Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia
Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson says 'second wave coming in' and warns measures may be intensified – as it happened
PM warns it is ‘inevitable’coronavirus will hit UK again; R number increases tobetween 1.1 and 1.4;4,322 new cases recorded. This live blog is now closed: pleasefollow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesUK entering second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson warnsStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and WarringtonTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?6.46pmBSTThat ’s it from the UK blog for today. But you can follow our global coronavirus blog here -Related:Coronavirus live news: Iran in grip of 'third wave' of pandemic; Covid-related deaths in France on the ri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah, Aamna Mohdin and Amelia Hill Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Infectious diseases Science UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Neurotoxic peptides from the venom of the giant Australian stinging tree - Gilding EK, Jami S, Deuis JR, Israel MR, Harvey PJ, Poth AG, Rehm FBH, Stow JL, Robinson SD, Yap K, Brown DL, Hamilton BR, Andersson D, Craik DJ, Vetter I, Durek T.
Stinging trees from Australasia produce remarkably persistent and painful stings upon contact of their stiff epidermal hairs, called trichomes, with mammalian skin. Dendrocnide-induced acute pain typically lasts for several hours, and intermittent painful ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Using high resolution paleoecological information obtained from fossilized footprints, a new study published in Science Advances presents ~120 thousand-year-old human and animal footprints from an ancient lake bed in northern Arabia. These findings represent the earliest evidence for humans in this part of the world and show that human and animal movements and landscape use were closely linked. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seven footprints may be the earliest evidence of humans on the Arabian Peninsula
Experts say discovery of 120,000-year-old prints could shed new light on spread ofHomo sapiens out of AfricaA set of seven footprints made at a lake about 120,000 years ago have been hailed as the earliest evidence of modern humans on the Arabian Peninsula – a discovery experts say could shed light on the spread of our species out of Africa.The path by whichHomosapiensspread around the world was full of twists and turns. Genetic studies suggested it was not until 60,000 years ago that a migration of modern humans out of Africa led to a successful spread across Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Evolution Fossils Science Palaeontology World news Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

College alcohol beliefs and alcohol outcomes: the mediating effects of alcohol protective behavioral strategies - Lemoine PG, Whitley RB, Jordan HR, Madson MB.
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the mediating role of alcohol protective behavioral strategies (i.e. serious harm reduction [PBS-SHR], manner of drinking [PBS-MOD], stopping/limiting drinking [PBS-SLD]) on the relationships between college alcohol b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in burn injuries in Northern Israel during the COVID-19 lockdown - Kruchevsky D, Arraf M, Levanon S, Capucha T, Ramon Y, Ullmann Y.
Coronavirus disease 2019 obliged many countries to apply lockdown policies to contain the spread of infection. The restrictions in Israel included limitations on movement, reduction of working capacity and closure of the educational system. The present stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Serious inhalation injuries from military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - Coulter MJ, Mickelson RC, Dye JL, Shannon KB, Ambrosio AA.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize serious inhalation injuries seen during recent military operations, and assess whether bronchoscopic severity findings were associated with clinical presentation and outcomes. METHODS: Service members who suffered inhalation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

'Confounding': Covid may have already peaked in many African countries
One explanation for virus not behaving as expected could be previous exposure to other infections, experts tell MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has peaked earlier than expected in many African countries, confounding early predictions, experts have told MPs.Scientists do not yet know why, but one hypothesis is the possibility of people having pre-existing immunity to Covid-19, caused by exposure to other infections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh Tags: Global health Global development Coronavirus outbreak Africa Kenya Tanzania Sudan Somalia Yemen Infectious diseases Medical research Middle East and North Africa Science World news UK news Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
This is advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 14th September) - updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. Update in version published 4th August - added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considering the military-media nexus from the perspective of competing groups: the case of ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - Winkler C, El-Damanhoury K, Dicker A, Luu Y, Kaczkowski W, El-Karhili N.
To address if and how militant, non-state actors in the online environment react to on-the-ground military pressures facing their competitors, this study explores AQAP's visual media campaign during the 2016-2017 military operations to retake Mosul and Raq... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Explaining insurgency progression in Iraq, 2003-2011 - Black M.
Many have attempted to answer the questions of "what went wrong in Iraq" arguing that insurgency developed because there was a lack of security. However, on the ground observations and empirical data collection are proving this to not necessarily be the ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Assessing success of the Global War on Terror: terrorist attack frequency and the backlash effect - Kattelman KT.
Do states contributing military forces to the Global War on Terror leave their citizens vulnerable to retaliatory terrorist attacks? Despite the vast amount of coverage dedicated to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, few studies have empirically tested whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Hyperlinked sympathizers: URLs and the Islamic State - Weirman S, Alexander A.
This study examines a time-bound sample of 240,1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Military counterterrorism measures, civil-military relations, and democracy: the cases of Turkey and the United States - Satana NS, Demirel-Pegg T.
This study examines how military counterterrorism (CT) measures affect the quality of democracy by altering civil-military relations (CMR) and focuses on CMR as the main causal mechanism. We argue that the use of military measures in CT jeopardizes democra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Progress toward antiviral treatments for COVID-19
COVID-19 is caused by a virus known as SARS-CoV-2, which is similar in structure to two other viruses that have caused recent outbreaks: SARS-CoV, which caused an outbreak of SARS in 2003, and MERS-CoV, the cause of a 2012 outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Brazil Covid deaths exceed 132,000 - as it happened
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.03amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed 132,000; people in England's worst-hit hotspots unable to get tests
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos firePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could die of loneliness': how Covid policies impact care h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Can erectile dysfunction really be cured with soundwaves?
Developed in Israel, where it has been available for eight years, Vigore is said not only to assist men with erectile dysfunction, but also help those who are just not as good as they were in their 20s and 30s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey's virus deaths rise to levels not seen since May
Turkey’s daily coronavirus deaths have topped its numbers from early May, with 63 fatalities in the past 24 hours (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Call for Award Applicants: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (September 14, 2020) – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-schola...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

