Seismic performance of reinforce concrete buildings designed according to codes in Bangladesh, India and U.S - Mostafijur Rahman M, Jadhav SM, Shahrooz BM.
This paper focuses on the comparison of seismic design provisions in Bangladesh (BNBC-1993), India (IS-1893), and the U.S. (ASCE 7-10) in relation to analysis, design, and seismic performance of reinforced concrete buildings on the basis of the type of all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Montana State-led project to prevent bat-borne diseases wins $10 million grant
(Montana State University) In an effort to prevent some of the world's most lethal diseases, an international research team spanning five continents and led by Montana State University will study bats in Australia, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rotarix preferred for rotavirus vax in Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Using microcredit to increase rice yield in Bangladesh
(Kyoto University) In a collaborative study, Kyoto University researchers conducted a study examining the impact of agricultural microcredits on the livelihood of tenant farmers in Bangladesh, and find that small loans lead to numerous benefits (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The pathways between female garment workers' experience of violence and development of depressive symptoms - Parvin K, Mamun MA, Gibbs A, Jewkes R, Naved RT.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) is high (54%) in Bangladesh. Moreover, female garment workers report higher rates of IPV and are also vulnerable to workplace violence (WPV). Experience of violence puts women at increased risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Magnitude and correlates of intimate partner violence against female garment workers from selected factories in Bangladesh - Naved RT, Mamun MA, Parvin K, Willan S, Gibbs A, Yu M, Jewkes R.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a huge public health, development and human rights issue worldwide. Despite the fact that working women in patriarchal contexts commonly report higher level of IPV, literature on this subject is still scanty. This paper a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Villagers follow the geology to healthy water in Bangladesh
Scientists have found a way to fight arsenic in well water, which accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh. Arsenic, often referred to as the "king of poisons," has a long, sordid history as a poison once used in high doses to assassinate aristocrats. It's also a common natural element found in well water around the world. In groundwater, too much arsenic is still a killer, nowhere more so than in Bangladesh. The South Asia country's 10 million or more shallow, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297072&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

IntraHealth Welcomes Dai Hozumi to Executive Team
November 01, 2018Dai Hozumi has joinedIntraHealth International ’s executive team as chief technical officer and leader of IntraHealth ’s Center for Technical Excellence.In this new role, Hozumi will provide visionary leadership to shape, guide, and implement IntraHealth's technical agenda. He will also focus on driving new business and ensuring the quality of our technical products and services as IntraHealth forges new paths within a rapidly evolving global health and development landscape.Hozumi has over 20 years of experience in strategy development and execution, including extensive experience managing com...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh
(Ohio State University) Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world's oceans, according to estimates from a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Taking the powder of the Java plum reduces the damage caused by a high-fat diet
(Natural News) A study by North South University researchers in Bangladesh shows that the Java plum (Syzygium cumini), a plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, can effectively prevent cell damage caused by oxidative stress, as well as reduce the likelihood of inflammation and fibrosis in the liver. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceberg of workplace violence in health sector of Bangladesh - Hasan MI, Hassan MZ, Bulbul MMI, Joarder T, Chisti MJ.
OBJECTIVES: 'Negligence of Physicians' and 'Wrong Treatment' have become commonly-used phrases in print and electronic media of Bangladesh, while violence against healthcare workers has always been under-reported. Unfortunately, there is little evidence re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Quality of online news reporting of suicidal behavior in Bangladesh against World Health Organization guidelines - Arafat SMY, Mali B, Akter H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major, however under attended public health problem in Bangladesh. There is dearth of research regarding how newspapers communicate it to the mass population. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the quality of online newspapers reporti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Females are dying more than males by suicide in Bangladesh - Arafat SMY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Climate Report Exposes How Badly Wrong Leaders Like Trump Have Got Climate Change
Climate change is a global challenge demanding global solutions. No one country can face it alone, no matter that nation’s political, economic or military might. From the richest to the poorest, we all share one planet, and we all have a stake in its survival. This is why the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes for such alarming reading and demands immediate, concerted action from everyone — particularly our leaders. The report sets out starkly that, without a rapid change of course, global temperatures will rise above the 1.5°C level that scie...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Uncategorized climate change paris agreement Source Type: news

