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A Breath of Fresh Air in India
Vehicle ownership in India is projected to hit 400 million by 2040 from the 170 million recorded in 2015, which could prompt a five-fold increase in poisonous gases emitted by cars and trucks. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Ranjit DevrajNEW DELHI, Mar 20 2018 (IPS)With India’s citizens clamouring for breathable air and efficient energy options, the country’s planners are more receptive than ever to explore sustainable development options, says Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).Rijsberman, who was in India to attend the first International Solar Alliance Summit on March 11, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ranjit Devraj Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Source Type: news

Pushing for Asbestos Bans in Southeast Asia
Dr. Ken Takahashi is doing more than just talking about a global ban on asbestos products and the eventual end of asbestos-related diseases. He is traveling the world to help make it happen — one small step at a time. Takahashi, who is the director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), met recently with government officials in Laos, currently one of the highest per capita consumers of asbestos. And he liked what he heard. “I am optimistic there, but with caution,” Takahashi told Asbestos.com. “Ultimately, it is a battle for the cau...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

12 People Got Worms from Eating Raw Wild Boar at a Party
Twelve people developed the parasitic infection trichinellosis after eating raw wild boar at a party in California, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Humans and animals typically develop trichinellosis after eating raw or undercooked meat that contains Trichinella worm larvae, according to the CDC. The worms are released into the small intestine after consumption, where they mature and lay eggs. Eventually, those eggs hatch into immature worms and reach the arteries and muscles. The infection spreads when a human or animal eats meat from an animal with larvae already in it...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

New study confirms Cambodia's last leopards on brink of extinction
(Panthera) A new study has confirmed that the world's last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined an astonishing 72 percent during a five-year period. The population represents the last remaining leopards in all of eastern Indochina -- a region incorporating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inclusive Green Growth Must Shape Thailand ’s Future, Says GGGI Chief
Sinsiri Tiwutanond Interviews the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman in Bangkok. Credit: Sinsiri Tiwutanond/IPSBy Sinsiri TiwutanondBANGKOK, Feb 26 2018 (IPS)Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand’s environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbors, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.Rijsberman, who is currently on a visit to the country for the UN SDG 7 Conference, revealed that expedi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sinsiri Tiwutanond Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn
Dismay at south-east Asian outbreaks of malaria resistant to artemisinin drugs, the most powerful drugs currently availableUrgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists.The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos andmost recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. There have been calls for theWorld Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency of international concern, as it did withEbola in west Africa andZika virus in Brazil.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Malaria Drug resistance Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

Student motorcyclists' mobile phone use while driving in Vientiane, Laos - Phommachanh S, Ichikawa M, Nakahara S, Mayxay M, Kimura A.
To investigate mobile phone use while driving among student motorcyclists in Laos, we conducted a school-based questionnaire survey in central Vientiane in May 2014. Of the 883 high school students who reported to drive motorcycles at least once a week, 40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Ensuring the survival of elephants in Laos: A matter of economics
(CNRS) Asian elephant populations in Laos, which are under a process of commodification, have dropped by half in the last 30 years. According to researchers from CNRS and Beauval Nature, the dynamics of elephant populations depend heavily on the socioeconomic practices of the country and elephant owners. The setting-up of a 'maternity leave' system to compensate owners for their losses of income during breeding period would contribute to the species' long-term survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: Doubt Spreads as Marines Take Fire in Vietnam
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 40: Oct. 6, 1967 The latest report from Vietnam, based largely on files from correspondent David Greenway, who also took the image that appeared on this issue’s cover, found U.S. Marines under fire at Con Thien. The name of the area, the magazine explained, meant “place of angels”—but had come ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Vietnam Source Type: news

