Earthquake in Nepal - Medical Focus: Crush Syndrome
In the wake of a massive earthquake in Nepal Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed medical teams from around the world to deliver life-saving care to those affected.... From: MSF Canada Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:22 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

As Nepal earthquake toll grows, Bay Area charities are gearing up to help (Video)
The latest numbers from Nepal are staggering. Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 4,200, at the latest count. Nearly 1 million children alone may need aid, in a nation of 27 million. Exacerbating the challenges for philanthropists, charities and governments eager to help, the landlocked Himalayan nation lacks many infrastructure elements even in the best of times. Even so, San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits are gearing up to help, but first are trying to clarify what specific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

As Nepal earthquake toll grows, Bay Area charities are gearing up to help (Video)
The latest numbers from Nepal are staggering. Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 4,200, at the latest count. Nearly 1 million children alone may need aid, in a nation of 27 million. Exacerbating the challenges for philanthropists, charities and governments eager to help, the landlocked Himalayan nation lacks many infrastructure elements even in the best of times. Even so, San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits are gearing up to help, but first are trying to clarify what specific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Three Ways to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Through the Red Cross
The global Red Cross network, led by the Nepal Red Cross, has mounted an international relief effort to provide emergency humanitarian assistance following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. How Can I Help? If you’re wondering how to help Nepal earthquake victims, you have three easy options: 1. Donate online to Nepal earthquake relief on redcross.org. 2. Visit your iTunes store to find a donation link. 3. Spread the word on relief efforts and ways to help online. Find and share information on social channels, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Disaster Response International How to Help Nepal Earthquake Victims Nepal Earthquake Donation Nepal Earthquake Relief Nepal Quake Source Type: news

Scientists warned of ageing risk maps before Nepal quake
Recent conference said Nepal could suffer a big tremor and paper warned of 20-year-old seismological maps. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and publisher Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. (Source: News from the National Library of Medicine)
Source: News from the National Library of Medicine - April 27, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr. Gupta describes brain surgery after Nepal quake
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is in Nepal and describes performing brain surgery to help one victim of the earthquake. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF medical teams leave for Nepal to assist earthquake victims
An 8-member Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical/surgical team left Brussels on April 26 to help with the relief effort following the earthquake in Nepal. The... From: MSF Canada Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:35 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

Nepal Earthquake Happened Right On Schedule, Scientists Say
A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday was part of a pattern of major temblors that have become so predictable that many seismologists had been expecting this one -- and at least one team of researchers warned just weeks ago that a major quake was due in the exact location where this one struck. Nepal sits right where the Indo-Australian Plate is pushing itself beneath the Eurasian Plate, a collision that gave rise to the Himalayan Mountains. As the plates push, pressure builds, eventually resulting in a quake to relieve that pressure. And according to Nature, the Indo-Australian Plate is still push...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing thousands of people. Many more are unaccounted for as the search for survivors continues. Google has launched a People Finder tool to help victims touch base with friends and loved ones. It allows users to look for victims or post information about people, and it also works by text messaging. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earthquake in Nepal flattens landmarks
The third day of search and rescue operations are underway after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO sending in more medical supplies and assisting the arrival of foreign medical team support for earthquake-ravaged Nepal
WHO is surging additional medical supplies and health workers into the earthquake-affected region to help the Government of Nepal provide rapid medical assistance to the thousands who have been injured in Saturday’s disaster. “WHO has deployed eight more emergency health kits containing essential medicines, disposables and instruments to cover the health needs of 80 000 people for the next 3 months,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region. “An additional 5 emergency health kits are being flown in along with surgical kits and trauma bags to meet the immediate h...
Source: WHO news - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: disasters [subject], natural disasters, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, injuries [subject], trauma care, Nepal [country], Press release [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 atomic bombs
Nepal has been hit by a number of earthquakes over the years, as you might expect given its proximity to Everest and the world’s tallest mountain range created by the collision of two giant tectonic plates. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Asia Source Type: news

Power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 huge atomic bombs
Nepal has been hit by a number of earthquakes over the years, as you might expect given its proximity to Everest and the world’s tallest mountain range created by the collision of two giant tectonic plates. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Asia Source Type: news

