Big Tobacco Industry Rides COVID-19 Pandemic as Countries Grapple for a Response
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in the developing world continue to grapple with basic issues such as securing sufficient vaccines and providing essential medical care for their sick. Many economies are in recovery mode as governments scramble to resuscitate them with recovery packages and build back better plans. In this mix, COVID-19 did not dent Big Tobacco’s profits as it exploited the pandemic and persuaded governments to treat cigarettes as “essential,” accept its charity, obtain perks such as tax breaks and treat new tobacco pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

COVID-19 and child marriage in Bangladesh: emergency call to action - Hossain MJ, Soma MA, Bari MS, Emran TB, Islam MR.
The social burden of Bangladesh's already prevalent child marriage problem has further flared up amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to briefly report on the current scenario of underage marriage in Bangladesh from available sources and highlight co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The growing rape incidences seems an epidemic turn of sexual violence in Bangladesh: a letter to the editor - Rahman FI, Ether SA, Islam MR.
Violence against women is the most prevalent form of human rights infringement, with severe physical, mental, and social consequences for the victim. Sexual violence includes "rape" defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "A physically forced or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Understanding fatal crash reporting patterns in Bangladeshi online media using text mining - Das S.
Traffic crashes are a major public health concern. In 2016, traffic crashes resulted in over 1.35  million deaths worldwide. In Bangladesh alone, the number of reported traffic fatalities was 2,376 in 2016. However, the World Health Organization estimated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Government nod to commercial export of Covishield, Covaxin in view of sufficient stock
The government, earlier in October, had permitted the SII to export 10 lakh Covishield doses each to Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

It ’s Time to Find Solutions to the Gendered Consequences of the Pandemic
A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere. Responding to the pandemic is not just about rectifying long-standing inequalities, but also about building a resilient world in the interest of everyone with women at the centre of recovery. Credit: UN WomenBy Megan O'Donnell, Shelby Bourgault and Lotus McDougalWASHINGTON DC/SAN DIEGO, Nov 22 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects across the globe, but the data and evidence show t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Megan O Donnell - Shelby Bourgault - Lotus McDougal Tags: Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Russia resumes flights with more countries amid COVID surge
Russia says it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mongolia starting Dec. 1 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Population attributable fractions of clinical and social risk factors for suicide in Bangladesh: finding from a case-control psychological autopsy study - Arafat SMY, Khan MAS, Knipe D, Khan MM.
BACKGROUND: Our knowledge of suicide in low-income countries is limited. Understanding the importance of factors that contribute to suicide risk will allow for the appropriate allocation of limited resources. In order to prioritize suicide prevention activ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Current concerns about mental health in Bangladesh - Skuse D.
This month's issue of BJPsych International focuses on Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world and geographically vulnerable to a wide range of natural disasters. Mental health has been deteriorating since the COVID-19 crisis, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bangladesh votes in rural council elections amid fear of violence
The largest opposition party is boycotting polls, saying a skewed political atmosphere is preventing fair participation. #councilelections #oppositionparty (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of CoViD-19 on inland waterway accidents in Bangladesh [conference abstract] - Huq A, Jahan MS, Rubaiyat M, Chowdhury AK.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Geographic variability of post-disaster mental health: case study after the 2017 flood in Bangladesh - Mahmud KH, Ahmed R, Tuya JH.
Every year Bangladesh faces enormous damages due to flooding. Facing these damages the Government adopts various recovery approaches. However, the psychological dimension of any disaster is generally overlooked in disaster management. Researchers have foun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Study into gene that affects Covid severity should be treated with caution
Immune defences in lungs can vary with ethnicity – but doubts remain over data quality and socio-economic factorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe statistics are stark. In the second wave of the pandemic those with Pakistani backgrounds were more than twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than those from white European backgrounds. For those of Bangladeshi heritage the risk was three- to four-fold.The disproportionate impacts of the pandemic have required policymakers to confront the question as to why some people have experienced far worse outcomes than others.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Coronavirus Medical research Science Biology Health Academics Society UK news World news Source Type: news

A joint analysis of roadway accident frequency and injury severity to investigate the effects of CoViD-19 in Bangladesh: application of artificial neural network and structural equation models [conference abstract] - Ishmam ZS, Mohammad NB, Huq A, Rsp, Aurin AZ.
[Abstract unavailable] Keywords: CoViD-19-Road-Traffic Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Social media in disaster response: COVID-19 and Bangladesh perspectives - Chisty MA, Afrose N, Mohima M.
The main purpose of this study was to explore people's perception on using social media for crowdsourcing both information and support as part of COVID-19 response. Also, the study tried to find the possibility of social media contributions to disaster man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news