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Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury
Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich dietsWomen of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children.Thenew study, the largest to date, covered 25 of the countries with the highest risk and found excessive levels of the toxic metal in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya. Women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated. This results from their reliance on eat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pollution Health Fishing Environment Mining Coal World news Society Source Type: news

That Monkey Who Took a Famous Selfie Won ’t Own the Copyright to It
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question. Under the deal, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia, lawyers for an animal-rights group said. Attorneys for the group and the photographer, David Slater, asked the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case and throw out a lower ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sudhin Thanawala / AP Tags: Uncategorized Animal Rights Courts Law onetime Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

India, Indonesia far behind in measles vaccination: WHO
Together they account for 91 per cent of unvaccinated children in the region, with India alone accounting for 67 per cent of the children missing immunisation. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar, is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Erik Solheim, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)By Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 4 2017 (IPS)Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitatio Source Type: news

Distribution deal could help Rancho Cordova's Cesca expand into growing Asian markets
Rancho Cordova-based Cesca Therapeutics Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Hong Kong-based Boyalife WSN Ltd, which owns a majority interest in Cesca, allowing the regenerative medicine company to offer its products in fast-growing markets in China, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Cesca (Nasdaq: KOOL) offers umbilical cord blood banking services and is developing cellular processing and autologous cell-based therapies, which are on the vanguard of battling cancer. “Asian… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Oryong 501 sinking incident in the Bering Sea-International DVI cooperation in the Asia Pacific - Chung NE, Castilani A, Tierra WE, Beh P, Mahmood MS.
On December 1st, 2014, the sinking of Oryong 501 occurred in the Bering Sea off the east coast of Russia. A total of 60 crew members, including 35 Indonesians, 13 Filipinos, 11 South Koreans and 1 Russian inspector were on board out of which only seven sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

When Was the Last Total Solar Eclipse?
A total solar eclipse crossing the U.S. from coast to coast is drawing the attention of millions of Americans on Aug. 21, but when was the last total solar eclipse? The answer depends on where you are. It’s been a while since America has seen a total solar eclipse, but Earth as a whole sees one about once every 18 months. Here’s what you need to know: Last Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S. It’s been more than three decades since the total solar eclipse of Feb. 26, 1979, which crossed through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, before heading north to Canada, according to NASA. That’s ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Role for Primary Care to Educate Parents on Healthy Weight for Kids Role for Primary Care to Educate Parents on Healthy Weight for Kids
More community education and more physical education in schools are needed to manage the childhood overweight problem in Indonesia and other emerging economies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed
(Georgia Aquarium) For the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks -- the world's largest fish, classified as 'endangered' since 2016. The research advancement, which occurred in Indonesia's remote Cendrawasih Bay, has significant implications for unlocking the mysteries surrounding the overall health of whale sharks -- including the potential impacts of tourism on their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Why Breastfeeding Is One of the “Smartest Investments” for All Countries
May 18, 2017. A combined group of South Sudanese refugees and Ugandans take part in a class about breast feeding. Nyumanzi Refugee Settlement, Adjumani District. Conflict and famine in South Sudan have led to an exodus of refugees into Uganda. Credit: JAMES OATWAY/UNICEFBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 2017 (IPS)The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains—besides the obvious health benefits—of breastfeeding. Hailing the practice as an investment that ought to be supported by governments, the UN estimates that 4.70 dollars can push up rates of breastfe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Democracy Education Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Three strategies reducing accident rates at black spots and black sites road in Riau Province, Indonesia - Sandhyavitri A, Wiyono S.
This paper aimed to (i) identify black spots and black sites road within the east cross highway of Sumatra, Ujung Tanjung x96 Bagan Batu, Indonesia, (ii) analyze its traffic accidents anatomy, and (iii) recommend appropriate strategy for reducing the accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Public transportation development and traffic accident prevention in Indonesia - Soehodho S.
Traffic accidents have long been known as an iceberg for comprehending the discrepancies of traffic management and entire transportation systems. Figures detailing traffic accidents in Indonesia, as is the case in many other countries, show significantly h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Designing and collecting data for a longitudinal study: the Sleman Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) - Dewi FST, Choiriyyah I, Indriyani C, Wahab A, Lazuardi L, Nugroho A, Susetyowati S, Harisaputra RK, Santi R, Lestari SK, Ng N, Hakimi M, Josef HK, Utarini A.
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the methodological considerations of developing an urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), in the Sleman District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. METHODS: 1) The Sleman District was selected because it is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Veiled Marketing: Anti-smoking Groups Slam Indonesia's Big Tobacco Veiled Marketing: Anti-smoking Groups Slam Indonesia's Big Tobacco
Anti-smoking groups in Indonesia have slammed Big Tobacco for promoting sales by giving retailers cash rewards, shopping vouchers and even money to renovate, urging authorities to enforce advertising curbs to safeguard public health.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

