Determinants of depressive symptoms among older people in Bangladesh - Rahman MS, Rahman MA, Ali M, Rahman MS, Maniruzzaman M, Yeasmin MA, Ahmed NAMF, Abedin MM, Islam SMS.
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms are common among older people which are associated with disability, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the associated risk factors for depressive symptoms among older people in Bangladesh. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective
A child wades through water on her way to school in Kurigram district of northern Bangladesh during floods in August 2016. Credit: UNICEF/AkashBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country. Bangladesh is renowned for the geomorphic features that include massive rivers flowing throughout the country. Within the border of Bangladesh lie the bottom reaches of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Justification of wife beating and utilization of antenatal and delivery care in Bangladesh - Tareque MI, Alam MS, Peet ED, Rahman MM, Rahman KMM.
We examined the association between women's justification of wife beating and their utilization of professional antenatal and delivery care in Bangladesh. We used data which describes a nationally representative sample of currently married women aged 15 to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Guardian view on climate anxiety: we live in frightening times | Editorial
When psychologists warn that global heating could cause trauma to become normalised, world leaders should take notice“It makes sense” is the first thing to say about the phenomenon being described by psychologists asclimate anxiety. Wherever in the world you live, there are very good reasons to feel anxious about the rate of global heating and the lack of adequate action to tackle it by governments, businesses and organisations of all sorts.The predicted consequences are frightening: hotter weather in already inhospitable places, sea-level rises caused bymelting ice sheets, and increased disruption of weather s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Psychology Depression Environment Science Society Australia news World news Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

The relation between socioeconomic characteristics and the use of physical punishment in Bangladeshi elementary schools - Sultana S, Reza H, Bromfield NF.
Corporal punishment (CP) refers to the deliberate infliction of physical pain on children in response to an apparent disobedience or disapproved behavior. It is still used in educational settings in numerous nations worldwide, including Bangladesh. Despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Existing laws to combat road traffic injury in Nepal and Bangladesh: a review on cross country perspective - Shafiq S, Dahal S, Siddiquee NKA, Dhimal M, Jha AK.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents is a leading cause of injury and death globally. The consequences of road traffic accidents are prominent in developing countries that can least afford to meet the health services, economic and societal challenges. Nepal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Drugs and drug wars as populist tropes in Asia: illustrative examples and implications for drug policy - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: The Philippines may be the face of today's 'drug wars', but its experience is by no means exceptional - as the contemporary examples of Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka show. In the early 2000s Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra also embarked on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Disease-specific out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in urban Bangladesh: a Bayesian analysis - Rahman MM, Zhang C, Swe KT, Rahman MS, Islam MR, Kamrujjaman M, Sultana P, Hassan MZ, Alam MS, Rahman MM.
BACKGROUND: Because of the rapid increase of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and high burden of healthcare-related financial issues in Bangladesh, there is a concern that out-of-pocket (OOP) payments related to illnesses may become a major burden on house... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do Bangladeshi newspapers educate public while reporting suicide? A year round observation from content analysis of six national newspapers - Arafat SMY, Mali B, Akter H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Partnering with Private Providers to Promote Long-Acting Contraceptives in Urban Bangladesh: A Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study
CONCLUSIONSProviding private practitioners with appropriate training on contraceptives and referral could improve Bangladeshi women's access to long-acting and other contraceptive methods in urban areas, and may be useful for other types of health workers. Further study of suitable referral systems is warranted. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Fazle Abed, Founder of a Leading Relief Agency, Dies at 83
Mr. Abed gave up a job as a senior executive at a multinational company to start BRAC after he saw his native land, Bangladesh, devastated by war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shalini Venugopal Bhagat Tags: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed BRAC (Bangladesh) Humanitarian Aid Deaths (Obituaries) Refugees and Displaced Persons Source Type: news

