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More Than 130,000 Vaccine Doses Reportedly Destroyed In Syria After Attack
If confirmed, thousands of children are now at risk for deadly diseases. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How our visual memories are made | Mark Cousins
Meeting a young Syrian refugee inspires Mark Cousins to imagine how different our defining images can beWe have work lives and love lives, but we also have looking lives. If we ’re lucky enough to have eyesight, an inner photo album accrues throughout our lives. On its pages are the sunsets we’ve seen, the dead bodies, and many other defining images – these are the visual shocks and pleasures which help us understand and read emotion.In a refugee camp in Calais last year, I played football with a young teenage boy from Syria. We had no common language, but we had a laugh as we played. Afterwards I wondere...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mark Cousins Tags: Memory Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Attack on vaccines sets back immunization efforts in eastern Syrian Arab Republic
The World Health Organization has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that has destroyed the only vaccines cold room in al-Mayadeen district, Deir Ezzor Governorate. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

What Will President Trump Say About Guns?
As President Trump heads to Las Vegas, all eyes in Washington are on how he will handle the emotional moment and what, if anything, he will say about gun control. Aides say they’ve seen no indication that the president is making a 180 on gun control overnight — he was backed by the NRA during his campaign and became the first sitting president in decades to speak to the group’s annual conference. But Trump has been moved off seemingly firm positions before, whether for emotional reasons like the photos of Syrian chemical weapons use in March, or for political ones in the case of DACA. Officials across th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

These Are the Favorites to Win the Nobel Peace Prize 2017
Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Syrian White Helmets and the architects of the Iran nuclear deal are among the oddsmakers’ favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which is due to be announced on Friday. The award is given annually to a person or people who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. The official list of nominations remains a secret, however the committee has said that there are 318 nominees. Here are the top candidates, base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized angela merkel Iran Nuclear Agreement Nobel Peace Prize nobel peace prize 2017 Pope Francis white helmets Source Type: news

Humanitarian System is Not Just Broke, But Broken: Recommendations for Future Humanitarian Action
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. 09/27/2017 This one-hour, 20-minute presentation discusses the unprecedented number of humanitarian emergencies of large magnitude and duration, which are causing the largest number of people in a generation to be forcibly displaced. Yet the existing humanitarian system was created for a different time and is no longer fit for purpose. On the basis of lessons learned from recent crises, particularly the Syrian conflict and the Ebola epidemic, the speaker recommends actions that would make the humanitarian system relevant for future public health responses. (Video...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ISIS Claimed the Las Vegas Shooter as a ‘Soldier.’ Experts Are Skeptical.
The Islamic State claimed that one of its supporters carried out the lethal mass shooting in Las Vegas on Monday but offered no evidence of its involvement, prompting questions of credibility for the jihadi group as it suffers a series of catastrophic losses on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria. The claim came in a pair of messages issued by ISIS’ official propaganda wing, Amaq, which identified the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” In a rare follow-up message, the agency claimed that the shooter had converted to Islam months before the shooting, which killed at least 58 people and injured some 500 othe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting Source Type: news

ISIS Claimed Responsibility for the Las Vegas Shooting. But It Didn ’t Give Any Proof
(CAIRO) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying that the perpetrator was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago, without providing any evidence to support the claim. The group released two statements on its Aamaq news agency on Monday, hours after the shooting at a country music concert that killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 400. It did not name the suspected shooter, identified by Las Vegas police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, but said he had “executed the operation in response to calls to target countries of the coalition” battin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Crime las vegas shooting onetime Terrorism Source Type: news

