Geographical distribution and modeling of the impact of women driving cars on the sustainable development of Saudi Arabia - Al-Garawi N, Anil I.
BACKGROUND: This work investigated attitudes and public perception regarding the impact of allowing women to drive on social, environmental, and economic aspects of the sustainable development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The study includes the pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Going 'where money is,' Gulf Islamic Investments readies its biggest deal; to invest more in Saudi and India
Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) co-founder Mohammed Alhassan said the firm plans to buy a stake in a Saudi healthcare company for around $600 mn. Another priority area for GII is India, where the total asset value of the firm ’s healthcare investments doubled in the last two years, according to co-founder Pankaj Gupta. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A blueprint for how al Qaeda operated inside the U.S.': Declassified document reveals new details of FBI probe into Saudi links to 9/11 hijackers
A declassified FBI document from 2016 opens a revealing new window into the bureau’s investigation of alleged Saudi complicity in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence and abuse against nurses in Saudi Arabia: a narrative review - Aljohani KA.
AIM: To explore recent workplace violence literature against nurses in Saudi Arabia in terms of prevalence, contributing factors, and recommendations for prevention. BACKGROUND: workplace violence in healthcare settings is a growing concern and eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

FBI releases declassified document into Saudi 9/11 links after Biden order
The document's release “accelerates our pursuit of truth and justice," said Brett Eagleson, who lost his father in the World Trade Center attack. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections To 9/11
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Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI document holds no evidence Saudi government was involved in 9/11
Newly released file relates to logistical support provided to two of the Saudi hijackers before the 2001 attacks (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.B.I. Releases Newly Declassified Document Related to Sept. 11 Attacks
Families of the Sept. 11 victims have long pushed for a deeper investigation into any possible role the Saudi government had in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI releases newly declassified record on Sept. 11 attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI late Saturday released a newly declassified document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US removes advanced missile defense system from Saudi Arabia: AP
The United States has withdrawn some of its defense missiles from Saudi Arabia amid ongoing attacks levied against the country by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks
Prince Sultan Air Base, some 70 miles southeast of Riyadh, has hosted several thousand U.S. troops since a 2019 missile-and-drone attack... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks
The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home sick home: Inside the 9/11 terrorists' Florida luxury hideaway
A well-connected Saudi family hosted visits from 9/11 terrorists at their Sarasota, Fla., home, including the hijackers in the cockpit... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of emergency antibiotic administration time on patients with sepsis
Conclusion: Our findings did not support immediate antibiotic administration over early administration in patients with sepsis. However, further studies are recommended to investigate the effects of antibiotic timing on the outcome of severe sepsis patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Internationally Trained Medical Doctors in Canada
This report published by the United Nations, said the number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010. According to the estimates released before the pandemic by the United Nations, international migrants comprised 3.5 per cent of the global population, compared to 2.8 per cent in the year 2000. The World Migration Report 2020 says the world witnessed historic changes at the global level with United Nations Member States coming together to finalize two global compacts on the international manifestation of migration and displacement: the global Compac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Knowledge levels and educational experiences among dental graduates in Saudi Arabia regarding child abuse and neglect: a national study - Sulimany AM, Alsamhan A, Alawwad AA, Aqueel M, Alzaid N, Bawazir OA, Hamdan HM.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse and neglect (CAN) is considered a serious problem worldwide. Dentists have a significant role in recognizing and reporting CAN cases. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the CAN-related knowledge and educational experie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Adding pomegranate peels to macaroni may improve antioxidant content, lower cholesterol levels
(Natural News) Pasta often gets a bad rap for being a carb-heavy food. But a recent study shows that fortifying it with pomegranate peels can improve its dietary fiber and antioxidant content. In their report, researchers from Taif University in Saudi Arabia evaluated macaroni fortified with pomegranate peels for nutritional value and taste. Pomegranate peel-fortified macaroni helped reduce... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil down after deep Saudi price cuts spur demand concerns
Oil prices fell on Monday, extending losses after the world's top exporter Saudi Arabia slashed crude contract prices for Asia over the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the reporting of maltreatment cases to the National Family Safety Program in Saudi Arabia - Alenezi S, Alnamnakani M, Temsah MH, Murshid R, Alfahad F, Alqurashi H, Alonazy H, Alothman M, Aleissa MA.
INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic represents a global and nationwide public health crisis. Although protective, socially restrictive measures may cause social isolation, which amounts to an increased ecological risk for mental health disturbance in vulne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Influence of work-related safety and health guidelines on knowledge and prevalence of occupational back pain among rehabilitation nurses in Saudi Arabia: a 6-month follow-up study - Alghadir AH, Al-Abbad H, Buragadda S, Iqbal A.
BACKGROUND: Nurses are frequently involved in different types of patient handling activities in different departments of the hospitals. Mishandling the patients causes accumulative stress on their spine that results in occupational back pain (OBP), substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Saudi ’s COVID Tawakkalna app required for school entry in the Kingdom
All students over the age of 12 and school staff members must be fully vaccinated in order to be allowed to attend school, the Kingdom ’s Ministry of Education said. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 31, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 2021 (IPS) Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking to the borders with neighbouring Pakistan and Iran, tens of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country once more. Events are unfolding at speed. The Taliban are establishing a central government in the capital to fill the void of the collapsed western-backed administration, but they do not control all the country as the protracted civil war enters a new stage. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says that in its “worst case scenario” it is preparing for around 5...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia's former intel chief calls weapons proliferation risk in Afghanistan very worrying as terror threat grows
The comments are the first openly critical response from America's Gulf Arab allies since the fall of Kabul on August 15. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of seat belt use behavior and road traffic crash experience on the use of child restraint systems: a step further - Muhammad Butt F, Dalhat MA, Shahid Minhas K, Al-mojil A.
Seat belts and child restraint systems (CRS) are important in-car safety components capable of preventing serious injuries and death in the event of a car crash. Low rates of seat belt and CRS use persist globally, particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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

