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Left By Explorer's Armada, Shipwreck Yields 'Earliest Known' Marine Astrolabe
Sunk off Oman, the ship once sailed in the fleet of Vasco da Gama, who found a sea route from Europe to India. Now, researchers say an artifact found on board is a 500-year-old navigation tool.(Image credit: University of Warwick) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Disentangling age-gender interactions associated with risks of fatal and non-fatal road traffic injuries in the Sultanate of Oman - Al-Aamri AK, Padmadas SS, Zhang LC, Al-Maniri AA.
OBJECTIVE: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years lost in Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Injury prevention strategies often overlook the interaction of individual and behavioural risk factors in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
On 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Oman reported one case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The last report of MERS-CoV from Oman was on 29 November 2016. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Pre-hospital care in Oman: results from hospital based trauma registry (Safety-2016 abstract #306) - Mehmood A, Allen KA, Salami J, Kashmiri AA, Busaidi AA, Stevens K, Hyder AA.
BACKGROUND Many injury victims die before reaching a hospital due to inadequate pre-hospital care and transport. Prompt emergency care can save lives and prevent disabilities but the inconsistent availability of formal Emergency Medical Services (EMS) make... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pattern of childhood injuries: findings from hospital based injury surveillance system in Oman (Safety-2016 abstract #918) - Mehmood A, Ellen KA, Salami J, Al Yazidi M, Al Abri J, Hyder AA.
Background Globally, injuries cause death and disability for millions of children every year. Literature from high-income rapidly developing countries, such as the Arab Gulf states, on this burden is sparse. Realising this gap, a surveillance system was es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development and pilot test of an mHealth trauma registry in Oman (Safety-2016 abstract #338) - Mehmood A, Chan E, Allen K, Kashmiri AA, Busaidi AA, Stevens K, Maniri AA, Hyder AA.
BACKGROUND Trauma registries (TRs) play a vital role in the assessment of trauma care, but are often underutilised in countries with a high burden of injuries. We postulated that emerging technologies in trauma and injury surveillance could enable the desi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Summer ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Summer ‘17 Welcome new member, Geoffrey Milos! Geoffrey writes that he has a great interest in electronic health records (EHR) and how they enable individuals to more fully participate in the management of their own health care. Patient access to their respective, complete EHR is key to this empowerment. Individuals seem to be making progress on this front, slowly but surely. Geoffrey is interested in active innovators in the personal health care application space, specifically applications that can accept provider-sourced EHR inputs and other organizations that actively promote individual acce...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Community Members New Members Summer '17 Source Type: news

Oman beating NCDs at the souk, the restaurant and the bakery doors
From smoke-free souks to low-salt bread, businesses and communities in the Sultanate of Oman are leading the charge against noncommunicable diseases, like heart and lung diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Guided by the country ’s Nizwa Healthy Lifestyle Project (NHLP), Oman’s oldest community-based health promotion project founded in 1999, many layers of society – from the national consumer protection authority and municipal authorities to various businesses – have joined forces to reduce risks that causes NCDs an d, in turn, improve health. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Oman [country] Source Type: news

Ocular trauma: a tertiary hospital experience from Oman - Al-Mahrouqi HH, Al-Harthi N, Al-Wahaibi M, Hanumantharayappa K.
PURPOSE: To describe the epidemiology of ocular trauma in a tertiary hospital setting in Muscat, Oman. METHODS: Medical records of all cases of ocular trauma which presented to the Emergency Department at Al-Nahdha Hospital and were seen by the oph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes of multi-trauma road traffic crashes at a tertiary hospital in Oman: does attendance by trauma surgeons versus non-trauma surgeons make a difference? - Al-Kashmiri A, Al-Shaqsi SZ, Al-Marhoobi N, Hasan M.
This study aimed to assess the outcomes of multi-trauma road tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Locum's Nest gets $1.4M to help NHS Trusts fill shifts
Locum ’s Nest, a UK technology startup aiming to disrupt the way NHS hospitals staff temporary doctor vacancies, has raised $1.4 million (£1.1 million) in a round led by UK investment manager Albion Capital and Oman-based innovation firm IDO Investments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 10, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports
Egyptian countryside south of Luxor, Egypt. In the background: the village of Al Bayadiyah. Photo: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR). Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, May 24 2017 (IPS)Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase. These are some of the Middle East and North of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

