Earthquake and tsunami devastating for 45,000 pregnant women in Indonesia
DONGGALA, Indonesia –“I am so scared. I can’t even describe it,” Ibu Fariati, 27, told UNFPA.On 28 September, Ms. Fariati ’s home collapsed in a7.5-magnitude earthquake that, just 30 minutes later by some accounts, unleashed a 6-metre wall of water. The wave swept away Ms. Fariati ’s home – and nearly 70,000 others. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Good for pets, too: Herbal treatment made from ferns can treat kidney stones in pets
(Natural News) It’s not just people who benefit from herbal medicine: Pets could use it as well, to great effect, according to a study published in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In his paper, Sri Murwani of Brawijaya University in Indonesia suggests using the water clover (Marsilea crenata) — a type of fern native to Southeast Asia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies for sale on Instagram in Indonesia: Mother among 4 arrested
Indonesian police say they have broken up a child trafficking operation that was allegedly buying and selling babies on Instagram. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Fears Turn From Injury to Disease as Indonesia Quake Toll Rises Above 2,000 Health Fears Turn From Injury to Disease as Indonesia Quake Toll Rises Above 2,000
Health workers in Indonesia are struggling to care for tens of thousands of people displaced by an earthquake and tsunami, with a lack of shelter and clean water among major problems as the focus turns from injury to disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Estimation of economic loss due to food poisoning outbreaks - Rahayu WP, Fardiaz D, Kartika GD, Nababan H, Fanaike R, Puspitasari R.
Food poisoning outbreaks frequently occur in many countries resulting in economic loss. A formula for calculation of economic loss due to food poisoning outbreaks in Indonesia was developed. Estimation of the loss was developed based on experiences in seve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hope Fades for Missing in Indonesia Quake
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — She lay inside a medical tent in the stifling midday heat, wincing in pain at the deep gashes and cuts that covered her body. But all Anisa Cornelia could think about was the love of her life — the man she was supposed to marry this month. She had not seen him since a deadly tsunami smashed into the Indonesian city of Palu last week, separating the pair possibly forever as they strolled along a sandy beach at twilight. "Where is my fiancé? Please, do you have any news?" the badly bruised 22-year-old pleaded as medical staff came to check on her in the courtyard of P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Paid period leave policy in Australia stirs world debate
A women's advocacy group in Australia has been offering paid leave for menstrual pain to its employees in the past 18 months. Yet such leave has become a controversial topic worldwide, with some women in support of and some against "period leave" workplace policies. Some countries that already offer period leave are Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 800 Dead in Indonesia Quake and Tsunami; Toll May Rise
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed communications lines, military and commercial aircraft were delivering some aid and supplies to the hard-hit city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, and others in the region. But there was a desperate need for heavy equipment to reach possible survivors buried in collapsed buildings, including an eight-story hotel in Palu where ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

A UN High-Level Meeting May See Hopes to End Tuberculosis
Bobby John is a New Delhi based physician and global health advocate. By Bobby John, MDNEW DELHI, Sep 28 2018 (IPS)In the early months of 1993, there was frenetic activity within the Geneva headquartered WHO’s Communicable Diseases program, to get Tuberculosis designated as a Global Emergency. While countries like India had instituted TB Control programs as early as 1962, and Tanzania in the late 1970’s had shown field level evidence of programmatic innovations like directly observed treatment would reduce TB related mortality, the global reality was things were not going too well as far as reducing incidence a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bobby John MD Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malaria treatment: Is there a vaccine for Malaria?
MALARIA is currently plaguing the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, where a recent earthquake devastated the country, paving the way for a potentially deadly Malaria outbreak. Is there a vaccine for Malaria? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lippo tycoon looks to young-gun grandson
Mochtar Riady’s heir apparent, John Riady, makes his mark in Indonesian e-payments (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Collaboration Is Essential to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia
September 14, 2018It'll  take a nation to change the numbers for Indonesia's  moms and babies.As Indonesia celebrates its 73rd year of independence, most people are aware of the country ’s impressive economic development over the past few years. But perhaps fewer are aware that, every hour, across this massive archipelago, two mothers and eight newborns die.The country still faces unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality. This is a multi-faceted and complex issue, which requires collaboration between all elements of society to ensure effective measures are taken to improve maternal and new...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The paradox of civil society: the case of Maluku, Eastern Indonesia - Qurtuby SA.
This article discusses the ambiguous role of religiously-marked civil society organisations during the Christian-Muslim communal violence in Maluku, eastern Indonesia, from approximately 1999 to 2004. During the Maluku violence, some social groups supporte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

