Assessment of mental states at risk of psychotic transition in a sample of young male prisoners in Tunisia - Fekih-Romdhane F, Labidi A, Ridha R, Cheour M.
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of psychotic disorders in a prison population is higher than in the general population. Recent research has shown that early intervention is feasible in prison settings, and that approximately 5% of screened prisoners have met ultra-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Tunisian adolescents: prevalence and associated factors - Guedria-Tekari A, Missaoui S, Kalai W, Gaddour N, Gaha L.
This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and attempts among high school students in Tunisia and to determine factors associated with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tunisia: Parliament Approves Loan From AFD to Digitise Health Sector
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) passed at a plenary session Wednesday an agreement on a loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) amounting to ?27.3 million (85 million dinars). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pathways to mental health care for patients with severe mental illness in Tunisia - Khiari H, Ouali U, Zgueb Y, Mrabet A, Nacef F.
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorders are severe mental illnesses (SMI) associated with high levels of co-morbid psychopathology and premature mortality. Reducing delays in accessing services and providing early interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of psychotic like experiences in a large community sample of young adults in Tunisia - Fekih-Romdhane F, Sassi H, Ennaifer S, Tira S, Cheour M.
Despite the increased focus on non-clinical psychosis populations, no community surveys have properly investigated the phenotypal expression of Psychotic like experiences (PLEs) in the Arab-Muslim world. We aimed to examine the prevalence and correlates of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of social violence and childhood adversities on pregnancy outcomes: a longitudinal study in Tunisia - Ben Salah A, Lemieux A, Mlouki I, Amor I, Bouanene I, Ben Salem K, Al'absi M, El Mhamdi S.
BACKGROUND: Accumulating research suggests that exposure to intra-familial adversities are significant risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the relationship between social violence (peer violence, witnessing community violence and exposure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unhappy revolutionaries
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from HSE University have shown that the 2010 happiness level of citizens from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and other Arab countries could provide a much more accurate forecast of the Arab Spring events than purely economic indices, such as GDP per capita and unemployment rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Gabes - State of Panic Due to Gas Emissions of GCT
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A large number of residents living alongside Essalam Beach area near the industrial zone of Gabes were caught in a panic, Monday evening, due to gas emissions from the Tunisian Chemical Group (French: GCT). They had difficulty breathing, TAP correspondent reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Chahed Announces Conversion of Medenine University Hospital Into Public Health Establishment
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Caretaker Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced during a working visit Sunday to the governorate of Medenine, that the local university hospital (CHU) will be converted into a public health establishment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Responding to the mental health consequences of the 2015-2016 terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Paris and Brussels: implementation and treatment experiences in the United Kingdom - Cyhlarova E, Knapp M, Mays N.
Objectives To explore whether the Screen and Treat Programme to support United Kingdom citizens potentially affected by terrorist attacks in Tunisia (2015), Paris (2015) and Brussels (2016) was effective in identifying and referring people to mental h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tunisia: Two Successful Surgeries of Heart and Liver Transplant in Rabta and Mongi Slim Hospitals
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Medical teams at the hospitals of Rabta in Tunis and Mongi Slim in Marsa, on Tuesday, successfully performed two surgeries of heart and liver transplant, said Director-General of the National Centre for the Promotion of Organ Transplantation (French: CNPTO) Taher Gargah. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Italy ’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria
By Eric RegulyROME, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) On a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier. The weather was perfect for harvesting the Moraiolo olives. The small, round green fruit is indigenous to Umbria and Tuscany, prized by olive growers for its high yield and among connoisseurs for the oil’s gorgeous emerald-green colour and fruity aroma, with hints of artichokes and he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric Reguly Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Factors affecting the severity of motor vehicle traffic crashes in Tunisia - Belloumi M, Ouni F.
We investigate the contribution of several variables concerning the severity of accidents involving vehicle occupant and pedestrian victims in Tunisia. In order to investigate the effect of various explanatory variables, Odds Ratio (OR) effects are conside... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sexual harassment at work among Tunisian women physicians - Halouani N, Damak R, Ellouze S, Charfeddine F, Rachdi C, Aloulou J.
