Calgary groups look for solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide
The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Kidnapped nurse identified in new Red Cross appeal to find her
The identity of a nurse who was abducted in Syria five years ago has been revealed for the first time by the Red Cross, which warned that the “urgency” to find her had reached a “new peak”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Barriers to education of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan: gender-based threats and challenges - Hattar-Pollara M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to uncover and describe the barriers to education as experienced by Syrian refugee girls in the Za'atri Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan. DESIGN: A qualitative nonexperimental design utilizing focus group discuss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U.K. government to roll out "Project Maggot": Unusual treatment will clean the wounds of people in war zones like Syria and Yemen
(Natural News) The U.K. is planning to send an odd but effective form of humanitarian aid to war-torn countries: Batches of sterile medical maggots that can naturally clean the wounds of patients by eliminating rotten flesh and sterilizing the wounded area. The maggots will be dispatched to South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and other countries that are currently undergoing civil war. Hundreds of people in those conflict... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Red Cross Says It Will Channel Aid to Venezuela International Red Cross Says It Will Channel Aid to Venezuela
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday it was prepared to channel humanitarian aid to Venezuela through an operation that could be similar to one in Syria, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease in the South American nation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

ISIS at its apogee: the Arabic discourse on Twitter and what we can learn from that about ISIS support and foreign fighters - Ceron A, Curini L, Iacus SM.
We analyze 26.2 million comments published in Arabic language on Twitter, from July 2014 to January 2015, when Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s strength reached its peak and the group was prominently expanding the territorial area under its control... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Health, rights situation critical among women and girls in conflict-scarred Dara ’a
DARA ’A, Syrian Arab Republic –With the crisis in Syria soon to enter its ninth year, the people of Dara ’a Governorate face especially harrowing conditions, with hostilities killing civilians asrecently as July.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Devastating neurologic injuries in the Syrian war - El Hajj Abdallah Y, Beveridge J, Chan M, Deeb T, Mowafi H, Al-Nuaimi S, Easa AS, Saqqur M.
In this study, we report the prevalence of neurologic injuries in a major rehabilitation center on the Turkish-Syrian border where... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati ’s largest hospitals reportedly closing
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, which treats patients for everything from serious burns to dog bites and birth defects, reportedly will close. The Shriners parent system based in Tampa, Fla., made the decision to move its operations to Dayton Children’s Hospital, according to a posting to Facebook by the Syrian Shrine Cincinnati. A spokeswoman for the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati said a statement would be issued later t his morning. Shriners headquarters didn’t respond… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Primary health care center (PHCC) location-allocation with multi-objective modelling: a case study in Idleb, Syria - Mi ç P, Koyuncu M, Hallak J.
The Syrian crisis began on 15 March 2011. It is one of the bloodiest and complicated conflicts in the world today. Although almost eight years have passed over this tragedy, civilians continue to suffer from conflicts and destructions in the area. As a res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Incidence and severity of maxillofacial injuries during the Syrian Civil War in Syrian soldiers and civilians - Ucak M.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the maxillofacial injuries (MFIs) and our surgical approaches in the Syrian Civil War that emerged during the spring of 2011, among Syria's government and Syrians. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The present study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Syrian rue seeds interacted with acacia tree bark in an herbal stew resulted in N,N-dimethyltryptamine poisoning - Liu CH, Chu WL, Liao SC, Yang CC, Lin CC.
INTRODUCTION: Illicit substance use is an increasing problem all over the world, especially in adolescents and young adults. It is a challenge to make a definitive diagnosis of a specific substance in a poisoning case without toxicology laboratory confirma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

3 Cases for Optimism at SwitchPoint and Beyond
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 07, 2019Meet three of the wonder women who will rock the SwitchPoint stage next month.  When bad news gets us down, we look for the beacons of progress and ingenuity that may not make the front page —because we know none of us can solve our big global challenges alone. And these powerful women in development are just the beacons we were looking for. They ’re making strides in advocacy, aid delivery, and reproductive health. And they’ll all be speaking at IntraHealth International’s 2019SwitchPoint conference.Meet three of the intrepid...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

The calypso caliphate: How Trinidad and Tobago became an ISIS recruiting hotspot
(University of Kent) Research from the University of Kent has shed new light on individuals from Trinidad and Tobago that have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS since 2013, finding that they do not conform to the stereotypical Western view of an ISIS fighter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Rajwa
My name is Rajwa Mohamad Rahmoun. I’m from al-Qusayr in the Homs Governorate in Syria. My children and I came to Lebanon and thankfully we are safe, but I have lost my husband. I do not know where he might be. I don’t know if he is dead or alive. I have no idea. I suffer so much. As a woman, I cannot defend my rights or the rights of my children. Whatever happens to me I get told “You’re a woman, you cannot speak on this.” But I want to speak out and defend my family. I have to fight constantly. I try to gather my courage and my strength. When I have something to say, I say it. I don’t w...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Dozens of children have died in recent weeks en route to Syria refugee camp, UN says
The UN said more than 84 people, two-thirds of them children under five, have died since December on their way to al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing ISIS in Deir el-Zour province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

