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

Sudan: The Turkish Tika Agency to Train 50 Women On Midwifery in Omdurman
[SNA] Khartoum -The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) is providing training on midwifery and prenatal care as well as lowering maternal death at birth, to some 50 female students at the midwifery school in Omdurman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How does dental trauma affect the quality of life in Turkish families? - Bani M, Ala çam A, Çınar Ç.
PURPOSE: To assess the responsiveness of the Family Impact Scale (FIS) to describe changes in quality of life (QoL) after traumatic dental injury (TDI), and compare the efficacy of subscales. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Parents of 110 children aged 7-15... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Neovacs and Centurion sign licence agreement for lupus treatment IFNalpha Kinoid in Turkey
French biotechnology company Neovacs has signed an exclusive licence agreement with Centurion Pharma for IFNalpha Kinoid to treat patients with lupus in Turkey. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Family's bid to return E.coli woman to Scotland
A family makes a desperate bid to return a gravely ill woman to Scotland from a Turkish hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab notes: staggeringly profitable scientific publishing, a skull cult and Asteroid Day
It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell. Is the staggeringly profitable business ofscientific publishing actually bad for science? While thinking about scalping: fragments of three ancient skulls found in Turkey have all the hallmarks of being carved with flint after being defleshed first. Archaeologists believe this is more evidence that aneolithic “skull cult” embraced rituals around the heads of the dead. To think, if the cult were to exist in the future rather than 11,000 years ago, there...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jake Brown Tags: Science Source Type: news

Digital Games Improve Mental Health & Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children
Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills - including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding - while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey's Bahcesehir University. The study of Syrian refugee children suggests that digital games can be a cost-efficient and scalable approach to meeting the educational and psychological needs of refugee children. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 29, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

In a temple that predates the pyramids, scientists find evidence of a mysterious 'skull cult'
Skulls found at an ancient burial site in present-day Turkey bear mysterious cuts that could have been part of a burial ritual. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

An early skull cult from Neolithic Turkey
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Aldenderfer, M. S. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Dead heads: Turkish site reveals more evidence of neolithic 'skull cult'
Fragments of three skulls found at G öbekli Tepe have hallmarks of being carved with flint after being scalped and defleshed firstFragments of carved bone unearthed at an ancient site on a Turkish hillside are evidence that the people who spent time there belonged to a neolithic “skull cult” – a group that embraces rituals around the heads of the dead.The remains were uncovered during field work at G öbekli Tepe, an 11,000-year-old site in the south-east of the country, where thousands of pieces of human bone were found, including sections of skulls bearing grooves, holes and the occasional dab ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Archaeology Turkey Science World news Religion Source Type: news

Found: Ancient human skulls that were carved as part of mysterious Stone Age ritual
Skulls found at an ancient burial site in present-day Turkey bear mysterious cuts that could have been part of a burial ritual. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

EuroMillions winner Jane Park posts video of hospital trip
Jane Park posted photos of herself in an ambulance and on a hospital ward in the early hours of this morning. She is believed to have  suspected sepsis after having the plastic surgery in Turkey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says
Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for studentsEvolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country ’s secular opposition.Alpaslan Durmu ş, who chairs the board of education, said evolution was debatable, controversial and too complicated for students.“We believe that these subjects are beyond their [students] comprehension,” said Durmuş in avideo published on the education ministry ’s website.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kareem Shaheen and G özde Hatunoğlu in Istanbul Tags: Turkey Evolution Recep Tayyip Erdo ğan Biology Science World news Education Source Type: news