Does female authority prevent male marital violence? Evidence from rural Bangladesh - Karim R, Swahnberg K.
While relative resource status between husband and wife is widely discussed in the explanation of male marital violence (MMV) behaviors, the influence of relative family authority between husband and wife on the violence has been generally overlooked in pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Eating lots of onion, garlic, and ginger improves your health
(Natural News) Onion (Allium cepa), garlic (Allium sativum), and ginger (Zingiber officinale) are common spices that are added to our food, but they are more than just that. A study conducted by researchers from Noakhali Science and Technology University, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, and Bangladesh National Herbarium have proven that these spices have potential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End Tuberculosis by Empowering Community Health Workers
Credit: Nichole Sobecki / The Global FundBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Sep 24 2018 (IPS)“I’m alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there’s no way I could be here today,” says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. From his harrowing experience with tuberculosis (TB), Huauya now knows a lot about how to stop it, the world’s biggest infectious disease killer. The disease, which claims about 4...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gender norms, violence in childhood, and men's coercive control in marriage: a multilevel analysis of young men in bangladesh - James-Hawkins L, Cheong YF, Naved RT, Yount KM.
OBJECTIVE: Coercive control in marriage is common in patriarchal settings, but multilevel determinants are understudied. METHOD: Using a probability sample of 570 junior men (married, 18-34 years) from the Bangladesh survey of the 2011 UN... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Collaboration Is Essential to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia
September 14, 2018It'll  take a nation to change the numbers for Indonesia's  moms and babies.As Indonesia celebrates its 73rd year of independence, most people are aware of the country ’s impressive economic development over the past few years. But perhaps fewer are aware that, every hour, across this massive archipelago, two mothers and eight newborns die.The country still faces unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality. This is a multi-faceted and complex issue, which requires collaboration between all elements of society to ensure effective measures are taken to improve maternal and new...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Between fear and hope at the Bangladesh-Assam border - H ölzle R.
This paper is about the inhabitants of a small village in Bangladesh, which lies on the border with the Indian state of Assam. Due to an Indo-Bangladesh agreement, inhabitants are confronted with losing their agricultural lands. In addition, since 2010, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Understanding violence, strategising protection: perspectives from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh - Guhathakurta M.
Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar is inhabited by a majority Arakanese Muslim population and a minority Rakhine Buddhist population, in a state that is largely Buddhist and authoritarian. The recent history of exclusionary citizenship policies and conseque... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Q & A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?
In south west coastal Satkhira, Bangladesh as salinity has spread to freshwater sources, a private water seller fills his 20-litre cans with public water supply to sell in islands where poor families spend 300 Bangladesh Taka every month to buy drinking and cooking water alone. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPSBy Manipadma JenaSTOCKHOLM, Sep 11 2018 (IPS)Growing economies are thirsty economies. And water scarcity has become “the new normal” in many parts of the world, according to Torgyn Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).As climate change converges with rapid economic a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manipadma Jena Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Gender Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Stockholm International Water Instit Source Type: news

This humble medicinal herb found in open grasslands found to promote wound healing in diabetics
(Natural News) The unfortunately named asthma plant (Euphorbia hirta) is a hairy herb that is often seen in the open grasslands of India and Australia. But a Bangladeshi study showed that this humble plant could help heal wounds in diabetic animals. The high blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes cause the formation of advanced glycation end products... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multilevel influences on men's partner violence justification, control over family decisions, and partner violence perpetration in Bangladesh - Yount KM, Roof KA, Naved RT.
OBJECTIVE: Men's justification of intimate partner violence (IPV), control, and IPV perpetration persist globally. We tested feminist theories of dominant masculinity norms and gendered social learning in childhood to explain young married men's violent at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

