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Physicist Kate Shaw: ‘Even in conservative places, you do not have to be in conflict with scientific ideas’
The Cern scientist on her dual role in studying quarks and helping to train a new generation of scientists from Palestine to PeruKate Shaw is a physicist based at the University of Sussex, where she studies the data that pours out of the Atlas experiment, one of the huge detectors that forms part of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, in Geneva. She is also the founder of Physics Without Frontiers,a Unesco-backed organisation that runs lectures, workshops and schools in war-torn nations to help kindle an interest in science and help local recovery.You work on theAtlas experimentat the Large Hadron Collider. What does that i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Particle physics Cern Teaching Afghanistan Palestinian territories Gaza Science University of Sussex Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Gaza Hospitals Strive to Cope With Numbers of Wounded Protesters Gaza Hospitals Strive to Cope With Numbers of Wounded Protesters
Worried families crowded the halls and spilled out of rooms in Gaza's hospitals on Tuesday, as patients wounded at a border protest awaited treatment for injuries suffered on Monday, the deadliest day for Palestinians in years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A brutal massacre in Gaza
One of the most valued traditions in our movement is peaceful protest. On Saturday our union marched through the streets of London to call for change. We did not face physical attack nor did we fear it. We certainly didn’t have to fear the use of live ammunition, snipers or soldiers firing indiscriminately into the crowd. Yet only two days later, such slaughter was wreaked upon another peaceful protest in Gaza. UNISON condemns the brutal massacre of 58 Palestinian protestors and injury to over 2,700 more, near Gaza’s border with Israel. Since the end of March approximately 100 protestors have been killed by the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Israel Palestine Source Type: news

Gaza Hospitals Struggle to Cope With High Casualty Toll
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border. The high casualty toll triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel and new charges of excessive use of force against unarmed protesters. The U.N. Security Council began its session Tuesday with a moment of silence for the dead, and the U.N.'s special Mideast envoy said there was "no justification for t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fares Akram, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Gaza: “Unacceptable and inhuman” violence by Israeli army against Palestinian protesters
Our medical teams are working around the clock to treat the massive influx of wounded.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

“Unacceptable and inhuman” violence by Israeli army against Palestinian protesters in Gaza
Press release“Unacceptable and inhuman” violence by Israeli army against Palestinian protesters in GazaMay 14, 2018MAY 14, 2018 —As teams from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treat people wounded today in Gaza, Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, MSF representative in theOccupied Palestinian Territories, provided the following statement: (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Health risk behaviours of Palestinian youth: findings from a representative survey - Glick P, Al-Khammash U, Shaheen M, Brown R, Goutam P, Karam R, Linnemayr S, Massad S.
BACKGROUND: There is little systematic information about health risk behaviours among youth in Middle Eastern countries, leaving public health authorities unprepared to deal with emerging public health threats at a time of major social change. AIM:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessment of social vulnerability to seismic hazard in Nablus, Palestine - Cerchiello V, Ceresa P, Monteiro R, Komendantova N.
Social vulnerability helps to explain why communities experience the consequences of an extreme event, such as an earthquake, differently, even when they are subjected to similar levels of intensity (ground shaking). The differential impacts of an earthqua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Comparing disciplinary methods used by mothers in Palestine and Qatar - Kamal M, Halileh S, Dargham S, Alyafei KA, Giacaman R, Imseeh S, Eldeeb N, Nasr S, Korayem M, Abu-Rmeileh N, Mahfoud Z, Tawfik H, Mahmoud MH, Mian M, Lynch MA.
In this study ICAST-P, an internationally recognized tool, was used with mothers reporting on one of their children up to their 12th birthday. It questions about discipl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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