This Is the Story Behind the POW/MIA Flag
National POW/MIA Recognition Day may be Friday, but many Americans are accustomed to seeing the now-familiar flag of their cause — the silhouette and white letters on a black background — flying outside post offices, military properties, hospitals and government buildings all year round. Far less well-known are the people who created the flag. Mary Hoff of Orange Park, Fla., gets credit for coming up with the idea for such a flag. She had just given birth to her fifth child when her husband, Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff, was shot down in a flight over Laos in 1970, during the Vietnam War. His body was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Holidays Military remembrance Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Scientists hope to breed Asian ‘unicorns’ – if they can find them
Conservationists see only one hope for the saola: a risky captive breeding programmeIn 1996, William Robichaud spentthree weeks with Martha before she died. Robichaud studied Martha – a beautiful, enigmatic, shy saola – with a scientist’s eye but also fell under the gracile animal’s spell as she ate out of his hand and allowed herself to be stroked. Captured by local hunters, Martha spent those final days in a Laotian village, doted on by Robichaud.Since losing Martha, Robichaud has become the coordinator of theSaola Working Group (SWG) at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). H...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Science Biology Laos Vietnam Animals Conservation Asia Pacific World news Endangered species Wildlife Source Type: news

' Wombs for Rent' Business Flourishes in Communist Laos'Wombs for Rent' Business Flourishes in Communist Laos
Dozens of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbors to ban the controversial procedure since 2015.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

'Wombs for rent' business flourishes in communist Laos
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Dozens of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbors to ban the controversial procedure since 2015. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PharmaMar and STAsia sign licensing and marketing agreement for lurbinectedin
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar (MSE:PHM) today announced an agreement with Singapore-based Specialised Therapeutics Asia Pte, Ltd (STA) to market the marine-based anti-tumour compound of the Company, lurbinectedin (PM1183) for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, small-cell lung cancer, BRCA 1/2 -associated metastatic breast cancer and other future oncology indications in Australia, New Zealand and in 12 Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Road traffic injury among child motorcyclists in Vientiane Capital, Laos: a cross-sectional study using a hospital-based injury surveillance database - Wada T, Nakahara S, Bounta B, Phommahaxay K, Phonelervong V, Phommachanh S, Mayxay M, Manivong T, Phoutsavath P, Ichikawa M, Kimura A.
This study investigated the distribution of motorcyclists, including drivers and passengers, who were involved in road traffic crashes and admitted to hospital in Vientiane Capital, Laos. The focus was on child motorcycle drivers and passengers under 15 ye... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Population-based autopsy study of traumatic fatalities - Saar S, Lomp A, Laos J, Mihnovit š V, Šalkauskas R, Lustenberger T, Vali M, Lepner U, Talving P.
BACKGROUND: Injuries result in 5.8  million global fatalities annually and are the leading cause of death in younger individuals. Nevertheless, population-based autopsy investigations on traumatic deaths are scarce. We set out to study all consecutive auto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control, scientists say
LONDON (Reuters) - Multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, threatening to undermine progress against the disease, scientists said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control
(Infectious Diseases Data Observatory) A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria medicines, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UNISON bursaries for activists
UNISON is able to offer bursaries for union activists studying trade union and labour studies or women’s studies at certificate, diploma or degree level. The size of the bursary or grant depends on the level of the qualification. Certificate or diploma courses: grants of up to £300 for members on trade union and labour movement or women’s studies courses. BA degrees: grants of up to £500 for members on trade union and labour movement or women’s studies courses. Masters degrees: grants of up to one-third of fees for a union representative studying trade union and labour studies or women’...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 9, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News activist training pathways activists activists' learning bursaries grants laos ruskin college trade union and labour studies women women's studies Source Type: news

