Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use in a central Nepal district: secondary analysis of a population-based cross-sectional study - Rathod SD, Luitel NP, Jordans MJD.
BACKGROUND: As reported from studies conducted in Nepal, between 15% and 57% of adults had ever consumed alcohol and between 1.5% and 25% of adults have alcohol use disorders (AUD). Few studies in Nepal have identified the correlates of consumption or desc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Societal attitude and behaviours towards women with disabilities in rural Nepal: pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood - Devkota HR, Kett M, Groce N.
This study reviews the attitudes and behaviours in rural Nepalese society towards women with disabilities, their pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. Society often perceives people with disabilities as different from the norm, and women with d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Patient's mode of transportation presented in the emergency department of a tertiary care centre, Kavre, Nepal - Shrestha SK, Koirala K, Amatya B.
Background In many developing countries, emergency medical services, especially pre-hospital emergency care, has long been neglected. It is the major obstacle for provision of timely care. Patients are regularly brought to emergency department by the relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Resilience to flash floods in wetland communities of northeastern Bangladesh - Kamal ASMM, Shamsudduha M, Ahmed B, Hassan SMK, Islam MS, Kelman I, Fordham M.
Globally, a number of catastrophic hydrometeorological hazards occurred in 2017 among which the monsoon floods in South Asia was particularly disastrous, killing nearly 1200 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The wetland region (Haor) of northeastern (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Towards improved flood disaster governance in Nepal: a case study in Sindhupalchok District - Delalay M, Ziegler AD, Shrestha MS, Wasson RJ, Sudmeier-Rieux K, McAdoo BG, Kochhar I.
Recent flood disasters in Nepal have been the result of a combination of a fast-growing vulnerability of the local population and variable, possibly changing climatic conditions. In the future, flood disasters are likely to occur if vulnerability does not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Accumulation of vulnerabilities in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake: household displacement, livelihood changes and recovery challenges - He L, Aitchison JC, Hussey K, Wei Y, Lo A.
This study applies the concept of vulnerability to a disaster fact in order to demonstrate why people are vulnerable and how the vulnerability pla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

An assessment of international emergency disaster response to the 2015 Nepal earthquakes - Cook ADB, Shrestha M.
The international response to the two earthquakes that struck Nepal on 25th April and 12th May 2015 was one of the biggest humanitarian and disaster response operations for the year and in the recent past. Altogether close to 70 countries responded to the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Community-based rehabilitation for physically impaired earthquake victims: an evidence-based practice protocol and its pre-post experimental study - Adhikari SP, Bimali I, Baidya S, Shakya NR.
BACKGROUND: A natural disaster like earthquake is a sudden event that causes not only the loss of life but also mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. An earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes hit Nepal and injured more than 18,500 people in 2015. There was a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Following Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake, crisis in childhood malnutrition averted
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to impaired brain development and function in children... so why aren't doctors recommending B12?
(Natural News) Having poor vitamin B12 levels early in life may result in impaired or delayed brain development and function in children, according to a recent Norwegian study. Health experts at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway examined blood samples from 500 Nepalese infants and found that children with low vitamin B12 levels exhibited difficulties in dealing with various... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Land use changes, landslides and roads in the Phewa Watershed, Western Nepal from 1979 to 2016 - Vuillez C, Tonini M, Sudmeier-Rieux K, Devkota S, Derron MH, Jaboyedoff M.
This paper details an investigation of land use/land cover changes (LULCC) for the period 1979-2016 in the Phewa Lake area watershed in Western Nepal based on an analysis of aerial photos, satellite images and ground-based observations. The main objective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Open spaces and risk perception in post-earthquake Kathmandu city - Shrestha SR, Sliuzas R, Kuffer M.
Perceptions of seismic risks, among other factors, are influenced by urban environments. This relationship is investigated in this paper, in relation to open spaces. A comparative study of two communities in Kathmandu, Nepal with the context of 2015 earthq... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Earthquake exposures and mental health outcomes in children and adolescents from Phulpingdanda village, Nepal: a cross-sectional study - Schwind JS, Formby CB, Santangelo SL, Norman SA, Brown R, Hoffman Frances R, Koss E, Karmacharya D.
BACKGROUND: Mental health issues can reach epidemic proportions in developed countries after natural disasters, but research is needed to better understand the impact on children and adolescents in developing nations. METHODS: A cross-sectional stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

English teacher, 40, has been left with brain damage from a TICK BITE
Keith Poultney, 40, suddenly developed a fever while volunteering as a teacher in Nepal in 2017. He was later diagnosed with typhus, which caused his brain to swell and made him hallucinate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intergenerational impacts of discrimination against Nepali widows of reproductive age - Surkan PJ, Lydon M, Shrestha A, Kafle HM, Thapa L.
Discrimination that affects young widows in Nepal may carry over to impact their children's mental health and well-being. We collected data in 2012, including 40 in-depth interviews (with 34 women) and five focus groups with widows in the Kathmandu Valley,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Travel Blogger Hiking Everest To Help Cancer Survivors
After nearly two years of training, Amelia Old hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal to help raise awareness and funds for Cancer for College. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alexandra Talty, Contributor Source Type: news