EMS Systems in Lower-Middle Income Countries Face Development Challenges
Growth Barriers Suryanto M, Plummer V, Boyle M. EMS systems in lower-middle income countries: A literature review. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017;32(1):64-70. Background: Prehospital care is an unmet public health need in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). LMICs carry 90% of the entire global burden of traumatic injuries, which has a significant impact due to both mortality and disability. EMS has the potential to ameliorate a large portion of this burden in LMICs, however EMS development in many LMICs is in its infancy and remains underdeveloped compared to the significant existing need for prehospital care and trans...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Leggio, EdD, NRP Tags: International Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Veiled marketing: Anti-smoking groups slam Indonesia's Big Tobacco
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Anti-smoking groups in Indonesia have slammed Big Tobacco for promoting sales by giving retailers cash rewards, shopping vouchers and even money to renovate, urging authorities to enforce advertising curbs to safeguard public health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue Among Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States with Participating Observers from Thailand and Philippines
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 07/24/2017 This 32-page document is the report of a meeting held on April 3-5, 2017, as part of an ongoing multilateral dialogue to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. It discussed biosecurity issues in the Southeast Asia region, which are dynamic and challenging due to natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, rising terrorism threats, and a rapidly growing biotechnology industry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effect of counseling by paraprofessionals on depression, anxiety, somatization, and functioning in Indonesian torture survivors - Larson-Stoa D, Jacobs GA, Jonathan A, Poudyal B.
The Indonesian population has faced political violence, victimization, and torture throughout the last 70 years. Due to the scarcity of mental health professionals in many low and middle-income countries, counseling programs are increasingly utilizing para... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria and Tuberculosis
[Guardian] Nigeria wears many badges of dishonour but has just been reported to be in yet another black spot on tuberculosis (TB) index rate, occupying the fourth position in the world behind Indonesia, China and Russia and topping the list in Africa. This is even with the assertion by the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, that 80 per cent of TB cases in Nigeria remain undiagnosed. According to him, Nigeria is only able to diagnose roughly one out of six TB cases. This is indeed a very bad place to be and the countr (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 21, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Second Sight’s South Korean market entry to Sanuwave’s Indonesian distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Second Sight enters South Korea market Second Sight announced in a July 5 press release that it has entered the market in South Korea with the implantation of two patients with its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in Seoul. The implants were made possible by the country’s distribution partner Kisantech Co. 2. K2M touts Japan distribution deal with Mitsubishi K2M signed a new, long-term exclusive a...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Spinal Surgical Alpha Tau Medical Apifix Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. K2M Mitsubishi Reha Source Type: news

India, China, Pakistan among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections: UN report
In Asia and Pacific region, the majority of new infections are occurring in 10 countries led by India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietmnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovering who misses out on health: digging into the data in Indonesia
Monitoring health inequality is essential to ensure no one is being left behind (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: health equity [subject], health inequity, health care disparities, Feature [doctype], Indonesia [country], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Discovering who misses out on health: the example of Indonesia
Monitoring health inequality is essential to ensure no one is being left behind (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: health equity [subject], health inequity, health care disparities, Feature [doctype], Indonesia [country], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Sea cave preserves 5,000-year snapshot of tsunamis
(Rutgers University) An international team of scientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia has discovered the world's most pristine record of tsunamis, a 5,000-year-old sedimentary snapshot that reveals for the first time how little is known about when earthquakes trigger massive waves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why the debate on menstrual health in India needs to go beyond pad tax
India has one of the lowest levels of penetration of sanitary pad usage in the world. At 20%, India lags behind Thailand, Indonesia and China, all of which have over 50% usage. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three-Zone Biosecurity Offers New Hope to Indonesian Farmers
James McGrane, FAO ECTAD Indonesia Team Leader, at his office in Jakarta. Credit: Kanis Dursin/IPSBy Kanis DursinJAKARTA, Indonesia, Jul 10 2017 (IPS)Poultry farmer Bambang Sutrisno Setiawan had long heard about biosecurity but never gave serious thought to it, even when the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 forced him to cull thousands of his layer chickens in 2003 and 2009.Eighteen years into the business, however, Bambang, who is called Ilung by friends, is now converting his second farm into a three-zone biosecurity poultry with a strong conviction that it is the only way to save his business amid continued threat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kanis Dursin Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Projects avian flu biosafety Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agricultu Source Type: news

