Nepal protesters defy virus lockdown, clash with riot police
Thousands of protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in an religious festival have clashed with riot police in Nepal, leaving several people injured (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Technology Meets Creativity on Women ’s Empowerment Platform
Artist Ayushi Chauhan’s painting on the Fuzia website. Credit: https://www.fuzia.com/By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) Eight years ago, and at the age of 11, Fuzia co-founder Riya Sinha decided to start the online platform for girls and women. Her story and Fuzia’s DNA are intrinsically wrapped around each other – and highlight how even in the age of feminism where women’s voices tend to be drowned out, a platform for them can become a global success. Sinha in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service explains that Fuzia, with 4-million majority-female followership, was started after ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Arts Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

Correlates of bullying victimization among school adolescents in Nepal: Findings from 2015 Global School-Based Student Health Survey Nepal - Neupane T, Pandey AR, Bista B, Chalise B.
BACKGROUND: Bullying is an emerging risk factor for poor mental health outcomes adversely affecting children and adolescents. However, it has rarely caught the attention of the health and education sector due to lack of evidence in many countries including... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antenatal-based pilot psychosocial intervention to enhance mental health of pregnant women experiencing domestic and family violence in Nepal - Sapkota D, Baird K, Saito A, Rijal P, Anderson D.
This study evaluated the effect of a counseling and education intervention on the mental health and help-seeking behaviors among pregnant women livin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Recurrent mass hysteria in schoolchildren in Western Nepal - Poudel R, Aich TK, Bhandary K, Thapa D, Giri R.
AIM: The aim was to study the clinical presentation and factors contributing to "recurrent mass hysteria" among rural schoolgoing children. Materials and Methods: A visit to a school in a remote hilly district of Puythan, Nepal, was carried out to asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Disasters and "conditions of possibility": rethinking causation through an analysis of Nepal earthquakes - Liechty M.
What causes a disaster's aftermath? Scholars have increasingly turned toward historical approaches that link outcomes to pre-disaster sociopolitical dynamics. Disasters lead to "critical junctures" that "trigger" events unfolding in the disaster's wake. In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

COVID-19 Sharpens Caste Discrimination in Nepal
Kalpana Nagari and Kalawati Auji from Godavari Municipality who face double discrimination from society for being Dalit and because their relatives tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from India. Credit: UNNATI CHAUDHARYBy Unnati ChaudharyKAILALI, Nepal, Aug 14 2020 (IPS) Across Nepal, it is the already under-served and vulnerable who have been affected by the prolonged lockdowns. But it is the Dalit returnees from India who have tested positive and their families who face double discrimination. The Ministry of Health issues a daily tally of COVID-19 cases, but no one is counting the poorest of the poor who are dy...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Unnati Chaudhary Tags: Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide, including Nepal. Credit: BIKRAM RAIBy Sonia Awale and Ramesh KumarKATHMANDU, Aug 3 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleaner, trekking trails were pristine, the summit of Mt Everest was deserted, and worldwide carbon emission dipped by -26%. However, there are dark clouds in that silver lining. The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale and Ramesh Kumar Tags: Asia-Pacific Environment Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

Detection of risk for depression among adolescents in diverse global settings: protocol for the IDEA qualitative study in Brazil, Nepal, Nigeria and the UK - Wahid SS, Pedersen GA, Ottman K, Burgess A, Gautam K, Martini T, Viduani A, Momodu O, Lam C, Fisher HL, Kieling C, Adewuya AO, Mondelli V, Kohrt BA.
INTRODUCTION: Globally, depression is a leading cause of disability among adolescents, and suicide rates are increasing among youth. Treatment alone is insufficient to address the issue. Early identification and prevention efforts are necessary to reduce m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When sexual offence is an unexpected diagnosis - exploration of medical, legal and social aspects in Nepalese scenario - Atreya A, Shrestha R, Nepal B, Nepal S, Shrestha D, Mahato S.
In Nepal, following allegations of sexual assault, the survivor is taken by the police to a Government Hospital for medical examination and sample collection. To provide an integrated service to survivors of gender-based violence, a One-Stop Crisis Managem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perceived Conflicting Desires to Delay the First Birth: A Household-Level Exploration in Nepal
CONCLUSIONSHelping couples to sort through conflicting fertility norms and desires may be important to delay childbearing when desired. Programs should engage all household members, and work to increase couples' and household communication to address misperceptions about fertility desires. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

