Joe Biden putting 'Saudi Arabia first' by halting Keystone XL pipeline: Sen. Daines
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., believes President Biden killing the Keystone XL pipeline shows he’s putting "Saudi Arabia first," not... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-infectious Kent Covid strain has spread to at least 60 countries
Cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, sometimes known as VOC 202012/01, have been reported in most of continental Europe, as well as in the US, Australia, India, China and Saudi Arabia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden administration 'to declassify report' into Khashoggi murder
Decision would mean US could assign blame for death on to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Knowledge and attitude regarding child abuse among primary healthcare physicians and interns in Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia - Aldukhayel A, Aljarbou E, Alturki FM, Almazyad NS, Alsaqer OM, Almutairi R.
Introduction Child abuse can include physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or failure to meet the child's basic needs. It can lead to major psychosocial problems resulting in long-lasting consequences for the child. OBJECTI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

End of Qatar blockade is 'a win for the region,' Saudi foreign minister says
The Al-Ula declaration resolves all of the outstanding issues that Qatar and other Arab nations had, said Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia lifts blockade of Qatar in breakthrough agreement easing Gulf crisis
The agreement between the American allies in the Arabian Gulf will be hailed a diplomatic win in Trump's final days in office. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of paternal postpartum depression in Saudi Arabia - Alghamdi WA, Alyahyawi HY, Shaaban SS, Alharbi RS, Yaghmoor BE, Alnajjar SF, Alshamrani HM.
Background and objective Literature concerning paternal postpartum depression (PPPD) is rare. However, PPPD is a highly relevant disorder and can have a detrimental effect on the well-being of the family. Paternal care is an essential factor for infants... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Mechanical performance of high-strength sustainable concrete under fire incorporating locally available volcanic ash in central Harrat Rahat, Saudi Arabia - Amin MN, Khan K.
This study investigated the effect of elevated temperatures on the mechanical properties of high-strength sustainable concrete incorporating volcanic ash (VA). For comparison, control and reference concrete specimens with fly ash (FA) were also cast along... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Israel, Saudi Arabia reportedly pressuring Trump to strike Iran in final days. According to Arab media's report, which is based on...
Israel and Saudi Arabia are pressuring the Trump administration to carry out a strike on Iran™s nuclear facilities before President-elect (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The clinical implications of platelet-rich fibrin on periodontal regeneration: A systematic review
ConclusionsAdditional studies are needed to compare the clinical outcomes of various PRF application procedures and establish standardized protocols for treating periodontal disease with PRF.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 31, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide related deaths in Alqurayyate, Saudi Arabia from 2004 to 2018 - Attaia M, Elmorsy E, Alshaman A, Elzahed H, Albalawei A.
The current work aimed to study carbon monoxide (CO) related deaths in Alqurayyate during the period from 2004-2018. Among 461 autopsied cases, 52 cases [11.3%] show carboxy-hemoglobin (COHb) levels ≥ 10%. Higher COHb levels were significantly more common... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Saudi Activist Who Urged Women's Driving Rights Gets Nearly 6-Year Prison Term
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi women ’s rights activist al-Hathloul given prison sentence
Loujain al-Hathloul sentenced to five years and eight months in prison by a Saudi court. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loujain al-Halthloul, Saudi Rights Activist, Gets Prison Sentence
Loujain al-Hathloul, who was arrested just before the driving ban was lifted, was charged with undermining the kingdom in a case that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi activist who campaigned for women ’s right to drive is sentenced to nearly six years
The court suspended a portion of Loujain al-Hathloul™s sentence, and she could be released within a few months, her family said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi woman activist jailed for five years
Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, was prominent in the campaign to win the right for Saudi women to drive. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year sentence
A Saudi court on Monday sentenced women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to just under six years in prison, citing an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison
Loujain al-Hathloul rose to prominence for openly calling for women’s right to drive in the deeply conservative kingdom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of unintentional childhood injuries and associated factors in the pediatric clinics of a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Alkhamis KN, Abdulkader RS.
BACKGROUND: Although unintentional childhood injuries are a major cause of morbidity, there is a dearth of literature on the issue in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of unintentional childhood injuries in Saudi children,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workplace violence among health-care workers in emergency departments of public hospitals in Dammam, Saudi Arabia - Harthi M, Olayan M, Abugad H, Abdel Wahab M.
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence is a serious occupational health problem. Emergency health-care workers have a high risk of exposure to violence with negative personal consequences. AIMS: To estimate the prevalence and possible associated factors of work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Canada Boosts Fossil Subsidies to $14.3B Per Year, Joins Saudi Arabia as G20 ’s Top Two Oil and Gas Funders
Canada averaged US$14.3 billion per year in fossil fuel subsidies between 2017 and 2019, earning it top ranking alongside Saudi Arabia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump administration considering granting Saudi prince legal immunity for alleged assassination plot, sources say
The Trump administration is considering granting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman legal immunity from a federal lawsuit alleging... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live Coronavirus News Updates
Even though there is much uncertainty about the variant spreading in Britain, countries are barring travelers from the U.K., and Saudi... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading Saudi women ’s rights activist’s family condemns potential 20-year jail sentence
‘They say she is a terrorist – in reality, she is a humanitarian, an activist and a woman who simply wants a better fairer world,’ says... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia removes school textbook content that were considered antisemitic, homophobic, sexist, and anti-Israeli, including a unit...
Many issues that were present in previous additions of the books, some of which have been present for many years, have been either... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discriminatory Laws Still Holding Women Back in the Middle East
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Dec 14 2020 (IPS) Decades of aggressive efforts to create equal opportunities for women, shatter the glass ceiling and build a more inclusive society only ends up in failure, when the key stake holders refuse to acknowledge discriminatory laws, socio-cultural and religious set ups that continue to threaten progress made by the female work force. Yousra ImranBritish Egyptian writer Yousra Imran’s book ‘Hijab and Red Lipstick’ gives a sharp insight into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sara, the protagonist in the book is torn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Explosion Hits Oil Tanker at Saudi Port
An oil tanker docked at the Saudi port city of Jeddah was struck and suffered an explosion, the ship’s owner said, following a string of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore oil tanker hit by explosion caused by 'external source' off Saudi Arabia
A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit by "an external source" while discharging at the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia Monday, owner and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi prince slams Israel at summit, calling the Jewish state a 'Western colonising power' that holds Palestinians 'in concentration...
Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief who is said to be close to the country's top leadership, reiterated strong... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Saudi prince detained in a guarded villa in Riyadh without any formal charges has been moved to an "undisclosed location." The move...
Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kushner to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar seeking deal to end crisis
The Gulf standoff has rumbled on for three years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump senior aide Kushner and team heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British troops secretly deployed to defend Saudi Arabian oil fields
British forces sent in during court-ordered ban on arms sales to autocracy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of New Poor Are on the Way – Who Cares?
Batara slum in a Dhaka suburb. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Roberto SavioROME, Nov 26 2020 (IPS) The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase. Everybody had to accept the view that the host of the meeting, the ailing King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was accompanied on TV screens by his apparent heir, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who is clearly the mastermind of the brutal assassination, dismembering and disappearance of the body of d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Loujain al-Hathloul, who fought Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, appeared before a judge on Wednesday, shaking uncontrollably, to...
Women’s rights defender was arrested in May 2018 weeks before the lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netanyahu Meets With Saudi Crown Prince
The reported visit on Sunday night would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia for meeting with Pompeo and crown prince
This is the first time such a high level meeting has been reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK lab-confirmed cases pass 1.5m – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.41pmGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US, Germany and UK may start Covid vaccinations in December10.38pmGMTG20 leaders meeting have remotely pledged to “spare no effort” to ensure the fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, but offered no specific new funding to meet that goal.The virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia was an awkward swan song for Donald Trump, who skipped some sessions on Saturday to play gol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Caroline Davies, Helen Sullivan and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Australia news World news Science Infectious diseases South Australia Source Type: news

