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Effectiveness of lockouts in reducing alcohol-related harm: systematic review - Nepal S, Kypri K, Pursey K, Attia J, Chikritzhs T, Miller P.
ISSUES: Australian jurisdictions have introduced lockouts to prevent alcohol-related violence. Lockouts prohibit patrons from entering licensed premises after a designated time while allowing sale and consumption of alcohol to continue. Their purposes incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Interactive map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adaptive capacity to extreme heat: results from a household survey in Houston, Texas - Hayden MH, Wilhelmi OV, Banerjee D, Greasby T, Cavanaugh JL, Nepal V, Boehnert J, Sain S, Burghardt C, Gower S.
Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related mortality in the United States, suggesting the necessity for better understanding population vulnerability to extreme heat. The work presented here is part of a larger study examining vulnerability to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Telemedicine helps to overcome gender-based barriers to healthcare
(Elsevier) An Atlas-award winning study reported in the journal Telematics and Informatics has found that healthcare services delivered via video conferencing or mobile phones are helping to improve access to care for women and girls. The findings in rural Nepal are likely to be applied to many other parts of the world where computers and mobile phones are increasingly accessible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Correspondence: "Determinants of resilience among people who sustained spinal cord injury from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal" - Ali-Abadi T, Soleimani M, Fakhr-Movahedi A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cost and economic burden of illness over 15 years in Nepal: a comparative analysis - Swe KT, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Saito E, Abe SK, Gilmour S, Shibuya K.
BACKGROUND: With an increasing burden of non-communicable disease in Nepal and limited progress towards universal health coverage, country- and disease-specific estimates of financial hardship related to healthcare costs need to be evaluated to protect the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Differentiating perceptions of intimate partner violence in Nepal - Bender AK, Chalise N.
Perception of domestic violence is a frequently used indicator of women's empowerment. It is, however, thought to be a binary variable, where women either justify wife beating or they do not. In the Nepal Demographic Health Survey, empowerment is 'high' if... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Plane Carrying 71 People Crashes in Kathmandu, at Least 50 Dead
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. The exact number of dead and injured remained unclear amid the chaos of the crash and the rush of badly injured people to nearby hospitals, but Brig. Gen. Gokul Bhandari, the Nepal army spokesman, said it was clear that at least 50 people had died. Officials at Kathmandu Medical College, the closest hospital to the airport, said they were treating 16 survivors. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Fear of violence during armed conflict: social roles and responsibilities as determinants of fear - Williams NE, Ghimire D, Snedker KA.
This article investigates the prevalence and determinants of fear as a consequence of living through armed conflict. We use survey data from Nepal during the armed conflict (1996-2006) to examine how trauma, sex and gender, age, marriage, and household siz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Helping Women, Period
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 9 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Headquarters and Brooklyn Bridge were lit up on Thursday night not to help tourists navigate the major landmarks but to bring attention to a key issue that many women and girls face today: period poverty. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the innovative menstruation-proof underwear company THINX shed the light on period poverty and urged world leaders to ensure that menstrual equity exists around the world.“Today of all days on Women’s Day, we want to come together and light the path forward for greater equality,&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence and suicidality among former child soldiers and war-exposed civilian children in Nepal - Bhardwaj A, Bourey C, Rai S, Adhikari RP, Worthman CM, Kohrt BA.
BACKGROUND: Suicide risk reduction is crucial for 15-29-year-old youth, who account for 46% of suicide deaths in low- and middle-income countries. Suicide predictors in high-resource settings, specifically depression, do not adequately predict suicidality ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding forest fire patterns and risk in Nepal using remote sensing, geographic information system and historical fire data - Matin MA, Chitale VS, Murthy MSR, Uddin K, Bajracharya B, Pradhan S.
Forest fire is one of the key drivers of forest degradation in Nepal. Most of the forest fires are human-induced and occur during the dry season, with ~89% occurring in March, April and May. The inaccessible mountainous terrain and narrow time window of oc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors affecting resilience in Nepalese individuals with earthquake-related spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional study - Bhattarai M, Maneewat K, Sae-Sia W.
BACKGROUND: One of many types of injuries following an earthquake is spinal cord injury (SCI) which is a life-long medically complex injury and high-cost health problem. Despite several negative consequences, some persons with SCI are resilient enough to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Undernourished Kids May Face Hearing Problems Later On
MONDAY, March 5, 2018 -- Poor nutrition in early childhood may make hearing loss more likely in adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health tested the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults in Nepal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The rise of a girl hero
KATHMANDU, Nepal –In her home district in far-western Nepal, 19-year-old Sangita BK needs no introduction. She is well-known as an activist againstchild marriage. In the last three years, she has – on her own – stopped at least a dozen child marriages. During the same period, she formed nine adolescent girl support groups, with a total of 197 active members. She leads one of these groups herself, the Pariwartan Adolescent Girls ’ Circle, teaching 28 girls to stand up for theirhuman rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Poor nutrition in early childhood linked to hearing loss
(Natural News) According to a recent study, adolescents who were undernourished as preschool children were at least twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss, unlike peers who were better-nourished. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked into the link between the hearing of over 2,200 adolescents in Nepal and their nutritional levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, UGA study finds
(University of Georgia) A new study from the University of Georgia highlights the need for humanitarian aid groups to be trained in safe infant and young child feeding protocols, following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which killed nearly 9,000 people and damaged almost half a million homes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of Nepal earthquake on patients presenting for emergency care at Patan Hospital - Tembe M, Dhakal S, Shrestha A, Mugele J, House DR.