No, You Weren't Imagining It: 2016 Was Very, Very Hot
“Record heat forecast on Christmas Day.” “New record Halloween temperature.” “Record-breaking fall heat wave.” “Earth’s hot streak continues.” A cursory scan of some of last year’s headlines reveals a trend: 2016 was scorching. In November, the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization reported that 2016, fueled by climate change and the effects of a strong El Niño, would almost certainly be the warmest year on record ― making it the third straight year of record-breaking heat.   The ignominious title should come as no surprise. From Janua...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Depth] Dam-building threatens Mekong fisheries
Laos and its neighbors hungry for electric power are embarking on a dam-building spree on the Mekong River and on major tributaries that threatens to trigger a food security crisis. By blocking migration routes and cutting sediment flow to the Mekong delta, the projects could wipe out more than a third of the lower Mekong Basin's annual haul of river fish—a serious blow to the region's 60 million people. Hoping to forestall catastrophe, environmentalists and scientists are pressing the hydropower companies to incorporate "fish-friendly" turbines, ladders, and locks for migratory fish into their dam designs....
Source: ScienceNOW - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Richard Stone Tags: Conservation Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists use drones to trial virtual reality
(Australian National University) Archaeologists at The Australian National University and Monash University are conducting a trial of new technology to build a 3-D virtual-reality map of one of Asia's most mysterious sites -- the Plain of Jars in Laos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Demon On Your Chest And Other Terrifying Tales Of Sleep Paralysis
An unusual condition called sleep paralysis has been frightening people for centuries, and now a new review sums up the many creepy stories from different cultures that try to explain the episodes of waking up and being unable to move. Cultural explanations that try to account for the terrifying experience of waking up feeling paralyzed range from alien abductions to strange demons creeping into people’s bedrooms and sitting on their chests, according to the review, published in September in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Together, the stories show how a single biological phenomenon can be interpreted different...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Launch A Zika Travel Advisory For Southeast Asia
U.S. health officials issued a Zika virus travel warning on Thursday, recommending that pregnant women consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 counties in Southeast Asia. The new travel warning was issued for Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Vietnam, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Travelers have returned from certain areas of Southeast Asia with Zika virus infection,” the agency noted on its website. On Friday, officials reported two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Thailand, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues Zika travel notice for 11 Southeast Asian countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel notice Thursday urging pregnant women to consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of the risk of Zika virus infections. The countries are Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam. The travel information is […]Related:CDC officials worry that new flu vaccine recommendations could reduce useMystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread through sweat or tearsCancer immunotherapy is moving fast. Here’s what you need to know. (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PACS brings improved quality of care to Laos hospital
With so many other pressing healthcare priorities, resource-strapped hospitals...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Support grows for more rigorous training on dose AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death WhatsApp enables teleultrasound in Nigeria Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations Is point-of-care ultrasound the new stethoscope? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Earthquake Strikes Myanmar, Shocks Felt Across Region
YANGON ― A powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and local authorities said, shaking buildings across the Southeast Asian nation and the region. The quake hit the town of Chauk, southwest of Mandalay, the Myanmar government said, with tremors felt as far away as Bangkok, where witnesses reported high rise buildings swaying, and the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. There were no immediate reports of casualties and initial reports suggested limited damage. “My house shook during the quake. Many people were scared and they ran out of the buildings,”...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Federalism Pro-poor?
By Jeresa May C. OchaveJul 7 2016 (Manila Times)Poverty, according to the United Nations, is “a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity. It means lack of basic capacity to participate effectively in society. It means not having enough to feed and clothe a family, not having a school or clinic to go to, not having the land on which to grow one’s food or a job to earn one’s living, not having access to credit. It means insecurity, powerlessness and exclusion of individuals, households and communities. It means susceptibility to violence, and it often implies living in marginal or f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jeresa May Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Alan Bell obituary
My friend and brother-in-law, Alan Bell, who has died aged 67 after a motorcycle accident on holiday in Laos, was a world expert on DVD security and copyright protection who was granted more than 20 US patents.Alan was a key member of the team at the RCA technology firm in the US that developed the first optical disk and invented the recording medium that coated the disk’s surface, a breakthrough central to the subsequent developments of the CD and the DVD. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Tom Plimmer Tags: Technology Digital video Computing Digital music and audio Data and computer security Physics Science Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the ASEAN medical device directive?
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Back in 2012 and 2013, Emergo and other medical device industry news sources began reporting on an effort by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade bloc to establish harmonized device registration systems across 10 countries in the region. Now, while a few member countries have made significant progress toward realizing that effort, the ASEAN Medical Device Directive (AMDD) as a whole remains a work in progress. According to the AMDD agreement as drafted, uniform (or at least highly similar) requirements for device registration, quality system compliance and related iss...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Student motorcyclists' mobile phone use while driving in Vientiane, Laos - Phommachanh S, Ichikawa M, Nakahara S, Mayxay M, Kimura A.
To investigate mobile phone use while driving among student motorcyclists in Laos, we conducted a school-based questionnaire survey in central Vientiane in May 2014. Of the 883 high school students who reported to drive motorcycles at least once a week, 40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Cassava in south-east Asia under threat from witches' broom disease
Climate change menacing yet another food crop by fuelling explosion in pests and diseases that are attacking cassava plantsClimate change and globalisation are fuelling an explosion in the pests and diseases that afflict south-east Asia’s cassava crops, threatening a multi-billion dollar industry and the staple food of millions of people, a report warns. Related: Bananas facing a bleak future as staple African crops decline Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones Tags: Food security Global development Agriculture Science Climate change Asia Pacific Cambodia Environment Indonesia Insects & drink Vietnam Philippines Laos Thailand World news Source Type: news

