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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

Health Systems Innovations Help the Palestinian Ministry of Health Save Money and Improve Access to Specialty Care
IntraHealth International ’s president Pape Gaye (third from left) joins the Palestinian Minister of Health Dr. Jawad Awwad (fourth from left) and USAID Mission Director Monica Stein-Olson (fifth from left) at the launch of the eReferral system in August. Photo by Jihad Mashal for IntraHealth International.September 15, 2017Last month, the Palestinian Ministry of Health launched a new electronic medical referral system and opened its first Customer Service Centers. These efforts will help the ministry streamline referral processes, improve client experience, and ultimately increase access to specialty care for Palest...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter ’s Advice for President Trump: ‘Keep the Peace, Tell the Truth’
(ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, went beyond Trump, but he was particularly critical of the nation’s direction under the Republican president’s leadership. The 39th president, a Democrat, offered this advice to the 45th: “...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Barrow / AP Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Policy Jimmy Carter onetime White House Source Type: news

Political violence and mental health of Bedouin children in the West Bank, Palestine: a cross-sectional study - Massad S, Khammash U, Shute R.
The Bedouin population is among the most vulnerable in Palestine, subject to forced relocation and lacking basic necessities, including water and electricity. To our knowledge, there are no studies on the mental health of Palestinian Bedouin children. A cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nurses' perceptions about child abuse (Safety-2016 abstract #459) - Saifan A, Alrimawi I, Bashayreh I.
Background Despite the efforts to protect children around the world, child abuse and neglect remain serious and global problems. In Palestine, child abuse is hidden under the community culture, does not appear in the Ministry of Health official reports, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Coping strategies used by parents of children with traumatic brain injury: a cross-sectional study of Palestinians and Israelis - Masalha W, Auslander G.
This study examined the use and helpfulness of coping strategies and patterns among parents of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants were 122 Arab-Israeli, Jewish-Israeli, and Palestinian parents of 65 children with TBI following their d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Field trial of a complicated grief psychosocial program for adolescents in Occupied Palestine - Barron I, Abdallah G.
The current study evaluated the new "Children and Grief" program for Palestinian adolescents (n = 158), aged 10-18, referred to counselors for complicated grief. A mixed methods quasi-experimental design involved non-randomized intervention group (n = 79),... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social forces sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian tensions: a dynamical psychology perspective - Michaels JL.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the most deeply entrenched in the world. While there is great knowledge about numerous individual factors contributing to this conflict's persistence, much of the information is fragmented and segregated into... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gaza health care suffers as Palestinian factions play blame game
GAZA (Reuters) - Ritta al-Jalees doesn't care who's to blame for the deteriorating state of healthcare in Gaza. All she wants is to ensure her three sons get the help they need to breathe. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: a disease for which root causes must be acknowledged and treated - Abuelaish I, Arya N.
Fourth of June 2017 marks a half century of the Six Day War, three decades post the first Intifada, seven decades post the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the 70th anniversary of Israeli Independence, and one century post the Balfour Declaration. Both Pal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Trump says health care reform "more difficult" than solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a decades-old dispute that is considered one of the most intractable of all time (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living conditions in Gaza & #39more and more wretched & #39 over past decade, UN finds
A decade after Hamas seized the Gaza Strip, the living conditions for two million people in the Palestinian enclave are deteriorating“further and faster” than the prediction made in 2012 that the enclave would become“unlivable” by 2020, a new United Nations report has found. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supporting Water Service Providers During Conflicts
International Institute for Environment and Development. 06/2017 This four-page issue brief discusses interventions that move toward structural support as early as possible during emergencies, and how they can reinforce water utilities'resilience and make service provision more sustainable and equitable. It discusses water service in conflict situations, but also can be applied to disasters. It summarizes a study of Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A community-based qualitative study of intergenerational resilience with Palestinian refugee families facing structural violence and historical trauma - Atallah DG.
The purpose of this study was to explore resilience processes in Palestinian refugee families living under Israeli occupation for multiple generations. Qualitative methods, critical postcolonial theories, and community-based research approaches were used t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Marking 50 years of a dangerous occupation
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War in the Middle East and the start of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. A Dangerous Occupation is a new photographic exhibition and accompanying booklet produced jointly by UNISON and the Palestine Solidarity Committee to mark occasion. Branches can use it to highlight the half century of occupation and the 10th anniversary of the blockade of Gaza. The exhibition and booklet look at the impact of 50 years of the illegal Israeli occupation on Palestinian workers. They explain how restrictions imposed by the Israeli government continue to destroy ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article campaigning international Palestine solidarity Source Type: news