Nigeria: Brain Drain - Over 500 Doctors Heed Saudi Headhunt for Nigerian Doctors
[Daily Trust] Over 500 doctors in Abuja turned up at a recruitment meet the Saudi health ministry organised to pick Nigerian doctors for work in Saudi Arabia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinicy secures “largest Pre-Series A investment” in Saudi healthtech this year
Funding will be used towards scaling the platform, focusing on product development and expansion across the Kingdom and the rest of the GCC region. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Depression and suicidal ideation among dental students of Southern Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study - Almoammar S, Alqarni KA, Alnazeh AA, Alshahrani RM, Sundram F, Alyami M, Alyami H.
PURPOSE: To assess depression and suicidal ideation among dental students at King Khalid University College of Dentistry, Abha, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was carried out among dental students between January... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Medical students' knowledge of child abuse and neglect in Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study - Alshouimi OAF, Almusaad MN, Aldawood MMA, Khalaf AM, Almhizai RA.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse and neglect are considered one of the problems that affect the child and lead to various psychological problems. METHODology: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire that included all medical students in Saudi Arabia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perception and attitude of medical staff in the Saudi Red Crescent Authority toward their preparedness for disaster management and response - Mobrad A, Almorairi HM, Khan AA, Al-Wathinani A, Alotaibi R.
This study reports on the attitude and perceptions of SRCA medical staff concerning their knowl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Predictors of disaster preparedness among registered nurses in Saudi Arabia: a structural equation modelling analysis - Abuadas MH, Albikawi ZF.
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of the present state of disaster preparedness among nurses in developing countries is not very well elucidated. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the adequacy of disaster preparedness among nurses in such countries and to exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

After 9/11 families told Biden not to attend memorials, FBI could release some secret files
Family members of Sept. 11 victims say the information could shed light on whether any Saudi Arabian officials were involved in the attacks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of pre-quarantine physical activity on anxiety and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Alotaibi AS, Boukelia B.
The outbreak of COVID-19 and the changes to normal societal function and in particular quarantine has increased mental distress in many nations. A survey of 22,112 COVID-19-negative quarantined participants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (age: 18-40 years,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

How the Inspiration4 Mission Fits Into the Long History of Civilian Space Travel
It’s been 52 years since the artist Jeff Gates made a reservation to go to the Moon. Like many who gathered around their TV sets to watch the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969, Gates—then a 20-year-old college student home for summer vacation—walked outside immediately afterward and looked skyward. “I kept saying, ‘there are human beings on that Moon!,’ says Gates, now 72. “It was unbelievable, and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with that feeling. But I wanted to be a part of that shared moment of exhilaration and amazement … It’s just human nature to want to...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Space Special Project Source Type: news

