In Oman, fungal infection detected in some COVID-19 patients
Oman says its doctors have detected a potentially fatal fungal infection afflicting some coronavirus patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iranian navy ship catches fire, sinks mysteriously in Gulf of Oman
The British-built Kharg, which measured more than 650 feet long, erupted into flames Tuesday off the strategic port of Jask, Reuters reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East ’s Aster DM Healthcare announces partnership with Roche Diagnostics
The agreement will focus on improving solutions across Aster ’s entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, and Oman. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Omani doctor on a mission to combat antimicrobial resistance
Imagine surviving a severe illness like cancer only to die from an infection caused by germs resistant to antimicrobial drugs. 28 May 2021 The helplessness of being called to the scene too late for patients who were previously on their way to recovery from illness or surgery, drove Dr Amal Saif Al-Maani and her colleagues to lead the race against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) upstream. Since 2015 and for more than 10 years now, they advocated for, developed and implemented a national strategy to control antimicrobial resistance. “As an infectious disease specialist, by the time you get involved, there is nothing...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 30, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

US confiscates massive arms shipment off coast of Oman, Yemen
It comes amid tensions in Yemen and Iran’s attempt to support the Houthi rebels. However, it may be linked to other militant groups in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cluster of tetrodotoxin poisoning in Oman - Alhatali B, Al Lawatia S, Khamis F, Kantur S, Al-Abri S, Kapil V, Thomas J, Johnson R, Hamelin EI, Coleman RM, Kazzi Z.
INTRODUCTION: Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent sodium channel blocker, with significant neurotoxicity, found in marine animals like pufferfish and blue-ringed octopus. The severity of toxicity depends on the amount of toxin ingested and the outcome depends o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Canadian warship makes record-setting heroin seizure on Arabian Sea
A Canadian warship has seized an estimated $23 million in heroin and methamphetamine off the coast of Oman, a record-setting haul for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence among Omani women: prevalence, risk factors and help-seeking behaviour - Al Kendi A, Al Shidhani N, Al Kiyumi M.
This study determined the prevalence and risk factors of emotional and/or physical domestic violence in Omani wom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia Added to U.K's 'Red List', Mauritius Removed
[PR Newswire] London -- Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to be added to England's red list. Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Mauritius to be removed from England's red list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence of substance misuse and its effects among Omani college students: a cross-sectional study - Al-Hinaai H, Al-Busaidi I, Al Farsi B, Al Saidi Y.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of substance misuse among college students in Oman, identifying the most commonly used ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Construction SMEs safety challenges in water sector in Oman - Al Mawli B, Al Alawi M, Elazouni A, Al-Mamun A.
The level of compliance of construction SMEs to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in Oman is not satisfactory due to many issues including budget constraints, and big diversity of the culture of the construction workers. Resolving these issues can c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Assessing the reliability and acceptability of an Arabic language version of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory - Abduwani JA, Ahmed MK, Barlow J.
This paper presents the findings of a research study aimed at assessing the reliability and validity of an Arabic version of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI) in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The research was carried out among a population of women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Climate change caused mangrove collapse in Oman
(University of Bonn) Most of the mangrove forests on the coasts of Oman disappeared about 6,000 years ago. Until now, the reason for this was not entirely clear. A current study now sheds light on this: It indicates that the collapse of coastal ecosystems was caused by climatic changes. The results are published in the journal Quaternary Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Oman bans single-use plastic bags from Friday
Oman’s Environment Authority (EA) said that the ministerial decision 23/2021 stipulating the ban on single-use plastic shopping bags... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical presentations and outcomes of industrial chlorine gas exposure incidence in Oman - Khilji MF.
OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to study different clinical presentations and outcomes of patients after acute industrial chlorine gas exposure in Oman with evaluation of overall incident management to help develop a chemical exposure incident protocol. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Cash-strapped Oman plans income tax on wealthy starting 2022
Income tax would mark a departure from long-standing practice among Gulf Arab states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and suicidal behaviors among youth: the buffering influence of family communication and school connectedness - Lensch T, Clements-Nolle K, Oman RF, Evans WP, Lu M, Yang W.
PURPOSE: The main objectives of this study were to determine (1) whether family communication and school connectedness offer protection against suicidal behaviors in the presence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs; direct protective effect) and (2) whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Crabs are key to ecology and economy in Oman
(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) The intertidal mudflats of Barr Al Hikman, a nature reserve at the south-east coast of the Sultanate Oman, are crucial nursery grounds for numerous crab species. In return, crabs are a vital element of the ecology, as well as the regional economy, a new publication in Hydrobiologia shows. 'These important functions of the crabs should be considered when looking at the increasing human pressure on this nature reserve', first author and NIOZ-researcher Roeland Bom says. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Psychiatric, cognitive functioning and socio-cultural views of menstrual psychosis in Oman: an idiographic approach - Al-Sibani N, Al-Maqbali M, Mahadevan S, Al-Huseini S, Al-Muzeni M, Al-Adawi S.