Earthquake forecasting model for Nepal to improve prevention - Sathian B, van Teijlingen ER.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Patterns of domestic violence against women during pregnancy and the postpartum period in Kathmandu, Nepal - Bhatta N, Assanangkornchai S.
This study aims to examine the prevalence and patterns of dom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Disability status, intimate partner violence and perceived social support among married women in three districts of the Terai region of Nepal - Gupta J, Cardoso LF, Ferguson G, Shrestha B, Shrestha PN, Harris C, Groce N, Clark CJ.
INTRODUCTION: Women living with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable to intimate partner violence (IPV). Existing research on the topic largely takes place in high-income settings and treats disability as a dichotomous experience-an individual ei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Status of drowning in Nepal: a study of central police data - Sedain B, Pant PR.
Background:   Drowning is a serious and mostly preventable injury-related cause of death. Low-and-middle income countries represent 90% of total drowning deaths worldwide. There is lack of epidemiological studies of drowning in Nepal. The aim of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emergency with resiliency equals efficiency - challenges of an EMT-3 in Nepal - Yitzhak A, Merin O, Halevy J, Tarif B.
The 7.8 MW (moment magnitude scale) earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 caused significant casualties and serious damage to infrastructure.The Israeli Emergency Medical Team (IEMT; later verified as EMT-3) was deployed 80 hours after the earthquake... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Lifetime experience of violence in early adulthood female - Silwal K, Dhakal P, Raut KB, Chaudhary RK.
INTRODUCTION: Despite political commitment and a supportive legal and policy framework, violence against women remains a significant problem in Nepal. Nepal Demographic and Health Survey reported more than one in five women experience violence in lifetime.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

“ Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works ”
According to ‘The World State of Agriculture 2018’, India is the country with the highest number of organic producers (835'000). This is a woman cultivating her tea plantation in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Credit: Ilaria Cecilia/IPSBy Maged SrourROME, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. Earlier this month, Sikkim, won the Future Policy Award 2018 (FPA) for being the f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Uni Source Type: news

Neo-colonial attitudes to security in war-torn nations out-of-date and unhelpful
(University of Kent) Developed countries imposing their own Security Sector Reform (SSR) processes onto nations recovering from war often rely on entrenched colonial attitudes with no guarantee of success. Research led by the University of Kent looked at the Democratic Republic Congo and Nepal contrasting their outcomes and examining the reasons for success or failure of SSR policies based on Europe. They question whether the systems work in their countries of origin where statistics show ongoing institutional racism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Glacial lake outburst floods as drivers of fluvial erosion in the Himalaya
We present a comprehensive set of observations that capture the July 2016 glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in the Bhotekoshi/Sunkoshi River of Nepal. Seismic records of the flood provide new insights into GLOF mechanics and their ability to mobilize large boulders that otherwise prevent channel erosion. Because of this boulder mobilization, GLOF impacts far exceed those of the annual summer monsoon, and GLOFs may dominate fluvial erosion and channel-hillslope coupling many tens of kilometers downstream of glaciated areas. Long-term valley evolution in these regions may therefore be driven by GLOF frequency and magnitude,...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cook, K. L., Andermann, C., Gimbert, F., Adhikari, B. R., Hovius, N. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

An integrated approach to mental health and disaster preparedness: a cluster comparison with earthquake affected communities in Nepal - Welton-Mitchell C, James LE, Khanal SN, James AS.
BACKGROUND: On 25th April 2015, Nepal experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by countless aftershocks. Nearly 9000 people were killed and over 600,000 homes destroyed. Given the high frequency of earthquake and other natural hazards in Nepal, dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

