Epidemiological profile of poisoning deaths in South Delhi Region of India - Jain A, Bhardwaj DN.
The trends of poisoning differ from country to country and also from one region to another within the same country due to differences in the socio-economic condition, cultural practices and ease of availability of poison or drug among various regions. Ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study of predisposing factors in fatal thermal injuries - Das S, Sahoo N, Hansda MK, Mishra SN, Shukla AK.
Thermal burns are major cause of death and disability affecting to the developing countries like India. High mortality has become a medical problem in rural India. The females are the usual sufferers. The mortality is almost 100% at the extremes of the age... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Knowledge, attitude and practice of pesticide safety measures among paddy farmers in south India - Kautilya V, Hegde SP, Begum K, Chandrashekaran P.
Indian has been an agricultural nation where most of the population is involved in agriculture. Yet the farmers are a neglected section of the society. Use of pesticides has been rampant in agriculture and this has made the farmers vulnerable to the risks ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and spousal violence: the experience of married women in India - Shabnam S.
A growing body of research has documented that spousal violence has several adverse effects on the reproductive health of women. Using the dataset of the third National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) conducted in India in 2005-2006, the present study tries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation
A girl washes her hands and face with soap and water at a water tap, installed with the support of HSBC and WaterAid, in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. Credit: WaterAid/Abir AbdullahBy Vanita SunejaNEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS)In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world. What I am more likely to tell them, is how – even with the knowl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vanita Suneja Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Aurobindo to acquire Apotex European ops
India ’s Aurobindo Pharma will acquire the commercial operations and certain supporting infrastructure of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex International in five European countries. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights
The southern Indian state of Kerala announced this month that it would reserve places for transgender students in the state's higher education institutions, a move aimed at easing their stigmatization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flipping the switch: Making use of carbon price dollars for health and education
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) A switch from subsidizing fossil fuel to pricing CO2-emissions would not only help to meet global climate targets but also create additional domestic public revenues.These revenues could finance expenses towards sustainable development, improving health-care, education and infrastructure for energy, transportation or clean water. India could cover more than 90 percent of its needs to finance progress towards these sustainability goals. This could also be an attractive option for countries like Nigeria, Burundi and Senegal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eat your spinach: This plant can help arthritis patients maintain strong bones
(Natural News) Eating spinach (Spinicia oleracea) can help osteoarthritis patients maintain strong bones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India, looked at the anti-osteoarthritic effects of spinach extracts in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis mice.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indivior wins preliminary injunction against generic rival
A U.S. court has granted Indivior a preliminary injunction blocking India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from selling cut-price versions of the British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States, Indivior said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US trade under a cloud, China opens to Indian pharma
Indian firms are looking to fill gaps in Chinese demand for generic drugs, software, sugar and some varieties of rice, trade officials in New Delhi said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Britain's Indivior wins preliminary injunction against generic rival
A U.S. court has granted Indivior a preliminary injunction blocking India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from selling cut-price versions of the British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Asian Indians Up Diabetes Risk by Adopting Poor Lifestyle Asian Indians Up Diabetes Risk by Adopting Poor Lifestyle
Providing culturally friendly diet, education, and physical activity programs may promote lifestyle changes and prevent diabetes in this high-risk group of Asian Indian Americans, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds
(St. Michael's Hospital) Death due to cardiovascular disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015 and affecting rural populations and young adults the most, suggests a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malaysia ’s IHH trumps Manipal to win Fortis bid at Rs 170/share, to launch open offer
Cash-strapped Fortis said IHH will invest Rs 40 billion ($584.11 million) at Rs 170 per share in the company that operates about 30 private hospitals in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia ’s IHH trumps Manipal to win Fortis Healthcare bid at Rs 170/share
Cash-strapped Fortis said IHH will invest Rs 40 billion ($584.11 million) at Rs 170 per share in the company that operates about 30 private hospitals in India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis will grow stronger under IHH ownership: Singh brothers
Munjals-Burmans combine which did not participate in the fresh round of bidding, also hoped that the Malaysian chain will bring its global capabilities to India, and take Fortis to new heights. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away
Discovery may solve 100-year-old puzzle of high-energy cosmic rays that occasionally hit EarthA mysterious, ghostly particle that slammed into Earth and lit up sensors buried deep beneath the south pole has been traced back to a distant galaxy that harbours an enormous spinning black hole.Astronomers detected the high-energyneutrino, a kind of subatomic particle, when it tore into the southern Indian Ocean near the coast of Antarctica and carried on until it struck an atomic nucleus in the Antarctic ice, sending more particles flying.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Particle physics Astronomy Science Nasa Space Antarctica Source Type: news

Common mental disorders and risk factors in rural India: baseline data from the SMART mental health project - Kallakuri S, Devarapalli S, Tripathi AP, Patel A, Maulik PK.
