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Gender inequality, lack of information fuel teen pregnancies in Timor-Leste
AILEU, Timor-Leste –“I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in the Aileu district in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no education about this at school. No lessons at all related to this topic. Nothing.”Natalia ’s life began to unravel after shebecame pregnant. Her boyfriend abandoned her. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Associations between bride price stress and intimate partner violence amongst pregnant women in Timor-Leste - Rees S, Mohsin M, Tay AK, Soares E, Tam N, da Costa Z, Tol W, Silove D.
BACKGROUND: Reducing violence against women is a global public health priority, particularly in low-income and conflict-affected societies. However, more needs to be known about the causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in these settings, including the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Identifying a combined construct of grief and explosive anger as a response to injustice amongst survivors of mass conflict: a latent class analysis of data from Timor-Leste - Rees SJ, Tay AK, Savio E, Da Costa ZM, Silove D.
Previous studies have identified high rates of explosive anger amongst post-conflict populations including Timor-Leste. We sought to test whether explosive anger was integrally associated with symptoms of grief amongst the Timorese, a society that has expe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

PharmaMar and STAsia sign licensing and marketing agreement for lurbinectedin
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar (MSE:PHM) today announced an agreement with Singapore-based Specialised Therapeutics Asia Pte, Ltd (STA) to market the marine-based anti-tumour compound of the Company, lurbinectedin (PM1183) for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, small-cell lung cancer, BRCA 1/2 -associated metastatic breast cancer and other future oncology indications in Australia, New Zealand and in 12 Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ice age art in Indonesia reveals how spiritual life transformed en route to Australia
Cave discoveries suggest Indigenous Australians ’ strong connection with animals may have its roots in the exotic species their ancestors encountered in SulawesiA cave dig in Indonesia has unearthed a unique collection of prehistoric ornaments and artworks that date back in some instances to at least 30,000 years ago. The site is thought to have been used by some of the world ’s earliest cave artists.Published this week, our new findings challenge the long-held view that hunter-gatherer communities in the Pleistocene ( “ice age”) of south-east Asia were culturally impoverished.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Adam Brumm and Michelle Langley for the Conversation Tags: Anthropology Evolution Indigenous peoples Indonesia Timor-Leste Australia news Archaeology Asia Pacific Art Indigenous Australians Source Type: news

Time to Protect Our Common Home
Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historical landmark agreement in Paris on 12 December 2015, charting a fundamentally new course for global climate efforts. The Paris Agreement (PA) came into force on 4 November 2016, creating a history in multilateral diplomacy, as no other convention came into force so quickly. This reflects global political commitment and desire for a zero-carbon, climate-resilient future. Now we need to adopt procedures for operationalizing the new framework, institutions and processes established under the Agreement, starting from the COP22 at Marrakech...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nobel Peace Laureates Warn: Trump Presidency Would Bring Grave Risks
This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity,com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opportunity in Timor-Leste for Doctor with an interest in TB and HIV
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 27, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Launch A Zika Travel Advisory For Southeast Asia
U.S. health officials issued a Zika virus travel warning on Thursday, recommending that pregnant women consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 counties in Southeast Asia. The new travel warning was issued for Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Vietnam, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Travelers have returned from certain areas of Southeast Asia with Zika virus infection,” the agency noted on its website. On Friday, officials reported two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Thailand, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues Zika travel notice for 11 Southeast Asian countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel notice Thursday urging pregnant women to consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of the risk of Zika virus infections. The countries are Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam. The travel information is […]Related:CDC officials worry that new flu vaccine recommendations could reduce useMystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread through sweat or tearsCancer immunotherapy is moving fast. Here’s what you need to know. (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations
In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing his original anthem "Happy People, Happy Planet" that celebrates a joyful connection between people and the environment. Bass flute player Hillario Soto leading the troupe in the event open. Photo: Mamadou Dabo. As they paraded down th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of grief symptoms and a sense of injustice in the pathways to post-traumatic stress symptoms in post-conflict Timor-Leste - Tay AK, Rees S, Steel Z, Liddell B, Nickerson A, Tam N, Silove D.
AIMS: Grief symptoms and a sense of injustice may be interrelated responses amongst persons exposed to mass conflict and both reactions may contribute to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. As yet, however, there is a dearth of data examining t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In whose interests? Former rebel parties and ex-combatant interest group mobilisation in Aceh and East Timor - Sindre GM.
An important factor shaping rebel-to-party transformations and post-conflict party governance pertains to how these groups relate to their former rank and file. While drawing on veterans of the war provides for stable source of support and organisational s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patterns of separation anxiety symptoms amongst pregnant women in conflict-affected Timor-Leste: associations with traumatic loss, family conflict, and intimate partner violence - Silove DM, Tay AK, Tol WA, Tam N, Dos Reis N, da Costa Z, Soares C, Rees S.
BACKGROUND: Adult separation anxiety (ASA) symptoms are prevalent amongst young women in low and middle-income countries and symptoms may be common in pregnancy. No studies have focused on defining distinctive patterns of ASA symptoms amongst pregnant wome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

