The Way We Talk About Mental Illness After Tragedies Like Germanwings Needs To Change
Media reports erupted today with news that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have been suffering from depression or another mental illness when he crashed the aircraft in the French Alps, most likely killing 150 people, including himself. While headlines like U.K. tabloid The Sun's "Madman In Cockpit" are hardly surprising, such sensational links between mental illness and horrific tragedies can have an undesired outcome when it comes to stigma. Here are five ways to have a more productive conversation about the complex interplay between mental health, violence and tragedies such as this one. 1. Depres...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

David K. Richards, Philanthropist and Supporter of Major Research on Middle East Policy Issues, Dies at 75
David K. Richards, an investment manager and philanthropist who funded unique research on what it would take to make an independent Palestinian state viable as well as on the costs of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has died. He was 75. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - March 27, 2015 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Palestinian Women Victims on Many Fronts
Islam Iliwa lost her home and cleaning products business in Gaza following an Israeli bombardment. She is one of many single, divorced mothers struggling to survive under the siege. Credit: Mel Frykberg/IPSBy Mel FrykbergGAZA CITY, Mar 21 2015 (IPS)Israel’s siege of Gaza, aided and abetted by the Egyptians in the south, has aggravated the plight of Gazan women, and the Jewish state’s devastating military assault on the coastal territory over July and August 2014 exacerbated the situation.In a resolution approved by the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women on Mar. 20, Israel’s ongoing occupation of Pales...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mel Frykberg Tags: Armed Conflicts Editors' Choice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Religion Women's Health Source Type: news

Palestinian students design vest to help the blind navigate
(Reuters) - Palestinian students from the Polytechnic University in Hebron have created a vest that uses vibration and voice commands to allow the blind and seriously visually impaired to walk unaided. Their Smart Assist System for Blind People (SASB) is designed to be used in place of the traditional white cane used by the sightless. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Environmental Damage to Gaza Exacerbating Food Insecurity
Safa Subha and three-year-old Rahat rely on Oxfam aid for food to fight malnutrition after having been accustomed to living on a diet of bread and tea. Credit: Mel Frykberg/IPSBy Mel FrykbergBEIT LAHIYA, Northern Gaza Strip, Mar 1 2015 (IPS)Extensive damage to Gaza’s environment as a result of the Israeli blockade and its devastating military campaign against the coastal territory during last year’s war from July to August, is negatively affecting the health of Gazans, especially their food security.“We were living on bread and tea and my five children were badly malnourished as my husband and I couldn&rs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mel Frykberg Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & MDGs Water & Sanitation Women's Health Access Restricted Areas (AR Source Type: news

When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness
Local women's NGO, Vois Blong Mere, campaigns for women's rights in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Catherine WilsonSYDNEY, Jan 28 2015 (IPS)Women now face a better chance of surviving breast cancer in the Solomon Islands, a developing island state in the southwest Pacific Ocean, following the recent acquisition of the country’s first mammogram machine.But just a week ahead of World Cancer Day, celebrated globally on Feb. 4, many say that the benefit of having advanced medical technology, in a country where mortality occurs in 59 percent of women diagnosed with cancer, depends ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories Women's Health Annals of Global H Source Type: news

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Rebuilding lives
Randa is 24-years-old and lives in an area south of Hebron. Here, she talks about a traumatic event and how MSF helped her to cope. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Theo Source Type: news

A Small Act of Courage
The year 2015 has not begun quietly, as evidenced by the killings at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in France. This world we live in, as I am reminded by the headlines, is unstable. Living each day requires small and sometimes large acts of courage. This past Sunday, according to the NY Times, more than 40 world leaders marched in Paris "in solidarity... against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11 attacks." Among those 40 world leaders were an unlikely pair - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority. The two of them marching togethe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The SESAME Laboratory: Celebrating the Power of Light
This year is UNESCO's International Year of Light, and it's a very important one for a project that's close to my heart. UNESCO's theme this year is extremely broad, giving us the opportunity to celebrate subjects ranging from the development of LED lighting, honored last year by the award of the Nobel Prize in physics, to projects at CERN that will allow us to increase the brightness of the beams in our flagship Large Hadron Collider, LHC, and thereby enhance its capacity to bring us new insights into the inner workings of the universe we live in. But the project that I want to talk about here is SESAME, which stands for...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effectiveness of psychosocial intervention enhancing resilience among war-affected children and the moderating role of family factors - Diab M, Peltonen K, Qouta SR, Palosaari E, Punamäki R.
The study examines, first, the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention based on Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT) to increase resiliency among Palestinian children, exposed to a major trauma of war. Second, it analyses the role of family factors (mat... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Want To Solve The World's Most Heated Disagreements? Bring Your Wallet
Research found that a little cash goes a long way toward making people more thoughtful about what motivates their longtime foes, be it Israelis and Palestinians or Republicans and Democrats.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathan Siegel Source Type: news

TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014
2014 was heart wrenching year that brought with it a litany of terror, turbulence and tragedy — from the escalating conflict in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists to an reignited war in Gaza that led to the death of more than 2000 Palestinians and 73 Israelis; and from Ebola’s deadly outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone t0 the renewed debate about race in America after the killing of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Gardner. On a lighter note, though, 2014 also saw New York bid farewell to Yankees captain Derek Jeter who signed off with a walk-off hit, and Germany&rsqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Hinderaker Tags: Uncategorized 2014 best of photography Photos portfolio top 100 World Source Type: news

U.N. Declares 2014 a Devastating Year for Millions of ChildrenU.N. Declares 2014 a Devastating Year for Millions of Children
The United Nations children's agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday with as many as 15 million caught in conflicts in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and the Palestinian territories. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 9, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Can an 'Elderly and Haggard' Europe Defend a 'World of Rules' Against Russia?
As Pope Francis slammed Europe as "elderly and haggard" in an address this week in Strasbourg, the speaker of the Polish parliament, Radek Sikorski, warned in the WorldPost that Europe's starkest challenge is defending "a world of rules" against an aggressive Russia. Writing from the Vatican for our "Following Francis" series, Sébastien Maillard looks at the "holy ghostwriters" behind the pontiff's tweets and encyclicals. WorldPost Middle East Correspondent Sophia Jones reports from Istanbul on yet another retrograde move in Turkey's modern history taken by President Recep Ta...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Loss of social resources predicts incident posttraumatic stress disorder during ongoing political violence within the Palestinian Authority - Hall BJ, Murray SM, Galea S, Canetti D, Hobfoll SE.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ongoing political violence and stressful conditions increases the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in low-resource contexts. However, much of our understanding of the determinants of PTSD in these contexts comes from cro... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Contact and compromise explaining support for conciliatory measures in the context of violent intergroup conflict - Pickett JT, Baker T, Metcalfe C, Gertz M, Bellandi R.
OBJECTIVES: Informed by intergroup contact theory, this study explores the relationships between intergroup contact, perceived out-group threat, and support for conciliatory solutions to the violent conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinians in Israel ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Exposure to family violence, perceived psychological adjustment of parents, and the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms among Palestinian university students - Haj-Yahia MM, Bargal D.
The article presents the results of a study on the relationship between exposure to (i.e., witnessing and experiencing) different patterns and types of family violence during childhood, during adolescence, and during young adulthood, on one hand, and adult... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Tensions increase in Bedouin communities
Under threat of being removed from their current home, the Bedouin community in the east of Jerusalem are growing increasingly anxious. MSF is working to alleviate the burden of psychlogical problems amid continued tensions in the area. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Theo Source Type: news

Study finds intractable conflicts stem from misunderstanding of motivation
(Boston College) We sometimes wonder why Israelis and Palestinians are so entrenched in their inability to reach a solution to the crisis in the Mideast, or why Republican and Democrats engaging in verbal vitriol never seem to agree on anything. New research suggests a concept known as motive attribution asymmetry -- one group's belief that their rivals are motivated by emotions opposite to their own -- may be the defining cause of these intractable conflicts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'Immediate action' needed to support olive farmers in occupied Palestinian territory – UN
Nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied Palestinian Territories is planted with olive trees making them a major driving force of the economy, said a senior United Nations official today as he travelled to two Palestinian olive-producing communities in the central West Bank. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

We Must Think of “Security” in New Ways
Protesters march through Port-au-Prince in April 2008 to demand the government lower the price of basic commodities. Credit: Nick Whalen/IPSBy Zafar AdeelHAMILTON, Canada, Oct 21 2014 (IPS)Recent events in the Arab world and elsewhere have underscored the point that traditional notions of security being dependent solely on military and related apparatus are outmoded.Security is a multi-faceted domain that operates at the nexus of human development and sustainable management of water, energy and food resources.The confluence of water scarcity with energy shortages, food-price hikes, ballooning numbers of jobless youth, and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zafar Adeel Tags: Active Citizens Armed Conflicts Civil Society Climate Change Crime & Justice Democracy Development & Aid Education Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Source Type: news

