In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources
A heat wave in southeast Europe has fueled wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tourists evacuated as wildfires continue to rage in Turkey, Italy and Greece
“We cannot do anything beyond wishing the mercy of God for the lives we have lost but we can replace everything that was burned,"... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation of factors associated with the child marriage in Turkey - Y üksel F, Koçtürk N.
This study aims to determine the individual and familial characteristics of children who are married at an earl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prediction of soil-bearing capacity on forest roads by statistical approaches - Varol T, Ozel HB, Ertu ğrul M, Emir T, Tunay M, Cetin M, Sevik H.
The soil-bearing capacity is one of the important criteria in dimensioning the superstructure. In Turkey, predictability of California Bearing Ratio values, which may be used in the planning and dimensioning of forest roads, of which about 26% lacks the su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Istanbul Convention: commitment to preventing gender-based violence - Kanbur N.
On March 20, 2021, the Turkish government officially announced Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. This comes at a time when gender-based violence, including femicide, has been on the rise in the country and continues to be an everyday crisis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Adaptation of the Competencies for Disaster Nursing Management Questionnaire: Turkish version - Durgut U, Yildiz T.
This study aimed to carry out the validity and reliability study for the adaptation of the Competencies for Disaster Nursing Management Questionnaire (CDNMQ), which was developed by Al Thobaity and others in 2016, (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Faculty members' earthquake preparedness levels and their related factors: a cross-sectional study from a university in a high-risk earthquake zone in Turkey - Özdemir R, Demir C, Catak B.
BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the earthquake preparedness levels and related factors of the faculty members working at a university located in a province in a first-degree earthquake zone in Turkey. METHODS: The total nu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Turkey: Boat carrying 45 migrants sinking in Aegean Sea
Turkey’s defense ministry says a boat carrying 45 migrants is sinking in the southeastern Aegean Sea and rescue units have been deployed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Who eats the invaders?
(University of Malta) A landmark scientific study involving marine biologists from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Libya, Italy, Tunisia, the UK, the US and even Malta, documenting instances where native Mediterranean species have preyed upon two highly invasive marine fish - the Pacific red lionfish and the silver-cheeked toadfish - has just been published. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The experiences of Turkish psychiatric nurses with psychiatric emergencies in the  clinics of Turkey's mental health and diseases hospital: a descriptive qualitative study - Kargin M, Aydin A.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of Turkish nurses in the psychiatry clinics of Turkey's Mental Health and Diseases Hospital DESIGN AND METHODS: This descriptive qualitative study was conducted on 20 psychiatric nurses working... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

WHO welcomes extension of UN Security Council Resolution 2165 for cross-border aid into ...
11 July 2021 – WHO welcomes the extension of UN Security Council Resolution 2165 for cross-border aid into northwest Syria for an additional 6 months, with the proposed extension of a further 6 months subject to the Secretary General’s report.  The continuation of this large, UN-led humanitarian operation is vital to reach those most in need.   WHO and partners serving the people of northwest Syria will be able to continue their direct support to millions of people in the ongoing conflict zone, where 80% of the population remain in need of humanitarian aid.   In April 2021, the c...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 11, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Chinese CoronaVac Vaccine 83.5% Effective Against Symptomatic COVID
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- A double dose of China's CoronaVac vaccine is 83.5% effective against symptomatic COVID-19, researchers say. Their phase 3 trial included more than 10,000 people, aged 18 to 59, in Turkey who received either two doses of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccine enforcement squads now a reality: Biden administration plans to go door-to-door to get people vaccinated against coronavirus
(Natural News) The Biden administration plans to employ the same tactic used by Turkey to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19). President Joe Biden on Tuesday, July 6, said that the federal government’s vaccination efforts will shift from mass vaccination sites to “literally knocking on doors” in some instances. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Descriptive epidemiology of rescue-related fatal drowning in Turkey - I şın A, Turgut A, Peden AE.
Drowning is a public-health threat and a leading cause of injury-related death. In Turkey, drowning results in 900 fatalities annually, and the rate is rising. As data on rescue-related drowning are scarce, this retrospective study explores the epidemiolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Mental health consequences of long-term stays in refugee camps: preliminary evidence from Moria - van de Wiel W, Castillo-Laborde C, Francisco Urz úa I, Fish M, Scholte WF.
BACKGROUND: Ever since the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, most refugees that enter Greece via sea are confined to the island on which they arrive until their asylum claims are adjudicated, where they generally reside in camps. Some of these camps ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An assessment of intimate partner femicide in the name of honour in Turkey: a retrospective epidemiological study - Nur N.
BACKGROUND: Honour killing (HK) is the most extreme form of domestic violence. Given the scarcity and reliability of data on the phenomenon, the present study focuses on the epidemiological pattern of HK in Turkey, where many cases of the HK are considered... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Determination of the society's perceptions, experiences, and intentions to use violence against health professionals - D öndü, Yasemin B.
This study aims to determine the societal perception of violence, experience of violence, and the intentions to use violence against health professionals. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Turkey begins offering third dose of Covid-19 vaccines - as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'My story is like a magic wand': a qualitative study of personal storytelling and activism to stop violence against women in Turkey - Mwaba K, Senyurek G, Ulman YI, Minckas N, Hughes P, Paphitis S, Andrabi S, Ben Salem L, Ahmad L, Ahmad A, Mannell J.
BACKGROUND: Telling personal stories of violence has been central to recent advocacy efforts to prevent violence against women around the world. In this paper, we explore the use of personal storytelling as a form of activism to prevent femicide in Turkey.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

