Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge
Coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Israel is accused of 'racism' by Palestinian PM after excluding 4million people in the West Bank and Gaza from its Covid-19 vaccine program
Israel's Arab residents and the Palestinians of east Jerusalem will be vaccinated by Israel but Palestinians living in the West Bank and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Airstrikes Target Iranian Backed Fighters In Iraq
Reports of US airstrikes on Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia militia locations near Jurf al-Sakhar in Iraq are coming in. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran's foreign minister tells France: Avoid absurd nonsense about Tehran's nuclear work. “Dear colleague: You kick-started your cabinet...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday dismissed a claim by France that Tehran was in the process of building up its... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B-52 US bombers fly over Middle East; Iran condemns intimidation. Iranian foreign minister says the US would be better off spending its...
Iranian foreign minister says US would be better off spending its military billions ‘on your taxpayers’ health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel trades Pfizer doses for medical data in vaccine blitz
Israel is sprinting ahead in vaccinating its population against the coronavirus and it has struck a deal with Pfizer to secure doses in exchange for medical data (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Integrating solution-focused brief therapy for systemic posttraumatic stress prevention in paediatrics - Finlayson BT, Hall GN, Jordan SS.
Paediatric trauma can leave devastating effects on patients and their families if unattended. Medical family therapy (MedFT) is one approach to address the emotional and relational impact of paediatric trauma and prevent possible posttraumatic stress. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"I am learning to protect myself with Mika:" a teacher-based child sexual abuse prevention program in Turkey - K ızıltepe R, Eslek D, Irmak TY, Güngör D.
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a teacher-based child sexual abuse prevention program entitled "I am learning to protect myself with Mika." The sample consisted of 290 children, their parents, and their classroom teachers. The participants... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perfectionism and alcohol use outcomes in college students: the moderating role of alcohol protective behavioral strategies - Watson TL, Jordan HR, Madson MB.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the moderating role of alcohol protective behavioral strategy (PBS) types (stopping/limiting drinking - SLD; manner of drinking - MOD; serious harm reduction - SHR) on the relationships adaptive and malada... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead
Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, despite a growing number... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen: This doctor saw Covid hospital empty after fake death text
One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50 ancient coffins uncovered at Egypt's Saqqara necropolis
Wooden sarcophagi discovered at site south of Cairo along with funerary temple of Queen NaertEgypt has announced the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple.The tourism and antiquities ministry said the “major discoveries” made by a team of archaeologists headed by the Egyptologist Zahi Hawass also included more than 50 sarcophagi.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Cairo Tags: Egypt Archaeology Africa Middle East and North Africa World news Science Source Type: news

A Settler Vigilante Noticed a 'Suspicious' Palestinian
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel Is Refusing to Give Palestinians COVID Vaccines
Israel has been praised for launching an aggressive coronavirus vaccination drive. There’s just one problem: they’re excluding... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel rejects WHO's request to provide Palestine medics covid vaccines
Israel rejected the World Health Organisation's (WHO) informal request to immediately provide Palestinian medical staff COVID-19... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel has vaccinated 2,000,000 leading the global charts
In Israel, some 150,000 people are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority is struggling to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbas Announces Palestinian Elections After Years of Paralysis
The decree by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority was viewed by analysts as a bid to lift his standing with the Biden... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinian Authority to hold first elections in 15 years
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday announced that parliamentary and presidential elections will take place in the country for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines as virus hits new record
Lebanon’s parliament has approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the tiny nation hit a new record in case numbers and more hospitals reported they were at full capacity (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Israel Is Leading the World in COVID-19 Vaccination. But Palestinians Aren ’t on the List
Israel, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million of its citizens, is ramping up COVID-19 shots to 250,000 per day, meaning most Israelis over the age of 16 are on track to have two doses by the end of February. But even as the country wins plaudits for the world-leading pace of its vaccine rollout, its government is facing rising criticism for excluding millions of Palestinians from the program. Some 75% of citizens over the age of 60 have been inoculated so far, including Palestinian (or “Arab Israeli”) citizens of Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and Israelis living in illegal West Bank settlement...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Londontime Middle East Source Type: news