‘Beyond Horrific.’ How the World Is Reacting to the Las Vegas Shooting
More than 50 people are dead and more than 200 injured in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, after a gunman opened fire at a country music concert in Las Vegas late Sunday night. The shooter, named by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, began shooting at concert goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which is near the outdoor concert space. Police later confirmed that Paddock had been killed. Many world leaders and other notable figures have taken to social media to express their sorrow over the shooting and sympathy for the victims and their families. Here is what they have said: U.S. President Dona...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Las Vegas las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region
International Day of Non-Violence – 2 October 2017By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGeneva/Dubai, Oct 2 2017 (IPS)The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim“The Arab region is witnessing yet again a wave of extremist violence owing to the proliferation of local and inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rex Tillerson: U.S. Has Direct ‘Lines of Communication’ With North Korea
(BEIJING) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United States is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and the countries’ leaders spar through bellicose name-calling. Tillerson said the U.S. was probing North Korea’s willingness to talk, and called for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, adding it was incumbent on the North to halt the missile launches. “We have lines of communication to Pyongyang. We’re not in a dark situation, a blackout,&rdqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Bodeen, Matthew Pennington / AP Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: We Need to ‘Calm Things Down’
(BEIJING) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saturday for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but said it was incumbent on North Korea to halt its missile launches. Following meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials in Beijing, Tillerson said he believes China has become deeply concerned about the North’s missile and nuclear programs and is working hard to convince Pyongyang to re-enter talks, but did not say specifically what form those talks should take. “I think the most immediate action that we need is to calm things down,” Tillerson told reporte...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Bodeen / AP Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

ISIS Says New Audio Recording Is of Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The Islamic State (ISIS) has issued an audio clip that purports to feature the voice of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If its authenticity is confirmed, the recording would lay rest to persistent rumors of the hermitic leader’s death. The last public recording of Baghdadi was released in November, the New York Times reports. In the intervening months ISIS has lost swathes of territory — including Mosul, which was the group’s largest stronghold, and much of its unofficial capital Raqqa — and there have been at least two widely reported claims of the militant group’s self-proclaimed leader&rsq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Islamic State onetime Source Type: news

Targeted Bombing Decimates Health Facilities Across Northwestern Syria
Hospitals in the region are closing due to fear of being bombed, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to lifesaving health care.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Intensified Bombings Decimate Health Facilities Across Northwestern Syria
Hospitals in the region are closing due to fear of being bombed, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to lifesaving health care.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Targeted Bombing Decimates Health Facilities Across Northwestern Syria
Press releaseTargeted Bombing Decimates Health Facilities Across Northwestern SyriaSeptember 28, 2017Brussels/New York, September 28, 2017—An escalation in the targeted bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwesternSyria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Intensified Bombings Decimate Health Facilities Across Northwestern Syria
Press releaseIntensified Bombings Decimate Health Facilities Across Northwestern SyriaSeptember 28, 2017Brussels/New York, September 28, 2017—An escalation in the bombing of medical facilities since September 19 has forced the closure and evacuation of hospitals throughout northwesternSyria, leaving people trapped in a war zone without access to health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Promised Land
In the summer of 2015, a curious piece of world news brought a flicker of hope to the wretched Syrian city of Palmyra. Islamic State fighters had taken over the ancient town, toppling its monuments and executing anyone who resisted their draconian rules. And yet at one of the city’s darkest moments, rumors of a sanctuary far away began to filter in, generating dreams among a populace that had already lost everything. On Aug. 31 of that year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that her country was prepared to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in the Middle East. “We can do this,” ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Berlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home Germany Refugees Source Type: news

Iraqi Kurds Vote to Split From Baghdad in Landmark Independence Referendum
Iraq is teetering on the brink of a political crisis as the country’s northern Kurdish region announced on Wednesday that an overwhelming majority of voters cast ballots in favor of independence from Baghdad. More than 92 percent voted “yes” in the landmark referendum on Monday in which more than three million votes were cast, according to the electoral commission of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the city of Erbil. The vote gave voice to decades of aspirations for self determination among Kurds, an ethnic group of nearly 30 million people scattered across Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. The president...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized onetime World Source Type: news

