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Learning to be gendered: gender socialization in early adolescence among urban poor in Delhi, India, and Shanghai, China - Basu S, Zuo X, Lou C, Acharya R, Lundgren R.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to understand the gender socialization process in early adolescence. METHODS: The study was located in two disadvantaged urban communities in Delhi, India and Shanghai, China and was part of the multicountry (15... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of price policy on demand for alcohol in rural India - Subramanian A, Kumar P.
Whether raising the price of addictive goods can reduce its burden is widely debated in many countries, largely due to lack of appropriate data and robust methods. Three key concerns frequently raised in the literature are: unobserved heterogeneity; omitte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Observed seat belt use on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State - Hoff S, Montgomery G, Madill C.
In 2016, the Washington (State) Traffic Safety Commission partnered with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to conduct an observational seat belt survey to establish a baseline estimate of seat belt use on the reservation. The same method ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Perception of unintentional childhood injuries among mothers in rural South India - Inbaraj LR, Rose A, George K, Bose A.
Parental perception of safe and risk-free environment is critical in the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. In this cross-sectional study, hundred mothers from 13 clusters were interviewed to assess the perception of mothers regarding the risks ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Republican Health Bill Is Targeting Votes From These Two States
(WASHINGTON) — Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation. The 140-page measure, which top Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week, is stuffed with language making some states winners and others losers. Aides say the legislation is still changing as leaders hunt the 50 GOP “yes” votes they’ll need to turn this summer’s jarring Senate rejection o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Graham-Cassidy Health Care onetime Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 21, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. This sweat-powered biofuel cell could create better wearable devices Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have created a stretchable sweat-powered biofuel cell, and it could enable better wearables. The biofue...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

First large-scale ancient DNA study helps reconstruct African population structure
Samples of ancient DNA recovered by University of Bristol scientists on two Indian Ocean islands have helped in the first large scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

Abbott allowed to discontinue dissolvable stent in India
The company asserted that its decision to withdraw Abbott was based on “low commercial uptake” and this was reflected in the sales figures of these brands in India, according to NPPA. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkins
Friday may officially mark the first day of Fall, but retailers have been getting into the spirit of the season for weeks: pumpkin-flavored items started hitting shelves in August, and some Starbucks locations have been selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Sept. 1. The array of pumpkin-flavored items seems to get more surprising by the year, from pumpkin-flavored wine to pet food. And people are eating it up: Nielsen says sales of pumpkin-flavored items have reached a new high, bringing in $414 million in the U.S. between the end of July 2016 and the end of July 2017 — up from $286 million over that same period of time...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Food Food & Drink food and drink Source Type: news

Indian gov ’ t mulls price cap on ‘ essential ’ medical devices
The Indian government is considering capping prices on medical devices it deems essential to health care, according to a new report from LiveMint. The government has assembled a committee to create a National List of Essential Medical Devices which it intends to make available with assurances related to both quality and price, according to the report. “The devices and medical equipment included under the list will be those which are required for the basic running of medical premises including hospitals, clinics and those required to handle medical emergency,” a government document stated, according to LiveMint&...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Source Type: news

