Shedd & Jafari receive funding for Burma Leadership Activity
(George Mason University) Juliette Shedd, Associate Dean, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Sheherazade R. Jafari, Director, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, received funding from the US Agency for International Development for: 'Burma Leadership Activity.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Myanmar students flown home from coronavirus-stricken Wuhan
Dozens of Myanmar students were evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan early Sunday, government officials said, the latest foreign nationals to be flown home from the region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The prevalence of mental distress and the association with education: a cross-sectional study of 18-49-year-old citizens of Yangon Region, Myanmar - Aye WT, Lien L, Stigum H, Win HH, Oo T, Bjertness E.
This study estimates the prevalence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Assessing risk factors and impact of cyberbullying victimization among university students in Myanmar: a cross-sectional study - Khine AT, Saw YM, Htut ZY, Khaing CT, Soe HZ, Swe KK, Thike T, Htet H, Saw TN, Cho SM, Kariya T, Yamamoto E, Hamajima N.
BACKGROUND: Cyberbullying is a global public health concern with tremendous negative impacts, not only on the physical and mental health of students but also on their well-being and academic performance. However, there are very few studies on cyberbullying... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prudential and MyanCare partner to improve healthcare access in Myanmar
Prudential Myanmar, the wholly-owned business unit of Prudential Corporation Asia and MyanCare, a telemedicine company, announced last week a first-of-its kind partnership to improve healthcare access for people across the country. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Reflections for a New Year
By Roberto SavioROME, Jan 3 2020 (IPS) In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind.. Roberto SavioToday, we face an unprecedented existential threat brought about by the climate crisis. According to scientists, we have until 2030 to stop climate change, after which human conditions will be under several threats. Yet, we have just had a world conference in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Climate Change Democracy Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

True meanings of words of emotion get lost in translation, study finds
Analysis finds there may be no universal concepts for some emotionsThe true meaning of words may be lost in translation, according to research suggesting the way people understand terms such as “anger” or “love” differs between languages.For example, while the concept of “love” is closely linked to “like” and “want” in Indo-European languages, it is strongly linked to “pity” in Austronesian languages – a family that includes Vietnamese and the Mon language spoken in parts of Myanmar.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Language Science UK news Culture Society Source Type: news