OUP growth driven by strong emerging market performance
Oxford University Press (OUP) today reported headline growth of 11% with a turnover of £847.4m, and a trading surplus headline growth of 24% to £124m. On a like for like basis at constant currency rates, turnover was up 3.3% and trading surplus was up by 14%. OUP saw good underlying growth in both its academic and educational businesses. The academic division achieved a 2.4% turnover increase, with good performance from journals and other online products, where usage rose by 12% and 9% respectively; while the academic books business returned to growth. In OUP’s education divisions, overall turnover grew 3...
Source: News from STM - July 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Policy change in Jakarta accidentally teaches drivers the value of carpool lanes
Los Angeles, if you thinktraffic on the 101 is bad, be thankful you don ’t live in Jakarta — especially since the Indonesian capital did away with its controversial carpool rules.When vehicles on the main road into Jakarta ’s business district were required to have at least three occupants during... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Deni Purwandana receives Arnold Berliner Award 2017
(Springer) This year's Arnold Berliner Award goes to Deni Purwandana of the Komodo Survival Program in Bali, Indonesia. He receives the award for his article on changes in feeding habits of the largest living species of lizard, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). The research is published in Springer's flagship multidisciplinary journal, The Science of Nature. Formerly known as Naturwissenschaften, the journal has been publishing scientific work from around the world for over 100 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lessons in ecosystem services management, from Indonesian mangroves to Oregon estuaries
(Ecological Society of America) Ecological researchers care deeply about the health of the systems they study, but do not always know how to put into practice the knowledge they acquire through experimentation. Speakers will share stories of triumph and challenge from the interface of discovery and application, on Tuesday, Aug. 8 in a symposium on 'Integrating Ecological Science into Policy and Management for Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Keys to Success' during the Ecological Society of America's 2017 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

8 in 10 Indonesian children has been infected with dengue
(PLOS) Indonesia has one of the highest burdens of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus, in the world, and children account for many cases. Well over half of all children in urban areas are infected with dengue by the age of 5, and more than 80 percent have been infected with the virus at least once by age 10, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MONKEY MARKETING: Indonesian monkeys STEAL objects from tourists, then BARTER them to other people for food
(Natural News) If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, better watch out for the monkey mafia roaming around the Uluwatu Temple in Bali. These cheeky little monkeys are among the world’s best pickpockets. They grab glasses, cameras, and cash from tourists which they then try to “sell” for some food to other people. Pretty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunken Australian warship HMAS Perth ransacked by illegal scavengers
Only 40% remains of final resting place of 353 Australian sailors who drowned off Java in second world war, archaeologists sayOne of Australia ’s most treasured second world war warships has been illegally salvaged for metal, devastating the war grave of more than 300 sailors, maritime archaeologists say.An Australian-Indonesian expedition conducted a dive on the wreck of HMAS Perth, which sank in 1942 following a fierce battle against the Japanese navy off the north-west tip of Java.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Holmes South-east Asia correspondent Tags: Australian defence force Archaeology Second world war Australia news Asia Pacific World news Indonesia Science Source Type: news

