Saving the lives of the workers who are saving our lives
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, there was a rush to find personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers. But in the urgency to stay safe, nobody stopped to question who was making the PPE, and whether they were safe too. With billions of pounds spent on PPE and other life-saving equipment since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the extent to which the public purse is contributing to, or is complicit in, human rights violations globally has worsened. In June 2020, a Channel 4 news investigation revealed the shocking exploitation of migrant workers at Top Glove factories in Malaysia who churn out Personal Protective Equipmen...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accident prediction model by relating integrated design consistency model - Prasetijo J, Zainal ZF, Mudjanarko SW, Ramli MF, Supriyatno D.
The number road accident kept rising in every year in Malaysia. In early 2016, Johor has been mentioned as the among highest-ranking road accident at hazard road locations. The main accidents occur are a road accident with passenger cars, road accident wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

These gloves help fight COVID-19. But they're made in sweatshop conditions
U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world's disposable gloves. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shashank Bengali Source Type: news

Physical frailty among urban-living community-dwelling older adults in Malaysia - Norazman CW, Adznam SNA, Jamaluddin R.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of the frai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Suspected child abuse and neglect cases in a single tertiary hospital in Malaysia - a 5-year retrospective study - Vinitha P, Rohaizah B, Faiza MR.
BACKGROUND: Published reports by the Social Welfare Department of Malaysia suggests that child abuse and neglect cases has been steadily increasing. There is a lack of basic data and qualitative study on child maltreatment in Malaysia. OBJECTIVE: The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

UNISON president calls for a ‘ global recovery ’ after the pandemic
The conference might be virtual, but the issues are absolutely real, and UNISON members have been making key contributions on a range of important subjects at this week’s TUC congress. Josie Bird, the union’s president (pictured), addressed the general council’s statement on the need for a global recovery for working people. Pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic has “exposed the weaknesses inherent in the neoliberal economic model,” Ms Bird continued by saying that “over-stretched, under-regulated supply chains failed to respond to the demand for personal protective equipment and vital...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 health and safety international Josie Bird TUC Source Type: news

A generalized ordered probit model for analyzing driver injury severity of head-on crashes on two-lane rural highways in Malaysia - Kardar A, Davoodi SR.
The number of fatal crashes in Malaysia has steadily been increasing, exceeding 7,000 deaths every year since 2016. Compared to other collision types, head-on crashes account for about 12% of total crashes in Malaysia yet are responsible for 17% of total f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

First Clone of Endangered Przewalski ’s Horse Born in Conservation Effort to Save the Species
The first successfully cloned endangered Przewalski’s horse was born on Aug. 6 in a veterinary facility in Texas, San Diego Zoo Global announced on Friday. The horse was cloned from DNA of a male Przewalski’s horse cryopreserved by the zoo in 1980. Przewalski’s horses are “critically endangered” animals that are found in Mongolia, per Smithsonian’s National Zoo. They’re considered the last species of “truly wild horses” and are “distant cousins” of modern day domestic horses, having likely split from a common ancestor around 500,000 years ago, per the Smiths...
Source: TIME: Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hospitals should be back to normal in another 2 quarters: Ashutosh Raguvanshi, MD Fortis Healthcare
Fortis Healthcare, now owned by Malaysia's IHH Healthcare, expects operations to become normal after the Covid-led disruptions by the fourth quarter of this fiscal year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia Today: Cases still rise in S.Korea, Malaysia stays shut
South Korea has reported 323 new coronavirus cases as health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

