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
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 t...
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 ...
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
Mediterranean crisis: Training Tunisian fishermen to save lives at sea
Tunisian fishermen who had received training from MSF rescued a boat carrying 130 people on 30 August. Here, we meet three of them to hear about their work. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news
Africa: Tunisia - Fishermen Receive Training in Saving Lives At Sea
[MSF] For years, Tunisian fishermen have been encountering migrant boats in distress, and saving lives by bringing people onto their fishing boats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Without Sex Ed, Young Tunisians Have To Get By On Their Own
In Tunisia, sex is taboo, and it’s rarely discussed at home or school. The country's pornography industry is flourishing, but when it comes to sex education, Tunisian youth must fend for themselves. “In my family, we don’t talk about sex. Everyone does their own thing when it comes to dating," said Malek, 24, in an interview with HuffPost Maghreb. He and other young people interviewed in this story declined to provide their last names due to fears that their families wouldn't approve. "I remember my first sexual encounter; it was with a prostitute," he said. "My friends and I were loo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
MSF Trains Tunisian Fishermen in Saving Lives at Sea
Field newsMSF Trains Tunisian Fishermen in Saving Lives at Sea August 31, 2015 In order to increase Tunisian fishermen’s capacity to carry out rescues at sea, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has carried out a six-day training course with 116 local fishermen in the town of Zarzis. MSF is also training the Tunisian and Libyan Red Crescents, the Tunisian Civil Protection Service, and the Tunisian National Guard in the management of dead bodies and how to receive people who are rescued and brought to shore. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news
Tribute paid to Irish nurse killed in Tunisia shooting
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has opened a book of condolence for Lorna Carty, a nurse who died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Samsung releases Backup Memory app for Alzheimer’s patients
Samsung has released an app for people with Alzheimer’s called Backup Memory, which was developed by employees of Samsung Electronics Tunisia (SETN). SETN Marketing Manager for Mobile Products Azer Jaafoura led the project. “We wanted to make life easier for Alzheimer’s patients as well as their caretakers, but we were initially unsure of how to go about […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 29, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Consumer Uncategorized Alzheimer's Alzheimer's app Backup Memory digital health Alzheimer's Samsung Samsung Electronics Tunisia Tunisian Alzheimer's Association Source Type: news
Airport Malaria: Report of Four Cases in TunisiaAirport Malaria: Report of Four Cases in Tunisia
This report refers to four local airport malaria cases in Tunisian citizens who had never been to endemic areas. Malaria Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news
Africa: Malaria Hits Ghana Skipper, Tunisia and Cape Verde Draw, Zambia Loses Sinkala At CAN Day Two
[RFI]Mongomo -On day two of the Africa Cup of Nations we learned that Ebola is not the only disease stalking the continent, Tunisia and Cape Verde were back to square one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Tunisia: Health Care Refused By Prison Administration
[Alkarama]On 19 December 19 2014, Alkarama sent a communication to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health on the case of Mohammed Al Ferchichi, a 36-year-old worker, arrested and tortured by the Tunisian authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news
The Arab Spring in Tunisia came from the people
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) Last Sunday, Tunisia held its second presidential election since the revolution that toppled president Ben Ali in January 2011. In her Ph.D. thesis, researcher in Middle East Studies, Rikke Hostrup Haugbølle investigates the mechanisms that led to the Tunisian people being the first in the region to rebel against their government. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Gender equality guaranteed in Tunisia's new constitution - 17 September 2014
TUNIS/NEW YORK – Tunisia’s adoption of a constitution guaranteeing equal rights and protection from gender-based violence is a huge step forward, says Meherzia Laabidi, the vice-president of the country’s National Constituent Assembly. But with discriminatory laws still on the books, and few enforcement mechanisms in place, much more work remains to be done. UNFPA is working with officials to help review and implement new protections for women and girls. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news