MSF Sending More Medical and Relief Teams to Assist Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
MSF is sending additional medical and non-medical staff and supplies to Nepal. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Nepal Earthquake Response
MSF is sending medical and non-medical staff and supplies to Nepal to assist victims of the earthquake. This crisis response page will be updated regularly as the situation develops. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

MSF Sending More Medical and Relief Teams to Assist Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Field newsMSF Sending More Medical and Relief Teams to Assist Victims of the Nepal Earthquake April 26, 2015 A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday, April 25. Although the full extent of the damage is still unknown, initial reports say houses and buildings collapsed in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Tremors were also strongly felt in northern India, in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Why was the earthquake in Nepal such a devastating event?
At 7.8 on the Richter scale, this was a powerful quake – and its source was only 11km below ground Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Nepal South and Central Asia World news Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Geology Science Source Type: news

MSF Sending Teams to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Response
Four MSF teams are en route to Nepal to provide assistance in the wake of a massive earthquake. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

MSF Sending Medical, Non-Medical Teams to Assist Victims of Nepal Earthquake
Field newsMSF Sending Medical, Non-Medical Teams to Assist Victims of Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015 The international medical humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and non-medical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the earthquake. The teams will leave from Bihar state in India, which is close to the border with Nepal and where MSF has been working since 2007. MSF will also send 3000 kits non-food items and medical kits to Nepal. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Factors that made the Nepal earthquake such a devastating event
At 7.8 on the Richter scale, this was a powerful quake – and its source was only 11km below ground Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Nepal South and Central Asia World news Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Geology Science Source Type: news

Experts long feared Nepal buildings couldn't survive big quake
The magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake the killed more than 1,100 people Saturday occurred in a seismically dangerous region with a history of catastrophic temblors made all the more destructive by weak building codes. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ramdev's herbal factory now in Nepal
Various herbal medicines and cosmetic goods including shampoo, soap, tooth paste, hair oil will be produced in the factory at southern Nepal town Birgunj. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal
In Nepal almost 22 million people are affected by indoor air pollution. Credit: Mallika Aryal/IPSBy Mallika AryalPHARPING, Nepal, Apr 15 2015 (IPS)When 26-year-old Laxmi married into the Archaya household in Chhaimale village, Pharping, south of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, she didn’t think she would be spending half the day in the kitchen inhaling smoke from the stove.“The smoke made me cough so much I couldn’t breathe. It was difficult to cook,” the young woman tells IPS.“[Open] fires and traditional cookstoves and fuels is one of the world's most pressing health and environmental proble...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mallika Aryal Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Source Type: news

Women Still Struggling to Gain Equal Foothold in Nepal
A woman remains pensive during a support group meeting for families of missing persons in the south-eastern Nepali town of Biratnagar. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Renu KshetryKATHMANDU, Apr 7 2015 (IPS)Kali Sunar, 25, a resident of the Dumpada village in the remote Humla District in Far-West Nepal, lives a life that mirrors millions of her contemporaries.From the minute she rises early in the morning until she finally rests her head at night, this rural woman’s chief concern is how to meet her family’s basic, daily needs."Women leaders have to rise above party lines if they really want to make a differenc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Renu Kshetry Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Population Source Type: news

