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Teva Pharmaceuticals to Cut 25% of Jobs in Huge Reshaping
The world ’ s biggest maker of generic drugs has been squeezed by increased competition and lower prices and is saddled with a large amount of debt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHAD BRAY Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Allergan Inc Israel Source Type: news

Weapons of mass participation: social media, violence entrepreneurs, and the politics of crowdfunding for war -
This article focuses on two aspects of this phenomenon. First, I arg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association of prehospital intubation with decreased survival among pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan - Schauer SG, Naylor JF, Hill GJ, Arana AA, Roper JL, April MD.
INTRODUCTION: Airway compromise is the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield among US military casualties. Airway management is an important component of pediatric trauma care. Yet, intubation is a challenging skill with which many p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"I did not know there was another life": meanings of life in the out-of-home Mothers Unit reunification programme - Tener D, Sorek Y, Schwartz E.
The Mothers Unit is a reunification and treatment programme in a welfare emergency centre in Israel. The unit is the only one in Israel offering joint residence for mothers at risk of abusing or neglecting their children. The unit provides an alternative t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns of civilian and child deaths due to war-related violence in Syria: a comparative analysis from the Violation Documentation Center dataset, 2011-16 - Guha-Sapir D, Schl üter B, Rodriguez-Llanes JM, Lillywhite L, Hicks MH.
We describe demographic, spatial, and temporal patterns of direct deaths of civilians and opposition combatants from conflict-related violence in 6 year... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fears of Israeli job cuts at Teva sparks call for general strike
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Israel's Teva to cut jobs in restructuring on Thursday: report
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include laying off more than half its Israeli workforce, the Calcalist financial news website said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some Great Holiday Foods for Weight Loss
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Many of the foods most associated with holiday meals can actually be good for you and, because they're filling, leave you feeling satisfied with small servings. Skinless white turkey meat tops the list. A 3-ounce slice... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Changing views on child mortality and economic sanctions in Iraq: a history of lies, damned lies and statistics - Dyson T, Cetorelli V.
In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's army invaded Kuwait and consequently the United Nations imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. In 1991, an international military alliance expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait during a short war. Nevertheless, the economic sanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Teva Pharm to unveil restructuring plan on Thursday: report
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include layoffs, the Calcalist financial news website said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

State delays Lahey Health-Beth Israel mega-merger
The state ’s health care watchdog said it will delay a proposed mega-merger between Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and three other hospitals as it works to study the potential cost implications of the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

State delays Lahey Health-Beth Israel mega-merger
The state ’s health care watchdog said it will delay a proposed mega-merger between Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and three other hospitals as it works to study the potential cost implications of the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Over 300 suspected cases  of diphtheria and 28 deaths have been reported since mid-August; the last reported case was in 1992.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Transcranial magnetic stim dev Brainsway raises $9m
Transcranial magnetic stimulation device developer Brainsway has raised $8.5 million, according to a report from Globes Israel. The round was joined by The Phoenix Holdings and IBI Investment House, which has an existing 8% stake in the company. Israel-based Brainsway is developing magnetic stimulation helmets for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders, according to Globes Israel. The company reported $7.5 million in revenue for the first nine months of 2017 from sales of its transcranial magnetic stimulation device designed to treat depression, according to the report. Brainsway has since switched from a business...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Brainsway Source Type: news

More Than 8 Million Yemenis'A Step Away From Famine'  - U.N. More Than 8 Million Yemenis'A Step Away From Famine'  - U.N.
Warring sides must let more aid get through to 8.4 million people who are"a step away from famine" in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Yemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in Tatters
Press releaseYemen: Diphtheria Spreads as War and Blockade Leave Health System in TattersDecember 12, 2017Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease not seen in Yemen in decades  SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12, 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria inYemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Thanks, Mr President! Bloomberg Says Trump Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Has Been a ‘Rallying Cry’ for Green Lobby
More than six months after President Donald Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the global climate deal known as the Paris Agreement, about 50 world leaders, as well as major U.S. business executives and U.N. officials gathered in the French capital for a daylong climate summit, insisting that Trump’s decision had no impact—and indeed, might well have mobilized the rest of the world to unite on a key issue. “The fact that President Trump has a different view has been a rallying cry for the pro-environmentalists groups. And that has been very helpful,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomber...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized Environment France Source Type: news

