Himalayan wolf lopes towards recognition as distinct species
Animal ’s unique adaptation to low-oxygen life can be basis for protection, say researchersWolves living in the Himalayas are to be recognised as a subspecies of the grey wolf, with researchers predicting that the animals will soon be declared a unique species.The wolves surviving at high altitudes in Nepal and on the Tibetan plateau possess a genetic adaptation to cope with the lack of oxygen that is not found in any other wolf, a study reports.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Endangered species Animals World news Nepal Tibet Conservation Environment Mountains South and Central Asia Science Wildlife Source Type: news

Assessment of home hazards for non-fatal childhood injuries in rural Nepal: a community survey - Bhatta S, Mytton JA, Deave T.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injuries in and around the home are important causes of preventable death and disability among young children globally. In Nepal, there is a lack of data regarding home injuries and home hazards to guide the development of effecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health-related quality of life after the 2015 Gorkha earthquakes, among older adults living in Lalitpur District of Central Nepal - Wagle S, Amnatsatsue K, Adhikari B, Kerdmongkol P, Van der Putten M, Silpasuwan P.
OBJECTIVE: Health-related quality of life (HQL) among older adults is often neglected and underprioritized in developing countries and is further burdened during natural disasters, such as earthquakes. The main objective of this study was to explore the fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effects of extensions and restrictions in alcohol trading hours on the incidence of assault and unintentional injury: systematic review - Nepal S, Kypri K, Tekelab T, Hodder RK, Attia J, Bagade T, Chikritzhs T, Miller P.
OBJECTIVE: We undertook a systematic review to assess the effects of extensions and restrictions in trading hours of on- and off-license alcohol outlets. We included new primary studies that help address limitations in previous reviews. METHOD: We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Understanding associations between Hurricane Harvey exposure and mental health symptoms among greater Houston-area residents - Bevilacqua K, Rasul R, Schneider S, Guzman M, Nepal V, Banerjee D, Schulte J, Schwartz RM.
This study aimed to explore the associations between exposure to Hurricane Harvey and various mental health symptoms. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The long-term mental health consequences of torture, loss, and insecurity: a qualitative study among survivors of armed conflict in the Dang District of Nepal - Kienzler H, Sapkota RP.
Background and Objectives: Nepal has witnessed several periods of organized violence since its beginnings as a sovereign nation. Most recently, during the decade-long Maoist Conflict (1996-2006), armed forces used excessive violence, including tortu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Existing laws to combat road traffic injury in Nepal and Bangladesh: a review on cross country perspective - Shafiq S, Dahal S, Siddiquee NKA, Dhimal M, Jha AK.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents is a leading cause of injury and death globally. The consequences of road traffic accidents are prominent in developing countries that can least afford to meet the health services, economic and societal challenges. Nepal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in Nepal: latent patterns and association with depressive symptoms - Clark CJ, Cheong YF, Gupta J, Ferguson G, Shrestha B, Shrestha PN, Yount KM.
Existing data suggest that there are distinct patterns (or classes) of intimate partner violence (IPV) experience that depart from dichotomous categorizations used to monitor progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5.2. Less is known about the pattern... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Nepal earthquake: an experience from ground zero - Koirala J, Basnet S.
The Annual Conference of the Society of Internal Medicine of Nepal was in progress at Hotel Crowne Plaza Soaltee in Kathmandu, when an earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It seemed as if the world was ending. The lights went out, and there was a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Spatial concentrations of wildlife attacks on humans in Chitwan National Park, Nepal - Ruda A, Kolejka J, Silwal AT.
The study was conducted within and adjacent to Chitwan National Park in Nepal (CNP), where several wildlife species are involved in conflicts with humans. We assessed the spatial relationships between the number of victims/km2 (=victim density o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

What we know so far about the coronavirus outbreak
Death toll stands at 26 and 1,000-bed hospital being built in Wuhan to deal with outbreak is due to open next weekCoronavirus outbreak latest - liveThe officialdeath toll stands at 26 people, most of them in Hubei province in central China, but two people have died outside of that zone – one man just outside of Beijing, and the other in the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang, which borders Russia.More than 800 people in China have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus so far.The Chinese government hasrestricted the movement of about 33 million people with an unprecedented and indefinite lockdown...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Transient diabetes insipidus following organophosphorus poisoning - Keyal NK, Bhujel A.
