Latest Lancet surveys of Iraq War casualties Stories

2013-10-16 11:33:08

A scientific study calculating Iraqi deaths for almost the complete period of the US-led war and subsequent occupation published in PLOS Medicine this week reports that close to half a million Iraqi deaths are directly or indirectly attributable to the conflict. A team of researchers from Iraq and the US led by Amy Hagopian, of the University of Washington, conducted a survey in 2000 households across Iraq and used the data to estimate death rates for the two year-period before the war began...

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Results to be published right before World Pneumonia Day Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today. The results come the day before World Pneumonia Day, which aims to focus the world's attention on the leading cause of child death. Roughly 1.4 million children under...

2010-08-21 08:38:14

A new superbug that is resistant to a host of drugs has surfaced in South Asia and as it began to spread the UN's health agency on Friday called on health officials around the world to monitor the situation closely.The World Health Organization said research published in The Lancet medical journal on August 11 identified a new gene that allows some types of bacteria to become highly resistant to nearly all antibiotics."While multi-drug resistant bacteria are not new and will continue to...

2009-07-08 11:25:39

New Lancet study suggests key government investments could prevent more deathsMarket crashes could lead to rises in homicides and suicides, unless governments invest in labour market protections, according to a study published in today's Lancet.Researchers at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Oxford University estimated that soaring stress brought on by job losses could prompt a 2.4% rise in suicide rates in people under-64 years of age, a 2.7% rise in heart attack deaths...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.