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising aimed at teenagers, a health ministry official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An Endangered Lizard From Indonesia May Hold The Key To Treating Superbugs
Komodo dragons, the 10-foot, 300-pound lizards found in Indonesia, do not bite humans unless attacked, but when they do, it can prove deadly. Not only is the venom in their teeth potentially fatal, they may also harbor bacteria in their mouths that is dangerous to their prey (typically, deer and pigs). The question of whether Komodo dragons deliver fatal bacterial infections to their prey when they bite has been somewhat controversial: A 2013 study, refuting previously accepted common wisdom, swabbed the mouths of 16 captive Komodo dragons and found they had less bacteria than other predators, such as lions.  Nonethel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Imperiled Indonesian Lizard May Hold The Key To Fighting Superbugs
Komodo dragons, the 10-foot, 300-pound lizards found in Indonesia, do not bite humans unless attacked, but when they do, it can prove deadly. Not only is the venom in their teeth potentially fatal, they may also harbor bacteria in their mouths that is dangerous to their prey (typically, deer and pigs). The question of whether Komodo dragons deliver fatal bacterial infections to their prey when they bite has been somewhat controversial: A 2013 study, refuting previously accepted common wisdom, swabbed the mouths of 16 captive Komodo dragons and found they had less bacteria than other predators, such as lions.  Nonethel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Imperiled Indonesian Lizard May Hold The Key To Fighting Superbugs
Komodo dragons, the 10-foot, 300-pound lizards found in Indonesia, do not bite humans unless attacked, but when they do, it can prove deadly. Not only is the venom in their teeth potentially fatal, they may also harbor bacteria in their mouths that is dangerous to their prey (typically, deer and pigs). The question of whether Komodo dragons deliver fatal bacterial infections to their prey when they bite has been somewhat controversial: A 2013 study, refuting previously accepted common wisdom, swabbed the mouths of 16 captive Komodo dragons and found they had less bacteria than other predators, such as lions.  Nonethel...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The ten-year-old Indonesian boy who weighs 30 stone
Arya Somantri, 10, from Indonesia, ballooned to 30 stone after gorging on five meals of meat, fish, vegetables, rice, instant noodles and fried soy every day, washing it all down with cola. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoke alarm: Indonesians take tiny steps against Big Tobacco
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A neighborhood in the Indonesian capital has informally declared itself a smoke-free zone as students plan further protests against what they see as an increased effort by cigarette companies to target the young. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The disengagement of Indonesian jihadists: understanding the pathways - Hwang JC.
While much research has been conducted on the radicalization of Muslim militants from Jemaah Islamiyah, its spinoffs, and splinter factions; the historical roots of Indonesian radical movements; and their ideological underpinnings, far less analysis has ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Man Who Claimed To Be Oldest Person On Earth Dies In Indonesia, Allegedly At Age 146
A man who claimed to be the oldest human in the world has died in an Indonesian village, allegedly at the ripe age of 146. Sodimedjo, aka Mbah Gotho (which translates to Grandpa Gotho) was born, according to papers in his possession, sometime in 1870, the BBC reports. But the news organization says since Indonesia did not begin recording births until 1900, there’s no definitive way to substantiate the claims made by Sodimedjo’s family. He was able to produce papers ― including a residency card that indicated he was born on Dec. 31, 1870 ― which local officials told the BBC were valid. Old. Very old, ye...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it really possible to live until you're 146? The science of ageing
Scientists doubt that extreme natural longevity is feasible. But if lifespan is ruled by a genetic ‘clock’, that view could changeThe grim reaper comes for everyone in the end, but sometimes he is in less of a rush. This was certainly true forSodimedjo, an Indonesian man who died on Sunday, but whether he was the full 146 years he claimed remains doubtful – not least because his purported birthdate is 30 years before local birth records began.Related:'Oldest human' dies in Indonesia aged 146Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Ageing Indonesia Asia Pacific World news Life and style Health Science Society Older people Medical research Genetics Biology Source Type: news

Does school Matter? Learning outcomes of Indonesian children after dropping out of school - Tsaneva M.
Indonesia has made significant progress in increasing educational attainment. Whether more years of schooling result in more learning, however, is uncertain and may often depend on long-run factors such as child ability and parental background. In this pap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Origins of Indonesian Hobbits finally revealed
The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Hobbit' species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds
Bone study shows there is no evidence the 1.1-metre tallHomo floresiensishad any links with the much largerHomo erectus Researchers who studied the bones ofHomo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, say their findings should end a popular theory that it evolved from an ancestor of modern humans.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Evolution Anthropology Indonesia Science Asia Pacific Australia news Fossils Source Type: news

Ice age art in Indonesia reveals how spiritual life transformed en route to Australia
Cave discoveries suggest Indigenous Australians ’ strong connection with animals may have its roots in the exotic species their ancestors encountered in SulawesiA cave dig in Indonesia has unearthed a unique collection of prehistoric ornaments and artworks that date back in some instances to at least 30,000 years ago. The site is thought to have been used by some of the world ’s earliest cave artists.Published this week, our new findings challenge the long-held view that hunter-gatherer communities in the Pleistocene ( “ice age”) of south-east Asia were culturally impoverished.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Adam Brumm and Michelle Langley for the Conversation Tags: Anthropology Evolution Indigenous peoples Indonesia Timor-Leste Australia news Archaeology Asia Pacific Art Indigenous Australians Source Type: news

Prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian'Ice Age '
A joint Indonesian-Australian team has unearthed a rare collection of prehistoric art and'jewellery'objects from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, dating in some instances to as early as 30,000 years ago. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tsunami evacuation buildings and evacuation planning in Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Yuzal H, Kim K, Pant P, Yamashita E.
Indonesia, a country of more than 17,000 islands, is exposed to many hazards. A magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on December 26, 2004. It triggered a series of tsunami waves that spread across the Indian Ocean causing da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news