INTRODUCTION: Organophosphorus poisoning is the most common poison used for suicidal attempt in Nepal. Diabetes insipidus is unusual and rare in this poisoning. This is the second case report of Diabetes insipidus developing in organophosphorus poisoning. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Burden of injuries in Nepal, 1990-2017: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 - Pant PR, Banstola A, Bhatta S, Mytton JA, Acharya D, Bhattarai S, Bisignano C, Castle CD, Prasad Dhungana G, Dingels ZV, Fox JT, Kumar Hamal P, Liu Z, Bahadur Mahotra N, Paudel D, Narayan Pokhrel K, Lal Ranabhat C, Roberts NLS, Sylte DO, James SL.
BACKGROUND: Nepal is a low-income country undergoing rapid political, economic and social development. To date, there has been little evidence published on the burden of injuries during this period of transition. METHODS: The Global Burden of Disea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Impact of the Change Starts at Home Trial on women's experience of intimate partner violence in Nepal - Clark CJ, Shrestha B, Ferguson G, Shrestha PN, Calvert C, Gupta J, Batayeh B, Bergenfeld I, Oakes JM.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 1 in 3 women worldwide. Research in low- and middle-income countries suggests that multicomponent interventions incorporating media, group work, and community mobilization may be effective at changing social norms th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An Old Menstruation Taboo Killed Her. This Time, a Man Went to Jail.
In a first for Nepal, the authorities have arrested a man who forced his sister-in-law to sleep out in a cold hut during her period. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bhadra Sharma and Jeffrey Gettleman Tags: Women and Girls ' s Rights Nepal Menstruation Superstitions Source Type: news

Adolescents' perspectives on the psychological effects of natural disasters in China and Nepal - Newnham EA, Gao X, Tearne J, Guragain B, Jiao F, Ghimire L, Chan EY, Leaning J.
Adolescents are disproportionately represented in nations vulnerable to humanitarian crises. The mental health effects of exposure to trauma are significant, but evidence concerning the experience of disaster-affected adolescents in Asia is limited. The cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analyzing and improving national and local child protection data in Nepal: a mixed methods study using 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data and interviews with 18 organizations - Bhatia A, Krieger N, Victora C, Tuladhar S, Bhabha J, Beckfield J.
BACKGROUND: Globally, progress to improve data on child protection outcomes has been slower than efforts to improve data on child nutrition, vaccination and development outcomes in the under-five age group. The Sustainable Development Goals included severa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kung Fu Nuns in Nepal boost their health in the fight for women's rights
A Buddhist nunnery in Nepal defys conservative norms to teach their nuns kung fu, aiding their physical and mental health and their fight for women's rights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal boost their health in the fight for women's rights
A Buddhist nunnery in Nepal defys conservative norms to teach their nuns kung fu, aiding their physical and mental health and human rights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: Initiative Starts Mental Health Sessions for Bangladeshi Garment Workers
Mental health concerns for Bangladeshi garment workers — especially females — has always been of concern, even before the collapse of Rana Plaza. Credit: Obaidul Arif/IPSBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 2019 (IPS) Nearly seven years ago, garment workers in Bangladesh were victims of one of the gravest man-made disasters in history — a factory collapse that left more than 1,100 workers dead, and rendered thousands with injuries — in many cases lifelong ones.  For many of the workers from Rana Plaza, the trauma remains real even to this day. Bangladesh relies heavily on its garment indust...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Bangladesh mental health Source Type: news

Nepali Woman Dies In “Period Hut” During Week Of Menstrual Exile
In many parts of Nepal, menstruation is considered to be a time of “untouchability,” mandating women to live away from people and livestock during their menstrual periods. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Travel cost and dropout from secondary schools in Nepal - Sharma S, Levinson D.
The study relates the association between travel time to the lower secondary and secondary public schools of Nepal and the dropout grade before leaving secondary school. Using an ordered logit model we find that as the travel time to the school increases, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Girls in Nepal sleep in 'menstruation huts' despite ban, study finds
Nearly eight out of 10 girls in a region of mid-Western Nepal sleep in dangerous outdoor "menstruation huts" during their period, despite the practice being outlawed, a study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling air pollution: researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, have presented the first high-resolution inventory to record emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in Nepal over an extended period of time. Their research reveals that the air pollution problem is growing at a much faster rate than the economy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Typhoid vaccine over 81% effective in tackling disease in Nepal
(University of Oxford) A large field study of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepal has shown a single dose to be safe and effective in reducing typhoid in children aged 9 months to (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquitoes bring ‘mystery illness’ to the mountain villages of Nepal
Rising temperatures linked to outbreaks of dengue fever high in the Kathmandu Valley, experts say•Global heating behind record number of cases of the diseaseLilawati Awasthi is used to the risks that come from living in a remote mountainous district in the far west of Nepal. Floods, landslides and treacherous roads are a part of daily life. But this year she faced a new hazard: mosquitoes carrying a mystery illness.When she began to feel sick in September she was not overly concerned at first. “I thought it was a simple fever, but it wouldn’t go away,” says the 50-year-old. “We went to the hosp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pete Pattisson and Roshan Sedhai in Kathmandu Tags: Nepal Infectious diseases Climate change Environment Global development South and Central Asia Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Including Everyone: Strengthening the Collection and Use of Data About Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Situations
Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Published: 12/2019. This 32-page publication presents four humanitarian case studies: the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the ongoing humanitarian response in Somalia, the Rohingya refugee operation in Bangladesh, and the European migrant and refugee crisis. Each example provides perspectives on the importance of disability-disaggregated data in shaping humanitarian actors ’ planning and implementation processes. It also briefly documents progress in policies and guidelines related to disability data in the humanitarian sector, and reviews the existing tools and mechanisms for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of a risk-based licensing scheme on the incidence of alcohol-related assault in Queensland, Australia: a quasi-experimental evaluation - Nepal S, Kypri K, Attia J, Evans TJ, Chikritzhs T, Miller P.
