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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

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia
The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A review of the historical, criminological, and theoretical understandings of the Cambodian American population: a call for more comprehensive research - Chheang D, Connolly EJ.
The collective view of Asian Americans as model minorities is evident with the extensive amount of statistical data showing support for the academic and socioeconomic success of Asian Americans in the United States. This perception, however, often presents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie Discusses Family Life After Divorce: ‘We All Have Our Difficult Times’
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meoldy Chiu / People Tags: Uncategorized Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt celebrities Family society Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Cambodian biodigester finds success, attracts investors
A household biodigester that converts livestock manure into cooking gas and fertiliser is attracting investors. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acute kidney injury due to fish gallbladder ingestion: a case report from Cambodia - Sovann K.
We report the case of a 22-year-old woman with a 3-day history of watery stool, generalized abdominal pain, repeated vomiting, and decreased urine output following the consumption of fish gallbladder for self-treatment of acne. She was admitted and receive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Knowledge of, attitude toward and practice of helmet use among motorcycle passengers in Cambodia (Safety-2016 abstract #247) - Pagna K, Khun C, Sidik M, Klaric K, Truong B.
BACKGROUND Road crashes constitute Cambodia's most serious non-communicable public health crisis, claiming on average 6 lives per day and seriously injuring 17 more. In 2014, over 70% of victims were motorcyclists, only 12% of whom wore a helmet. AIP Found... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nursing lecturer fosters links between South Wales and Cambodia
A nursing lecturer from the University of South Wales experienced Cambodia ’s healthcare system first hand in July, describing it as “like nothing she had ever experienced before”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Civil society supporting government implementation of the road traffic law in Cambodia (Safety-2016 abstract #140) - Neb S, Khem S, Tep B.
Background In January 2015, the King of Cambodia signed the new Road Traffic Bill into law. The RTL addresses drinking and driving, speeding, helmet use, and other road safety issues. Implementation of the law is an important component of reducing road tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'I Will Lose My Identity': Cambodian Villagers Face Displacement By Mekong Dam
Thousands are being displaced by new dam construction. "I cannot leave my ancestors here," says a woman whose village will be submerged by the dam. "If I abandon them, I won't know who I am."(Image credit: Michael Sullivan for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Sullivan Source Type: news

Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercy
Unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner, sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV, says he only sought to provide care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cambodian farmer's tumour removed by Australian doctors
A South Australian doctor has performed a historic operation on a Cambodian man who's entire mouth had been closed over with a huge growth emanating from his lip. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor temple complex
Archaeologists have unearthed two-metre high, centuries-old object during an excavation of an ancient hospitalArchaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia ’s famed Angkor temple complex.The nearly two metre tall carving, which is thought to be from the late 12th to the early 13th century, was discovered during a dig on Saturday, said Long Kosal, a spokesman for Apsara Authority – the state agency charged with managing the complex.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Cambodia Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Powerful remains: the continuing presence of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime in today's Cambodia - Jarvis H.
The Khmer Rouge forbade the conduct of any funeral rites at the time of the death of the estimated two million people who perished during their rule (1975-79). Since then, however, memorials have been erected and commemorative ceremonies performed, both pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

To end violence against women, Cambodian project teaches healthy relationships
Language UndefinedKAMPONG CHAM, Cambodia – Women in Cambodia ’s Kampong Cham Province are no strangers to violence. A staggering 33 per cent of women in the province have experienced physical violence since age 15, a2014 survey revealed. Statistics for the whole of Cambodia are not much better. Nationwide, one out of five women has been subjected to physical violence. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Impact of helmet use on traumatic brain injury from road traffic accidents in Cambodia - Gupta S, Klaric K, Sam N, Din V, Juschkewitz T, Iv V, Shrime MG, Park KB.
OBJECTIVE: Rapid urbanization and motorization without corresponding increases in helmet usage have made traumatic brain injury due to road traffic accidents a major public health crisis in Cambodia. This analysis was conducted to quantify the impact of he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Factors associated with child passenger motorcycle helmet use in Cambodia - Merali HS, Bachani AM.
This study examines factors associated with child passenger helmet use in five Cambodian provinces. We performed an analysis of periodic roadside observations of helmet use over a four-year period. A total of 62,039 child passengers 12  years of age and yo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cambodian remarried women are at risk for domestic violence - Eng S, Szmodis W, Grace K.
Divorce rates continue to rise, especially in urban centers, which in turn contributes to increasing numbers of women who remarry. While remarriage is one of the only options for survival for divorced women, especially those from low socioeconomic status, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Australian in Cambodia surrogacy case consulted lawyers
An Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia said Tuesday she launched her business only after consulting three local lawyers who assured her that her clinic was legal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Australian in Cambodia surrogacy case says she is innocent
An Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia says she is a physician and has never had any trouble with the law before (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rep. Judy Chu Introduces Bill To Break Mental Health Stigma Among Asian-Americans
A congresswoman is taking steps to address a rarely discussed issue in the Asian-American community.  Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) recently introduced a bill that would help increase mental health awareness among Asian-Americans and also aim to end the negative stigma associated with the topic.  “If members of the community do not know that that help is there ... the alternative is suffering in silence.” The legislation covers an issue that’s personal to Chu, who’s actually a former clinical psychologist. She told HuffPost that mental health in the community has long gone undiscussed, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No camphor toxicity in Cambodian infants - Johnson CR, Porter SG, Coats D, Whitfield KC, Mengkheang K, Topazian MD, Fischer PR.
Thiamine deficiency and beriberi are prevalent in Cambodia, although most infants with nonspecific clinical symptoms of beriberi, including tachypnea, lack echocardiographic evidence diagnostic of the disease. Camphor activates transient receptor potential... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Australian woman in Cambodian court in surrogacy case
The lawyer for an Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia says his client is innocent (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia
The catastrophe set off an unexpected shortage of iodine, leaving children in faraway countries vulnerable to cognitive deficits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Iodine Salt Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011) Thyroid Gland Cambodia Source Type: news

To live and let die: food, famine, and administrative violence in Democratic Kampuchea, 1975-1979 - Tyner JA, Rice S.
Between 1975 and 1979 approximately two million people died in the Cambodian genocide. We argue that the mass violence that transpired during this period was a manifestation of the Khmer Rouge's attempt to make life. Through a focus on the production of bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news