David French obituary
This article, and his own chance encounter on a family picnic with a batch of undocumented Roman milestones next to a stretch of Roman road west of the modern Turkish capital, Ankara, inspired the archaeologist David French, who has died aged 83, to start the project that occupied him for the rest of his life. This was a comprehensive study, based on field work which took him to every corner of Turkey, of all aspects of the Roman roads of Asia Minor: milestones, road surfaces, bridges, the imperial road stations, and military installations.He combined classical training with archaeological experience and an intimate knowle...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Mitchell Tags: Archaeology Turkey History Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in Turkey: the Turkish Intimate Partner Violence Attitude Scale-Revised - Demirta ş ET, Hatipoğlu-Sümer Z, Fincham FD.
This study documents psychometrics of the Turkish version of Intimate Partner Violence Attitude Scale-Revised (IPVAS-R; Fincham et al. in Psychological Assessment, 20, 260-269, 2008). Dating college students (n=280) from four universities completed Turkish... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Turkey Prolongs Unlawful Detention of Physician Who Treated Patients During Unrest in Southeast
A court in the southeastern Turkish city of Şırnak has ordered the continued arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and former president of the Şırnak medical chamber, this week extending his five-month confinement by at least another month. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Turkish Court Continues Baseless Case Against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı
A criminal court in Istanbul today again postponed the trial of prominent human rights defender Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime friend and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Last spring, Dr. Fincancı and two co-defendants were arrested, briefly imprisoned, and charged for disseminating “terrorist propaganda” after tak ing part in a solidarity campaign with a newspaper critical of Turkey’s government. Proceedings will resume March 21. PHR today reiterated its call to drop all charges against Dr. Fincancı, her co-defendants, and o...
Source: PHR Press Releases - January 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

When a “ Fall ” Isn ’ t a Fall: Screening for Elder Mistreatment
Up to 1 in 10 elders experience abuse, but most cases are missed during visits to the ED. by Chloe Sidley, MD and Lauren T. Southerland, MD Emergency departments are exceptional at detecting child abuse and they’ve trained SANE forensic nurses to assist with sexual abuse cases. So why aren’t we better at detecting elder abuse? During a shift on a bitterly cold winter day, a 76-year-old man is brought in by paramedics. He is disheveled and the medic team says that the home health aide found him in a freezing apartment with the heat off. The home health aide called 911 because t...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taja Whitted Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Letters to the editor: On Turkey, Brexit, GM crops, Airbnb, trade, autism, cricket
Print section Print Fly Title:  On Turkey, Brexit, GM crops, Airbnb, trade, cricket UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Climate change in the era of Trump Fly Title:  Letters to the editor Turkish politics “Turkey locks up dissidents” (November 12th) seriously understates the extent of the problem Turkey faces from the Gulenist terror organisation, FETO. This has been a recurring theme in European media, which perhaps also reflects why Turkey’s NATO allies were ...
Source: Biotechnology - November 24, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Letters to the editor: On Turkish politics, Brexit, GM crops, Airbnb, trade, autism, cricket
Print section Print Fly Title:  On Brexit, GM crops, Airbnb, trade, cricket UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Climate change in the era of Trump Fly Title:  Letters to the editor Turkish politics “Turkey locks up dissidents” (November 12th) seriously understates the extent of the problem Turkey faces from the Gulenist terror organisation, FETO. This has been a recurring theme in European media, which perhaps also reflects why Turkey’s NATO allies were so slow to sh...
Source: Biotechnology - November 24, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Letters to the editor: On Turkish politics, Brexit, GM crops, Airbnb, trade, autism, cricket
Print section Print Headline:  On Turkish politics, Brexit, GM crops, Airbnb, trade, cricket Print Fly Title:  Letters to the editor UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Climate change in the era of Trump Fly Title:  Letters to the editor Turkish politics “Turkey locks up dissidents” (November 12th) seriously understates the extent of the problem Turkey faces from the Gulenist terror organisation, FETO. This has been a recurring theme in Europe...
Source: Biotechnology - November 24, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

