Mapping the travel modes and acceptable travel time to primary healthcare institutions: a case study in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China - Cao WR, Huang QR, Zhang N, Liang HJ, Xian BS, Gan XF, Xu DR, Lai YS.
Introduction Understanding location-specific travel modes and acceptable travel time to primary healthcare institutions across large regions is important for measuring accessibility and allocation of health resources. However, few studies have either focu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

800-year-old graves pinpoint where the Black Death began
The Syriac engraving on the medieval tombstone was tantalizing: “This is the tomb of the believer Sanmaq. [He] died of pestilence.” Sanmaq, who was buried in 1338 near Lake Issyk Kul in what is now northern Kyrgyzstan, was one of many victims of the unnamed plague. By scrutinizing field notes and more photos from the Russian team that had excavated the graves in the 1880s, historian Philip Slavin found that at least 118 people from Sanmaq’s Central Asian trading community died in the epidemic. Slavin was on the trail of the origin of the Black Death, which devastated Europe a decade after the Kyrgyzstan burials...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol use during pregnancy: findings from a gender-based violence survey in Mongolia - Erdenetuya B, Kwon D, Choi S, Choe SA.
This study aimed to explore the risk factors for alcohol use during pregnancy in Mongolia, wherein high-risk alcohol use is prevalent. We analyzed nationwide data from the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Survey of Mongolia conducted in 2017. We conducted an an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Green, Blue or Violet Skin Conditions?
Discussion Acrocyanosis is commonly seen in the newborn period as the baby transitions to extra-uterine life. It appears as blue-purple coloration of the distal extremities which usually improves over several hours. Blue melanocytosis is also a common normal variant of skin color. It usually is seen on the posterior surface of the body around the spine and buttocks, but can also be on the upper parts of the extremities. It is a blue-black coloration that shows a normal skin undertone when palpated. This is the second in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. An introduction to dermatologi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chinese Astronauts Land After Six Months in Space
BEIJING — Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Saturday after six months aboard their country’s newest orbital station in the longest crewed mission to date for China’s ambitious space program. The Shenzhou 13 space capsule landed in the Gobi desert in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, shown live on state TV. During the mission, astronaut Wang Yaping carried out the first spacewalk by a Chinese woman. Wang and crewmates Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu beamed back physics lessons for high school students. China launched its first astronaut into space in 2003 and landed robot rovers on the moon in...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Voles Trim Tall Grass to Prevent Attacks
Mongolian rodents join the ranks of earthworms and beavers as known ecosystem engineers. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Suicide attempts among school-attending adolescents in Mongolia: associated factors and gender differences - Badarch J, Chuluunbaatar B, Batbaatar S, Paulik E.
Attempting suicide is an important risk factor that can lead to suicide death. The aim of the current study was to examine the prevalence of suicide attempts and to identify the gender-specific predictors of suicide among adolescents in Mongolia. We analyz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mongolian rodent fells tall grass to foil predators, study finds
Brandt ’s vole found to engineer ecosystem to scan skies for shrikes and deny them perchesA rodent that lives on the plains of Inner Mongolia fells tall grasses so that it can scan the skies for flying predators, a study involving experts from the University of Exeter has found.The practice by Brandt ’s voles also means that shrikes, a type of carnivorous bird, are denied handy perches and places to use as larders for their prey, the study discovered.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Animal behaviour Animals Mongolia Biology Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Effectiveness of child burn prevention campaigns in Mongolia - Gunsmaa G, Inada H, Badarch TU, Erdenetsetseg G, Ichikawa M.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of child burn prevention campaigns on medically attended burn injuries in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. METHODS: We conducted an interrupted time-series analysis using data on patients aged... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Awareness and attitudes of Mongolian adolescents and youth toward alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm - Dashpuntsag K, Chandaga U, Tserennadmid N, Bat-Ochir U, Mukhtar Y, Altankhuyag GE, Gombodorj N, Dulamsuren O, Jaalkhorol M.
This study aimed to examine alcohol consumption among Mongolian adolescents and youth, as well as their awareness and attitudes toward alcohol-related consequences. METHODS: We analyzed cross-sectional data collected from students in se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Big Tobacco Industry Rides COVID-19 Pandemic as Countries Grapple for a Response
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in the developing world continue to grapple with basic issues such as securing sufficient vaccines and providing essential medical care for their sick. Many economies are in recovery mode as governments scramble to resuscitate them with recovery packages and build back better plans. In this mix, COVID-19 did not dent Big Tobacco’s profits as it exploited the pandemic and persuaded governments to treat cigarettes as “essential,” accept its charity, obtain perks such as tax breaks and treat new tobacco pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Russia resumes flights with more countries amid COVID surge
Russia says it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mongolia starting Dec. 1 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exploring the identities and experiences of young queer people in Mongolia using visual research methods - Ganbaatar D, Vaughan C, Akter S, Bohren MA.
There is limited evidence about the lives of queer Mongolian youth. This is despite mental health problems being a pressing concern among young Mongolians, and international evidence suggesting queer youth may experience more mental health challenges than ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Origins of ‘Transeurasian’ languages traced to Neolithic millet farmers
Research finds language family that includes modern Japanese, Korean and Turkish spread largely due to agricultureA study combining linguistic, genetic and archaeological evidence has traced the origins of a family of languages including modern Japanese, Korean, Turkish and Mongolian and the people who speak them to millet farmers who inhabited a region in north-eastern China about 9,000 years ago.The findings outlined on Wednesday document a shared genetic ancestry for the hundreds of millions of people who speak what the researchers callTranseurasian languages across an area stretching more than 5,000 miles (8,000km).Con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Language Agriculture Anthropology Science China World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

The innovation and practice of "hand as foot teaching method" in the teaching of motion system injury course - He B, Li Q, Zhao J, Liu R, Li Y, Xu Y.
BACKGROUND: In view of the teaching characteristics of the motion system injury course and the actual clinical teaching. The orthopedic teaching team of the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University took the lead in proposing the "Hand as Fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news