Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart
Conclusion This study shows that all physical activity, in any form, is good for us. This includes both recreational and non-recreational activities. Don't be misled by some of the media: non-recreational activities like housework are not "better" than recreational activities like playing sports or going to the gym. The fact that reduced risk was seen with non-recreational activity across all countries, but only seen with recreational activity in high-income countries was probably just because fewer people in lower-income countries play sports or go to the gym. The researchers estimate that 8% of all deaths and...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

A Rogue Distillery Worker Stole $100,000 Worth of Whiskey and Now It Might Have to Be Destroyed
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — A rogue distillery worker at the center of a bourbon-heist scheme that spirited away tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of liquor has pleaded guilty in a case that has secured a place in Kentucky lore. Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger, accused as the ringleader of the operation that stole bourbon from a pair of Kentucky distilleries, entered the plea Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to charges including theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The one-time Buffalo Trace distillery employee, accused of delivering tarp-draped barrels to customers, faces up to 15 y...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Bizarre Crime onetime Source Type: news

Iraqi Supreme Court Suspends Kurdish Region ’s Independence Referendum
(BAGHDADP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement, saying it “issued a national order to suspend the referendum procedures … until the resolution of the cases regarding the constitutionality of said decision.” It was not immediately clear if the local government in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region would abide by the court’s ruling. The vote was...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Iraq onetime Source Type: news

4 American Women Attacked With Acid in France
(PARIS) — Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in the city’s main Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press in a phone call. She said all four of the tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock. She said a 41-year-old female suspect has been arrested. The spokeswoman did n...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philippe Sotto / AP Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

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

Turkey and broccoli crepe
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Source: Full Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Time You Go to the ER with Suicidal Thoughts
You are 19 years old, on your computer at home, and you have been depressed for weeks, maybe even months. It has gotten really bad lately, and you are talking to your best friend online. You have been really laying it all down about how depressed you have been and how all you want to do is sleep, you wish you could stop existing, and you wish everything could just end. Suddenly, you hear a knock on the door of your apartment and it startles you. You have been isolating yourself for days, so this is a surprise. When you look out of the peep-hole, you are bewildered to see a male police officer standing outside the door. Sha...
Source: Psych Central - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Children and Teens Depression Personal Stories Suicide Antidepressant Hospitalization Mood Disorder Psychiatric Emergency Room suicidal gestures Suicidal Thoughts Source Type: news

Michael Flynn Failed to Disclose Middle East Trip on Security Clearance Form, Democrats Say
(WASHINGTON) — Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn faced new questions about a 2015 trip he took to the Middle East as part of a private proposal to build nuclear power plants across the region. Two top Democrats said in a letter released Wednesday that he appeared to have violated federal law by failing to report the trip when he renewed his security clearance last year. The lawmakers — Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Rep. Eliot Engel of New York — also said documents turned over to their staff suggested that Flynn also failed to report contacts with Israeli and Egypt...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Day and Stephen Braun / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress Middle East onetime Source Type: news

How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

This Is How Telethons Became a Fundraising Tradition
When Hollywood bands together for Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief on Tuesday night, the entertainers who show up will be participating in a long-running tradition of lending star power to important causes via televised fundraisers. While the comedian Jerry Lewis became the biggest celebrity telethon-er when he started hosting fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the ’50s he wasn’t the first to do one. Comedian Milton Berle is credited with hosting the first telethon, which NBC broadcasted from 12 p.m. on April 9, 1949, to 3:55 a.m. on April 10th. The 16-hour telecast raised ...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized health photography Television Source Type: news

The Flawed Mental Healthcare Industry
I’ve spent the bulk of my life living with depression and anxiety. This means that I’ve spent most of my life in and out of doctor’s offices, with different counselor’s, telling my history to different professionals, and seeking out different treatment methods for myself. Sometimes, and unfortunately quite often, things can go awry when you are trying to get quality treatment for yourself. I started my journey with depression and anxiety treatment when I was just 14 years old. My first experience with medication was when a primary care physician prescribed an antidepressant to me. It wasn’t th...
Source: Psych Central - September 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Depression Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Stress Treatment Mental Illness Stigma new therapist peer to peer support Stigmatization therapeutic alliance Therapeutic Relationship therapeutic rupture Source Type: news