Can fizzy water make you fat?
Conclusion There seemed to be a clear distinction in this study between fizzy and non-fizzy-drink consumption in terms of weight gain, appetite and ghrelin production. These findings were further supported by the study in healthy adult volunteers, which similarly showed that the fizzy drinks increased ghrelin production. But does this mean that carbonation and ghrelin production provide the whole answer to why soft drink consumption is linked with obesity? But this doesn’t account for the link between weight gain and diet drinks which don’t contain sugar’They suggest carbonation could be the common lin...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Food/diet Source Type: news

Emotional display rules in Palestine: ingroup/outgroup membership, status of interaction partner and gender - Flicker SM, Ayoub HJS, Guynn MJ.
This study investigates emotional display rules within the Palestinian context, focusing on the seven basic emotions in a sample of 150 college students from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Overall, participants felt that it was more appropriate to expre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Open access for Palestinian research by 2020
Palestine-European partnership plans digital repository for local university research that lacks visibility. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Workers and Facilities in 23 Conflict-Ridden Countries Attacked with Impunity in 2016
May 03, 2017 Washington, DCThe extent and intensity of violence against health workers globally remained alarmingly high in 2016, theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a new report today. The report also finds that accountability for committing these attacks remains inadequate or non-existent.The report, entitledImpunity Must End, documents attacks on health care in 23 countries. Its release today falls on the first anniversary of the UN Security Council ’s adoption of Resolution 2286 that set out a roadmap to the protection of health in conflict.The report calls on the Security Council and countries...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: cbales Source Type: news

A Look at Attacks Where Vehicles Have Been Used as Weapons
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister says a truck crash in Stockholm was an attack on Sweden. It's the latest in a string of incidents where drivers have used their vehicles as weapons. Some were orchestrated by extremist groups, others by unstable individuals with unclear motives. Radical groups have urged supporters to use any weapons at hand, including cars, a tactic that presents a major challenge for security forces around the world. Here's a look at some other attacks: ___ March 22, 2017 A man identified by police as Khalid Masood ran his rented SUV into pedestrians on London's Westminster Brid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Architects seek to debunk spy's testimony in neo-Nazi murder trial
Forensic Architecture to present findings after rebuilding German cafe crime scene where man of Turkish origin was shotNearly five years into the trial of a German neo-Nazi gang who went on a killing spree against immigrants, relatives of the victims have become so frustrated with the police ’s inability to untangle the case they have turned to a an unlikely profession in search of clues: architects.Forensic Architecture, a London-based organisation started by architect Eyal Weizman have previously investigated war crimes in Syria, Palestine and the former Yugoslavia, using modern technology to search urban areas for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann in Kassel Tags: Germany The far right Forensic science Architecture Europe World news Source Type: news

VIDEO: Police dashcam captured the pursuit involving a man who stole an ambulance.
+ VIDEO: Police dashcam captured the pursuit involving a man who stole an ambulance. Palestine Police Department Read More at ABC News (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News imported Source Type: news

Texas Teen Steals Ambulance
PALESTINE, Texas (FOX4News) - Police in the East Texas city of Palestine spent April Fools’ Day chasing a suspect who stole an ambulance. The ambulance initially brought 18-year-old Armondo Vinaja to Palestine Regional Medical Center. But when he left the building, police say he got into another ambulance and drove off. Read more ... (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - April 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FOX4 News Tags: News Videos Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