Missing Millions: How Older People with Disabilities Are Excluded from Humanitarian Response
HelpAge International. 04/30/2018 This 60-page study explores the experiences of older people with disabilities across a range of humanitarian settings. It reveals how older people with disabilities fared worse than those without disabilities, and how this is related to various physical and institutional barriers, as well as hostile attitudes. The study analyzed data from six population-based disability surveys comparing the living situation of older people with and without disabilities, including databases from two crises-affected populations in Haiti (post-earthquake) and Palestine. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Psychosomatic symptoms among Palestinian nurses exposed to workplace aggression - Jaradat Y, Nielsen MB, Bast-Pettersen R.
BACKGROUND: The study examined associations between workplace aggression (WPA) and psychosomatic symptoms in Palestinian nurses. METHODS: The 341 nurses, (62% females and 38% males), answered a WHO questionnaire and a psychosomatic symptoms checkli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Gaza: Palestinians Suffer Severe Gunshot Wounds During Clashes
MSF teams have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots since April 1; many will be left with long-term physical disabilities.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Gaza: Palestinians Suffer Severe Gunshot Wounds During Clashes
Press releaseGaza: Palestinians Suffer Severe Gunshot Wounds During ClashesApril 19, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières teams inGaza have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots since April 1, amid clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters engaged in the Great Return March. The number of patients treated in MSF's three medical clinics in Gaza over the last few weeks is more than the number treated by MSF throughout all of 2014, when Israel ’s Operation Protective Edge was launched in the Gaza Strip. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Intolerant left-wing college students demand removal of hummus from school menu because the maker likes Israel
(Natural News) A pro-Palestinian campus group at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania is demanding that the school’s president immediately stop serving Sabra Hummus in three different on-campus stores because the company has ties to Israel. The group Swarthmore Students for Justice Palestine (SJP) has begun circulating a petition that openly calls for support in demanding that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First women's yoga training center opens doors in Gaza
GAZA (Reuters) - A small group of Palestinian women in Gaza are stretching their limbs with yoga to help them teach others to cope with the stresses and traumas of living in the embattled territory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Palestinian nurses' and doctors' perceptions and practices regarding the prevention of injuries to children in the home: an explorative qualitative study - Alrimawi I, Hall C, Watson MC.
Unintentional injuries are a growing global public health problem that causes mortality, morbidity, and disability among children. These injuries are common among under-fives and form a significant burden on healthcare systems, particularly in low- and mid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Substance use by university students in the West Bank: a cross-sectional study - Damiri BR, Sandouka HN, Janini EH, Yaish ON.
BACKGROUND: Substance use has been an increasing problem in the occupied Palestinian territory for decades. The aim of this study was to describe the practice, knowledge, and attitudes associated with substance use by university students in the occupied Pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Severe extremity amputations in surviving Palestinian civilians caused by explosives fired from drones during the Gaza War - Heszlein-Lossius H, Al-Borno Y, Shaqoura S, Skaik N, Giil LM, Gilbert M.
BACKGROUND: During four separate Israeli military attacks on Gaza (2006, 2009, 2012, and 2014), about 4000 Palestinians were killed and more than 17  000 injured (412 killed and 1264 injured in 2006; 1383 killed and more than 5300 injured in 2009; 130 kil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Integrating a public health and human rights approach into mental health services for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip - Diab M, Jamei YA, Kagee A, Veronese G.
BACKGROUND: In the context of violations of human rights and insecurity, the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) provides mental health services and psychosocial interventions that match local cultural and social norms. The GCMHP uses a communit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Attitudes of Palestinians toward social work interventions in cases of wife assault - Haj-Yahia MM, Btoush R.
The study examined the attitudes of Palestinian adults toward social work interventions in cases of husband-to-wife assault (HWA). A survey, using self-administered questionnaires and interviews, was conducted among a random sample of 624 adults from the P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

