The quality of medical death certification of cause of death in hospitals in rural Bangladesh: impact of introducing the International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death - Hazard RH, Chowdhury HR, Adair T, Ansar A, Quaiyum Rahman AM, Alam S, Alam N, Rampatige R, Streatfield PK, Riley ID, Lopez AD.
BACKGROUND: Accurate and timely data on cause of death are critically important for guiding health programs and policies. Deaths certified by doctors are implicitly considered to be reliable and accurate, yet the quality of information provided in the inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

A Beauty Queen Says She Was Dethroned After Making a Video on the Rohingya Crisis
A Myanmar beauty queen claims she has been defamed and unceremoniously dethroned over a video she made commenting on ethnic and religious violence in her country’s volatile west. Shwe Eain Si, a 19-year-old pageant runner-up, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title, as well as her eligibility to compete in an upcoming pageant after she waded into politically charged waters. In the video, Shwe Eain Si blamed the crisis, which has sent more than 509,000 refugees fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, on Rohingya militants. The video sets graphic images of mutilated bodies to a piano accompaniment as the beauty contestant s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized Burma myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Developmental assessments during injury research: is enrollment of very young children in cr èches associated with better scores? - Nair D, Alonge O, Derakhshani Hamadani J, Sharmin Salam S, Islam I, Hyder AA.
The Developmental Study is part of a larger intervention on "saving of lives from drowning (SoLiD)" where children were enrolled either into cr èches (daycare centers) or playpens to prevent drowning in rural Bangladesh. Sampling ~1000 children between the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

As Rohingya crisis continues, UNICEF seeks funds to reach 720,000 children in need
Amid the deepening refugee crisis in Bangladesh and its attendant toll on children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNCEF) launched today an appeal for its emergency response to reach some 720,000 children– both in Rohingya refugee and host communities– with protection and assistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘A Human Rights Nightmare.’ U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to Halt Anti-Rohingya Operations
(UNITED NATIONS) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, calling the crisis “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.” The U.N. chief warned that the humanitarian crisis is a breeding ground for radicalization, criminals and traffickers. And he said the broader crisis “has generated multiple implications for neighboring states and the larger region, including the risk of inter-communal strife...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

UN Medics: Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army & quot;Cleansing & quot; Campaign UN Medics: Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army & quot;Cleansing & quot; Campaign
Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’
Neglected by most conservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman.Here ’s a fact that illuminates many of the realities of global conservation: we know more about Burmese pythons in Florida – where they are a destructive invader – than about their lives in their natural range in Southeast Asia, where their numbers are plummeting and their very long-term survival may be up in the air.Armed with a shoestring budget and a love for mega-snakes, Shariar Caesar Rahman is trying to rectify this incongruent reality by doing something no one has done in Bangladesh before. He ’...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Science Wildlife Animal behaviour Bangladesh Biology South and Central Asia World news Snakes Reptiles Animals Source Type: news

Mass Graves Containing Bodies of 28 Hindu Women and Boys Found in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Myanmar Border Guard Police Maj. Zayar Nyein in northern Rakhine said the graves were discovered Sunday and contain bodies of 20 females and eight males, and that more bodies are believed to be buried. The government’s Information Committee said on its Facebook page that all eight were boys, including six under 10 years old. Police blame the Araka...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart
Conclusion This study shows that all physical activity, in any form, is good for us. This includes both recreational and non-recreational activities. Don't be misled by some of the media: non-recreational activities like housework are not "better" than recreational activities like playing sports or going to the gym. The fact that reduced risk was seen with non-recreational activity across all countries, but only seen with recreational activity in high-income countries was probably just because fewer people in lower-income countries play sports or go to the gym. The researchers estimate that 8% of all deaths and...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Get up, stand up: including exercise in everyday life healthier than gym, says study
Taking the stairs and getting off the bus a stop early are more likely to protect against heart disease and early death than working out, research showsIncorporating physical activity into our everyday lives, from taking the stairs to holding “walkaround” meetings in the office, is more likely to protect us from heart disease and an early death than buying a gym membership, according to the author of a major new global study.The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, found that one in 20 cases of heart disease and one in 12 premature deaths around the globe could be prevented if people were more physic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Heart disease & wellbeing Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Immediate Action Needed to Avert Massive Public Health Disaster
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya  refugees are living in makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Immediate Action Needed to Avert Massive Public Health Disaster
Press releaseBangladesh: Immediate Action Needed to Avert Massive Public Health DisasterSeptember 21, 2017A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid is needed in Bangladesh to avoid a public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, warned the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

