Europe, sharing the love?
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) Source Type: news

New position paper recommends treatment options for nightmare disorder in adults
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A variety of treatment options may be effective for nightmare disorder in adults, according to a position paper from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surviving the Windrush scandal
“I had this knot in my stomach constantly, and a void inside my head,” says Michael Braithwaite, as he remembers the days and weeks following the news that he had lost his job and even faced deportation from a country in which he’d lived almost his entire life. “To think that maybe tomorrow I would not be with my family, or in a place I love, was devastating. I used to have bad nightmares. They were always very vivid. I’d be stuck in some unknown place, it was never the same, waking up not knowing what was going to happen. “I had to hold onto my soul, my spirit, me as a person. I just ha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine education immigration immigration bill 2015 Windrush Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

An evolutionary perspective on night terrors - Boyden SD, Pott M, Starks PT.
Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are an early childhood parasomnia characterized by screams or cries, behavioral manifestations of extreme fear, difficulty waking and inconsolability upon awakening. The mechanism causing night terrors is unknown... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Minnesota House Unanimously Passes First Responder PTSD Bill
  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KARE11) - Many kids say they want to be a firefighter. Brian Cristofono happened to follow through. His dream turned profession, eventually becoming a firefighter in St Paul. "That's where I started having issues," he said. But soon, the service took its toll. "There was a six-month-old, I remember going to, at 8 in the morning and the baby had been beaten to death and we just knew it was not breathing. We got to the hospital and I remember looking into the room and just kept doing chest compressions. I went into the bathroom and I just locked myself in there and just balled because m...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Hrapsky, KARE11 Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Night Terrors
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Insomnia and nightmares as markers of risk for suicidal ideation in young people: investigating the role of defeat and entrapment - Russell K, Rasmussen S, Hunter SC.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Although converging evidence has identified sleep problems as robust predictors of suicidal ideation in young people, the psychological processes driving these associations are not yet known. The current study aimed to test predictions, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can Bad Men Change? What It ’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill. The men jockey for a coveted recliner and settle in. They are complaining about co-workers and debating the relative merits of various trucks when a faint beeping interrupts the conversation. One man picks up a throw pillow and tries to muffle the sound of the battery running low on h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized nation sex offender therapy Source Type: news

“I Wake Up Screaming”: Gaza’s Children Bear the Brunt of Violence
Palestinian child on donkey cart next to garbage container in Gaza City. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 10 2018 (IPS)Reham Qudaih wakes up nightly to the same nightmare: her father shot, lying on the ground in a pool of blood.“In my dreams he is on the ground shot. When I have that dream – which I’ve had more than once I wake up screaming,” she told the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In a recent study, NRC found that children living in the Gaza Strip are experiencing are showing increasing signs of psychosocial deterioration since clashes...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham and Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Grown adults also suffer from dramatic night terrors  
Night terrors, like nightmares, are a form of sleep disorder most common in children, but, in fact, many adults also regularly experience them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - El-Solh AA, Riaz U, Roberts J.
A growing body of evidence supports a bidirectional relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sleep disturbances. Fragmented sleep induced by sleep-related breathing disorders, insomnia, and nightmares impacts recovery and treatment ou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Late risers more likely to die early? Wake me up from this nightmare | Andy Dawson
My dedication to watching woeful late-night TV is apparently a health hazard. Should society do more to cater to night owls?In my (admittedly self-regarding) opinion, I do my very best living between the hours of 11pm and, say, 3am. That ’s when my children have been confined to their beds and I have the relative freedom that allows me to consume television until my eyes start to sting. Essentially, I’m talking about repeated episodes of Bullseye (the originalJim Bowen incarnation, not the abhorrent Dave Spikey reboot), maybe some BBC4 music documentaries that I ’ve already seen seven or eight times, or o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andy Dawson Tags: Sleep Health Science Television & radio wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Frontline Voices: Delivering on the front lines of Ghouta.
Dr. Jihad Shoshara was in Ghouta, Syria last week with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) providing healthcare services to refugees who suffered another horrific chemical attack over the weekend.  Many were killed or injured including innocent children.  Ghouta is located just outside of the biblical town of Damascus.  While there, Dr. Shoshara had the opportunity to speak about the struggles and risks that front line medical providers face.  For us in the United States, the war seems a million miles away. We ’ve heard about the conflict for years now and maybe because ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Sleeping in a hot bedroom could give you harrowing nightmares
Dr Neil Stanley, ex-chairman of the British Sleep Society, claims the temperature should be between 16-18 °C (61-64°F) during shut-eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nightmares Common in Military Personnel With Sleep Disturbance
Comorbid disorders of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia all associated with nightmares (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Many U.S. military personnel are plagued by nightmares that put them at increased risk for mental health and sleep disorders, but few let doctors know, a new study shows. The study included 493 active duty personnel who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Happens When the Patient Becomes the Boss?
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—Patients today have access to tools that allow them to know much more about their personal health than ever before—for better or for worse. Whether it’s the ability to look up clinical trials and new research or use wearable devices that track everything from steps to sleep quality, men and women can gather more information and bring more informed questions to their doctor. But is the medical community ready for it? At Fortune magazine’s Brainstorm Health conference, medical leaders talked about how patients can become more empowered, and the obstacles they still face. “I...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Christi Shaw data-driven health care Dr. Eric Topol Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice Fortune Brainstorm Health patient-centered care Source Type: news

