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Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Inter-caste lovers' suicide pact - case report from Nepal - Atreya A, Shrestha M, Acharya J.
Discrimination on cultural and ethnic grounds is a crime in Nepal. [Caste Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2068 (2011) * * There are two different dates which reflect the Bikram Sambat which is the official Hindu cale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Why are healthy young men in America suddenly going deaf?
(Natural News) For some time now, Dave Hodges of the Common Sense Show has been reporting on strange events taking place in Northern Colorado. Last year, before the presidential election, Hodges reported on sightings of foreign mercenaries and elite military personnel from Nepal known as Gurkhas in that part of the state. He pointed out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Hazardous child labor in Nepal: the case of brick kilns - Larmar S, O'Leary P, Chui C, Benfer K, Zug S, Jordan LP.
Hazardous child labor in Nepal is a serious concern, particularly in the brick kiln industry. Although a range of interventions have been implemented in Nepal to address hazardous child labor, there is a lack of research to both measure success and shape f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia's worst floods in a decade recede
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suicide in Nepal: a modified psychological autopsy investigation from randomly selected police cases between 2013 and 2015 - Hagaman AK, Khadka S, Lohani S, Kohrt B.
PURPOSE: Yearly, 600,000 people complete suicide in low- and middle-income countries, accounting for 75% of the world's burden of suicide mortality. The highest regional rates are in South and East Asia. Nepal has one of the highest suicide rates in the wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia – UNICEF
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston
Jerusalem - On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who need it. The team includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and therapists and will be arriving in Houston early Thursday morning, local time. While not yet confirmed, there is a succinct possibility that a military psychologist from the IDF will be joining the group. “People need help on the ground,” said Dov Maisel, Director of Internat...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston
Jerusalem - On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who need it. The team includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and therapists and will be arriving in Houston early Thursday morning, local time. While not yet confirmed, there is a succinct possibility that a military psychologist from the IDF will be joining the group. “People need help on the ground,” said Dov Maisel, Director of Internat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston
Jerusalem - On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who need it. The team includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and therapists and will be arriving in Houston early Thursday morning, local time. While not yet confirmed, there is a succinct possibility that a military psychologist from the IDF will be joining the group. “People need help on the ground,” said Dov Maisel, Director of Internat...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and use of antenatal care among rural women in southern Terai of Nepal - Singh JK, Evans-Lacko S, Acharya D, Kadel R, Gautam S.
BACKGROUND: Underutilisation of antenatal care services due to intimate partner violence during pregnancy has been well documented elsewhere, but it is understudied in Nepal. Our study aimed at exploring the impact of intimate partner violence on antenatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nepal floods put pregnant women and new mothers at risk
Language EnglishKATHMANDU, Nepal – Devastating floods have caused widespread displacement and destruction in southern Nepal, a disaster that has put pregnant women, post-partum mothers and other vulnerable women and girls at serious risk.Babita Rishidev spent hours wading through murky floodwaters with her 38-day-old baby before reaching a temporary shelter in Sunsari District. “My family lost everything we had,” said Ms. Rishidev. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Community mobilisation to establish a community cr èche to increase child supervision in rural Nepal (Safety-2016 abstract #699) - Pant PR, Ellis M, Deave T, Mytton J.
Background Injuries are among the leading causes of death and hospitalisation of children worldwide; 90% of all injuries are unintentional. In 2010, over 900 children aged 1-4 years died from injuries in Nepal; the extent of non-fatal injuries is unknown. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Developing educational package on child injury prevention mobilising womens' groups in rural Nepal (Safety-2016 abstract #181) - Pant PR, Ellis M, Deave T, Mytton J.
Background Non-fatal injuries are many times more common than fatal injuries and may lead to lifelong consequences in children. Lack of child injury surveillance system hinders evidence generation in a low-income setting. Children in rural Nepal are expose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Earthquake 2015 in Nepal, an experience at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu (Safety-2016 abstract #218) - Bajracharya AR.
