Bangladesh to open first metro line Wednesday to ease Dhaka traffic
DHAKA -- Bangladesh's first-ever metro rail line is set to be inaugurated on Wednesday in densely populated Dhaka, promising at least a degree of relief from some of the world's worst traffic congestion. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is to cut the ribbon and become the Japan-backed metro's first…#sheikhhasina #metro #dhaka #nikkeiasia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, China Races To Vaccinate a Reluctant Elderly Population
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But even as cases surge, 64-year-old Li Liansheng said his friends are alarmed by stories of fevers, blood clots and other side effects. “When people hear about such incidents, they may not be willing to take the vaccines,” said Li, who had been vaccinated before he caught COVID-19. A few days after his 10-day bout with the virus, Li is nursing a sore throat and cough. He said it was like a “normal cold” with a mild fever. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Ch...
Source: TIME: Health - December 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE McDONALD / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Girl child marriage and the social context of displacement: a qualitative comparative exploration of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh - Gausman J, Huda FA, Othman A, Al Atoom M, Shaheen A, Hamad I, Dabobe M, Mahmood HR, Ibnat R, Langer A.
BACKGROUND: There is growing global evidence that girl child marriage (CM) increases during humanitarian crises. Norms, attitudes, and policies that sustain CM are deeply entrenched within families and communities, and may be further exacerbated by conflic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of smartphone addiction and its association with sociodemographic, physical and mental well-being: a cross-sectional study among the young adults of Bangladesh - Ratan ZA, Parrish AM, Alotaibi MS, Hosseinzadeh H.
Smartphones have made our lives easier and have become indispensable for everyday life; however, their uncontrolled and excessive use can trigger "smartphone addiction" (SA). SA is a rising public health issue, particularly among young people around the wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

At least 180 Rohingya feared dead: U.N. refugee agency
At least 180 ethnic Rohingya stranded at sea for weeks after leaving Bangladesh in November are feared dead, as their rickety boat is thought to have sunk this month, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Citing unconfirmed reports, the agency said the "unseaworthy" boat probably sank…#unitednations #rohingya #unhcr (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news