Influential factors of non-suicidal self-injury in an Eastern cultural context: a qualitative study from the perspective of school mental health professionals - Chen X, Zhou Y, Li L, Hou Y, Liu D, Yang X, Zhang X.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is becoming a serious public health concern worldwide. In recent years, there has seen a significant increase in both the growth rate and cases of NSSI in Eastern countries, such as Japan, India, and C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's Labs launches copy of BI drug; move may lead to legal battle
Under its brand Vicra, Dr. Reddy's is expected to sell the drug in India at less than a third of the price charged by Boehringer Ingelheim. According to sources the 10 mg variant of Dr. Reddy's brand may cost ₹15 per tablet against ₹51 of the innovator's brand. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO expects more information from India's Bharat Biotech for its COVID-19 vaccine
"We are aware that many people are waiting for WHO's recommendation for (Bharat Biotech's) Covaxin to be included in the #COVID19 Emergency Use Listing, but we cannot cut corners," WHO said on Twitter. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSN Labs launches patented diabetes pill Jardiance after DRL, heats up potential legal battle
Earlier, ET reported that Dr Reddy's Labs has launched copies of Jardiance. It has a valid patent in India until 2025. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO needs more information from Bharat Biotech for Covaxin
WHO said it expects additional information from Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech as it pursues an emergency-use listing of its COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covaxin approval: WHO says it can ’t cut corners, need more info from Bharat Biotech
WHO said it expects additional information from Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech as it pursues an emergency-use listing of its COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?
Merck has taken a step to make its antiviral pill available in poor nations, but many obstacles remain for broad access to coronavirus drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Molnupiravir (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Merck & Company Inc Africa India Source Type: news

US Co plans radiotherapy facilities in government hospitals
"In this model, the state is expected to provide space in their hospitals, where a private clinical service provider will set up the radiotherapy centre to treat patients at a cost agreed with the state," Ashok Kakkar, senior managing director-India at Varian told ET. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is vehicle ownership in urban india influenced by the availability of high quality dedicated public transit systems? - Vasudevan V, Agarwala R, Dash S.
As India's economy grows, so too does the number of people who can afford to own vehicles. A downside of this rapid increase in private vehicle ownership is a corresponding increase in traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon emissions. Although affor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Understanding the socioeconomic characteristics of paratransit drivers and their perceptions toward electric three-wheeled rickshaws in Delhi, India - Priye S, Manoj M, Ranjan R.
In India, electric rickshaws (ERs) prove to be a sustainable and affordable paratransit mode for the public. The ER service is also creating employment and income opportunities for the unskilled labor force. Many Indian state governments are proposing ER s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

India reopens for foreign tourists as virus infections ebb
India is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists traveling on chartered flights starting Friday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry
Over a year later, most Indians can access PCR tests at a fraction of the cost - due to a large-scale public-private partnership, known as InDx, that set up the local know-how and infrastructure to manufacture these tests within India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorcon buys TA-backed pharma firm Ideal Cures
​​TA Associates, which has invested in more than 500 companies around the globe, has a wide exposure in India with investments such as Indira IVF, Dr Lal Pathlabs, OmniActive and TCNS Clothing which sells W brand. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Paradoxes of suicide and psychological crisis-an Uttarakhand phenomenon during COVID-19 lockdown - Devassy S, Johnson AKS, Bhaisora CP, Hatwal P.
Indian government had mandated nationwide lockdown with stringent guidelines from March 24th to May 4th 2020. Lockdown created huge impact on everything. It has exacerbated pre-existing mental illness in many, thereby leading to "Quarantine Blues." This re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Effectiveness of awareness programme on suicide prevention among adolescent at selected setting, Chennai-Indian Journals - E E, M H.
Suicide is "to kill oneself" or the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Adolescents refers to the 'process of growing up' or to the 'period of life from puberty to maturity'. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the age group between 15 and 29 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Profiles of abuse and neglect and the association with mental health indicators among a large sample of boys and girls from India - Sharratt K, Panicker A, Banerjee R, Mason SJ, Jones A, Varma B, Patil P, Wager N.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse and neglect (CAN) is a major public health concern, but limited data are available on the occurrence, co-occurrence, and correlates of these phenomena outside Western societies. OBJECTIVES: The first aim of this study was to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Indian musician gets a 22lb cancerous tumour cut out of his stomach
Arnab Mukherjee, 45, from Kolkata, was in severe abdominal pain for three months but local doctors failed to detect the tumour when he went for a check-up in August. His stomach grew four times in size. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target
India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behindDeveloping countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backedCovax programme falls behind.Whilewestern countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses globally by the end of this year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hazem Badr, Helen Mendes and Papiya Bhattacharya Tags: Global development Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Health Medical research Society Microbiology Egypt Indonesia India Brazil Pharmaceuticals industry China European Commission Source Type: news