Case Study: Bioequivalent Studies in India
A leading pharmaceutical company was focusing its attention on India to conduct bioequivalence studies with clinical end points. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Verbal Autopsies' Show India Has Averted a Million Child Deaths Since 2005'Verbal Autopsies' Show India Has Averted a Million Child Deaths Since 2005
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 20, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. The 10 largest medical device companies in the world Mergers & acquisitions continue to change the medical device landscape, as reflected in Medical Design & Outsourcing’s new Big 100 list. We pulled financial reg...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression
Conclusion This large cohort study highlights high levels of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. It is however important to note that these are symptoms – we don't know how many of the children would be diagnosed with depression. When parents complete the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, it is estimated that it will accurately identify 75% of children with depression and 73% of children without depression. But it is less accurate when children complete it. Recent research suggests that it can identify 60% of children with depression and 61% of children without depression. Despite these limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Indian mum of conjoined twins told to return to hospital
A woman in Utter Pradesh, India discharged herself within a few hours after birth. Doctors say the babies, whose gender is unknown, are vulnerable because they share an umbilical cord. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Eight Communities the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
he Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced the eight communities selected to receive the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize: Algoma, Wisconsin; Allen County, Kansas; Chelsea, Massachusetts; Garrett County, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; San Pablo, California; Seneca Nation of Indians in western New York, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Boston Scientific could still seek to pull Synergy stent from India
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is reportedly still considering a market withdrawal in India for its Synergy adsorbable polymer stent, after repeated attempts to lift a government-imposed price cap were rebuffed by regulators there. Representatives from the Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device giant met yesterday with National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority officials to discuss pulling Synergy from India, according to LiveMint. The NPPA last week said no changes to the price caps would be considered until February 2018, a year after the caps went into effect, according to the website, which cited a ” pers...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Stents Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Meril Life Science Source Type: news

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- A widening waistline may make for shrinking numbers of sperm, new research suggests. Indian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mother of conjoined twins urged to return to hospital
A woman in Utter Pradesh, India discharged herself within a few hours after birth. Doctors say the babies, whose gender is unknown, are vulnerable because they share an umbilical cord. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid enter deal for varicella vaccine technology in Russia
Indian healthcare company Zydus Cadila has entered an exclusive agreement with Pharm Aid for the technology expertise of varicella vaccine production in Russia to prevent chickenpox. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Court: White Supremacist Church Shooter Can ’t Fire His Jewish and Indian Lawyers
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof’s request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence for a racist massacre in South Carolina a day after he filed it. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page, 11-word denial Tuesday. Roof’s handwritten appeal was filed Monday. He wrote: “It will be impossible for me to trust two attorneys that are my political and biological enemies.” Roof was sentenced to death in January after being convicted of hate crimes in the killings of nine black worshippers at Charles...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

India may soon give OTC drugs definition
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is expected to amend rules on drugs and cosmetics to include a separate schedule for OTC drugs. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Convicted Charleston Church Killer Wants to Fire His ‘Biological Enemy’ Jewish and Indian Lawyers
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, Dylann Roof wrote that his attorneys’ backgrounds are “a barrier to effective communication.” Given their ethnicities, Roof wrote, “it is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case.&rdq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meg Kinnard / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1st Lifestyle Clinic Opens in Lagos to Tackle Cancer, Others
[Vanguard] Good news for Nigerians prone to common health issues and disorders related to lifestyle such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, stroke , cancer etc., as the 1st lifestyle clinic in the country - Grover Medical's Lifestyle Clinic, in collaboration with Artemis Hospitals Gurgaon, India - made its debut in Lagos recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Indian Health Service Publishes Paper on Child Obesity
Blog post from the Indian Health Service (IHS) on its recently releasedarticle in the American Journal of Public Health which found that the prevalence of overweight and obesity among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children aged 2-19 may have stabilized. However, the prevalence of obesity is still higher among AI/AN children than the general U.S. population of children. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes
(St. Michael's Hospital) India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new research published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$20M NSF award to fund research into the role of microorganisms in plant, soil, water
(University of Kansas) The University of Kansas will partner with Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Haskell Indian Nations University to better understand how tiny microorganisms, collectively known as microbiomes, influence environmental changes and the resulting economic implications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Linkin Park Says First Concert Since Chester Bennington ’s Death Will ‘Celebrate’ His Life
Linkin Park on Monday announced their first concert since singer Chester Bennington died in July, saying they would honor the former band-member with a “one-night-only celebration.” The event will take place Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, according to the band’s website, and will feature “a number of other artists” in addition to Linkin Park. The band will donate its proceeds from the concert to the One More Light Fund at its Music For Relief charity, according to Entertainment Weekly. Linkin Park started the organization after the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, and the One M...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized linkin park Music onetime Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Eastridge Workforce Solutions acquires Operon Resource Management Eastridge Workforce Solutions (San Diego, Calif.) recently announced that it has acquired Operon Resource Management (Lowell, Mass.). The financial details of th...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: The Beatles Change the World
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 38: Sept. 22, 1967 The release and success of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was only one of the reasons why The Beatles found themselves on the cover of TIME this week. More importantly, the story was a recognition of the fact that the band had rather smoothly moved on from the teenybopper sound th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Clubs, India Women Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
[Guardian] The Rotary Club of Lagos Island, District 9110, in collaboration with the Indian Women's Association, Lagos, have urged women to go for regular clinical breast examination to prevent breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthcare network Temasek buys Rs 1k-crore Manipal stake
India's healthcare industry is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 13%, hitting Rs 6.85 lakh crore by 2020, on the back of improving healthcare affordability. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every Political Moment at the 2017 Emmy Awards
Whenever an awards show takes place in the midst of a charged political climate, it’s always the topical speeches that define the night. This year’s Emmy Awards honored TV’s current politicized landscape, so naturally winners from The Crown’s John Lithgow to Master of None’s Lena Waithe embraced the opportunity to make a statement on Sunday night. The most common target was, unsurprisingly, the president, who has had a troubled relationship with celebrities and awards shows — including the Emmys. Some went hard against the Trump administration, while others skipped the takedowns, and ins...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys awards emmy awards emmys 2017 The Emmy Awards Source Type: news