Don't Let Society Hold You Back, Bodybuilding Pioneer Tells Bangladeshi Girls Don't Let Society Hold You Back, Bodybuilding Pioneer Tells Bangladeshi Girls
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Waxflower plants found to have potential antimicrobial properties
(Natural News) Etlingera is a genus of tropical plants that belong to the Zingiberaceae or ginger family. These plants have short inflorescence shoots and fruits that ripen underground. Etlingera plants are known perennials that produce circlets of flowers with bright red petal-like structures. According to researchers from Noakhali Science and Technology University in Bangladesh, the essential oils derived from these Etlingera... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent victims of cyberbullying in Bangladesh- prevalence and relationship with psychiatric disorders - Mallik CI.
This study was designed to find out the prevalence of Cyberbully victims, nature of the Cyberbullying victimization and to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide of Bangladeshi medical students: risk factor trends based on Bangladeshi press reports - Mamun MA, Misti JM, Griffiths MD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019)
By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Dec 23 2019 (IPS) “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply felt by late Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities), a unique, integrated development organization that many have hailed as the most effective anti-poverty organization in the world; who passed away December 20, 2019at the age of 83. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Credit: The Daily StarSir Fazle, who was knighted b...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A Leprosy-Free World Is Possible
By Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 20 2019 (IPS) From Dec 11-12 the plight of people with Leprosy took centre stage during the National Conference on Zero Leprosy Initiative 2030 and at the historic and the first-ever the Conference of Organizations of persons affected by Leprosy- in partnership with the Nippon Foundation. Participants engaged and discussed issues impacting on the lives of people with leprosy. In another first for the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the National Conference on Dec 11thand said that the discrimination against leprosy sufferers should end and committed her government ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crystal Orderson Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Source Type: news

Q & A: Initiative Starts Mental Health Sessions for Bangladeshi Garment Workers
Mental health concerns for Bangladeshi garment workers — especially females — has always been of concern, even before the collapse of Rana Plaza. Credit: Obaidul Arif/IPSBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 2019 (IPS) Nearly seven years ago, garment workers in Bangladesh were victims of one of the gravest man-made disasters in history — a factory collapse that left more than 1,100 workers dead, and rendered thousands with injuries — in many cases lifelong ones.  For many of the workers from Rana Plaza, the trauma remains real even to this day. Bangladesh relies heavily on its garment indust...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Bangladesh mental health Source Type: news

Yellow Dye in Turmeric Linked with Lead Poisoning in Bangladesh
Scientists track the spice from the soil to the market to pinpoint the source of contamination in pregnant women' blood. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 17, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review
The glaciers of the Andes Mountains are threatened by global warming. Credit: Julieta Sokolowicz/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. As seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all, and hopefully also for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Active Citizens Biodiversity Civil Society Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Re Source Type: news

AUDIO: If We Are to Achieve Zero-leprosy by 2030, This Is the Best Time and Opportunity
By Stella PaulDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 13 2019 (IPS) Dr Rahat Chawdhury is the Deputy Program Manager at the National Leprosy Program of Bangladesh. His is the umbrella organization of hundreds of doctors, technical experts, counsellors, strategists, health advocates, field workers and thousands of leprosy-affected people as the beneficiaries. In Dhaka, the past two days, Chowdhury has been busy organizing and coordinating the National Congress on Leprosy. The 2-day event included a high-level segment which was attended by the Prime Minister of the country, Sheikh Hasina and a gathering of all the leprosy-people’s org...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

