Landscape-level surveys are necessary to address large-scale wildlife losses from poaching
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Widespread poaching in tropical biodiversity hotspots is causing unprecedented declines in wildlife populations, known as defaunation. A new study provides evidence that large-scale systematic surveys and novel methods of data collection and analysis, are necessary to assess the extent and distribution of poaching and its impact on biodiversity in forest exposed to severe defaunation. The research team, led by the Leibniz-IZW, comprised scientists, conservationists and government counterparts, including representatives from WWF-Vietnam and WWF-Laos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Transiting knowledge in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
EU-funded researchers are working with counterparts in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to help all three Southeast Asian nations boost their transition economies, among the fastest growing in the world, by developing local skills and putting knowledge into practice. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - October 17, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Shocked doctors remove nearly 2,000 gallstones from a 60-year-old woman's stomach
Medics in Nong Khai, Thailand - on the border of Laos - conducted a scan and found hundreds of gallstones inside her gallbladder. They spent 40 minutes removing the lumps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia -Study Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia -Study
Malaria parasites resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia
Drug-resistant malaria parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: study
Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia
(The Lancet) Multidrug-resistant forms of Plasmodium falciparum parasites, the most lethal species causing human malaria, have evolved even higher levels of resistance to antimalarial drugs and spread rapidly since 2015, becoming firmly established in multiple regions of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, where they are causing alarmingly high treatment failure rates to a widely used frontline malaria drug combination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Asia
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Genomic surveillance has revealed that malaria resistance to two first-line antimalarial drugs has spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Researchers discovered that descendants of one multi-drug resistant malaria strain are replacing the local parasites in Vietnam, Laos and northeastern Thailand, and are picking up additional new genetic changes which could further enhance resistance. The study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reveals the importance of ongoing genomic surveillance in malaria control strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

From Satellites to the Moon and Mars, China Is Quickly Becoming a Space Superpower
Nestled among the crimson dunes of China’s Gobi Desert, a warren of domes and squat white buildings rises from the parched earth. Inside is a research and educational facility for budding astronauts — and the latest manifestation of Beijing’s bid to position itself as a leading space power. “Mars Base 1,” built by private Chinese company C-Space, is like a space station on Earth, boasting an airlock, greenhouse, gymnasium, living quarters and control room. Solar-powered buggies and lunar probes scour the red dust landscape of northeastern Gansu province, whose barren expanses bear an eerie res...
Source: TIME: Science - July 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 China onetime space Source Type: news

Philippines bans pig imports from Laos due to swine fever: WTO
The Philippines has banned imports of pigs and pig products from Laos due to an African swine fever outbreak, it said in filings published by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak
Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans pig imports from Laos due to African swine fever
China said on Friday it has banned direct and indirect imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Laos due to the first African swine fever outbreaks reported by the Southeast Asian nation on June 20. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever - OIE
Laos has reported its first cases of African swine fever (ASF), confirming outbreaks in the southern province of Saravane, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

More mysterious jars of the dead unearthed in Laos
(Australian National University) Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than one hundred 1,000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Ebola in DR Congo, malnutrition in Laos, baby health, support for Sahel force, #ClimateAction
On Thursday, we cover: more support needed for Sahel force, fears in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as Ebola response funding dwindles; food and nutrition concerns in Laos; an update on low birthweight babies across the world; and the UN chief ’s trip for climate action in the Pacific continues. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'A Million Elephants' No More: Conservationists In Laos Rush To Save An Icon
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Westerman Source Type: news

‘Once in a generation opportunity to put younger workers at the heart of our union’
Delegates at UNISON’s health conference today welcomed moves to better recruit, represent and include young members. As Shipha Begum of the Young Members Forum (above) told the conference: “We’re not the future of the union – we’re right here, right now, getting active, getting organised and building the union. “And we want to make sure that all our colleagues in the NHS and across the health sector are right beside us.” The TUC has highlighted the fact that less than 8% of workers aged 16-24 are in a union, while almost 40% of union members are aged 50 or over. Like the TUC, UNISO...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 10, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference health care Year of Young Workers young members Source Type: news

Gruesome footage shows a LEECH being removed from a boy's nose
The seven-year-old boy - who has not been named - had been playing in a muddy canal in Xaignabouli, northwest Laos, when he felt something get stuck in his left nostril. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe blunt trauma in Finland and Estonia: comparison of two regional trauma repositories - Saar S, Brinck T, Laos J, Handolin L, Talving P.
PURPOSE: Evolving trauma system of Estonia has undergone several reforms; however, performance and outcome indicators have not been benchmarked previously. Thus, we initiated a baseline study to compare demographics, management and outcomes of severely inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Could the cure for cancer be found in orchids?
(Natural News) Research published in Phytomedicine identified an orchid found in Southeast Asia to contain multiple therapeutic properties. In the study, scientists from the University of Vienna reported that Eulophia macrobulbon — a type of orchid native to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia — has antioxidant properties and can protect the body against inflammation. The study also identified the plant to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From spectacular orchids to towering trees – 2018's top new plant discoveries
Around the world, species hunters unearth 128 vascular plants and 44 species of fungi, many already facing extinctionA spectacular orchid sold from a barrow in a Laos market, a flower which may contain cancer-fighting chemicals, and a tall tree found beside an African highway, are among more than 100 plants that were newly discovered by science in 2018. But experts warn it is a “race against time” to discover many new species before they become extinct.Species hunters scouring the globe for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and its partners, this year found about 128 vascular plants and 44 species of fungi.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Plants Biology Kew Gardens Endangered species Guinea Environment Science Endangered habitats Conservation Cameroon Sierra Leone Laos Wildlife Source Type: news

The Ecosystem in Immigrants ’ Guts Is Shaped by the Place They Call Home
By studying the relationship among ethnicity, migration history and the digestive system ’ s microbiome, researchers hope to gain insights on health disparities in diverse communities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Microbiology Immigration and Emigration Digestive Tract Hmong Tribe Obesity Diet and Nutrition Refugees and Displaced Persons Cell (Journal) Nature Medicine (Journal) Karen (ethnic group) Minnesota Amsterdam (Netherlands) Laos My Source Type: news

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

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 2, 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 8, 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 10, 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 2, 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 2, 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: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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