BACKGROUND On 25th April 2015 Nepal experienced earthquake of 7.8 Rector scale followed by another one of 6.8 Rector Scale next day with epicentre near Kathmandu. More than 9,000 people died, 25,000 injured, 200 missing, 500 000 houses collapsed. Big after... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nepal outlaws menstruation huts, but what will take their place?
Radhika Kami lives with her family of six in a traditional mud-and-brick house in a rural village in Nepal's Kanchanpur district -- for most of the year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Text Message Alerts Prove Life Saver in Flood-hit Nepal Text Message Alerts Prove Life Saver in Flood-hit Nepal
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Determinants of resilience among people who sustained spinal cord injury from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal - Bhattarai M, Maneewat K, Sae-Sia W.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of resilience, compare resilience by demographic and injury-related characteristics, and identify significant determinants of resilience in Nepalese people who sustained spinal co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyes During The Solar Eclipse
BOSTON (CBS) – On Monday, August 21, all eyes will be on the solar eclipse, a spectacular sight, but even though the sun will be shaded, it will still be dangerously bright. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, if you have the right protection, you can safely enjoy the rare show. “I’ve never seen an eclipse before but I’ve heard it’s a cool experience,” says 22-year-old Simon Archambault who plans to watch Monday’s solar eclipse with a bunch of friends in Boston, but he knows he’s taking a risk. “I heard you can go blind,” he admits. RELATED: Where To Watch Eclipse Yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Solar Eclipse solar glasses Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of domestic violence among pregnant women attending routine antenatal care in Nepal - Rishal P, Pun KD, Darj E, Joshi SK, Bj ørngaard JH, Swahnberg K, Schei B, Lukasse M, Schei B, Bjørngaard JH, Darj E, Infanti JJ, Lund R, Lukasse M, Swahnberg K, Campbell JC, Joshi SK, Koju R, Pun KD, Wihewardene K, Perera DC, Muzrif MMM.
Aims: The primary aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of domestic violence (DV) and its associated factors among pregnant women in Nepal. The secondary aims were to investigate disclosure of DV by women to health-care personnel and to assess whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Analysing news media coverage of the 2015 Nepal earthquake using a community capitals lens: implications for disaster resilience - Dhakal SP.
South Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to natural disasters. Although news media analyses of disasters have been conducted frequently in various settings globally, there is little research on populous South Asia. This paper begins to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

People In Nepal Used To Think Vultures Were Bad Luck. Not Anymore
The number of vultures in South Asia has plummeted. But "restaurants" to feed rescued chicks and wild vultures are good for the birds — and for the local economy.(Image credit: Mary Plage/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danielle Preiss Source Type: news

Community health workers and disasters: lessons learned from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal - Fredricks K, Dinh H, Kusi M, Yogal C, Karmacharya BM, Burke TF, Nelson BD.
Introduction The Nepal earthquake of 2015 was a major disaster that exacted an enormous toll on human lives and caused extensive damage to the infrastructure of the region. Similar to other developing countries, Nepal has a network of community health work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nepal strengthens laws against dowry, menstrual exile
Nepal has strengthened laws against demanding dowry payments and exiling menstruating women in an effort to improve women's safety and equality (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Breastfeeding Is One of the “Smartest Investments” for All Countries
May 18, 2017. A combined group of South Sudanese refugees and Ugandans take part in a class about breast feeding. Nyumanzi Refugee Settlement, Adjumani District. Conflict and famine in South Sudan have led to an exodus of refugees into Uganda. Credit: JAMES OATWAY/UNICEFBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 2017 (IPS)The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains—besides the obvious health benefits—of breastfeeding. Hailing the practice as an investment that ought to be supported by governments, the UN estimates that 4.70 dollars can push up rates of breastfe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Democracy Education Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and determinants of frailty and associated comorbidities among older Gurkha welfare pensioners in Nepal - Devkota S, Anderson B, Soiza RL, Myint PK.
