Fireworks: boon or bane to our eyes? - Jeyabal P, Davies L, Rousselot A, Agrawal R.
Fireworks are an integral aspect of national, cultural and religious festivals globally, featuring in a vast range of celebrations including Diwali in India and New Year's Eve in the USA. We have seen a trend in eye injuries related to the use of fireworks... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Key Medical Packaging Standard, ISO 11607-1/2 Published; More Regulatory Support on the Way
The objective is to publish the revised ISO TS 16775 early in 2021, one year ahead of schedule. There is a lot of good stuff in it, but the document has not been that popular, so WG7 is working to see how to make it more useful,” he said. In a live survey that Wagner led during a pre-conference workshop at HealthPack, almost half of the respondents had never used ISO TS 16775, "but a majority was keen to get a copy of the new revised version," he said. To help sterile packaging users distinguish a sterile barrier system from a protective layer, a new requirement of ISO 11607, Wagner is leading a...
Source: MDDI - March 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Packaging Source Type: news

Why biotechnology can be Indian economy's next success story
In the span of a decade beginning in 2007, the industry has grown exponentially in size from about $2 billion to over $11 billion in terms of revenue. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exclusive: India's health ministry calls for blocking Juul's entry into country - document
India's health ministry has called for Juul Labs Inc's electronic cigarettes to be blocked from entering the country, a letter seen by Reuters showed, potentially dealing a blow to the U.S. company's plans to tap the South Asian market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Electrical burn injury: a comparison of outcomes of high voltage versus low voltage injury in an Indian scenario - Srivastava S, Kumari H, Singh A, Rai RK.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the various aspects of EBI and analyse the differences between high voltage injury (HVI) and low voltage injury (LVI). A retrospective study was conduc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 18 People in Nigeria Every Hour
[This Day] Abuja -The United States Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has declared that no fewer than 18 people die in Nigeria every hour as a result of Tuberculosis, thereby ranking Nigeria the first in Africa and the sixth globally with nine per cent rate, after India and Indonesia, which are at 26 and 11 per cent rate, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA warns Jubilant India plant
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning letter to Jubilant Generics for its Roorkee, North India facility. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Businessman, 43, dies after undergoing hair transplant in India
Shrawan Kumar Choudhary, who ran a logistics firm, underwent the procedure at a private clinic in Mumbai, according to local reports (file photo) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves BD ’ s Venovo venous stent
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) said today that the FDA granted pre-market approval for its Venovo stent for treating iliofemoral venous occlusive disease. Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD touted Venovo as the first on the U.S. market approved to treat obstructed blood flow in the iliac and femoral veins. “The FDA pre-market approval of the Venovo venous stent represents a significant advance for interventionalists treating iliofemoral venous occlusive disease, an under-recognized condition,” peripheral intervention president Steve Williamson said in prepared remarks. “We designed the Venovo venou...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stents bectondickinson Source Type: news

Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable, study suggests
Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 13, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Corindus Vascular Robotics meets The Street with Q4 earnings
Corindus Vascular Robotics (OTC:CVRS) shares gained today after the robot-assisted surgery company reported fourth-quarter results that met the forecast on Wall Street. Losses grew 3.1% for Waltham, Mass.-based Corindus posted to -$8.2 million, or -4¢ per share, on sales growth of 11.5% to $4.7 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, compared with the same period in 2017. Analysts were looking for LPS of -4¢. Full-year losses were ip 25.0% to -$42.6 million, or -22¢ per share, on sales growth of 11.7% to $10.8 million compared with 2017. “2019 is poised to be another significant year for Cori...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular MassDevice Earnings Roundup Robotics Wall Street Beat Corindus Vascular Robotics Source Type: news

