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Newswise: Plastic Surgeons Help Ukrainian Children in Poland
Released: 27-Jul-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Plastic Surgeons Help Ukrainian Children in Poland
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Many need medical attention after experiencing burns from unsafe living conditions during the ongoing conflict with Russia.

Released: 30-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Find the latest expert commentary on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions here

Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Released: 14-Jun-2023 1:15 PM EDT
The heat is on! Don't panic. Get the latest news on heat waves and the dangers of heat in the Extreme Heat channel

As we enter the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere and the possibility of extreme heat becomes more common, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the science of heat waves and take measures to protect ourselves from this growing public health threat.

Released: 7-Jun-2023 12:45 PM EDT
First five years crucial for refugee success: New study
University of Auckland

The economic situation of 24,894 people from refugee backgrounds who came to New Zealand between 1997 and 2020 is the focus of the first paper in an ongoing study from the Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies (CAPRS) at the University of Auckland.

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts

Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Self-Reliance Index Offers Opportunity to Track Sustainable, Longer-Term Progress for Refugees
Washington University in St. Louis

To help address gaps in measurement and provide organizations with a tool to track the self-reliance of refugees and other displaced populations over time, researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a Self-Reliance Index.

24-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Test for Life-Threatening Nutrient Deficit Made From Bacteria Entrails
Georgia Institute of Technology

A pocket-sized zinc deficiency test could be taken to remote regions and evaluated on the spot - no complex transport or conserving necessary. It could lead to comprehensive micronutrient field tests that tell aid agencies just what nutritional deficits are killing people.

Released: 25-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT
‘Iphigenia’ Collaboration Shines Light on World Refugee Crises
University of Iowa

Film opera “Iphigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee” examines and responds to today’s global refugee crises in a unique performance that blends film, theater, dance, and music.

Released: 17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT
New Book by University of Washington Historian Jordanna Bailkin Remembers Britain's 'Forgotten' 20th-Century Refugee Camps
University of Washington

In her book "Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain," Bailkin offers warnings from a liberal democracy's recent past: The refugee camps were a prelude to today's detention centers. "The future of refuge in Britain is not in a camp," she writes, "but in a cell."

Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT
World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Released: 28-Jun-2018 11:15 AM EDT
The Benefits of Hosting the International Student Science Fair
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA hosts ISSF to promote global collaboration and cooperation in STEM research

Released: 12-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Psychologists Available to Talk About Impact of Separating Immigrant Children and Parents
American Psychological Association (APA)

For reporters covering the Justice Department’s recent decision to separate immigrant children from their parents, these psychologists are available to discuss psychological issues associated with immigration, including discrimination, trauma and commonly held myths about immigrants – both legal and illegal.

Released: 7-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST
Queen’s Researchers Find That Asylum Seekers and Refugees in NI Need Better Support
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University have launched findings from a research study examining the everyday life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released: 26-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Rising Seas Could Result in 2 Billion Refugees by 2100
Cornell University

In the year 2100, 2 billion people – about one-fifth of the world’s population – could become climate change refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland, according to Cornell University research.

Released: 14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Economic Benefits of Admitting Refugees Outweigh Costs
University of Notre Dame

Although working-age adult refugees who enter the United States often initially rely on public assistance programs, a study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame indicates that the long-term economic benefit of admitting refugees outweighs the initial costs.

Released: 14-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Hope Through Medicine: Physician Recounts Medical Mission Trip to Treat Syrian Refugee
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB physician visited Jordan to provide health care to Syrian refugees with chronic conditions.

Released: 6-Jun-2017 3:30 PM EDT
Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children
New York University

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.

Released: 29-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST
For Refugees Seeking Asylum, Medical Exams Are in Short Supply
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study shows how physicians and mental health professionals can play a crucial, objective role in the process by which refugees apply for asylum in the U.S., by documenting the scars of physical and emotional abuse. But the study also highlights how many more such exams are needed.

Released: 14-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST
Economics Chair William Evans to Present Research on Refugees to USCCB
University of Notre Dame

A research project by William Evans and Danny Fitzgerald, University of Notre Dame, found that over the course of 20 years, refugees adapt to American life and, on average, pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits.

Released: 20-Jun-2016 10:00 AM EDT
A New Partnership for Migration Research
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) have launched a new research partnership to provide science-based knowledge on migration and demography to support EU policy.

Released: 26-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Study: Unmet Surgical Needs High for World’s 60 Million Refugees
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the world’s estimated 60 million refugees, displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, may need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, something thought to be very difficult to arrange in the midst of their upheaval.