Migration, agency, and the sex industry: practitioners' perspectives on foreign sex workers in Turkey - Kaya O, Erez E.
The article presents the political, economic, and sociocultural factors that make Turkey an attractive destination for foreign sex workers, and reviews trends in official statistics of arrested traffickers, rescued victims, and deportation of migrant illeg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Turkish boy's heart stopped after bite of a hot dog
The Turkish boy was rushed to a hospital where he was resuscitated and diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, a condition that can put pressure on the nerve that links the abdomen and the thorax. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine-year-old boy's heart STOPPED after bite of a hot dog
The Turkish boy was rushed to a hospital where he was resuscitated and diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, a condition that can put pressure on the nerve that links the abdomen and the thorax. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Bite of a Hot Dog Threatened and Saved a Boy's Life
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 -- A 9-year-old boy in Turkey opened wide for a big bite of a tasty hot dog, but had no idea the simple act might almost kill him. According to a report from doctors in Istanbul, the bite triggered a near-fatal heart event... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence: Turkey's femicide problem (Safety-2016 abstract #390) - Çilingiroğlu N, Erbaydar NP.
BACKGROUND Throughout Turkey, violence that women have been subjected to is still widespread. Murder of women or femicide involve intentional-murder-of-women because they are women and increasing worldwide as it is in Turkey. In spite of juristic-regulatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Rights group says Turkish radiologist languishes in jail
A human rights group in Sweden has picked up the case of a Turkish radiologist...Read more on (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Indivior: cold turkey
UK drugs group faces a generic threat but the market’s withdrawal is too severe (Source: - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: - Drugs and Healthcare - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Frayer Source Type: news

How Do You Become a Humanitarian?
August 19, 2017Ghiath Alddin Zeen was forced to leave Syria, but continues to find ways to help his people. On World Humanitarian Day, meet a real humanitarian.“We started as a volunteer team in Damascus city—8 women and 8 men—in 2001,” says Ghiath Alddin Zeen. “In our free time, we were distributing food baskets during Ramadan, and second hand toys for the poor families.”Ghiath is now the CEO ofGhiras A-Nahda, a nongovernmental organization of more than 125 Syrian humanitarians. One of the NGO ’s projects,A Challenge to Survive, is helping people living in besieged areas of Syria ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales 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: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

MIT Tech Review names UMass Amherst computer scientist Phillipa Gill a top innovator
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medevac E.coli woman Caroline Hope dies in hospital
Teacher Caroline Hope became infected while receiving cancer treatment in Turkey. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures
Views from UK, Macedonia, Spain and Turkey of the Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-TuttleContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Meteors Space Astronomy Science UK news World news Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

An evaluation of cause-of-death trends from recent decades based on registered deaths in Turkey - Özdemir R, Dinç Horasan G, Rao C, Sözmen MK, Ünal B.
OBJECTIVES: Although cause-of-death analyses are very important to define public health policy priorities and to evaluate health programs, there is very limited knowledge about mortality profiles and trends in Turkey. The aim of this study was to measure t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old female statue at citadel gate complex in Turkey
(University of Toronto) The remains of a majestic female statue uncovered at an archaeological site in southeast Turkey may challenge our understanding of the public role of women in the ancient world. Excavations led by University of Toronto archaeologists at a site near the Syrian border have unearthed a beautifully carved head and upper torso of a female figure. The remnants are largely intact, although the face and chest appear to have been intentionally -- possibly ritually -- defaced. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung-Sparing P/D Surgery Best for Mesothelioma Patients
The latest studies have shown, and most thoracic oncologists agree, that lung-sparing pleurectomy/decortication is a better surgical option for mesothelioma patients today than the more aggressive extrapleural pneumonectomy. Less is better. Quality of life becomes better, too. “In most instances, the pleurectomy/decortication is the operation of choice now,” thoracic surgeon Dr. Andrea Wolf at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, told “We’re finding that patients just do better in terms of survival and in terms of quality of life.” Wolf recently co-authored “The impact of...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 9, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Annals of Translational Medicine best surgery for mesothelioma Dr. Andrea Wolf Dr. Hasan Batirel eligible for mesothelioma surgery extrapleural pneumonectomy lung-sparing surgery Marmara University Hospital mesothelioma histology mesothe Source Type: news