Child mortality in Saudi Arabia: time for action at all levels - Almuneef M, Saleheen H, Albuhairan F, Al-Eissa M, Al Muntaser M, Al Alem H, Othman A, Al Abrash T, Al Saif S, Baylon B.
The objective of the study is to determine the causes of child death in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia and to identify its preve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Declassify Saudi files or stay away from 9/11 memorials, families tell Biden
Families of those killed 20 years ago say documents will show Saudi government support for attacks (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran's hardline new president sworn in amid stalled nuclear talks and hopes of Saudi detente
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Source: Reuters: Health - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of CoViD-19 lockdown on injuries in Saudi Arabia: results from a level-I trauma center - Hakeem FF, Alshahrani SM, Ghobain MA, Albabtain I, Aldibasi O, Alghnam S.
This study investigated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Africa: Are UN's Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?
[IPS] Brussels, Belgium / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -- A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predictable failure was visible for some time. This debate started before 2015, the year in which the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) were adopted as successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000. The 8 MDGs were expanded to 17 massive goals and 169 targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Saudi Arabia will reopen to tourists on Sunday
Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday for the first time in 18 months (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Are UN ’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?
A Somali resident sells meat at a market in Hudur, where food shortages continue to cause suffering. Meanwhile, between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020 – some 161 million more than for 2019 – the UN Secretary-General said July 12; “new, tragic data”, which indicates the world is “tremendously off track” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Jan Servaes and Muhammad Jameel Yusha'uBRUSSELS, Belgium / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predict...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Servaes - Muhammad Jameel Yusha Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hajj 2021: Successful and safe hajj season during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cairo/Riyadh, 29 July 2021 – As the hajj season for 2021 concludes, WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean  acknowledges the efforts of Saudi Arabia in successfully implementating health and safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic resullting in no cases of COVID-19 or other illnesses reported among pilgrims. “This year’s hajj came at a critical time in which cases are increasing across the Region and globally, calling for stricter procedures to prevent spread. We welcome all mitigation measures put in place by Saudi Arabia to ensure a safe hajj season without COVID-19 infection...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 29, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Healthcare costs of road injuries in Saudi Arabia: a quantile regression analysis - Alghnam S, Alkelya M, Aldahnim M, Aljerian N, Albabtain I, Alsayari A, Da'ar OB, Alsheikh K, Alghamdi A.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the second leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Their economic burden is significant but poorly quantified, as limited literature exists locally. We aim to estimate the impact of RTIs on healthcare costs. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Workplace hazards in forensic mortuaries in Saudi Arabia: a survey of forensic mortuary personnel - Madadin M, M Alkhattaf I, H Abutaki F, A Almarzooq M, A Alzahrani F, Al-Saif DM, Kharoshah MA, Alqurashi HM, Menezes RG.
Forensic mortuaries have always presented a potential threat to workers who come into contact with dead bodies. This research aims to identify hazards faced by forensic mortuary personnel, including forensic pathologists and technicians working in forensic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

U.S. Oil Prices Hit Six-Year High Amid OPEC Standoff
The latest climb in crude markets came after a Saudi Arabia-backed plan to boost output and tame the price rally failed to garner agreement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is this the end of OPEC? How Saudi Arabia and UAE infighting threatens the future of the oil alliance
OPEC has been plunged into crisis, with bitter infighting between Saudi Arabia and the UAE raising questions about the future of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In OPEC Deadlock, U.A.E. Steps Out of Saudi Shadow
OPEC failed in its third attempt to resolve a deadlock over oil production between two of the cartel’s closest and most important members. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The holy month of Ramadan: mass-gathering event implications for hospital surge capacity planning in Saudi Arabia - Almalki Y, Hart A, Issa F, Hertelendy AJ, Mahon S, Voskanyan A, Ciottone GR.
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to determine the impact of the Holy Month of Ramadan on emergency department (ED) and hospital resource utilization in comparison to the time of Hajj and the rest of the year, so as to better define future resource nee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Domestic violence against married women during the COVID-19 quarantine in Saudi Arabia - Alharbi FF, Alkheraiji MA, Aljumah AA, Al-Eissa M, Qasim SS, Alaqeel MK.
Background   Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, cases of domestic abuse and aggressive behaviour between Saudi married couples were increasing annually, a topic of growing concern both socially and medically. With the forced indoor co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news