Facebook blocks video ad that criticizes communism
(Natural News) Censorship at Facebook is going to even greater extremes: A Republican congressional candidate’s campaign video has been banned for telling the truth about communism. Elizabeth Heng, a Republican running in the deep blue state of California, shared a video that included information about the unfortunate circumstances which led her family to flee communist Cambodia.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GM mutant pigs being bred in Cambodia are hardly recognizable; muscles so big they can barely walk
(Natural News) Disturbing videos and photos of incredibly muscular pigs being bred by a Cambodian pig farm have sparked outrage online. The most infamous of these is a video that shows regular-sized pigs sharing a pen with differently colored pigs covered with grotesque musculature. Some of the hulking pigs can be seen struggling to move under... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D Printer of PEKK Implants Expanding in Asia
After receiving accreditation as a foreign medical device manufacturer by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has forged a partnership to establish manufacturing and marketing in Japan. Known for its 3D printed PEKK OsteoFab implants, its contract manufacturing services, and its OXPEKK materials technology, OPM has partnered with Tokyo-based materials supplier JSR Corp. (JSR) to form OPM Asia. The OPM Asia license includes Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and India. Manuf...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Response to Comments on "Designing river flows to improve food security futures in the Lower Mekong Basin"
Sabo et al. presented an empirically derived algorithm defining the socioecological response of the Tonle Sap Dai fishery in the Cambodian Mekong to basin-scale variation in hydrologic flow regime. Williams suggests that the analysis leading to the algorithm is flawed because of the large distance between the gauge used to measure water levels (hydrology) and the site of harvest for the fishery. Halls and Moyle argue that Sabo et al.’s findings are well known and contend that the algorithm is not a comprehensive assessment of sustainability. We argue that Williams’ critique stems from a misunderstanding about o...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Holtgrieve, G. W., Arias, M. E., Ruhi, A., Elliott, V., Nam, S., Ngor, P. B., Räsänen, T. A., Sabo, J. L. Tags: Ecology t-comment Source Type: news

Thirty-Three Pregnant Cambodian Women Discovered in Surrogacy Raid Thirty-Three Pregnant Cambodian Women Discovered in Surrogacy Raid
Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The mediational role of posttraumatic stress in the relationship between domestic violence exposure and peer victimisation: a Cambodian sample - Williamson RE, Ii DER, Wickham RE, Field NP.
Research demonstrates that children exposed to domestic violence experience a myriad of internalising and externalising symptoms. The current study examines this pathway within a Cambodian sample, specifically determining if the effect of witnessing domest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Setting road safety targets in Cambodia: a methodological demonstration using the latent risk time series model - Commandeur JJF, Wesemann P, Bijleveld F, Chhoun V, Sann S.
We present the methodology used for estimating forecasts for the number of road traffic fatalities in 2011-2020 in Cambodia based on observed developments in Cambodian road traffic fatalities and motor vehicle ownership in the years 1995-2009. Using the la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Victimization of the substance abuse and sexual behaviors among junior high school students in Cambodia - Yen Y, Shi Y, Soeung B, Suy R, Sohail MT.
We examined the current prevalence of substance abuse and sexual behaviors among junior high school students and the relationships between substance abuse, sexual behaviors, and victimization using multiple mediations. METHODS: Overall,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Reassembling a shattered life: a study of posttraumatic growth in displaced Cambodian community leaders - Uy KK, Okubo Y.