Perceived hatred fuels conflicts between Democrats and Republicans, Israelis and Palestinians
(The New School) A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences by a team of researchers from The New School for Social Research, Northwestern University and Boston College demonstrates how seemingly unsolvable political and ethnic conflicts are fueled by asymmetrical perceptions of opponents' motivations -- and that these tensions can be relieved by providing financial incentives to better understand what drives an adversary group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dwelling within political violence: Palestinian women's narratives of home, mental health, and resilience - Sousa CA, Kemp S, El-Zuhairi M.
Political violence is increasingly played out within everyday civilian environments, particularly family homes. Yet, within the literature on political violence and mental health, the role of threats to home remains under-explored. Using focus group data f... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Cycle of Death, Destruction and Rebuilding Continues in Gaza
Displaced Palestinians gather at a United Nations school in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 26, 2014. Families found refuge after fleeing their homes in an area under heavy aerial bombardment in the besieged Palestinian territory. Credit: UN Photo/Shareef SarhanBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 2014 (IPS)When the international pledging conference to rebuild a devastated Gaza ended in Cairo over the weekend – the third such conference in less than six years – the lingering question among donors was: is this the last of it or are there more assaults to come?U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon impli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Aid Arabs Rise for Rights Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Mi Source Type: news

"I need you to listen to what happened to me": personal narratives of social trauma in research and peace-building - Chaitin J.
This article explores the uses of personal narratives of massive social trauma in conflict, most specifically as they relate to the Palestinian-Israeli context. It is asserted that there are types of narratives, fixated on persecution, hatred, and fear, th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women visiting healthcare centers in Palestine refugee camps in Jordan - Al-Modallal H, Abu Zayed I, Abujilban S, Sheha T, Atoum M.
This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of intimate partner violence among a sample of women visiting healthcare centers in Palestine refugee camps in Jordan. We found that different types of intimate partner violence including physical, emo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Gaza: Between Relief and Pessimism
The Palestinian Territory returned to a semblance of calm on August 26, but the human and material damage is immense and the political and economic situation does not give cause for optimism.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Persian Gulf states have new role to play in Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution
(Rice University) The shifting regional geopolitics of the Middle East have created new opportunities for the Persian Gulf states to engage in Arab-Israeli conflict resolution, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

After Gaza bombs and heart surgery comes Hala's simple smile
The mother of Hala, the Palestinian toddler whose plight made headlines worldwide, tells Victoria Lambert their story of survival (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaza: UN says over 370,000 Palestinian children in need of 'psycho-social first aid'
The top UNICEF field officer in Gaza reported today that at least nine more Palestinian children have been killed there in the last 48 hours, bringing the total to 469 since early July, saying that there is not a single family in the tiny enclave that has not been touched by the current violence. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gaza: UN says over 370,000 Palestinian children in need of 'psycho-social first aid'
The top UNICEF field officer in Gaza reported today that at least nine more Palestinian children have been killed there in the last 48 hours, bringing the total to 469 since early July, saying that there is not a single family in the tiny enclave that has not been touched by the current violence. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gaza: Calm Returns, For Now
Gilles Pelissier was waiting for the announcement of a new ceasefire while following the information on the negotiations which were taking place in Cairo between Israelis and Palestinians, when he heard a massive explosion. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Gaza: Calm Returns, For Now
Gilles Pelissier, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator in Gaza, is responsible for the security of MSF teams in the area. Yesterday he was waiting for the announcement of a new ceasefire while following the information on the negotiations which were taking place in Cairo between Israelis and Palestinians. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

In Fatal Flash, Gaza Psychologist Switches Roles, Turning Into a Trauma Victim
When an Israeli airstrike demolished the family home of Hassan al-Zeyada last month, he joined the fellow residents he has spent decades counseling. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANNE BARNARD Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Israel Palestinians Gaza Strip Grief (Emotion) Source Type: news

Propaganda instead of peer review
Why The Lancet should be put under the microscope for publishing propaganda, mistruths and out of context information at best and outright lies at worst Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Steve Caplan Tags: Israel Hamas Middle East and North Africa Palestinian territories Science Source Type: news