We examined data from "... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn
Women from Nepal's indigenous tribe. Credit: Mallika Aryal/IPSBy Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, Albert K. Barume and Victoria Tauli-CorpuzGENEVA / NEW YORK, Aug 7 2017 (IPS)The world’s indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, the group says States must put words into action to end discrimination, exclusion and lack of protection illustrated by the worsening murder rate of human rights de...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Self-determination theory and risk behavior in a collectivistic society: preventing reckless driving in urban Nepal - Ranjit YS, Snyder LB, Hamilton MA, Rimal RN.
Traffic road accidents are one of the leading causes of mortality in Nepal and around the world. Drivers in Nepal are not adequately educated about road safety rules. Road conditions are chaotic as traffic regulations are also not strictly enforced. Public... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Child maltreatment in Nepal: prevalence and associated factors - Kandel P, Kunwar R, Karki S, Kandel D, Lamichhane P.
OBJECTIVES: Child maltreatment is a global public health problem. There is limited information about this problem in low-income countries. We aimed to document the prevalence and factors associated with physical punishment of children less than 14 years of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saving Vultures With Nepal's 'Vulture Restaurant'
A unique conservation attempt is underway in Nepal to save vultures that have nearly been decimated through much of South Asia over the past few decades. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danielle Preiss Source Type: news

Maternal, newborn, and child health after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: an investigation of the long-term gendered impacts of disasters - Brunson J.
Introduction Natural disasters in resource-poor countries have differential effects on socially disadvantaged groups such as women. In addition to the acute reproductive health needs of women during the immediate response phase of a disaster, research sugg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Diabetic thought her symptoms were due to swimming
Carly Pink-O'Sullivan, 30, from Perth, Australia, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after a backpacking trip across China, Nepal and Europe. She dismissed symptoms as being due to diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of community satisfaction with individual happiness: comparative study in semi-urban and rural areas of Tikapur, Nepal - Park MB, Kim CB, Ranabhat C, Kim CS, Chang SJ, Ahn DW, Joo YK.
This study investigated the effects of community sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Henry Marsh: ‘The mind-matter problem is not a problem for me – mind is matter’
The celebrated neurosurgeon and writer talks about 40 years inside our skulls, what ’s wrong with the NHS – and the Zen of woodworkHenry Marsh made the decision to become a neurosurgeon after he had witnessed his three-month-old son survive the complex removal of a brain tumour. For two decades he was the senior consultant in the Atkinson Morley wing at St George ’s hospital in London, one of the country’s largest specialist brain surgery units. He pioneered techniques in operating on the brain under local anaesthetic and was the subject of the BBC documentary Your Life in Their ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Neuroscience Autobiography and memoir Science and nature NHS Hospitals Society Books Culture Health Source Type: news

Pesticide poisoning in Chitwan, Nepal: a descriptive epidemiological study - Gyenwali D, Vaidya A, Tiwari S, Khatiwada P, Lamsal DR, Giri S.
This study is aimed at assessing epidemiologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mobile Teams Delivering Child Protection and Education in Emergencies: A Case Study from the Nepal 2015 Earthquake Response
Plan International. 11/2016 This 15-page case study describes how mobile teams deployed by Plan International after the 2015 Nepal earthquake provided critical information and emergency child protection and education services to young children and adolescents in the most remote mountainous areas. The teams directly provided basic early childhood care anddevelopment, and recreational, child protection, and psychosocial activities with children. They raised awareness on themes such as safety during aftershocks, child protection, education, health, and hygiene. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Child and Adolescent Friendly Spaces: Providing Child Protection and Education in Emergencies: A Case Study from the Nepal 2015 Earthquake Response.
Plan International. 11/2016 This 17-page case study describes how Child and Adolescent Friendly Spaces set up by Plan International after the 2015 Nepal earthquake provided physical and emotional safety, information, and integrated child protection and education services to children, adolescent girls and boys, and their caregivers. The spaces served as a central point in the community where lifesaving information was shared with both children and adults on how to stay safe after the earthquake. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ending Child Marriage Could Add Trillions to World Economy
In Nepal, many children who suffer from malnutrition belong to young mothers. In fact, teen marriages and pregnancies are common and over 23 percent of women give birth before they are 18 years old. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 2017 (IPS)The benefits of ending child marriage are many—boosting a young girl’s morale and increasing her chances of education and work, and by that virtue, curbing high population rates in developing economies and boosting growth. Still, more than 15 million children, under 18 years of age, are married each year.A new study published by the World Ban...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health child marriage Source Type: news

Suicide burden and prevention in Nepal: the need for a national strategy - Marahatta K, Samuel R, Sharma P, Dixit L, Shrestha BR.