21 Killed in Bus Crash in Indonesia
BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Twenty-one people were killed Saturday when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island, officials said. The bus was carrying a group of employees from a private company from the West Java province town of Bogor to a tourist destination in West Java's Sukabumi district when the accident happened around midday. In addition to the 21 dead, the nine others aboard the bus were seriously injured, said a spokesman at Pelabuhanratu hospital, Taufik, who uses one name. Local police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said the bus plunged into the 30-meter (98-foot) -deep ravine ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Teenagers' motorcycle gang community aggression from the Personal Fable and risk-taking behavior perspective - Saudi ANA, Hartini N, Bahar B.
INTRODUCTION: The number of criminal acts committed by teenagers who are members of the motorcycle gang community in the Makassar City of Indonesia continues to increase at an alarming rate. Among the antisocial behaviors of teenagers in motorcycle gangs w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption
(Imperial College London) Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth's atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon's defeat, says new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The life during adolescence in the perspective of ex-drug users in Indonesia - Fahrizal Y, Syuhaimie Hamid AY, Chatarina Daulima NH.
This study explored the experience of substance misuse during adolescence. METHOD: This qualitative study employed a descriptive phenomenological approach. A purposive sampling was a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Awareness of tsunami natural warning signs and intended evacuation behaviors in Java, Indonesia - Hall S, Pettersson J, Meservy W, Harris R, Agustinawati D, Olson J, McFarlane A.
The south coast of Java has a long history of deadly seismogenic tsunamis. The most recent tsunami events in 1994 and 2006 killed hundreds due to lack of awareness and implementation of disaster mitigation strategies. Community-based tsunami hazard educati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Generating DNA sequence data in the developing world
(Botanical Society of America) For many laboratories in the developing world, lack of funding and practical experience are hurdles to generating their own DNA sequence data. However, the financial, technical, and logistical burden of producing sequence data has dropped precipitously in recent years. Researchers compared methods for generating sequence data in a study in West Java, Indonesia, and present a practical workflow allowing scientists with limited resources to build capacity to produce DNA sequence data in their own laboratories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help
One of Indonesia's deadliest earthquakes in years left so much destruction, the injured are having to wait for days to get help (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Indonesia's Paramedics and Emergency Physicians Treat Injured 4 Days After Massive Quake
KAYANGAN, Indonesia (AP) — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. But there was nobody in her destroyed village to get her the help she needed. There were too many other injured and dead. "It was overwhelming," Andoni's 35-year-old brother-in-law, Ilham, said of the chaotic aftermath of Sunday's magnitude 7.0 quake on the island of Lombok. "There was no way to get her out." On Thursday, paramedics finally evacuated Andoni to a hospital in the city of Mataram. But her story underscores the challenges...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: TODD PITMAN and NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press Tags: International News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Indonesia works to ban trade of meat from pets, exotic animals
Indonesia is preparing a regulation to ban the trade of meat derived from pets and exotic animals, aiming to promote animal welfare and rein in disease, an official said on Tuesday, a decision cheered by animal rights campaigners. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts Off In Florida, Places Indonesian Satellite In Orbit
The launch marks the first reuse of an improved Falcon 9 "Block 5," which includes several upgrades designed to allow SpaceX to quickly refurbish and re-launch the rocket.(Image credit: John Raoux/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

The impact of natural disasters on education in Indonesia - Rush JV.
Indonesian government data on enrollment in primary and lower secondary school are used with data from the DesInventar database on natural disasters to explore the ways natural disasters influence district level enrollment in education. The paper employs r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The impact of the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake on local economic growth - Brata AG, Groot HLF, Zant W.
This paper focuses on the local economic growth impacts of a specific natural disaster, viz. the Yogyakarta earthquake in 2006 employing data at the sub-national level in two provinces in Java, Indonesia. Specifically, we are concerned with the heterogenei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Evolutionary history and adaptation of a human pygmy population of Flores Island, Indonesia
Flores Island, Indonesia, was inhabited by the small-bodied hominin species Homo floresiensis, which has an unknown evolutionary relationship to modern humans. This island is also home to an extant human pygmy population. Here we describe genome-scale single-nucleotide polymorphism data and whole-genome sequences from a contemporary human pygmy population living on Flores near the cave where H. floresiensis was found. The genomes of Flores pygmies reveal a complex history of admixture with Denisovans and Neanderthals but no evidence for gene flow with other archaic hominins. Modern individuals bear the signatures of recent...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tucci, S., Vohr, S. H., McCoy, R. C., Vernot, B., Robinson, M. R., Barbieri, C., Nelson, B. J., Fu, W., Purnomo, G. A., Sudoyo, H., Eichler, E. E., Barbujani, G., Visscher, P. M., Akey, J. M., Green, R. E. Tags: Evolution, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

Study of 'sea nomads under fire in Indonesia
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rochmyaningsih, D. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Scientific Community, Sociology In Depth Source Type: news

