We deserve better: ethnic minorities with a learning disability and access to healthcare
NHS Race& Health Observatory -This five part review examines two decades of research looking into discriminatory barriers preventing equitable health care treatment. It finds that people with a learning disability from Black, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage) and minority ethnic backgrounds face shorter life expectancy triggered by poorer health care access, experience and outcomes. It also captures the lack of reasonable adjustments and failure to recognise individual needs. Other obstacles identified include language barriers, cultural and religious insensitivity, a lack of information in easy r...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 26, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Equality and diversity Public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

ChatGPT for Android is now available in the US, India, Bangladesh and Brazil
A few days after putting up a pre-order page on Google Play, OpenAI has flipped the switch and released ChatGPT for Android. The app is now live in a handful of countries, such as the U.S., India, Bangladesh and Brazil.…#android #brazil #googleplay #openai (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh Seeks $900M in Loans from ITFC for Energy Imports
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with suicidal ideation among students taking university entrance tests: revisited and a study based on geographic information system data - Nahrin R, Al-Mamun F, Kaggwa MM, Al Mamun M, Mamun MA.
BACKGROUND: A previous study identified students taking Bangladeshi university entrance tests as a vulnerable group at a higher risk of suicidal behaviours before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the impact of the pandemic on the magnitude of these behaviou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changing institutional landscape and transportation development in Dhaka, Bangladesh - Ahasan R, Hoda MN, Alam MS, Nirzhar YR, Kabir A.
Cities in the global south, constrained by limited resources, face challenges in delivering efficient transportation infrastructure and services to support their rapidly growing urban populations. Dhaka, serves as an example, as it grapples with the increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Machine learning approaches for predicting suicidal behaviors among university students in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study - Mahmud S, Mohsin M, Muyeed A, Nazneen S, Abu Sayed M, Murshed N, Tonmon TT, Islam A.
Psychological and behavioral stress has increased enormously during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, early prediction and intervention to address psychological distress and suicidal behaviors are crucial to prevent suicide-related dea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An uncharted territory of sexualized drug use: exploring the dynamics of chemsex among young and adolescent MSM including self-identified gay men in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh - Irfan SD, Sarwar G, Emran J, Khan SI.
Global and local literature depicted the pervasiveness of chemsex among men who have sex with men (MSM), yet there is limited evidence on adolescents and youth. Though literature showed their engagement in chemsex, further exploration is warranted about th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bangladesh government takes down exposed citizens ’ data
The Bangladeshi government on Sunday took down the sensitive citizens’ data that it had left exposed online. On Friday, TechCrunch reported that a website belonging to the government of Bangladesh was leaking the personal information of the country’s citizens, including full names, phone numbers,…#bangladeshi #viktormarkopoulos #newyorkcity #ahmedpalak #businessstandard #asaduzzamankhankamal #signal #wickr #telegram #securedrop (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors behind deliberate self-poisoning in a tertiary care hospital of Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study - Bhattacharjee B, Roy S, Alam MMJ, Royle RKS, Paul S, Islam MS, Bari MS, Chowdhury FR.
INTRODUCTION: Deliberate self-poisoning (DSP) is an important cause of hospital admissions and subsequent mortality. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study in a tertiary-level teaching hospital situated in the northeastern part of Bangladesh to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Saudi-based ITFC signs $1.4bn deal to fund Bangladesh oil imports
JEDDAH: The International Islamic Trade Finance Corp., a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, has signed a $1.4 billion financing plan with the Bangladeshi government to fund the country’s oil imports, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. The signing took place during a recent…#bangladeshi #saudipressagency #itfc #jeddah #spa #southasia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK scientists could make poison pea a crucial crop
Gene editing or selective breeding hold promise of a non-toxic variety of the protein-rich and drought-resistant plantIt is grown in some of the world ’s most inhospitable, arid regions and is noted for being rich in protein. But the grass pea – although hardy and nutritious – comes with a catch. It contains a poison that can occasionally trigger irreversible paralysis, particularly among individuals who are already undernourished.As a result, it is often grown only as an insurance crop, to provide short-term food supply when harvests of other crops have failed. Nevertheless, poisoning fromLathyrus sativus still occu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science Food science Climate crisis Agriculture Genetics Environment UK news Biology Plants Farming Source Type: news

Bangladeshi Banks Plan India Rupee Transactions as Reserves Fall
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination Is the Best Bet Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs — Experts
Experts encourage parents to vaccinate their children against typhoid to ensure that the child has access to clean drinking water. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS By Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Jul 6 2023 (IPS) The first thing you notice about eight-month-old Manahil Zeeshan is how tiny she looks on the adult-size hospital bed at the government-run Sindh Institute of Child Health and Neonatology (SICHN) in Korangi, a neighbourhood in Karachi. Her right foot is taped with a cannula, and she whimpers incessantly. “I have been in and out of the hospital for the last seven days,” said Uzma Mohammad, Zeeshan’s mom, with worry lines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

Child drowning and associated risk factors: findings from a qualitative study in Bangladesh - Al ‐Mamun M, Alam M, Hossain MJ, Khatun MR, Das PK, Alam F, Islam MR, Ahmed F, Islam MM.
BACKGROUND:World Health Organization (WHO) has classified drowning as a major public health problem. The most vulnerable victims of drowning are children from low and middle ‐income countries. Previously, it was the primary cause of death among children a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for major depression in Bangladesh - Ara J, Deeba F, Dobson KS.
This was a randomized controlled trial, conducted to determine the effectiveness of CBT for depression delivered by trained therapists with an adapted Bengali CBT (BaCBT) manual, as compared to a control group. A total of 148 patients with a diagnosis of d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news