Middle East

Publication Title: 
Current Drug Safety

Traditional medicine use is common in developing countries and increasingly popular in the western world. Despite the popularity of traditional medicines, scientific research on safety and efficacy is limited. However documented fatalities and severe illness due to lead poisoning are increasingly recognized to be associated with traditional medicine use. As society becomes more globalized, it is imperative for pharmacists and health care providers to learn about the safety of traditional medical practices.

Author(s): 
Karri, Surya K.
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Aging & Human Development

Biblical writers generally viewed old age as a reward for righteousness and piety. Consequently, they stressed the belief that the elderly were blessed and that they should be venerated. While life expectancy was usually below forty years, there are exceptional cases on record of individuals--men and women--living to advanced old ages. An analysis of these special few cases and a discussion of extra-Biblical texts shows that other ancient Middle Eastern societies held attitudes toward aging and the aged comparable to those expressed in the Hebrew Bible.

Author(s): 
Arnett, W. S.
Publication Title: 
Conscience (Washington, D.C.)
Publication Title: 
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

Anecdotal evidence abounds that conflicts between two individuals can spread across networks to involve a multitude of others. We advance a cultural transmission model of intergroup conflict where conflict contagion is seen as a consequence of universal human traits (ingroup preference, outgroup hostility; i.e. parochial altruism) which give their strongest expression in particular cultural contexts.

Author(s): 
Gelfand, Michele
Shteynberg, Garriy
Lee, Tiane
Lun, Janetta
Lyons, Sarah
Bell, Chris
Chiao, Joan Y.
Bruss, C. Bayan
Al Dabbagh, May
Aycan, Zeynep
Abdel-Latif, Abdel-Hamid
Dagher, Munqith
Khashan, Hilal
Soomro, Nazar
Publication Title: 
Current Drug Safety

Traditional medicine use is common in developing countries and increasingly popular in the western world. Despite the popularity of traditional medicines, scientific research on safety and efficacy is limited. However documented fatalities and severe illness due to lead poisoning are increasingly recognized to be associated with traditional medicine use. As society becomes more globalized, it is imperative for pharmacists and health care providers to learn about the safety of traditional medical practices.

Author(s): 
Karri, Surya K.
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Publication Title: 
Current Drug Safety

Traditional medicine use is common in developing countries and increasingly popular in the western world. Despite the popularity of traditional medicines, scientific research on safety and efficacy is limited. However documented fatalities and severe illness due to lead poisoning are increasingly recognized to be associated with traditional medicine use. As society becomes more globalized, it is imperative for pharmacists and health care providers to learn about the safety of traditional medical practices.

Author(s): 
Karri, Surya K.
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

Following its climax in the 8th century under the Abbasids of Baghdad, the Arab world entered a prolonged period of division and decadence. "Western" medicine was introduced in the 19th century with the support of the general population. The historical participation of Arabs in the elaboration of that "Western" biomedical model and its apparently consensual re-introduction into the Arab world diffused any sense of cognitive alienation vis-à-vis practices promoted initially by non-Arab doctors.

Author(s): 
Adib, Salim M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

The aim of this study was to show how midwives cared for women from culturally diverse backgrounds. In-depth interviews were used to collect data from 12 experienced midwives who volunteered to participate in the study from a midwifery unit with a culturally diverse population.

Author(s): 
Cioffi, Jane
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

Following its climax in the 8th century under the Abbasids of Baghdad, the Arab world entered a prolonged period of division and decadence. "Western" medicine was introduced in the 19th century with the support of the general population. The historical participation of Arabs in the elaboration of that "Western" biomedical model and its apparently consensual re-introduction into the Arab world diffused any sense of cognitive alienation vis-à-vis practices promoted initially by non-Arab doctors.

Author(s): 
Adib, Salim M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

The aim of this study was to show how midwives cared for women from culturally diverse backgrounds. In-depth interviews were used to collect data from 12 experienced midwives who volunteered to participate in the study from a midwifery unit with a culturally diverse population.

Author(s): 
Cioffi, Jane

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