UNICEF urges countries to prioritize early childhood development
There is no period more critical in a child's development than the first 1,000 days of life, and yet 32 countries– including Bangladesh and the United States– lack three basic national policies to support parents of babies and young children, says a new United Nations report issued today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression
Conclusion This large cohort study highlights high levels of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. It is however important to note that these are symptoms – we don't know how many of the children would be diagnosed with depression. When parents complete the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, it is estimated that it will accurately identify 75% of children with depression and 73% of children without depression. But it is less accurate when children complete it. Recent research suggests that it can identify 60% of children with depression and 61% of children without depression. Despite these limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2017 (IPS)After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country’s Rohingya community. Aung San Suu KyiIn a 30-minute televised address, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that her government does not fear “international scrutiny” over its management of the crisis in Rakhine.Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York, said she ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi Says She Doesn ’t Fear International Scrutiny Over Rohingya
(NAYPYITAW, Myanmar) — After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. She told the world that even with an estimated 412,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh in less than a month as their villages burned and hundreds were killed, the “great majority” of Muslims within the conflict zone stayed and that “more than 50% of their villages were intact.” The Nobel Peace laureate’s global image has been damaged by violence since Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar secur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robin McDowell / AP Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Rohingya: A Trail of Misfortune
A burnt down house in a Rohingya village in northern Rakhine State, a result of sectarian violence in August 2017. Credit: Moe Zaw/VOA/public domainBy Farid AhmedCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sep 18 2017 (IPS)Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh’s border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care, mostly for children and elderly people.In a desperate flight to escape brutal military persecution, men, women and children in the thousands have walked for miles, travelled on rickety fishing boats or waded through the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farid Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh Myanmar Rohingyas U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Source Type: news

Amnesty Has ‘Irrefutable’ Evidence of an Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against the Rohingya
Amnesty International says it has conclusive proof Myanmar is operating a coordinated and systematic campaign to drive out its Rohingya population, a 1.1 million strong Muslim minority that has suffered decades of persecution in the Buddhist country. Analysis of active fire-detection data, satellite imagery, photographs and videos from the ground — as well as interviews with dozens of eye witnesses — reveals that security forces set more than 80 separate fires in the country’s troubled Rakhine State since fighting broke out on Aug. 25, according to an Amnesty press statement. More than 370,000 Rohingya ha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

The burden of suicide in rural Bangladesh: magnitude and risk factors - Sharmin Salam S, Alonge O, Islam MI, Hoque DME, Wadhwaniya S, Ul Baset MK, Mashreky SR, El Arifeen S.
The aim of the paper is to quantify the burden and risk factors of fatal and non-fatal suicidal behaviors in rural Bangladesh. A census was carried out in seven sub-districts encompassing 1.16 million people. Face-to-face interviews were conducted at the h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Top Catholic Official in Myanmar Speaks Out on Treatment of Rohingya Muslims and the Risks of a Military Coup
As tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar and global criticism mounts over the civilian government’s silence on the crisis, the country’s top Catholic leader says that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi “should have spoken out.” Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Catholic archbishop of Yangon, says the people in Rakhine State face “immense” suffering, exacerbated by decades of neglect and mistreatment, for which there is no quick fix. “The world looks at Aung San Suu Kyi with the same lens with which it looked at her during her struggle for democracy,&rdquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma faith myanmar Pope Francis Rohingya The Vatican Source Type: news

