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Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Demography and risk factors of suicide in Bangladesh: a six-month paper content analysis - Shah MMA, Ahmed S, Arafat SMY.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global public health problem too often neglected by researchers and Bangladesh is not an exception. There is no suicide surveillance and nationwide study is yet to be conducted in the country. OBJECTIVES: This paper aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected me...
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Pattern of road traffic injuries in rural Bangladesh: burden estimates and risk factors - Ul Baset MK, Rahman A, Alonge O, Agrawal P, Wadhwaniya S, Rahman F.
Globally, road traffic injury (RTI) causes 1.3 million deaths annually. Almost 90% of all RTI deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. RTI is one of the leading causes of death in Bangladesh; the World Health Organization estimated that it kills o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

GP appointments in Britain are among the shortest in Europe
GP consultation lengths in the UK are among the shortest in Europe, a study by Cambridge University and published in theBMJ Open has revealed. The study, calledInternational variations in primary care physician consultation time: a systematic review of 67 countries covered more than 28.5 million consultations showing that GP appointments last less than five minutes for half of the world population, ranging from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

PCP Appointments Last 5 Minutes or Less In Half the World PCP Appointments Last 5 Minutes or Less In Half the World
Average appointment times vary widely, from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden. Length should be reported universally as a measure of care quality, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in secondary school children in Dhaka city, Bangladesh - Khan A, Ahmed R, Burton NW.
OBJECTIVES: Depression is a leading contributor to the global burden of disease, and often starts at a young age. Depression in young people can increase the risk of unhealthy lifestyle behaviour and can lead to substantial disability, social problems, poo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and injury-related factors contributing to activity limitations and participation restrictions in people with spinal cord injury in Bangladesh - Kader M, Perera NKP, Sohrab Hossain M, Islam R.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To identify socio-demographic and injury-related factors that contribute to activity limitations and participation restrictions in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Bangladesh. SETTING: Centre ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Look at Attacks Where Vehicles Have Been Used as Weapons
The attack on a bike path in New York City, which killed eight and injured 11 others, is the latest example of a driver who used a vehicle as a weapon. Some were orchestrated by extremist groups, others by unstable individuals with unclear motives. Radical groups have urged supporters to use any weapons at hand, including cars, a tactic that presents a major challenge for security forces around the world. Here's a look at some other attacks: ___ Aug. 17, 2017 A rented van veered into Barcelona's crowded Las Ramblas promenade, swerving along the walkway and killing 13 people. Armed with an ax, knives and false explosives be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Gender Brief on Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Bangladesh
United Nations. 10/29/2017 This four-page document discusses how the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh disproportionately affects women, girls, and the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya refugee population groups (based on gender, age, marital status, sex of household head, mental and physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity) by reinforcing, perpetuating, and exacerbating pre-existing, persistent gender inequalities, gender-based violence, and discrimination. It makes recommendations for humanitarian actors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Aid groups struggle to improve dire conditions for Rohingya refugees
(Reuters Health) - More than a half-million Rohingya people have fled the latest wave of violence in Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh, and most lack clean water, latrine facilities or even shelter from the elements, according to a Medicins Sans Frontiers physician based there. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Maternal experience of intimate partner violence and low birth weight of children: a hospital-based study in Bangladesh - Ferdos J, Rahman MM.
OBJECTIVE: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most prevalent form of gender-based violence worldwide. IPV either before or during pregnancy has been documented as a risk factor for the health of the mother and her unborn child. The aim of this study wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Treatment of self-poisoning at a tertiary level hospital in Bangladesh: cost to patients and government - Verma V, Paul S, Ghose A, Eddleston M, Konradsen F.
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 10,000 people die from suicide annually in Bangladesh, many from pesticide poisoning. We aimed to estimate financial costs to patients and health services of treating patients with self-poisoning. METHODS: Data on direct c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stopping Child Marriage Forever
Akhter and her mother, Panna Begum, who saved her from being married off at the age of 13. Credit: Shahiduzzaman/IPSBy ShahiduzzamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he’d arranged for their daughter. Panna argued vehemently that Shumi was just a child and it was wrong for her to be married off at such a tender age. Dulal was adamant, countering that it was tradition and custom and his responsibility as a father to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace”
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2017 (IPS)As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since the renewal of violence on August 25, making it the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.Idriss Jazairy. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe UN warns that up to one million—representing the entire Muslim population of Rakhine state—could flee to the neighboring nation by the end of the year if the crisis continues.Rohingya ref...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Voices from the Violence