It's not too late to learn: Here's how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey
Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but the stakes couldn't be higher for making the pi èce de résistance -- a perfectly bronzed and juicy turkey. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking bad news to patients with spinal cord injury in Turkey - physiatrists' perspective - Ozyemisci-Taskiran O, Budakoglu II, Coskun O, Demirsoy N.
OBJECTIVE: To explore Turkish physiatrists' experiences and opinions about breaking bad news (BBN) to patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: A cross sectional study. SETTING: Turkey. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-nine physiatrists completed a questi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Turkish Court Postpones Case against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Two Others
A Turkish court today postponed criminal proceedings against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime partner and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Earlier this year, Dr. Fincancı and her co-defendants, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin, were accused of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” fo r taking part in a solidarity campaign with a newspaper critical of Turkey’s government. Her case will resume January 11, 2017. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[In Depth] Turkey shakes up universities as coup fallout continues
For Turkish researchers and educators, the aftershocks of the failed 20 July military coup are continuing. With just weeks to go before the start of the academic year, the government has launched a broader reorganization of higher education. Using powers granted under an ongoing state of emergency, the government fired 2346 more university staff, closed 15 private universities—leaving tens of thousands of students in the lurch—and launched a fresh wave of firings at secondary schools. The nation's science funding agency, known as TÜBİTAK, has postponed all upcoming calls for proposals. And to th...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: John Bohannon Tags: Academic Freedom Source Type: news

Turkey's struggle with the PKK and civilian control over the Turkish Armed Forces - Pusane K.
This article... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

79 Rescued after Tourist Boat Capsizes in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news agency says two people have drowned and 79 others have been rescued after a tourist boat capsized off the coast near the southern resort of Antalya. The private Dogan news agency, citing authorities, said a Turkish woman and a Lebanese man were found dead on Sunday after search and rescue operations. Dogan says the boat capsized Saturday in heavy rainfall and high winds. The Mediterranean resort of Antalya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey.   Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 6, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

79 Rescued after Tourist Boat Capsizes in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news agency says two people have drowned and 79 others have been rescued after a tourist boat capsized off the coast near the southern resort of Antalya. The private Dogan news agency, citing authorities, said a Turkish woman and a Lebanese man were found dead on Sunday after search and rescue operations. Dogan says the boat capsized Saturday in heavy rainfall and high winds. The Mediterranean resort of Antalya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey.   Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten o...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 6, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Southeastern Turkey: Health Care Under Siege
Since July 2015, the Turkish authorities have waged a campaign against the population of southeastern Turkey, resulting in thousands of deaths. (Source: PHR Reports)
Source: PHR Reports - August 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkey Gives $100,000 Worth of Equipment to Boost Health Sector
[Daily Observer] The Turkish Government, through the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) on Tuesday donated brand new medical equipment worth $100,000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Doctor in Turkey Needs Your Help
The Turkish government arrested a doctor and human rights defender in Turkey, Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci. We need you to raise your voice again to defend doctors and to ensure that Dr. Fincanci is released without being harmed. (Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel)
Source: Physicians for Human Rights Advocacy Channel - June 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Physicians for Human Rights Source Type: news

India’s Zydus Cadila and Eczacibasi to market biotech products in Turkey
Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Turkish-based healthcare company Eczacıbaşı İlaç Pazarlama, in a bid to commercialise biotech products in the Turkish market. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Syria: 100,000 trapped in Azaz between Islamic State and Turkish border
An estimated 100,000 people trapped in Azaz district between the Islamic State frontline and the Turkish border must be allowed to reach safe haven in Turkey. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Syria: 100,000 People are Trapped Near Turkish Border as Battle Lines Approach
Press releaseSyria: 100,000 People are Trapped Near Turkish Border as Battle Lines Approach June 02, 2016 BARCELONA/NEW YORK, JUNE 2, 2016 — An estimated 100,000 people are trapped in northern Syria’s Azaz district with battle lines approaching, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on Turkey and Europe to open their borders. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

PHR Investigative Team Denied Access to Town in Southeast Turkey
Turkish security personnel blocked a PHR research team from accessing the town of Cizre in Turkey’s restive southeast earlier this month. That comes despite statements from Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that international organizations “can easily visit” the country’s southeast, where PHR was investigating allegations of human rights violations. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - May 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Two Dead, Over 20 Wounded in Explosion in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests. Four civilians were among those wounded in the explosion, according to Gov. Ali Yerlikaya of Gaziantep province. The blast shattered the windows of nearby buildings. The police station is close to offices for the governor and mayor. Gaziantep is also home to the offices of international aid organizations focused on the conflict in neighboring Syria. There was no immediate claim of respons...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

