Physical maltreatment and its associated factors among adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan - Lakhdir MPA, Akber Ali N, Hasnani FB, Farooq S, Parpio Y, Khan UR, Azam SI, Kadir MM.
In many developing countries, physical child maltreatment is considered as an acceptable disciplinary strategy. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with physical maltreatment among adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan. A survey of 800 adol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bedridden butcher, 40, pleads with doctors to amputate his leg weighing 330lbs
Muhammad Mushtaq, 40, of Gujranwala, Pakistan, suffers from elephantiasis. Over the past two years, his left leg has swollen to more than ten times its normal size, forcing him to give up work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of bullying experiences with depressive symptoms and psychosocial functioning among school going children and adolescents - Naveed S, Waqas A, Aedma KK, Afzaal T, Majeed MH.
We examined the association of bullying experiences with depressive symptoms and psychosocial functioning among children and adolescents in rural Pakistan. A total of 452 school-going children in Nawabshah, Pakistan were conveniently interviewe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Air pollution to shorten children's lives by 20 months, report says
Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children by 20 months on average, with kids in South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan most vulnerable, a new report says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study evaluates psychological interventions in post-conflict Pakistan
(University of Liverpool) A new University of Liverpool led study, published in The Lancet, highlights the effectiveness of a brief group psychological intervention for women affected by anxiety and depression in a post-conflict setting in Pakistan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pakistan's "Tribal" Pashtuns, their "Violent" representation, and the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement - Yousaf F.
The tribal Pashtuns of Pakistan, based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, have historically been portrayed as "violent" and "warrior-like," both in the colonial and contemporary literature. However, a brief review of archival literature suggests th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living with and Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
Discussion on Enabling countries to successfully address ASD and other NDDs as part of their SDGs featuring participation by regional directors and representatives of UNICEF, UNESCAP, UN Women, UNESCO, IOM, ILO and WHO, country representatives and experts. Chaired by H.E., Sheikh Hasina, Co-Chaired by Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO-SEARO and moderated by Saima Hossain the discussion focused on common aspirations and not only set the tone of the Conference but the powerful remarks by speakers paved the way for an effective way forward so that children and adults with NDDs can be included in the global ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to 'get to zero' in polio fight
Local Afghan Taliban leaders are hindering global efforts to end polio, but Afghanistan and Pakistan must continue their fight to "get to zero" cases, the philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Environmental factors affecting the frequency of road traffic accidents: a case study of sub-urban area of Pakistan - Hammad HM, Ashraf M, Abbas F, Bakhat HF, Qaisrani SA, Mubeen M, Fahad S, Awais M.
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are among the life-threatening issues facing rural as well as sub-/urban communities. Several factors contribute to RTAs ranging from human to technical and natural/environmental impacts. Anthropogenic air pollution and corres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Man gets white stripes across his fingernails after climbing a 7,000m mountain
An unnamed 27-year-old man from Newcastle went to the doctor when he returned from a climb up the Spantik mountain in Pakistan with horizontal white lines across all his fingernails. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attacks on Houses of Worship over Last Decade
Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing 58 people in the deadliest assault targeting Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Al-Qaida in Iraq later became the Islamic State group. Dec. 15, 2010: Two suicide bombers from the Sunni extremist group Jundallah blow themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran, including six Revolutionary Guard commander...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change. Three Norwegian lawmakers put forth the 16-year-old’s name. “We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict,” parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told Norwegian media outlet VG. “The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” he added. The activist, who was named one of TIME’s Most Influential Teens of 2018...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime overnight Source Type: news

Intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment: predictors of child emotional maltreatment among 11 to 17 years old children residing in communities of Karachi, Pakistan - Lakhdir MPA, Nathwani AA, Ali NA, Farooq S, Azam SI, Khaliq A, Kadir MM.
This study aimed to determine the relationship of intergenerati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Management of green transportation: an evidence-based approach - Shouket B, Zaman K, Nassani AA, Aldakhil AM, Abro MMQ.
The objective of the study is to examine the impact of air-railways transportation on environmental degradation in the form of high mass carbon emission, natural resource depletion and forest depletion in the context of Pakistan by using an annual time ser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Demographic and psychosocial characteristics of self-harm: the Pakistan perspective - Husain MO, Umer M, Taylor P, Chaudhry N, Kiran T, Ansari S, Chaudhry IB, Husain N.
Self-harm is a major public health issue in Pakistan, yet the characteristics of those who self-harm are under-explored. This is a secondary analysis from a large randomized control trial on the prevention of self-harm, exploring demographic, clinical and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Annual UN women activists ’ summit opens with focus on services, infrastructure
A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation ’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and its under-reporting in Pakistan - Hadi A.
Intimate partner violence is not a culturally limited practice, but prevails in every country, irrespective of culture, class, and ethnicity. Violence is one of the mechanisms used by men to control and subjugate women; and is a manifestation of unequal po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

As polio goal nears, Pakistan pushes against vaccine misinformation
As Pakistan closes in on eradicating polio, Prime Minister Imran Khan's office has urged the country's telecoms regulator to take action against misinformation spread on social media discouraging vaccination against it and other diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Common balance measures and fall risk scores among older adults in Pakistan: normative values and correlation - Siddiqi FA, Masood T, Osama M, Azim ME, Babur MN.
The objective of this study was to assess the balance and fall risk among the community dwelling healthy older adults in Pakistan and to determine the correlation between balance measures and fall risk, for which a crosssectional correlation study was cond... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Drug exporters wary of tension between India, Pakistan
The Indian pharmaceutical companies exports over USD 140 million to Pakistan with 50 per cent active pharmaceutical ingredients. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicinal plants from Pakistan found to be effective natural cures for conjunctivitis
(Natural News) Drug resistance due to the widespread use of antibiotics is a rising concern in the modern world. Because of this, many infectious diseases tend to last longer and have become harder to treat. Fortunately, there are a lot of medicinal plants with antibacterial properties that can be used for the treatment of these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What explains counterterrorism effectiveness? Evidence from the U.S. drone war in Pakistan - Mir A.
For years, the U.S. government has been waging counterterrorism campaigns against al-Qaida and other armed groups in safe havens and weak states. What explains the effectiveness of such campaigns? The variation in effectiveness may result from differences ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan
Pakistani police: 5 children die of suspected food poisoning after family ate dinner at restaurant in country's south (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Defining terrorism in Pakistani anti-terrorism law - Iqbal K, Shah NA.
We critically examine the definition of 'terrorism' in the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 of Pakistan and as it is interpreted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan under the principle of legality in criminal and human rights law standards.1 We conclude that the defin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

‘Keep going and never accept any limitations’
Politicians can often seem very distant from the reality of ordinary people’s lives. But when Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan UNISON spoke to women’s conference in Bournemouth this afternoon, she asked to be allowed to tell them her own story. “I am a proud frontline NHS worker,” she said: “A mum of two tearaway little girls … I want  them to have the very best chance at life.” Born to a Pakistani father and a Polish mother – that got “a lot of stares at school” – when her mother was left to bring up Ms Allin-Khan and her sister on her own, she had to wor...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality Rosena Allin-Khan MP women members Source Type: news