The present study explored the concept of posttraumatic growth (PTG) and transformation among 12 Cambodian community leaders who are survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide. Based on a phenomenological qualitative paradigm, this study used the conceptual mod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rapid Xpert test too costly for TB diagnosis in Cambodia?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of region
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Farmers and anglers in Cambodia depend on the Mekong River's predictable seasonal patterns, but new dams for hydroelectricity are altering the hydrology of the river. These changes have the potential to threaten fish migration, livelihoods, and regional food security. A new paper from the University of Illinois and Iowa State University urges a participatory approach for managing the Mekong River basin that engages local residents who have deep knowledge of the river. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets
This study adds to the evidence that the lives of hundreds of thousands of young children could be saved each year if these pillars of development were combined with other health interventions.WaterAid and Defeat DD are calling on governments and donors to align child health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, policies and financing to address this unnecessary health crisis more effectively and more efficiently. These investments create a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.This July the UN’s Sustainable Dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Savio Carvalho Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity
By Diana G MendozaMANILA, May 8 2018 (IPS)“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to live,” said Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).He was speaking to delegates of a forum that discussed creating environmental policies while enabling economic and regional cooperation among countries in the Belt and Road route during the 51st annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that concluded over the weekend.The initiative covers more than 65 countries -- or m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana G Mendoza Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headl Source Type: news

Health and safety management practices of contractors in South East Asia: a multi country study of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia - Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Phung VM, Nguyen TT, Ath C, Heng AYT, Kit SC.
The construction sector is notorious for accounting for numerous occupational deaths, injuries and illnesses in many countries. In emerging economies this situation could be direr, and health and safety (H&S) management by contractors is important to tackl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Exploring the approaches to care of faith-based and secular NGOs in Cambodia that serve victims of trafficking, exploitation, and those involved in sex work - Frame J.
PURPOSE Faith-based organisations (FBOs) and secular NGOs provide important services to victims of trafficking, exploitation, and those involved in sex work, yet comparative analysis of their approaches to care has lacked attention in the literature. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Victimization of the substance abuse and sexual behaviors among junior high school students in Cambodia - Yen Y, Shi Y, Soeung B, Suy R, Sohail MT.
We examined the current prevalence of substance abuse and sexual behaviors among junior high school students and the relationships between substance abuse, sexual behaviors, and victimization using multiple mediations.METHODS: Overall, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mobile Link - a theory-based messaging intervention for improving sexual and reproductive health of female entertainment workers in Cambodia: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial - Brody C, Tuot S, Chhoun P, Swendenman D, Kaplan KC, Yi S.
BACKGROUND: In Cambodia, HIV prevalence is concentrated in key populations including among female entertainment workers (FEWs) who may engage in direct or indirect sex work. Reaching FEWs with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services has been difficul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Baby girl born with part of her skull MISSING
Ah Neath's life is in the balance and her poverty-stricken family, from a remote part of Cambodia, are now running out of time and hope that their daughter will survive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Breath of Fresh Air in India
Vehicle ownership in India is projected to hit 400 million by 2040 from the 170 million recorded in 2015, which could prompt a five-fold increase in poisonous gases emitted by cars and trucks. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Ranjit DevrajNEW DELHI, Mar 20 2018 (IPS)With India’s citizens clamouring for breathable air and efficient energy options, the country’s planners are more receptive than ever to explore sustainable development options, says Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).Rijsberman, who was in India to attend the first International Solar Alliance Summit on March 11, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ranjit Devraj Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Source Type: news

Conjoined female twins have been born with one body and two heads
The twins are being kept in an incubator where they are receiving round-the-clock care while baffled doctors, in the remote Siem Reap province in Cambodia, decide how best to treat the newborns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality in HIV+ immunosuppressed adults:intensive screening is equivalent to preventive treatment
(ANRS) The STATIS trial (sponsor Inserm-ANRS) has compared two innovative strategies designed to reduce mortality in severely immunosuppressed HIV-infected adults. Coordinated by Professors Fran ç ois-Xavier Blanc (CHU de Nantes) and Serge Domoua (Programme PAC-CI, CHU de Treichville, Abidjan), the trial is being conducted in Cambodia, C ô te d'Ivoire, Uganda, and Vietnam. The results will be presented this Monday, March 5, at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections held in Boston from March 4 to 7, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The revitalisation of Buddhist peace activism in post-war Cambodia - Soeung B, Lee SY.
