U.S. Response to COVID-19 is Worse than China ’s. 100 Times Worse.
COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat and the U.S. has just reached a tragic milestone in the pandemic that may not get much attention. The COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. has now passed 340 per million residents, just over 100 times the rate in China. Let that sink in: The death rate from COVID-19 in the U.S. is 100 times greater than it is in China, where the virus first emerged in humans and where the Trump Administration claims the blame should lie for letting the pandemic get out of hand. And it’s not just China that kept its death rate low. Austria, Germany, and Greece have significantly lower per-capita mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Dean T. Jamison Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s Dragon, Carrying 2 Astronauts, Docks at International Space Station
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above the China-Mongolia border. ”Congratulations on a phenomenal accomplishment and welcome to the International Space Station,” SpaceX Mission ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Space wire Source Type: news

Validation of Chinese Multidimensional Depression Assessment Scale (MDAS) in Inner Mongolia pregnant women and risk factors of antenatal depression in Inner Mongolia in the era of one-child policy - Cheung HN, Chan SWY, Williams JM.
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy involves physiological changes in reproductive and endocrine systems, and social role changes that can increase the risk of mental health problems. In China, greater emphasis has been given to postpartum depression and its negative im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus
Overseas passengers flying to Beijing may have to quarantine in Inner Mongolia if they have the new coronavirus or have been in close contact with anyone that does (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plagues and People – The Coronavirus in a Historical Perspective
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 19 2020 (IPS) The human factor is intimately involved in the origin, spread, and mitigation of the Coronavirus and we cannot afford to ignore that our future existence depends on compassion and cooperation. Response matters! Some quarantined Italians might recall Giovanni Boccaccio´s The Decameron from 1353 in which people escaping the plague are secluded in a villa where they tell stories to each other. Boccaccio introduced his collection of short stories with an eyewitness account of horrifying human suffering in Florence, which in 1348 was struck by a ”pestilence” that every day...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Mongolian spots as a finding in forensic examinations of possible child abuse-implications for case work - Kettner M, Birngruber CG, Niess C, Baz-Bartels M, Bunzel L, Verhoff MA, Lux C, Ramsthaler F.
Mongolian spots (MS) are congenital dermal conditions resulting from neural crest-derived melanocytes migration to the skin during embryogenesis. MS incidences are highly variable in different populations. Morphologically, MS present as hyperpigmented macu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fact-finding survey regarding judo-related injuries of judokas in developing country - Nakazawa R, Sakamoto M, Dambadarjaa B, Khuyagbaatar E, Khadbaatar A.
This study may help prevent future sports-related injuries. [Participants and Methods] We studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Politicians Testing Positive with COVID-19?
Among the 121,061 to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, one class of notable people appear to have been affected more than others — politicians. “There are far more politicians who have been infected than you would have by statistical chance,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London tells TIME. “Politicians are over-represented in the number of people who have been diagnosed.” In Iran and across Europe, several high profile politicians have revealed they are battling the novel coronavirus. Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

How millets sustained Mongolia's empires
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Researchers examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. Findings challenge the popular notion of a completely nomadic prehistoric population, linking grain cultivation with the success of the Xiongnu Empire (c. 200 BCE-150 CE) and showing continual grain consumption during the Mongol Empire of the Khans (c. 1200-1400 CE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5,000-year-old milk proteins point to the importance of dairying in eastern Eurasia
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) By analyzing milk proteins extracted from calcified dental plaque, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and their international partners present the earliest evidence for dairy consumption on the eastern Eurasian Steppe and uncover clues to the origin of mounted dairy pastoralism in Mongolia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mongolia to shut schools until March 30 to curb virus outbreak
Mongolia will keep all its schools shut until March 30 in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the country, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

Alcohol advertisements, hazard warnings, knowledge of alcohol-related harm and health-profession students' drinking in Inner Mongolia - Wang S, Geater AF, Duan S, Wang X, Zhang H, Zhao L.
Background: Consumption of alcohol among adults in Inner Mongolia is high even among health professionals. Little is known of the alcohol consumption patterns of health-profession students. Objectives: To assess the association of knowledge o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news