Face masks should be worn OUTSIDE when it's windy to curb the spread of Covid, scientists say 
Even a slight breeze increases transmission of the coronavirus if an infected person coughs, according to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India facing massive, widespread power outages as worldwide shortage of coal takes plants offline
(Natural News) What the Greenies in America and throughout the West don’t seem to understand when they rip the use of fossil fuels, especially coal, is that there is a vast part of the world that is still developing to our standards and as such, they require a lot of energy in order to convert... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China and India face a deepening energy crunch
Two of Asia's largest economies are racing to contain a worsening energy crunch. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Late than Never, but Act Now
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 12 2021 (IPS) The world should now be more aware of likely COVID-19 devastation unless urgently checked. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an US$8 billion plan to quickly vaccinate many more people to expedite ending the pandemic. New WHO plan Perhaps frustrated after being ignored by rich country governments and major vaccine producers, the new WHO plan is relatively modest, but hopefully more realisable. Supported by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Vaccination Strategy seeks to reduce vaccine apartheid by inoculating 40% in all countries...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

China isn't the only huge Asian economy with a coal shortage now
Most of India's coal-fired power plants have critically low levels of coal inventory just as the economy is picking up and fueling... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covaxin gets emergency use approval for kids
Hyderabad-based pharma major Bharat Biotech's Covaxin got the emergency use approval for children in the age group of 2 to 18 years from the Drugs Controller General of India. The Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 gave the approval for the emergency use in the children. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India's Everest Organics starts making ingredient for Merck's COVID-19 pill
The Indian bulk drugs manufacturer joins Divi's Laboratories Ltd as an API maker for Merck's experimental oral drug. Merck has separately entered into voluntary licensing agreements with at least eight Indian generic drugmakers for molnupiravir, with an aim to turn the country into a manufacturing hub for the drug. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors welcome expert panel's suggestion on Covaxin for children; flag issue of global acceptance
An expert panel of India's central drug authority has recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Covaxin for children in the age group of two to 18 years with certain conditions, sources said on Tuesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian Health Service Managers Protected a Pedophile in Their Midst. Now the Agency Is Protecting Them
Senior officials failed to act on warnings that Stanley Patrick Weber was preying on Native American boys and even retaliated against... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health at a Cost, Inequality
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from mental illness, including depression. Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By External SourceOct 11 2021 (IPS) World Mental Health Day was on October 10, 2021. The theme for this year was “Mental Health in an unequal World”. This is an appropriate focus given the extreme inequities to access to mental health services that exist in our society. We are three providers committed to mental health equity across the globe-in India, Uganda and the United States. While our countries and contexts may differ, our commitment to equality in Mental Health is the same. We r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Contending with carcerality: discursive resistance to elite appropriation of antiviolence activism in Indian media - Packard CC.
Research has revealed how antiviolence activism can become entangled with the state's punitive agenda, leading to what some have called "carceral feminism." However, this scholarship focuses primarily on the U.S. context. Additionally, few studies examine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Ocular trauma in counter insurgency and proxy war environment: epidemiological study, 1992-2004 - Verma S, Waikar S, Sharma V, Bhatkoti B, Chauhan R.
BACKGROUND: To analyze the epidemiology of hospitalized ocular injuries occurring in counter insurgency and proxy war environment in a forward area of northern India over a period of 13 years. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of medical r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender and regional pattern of alcohol use and projection of problematic drinking in India, 1998-2016 - Shaikh R, Khan J.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Alcohol use is the third leading risk factor for premature mortality. India is one of the largest markets for alcoholic beverages. Existing research in India is localized to specific settings lacking national generalizability. The pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among American Indians with type 2 diabetes - Elma JHL, Hautalab D, Abrahamson-Richardsa T, Wallsb ML.
BACKGROUND: Extensive research demonstrates that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly interconnected and have numerous health consequences well into adulthood. Yet, there is a dearth of focused research that examines ACEs and health inequities f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