IOF President's Award honours global experts for commitment to IOF and the bone field
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The 2020 IOF President's Award to Professor Maria-Luisa Brandi (Italy), Dato' Dr Lee Joon-Kiong (Malaysia) and Professor Ego Seeman (Australia). The Awards were announced at the opening of the virtual World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, being held from August 20-22, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Affirmative action incentivizes high schoolers to perform better, new research shows
(University of California - San Diego) Affirmative action is a contentious issue across the globe, hotly debated in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria and Brazil, as well as in the United States. While the direct effects of affirmative action on college admissions are well known, new evidence from India shows that affirmative action has indirect benefits on the behavior of underrepresented high school students, who tend to stay in school longer when they know higher education is within reach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Honey May Be Better At Treating Coughs, Colds Than Over-The-Counter Medicines
(CNN) — Honey may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines, a new study has found. Researchers said honey was more effective in relieving the symptoms of cold and flu-like illnesses than the usual commercial remedies, and could provide a safer, cheaper and more readily available alternative to antibiotics. They encouraged doctors to consider recommending it to patients in place of prescribing antibiotics, which can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance when overused. Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs, but its effectiveness in treating common illnesse...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

ISDS Enables Making More Money from Losses
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) With the Covid-19 contagion from late 2019 spreading internationally this year, governments have responded, often in desperation. Meanwhile, predatory international law firms are encouraging multimillion-dollar investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits citing Covid-19 containment, relief and recovery measures. Jomo Kwame SundaramSharing the pain Most governments failed to introduce sufficient precautionary measures early enough to prevent Covid-19 contagions from spreading. And when they did act, they often believed they had little choice but to impos...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

👉 Malaysia Detects Coronavirus Strain Thats 10 Times More Infectious via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining safety performance at sea: Malaysian seafarers' perspective - Chan SR, Hamid NA, Mohktar K.
The shipping industry plays a vital role in the Malaysian economy as most of the trading activities are done by ships. However, recent statistics show that the number of incidents within the shipping industry had risen over the years, and this involves los... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The New Poor Post-pandemic: Time for Cushioning the Most Vulnerable in Southeast Asia
Credit: Unsplash / Lynda Hinton By Kaveh Zahedi and Van NguyenBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) After decades of impressive growth, for the first time, Southeast Asia is experiencing a drop in measured human development. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely take months to reveal itself and years to put right. Yet, a legacy of mobilizing under constraints is leading Southeast Asia’s pandemic response. During the first two months of COVID-19 lockdown, the once bustling streets of Bangkok were unusually quiet. In the alley nested between two high-end shopping malls in downtown Bangkok, an elder...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi and Van Nguyen Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Address Malnutrition with Food Insecurity
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and its United Nations partners in mid-July, reports that chronic hunger continued to increase to 690 million worldwide in 2019, 60 million more than in 2014. Jomo Kwame SundaramSome two billion people worldwide were already experiencing some food insecurity during 2019, a number likely to spike upward due to Covid-19. Although headline hunger numbers have been significantly revised down retrospectively with better official data, the uptrend remains alar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Suspended Arkansas professor charged with wire fraud over China ties
(Natural News) A professor at the University of Arkansas (UA) was indicted by a federal grand jury in Arkansas on multiple charges of passport and wire fraud connected to his failure to disclose ties to China and Chinese companies. Malaysian-born Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, had been a professor and researcher at UA since 1988. In May,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dilemma in the management of methanol poisoning at a district hospital in Malaysia - Low QJ, Lee KT, Lim TH, Siaw C, Cheo SW, Tan NE, Reza MQ.
There are increasing reports of methanol poisoning (MP) incidence worldwide. In Malaysia, the largest first methanol poisoning was reported in Selangor in 2013 with a total of 41 patients and cluster of cases been reported from the country since then. Ofte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and attributable harm in middle-income South-East Asian countries: epidemiology and policy options - Sornpaisarn B, Shield K, Manthey J, Limmade Y, Low WY, Van Thang V, Rehm J.
Background Factors and policies which potentially explain the changes in alcohol consumption and related harms from 2010 to 2017 in 11 middle-income countries in the South-East Asian region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