Violence against widows in Nepal: experiences, coping behaviors, and barriers in seeking help - Sabri B, Sabarwal S, Decker MR, Shrestha A, Sharma K, Thapa L, Surkan PJ.
This study examined Nepalese widows' experiences of violence, their coping strategies, and barriers faced in seeking help. Study participants were recruited from Women for Human Rights, an NGO in Nepal. A strati... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against women in Nepal: an analysis through individual, empowerment, family and societal level factors - Dalal K, Wang S, Svanström L.
BACKGROUND: The current study estimated the national prevalence rate of intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) in Nepal. Besides, the individual level, empowerment level, family and societal level factors were assessed to relate with the victims o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Psychiatric morbidities among mentally ill wives of Nepalese men working abroad - Shakya DR.
INTRODUCTION: Husband working abroad may have not only favorable outcomes for wives and other family members but also adverse consequences, including psychological problems. Present study intended to look into psychiatric morbidity profiles of the Nepalese... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health problems, complex life, and consanguinity among ethnic minority Muslim women in Nepal - Bhatta DN, Haque A.
Background. Marriage between blood relatives is common among Muslim ethnic minority population in Nepal. Albeit, the adverse effects of such a consanguineous marriage on health are controversial. OBJECTIVE. To determine the prevalence, characterist... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Ocular injuries in the people's uprising of April 2006 in Kathmandu, Nepal - Sharma AK, Shah DN, Shrestha JK, Thapa M, Shrestha GS.
INTRODUCTION: In April 2006, the people of Nepal organised mass demonstrations demanding the restoration of democracy in the country. The ocular injuries that resulted during the riots that ensued, their pattern and the visual outcome of the injured have n... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Clinical profile and outcome of patients presenting with mushroom poisoning in a tertiary care center of eastern Nepal - Chaudhary S, Chaurasia RK, Patel S, Agrawal KK, Aswani R, Jaiswal NK.
This study was done to evaluate clinical profile and treatment outcom... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Nepal Landslide Leaves Women and Children Vulnerable
Relief workers and aid agencies are worried about the security, protection and psychological health of women and children in post-disaster settings. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Naresh NewarDABI, Nepal, Aug 27 2014 (IPS)Living in a makeshift tarpaulin shelter, which barely protects her family from the torrential rainfall or scorching heat of this remote village in southern Nepal, 36-year-old Kamala Pari is under immense stress, worrying about her financial security and children’s safety.The family’s only house and tiny plot of farmland were completely destroyed by the massive landslide on Jul. 2 that struck the v...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Naresh Newar Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Pov Source Type: news

Nepal ‘still struggling’ to harness science for development
Low investments make it hard to harness science and technology and retain researchers, say Nepal’s scientists. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Factors associated with intimate partner violence against married women in Nepal - Atteraya MS, Gnawali S, Song IH.
This study was to explore the factors associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nepal. A sample of 3,373 married women was taken from the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey. Multilevel logistic regression methods were used to analyze the dat... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stunting: The Cruel Curse of Malnutrition in Nepal
Sadhana Ghimire, 23, makes sure to give her 18-month-old daughter nutritious food, such as porridge containing grains and pulses, in order to prevent stunting. Credit: Mallika Aryal/IPSBy Mallika AryalRASUWA, Nepal, Jul 22 2014 (IPS) Durga Ghimire had her first child at the age of 18 and the second at 21. As a young mother, Durga didn’t really understand the importance of taking care of her own health during pregnancy. “I didn’t realise it would have an impact on my baby,” she says as she sits on the porch of her house in Laharepauwa, some 120 kilometers from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, nursin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mallika Aryal Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories Women's Health Child Malnutrition Child Stunting Multi-Sec Source Type: news

Common stressors among suicide attempters as revealed in a psychiatric service of Eastern Nepal - Shakya DR.
BACKGROUND: Stress is one of the three major risk factors of suicide, along with altered mental state and access to suicidemeans. There is scant data from Nepal about the stressors being common among suicide attempters. OBJECTIVE: To identify commo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A multi-objective analysis of a rural road network problem in the hilly regions of Nepal - Shrestha JK, Benta A, Lopes RB, Lopes N.
This paper considers the rural road network upgrading problem, using a multi-objective optimization model, to support decision-makers in the choice of roads to upgrade in the hilly regions of Nepal. The model considers two objectives: minimization of user ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

In Nepal, fight against obstetric fistula marches on - 23 May 2014
DHARAN, Nepal – Dhani Devi Mukhiya remembers the days when her relatives shunned her in public and her husband threatened to bring home another wife. For some of the villagers in her community in Nepal, the obstetric fistula that she lived with for seven years was ‘punishment for a sin’ she had committed in her ‘previous life’. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Conflict resilience among community forestry user groups: experiences in Nepal - Nightingale A, Sharma JR.
This paper explores the impact of violent conflict in Nepal on the functioning of community forestry user groups (CFUGs), particularly those supported by the Livelihoods and Forestry Programme, funded by the United Kingdom's Department for International De... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

In Nepal, fight against obstetric fistula marches on - 23 May 2014
DHARAN, Nepal – Dhani Devi Mukhiya remembers the days when her relatives shunned her in public and her husband threatened to bring home another wife. For some of the villagers in her community in Nepal, the obstetric fistula that she lived with for seven years was ‘punishment for a sin’ she had committed in her ‘previous life’. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news