: Amid concerns about increasing alcohol-related violence in licensed premises, Queensland introduced a system of risk-based licensing (RBL) in 2009, the first of five Australian jurisdictions to do so. Under RBL, annual license fees are supposed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Outline of hand and wrist injuries presenting to an emergency of a tertiary care centre in Nepal - Shrestha S, Tamrakar S, Banskota AK.
This study aims to identify the prevalence and pattern of hand and wrist injuries presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary care center... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury attending selected rehabilitation centers of Nepal - Gautam P, Marasini RP, Shrestha R, Gautam P, Marasini L.
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma, diseases or degenerations. The aim of this study is to identify the quality of life among the patients with spinal cord injury in relation to the physical, psychological, so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reproductive health issues and depression in wives of labor migrant workers - Aryal S, Shrestha D, Pant SB.
BACKGROUND: Young Nepalese men have been forced to migrate to other countries in search of better opportunities. Wives of these migrant workers are in a vulnerable state and face various problems. The aim of this study wasto assess the prevalence of reprod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study on hanging with brief discussion upon ambiguity in method of choice and gender differences for completed suicide in existing literatures in Nepalese scenario - Atreya A, Nepal S, Kanchan T.
Background Hanging is one of the common forms of violent mechanical asphyxial deaths. When compared to other forms of unnatural death all over the world this method stands on top as death is instantaneous. Death due to hanging is always suicidal until and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Multiplicity of stigma: the experiences, fears and knowledge of young trafficked women in Nepal - Ong T, Mellor D, Chettri S.
We undertook a reproductive health study on young formerly trafficked women in Nepal using a new research method - the Clay Embodiment Research Method - designed with their vulnerability and the cultural context in mind. Following a two-month period of par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25
Ann Kihii (25) spends time with other young women from poor communities in Nairobi and use embroidery to create images that tell a story about the daily challenges they face. They also get a chance to discuss the issues among themselves in a safe space. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art. Women, trained as artists, from Nairobi’s informal settlements Kibera and Kangemi, have produced a beautiful quilt that tells stories about their daily challenges....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Arts Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs
A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; ‘No justification’ for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying ‘unthinkable price’ in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The thrust of the problem
(University of California - Riverside) For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000, and destroyed 600,000 homes in Gorkha, Nepal. A new understanding of the fault can help scientists better predict where and when the next big one will hit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tailoring disaster risk reduction for adolescents: qualitative perspectives from China and Nepal - Newnham EA, Tearne J, Gao X, Guragain B, Jiao F, Ghimire L, Balsari S, Chan E, Leaning J.
There is great potential for adolescents to play an active role in disaster response. Yet a dearth of evidence limits efforts to provide age-appropriate services and roles after emergencies. Sixty-nine adolescents (51% female, ages 13-19) and 72 adults (47... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Transition in subjective factors to trigger recovery action of rural residents affected by the 2015 Gorkha Nepal earthquake - Kotani H, Honda R, Sugitani R.
For efficient disaster recovery, it is essential for affected people to take voluntary recovery action. We aimed to identify subjective factors that triggered early recovery action in a rural community affected by the 2015 Gorkha Nepal earthquake. We defin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished
Mother’s group in Accham feed home-cooked meal to their children. Credit: MARTY LOGANBy Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled. Nepal registered one of the most dramatic reductions in undernourishment among children and women after the government and international agencies took action in recent decades to reverse shocking statistics that showed half of under-5 mortality in the country was due to insufficient nourishment. “Nepal is the best country to showcase how political will can implement a multi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Child Malnutrition Source Type: news