Sexual harassment at work is receiving increasing attention, particularly as women's participation rates in the labor force increase. The purpose of this study was to evaluate women doctors' perception of sexual harassment (SH) and assess SH prevalence in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The clandestine cemetery: burying the victims of Europe's border in a Tunisian coastal town - Zagaria V.
The Mediterranean Sea has recently become the deadliest of borders for illegalised travellers. The victims of the European Union's liquid border are also found near North African shores. The question of how and where to bury these unknown per- sons has rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tunisia: Sfax - Agreement to Extend New Tina Hospital
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia and China concluded an agreement, Tuesday, for a feasibility study to extend the new hospital in Tina (Sfax), which will be operational on November 3, thanks to a 200 million Dinars Chinese donation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unnatural death in the elderly: a retrospective study of medicolegal autopsies in Northern Tunisia - Braham MY, Gharbeoui M, Bellali M, Attia H, Harzallah H, Bekir O, Hamdoun M, Allouche M.
The objective of our study was to determine the unnatural manner and causes of death in the elderly, defined as individuals at least... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Accidental and occupational ligature strangulation in northern Tunisia: four-case study - Gharbaoui M, Naceur Y, Hmandi O, Bellali M, Ben Khelil M, Hamdoun M, Allouche M.
Death by strangulation is a violent and frequent method of homicides. Strangulation is rarely accidental due to ligature which is caused by a wide variety of objects such as cords, ropes or clothing articles (scarves). It concerns mostly accidents at work,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Researchers Discover What Became of a Lost Continent, Now Hidden Under the Adriatic Sea
Researchers with Utrecht University in the Netherlands have uncovered what became of a lost continent that broke off from Africa and wedged itself under Europe, creating mountain ranges that span across 30 different countries from Spain to Iran. “What we have studied is the very complex history of the geology of the Mediterranean region,” Utrecht professor Douwe van Hinsbergen, the lead researcher on the project, tells TIME. Researchers had already known for decades that a continent created the mountain ranges of Europe and the Middle East. “What that continent might have looked like, however, was until n...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized adriatic sea europe geology onetime Science Source Type: news

Epidemiology of home accidents in childhood: experience in the Division of General Pediatrics in Southern Tunisia - Maaloul I, Kmiha S, Yaich S, Thouraya K, Damak J, Aloulou H, Hachicha M.
Home accidents are a serious public health problem in Pediatrics. They are responsible for heavy morbidity and mortality in the paediatric population. We conducted a retrospective study of 231 cases of domestic accidents in childhood in the Division of Gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Causes of nonfatal occupational injury in the private sector in Tunisia - Benkhalifa A, Ayadi M.
The objective of this study was to identify the causes and risk factors of nonfatal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Is religiosity related to suicidal ideation among Tunisian Muslim youth after the January 14th revolution? - Fekih-Romdhane F, Tounsi A, Ben Rejeb R, Cheour M.
Religiosity has been hypothesized to play protective roles against suicide. In Tunisia, despite the gravity of the issue after the 2011 Revolution and the rise of suicide rates among adolescents and young adults, a significant lack of data remains. The pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: The troubles of a science PhD from the West
This article highlighted the struggles of young African researchers, especially in the biomedical field. There is a chronic shortage of PhDs in the continent to build a critical mass of researchers, and this is exacerbated by a poor state of the education system in the continent. Therefore, aspiring researchers have sought education abroad mostly through scholarships, in which one of the conditions is that they will come back home and contribute to alleviating the shortage of researchers. Many of the PhDs returned home to a bureaucratic system that makes it difficult for them to employ and use their skills. 14 PhDs who spo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Verah Vashti Okeyo Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Boy, 14, left unable to urinate for three days after shoving a NEEDLE into his penis
Doctors from La Rabta Hospital in Tunis, Tunisia, had to use forceps to pull out the 9cm (3.5ins) long needle from the boy's urethra in what they called a 'very rare' medical case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science shops inspire better research and innovation
Poor communication can have dire consequences in vital areas like the environment and health. Innovative 'science shop' projects, which translate society's questions into a language that scientists understand, are making a difference in remote Bolivian communities learning about Chagas disease, among Hepatitis C patients in Tunisia, and in projects closer to Europe's shores, too. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 24, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Workplace homicides in northern Tunisia: a 15-year study (2003-2017) - Ben Khelil M, Belghith M, Chraiti A, Gharbaoui M, Laadhari N, Hamdoun M.