Suicide is a major cause of deaths worldwide and is a key public health concern in Nepal. Although routine national data are not collected in Nepal, the available evidence suggests that suicide rates are relatively high, notably for women. In addition, civ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Nepal has reported firmed an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in the Koshi region, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Nepalese authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

26 Killed, 36 Injured in Bus Accident in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — At least 26 people died and 36 more were injured when an overcrowded bus veered off a mountain road in Nepal, officials said Friday. Government administrator Krishna Chandra Poudel said the bus plunged off the road Thursday near a village about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. The bus rolled about 200 meters (650 feet) down a slope before crashing into the Pasagad river. Local villagers helped police and soldiers pull the bodies and the injured from the wreckage. Poudel said rescue helicopters reached the accident area late...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Nepalese burns victim celebrates marriage after surgery
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Tej Bahadur Biswokarma, 21, from Kalikot, in Nepal, had spent most of his life on a liquid diet and was unable to speak after an oil lamp blew up in his face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aftershock Nepal: Changing perceptions through student journalism
When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, the newspapers were full of stories of the tragic event, the devastation left following the natural disaster, and the heroic clean-up effort on the ground. Less focus, as is often the case with crisis news, was given to the lives of the people who were affected by the quake, which is where the research project Aftershock Nepal came in. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Elephant Herd Attacks Nepal Village, Killing 1, Injuring 2
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A herd of elephants attacked a village in southwest Nepal on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding two others, officials said. Government official Dilli Ram Acharya said the elephants attacked Praseni village at dawn, when there was not much light and poor visibility due to winter fog. Acharya said the villagers did not see the elephants coming and did not have a chance to run. Security forces were sent to the area to chase the elephants back to the forest. The injured people were taken to a nearby town for treatment. Acharya says the vill...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Elephant Herd Attacks Nepal Village, Killing 1, Injuring 2
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A herd of elephants attacked a village in southwest Nepal on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding two others, officials said. Government official Dilli Ram Acharya said the elephants attacked Praseni village at dawn, when there was not much light and poor visibility due to winter fog. Acharya said the villagers did not see the elephants coming and did not have a chance to run. Security forces were sent to the area to chase the elephants back to the forest. The injured people were taken to a nearby town for treatment. Acharya says the vill...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Finding the gaps in meeting adolescent health needs in Nepal
In 2015, the Nepal Ministry of Health worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to redesign the country ’s Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme. Utilizing the Innov8 Approach – an 8-step review process geared towards helping health programmes better address equity, gender, human rights and social determinants of health – a 15-person review team worked to uncover the gaps. The team comprised representatives from national and subnational authorities, bilateral partners, NGOs and civil society, and research institutes. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, Nepal [country], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Injury and mortality in young Nepalese migrant workers: a call for public health action - Aryal N, Regmi PR, van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, Adhikary P, Bhatta YK, Mann S.
Approximately 3.5 million Nepalese are working as migrant workers in the Gulf countries, Malaysia, and India. Every year there are more than 1000 deaths and many hundreds cases of injuries among Nepalese workers in these countries excluding India. A postmo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disasters and Development in South Asia: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Nepal's Response to the 2015 Earthquake
Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 09/16/2016 This resource provides information about and a recording of an all-day symposium about the lessons learned from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Panelists discuss providing relief after a disaster and managing it effectively, rebuilding, the role of the media and technology during disasters, and how to prepare for future disasters. They discuss how the huge influx of aid workers complicated relief efforts in Nepal, which had only a one-runway airport in its capital city, Kathmandu, and just a handful of helicopters available to transport relief workers ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news