Willingness of firefighting program students to work in disasters-turkey - Kaya E, Altintas H.
Introduction Firefighting is an important profession during disasters. Firefighters are on duty for many vital functions, including fire extinguishing, search and rescue work, and evacuation of disaster victims to a safe zone. In case of a disaster situati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pediatric immunologist Jordan S. Orange recognized for healing through research
(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering& Science of Texas) Jordan Scott Orange, M.D., Ph.D.,   of Baylor College of Medicine is the recipient of the 2018 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Medicine from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Strictly's Ola and James Jordan shed two stone on SlimFast
Polish-born Ola lost 15lbs while her husband James shed 17lbs – in just two months after gorging on takeaways. They revealed how they lost their excess weight – and it's nothing new. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia-based internet health app, Sihatech, lands $1.3M in funding
Saudi Arabia-based internet health application technology company  Sihatech just announced that it has landed $1.33 million (5 million Saudi Arabia Riyals) in its latest funding round. The funding was led by Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures, with Waseel Application Service Provider also participating.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UAE doctors replace girl's thumb using her index finger
The unnamed girl, from United Arab Emirates, was born without any bones in her thumb, doctors  at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain revealed in a public statement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen: “Just Living Has Become More Difficult”
Voice from the FieldYemen: “Just Living Has Become More Difficult”December 11, 2017Monia Khaled is the water and sanitation supervisor for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Yemen, where a recent escalation in fighting coupled with an ongoing blockade restricting vital supplies are taking a heavy toll on civilians. Here, she describes her experience. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day: ensuring the right to health, leaving no one behind
13 December 2017, Cairo ‒ At least 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, cannot obtain essential health services and each year, larger numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they have to pay for health care out of their own pockets a new report from the World Health Organization and World Bank has revealed. The release of the report coincides with Universal Health Coverage Day, commemorated each 12 December, which is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere with...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 11, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning in Iran during 1999-2016: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Hosseininejad SM, Aminiahidashti H, Goli Khatir I, Ghasempouri SK, Jabbari A, Khandashpour M.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits worldwide with high levels of morbidity and mortality. No inclusive nationally statistics of CO poisoning in Iran is available. The present review aimed to des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Fatality rate of pedestrians and fatal crash involvement rate of drivers in pedestrian crashes: a case study of Iran - Kashani AT, Besharati MM.
The aim of this study was to uncover patterns of pedestrian crashes. In the first stage, 34,178 pedestrian-involved crashes occurred in Iran during a four-year period were grouped into homogeneous clusters using a clustering analysis. Next, some in-cluster... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Home-related injuries among under-five-year children and mothers' care regarding injury prevention in rural areas - Rezapur-Shahkolai F, Afshari M, Moghimbeigi A, Hazavehei SM.
This cross-sectional study was conducted in rural areas of Twiserkan (Toyserkan) County, in Iran, to assess factors associated with home-related injuries among under-five-year children and their mothers' care regarding injury prevention. Mothers who had th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Private sector support is key to reducing emissions in the Middle East and North Africa
(University of Surrey) Air quality experts from the University of Surrey are calling on private businesses to help the Middle East and North African (MENA) region reduce harmful emissions after conducting a comprehensive review on air pollution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF
Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old tombs in Luxor
Country hopes find will boost tourism industry, which has been suffering since 2011 uprisingEgypt has announced the discovery of two small tombs in the southern city of Luxor dating back about 3,500 years, a find the government hopes will help revive the country ’s ailing tourism sector.The tombs, located on the west bank of the Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Luxor Tags: Egypt Archaeology Science Egyptology Travel World news Africa Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

3,500-year-old tombs found at Luxor
Egypt hopes discovery will boost tourism which has been suffering since 2011 uprisingEgypt has announced the discovery of two small tombs in the southern city of Luxor dating back some 3,500 years, a find the government hopes will help revive the country ’s ailing tourism sector.The tombs, located on the west bank of the Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Luxor Tags: Archaeology Science Egyptology Egypt holidays Travel World news Source Type: news