Red Cross Around the World
[Slideshow] Responding to the Ebola Outbreaks in Western Africa The American Red Cross, along with the global Red Cross network, is helping amplify efforts and strengthen capacity of the Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Red Crosses as a devastating outbreak of Ebola wreaks havoc on the region. Since March 2014, some 1,200 cases have been reported and more than 670 deaths have been linked to the virus, making it the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in recorded history. Helping Victims in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza As the security situation in the Occupied Palestine Territories and Israel continues to deteriorate, Red Cross...
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Niki Clark Tags: International ebola gaza iraq israel palestine paraguay Restoring Family Links Source Type: news

Clashes, raids and arrests damage Palestinians’ psychological health
Clashes, raids and arrests damage Palestinians’ psychological healthAs the Israeli offensive continues in Gaza, clashes in the West Bank, on top of several weeks of raids and arrests by Israeli forces, are taking a heavy toll on the already fragile psychological well being of Palestinians. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched an emergency response in mid-June and has carried out 1,146 mental health consultations for those affected by the violence since then. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Gaza nurses after war: are they traumatized? - Alhajjar B.
This study examines the relationship between exposure to war stress and posttraumatic symp... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Humanitarianism in Action: Gaza and Israel
What does it mean to be a Red Cross Red Crescent volunteer in a war zone? It means remaining neutral, impartial, and humane. And all too often, it means putting your life at risk. This weekend, two Palestine Red Crescent volunteers were killed while providing humanitarian assistance. Volunteers in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are working around the clock to help the injured, provide & teach first aid, and evacuate people in danger. As part of the same global network, Israel’s Magen David Adom and the Palestine Red Crescent choose humanitarianism—not sides—in this conflict. (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The war in Gaza as seen from space: Astronaut shares wrenching photo
German astronaut Alexander Gerst would like you get a fresh perspective on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip — one from 250 miles up, to be exact. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 25, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) The drinking water resources on the eastern, Jordanian side of the Dead Sea could decline severe as a result of climate change than those on the western, Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that calculated the water flows around the Dead Sea. The natural replenishment rate of groundwater will reduce dramatically in the future if precipitation lowers as predicted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

You Could See It Coming: Chronic War Stress, Chronic Disease
The Israelis and Palestinians live cheek by jowl, and the threat of immediate violence brutally lingers for both, sometimes with devastating health consequences. This shows, once again, that biology can affect our politics, and politics can affect our biology. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregg Murray, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Politics Psychiatry Stress Arab-Israeli conflict biopolitics chronic inflammation disputed territories Gaza Hamas IDF Israeli-occupied territories Israeli-Palestinian conflict Middle East Middle East politics Palestin Source Type: news

Incidence and causes of home accidents in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestine - Al-Khatib IA.
This study aimed to investigate the incidence and causes of home accidents in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of Palestine. Quantitative data were collected through a field survey of a random sample of 1882 people from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and qualit... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

UC appoints Jewish student regent amid controversy
For the second time in two years, passions surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts have entered an unlikely forum: the UC regents' selection of student representatives on the university governing board. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Labor and related injuries among schoolchildren in Palestine: findings from the National Study of Palestinian Schoolchildren (HBSC-WBG2006) - Jildeh C, Abdeen Z, Al Sabbah H, Papandreou C, Ghannam I, Weller N, Philalithis A.
This study aimed at documenting the prevalence and nature of work related injuries among schoolchildren as well as identifying sociode... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Opens Gaza Crossing for Wounded Palestinians
[Aswat Masriya]Sinai -Egypt opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, allowing injured Palestinians who seek medical treatment into the country, an Egyptian security source said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women in physics in the Palestinian territories
In this photo essay, women from Palestine talk about academic opportunities and balancing careers with family life under occupation. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Palestine’s female physicists offer lessons for the West
In this podcast, researcher Kate Shaw uncovers why physics in Palestine is not just for men. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Are Precautions for Someone Traveling to the Middle East About the Risk of MERS?
Discussion Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness cause by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. People with confirmed cases of MERS have developed severe respiratory illness that includes acute onset of cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Other symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. Pneumonia is common, and patients may progress to respiratory failure. Other end organ failure has occurred, particularly kidney failure and septic shock. The death rate is up to ~30% currently. People with compromised immune systems are more at risk. T...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 16, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news