Violent conflict in Myanmar linked to boom in fossil amber research, study claims
For the past decade, paleontologists have increasingly been using a unique window to peer into the past: amber—blobs of hardened tree resin—that preserves in exquisite detail insects, plants, tiny lizards, and bits of larger organisms, such as the feathered tail from a dinosaur . Recent papers have analyzed samples taken from one of the world’s richest amber deposits, dating to 99 million years ago during the height of the Cretaceous and located in what is today Myanmar. But that country is riven by political conflict. Now, a new study suggests paleontological research has directly benefited from the ...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 29, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Developing Countries Must Grow More FoodClimate change and war on Ukraine a wake-up call
CHINA - Constructing an irrigation network in Qinghai Province. Workers were paid part of their wages in food supplied by the World Food Programme. Credit WFP/Sarah ErringtonBy Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 8 2022 (IPS) As our planet continues to heat up, extreme weather has affected many of us. From the west coast of North America across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to Pakistan and New Zealand, wildfires and flash floods have destroyed homes and property and disrupted the daily lives of millions. Supply chains, already badly affected by COVID, have been further complicated by drying rivers and waterways. In the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IP Source Type: news

Myanmar arrests former British ambassador Vicky Bowman
#vickybowman #arrests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar junta detains former UK ambassador Vicky Bowman
The United Kingdom's former ambassador to Myanmar has reportedly been detained by the country's military junta. #militaryjunta #junta (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q + A with Award-Winning Humanitarian Communicator, Jenelle Eli
Kids living in Kutupalong, a displacement camp in Cox’s Bazar, Myanmar, make ‘heart’ symbols alongside Red Crosser Jenelle Eli. Photo by Brad Zerivitz/American Red Cross. American Red Crosser Jenelle Eli is a humanitarian, crisis communicator, refugee advocate, and most recently, named to the class of 2022 PRNEWS Top Women in the Industry Innovators category. Between her near back-to-back deployments over six months to the Mediterranean Sea and Poland in support of the Ukraine Crisis, Jenelle has secured prominent headlines in more than 180 countries to help people around the world understand urgent, lifesaving needs...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: International american red cross Disaster Response Geneva Conventions humanitarian ifrc International Services refugees volunteering Source Type: news

Bangladesh tells UN that Rohingya refugees must return to Myanmar
UN rights chief says return of Rohingya refugees is not possible currently due to concerns about their safety in Myanmar. #rightschief #rohingya (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar generals banned from ASEAN until peace plan progress
Foreign ministers express disappointment at military administration’s failure to implement crisis plan. #generals #militaryadministration #foreignministers #asean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pythons are eating alligators and everything else in Florida. Snake hunters stand poised to help
The annual Florida Python Challenge invites novices to hunt invasive Burmese pythons alongside professionals and compete for cash prizes. #pythons #alligators #floridapythonchallenge #burmese #snakehunters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defiance in Myanmar even as executions prompt fears for detained
More than 70 political prisoners are on death row and analysts fear a desperate military regime could step up killings. #killings #defiance #executions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar: Military executes four democracy activists including ex-MP
The executions mark the first cases of capital punishment in the country in decades. #executions #democracyactivists #exmp (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar junta executes leading democracy activists
Myanmar's military junta executed two prominent pro-democracy activists and two other men accused of terrorism, state media reported Monday, following a trial condemned by the UN and rights groups. #junta #statemedia #democracyactivists #militaryjunta (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, UN rights expert'outraged '
Myanmar's military authorities have executed four democracy activists accused of helping carry out "terror acts", state media said on Monday, the Southeast Asian nation's first executions in decades. #democracyactivists #rightsexpert #militaryauthorities #statemedia #southeastasian #executions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed
The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar's objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. #rohingya #worldcourt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of intimate partner violence and association with wealth in Myanmar - Larsen LW, Aye WT, Bjertness E.
This study explores the prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional intimate partner violence in Myanmar, attitudes towards violence, and the association between wealth and intimate partner violence. We analysed a nationally representative sample of 3425 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical support worker role helps refugees become doctors
International medics and refugees, including those from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Myanmar have joined the health service and are set to become NHS doctors, thanks to the introduction of a new medical support worker role (MSW). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news