OBJECTIVE: Natural disasters have a significant impact on the health sector. On April 25, 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The aim of the study was to compare patient volumes and clinical conditions presenting to the emergency departme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

mSakhi in Pictures
February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villag...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Impact of 2015 earthquakes on a local hospital in Nepal: a prospective hospital-based study - Giri S, Risnes K, Uleberg O, Rogne T, Shrestha SK, Nygaard ØP, Koju R, Solligård E.
INTRODUCTION: Natural disasters pose a great challenge to the health systems and individual health facilities. In low-resource settings, disaster preparedness systems are often limited and not been well described. Two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Natural Disasters Undermine Schooling
Kids work side-by-side at a temporary school for those displaced by floods in eastern Nepal. Many children experience trauma, fear or other psychological impacts of natural disasters, but few receive the necessary treatment. Credit: IPSBy Erica Chuang and Jessie Pinchoff & Stephanie PsakiWASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 2018 (IPS)In 2010, heavy monsoons led to devastating floods in Pakistan that destroyed 11,000 schools. Thousands of additional schools had to be used as community shelters, preventing them from operating as classrooms. In the immediate aftermath of climate-related events such as this, damage to schools and infrast...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Erica Chuang and Jessie Pinchoff Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"You are a Besya": microaggressions experienced by trafficking survivors exploited in the sex trade - Dhungel R.
This article exposes the prevalence of microaggressions as experienced by female sex-trafficking survivors in their everyday lives. Using a case example from Nepal, this article investigates the under-researched experiences of microaggressions against traf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nepal's shortest woman stands at 2 ft 8 inches tall
Malati Rishidev has the appearance of a child and weighs just 30 pounds. She struggles to walk and has become a recluse, her father has revealed. She has since become a hit on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nepal's shortest woman stands at ft 8 inc tall tall
Malati Rishidev has the appearance of a child and weighs just 30 pounds. She struggles to walk and has become a recluse, her father has revealed. She has since become a hit on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale eye doctor set his sights on volunteer mission to Nepal
Ophthalmologist Christopher Teng discusses his 2017 medical mission to provide free eye care to villagers in the earthquake-ravaged Gorkha region of Nepal. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Human-snake encounters and folk remedies in Nepal - Atreya A, Kanchan T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Clinical epidemiology of acute burn injuries at Nepal Cleft and Burn Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal - Karki B, Rai SM, Nakarmi KK, Basnet SJ, Magar MG, Nagarkoti KK, Thapa S.
BACKGROUND: Burn injury is a global health problem mainly occurring in developing countries. The Nepal Cleft and Burn Centre at Kirtipur Hospital, Kathmandu, has been providing the acute burn care since 2013 with 7 intensive care unit beds, 30 general beds... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains
A gene therapy clinical trial enabled a Stage IV lung cancer patient to summit a peak in the Himalayas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TODD BALF Tags: Lung Cancer Lungs Clinical Trials Genetics and Heredity Mountaineering Glaciers Nepal Massachusetts General Hospital Source Type: news

Patterns of injury and mortality in pediatric patients attending emergency department in a tertiary care center in eastern Nepal - Gupta PP, Malla GB, Bhandari R, Shah Kalawar RP, Mandal M.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a major and increasing global health concern in the recent world. It is now the leading cause of death among people less than 18 years old. The aim of this study is to analyze all injuries from trauma-related causes among children a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of alcohol consumption and knowledge about alcohol at Bhimtar, Sindhupalchowk - Manandhar N, Shrestha MV, Joshi SK.
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol causes several health problems, economic and social consequences across the world. Nepal is a multicultural and multi-ethnic country with an ambivalent regarding alcohol use according to social, religious and cultural values. Alcohol ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Clinical outreach refresher trainings in crisis settings (S-CORT): clinical management of sexual violence survivors and manual vacuum aspiration in Burkina Faso, Nepal, and South Sudan - Tran NT, Harker K, Yameogo WME, Kouanda S, Millogo T, Menna ED, Lohani JR, Maharjan O, Beda SJ, Odinga EA, Ouattara A, Ouedraogo C, Greer A, Krause S.
