Occupational lumbar back accidents in the private sector: prevalence and factors associated with their severity and sequelae in central Tunisia - Brahem A, Bouhlel M, Kacem I, Maoua M, Boughattas W, Khalfaoui D, Rejeb K, Chatti S, El Maalel O, Mrizak N.
In Tunisia, few studies have been focused on occupational lumbar back accidents. We conducted a descriptive retrospective study of private sector employees in central Tunisia who were victims of lumbar back accidents, reported during a 5-year period from 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tunisia:Regional Meetings On Social Dialogue On National Health Policies Kicks Off in Hammamet
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Regional meetings on social dialogue on national health policies and strategies kicked off on Thursday in Hammamet and will focus on four major regions of the country before the end of July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deaths among homeless in northern Tunisia: a 10-year study (2005-2014) - Ben Khelil M, Zgarni A, Bellali M, Thaljaoui W, Zhioua M, Hamdoun M.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the victims profile related to death among homeless people. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive, retrospective, and cross-sectional study. METHODS: We included all deaths among homeless people that occurred during a 10-year period (20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Tea found to prevent fat storage in the liver, lower blood glucose
(Natural News) Tea, particularly its green and black varieties, can prevent fat storage in the liver and lower blood sugar, according to the study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Tunis EL Manar and the University of Carthage in Tunisia and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postimpact earliest Paleogene warming shown by fish debris oxygen isotopes (El Kef, Tunisia)
We report an ~1 per mil decrease in oxygen isotopic values (~5°C warming) beginning at the boundary and spanning ~300 centimeters of section (~100,000 years). The pattern found matches expectations for impact-initiated greenhouse warming. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: MacLeod, K. G., Quinton, P. C., Sepulveda, J., Negra, M. H. Tags: Paleontology reports Source Type: news

Spatio-temporal pattern of vulnerable road user's collisions hot spots and related risk factors for injury severity in Tunisia - Ouni F, Belloumi M.
High risk of vulnerable road users (VRUs) injuries and fatalities have received higher interest nowadays in Tunisia. By using VRUs crash record (from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2013), we describe the spatial pattern of VRUs collisions according to dif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Did you solve it? World Cup arithmetic
The solutions to today ’s puzzlesOn my puzzle blog earlier today I set you three football table challenges:1) England, Tunisia, Belgium and Panama make up Group G in the 2018 World Cup. Imagine that once they have all played each other the table looks like this.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Bullying among Tunisian middle school students: the prevalence, psychosocial associated factors and perceived involvement of parents, teachers and classmates - Sahli J, Mellouli M, El Ghardallou M, Limam M, Gallas M, Ammar A, Mtiraoui A, Ajmi TN, Zedini C.
BACKGROUND: Bullying is a serious public health concern remarkably common among youth. Involvement in bullying can lead to deleterious effect on the emotional well-being of pupils. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of bullying, its psychos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents 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

Tunisia:Chinese Acupuncture Gains Wide Popularity in Tunisia
[Focac] Tunis -In a white and yellow two-story building in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, patients were lying relaxed with tiny needles into their skin for acupuncture treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Isdb Group Sets To Embark On 2nd Generation Of Its Massive Health Project To Fight Avoidable Blindness In 12 African Countries
[Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development] In preparation for the launching of 2nd Generation (phase) of the Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, ISFD, hosted a Coordination Meeting in the city of Istanbul on 19-20th March, 2018. The official launching of AFAB 2nd Generation is to take place on the sidelines of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IsDB Group in Tunis, Tunisia, 1-5 April, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia:Voluntary Blood Donation Falls Short of Expectations -Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse] "Voluntary blood donation in Tunisia falls short of expectations," Health Minister Imed Hammami Sunday said at an event held by the National Blood Transfusion Centre to observe the National Blood Donor Day (April 8). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Documentary cinema and memory of political violence in post-authoritarian Morocco and Tunisia (2009-2015) - Pierre-Bouthier M.