The influence of the internet on teenagers' behaviour in Oman - Al-Badi AH, Al Mahrouqi S, Ali O.
Recently, the emergence of advanced technology has impacted on all aspects of our lives; it has had both positive and negative consequences. As can be seen currently, the evolving technology can have a strong impact on people's lives, and especially if the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Users' activities on social media as indicators of self-esteem: a case study in Oman -
Social media have been used as a communication tool worldwide, but recently, with the advancement in technology, it has become a way of reflecting personal life online. It provides incredible tools to create personal accounts that can be easily viewed by o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The painful sacrifice: the epidemiology of hand injuries during the holy festivals in the Sultanate of Oman-a 10-year case-control study - Al-Shaqsi S, Al-Bulushi T, Al-Salmi A, Al-Kashmiri A, Al-Lawatti A.
BACKGROUND: The human hand is an important functional and sensory organ. Its complex anatomy reflects its important functional capabilities. Many Muslim countries observe the holy festivals with a traditional sacrifice of an animal in order to share the me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injuries, violence, and bullying among middle school students in Oman - Peyton RP, Ranasinghe S, Jacobsen KH.
OBJECTIVES: Injuries account for a substantial proportion of the burden of disease in adolescents globally. This paper describes injury rates and associated exposures, and risk behaviors in Oman's 2010 Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trauma care in Oman: a call for action - Mehmood A, Allen KA, Al-Maniri A, Al-Kashmiri A, Al-Yazidi M, Hyder AA.
Many Arab countries have undergone the epidemiologic transition of diseases with increasing economic development and a proportionately decreasing prevalence of communicable diseases. With this transition, injuries have emerged as a major cause of mortality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Safety performance appraisal at roundabouts: case study of Salalah City in Oman - Farag SG, Hashim IH.
This article aims to evaluate the safety performance of the roundabouts in Oman thr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Survey of future railroad operations and the role of automation - Brooks JD, Groshong H, Liu A, Houpt P, Oman C.
The objective of this work was to elicit ideas from the railroad industry about future automation systems and their impact on future operating configurations (such as the r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
On 29 November 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman reported one (1) additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Iranian coastal waters: New home to a rarely seen venomous sea snake
G ünther's sea snake (Microcephalophis cantoris), a rarely seen venomous sea snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan, has now been recorded from Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman, more than 400 kilometers away from the westernmost boundary of its previously known range. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Iranian coastal waters: New home to a rarely seen venomous sea snake
(Pensoft Publishers) G ü nther's sea snake is a rarely seen venomous snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan. Scientists, studying sea snake diversity in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, confirmed the occurrence of the species in Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman, more than 400 kilometers away from the westernmost boundary of its previously known range. This new record is published in the open access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

OpenAthens & Knowledge E announce strategic partnership to extend seamless access to research literature
OpenAthens and Knowledge E today announce the signing of a new strategic partnership that will bring single sign-on (SSO) access to essential academic and professional information resources to a wider range of organisations throughout the Middle East. OpenAthens provides secure SAML-based access for both service providers (including major academic and professional publishers across the world) and identity providers such as healthcare systems, research organisations and universities, connecting end-users with the information they need. This new partnership will allow more organisations to join peers such as the Ministr...
Source: News from STM - September 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

A closed-loop model of operator visual attention, situation awareness, and performance across automation mode transitions - Johnson AW, Duda KR, Sheridan TB, Oman CM.
This article describes a closed-loop, integrated human-vehicle model designed to help understand the underlying cognitive processes that influenced changes in subject visual attention, mental workload, and situation awareness across control mode... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

U.K. tech fund Cambridge Innotavion Capital raises $98.5m ahead of expected IPO
Cambridge Innovation Capital, a U.K.-based tech start-up fund focused on the healthcare sector, said it raised $98.5 million (U.K. £75 million) ahead of an expected initial public offering. Joining the round were Woodford Investment Management, Oman Investment Fund and Lansdowne Partners, according to a report from the U.K.’s Telegraph. The start-up fund has previously funded 13 companies in the tech & healthcare sectors, including Cambridge Medical Robotics. Money from the current round is slated to go towards providing additional investment to its already supported businesses as well as new investment opp...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cambridge Innovation Capital Cambridge Medical Robotics Source Type: news