We Must Protect the Future for Palestinian Refugee Girls
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Elizabeth CampbellWASHINGTON DC, Mar 9 2018 (IPS)As people across the globe marked International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, the safe and secure education and possibilities for the future of millions of young girls and women who are Palestinian refugees across the Middle East remained in danger. Unfortunately, a recent decision by the United States to significantly reduce expected financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), has put at risk vital programs that...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elizabeth Campbell Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Self-efficacy and collective efficacy as moderators of the psychological consequences of exposure of Palestinian parents in Israel to community violence - Ali-Saleh Darawshy N, Haj-Yahia MM.
This study examined the rates of exposure to community violence (ECV; that is, witnessing and directly experiencing violence) as well as the detrimental consequences of such exposure as reflected in posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and a decline in psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UAE, Qatar Donate Funds to Stave Off Gaza Health Crisis UAE, Qatar Donate Funds to Stave Off Gaza Health Crisis
The United Arab Emirates has donated $2 million and Qatar has pledged another $9 million to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, staving off a threatened shut-down of emergency hospital generators in the impoverished Palestinian enclave, officials said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

We liberate the mind, we liberate the land
Alaa Shehada, Mark Thomas and Faisal Abu Alhayjaa. All images © Lesley Martin 2017. In 2010 Mark Thomas, Britain’s best-known political comedian, was walking the length of Israel’s controversial separation wall, the illegal barrier that cuts an oppressive swathe through the West Bank, when he decided to take a detour to the Jenin Refugee Camp. He’d been told of an unlikely theatre – in the heart of the camp – and couldn’t resist checking it out. “It was one of the most exciting places I’d ever come across,” he recalls now. “Look, I’m all about trying to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine international Palestine Source Type: news

Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse
GAZA, Gaza City. Queuing in hope of fuel. Credit: Mohammed Omer / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages. UN agencies have appealed for donor support as emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza are due to run out in 10 days.In a meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is a “constant humanitarian emergency.”“Gaza remains squeezed by crippling closures…two million Palestinians are struggl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Energy Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Flavonoids in wild ephedra plant extracts have been found to be potent antioxidants; may replace toxic ingredients in food and cosmetics
(Natural News) Ephedra alata, a plant widely used in traditional folk medicine in Palestine, takes center stage as researchers explore its potential medical uses. The paper, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, analyzed the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of the wild E. alata plant. Ephedra alata in traditional medicine A member... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wastewater Treatment Plants in Rapid Mass Displacement Situations
Governance and Social Development Resource Centre. 11/07/2017 This 15-page rapid review report has identified the wastewater treatment plant options used in emergency settings, with decentralized wastewater treatment systems and mobile wastewater treatment units performing most effectively and with minimal costs. Examples are taken from refugee camps and internally displaced people settlements due to the Iraq war, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and the civil wars in Syria and Sudan. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sparkling or flat? Doctor explains how fizzy water contributes to overeating, weight gain
(Natural News) Sparkling or carbonated water is a delight to drink, no doubt, but did you know that it can add inches to your waistline? This is a fact that Palestinian researchers first put out in a study, wherein rats who were given sugary water with added bubbles became fatter and hungrier than rats who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PharmaMar signs a license agreement for Aplidin ® with Megapharm in Israel
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar (MSE:PHM) has announced today a commercialization and distribution license agreement with Megapharm Ltd. for the marine-derived anticancer drug Aplidin ® (plitidepsin) in Israel and the territory known as the Palestinian Authority. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case study quasi-qualitative analysis of peer group supervision of a child trauma recovery program in occupied Palestine - Barron IG, Abdallah G, Heltne U.
This case study explores the impact of peer group supervision (PGS) for counselors delivering Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT), a group psycho-social program for traumatized adolescents. Interviews were conducted with seven school counselors, from villag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Adolescent Perspectives on Services and Programmes in Conflict-Affected Contexts: A Participatory Research Toolkit
Overseas Development Institute. 08/2017 This 49-page document outlines participatory research tools which will be used by Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) researchers in Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. The tools use interactive and fun participatory research methodologies to provide opportunities for adolescents in refugee and host community settings to articulate their perspectives and experiences, while ensuring that the research findings include adults and other key stakeholders. While these tools were developed for conflict situations, they can also be used in disaster situations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

LGBT conference opens in Brighton
Vice-president Gordon McKay opened the 2017 UNISON LGBT conference in Brighton this morning by thanking delegates for all they do – and appealing to them to do more. To be asked to speak first was “a tremendous honour,” he told the hall, before quipping that was “until you’re told, if you can speak first, people will know that’s the worst it can get for the next two days!” After laughter, Mr McKay said: “Thanks for the work you do four our union, every day … most importantly, just being with people when they need someone. “I hope you’re proud of yourself &n...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2017 LGBT Conference Source Type: news