130 Countries Promise to Protect and Invest in Health Care Workers
Members of a Community Health Nursing Team in Roseau, Dominica According to the World Health Organisation at least 115,000 health and care workers globally may have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2021 (IPS) One hundred and thirty countries have signed a statement recognising the efforts of health care workers, first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic – “one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United Nations”. The statement affirms their support for the World Health Organisation&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations first responders health care workers Source Type: news

Turkish COVID-19 vaccine starts Phase 3 clinical trials
Turkey is developing a domestic vaccine named "Turkovac" by President Tayyip Erdogan. The vaccine entered into phase three clinical trials on Tuesday and should be available for use by the end of the year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Turkey eases virus restrictions as cases decline
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a further easing of coronavirus restrictions, as the number of infections continue to decline and the country’s vaccination program gains momentum (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mental health need and psychiatric service utilization patterns of refugee children in Turkey: a comparative study - Poyraz F ındık OT, Ceri V, Ünver H, Perdahlı Fiş N, Rodopman Arman A, Beşer C, Fadıloğlu E, Anagnostopoulos D.
OBJECTIVE Turkey is hosting three and a half million of refugee people from Syria and it is the leading refugee hosting country. Despite previous study findings indicating high rates of psychiatric morbidity among refugee children, little is known about t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Statement on the renewal of humanitarian lifeline to millions of people in north-west Syria
Rome/Geneva/New York, 18 June 2021 – Millions of people are pressed up against the border in an active war zone in north-west Syria and remain in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The UN needs cross-border and cross-line access to reach those most in need. We call for the renewal of Security Council authorization for cross-border operations from Turkey to north-west Syria. A failure to do so would immediately stop UN delivery of food, COVID-19 vaccines, critical medical supplies, shelter, protection, clean water and sanitation, and other life-saving assistance to 3.4 million people, including 1 million child...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 19, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

International solidarity is key to opposing authoritarian regimes
UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea was joined by an all-female panel of trade unionists at the special delegate conference’s international rally which, for the first time, took place online. Delegates heard harrowing accounts of the threats faced by those challenging the legitimacy of authoritarian regimes, and leaders using the COVID-19 crisis as cover to tighten their grip on power. Ms McAnea opened the rally by providing a sobering overview of the oppression and violence meted out to trade unionists and vulnerable communities around the world in the wake of the pandemic – from Israel’s bombardme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference international Source Type: news

The Latest: Long lines as Turkey ramps up vaccinations
Long lines formed outside hospitals and health clinics across Turkey, as the country ramped up its vaccination drive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden gives awkward fist-bump to Turkey ’s Erdogan at NATO summit
President Biden on Monday offered an awkward fist-bump to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Belgium at the annual NATO summit... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A risk assessment model for traffic crashes problem using fuzzy logic: a case study of Zonguldak, Turkey - Ko çar O, Dizdar E.
In this Fuzzy Inference System based study, a model is developed which can present a real-time risk assessment model to the drivers. The model includes parameters car speed, accident frequency, weather conditions, tire tread depth and fatigue. In order to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Joe Biden meets Nato leaders and Turkish president Erdo ğan
President continues European trip with summit in Brussels – follow all the day’s politics news live (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Euro 2020: Italy beat Turkey as delayed tournament kicks off
Commanding victory for the Azzurri in opening match of first major sporting event since start of coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Turkey's Sea of Marmara Is Full of Marine Snot
Turkish officials are scrambling to clean up a massive, gooey plankton bloom that's sliming the country's ports and could suffocate the area's marine ecosystems. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