No problems seen in initial Novartis investigation: Turkish official
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An initial investigation into the Turkish unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis over allegations it benefited from bribery has not revealed any problems, a senior official for Turkey's health ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

[In Depth] Turkish scholar who eluded arrest describes ‘witch hunt’
After Kurdish separatists set off a car bomb Turkey's capital last week, killing 37 people, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the definition of "terrorism" should be expanded to include all who provide support in the form of "propaganda" and specifically called out academics. Within hours of the president's speech, police arrived at the homes of four Turkish researchers who had signed a petition calling for peace. Three are now imprisoned; Turkish academics fear that many more arrests will follow. Science has interviewed one who eluded arrest: Meral Camcı, a literary scholar who ha...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: John Bohannon Tags: Q & A Source Type: news

Cold turkey is best way to quit smoking, study says
Just the thought of quitting cold turkey is probably enough to make any smoker uneasy. But a recent study adds support to the notion that people who give up cigarettes all at once are more likely to be successful than those who wean themselves off gradually. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explosion in Turkey Kills, Wounds Several
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb went off in the Turkish capital Wednesday near vehicles carrying military personnel, killing at least 28 people and wounding 61 others, officials said. The explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of Ankara, in an area close to parliament and armed forces headquarters and lodgings. Buses carrying military personnel were targeted while waiting at traffic lights at an intersection, the Turkish military said while condemning the "contemptible and dastardly" attack. "We believe that those who lost their lives included our military brothers as well as civil...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Turkish Security Forces Blocking Access to Medical Care in Southeastern Turkey
PHR expressed concern over credible reports that Turkish security forces are blocking access to urgent medical care for the sick and wounded in the course of their operations in southeastern Turkey. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - February 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vampires, ghosts and demons: the nightmare of sleep paralysis
Tales of things that go bump in the night have existed for centuries, but they may in fact be part of a surprisingly common neurological phenomenonIt ’s known as “Ghost Depression” in China, “Kanashibari” in Japan, meaning to be bound or fastened by metal strips, and “Karabasan” or ‘The Dark Presser’ in Turkey. The latter sounds oddly like a 1980s metal band, but these three terms all refer to the same thing – the often terrif ying and little understood ordeal of sleep paralysis, which is believed to have left various imprints on our culture throughout the millenn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Neuroscience Halloween Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Turkey's 'Two Souls' Are Being Torn Apart
We report as well on a "Thank You Concert" in Munich by the so-called Syrian refugee "piano man," Ayham Ahmad, who has played for audiences along his route to Europe. Also from Munich, Sophia Maier describes what it was like to take in four refugees. In an act of "joy without borders" we report on a Jordanian couple who invited over 200 refugees to their wedding feast. From Athens, Danae Leivada reports on how non-profit organizations are "bringing hope and care" to senior citizens who have suffered years of cuts on social services during Greece's sovereign debt crisis. In a new ser...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: Turkish Experts Target Gambia's Health Education Sector
[Daily Observer] A delegation of experts from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), among other stakeholders visited The Gambia between August 23 and 27th, a press release from Turkey's Embassy in The Gambia said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kirkland smoking cessation startup teams with mHealth Technologies to help Turkish smokers quit
A Kirkland company that helps smokers kick the habit is taking its technology abroad. 2Morrow, a startup that developed the first smartphone app proven in a clinical trial to help smokers quit their habits, is teaming up with Johnson City, Tennessee-based mHealth Technologies to help 100,000 people in Turkey quit smoking over the next three years. 2Morrow is focused on various aspects of behavioral health but so far its most noteworthy product is its smoking cessation app, called SmartQuit. Turkey,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Annie Zak Source Type: news

Reliable mortality statistics for Turkey: are we there yet? - Özdemir R, Rao C, Öcek Z, Dinç Horasan G.
BACKGROUND: The Turkish government has implemented several reforms to improve the Turkish Statistical Institute Death Reporting System (TURKSTAT-DRS) since 2009. However, there has been no assessment to evaluate the impact of these reforms on causes of dea... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news