The deferred promise of Islamic-world science
Ten years ago, there was excitement about the prospects for science and innovation across the Islamic world. Was this optimism misplaced?Last week, almost 3,000 scientists and policymakers from 120 countries gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan for the 2017World Science Forum. It was a landmark moment for Jordanian science, and a tribute to the vision ofPrincess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of Jordan ’s Royal Scientific Society, who is in the vanguard of a new generation of leaders championing science and innovation in the region. Jordan is also home to theMiddle East ’s first advanced light sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ehsan Masood and James Wilsdon Tags: Science Higher education Islam Science policy Arab and Middle East unrest Politics Source Type: news

Terrorism as self-help: accounts of Palestinian youth incarcerated in Israeli prisons for security violations - Berko A, Erez E, Gur OM.
Adopting and expanding Black's conception of terrorism as self-help, this study examines how Palestinian youth become involved in security violations. Based on an analysis of in-depth interviews conducted with 10 Palestinian youth incarcerated in Israeli p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Palestinian Kills Three Israelis in a Settlement Near Jerusalem
(JERUSALEM) — A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker was a 37-year-old Palestinian who approached the back gate entrance of the Har Adar settlement, hiding among fellow Palestinian day laborers who were being checked by security forces. She said he aroused their suspicions and was asked to stop. At that point, he pulled out a weapon and began ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aron Heller / AP Tags: Uncategorized Middle East onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Says He Made a Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal. But He Won ’t Say What It Is
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump says he’s reached a decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal — but he won’t say what it is. Trump was asked several times on Wednesday whether he’d reached a decision. His answer: “I’ve decided.” And he answered, “I’ll let you know,” when he was asked for details. The president made the comments during a meeting in New York with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump — in his U.N. speech on Tuesday — called the 2015 nuclear deal an “embarrassment” to the United States. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

Hamas Takes a Step Away from Isolation, With a Long Way Left to Go
In the decade since the militant group Hamas waged civil war with its rival Fatah political party, the stateless Palestinians have been left without a unified voice on the world stage. Now, that might be about to change. Over the weekend Hamas took a step toward unity by agreeing to elections in Gaza and the West Bank, raising the prospect of reunification after ten years of squabbling and violence. Few think the political split is over for good, but Hamas’ move reflects a desire by the group to come in from the cold — and creates a chance to ease the plight of the 1.8 million Palestinians living under an Israe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized Middle East Source Type: news

President Trump Calls on the U.N. to Focus ‘More on People and Less on Bureaucracy’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past. “In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. “We are not seeing the results in line with this investment.” The president urged the U.N. to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Stronger Health Systems Can Provide Palestinians with Better Health Care
September 18, 2017Improvements can help Palestinians access better health care today —and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow.Outside the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah, I saw a woman emerge from the crowd. She looked frantic with worry and purpose as she approached.She needed the doctor who was accompanying me, or rather his signature on a referral form —a formality that stood between her and the specialized health care she, or perhaps a loved one, needed.I was there last month to visit ourPalestinian Health Capacity Project, which is doing crucial and challenging work to help the Palestinian Ministr...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Here Are All the Times Donald Trump Bashed the United Nations Before Speaking There
President Trump will make his first appearance at the United Nations this week, delivering a speech and meeting with members of a body that he criticized during his campaign. As a proponent of an “America First” approach to international relations, Trump will be closely watched by U.S. allies and adversaries during his address before the General Assembly on Tuesday, and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that people should expect tough talk. “I personally think he slaps the right people, he hugs the right people, and he comes out with [the] U.S. being very strong, in the end,” she said. Ahe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy onetime United Nations White House Source Type: news

President Trump Arrives for His U.N. Debut, With Baggage
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has “tremend...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Foreign Policy onetime trump United Nations Source Type: news