Assessment of the plume dispersion due to chemical attack on April 4, 2017, in Syria - Bhaganagar K, Bhimireddy SR.
A numerical investigation has been performed using Weather Research and Forecasting model to determine the role of atmospheric factors that influenced the dispersion of the chemical plume released on the fateful date of April 4, 2017, at 6.30 a.m. in the t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mental health in Syrian children with a focus on post-traumatic stress: a cross-sectional study from Syrian schools - Perkins JD, Ajeeb M, Fadel L, Saleh G.
PURPOSE: Studies show that conflict can negatively affect psychological health. The Syrian crisis is 8  years old and yet little is known about the impact of the conflict on the well-being of Syrians who remain. This gap was addressed by conducting an empi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Damascus: Syria's first lady starts breast cancer treatment
Syria's presidency says first lady Asma Assad has begun treatment for breast cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Caravans and containers: children on the move, immobilized - Esmaili BE.
On the Greek island of Leros, newly arriving families from Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond are routinely received at the landing dock and escorted into barbed wire –lined refugee camps. Many ask if they are being taken to prison. Insi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women's health and well-being in low-income formal and informal neighbourhoods on the eve of the armed conflict in Aleppo - Ahmad B, Fouad FM, Zaman S, Phillimore P.
OBJECTIVES: To explore how married women living in low-income formal and informal neighbourhoods in Aleppo, Syria, perceived the effects of neighbourhood on their health and well-being, and the relevance of these findings to future urban rebuilding policie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news?
We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? By Elisa GabbertIn April this year, a woman calling herself Apathetic Idealist wrote to an advice columnist at the New York Times, asking for help in overcoming a sense of political paralysis. This condition, which was keeping her from engaging in “real action”, began in November 2016, when Donald Trump won the US presidential election. “I continue to be outraged by this administration&rsq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Elisa Gabbert Tags: Activism Social media Refugees Donald Trump Syria Middle East and North Africa Climate change Digital media Psychology Science World news Environment US news Source Type: news

Syrian baby born with part of his BRAIN protruding from his head
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Abdullatif Shekrak was diagnosed in the womb with encephalocele by doctors in Aleppo. The condition arises when a baby's skull doesn't close properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video games, terrorism, and ISIS's Jihad 3.0 - Al-Rawi A.
This study discusses different media strategies followed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In particular, the study attempts to understand the way ISIS's video game that is called "Salil al-Sawarem" (The Clanging of the Swords) has been receiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder prevalence and risk factors among Syrian asylum seekers in Greece - Poole DN, Hedt-Gauthier B, Liao S, Raymond NA, B ärnighausen T.
BACKGROUND: Over one million Syrian asylum seekers have travelled to Greece with the ultimate aim of reaching other countries in western Europe. Depression prevalence and associated sociodemographic and displacement characteristics have been reported for r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

In Turkey, refugee child marriages drive adolescent pregnancies underground
SANLIURFA, Turkey –“Even today, we saw a 17 year old who is pregnant and already has a child,” said midwife Neval, sitting in the Devtesti Centre, a women’s and girls’ safe space in Sanliurfa, Turkey. Some 475,000 Syrian refugees have sought safe haven in the desert city, about an hour ’s drive from the Syrian border. Many are mired in poverty and struggling to rebuild their lives. Some have resorted tomarrying off their underage daughters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Gordon Hillman obituary
Archaeobotanist who was a distinguished researcher into ancient food plants and the history of agricultureWell before the beginnings of farming, people had developed an understanding of how to use the plant world that was detailed and sophisticated. That observation is far less surprising now than it was before the life ’s work of Gordon Hillman, a distinguished researcher into ancient food plants, who has died aged 74.The early 1970s brought Gordon as a young postgraduate to the Turkish village of A şvan, to joinDavid French’s team of archaeologists who were charting patterns of village life that were soon to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Martin Jones Tags: Archaeology Agriculture Biology Plants Farming Turkey Syria BBC Source Type: news