BACKGROUND: Most documented cases of menstrual psychosis have been from Euro-American populations with reports from cross-cultural populations being only a few. A primary aim was to determine whether the cyclical/episodic nature of menstrual psychosis amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New open access journal in ophthalmology on World Sight Day
Oman Journal of Ophthalmology a peer-reviewed publication of Oman Ophthalmology Society has been launched on the World Sight Day. The inaugural issue is online now.The journal will be published 3 times a year and will be available free on the web. Manuscripts can be submitted online from www.journalonweb.com.October-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - September 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Socio-cultural constraints in protecting child rights in a society in transition: a review and synthesis from Oman - Al-Saadoon M, Al-Adawi M, Al-Adawi S.
In line with international best practice, the Arabian Gulf countries have ratified the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC), which has some clauses on child abuse and neglect. The present discourse, made from within an Arabian Gulf society, specifica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reduced coral reef fish biodiversity under temperatures that mirror climate predictions
(New York University) A team of researchers, led by Simon Brandl and Jacob Johansen, recently studied cryptobenthic reef fishes in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and found that the more thermally extreme coral reef habitat in the Arabian Gulf adversely impacted the diversity and productivity of these important fishes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 31, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prevalence and determinants of suicidality among medical students in Oman - El-Sayed M, Simon MA, Al-Khabouri Z, Al-Mandhari N, Shamy AME.
Objective The aim was to explore the stress sources and determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation among medical students and its association with demographic characteristics and stress factors. Patients and methods A cross-sectional s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Analyst says if we don’t confront totalitarianism of BLM, Antifa, with "just and necessary force," widespread anarchy is coming
(Natural News) A social and cultural analyst says that America must begin to use “just and necessary force” if we are to stop the “totalitarianism” driving Antifa and Black Lives Matter ideology. Writing at WorldNetDaily, author Joe Keysor, who has taught English in Oman, mainland China and at his current post at Prince Sultan University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence of school-related injuries among students in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate Schools, Oman - Al Zeedi MAS, Al Waaili LH, Al Hakmani FM, Al Busaidi AM.
OBJECTIVES: Childhood injuries are among the most significant causes of mortality and morbidity as estimated by the World Health Organization. We sought to assess the incidence of school-related injuries in A'Dakhiliyah governorate schools, with the second... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tunisia: Foreign Minister Holds Phone Call With Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Minister of Foreign Affairs Noureddine Erray, on Saturday, had a telephone call with Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Youssef Al-Alawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The undiscovered worlds that led adventurer Steve Backshall home
Recently back from a year of seeking unmapped wonders from Greenland to Oman, the explorer is relishing life under lockdownFor most people, being stuck in lockdown with 11-week-old twins and a 21-month-old toddler would be torture. But the explorer Steve Backshall is used to living in tough and challenging environments around the world. “I’ve spent so much of my life away in a field, sleeping in a tent, that to have this amount of time with the family at home is actually a real privilege. It’s something I don’t get very much.”Perhaps unsurprisingly, it takes more than a few dirty nappies to di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Exploration Focus Environment Conservation Television Books Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Rezaeian M, Khan MM.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) consists of 22 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Child maltreatment prevention readiness assessment in Oman - Al Saadoon M, Al Numani A, Saleheen H, Almuneef M, Al-Eissa M.
This study aimed to evaluate Oman's readiness for implementing large-scale child maltreatment prevention (CMP) programmes. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between May and August 2016 in Oman. Participants, referred to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Shiite Hardliners in Iran Storm 2 Shrines That Were Closed to Stop Coronavirus Spread
(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Hard-line Shiite faithful in Iran pushed their way into the courtyards of two major shrines just closed over fears of the new coronavirus, Iranian state media reported Tuesday, as the Islamic Republic pressed on with its struggle to control the Mideast’s worst outbreak. Roughly nine out of 10 of the over 17,000 cases of the new virus confirmed across the Middle East come from Iran, where authorities denied for days the risk the outbreak posed. Officials have now implemented new checks for people trying to leave major cities ahead of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, on Friday, but ha...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JON GAMBRELL / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Three Gulf states, Iraq report first coronavirus cases, linked to Iran
Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all people who had been in Iran, which raised its toll from the disease to 12 dead and 61 infected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oman reports first two cases of coronavirus, halts flights to Iran: TV
Oman's Health Ministry on Monday reported the first two cases of coronavirus infections in the Gulf Arab state, Oman TV said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Home accidents among children: 
a retrospective study at a tertiary care center in Oman - Al Rumhi A, Al Awisi H, Al Buwaiqi M, Al Rabaani S.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify the prevalence, commonest causes, and severity of home accident injuries and their effects on children who present to the emergency department (ED) of a university-tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Oman and Saudi state airline Saudia suspend flights to China over virus
Oman and the state airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia, both suspended flights to China on Sunday in reaction to the coronavirus epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Determinants of speeding among new generations of car drivers from the Arabian Peninsula. An investigation based among Omani drivers using the theory of planned behaviour - Boissin C, Al Maniri AA, Al-Azri AS, Hasselberg M, Laflamme L.