Sex differences in US Army suicide attempts during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Naifeh JA, Mash HBH, Stein MB, Vance MC, Aliaga PA, Fullerton CS, Dinh HM, Wynn GH, Kao TC, Sampson NA, Kessler RC, Ursano RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To examine sex differences in risk for administratively documented suicide attempt (SA) among US Army soldiers during the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. METHOD: Using administrative person-month records of Regular Army enlisted soldiers from 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Top U.N. officials urge U.S. to revoke blacklisting of Yemen's Houthis, warn of famine
Three top United Nations officials all called on the United States on Thursday to revoke its decision to designate Yemen's Houthis a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden
Claims an entire hospital wing of patients dies in Manaus after oxygen supply ran out;Sweden ’s death toll goes past 10,000Greece presses case for vaccine passports but other EU states waryCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanUp to 1m Hindus gather in India as festival goes ahead amid Covid fearsSee all our coronavirus coverage8.51pmGMTSeriously ill Covid patients are being transferred from overstretched UK capital London hospitals to intensive care units almost 300 miles away in Newcastle, the Guardian can reveal.The crisis engulf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Alexandra Topping, Lucy Campbell, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Infectious diseases Science Africa Europe Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Israel: Ensure equal COVID-19 vaccine access to Palestinians – UN Independent experts 
Israel’s “impressive” vaccination programme against the COVID-19 pandemic must include Palestinians under occupation, UN independent human rights experts stressed on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At virus tipping point, Lebanon imposes all-day curfew
Lebanese authorities have begun enforcing an 11-day nationwide shutdown and round-the-clock curfew, hoping to limit the spread of coronavirus infections amid a dramatic surge after the holiday period (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Somber Tunisia marks 10 years since revolution in lockdown
Tunisia is commemorating the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of its iron-fisted leader, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed the so-called Arab Spring (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bahrain launches mobile vaccination units for seniors and individuals with special needs
Said to be the first of its kind in the GCC, the initiative allows medical teams to make home visits to provide one of two approved COVID-19 vaccines to those unable to attend dedicated centres.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The last days of Pompeo: secretary of state lashes out as reign comes to an end
Trump’s foreign policy chief has pursued confrontation with Iran and other perceived enemies, but his efforts to disrupt diplomacy will... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toadlet peptide transforms into a deadly weapon against bacteria
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg have discovered remarkable molecular properties of an antimicrobial peptide from the skin of the Australian toadlet. The discovery could inspire the development of novel synthetic drugs to combat bacterial infections (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plant roots sense soil compaction through restricted ethylene diffusion
We report that root growth in compacted soil is instead actively suppressed by the volatile hormone ethylene. We found that mutant Arabidopsis and rice roots that were insensitive to ethylene penetrated compacted soil more effectively than did wild-type roots. Our results indicate that soil compaction lowers gas diffusion through a reduction in air-filled pores, thereby causing ethylene to accumulate in root tissues and trigger hormone responses that restrict growth. We propose that ethylene acts as an early warning signal for roots to avoid compacted soils, which would be relevant to research into the breeding of crops re...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Pandey, B. K., Huang, G., Bhosale, R., Hartman, S., Sturrock, C. J., Jose, L., Martin, O. C., Karady, M., Voesenek, L. A. C. J., Ljung, K., Lynch, J. P., Brown, K. M., Whalley, W. R., Mooney, S. J., Zhang, D., Bennett, M. J. Tags: Botany, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Gaza's Hamas rulers bar patients from US charity's hospital
A U.S. charity says it has opened a field hospital in the Gaza Strip, hoping to support the overwhelmed health system in the Palestinian enclave (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Turkey approves China-based Sinovac vaccine's emergency use
Turkish authorities have given the go-ahead for the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We Can ’t Afford to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Rolled Out. Here’s What We Can Do to Curb the Virus Now
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day. Across the country, hospitals and intensive care units are now under enormous strain trying to treat so many sick people. And if a new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were to take hold in the U.S. as it has in the U.K., as seems plausible, our health system could pass its breaking point. It’s all too easy to become numb to the toll and accept these daily figures as a new normal while waiting for the vaccine...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Comparing foreign body injuries patterns between Turkey and European Countries: are female Turkish children more vulnerable? - Aydin E, Azzolina D, Baldas S, French MA, Gregori D, Lorenzoni G.