Violence in the name of god? A framing processes approach to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - Westphal J.
Since summer 2014, the insurgent group 'Islamic State in Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) has become a major concern for international politics and global security due to its rapid territorial gains, violent operations and the propagation of Salafi-jihadist ideology... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Old becomes new again: kidnappings by Daesh and other Salafi-jihadists in the twenty-first century - Cragin RK, Padilla P.
Daesh fighters have taken hostage over 100 foreigners in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere since 2012. The kidnappings drew international attention in August 2014, when American journalist James Foley was decapitated and a video of his death was posted online. Bu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The psychology of foreign fighters - Borum R, Fein R.
The recent influx of foreign fighters into Syria, particularly those aligning with the Islamic State, has brought renewed attention to the security threat posed by people who cross borders to participate in armed conflict. Although foreign fighters have ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?
July 17, 2018When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?In April 2017, 60 militia members attacked a hospital in Cinq, a city in the Kasai district of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels set fire to a surgical suite, trapping 35 patients inside, and then torched most of the hospital. They sexually assaulted women and girls with sticks and firearms, including a woman who had just given birth hours before.The details of this attack are horrifying. More than 100 people died, including 90 patients and two health workers.B...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Thursday for access to 210,000 displaced people who have fled fighting in southern Syria and are in urgent need of medicines and health services, including some injured requiring evacuation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Marital violence during war conflict: the lived experience of Syrian refugee women - Al-Natour A, Al-Ostaz SM, Morris EJ.
This study aims to describe the lived experience of marital violence toward Syrian refugee women during the current war in Syria. DESIGN: A descriptive phenomenological research methodol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

When it comes to social media, don't forget Instagram
When it comes to using social media for radiology education and communication,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Social media supports teleradiology efforts in Syria Is Twitter a good source of mammography information? Radiologists should use Facebook to develop their brand Are radiologists underutilizing social media? Want to boost Twitter hits? Get help from colleagues (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Eye surgery attempts to reverse years of blindness for Syrian refugee
A stranger's kindness brought this man to Canada. Now, his eyesight could also be restored. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

As Fighting Intensifies, Daraa Civilians and Hospitals Must be Spared
Physicians for Human Rights is deeply concerned by the news of yet more indiscriminate attacks on health care sites in Syria. In less than a week, PHR has received credible reports of large-scale airstrikes on at least six hospitals in Daraa in the south of the country, including Al-Giza Hospital ’s emergency department, which was left completely destroyed after being targeted six times. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rainfall floods as a result of land use alteration in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan - AlAyyash SM.
The Zaatri Refugee Camp (ZRC) established summer 2012 shortly after the Syrian conflict started. Due to high flux of refugee fled the conflect south of Syria to Jordan and in a short notice, the international organizations with the Government of Jordan sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Examining the military-media nexus in ISIS's provincial photography campaign - Damanhoury KE, Winkler C, Kaczkowski W, Dicker A.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) views military action and media operations as two equally important, reinforcing components of its campaign. With provinces disseminating 95% of ISIS's media output, provincial media play a central role in achieving a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Strategic Response to an Outbreak of Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Type 2 — Syria, 2017–2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This World Refugee Day, recognizing the strength and courage of refugees
DOHUK, Iraq –As violence consumed her home in Aleppo, Ghalia ’s parents and brother were killed. Ghalia, now 33, fled to Al-Hasakeh, in north-eastern Syria, to live with her uncle’s family. Amid the chaos of war and displacement, she found an unexpected source of hope: She fell in love.Months into her new life in Al-Hasakeh, she met an Iraqi man who swept her off her feet. They proceeded with a customary marriage, and she soon became pregnant.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Teleradiology Supports Medical Relief Efforts in Besieged Areas of Syria Teleradiology Supports Medical Relief Efforts in Besieged Areas of Syria
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

President Trump Calls on Pentagon to Create New Military Branch: A ‘Space Force’
President Donald Trump called for a new “Space Force” to be added to the U.S. military as an armed service separate from the Pentagon’s five traditional uniformed branches. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space,” Trump said Monday at a White House event on space policy. “We must have American dominance in space.” Trump has been considering creation of a Space Force for months over resistance from the Air Force, which currently oversees military space programs. He announced his support for the idea at a White House meeting...
Source: TIME: Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Donald Trump onetime Pentagon space Source Type: news

Pharmacists intervention improves management of diseases among Syrian refugees in Jordan
(Elsevier) As global political conflicts continue, refugees are facing challenges such as the unavailability of proper medical care. Many of the Syrian refugees now living in Jordan are struggling with chronic diseases, placing tremendous strain on existing health and humanitarian resources as a result. A new study published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy demonstrates that pharmacists can play a vital role in closing treatment gaps for managing chronic health conditions among this underserved population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Intergroup contact as a predictor of violent and nonviolent collective action: evidence from Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals - Saab R, Harb C, Moughalian C.
Recent research has shown that positive intergroup contact can undermine social change efforts among disadvantaged group members. We extend past this finding by investigating how frequent positive contact relates to both violent and nonviolent collective a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Daughters of jihad: How family members give meaning to the departure of Belgian and Dutch women who joined the IS - San M.
Since it has become apparent that many Western women have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, there is a relentless stream of publications dealing with the motivations of these women to join the terrorist organization. Most of these publicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Syria: Caring for hundreds of thousands of displaced people in Idlib
Teams are expanding efforts to reach patients in overcrowded camps and remote areas.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Syria: Caring for hundreds of thousands of displaced people in Idlib
Field newsSyria: Caring for hundreds of thousands of displaced people in IdlibJune 07, 2018Over the last seven years, among the rolling hills and olive groves of Idlib province in northernSyria, tents seem to have sprouted from the ground to house hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have fled fighting elsewhere. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

