Escaping the past and living in the present: a qualitative exploration of substance use among Syrian male refugees in Germany - Lindert J, Neuendorf U, Natan M, Sch äfer I.
BACKGROUND: Syrians have been the largest group of refugees in Germany since 2014. Little is known about Syrian refugees' perspectives on substance use. The aim of this study is to investigate the perspective of male refugees from Syria and to foster speci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Israeli general who helped destroy Iraq, Syria nuclear plants says stopping Iran's program is much harder
Iran is now enriching uranium at 60%, close to levels needed for a bomb. Israel has several strategies to stop Iran's program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The global chemical weapons watchdog has "reasonable grounds to believe" that Syria's air force dropped a chlorine bomb on a residential...
The global chemical weapons watchdog has "reasonable grounds to believe" that Syria's air force dropped a chlorine bomb on a residential... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drivers and consequences of child marriage in a context of protracted displacement: a qualitative study among Syrian refugees in Egypt - Elnakib S, Hussein SA, Hafez S, Elsallab M, Hunersen K, Metzler J, Robinson WC.
BACKGROUND: Child marriage is a human rights violation disproportionately impacting girls in low- and middle-income countries. In the Middle East region, conflict and displacement have prompted concerns that families are increasingly resorting to child mar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In Denmark, Fears Grow Among Syrian Asylum Seekers As Residence Permits Are Revoked
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival 101: How to protect yourself against chemical weapons without survival gear
(Natural News) Multiple countries around the world still have stockpiles of chemical weapons. Some, like Syria and North Korea, have stockpiles that they haven’t declared to international regulatory bodies. This means that the possibility of you getting yourself stuck in a chemical weapons attack is more likely than you think. If you have the proper... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAE sends Syria aid to help it fight spread of coronavirus
Syrian state media say the country has received a planeload from the United Arab Emirates with food items and medical aid yo help the war-torn country fight against the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mental health and psychosocial support in conflict: children's protection concerns and intervention outcomes in Syria - Raslan N, Hamlet A, Kumari V.
Child protection and mental health during conflict intersects with a variety of adverse conflict-related factors, and intervention outcomes in the field are often difficult to predict. Using the casefiles of 376 school children registered in a Mental Healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Flashback: King Soopers asked customers NOT to carry guns in stores in 2019, creating conditions for mass murder in 2021
(Natural News) We’ve seen this time and time again for decades: Left-wing, anti-Second Amendment policies that lead to tragedies like the mass shootings the country has witnessed over the past few weeks around the country, such as the murders in Boulder, Colo., at a King Soopers grocery store by a Syrian immigrant. Nine unarmed shoppers,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Health Organization is committed to ensuring fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to ...
Cairo, 31 March 2021 – Syria, as one of the 92 countries eligible for COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX Facility’s Advanced Market Commitment, stands ready to receive the first batch of the Astra Zeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute in India (AZ SII). This first batch is dedicated for 3% of the population and targets high-risk groups, prioritizing health workers and people over 55 years of age with co-morbidities. Under the COVAX Facility, in the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, Syria is expected to receive 912 000 doses of the vaccine, including for northeast Syria, which accounts for 11% of the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 31, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Are Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city that has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Syrian refugee withdraws bid for German parliament seat after threats
Tareq Alaows caused a sensation last month when he announced his intention to run for Germany's parliament. Now, he says racism and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic
Delegates at the hybrid conference held virtually in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference discussed the impact of COVID-19 the regions’ ICPD25 commitments. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 29 2021 (IPS) More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard. The hybrid conference, held simultaneously in Beirut, Lebanon, and via video conferencing to delegates in Asia and the Arab region, was a follow up on earlier discussions on the regions’ ICPD25 Commitments. Dr Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director, UNFPA ASRO, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Sustainability Asian Po Source Type: news