Read the Full Transcript of Master of None Writer Lena Waithe ’s Moving Emmys Speech
Lena Waithe got emotional when she and Aziz Ansari took the stage to accept their Emmy for writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. The episode, which dealt with Waithe’s character Denise coming out to her family, was based on Waithe’s own real-life experience. The episode centers on three generations of women who meet every year to celebrate Thanksgiving. Though the seats they occupy at the dinner table don’t change over the years, the women all do. Her grandmother and mother adjust as Denise comes out and later brings a girlfriend to the holiday meal. Here’s her full speec...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized awards emmys 2017 Television Source Type: news

Canoe Found After Hurricane Irma Eyed As Piece Of Florida History
The dugout canoe is believed to have surfaced from the bottom of the Indian River, along Florida's east coast. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mapping Vulnerability to Heat Waves in India
RAND Corporation. 09/15/2017 This fact sheet provides information about a tool for measuring and mapping population vulnerability to heat waves: the Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI). Using district-level data on demographic, social, economic, health, and environmental factors gathered from publicly available sources, RAND analysts created the HVI and mapped it for each district in India. The results classify districts according to their degree of heat vulnerability, with the highest scores denoting the greatest heat vulnerability and the lowest scores denoting the lowest heat vulnerability. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Reso...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Indian Health Service sets standards for patient wait times
more than year after being criticized by government watchdog for doing poor job tracking them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India ’ s NPPA says it will not revisit stent price caps until Feb 2018
India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority said today it won’t be revising its cap on coronary stents, applied earlier this year, until Feb. 2018, according to a LiveMint report. The regulatory body for India established price caps earlier this year that cut prices on coronary stents by over 80%, causing major players in the region to seek an exit from the market. “NPPA will revisit the prices of coronary stents in February 2018 taking into account all the issues,” the regulatory body tweeted, adding that there would be no mid-term revisions of its prices before that date. “The order is...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Stents Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Source Type: news

An Exhaustive List of All the References We Could Find in Mother!
Warning: spoilers for the movie mother! follow. Eliza: So the movie mother! was…something else. Eliana: I am shook. Eliza: I am…confused? Infuriated? Discombobulated? Eliana: I’m coping by Googling as many references as possible: there’s the Genesis story, and I kept thinking about The Giving Tree, which is already depressing for a kids’ book. But this movie takes things to a whole new, bloody level. Eliza: Yeah, and it was nearly impossible to avoid chatter in the ether that the whole thing is a warning about our present path to destroying the environment. Eliana: Yes, the director, Darren...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman and Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized Jennifer Lawrence movies Source Type: news