AUDIO: “ We Cannot Achieve Zero-Leprosy by 2030 Without a Vaccine ” – WHO Team Leader
By Stella PaulDHAKA, Dec 13 2019 (IPS) Dr Erwin Cooreman is the Team Leader of WHO’s Global Leprosy Programme. This week, he is in Dhaka to attend the National Conference on Leprosy, which was inaugurated by the prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. In her speech, she reiterated her commitment to make the country Zero-Leprosy by 2030. On the sidelines of the conference, IPS interviewed Cooreman to ask him his reaction to the Bangla prime minister’s commitment and the countries which are showing promise to achieve the Zero-Leprosy target by 2030. IPS also asked Cooreman about the need for a ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Multimedia Podcast Video National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh
Feroza Begum, Leprosy activist. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 2019 (IPS) When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the deep-seated prejudice in her society that the disease is a curse from Allah (God). “ I was affected with leprosy disease, nobody accepted me (in the past). They had made me isolated. I cannot forget the plight I suffered at that time. Even my family was broken as I was left by my husband,” she told IPS. The 35-year old says she was ostracized and made to feel like a lesser per...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Fighting for a Leprosy-Free World
By Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Dec 12 2019 (IPS) The Chairman of The Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa is passionate about ensuring the world does not forget Leprosy and reminding us of the discrimination that people living with Leprosy still face. Sasakawa who is also a WHO Goodwill Ambassador is in Bangladesh where his Foundation held the first-ever meeting of organizations working in the leprosy field. Mr Sasakawa, speaking through a translator spoke to IPS’s Crystal Orderson on why he believes Leprosy is such an important health issue that should never be forgotten or ignored.   &n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crystal Orderson Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Sasakawa Vows to Continue Support for Fighting Leprosy in Bangladesh
Chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation in Japan Yohey Sasakawa speaking at the Conference of Organizations of Persons Affected by Leprosy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 2019 (IPS) Chairman of The Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has assured Bangladesh of continuing support for the Zero Leprosy Initiative announced by the country’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, aimed at eliminating leprosy by 2030. Sasakawa was speaking at the opening of the first ever meeting of organizations working on leprosy in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Taking Bangladesh to Zero-Leprosy, One New Case at a Time
Sandhya Mandal - a community health worker working on leprosy in Meherpur district of Bangladesh. Credit: Stella Paul / IPSBy Stella PaulDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) Sandhya Mandal has never felt so vindicated. For the past four years, the 36-year-old community health worker from Meherpur – a rural district bordering India – has been traveling 50 km every day along dusty roads on an old motorbike, searching for leprosy patients who needed urgent treatment. But in her community, instead of compliments, neighbours and relatives raised questions about her work and her character. “They ask why I come ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support for the Education of Rohingya Children in Bangladesh
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Director Asif Saleh announcing $2 million partnership. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) In the light of limited access to education for displaced Rohingya children, the Nippon Foundation has announced US$ 2 million support to BRAC to launch a project to ensure educational facilities to both Rohingya and local community children. The Nippon Foundation made the announcement at a press conference at the BRAC Centre in Dhaka, which was attended by Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Direc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Bangladesh Can Be Leprosy-Free by 2030 Says Leprosy Activist
By Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) Despite its efforts to eliminate leprosy as a public health threat, Bangladesh’s leprosy burden ranks fourth-highest in the world. Four thousand new cases are detected annually – an average of 11 to 12 cases per day over the last 10 years. Leprosy issues have taken centre stage at the National Conference 2019 on Zero Leprosy Initiatives by 2030 in Dhaka Bangladesh. The country’s National Leprosy Programme, in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation in Japan believes its key that every person with leprosy has access to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crystal Orderson Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Conferences Headlines Health Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Bangladesh Can Be Leprosy-Free Before 2030 Prime Minister Tells National Zero Leprosy Conference
Mr Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation and Sasakawa Health Foundation and WHO Goodwill ambassador. Credit : Crystal Orderson / IPSBy Rafiqul Islam and Crystal OrdersonDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) Leprosy is not a curse but should be detected and treated early, Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has told delegates at a gathering in her country’s capital to discuss the elimination of the disease. “In the past, it was thought that leprosy was a curse. But it was not a curse at all. The disease is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium Leprae). We should fight it through research,” H...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam and Crystal Orderson Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Building a Leprosy Free Bangladesh
The post Building a Leprosy Free Bangladesh appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns
Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, a health official said on Sunday, as countries around the world move to ban devices that have been linked to health risks and teen addiction. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Including Everyone: Strengthening the Collection and Use of Data About Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Situations
Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Published: 12/2019. This 32-page publication presents four humanitarian case studies: the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the ongoing humanitarian response in Somalia, the Rohingya refugee operation in Bangladesh, and the European migrant and refugee crisis. Each example provides perspectives on the importance of disability-disaggregated data in shaping humanitarian actors ’ planning and implementation processes. It also briefly documents progress in policies and guidelines related to disability data in the humanitarian sector, and reviews the existing tools and mechanisms for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bangladeshi woman gives birth to a baby and twins, all within a span of 1 month
(Natural News) Doctors attending to a Bangladeshi couple were in for a big surprise – just one month after giving birth to a child, they were again helping the mother to give birth, this time to twins. According to experts, the woman had a rare condition called uterus didelphys, which meant she had two uteruses instead of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Context of water transport related drownings in Bangladesh: a qualitative study - Jagnoor J, Lukaszyk C, Baset KU, Ivers R, Easmin S, Rahman A.
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh has one of the highest drowning mortality rates in the world. The use of unregulated water transportation may contribute to this burden, with 38% of all passenger traffic occurring by water. The present study aims to identify provide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Measles Cases Spike As Outbreaks Reported Worldwide, Says U.N.
(LONDON) — The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being reported across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. In an update on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said Congo has reported more than 250,000 suspected cases this year, including 5,110 deaths. In Europe, there have been more than 56,000 cases in Ukraine. Sizeable outbreaks have also been reported in Brazil, Bangladesh and elsewhere. WHO noted that two large epidemics in New York are over but small outbreaks elsewhere in the U.S. continue. As of Nov. 5, there were more t...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The world's laziest teenagers: Only 6% of children in South Korea are active for an hour a day
A report by the World Health Organization found that only one in five children worldwide are active for an hour a day, and the most active 11 to 17-year-olds live in Bangladesh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing pedestrian environment: a review on pedestrian facilities in Rajshahi City corporation area - Nahar A, Mim AM, Rahman MM.
Traffic congestion and lack of public pedestrian space are faced by most urban areas in Bangladesh. Provision of facilities for pedestrian is not increased as a rate of increase in population. Consequently pedestrians are at greater risk for their safety, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The world's laziest teenagers: Only 7% of children in South Korea are active for an hour a day
A report by the World Health Organization found that only one in five children worldwide are active for an hour a day, and the most active 11 to 17-year-olds live in Bangladesh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