You should eat more dill – its uses range from treating digestive disorders to strengthening the immune system
(Natural News) Adding dill (Anethum sowa) to your recipes will not just improve the taste of your meals. The roots of this common spice contain plenty of phytochemicals that protect cells from harmful bacteria, microbes, and free radicals, reported Bangladeshi researchers. In addition to serving as a spice, dill also functions as a medicinal herb.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence against women in urban slums of Bangladesh: a cross-sectional survey - Chowdhury MAK, Rahman AE, Morium S, Hasan MM, Bhuiyan A, Arifeen SE.
Violence against women has been treated as a global epidemic and not uncommon in Bangladesh like in many other low-income countries. The occurrence of domestic violence against women (DVAW) in the urban slums of Bangladesh is not well documented. There is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Damning U.N. Report Outlines Crimes Against Rohingya As Children Suffer from Trauma One Year Later
A damning reporting by the United Nations on the Myanmar’s army crimes against the Rohingya may come too late for these Rohingya children, many of whom remain traumatised as witnesses of the genocide. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPSBy Farid AhmedDHAKA, Aug 27 2018 (IPS)At 12, Mohammed* is an orphan. He watched his parents being killed by Myanmar government soldiers a year ago. And he is one of an estimated half a million Rohingya children who have survived and been witness to what the United Nations has called genocide.According to accounts in a U.N. fact-finding report released today, the children were likely witnesses to t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Ins Source Type: news

Making the Case for Investing in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Credit: Abir Abdullah/WaterAidBy Ruth RomerLONDON, Aug 27 2018 (IPS)Tea picker Bina, 45 from Sylhet, Bangladesh, used to walk for an hour each day to collect water from a well, also using water from a nearby stream, which was contaminated. Bina and her children were often sick as a result; leading to missed work and a loss of income.WaterAid worked with the owner of the tea estate to introduce clean water and toilets in the tea gardens and surrounding areas. The new pumps and latrines have transformed Bina’s life, and have benefitted the estate too. A tea garden manager said: “Waterborne diseases have reduced s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ruth Romer Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

One year on, Rohingya women and girls seek safety – and a chance to heal
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –25 August marks the one-year anniversary of the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.Over 720,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar in the past twelve months, joining some 213,000 already in Bangladesh to create the world ’s most densely populated refugee settlement.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

The nutritional profile of dill
(Natural News) Based on its traditional use as a medicinal plant, Bangladeshi researchers evaluated the nutritional profile of dill (Anethum sowa). They reported that the root of the common spice contains numerous phytochemicals that have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic properties. The study was approved by the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Its researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination
This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.The post Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Disability rights Source Type: news

Exposure to intimate partner violence and malnutrition among young adult Bangladeshi women: cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample - Ferdos J, Rahman M.
This study explores the relationship between malnutrition and intimate partner violence (IPV) among 1,086 young adult Bangladeshi women aged 15-24 years using a cross-sectional data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS). About one-third... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?
(Natural News) Probiotics are increasingly becoming well-known for their health benefits. Common sources of probiotics include yogurt and kimchi, but one study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provided evidence on the probiotic properties of brewer’s yeast, an essential ingredient to making beer and bread. Researchers at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamin D Pills Won't Boost Babies' Growth: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- For pregnant women who are vitamin D-deficient, vitamin supplements won't improve the growth of their fetus or infant, Canadian researchers report. The study was done in Bangladesh, where vitamin D deficiency is common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food as medicine: Phalsa helps diabetics manage their blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Phalsa (Grewia asiatica), an exotic bush plant native to the Indian subcontinent, has been traditionally used for its antidiabetic, antioxidant, antipyretic, analgesic, and antibacterial properties. Researchers from the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh evaluated the antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, and antioxidant activities of the stem bark of phalsa using mice models. In their study, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This traditional Indian plant relieves pain without the side effects
(Natural News) Pain relievers are among the most common and in-demand chemical medications. They are, however, known to have serious side effects. In a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers discuss a plant traditionally used in Bangladesh which they confirmed to have anti-nociceptive properties with no adverse effects. Pain is a common condition,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to diagnose and treat common diseases
Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.“These five countries, paralleling global trends, are seeing an increase in the number of people with these noncommunicable diseases,” said the lead author, Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and managemen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