This article examines the Buddhist peace movements in Cambodia, which are being revitalised after a long silence since the late 1990s. Specifically, it explains how Cambodian Buddhist monks develop and maintain their normative legitimacy and connection wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

New study confirms Cambodia's last leopards on brink of extinction
(Panthera) A new study has confirmed that the world's last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined an astonishing 72 percent during a five-year period. The population represents the last remaining leopards in all of eastern Indochina -- a region incorporating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inclusive Green Growth Must Shape Thailand ’s Future, Says GGGI Chief
Sinsiri Tiwutanond Interviews the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman in Bangkok. Credit: Sinsiri Tiwutanond/IPSBy Sinsiri TiwutanondBANGKOK, Feb 26 2018 (IPS)Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand’s environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbors, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.Rijsberman, who is currently on a visit to the country for the UN SDG 7 Conference, revealed that expedi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sinsiri Tiwutanond Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Pathways linking intergenerational cultural dissonance and alcohol use among Asian American youth: the role of family conflict, parental involvement, and peer behavior - Kane JC, Johnson RM, Iwamoto DK, Jernigan DH, Harachi TW, Bass JK.
A difference in degree of acculturation between immigrant parents and children, known as intergenerational cultural dissonance (ICD), is a risk factor for adolescent alcohol use. We used path analysis with 292 Vietnamese and Cambodian adolescents from immi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multidrug-resistant Malaria Outbreak Originated in Western Cambodia Multidrug-resistant Malaria Outbreak Originated in Western Cambodia
The current outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia originated in western Cambodia soon after dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine became the first-line antimalarial drug there, according to a new genetic study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn
Dismay at south-east Asian outbreaks of malaria resistant to artemisinin drugs, the most powerful drugs currently availableUrgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists.The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos andmost recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. There have been calls for theWorld Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency of international concern, as it did withEbola in west Africa andZika virus in Brazil.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Malaria Drug resistance Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Public Health Response to a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Outbreak Associated with Unsafe Injection Practices — Roka Commune, Cambodia, 2016
Cambodians receive 0.8 –5.9 therapeutic injections per person per year, one of the highest reported rates worldwide. Appropriate medical injections and infusions can be health sustaining or lifesaving; however, improper administration can have detrimental health consequences, including infectious disease transmission. I n 2000, it was estimated that worldwide, unsafe injection and waste disposal practices account for 260,000 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections annually. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - February 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Public Health Response to a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Outbreak Associated with Unsafe Injection Practices — Roka Commune, Cambodia, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mental health indicators of suicide in Cambodian women - Armes SE, Somo CM, Khann S, Seponski DM, Lahar CJ, Kao S, Schunert T.
Global suicide rates are steadily increasing, and suicide completions in Asia outnumber those in Western countries. Young females are especially at risk, with higher rates of completion and lack of suicide support because of familial and cultural stigma an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Violence against women in Cambodia: towards a culturally responsive theory of change - Eisenbruch M.
This article brings together two seldom connected fields: Theory of Change (ToC) and cultural responsiveness in international development. It applies these approach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Emerging data sources and the study of genocide: a preliminary analysis of prison data from S-21 security-center, Cambodia - Tyner J, Ye X, Kimsroy S, Wang Z, Fu C.
The geographical and historical analysis of mass violence, such as genocide, has been limited by incomplete data sets. Accordingly, geographers and other social scientists have in recent years attempted to synthesize disparate sources of information in ord... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The cultural epigenesis of gender-based violence in Cambodia: local and Buddhist perspectives - Eisenbruch M.
Almost one in four women in Cambodia is a victim of physical, emotional or sexual violence. The study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which Cambodians see its causes and effects and to identify and analyse the cultural forces t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Youth paying for sex: what are the associated factors? Findings from a cross-sectional study in Cambodia - Dizechi S, Brody C, Tuot S, Chhea C, Saphonn V, Yung K, Kim S, Yi S.
