Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, 45 percent of new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

US Navy sailors hurt in 'mishap' on USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea
​Seven US Navy sailors were injured ​Monday ​when a fighter jet had a “landing mishap” on the ​deck of the aircraft carrier ​USS Carl Vinson. #landingmishap #southchinasea #usscarlvinson #sailors #usnavy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Chinese scientists say DNA suggests Omicron variant originated in MICE?
Chinese scientists now say they may have unearthed evidence linking the strain to mice - in its DNA. But most scientists say it likely emerged in an immunocompromised patient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 injured after F-35 jet crashes on aircraft carrier in South China Sea
The pilot of a US F-35 jet ejected as his jet crashed on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, injuring seven, the US Pacific Fleet said in a statement Monday. #southchinasea #uspacificfleet #jetcrashes #usscarlvinson #aircraftcarrier (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Scrambles Fighter Jets Near Taiwan in Wake of U.S. Carrier Exercises
China’s People’s Liberation Army sent several dozen military aircraft near Taiwan’s airspace as two U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups concluded training exercises in the region. #trainingexercises #airspace #peoplesliberationarmy #fighterjets (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scott Morrison Lost Control of His WeChat Account
A Chinese electronics company said it had bought the WeChat account legitimately, but some Australian officials said it was hijacked, and urged a boycott. #electronicscompany #wechat (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia says WeChat has removed the account of its Prime Minister
Australia has accused WeChat of taking down Prime Minister Scott Morrison's account and redirecting his followers to a site that claims to provide information for Chinese Australians. #scottmorrison #australians #primeminister #wechat (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Tests 2 Million in Beijing and Lifts COVID-19 Lockdown in Xi ’an
(BEIJING, China) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases in Beijing has prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as the city of Xi’an in north-central China lifted on Monday a monthlong lockdown that had isolated its 13 million residents. Officials in Beijing said they would conduct a second round of mass testing of the Fengtai district’s 2 million residents, where the majority of the capital’s 40 coronavirus cases since Jan. 15 have been found. That came a day after authorities announced that anyone who buys or who has bought fe...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate News Desk wire Source Type: news

Taiwan scrambles jets after dozens of Chinese warplanes breach airspace
Taiwan activated its air defense missile system Sunday after detecting 39 Chinese warplanes in its Air Defense Identification Zone . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of model resolution on the simulation of precipitation extremes over China - Luo N, Guo Y.
Climate models tend to overestimate light precipitation and underestimate heavy precipitation due to low model resolution. This work investigated the impact of model resolution on simulating the precipitation extremes over China during 1995 –2014, based o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Analysis of the interaction mechanism of the risk factors of gas explosions in Chinese underground coal mines - Zhang J, Zeng Y, Reniers G, Liu J.
This study identifies the representative risk factors of gas explosions and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Residential proximity to major roadway and progression in physical disability in older adults in China - Hu J, Chen W, Li L, Zhang Y, Jiang H, Liu W, Yin P.
Evidence of a connection between living near major roadway and adverse health outcome has come to light. However, little is known about the effect of residential traffic exposure on aging-related physical disability and whether this effect can be modified.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The association between falls and anxiety among elderly Chinese individuals: the mediating roles of functional ability and social participation - Yue Z, Liang H, Gao X, Qin X, Li H, Xiang N, Liu E.
This study examined the association between falls and anxiety among elderly Chinese individuals. It also explored the mediating ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The effect of experience on anxiety in food safety incidents-an empirical study on infant formula safety incidents in China - Li K, Cao X, He Z, Liu L.
Infant formula incidents have endangered the dietary safety and healthy growth of infants and young children and are triggers of the public's negative emotions, attracting widespread public attention. The aim of this research was to explore how perceived k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Impact of age on takeover behavior in automated driving in complex traffic situations: a case study of Beijing, China - Gong J, Guo X, Pan L, Qi C, Wang Y.
This study aims to analyze the relationship between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Olympics Will be the Ultimate Test for China ’s Zero-COVID Policy
Hosting the Olympic Games is a daunting challenge during any year. Add a global pandemic, and the logistics of welcoming the world’s athletes in while keeping the virus out become complicated fast. But China believes its aggressive stance against COVID-19 is up to the task. While the rest of the world is struggling to keep up with the virus, China’s strategy is to stay ahead of it. With its so-called “dynamic zero-COVID-19” policy, health officials try to contain any new cases by quickly testing, contact tracing, isolating and instituting lockdowns that block the spread of the virus. China’s p...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Equations built giants like Google. Who ’ll find the next billion-dollar bit of maths? | David Sumpter
Obscure, generations-old theorems have been transformative in tech, and there are still plenty out there to be usedIn 1998, a computer science PhD student called Larry Pagesubmitted a patent for internet search based on an obscure piece of mathematics. The method, known today as PageRank, allowed the most relevant webpages to be found much more rapidly and accurately than ever before. The patent, initially owned by Stanford, was sold in 2005 for shares that are today worth more than $1bn. Page ’s company, Google, has a net worth of well over $1tr.It wasn ’t Page, or Google’s cofounder Sergey Brin, who cre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Sumpter Tags: Mathematics Science Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Computing Google Alphabet Source Type: news