These 2 Boys Were Born The Same Day In The Same Town, But Their Lives Will Be Dramatically Different
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- Miranto is 5 years old. He proudly wears his school uniform, a blue smock, along with Mickey Mouse sneakers and a tilted baseball cap. He's been in school for two years, where he's on track and has made dozens of friends. Sitraka is a head shorter than Miranto and looks about half his age. He's not wearing any shoes, and his tiny T-shirt reads "Special Baby Boy." He's still learning to speak and has trouble sitting or standing still for any length of time, which means he can't go to school and has trouble making new friends. Both boys were born in the village of Ambohimidasy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high-risk group of pregnant women with elevated levels of conflict-related trauma, intimate partner violence, symptoms of depression and other forms of mental distress in post-conflict Timor-Leste - Rees SJ, Tol W, Mohammad M, Tay AK, Tam N, Dos Reis N, da Costa E, Soares C, Silove DM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Other Entrepreneurs: Giving Ailing Newborns a Fighting Chance From Vietnam
Every year, more than three million babies die in their first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented if appropriate technologies were available in the hospitals of the world's poorest countries. Nga Tuyet Trang, the founder of Medical Technology Transfer and Services, or MTTS, is trying to make this happen. After spending a year studying in Denmark in 2003, Nga returned home to Vietnam imagining a world where every infant, no matter where they were born, had an equal chance for a healthy life. Assembling an international team of specialists in biomedicine, mechanics, electronics and industrial design, she t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high-risk group of pregnant women with elevated levels of conflict-related trauma, intimate partner violence, symptoms of depression and other forms of mental distress in post-conflict Timor-Leste - Rees SJ, Tol W, Mohammad M, Tay AK, Tam N, Dos Reis N, da Costa E, Soares C, Silove DM.
Women in post-conflict, low-income, post-conflict (LI-PC) countries are at risk of exposure to the traumatic events (TEs) of war and intimate partner violence (IPV), forms of stress that are known to lead to depression and other adverse mental health outco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The Pope Blesses China
Many seem to fear the rise of China as a challenge to the West. Not Pope Francis. In a remarkable interview published this week in Asia Times, he takes the long view, transcending contemporary geopolitics and embracing the return of the Middle Kingdom's ancient civilization to the global stage as enriching for us all. "For me, China has always been a reference point of greatness," the pontiff was quoted as saying. "A great country. But more than a country, a great culture, with an inexhaustible wisdom." It was the first time in 2,000 years that a pope had extended greetings on the Lunar New Year to a Ch...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How better seeds make Timor-Leste climate resilient
In this video, we visit South-East Asia to investigate the locally designed Seeds of Life farming scheme. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists Unearth Fossils Of Rats The Size Of Small Dogs
Musophobes, quit reading now. Archaeologists with the Australian National University have discovered the fossils of seven different species of giant rats, one of which could grow to be up to 10 times the size of the critters that scurry through New York City subways. "The biggest one is about five kilos, the size of a small dog," Dr. Julien Louys of the ANU School of Culture, History and Language said Friday in a press release. Archaeologists found the fossils in East Timor while working on a project examining early human movement in Southeast Asia. These fossils are around 44,000 years old, according t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rat fossils of largest rat that ever existed
Archaeologists have discovered fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor, with the largest up to 10 times the size of modern rats. The work is part of the From Sunda to Sahul project which is looking at the earliest human movement through Southeast Asia. Researchers are now trying to work out exactly what caused the rats to die out. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Safe, Clean Drinking Water Defines Civilization
Access to clean, safe and secure water resources is an essential prerequisite for communities to prosper. Sadly, this is far from the reality for many of the poorest people around the world who do not have access to improved sanitation and safe water supplies. The statistics are staggering and highlight the need for improved access to clean water: 650 million people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water; 2.3 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation; and 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. Living in a privileged country, I can't fathom what...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Advancing Health With Information Technology in the 21st Century
Conclusion In the Information Age, to advance the care of patients, new technologies including wearables, remote monitoring, text messaging, apps, and social media are being added to the 'black bag' of tools carried by physicians and other health care providers including the blood pressure cuff, thermometer and stethoscope. This technology-shaped shift in health care, if implemented with innovation and evaluation, could potentially help reduce the rate of re-hospitalizations, allow for earlier diagnosis and intervention, promote prevention, reduce costs, and improve chronic disease management in communities across our coun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing a cycle of family violence model in conflict-affected, low-income countries: a qualitative study from Timor-Leste - Rees S, Thorpe R, Tol W, Fonseca M, Silove D.
The present study examines key aspects of an emerging cycle of violence model as applied to conflict-affected countries. We focus specifically on the roles of intimate partner violence (IPV), consequent experiences of explosive anger amongst women, and ass... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

