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K2P Press Tracing encompasses all health related stories and issues reported in Lebanese newspapers. This service provides FHS faculty members with investigative, news events and advocacy articles from AnnaharAssafirAl AkhbarAl AnwarAl HayatAl Joumhouria, Al BaladAl MustaqbalAl Shark Al Awsat and The Daily Star.  
Thursday November 3 - Wednesday November 9, 2016

Highlights & Selected Articles

  • Women’s Right (16/54 articles) informed about a mother who refused to give up her 3-year-old son, Ali, following a custody battle with her estranged husband. As a result, Fatima Hamzeh was detained at the Ghobeiri police station. The court order to detain Hamzeh sparked protests by activists last week which led to a "revolution against oppression" of Shiite custody laws. Speaking to reporters outside the police station following her release, Fatima Hamzeh called on all women not to be silent over what many consider to be unjust religious codes.
  • Environment (10/54 articles) reported on Beit Mery town that has been working to implement an innovative zero-waste management program, the first of its kind in Lebanon. Designed and managed by Cedar Environmental – a Lebanese environmental and industrial engineering organization – the program has completely eliminated municipal landfill waste, according to the project leader’s claim. This section also shed light on a large fire that broke out in a forest area in a Mount Lebanon where the authorities quickly intervened to contain the flames before they reached nearby houses, among other environmental issues.
  • Cancer (4/54 articles) covered Clemenceau Medical Center hosting the 4th annual conference of gastroenterology and cancer, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Another article mentioned two reports warning of an increase in the rate of cancer deaths among women, with the highest toll mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030, among other articles.
  • Tobacco Related (3/54 articles) showed that scientists have found that smoking a pack a day of cigarettes can cause 150 damaging changes to a smoker's lung cells each year, among other related issues.
Assafir
The Daily Star
Epidemics
Annahar
Assafir

Al Hayat
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  • Ministry of Public Health (3/54 articles) showcased the referral of a man to the judiciary council for questioning on account of impersonating a health inspector; the issuing of warnings of malpractice for Bhannes hospital; and the launch of the Lebanese medical implants guidelines.
  • Patient Safety (3/54 articles) covered the World Health Organization’s "Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection". This document includes a list of 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from 26 reviews of the latest evidence on how to stop surgical infections and avoid superbugs.
  • Other (4/54 articles) showcased different public health-related articles among them, the WHO stated that nearly 3,000 people in Sudan have contracted cholera since July. Another article shed light on the NGO Brave Heart Fund which has been able to provide much-needed care to more than 3000 children, among other articles.
Al Hayat
Annahar
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  • Diabetes (3/54 articles) covered different activities and articles celebrating the World Diabetes Day which takes place on November 14 of every year.
  • Refugees (2/54 articles) covered a two-day closed-door discussion held by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on improving the country’s handling of the Syrian refugee crisis, among other related stories.
  • Obesity (2/54 articles) informed about WHO report stating that children need to be protected from junk food advertisements appearing on apps, social media, and video blogs.
  • Human Trafficking and Sex Workers (1/54 articles) unveiled a network that facilitates prostitution and human trafficking in the Bekaa. It includes four people and attracts Syrian girls who are forced into prostitution.
  • Food Safety (1/54 articles) uncovered the weekly report issued by the Ministry of Public Health covering food establishments that are either respecting or violating food safety standards.
  • Alcohol (1/54 articles) stated that alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported to the World Cancer Congress in Paris.
  • Ageing (1/54 articles) reported on the full hospital care coverage for citizens above 64 years-old. The article discussed the financial challenges that both hospitals and Ministry of Public Health are facing after the implementation of the service.
Assafir
Al Mustaqbal
شبكة دعارة في البقاع تبيع سوّرية بمليون ليرة
Annahar
Assafir
Al Hayat
منظمة الصحة تطالب بحماية الأطفال من إعلانات الوجبات السريعة على  الانترنت​
Assafir
الكحول مسؤول عن 700 ألف إصابة بالسرطان
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