The correlation between exposure to neighborhood violence and perpetration of moderate physical violence among Arab-Palestinian youth: can it be moderated by parent-child support and gender? - Massarwi AA.
In the current study, we examined the role of parent-child support as a protective factor that moderates the correlation between exposure to neighborhood violence and perpetration of moderate physical violence among 3,187 Arab-Palestinian adolescents who l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between political violence and the connection between bullying and suicidality among Palestinian youth - Abdeen Z, Brunstein-Klomek A, Nakash O, Shibli N, Nagar M, Agha H, Hallaq S, Kanat-Maymon Y, Juerges H, Levav I, Qasrawi R.
We examined the association between protracted political violence and the connection between bullying and suicidality among Palestinian adolescents. Data were collected from a representative sample of Palestinian students (N  = 5,713) from 100 schools in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate to find risks for B cell non-hodgkin lymphoma
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Most epidemiological studies of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) have been carried out in North American and European populations, with very few focusing on B-cell NHL in Middle Eastern populations. Now, Israeli and Palestinian researchers have conducted a large scale epidemiological study examining risk factors for B-NHL and its sub-types in the Israeli and Palestinian populations, finding some risk factors common to both groups, and some that are unique to only one population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blog: Heart Unions, Heart Palestinian workers rights
It’s unlikely that the owners of the Zarfarti garage realised it was heart unions week when they signed a collective agreement with the trade union WAC-MAAN on Valentine’s Day. It was definitely a heart unions day for workers at the garage, who have finally won a four year struggle to gain recognition for WAC-MAAN. The Zarfarti garage is one of 300 businesses in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone. According to international law it’s located in an illegal settlement on Palestinian land; but as this is Area C, which makes up over 60 per cent of the West Bank, it’s completely under the control of the I...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News international Palestine Source Type: news

Blog: Heart Unions, Heart Palestinian workers ’ rights
It’s unlikely that the owners of the Zarfarti garage realised it was heart unions week when they signed a collective agreement with the trade union WAC-MAAN on Valentine’s Day. It was definitely a heart unions day for workers at the garage, who have finally won a four year struggle to gain recognition for WAC-MAAN. The Zarfarti garage is one of 300 businesses in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Zone. According to international law it’s located in an illegal settlement on Palestinian land; but as this is Area C, which makes up over 60 per cent of the West Bank, it’s completely under the control of the I...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News international Palestine Source Type: news

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: meta-analysis of exposure and outcome relations for children of the region - Slone M, Lavi I, Ozer EJ, Pollak A.
This meta-analysis of 20 studies (including a total of 26,302 children) examined effects of political violence exposure for Jewish Israeli, Arab Israeli and Palestinian youth from 12 years of research in the Middle East conflict. The meta-analysis found a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patients Injured in Clash with Police During Trump Inauguration Protests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the incoming president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, "Resist Trump Climate Justice Now," ''Let Freedom Ring," ''Free Palestine." But at one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed the windows of downtown businesses as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Polic...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Truck Attack Kills Four in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the truck veered off course and rammed into the group in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. She said the attacker was shot dead. Paramedic Chen Lendi Sharon was among the first to arrive on the scene and described 10 bodies trapped beneath the truck. Israel's rescue service MDA said the four casualties were in their 20s and included three women and a man. Of the 15 wounded, one was...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

International study on gender violence awarded MRC Global Challenges Research funding
University of Bristol-led research on the primary healthcare response to gender violence in Palestine and Brazil has been awarded almost £ 600,000 from the Medical Research Council (MRC) ’ s Global Challenges Research Fund. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

The Top 10 Insights from the "Science of a Meaningful Life" in 2016
By Kira M. Newman, Tom Jacobs, Mariah Flynn, Summer Allen, Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas At the start of 2016, Barbara Ehrenreich published an essay in The New York Times that took aim at the science of gratitude, criticizing it for focusing solely on benefits to oneself rather than to others. "This holiday gratitude is all about you," she writes, "and how you can feel better." Nearly a year later, we can see what a false dichotomy this is. In our fifth annual Top 10 Insights from the Science of a Meaningful Life list, practices that involve thinking of ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workplace aggression, psychological distress, and job satisfaction among Palestinian nurses: a cross-sectional study - Jaradat Y, Nielsen MB, Kristensen P, Nijem K, Bjertness E, Stigum H, Bast-Pettersen R.
BACKGROUND: Nurses can be exposed to aggressive behavior from patients, patient's relatives, colleagues and visitors. PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of workplace aggression among Palestinian nurses in the Hebron district and to examine cross-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Information dissemination in new media: YouTube and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Evans M.
This work examines the ways in which YouTube videos inform audiences about international news, issues, and events. As new media increasingly becomes the public?s primary news source, research has produced conflicting contentions of how, and to whom, inform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The Them In Us
My native inclination this time each year is to turn my attention from matters purely medical, and dwell somewhat preferentially on the humanistic: peace on earth, good will toward men (and women), and all that. ‘Tis the season for it, after all; the season of light and nativity, generosity and hope.But I find all of that a bit harder this year, for it is also the season of our particular discontent, political and otherwise. Wherever we reside on any given spectrum of party, preference, or ideology, the rifts between us are on painful display. We are a house, a nation, and even a world much divided.Struggli...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news