80 Percent of Adolescents Do Less than 60 Minutes of Activity per Day, UN Health Agency Warns
According to the study, the Philippines had the highest inactivity levels among boys, at 93 per cent, while in South Korea, researchers found that 97 per cent of girls failed to do enough exercise. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 2019 (IPS) An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday. In the first study of its kind on global and regional trends among 11 to 17-year-olds, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that around 80 percent of them do less than 60 minutes of activity pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A Majority of The World ’s Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity
Public health experts have worked hard to remind us about the importance of exercise—for mental as well as physical health. Research has linked physical activity to alleviating symptoms of depression; lowering risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity; and living longer. But the first global country-by-country report on teenagers’ physical activity suggests that the vast majority of the world’s teens aren’t getting the message. In a study published Nov. 21 in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, researchers at the World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the results of surveys that inclu...
Source: TIME: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Exercise Source Type: news

Successful study of Swedish vaccine candidate against diarrhea
(University of Gothenburg) University of Gothenburg reports first successful results of the oral, inactivated vaccine candidate ETVAX against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrhea in a placebo-controlled phase I/II study in infants and children from 6 months to 5 years of age in Bangladesh. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Illegal cancer drugs from Bangladesh flood local market
Illegal import of drugs from Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries have further added to the woes of pharmaceutical companies. Experts suggest a thriving ‘grey’ market of fake and unapproved copies of Big Pharma’s oncology and hepatology medicines, and some under patent protection. The drugs are smuggled, hence exact numbers are unavailable. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survival and resilience of female street children experiencing sexual violence in Bangladesh: a qualitative study - Kaiser E, Sinanan AN.
The goal of this exploratory study was to inspect and comprehend the phenomenon of female street children who left their homes and came to the streets for survival. The study explored any violent experience (i.e., sexual violence) they had, their feedback ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Spatio-temporal and demographic distribution of lightning related casualties in northeastern part of Bangladesh - Al-Amin Hoque M, Billah MM, Pradhan B.
Lightning is one of the frequent catastrophic hazards to people and properties across the world. Bangladesh is one of the major lightning prone countries in the world. Information regarding the spatial, temporal and demographic distribution of lightning ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Risk perception and awareness of earthquake: the case of Dhaka - Rahman ML.
PURPOSE Among the many studies about risk perception, only a few deal with Bangladesh. Paul and Bhuiyan's (2010) study has shown the earthquake-preparedness level of residents of Dhaka, but there are some biases in the data collection. This paper aims to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Suicide and attempted suicide in Jhenaidah District, Bangladesh, 2010-2018 - Khan AR, Ratele K, Arendse N, Islam MZ, Dery I.
Background: Suicide and attempted suicide are a serious but under-explored public health problem in Bangladesh. Survey estimates suggest that Jhenaidah District, one of the 64 districts that make up Bangladesh, is one of the highest suicide-prone regio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news