Indian acid attack victim shares results of surgery
Khushboo Devi, 21, from northern India, has endured two painful procedures to help heal the scars on her face - caused by her father, whom she reported him for sex trafficking crimes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid attack victim shares new scars after father's attack
Khushboo Devi, 21, from northern India, has endured two painful procedures to help heal the scars on her face - caused by her father, whom she reported him for sex trafficking crimes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of dental caries and traumatic dental injuries among 6- to 12-year-old children in Bhopal City, India - Maran S, Shashikiran ND, Ahirwar P, Maran P, Raj Kannojiya P, Niranjan B.
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and trauma are the most common oral health problems for many decades. There is need for prevalence data to analyze the nature of the problems and to take necessary steps in improving public health. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To assess ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence of traumatic dental injuries to the permanent anterior teeth among 9- to 14-year-old schoolchildren of Navi Mumbai (Kharghar-Belapur Region), India - Hegde R, Agrawal G.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To measure the prevalence of anterior teeth trauma in 9- to 14-year-old schoolchildren and their association with predisposing factors, such as lip competence, molar relationship, overjet, and variables, such as age, gender, and cause ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sustained effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Counselling for Alcohol Problems, a brief psychological treatment for harmful drinking in men, delivered by lay counsellors in primary care: 12-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial - Nadkarni A, Weiss HA, Weobong B, McDaid D, Singla DR, Park AL, Bhat B, Katti B, McCambridge J, Murthy P, King M, Wilson GT, Kirkwood B, Fairburn CG, Velleman R, Patel V.
BACKGROUND: Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a brief intervention delivered by lay counsellors, enhanced remission and abstinence over 3 months among male primary care attendees with harmful drinking in a setting in India. We evaluated the sustainab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sustained effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Healthy Activity Programme, a brief psychological treatment for depression delivered by lay counsellors in primary care: 12-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial - Weobong B, Weiss HA, McDaid D, Singla DR, Hollon SD, Nadkarni A, Park AL, Bhat B, Katti B, Anand A, Dimidjian S, Araya R, King M, Vijayakumar L, Wilson GT, Velleman R, Kirkwood BR, Fairburn CG, Patel V.
BACKGROUND: The Healthy Activity Programme (HAP), a brief behavioural intervention delivered by lay counsellors, enhanced remission over 3 months among primary care attendees with depression in peri-urban and rural settings in India. We evaluated the susta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

How We Made a Health App that Works in India's Most Remote Areas
September 14, 2017Designing an app is easy. Deploying it is the challenge.Over half a century ago, communications guru and intellectual Marshall McLuhan  predicted that electronic interdependence will make the world a global village. But last month, Simon Tisdall ofThe Guardian called out the international media for creating a hierarchy of suffering by focusing on Hurricane Harvey more than on the devastating floods in South Asia and South East Asia.The reason: distance!The distances that marginalize are not just physical. They manifest in governance gaps, (in)justice, cultural atrophy, social dystopia. Nowh...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

When the Military Does Battle With Nature
Although we just watched two enormous hurricanes rip through Texas and Florida, it is worth remembering that Mother Nature can easily surpass the biggest conventional weapons in our arsenal, unleashing destruction over vast areas. Fortunately, we have a force capable of responding to such disasters in the U.S. military. As I often said when I led disaster-relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, “We are very good at launching missiles, but we can launch angels as well.” In terms of Hurricane Harvey, many of the immediate responders by land were from the Texas National Guard and by sea from the Navy an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Stavridis Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma Military U.S. military Source Type: news

Sally Quinn
The Washington journalist and hostess talks about her new memoir Finding Magic, her late husband Ben Bradlee and locating the spirit world What inspired you to write this book? Taking care of Ben was the most spiritual thing I ever did in my life, but at that time I didn’t see it that way. A week or two after he died, I thought, I want to do this book. I have to do this book. You describe yourself as more of a magical person than a religious person. What is the difference? Magic takes you into another realm. Believing in magic is in some ways surrendering or reaching for something that is transcendent, is the divine....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Books Interviews Source Type: news