One-size does not fit all for post-disaster recovery, PSU study finds
(Portland State University) A new Portland State University study that followed 400 households after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes provides insight into better understanding the factors that contribute to resilience and change in short-term rural natural disaster recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Include Indigenous People in COVID-19 Response
Credit: Nidwan.By Pratima GurungKATHMANDU, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) In Nepal the COVID-19 crisis has been especially hard on indigenous peoples. We had to learn a new vocabulary and use words like quarantine, self-isolation, hand sanitizers and social distancing. We also had to respect rules that did not previously apply to our lives. Indigenous peoples are not used to washing their hands all the time because our culture is so much closer to Mother Earth and because much of the time we don’t have running water. The situation has been even more difficult for indigenous persons with a disability, like me. I cannot keep my so...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pratima Gurung Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Source Type: news

Appraisal of burden of caregivers to chronically rehabilitated patients with spinal cord injuries in a tertiary neurological center in Nepal - Munakomi S, Bajracharya A, Gurung S, Dewan M, Joshi NP, Mishra A, Dhamala K, Shrestha S, Bharati K, Grasso G.
The care of a patient with a spinal cord injury is part of healthcare systems. It causes a substantial physical and emotional drain on the caretakers who often are in short supply and thus may lack adequate training, preparation, and support. Long hours of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hallucinogenic Himalayan honey: the next poison? - Due ñas-Laita A, Pérez-Castrillón JL, Dueñas-Ruiz A.
In 2019, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition published a note informing about the commercialization in Spain, via the internet, of rhododendron honey from the Himalayas (sacred honey from Nepal). Approximately the price in origin (Nepal) is $ ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Latest: Nepal ends 120 days of coronavirus lockdown
Nepal’s government has ended lockdown 120 days after it was imposed to control the spread of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shattered dreams and stolen childhood: a study of child labour and child rights in restaurants and hotels of Pokhara, Nepal - Upadhyay P.
Nepal is committed to end child labour expressed by the ratification of ILO convention and its national plan of action for children and Master Plan to end child labour. However, the 'wicked problem' of child labour is increasing at an alarming rate in urba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A study on incidence and patterns of acute poisoning cases in an emergency department of western region of Nepal - Acharya K, Kandel IS, Gupta S, Poudel SD.
The objective of our study is to evaluate the incidence and pattern of acute poisoning cases admitted to the Gandaki Medical Teaching Hospital. Methods: This is cross-se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Economic burden of road traffic injuries in Nepal - Banstola A, Kigozi J, Barton P, Mytton J.
The evidence of the economic burden of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Nepal is limited. The most recent study, conducted in 2008, is now considered outdated because there has been a rapid increase in vehicle numbers and extensive road building over the la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heifer Nepal Farmers Persevere During COVID-19 Pandemic
Harabhara Cooperative is finding ways to sell their milk during the pandemic. Photo from Heifer Nepal.By Heifer InternationalJul 10 2020 (IPS-Partners) For nearly three months, the government of Nepal implemented a strict lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. And while it slowed the spread of the virus, it also put a tremendous economic burden on many families nationwide. As of June 15, the country transitioned to a “soft lockdown,” easing some restrictions such as allowing private vehicles to operate on an odd/even-day scheme. But the economic effect is already being seen. At the onset of pandemic, the m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Heifer International Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Covid-19 And Migrant Workers: Planning the return and reintegration of forced returnees
Migrant workers in Dubai. Photo: AFPBy C R AbrarJul 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) During the pandemic, forced return of migrants has become a major issue of concern for intergovernmental bodies and the global civil society engaged in migration issues. The United Nations Network on Migration (UNNM) has urged states “to suspend forced returns during the pandemic, in order to protect the health of migrants and communities, and uphold the human rights of all migrants, regardless of status”. UNNM has called for a halt to arbitrary expulsions and reiterated that their “protection needs must be individually assessed; an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: C R Abrar Tags: Health Labour Source Type: news

Bristol engineers pioneer project to protect Nepal ’ s future generations from earthquakes
In 2015, a devastating earthquake in Nepal resulted in the loss of 9,000 lives, 3.5 million people left homeless and entire neighbourhoods flattened. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Current students, Grants and Awards, Health, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerosp Source Type: news