Washington baby enters the world after nightmare four-day labor  
Angel Taylor, 33, of Bremerton, Washington, gave birth to a baby boy after being in labor for four days. She gave birth a week early because her blood pressure was dangerously high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How MDMA May Help with the Pain of PTSD
PTSD affects everyone from soldiers, children, to someone recovering from a natural disaster or sexual assault. The memories of the tortured experience torments their mind, sometimes replaying over and over again as they relive the experience. But what if there was a drug that could help them feel in touch with the world again? A drug that, if used in a controlled environment, could bring them back to reality with a fresh set of eyes? MDMA might be the answer for PTSD. What is PTSD? PTSD is a psychological condition that is triggered by a traumatic event. The person may suffer from nightmares or flashbacks, causing severe ...
Source: Psych Central - March 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ayanna McClintic Tags: Medications Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment ecstasy MDMD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder psychoactive drug Serotonin Source Type: news

Nightmares are common but underreported in US military personnel
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study shows that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met criteria for nightmare disorder, but few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep evaluation. Those with nightmare disorder had an increased risk of other sleep and mental health disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roles of guilt cognitions in trauma-related sleep disturbance in military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder - Dedert EA, Dennis PA, Cunningham KC, Ulmer CS, Calhoun PS, Kimbrel N, Hicks TA, Neal JM, Beckham JC.
This study investigated the ways in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

‘I Was Almost a School Shooter.’ Man Pens Heartfelt Letter About Mental Health and Guns
“I was almost a school shooter,” Aaron Stark wrote in a letter to Denver’s local station 9 News. “I am not a school shooter because I didn’t have access to guns.” The letter, which was printed in full by the station’s show Next with Kyle Clark, goes on to discuss Stark’s violent childhood, his struggles with mental health, access to guns, love and why he eventually did not end up committing violence in 1996. Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old man allegedly shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Stark says he wrote the letter because...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: Uncategorized Crime Florida Guns mental health onetime school shooting Source Type: news

Syria: Life'living nightmare' for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns
Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations official on Friday stressed the need for unconditional evacuations of sick and wounded children from East Ghouta and other sieged areas. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Night terrors, nightmares and sleep paralysis - what are they and how can you stop them?
DREAMS can be very vivid and emotional, and everyone dreams every single night when they ’re sleeping. But, what are nightmares, night terrors and sleep paralysis, and how can you prevent them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common drug for PTSD doesn ’t stem nightmares, sleep problems in veterans
(Reuters Health) - The blood pressure drug prazosin, widely prescribed to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has failed to show it can reduce distressing dreams or improve sleep quality in a trial of 304 military veterans at 13 Veterans Affairs medical centers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘My Worst Nightmare.’ 8-Year-Old Boy Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Falling From Bike
An 8-year-old boy died after a fall off his bicycle led him to contract a flesh eating disease. Doctors said they believe Liam contracted the case of necrotizing fasciitis, from his wound touching dirt when he fell, People Magazine reported. They attempted to control the infection, which ended up stretching from his ankle to his armpit, by removing patches of the infection from his tissue, according to the report. “The pain was so bad that he was screaming. It’s horrific. It is a horrific torture, that’s what it is. The last things I got to hear from my son was him screaming because it hurt so bad,”...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

