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Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations
Credit: IFADBy Becky HeeleyROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Becky Heeley Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Fuji SonoSite launches new systems at RSNA 2017
Ultrasound developer Fujifilm SonoSite is showcasing its latest systems, the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fuji SonoSite supports Moroccan mountain bike race Health Canada clears Fuji VisualSonics' Vevo MD FDA clears ultrahigh-frequency ultrasound scanner Fuji SonoSite debuts new point-of-care US system Point-of-care ultrasound saves shock patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Morocco:HIV New Infections in Morocco Down By 44 Percent Between 2004 and 2016, Minister Says
[MAP] Rabat -The number of HIV new infections in Morocco has dropped by 44% between 2004 and 2016 thanks to the significant progress made by the Kingdom in terms of coverage and access to HIV preventive and curative care services, said Tuesday in Rabat acting minister of Health, Abdelkader Amara. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lauren ’s life after transplant: Proving the impossible possible
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Children’s Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would lik...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Ainsworth Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories gastroschisis multivisceral transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Springer Nature continues to advance sharing
Over 3.25 million article shares in SharedIt’s first year Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative. SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including all the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over 1,000 co-owned and partner-owned journals. This industry-leading initiative enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories, websites, schol...
Source: News from STM - November 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Soil-based filter bricks clean up water for Moroccan farmers
A home-made filter assembled with local materials cleans up water for irrigation and domestic use. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighboring countries
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Strawberries from Spain, tomatoes from the Netherlands, spices from Morocco and citrus fruits from Georgia -- the globalization of food production and food trading is posing new challenges for consumer health protection. The range of foods is getting bigger and their safety has to be guaranteed in increasingly more complex supply chains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The relationships of teacher ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and host national identification to school misconduct of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant adolescents in Belgium - D ’hondt F, Eccles JS, Van Houtte M, Stevens PAJ.
We focus on school misconduct and how ethnic teacher discrimination, ethnic identification, and host national identification are associated with school misconduct of male and female immigrant adolescents. Additionally, we verify the moderating role of ethn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Why Spaniards Eat So Late
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisabeth Sherman / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Spain Source Type: news

8 Trending Travel Destinations to Visit Right Now
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Stone / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Epidemiology and risk factors of voluntary poisoning by pesticides in 2008-2014, Morocco - Nabih Z, Amiar L, Abidli Z, Windy M, Soulaymani A, Mokhtari A, Soulaymani Bencheikh R.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the epidemiological profile of voluntary poisoning by pesticides, and determine the risk factors that may affect the life of patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis using all cases of voluntary poisoning by pesticides c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

French Montana Reflects on Why ‘Unforgettable’ Will “Last Forever”
French Montana has been rapping for over a decade. But it’s only now, with his inescapable hit “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee, that the Moroccan-born, Bronx-raised artist is finally finding his place in the sun. Montana’s mantra is to follow the feeling, wherever that may lead. In the case of “Unforgettable,” it took him on a 30-hour flight to Uganda, where he tracked down a kids’ dance troupe he discovered while surfing the web searching for African music. Montana decided to feature them in his music video, spawning a viral dance challenge on social media—and giving him,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized french montana Music rap Source Type: news

Risk factors related to homicide in Moroccan patients with schizophrenia - Kachouchi A, Sebbani M, Salim S, Adali I, Manoudi F, Amine M, Asri F.
BACKGROUND: Persons with schizophrenia are thought to be at increased risk of committing violent crime  - 4 to 6 times the level of general population individuals without this disorder. The relationship between schizophrenia and homicide is complex and ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Scientists develop scorpion 'milking machine' for disease research
CASABLANCA, Morocco (Reuters) - Extracting venom from scorpions can be a dangerous, but rewarding, task. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sudan: Parliament Health Committee Calls for Establishment of African's Network for Breast Diseases
[SNA] Khartoum -The Parliament Committee for Health, Environment, Housing and the Humanitarian Affairs, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, under the auspices of Dr. A'aisha Mohmed Osman, the Parliament Deputy Speaker, has organized a seminar on the combat of the breast cancer presented by Prof. Raja Erzadi, the Moroccan physician, and practitioner, specialized in breast surgery, currently visiting the Sudan on invitation from the Parliament Deputy Speaker. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Risk-taking behaviours among fishermen in Morocco by the evaluation of "ordalique" functioning - Laraqui O, Laraqui S, Manar N, Sahraoui MY, Sebbar L, Ghailan T, Deschamps F, Laraqui CEH.
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the potential fishermen's psychological functioning which induces risk-taking behaviours by evaluating the ordalique functioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Milking it: A new robot to extract scorpion venom
(Society for Experimental Biology) A new scorpion-milking robot designed to extract venom could replace the traditional manual method. Scorpion venom is used in medical applications such as immunosuppressants, anti-malarial drugs and cancer research, but the extraction process can be potentially life-threatening. " This robot makes venom recovery fast and safe " , says Mr Mouad Mkamel who designed the robot with a team of researchers from Ben M'sik Hassan II University, Morocco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