An urgent call for measures to fight against increasing suicides during COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal - Singh R, Baral KP, Mahato S.
Every 40  s one person die by suicide making global deaths due to suicide to 800,000 each year out of which 79 % are from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) (WHO, 2018). World Health Organization reported that many of suicides occur during crisis. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Meeting family planning needs in Nepal ’s quarantine centres
KATHMANDU, Nepal –When Kabita Bhandari arrived at a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Baitadi District, in far-western Nepal, residents thought she was bringing food. They soon realized she was delivering another kind of essential supplies: contraceptives.There were four couples staying at the centre, undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning from India. They said the family planning supplies were absolutely needed.“The women were worried about getting pregnant,” recounted Ms. Bhandari. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and nutritional status among Nepalese women: an investigation of associations - Adhikari RP, Yogi S, Acharya A, Cunningham K.
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition among women in Nepal persists as a major public health burden. Global literature suggests that domestic violence may have a negative impact on women's nutritional status. The contribution of intimate partner violence (IPV) to incre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Trauma related psychiatric disorders and their correlates in a clinical sample: a cross-sectional study in trauma affected patients visiting a psychiatric clinic in Nepal - Koirala R, S øegaard EGI, Ojha SP, Hauff E, Thapa SB.
BACKGROUND: Nepal, like many other low-income countries, has a great burden of mental health issues but few resources to meet them. In addition, Nepal has endured several traumatic events in recent decades but the impact on mental health has not been studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Academic stress among high school students in a rural area of Nepal: a descriptive cross-sectional study - Gurung M, Chansatitporn N, Chamroonsawasdi K, Lapvongwatana P.
INTRODUCTION: The period of adolescence undergoes many physical and mental changes. Changing emotional and physical status along with increasing social, family, and academic pressure lead to various impairments in the mental health of adolescents. Academic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Meet the Young Doctor Leading Nepal's COVID-19 Testing Program Meet the Young Doctor Leading Nepal's COVID-19 Testing Program
A 31-year-old Nepali infectious disease specialist is playing a key role in the country's efforts to contain COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust
Credit: Unsplash / Gabriel BenoisBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) Maliha Masud (25), was promised an affluent life and opportunities for higher education. A bright student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she wanted to complete her studies and become someone her parents would be proud of. She was promised an opportunity to get her Master’s degree from a good university in the United States but, two years later, was left battered and wounded at the doorstep of a shelter. Maliha was 20 years old when she married an immigrant living in the United States, who was completing his Master’s at a r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cost-benefit analysis of flood early warning system in the Karnali River Basin of Nepal - Rai RK, van den Homberg MJC, Ghimire GP, McQuistan C.
Nepal is severely flood-prone and ranks 20th worldwide in terms of flood-affected population. Although it is widely acknowledged that both national and community-based early warning systems (EWS) can reduce the impact of floods, studies quantifying the cos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic
When no ambulance would pick up the body of the first victim of the coronavirus in Nepal, a small group of volunteers transported the remains for cremation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Feasibility of Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) to improve mental health and functioning of adults in earthquake-affected communities in Nepal - Sangraula M, Turner EL, Luitel NP, van 't Hof E, Shrestha P, Ghimire R, Bryant R, Marahatta K, Van Ommeren M, Kohrt BA, Jordans MJD.
AIMS: Psychological interventions that are brief, acceptable, effective and can be delivered by non-specialists are especially necessary in low- and middle-income countries, where mental health systems are unable to address the high level of psychosocial n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Women are Often an After-Thought in a Humanitarian Crisis
Women farmers in rural Nepal. Credit: IFAD/Anwar HossainBy Priti Shrestha and Navanita SinhaKATHMANDU, Nepal, May 26 2020 (IPS) In an interview*, Bina Pradhan, an independent researcher, focuses on gender, macroeconomics and emerging issues of inequality. She is affiliated with the Federation of Business and Professional Women, Nepal (FBPWN), and has been working on the promotion and advancement of women in enterprise development and trade, post-earthquake community reconstruction, and rebuilding people’s lives and livelihoods with a focus on sustainability. In this interview, Ms. Pradhan shares her views on the so...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Priti Shrestha and Navanita Sinha Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