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Voices from the ViolenceOctober 23, 2017Since August 25 more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled targeted violence in Myanmar and sought safety across the border in Bangladesh, bringing the total of Rohingya refugees in that country to nearly a million. The new arrivals share horrific stories with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams about their villages being raided and burned and of widespread violence against civilians. They carry the scars from bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"
MSF president Dr. Joanne Liu describes her recent visit to Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is escalating.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh:"It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"October 23, 2017Today in Geneva Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr. Joanne Liu spoke at a Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. Here, Dr. Liu describes her recent visit to Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee cri...
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Assessing risks from cyclones for human lives and livelihoods in the coastal region of Bangladesh - Quader MA, Khan AU, Kervyn M.
As a disaster prone country, Bangladesh is regularly hit by natural hazards, including devastating cyclones, such as in 1970, 1991 and 2007. Although the number of cyclones' fatalities reduced from 0.3 million in 1970 to a few thousand or fewer in recent e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bangladeshi immigrants' willingness to report crime in New York City - Khondaker MI, Wu Y, Lambert EG.
Crime reporting by citizens has important implications for police effectiveness in crime control and community safety, yet research on immigrants' willingness to report crime to the police is very limited. Relying on a purposive and convenience sample of 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sexual violence devastating, humanitarian needs mounting in Rohingya crisis
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –“My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar ’s Rahkine State. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bangladeshi immigrants' willingness to report crime in New York City - Khondaker MI, Wu Y, Lambert EG.
Crime reporting by citizens has important implications for police effectiveness in crime control and community safety, yet research on immigrants' willingness to report crime to the police is very limited. Relying on a purposive and convenience sample of 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian Crisis
In nearly two months MSF has treated more than 30,000 patients in the Cox ’s Bazar area of Bangladesh.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Need for Clean Water Is Still Extreme
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Need for Clean Water Is Still ExtremeOctober 18, 2017Since August 25 more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived inBangladesh following a wave of targeted violence in neighboring Myanmar ’s Rakhine state. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert Paul Jawor recently returned from southeast Bangladesh. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian Crisis
Field newsRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian CrisisOctober 18, 2017In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Cox ’s Bazar,Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has massively increased its operations in the country. This scale-up follows the influx of more than 582,000 Rohingya refugees since August 25, after a wave of targeted violence against the Rohingya in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bans of WHO Class I pesticides in Bangladesh-suicide prevention without hampering agricultural output - Chowdhury FR, Dewan G, Verma VR, Knipe DW, Isha IT, Faiz MA, Gunnell DJ, Eddleston M.
BACKGROUND: Pesticide self-poisoning is a major problem in Bangladesh. Over the past 20-years, the Bangladesh government has introduced pesticide legislation and banned highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) from agricultural use. We aimed to assess the impact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Bangladeshi man with huge tumour hasn't walked in 40 years
Haroon Patwari, 53, from Narayanpur in Chandpur district, has his whole body riddled with tiny tumours, one of which has grown to enormous proportions on his upper right leg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example
Afrusa Begum and Shafiul Alam receiving land title from Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbubul Alam TalukderBy ShahiduzzamanMaijdee, Noakhali (Bangladesh), Oct 13 2017 (IPS)History was made for 400 landless families in the remote char lands of Noakhali district. On October 11, they all received land titles from the government for which they had waited for over two decades. In Bangladesh, as in other countries, the title is a permanent legal ownership document. Over a thousand people, including the landless families, children, friends and neighbours, gathered under a big colourful ‘pandal’ (marquee) near Saddam Bazar o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh ’ s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

"If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: "If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Service Delivery Correlates of Choosing Short-Acting Contraceptives at the Time of Uterine Evacuation in Bangladesh
CONCLUSIONSUterine evacuation service delivery characteristics may act as barriers to women's choosing a contraceptive method following an abortion. Training and monitoring providers may help ensure that all uterine evacuation clients have access to the full range of contraceptive information and services and that their choices, rather than service delivery factors, drive postabortion contraceptive use. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

No Health Without Mental Health
This World Mental Health Day, hear stories from our patients and staff in Bangladesh, Colombia, and DRC.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

UN agencies launch cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox ’ s Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news