Is Canada Missing out on Leveraging ITMDs in it ’s Healthcare Plans?
This report says, Justin Trudeau promised that the Liberals would spend $3 billion over four years starting in 2022 to hire 7500 family doctors and nurses as well as tax and student loan incentives for health professionals who set up shop in rural or remote communities and also pledges an extra $6 billion to wrestle with wait lists. Dr. Shafi BhuiyanA 2019 report states that there were 91,375 physicians in Canada, representing 241 physicians per 100,000 population. According to the Canadian Medical Association, around five million Canadians don’t have a primary care physician, or family health care team. Canada&rsq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees North America Source Type: news

Is Canada Missing out on Leveraging ITMDs in Its Healthcare Plans?
This report says, Justin Trudeau promised that the Liberals would spend $3 billion over four years starting in 2022 to hire 7500 family doctors and nurses as well as tax and student loan incentives for health professionals who set up shop in rural or remote communities and also pledges an extra $6 billion to wrestle with wait lists. Dr. Shafi BhuiyanA 2019 report states that there were 91,375 physicians in Canada, representing 241 physicians per 100,000 population. According to the Canadian Medical Association, around five million Canadians don’t have a primary care physician, or family health care team. Canada&rsq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees North America Source Type: news

Seven countries in the Region to participate in WHO ’s Solidarity PLUS trial
WHO’s Solidarity PLUS trial enters new phase to test 3 new candidate drugs for COVID-19  Cairo, 25 August 2021 – Seven countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region have enrolled to participate in the Solidarity PLUS clinical trial led by WHO. Solidarity PLUS will evaluate 3 potential drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 infections – artesunate, imatinib and infliximab – aiming to protect people from severe hospitalization and death because of COVID-19.  These drugs were selected by an independent panel of experts who assess all available evidence on all relevant therapeutics. T...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Crew of tanker off UAE coast said to thwart Iran hijacking by sabotaging engines
Five or six gunmen seeking to divert Panama-flagged asphalt tanker to Islamic Republic manage to flee after US and Omani warships arrive... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel demands 'diplomatic, economic and even military' retaliation against Iran's oil tanker attack
Western allies must develop an urgent plan to retaliate against Iran following multiple reported attacks on oil tankers near Oman,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran-backed forces said behind ‘potential hijack’ in Gulf of Oman
Reports come after 6 vessels announced they were 'not under their command; Asphalt Princess tanker now heading toward Iran under control... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incident with multiple tankers in Gulf of Oman raises concerns in oil market
U.S. officials say they are still looking into a situation in the Gulf of Oman, where there's one hijacked ship and the status of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workplace bullying, occupational burnout, work-life imbalance, and perceived medical errors among nurses in Oman: a cluster analysis - Chan MF, Al Balushi AA, Al-Adawi S, Alameddine M, Al Sadoon M, Bou-Karroum K.
AIMS: To explore whether different profiles exist in a cohort of nurses regarding demographic and occupational outcomes. BACKGROUND: Nurses will facing many occupational problems, including workplace bullying, work-life imbalance, burnout, and medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

UK ambassador: Israel has its own considerations on Iran response
An Iranian report claimed the US and UK have “greenlit” an Israeli response to the attack on a tanker off the coast of Oman. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2
At least 2 dead by a drone strike on oil tanker Mercer Street off Arabian Sea: Navy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Defense Ministry: Israel ship targeted in attack off Oman
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on COVID-19 in WHO ’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
24 June 2021 – I would like to welcome you all to this virtual media briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. We are glad to have with us today, Dr Hany Jokhdar, Deputy Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia, and Dr Ibrahim El-Ziq, WHO Representative in Saudi Arabia, to discuss the preparations for this year's hajj season. Let me start with the latest updates on COVID-19.  As of 22 June 2021, there have been around 179 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including more than 3.9 million deaths, reported globally to WHO. The Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported around 10.8 m...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 23, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

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