"I got courage from knowing that even a daughter-in-law can earn her living": mixed methods evaluation of a family-centred intervention to prevent violence against women and girls in Nepal - Shai N, Pradhan GD, Shrestha R, Adhikari A, Chirwa E, Kerr-Wilson A, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: We developed, and pilot tested a family focused intervention Sammanit Jeevan "Living with Dignity" to reduce gender-based violence by husbands, change harmful social and gender norms and improve the economic conditions of women through young ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Establishing injury surveillance in emergency departments in Nepal: protocol for mixed methods prospective study - Magnus D, Bhatta S, Mytton J, Joshi E, Bird EL, Bhatta S, Manandhar SR, Joshi SK.
BACKGROUND: Globally, injuries cause more than 5 million deaths annually, a similar number to those from HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined. In people aged between 5 and 44  years of age trauma is the leading cause of death and disability and the burd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology and pattern of traumatic brain injuries at Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal - Newall N, Gajuryal S, Bidari S, Karki A, Karki P, Bodkin P, Pant B.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a major health and socioeconomic problem worldwide. It represents the greatest contribution to death and disability amongst all trauma related injuries globally. TBIs are a leading cause of death and dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Child marriage-knowledge, practice and its attributed consequences among early married women in Jumla, Nepal - Shahi P, Tamang PD, Simkhada P, Rawat KS.
BACKGROUND: Child marriage is a clear violation of international laws. In Nepal, child marriage is illegal since 1963. The current law sets the minimum age of marriage as 20 years for both men and women but can marry after 18 years old with parental consen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An epidemiological study of injuries in Karnali, Nepal - Sharma D, Panta PP, Amgain K.
BACKGROUND: Trauma, a major public health concern in remote highlands of Nepal, has led to considerable morbidity and mortality. The study elucidates the pattern and characteristics of trauma at the only tertiary care hospital in the Karnali province, Nepa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Asia Today: India cases pass China; Nepal reports 1st death
India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed China’s, with the Health Ministry reporting a spike to 85,940 infections and 2,752 deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Nepal, COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear
KATHMANDU, Nepal –In far-western Nepal, Dhana Bhatt is waiting out the last weeks of her pregnancy, a time that should be joyful. But her anticipation has turned into anxiety as Nepal grapples with the global COVID-19 pandemic. " My pregnancy check-up is due, but I don ’t feel safe going out during the coronavirus lockdown,” said Ms. Bhatt, 20. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Scenario of head injury patients in tertiary care hospital of Nepal - Paudel SS, Luitel R, Bista A, Baniya A, Panta DJ, Shrestha B, Singh A.
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to find out the age and sex distribution, modes of head injury and correlate Glasgow Coma Scale with Computed Tomography in patients with head trauma in our center. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors associated with postpartum depressive symptoms in community of central Nepal - Dawadi P, Bhatta AS, Shakya J.
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and postpartum are considered as high risk periods for the emergence of psychiatric disorder. Although postpartum depressive symptoms have been associated with tragic outcome, such as maternal suicide and infanticide, it is a neglecte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Influence of body mass index, handedness and gender on ruler drop method reaction time among adults - Jha RK, Thapa S, Kasti R, Nepal O.
BACKGROUND: The interval between stimulus and response is called reaction time. It measures the sensorimotor function and performance of an individual. It involves stimulus processing, decision making and response programming. Many factors such as age, gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Journalism is Not a Crime …and Fake News on Social Media is Not Journalism
By Namrata SharmaKATHMANDU, May 1 2020 (IPS) This year’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May falls during COVID-19 lockdowns in many of our countries. Restriction on movement means journalists all over the world are facing obstacles in getting interviews and data, and verifying stories before publishing. In addition, the global pandemic has been used by many governments to control not just the people’s movement but also their right to information. Journalists have been intimidated or attacked, and photojournalists and videographers on the frontlines often risk getting infected while documenting stories. Two recent...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Namrata Sharma Tags: Global Headlines Health Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Staring at a Human Security Catastrophe
By N Chandra MohanNEW DELHI, Apr 28 2020 (IPS) The defining images of South Asia’s battle against Covid-19 are hundreds of thousands of migrants, many with children on their shoulders, trudging from New Delhi, Kathmandu or Dhaka to their far-flung villages. They are daily wage earners engaged in construction, small enterprises, plying rickshaws or street selling in the informal sector. With lockdowns and economic activity shut down to combat the virus, these migrants lost their low-paying jobs and were forced to flee to their rural homes. Those who remained in these cities face food insecurity, rising joblessness and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: N Chandra Mohan Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Post-Pandemic Mental Health Epidemic
Credit: Gopen Rai/NEPALI TIMES ARCHIVEBy Sonia AwaleApr 26 2020 (IPS) The number of Nepalis suffering from mental health issues is increasing with the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown, and the lack of treatment and counselling means the country may be facing an epidemic of psychosocial disorders. Mental health is a hidden pre-existing crisis in Nepal because of social stigma, with a survey three years ago showing that a shocking 37% of the population suffered from some form of mental health problem. “During a time of a disaster or an epidemic, anxiety disorder, phobia, obsessive compulsive tendencies a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cigarette smoking dose-response and suicidal ideation among young people in Nepal: a cross-sectional study - Sathian B, Menezes RG, Asim M, Mekkodathil A, Sreedharan J, Banerjee I, van Teijlingen ER, Roy B, Subramanya SH, Kharoshah MA, Rajesh E, Shetty U, Arun M, Ram P, Srivastava VK.
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for morbidity and early mortality among adult population. The present study aimed to find out the association between current smoking and suicidal ideation among young people in Nepal. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of a district mental health care plan on suicidality among patients with depression and alcohol use disorder in Nepal - Aldridge LR, Garman EC, Luitel NP, Jordans MJD.
BACKGROUND: Large scale efforts to expand access to mental healthcare in low- and middle-income countries have focused on integrating mental health services into primary care settings using a task sharing approach delivered by non-specialist health workers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

India to export hydroxychloroquine only to foreign governments and not to private companies: Sources
"Hydroxychloroquine continues to be a prohibited item. Private-to-private company or a domestic exporter-to-foreign importer trade is ban. The procedure, which the government is adopting, is to help countries which are in dire need or which are traditionally dependent on India for this medicine or friendly countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan," the sources said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news