Risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in Bhutan: an analysis of the 2014 Bhutan STEPS Survey data - Dendup T, Zhao Y, Dorji T, Phuntsho S.
This study used the dataset of the nationally-representative Bhutan STEPS Survey conducted in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Families give high marks to parenting supports 'for refugees, by refugees,' study finds
(Boston College) A parenting program, developed by Somali and Bhutanese refugees in partnership with Boston College researchers, retained a majority of participants and showed promise reducing reports of childhood depression and family conflict and improving behavior among children, according to findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and attempt among school going adolescents in Bhutan - a secondary analysis of a global school-based student health survey in Bhutan 2016 - Dema T, Tripathy JP, Thinley S, Rani M, Dhendup T, Laxmeshwar C, Tenzin K, Gurung MS, Tshering T, Subba DK, Penjore T, Lhazeen K.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is one of the leading causes of death and Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) worldwide. The economic, emotional and human cost of suicidal behaviour to individuals, families, communities and society makes it a serious public health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug use among teenagers and young adults in Bhutan - Wangdi K, Jamtsho T.
This study aimed to determine the national prevalence of ever drug use and identify its associated factors amongst teenagers and young ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Experience of bullying among Bhutanese college students: implications for teacher formation programmes - Choden U, Sherab K, Howard J.
This study, the first of its kind in Bhutan, explores the experience of bullying among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nuns and monks break the silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Bhutan
Thimphu, BHUTAN –  " There was a time when I would be menstruating and didn ’t know what to do during those days… Now I do.” These candid reflections came from an unexpected source: a nun sitting cross-legged on the floor of an astrology college in the capital of Bhutan. She was part of a delegation of nuns and monks – known locally as Anims and Lopens Gelongs – meeting with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to speak about their work destigmatizing sexual and reproductive health in their communities.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

The desire to be dead among Bhutanese refugees resettled in the United States: assessing risk - Meyerhoff J, Rohan KJ.
Bhutanese refugees are at elevated risk for suicide, but culturally inflexible suicide risk models may hinder accurate risk detection in this population. This cross-sectional study aimed to use a theoretical model based on the interpersonal psychological t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bhutan Prepares For Zero Malaria: A Photo Story
The tiny Himalayan country is hoping to reach malaria-free status within the next few years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Source Type: news

A Happy Country Struggles With Mental Health A Happy Country Struggles With Mental Health
Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom aspiring toward universal happiness, faces new mental health challenges. The solution may be blending Eastern and Western care.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Meet the smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being
On the eastern edge of the Himalayas, nestled between India and Tibet, lies the tiny nation of Druk Yul, better known as Bhutan. In Bhutanese, the name means "Land of the Thunder Dragon," a nod to the violent storms that pound the rugged mountain peaks and flood the lush valleys. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being
Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Index may not have led to it being the happiest country, but it has improved life spans and produced other tangible gains. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency ambulance dispatch and drive times: an analysis of prehospital vehicular response in the Kingdom of Bhutan - Corrigendum - Dorji M, Saruhashi G, Kincaid J, Mize C.
[This corrects the order of authouship.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living With and Affected By Autism Spectrum Disorder
[IPS] Dhaka -The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded by Bangladesh, India and the Tibetan region of China. It is a country that brought the term Gross National Happiness as a concept by which to measure a country's progress. In April 2017 it celebrated WAAD by hosting the International Conference on Autism& Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ANDD2017) in Thimphu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living with and Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
Discussion on Enabling countries to successfully address ASD and other NDDs as part of their SDGs featuring participation by regional directors and representatives of UNICEF, UNESCAP, UN Women, UNESCO, IOM, ILO and WHO, country representatives and experts. Chaired by H.E., Sheikh Hasina, Co-Chaired by Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO-SEARO and moderated by Saima Hossain the discussion focused on common aspirations and not only set the tone of the Conference but the powerful remarks by speakers paved the way for an effective way forward so that children and adults with NDDs can be included in the global ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

'Hiding their troubles': a qualitative exploration of suicide in Bhutanese refugees in the USA - Brown FL, Mishra T, Frounfelker RL, Bhargava E, Gautam B, Prasai A, Betancourt TS.
This study aims to inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Conjoined twins return home after lifesaving surgery in Australia
Two Bhutanese conjoined twins who traveled to Australia to be separated have returned home this week, completing a nearly 12,000-mile round trip to receive the life-saving surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinants of health seeking behavior of animal bite victims in rabies endemic South Bhutan: a community-based contact-tracing survey - Penjor K, Tenzin T, Jamtsho RK.
BACKGROUND: Dog bites are the main source of rabies infection and death in humans, contributing up to 99% of all cases. We conducted a contact-tracing study to evaluate the health seeking and treatment compliance behaviors of people following potential exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and suicide-related behavior among Bhutanese refugees resettled in the United States - Meyerhoff J, Rohan KJ, Fondacaro KM.
Suicidal behavior and death by suicide are significant and pressing problems in the Bhutanese refugee community. Currently, Bhutanese refugees are dying by suicide at a rate nearly two times that of the general U.S. population. Proper identification of ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

YSPH alumna appointed top health official in Bhutan
Dechen Wangmo ’07 M.P.H. has been appointed Minister of Health by newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, the lone woman among 10 new cabinet members. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

After separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close
Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were separated by doctors in Australia last week still want to be close to each other, nurses have told reporters. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together
Doctors say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been moving about, eating and otherwise healing well (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins separated but still want to be next to each other – video
After a successful operation, Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa are now getting used to independent life although they prefer to remain side-by-side. Dr Joe Crameri from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said the 15-month-girls are 'doing very well' and 'we feel quietly confident we will have a good result'. Dr Crameri adds there was a sense of relief 'once we realised that we had the ability to divide the liver without compromising the girls and ultimately we didn ’t have to anything fancy to the bowel'. The 15-month-old girls were successfully separated after a six-hour procedure by a team which involved ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Australia news Bhutan Medical research Source Type: news

Surgeons in Australia separate conjoined girls from Bhutan
Conjoined twins from Bhutan have been separated at an Australian hospital in a delicate operation that divided their shared liver and reconstructed their abdomens (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan are "doing very well", Australian surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan
Surgeons in Australia have begun separating conjoined twins from Bhutan in a delicate operation expected to last most of the day (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan may share more than one organ, Australian surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“ Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works ”
According to ‘The World State of Agriculture 2018’, India is the country with the highest number of organic producers (835'000). This is a woman cultivating her tea plantation in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Credit: Ilaria Cecilia/IPSBy Maged SrourROME, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. Earlier this month, Sikkim, won the Future Policy Award 2018 (FPA) for being the f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Uni Source Type: news

Bhutanese conjoined twins in Australia for separation
Conjoined 14-month-old girls from Bhutan have arrived in Australia where doctors are planning a complex surgery to separate them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins flown from Bhutan to Australia for separation
A pair of conjoined twins have been flown from Bhutan to Australia, where doctors hope they will be able to operate on the 14-month-old girls, who have grown up facing each other, unable to move independently. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)By Shamshad AkhtarBANGKOK, Thailand, May 15 2018 (IPS)Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and, if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve sustainable development. This is the central challenge heads of state and government will be considering this week at the Economic and Social Commission for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Environment Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Tigers found to assist farmers and livestock owners by protecting domesticated animals from other threats
(Natural News) There have been a lot of stories about tigers and other predators attacking people and livestock. While this may have created a negative perception of tigers, a new study asks us to reconsider: In a paper in the journal Biological Conservation, researchers from Bhutan found that farmers and livestock can actually benefit from having tigers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piecing together past and present in Bhutan: narration, silence and forgetting in conflict - Christensen LK.
This article explores this question using interview data from anthropological fieldwork in Bhutan. In Bhutan, the ethnic conflict of the early 1990s is surr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Responding to Needs of Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cover artists Dhrupod & Poshla with Saima Hossain at the launch of Unique Glimpses.By Saima Wazed HossainDHAKA, Mar 29 2018 (IPS)Shuchona Foundation is a not-for-profit policy advocacy, research, and capacity-building organization specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and mental health. It is the culmination of the efforts to coordinate and mainstream policies and programs for mental health and NDD’s that began with the launch of the of the GAPH-Bangladesh in 2011.Shuchona’s work is geared towards creating a productive and meaningful life for persons with any disabilities as included – n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bhutan reports outbreak of severe H5N1 bird flu: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Bhutan has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the country's agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PCVs good value for money in Bhutan
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Elekta points to new MR/RT research
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta said the first study evaluating its MR-guided...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBA, Elekta join forces on software development Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA, Elekta join forces on software development
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and radiation oncology vendor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA posts half-year revenue increases Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta announced five new members of its MR-Linac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Elekta begins installation of MR-linac system Elekta receives order from Ala. provider Elekta points to study of older lung cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta touts 21 studies at AAPM 2017
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta said its investigational Unity MR radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Elekta begins installation of MR-linac system Elekta receives order from Ala. provider Elekta points to study of older lung cancer patients Elekta debuts MR-linac radiation therapy system at ESTRO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta Introduces Advanced Cancer Treatment to Kingdom of Bhutan
THIMPHU, Bhutan, July 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that it has been chosen to deliver the first ever radiation therapy system to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The National Referral Hospital, the largest... Devices, Oncology Elekta, Elekta Compact, linear accelerator, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burden, pattern and causes of road traffic accidents in Bhutan, 2013-2014: a police record review - Wangdi C, Gurung MS, Duba T, Wilkinson E, Tun ZM, Tripathy JP.
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a major cause of death and injury globally. There was little information on the burden and causes of RTAs in Bhutan. The study estimates the burden and characteristics of RTAs and describes the victims of RTAs in Bhutan. A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Policy and governance to address depression and suicide in Bhutan: the national suicide-prevention strategy - Dorji G, Choki S, Jamphel K, Wangdi Y, Chogyel T, Dorji C, Nirola DK.
Suicide and mental disorders are a growing public health issue in Bhutan, due in part to a rapidly transitioning society. The burden of suicide has been recognized by the Royal Government of Bhutan and, as a result, it introduced the country's first ever n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bhutan and Maldives Eliminate Measles - WHO Bhutan and Maldives Eliminate Measles - WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles: WHO
Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
The World Health Organization says Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee
Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activitiesEarlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 thousandApis Melliforia. And while introducing a new species of animal to your home seems like a hugely cathartic event, there was no ceremonious exchange of insect between myself and the store from which I ordered them, which was a bit of a let down. I accepted the humming box, placed it in the hatchback of the family car, and drove h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Holly Norton Tags: Science Archaeology Bees Environment Insects Source Type: news

Bhutan making its people healthier, happier by beating noncommunicable diseases
In Bhutan, protecting people from cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancers, and diabetes is a national priority. It has put in place a national plan, linking all sectors, from health to finance and education, to prevent and control these noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, malaria [subject], noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Bhutan [country], Feature [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news