Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Bangladesh Tuesday launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed nine refugees and infected more than 700.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Easing refugees' trauma with psychotherapy

They are suffering from nightmares, flashbacks, depression, or anxiety disorders: refugees coming to Germany from conflict areas are frequently traumatized. "Realistic estimates state that up to 40 per cent of refugees have ...

Health

Bangladesh frets about population boom in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh has launched a birth control drive in its overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps, an official said Tuesday, fearing a population boom would worsen the humanitarian crisis unfolding along its border.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia

How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers at University Hospital Bonn have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Special efforts are needed to address trauma in refugee youth

In a study of children and adolescents referred for mental health services at US trauma treatment sites, there were important differences in the experiences of refugee youth who were displaced by war-related violence relative ...

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