Women and War
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct 31 2023 (IPS) In 1968, the tobacco company Philip Morris introduced a new cigarette brand called Virginia Slims. Under the slogan “You’ve come a long way, baby” it was exclusively marketed to women. The advertising campaign exploited the civil rights movements of the 1960s, indicating that those cigarettes were enjoyed by strong, independent, and liberated women. A blatant lie – why would “independent” women choose to poison themselves with a commodity which each year causes more than 480,000 deaths in the US alone – nearly one in five deaths? Another question arising from...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Peace TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Opposition activists held over policeman's death in Bangladesh protest
[1/2] Unidentified miscreants set a public bus on fire during a countrywide strike from dawn to dusk called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), protesting against the alleged police attacks on their Saturday rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 29, 2023. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain…#dhaka #sheikhhasina #bnp #mirzaalamgir #habiburrahman #asaduzzamankhan #mizanurrahman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh Police Detain Opposition Leader After Deadly Clashes
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh Opposition Calls for PM ’s Resignation in Protests
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors affecting depression among married adults: a gender-based household cross-sectional study - Wadood MA, Karim MR, Alim SMAHM, Rana MM, Hossain MG.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common mental health problem all over the world including Bangladesh. World Health Organization included it in the Mental Health Gap Action Programme as one of its priority conditions. Research on this issue is scanty in Banglad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Sugar-Coated Policies? Tanzania's Quest for Sweet Self-Sufficiency
We talk a lot about industrial policy at the GPI. Industrial Policy in the real world is not the wonderful ex post examples of Taiwanese semi-conductors, South Korea’s cars, or Bangladeshi garments. More common than these glamorous long shot varieties are when banal industries that are assisted by…#gpi #taiwanese #southkoreas #bangladeshi #tanzania #tanzanian #kilomberosugar #illovo #kagerasugar #bagamoyosugar (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seize Opportunity to End Last Major Mercury Device
Credit: UN Environment Programme (UNEP)   The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-5) will take place from Monday, 30 October to Friday, 3 November 2023 at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. More than eight hundred participants – including Parties’ representatives, non-parties governments, intergovernmental organizations, UN bodies and NGOs – are already confirmed to attend the meeting., according to UNEP.By Charlie BrownWASHINGTON DC, Oct 13 2023 (IPS) As the Minamata Convention on Mercury’s fifth Conference of the Parties (C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charlie Brown Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Environment Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

The impacts of COVID-19 lockdown and post-lockdown on homicide and rape in Bangladesh: a dynamic time series analysis - Hosen MZ.
This study investigates how lockdown and post-lockdown pandemic situations affect homicide and rape cases in Bangladesh. Initially... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Analysis of the fire risks and mitigation approaches in the apparel manufacturing industry: implications toward operational safety and sustainability - Siraj MT, Debnath B, Payel SB, Bari ABMM, Islam ARMT.
Fire risks pose a substantial threat to the apparel manufacturing industry since they can lead to immense property damage, potential loss of life, disruption of business operations, and reputational damage. In an emerging economy like Bangladesh, fire-rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Maltreatment of child labourers in Bangladesh: prevalence and characteristics of perpetrators - Ahad MA, Parry YK, Willis E, Ullah S, Ankers M.
BACKGROUND: Child labourers are highly prone to maltreatment mostly perpetrated by members of their immediate family as well as employers and co-workers. This maltreatment is considered to be a serious public health issue. However, little is known about th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10 Minute School aims to democratize education for Bangladeshi students
Access to education in Bangladesh is filled with inequalities, say the founders of edtech 10 Minute School. Many rural areas don’t have good learning centers and as a result, students travel to capital Dhaka to prepare for their university admission exams. That option, however, is only available…#dhaka #minuteschool #k12 #preseries #bangladeshi #conjunctioncapital #peakxvs #sequoiacapitalindia #kunalshah #sajidrahman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Setting the Record Straight
As Key Note Speaker at the Dissemination of the World Mental Health Report, and National Mental Health Strategic Plan 2020-2030, Bangladesh, 2022. Credit: Jishan SultanaBy Saima WazedDHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 9 2023 (IPS) This year, three of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) six regions elect new Regional Directors (RD). The South-East Asia Region (SEARO) is composed of only 11 Member States, yet is home to over a quarter of the world’s population. Two SEARO Member States, Nepal and Bangladesh, have nominated their candidates to contest for RD. I have the privilege of being Bangladesh’s nominated candidate. The SE...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Tags: Asia-Pacific Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Biden ’s Democracy Crusade Goes Astray in Bangladesh
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mehidy's all-round display gives Bangladesh winning start to World Cup
All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored a half-century and took three wickets as Bangladesh got their Cricket World Cup campaign off to a solid start with a six-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Dharamsala on Saturday. Having won the toss and elected to field, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan put…#mehidyhasanmiraz #worldcup #afghanistan #dharamsala #shakibalhasan #rahmanullahgurbaz #playerofmatchmehidy #najibullahzadran #najmulhossainshanto #rahmatshah (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippine, Bangladesh power giants: Gas needed in green transition
TOKYO -- Booming Asian countries like the Philippines and Bangladesh need natural gas to meet domestic energy demand as they shift to greener sources, according to their leading power providers. AboitizPower, the power generation arm of Philippine conglomerate Aboitiz Group, and Bangladesh's…#tokyo #philippines #aboitizpower #philippine #aboitizgroup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news