‘My Worst Nightmare.’ 8-Year-Old Boy Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Falling From Bike
An 8-year-old boy died after a fall off his bicycle led him to contract a flesh eating disease. Doctors said they believe Liam contracted the case of necrotizing fasciitis, from his wound touching dirt when he fell, People Magazine reported. They attempted to control the infection, which ended up stretching from his ankle to his armpit, by removing patches of the infection from his tissue, according to the report. “The pain was so bad that he was screaming. It’s horrific. It is a horrific torture, that’s what it is. The last things I got to hear from my son was him screaming because it hurt so bad,”...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Boston Doctors Try To Save Girl ’ s Vision Using New Cancer Treatment
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, hearing not only that your child has cancer but that she might also lose her eye. That’s exactly what happened to an Andover family and their 3-year-old daughter. But as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital are using a revolutionary technique to try to save her vision and her life. A little over a year ago Dania Snyder was a typical toddler until her parents noticed something unusual about her right eye. “You could see a little flash of a fleshy piece sort of through her pupil,” explains PJ, Dania’...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Dogs bring 'a little light' into 'nightmare' of childhood cancer
The joys of a warm, fuzzy pet may help children and their families cope with cancer, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life's Hassles May Give You Nightmares & hellip; Literally
Title: Life's Hassles May Give You Nightmares… LiterallyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - December 19, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Endure Lingering Trauma
Rubina (far left) along with her friend at the Islamic School at Kutupalong camp, home to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 2017 (IPS)Twelve-year-old Rubina still struggles with the horrors she witnessed in her homeland in Myanmar before fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh three months ago.Despite reaching the relative safety of a refugee camp at Kutupalong in Bangladesh’s southeast town of Cox’s Bazar – now home to nearly a million ethnic Rohingya people, mostly women and children, who fled military persecution in Myanmar – Rubina su...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Bangladesh International Source Type: news

Altered Brain Activity Seen in Nightmare-prone People Altered Brain Activity Seen in Nightmare-prone People
Nightmares occurring during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep might be related to bursts of brain activity called spindles in people who are prone to the nocturnal disturbances, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Most parents try to discourage their children from indulging in humor about bodily functions like burping. But for Daniel and Lori Hooley, a simple smirk in response to a belch was the sign they needed that their daughter, Cadagan, was going to be okay. It was 2012 and 7-year-old Cadagan was asleep, tucked into bed for the night. Around 11 p.m., she suddenly awoke — but it wasn’t because of a nightmare or a late-night request for a glass of water. Instead, she seemed limp and couldn’t focus. Then she began throwing up. Born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called trisomy 12p, the little girl had al...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Rivkin stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center vasculitis Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

For A Mass Shooting's Youngest Victims, The Nightmare Is Just Beginning
As public massacres become more normalized, children will struggle to cope with an outsized fear of death. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special recognition for nurses who treated terror attack victims
Nurses from the hospital trusts that treated the victims of this year ’s terror attacks in Manchester and London were honoured last night at the annual Nursing Times Awards. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Northern children face tooth decay nightmare
Children in some areas of England are four times as likely to have rotten teeth than those elsewhere, according to a report which is based on surveys carried out between 2009 and 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truck Driver Kills 8 on New York Bike Path
NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror." The driver was shot in the abdomen by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting what witnesses said was "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great," authorities said. The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was expected to survive. Officials who ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Long and Jake Pearson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Halloween and the Anxious Child: 7 Tips to Reduce Stress
Here comes Halloween. Grocery stores, big box stores, even the local hardware store, are festooned with pumpkins, life sized figures of skeletons and witches and graveyards. It’s all in fun, right? Right. But not for the anxious child. An anxious child already seems to have nerve endings too close to the surface. Generally nervous about new experiences and the unfamiliar, Halloween presents an additional challenge. For some anxious children, Halloween is the monster under the bed writ huge! Things that go “bump in the night” are not at all entertaining. What’s a parent to do? If you have a child und...
Source: Psych Central - October 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Family Parenting anxiety. worry Anxious Children Child safety Halloween Safety Plan Source Type: news