Africa: China Exports Its Traditional Medicine to Africa
[VOA] Nairobi -- Hing Pal Singh is among dozens of patients with daily appointments at the Oriental Chinese Herbal Clinic in Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Monthlong pandemic lockdown lifted on China's Xi'an
Authorities have lifted a monthlong pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi'an and its 13 million residents (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taiwan reports largest Chinese air force incursion since October
On Sunday, Taiwan reported that it warned away 39 Chinese aircraft flying toward the island, in the largest incursion of China's air force in its defense zone since October. #airforce #airforceincursion #incursion #defensezone (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monthlong pandemic lockdown lifted on northern Chinese city of Xi'an, allowing 13 million residents to travel freely
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dozens of Chinese warplanes fly near Taiwan after US-Japan show of naval might
China sent 39 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Sunday, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said, the largest such incursion this year. #defenseministry (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmaron Beijing Says Profit Rose Amid U.S., UK Expansion
Chinese-American billionaire Lou Boliang guides the way (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff Tags: Asia /asia Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Business /business Manufacturing /manufacturing Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Money /money russellflanneryblog Source Type: news

China's success taming virus could make exit strategy harder
The sweeping “zero-tolerance” policies that China has employed to protect its people and economy from COVID-19 may, paradoxically, make it harder for the country to exit the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First flights leave Chinese city Xi'an as travel curbs ease
The first commercial airline flights in one month have taken off from Xi’an in western China as the government eased travel curbs imposed after a coronavirus outbreak ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden, Kishida agree to boost security, economic cooperation amid rising concerns
U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed in a virtual meeting on Friday to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including China, North... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meat Loaf blamed China for COVID, revealed he couldn't sing months before death
The rocker Meat Loaf was having health problems — and couldn’t sing after an endoscopy — several months before his death Thursday night, according to a video he shot. #meatloaf (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate, COVID, China: Takeaways from online Davos event
Government and business leaders have urged global cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recovery at the World Economic Forum’s virtual gathering this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Higher Corticosteroid Dose Tied to HBV Reactivation in People With Resolved Infection Higher Corticosteroid Dose Tied to HBV Reactivation in People With Resolved Infection
In people with resolved hepatitis B virus infection, exposure to higher doses of corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of HBV reactivation and hepatitis flare, according to researchers in China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

China's flagship Covid vaccine may offer virtually zero protection against Omicron
CoronaVac triggers an 'undetectable' immune response against Omicron, according to researchers at Yale University who examined blood samples of 100 people double-jabbed with the vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearing masks on planes DOES cut risk of Covid spreading, study confirms
Chinese experts have found wearing masks on a flight cuts the chances of spreading Covid using a computer simulation and testing it against real word flights where passengers caught the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China
WASHINGTON — U. S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold their first formal talks on Friday as the two leaders face fresh concerns about North Korea's nuclear... #northkorea #bidenkishida #fumiokishida (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran, China and Russia hold naval drills in north Indian Ocean
Iran, China and Russia held their third joint naval drills in the northern Indian Ocean on Friday, state TV reported. #statetv #indianocean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Holds the Line on ‘Zero Covid,’ but Some Wonder for How Long
More people are being caught up in the country ’s virus-control dragnet. Some think the no-tolerance policy is unsustainable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Qin and Amy Chang Chien Tags: China Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Quarantines Shanghai (China) Shaanxi Province (China) Politics and Government ' an (China) Tianjin (China) Source Type: news

China Holds the Line on ‘Zero Covid,’ but Some Wonder for How Long
More people are being caught up in the country’s virus-control dragnet. Some think the no-tolerance policy is unsustainable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body dissatisfaction and non-suicidal self-injury among Chinese young adults: a moderated mediation analysis - Tie B, Tang C, Zhu C, He J.
OBJECTIVE: Extensive evidence from Western societies supports the role for body dissatisfaction in the etiological models of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). However, research of the underlying mechanisms of this relationship has been limited, especially i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Domestic violence victimization among men who have sex with men in China during the CoViD-19 lockdown - Sun S, Sun X, Wei C, Shi L, Zhang Y, Operario D, Yan H, Zaller N, Yang C.
Many countries worldwide have implemented dedicated measures, such as shelter at home, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, those mitigation measures may have major implications for individuals living with someone abusive or controlling. D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Sexual victimization in adulthood and associated factors among men and women: cross-sectional evidence from Mainland China - Shi X, Zheng Y.
Limited empirical research addresses sexual victimization and related factors among the general adult population in China. To address this gap, we explored the association between sexual victimization in adulthood and associated factors (unwanted sexual ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