After the death of Hassan II (1999) and the ousting of Ben Ali (2011), the issue of the political violence that had been perpetrated during their reigns was put to question by Moroccan and Tunisian civil society. Documentary cinema, a medium well suited fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Africa:Tunisia Urges Scaled Up Inter-African Cooperation in Health Risks Prevention
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Minister of Health Imed Hammami called for increased inter-African cooperation at the opening Tuesday in Tunis of the African Training Conference on Communication about Public Health Risks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Bakri Informed On Outcome of Talks Between Sudanese Health Ministry and Its Tunisian Counterpart
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and Natioanl Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih was briefed on outcome of talks held between Federal Haelth Ministry and Ministry of Health in Tunisia and concluded by signing a number of agreements and protocols in health field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A species of wild climbing rose found to be effective alternative treatment for diabetes; it inhibits the conversion of starch to sugar
(Natural News) The next big thing in diabetes treatment may just be in your garden. The dog-rose, a hedge plant native to Europe and Africa, has shown antidiabetic properties, according to researchers from the High School of Sciences and Technology of Tunis and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology in Tunisia. The study, titled Antioxidant activity and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on the epidemiology of scorpion envenomation in the south of Tunisia - Chakroun-Walha O, Karray R, Jerbi M, Nasri A, Issaoui F, Amine BR, Bahloul M, Bouaziz M, Ksibi H, Rekik N.
INTRODUCTION: Scorpion envenomation is still a frequent occurance in tropical and subtropical regions. In Tunisia, multiple studies on scorpion envenoming have contributed to an improved understanding of cardiac dysfunction and factors predictive of poor p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe
Somali refugees on the Tunisian desert. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2018 (IPS)Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places. Though the influx of refugees and migrants has slowed, many are still embarking on dangerous journeys to Europe.“[We] have been advocating for a comprehensive approach to address movements of migrants and refugees who embark on perilous journeys across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean,” said spokesperson for the Off...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Bolton man says his grapefruit-sized testicle 'exploded'
David Worsley, 59, from Bolton, thought he was 'going to die' when he contracted African salmonella while on holiday in Tunisia in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandfather says his grapefruit-sized testicle 'EXPLODED'
David Worsley, 59, from Bolton, thought he was 'going to die' when he contracted African salmonella while on holiday in Tunisia in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How terrorism affects attitudes toward democracy: Tunisia in 2015 - Andersen R, Brym R.
Tunisia is the only country that emerged from the Arab Spring as a democracy. However, Tunisian democracy is threatened by political divisions, economic problems, and the threat of terrorist attacks. We shed light on Tunisia's democratic prospects by exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes 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

Sec. Albright, Sen. Coons: Donald Trump Must Realize Diplomacy Protects America
Now that Congress has reconvened to continue work on urgent foreign policy challenges — from the North Korean nuclear threat to our continued role in Afghanistan to the challenge of a rising China — we hope Republicans and Democrats will support funding for diplomacy and development as vital tools of national security. More than 70 years ago, in the wake of the horrors of World War II, President Harry Truman addressed a United Nations Conference in San Francisco. He challenged Americans and our international partners “to rise above personal interests, and adhere to those lofty principles, which benefit al...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Albright, Chris Coons Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Donald Trump International Affairs politics World Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan, Tunisia Discuss Health Cooperation
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Issam El-Deen Mohamed Abdulla discussed with the visiting Tunisian delegation led by the head of the majority bloc in the Tunisian Parliament, Dr. Rieda Sharaf El-Deen in the presence of the Secretary-General of the National Council for Drugs and Toxicology Dr. Al-Zein Al-Fahal, aspects of health cooperation especially in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, training of health personnel in both countries and investment in medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicide in children and adolescents: a Tunisian perspective from 2009 to 2015 - Majdoub W, Mosbahi A, Naouar M, Beji M, Mannai J, Turki E.
This study presents the characteristics of child and adolescent suicides which occurred in Kairouan, Tunisia. Data were collected from autopsy records of the Forensic Department of the University Hospital Ibn El Jazzar of Kairouan. General characteristics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forgotten in Tunisia
Field newsForgotten in TunisiaAugust 24, 2017Stories and testimonies from migrants in Zazis, Sfaz, and Medenine, Tunisia. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Impulsivity in adolescents with major depressive disorder: a comparative Tunisian study - Khemakhem K, Boudabous J, Cherif L, Ayadi H, Walha A, Moalla Y, Hadjkacem I, Ghribi F.