Global Mesothelioma Deaths Remain High Despite Poor Data
An estimated 38,400 people around the world will die this year from mesothelioma cancer, according to a report recently published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. The estimation by the international peer-reviewed journal included 230 countries. Data used for the study came from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Mortality Database and extrapolated information based on gender- and age-specific death rates. “The global burden of mesothelioma is real,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, director of Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, University of Sydney Gate 3, Australia, told Asbestos.com. “It is v...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Asbestos Diseases Research Institute asbestos-related lung cancer Australia mesothelioma Bangladesh Dr. Christina Fitzmaurice Dr. Ken Takahashi Global Burden of Disease Mesothelioma death rate mesothelioma latency period mesothelioma uni Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi Plans to Skip U.N. Assembly As Pressure Mounts Over Rohingya Crisis
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who now leads Myanmar, plans to sit out this year’s U.N. General Assembly as her government faces growing criticism over its handling of a humanitarian crisis on the country’s western border, where about 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled military violence in recent weeks. Government spokesman Zaw Htay told Reuters that Suu Kyi, who delivered a landmark address at last year’s assembly as Myanmar’s first civilian leader in decades, “is trying to control the security situation, to have internal peace and stability, and to prevent the spread of communal confl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi myanmar onetime Rakhine Source Type: news

As Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh, UNFPA deploys midwives, safe spaces
Language EnglishDHAKA, Bangladesh – An “unprecedented” flow of Rohingya refugees is crossing the border into Bangladesh, with an estimated 370,000 pouring across the border since 25 August to escape the latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.The Rohingya population in Cox ’s Bazar District has more than doubled and is still increasing day by day, overwhelming existing camps and settlements as well as host communities and relief agencies. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Myanmar Stands Accused of Ethnic Cleansing. Here ’s Why
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said Monday that recent violence committed by the state against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group in a predominantly Buddhist country, have been subjected to decades of persecution. The emergence last year of an insurgent Rohingya army has further deepened their misery; two separate and fatal attacks on state security forces — on Oct. 9, 2016 and Aug. 25, 2017 — each triggered devastating military reprisals characterized by extrajudi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Feliz Solomon Tags: Uncategorized Bangladesh myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Human Rights Chief Says the Rohingya Face Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar
(COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) — The U.N. human rights chief says violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entry, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Speaking at the start of a U.N. Human Rights Council session, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced how “another brutal security operation is underway in Rakhine state — this time, apparently on a far greater scale.” Zeid, a Jordanian prince, noted that the U.N. refugee agency has reported that 270,000 people have fled to neighboring Banglades...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Risk factors for road traffic injuries among school children in rural Bangladesh (Safety-2016 abstract #914) - Ul BMK, Elizabeth T, Tajkera N, Aminur R, Rahman MS, Rahman AKMF.
Introduction Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major health problem internationally, causing illness, deaths and disabilities among young people. Research on RTIs in developing countries has been limited. We studied RTIs among primary school students in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Profile of road traffic injuries in Bangladesh: implication for future intervention in low-income countries (Safety-2016 abstract #867) - Taleb A, Chowdhury SM, Rahman AKMF.
Background Approximately 1.25 million people died on the world's roads, and another 20 to 50 million sustain nonfatal injuries in 2013. In Bangladesh, the deaths from road traffic crashes are notably high (13.6 per 100,000 population) like other low-income... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence of disability in a district of Bangladesh (Safety-2016 abstract #114) - Moniruzzaman M, Zaman MM, Mashreky SR, Rahman AKMF.
Background Data on disability among Bangladeshi people are suboptimal, extremely variable, methodologically inconsistent, and not precisely known. Therefore, we conducted a comprehensive survey on disability to determine prevalence and distribution of caus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Myanmar Army Is Being Accused of Laying Mines in the Path of Fleeing Rohingya
(COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) — Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday. Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. But there several cases that point to anti-personnel land mines or other explosives as the cause of injuries on the border with Bangladesh, where 300,000 Rohingya have fled in the past two weeks. AP reporters on the Bangladesh side of the borde...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds
Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh
New arrivals struggle to find space in the already-overcrowded Kutupalong camp, which saw over 16,000 new arrivals within a week of the outbreak of violence in Myanmar on 25 August 2017. Credit: UNHCR/Vivian TanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Sep 9 2017 (IPS)A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said. In the last two weeks alone, an estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees had sought safety in Bangladesh amid escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.“The situation is very grav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Work, gender roles, and health: neglected mental health issues among female workers in the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh - Akhter S, Rutherford S, Akhter Kumkum F, Bromwich D, Anwar I, Rahman A, Chu C.
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, women in Bangladesh stayed at home in their role as daughter, wife, or mother. In the 1980s, economic reforms created a job market for poor, uneducated rural women in the ready-made garment industry, mostly located in urban areas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Bangladeshi school-age children's experiences and perceptions on child maltreatment: a qualitative interview study - Atiqul Haque M, Janson S, Moniruzzaman S, Rahman AKMF, Mashreky SR, Eriksson UB.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is a public health problem and is recognized as a huge barrier for child development. Most of the research and definitions on CM are from the perspective of high-income western countries. Because no major studies have be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Thousands Hit By Malaria, Dengue As South Asia's Worst Floods In A Decade Recede
About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhea and respiratory infections in densely populated Bangladesh. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Rohingya need humanitarian assistance as dire situation along Myanmar border gets worse.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

MSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Raises Concern About Conditions in Myanmar
Press releaseMSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Raises Concern About Conditions in MyanmarSeptember 06, 2017Kutupalong, Bangladesh—Rohingyarefugees who have fled toBangladesh are in urgent need of medical and humanitarian assistance, as an already dire situation along the border withMyanmar worsens, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia's worst floods in a decade recede
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Small Entrepreneurs Emerge as Backbone of Bangladesh ’s Rural Economy
Shahndah Rani. Credit: ShahiduzzamanBy ShahiduzzamanBanaripara (Barisal), Sep 4 2017 (IPS)She was born in the early 1950’s to an ultra-poor family in Kundihar, a remote village of Banaripara of Barisal division in Bangladesh. She was a beautiful baby and her father named her ‘Shahndah Rani’ which means ‘Queen of Evenings’. But in reality her life was far from that of a queen. Born into acute poverty, there were days when she went without any food. Rani’s parents could not afford any schooling and gave her away in marriage at age 16 to relieve some of the pressures on them. She was marrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Trade & Investment Women & Economy Source Type: news

Oil spillage effects on health and safety among the local communities - experience from Bangladesh (Safety-2016 abstract #212) - Hossain S, Abdullah AS, Hossain J, Rahman A, Biswas A.
BACKGROUND on 9th December 2014 an oil tanker collided with a cargo vessel at Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in the world. About 350, 000 litres of furnace oil spilled into the Shela river. No major oil clean-up was in placed due to lack of equipme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety in Bangladesh: an important cause and consequence of extreme poverty (Safety-2016 abstract #384) - Akram O.
BACKGROUND Poor occupational health and safety damages many lives and livelihoods which impedes economic growth and cause extreme poverty. The significance of occupational health and safety is particularly strong in countries like Bangladesh where it is no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia – UNICEF
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Community cr èche is a measure to prevent child injuries: challenges and measures for improvement (Safety-2016 abstract #135) - Ashrafi R, Baset KU, Bhuiyan AA, Rahman A.
Background Injury is the leading killer of children in Bangladesh. Anchal (community cr èche) is an effective intervention to prevent injuries among children under 5. Through SoLiD project 1,600 Anchals are in place in three sub-districts in Bangladesh. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news