Can too much sugar cause NIGHTMARES? Bizarre myths believed by children reveals
TOO much sugar causes nightmares and the air we breath is calorific, according to children. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleft palate charity under fire for insensitive letters
The cleft palate charity Kylie Jenner partners with sent out letters saying that children with the condition live out nightmares everyday and comparing them to children in Halloween costumes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence
Women and children who escaped the brutal violence in Myanmar wait for aid at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Parvez Ahmad Faysal/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 2017 (IPS)Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.Three weeks ago, when she was still in her home in Hpaung Taw Pyin village in Myanmar, she was raped by a group of soldiers as houses burned, people fled and gunfire shattered the air.“I have been working as a human rights activist for the last 20 years but never heard of such an extrem...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh International Organization for Migration (IOM) Myanmar Rape Rohingyas U.N. High Source Type: news

When Bullets Rained Down in Las Vegas, One Man ’s Hotel Room Became a Sanctuary for Strangers
Sunday was just not Aaron Banner-Goodspeed’s day. The TSA confiscated his shaving cream; he thought he might be able to sneak it through airport security, but he got busted. So when the 43-year old data analyst for a Boston hospital landed in Las Vegas after a five-hour flight, he had to schlep out to buy more. Then he ate some dinner and went back to his room and tried to find an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm on TV. But the Tropicana hotel had no HBO. Just his luck. He was hanging out in his underwear, flipping through basic cable channels, when he heard a commotion outside his room on the first floor. “I th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized Crime Las Vegas las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

The space between heartache and happiness: Two sons with adrenoleukodystrophy
The Rojas family at a recent visit to Boston Children’s. When Paul and Liliana Rojas talk about their life, they describe it in one of two ways — the way it was before their sons, 10-year-old Brandon and 7-year-old Brian, were diagnosed with ALD, and the way it is after. Their story is one of heartbreak — but also hope, in the form of a new clinical trial. Learn more about the results of the clinical trial, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that halted the progression of Brian’s ALD. ALD is short for adrenoleukodystrophy, a debilitating brain disease that simply goes by...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation adrenoleukodystrophy ALD clinical trial Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center David Williams MD gene therapy Lorenzo's Oil New England Jour Source Type: news

They Survived the Las Vegas Shooting. But They Don ’t Want More Gun Control
Last Easter, Brian Fraser went to a Walmart and spent $200 to buy every nerf gun in the store for an all-out-family-nerf battle. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who passed on his love of the outdoors to his four children. So it wasn’t unusual that when he went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, he wore a T-shirt that said “I call shotgun,” emblazoned with a picture of a shotgun on it. He lost his life when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and wounding hundreds...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized Gun Control Las Vegas las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

‘The Worst Feeling in the World.’ A Mother’s Terror During the Las Vegas Shooting
Doris Huser’s memory of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas is a sickening blur, punctuated by perfect, still images: snapshots she will remember for the rest of her life. There is the image of the woman, her eyes vacant, lying on her back on the pavement in front of Huser: “I’ve been shot,” Huser recalled her saying. There is the woman whose wheel chair had tipped over in the panic after what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history began. Her body had spilled onto the ground and people were leaping over her, terrified, scrambling for the only exit. There is the image ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Sweetland Edwards / Las Vegas Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Sent $100,000 Overseas Before Attack
(LAS VEGAS) — The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, the authorities said Tuesday. Meanwhile, investigators are taking a harder look at the shooter’s girlfriend and what she might have known about the attack, with the sheriff naming her a “person of interest” and saying the FBI is bringing her back to the U.S. on Wednesday for questioning. Authorities are trying to determine why...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Ritter & Mike Balsamo / AP Tags: Uncategorized Nevada onetime Source Type: news