In high-income countries of the Arabian Peninsula, including the Sultanate of Oman, motorization has been extremely rapid. As a result, road traffic crashes are by far the highest cause of premature mortality, and speeding is an acknowledged key risk facto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Significance of attitudes, passion and cultural factors in driver's speeding behavior in Oman: application of theory of planned behavior - Javid MA, Al-Hashimi AR.
This study aims to identify the significant factors that play an important role in the speeding behavior of drivers. A comprehensive questionnaire was designed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Lipids from camel milk exhibit in vitro anti-inflammatory properties
In this study, researchers from Oman, the UAE, and the U.K. investigated the effect of camel milk on glycated protein-mediated macrophage inflammation. The results of their study were published in the journal Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Camel milk is known for its anti-diabetic and health-promoting properties. The lipids in camel milk have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avicii's father on goal of  Tim Bergling Foundation
Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, or Avicii, revolutionized electronic dance music and collaborated with many of the world's top artists. In April 2018, Bergling died by suicide while on vacation in Oman. He was 28. After his death, his parents started the Tim Bergling Foundation to advocate for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and to remove the stigma of mental illness. Father  Klas Bergling spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason in his first U.S. broadcast interview. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mazzoni Center workers ratify their first union contract
Health care workers at the Mazzoni Center in South Philadelphia voted to ratify their first union contract. The 110 union workers at the center have been negotiating with center's management since they voted to form a union with SEIU Healthcare Pa. in 2017. The Mazzoni Center focuses on the health care needs of the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning community. A spokesw oman for SEIU Healthcare Pa. said the union members at the Mazzoni Center achieved their goals… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Physical activity and the built environment: perceptions of policy-makers in Oman - Mabry RM, Al Siyabi H, Kannan M, Al Siyabi A.
The prevalence of physical activity is low in the Sultanate of Oman. The built environment is a key barrier to physical activity in the region. Our aim is to examine urban planners' perceptions of the relevance and feasibility of the proposed urban plannin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Youth assets and alcohol-related problems among male and female youth: results from a longitudinal cohort study - Clements-Nolle K, Oman RF, Lu M, Lensch T, Moser L.
Youth who experience alcohol-related problems are at increased risk for developing alcohol dependence. Identifying factors associated with adolescent alcohol-related problems is essential, but most studies have focused on risk factors or a limited number o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 28x3 Blister Pack/Carton Due to Possibility of Missing/Incorrect Tablet Arrangement
Weston, Florida, Apotex Corp. is voluntarily recalling four lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP to the patient /user level. The four recalled lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP may possibly contain defective blisters with incorrect tablet arrangements and/or an empty blister pocket. The affected product is manufactured by Oman Pharmaceutical Products Co. LLC. Oman under the subcontract from Helm AG, Nordkanalstrasse 28, Hamburg, 20097, Germany. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 4, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
Between 12 and 18 February 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman reported eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Four cases were reported from South Sharquia governorate, and four cases were reported from North Batinah governorate where a MERS-CoV cluster was recently identified. Details of the additional eight cases can be found in the attached excel sheet. Since 27 January 2019, a total of 13 MERS cases were reported from Oman, including nine from North Batinah (five cases were previously reported in the Disease outbreak News 11 February 2019) and four from South...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

A dual frailty model for lifetime analysis in maritime transportation - Henderson R, Mihaylova R, Oman P.
We consider changes in ownership of commercial shipping vessels from an event history perspective. Each change in ownership can be influenced by the properties of the vessel itself, its age and history to date, the characteristics of both the seller and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Oman
From 27 January and 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Oman reported five cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Childhood injuries in Oman: retrospective review of a multicentre trauma registry data - Mehmood A, Agrawal P, Allen KA, Al-Kashmiri A, Al-Busaidi A, Hyder AA.
OBJECTIVES: Injuries are among the top causes of hospital-based mortality for adults in Oman. However, little is known about the distribution and risk of injuries among children. This paper describes the epidemiology and risk factors for childhood injuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Parliamentarians from the Eastern Mediterranean Region join WHO ’s call for action and ...
3 December 2018, Beirut, Lebanon – The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has convened a meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), taking place today and tomorrow in Beirut, Lebanon. This marks an important milestone in promoting and strengthening parliamentarians’ engagement in gearing up national health and development policies toward achieving UHC in the Region. Hosted by the Government of Lebanon, the meeting was inaugurated by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, HE Dr Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanese Minister of P...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 2, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./3
Antimicrobial resistance Draft resolution proposed by Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, Kenya, Oman, Panama, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - November 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trachoma elimination: Iranians triumph against the world ’s leading infectious cause of blindness
26 September 2018 Tehran Cairo Geneva The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in the Islamic Republic of Iran. By achieving this milestone, the country becomes the third in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, after Oman in 2012 and Morocco in 2016, to overcome this centuries-old disease. “WHO is pleased to have supported the Islamic Republic of Iran through the validation process,” said Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. “But this achievement was made possible by the Government and people of Isl...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news