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Newswise: University of Michigan Health rehab doctor joins USA Swimming for World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi
Released: 14-Dec-2021 1:55 PM EST
University of Michigan Health rehab doctor joins USA Swimming for World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A former Division I swimmer, now a physician at University of Michigan Health, will join USA Swimming for international competition in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 16. The competition will feature several Olympic medal-winners.

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Released: 26-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Eureka! A cost effective and quick way to find groundwater in arid regions
University of South Australia

Water is a scarce commodity in many countries worldwide, but new cost effective technology pioneered by researchers in Australia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia could ensure sustainable water supplies for decades to come.

Newswise: Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic period
Released: 15-Sep-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic period
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

The monumental reliefs at the Camel Site in northern Arabia are unique: three rock spurs are decorated with naturalistic, life-sized carvings of camels and equids. In total, 21 reliefs have been identified.

Released: 8-Sep-2021 11:05 AM EDT
As COVID-19 and Online Misinformation Spread, Children and Teens Were Poisoned with Hand Sanitizer and Alcoholic Drinks
Research Society on Alcoholism

During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, as false health information spread on social media, the number of children and teens poisoned with hand sanitizer or alcoholic beverages surged in Iran. These poisonings resulted in hundreds of hospitalizations and 22 deaths. Misinformation circulating on social media included the false suggestion that consuming alcohol (methanol) or hand sanitizer (ethanol or isopropyl alcohol) protected against COVID-19 infection (it does not). A major alcohol poisoning outbreak sickened nearly 6,000 Iranian adults, of whom 800 died. It was not known, however, to what extent children and adolescents were affected. For the study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, investigators compared pediatric hospitalizations for ethanol and methanol poisoning during the early COVID-19 pandemic in Iran with the same period the previous year. They also looked at types of exposure and how those were linked to the children’s ages and clinical outcomes.

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Released: 19-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A primer on the long-standing dispute over Gaza
University of Michigan

Since May 10, more than 200 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis have died in fighting in Israel and the occupied territories.

Released: 27-Apr-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Middle East and North Africa: Heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action
CMCC Foundation - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change

The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) is a climate change hot spot where summers warm much faster than in the rest of the world. Some parts of the region are already among the hottest locations globally.

Released: 2-Feb-2021 2:35 PM EST
SEHA, Mayo Clinic mark first anniversary of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City joint venture
Mayo Clinic

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mayo Clinic are marking the first anniversary of their joint venture that launched and operates Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the United Arab Emirates' largest hospitals providing care for patients with serious and complex medical conditions.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Sending Aid to Lebanon
Rush University Medical Center

After the cataclysmic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Aug. 4, Rush University Medical Center sprang into action to help those significantly impacted by the catastrophe.

Newswise: Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Yasmine Farouk and Bernard Haykel join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia.

Newswise: The Killing of Qasem Soleimani
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT
The Killing of Qasem Soleimani
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Steven A. Cook, Philip H. Gordon, and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the killing of Qasem Soleimani and its consequences for the Middle East.

Newswise: Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?
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Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Michael Doran and Lara Friedman join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of the two-state solution.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Cedars-Sinai Surgeon Restores Hand Movement for a Girl Severely Injured in Syrian Bomb Blast
Cedars-Sinai

Five-year-old Aysha Al Saloom was sound asleep in her bed when a barrel bomb exploded outside her home in northern Syria. The blast left her severely burned and disfigured, turning her hands into stiff, painful balls of flesh. She couldn't even hold a crayon or feed herself. After 20 surgeries, her hands have been rebuilt and she's back to writing, drawing and dancing. Downloadable video available.

Newswise: Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
Released: 17-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
International League Against Epilepsy

In retrospect, Pakistan's effort to reduce the treatment gap can appear painstakingly planned, like the blueprints for a shopping complex or a neighborhood. But the secret of the country's success is not rooted in elaborate planning. Nor did it rely on generous funding or government support.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 7:05 AM EST
Oslo Accords Diplomat Beilin on “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process”—Feb. 11
New York University

NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Israeli diplomat Yossi Beilin for “Between Oslo and Trump: A Review of the Peace Process,” a public lecture, on Tues., Feb. 11.

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Released: 4-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
The Road Ahead With Iran: A Conversation With Tony Blair
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Against the backdrop of the recent U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, Tony Blair discusses the current tensions with Iran and the implications for international policymakers. Mr. Blair discusses the critical role of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including ways the IRGC mobilizes and radicalizes its fighters for violence at home and abroad, and the road ahead for the United States and Europe.

Newswise: Is Lebanon Becoming A Real Nation?
Released: 4-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
Is Lebanon Becoming A Real Nation?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus has been the Middle East. He held a wide range of analytic, senior analytic, and leadership positions for the Department of the Army, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Intelligence Council. The statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in this blog post are strictly those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense (DoD) or the U.S. government. Review of the material does not imply DoD or U.S. government endorsement of factual accuracy or opinion.

Newswise: Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan
Released: 30-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The long-awaited plan presented by President Donald J. Trump paves the way for broader Israeli annexation of occupied territories, has no real chance of Palestinian support, and risks provoking violence.

Newswise: Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy
Released: 14-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
Evaluating the Trump Administration’s Iran Policy
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In his testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, CFR President Richard N. Haass analyzed the pros and cons of the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani and offered recommendations for U.S. policy moving forward.

Newswise: Conflicts to Watch in 2020
Released: 7-Jan-2020 5:50 PM EST
Conflicts to Watch in 2020
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

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Released: 7-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
WashU Expert: Soleimani killing likely unlawful
Washington University in St. Louis

Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Iran following the Jan. 3 death of Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Many questions remain following the U.S. drone strike in Iraq and Iran’s posturing about potential retaliation. Chief among them: Was the strike legal?“Unless there is much more to the story than meets the eye, the answer seems to be no,” said Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University in St.

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Released: 3-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan experts can comment on the implications of the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top security and intelligence commander, who was killed early Friday in a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport.


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