Facebook rolls out blood donation program in the US
The program launched in Pakistan, Brazil, India and Bangladesh and will soon expand to the US.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030
At Narok County, Kenya, during a discussion by anti-FGM campaigner Agnes Pareyio from Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). The picture was taken at a school run by TNI for girls escaping FGM and child marriage. Credit: Equality Now/ Tara CareyBy Divya SrinivasanNEW DELHI, Feb 6 2019 (IPS)According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem. In 2015, when the United Nations was in the process of adopting the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Srinivasan Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Pakistani man's legs swelled to 110lbs following a parasitic worm infection five years ago
Shahid Hussain, 38 - from the Naushahro Feroze district in the Sindh province of Pakistan - suffers from elephantiasis. He is virtually bedridden and unable to work his previous job in a garage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Culturally-adapted cognitive behavioural therapy based intervention for maternal depression: a mixed-methods feasibility study - Khan S, Lovell K, Lunat F, Masood Y, Shah S, Tomenson B, Husain N.
BACKGROUND: British Pakistanis are one of the largest ethnic minority groups living in the UK, with high rates of maternal depression being reported in this population. Evidence suggests that culturally-adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)-based int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Traditional folk medicine from Pakistan studied to have great anti-inflammatory potential
(Natural News) Many people are quick to dismiss the benefits of folk medicine – with some even going as far as saying it is inferior to modern conventional medicine. However, many treatments in folk medicine have been proven by studies to be effective, despite the opinions of the peanut gallery. A study in BMC Complementary and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of violence against women in Pakistan - LaBore K, Ahmed T, Rizwan-Ur-Rashid, Ahmed R.
Violence against Pakistani women occurs at an alarming prevalence that reflects a significant risk to the health of women and families. Understanding violence against women in Pakistan comes with methodological and cultural complexities. Many of the studie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

27 Dead, 14 Injured in Pakistan Bus, Tanker Crash
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials have raised the death toll from a collision the previous day between a bus and an oil tanker to 27, saying DNA tests are required to identify most of the victims. Local administrator Shabbir Mengal says that 14 people injured in the accident died overnight at hospitals. Authorities had earlier said 13 passengers were killed and at least 16 others were injured in Monday's crash. Mengal says the bus was going to Baluchistan from the port city of Karachi when the accident took place near the town of Hub. Shortly after the accident, flames engulfed the bus, which was carrying f...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Pakistan kicks off year's first polio campaign in 2019
Health official says Pakistan kicks off first polio vaccination campaign for 2019 in efforts to eradicate disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fire and EMS Crews Examine Suspicious Packages in Australian Cities
SYDNEY (AP) — Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they had also received packages. The Vic Emergency website, the collective body of emergency agencies in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, noted at least 10 "hazardous material" incidents in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