Clove buds can help reverse the negative effects of binge drinking
(Natural News) Drinking alcohol has become a part of the lives of many people. Some drink to celebrate, while others drink when they’re feeling down. In some people, alcohol has even become a part of their diet. However, despite alcohol consumption being normalized, its side effects are undeniable. A study carried out by Indian researchers suggest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India-Israel fund supports India initiative in imaging AI
Thanks to support from the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra wins CE Mark for emergency imaging AI algorithms Israel awards Zebra 3 grants for AI algorithms Report: Indian radiologist commits suicide after alleged bullying Zebra, Clalit Health tout research at RSNA 2018 AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on mail-order abortion drugs it says are unapproved
Aid Access fills prescriptions for abortion pills in India and mails them to women who order them online after going a telemedicine consultation. But the FDA says the drugs are unapproved. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida Paramedic Honored After Pediatric Drowning Save
LARGO, Fla. – A Pinellas County (Fla.) paramedic was recognized for his quick off-duty response during a recent drowning incident. Joshua Hoover, EMT-P, received the 2019 Commissioner Morroni Award of Excellence in EMS at the county’s appreciation luncheon for emergency personnel, which is presented annually to EMS professionals who display exceptional dedication above and beyond the call of duty. Hoover, safety and risk coordinator for Sunstar Paramedics, was celebrating a family member’s birthday at the beach when he noticed a lifeguard pulling a young girl from the water at a water park in Indian Rocks...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Fruit- and Candy-Flavored Vape Juice Are Most Popular Among Two Age Groups – Inverse
Read article - Quotes Samir Soneji, associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in a feature story about a study he led that found that even though e-cigarettes may help people kick the habit of smoking, they're also attracting new, younger people. "Teens in record numbers are vaping, and we wanted to know what they're vaping," says Soneji. "Youth prefer candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes, and the adults—many of whom are smokers—differentially prefer tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. Youth preference really is different." (Similar coverage in ...
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - March 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: In the News Source Type: news

Historic Undersea Exploration Broadcast Conducted from the Indian Ocean
(ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles) — A British-led scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean has broadcast its first live, television-quality video transmission from a two-person submersible. Monsoon storms and fierce underwater currents continued to present a challenge at greater depths as scientific work began in earnest on Tuesday off the Seychelles. The Associated Press has successfully broadcast the first multi-camera live signal in full broadcast quality from manned submersibles using optical video transmission techniques, in which the pictures transmit through the waves using the ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: DAVID KEYTON and JERRY HARMER / AP Tags: Uncategorized Indian Ocean ocean exploration onetime Source Type: news

Orange-bellied 'starry dwarf frog' discovered in Indian mountains
Astrobatrachus kurichiyana lurks in leaf litter and is sole member of an ancient lineageAn orange-bellied frog with a brown back, covered in tiny spots that resemble a starry sky, has been discovered in a mountain range in India, surprising researchers who said its ancestors branched off on the evolutionary tree from other members of the same frog family tens of millions of years ago.The frog, which is about 2cm to 3cm long, has been namedAstrobatrachus kurichiyana, although some might prefer its more rock-star sobriquet: “starry dwarf frog.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Amphibians Animals India Environment Science South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

