endemic violence against women and girls - Health TLCA.
An outpouring of anger marked March, 2021, as thousands took to the streets to protest violence and discrimination against women. The contexts varied hugely across settings such as Turkey, Australia, Mexico, the UK, and the USA, but the frustration was uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of child physical abuse among school children in Mosul CityNorth of Iraq - Shatha AR, Al-Ghurairi H, Al- Khafaf E, Al Seed HA.
Background and Aims: Physical abuse is the most critical problem in Mosul city children and the extent of physical abuse is currently unknown. Aim of this study to determine the prevalence of physical abuse among sample of Mosul schoolchildren, aged 12-18 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The injury-illness dichotomy of COVID-19 on the pediatric ED - Scheier E, Levick N, Guri A, Balla U.
Israel spent more days in nationwide lockdown in 2020 than any other country, and is the first country to lockdown three times during this Covid-19 pandemic. The first lockdown, March 14-April 18, covered the Passover holiday. The second, September 18 to O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Escaping the past and living in the present: a qualitative exploration of substance use among Syrian male refugees in Germany - Lindert J, Neuendorf U, Natan M, Sch äfer I.
BACKGROUND: Syrians have been the largest group of refugees in Germany since 2014. Little is known about Syrian refugees' perspectives on substance use. The aim of this study is to investigate the perspective of male refugees from Syria and to foster speci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence and sociodemographic determinants of substance use in Turkey - Ünübol H, Hızlı Sayar G.
This study aims to determine the use prevalence ratios of substance use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trends of acute drug and chemical toxicities in adults and adolescents in Tehran, Iran between 2012 and 2018: a retrospective chart review - Hadeiy SK, Parhizgar P, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Zamani N, Khoshkar A, Kolahi AA, Amirabadizadeh A, Rezaei O.
Poisoning is among the top three common causes of suicidal deaths in Iran. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic trend of poisoning and its mortality rate in the largest tertiary toxicology referral center in Iran between 2012 and 2018. A total of 84,242 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The influence of new information that contradicts common knowledge about earthquake preparedness in Israel: a mixed methods experiment study - Gesser-Edelsburg A, Zemach M, Cohen R, Miron-Shatz T, Negev M, Mesch GS.
BACKGROUND: A major earthquake in Israel is inevitable. Individual risk perceptions and preparedness can mitigate harm and save lives. The gap between the public's concerns and those of experts is reflected in their differential perceptions regarding the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Development of a pre-hospital emergencies protocol for the management of suicidal patients in Iran - Shirzad F, Gholamzad S, Shafiee M, Shariat SV.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a painful consequence of many psychiatric disorders and one of the most frequent psychiatric emergencies. Generally, pre-hospital technician is the first person in the treatment chain who attends the situation; hence, his/her sound c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology and cost-analysis of emergency department patients treated following traffic accidents in Iran: a retrospective cross-sectional study - Behzadi A, Shahba M, Etemadi S, Mohamadi B, Karvar M, Jafari Y, Hedayatipour M.
This study was aimed to determine the epidemiological characteristics of patients with RTAs.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Readmission following surgical stabilization of rib fractures: analysis of incidence, cost, and risk factors utilizing the nationwide readmissions database - Aalberg JJ, Johnson BP, Hojman HM, Rattan R, Arabian S, Mahoney EJ, Bugaev N.
BACKGROUND: Surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) has become increasingly common for the treatment of traumatic rib fractures; however, little is known about related postoperative readmissions. The aims of this study were to determine the rate, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"Missing" racialized violence, disturbing continuities: countertopographies of violence in the Bruce McArthur murders - Seitz DK.
This article argues that media coverage of the 2010-17 Toronto gay village homicides avoids one of the central patterns in the case: the murderous aggression of a white gay man, Bruce McArthur, against racialized men, most of them from the Middle East or S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and its associations with adverse pregnancy outcomes in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Alhalal H, Alhalal E, Alhaizan M, Alghuson L, Alahmari M, Alkhayyal N, Akkour K.
This study examines the prevalence of IPV, its relationship wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In the largest and longest observational study of its kind, physician-researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found that gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Israel ends outdoor mask mandate
Israel ended its outdoor mask mandate Sunday, now that about 80 percent of its adult population has received both doses of Pfizer’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Saudi Royal Family May Have Paid $450 Million For A Fake Leonardo da Vinci Painting
In November 2017, Christie's auction house offered a 500-year-old painting to the highest bidder. Officially titled "Salvator Mundi",... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers Sunday, wounding two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers, in the...
Five wounded in rocket attack on Iraq base hosting Americans (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waters: Fauci 'was being bullied' by Jordan during hearing
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that President Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, “was being bullied” by Rep. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey reports record daily number of COVID-19 deaths
Turkey's Health Ministry says there were 318 deaths due to COVID-19 over 24 hours, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges
Iran’s daily coronavirus death toll has climbed over 400 for the first time in months, as the country, which has long had the region’s largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Israel and Greece sign record defence deal
Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on Sunday would strengthen political and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yankees takeaways from Saturday's 6-3 loss to Rays, including some tough luck for Jordan Montgomery
Jordan Montgomery allowed just two hits over six-plus innings, but both of those hits were home runs as the Yankees fell to the Rays on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli general who helped destroy Iraq, Syria nuclear plants says stopping Iran's program is much harder
Iran is now enriching uranium at 60%, close to levels needed for a bomb. Israel has several strategies to stop Iran's program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toward a deeper understanding of elderly walking for transport: an analysis across genders in a case study of Iran - Hatamzadeh Y, Hosseinzadeh A.