London Bridge Attackers Wore Fake Bomb Belts to Create 'Maximum Fear'
LONDON (AP) — The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create "maximum fear" as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday. The Metropolitan Police released photographs of the blood-splattered belts, which were made from plastic water bottles wrapped in duct tape. Attackers Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba wore the belts when they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on June 3. They killed eight people before being shot dead by police. Police Commander Dean Haydon said the attackers may have worn the belts because they plan...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found shake foundations of the human story
Idea that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago challenged by extraordinary discovery of 300,000-year-old remains in Moroccan mineFossils recovered from an old mine on a desolate mountain in Morocco have rocked one of the most enduring foundations of the human story: thatHomo sapiens arose in acradle of humankind in East Africa 200,000 years ago. Archaeologists unearthed the bones of at least five people at Jebel Irhoud, a former barite mine 100km west of Marrakesh, in excavations that lasted years. They knew the remains were old, but were stunned when dating tests revealed that a tooth and stone tools fou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Evolution Archaeology Anthropology Science Human biology Morocco Africa Source Type: news

New Fossils Indicate People Have Been Around Way Longer Than We Thought
(NEW YORK) — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years. The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species’ evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits. “They are not just like us,” said Jean-Jacques Hublin, one of the scientists reporting the find. But they had “basically the face you could meet on the train in New York.” Coupled with other evidence, th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Malcolm Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology onetime Source Type: news

Earliest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens found in Morocco, rewriting the story of our species
Researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of at least five early humans that lived 300,000 to 350,000 years ago in what is now Morocco. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

' Last African dinosaur' discovered in Moroccan mine
One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil suggests that following the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana in the middle of the Cretaceous period, a distinct dinosaur fauna evolved in Africa. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Last African dinosaur' discovered in Moroccan mine
(University of Bath) One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil, led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, suggests that following the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana in the middle of the Cretaceous period, a distinct dinosaur fauna evolved in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rwanda/Morocco: Duo Heads to Morocco for Specialized Treatment
[New Times] Rwanda's fast-rising footballers Onesme Twizerimana (APR FC) and Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sports) on Tuesday left the country for Morocco to receive advanced medical treatment for their damaged knee ligaments sustained in the on-going Azam Rwanda Premier League. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Turkey's Ronesans studying Morocco, Senegal PPP projects with France's Meridiam
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish construction and investment firm Ronesans Holding's healthcare unit is working with French fund Meridiam on public –private partnership (PPP) investments in Morocco and Senegal, the Ronesans board chairman said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Marrakech climate talks: US accepts petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded
Petition supports nations such as Ecuador and Venezuela that tried to initiate a conflict of interests policyA petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from the UN climate change negotiations has been forced into the hands of the US delegation in Morocco, where almost 200 nations are meeting to work out ways to implement the 2015 Paris agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.The US delegation initially said it could not formally receive the petition signed by more than 500,000 people but later contacted Corporate Accountability International, agreeing to receive it on Wednesday.Continue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michael Slezak Tags: COP 22: UN climate change conference Marrakech United Nations Morocco Fossil fuels US news Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Science World news Global climate talks Energy Source Type: news

