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Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies

God willing, in about a month’s time from now five-year-old Hussain Abbas and Mohamed Salman, 10, will be able to return home to Baghdad as normal children.// Part of a contingent of 20 Iraqi kids who have arrived in Chennai to surgically correct their complicated cardiac problems by the Much Acclaimed heart surgeon Dr K.M. Cherian, who specialises in healing babies, these two underwent assessmen...

Bird Flu Reported In Northern Iraq

As many as 162 suspected cases of bird flu have been reported in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, after the death of a 15-year-old girl as a result of the disease. The // region’s diagnosis center has admitted the people who are suspected to have been infected with the virus. The Rania region of the north bordering Turkey is reported to have many infections. ....The virus is believed to have spre...

Ill Health among Soldiers Returning From Iraq

Professor Simon Wessely, of the King's Center for Military Health Research at King's College London said that British soldiers returning from Iraq are suffering from health problems. // Hence the researcher and his team are examining whether there had been an increase in ill health in soldiers returning from Iraq. Therefore they are comparing the mental and physical health of forces who had been...

Healthcare System Remodelled - Iraq

Researchers at Yale School of Nursing, reported from a study that in Iraq, nurses started to build new hospitals, language training and creating// more autonomy, to made respect their profession as priorities in reconstructing a healthcare system in the war spoiled country. ..A total of 744 surveys were collected from nurses in the Dohuk and Erbil regions of northern Iraqi Kurdistan by field res...

Yoga and Meditation Comes in Aid of Iraqis to Rid of Trauma

Over 40 Iraqis are on their way home after a month-long training in trauma relief, with one of them saying what she learnt in India will surely help improve life in war-torn Iraq//. ...."I have no doubt that whatever I have mastered will help my people in Iraq," Wafa Esmaeel Omara said in a telephone interview from Bangalore, where she was among 43 Iraqis who attended the training at the Art of L...

Soldiers Returning From Iraq Suffer From Diminished Mental Functioning

According to the researcher, Jennifer J. Vasterling of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University Louisiana it was found that soldiers// returning from Iraq showed mild problems with mental functioning. ..They suffered from subtle lapses in memory and had difficulty in focusing on a particular issue. ....They suffered from this condition for more than two months a...

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Publishes Research by Iraqi Surgeons

In a society struggling to rebuild after years of dictatorship and war, Iraqi craniofacial and plastic surgeons will play a critical role // in treating many of the most serious injuries caused by the ongoing conflict in that country. An important step forward was last year's "Kuwait Plast 2005" meeting, in which Iraqi surgeons met with their Kuwaiti and American counterparts in a 5-day exchange...

Iraqi’s Gripped with Insecurit

Washington, DC-New survey undertaken among eighty countries has found that the Iraqi public portrays the highest levels of intolerance of foreigners and other social // out-groups. Ethnic solidarity seems to be at an all time high. It is clear that Iraq completely depends on restoration of order and security, along with emergence of democracy, which might set the record straight in an otherwise...

Iraqi children with Various Illness Arrives in Bahrain for Treatment

Manama: Around 45 Iraqi children have arrived in Bahrain to receive urgently needed medical treatment.// ....More children are expected to arrive in the coming days as part of an agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO). ....The move Sunday came in response to a call to help fund treatment for seriously ill Iraqi children by well-known Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma, who is the head of...

Lack of Equipment and Skilled Doctors Costing Civilian Lives in Iraq

Doctors working in Iraq admit that more than half of the civilians killed could have been saved if better medical equipment and more experienced staff and were available.// ....Writing in this week’s BMJ, Bassim Al Sheibani and colleagues say that as the violence escalates, the reality is that they cannot treat many of the victims. ....Official figures from Iraqi authorities and UN agencies sug...

Advances Have Cut Combat Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan

Advances in several different areas—including armored vests and other protective gear, streamlined systems for evacuation and casualty management, and new medical approaches—have combined to produce significant improvement// in the chances of survival for U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a Special Editorial in the November/December issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery...