BACKGROUND: About 10% Indians suffer from stress, depression or substance use disorders. Few receive care for these problems, especially in rural areas. AIMS: As part of a broader initiative to deliver technology-enabled mental health services for rural co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Commonly used antibiotic in India under USFDA lens
USFDA has ordered safety labelling changes for the antibiotics to strengthen the warnings about the risks and make them more consistent across the labelling for all fluoroquinolones. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glenmark launches Akynzeo in India under licensing pact with Helsinn
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today launched Akynzeo, a drug used for prevention chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, in India and Nepal. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal filicide: a case series from a medico-legal psychiatry unit in India - Gowda GS, Kumar CN, Mishra S, Malathesh BC, Komal S, Math SB, Chandra PS.
We present findings from a case series of four women inpatients, who were undergoing trials for filicide. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Assessing the relationship between intimate partner violence, externally-decided pregnancy and unintended pregnancies among women in slum communities in Mumbai, India - Dasgupta A, Raj A, Nair S, Naik D, Saggurti N, Donta B, Silverman JG.
BACKGROUND: India contends with a high rate of intimate partner violence (IPV), which is associated with unintended pregnancy and reflects low levels of women's decision-making control in relation to their reproductive health. Few studies from South Asia h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Acute kidney injury due to mothball poisoning: Indian pediatric cases - Joob B, Wiwanitkit V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Indian officials spar over replacing fatal MRI scanner
Government officials in India are sparring over the replacement of the MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Staff was on phone before fatal MRI scan in India Report to blame 'overburdened' staff for fatal MRI scan Mumbai MRI scanner still offline after fatal accident Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Predicting mortality with the international classification of disease injury severity score using survival risk ratios derived from an Indian trauma population: a cohort study - Attergrim J, Sterner M, Claeson A, Dharap S, Gupta A, Khajanchi M, Kumar V, Gerdin W ärnberg M.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is predicted to become the third leading cause of death in India by 2020, which indicate the need for urgent action. Trauma scores such as the international classification of diseases injury severity score (ICISS) have been used with gre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Indian man miraculously survived five-foot rod piercing his shoulder
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Kamal Prajapat, 25, was returning home from a wedding at around 12.15am on Friday when a loaded lorry hit his car in Ajmer, India, while attempting to overtake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition study concludes that Spinacia oleracea (spinach) can be used to prevent bone changes caused by osteoarthritis
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that Spinacia oleracea (commonly known as spinach) can mitigate the effects of osteoarthritis induced by monosodium iodoacetate (MIA). Researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India induced osteoarthritis in a group of mice by injecting MIA at their knee joint. Then, the team... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 25,  miraculously survived a five-foot-long rod piercing his shoulder and coming out his arm
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Kamal Prajapat, 25, was returning home from a wedding at around 12.15am on Friday when a loaded lorry hit his car in Ajmer, India, while attempting to overtake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Indian State Bans Plastic Bags, Straws And More. Will It Work?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Frayer Source Type: news

Opiate Use Disorder in Indian Country: Best Practices for Prevention and Treatment
July 25, 2018 1:00-5:00pm PT; Scottsdale, AZ. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ban plastic to save the heritage of world's oldest and largest inhabited river island
(Queen's University Belfast) A Queen's University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world's largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Organic India may buy stake in NutriHealth
NutriHealth has been promoting the concept of nutrigenetics, a combination of modern medicine techniques and ayurvedic principles, in preparing personalised diet programmes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China agrees to cut tariffs on Indian cancer drugs: Foreign Ministry
India has been demanding opening of China's IT and pharmaceutical sectors as part of measures to reduce over USD 51 billion trade deficit in over USD 84 billion bilateral trade. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive
According to research by UCLA environmental economist Alan Barreca, hot weather reduces chances of getting pregnant — and the problem is expected to get worse because of global warming.After noticing that August and September — nine months after the coldest part of the year — are two of the busiest months for births in the U.S., Barreca, a member of theUCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, pored through 80 years of U.S. birth data, looking for trends.Reported  in the journal Demography,the study found that high temperatures have a significant negative effect on fertility and birth rat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A geographic information system-based approach of flood hazards modelling, Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India - Dandapat K, Panda GK.