No promising antidote 25  years after the Tokyo subway sarin attack: a review - Sakurada K, Ohta H.
On the battlefields of Syria, many innocent civilians have been killed or injured by sarin poisoning. In Malaysia in February 2017, a North Korean man was assassinated with VX at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. In the face of such threats, a more effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Fighting The Good Fight: Outbreak Lessons From Kerala And Malaysia
In the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we can see positive and negative outliers in terms of how countries have responded to the crisis. Kerala state in India and Malaysia are positive exemplars. There are many lessons to be learnt from their experience. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19 —and Predict Where It Will Go Next
It wasn’t greed, or curiosity, that made Li Rusheng grab his shotgun and enter Shitou Cave. It was about survival. During Mao-era collectivization of the early 1970s, food was so scarce in the emerald valleys of southwestern China’s Yunnan province that farmers like Li could expect to eat meat only once a year–if they were lucky. So, craving protein, Li and his friends would sneak into the cave to hunt the creatures they could hear squeaking and fluttering inside: bats. Li would creep into the gloom and fire blindly at the vaulted ceiling, picking up any quarry that fell to the ground, while his companion...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Yuxi, Yunnan and Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Factoid on Illicit Trade Leading Governments Astray
Credit: SEATCABy Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana RossBANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 21 2020 (IPS) A factoid is unreliable information repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact. One such factoid repeatedly echoed across the globe by the tobacco industry is that tobacco tax increases worsen cigarette smuggling. For governments facing challenges to curb smuggling, particularly in the global South, this factoid has scared political leaders from effectively using taxes as a public health tool. Tax increases used as part of comprehensive tobacco control have been shown to successfully reduce smoking in many countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana Ross Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Biocon partners with Voluntis to develop digital therapeutics for diabetes patients
The licensing agreement, signed between Biocon Biologics ’ subsidiary Biocon Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia and Voluntis, would make Biocon Biologics one of the first insulin companies to offer a US Food and Drug Administration-cleared and CE-marked, digital therapeutic product - Insulia - to Type 2 diabetes patients, said Biocon in a press release. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Datasets of demographic profile and perpetrator experience in committing crime among young offenders in Malaysia - Tharshini NK, Ibrahim F, Zakaria E.
The datasets in this article provides supplementary information related to: (1) demographic profile of young offenders and (2) perpetrator experience in committing a crime. A quantitative approach based on a cross-sectional survey design was employed to co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Landslide susceptibility mapping using machine learning algorithms and remote sensing data in a tropical environment - Nhu VH, Mohammadi A, Shahabi H, Ahmad BB, Al-Ansari N, Shirzadi A, Clague JJ, Jaafari A, Chen W, Nguyen H.
We used AdaBoost (AB), alternating decision tree (ADTree), and their combination as an ensemble model (AB-ADTree) to spatially predict landslides in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. The models were trained with a database of 152 landslides compiled using S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Dataset of driving behaviours in Selangor, Malaysia - You HW, Abdul Rahman A, Hendri Dwisatrya LH.
Road traffic accidents have been recognised as a leading cause of death, and one of the prominent public health problems. The human factor, which is the driving behaviour in particular, is said to be the main cause. In line with this, the objective of this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

U.S. Hits Another Record for New Coronavirus Cases
U.S. officials reported more than 59,880 cases on Thursday. Bolivia ’s leader became Latin America’s third to be infected. The Malaysian police questioned Al Jazeera journalists over a documentary about the country’s lockdown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

The impact of roadway conditions towards accident severity on federal roads in Malaysia - Musa MF, Hassan SA, Mashros N.
The fatal accidents on the roads remain a global concern. Daily, approximately 18 traffic accidents occur in the Peninsular Malaysia that cause on an average one death in every hour, a situation that needs preventive measures. The development of the effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