BACKGROUND: Death in workplaces remains a public health issue. However, data regarding workplace homicides are scarce in most of regions, especially in the Arab world. The aim of our study was to analyze the epidemiological features of workplace homicides ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Epidemiological and clinical profile of suicide attempts in Tunisian children and adolescents after the revolution - Charfi F, Harbaoui A, Skhiri A, Abb ès Z, Belhadj A, Halayem S, Bouden A.
This study aims to describe the sociodemographic and clinical profile of suicide attempts in children and adolescents. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends of infanticides in northern Tunisia: a 40 years study (1977-2016) - Ben Khelil M, Boukthir I, Hmandi O, Zhioua M, Hamdoun M.
BACKGROUND: The Tunisian Penal Code defines infanticide as the murder committed by the mother on her child at birth or immediately after. There is a dearth of studies and official statistics on infanticide in the Arab region and North Africa. OBJEC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tunisia: Series of Measures to Promote Health Sector in Nabeul Governorate
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Regional Health Council in Nabeul Governorate, meeting on Monday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health, has taken a series of measures to promote the health sector in this governorate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: 17.2% of Tunisian Population Have No Social Security Coverage Against Disease
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -17.2% of the estimated Tunisian population of 11.295,787 people in 2016 are without any social coverage against the disease, according to the results of feasibility studies of the guarantees of the social protection floor, carried out by the Centre for Social Research and Studies, and made public on Thursday at a national seminar held in Tunis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles – Tunisia
From 1 January through 30 April 2019, the Ministry of Health in Tunisia responded to a large measles outbreak in the country. A total of 3 141 suspected cases, of which 909 (28.9%) were laboratory confirmed and 1 236 (39.4 %) epidemiologically linked cases including 30 deaths (case fatality ratio=1.0 %), have been reported in all of the 24 governorates (range 1 – 1 274). The majority of cases were reported from Kasserine (1 274 cases) and Sfax (212 cases) governorates. In April 2019, four additional governorates were particularly affected with 155, 116, 93 and 69 cases reported from Kairouan, Tunis, Sousse and Nabeul...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Why you should eat an extra 50g of rice each day
People in Bangladesh eat the most rice, consuming 473g each day on average. In comparison, people in Tunisia eat the least, having a daily amount of just 2.59g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-speed internet across Tunisia
A EUR 100-million loan extended under the InnovFin Finance for Innovators Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Bank is helping Tunisie Telecom improve access to high-speed internet across Tunisia, especially in remote regions. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 25, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Correlates of benzodiazepine dependence in patients with depression followed up in a psychiatric outpatient unit in Tunisia - Menif L, Oueslati B, Maamri A, Melki W, Zalila H.
Benzodiazepines may be prescribed to manage anxiety and insomnia in patients with depression. However, as noticed during our daily practice, a considerable proportion of patients treated for depression and receiving benzodiazepines developed a dependence t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tunisia: More Than 400 Participants to Partake in Dialogue On Urgent Measures for Public Health Reform
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The dialogue on urgent measures for public health sector reform will take place on Friday, under the aegis of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of burns in children in central and southern Tunisia: a 67-case series - Ghorbel I, Bouaziz F, Loukil K, Moalla S, Gassara M, Ennouri K.
This study aimed to  describe the epidemiological aspects of burns in this environment and to propo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption among health sciences students at the University of Monastir (Tunisia, 2014) - Ben Abdelaziz A, Nouira H, Mili M, Safer M, Zaafrane F, Sakly N, Ben Abdelaziz A.