All-virtual G20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia as host
In a sign of the times, the traditional "family photo" of leaders in the summit was digitally designed and superimposed on a historical... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women activists, political prisoners ‘sexually assaulted, tortured and executed in Saudi Arabia’ jails
This report details abuse on an industrial scale. Murder, torture, sexual assault – all of the worst human rights violations... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia and Human Rights Activists Fight Over Kingdom ’s Image at G20
As the summit’s host, the kingdom hopes to showcase its advances, while critics see an opportunity to pounce. But the virtual event will... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family of Saudi Arabia's 'most outspoken' political prisoner calls on G20 to hold kingdom to account
The family of Loujain al-Hathloul, a jailed Saudi women's rights defender believed by her family and advocacy organizations to be on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

G20 leaders must urge Saudi Arabia to release prisoners: Amnesty
Women’s empowerment is on the G20 agenda, yet several Saudi women’s rights activists are in jail or are facing trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

G20 leaders, don ’t buy the spin: Saudi Arabia’s real changemakers are in jail
Saudi Arabia's talk of women's empowerment means nothing while activists are locked up (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of seatbelt use among Saudi adults: results from the National Biobank Project - Alghnam S, Alyabsi M, Aburas A, Alqahtani T, Bajowaiber M, Alghamdi A, Alqunaibet A.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic crashes (RTCs) are a leading cause of death and disabilities and impose a significant burden on the healthcare system and economy of Saudi Arabia. Around 20% of all hospital beds are occupied by victims of RTCs, which represent a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The interventions and outcomes associated with fall-related injuries at tertiary hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study - Al-Ghamdi S, Alosaimi AM, Shihah AOB, Alhadlaq AI, Alotaibi MA, Alnefaie AZ, Alsaleh FM, Alotaibi SF, Alotaibi SF.
INTRODUCTION: fall-related injuries are an important health concern around the globe, imposing an immense economic burden. The aim of this study is to evaluate the interventions and outcomes associated with fall-related injuries in a tertiary hospital in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal injuries in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective single-centre medical record review - Alawad MO, Alenezi N, Alrashedan BS, Alsabieh M, Alnasser A, Abdulkader RS, Surur S.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the patterns and outcomes of traumatic spinal injuries (TSIs) in a tertiary care trauma centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Level 1 trauma centre for all patients presented f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Determinants for safety climate evaluation of construction industry sites in Saudi Arabia - Makki AA, Mosly I.
The hazardous nature of the construction industry requires giving increasing attention to safety management and the available means to eliminate or reduce the risks of workers' injuries. Workers in the construction industry of Saudi Arabia face similar dai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Several injured in blast at non-Muslim cemetery in Saudi Arabia ’s Jeddah
Several people were wounded Wednesday in what French officials described as a "bomb attack" targeting a World War I commemoration... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news