For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Numbers Are On The Rise
For wild tigers, the numbers have not been kind. In 1900, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed free on our planet. Yet within a hundred years, that number plummeted by more than 95 percent -- the result of rampant poaching and widespread habitat loss. But it seems the tide may finally be turning for the majestic cat. On Sunday, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced that wild tiger numbers were on the rise for the first time in over a century. There are now an estimated 3,890 tigers in the wild, up from about 3,200 in 2010, said WWF, citing national tiger survey numbers.  The increase could partly be attributed to risi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

6 Amazing Tips for Staying in Shape While Traveling
Staying fit while on the road (and otherwise) is extremely important and somehow I feel that fitness and travel go hand in hand. If you travel a lot , you tend to stay fit and if you are not fit, traveling is just not as much fun, or important anymore -- after all, health always comes first, right? I would like to think of myself as a fit traveler though I am always striving towards harder fitness goals. Staying focused and motivated is the key. As a traveler, any sort of "regular" gym sessions are impossible , however, if you are focused, you can exercise literally anywhere in the world. You don't need a fancy g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Amazing Tips for Staying in Shape While Traveling
Staying fit while on the road (and otherwise) is extremely important and somehow I feel that fitness and travel go hand in hand. If you travel a lot , you tend to stay fit and if you are not fit, traveling is just not as much fun, or important anymore -- after all, health always comes first, right? I would like to think of myself as a fit traveler though I am always striving towards harder fitness goals. Staying focused and motivated is the key. As a traveler, any sort of "regular" gym sessions are impossible , however, if you are focused, you can exercise literally anywhere in the world. You don't need a fancy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African Rhinos May Be Extinct In 10 Years Or Less, Experts Warn
It was only 150 years ago that more than 1 million black and white rhinos roamed the savannas of Africa. Since then, poaching has decimated populations across the continent. By 1990, there were just 6,000 white rhino and 2,400 black rhino left in the wild. Conservation efforts and a global crackdown on wildlife crime saved the threatened animals from the brink of extinction. By 2008, white rhino numbers in Africa had ballooned to almost 20,000 while the black rhino population nearly doubled. It looked like a perfect comeback story, a narrative of hope and survival in the face of terrible odds, but then, the tale of th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[Editorial] Global science engagement
In rural Laos, more than 50% of newborns will be stunted by age 2 due to chronic malnourishment. Worldwide, 161 million children under the age of 5, many of them in Africa and Asia, suffered irreversible stunting as of 2013. The developed world is not immune. As recently as 2010, stunting affected 8 to 9% of babies enrolled in U.S. federal food-subsidy programs. Next week in Washington, DC, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS is the publisher of Science) will convene its annual meeting (11 to 15 February), where world leaders will discuss food security and other major challenges that lie ahead in ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Geraldine Richmond Source Type: news