US Concerned About Mental Health of Diplomats in Iraq, Afghanistan

The State Department is conducting an internal survey to better help diplomats cope with the stress of assignments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan , a Department official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday. ......Laurence Brown, the head of the State Department's Office of Medical Services, told a House of Representatives subcommittee that his office posted the anonymous survey on the...

MMR Immunization Drive Begins in Iraq

Iraq has embarked on a massive immunization drive aimed at protecting millions of children from a potential measles outbreak. According to health experts, nearly 10% of the// children could die in the face of an epidemic. ....Iraq's Ministry of Health is conducting the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunization campaign which will be on for two weeks. This is being funded by the European Comm...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

Soldiers returning from Iraq who have migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to also have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety// than soldiers who do not have migraines, according to research. ....The study involved 3,621 United States Army soldiers who were given a health screening questionnaire within 90 days after returning from one year of combat duty in Iraq. A...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

Haidar al-Hajam carefully placed the glass jars over the slight incisions on his patient's back and then began to pump out the air. In the ensuing vacuum , the thick dark blood slowly oozed out of the cuts and into the clear containers. ......"The Assyrians, the Chinese and the ancient Egyptians all used to practice cupping to draw out the corrupt blood," said Hajam as he deftly drained a few mo...

Top Iraqi Shiite Leader Returns Home

Powerful Shiite politician Abdel Aziz al-Hakim returned to Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Friday after receiving treatment for cancer in Tehran. ......Hakim, the head of one of the most powerful parties in the parliament, spent nearly two weeks abroad in a trip that included medical tests in the United States and treatment in Iran. ......"He is in his headquarters in Najaf and will be there for a...

Art of Living Foundation to Train Iraqi Youths

Iraq has decided to send youths to learn meditation from Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who ended a path-breaking visit to the war-hit country Thursday with a trip to the holy city of Najaf. ......Impressed by the Art of Living Foundation, Iraqi Youth Minister Jasin Mohammed Jaffer vowed he would send three youths from each province of Iraq to Bangalore to undergo the group's Youth...

Women in Iraq More Unsafe Than Ever

One almost freezes in horror watching the ghastly video....A slender girl dragged along by her headlocks, on the ground then, covering her head as stones are hurled in a torrent, then her head is smashed with a concrete block, blood oozes from her head, the body is still and then victorious shouts are heard. ...In the eyes of many in her community in northern Iraq, the crime of Duaa Khalil Asw...

Migraines may Be a Symptom of Other Problems for Iraq Soldiers

Soldiers returning from Iraq who have migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to also have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety than soldiers who do not have migraines, according to research. ......The study involved 3,621 United States Army soldiers who were given a health screening questionnaire within 90 days after returning from one year of combat duty in Iraq. A...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

The shocking pictures of neglect that emerged from a grisly state-run Baghdad orphanage this week revealed the Iraqi government's inability to care for some of its most vulnerable citizens. ...With four years of war having cannibalised much of the Iraqi government, volunteers have begun providing vital social services at their own expense, relying on the generosity of friends and neighbours. ......

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

Overseas doctors, especially Indians, Jordanians and Iraqis, will face prejudice in the wake of the June 29 and 30 failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. ......According to the medical journal Lancet, there is a danger of such incidents being used as an excuse to discriminate against overseas doctors who are a part of the United Kingdoms National Health Service (NHS). ......According to a...

New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis

Over 80 Iraqi patients, mostly children and youth, have been cured at New Delhis Indraprastha Apollo Hospital since last month. ......Most of the patients, aged up to 18 years, were suffering from congenital heart disease and hearing impairment. ......A six-year old child underwent an Intra Cardiac Echo (ICE) surgery at the hospital, and was just among a handful in the country qualified to und...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

Army personnel involved in the Iraqi invasion of 2003 have not absorbed dangerous levels of depleted uranium, finds research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ......Depleted uranium is used in military combat to pierce armoured vehicles, and spontaneously combusts on impact into fine aerosol particles. These can either be breathed in or eaten/drunk in contamin...
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