Remarks of the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean for the Brussels Syria side event
24 March 2021 –  A few months ago, I visited Damascus, Homs and Hama, witnessing firsthand the devastating impact of the decade-long conflict and the resulting humanitarian crisis, now worsened by COVID-19.   While there, I met frontline workers who continue to brave dangerous working conditions to save lives. I spoke to parents desperate for a better future for their children. In Damascus, I visited a WHO-rehabilitated emergency wing of a hospital which treats hundreds of children daily, suffering burns, injuries and life-threatening infections.  Nonetheless, I was struck by the resilience and...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Boulder shooting on Skull and Bones day prompts calls for more gun control
(Natural News) Another mass shooting is being reported in Boulder, Colo., where a Syrian man by the name of Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa allegedly shot and killed 10 people at a King Soopers grocery store. The 21-year-old man, who looks closer to about 50, faces 10 counts of first-degree murder after he allegedly sprayed the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO condemns attacks on residential neighbourhoods in Aleppo
23 March 2021 – Escalating violence in Aleppo, northwest Syria, has claimed innocent lives and further devastated homes and one critical health facility.  On 21 March 2021 at around 9:00 am, Al-Atareb Hospital in Atareb, Aleppo was hit by artillery shelling, killing 6 people and injuring 17, including patients and medical personnel. The hospital also sustained structural damages, resulting in the evacuation of all patients and staff, and a suspension of all health services.  The hospital, located in the Jebel Saman district of Aleppo governorate, used to provide an average of 5700 outpatient consultations...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 23, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Russian jets hit civilian areas near Turkish border, witnesses and rebels say
Russian jets hit a gas facility, a cement factory and several towns and cities in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border on Sunday,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syria ’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls
This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s population has been uprooted, with some 12 million people internally displaced or living as refugees.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Syria ’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls
DAMASCUS, Syria– This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s entire population has been uprooted, with some 12 million people in internal displacement or living as refugees. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Syrian President Assad tests positive for COVID-19
The president and first lady Asma are in good health and getting treated at home. The country has yet to obtain vaccines, and the UN... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syrian president, wife test positive for coronavirus
The office of Syrian President Bashar Assad says he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden’s airstrike on Syria killed more people than both of Trump’s strikes, proving again that Democrats are the warmonger party
(Natural News) No doubt former President Donald Trump did not quite understand the breadth and scope and influence — or even the existence of — the deep state and its military-industrial complex before being sworn into office in January 2017. He was already getting an object lesson in just how dirty and slimy the swamp... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alkylated epidermal creatine kinase as a biomarker for sulfur mustard exposure: comparison to adducts of albumin and DNA in an in vivo rat study - Steinritz D, L üling R, Siegert M, Herbert J, Mückter H, Taeger CD, Gudermann T, Dietrich A, Thiermann H, John H.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent which use is banned under international law and that has been used recently in Northern Iraq and Syria by the so-called Islamic State. SM induces the alkylation of endogenous proteins like albumin and hemoglo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Caught in crossfire: health care workers' experiences of violence in Syria - Kallstr öm A, Häkkinen M, Al-Abdulla O, Juusola H, Kauhanen J.
Health care is attacked in many contemporary conflicts despite the Geneva Conventions. The war in Syria has become notorious for targeted violence against health care. This qualitative study describes health care workers' experiences of violence using semi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pre-positioning an evaluation of cash assistance programming in an acute emergency: strategies and lessons learned from a study in Raqqa Governorate, Syria - Falb K, Annan J.