Scientists look at the purple mangosteen to treat malaria
(Natural News) An Indonesian study investigated the ability of the purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) to suppress malaria. In addition to reporting that the extract and fractions found in the fruit’s rind showed promise as antimalarials, the study added that the natural bio-active compounds improved the effects of the antimalarial compound artemisinin. The study was conducted by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indonesian baby born with two faces and two brains but one head
Gilang Andika from Batam, a city in Indonesia about 20 miles across the sea from Singapore, was born with two faces and two brains but just one head, and suffers from a life-threatening brain illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angered By Attack, Mob Slaughters Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Indonesia
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors associated with injurious falls among community-dwelling older adults in Indonesia - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and health correlates of fall-related injury in a national population-based community-dwelling sample of older Indonesians. METHODS: Participants were 6698 older adults, 50 years and older (median age 58.0 years,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Anti-Gay Hostility Threatens Indonesia's AIDS Battle: Activists Anti-Gay Hostility Threatens Indonesia's AIDS Battle: Activists
Rising government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Indonesia is threatening the battle against AIDS in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, activists and an official said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Anti-Gay Hostility Threatens Indonesia's AIDS Battle: Activists Anti-Gay Hostility Threatens Indonesia's AIDS Battle: Activists
Rising government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Indonesia is threatening the battle against AIDS in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, activists and an official said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

PharmaMar announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Oceanographic Research Center to address the fight against cancer
(Pharmamar) Both institutions will combine their efforts, knowledge and resources to promote research into marine biodiversity as a source of novel antitumor compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and HIV sexual risk behaviour among women who inject drugs in Indonesia: a respondent-driven sampling study - Stoicescu C, Cluver LD, Spreckelsen T, Casale M, Sudewo AG, Irwanto.
This study examined associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

This heatwave is just the start. Britain has to adapt to climate change, fast | Simon Lewis
Water, housing, farming … almost every aspect of public life needs to change. Why isn’t this top of the political agenda?Much of the world is in the grip of a heatwave. Britain is so hot and dry that we have Indonesia-style peat firesraging across our moorlands. Montreal posted its highest temperature ever, with the deaths of 33 people in Quebecattributed to the scorching heat. And if you think that ’s hot and dangerous, the town of Quriyat in Omannever went below a frightening 42.6C for a full 24 hours in June, almost certainly a global record. While many people love a bit of sun, extreme heat is deadly...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Simon Lewis Tags: Climate change Environment Science Weather Green politics Source Type: news

Twenty years of community-based disaster risk reduction experience from a dryland village in Indonesia - Lassa JA, Boli Y, Nakmofa Y, Fanggidae S, Ofong A, Leonis H.
Academics and practitioners often argue indirectly that all the roads to community resilience should be paved with community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) approach. Community-based approach to resilience building has been a discursive material that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Southeast Asia is home to rich human genetic and linguistic diversity, but the details of past population movements in the region are not well known. Here, we report genome-wide ancient DNA data from 18 Southeast Asian individuals spanning from the Neolithic period through the Iron Age (4100 to 1700 years ago). Early farmers from Man Bac in Vietnam exhibit a mixture of East Asian (southern Chinese agriculturalist) and deeply diverged eastern Eurasian (hunter-gatherer) ancestry characteristic of Austroasiatic speakers, with similar ancestry as far south as Indonesia providing evidence for an expansive initial spread of Aust...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lipson, M., Cheronet, O., Mallick, S., Rohland, N., Oxenham, M., Pietrusewsky, M., Pryce, T. O., Willis, A., Matsumura, H., Buckley, H., Domett, K., Nguyen, G. H., Trinh, H. H., Kyaw, A. A., Win, T. T., Pradier, B., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Candilio, F., C Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Anti-gay hostility threatens Indonesia's AIDS battle: activists
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Rising government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Indonesia is threatening the battle against AIDS in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, activists and an official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anti-gay hostility threatens Indonesia's AIDS battle: activists
Rising government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Indonesia is threatening the battle against AIDS in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, activists and an official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging
Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering"plain" tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Indonesia's crackdown on LGBT people fuels HIV crisis, report says
A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public health crisis, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indonesia's crackdown on LGBT people fuels HIV crisis
A crackdown against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Indonesia is leading to a rise in HIV infections and causing a public health crisis, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research warns Indonesia gay bashing is fueling HIV epidemic
Researchers say an epidemic of HIV among gay men in Indonesia is being fueled by a gay hate climate (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New study: Indonesia faces a 'double burden' of diseases
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Indonesia has made advances in health since 1990, increasing life expectancy by eight years and decreasing rates of health burden from communicable diseases like diarrheal disease and tuberculosis. But the country is facing a growing and expensive wave of health threats from heart disease, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

In a hole in a tunicate there lived a hobbit: New shrimp species named after Bilbo Baggins
(Pensoft Publishers) A new species of shrimp was named after Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins thanks to its small size and hairy feet. The new species, Odontonia bagginsi, was described, figured and named together with another new species: Odontonia plurellicola. Both shrimps live symbiotically inside tunicates collected around Ternate and Tidore, Indonesia. In the present study, published in the open access journal ZooKeys, anatomical and genetic characters were used to place the new species in the tree of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news