IHS: Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans; Announcement Type: Initial
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the availability of over $27 million to be awarded under the IHS Loan Repayment Program for health professional education loans. Applications will be evaluated monthly starting March 15, 2019 until the final submission deadline of August 15, 2019 or the exhaustion of funds. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 12, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New species of frog sheds light on major biodiversity hotspot in southern India
(George Washington University) An expedition to an isolated hill range located in Southern India along one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world led to the discovery of a new, ancient lineage of frog endemic to the area, according to a study published today in the journal PeerJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Meet India's starry dwarf frog, lone member of newly discovered ancient lineage
(Florida Museum of Natural History) The starry dwarf frog is an expert hider. Plunging into leaf litter at the slightest disturbance, it has successfully evaded attention for millions of years -- until now. The thumbnail-sized species, now named Astrobatrachus kurichiyana, was discovered in India's Western Ghats. It's the sole member of an ancient lineage, a long branch on the frog tree of life that researchers have classified as a new subfamily, Astrobatrachinae. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Most deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil, Mexico are preventable
(St. Michael's Hospital) Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The world's adolescents -- large unmet needs and growing inequalities
(University of Melbourne) The first detailed global study of adolescent health reveals: growing inequality with a large disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, obesity rates have doubled, with countries in the Pacific region having among the highest prevalence, anemia remains unchecked, India bearing heavy burden, investments in health, education, legal systems have not kept pace with needs, and gender inequity is a powerful driver of poor adolescent health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Impact of Indian drama serials on Bangladeshi culture: a qualitative study based on perceived situation and risk factors in urban setting - Razu SR, Yeasmin N, Islam SS.
This study investigates how Indian TV serials are affecting Bangladeshi culture through changes in lifestyle, family and intimate relationship, and forms of art and literature. The qualitative research was conducted on 60 respondents from Khulna and Dhaka ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Predictors of outcome following traumatic brain injuries: experience of a tertiary healthcare institution in Northwest India - Khan KA, Madhur, Sinha VD, Gora N, Bairwa M.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) is a major health issue in developing nations like India along with underreporting of TBI data because of lack of major studies targeting TBI population. Various lacunae from field to tertiary centres are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Varian and Tata Trusts Sign Framework Agreement for Advanced Cancer Care Solutions to Address Growing Need in India
PALO ALTO, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, March 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- With an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases a year in India expected by 20251, Tata Trusts and Varian (NYSE: VAR) announced the signing of a framework agre... Devices, Oncology Varian Medical Systems, radiotherapy, linear accelerator, TrueBeam, Halcyon (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It ’s Time to Fall Back in Love With Nuclear Energy
Exactly eight years ago, an earthquake off the east coast of Japan set a massive tsunami on a collision course with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The wall of water overwhelmed the reactors’ cooling mechanisms and over the next four days the plant suffered three nuclear meltdowns. It became the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. In response, Germany, Switzerland and some others around the world accelerated their plans to ditch nuclear power as an energy source. Nuclear power is virtually free of emissions. By contrast, we burn coal and gas at industrial scale to make electricity, pumpin...
Source: TIME: Science - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hans Blix Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Good news for diabetics: Bishop's weed has beneficial effects on diabetic renal injury
(Natural News) Bishop’s weed (Houttuynia cordata) is an edible plant from Asia that is used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Researchers believed that extracts from its processed form can help protect the kidneys of diabetics from damage. The kidneys are responsible for removing impurities and excess water from the blood. This makes them very vulnerable to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senior Researcher wins Hind Rattan award, 2019
Celebrating International Women's day we spoke to Dr Narinder Bansal who explained the work that led her to win the prestigious Indian award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Break the Menstrual Taboo
In India, less than 10 percent of women and girls have access to sanitary products. Many are forced to seek alternatives, from old rags to newspapers. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 8 2019 (IPS)It is time to rise up and fight a long neglected taboo: menstruation.Marking International Women’s Day, United Nations human rights experts called on the international community to break taboos around menstruation, noting its impacts on women and girls’ human rights.“Persistent harmful socio-cultural norms, stigma, misconceptions and taboos around menstruation, continue to lead t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Internationa Source Type: news

IHS: Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-Graduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs
Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) of scholarship program availability and deadlines for the Indian Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship, Indian Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship, and Indian Health Professions Scholarship, which are intended to help meet the workforce needs of IHS and its healthcare system partners. The deadline is March 15 for continuing students and March 28 for new students. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

International Women's Day: Breaking India's menstruation taboos
Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Neurologist's Commitment to Improving Epilepsy Care A Neurologist's Commitment to Improving Epilepsy Care
Drs Rahul Guha and Nirmal Surya discuss the challenges of living with epilepsy and accessing epilepsy therapies in India.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Eliminating Gender And Racial Bias In The World: Leslee Udwin Wins UN Women For Peace Awards
The making of the BBC documentary India ’s Daughter, based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh changed Leslee Udwin's life. This experience led her to give up her career in film making and dedicate her life to elimiating gender and race bias in society through education. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lawrence Wintermeyer, Contributor Source Type: news

Eliminating Gender And Racial Bias In The World: Leslee Udwin Wins UN Women For Peace Award
The making of the BBC documentary India ’s Daughter, based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh changed Leslee Udwin's life. This experience led her to give up her career in film making and dedicate her life to elimiating gender and race bias in society through education. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lawrence Wintermeyer, Contributor Source Type: news