US Navy warship challenges Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea
A United States Navy guided missile destroyer challenged Chinese claims of sovereignty in and around islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, with a Navy statement saying such claims violate... #southchinasea #usnavy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beijing Olympics: 'Everyone is just worried about getting there'
NBC's broadcasters will call the Winter Olympics remotely from Connecticut rather than in person in China. ESPN has bailed on... #winterolympics #beijingolympics #broadcasters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department dropped its case Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor charged last year with concealing research ties to the Chinese government,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Drop Case Against M.I.T. Scientist Accused of Hiding China Links
Gang Chen, a professor of mechanical engineering, was arrested a year ago, accused of concealing his affiliations with Chinese government institutions. #governmentinstitutions #affiliations #gangchen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The lessons of COVID-19, two years on
When Robert Kim-Farley heard that COVID-19 had reached the United States, on Jan. 20, 2020, he immediately recalled the grim images from China that he had been seeing online, with people dying in the streets outside of overwhelmed hospitals.“The pandemic has reached us, and it’s going to be bad,” the UCLA epidemiologist thought.With the U.S. reaching the second anniversary of that first U.S. case, Kim-Farley has been reflecting on what the scientific community got right during the medical crisis, and what it could have done better.On a scale of 1 to 10, he said he ’d give the U.S. a 7 for how local,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hong Kong hamster cull, Beijing mail fears: New Covid threats dismay residents and experts
In their relentless drive to eliminate the coronavirus, authorities in China and Hong Kong have zeroed in on new targets: international mail and hamsters. #hongkong (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech Republic scraps mandatory jabs as daily cases hit new high; record cases in Bulgaria – as it happened
Czech government scraps decree to avoid ‘deepening fissures’ in country;Bulgaria reports highest daily tally of pandemic with 11,181 infectionsPM announces end to all Omicron Covid restrictions in EnglandPlan A: what are the new Covid rules in England?Czech folk singer dies after deliberately contracting CovidIreland announces annual bank holiday to honour Covid victimsChina has reported its lowest daily count of local Covid infections in two weeks after cities clamped down on high-risk areas, quarantined infections and conducted mass testing on residents.Mainland China reported a total of 55 domestically trans...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Lock (now); Jem Bartholomew, Lucy Campbelland Martin Belam (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Science World news Omicron variant World Health Organization Source Type: news

Covid live: Czech Republic scraps mandatory jabs as daily cases hit new high; record cases in Bulgaria
Czech government scraps decree to avoid ‘deepening fissures’ in country;Bulgaria reports highest daily tally of pandemic with 11,181 infectionsPM announces end to all Omicron Covid restrictions in EnglandPlan A: what are the new Covid rules in England?Czech folk singer dies after deliberately contracting CovidIreland announces annual bank holiday to honour Covid victimsChina has reported its lowest daily count of local Covid infections in two weeks after cities clamped down on high-risk areas, quarantined infections and conducted mass testing on residents.Mainland China reported a total of 55 domestically trans...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jem Bartholomew (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Science World news Omicron variant World Health Organization Source Type: news

Covid live: Germany reports record rise of cases; Czech Republic considers mandatory vaccines for key workers
Daily rise of more than 100,000 cases seen in Germany for first time; over-60s and key professionals may be targeted by new Czech measuresEngland ’s Plan B Covid measures expected to ease after Cabinet meetingNicola Sturgeon announces lifting of Omicron restrictions in ScotlandCalls for French MP to resign after announcing Covid protocol from IbizaHong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11New Zealand closes borders to new arrivals over Omicron riskChina has reported its lowest daily count of local Covid infections in two weeks after cities clamped down on high-risk areas, quarantined infections a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now) and Samantha Lock (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Science World news Omicron variant World Health Organization Source Type: news

Characteristics of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) related burn injuries in Hasan Sadikin Bandung General Hospital - Putri AC, Insani IB, Hasibuan L, Faried A, Mose JC.
The number of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) related burn injuries has increased over recent years in Indonesia, since the conversion of kerosene to LPG in 2007 (government policy). Based on studies in India and China, LPG-related burn injuries have become ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Awareness towards rabies and exposure rate and treatment of dog-bite injuries among rural residents - Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, 2021 - Zhu M, Mu D, Chen Q, Chen N, Zhang Y, Yin W, Li Y, Chen Y, Deng Y, Tang X.
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS TOPIC? Although fatal once clinical signs appear, rabies is preventable through three proven, effective interventions including mass dog vaccination, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and, though sometimes neglected, awarene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiological analysis of wild mushroom poisoning in Zhejiang province, China, 2016-2018 - Chen L, Sun L, Zhang R, Liao N, Qi X, Chen J, Liu T.
In this study, we aimed to explore characteristics of wild mushroom poisoning in Zhejiang province, China. From 2016 to 2018, 429 cases of wild mushroom poisoning wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news