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review
The glaciers of the Andes Mountains are threatened by global warming. Credit: Julieta Sokolowicz/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. As seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all, and hopefully also for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Active Citizens Biodiversity Civil Society Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Re Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: COP25 latest, Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ, Asia-Pacific malnutrition, rights in Egypt
A recap of some of Wednesday’s stories: Italy and Mexico take action on climate education; defending Myanmar from genocide accusations; malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region; the 2020 Palestinian aid plan launched; UN experts on Egypt; and tapering off residual criminal tribunals. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support for the Education of Rohingya Children in Bangladesh
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Director Asif Saleh announcing $2 million partnership. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) In the light of limited access to education for displaced Rohingya children, the Nippon Foundation has announced US$ 2 million support to BRAC to launch a project to ensure educational facilities to both Rohingya and local community children. The Nippon Foundation made the announcement at a press conference at the BRAC Centre in Dhaka, which was attended by Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Direc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ
A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; global trade on the slide; and legal proceedings begin at the ICJ against Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to defend her country against genocide allegations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Domestic violence and decision-making power of married women in Myanmar: analysis of a nationally representative sample - Kabir R, Haque M, Mohammadnezhad M, Samad N, Mostari S, Jabin S, Majumder MAA, Rabbani MG.
BACKGROUND: Women in Myanmar are not considered decision makers in the community and the physical and psychological effect of violence makes them more vulnerable. There is a strong negative reaction, usually violent, to any economic activity generated by w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of a community-based parenting support intervention for refugee parents from Burma - Hoffman SJ, Walstad A, Law Law Loo J, Moe M, Thao J, Albert A, Mathiason MA, Porta CM.
Refugee families negotiate stressors as they adjust to communities of resettlement, which can result in shifting family dynamics. The purpose of this community-engaged, explanatory, mixed-methods pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sesame seeds are packed with health benefits – here are just 4 ways they help the body
(Natural News) Sesame seeds are small, but they are packed with health benefits. They have been used for thousands of years in different cultures, including India, China, and Burma. Several studies have backed their health claims. Read on to find out where sesame seeds come from and how they benefit the body. Open sesame Sesame... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sesame seeds are packed with health benefits – here are 4 ways they help the body
(Natural News) Sesame seeds are small, but they are packed with health benefits. They have been used for thousands of years in different cultures, including India, China, and Burma. Several studies have backed their health claims. Read on to find out where sesame seeds come from and how they benefit the body. Open sesame Sesame... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief:  Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, dignity for sanitation workers, sterilizing mosquitoes
A recap of Thursday’s main stories: UN chief on Bolivian crisis; International Criminal Court to hear Myanmar genocide case; health risks for sanitation workers; farmers’ guidelines to conserve crops; and sterilizing mosquitoes to battle diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What is comprehensive sexuality education? A life saver.
NAIROBI, Kenya– “If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” said 21-year-oldSithu* from Myanmar. He contracted HIV two years ago, despite being intimate only twice with his partner at the time.Like millions of young people around the world, Sithu had never received any kind of comprehensive sexuality education, in school or elsewhere.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Governments Must Short Circuit Tobacco Industry ’s Pervasive Tactics
This report card ranked countries according to their efforts in protecting public health policies. Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh are among those that scored the highest in the level of tobacco industry influence, which means weaker resistance of governments from industry meddling, while the United Kingdom, Uganda and Iran lead in protecting health policy from industry meddling. The ranking is based on civil society reports from 33 countries covering about 70% of the world population. The Global Tobacco Index is released by the STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) project. Key global findings • Tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Mary Assunta and Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In Myanmar communities torn apart by conflict, youth centres nurture health, learning and well-being
BHAMO, Myanmar– “My job is to help these boys and girls steer their dreams in the right direction for their future.”Mung Do, 25, is a youth leader at the UNFPA-supported Woi Chyai Youth Centre in Woi Chyai in Kachin State, a non-government controlled area at the heart of adecades-long armed conflict. Isolated from the world, youth in Kachin grow up in an opportunities vacuum often filled with exploitation, insecurity and displacement. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

New Report Reveals Widespread Abuse, Mistreatment of Women During Childbirth
(JOHANNESBURG) — A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean sections and surgical cuts to the vagina, or episiotomies, without their consent — and often without a painkiller. “Mistreatment during childbirth can amount to a violation of human rights, and could be...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Source Type: news

Displacement contexts and violent landscapes: how conflict and displacement structure women's lives and ongoing threats at the Thai-Myanmar border - Koning SM.
Chronic conflict and displacement carry consequences for personal and social violence. How is violence embedded in displacement-related histories and ongoing circumstances? How might it underlie social and health inequities in host countries? For addressin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UNISON appoints national nursing officer
Stuart Tuckwood has been appointed UNISON’s national nursing officer to help the union promote and defend the interests of nurses. He took up the position this month (September). A registered adult nurse, Stuart spent the past five years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he worked in major trauma rehabilitation and later as a charge nurse in the neurosurgery and neurology departments. Most recently Stuart has specialised in critical care outreach at Addenbrooke’s, where he was part of the trust’s rapid-response team, managing deteriorating patients and delivering advanced life support. A...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS nursing unis Source Type: news

Uniting for Zero Leprosy in Manila
By Sasakawa Health Foundation - The Nippon FoundationMANILA, PHILIPPINES, Sep 7 2019 (IPS-Partners) World Health Organization’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and recipient of the 2019 Order of the Rising Sun as well as the 2018 Gandhi Peace Prize, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, is in the Philippines to call on academics, medical stakeholders and those affected by the disease to unite towards “Zero Leprosy”.  Mr. Sasakawa, chairperson of The Nippon Foundation (TNF) – one of Japan’s largest private organisations – is attending two key global conferences on the disease being h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sasakawa Health Foundation - The Nippon Foundation Tags: Health Source Type: news