INTERVIEW: the top diplomat shepherding the General Assembly through its 75th year
H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President-elect of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy External SourceNEW YORK, Sep 14 2020 (IPS) The Turkish diplomat elected to be the president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, is taking on the role as the Organization grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, and questions surrounding the future direction it should take. Mr. Bozkir, a highly experienced public servant, and recently Minister for European Affairs, with almost 50 years of professional experience, was elected from the Western European and Others (WEOG)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Programme Accelerates Efforts to Respond to New Polio Outbreaks in Sudan and Yemen
[PR Newswire] Amman, Jordan -- "The recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks confirmed in Yemen and Sudan are consequences of increasingly low levels of immunity among children. Each outbreak has paralysed children in areas that have been extremely difficult if not impossible to reach with routine or supplementary polio vaccination for extended periods of time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing , PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 14 September 2020 Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020 Added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020 Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: reducing transmission what you can do to help, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). 14 September 2020 Translated guidance temporarily removed while awaiting revision. 14 September 2020 Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 7 September 2020 A dded translations in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Fighting Invincible Enemy - Lessons for Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] Even though the world is not at war, certain occurrences portend war between and among nations. For instance, but for the emergence of COVID-19 that seems to have taken the attention from many things, the tension that was mounting in the Middle-East following the killing of Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, by US forces in Iraq would have altered the history of the world by now.. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel first country to reimpose national lockdown
WHO records more than 307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday;Victoria, Australia sees lowest case rise in nearly 3 monthsIsrael becomes first country to reimpose national lockdownOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizensSee all our coronavirus coverage9.15amBSTAlso in Italy, children in Codogno have gone back to school for the first time since 21 February. The northern town gained notoriety as the first place in Europe to record local transmission of the coronavirus.The Assoc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now) and Matthew Weaver, Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Palestinian emergency nurses' knowledge and role perception about disaster management: a need for immediate actions - Saidam MN, Eljedi AY.
BACKGROUND: Preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters have become a priority for everyone. Gaza Strip in Palestine is constantly exposed to wars and disasters. One of the most prominent respondents to disasters in the health c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The impact of life domains on cyberbullying perpetration in Iran: a partial test of Agnew's general theory of crime - Kabiri S, Shadmanfaat SMS, Choi J, Yun I.
This study extends prior research by examining the direct and indirect effects of four of Agnew's life domains (i.e., self, family, school, and peer) through constraints against and motivations for cyberbullying as well as the interaction effects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world
India reports more than 94,000 new cases; Israel the first to reimpose national lockdown; encouraging signs in Australian state of VictoriaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.The biggest increases were fromIndia, theUnited States andBrazil, according to the agency ’s website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news World Health Organization Science Infectious diseases India US news Brazil Source Type: news

Boston University researchers to develop new breast tumor models
(Boston University School of Medicine) Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers Gerald Denis, PhD, Andrew Emili, PhD, and Stefano Monti, PhD, together with Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School researcher Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD, have been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million National Cancer Institute UO1 grant to develop and analyze breast tumor organoids (models). Specifically, the award will support their project: Multiscale analysis of metabolic inflammation as a driver of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia  to partially lift suspension of international flights – as it happened
More than307,000 cases in 24 hours to Sunday;Israel imposes second national lockdown;Cases hit daily record in Czech Republic. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.51pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record new global cases; Israel becomes first country to reimpose lockdown11.49pmBSTThe UK government ’s coronavirus testing programme is dealing with a backlog of 185,000 swabs, with tests being sent to Italy andGermany as local labs are overwhelmed.Not even a week after the governmentwa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now), Jedidajah Otte ,Haroon Siddique, Ben Doherty, Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Israel to set new nationwide lockdown as virus cases surge
Israel will reinstate a strict countrywide lockdown this week amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lebanon: Working on the ground to meet basic needs of Beirut ’s women and girls
A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France daily cases top 10,000; Victoria reports 41 new infections
Cases also rising in England and Scotland as Europe outbreak worsens; seven more deaths in worst-hit Australian state; Oxford University vaccine trials to resume. Follow latest updatesOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizens4.45amBSTBack inVictoria, Australia:A woman dragged from her car by police on Saturday is expected to be charged with six offences, including resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.Police spoke to the female driver at the checkpoint in relati...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty (now), Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Colonial structure, chinese minority and racial violence in Indonesia: a social reflection - Sahrasad H.
Under the Dutch colonial, the Dutch (white skin) become the   political, economic and social elites in the colonial society, while middle class consisted of far east people (Chinese, Arab, India, etc), and bumiputera (indigenous Muslim) people laying in lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Bible stories come to life: Archaeologists unearth extraordinary mosaic showing what might be Jesus feeding the 5,000 with 5 loaves
(Natural News) A team of archaeologists working at an excavation site near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel have unearthed a 1,500-year-old mosaic that depicts the miracle of Jesus Christ Feeding the Multitude. Hippos, also known as Kinneret, is now located within Israel’s Hippos National Park. Thousands of years ago, it was once a Greco-Roman... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