China and the UN at 50- What We Can Achieve Together
Delegation of the People’s Republic of China making its debut at the UN Assembly Hall. Credit: XinhuaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeBEIJING, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) China was one of the architects of the United Nations and was the first signatory of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 1945. But it was only in October 1971, with the Chinese delegation led by Mr. Qiao Guanhua, that China’s representation at the UN resumed. Since that time, the UN has had the great privilege of witnessing and supporting China in achieving one of the greatest periods of socio-economic progress in world history. Now, on the 50th anniversary of C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Poverty & SDGs Te Source Type: news

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail
Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eli Lilly lays off 120 employees in India after Cipla sale
The sales team was informed of the decision at a virtual town hall organised last week in conjunction with the media announcement of the deal with Cipla. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India to soon touch 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination mark: Union Health Minister
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genestrings appointed sole COVID-19 testing facility for Canada-bound passengers
As per the latest guidelines by the Canadian authorities, travellers eligible to enter Canada and travelling on direct flights from India must obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from the Genestrings' lab, the statement said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India asks China for troop disengagement in Ladakh in military talks
India News: NEW DELHI: India pressed China once again to complete the stalled troop disengagement at a face-off site as well as restore... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lebanon plunged into darkness, India faces rolling blackouts, NYC pharmacy shelves BARE as global collapse accelerates, leading to rolling blackouts across the USA
(Natural News) Retail shelves at CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores are now “virtually bare” in NYC, warns the UK Daily Mail in a Sunday news story. “Shelves in pharmacies across New York City have been left nearly barren because supplies are not getting through amid an ongoing global squeeze,” the paper reports, citing collapse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's 'love jihad' conspiracy theory targets Muslim-Hindu weddings
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Son of Indian junior minister arrested after vehicle kills farmers
The son of an Indian junior minister was arrested on Saturday after farm leaders accused him of being in the car that killed several... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Union Health Minister asks doctors to realise PM's dream of quality health care for Indians
​​Noting that Modi had dreamt of 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat,' which means India's all round development including health, the Union Minister said, "Narendra Modi wants to see India's health infrastructure and quality health as number one. He wants the country to be wealthy." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses given in India surpass 95 crore mark
According to sources, the government has permitted the export of Russia's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light domestically produced here as the jab has not yet been approved for emergency use in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eye care chain Dr Agarwals plans to spend Rs 1,000 crore to expand presence
Dr Agarwals operates 100 eye hospitals, of which 86 are in India and the remaining in Africa. It has clinics in Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic tests gaining popularity in India: Who will check the gene checkers?
The use of genetic tests and genomic medicine is gradually rising in India, underlining the need for a regulatory framework. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Build Forward Fairer in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
A view of the city of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Credit: UN News/Vibhu MishraBy Windi AriniJAKARTA, Oct 8 2021 (IPS) Cities have been epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. City authorities have been the frontlines responders—from running testing stations, to managing food distribution, to disposing of corpses. Yet they are often under-resourced, and their critical role in policy implementation is often overlooked. Now a growing movement of Human Rights Cities is charting the way forward through pandemic recovery plans to not only ‘build back better’ but also ‘build forward fairer.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Windi Arini Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Covid-19: Five states show weekly positivity rate of over 5%
The health ministry said that the next three months were crucial for India's fight against Covid-19. The Centre unveiled slogans for public awareness over the next three months -- 'Teen Maheene ka Dridh Vichaar', 'Rahega Surakshit Poora Parivar' and 'We will share happiness, not virus!' (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital to merge with Agarwals Eye Hospitals
Currently, Agarwals Group is present in 11 countries and over 10 states of India. Its facilities are staffed by a team of over 400 ophthalmologists and 4,000 employees, who have so far treated 12 million patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news