Remarks at a ceremony commemorating Morocco ’s elimination of trachoma as a public health problem
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the government of Morocco on its elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: director-general [subject], trachoma [subject], chlamydia trachomatis, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Morocco [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Morocco eliminates trachoma – the leading infectious cause of blindness
15 November 2016 ¦ Geneva ¦ Marrakech – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem1 in Morocco.   Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge of infected people, particularly young children, it affects populations in 42 countries, and is responsible for blindness or visual impairment in around 1.9 million people. “This is an impressive public health achievement for Morocco,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “It demonstr...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 14, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Renewable Energies: The Third Industrial Revolution
Only recently, I read in a publication of the Atlantic Council written by Fred Kempe that energy renewables have surpassed coal in power-producing capacity for the first time in history. It is exciting and sensational to learn that such a change in structure of energy sources has occurred. For years, I have been researching and analyzing the implications of global warming popularly known as Climate Change, arguing that the relation between global warming and energy sources is of crucial importance in tackling both. It is impossible to address global warming without introducing renewable energies as a major source for all...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climate Change in the Classrooms
On 4 November, the Paris Climate Change Agreement came into force -- just three days before the official opening of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco. The speed of this entry into force speaks to the urgency of the issues at stake. The name of the game is clear -- we need to move from paper to action as quickly as possible. Mitigating the impacts of climate change calls for new efforts to contain emissions and prevent further drastic consequences, which we have seen affecting women and men in societies across the world, including migr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Record Hot Years Could Be 'New Normal' By 2025
Following in the blistering footsteps of 2014 and 2015, this year is on track to be the warmest on record.  And we probably need to get accustomed to this sweltering heat. If carbon emissions continue to rise at their current rate, these record hot years will be the “new normal” by 2025, new research shows. Even if we take action to curb emissions, the damage has already been done, warns the study, published Friday in the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society. Human activities have already ensured that the global annual average temperature of 2015 will be the norm “no later than 2040,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Human Footprint ‘Increasingly Visible’ in Our Climate, Says U.N. Report
(Marrakesh, Morocco) — Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” — that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. In a report released Tuesday at international climate talks in Morocco, the World Meteorological Organization said 2011-2015 was the hottest five-year period on record. That comes as no surprise as WMO’s annual reports have showed record average temperatures in 2014 and 2015. But the agency said the five-year report provides a better overview of warming trends and extreme events such as prolonged droughts and recurr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karl Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change environmental impact United Nations United Nations Climate Change Conference Source Type: news

What's in store at the Marrakech climate talks – and will Australia still back coal? | Graham Readfearn
The US presidential race is guaranteed to prove a distraction at the Morocco COP22 gathering, where action is on the agendaThe Australian government takes a delegation to the United Nations climate change talks in Morocco starting Monday – two weeks that are sure to be dominated by, well, who knows?Because, during the first week, the United States will go to the polls to pick a new president – an event that will act like a giant weapon of mass distraction in Marrakech.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Climate change Environment US elections 2016 Coal Energy US politics US news Fossil fuels Australia news Australian politics Morocco Donald Trump United Nations Africa Middle East and North Africa Science Source Type: news