The impact of violence against women on reproductive health and child mortality in Timor-Leste - Taft AJ, Powell RL, Watson LF.
OBJECTIVES: To determine differences in reproductive health and infant and child mortality and health between abused and non-abused ever-married women in Timor-Leste. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of Timor-Leste Demographic Health Survey (1,959 ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Domestic violence, marital control, and family planning, maternal, and birth outcomes in Timor-Leste - Meiksin R, Meekers D, Thompson S, Hagopian A, Mercer MA.
Patriarchal traditions and a history of armed conflict in Timor-Leste provide a context that facilitates violence against women. More than a third of ever-married Timorese women report physical and/or sexual domestic violence (DV) perpetrated by their most... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Water and Sanitation Report Card: Slow Progress, Inadequate Funding
A woman from Pune, Timor-Leste, collects water for her home. Credit: UN Photo/Martine PerretBy Tim BrewerLONDON, Nov 24 2014 (IPS)The Ebola crisis has thrown into sharp relief the issue of water, sanitation and hygiene in treating and caring for the sick. Dying patients are being taken to hospitals which never had enough water to maintain hygiene, and the epidemic has pushed the system to breaking point.Last week’s World Health Organisation report produced by UN Water, the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS), has provided a sobering picture of water and sanitation services so neces...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Brewer Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & MDGs Water & Sanitation ActionAid ebola GLAAS Sustainable Develo Source Type: news

Effects of recurrent violence on post-traumatic stress disorder and severe distress in conflict-affected Timor-Leste: a 6-year longitudinal study - Silove D, Liddell B, Rees S, Chey T, Nickerson A, Tam N, Zwi AB, Brooks R, Sila LL, Steel Z.
We report results of a 6-year longitudinal study in post-conflict Timor-Leste assessing changes in mental h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nearly One-Third of World’s Population Is Overweight
Schools around the world, like this one in Melilla, Uruguay, are trying to introduce healthy eating habits to bring down rates of obesity and overweight. Credit: Victoria Rodríguez/IPSBy Farangis AbdurazokzodaWASHINGTON , May 31 2014 (IPS) Over two billion people – or 30 percent of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, and no country has successfully reduced obesity rates to date, according to a new study published this week by the British medical journal, The Lancet. The number of overweight and obese people increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013, according to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Farangis Abdurazokzoda Tags: Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations World Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Body Mass Index Michelle Obama obesity Overweight The Source Type: news

Recurrent violence linked to substantially higher rates of mental disorders in post-conflict communities
In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe distress, suggests new research. Investigators conducted a survey in 2004 to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders among 1022 adults in Timor Leste four years after the end of a long-running and violent war against Indonesian occupation, and again in 2010–11, following a period of prolonged internal conflict. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Timor-Leste becomes first Asia-Pacific country to launch UN's Zero Hunger Challenge
Timor-Leste, Asia-Pacific's youngest country, today became the region's first to launch a national campaign under the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge, which seeks to ensure universal access to food in the face of looming threats such as climate change. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Unravelling Dili: The crisis of city and state in Timor-Leste - Moxham B, Carapic J.
This article argues that the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rethinking women's empowerment - Porter E.
This article examines how orthodox ideas of empowerment have changed for women living in contexts of insecurity. Drawing on fieldwork interviews on women, peace and security in Fiji, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste, the article reveals a range of culturally diff... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Achieving convergence between a community-based measure of explosive anger and a clinical interview for intermittent explosive disorder in Timor-Leste - Liddell B, Silove D, Tay K, Tam N, Nickerson A, Brooks R, Rees S, B Zwi A, Steel Z.
BACKGROUND: There is growing research interest in understanding and analyzing explosive forms of anger. General epidemiological studies have focused on the DSM-IV category of Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), while refugee and post-conflict research h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Timor-Leste embarks on fish farming for food security
An aquaculture strategy in impoverished Timor-Leste could boost the country's economy. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news