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Urban flood mitigation planning for Guwahati: a case of Bharalu basin - Sarmah T, Das S.
Guwahati, the capital city of Assam and the gateway to the seven north-eastern Indian states, is located in the Brahmaputra valley-one of the most flood prone regions of the world. The city receives an average annual rainfall of 1688  mm and is highly vuln... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

'We're praying': Officials say India will not act on smog this year
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit
Reports highlight urban diabetes care and outcomes for American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decent Toilets for Women & Girls Vital for Gender Equality
Tim Wainwright is Chief Executive at WaterAidBy Tim WainwrightLONDON, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)This weekend marks World Toilet Day (November 19)– and the news is disheartening. One in three people are still waiting for a toilet; still having to face the indignity and often fear of relieving themselves in the open or using unsafe or unhygienic toilets. Tim Wainwright, CEO, WaterAid UKIt is frustrating that the headline statistics have not made greater progress two years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), when having a toilet is such a fundamental boost to gender equality, as well as health, education and economic ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Wainwright Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Indian man has metallic wire hanging out of his eye
Ophthalmologists at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi revealed the strange incident in the British Medical Journal Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video shows a baby's parasitic twin being removed
Hemlata Singh, from Jodphur, India, gave birth to a healthy baby named Sonni, but attached to his stomach was his partially formed, parasitic twin, putting the infant's life at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology, clinical profile and factors, predicting final visual outcome of pediatric ocular trauma in a tertiary eye care center of Central India - Singh S, Sharma B, Kumar K, Dubey A, Ahirwar K.
This study was done to study the incidence, sociodemographic pattern, and clinical profile of ocular trauma in pediatric age group. Also to evaluate the factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

'We're praying' - Officials say India will not act on smog this year
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Neha Misra Brings Light —and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 15, 2017Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good —a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak atSwitchPoint 2018.Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, and visual folk artist with a deep belief in the power of human imagination and action to create new realities. She is the co-founder and chief collaboration officer of Solar Sister and a global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women ’s leadership.In 2017, Misra was named a Presidential Leadership S...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Indian girl's head doubles in size due to rare disease
Reshmi Marak's head started growing a month after birth and is now 68cms in circumference. Her father Amrit, from India, is a daily labourer earning about Rs4,000 ( £45) a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why the World Should Worry About Diabetes
[Leadership] It is believed that as at 2014, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980. If the epidemic of 'Diabetes' were a country, it would come in at third place in terms of population, behind only China and India. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7 per cent to 8.5 per cent in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes preval (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malnutrition India's biggest health hazard, air pollution a close second
Ischaemic heart disease that is greatly influenced by air pollution has gone up from rank 5 to number 1, diabetes from rank 22 to rank 5 and stroke from rank 16 to rank 15. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lara Bezerra to take over as Roche Products India MD
Lara has over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and was earlier the general manager of Roche Venezuela. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study suggests the body is central to identity manipulation in call center work
(University of Kent) New research highlights the politics of 'identity work' where Indian call center workers manipulate their cultural identities to sell a global service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comprehensive health study in India finds rise of non-communicable diseases
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation's leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation's 29 states and seven union territories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

United Airlines resumes service to New Delhi after flights grounded by pollution
United Airlines announced Monday that it has resumed service between Newark, New Jersey and New Delhi after toxic smog grounded the air carrier earlier in the day.    The Indian capital’s air quality, notoriously poor, was especially bad this week — 10 times worse than Beijing, which holds the distinction of having the world’s most polluted air, per the Washington Post. Some areas of New Delhi were polluted up to 40 times the level the World Health Or ganization deems safe. United compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news

United Airlines resumes service to New Delhi after flights grounded by pollution
United Airlines announced Monday that it has resumed service between Newark, New Jersey and New Delhi after toxic smog grounded the air carrier earlier in the day.    The Indian capital’s air quality, notoriously poor, was especially bad this week — 10 times worse than Beijing, which holds the distinction of having the world’s most polluted air, per the Washington Post. Some areas of New Delhi were polluted up to 40 times the level the World Health Or ganization deems safe. United compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news

