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UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry
Close-up of a woman hands hold and broke a cigarette. Credit: BigstockBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2017 (IPS)Back in November 2008, the 193-member General Assembly decided, by consensus, to ban smoking and tobacco sales at the UN headquarters in New York: a ruling observed by all affiliated agencies worldwide, including the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) which has severed links with the tobacco industry. But there still remains one holdout: the 187-member International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva whose Governing Body, which meets three times a year, has postponed once again its decision on whe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Only one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Just one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, according to a study presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. The research in nearly 5,400 women also found that only 5% knew about mammography for early detection of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration
(University of California - Davis) Planting multiple seagrass species, rather than a single species, could be better for restoring damaged coastal ecosystems in Indonesia's Coral Triangle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asymptomatic infection helps norovirus to spread in Indonesia
(Kobe University) Norovirus, also referred to as the 'winter vomiting bug', is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in humans. A Japanese research team has shown that norovirus is significantly present in the stools of healthy volunteers in Indonesia who are asymptomatically infected with the virus. This suggests that asymptomatic infection is a source of norovirus outbreaks, and sheds light on the transmission mode of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Evacuees waiting to return home after Bali volcano alert
ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been evacuated.UNFPA is providing critical hygiene supplies, as well as kits containing supplies for pregnant women, post-partum women and newborns. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Firework Factory Blaze in Indonesia Kills at Least 47
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday said they were questioning the owner of a fireworks factory that exploded into an inferno, killing at least 47 people working inside, and have identified one of the victims as a 14-year-old girl. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of Thursday's fire at the factory in Tangerang, near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, and said they didn't want to speculate before the investigation is completed. Pramujoko, head of identification at a police hospital in east Jakarta, said one victim had been identified through dental records: a 14-year-old girl who po...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tatyan Suflana, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer
(European Geosciences Union) In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research, published in the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences, shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfires. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cross reactivity and lethality neutralization of venoms of Indonesian Trimeresurus complex species by Thai green pit viper antivenom - Tan CH, Liew JL, Tan NH, Khaldun IA, Maharani T, Khomvilai S, Sitprija V.
Arboreal pit vipers of the Trimeresurus complex group are medically important species in Indonesia (west of Wallace's line), but there is no specific antivenom produced in the country for treating related envenomation. Instead, the exiting trivalent Indone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Biodegradable (and edible) seaweed may soon replace plastic packaging on food in an effort to reduce pollution
(Natural News) Durable, versatile, and affordable — the three qualities that make plastic so common in nearly every item we use, and the three biggest reasons why reducing plastic waste can be difficult to do. Indonesian start-up Evoware is working to change all that with bioplastics: a line of fully biodegradable plastics made from seaweed.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat less meat to cut drug resistance, says study
Strategy to tackle risks from antibiotic overuse may not work in countries like Indonesia where intake is already low. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why does the durian stink? Scientists unravel smelly fruit's DNA
Despite its stomach-churning aroma, the durian is an important tropical fruit crop and knowing more about its DNA may help protect itOnce described by a detractor as smelling of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, southeast Asia’sdurian fruit leaves no one unmoved – you either adore or abhor it.Popular in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, the spiny, stinky delicacy is banned from public transport and many hotels because of its strong smell.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Fruit Science Food & drink Life and style Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

There Are Better Ways to Mourn
On a crisp fall day in Vienna, Austria, I received a private tour of the crypt below Michaelerkirche (St. Michael’s Church). Bernard, the young Austrian man who led me down the steep stone staircase, had perfect English delivered in an inexplicably deep Southern accent. “Aye’ve been told my ax-sent is straynge be-fore,” he drawled, like a Confederate general. Bernard explained that during the Middle Ages, when the members of the Hapsburg court attended St. Michael’s, there was a cemetery located directly outside, in the courtyard. But, as so often happened in larger European cities, the cemete...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caitlin Doughty Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

What to Know About Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock
The suspected gunman during a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival has been identified by authorities as Stephen Paddock. The gunman fired from a Las Vegas hotel onto the outdoor Route 91 Harvest country music festival, which was taking place across the road from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip. More than 50 people died and at least 200 others were wounded, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Authorities said the suspect died in a standoff on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Here’s what to know about Paddock: Who was he? Sheriff Joseph Lombardo id...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized Crime Las Vegas onetime Source Type: news

Trial Begins for Two Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam
(SHAH ALAM, Malaysia) — The trial of two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler is scheduled to begin Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. The women are the only suspects in custody in a killing th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized kim jong nam Malaysia North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Two Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam Plead Not Guilty
(SHAH ALAM, Malaysia) — Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. After ask...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized kim jong nam Malaysia North Korea onetime Source Type: news

For Better Health Outcomes for Moms and Babies, Quality Tops Resources
September 29, 2017We know this. So how can we encourage change?There are three main indicators commonly used to measure the quality of health care: structure, process, and outcome.Structure refers to characteristics of the care setting, including facilities, medical equipment, and staff. Process means whether the services are continuously consistent with recommended guidelines. And outcome evaluates a client ’s health as a result of the care he or she received.While global health NGOs have paid close attention to structure and outcome measures, they ’ve given less attention to improving health care quality thro...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

More Than 130,000 Flee Menacing Bali Volcano
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — More than 130,000 people have fled the region around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will soon erupt, an official said Thursday. The disaster mitigation agency's command post in Bali said the number of evacuees has swelled to about 134,200. The figure is more than double the estimated population within an immediate danger zone but people further away are leaving too. Those who have fled are scattered in more than 500 locations across the island famed for its beaches, lush green interior and elegant Hindu culture, taking shelter in temporary camps, sp...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope
The new data is a welcome sign of progress in the battle against global warming but many challenges remain, including methane from cattleGlobal emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against global warming by halting the long-term rising trend.All of the world ’s biggest emitting nations, except India, saw falling or static carbon emissions due toless coal burning and increasingrenewable energy, according todata published on Thursday by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA). However other mainly...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change World news Environment Paris climate agreement Science Source Type: news

Indonesian prisoners with HIV getting aid from UIC researchers
(University of Illinois at Chicago) The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a four-year federal grant to assist HIV-positive prisoners in Indonesia -- a southeast Asian country where the number of new infections is increasing rapidly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Natural Resources Regional Categories gold mining mercury Mexico Minam Source Type: news

Indonesian healers using buffalo horns for cupping therapy
The horns, which have been used in cupping for thousands of years, are applied to patients skin. Normally heated glass cups are used. The pictures were taken on the streets of Jakarta. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 50,000 Evacuated as Fears of Volcanic Eruption Grow in Bali
(BALI, Indonesia) — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday. Waskita Sutadewa, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency in Bali, said people have scattered to all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighboring island of Lombok. Indonesian authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Thousands of evacu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Bali indonesia Natural Disasters onetime Volcano Source Type: news

Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification
(City College of New York) David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York's Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies 'An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias H ü bner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).' Lohman and his colleagues from Taiwan and Indonesia revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias in light of a forthcoming study on the butterflies' evolutionary history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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

Chain-smoking children: Indonesia's ongoing tobacco epidemic
Surrounded by farmland and plantations in the small village of Teluk Kemang Sungai Lilin in South Sumatra, a boy, just 8 years old, sits smiling with his mother. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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