From the beginning of civilisation, human beings have preferred living on the river banks which have been the most vulnerable areas of flood hazards and consequent disasters. During the monsoon period, in many developing countries of south-east Asia, flood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Indian surgeons remove a FOOTBALL-sized tumour from man, 19
Amar Samad, from a village 302 miles (486km) west of Kolkata, formally known as Calcutta, was gifted the operation to remove the mass and rebuild his upper jaw and nose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol use and experiences of partner violence among female sex workers in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India - Heylen E, Shamban E, Steward WT, Krishnan G, Solomon R, Srikrishnan AK, Ekstrand ML.
This cross-sectional study describes the prevalence and context of violence by sexual partners against female sex workers (FSWs, N = 589) in Andhra Pradesh and its association with alcohol use by FSWs and abusive partners. In all, 84% of FSWs reported alco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Areca nut trade, globalisation and its health impact: perspectives from India and South-east Asia - Arora S, Squier C.
AIM: Areca nut (AN) is consumed globally by 600  million people, and 10%-20% of the world population uses betel quid, a preparation containing areca nut. India and other South-east Asian countries are the largest consumers of AN in the world. The aim of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tragedy inspired Indian man to join NHS
Dennis Moss has worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service for more than four decades and was inspired to join by a tragedy, but had to put up with racism. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India declares end to Nipah virus outbreak with a music video
The outbreak of the Nipah virus that killed 17 people in the southern state of Kerala was declared over Sunday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In India, swapping crops could save water and improve nutrition
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) India will need to feed approximately 394 million more people by 2050. Meanwhile, many of its regions are chronically water-stressed, and nutrient deficiencies are widespread -- 30 percent of Indians or more are anemic. But a study published today in Science Advances shares a brighter outlook: replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could dramatically reduce water demand in India, while also improving nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suven Life gets product patents from India, S. Korea and Singapore
Suven Life Science said it has been granted a product patent by India, Singapore, South Korea and Israel each for a new chemical entity (NCE). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How this husband and wife team is using VR and telemedicine to educate docs abroad (video)
While an adolescent in India, Bhavya Rehani saw both her grandparents not only suffer strokes, but also the two-hour long rides to the nearest hospital that could give them adequate care. Witnessing their pain seeded an interest and passion for medicine in Rehani that led her to become a radiologist at UC San Francisco as she tried to find a way to tackle the problem of getting better medical care to rural areas. Rehani and her husband Ankur Bharija, a physician at Stanford Medici ne, ran into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

How this husband and wife team is using VR and telemedicine to educate docs abroad (video)
While an adolescent in India, Bhavya Rehani saw both her grandparents not only suffer strokes, but also the two-hour long rides to the nearest hospital that could give them adequate care. Witnessing their pain seeded an interest and passion for medicine in Rehani that led her to become a radiologist at UC San Francisco as she tried to find a way to tackle the problem of getting better medical care to rural areas. Rehani and her husband Ankur Bharija, a physician at Stanford Medici ne, ran into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Husband and wife team is using VR and telemedicine to educate docs and patients abroad (video)
While an adolescent in India, Bhavya Rehani saw both her grandparents not only suffer strokes, but also the two-hour long rides to the nearest hospital that could give them adequate care. Witnessing their pain seeded an interest and passion for medicine in Rehani that led her to become a radiologist at UC San Francisco as she tried to find a way to tackle the problem of getting better medical care to rural areas. Rehani and her husband Ankur Bharija, a physician at Stanford Medici ne, ran into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Uganda:Bedridden MP Nambooze Goes to India Tomorrow
[Monitor] Kampala -Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze has said she will be flown to Manipal Spine Care Centre in India tomorrow for further treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Maxillofacial injury from a leopard attack - Pawar SR, Kshirsagar RA, Raut PH, Patankar AP.
Although leopards are found worldwide, the incidence of leopard attack on humans is reported most often from India and Nepal. Usually, leopards avoid contact with people, but humans may occasionally be targeted as prey. Animal bite wounds may express as pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessment of the predictive value of the International Classification of Diseases Injury Severity Score for trauma mortality in urban India - Claeson A, Sterner M, Attergrim J, Khajanchi M, Kumar V, Saha ML, Gerdin W ärnberg M.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the cause of 1.2 million deaths in India annually. Injury severity scores play an important role in trauma research and care because these scores enable the adjustment of trauma severity when comparing mortality outcomes. The generali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news