PHR Documents Worst String of Hospital Attacks in Syria Since April
Over the past week, Syrian government forces or their Russian allies have launched at least five aerial attacks on three of the main hospitals in Syria ’s Idlib governorate, the most concentrated string of hospital attacks Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has verified in Syria since April. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump Is Planning to Slash the Number of Refugees Allowed Into the U.S.
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the United States next year, officials said Tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than a decade. President Donald Trump is expected to announce the cap on refugee admissions following a lengthy debate within his administration about whether to go higher or lower. The figure represents the maximum number of refugees the U.S. would be willing to accept. The actual number of refugees who move to the United States could actually be much lower. The administration had been considering a ceiling somewhere between 40...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Refugees Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

How Russian Voters Fueled the Rise of Germany ’s Far-Right
While fighting for a seat in the German parliament over the last few months, Sergej Tschernow, a candidate for the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, knew that he could only rely on a few media outlets to give his party the coverage it craves: the Russian ones. “They show our points of view in full,” he told TIME on Election Day, Sunday Sept. 24, when the AfD became the first far-right movement to enter into the German legislature since the end of World War II, winning a remarkable 13% of the vote and going from zero to more than 90 seats in a chamber of 631 lawmakers. The party’s rise has been ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster / Hannover Tags: Uncategorized Alternative for Germany angela merkel Germany election Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

The Iraqi City Set to Implode if the Kurds Vote for Independence
For decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, claimed by Kurds, Arabs and the Turkmen ethnic group. But on Monday, the city’s residents will join people across northern Iraq in a vote on Kurdish independence. Kirkuk is the most significant of Iraq’s disputed territories under de facto Kurdish control that will vote in the controversial referendum Sept. 25. After a century of Kurds pushing for independence, Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurds’ semi-autonomous region has promised his people the chance to vote on their future. The governmen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Collard / Kirkuk, Iraq Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Federal Workers Who Made a Difference
The federal government gets a bad rap: it is constantly described as bloated and clunky, its workers as inefficient and ineffectual. Yet by and large, the men and women who make up the federal workforce rise above the criticism, put one foot in front of the other and do their job. Rarely is the work they do acknowledged, much less praised. But for the past 16 years, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, have sought to change that by honoring federal employees who have an outsize impact on the country and the world. Below, the 2017 Sammie winners, chosen by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Servic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Government Source Type: news

Developing a hospital disaster preparedness plan for mass casualty incidents: lessons learned from the downtown Beirut bombing - El Sayed M, Chami AF, Hitti E.
Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) are becoming more frequent worldwide, especially in the Middle East where violence in Syria has spilled over to many neighboring countries. Lebanon lacks a coordinated prehospital response system to deal with MCIs; therefore,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

WHO condemns attacks on hospitals and health workers in Idlib and Hama
Multiple reported attacks on health facilities and personnel today in Syria have killed and injured health workers and disrupted health services for thousands of people. WHO condemns attacks on hospitals and health workers. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, hospitals [subject], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

These Are 40 of the Most Terrifying Words in Donald Trump ’s U.N. Address
President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the most fateful decisions of his White House tenure. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he lambasted the regime in Iran and, in a deeply misleading reference to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, he said this of the United States: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” The President added: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” That threat is an apparent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Glaser, Emma Ashford Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump politics world affairs Source Type: news

Why We Need to Protect Maternal Health During the Refugee Crisis
It’s estimated that there are 22.5 million refugees today, and many of them are women and children. The ongoing refugee crisis has been a topic of discussion during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) happening this week in New York City. During a side event on maternal health, panelists—including Lynsey Addario, a photographer documenting the “Finding Home” series for TIME Magazine—described the needs of women who are between homes. “People take for granted the fact that women give birth every day. What is that like for a woman on the run?” said Addario, explaining her ongo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized finding home maternal health merck for mothers onetime refugee Refugee crisis Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Hamas Takes a Step Away from Isolation, With a Long Way Left to Go
In the decade since the militant group Hamas waged civil war with its rival Fatah political party, the stateless Palestinians have been left without a unified voice on the world stage. Now, that might be about to change. Over the weekend Hamas took a step toward unity by agreeing to elections in Gaza and the West Bank, raising the prospect of reunification after ten years of squabbling and violence. Few think the political split is over for good, but Hamas’ move reflects a desire by the group to come in from the cold — and creates a chance to ease the plight of the 1.8 million Palestinians living under an Israe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin Tags: Uncategorized Middle East Source Type: news