One In Seven Children Breathes Air So Filthy It Can Damage Their Brain
OSLO (Reuters) - Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from Nov. 7-18 for talks on global warming, to restrict use of fossil fuels to give twin benefits of improved health and slower climate change. About 300 million children, or almost one in seven worldwide, lived in areas where outdoor pollution was highest, defined by UNICEF as at least six times international gui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis may enhance night vision
New research shows that the drug makes cells in the retina more sensitive to light25 years ago, pharmacologist M. E. West of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, noted that local fisherman who smoke cannabis or drink rum made with the leaves and stems of the plant had “an uncanny ability to see in the dark,” which enabled them to navigate their boats through coral reefs. “It was impossible to believe that anyone could navigate a boat without compass and without light in such treacherous surroundings,” hewrote after accompanying the crew of a fishing boat one dark night, “[bu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Epidemiological aspects of suicide attempts among Moroccan children - Mekaoui N, Karboubi L, Ouadghiri FZ, Dakhama BS.
Suicidal behavior among children has significantly increased in Morocco. We conducted a study on the epidemiological aspect to propose a treatment strategy. Descriptive retrospective study over a period of 3 years (April 2012-April 2015) involving children... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda: Moroccan Firm to Set Up Pharmaceutical Plant
[New Times] Cooper Pharma, a leading Moroccan pharmaceutical company, yesterday signed a deal that paves way for construction of a plant in Rwanda to manufacture antibiotics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicidal ideations, plans and attempts in primary care in Morocco: cross-sectional study of consultants at primary health care system in Morocco - Oneib B, Sabir M, Otheman Y, Abda N, Ouanass A.
INTRODUCTION: the aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence of suicidal ideation among Moroccan consultants in primary health care system. Methods: we conducted a cross sectional survey in three health care centers in two cities of Morocco to esti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Tracking down dinosaur ancestors
What did life look like more than 200 million years ago? Ichnologist and paleontologist Hendrik Klein travels to faraway countries to track down dinosaurs and their ancestors. Follow his latest expedition to Morocco on ResearchGate. ResearchGate: What made you want to follow the tracks of dinosaurs? Hendrik Klein: I was always interested in tracks because unlike skeletons, tracks always tell you something about their producers and their behavior. From a distinct trackway, a complete sequence of pes and manus - foot and hand - imprints, you can see exactly how the animal moved. You can't always get that from just the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New data initiative helps Morocco lift lid on country’s risk factors for noncommunicable diseases
Rabat’s winding streets have long witnessed the bustling of shoppers, merchants and people from many walks of life. Joining the crowds soon will be specially trained health sector sleuths. They will be knocking on doors in this coastal city and throughout Morocco in teams of 4, armed with electronic tablets, asking household residents for signs of the main risk factors of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - June 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: health surveys [subject], health care surveys, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Morocco [country] Source Type: news

Morocco mother disowned by husband after facial tumours ravaged her looks
Samira Benhar, 39, from Casablanca, Morocco, has neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition which causes uncontrollable growths along the nerves. She said surgery had given her a new life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Signs You Should Stop Coloring Your Hair
SPECIAL FROM Few women welcome gray hair with open arms. When the salt outnumbers the pepper, most of us—as many as 75 percent of women, according to various sources—turn to the beauty industry for an all-over color correction. But once you start dyeing your hair to cover the grays, how do you know when enough is enough? When 56-year-old former brunette, Paula Winnig, was 35 years old, a number of well-meaning friends handed her their colorists' business cards, a not-so-subtle nod to her rapidly graying hair. She took the hint and began dyeing her locks, a practice she continued until quitting for good at ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hashish in Morocco and Lebanon: a comparative study - Afsahi K, Darwich S.
BACKGROUND: In the 1960s and the 1970s, Morocco and Lebanon became major producers of hashish for export to markets in West and Central Europe, Africa and the Middle East. By using a comparative approach, this paper aims to evaluate changes in production i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Early humans may have been food for carnivores 500,000 years ago
Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, likely hyenas, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Desert Locust Invading Yemen, More Arab States
Juvenile desert locust hoppers. Photo: FAO/G.TortoliBy Kareem EzzatCAIRO, Apr 13 2016 (IPS)Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion. “The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kareem Ezzat Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Source Type: news

Fraser Health pilot program aims to take the bland out of hospital food
Chicken caesar salad, Moroccan soup and lasagna made with cottage cheese — these are just some of the meals being offered in an effort to buck the trend of bland hospital food. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Want to Feel Fit? Eat Falafel, Dahl, Cow Pea and…!
Credit: Courtsey FAOBy Osman SharifCASABLANCA, Morocco, Apr 6 2016 (IPS)This is not a minor issue. Chickpea, faba bean, lentil, common bean, field pea, mung bean, black gram, pigeon pea, cowpea, and grass pea are the major pulse crops produced globally. And these especially play an important role in food and nutritional security and sustainable agricultural production systems in the drylands, which cover over 40 per cent of the world’s land area and are home to approximately 2.5 billion people. “These crops are the mainstay of agriculture and diets in these regions, constituting a major source of protein for bi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Osman Sharif Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Projects Source Type: news

The causes of domestic violence against women in Morocco: El Jadida as a case study - Derdar M.
The aim of this study is to reflect on the issue of domestic violence against women in Morocco. It particularly presents and analyses data on the causes of domestic violence in both its physical and psychological forms. To provide both quantitative and qua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news