Five-year epidemiology of liquefied petroleum gas-related burns - Jin R, Wu P, Ho JK, Wang X, Han C.
BACKGROUND: The incidence of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-related burns has increased over recent years, and it has become a serious public health issue in developing countries such as India and Turkey. This paper aims to investigate the epidemiological c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Manual tactile sensation, digital radiograph, and multidetector computed tomography: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Working length measurement with MDCT scan and other two conventional methods does not show significant difference in measurement. Use of newer 3D imaging technique is useful in root canal treatment for measuring working length. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Concern over lack of funding for IVF and sterilisation options in England | Letters
Diane Munday says vasectomy and female sterilisation operations should not have funding withdrawn,Diane Chandler says IVF ought not be restricted to those who can afford to pay for it, andClare Munks says the ‘turkey baster’ method – properly called intrauterine insemination (IUI) – may be worth consideringEven worse than the postcode lottery on IVF treatment being introduced by clinical commissioning groups (Report, 7 August) is the short-termism and lack of joined-up thinking in deciding what patient services to axe in order to save money.In my area (Herts Valleys), at a recent public consultation...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: IVF Contraception and family planning NHS Health Fertility problems Society Life and style UK news Science Biology Human biology Medical research Health policy Public services policy Politics Women Source Type: news

Some still attack Darwin and evolution. How can science fight back? | Jules Howard
AN Wilson ’s ‘exposé’ is the latest in a long line of attempts to undermine evolutionary biology. Now scientists must decide how best to counter themI can save you the effort of readingAN Wilson ’s “exposé” on Darwin, which did the rounds over the weekend, characterising the famous scientist as a fraud, a thief, a liar, a racist and a rouser of nazism. Instead, head over to Netflix and watch the creationist made-for-TV movieA Matter of Faith, which covers many of the same arguments – and also includes a final scene in which a fictional evolutionary biologist, standing...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jules Howard Tags: Evolution UK news Charles Darwin Science Biology Source Type: news

Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer
Conclusion These findings should be interpreted with care before concluding that an alcoholic drink per day increases your risk of skin cancer. There are several important cautions: These are only observational studies. It wouldn't be possible to randomise people to different alcohol intake and follow them to look at cancer development. And with observational studies, many other health, sociodemographic and lifestyle factors may be influencing the link between alcohol intake and cancer development. The studies differed considerably in terms of the influencing factors they took account of, with some adjusting for various ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Elderly suicide in Eskisehir, Turkey - Karbeyaz K, Celikel A, Emiral E, Emiral G Ö.
This study examines demographic d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The association of experience of violence and somatization, depression, and alexithymia: a sample of women with medically unexplained symptoms in Turkey - Anuk D, Bahad ır G.
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between the levels of somatization, depression as well as alexithymia, and MUS in women going through violence experience in three contexts (childhood, adulthood, and both childhood and adulthood). The s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Forensic mental health evaluations of military personnel with traumatic life event, in a university hospital in Ankara, Turkey - Balandiz H, Bolu A.
INTRODUCTION: The definition of psychological trauma has been rephrased with the DSM-5. From now on, witnessing someone else's traumatic event is also accepted as a traumatic life event. Therefore, the psychiatric examination of forensic cases gains import... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Genomic estimation of complex traits reveals ancient maize adaptation to temperate North America
By 4000 years ago, people had introduced maize to the southwestern United States; full agriculture was established quickly in the lowland deserts but delayed in the temperate highlands for 2000 years. We test if the earliest upland maize was adapted for early flowering, a characteristic of modern temperate maize. We sequenced fifteen 1900-year-old maize cobs from Turkey Pen Shelter in the temperate Southwest. Indirectly validated genomic models predicted that Turkey Pen maize was marginally adapted with respect to flowering, as well as short, tillering, and segregating for yellow kernel color. Temperate adaptation drove mo...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Swarts, K., Gutaker, R. M., Benz, B., Blake, M., Bukowski, R., Holland, J., Kruse-Peeples, M., Lepak, N., Prim, L., Romay, M. C., Ross-Ibarra, J., Sanchez-Gonzalez, J. d. J., Schmidt, C., Schuenemann, V. J., Krause, J., Matson, R. G., Weigel, D., Buckler, Tags: Evolution, Genetics reports Source Type: news