BACKGROUND: Studies conducted on characteristics of alcohol consumption and associated risk factors among health occupations students are scarce in the southern shore of the Mediterranean. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of alcohol use a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eat more artichokes! Their leaves contain powerful compounds that protect you from diabetes
(Natural News) People who are at risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders would do well to add artichokes (Cynara scolymus) in their diet to lower their chances of getting the disease, according to researchers from the University of Sfax in Tunisia. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team looked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botanical study concludes the antioxidant potential of small nettle
(Natural News) The small nettle (Urtica urens) is a close relative of the beneficial albeit painful stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) since both belong to the genus Urtica. Members of this genus have great antioxidant potential. However, this property has not been observed in small nettle until fairly recently. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Sfax in Tunisia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tunisia: AfDB, EBRD Ink 500 MD-Loan Agreement to Fund Sanitation Programme in Tunisia
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) inked on Tuesday in Tunis a loan agreement of ?150 million (some 510 million Tunisian dinars) with the Development, Investment and International Co-operation Ministry and the National Sanitation Utility (French: ONAS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"We find what we look for, and we look for what we know": factors interacting with a mental health training program to influence its expected outcomes in Tunisia - Spagnolo J, Champagne F, Leduc N, Melki W, Piat M, Laporta M, Bram N, Guesmi I, Charfi F.
BACKGROUND: Primary care physicians (PCPs) working in mental health care in Tunisia often lack knowledge and skills needed to adequately address mental health-related issues. To address these lacunas, a training based on the Mental Health Gap Action Progra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Social and early life adversity and chronic health conditions among Tunisian adults - El Mhamdi S, Lemieux A, Ben Fredj M, Bouanene I, Ben Salah A, Abroug H, Ben Salem K, Al'absi M.
Early life adversities (ELAs) are shown as significant risk factors for chronic health conditions (CHCs). ELAs include multiple types of abuse such as the social abuse (peer, community, and collective violence). The purpose is to describe the relationship ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol use in adolescents and its association with sensation seeking and impulsivity: a survey in the city of Sfax, Tunisia - Charfi N, Smaoui N, Turki M, Ma âlej Bouali M, Omri S, Ben Thabet J, Zouari N, Zouari L, Maalej M.
BACKGROUND: Although the increase of media interest for psychoactive substances use, especially alcohol, among young people, since the revolution, Tunisia has few epidemiological studies on this subject, which does not allow having a clear idea of the impo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Shooting at Christmas Market in France Leaves 3 Dead, 12 Wounded
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert level. It was unclear if the market — a popular gathering place and the nucleus of an al-Qaida-linked plot in 2000 — was the intended target. The assailant got inside a security zone around the venue and opened fire from there, Mayor Roland Ries said on BFM television. The market, France's largest, is s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sylvie Corbet, Jean-Francois Badias & Elaine Ganley, Associated Press Tags: International News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Study: Lavender essential oil protects the liver and kidneys
(Natural News) Volatile compounds give lavender its pleasant scent and healing properties. They can also protect the kidneys and liver from being harmed by oxidative stress from toxic chemicals. This led Tunisian researchers to test the essential oil of Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) for its hepaprotective and nephroprotective activity against malathion. Malathion is a synthetic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence of direct toxicological effects of scorpion venom on central nervous system in Tunisian children - Bahloul M, Souissi B, Turki O, Dlela M, Ben Mahfoudh K, Bouaziz M.
BACKGROUND: Severe scorpion envenomation can lead to severe neurological manifestations, which are an indicator of the severity of the scorpion sting. The direct action of scorpion venom on the central nervous system can explain partly these neurological d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pattern of suicide by self-poisoning in Northern Tunisia: an eleven-year study (2005-2015) - Gharbaoui M, Ben Khelil M, Harzallah H, Benzarti A, Zhioua M, Hamdoun M.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to discuss the epidemiological features of self-poisoning suicide in Northern Tunisia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, descriptive and cross-sectional study, including all the cases of fatal self-poisoning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Scientists look at the anti-diabetes potential of Rhaponticum acaule essential oil
(Natural News) A recent study from the University of Monastir and the National School of Engineers of Sfax in Tunisia has found that the essential oil of the Rhaponticum acaule (RaEO) – an aromatic plant endemic to northern Africa – possesses anti-diabetes properties, as well as potent antioxidant activity. The research, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, discussed how RaEO can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news