India ranks eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries: EIU
The report describes the complexities of the challenge of cancer facing 10 Asia-Pacific countries -- Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The report has ranked India at the eighth position. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survey dataset on the prevalence of childhood maltreatment history among drug addicts in Malaysia - Mey LS, Khairudin R, Muda TEAT, Mokhtar DM, Kamaluddin MR.
Studies have consistently shown that childhood maltreatment is a significant risk factor for the development of drug addiction across human lifespan. Yet, little is known about the prevalence of childhood maltreatment history among drug addicts in Malaysia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preventing fire and burn among children in Malaysia: a research driven education initiative - KC Mani K, Demado A, Abdul Manaf R, Yellappan K.
BACKGROUND: Burn injuries are a serious public health problem globally with alarming high mortality and morbidity especially among children and Malaysia in not exceptional to it where we lose one child every fourteen days from a burn injury which is preve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of road crash involvement among medical doctors in Malaysia: a cross-sectional study protocol - Rashid AA, Devaraj NK, Mohd Yusof H, Mustapha F, Wong SV, Ismail AF, Ismail KI, Qureshi AM, Nordin RB.
This study aims to determine the prevalence and predictors of RCI among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Featured Review: Induction of labour at or beyond 37 weeks ’ gestation
A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks (the gestation period) from the start of the woman's last menstrual period. If a pregnancy lasts too long, a woman and her clinician may wish to stimulate the woman ’s body to begin labour. This is called induction.Babies may be at a greater risk of death, before or shortly after birth, after prolonged gestation. However, induction of labour may also have risks for mothers and their babies, especially if women are not ready to labour.Current tests cannot predict whether babies would be better to stay inside their mother or whether labour should be induced to make the birth happ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Understanding sex differences in depressive symptomatology among Malaysian adolescents - Barra SMM, Baharudin R, Zulkefly NS, Yahya AN, Madon Z.
Depressive symptomatology is among the major psychological problems experienced by adolescents. Sex differences in the occurrence of depressive symptoms have likewise been extensively reported in literature. However, a great majority of related research ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Center in Implementation Science Launched with University of Malaya
Yale University and the University of Malaya establish the Malaysian Implementation Science Training center to catalyze research and training. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

You ’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic
By Sonja Davidovic, Delphine Prady and Herve TourpeJun 22 2020 (IPS) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and, especially for low-income countries, the high level of informality, complicate the task. Many governments are leveraging mobile technology to help their citizens. Togo, a small West African nation of 8 million, was able to quickly distribute emergency financial support to half a million...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonja Davidovic - Delphine Prady - Herve Tourpe Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The role of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in protecting refugee children - Azmi N, Basir SM.
Malaysia is a party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This paper will explore whether the provisions in the CRC is sufficient in protecting the interest of refugee children in Malaysia due to the fact that Malaysia is not a party to The U... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Meritocracy Legitimizes, Deepens Inequality
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) How often have you heard someone lamenting or even condemning inequality in society, concluding with an appeal to meritocracy? We like to think that if only the deserving, the smart ones, those we deem competent or capable, often meaning the ones who are more like us, were in charge, things would be better, or just fine. Jomo Kwame SundaramMeritocracy’s appeal Since the 1960s, many institutions, the world over, have embraced the notion of meritocracy. With post-Cold War neoliberal ideologies enabling growing wealth concentration, the rich, the privilege...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malaysia reports eight new coronavirus cases, one more death
Malaysia reported eight new novel coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the total to 8,453 infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Unsung Heroines: Who Cares for the Carers?
A Pakistani child domestic worker. Credit: Fahim Siddiqi /IPSBy Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 11 2020 (IPS) Even before Covid-19, the world was facing a care crisis. The plight of often neglected, under-appreciated, under-protected and poorly equipped ‘frontline’ health personnel working to contain the pandemic has drawn attention to the tip of the care crisis iceberg. Rising care work burden Ageing populations as well as cuts to public services and social protection were making matters worse, increasing the burden on carers, or care givers/providers, regardless of their employment status. El...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Climate Change Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

World Protests Show Rising Outrage and Mounting Discontent
Protests Against Racism in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke and Hernan Cortes SaenzNEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) After a period of forced silence because of the Covid-19 quarantines, citizens around the world are defying coronavirus restrictions and claiming the streets to fight for real democracy, jobs, living wages, public services, human rights and against corruption, inequality and injustice. We predict an increasing wave of protests all over the world led by different types of people defying the status quo. Unless policies change, clashes in the street are likely to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz - Sara Burke - Hernan Cortes Saenz Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malaysia reports two new coronavirus cases, one new death
Malaysia on Wednesday reported two new coronavirus cases, the lowest since curbs on movement were imposed in mid-March, raising the total number of infections to 8,338. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news