XRHealth wants to revolutionize outpatient health care through VR
For former Israeli Air Force pilot Eran Orr, traditional outpatient care was not working.   Orr, founder and CEO of Brookline-based XRHealth, sought out an alternative to treat his whiplash, which one doctor told him would require surgery. Orr decided to infuse virtual reality (VR) with outpatient treatment and began seeing results. “I came up with the idea because I flew with helm et displays for 15 years, and I had a lot of simulators as an F16 pilot," Orr said. "For me, the combination was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jordan Frias Source Type: news

XRHealth wants to revolutionize outpatient health care through VR
For former Israeli Air Force pilot Eran Orr, traditional outpatient care was not working.   Orr, founder and CEO of Brookline-based XRHealth, sought out an alternative to treat his whiplash, which one doctor told him would require surgery. Orr decided to infuse virtual reality (VR) with outpatient treatment and began seeing results. “I came up with the idea because I flew with helm et displays for 15 years, and I had a lot of simulators as an F16 pilot," Orr said. "For me, the combination was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jordan Frias Source Type: news

Bereavement among Israeli parents who lost children in military service: protective factors for coping with loss - Schiff M, Elkins Y, Aharoni E, Weisler-Mamou I, Parnas Goldberger S, Simhon Y.
This study examined parental coping with grief and identified protective factors for better coping among parents who suffered the loss of a child during military service in Israel. Coping indicators included complicated grief, functioning in life tasks, su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"To die is better for me", social suffering among Syrian refugees at a noncommunicable disease clinic in Jordan: a qualitative study - Maconick L, Ansbro, Ellithy S, Jobanputra K, Tarawneh M, Roberts B.
BACKGROUND: The conflict in Syria has required humanitarian agencies to implement primary-level services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jordan, given the high NCD burden amongst Syrian refugees; and to integrate mental health and psychosocial supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coping styles mediate the association between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and alcohol outcomes in college students - Freeman TE, Jordan HR, Madson MB.
BACKGROUND: College students report high rates of alcohol consumption and Criterion A traumatic events, which puts them at higher risk for dangerous alcohol-related negative consequences when compared to the general population. The self-medication theory s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New data further reinforce Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) as a highly effective treatment for people with multiple sclerosis
Basel, 11 September 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new data that show OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) is a highly effective treatment option for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who experienced a suboptimal response to their prior disease modifying therapy (DMT). Subgroup analys is from the two-year open-label Phase IIIb CASTING study also demonstrates that patients benefit across a wide range of disease related and demographic subgroups, regardless of prior treatment background. Findings will be presented at MSVirtual2020, the 8th Joint Meeting of the Americas Committee...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New data further reinforce Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) as a highly effective treatment for people with multiple sclerosis
Basel, 11 September 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new data that show OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) is a highly effective treatment option for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who experienced a suboptimal response to their prior disease modifying therapy (DMT). Subgroup analys is from the two-year open-label Phase IIIb CASTING study also demonstrates that patients benefit across a wide range of disease related and demographic subgroups, regardless of prior treatment background. Findings will be presented at MSVirtual2020, the 8th Joint Meeting of the Americas Committee...
Source: Roche Media News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sol-Gel Technologies Announces FDA Acceptance for Filing of New Drug Application for Epsolay (benzoyl peroxide) for the Treatment of Inflammatory Lesions of Rosacea
NESS ZIONA, Israel, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sol-Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL), a clinical-stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - September 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cochrane Rapid Review examines travel-related control measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic
 Can travel-related control measures contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic?What are travel-related control measures?To contain the spread of COVID-19, numerous countries have implemented control measures related to international travel. These include:complete closure of borders (i.e. a total ban on any border crossings);partial travel restrictions (e.g. restrictions on air travel only, or restrictions on travellers from certain countries);entry or exit screening (e.g. when travellers are asked about symptoms, examined physically, or tested for infection when leaving or entering a country);quarantine of traveller...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prevalence of child abuse and its association with depression among first year students of Kuwait University: a cross-sectional study - Almazeedi H, Alkandari S, Alrazzuqi H, Ohaeri J, Alfayez G.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment occurs across all cultures and societies. Research in Kuwait is necessary to document its prevalence and related factors. Aims: To determine the prevalence of childhood abuse reported by first year students of Kuwait Univ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news