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Number Of U.S. Girls, Women At Risk Of FGM Increases Threefold, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study “More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to the rise in immigrants from countries where it is practiced, a government study said…More

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Our favorite Hub Originals from 2015

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2015. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged Read More

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The Doctor — The Atavist Magazine

New from @atavistmag, why does Dr. Tom refuse to leave the war-torn Nuba Mountain region in Sudan? Source: The Doctor — The Atavist Magazine

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Roads are biggest killer of adolescents

Collisions killed around 115,000 young people in 2013, while about 76,000 died from HIV/AIDS, shows study.


Risk of Injurious Fall and Hip Fracture up to 26 y before the Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease:…

by Helena Nyström, Anna Nordström, Peter Nordström Background Low muscle strength has been found in late adolescence in individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease (PD) 30 y later. This study investigated whether this lower muscle strength also may translate into increased risks of falling and fracture before the diagnosis of PD. Methods and Findings Among all Swedish citizens aged ≥50 y in 2005, two nested case–control cohorts were compiled. In cohort I, individuals diagnosed with PD during 1988–2012 (n = 24,412) were matched with up to ten controls (n = 243,363), and the risk of fall-related injuries before diagnosis of PD was evaluated.


Middle East Conflicts Causing Widespread Hunger, Medical Supply, Fuel Shortages

Associated Press: In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region “In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen, and Iraq are gripped by hunger, struggling to survive with little help from the outside world.…More


Share the Road

A tiny minority of London motorists get grumpy with cyclists if we don’t move over to the far left of the lane. There are several reasons why it is safer for cyclists to be in the middle of the lane: When cyclists are in the middle of the lane, drivers can see them more quickly and are more aware of them. Cars sometimes pull out from side roads and driveways into the road without noticing that there is a cyclist on the inside. If the cyclist is in the middle of the lane they have more time to swerve. Pedestrians sometimes step off the pavement into the path of bikes.


Accountability across the Continuum: The Participation of Postacute Care Providers in…

Objective To examine the extent to which accountable care organizations (ACOs) formally incorporate postacute care providers.


Optimising the management of trachomatous trichiasis

Caused by repeated ocular infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, trachoma results in blindness in the poorest of the poor.1 Going blind from trachoma is painful:2 eyelashes from scarred eyelids abrade the cornea, and alterations in the tear film make the cornea vulnerable to destructive secondary bacterial and fungal infections. Sufferers often pull out their own misdirected eyelashes if they are unable to access, unwilling to request, or unaware of the availability of the operations that might reposition those eyelashes and save their sight.


Posterior lamellar versus bilamellar tarsal rotation surgery for trachomatous…

PLTR surgery was superior to BLTR surgery for management of trachomatous trichiasis, and could be the preferred procedure for the programmatic management of trachomatous trichiasis.


Impacts on Emergency Department Visits from Personal Responsibility Provisions: Evidence from…

Objective To examine the impact of a 2007 redesign of West Virginia’s Medicaid program, which included an incentive and nudging scheme intended to encourage better health care behaviors and reduce Emergency Department (ED) visits.


Number Of U.S. Girls, Women At Risk Of FGM Increases Threefold, Study Shows

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Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study “More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to the rise in immigrants from countries where it is practiced, a government study said…More


U.N. SG Ban Condemns Suicide Bombing Near Pakistani Polio Vaccination Center

U.N. News Centre: Pakistan: Ban condemns suicide bombing near polio eradication center in Quetta “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned [Wednesday’s] suicide bombing close to the premises of a polio eradication center in Quetta, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 15 people, and wounding 25 others. ‘The secretary general reiterates that nothing justifies terrorism,’ according…More


MSF Clinic In Yemen Hit By Ordnance; Third Incident In 3 Months, Group Says

New York Times: Hospital Aided by Doctors Without Borders Is Bombed in Yemen “A hospital in northern Yemen supported by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders was struck by ordnance early Sunday, killing at least four people and causing several buildings to collapse, the organization said in a statement…” (Fahim, 1/10). Reuters: ‘Projectile’ hits Médecins…More


Housing tenure and affordability and mental health following disability acquisition in…

Publication date: Available online 9 January 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Anne M.


National evaluation of strategies to reduce safety violations for working from heights in…

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a face-to-face strategy and a direct mail strategy on safety violations while working from heights among construction companies compared to a con…


Community perceptions of risk factors for interpersonal violence in townships in Cape Town,…

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