Military anxiety and genocide: explaining campaigns of annihilation (and their absence) - Wilson C.
When and why do states launch campaigns of genocide against minorities? In 2017, in a violent campaign increasingly described as genocide, the Myanmar military drove almost 700,000 Rohingya from Rakhine State into Bangladesh killing an estimated 6,700 in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Myanmar
On 23 June 2019, a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) was isolated from a two -year- old child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), with onset of paralysis on 22 May 2019 from Kayin state, Myanmar. Subsequently, on 11 July 2019, a genetically linked VDPV1 was isolated from the same state from a 5-year 6-month-old child with AFP, with date of onset of paralysis on 14 June, and it was classified as circulating VDPV1 (cVDPV1) on 12 July 2019. On 25 July 2019, cVDPV1 was isolated from a third AFP case from the same state, with date of onset of paralysis on 23 May 2019. Subsequently, on 19 August 2019, a fourth case of VD...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Two Years On: Rohingya Deserve Justice, A Place at the Table
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar; call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns 21 August 2019 Two years after mass atrocities in Myanmar forced more than 740,000 people to flee for their lives, the Government and the people of Bangladesh continue to generously host nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. While UN agencies and over 130 local, national, and international NGOs have supported the Government of Bangladesh to provide life-sustaining assistance, refugees require much more than basic support for survival; they need their rights, security and dignity. Many long to return but fear further vi...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

& quot;Until Her Bones Are Broken & quot;: Myanmar Activists Fight to Outlaw Domestic Violence & quot;Until Her Bones Are Broken & quot;: Myanmar Activists Fight to Outlaw Domestic Violence
Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. She hadn't looked after his rooster. She wouldn't have sex with him.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Thailand to ban pig imports from Myanmar over African swine fever
Thailand will ban the import of pigs from Myanmar for 90 days, the country's livestock department told Reuters on Thursday, after the neighboring country confirmed its first case of the African swine fever this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Five healthy reasons why ginger should be part of your meals
(Natural News) Ginger is a herbaceous plant that’s native to Asia. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine as a treatment for various ailments. In Indonesia, people use ginger to address rheumatism and fatigue, while in Burma, ginger is mixed with other herbs to treat the common flu. As food, ginger is a wonderful ingredient to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sisters improve chances of reproduction in Asian elephants
(University of Turku) Researchers at the University of Turku found that the presence of a maternal sister was positively and significantly associated with annual female reproduction in a population of working elephants in Myanmar. In addition, an age-specific effect was found: young females were more sensitive to the presence of sisters and even more likely to reproduce when living near a sister. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Long Struggle Against the Stigma Surrounding Hansen ’ s Disease
Yohei Sasakawa By Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) At the age of 80, Yohei Sasakawa continues to travel around the world to promote solutions for some of the challenges facing humanity, such as Hansen’s Disease or leprosy, wars and disabilities, factors of stigma and exclusion. Engaging in dialogue with world leaders and with those affected by Hansen’s Disease, who are generally poor, is his way of mobilising local efforts, with the financial and technical support offered by the 23 organisations that network with the Nippon Foundation, whose board of directors has been chaired by Sasakawa since 2005, afte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Multimedia Regional Categories Video Hansen's disease leprosy Yohei Sasakawa Source Type: news

Fossil of 99m-year-old bird with unusually long toes found
Ancient bird ’s foot is so distinctive palaeontologists declare it a new speciesThe fossilised remains of a bizarre, ancient bird that had middle toes longer than its lower legs have been found in a lump of amber from Myanmar.The elongated toe resembles those seen on lemurs and tree-climbing lizards, and suggests an unusual lifestyle for some of the earliest birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs, researchers said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nur Pirbhai Tags: Science Palaeontology Fossils Myanmar Birds Animals Source Type: news

Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better
UN Secretary General, António Guterres visiting a refugee camp in Uganda. June 2017, PHOTO//Twitter @antonioguterresBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 2019 (IPS) As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been. To a large extent, refugees have been painted with the broad strokes of a burden to host economies or sources of insecurity and crime. The world has lacked the resolve and skills needed to negotiate peace settlements, end the refugee cr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraV Source Type: news