Ghana: Kennedy Agyapong Has 'Political Malaria'
[Ghana Star] Highlife and Reggae artiste, Ekow Micah, has spoken against the political behaviour of Assin North MP and owner of Oman FM, Kennedy Kwame Ohene Agyapong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Beatrice de Cardi obituary
Award-winning archaeologist whose fieldwork circled the GulfArt Dubai, a fair in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), last year commissioned a performance featuring a monologue to “Beatrice”. The addressee was the archaeologist Beatrice de Cardi, who has died aged 102. She was, said the artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver, “the one woman who changed the way the world viewed UAE and other Gulf countries entirely in terms of archaeology”.De Cardi’s fieldwork circled the Gulf, starting in Baluchistan in 1947, moving in the 60s to Iran and the Arab Emirates, and on to Oman and Qatar in the 70s. When ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mike Pitts Tags: Archaeology Science United Arab Emirates Middle East and North Africa World news UK news Source Type: news

NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone 02A
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone 02A made its way west across the Arabian Sea and NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm when it was just off the coast of Oman. Infrared data showed the storm was beginning to elongate from wind shear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

An assessment of the tsunami risk in Muscat and Salalah, Oman, based on estimations of probable maximum loss - Browning J, Thomas N.
We present a method for determining an initial assessment of tsunami risk, with application for two coastal areas of Oman. Using open source GIS and seismic databases we carry out a tsunami risk assessment using a deterministic and probabilistic approach b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Descriptive epidemiology of physical activity among Omani adults: the Oman World Health Survey, 2008 - Mabry RM, Morsi M, Al-Lawati JA, Owen N.
There is an increasing burden of obesity and obesity-related noncommunicable diseases in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, including Oman. This descriptive, epidemiological study assessed physical activity among 2977 Omani adults using a population-based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles 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

Hemispherx signs deal with Saudi Arabian drug company
Hemispherx BioPharma, in its first deal since the company’s new management, pledged to seek more partnerships, has entered into an agreement with a Saudi Arabian drug company. The clinical trial, sales, marketing, distribution, and supply agreement was signed by Philadelphia-based Hemispherx and Scientific Products Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in Riyadh. The contract — which covers Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain — calls for Scientific Products to purchase certain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Archeologists Discover Treasures In Vasco Da Gama Shipwreck Off Oman Coast
The wreckage of a ship from the fleet of the celebrated 16th century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) has been discovered off the coast of Oman, archaeologists said on Tuesday. National Geographic called the 500-year-old shipwreck the oldest ever found from the Europe's Golden Age of Exploration, a period when European nations sought to uncover global sea trade routes. Da Gama established the Indian trade route in 1498 when he sailed around Africa and through the India Ocean to what is now the southern Indian state of Kerala.  It's believed to be the wreck of the Esmeralda, which went down in May 1503 dur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Marine archaeologists discover rare artefacts at 1503 shipwreck site
British-led team off coast of Oman find the Esmeralda, the earliest wreck ever found from the European ‘Age of Discovery’ A British-led archaeological expedition has uncovered the 500-year-old wreck site of what it claims is the earliest ship ever found from Europe’s “Age of Discovery”, a Portuguese vessel that was captained by an uncle of the legendary explorer Vasco da Gama.The Esmeralda was one of two ships that sank in a storm off the coast of Oman in 1503, only five years after Da Gama discovered the first sea route from Europe to India. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Archaeology Oman History Portugal Education Europe Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

18 Dead in Oman Bus Crash
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bus traveling through northwestern Oman's desert crashed into a truck and a passing car later slammed into the wreckage early on Tuesday morning, killing at least 18 people and injuring 16 others, police said. Authorities received first word of the crash near the Nahdah area on the road connecting the cities of Fahud and Ibri around 1 a.m., Oman police spokesman Mohammed bin Salama al-Hashimi said. Fahud and Ibri are cities west of the capital, Muscat. He said those hurt in the crash had injuries ranging from serious to minor and had been transported to hospitals throughout the ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