Background and purpose: The world's elderly population has been dramatically growing during the last few decades, and therefore, a big challenge for many societies will be to meet the future needs of this group especially their health problems. Promoting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Applying intersectionality theory to understand female Arab art-therapists' experiences with child maltreatment mandatory reporting - Alfandari R, Massarwa Z, Enosh G.
This study moved away from the usual empirical and moral discussion about all-encompassing child maltreatment mandatory reporting outcomes toward a much more detailed and nuanced investigation of its implementation in a minority group. We focused on female... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Feasibility of cardiovascular risk and sleep health screening in the transport industry - Howard ME, Wolkow AP, Wilkinson V, Swann P, Jordan AS, O'Donoghue FJ, Pierce RJ, Hare DL.
This study evaluates the feasibility of a health education and screening program for commercial drivers in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Injury severity influence factors and collision prediction - a case study on Kuwait highways - Alrukaibi F, Alkheder S, Sayed T, Alburait A.
This study aimed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A closer look at patterns and characteristics of suicide in Lebanon: a first nationwide report of cases from 2008 to 2018 - Bizri M, Zeinoun L, Mihailescu AM, Daher M, Atoui M, Chammay R, Nahas Z.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading preventable cause of mortality worldwide. Suicide rates in Lebanon are unknown, as reported numbers are extrapolated and modeled over neighboring countries with poor quality of vital registration data. METHODS: Numb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Turkey bans crypto payments and Bitcoin feels the pain
Bitcoin fell more than 4% after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rep. Jim Jordan tells Nadler he wants border-crisis hearing, with DHS chief Mayorkas to testify: report
The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee is seeking a Capitol Hill hearing on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border – and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19, researchers say
(Hiroshima University) A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic. While such variables do not inherently lower a person's risk, they do indicate an infrastructure of protection that persists despite how densely populated a person's district might be. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukraine now says it believes Iran intentionally shot down Flight 752
Senior Ukrainian security official said Iran’s refusal to allow investigators unfettered access to the evidence has convinced him that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran to purchase 60M Russian vaccines as coronavirus surges
Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maxine Waters tells Jim Jordan 'shut your mouth' during congressional hearing with Fauci
Rep. Maxine Waters ended a tense exchange between Rep. Jim Jordan and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci during a congressional... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple ’s App Store hosted kiddie games with secret gambling dens inside
A totally different app when you open it from Turkey (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon County Man Sentenced to Seventy Months ’ Imprisonment for Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs
Lebanon County Man Sentenced to Seventy Months ’ Imprisonment for Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 15, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

As J & J ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Remains Shelved, Who Will Be Most Affected?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended on April 14 that states shelve doses of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine for at least a week while regulators investigate the cases of six recipients who developed blood clots within two weeks of their inoculations. Even though the pause will be longer than some expected, the pace of the U.S. rollout is unlikely to slow significantly—so long as a wide percentage of the population remains willing to participate. In the five weeks since the Department of Health and Human Services first began allocating doses of the one-shot J&J vaccine a...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Latest: Iran finalizes deal for 60M doses of Sputnik V
Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iran to purchase 60 million COVID-19 vaccines from Russia
Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace teams up with Novant Health to promote equity, address Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy
A new partnership between Novant Health and 23XI Racing, co-owned by Michael Jordan and Danny Hamlin, aims to promote equity in care and address Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Saudi ’s Abdul Latif Jameel Health launches “pioneering” heart surgery procedure in the GCC
Its partnership with the Kingdom ’s Ministry of Health marks the debut of the AVNeo in the region, making Saudi Arabia the first country from the Council to offer the advanced solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population and Public Health, Quality Care, Emerging Technologies, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Mt. Lebanon hospital rebrands as St. Clair Health
It's a recognition of the fact there's much more than just a hospital in the health system now, leaders say. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Parents of newborn diagnosed with COVID-19 on days before and after the birth
First-time expectant mother, Jordan Johnson, was scheduled for a Cesarean section at The Birth Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The day before her scheduled delivery, her husband, Jon Eric Johnson, who had been experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for the virus. The Winston-Salem couple’s birth plan completely changed and Jordan’s mom, Amy Hammett, would now be present with Jordan, 29, during the delivery. The day of delivery, Amy and Jordan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: By Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Parents of newborn diagnosed with COVID-19 on days before and after the birth
First-time expectant mother, Jordan Johnson, was scheduled for a Cesarean section at The Birth Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The day before her scheduled delivery, her husband, Jon Eric Johnson, who had been experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for the virus. The Winston-Salem couple’s birth plan completely changed and Jordan’s mom, Amy Hammett, would now be present with Jordan, 29, during the delivery. The day of delivery, Amy and Jordan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news