Midwives save lives – but more support for midwifery is needed
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/VANCOUVER, Canada –Salma cradled her newborn daughter in the shade, seeking relief from the heat of her tarpaulin shack in the crowded refugee camp where they live. Her older daughter and a few neighbours joined her, smiling at the baby. She is “a special child,” they say.Salma is Rohingya and, like hundreds of thousands of others, she fled to Cox ’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, following violence in her home community in Myanmar. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Notes from the field: Acute intoxications from consumption of amanita muscaria mushrooms - Minnesota, 2018 - Taylor J, Holzbauer S, Wanduragala D, Ivaskovic A, Spinosa R, Smith K, Corcoran J, Jensen A.
October, 2018, a middle-aged ethnic Karen* man from Burma was evaluated at a hospital emergency department with altered mental status, vomiting, diarrhea, incontinence, sweating, swelling of the lip and tongue, and excessive salivation. Signs and sympto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Acute Intoxications from Consumption of Amanita muscaria Mushrooms - Minnesota, 2018
In October 2018, an ethnic Karen man from Burma was evaluated at a Minnesota emergency department with suspected possible cholinergic mushroom toxicosis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 30, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Safe pregnancies for displaced mothers as mobile clinics reach deep into Kachin camps
MYITKYINA, Myanmar - When Ja Htoi Lu was pregnant with her second child, she felt fine, and didn ’t see much point in taking time from her chores to go for antenatal visits.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: prizewinning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths
This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: prize-winning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths
This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Death By Diet - the Race to Transform the World's Bad Food Habits
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Half a century ago farmers grew rice, sesame and pulses on the land around Myint Soe's village in Myanmar. Now only paddy fields remain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Malaria Day, women in tech, updates on Mozambique, the Sahel, Myanmar, Israel and Syria
This Thursday, we cover: where we stand on tackling malaria; bracing up for a new storm in Mozambique; the need to make more room for women in tech; boosting resilience in the Sahel; a resurgence of violence in Syria; and human rights in Myanmar and Israel. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Protective factors and biological sex differentiate profiles of teen substance users in Myanmar - Kliewer W, Wan NMA, Parham B, Ring Z.
This study investigated protective factors and biological... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overlooked No More: S.N. Goenka, Who Brought Mindfulness to the West
He gave up life as a successful Burmese businessman to teach meditation in India, and played a significant role in the explosion of interest in meditation as we know it today. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Goenka, Satya Narayan (1924-2013) Meditation Myanmar India Biographical Information Past Tense Source Type: news

Violence and mortality in the Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, 2017: results of a quantitative survey of surviving community leaders in Bangladesh - Parmar PK, Leigh J, Venters H, Nelson T.
BACKGROUND: In August, 2017, Myanmar security forces initiated a widespread response against the Rohingya ethnic minority in Northern Rakhine State, displacing thousands of people to Bangladesh. This attack was purportedly in response to attacks committed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Characteristics and relative numbers of lethal snake bite cases in medicolegal practice in central Myanmar - A five year study - Thein CM, Byard RW.
Clinical and pathological case files of lethal snakebites were reviewed from the XXXX, Magway, Myanmar, over a five-year period (January 2013 December 2017). A total of 2069 postmortem examinations were performed which included 84 cases of lethal snake bit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sex differences in personality traits in Asian elephants
(University of Turku) Scientists from the University of Turku, Finland, have found that male and female Asian elephants differ in their personality. Previous work on a timber elephant population from Myanmar has shown that Asian elephants have three personality factors: attentiveness, sociability and aggressiveness. The new study demonstrates that male elephants score higher on the aggressiveness trait than females, whereas female elephants score higher on the sociability trait than males. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nobi, 42 – Testimony of Rohingya
As I walked with him through the camp, we could hear the residents call: “Nobi vai!” (Brother Nobi!). Nobi is undoubtedly very popular in the area. As a leader among Doctors of the World’s volunteers, he is also a major pillar in community work. Nevertheless, his gestures and words are humble, smart, and calm. He discusses quietly about the need for a clinic for the inhabitants, but then he wells up as he starts to talk about his 2-year-old son. Being a father, a community leader, and a community worker is a heavy burden. His warm human nature feels like a healing energy for the inhabitants of the camp wh...
Source: Doctors of the World News - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news