EMS and Fire Crews Examine Suspicious Packages in Australian Cities
SYDNEY (AP) — Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they had also received packages. The Vic Emergency website, the collective body of emergency agencies in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, noted at least 10 "hazardous material" incidents in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Officials say Pakistan on track to eradicate polio in 2019
Pakistan officials say country on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks, superstitious beliefs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Director-General and WHO Regional Director conclude joint official visit to Afghanistan and ...
WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari (front left) and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (front right)9 January 2019 – WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan – the only 2 countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. They also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to provide universal access to health services. Dr Tedros and Dr Al-Mandhari m...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 9, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Pakistan International Airlines 'tells overweight employees to lose weight
Pakistan International Airlines sent the memo to 1,800 staff in the new year. Their weight will be measured over six months in a crackdown on appearance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fourth donor found for two-year-old cancer sufferer with some of 'the rarest blood in the world'
Zainab Mughal's family, who come from Pakistan, have been told she requires transfusions from seven-to-10 donors if she is to have any hope of beating her neuroblastoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earthquake-induced injuries: retrospective epidemiological analysis of the 2015 Hindu Kush Earthquake in Pakistan - Ahmad J, Ahmad MM, Rodr íguez EE.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze retrospectively the earthquake-induced injuries caused by the October 2015 Hindu Kush earthquake in Pakistan. This is the first population-based study to assess epidemiologically earthquake-induced injuries i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Typhoid fever – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Pakistan Health Authorities have reported an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug resistant (XDR) typhoid fever that began in the Hyderabad district of Sindh province in November 2016. An increasing trend of typhoid fever cases caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) strains ofSalmonella enterica serovar Typhi (orS. Typhi) poses a notable public health concern. In May 2018, the case definitions for non-resistant, multi-drug resistant (MDR) and XDR typhoid fever were formally agreed by the Regional Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (RDSRU) in Karachi, following a review by an expert group of epidemiologists, clinicians...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director praises Pakistan ’s strong political commitment to achieving universal ...
Islamabad, Pakistan, 18 December 2018 – Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, has concluded his first official visit to Pakistan by applauding efforts to boost health and health care in the country. The two-day visit, from 17-18 December 2018, included meetings with several Government officials and field visits aimed at enhancing mutual collaboration between WHO and the Government of Pakistan. The Regional Director was accompanied by Dr N’ima Saeed Abid, WHO Country Representative ad interim, and Dr Zafar Mirza, Director of Health System Development at the WHO Regional Offi...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Top 12 Global Health Moments of 2018
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalDecember 14, 2018A month-by-month guide to the moments that captivated us most throughout the year.As 2018 comes to an end, we ’re looking back on the moments this year that filled us with joy, wonder, sorrow, and fear.These are some of the ones we won ’t forget:January: A mother and daughter assassinated in Pakistan for delivering polio vaccinesThis was the year we were supposed to eradicate polio, according to thePolio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 –2018. But there were27 new cases of wild poliovirus this year and it remains endemic in Afgh...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Family Planning & Reproductive Health Infectious Diseases Ebola obstetric fistula technology Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Global Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Reporting
Conclusion Large disparities exist surrounding OHCA patients among three different high-income countries. In addition to this, there are significant gaps in capturing, reporting, sharing and analyzing OHCA data across regional and national borders. Uniformity of reporting standards continue to hinder the epidemiological evidence base for OHCA. Much about OHCA epidemiology is still unknown in many regions of the world, including countries with regional OHCA surveillance in place. These findings present considerable challenges not only nationally, but globally for evaluating the global burden of out-of-hospital cardiac arres...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Schulz, MS, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Quantifying the contribution of recessive coding variation to developmental disorders
We estimated the genome-wide contribution of recessive coding variation in 6040 families from the Deciphering Developmental Disorders study. The proportion of cases attributable to recessive coding variants was 3.6% in patients of European ancestry, compared with 50% explained by de novo coding mutations. It was higher (31%) in patients with Pakistani ancestry, owing to elevated autozygosity. Half of this recessive burden is attributable to known genes. We identified two genes not previously associated with recessive developmental disorders, KDM5B and EIF3F, and functionally validated them with mouse and cellular models. O...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Martin, H. C., Jones, W. D., McIntyre, R., Sanchez-Andrade, G., Sanderson, M., Stephenson, J. D., Jones, C. P., Handsaker, J., Gallone, G., Bruntraeger, M., McRae, J. F., Prigmore, E., Short, P., Niemi, M., Kaplanis, J., Radford, E. J., Akawi, N., Balasub Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Family threaten to kill daughter for having a baby
'Naveed' is a Pakistani Muslim girl living in the UK. She told the BBC about her experience of abuse. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding the nutritional compendium: Researchers look at this unknown Chinese herb for its potential anticancer properties
(Natural News) For the longest time, Rhus punjabensis was already used in traditional Chinese medicine practices. However, no previous studies have been done to determine why it can be used for such purposes. A group of researchers from Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan was the first to show that R. punjabensis contains different bioactive compounds that contribute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powdered polio vaccine brings hope to Nigeria and Pakistan
New method of freeze-drying IPV maintains its potency in hot conditionsA polio vaccine that can be stored as a dried powder at room temperature could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease, according to researchers.While existing vaccines have led to polio being eliminated in many countries around the world, including the UK, the highly contagious virus still circulates in the populations of countries includingNigeria andPakistan, where it can cause paralysis or even death.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Polio Science Health Society Vaccines and immunisation World news Nigeria Pakistan Africa South and Central Asia Source Type: news

Teachers as agents of peace? Exploring teacher agency in social cohesion in Pakistan - Halai A, Durrani N.
This paper studies an under-researched area - teachers' role in peacebuilding in conflict-affected contexts - through exploring teacher agency for social cohesion in Pakistan. Insights are sought into teachers' perspectives on the major drivers of conflict... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news