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at analyzing and comparing Foreign Body (FB) injuries patterns in children from Turkey and other European countries in order to assess any country and culturally specific aspects of FB risk. METHODS: Data from Susy S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Civil-military coordination (CIMIC) model in natural disasters in Iran - Araghizadeh H, Peyravi M, Sharififar S, Ahmadi Marzaleh M.
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at codifying a native model of civil-military coordination (CIMIC) in natural disasters in Iran. Methods: This manuscript is a part of a larger study. The present cross-sectional study was conducted in 2019 using a tw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Design and validation of a hospital emergency department preparedness questionnaire for radiation accidents, nuclear accidents, and nuclear terrorism in Iran - Marzaleh Co-First Author MA, Rezaee Co-First Author R, Rezaianzadeh A, Rakhshan M, Haddadi G, Peyravi M.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Radiation accidents can cause numerous challenges to hospitals, the appropriate medical responses to which may save the lives of countless people. The present study aimed at the design and validation of an Emergency Department pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Emergency numbers accessibility for disabled peoples': case of the Islamic Republic of Iran - Ghanbari V, Ardalan A, Nejati A, Rostamnia L, Mousavi G.
INTRODUCTION: An emergency is a serious, unexpected situation which may lead to injury, loss of life and damage to property and often needs urgent interventions. Emergency calls can bring urgent life-saving intervention in such situations. Although access ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Developing and validating a measurement tool to self-report pedestrian safety-related behavior: the Pedestrian Behavior Questionnaire (PBQ) - Sadeghi Bazargan H, Haghighi M, Heydari ST, Soori H, Rezapur Shahkolai F, Motevalian SA, Tabrizi R, Mohammadkhani M.
This study aimed to develop and validate a pedestrian behavior questionnaire to be used in Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the initial questionnaire was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

2,500-year-old temple to Greek love goddess unearthed in Turkey
The Greek goddess of love and fertility had a popular cult at the time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intense Israeli airstrikes in east Syria said to kill dozens
Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions and arms depots of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spilling the beans on coffee's true identity
(American Chemical Society) People worldwide want their coffee to be both satisfying and reasonably priced. To meet these standards, roasters typically use a blend of two types of beans, arabica and robusta. But, some use more of the cheaper robusta than they acknowledge, as the bean composition is difficult to determine after roasting. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have developed a new way to assess exactly what's in that cup of joe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Assessment of depression severity during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic among the Palestinian population: a growing concern and an immediate consideration - Al Zabadi H, Alhroub T, Yaseen N, Haj-Yahya M.
BACKGROUND: Aggressive quarantine and lockdown measures were implemented as protective public health actions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Assessing the psychological effects associated with these measures is an important attempt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Sheldon Adelson, Jewish self-made tycoon, passes away at 87
PM remembers ‘champion of the Jewish people’ • Rivlin: He strengthened bonds between Israel and America. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pompeo says al-Qaeda ’s ‘new home base’ is Iran with no evidence
Iran refuted the claims as ‘warmongering lies’. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US calls Iran 'new al-Qaeda hub' despite Iran being attacked by them
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran has become the new home base for al-Qaeda and the US will impose sanctions on the Sunni... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More US troops to be in DC for Biden's inauguration than Iraq, Afghanistan - Business Insider
Congressional lawmakers are now calling for the US to treat domestic terrorism as an existential threat to the country and its political system. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Ob-Gyns Can Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opioid Use
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Fewer than 2 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists who accept Medicaid are able to prescribe buprenorphine, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in JAMA Network Open. Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, from the Yale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

UN: COVID-19 Herd Immunity Unlikely in 2021
By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. At a media briefing on Monday, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. In recent weeks, Britain, the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and others have begun vaccinating millions of their citizens against th...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news