‘Sea snot’: Turkish minister announces plan to tackle slimy scourge
Substance has spread through sea south of Istanbul, posing threat to marine life and fishing industry (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey ’s equality agency defends child marriages, calls non-marital relationships 'deviant'
During a presentation at parliament on May 26, the head of the state-run Turkey Human Rights and Equality Institution (TİHEK) demanded... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qatar used Turkish banks to funnel hundreds of millions to jihadists in Syria, court papers allege
Qatar allegedly used Turkish banks to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to the Nusra Front group in Syria, The Times newspaper... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkish drone strike on Iraqi refugee camp kills three
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the camp, which houses thousands of Kurdish refugees, is an incubator for terrorists. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Turkey: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Boyacioglu NE, G ünaydın S, Özcan NK, Dinç Kaya H.
The objective of the present research was to identify the prevalence of and risk factors for intimate partner violence during pregnancy (IPVP) in Turkey by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. DESIGN AND METHODS: In the current resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Spatial analysis and evaluation of road traffic safety performance indexes across the provinces of Turkey from 2015 to 2019 - Ahmadpur M, Gokasar I.
Limited road safety based spatial analysis studies have been conducted in developing countries. Also, little is known about the relationships between province-level road safety performance indexes (RSPIs). Hence, spatial, regression and correlation analysi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Is Revolutionizing Health Care Around the World
In 2020 alone, there were at least 3 million deaths from COVID-19, though the true figure is probably 2-3 times higher. In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on and is likely to last well into 2022 and beyond. For ten weeks in a row, from the first week of February, 2021, new daily cases globally rose, driven in part by virus variants and by many countries ending public health measures too soon. There are still around 600,000 new cases every day. Nations like Brazil, Canada, India, Iran, and Turkey—as well as some U.S. states like Michigan and Minnesota—recently experienced COVID-19 surges that in so...
Source: TIME: Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Madhukar Pai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Violators of Covid-19 Travel Advisory Will Be Grounded for One Year, Says Govt
[This Day] The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has said the federal government would enforce penalties, including deactivating the travel passports of Nigerians involved in the alleged violation of recent travel advisory for travellers from India Brazil and Turkey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Association between religious attitudes and aggression levels in Turkish university students - Firat M, Karakurt P.
This study aimed to analyze the relationship between university students' religious attitudes and aggression levels. Stratified sampling method was used for sample selection, and the study was completed with 1594 students. The students' religious attitudes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Transcultural differences in suicide attempts among children and adolescents with and without migration background, a multicentre study: in Vienna, Berlin, Istanbul - Özlü-Erkilic Z, Diehm R, Wenzel T, Bingöl Ҫağlayan RH, Gunes H, Üneri, Winter S, Akkaya-Kalayci T.
While suicide can occur throughout the lifespan, worldwide suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 29  years. The aim of this multicentre study, conducted in Austria, Germany and Turkey, is to investigate the tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Travel Ban - 9 Passengers From India, Brazil, Turkey Test Positive for Covid-19 - Lagos Govt
[Vanguard] Lagos State Government has revealed that since the commencement of the new guidelines and the ban on non-Nigerians travelling from three countries, India, Brazil, and Turkey, into Nigeria, nine passengers into the state have tested positive for COVID-19 and successfully isolated to prevent community transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Super blood moon and lunar eclipse stun spectators around the world – video
The Earth's shadow crept across the full moon as people waited for a cosmic event known as a super blood moon. A total eclipse lasted about 15 minutes as Earth passed directly between the moon and the sun. As the eclipse deepened, it appeared as though half the moon had vanished. The moon's reddish-orange colour was the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth ’s atmosphere projected on to the surface of the eclipsed moon.  From Jerusalem to Jakarta, Sydney to New York, the rare lunar event drew stargazers out in droves Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The moon Space World news Australia news US news Greece Turkey China Israel Source Type: news

Turkish teams on mission to persuade the vaccine-reluctant
In Turkey, “vaccination persuasion” teams are in the streets (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

School teachers' knowledge and attitudes about the emergency management of traumatic dental injuries in Turkey - Kurnaz S, Bayraktar C.
OBJECTIVE: The emergency management of traumatized teeth is critical to their long-term outcomes. In school-aged children, most traumatic dental injuries (TDI) occur at school and teachers are often required to manage dental trauma (DT) emergencies. Theref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: PSC Declares 108 Nigerians Poi for Violating Covid-19 Quarantine Protocol
[Leadership] The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) has declared 108 arriving passengers from Brazil, Turkey, UAE and India, Persons Of Interest (POI) for violating COVID-19 quarantine protocol. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of Kurdish villagers flee Turkish bombs as jihadists take their homes
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey Condemns U.S., Austria for Inaction; Urges World Leaders to Unite Against Israel
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticised Western powers for their lack of response to the violence between Israel and Palestinians,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey eases COVID-19 restrictions but keeps many curfews
Turkey’s interior ministry has lifted a full lockdown that had ordered people to stay home to fight COVID-19 infections, shifting to a less-restrictive program that still involved curfews on weeknights and weekends (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news