BACKGROUND: The association between impulsivity and depressive disorders in adolescence has been little studied at the literature and in our country, yet impulsivity is a major risk factor for suicide. Thus we aimed on this study to evaluate impulsivity in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

1 Dead, 6 Injured After Knife Attack in German Supermarket
BERLIN (AP) — A man armed with a kitchen knife fatally stabbed one person at a supermarket Friday in the northern German city of Hamburg and six others were injured as he fled, police said. He was overpowered and arrested. The suspect is a 26-year-old who was born in the United Arab Emirates, police said, though they were still working to establish his nationality. Hamburg's mayor said that the man had apparently sought shelter in Germany and that authorities had been unable to deport him because he had no papers. The assailant entered the supermarket in Hamburg's Barmbek district Friday afternoon and stabbed one man...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Geir Moulson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Prime Minister of Tunisia Yousef El-Shahed honours WHO Regional Director Dr Mahmoud Fikri at ...
During the 13th session of the Prevention of Road Incidents World Congress on Road Safety, inaugurated in Tunis yesterday, Wednesday 3 May 2017, H.E. Tunisian Prime Minister Yousef El-Shahed honoured Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. The congress started its working sessions today. The first session handled "post-crash response" and highlighted the crucial role of the health sector both in prevention and control of road traffic injuries, deaths and disabilities. Read more... (Source: WHO EMRO News)
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 3, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all
You may think that a smuggler in the Tunisian desert has nothing to do with your trip to the supermarket. You ’re wrongAs I talk to him, Ahmed pulls his chair into his store to escape the hot Tunisian sun. He is a retired teacher – the years of screaming children can be counted in the rings framing his eyes. Behind him is his merchandise. To make up for a small pension, Ahmed is selling kitchenware in a market near the Libyan border, over four hundred tiny concrete garages surround him, goods piled high: clothes, bags, mic rowaves. It looks like any other market, but note an invisible detail: everything sold he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Max Gallien Tags: Gig economy Economics Science Business Zero-hours contracts Source Type: news

Patterns of homicide in North Tunisia: a 10-year study (2005-2014) - Ben Khelil M, Farhani F, Harzallah H, Allouche M, Gharbaoui M, Banasr A, Benzarti A, Hamdoun M.
BACKGROUND: In Tunisia and in the Arab world, few data are available about homicide patterns. The aim of our study was to analyse the victims' profiles and the general pattern. METHODS: 636 homicide victims were autopsied at the Legal Medicine Depa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A comparison of suicidal behavior by burns five years before and five years after the 2011 Tunisian Revolution - Ben Khelil M, Zgarni A, Ben Mohamed M, Allouche M, Benzarti A, Banasr A, Hamdoun M.
INTRODUCTION: In Tunisia, the phenomenon of self-immolation has increased dramatically since the self-burn of Mohamed Bouazizi which occurred on 17 December 2010. The aim of our study was to compare the casualties' profile of suicide by self-immolation bef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Suicide and fire: a 20-year study of self-immolation death in Sousse, Tunisia - Jedidi M, Cherif El Khal M, Mlayeh S, Masmoudi T, Mahjoub M, Yassine Brahem M, Ben Dhiab M, Zemni M, Kamel Souguir M.
Self-immolation is a self-destructive conduct described since antiquity. Its frequency is variable from one country to another and it is a real public health problem in parts of the world. In Tunisia, after the 2011 revolution the problem of self-immolatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Healthcare pathway after sever traumatic brain injury: about a Tunisian population - Boudokhane S, Kalai A, Salah AH, Migaou H, Salah S, Jellad A, Gahbiche M, Frih ZB.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the demographic characteristics and the pathway of severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) victims in the Tunisian population. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our study included 26 patients victims of STBI hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdoğan's troubled and troubling tenure. Oxford scholar Azeem Ibrahim credits the development of Turkey's vibrant civil society and economy to the secular Kemalist vision and the stability secured over the years by the military and judiciary. "But the failed coup ... marks an end to all that...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dimensions of aberrant driving behaviours in Tunisia: identifying the relation between Driver Behaviour Questionnaire results and accident data - Mohamed D, Lotfi B.
In this study, the Manchester Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) was used to examine the self-reported driving behaviours of a group of Tunisian drivers (N = 900) and to collect socio-demographic data, driver behaviours and DBQ items. A sample of Tunisia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

BU radiologist receives Ibn Khaldun Award for service to Tunisian-American community
(Boston University Medical Center) Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD, professor of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and vice chairman of academic affairs in the department of radiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), is the recipient of the Ibn Khaldun Award from the Ibn Khaldun Institute. The annual award recognizes high achievers whose behavior constitutes a direct or indirect service to the Tunisian-American community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Suicide by self-immolation in Tunisia: a 10 year study (2005-2014) - Ben Khelil M, Zgarni A, Zaafrane M, Chkribane Y, Gharbaoui M, Harzallah H, Banasr A, Hamdoun M.