After decades of suffering, fistula survivors in Nepal find reprieve
DHARAN, Nepal – At the age of 17, Palesh Devi Rajdhobi wasmarried off to a man she had never met. One year later, she gave birth to her first child. Then another, and another. When she was pregnant with her sixth, she knew something was wrong.“By the time I was taken to the hospital, it was already too late. Two tragedies befell me. I had a stillbirth and started leaking urine constantly,” Ms. Rajdhobi told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Helicopter Crash Kills Five in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A helicopter flying in bad weather crashed in Nepal's mountains on Saturday, killing five of the seven people on board and leaving another missing, police said. The pilot and four of the six passengers, including a 68-year-old Japanese man, were among those killed, said police official Basanta Kuwar. Another passenger was missing, while a woman survived the crash, he said. The woman's condition was not immediately clear. Rescuers were scouring the area for the missing person but thick fog and rain and the mountainous terrain were making the operation difficult, Kuwar said. Aside from the Japan...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Helicopter Crash Kills Five in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A helicopter flying in bad weather crashed in Nepal's mountains on Saturday, killing five of the seven people on board and leaving another missing, police said. The pilot and four of the six passengers, including a 68-year-old Japanese man, were among those killed, said police official Basanta Kuwar. Another passenger was missing, while a woman survived the crash, he said. The woman's condition was not immediately clear. Rescuers were scouring the area for the missing person but thick fog and rain and the mountainous terrain were making the operation difficult, Kuwar said. Aside from the Japan...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study on domestic violence in emergency department of Eastern Nepal - Gupta PP, Bhandari R, Khanal V, Gupta S.
The objective of this study is to find out the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Seismic damage to schools subjected to Nepal earthquakes, 2015 - Chen H, Xie Q, Lan R, Li Z, Xu C, Yu S.
Schools are the gathering place of the young generation. They are expected to act as a refuge after an earthquake. Even though Nepal has no building supervision system, the quality of school buildings receives necessary attention. During a field study cond... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to diagnose and treat common diseases
Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.“These five countries, paralleling global trends, are seeing an increase in the number of people with these noncommunicable diseases,” said the lead author, Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and managemen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Jericho Road to serve rural Nepalese with motorbike health program
The Buffalo health care organization will invest $25,000 to reach 3,000 remote villagers in the Himalayas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Why "I" became a combatant: a study of memoirs written by Nepali Maoist combatants - Acharya K, Muldoon OT.
This article analyzes combatants' accounts of their engagement with the Communist Party of Nepal, Maoist--CPN (M). We use Self-Categorization Theory (SCT) as a framework and thematic analysis as a method to examine how social relationships and contextual f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Exposure to domestic violence influences pregnant women's preparedness for childbirth in Nepal: a cross-sectional study - Pun KD, Rishal P, Infanti JJ, Bj ørngaard JH, Koju R, Schei B, Darj E.
This study aimed to evaluate if domestic violence affected women's ability to prepare for childbirth. Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) includes saving money, arranging transportation, identifying a skilled birth attendant, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists document the anti-cancer properties of the Allium wallichii
(Natural News) Allium wallichii (AW), a plant used as a spice and natural treatment in Nepal, has been cited as a potential anti-cancer treatment. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine uncovers the plant’s phytochemical, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. The researchers obtained an aqueous ethanol extract of AW which they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agreement on reporting intimate partner violence among Nepalese couples: a cross-sectional study - Yoshikawa K, Shakya TM, Poudel KC, Jimba M.
When intimate partner violence (IPV) data are collected from only one partner, they are often subject to considerable reporting bias. However, it is not easy to collect such data from couples, and inaccuracies might result in discrepancies, which needs a r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Global Health: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds
Following a 20-year campaign, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health menace in at least seven poor countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Trachoma Eyelashes Bacteria Blindness Pfizer Inc United States Agency for International Development Nepal Source Type: news

Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation
A girl washes her hands and face with soap and water at a water tap, installed with the support of HSBC and WaterAid, in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. Credit: WaterAid/Abir AbdullahBy Vanita SunejaNEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS)In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world. What I am more likely to tell them, is how – even with the knowl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vanita Suneja Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Glenmark launches Akynzeo in India under licensing pact with Helsinn
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today launched Akynzeo, a drug used for prevention chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, in India and Nepal. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Work related injury among welders working in metal workshops of Dharan Municipality, Nepal - Ghimire A, Budhathoki SS, Niraula SR, Shrestha A, Pokharel PK.
This study was conducted to find out the prevalence and factors associated wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Maxillofacial injury from a leopard attack - Pawar SR, Kshirsagar RA, Raut PH, Patankar AP.
Although leopards are found worldwide, the incidence of leopard attack on humans is reported most often from India and Nepal. Usually, leopards avoid contact with people, but humans may occasionally be targeted as prey. Animal bite wounds may express as pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Self-reported child abuse in the home: a cross-sectional survey of prevalence, perpetrator characteristics and correlates among public secondary school students in Kathmandu, Nepal - Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Thapa K, Bhochhibhoya S, Rijal S, Pathak RP.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the prevalence, perpetrator characteristics and the correlates of child abuse in Kathmandu, Nepal. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we translated the internationally validated questionnaire developed by the Internatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Situating local stakeholders within national disaster governance structures: rebuilding urban neighbourhoods following the 2015 Nepal earthquake - Daly P, Ninglekhu S, Hollenbach P, Duyne Barenstein J, Nguyen D.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people and destroying half a million homes. This paper analyses the effectiveness of Nepali government institutions managing the reconstruction. Using institutional ethnography,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Joint research tackles smoking and TB, a 'colliding epidemic'
Tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco-related lung disease kill millions around the world every year. What if programmes to stop one could target the other, too? An international initiative, including partners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal is doing just that, blending effective yet affordable tobacco cessation strategies with TB control programmes. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 27, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

A continuum of perceived urban risk - from the Gorkha earthquake to economic insecurity - Ruszczyk HA.
Global discussions of risk in the disaster risk reduction literature do not necessarily reflect the range of risk as understood by residents in the urban South. This intra-urban comparison from Bharatpur, Nepal, where the Gorkha earthquake struck in 2015, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news