Coral reef parks protecting only 40 percent of fish biomass potential
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an unsettling fact: even the best coral reef marine parks contain less than half of the fish biomass found in the most remote reefs that lie far from human settlements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctors pull out 38 metal objects from inside man's stomach
The 52-year-old, known only as Jayakumar, needed two 45-minute operations to remove all of the bizarre objects. Doctors in Chennai - on the south east coast of India - treated him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As new Gilead CEO enters, cancer chief exits
Little more than two years after joining Gilead Sciences Inc. to lead the company's cancer fight, Dr. Alessandro Riva is leaving for an East Coast spinoff of an Indian drug maker. The move comes just days after Daniel O'Day took over the Foster City-based company (NASDAQ: GILD) as chairman and CEO. It continues a wave of Gilead departures. Riva, who will continue as Gilead's executive vice president of oncology therapeutics and cell therapy through the end of the month, wi ll become CEO of a 400-person… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Parents’ heartbreak as doctors tell them they ‘cannot save’ conjoined twins
Preeti Singh, 26, from Panipat in northern India, gave birth to dicephalic parapagus twins who have separate heads and arms but share a torso and two legs between them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Married woman, 30, has NEVER had sex with her husband
Revati Bordawekar, of India, suffers from vaginismus, which makes her vagina clench whenever she tries to insert anything. She gave birth to Eva last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India requires pragmatic compulsive licensing system: Cipla
The industry doyen pointed out that 70 percent of the major drugs are in-licensed and it is what India should look to do. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stents, knee implants undergird Trump ’ s new trade war with India
The Trump administration yesterday opened hostilities in a pair of new trade wars, using India’s price caps on coronary stents and knee implants as the centerpiece of the new policy there. The White House said it plans to end India’s preferential trade status in 60 days under the Generalized System of Preference. “India’s termination from GSP follows its failure to provide the United States with assurances that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors,” U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer wrote yesterday, rebuffing India’s proposal to ope...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Orthopedics Stents Wall Street Beat India tariffs Source Type: news

Ashwagandha could be your next workout supplement
(Natural News) Do you want to boost your workout performance? Try ashwagandha – also known as Indian ginseng. A recent study published in the journal Nutrients revealed that supplementing with ashwagandha extract significantly enhances both upper- and lower-body strength. Carried out by researchers from the Center for Applied Health Sciences and Lindenwood University, the study looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India
India accounts for seven of the world's 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy-affected People Live Not at the Bottom, but Outside the Social Pyramid
Takahiro Nanri (left - black jacket), Executive Director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, joins hands with a leprosy survivor (right). Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 5 2019 (IPS)Takahiro Nanri is the Executive Director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation which has been supporting the global fight against leprosy for almost five decades. Since 2014, Nanri has been leading the foundation’s leprosy projects across the world and has deep insights into the challenges faced by the people affected by leprosy as well as the organisations that work with them.He also shares the dream of Yohei Sasaka...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Founda Source Type: news

Study shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in India
(eLife) A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children's lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The geographic heterogeneity of suicide rates in India by religion, caste, tribe, and other backward classes - Arya V, Page A, Dandona R, Vijayakumar L, Mayer P, Armstrong G.
BACKGROUND: Caste, tribal, and religious associations, which are perhaps the most important aspects of personal and social lives in India, have been neglected in Indian suicide research. AIM: To investigate suicide rates in India by religion, caste... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Women's rights in Asia and elsewhere - a fact or an illusion? - Shah D.
More than one-third of the world's population resides in Asia. China and India have the largest population densities and the focus of this article is on these two countries. In the seventeenth century, women were globally treated as inferior and subordinat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Determinants of helmet use among health-care providers in urban India: leveraging the theory of planned behavior - Shruthi MN, Meundi AD, Sushma D.
CONTEXT: Wearing helmet during road traffic accidents among motorcycle riders decreases the likelihood of death by 39%. The theory of planned behavior (TPB), a psychological model helps to explain the failure in helmet usage, by assuming a causal chain. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

On the way to good health? Rural roads and morbidity in Upland Orissa - Bell C, van Dillen S.
This paper investigates the effects of India's rural roads programme (PMGSY) on morbidity, using data on 279 households drawn from 30 villages in upland Orissa. The households were surveyed in 2010 and 2013, yielding an unbalanced panel of 1580 individuals... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news