Sectra reports higher earnings in Q2
PACS vendor Sectra posted an increase in revenue and profitability in the second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds gadolinium tracking to DoseTrack Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Food poisoning symptoms: Five ways to enjoy turkey safely at Christmas
FOOD poisoning symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea. Here are five ways to avoid becoming poorly from the Christmas turkey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paper heralds new science collaboration with Middle East
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A new science initiative aims to connect Western and Middle Eastern communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging Diseases and Implementation of Emergency Use Authorizations
North Dakota Department of Health. 06/23/2017 This course discusses how to identify emerging infectious diseases; Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), influenza, and other emerging diseases; and how Emergency Use Authorizations are implemented at the public health laboratory to expedite testing capabilities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Longitudinal associations among posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, traumatic brain injury, and neurocognitive functioning in army soldiers deployed to the Iraq War - Vasterling JJ, Aslan M, Lee LO, Proctor SP, Ko J, Jacob S, Concato J.
OBJECTIVES: Military deployment is associated with increased risk of adverse emotional and cognitive outcomes. Longitudinal associations involving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relatively mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurocognitive compro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risky behaviors of mothers with infants on sudden infant death syndrome in Turkey - Erdo ğan Ç, Turan T.
PURPOSE: Sudden infant death syndrome is the most common cause of death during the post-neonatal period. Factors such as sleeping position, bed sharing, pillow use, smoking during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period constitute risk factors for sudden in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychopathology and associated risk factors among forcibly displaced Syrian children and adolescents - Gormez V, K ılıç HN, Orengul AC, Demir MN, Demirlikan Ş, Demirbaş S, Babacan B, Kınık K, Semerci B.
This study investigates prevalence of psychopathology and associated risk factors in refugee children in Turkey. Of a total of 218 children aged 9-15 years,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

From a legal perspective, Mueller’s investigation is dead. Here’s why...
(Natural News) Like a headless turkey running around in circles, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s anti-Trump investigation is dead, even if he does not yet realize it. While his investigation stumbles onward, with life support provided by the biased media, from a legal perspective the viability of any criminal case that Mueller could possibly bring has been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food poisoning symptoms: Do YOU know these FIVE ways to enjoy turkey safely at Christmas?
FOOD poisoning symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea. Here are five ways to avoid becoming poorly from the Christmas turkey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia:Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia
[Dalsan Radio] A plane carrying a medical donation from Saudi Arabia has landed in Mogadishu today. The donation was handed over to the government of Somalia so that it will be delivered to the local medical outlets that serve the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 4 civilians killed in Syria is a child, Lancet study says
Evidence that aerial bombing has killed more civilians — one quarter of them children — than opposition fighters in Syria has been published in one of the world's best known medical journals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Study highlights the need for research into prevention of inflammatory bowel disease
(University of Birmingham) Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialized and westernized, a new study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International collaboration could reduce smoking prevalence, MU researchers find
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In a new study comparing smoking rates and regulations between the US and Turkey, Mansoo Yu, associate professor of social work at the University of Missouri, found the rate of current smoking is higher in Turkey at 27 percent compared to the US at 18 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More than 1,000 ancient sealings discovered
(Cluster of Excellence " Religion and Politics ") Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence discover a large number of sealings in southeast Turkey. More than 1,000 sealings give new insights into the Greco-Roman pantheon. The finds were in a late antique building complex point to a hitherto unknown church. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plant RuBisCo assembly in E. coli with five chloroplast chaperones including BSD2
Plant RuBisCo, a complex of eight large and eight small subunits, catalyzes the fixation of CO2 in photosynthesis. The low catalytic efficiency of RuBisCo provides strong motivation to reengineer the enzyme with the goal of increasing crop yields. However, genetic manipulation has been hampered by the failure to express plant RuBisCo in a bacterial host. We achieved the functional expression of Arabidopsis thaliana RuBisCo in Escherichia coli by coexpressing multiple chloroplast chaperones. These include the chaperonins Cpn60/Cpn20, RuBisCo accumulation factors 1 and 2, RbcX, and bundle-sheath defective-2 (BSD2). Our struc...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Aigner, H., Wilson, R. H., Bracher, A., Calisse, L., Bhat, J. Y., Hartl, F. U., Hayer-Hartl, M. Tags: Biochemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Film documents plight of Arab scientists in exile
Documentary shows four refugee scientists struggling to start over, highlights the brain drain that follows conflict. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news