To honor his uncle ’s memory, young doctor wants to offer hope to those with cancer
When Razmik Ghukasyan received his acceptance letter to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he and his family were ecstatic. But their celebration was cut short days later when his uncle was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.During his first year of medical school, Ghukasyan frequently accompanied his uncle, Partev Kolanjian, to oncology appointments at another hospital. He was disturbed by the impersonal way his uncle ’s doctors treated him, which differed sharply from what Ghukasyan was learning at UCLA about the importance of a compassionate doctor-patient relationship.“In school, I was taug...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Turkey basting' increases the chance of pregnancy by 22%
Researchers from the University of Auckland found it raises couples' likelihood of having a successful pregnancy from nine percent to 31 percent if they have been trying to conceive for three months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social identity continuity and mental health among Syrian refugees in Turkey - Smeekes A, Verkuyten M, Çelebi E, Acarturk C, Onkun S.
PURPOSE: Building upon social psychological work on social identity and mental health, this study among Syrian refugees in Turkey examined the importance of multiple group memberships and identity continuity for mental health and well-being. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effect of a peer education program on combating violence against women: a randomized controlled study - G ürkan ÖC, Komurcu N.
BACKGROUND: Student nurses in Turkey need to be exposed to appropriate undergraduate training if they are to acquire the required knowledge, attitudes and skills that will help them to fight the issue of violence against women (VAW). OBJECTIVES: Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Aftershocks Rattle Greek Island Recovering from Deadly Earthquake
KOS, Greece (AP) — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast. Residents and tourists were still jittery as a series of aftershocks Saturday night continued to rock the island. A tremor measuring a preliminary 4.4 magnitude struck at 8:09 p.m.  (1709 GMT) Saturday, sending residents and restaurant customers scurrying toward the middle of the town's main square, as far away a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Costas Kantouris, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Earthquake Strikes Greece, Turkey, 2 Killed, Over 500 Hurt
KOS, Greece (AP) — A powerful overnight earthquake shook holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey, injuring nearly 500 people and leaving two tourists dead on the Greek island of Kos, where revelers at a bar were crushed in a building collapse. Some of the injuries were caused as tourists and local residents scrambled out of buildings and even leapt from balconies after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck at about 1:30 a.m. local time. Several hundred thousand vacationers and locals in the two countries were kept awake by dozens of aftershocks that followed the main quake, with many sleeping outdoors on sunbeds or slumped on ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Probst, Derek Gatopoulos and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Boris: Stop ignoring human rights in Turkey
Since the failed coup a year ago, Turkey has experienced an unprecedented erosion of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The ongoing state of emergency, imposed immediately following the coup, has been used by the government to silence its actual and perceived critics, including trade unionists, public service workers, journalists, the judiciary and academics. Public service workers have been amongst the worst hit, with well over 100,000 dismissed for alleged terrorist offences, with little or no evidence. Public service unions in the federations DISK and KESK have been placed in an impossible situation, as they d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Turkey Source Type: news

Mental health, suicidality and hopelessness among university students in Turkey - G üleç Öyekçin D, Sahin EM, Aldemir E.
Psychological symptoms of university students can affect perceptions of physical and mental health and can influence the emergence of suicidal behavior. We investigated the association among psychological symptoms, suicidal thoughts, perceptions of physica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between trauma centrality, self-efficacy, posttraumatic stress and psychiatric co-morbidity among Syrian refugees: is gender a moderator? - Chung MC, AlQarni N, Al Muhairi S, Mitchell B.
This study examined the inter-relationship between trauma centrality, self-efficacy, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychiatric co-morbidity among a group of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, and whether gender would moderate the mediational effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tintagel excavations reveal refined tastes of medieval settlers
English Heritage says people who lived on site of Cornish castle 1,000 years ago dined on oysters and imported fine tablewareEarly Cornish kings feasted on a diet of oysters, roast pork and fine wine, eating and drinking from bowls imported from Turkey and glass goblets from Spain, a new dig at Tintagel Castle has suggested.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Archaeology Cornwall UK news Science Heritage Culture Source Type: news

With Caviar, Clay, and Turkey Feathers, Saving Lake Sturgeon From Extinction
Lake Sturgeon have been around since the dinosaurs, and they can live as long as humans, or longer. Overfishing and pollution has decimated populations, but biologists are learning to help them breed. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Sommerstein Source Type: news