GSK shuts down 60-year-old facility in Bangladesh
GlaxoSmithKline has closed shop at an aging facility in Bangladesh, triggering layoffs for about 1,000 employees. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Enhancing resilience and inclusive development for adolescents with disabilities (2018)
Report summarizes findings from a survey of adolescents with disabilities from Jordan, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Bangladesh, focusing on barriers to education, health services, psychosocial wellbeing, protection from violence, mobility, and opportunities to participate in their communities.(ODI) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Demography and risk factors of suicidal behavior in Bangladesh: a retrospective online news content analysis - Arafat SMY, Mali B, Akter H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is an under attended public health problem in Bangladesh as there is no central suicide database and no national suicide surveillance system in the country. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to look into the suicide metrics in Bangladesh by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

GSK to shut Bangladesh drug making factory by end-2018
GlaxoSmithKline will shut its drug manufacturing operations in Bangladesh by the end of this year and will continue with its healthcare business, the managing director of its local businesses said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation
A girl washes her hands and face with soap and water at a water tap, installed with the support of HSBC and WaterAid, in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. Credit: WaterAid/Abir AbdullahBy Vanita SunejaNEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS)In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world. What I am more likely to tell them, is how – even with the knowl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vanita Suneja Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Ethylene-gibberellin signaling underlies adaptation of rice to periodic flooding
Most plants do poorly when flooded. Certain rice varieties, known as deepwater rice, survive periodic flooding and consequent oxygen deficiency by activating internode growth of stems to keep above the water. Here, we identify the gibberellin biosynthesis gene, SD1 (SEMIDWARF1), whose loss-of-function allele catapulted the rice Green Revolution, as being responsible for submergence-induced internode elongation. When submerged, plants carrying the deepwater rice–specific SD1 haplotype amplify a signaling relay in which the SD1 gene is transcriptionally activated by an ethylene-responsive transcription factor, OsEIL1a....
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kuroha, T., Nagai, K., Gamuyao, R., Wang, D. R., Furuta, T., Nakamori, M., Kitaoka, T., Adachi, K., Minami, A., Mori, Y., Mashiguchi, K., Seto, Y., Yamaguchi, S., Kojima, M., Sakakibara, H., Wu, J., Ebana, K., Mitsuda, N., Ohme-Takagi, M., Yanagisawa, S., Tags: Botany reports Source Type: news

Gender-based violence among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a public health challenge - Hossain MM, Sultana A, Das A.
On August 25, 2017, the military and paramilitary forces of Myanmar launched "clearance operations" against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state of Myanmar. In the resulting humanitarian crisis, a M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) report estimated that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Associations of intimate partner violence with screening for mental health disorders among women in urban Bangladesh - De PK, Murshid NS.
We examined the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and screening for depression in Bangladesh, a country with high prevalence of IPV and lack of data, awareness and provider infrastructure for mental illness. METHODS: W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Suicide prevention activities in Bangladesh - Arafat SMY.
Bangladesh is a densely populated country in the south Asia with 1063 per square kilometer population density and about 160 million population (Arafat, 2017). Health sector is advancing dramatically with its existing manpower significantly empowering th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Comparing tariff and medical assistant assigned causes of death from verbal autopsy interviews in Matlab, Bangladesh: implications for a health and demographic surveillance system - Hazard RH, Alam N, Chowdhury HR, Adair T, Alam S, Streatfield PK, Riley ID, Lopez AD.
BACKGROUND: Deaths in developing countries often occur outside health facilities, making it extremely difficult to gather reliable cause of death (COD) information. Automated COD assignment using a verbal autopsy instrument (VAI) has been proposed as a rel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news