During the early humanitarian response to a crisis, there is limited time to train health providers in the life-saving clinical services of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health. The Training Partnership Initiative of the Inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Already Wreaking Havoc on Our Weather, Scientists Find
The Arctic is melting with no turning back. Climate change increased rainfall during Hurricane Harvey by at least 15%. And several extreme weather events that occurred in 2016 would not have been possible without man-made global warming. These are among the findings being discussed this week at this fall’s meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans, the largest gathering of Earth scientists in the world. Taken together, the findings show the deepening urgency of the fight against climate change. “Climate change is hurting us without a doubt,” said James Byrne, a professor at the University o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of substance use among health care students in Nepal: a cross sectional study - Panthee B, Panthee S, Gyawali S, Kawakami N.
BACKGROUND: Substance use among health care students threatens professional standards and the delivery of quality services, potentially placing the public at risk. Therefore, our study aims to determine the prevalence and correlates associated with substan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Determinants of child maltreatment in Nepal: results from the 2014 Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (the 2014 NMICS) - Atteraya MS, Ebrahim NB, Gnawali S.
We examined the prevalence of child maltreatment as measured by the level of physical (moderate to severe) and emotional abuse and child labor, and the associated household level determinants of child maltreatment in Nepal. We used a nationally representat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Suicide and self harm in Nepal: a scoping review - Thapaliya S, Sharma P, Upadhyaya K.
BACKGROUND: Suicide and self harm behavior has become a major public health issue in recent years in Nepal. This small south Asian country was ranked 7th by suicide rate globally by the 2014 World Health Organization report with an estimated 6,840 suicides... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Self-inflicted cut injury as common method of deliberate self harm: a retrospective study from Nepal - Rabi S, Sulochana J, Pawan S.
CONTEXT: Deliberate self-injury, a fairly common condition is present across all culture. It is defined as intentional, direct injuring of body tissue without suicidal intent. We continue to lack a sufficient understanding of this behavior in the context o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Archaeologist uncovers rich history at Bradford's lost football ground
Forgotten home of Bradford Park Avenue, abandoned when club folded in 1974, hailed as ‘Angkor Wat of football’In his 40-year career as an archaeologist, Jason Wood has travelled the world, searching for Roman remains in Jordanian citadels and helping to restore royal palaces in Nepal. But his recent project was a little less exotic: digging up a patch of grass by some woods in Bradford.Ever since he was a small boy, Wood had been thinking about the site on Horton Park Avenue, across the road from the ornate Grand Mosque. He remembered his dad pointing out the overgrown grass where a football club had once stood...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd North of England editor Tags: Bradford UK news Archaeology Science Football Sport Source Type: news

Trailblazing all-girl cricket tournament calls for bowling out child marriage
TAULIHAWA, Nepal –" I often watch boys playing cricket on this ground. But today I caught a glimpse of girl cricketers in action, " said Irfan Darji, a 13-year-old spectator at the final match in a trailblazing girls ’ tournament in Tulihawa, Nepal, on 26 October.He found himself cheering for the Fewa team as local celebrity cricket commentator Nischal Shrivastav gave ball-by-ball commentary.“I thoroughly enjoyed their match,” Irfan said after the thrilling finale. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Effective Law and Policy on Gender Equality and Protection from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Disasters: Nepal Country Case Study
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 10/27/2017 This 56-page report is an analysis of Nepal's existing laws and policies related to gender equality, and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) protection during normal times and during disasters. It focuses on women and girls, as the majority of those affected by both SGBV and gender discrimination, while recognizing that men and boys are also affected by SGBV and some forms of gender discrimination. It is part of a global initiative on effective law and policy for addressing gender in disaster risk management, and sexual and gender-based violen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Nepal earthquake: use of a disaster to improve mental health literacy - Shakya DR.
People were not well prepared for the psychological aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. A higher rate of mental disorder was noted in the ensuing months and there was a need to develop psychosocial interventions, especially for those with p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identification and treatment of Nepal 2015 earthquake survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder by nonspecialist volunteers: an exploratory cross-sectional study - Jha A, Shakya S, Zang Y, Pathak N, Pradhan PK, Bhatta KR, Sthapit S, Niraula S, Nehete R.
This study aimed to conduct a preliminary investigation of prevalence and feasibility of brie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Torrent Pharma to buy Unichem Labs' India business for $558 mln
(Reuters) - Torrent Pharmaceuticals said on Friday it would buy more than 120 brands from Unichem Laboratories in India and Nepal, and its manufacturing plant at Sikkim. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Torrent Pharma to buy Unichem Labs' India business for $558 million
(Reuters) - Torrent Pharmaceuticals said on Friday it would buy more than 120 brands from Unichem Laboratories in India and Nepal, and its manufacturing plant at Sikkim. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Torrent Pharma walks away with Unichem ’s domestic business for Rs 3,600 crore
The deal will put Torrent among the country ’s top five drugmakers. It will will also give Torrent access to 120 brands of Unichem in India and Nepal. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Solar suitcase
The development of solar-powered suitcases is helping babies in Nepal and in other countries without reliable power in rural areas. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression among inmates in a regional prison of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study - Shrestha G, Yadav DK, Sapkota N, Baral D, Yadav BK, Chakravartty A, Pokharel PK.
This study aims to estimate the prevalence of depression among inmates and identify factors associated with it. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news