President Trump ’s Pick for Russian Ambassador: ‘No Question’ Moscow Interfered in Election
(WASHINGTON) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of trust between the two former Cold War foes. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Huntsman struck a tough tone amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The relationship has been marred in recent months by a series of expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic missions. “There is no question that the Russian government interfered in the U.S....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Lardner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress diplomacy onetime russia Source Type: news

Interactive tool offers window intohHistory of Arab-Americans in NYC
(North Carolina State University) Researchers are unveiling an interactive site that allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. Focused on New York City in the early 20th century, the tool highlights the growth of Arab-American communities in the city and their integration into American life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

President Trump Calls on the U.N. to Focus ‘More on People and Less on Bureaucracy’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past. “In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. “We are not seeing the results in line with this investment.” The president urged the U.N. to focus “more on people and less on bureaucracy” and to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

A Group of Refugees Are Staying in President Trump ’s Childhood Home
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. The three-story Tudor-style home in Queens that Trump’s father, Fred, built in 1940 is now a rental available on Airbnb that anyone can stay in for $725 a night. It was auctioned off to an unidentified buyer in March for $2.14 million, its second time going up for auction. The international anti-poverty organization Oxfam rented i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Mathis / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

UNFPA aid reaches Deir Ez-Zor City for the first time in three years
Language EnglishDamascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a humanitarian convoy organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.Deir Ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria, and it has had been besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS or Da'esh) since 2014. It was only last week that the siege was broken and humanitarian access was restored. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

The London Attack Was a Grim Reminder That Homemade Bombs Are An Ongoing Threat
London was struck Friday by its fourth terrorist incident this year, when an improvised explosive device, or IED, partially detonated on a morning rush hour train, triggering a panicked rush from the scene and leaving 22 injured but none dead. Images of what appeared to be a homemade bomb soon began circulating on social media, showing what looked like a smoldering white bucket with wires attached. “Clearly, this was a device that was intended to cause significant harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May said following the attack. Friday’s assault marks the latest in a disturbing trend of IED attacks throughout ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kindgom Source Type: news

Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics. Now, France Has to Ensure They ’re Safe
The timing in Paris early Friday morning could hardly have been more ominous. As the Mayor of Paris and top French officials were on a flight from Lima, Peru, where the International Olympic Committee had awarded them the right to host the Summer Games in 2024, events were unfolding on the ground. As the airplane approached Paris, a man wielding a knife lunged at a soldier in the heart of the city, in the heavily used Chatelet Metro station, while expressing support for ISIS, according to police. The timing was almost certainly unintended, and the attacker arrested before he inflicted any injuries. And yet, the assault se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France Source Type: news

A Man Has Been Arrested After Attacking a Soldier in Paris
(PARIS) — An assailant attacked a soldier on a counter-terrorism patrol in Paris on Friday, France’s armed forces minister said, the latest in a series of strikes targeting troops protecting transport hubs and tourist sites. The assailant was wrestled to the ground before being detained. The soldier, part of Operation Sentinel, a force deployed in the wake of Islamist attacks was unhurt in the incident. French media reported he was armed with a knife. It happened at the Chatelet subway station, a busy central hub for the metro and the suburban RER rail network that carries commuters into the capital from the ca...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reuters Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

When the Military Does Battle With Nature
Although we just watched two enormous hurricanes rip through Texas and Florida, it is worth remembering that Mother Nature can easily surpass the biggest conventional weapons in our arsenal, unleashing destruction over vast areas. Fortunately, we have a force capable of responding to such disasters in the U.S. military. As I often said when I led disaster-relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, “We are very good at launching missiles, but we can launch angels as well.” In terms of Hurricane Harvey, many of the immediate responders by land were from the Texas National Guard and by sea from the Navy an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Stavridis Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma Military U.S. military Source Type: news