INTRODUCTION: In Tunisia, few data are available about self-immolation epidemiology especially in the absence of official statistics on suicides. The aim of our study was to analyze the trends of suicide by self-immolation over a period of ten years (2005-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Impact of the Tunisian Revolution on homicide and suicide rates in Tunisia - Ben Khelil M, Gharbaoui M, Farhani F, Zaafrane M, Harzallah H, Allouche M, Zhioua M, Hamdoun M.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the impact of the Tunisian Revolution on suicide and homicide patterns in Tunisia. METHODS: It is a retrospective, cross-sectional study, including all the cases of homicides and suicides that occurred during an 8-year period... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Algeria: 'Tunisia Health Expo', Opportunity to Promote Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry
[Algerie Presse Service] Tunis -Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf said Tuesday in Tunis that the Algerian participation in the 4th "TUNISIA Health Expo", to be held from 2 to 5 March would be an opportunity to "promote" the Algerian pharmaceutical industry (drugs and medical equipments). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Algeria: Health Minister On Working Visit to Tunisia Tuesday
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf will pay a working and friendship visit to Tunisia on Tuesday, said the Ministry in a statement Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Mutiny Against the Status Quo
At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be. As Julian Baggini writes, what is certain is that America, like much of Europe, is experiencing a mutiny against the status quo. The populist revolt against political and economic elites is spreading across borders everywhere except -- so far -- East Asia, where the prospects of the average person have risen instead of fallen over the past decade. Behind the anger against the establishment is a constellation of factors that bleed into each other: the widespread conviction that the prese...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Algeria: Tunisian Health Minister Calls for Promoting Partnership, Investment in Pharmaceutical Industry
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Tunisian Health Minister Said Aidi, called Thursday in Algiers for the promotion of the Algerian-Tunisian partnership in the health sector, notably through investment in the pharmaceutical industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The Bitter Fruits of the Arab Spring
The tragic outcome of the Arab Spring doesn't get any less bitter with time. The repercussions of that pan-Arab rebellion five years ago are still traumatizing the region and the world. As Amira Yahyaoui wrote from Tunis earlier this month, even in Tunisia a counterrevolutionary narrative of "it was better before" is taking hold as virulent protests against the lack of jobs have erupted. Egypt has gone from repressive autocracy to revolt to democratic elections back to repressive autocracy. The self-described Islamic State is establishing bases in the post-Gaddafi vacuum in Libya. Assad's ruthless resistance to ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The Bitter Fruits of the Arab Spring
The tragic outcome of the Arab Spring doesn't get any less bitter with time. The repercussions of that pan-Arab rebellion five years ago are still traumatizing the region and the world. As Amira Yahyaoui wrote from Tunis earlier this month, even in Tunisia a counterrevolutionary narrative of "it was better before" is taking hold as virulent protests against the lack of jobs have erupted. Egypt has gone from repressive autocracy to revolt to democratic elections back to repressive autocracy. The self-described Islamic State is establishing bases in the post-Gaddafi vacuum in Libya. Assad's ruthless resistance to t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: A Pattern of Crises Connects Cologne and Istanbul
Even before the "Night of Shame" on New Year's Eve in Cologne further fueled an already fervent anti-foreigner backlash, German leaders were desperately looking to Turkey to stem the flow of refugees headed to Europe from the war-torn Mideast. Now 10 German tourists have lost their lives at the foot of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. They are the victims of yet another suicide bombing by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the wake of Turkey's decision last July to allow U.S. warplanes to fly from its soil to attack militant positions in Syria. Along the old route of the Orient Express, violenc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bus Explosion in Tunisia Kills 12, Wounds 20
An ambulance rushes to the scene of a bus explosion in the center of the capital, Tunis, Tunisia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. An explosion hit a bus carrying members of Tunisia’s presidential guard in the country’s capital Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in what the Interior Ministry called a “terrorist act”. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)       TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at le...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 25, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Cameroon: Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated
[Cameroon Tribune] "Marvellous!" "I am very happy". "God is good". These were some of the phrases on the lips of everybody on November, 16, 2015 at the Chantal Biya Foundation when the Ministers of Public Health and Social Affairs alongside the Tunisian Ambassador to Cameroon, Jalel Snoussi entered the special ward to see the former conjoined twins; Darly and Davis who just returned from Tunisia after a successful surgery to separate them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news