This study aimed to identify s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology and clinical management of traumatic spine injuries at a major government hospital in Cambodia - Choi JH, Park PJ, Din V, Sam N, Iv V, Park KB.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross sectional study. PURPOSE: To characterize the pattern of injury, describe the current clinical management, and determine the outcomes in traumatic spine injury (TSI) patients presenting to a major government hospital in Phnom Pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

vTv Therapeutics inks licensing agreement for diabetes therapies
Vtv Therapeutics Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with a Chinese pharmaceutical company for one of its diabetes therapies to be developed and commercialized in China and other Pacific Rim countries.   The agreement with Hangzhou Zhongmei Huadong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. gives the company an exclusive license to develop, manufacture and commercialize vTv Therapeutics’ therapy in places, such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea and Australia.  VTv Therapeutics (Nasdaq:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose: Episode 8 with Jullian Elliott
EPISODE 8: JULIAN ELLIOTTLead for Evidence Systems at Cochrane& Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash UniversityRay ’s guest this week isJulian Elliott - the well-travelled Australian doctor, researcher and big picture thinker who aims to use new technology to radically improve health systems and access to evidence for people around the world – whether they’re in high or low income countries.Julian is something of a futurist. So at a time when all kinds of websites, apps and wearable devices are ingesting our health and personal data, Ray ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think
Credit: Water.orgBy Daniel Waldron and Zehra ShabbirWASHINTON DC, Dec 18 2017 (IPS)Without reliable access to water, human beings cannot survive. Yet 3 out of 10 people do not have a safely managed water supply, and 6 out of 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Over 2 billion people drank water that was fecally contaminated in 2015, and the World Bank estimates that the annual cost of poor sanitation is in excess of $260 billion annually. The technologies that can address these shortages are not complicated, but their upfront cost remains unaffordable to many low-income families. In Indonesia, for example, connection to pipe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Waldron and Zehra Shabbir Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global campaign
BO RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off
Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob MikanowskiThe Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the appearance of the first microbes, 400m years after the emergence of the first life on land, 200,000 years after humans arrived on this planet, 5,000 years (give or take) after God bid Noah to gather to himself two of every creeping thing, and 200 years after we started to systematically categorise all the wo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jacob Mikanowski Tags: Invertebrates Taxonomy Insects Animals Wildlife Environment Extinct wildlife Science Biology Source Type: news

A comprehensive approach to motorcycle-related head injury prevention: experiences from the field in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Uganda - Craft G, Van Bui T, Sidik M, Moore D, Ederer DJ, Parker EM, Ballesteros MF, Sleet DA.
Motorcyclists account for 23% of global road traffic deaths and over half of fatalities in countries where motorcycles are the dominant means of transport. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 69% and death by 42%; however, bot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the greater mekong subregion (GMS)
This article aims to compare the determinants of the health service system and the health status of the people in Thailand, the Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Cambodia; and to recommend policies that impact the population's health and the country's development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Cambodia, push to end maternal deaths in remote areas
RATANAKIRI, Cambodia –In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia ’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes.“I keep my eye on the girls who are pale, and those that get pregnant very young,” she explained. “It’s my job to warn them of danger signs.”Ms. Pcheuk once helped women give birth the traditional way – at home, often using dangerous practices. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Migraine-like visual auras among traumatized Cambodians with PTSD: fear of ghost attack and other disasters - Hinton DE, Reis R, de Jong J.
This article profiles visual auras among traumatized Cambodian refugees attending a psychiatric clinic. Thirty-six percent (54/150) had experienced an aura in the previous 4  weeks, almost always phosphenes (48% [26/54]) or a scintillating scotoma (74% [40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) noncompletion after dog bites: estimating the unseen to meet the needs of the underserved - Tarantola A, Blanchi S, Cappelle J, Ly S, Chan M, In S, Peng Y, Hing C, Taing CN, Ly S, Bourhy H, Buchy P, Dussart P, Mary JY.
Post exposure prophylaxis prevents human rabies and is accessible in Cambodia principally in Phnom Penh, the capital. Timely, affordable access to post-exposure prophylaxis is a challenge for the mainly rural population. We aimed to identify districts inde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trial Begins for Two Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam
(SHAH ALAM, Malaysia) — The trial of two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler is scheduled to begin Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. The women are the only suspects in custody in a killing th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized kim jong nam Malaysia North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Two Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam Plead Not Guilty
(SHAH ALAM, Malaysia) — Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. After ask...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized kim jong nam Malaysia North Korea onetime Source Type: news