STUNNING new video reveals how Europe is "committing suicide" with open borders and political correctness
(Natural News) European society is being flooded by migrants from North Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, over a million migrants made their way illegally into Europe, traveling by land and sea. Migrants from war-torn countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria are taking advantage of open border policies in Europe. Citizens from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A better statistical estimation of known Syrian war victims
(Rice University) Researchers from Rice University and Duke University are using the tools of statistics and data science in collaboration with Human Rights Data Analysis Group to accurately and efficiently estimate the number of identified victims killed in the Syrian civil war. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Finding a way out of child marriage and towards a vocation
DOHUK, Iraq– Aysheh was only 15 years old when she and her family fled Qamishli, northeastern Syria, to find refuge in Iraq in 2014. They ended up in Domiz 1 camp in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Built rapidly and with little planning to accommodate the large numbers of refugees fleeing northern Syria in 2012, Domiz 1 is now home to 5,608 Syrian refugee families. They contend with overcrowding,  and live in shelters in need of upgrading. And livelihood opportunities are scarce. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

In Turkey, a safe haven for Syrian refugee survivors
ANKARA, Turkey –Tragedy had a way of finding Fatima*. She endured brutal domestic violence during two marriages in Syria. And when the war broke out, a bomb struck her home, injuring her and killing the eldest of her five children.  As the conflict intensified, she was trapped at home  when she went into labour with her youngest child. Alone, she gave birth without any help, caring for the newborn by mimicking the care hermidwiveshad provided after her previous deliveries. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Social media supports teleradiology efforts in Syria
Social media platforms have helped teleradiologists from all over the world...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: WhatsApp helps monitor attacks on Syrian healthcare SIR issues statement on Trump foreign entry ban SNMMI to Trump: Rescind travel ban U.S. travel ban complicates radiology conference calendar Lancet: Arab uprising exacts severe health toll (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Over 100 years later Bayer still refuses to take responsibility for developing the poison gas used during World War I
(Natural News) There has been a loud outcry in recent years against the use of chemical weapons in countries like Iraq and Syria, and rightly so. Utterly destructive and created to kill indiscriminately, these weapons often kill children and the most helpless in society. Chemical weapons make use of chemical mixtures to harm or kill... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Syria: Children with Chronic Conditions Continue to Suffer from Consequences of War
Press releaseSyria: Children with Chronic Conditions Continue to Suffer from Consequences of WarMay 18, 2018The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun providing treatment for children in northeast Syria suffering from thalassemia, a life-threatening, chronic blood disorder requiring regular blood transfusions and chelation treatment, for which there is limited care across the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

The Syrian conflict: a case study of the challenges and acute need for medical humanitarian operations for women and children internally displaced persons - Aburas R, Najeeb A, Baageel L, Mackey TK.
BACKGROUND: After 7 years of increasing conflict and violence, the Syrian civil war now constitutes the largest displacement crisis in the world, with more than 6 million people who have been internally displaced. Among this already-vulnerable population g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Review of attacks on health care facilities in six conflicts of the past three decades - Briody C, Rubenstein L, Roberts L, Penney E, Keenan W, Horbar J.
BACKGROUND: In the ongoing conflicts of Syria and Yemen, there have been widespread reports of attacks on health care facilities and personnel. Tabulated evidence does suggest hospital bombings in Syria and Yemen are far higher than reported in other confl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Health challenges for migrants and ethnic minorities tackled at global conference
(University of Edinburgh) Global experts are gathering in Edinburgh to tackle health disadvantages associated with migration, ethnicity and race. Around 700 experts from 50 countries are meeting to examine a wide range of topical issues, ranging from providing healthcare for Syrian and Rohingya refugees to the health impact of modern slavery in the UK. The meeting aims to galvanise global efforts to improve healthcare for migrants and other populations worldwide who face discrimination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health crisis in Syria as civil war rages on
The Syrian civil war has created a mental health crisis, with many people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. For patients with the most extreme disorders, only three psychiatric hospitals are still standing. Warning: Some footage could be troubling for some viewers. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing pattern and outcome of pediatric chest injuries in urban Syria - Darwish B, Mahfouz MZ, Al-Nosairat S, Izzat MB.
Background Pediatric chest injuries were infrequent in our practice, but the outbreak of the Syrian crisis resulted in an increase in number and a change in the pattern of thoracic trauma incidents. We compared our experience of pediatric chest injuries be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news