'What is in a name?': the role of (different) identities in the multiple proxy wars in Syria - Phillips C, Valbj ørn M.
Post-uprisings Middle East politics is frequently described as a 'regional cold war' involving proxy warfare that emphasises the role of shared identities linking external and local actors. But does the 'content' of identities impact proxy war dynamics? Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Modern irregular warfare: the ISIS case study - Beccaro A.
ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has become a key political and military actor in the Middle East and in North Africa. This essay aims at outlining ISIS warfare through an analysis of its operations in the frame of hybrid warfare theory proposed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ibrahem Hanafi
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Incidence, etiology, and patterns of maxillofacial traumas in Syrian patients in Hatay, Turkey: a 3 year retrospective study - Arl ı C, Ozkan M, Karakus A.
This study aimed to assess the demographics, clinical features, and treatment costs of maxillofacial trauma cases referred to our hospital during the Syrian civil war. METHODS: The study included 80 cases of maxillofacial trauma. Patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

118-truck convoy delivers urgent aid to stranded residents in Rukban, Syria
RUKBAN, Syria –As part of thelargest-ever humanitarian convoy by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, UNFPA has delivered critical reproductive health supplies, hygiene and dignity kits to women and girls in the remote Rukban area of South-east Syria.  Some 118 trucks brought life-saving assistance to the makeshift settlement, where more than 40,000 people are stranded in the desert. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Prevent to protect: early warning, child soldiers, and the case of Syria - Johnson D, Whitman S, Soroka HS.
The war currently raging in Syria is without a doubt the most serious failure of the r2p paradigm. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been brutally killed while the world has looked on, largely unable to affect events on the ground. The use of child s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Could hamsters provide new clues to Alzheimer's?
A study by CEU San Pablo University in Madrid found that when Syrian hamsters hibernate, their brains undergo structural changes that help their neurons survive even during low temperatures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hibernating hamsters could provide new clues to Alzheimer's disease
(American Chemical Society) Syrian hamsters are golden-haired rodents often kept as house pets. Cold and darkness can cause the animals to hibernate for 3-4 days at a time, interspersed with short periods of activity. Surprisingly, the hibernation spurts of these cute, furry creatures could hold clues to better treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a recent study in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do Jordanian and Syrian youth living in Jordan envision their sexual and reproductive health needs? A concept mapping study protocol - Gausman J, Othman A, Hamad IL, Dabobe M, Daas I, Langer A.
INTRODUCTION: Youth in Jordan constitute 20.4% of the population, and many face considerable challenges in addressing their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs, such as those related to the prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Over 2 dozen children including babies die from bitter cold in Syria camp, WHO says
At least 29 children and newborns are reported to have died in a teeming camp in northeastern Syria over the past eight weeks, mainly due to hypothermia, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology and cost of burns in emergency department during Syrian civil war - Kuvandik G, Ucar E, Karakus A.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to emphasize the importance of regional hospitals' capacities and emergency services for burn patients in war and disaster situations, in addition to assessing the costs and clinical situations of seriously burned patients who have com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The rehab center in Syria's rebel-held Idlib trying to wean fighters off drugs
His lower arms scarred from where he repeatedly cut himself, 23-year old Mahmoud recalls his daily drug habit. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Addressing occupational stress among health staff in nongovernment controlled Northern Syria: Supporting resilience in a dangerous workplace - Othman M, Steel Z, Lawsin C, Wells R.
INTRODUCTION: Syrian medical staff working in non-government controlled areas of Syria operate in situations that expose them to great personal danger, while they must often face the same challenges as the people they help. Supporting the wellbeing of thes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