UNISON bursaries for activists
UNISON is able to offer bursaries for union activists studying trade union and labour studies or women’s studies at certificate, diploma or degree level. The size of the bursary or grant depends on the level of the qualification. Certificate or diploma courses: grants of up to £300 for members on trade union and labour movement or women’s studies courses. BA degrees: grants of up to £500 for members on trade union and labour movement or women’s studies courses. Masters degrees: grants of up to one-third of fees for a union representative studying trade union and labour studies or women’...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 27, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: tonyb Tags: Article News activist training pathways activists activists' learning bursaries grants laos ruskin college trade union and labour studies women women's studies Source Type: news

Facts & Figures Report: Cancer Rates Vary Widely Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
By Stacy SimonA new report from the American Cancer Society details the rates of new cancer cases and the rates of cancer deaths among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs). The rates vary widely among this population, mostly because of significant differences in exposure to cancer risk factors. The report is published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and also as a Special Section in Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.Asian American refers to people with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. This group includes, but is not limited to, Asian Indians, Cambodians,...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Disparities Source Type: news

First discovery of a hibernating primate outside Madagascar
Up to now, three species of lemurs on Madagascar were the only primates known to hibernate. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria, now show for the first time that another primate species that lives in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China, the pygmy slow loris, also uses hibernation to save energy. The results were published in Scientific Reports this week. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Advent of the Third Industrial Revolution
The WorldPost strives every day to chronicle the ongoing contest between two competing futures. One future is a world coming together through the convergence of new technologies that promise ecological stability, the empowerment of diversity and opportunity for all. The other is a world falling apart through bitter partisanship, religious warfare and the return of geopolitical blocs. This week we begin a new series that takes sides. Futurist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a vision of "the Third Industrial Revolution" that, through digital connectivity, clean energy and smart transportation all tied together through the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

As world seeks to eradicate polio, Laos suffers vaccine-linked case
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Laos has suffered a case of vaccine-derived polio, the World Health Organization said on Monday, in a new setback to a global plan to eradicate the crippling disease after the virus resurfaced in Ukraine and Mali. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Primary Care Strengthening in Southeast Asia (Laura Goldman MD)
The developing countries of Southeast Asia have until recently allocated very little human and economic capital in the health care system. Within the region, however, the stage of development of primary care is very disparate. Vietnam is poised to transform its health care system with the adoption of the Family Medicine model throughout the country. Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar lack both the workforce and the organization to provide comprehensive primary care. Despite this, there is significant momentum and interest. In our work as consultants, we have developed programs in all these countries to strengthen primary care. We ...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 28, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Road traffic injuries in Northern Laos: trends and risk factors of an underreported public health problem - Slesak G, Inthalath S, Wilder-Smith A, Barennes H.
OBJECTIVES: Road traffic injuries (RTI) have become a leading cause for admissions at Luang Namtha Provincial Hospital in rapidly developing northern Laos. OBJECTIVEs were to investigate trends, risk factors, and better estimates of RTI. ME... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Issues surrounding children as motorcycle pillion rider in ASEAN country - Paiman NF, Ariffin AH, Hamzah A, Husin SFM, Jawi ZM, Solah MS, Mohamed N.
BACKGROUND: In ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) where motorcycles are the main mode of transportation, it is worth to explore on... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A Nobel Scientist Just Made a Breathtakingly Sexist Speech at International Conference
Renowned scientist and Nobel prize winner Tim Hunt told a room full of high-ranking scientists and science journalists Wednesday that the trouble with “girls” working in science is that “three things happen when they are in the lab … You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry.” Hunt, who was speaking at the World Conference of Science Journalists in the South Korean capital, Seoul, went on to say that scientists should work in gender-segregated labs, adding that he hoped not “to stand in the way of women,” the Guardian reports. Hun...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: alissagreenberg Tags: Uncategorized Chauvinism gaffe human behavior nobel prize Science sexism South Korea STEM twitter women in science Source Type: news

Researcher finds rare Vietnamese rabbit
A rare and elusive rabbit has been found, held and photographed by a researcher. The Annamite striped rabbit, found in the forests of Laos and Vietnam, was first documented by rabbit expert Dr Diana Bell in 1999. It has rarely been seen since. A British researcher set out on a three-month expedition to track the recently discovered rabbit and study its habitat. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news