BACKGROUND: Conducting ethical and rigorous research to measure the effectiveness of humanitarian programs is urgently needed given the global level of displacement and conflict, yet traditional approaches to evaluation research may be too slow and disrupt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lawmakers introduce bill to repeal Biden's war powers following Syria strike
A bipartisan group of senators Wednesday called for the repeal of presidential war powers granted by Congress in 1991 and 2002, which... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Criminal Inquiries Loom Over al-Assad ’s Use of Chemical Arms in Syria
Investigations in France and Germany could lead to prosecutions of President Bashar al-Assad and members of his upper echelon over... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neoliberal Finance Undermines Poor Countries ’ Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 2 2021 (IPS) After being undermined by decades of financial liberalisation, developing countries now are not only victims of vaccine imperialism, but also cannot count on much financial support as their COVID-19 recessions drag on due to global vaccine apartheid. Anis ChowdhuryFinancialisation undermined South Developing countries have long been pressured to liberalise finance by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The international financial institutions claimed this would bring net capital inflows. This was supposed to reduce for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Biden tells Congress Syria strikes are consistent with U.S. right to self-defense
President Biden told Congress that his orders for airstrikes in Syria were consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airstrikes in Syria kill 22 in Joe Biden's first military act as president • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
Strikes against Iran-backed fighters were retaliation for attack on US-led forces in Iraq, says Pentagon The Pentagon said said the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran claims US bombing in Syria will strengthen ISIS
Iran’s top security official said that the US is encouraging ISIS by dropping bombs on paramilitary fighters along the Iraqi border.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. targeted Iran-backed militias with seven 500-pound bombs in Syria airstrike
The airstrike was the first military action authorized by President Biden and was designed to send a message to Iran. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ilhan Omar, other progressives question Biden's 'legal rationale' for Syria airstrikes
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Friday she was concerned about the White House’s "legal rationale" for launching airstrikes in Syria a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden's message to Iran with missile strikes: 'You can't act with impunity, be careful'
President Joe Biden looked to send a simple message to Iran by authorizing air strikes in Syria on Thursday: "You can't act with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Democrats Question Biden Authority On Syria Strikes
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats criticize Biden's decision to launch airstrikes in Syria without consulting Congress
Some top Democrats are criticizing President Biden's decision to launch airstrikes in Syria without conferring with all members of Congress. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iran-backed militias
The president approved the bombings even as he pursues a diplomatic initiative with Iran to revive a 2015 nuclear agreement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Militia official: US strike in Syria kills 1, wounds several
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden approves US airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria
The Pentagon said the strike on Syria was in response to an attack on US and coalition personnel in Iraq. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syria: Economic decline, rising hunger and surging humanitarian needs
Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Landmark Verdict In Germany Sentences Syrian For Aiding Crimes Against Humanity
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A German court will hand down a historic verdict on Wednesday in the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture by the...
First verdict due in Germany's landmark Syria torture trial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A stunning Portland Business Journal portrait earns international acclaim
The shot, from a refugee camp in Syria, will be part of a photography group's competition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

A stunning Portland Business Journal portrait earns international acclaim
The shot, from a refugee camp in Syria, will be part of a photography group's competition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

The evidence of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime's legacy of war crimes
Assad and his regime may never be prosecuted for the acts of terror he perpetrated against his own people during Syria's civil war.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid conflict, displacement, pandemic, Syrian girls see a future in … robots
AL BAB, Northwest Syria– Bana, 12, was able to escape her hometown, the city of Aleppo, before the Syrian conflict engulfed her neighbourhood. It was the first of two times she and her family would have to flee violence before settling down here, in Al Bab, northwest Syria. And then the pandemic struck.“Like all girls in Syria, I live a difficult childhood,” she told facilitators at the women’s and girls’ safe space where she receives support and services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Israel Secretly Agrees to Fund Vaccines for Syria as Part of Prisoner Swap
To secure the release of an Israeli civilian held in Syria, Israel agreed to finance a supply of Russian-made Covid-19 vaccines for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syria Wants End to Israel's 'Terrorizing' Strikes and Russia, Iran, Turkey Agree
Syria's U.N. mission told Newsweek that "repeated Israeli attacks on the Syrian sovereignty are not only a technical issue related to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valproate selectively suppresses adolescent anabolic/androgenic steroid-induced aggressive behavior: implications for a role of hypothalamic γ-aminobutyric acid neural signaling - Lee TJ, Zanello AF, Morrison TR, Ricci LA, Melloni RHJ.
Pubertal male Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) treated with anabolic/androgenic steroids (AASs) during adolescence (P27-P56) display a highly intense aggressive phenotype that shares many behavioral similarities with pathological aggression in youth.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news