The parental and children report of the prevalence of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study from Oman - Zadjali F, Al-Futaisi A, Al-Hosni A, Al-Huseini S, Crommelin M, Mirza H.
This study aimed to estimate the point prevalence of depression in Omani children and adolescents during social distancing and lockdown and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Yemen-Oman twinning project to enhance critical care and save lives
21 August 2022, Aden Muscat – As part of a fruitful inter-regional collaboration, the World Health Organization (WHO) country offices in Yemen and Oman linked the Omani Medical Specialty Board to the University of Aden Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in a recent twinning project that delivered the fundamentals of a critical care support course for 24 intensive care unit doctors working in public hospitals in Yemen.  Through this project, the professional experiences of a leading medical body in the Region were shared with experts in Yemen towards expanding educational offerings and best practices. The ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 21, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The effectiveness of the Healthworks Staying Steady community-based falls prevention exercise programme to improve physical function in older adults: a 6-year service evaluation - James E, Oman P, Ali M, Court P, Goodall S, Nichols SJ, O'Doherty AF.
BACKGROUND: Falls prevention exercise programmes are evidence-based and recommended for improving physical function in older adults. However, few service evaluations exist to assess the effectiveness of community-delivered interventions in practice. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean delivers monkeypox diagnostic kits to 20 ...
The hand carrying of items was among multiple transportation strategies employed to expedite the dispatch of monkeypox diagnostic kits from WHO’s Dubai Hub to countries of the RegionCairo, 6 July 2022 – In swift response to the global monkeypox outbreak – and true to its vision of “health for all by all: a call for solidarity and action” – the WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has successfully orchestrated the delivery of monkeypox reagents from its logistics hub in Dubai to 20 of the Region’s countries in 11 days. “With the first signs of the monkeypox outbreak, and with no testin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 6, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Oman to fast-track nods to Indian pharma products registered by US, UK, Europe
Oman has also requested India to consider negotiating a preferential trade agreement, the commerce and industry ministry said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Carlos Ghosn 'surprised' by French international arrest warrant
Fugitive former car executive Carlos Ghosn is surprised by an international warrant sought by a French magistrate, Ghosn's spokesman said, a case linked to a probe into suspect money flows between... #carlosghosn #renault #magistrate #carexecutive #omani #dealership (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France issues international arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn
French prosecutors issued international arrest warrants for Carlos Ghosn as well as four individuals they say are linked to an auto dealer in Oman, alleging they helped the fallen auto titan... #prosecutors #renaultsa #carlosghosn #autodealer (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Bruxism and Associated Occupational Stress in Saudi Arabian Fighter Pilots
Conclusions: The pilots demonstrated significantly higher occupational stress and bruxism than the non-pilots. The pilots were 3.9 times more likely to have a combination of stress and bruxism than non-pilots. Further investigations are necessary to determine whether any causal relationship exists between occupational stress and bruxism.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 15, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Climeworks Raises $650 Million to Scale Up Carbon Capture Technology
Swiss startup Climeworks AG has raised 600 million francs ($650 million) to scale up its technology that sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air. The world has to reach peak greenhouse-gas emissions before 2025 to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a major United Nations report published Monday. But most scenarios that keep warming within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will also require removing some of the CO₂ that’s already been dumped into the atmosphere. Climeworks is among a handful of startups offering the technology to do that. It currently operates the world’s largest direct...
Source: TIME: Science - April 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: AKSHAT RATHI / BLOOMBERG Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire climate change Climate Is Everything energy healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Evaluation of risk factors of snake envenomation and associated complications presenting to two emergency departments in Oman - Al Masroori S, Al Balushi F, Al Abri S.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk factors of snake envenomation and the associated complications that patients present with, using data from two different emergency departments in Oman. The secondary aim was to describe the common characteristics of the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The impact of the hand hygiene role model project on improving healthcare workers' compliance: A quasi-experimental observational study
Conclusions: Implementation of a role model as a behavioral intervention, in addition to the WHO ' s multimodal strategy, successfully improved and sustained HCWs ' HH compliance rates. Understanding healthcare culture in the context of the driving factors of behavioral changes and regular follow-ups are essential to sustain adherence to safe HH practices. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caring for The Old
Due to demographic pressures of growing elderly populations and the relative decline of workers paying taxes, governments are increasingly facing the need to adjust budgetary expenditures. Credit: K. S. Harikrishnan/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Feb 23 2022 (IPS) With the unprecedented ageing of populations worldwide, countries are struggling with the critical questions of who should be responsible for caring for the old and what should be the extent of care provided to women and men in old age. Many believe that the government should be responsible for covering the costs and providing care, support and assistance to t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

US detains smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. #mideast #gulfofoman #usnavy #fertilizer #unitedarabemirates (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omani hospital first in MENA to adopt ClarifEye AR spinal surgical navigation system
Procedures involving the technology – launched in Europe last year – have already taken place at the country’s Armed Forces Hospital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nursing students' perceived disaster preparedness and response: pilot study in Oman - Kamanyire JK, Wesonga R, Achora S, Labrague LL, Malik A, Alshaqsi S, Alhabsi JAS.
This study aimed to assess the perceived level of disaster preparedness and response among nursing students in Oman, as the country is disaster prone and experiences disasters every three to five years. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news