More Chaos as President Threatens Government Shutdown and Defense Secretary Resigns
A year that began amid a swirl of chaos is set to conclude in an intensifying swirl of disorder and uncertainty. As the number of active investigations into the President and his administration grew, the President continued to run to the security of his political base. Following the recent announcement that Chief of Staff John F. Kelly would leave his post with no successor being announced at the time, Trump invited news cameras to chronicle a theatrical exchange with congressional Democrats where the President happily proclaimed that he would shut down the federal government if Congress did not appropriate $5 billion doll...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Why women from the West are joining ISIS - Pere šin A.
More than 550 Western women have moved to Syria and Iraq to join the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), showing a success of ISIS in attracting women from the West that no other jihadist group had before. To explain the reasons for such success, it ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Mobilization of women to terrorism: tools and methods of ISIS - Shorer M.
As of the beginning of 2016, out of 100,000 "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) fighters in Iraq, Syria, Sinai and North African Countries, one-third were foreign-born fighters from European and Asian countries (AFP Tunis 2013). Although most of the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Western women supporting IS/Daesh in Syria and Iraq - an exploration of their motivations - Leede S.
This paper explores the motivations of Western women who traveled to Syria/Iraq to support the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh. It draws on previous studies of the phenomenon, insights from practitioners and informal interviews with an individual with first-ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Female immigration to ISIS: unlocking motives to turn the tide - Zafar A.
This essay presents the analysis, approach and understanding of the underlying reasons why females join the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), accept its rules and impositions, play an active role in it, and often actively recruit other women to joi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Altered social trajectories and risks of violence among young Syrian women seeking refuge in Turkey: a qualitative study - Wringe A, Yankah E, Parks T, Mohamed O, Saleh M, Speed O, H émono R, Relyea B, Ibrahim M, Sandhu JS, Scott J.
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence regarding the ways in which displacement disrupts social norms, expectations and trajectories for adolescent girls and young women and the resulting impacts on their risks of violence. This knowledge gap is especially ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Enslaved people in an ancient Syrian city: chattel slaves and debt bondage at Alalakh - Turri L.
The cuneiform documents found at Tell Atchana, a site on the River Orontes not far from modern city of Antakya, are of pivotal importance for our knowledge of western Syrian society during the Middle and Late Bronze Age. These tablets from ancient Alalakh ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trump effect: Now that POTUS wants to end wars, Democrats suddenly support them
(Natural News) In recent weeks, POTUS Donald Trump announced that he would be withdrawing all 2,200 troops from Syria and cutting U.S. forces in Afghanistan in half over the next several months as part of his campaign promise to end America’s endless wars. (Article republished from TheNationalSentinel.com) Indeed, the withdrawal from Syria has already begun. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Government will send MAGGOTS to war zones in Syria and South Sudan
The UK Department for International Development - which is partly funding the £195,000 ($250,000) project - believes maggots could save people's lives by treating 250 wounds a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standard Operating Procedures for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 11/2018. This 134-page document describes minimum actions to be taken to respect international standards and a survivor-centered approach in caring for gender-based violence survivors within the Syrian humanitarian response. It outlines the guiding principles, procedures, and roles and responsibilities of all actors for the response to and prevention of gender-based violence in this context. It aims to improve services offered to gender-based violence survivors and all individuals exposed to this violence. (PDF) (...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion dysregulation among Syrian refugee children and adolescents resettled in Lebanon and Jordan - Khamis V.
BACKGROUND: Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, many people, including children and adolescents, have fled their homes into neighboring countries. Little research exists on the psychosocial adjustment of refugee children and adolescents resettled ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Potential of geographic information systems for refugee crisis: Syrian refugee relocation in urban habitats - Vaz E, Lee K, Moonilal V, Pereira K.
Spatial decision support systems have become ubiquitous tools in planning and understanding regional dynamics. With the present challenges faced throughout the world, Canada is becoming an increasingly important benchmark for migrants of different nations ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ammar Sabouni
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The spark that might have ignited the fire: the association of cognitive and psychological factors with state anxiety in light of the Syrian-Israeli incident - Hamama-Raz Y, Mahat-Shamir M, Ring L, Pitcho-Prelorentzos S, Ben-Ezra M.
The current study aimed to explore Israelis' state anxiety due to a Syrian-Israeli incident that occurred on February 10, 2018, when an Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot down by Syrian air defense forces. In line with the "looming vulnerability" model whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ambulances under siege in Syria - Wong CH, Chen CY.
BACKGROUND: Healthcare is under attack in Syria with repeated air strikes on hospitals and ambulances and the largest death toll of health workers in any recorded conflict.1 Ambulances in Syria have been bombed, shot at, stolen, looted and obstructed, sign... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon Can Add Value to Local Economies
Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon could better contribute to local economies if they were trained for middle-skill jobs and were able to relocate to areas with manufacturing firms that need trained workers. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Doctors of the World has been chosen by The BMJ for its Christmas appeal
The British Medical Journal is supporting the life saving work  of volunteer doctors who help the most vulnerable patients wherever they are; from Bangladesh to Bethnal Green, from Yemen to the Ukraine and much more. Your donation to the BMJ Christmas Appeal could feed families in Yemen, or help pregnant women give safe births in the UK, or Syrian refugees with mental health services in Jordan. Making sure nobody suffers or dies because they can’t access health care. Thank you Why are we raising funds? We believe that nobody should suffer or die because they can’t access healthcare. Yes, many people, a...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: dotw.admin Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Hundreds hospitalized after poison attack in Syria
In Aleppo, more than a hundred people have been rushed to hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack. As the Assad regime and anti-government rebels blamed each other, Russian warplanes hammered rebel targets. CBS News foreign correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news