Released: 22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT
Press Freedoms in Turkey Crumble, Germany Adds Fuel to the Fire
South Dakota State University

Turkish tactics to limit freedom of speech and press have reached new heights, says Ankara native Evren Celik Wiltse. Not only has President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimidated and jailed journalists in his own country, but his efforts have gone international.

Released: 30-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Understanding ISIS, Middle East Violence and What the Resulting Refugee Crisis Means for the U.S.
Iowa State University

There is no justification for the bombings at the Brussels airport and train station, but Michael Christopher Low says it is important to understand the factors motivating this type of violence by the terrorist group ISIS.

Released: 23-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Efforts to Destroy ISIS Have Permanently Changed International Law, Legal Researcher Concludes
Case Western Reserve University

An urgent need to respond with force to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has permanently changed the use of self-defense in international law to attack a threat in another country, according to newly published research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The use of force against al-Qaida and ISIS during the past 14 years has given rise to what Michael Scharf, co-dean of the Case Western Reserve School of Law, describes as a “Grotian Moment”—a fundamental paradigm shift that will have broad implications for international law. The main implication of this newly accepted change in the international law of self-defense is that any nation can now lawfully use force against a threat (terrorists, rebels, pirates, drug cartels, etc.) in another country if that nation is unable or unwilling to suppress the threat within its borders.

Released: 22-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Suicide Bomber Attacks in Brussels Kills Dozens. ISIS Claims Responsibility. Experts Needed For Media

Suicide bomber attack in brussels kills dozens. ISS claims responsibility. Cities around the world ramp up security. Experts needed for media.

Released: 9-Mar-2016 10:15 AM EST
Expert Outlines Medical Approach to Treatment of Traumatized Refugees
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

What's the best approach to mental health treatment for refugees with posttraumatic symptoms? One clinic with extensive experience in managing traumatized refugees recommends a medical approach combining psychoactive medications, long-term psychotherapy, and screening and treatment for associated health issues, according to a paper in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer.

7-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST
Penn Professor Urges Physicians to Help Victims of Torture Seeking Asylum
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Refugees seeking asylum in the United States are twice as likely to be granted protection if their application is supported by medical documentation of torture, writes Jules Lipoff, MD, an assistant professor of Clinical Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and two colleagues in the March 7 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

Released: 19-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
Research Highlights Need to Change EU Migrant Policy
University of Warwick

A series of proposed changes to EU policy on refugees and migrants has been released by researchers at the University of Warwick. The policy suggestions are the result of an on-going three year project, Crossing the Mediterranean sea by boat: Mapping and documenting migratory journeys and experiences, which is in its first year and is part of the wider £1 million Mediterranean Migration Research Programme, launched by the Economic and Social Research Council in September.

Released: 27-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST
Story of Child Immigrants Goes Uncovered, Grad Student Finds
University of Oregon

For doctoral candidate Ricardo Valencia, awareness is the primary takeaway he hopes people will get from his upcoming talk on how American media have covered the recent surge of unaccompanied children entering the country from Central America.

21-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Medical Society Details Syrian Health Crisis and Efforts to Help
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Leaders of the Syrian-American Medical Society describe their efforts in bolstering what remains of the Syrian healthcare system and the health care context in which those efforts take place in their article, “War is the Enemy of Health: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in War-torn Syria.” The article is published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Released: 11-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Generations Later, Language Continues to Isolate Immigrant Communities
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The way second- and third-generation immigrants learn a language may spell trouble early on in school and further isolate them from society, according to a Germanic studies researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.

Released: 3-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST
Anti-Refugee Rhetoric a Troubling Echo of America's Past
Creighton University

The nation's poor track record with those seeking asylum who come from different religious backgrounds continues to be a stumbling block with new wave of refugees.

Released: 1-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST
Panel Discussion on U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program
Northwestern University

A panel of experts at Northwestern University, moderated by WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell, will reflect on a global model to successfully respond to today’s refugee crisis. Hosted by Northwestern University’s Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS), the panel discussion will take place Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will launch the center’s Refugee Resettlement Program.

Released: 1-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST
Architect Proposes Sustainable, Short-Term Housing for European Refugees
University of Notre Dame

An innovative project to help manage the European refugee crisis has recently been proposed by Richard M. Economakis, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture, and is now under consideration by officials of the United Nations, the European Union and the Greek government.

Released: 27-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST
At 2015 SRA Meeting: Automaker Liability, World Refugee Crises, Risk and Resilience
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Journalists are invited as guests to find great news leads and meet experts at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, December 6-10, 2015.

Released: 12-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST
Canada Has the Tools to Boost Number of Refugees and History Suggests They Would Thrive: Expert
McMaster University

By redirecting resources and streamlining the processes that govern refugee admissions to Canada, the federal government can and should dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted, says a McMaster University expert.

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