18 Dead in Oman Bus Crash
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bus traveling through northwestern Oman's desert crashed into a truck and a passing car later slammed into the wreckage early on Tuesday morning, killing at least 18 people and injuring 16 others, police said. Authorities received first word of the crash near the Nahdah area on the road connecting the cities of Fahud and Ibri around 1 a.m., Oman police spokesman Mohammed bin Salama al-Hashimi said. Fahud and Ibri are cities west of the capital, Muscat. He said those hurt in the crash had injuries ranging from serious to minor and had been transported to hospitals throughout the ...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Countries urged to enhance preparedness and readiness measures for Zika virus infection in the ...
03 March 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean invited representatives from ministries of health in the Region to 2 rounds of emergency meetings to share information on Zika virus infection and associated conditions and discuss implementation of public health measures to prepare for, and respond to, any possible spread in the Region. To date, no case of Zika virus infection has been reported from any country in the Region, either through local transmission or importation via travel from a Zika-affected country. However, the Region remains at risk as the Aedes mosquit...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 3, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand
On 24 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Thailand notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the country’s second case of MERS-CoV infection (see DON published on 10 July 2015). The case is a 71-year-old Omani national who arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 January. The patient travelled to Thailand to seek medical care. Once in Bangkok, the patient was admitted to hospital. On 23 January, he tested positive for MERS-CoV. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

A dictionary entry citing ‘rabid feminist’ doesn’t just reflect prejudice, it reinforces it | Emer O’Toole
Objectionable phrases may be widely used, but Oxford Dictionaries has a responsibility to define them by other meansA Canadian anthropologist, Michael Oman-Reagan, tweeted Oxford Dictionaries last week to ask it why “rabid feminist” is its Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) usage example for the word “rabid”. Oxford Dictionaries responded by suggesting Oman-Regan may be a rabid feminist. It has since apologised for the “flippant” response and is reviewing the example sentence.Other sexist ODO sample sentences, according to Oman-Regan, include those for words such as shrill, nagging and bos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Emer O'Toole Tags: Language Science UK news Gender World news Feminism Women Life and style Reference and languages Books Culture Source Type: news

Thailand reports second MERS case as virus detected in Omani man
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has confirmed its second case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Sunday, the country's health minister said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The predictive influence of youth assets on drinking and driving behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood - Haegerich TM, Shults RA, Oman RF, Vesely SK.
Drinking and driving among adolescents and young adults remains a significant public health burden. Etiological research is needed to inform the development and selection of preventive interventions that might reduce alcohol-involved crashes and their trag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
On 3 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 44-year-old male from the North Batinah Governorate developed symptoms on 25 December and, on 1 January, was admitted to hospital. On 3 January, the patient, who has no comorbidities, tested positive for MERS-CoV. Currently, he is in stable condition in a negative pressure isolation room on a ward. The patient has a history of exposure to dromedary camels in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms. He has no history of exposure to other known risk factors in t...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news

International Space Station Gets Its First Shipment in Months
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents and much-needed groceries for the resident astronauts. “There’s much rejoicing on the ground,” Mission Control radioed. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren used the space station’s big robot arm to grab the capsule and its 3 ½ tons of cargo. The operation went smoothly, thanks to all the practice Lindgren put in. He operated the crane via joy sticks, joking earlier this week, “I knew those hours playing video games would come in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized A Year In Space delivery international space station iss Kjell Lindgren scott kelly Source Type: news

New report signals country progress in the path to malaria elimination
New estimates from WHO show a significant increase in the number of countries moving towards malaria elimination, with prevention efforts saving millions of dollars in healthcare costs over the past 14 years in many African countries. According to the "World Malaria Report 2015", released today, more than half (57) of the 106 countries with malaria in 2000 had achieved reductions in new malaria cases of at least 75% by 2015. In that same time frame, 18 countries reduced their malaria cases by 50-75%. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: indigenous [subject], native people, indigenous people, malaria [subject], malaria [subject], mortality [subject], death, death rate, adult mortality, child mortality, neonate mortality, fatal outcome, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Oman [country] Source Type: news

The state of healthcare disaster plans in New Zealand and the Sultanate of Oman: an international comparative analysis - Al-Shaqsi S, Gauld R, McBride D, Al-Kashmiri A, Al-Harthy A.
Aim. The aim of this study was to carry out an audit of healthcare plans in New Zealand and Oman. METHODS. The study utilizes a deductive content analysis method. Written plans from New Zealand District Health Boards (DHBs) and the Omani secondary ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Prevalence and characteristics of road traffic injuries among young drivers in Oman, 2009-2011 - Al Reesi H, Al Maniri A, Al Adawi S, Davey J, Armstrong K, Edwards J.
OBJECTIVES Studies from different parts of the world have indicated that the impact of road traffic incidents disproportionally affects young adults. Few known studies have been forthcoming from Arabian Gulf countries. Within Oman, a high proportion of the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news