Over 50% cut in stent prices has not lowered treatment cost for patients
NPPA had slashed prices of drug eluting stents& bioresorable vascular scaffolds as it found companies were making nearly 400% profits on these stents in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India signals shift on stent pricing cap
India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority is slated to revisit its decision to impose price caps on coronary stents in February of 2018 and it is looking for input from manufacturers, the agency said in a statement last week. The NPPA capped prices for drug-eluting stents and bioresorbable scaffolds in February this year, while also cutting the prices for all coronary stents by as much as 85%. The move was largely criticized by companies within the medical device industry. Abbott(NYSE:ABT) announced earlier this month that it won’t introduce its next-gen drug-eluting stent, Xience Alpine, in the Indian ...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Drug-Eluting Stents Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Abbott Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Carbon Pollution Levels Rose for the First Time in Four Years
(WASHINGTON) — Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn’t go up at all, scientists reported Monday. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China. The report by the Global Carbon Project team dashed hopes that emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas had peaked. “We hoped that we had turned the corner… We haven’t,” said study co-author Rob Jackson, an Earth scientist at Sta...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health at a Glance 2017
Report presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics.(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease
(University of Bath) A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water, devised by researchers at the University of Bath, could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Native Americans
Discussion includes the impact of historical trauma and the necessity of medication-assisted treatment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 11, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Surgeons find a kilo of plastic and wood in boy's stomach
Arjun Sah, from India, had a secret addiction to chewing on shreds of plastic and lumps of wood, according to local reports. The teenager suffered from Pica. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India to spray water over New Delhi to combat toxic smog
India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Smog-cloaked Delhi looks with envy at Beijing’s cleaner air
Indian capital likened to gas chamber after pollution levels go off the charts (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day
It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to try to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to get worse over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘Pretty gruesome’: giant coconut crab seen hunting birds
Researcher in remote Chagos Islands says he saw crabs, previously thought to be scavengers, hunting and killing seabirdA large, land-dwelling crustacean known as a coconut or robber crab has been seen hunting and killing a seabird, the first time such behaviour has been observed in the species.The phenomenon was witnessed by a researcher,Mark Laidre of Dartmouth College, while he was studying the giant crabs in the remote Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, New Scientist reported.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anna Livsey Tags: Animal behaviour Animals Environment Biology Science World news Source Type: news

How Wellcome sent a medicine collector to wander Asia for a decade
UK exhibition tells story of Paira Mall, an Indian doctor dispatched by a millionaire in 1911 to send back Ayurvedic materialsIn 1911 a young Indian doctor was kitted out by the patent medicines millionaire and obsessive collector Henry Wellcome, to go back to India and collect material relating to the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.Related:V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estateContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Wellcome Collection Museums Culture Medicine Alternative medicine India UK news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Why Record Labels Should Pay For Musicians' Mental Health Care
After nearly flaming out as East India Youth, musician William Doyle is challenging record labels to rethink the way they handle the health concerns of their artists. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laura Studarus, Contributor Source Type: news

Despite reforms, sexual assault survivors face systemic barriers in India
When 25-year old Kajal went to the police station to file a complaint that two men had raped her, she says she was beaten by the police. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Delhi residents offered masks as city chokes on smog
Volunteers have taken to the streets of India's capital and placed green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Delhi residents offered masks as the city chokes on smog
Volunteers have taken to the streets of India's capital and fitted green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

#MeToo helps spark wider conversation around sexual abuse in India
"Me Too, Me Too, Me Too," they said, in Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In India, the spark of a wider conversation about sexual abuse
"Me Too, Me Too, Me Too," they said, in Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mosquito bite caused man's leg to swell 4 times the size
Chetan Pithadia, 53, from India, noticed his left leg was getting bigger 4 years ago. It continued to bulge and now weighs 25kg. He has elephantitis which is caused by parasitic worms carried by mosquitoes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet to beat arthritis: Ginger, blueberries and green tea  
Scientists from KIIT University in India recommended switching from a meat diet to a plant-based one. They advise sufferers to take probiotics and quit alcohol and smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of help-seeking for women exposed to spousal violence in India - a cross-sectional study - Leonardsson M, San Sebastian M.
The objective of this s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mozambique:India Donates 65 Tonnes of Medicines
[AIM] Maputo -The Indian government on Monday delivered a consignment of 65 tonnes of assorted medicines to the Mozambican Ministry of Health, intended to support the national health service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Genetically engineered "golden rice" suffers "metabolic meltdown" and devastating yield plunge as GE technology goes horribly wrong
(Natural News) Supporters of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have long claimed that Golden Rice is key in alleviating vitamin A deficiency, but it turns out that’s not at all the case. According to a new report by Indian researchers, the genes necessary to produce Golden Rice cause unintended side effects, Independent Science News reported recently.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Delhi's blanket of smog is set to get worse
A public health emergency was declared in New Delhi Tuesday as a choking blanket of smog descended on the world's most polluted capital city.The Indian... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘ Has Become a Gas Chamber ’
Prolonged exposure to the air in the Indian capital is equivalent to smoking more than two packs of cigarettes a day, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HARI KUMAR and KAI SCHULTZ Tags: Air Pollution Greenhouse Gas Emissions New Delhi (India) Medicine and Health vis-multimedia Source Type: news

Indian man suffers a stroke after neck massage
Doctors at Dayanand Medical College& Hospital, Punjab, have blamed the 'repeated' massages to be the 'trigger factor' of the unidentified patient's stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries
Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Delhi pollution hits dangerous level, putting runners at risk
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pollution in the Indian capital on Tuesday hit a dangerous level at which everyone is at risk and doctors called for the city's half marathon this month to be canceled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news