Here comes persecution
(Natural News) They threw Christians to the lions in ancient Rome and two thousand years later, followers of Jesus Christ are still persecuted around the world in Muslim and Hindu nations like Pakistan and India, as well as places in Africa such as Nigeria. (Article by Mark Tapscott republished from PJMedia.com) We Americans tend to think... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Join the International Society of Endocrinology ’s expert webinar
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).Register to join the ISE webinar taking place on Tuesday 26 January, at 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET, to take part in an interactive discussion with top experts. The webinar will explore the role of GLP-1 RAs in the current landscape of incretin therapies for type 2 diabetes. After the session, you will be invited to solve a CME-accredited case study on the ISE Global Education Hub, to apply what you learned. The webinar will consist of the following interactive parts:• Part 1: Have diabetes goals changed...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Empowerment and IPV in married women of reproductive age: evidence from Pakistan Demographic Health Survey 2017-2018 - Ali MV, Tariq J.
The study was an attempt to identify demographic, household, and women empowerment factors that predicted emotional, physical, and sexual violence in ever-married women of reproductive age (15-49 years, n = 3,965) in Pakistan by performing secondary anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nepalese mountaineers become world's 1st to scale K2 in winter
A team of Nepalese mountaineers become the world's first to scale K2, the world's second-highest mountain, in winter, a Pakistani alpine... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence and its relationship with depression, anxiety and quality of life: a hidden dilemma of Pakistani women - Malik M, Munir N, Ghani MU, Ahmad N.
OBJECTIVES: To find out the relationship of domestic violence with depression, anxiety and quality of life in married women in hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. METHODS: This co-relational study was conducted in Rawalpindi Institute of Healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 and mental health deterioration by ethnicity and gender in the UK, PLOSONE
We use the UK Household Longitudinal Study and compare pre-COVID-19 pandemic (2017-2019) and during-COVID-19 pandemic data (April 2020) for the same group of individuals to assess and quantify changes in mental health as measured by changes in the GHQ-12 (General Health Questionnaire), among ethnic groups in the UK. We confirm the previously documented average deterioration in mental health for the whole sample of individuals interviewed before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we find that the average increase in mental distress varies by ethnicity and gender. Both women –regardless of their ethnicity&n...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan Will Fail To Reach Sustainable Development Goals Without Focus on Disability
In Pakistan people with disabilities often have higher health care needs, but may find it difficult to access services (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 12, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Political Source Type: news

Pakistan Will Fail To Reach the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Without Focus on Disability
In Pakistan people with disabilities often have higher health care needs, but may find it difficult to access services (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 12, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Political Source Type: news

The step towards environmental mitigation in Pakistan: do transportation services, urbanization, and financial development matter? - Godil DI, Ahmad P, Ashraf MS, Sarwat S, Sharif A, Shabib-Ul-Hasan S, Jermsittiparsert K.
This study is a scholarly effort to broaden the existing literature on the impact of transportation services, urbanization, and financial development on ecological footprints in Pakistan. Data used in this study covers the period of 39  years from 1980 t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pakistan hit by massive power outage, restoration efforts underway, minister says
A major technical fault in Pakistan's power generation and distribution system caused a massive power outage that plunged the country... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Power outage plunges Pakistan into darkness
A breakdown in Pakistan's national power grid plunged the country of 212 million people into darkness on Saturday night, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Air Quality In India, Pakistan And Bangladesh Could Prevent 7% Of Pregnancy Losses
Pregnant women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who are exposed to polluted air may be at a higher risk of stillbirths and miscarriages, according to a modelling study published in the peer-reviewed journal Lancet Planetary Health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Disha Shetty, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Stand Tall, UN Humanitarians
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Most people around the world were glad to see the back of 2020: From the devastating bushfires in Australia to the plagues of locusts through East Africa stretching across Arabia to Pakistan, extreme weather, melting ice sheets at the poles, and Covid-19 that still engulfs the globe. Trevor PageBut 2021 threatens to be even worse than 2020: The economic impact of lockdowns, inward-looking, wall-building governments with self-interest trumping internationally agreed values. And then to quote David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme: “We could be ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nuclear disaster preparedness level of medical responders in Pakistan - Shah NA, Shahzad N, Afzal MS.
BACKGROUND: Pakistan is a nuclear capable country in the region sharing borders with two other nuclear powers i.e., India in the East and China in the North East. This makes the area a "nuclear flash point". It is therefore, imperative to have commensura... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A review of the flood hazard and risk management in the South Asian Region, particularly Pakistan - Shah SMH, Mustaffa Z, Teo FY, Imam MAH, Yusof KW, Al-Qadami EHH.
Communities are being menaced by floods since ages. Flood occurrence not only imposes loss to the infrastructure and property but it also claims thousands of lives and leave millions homeless. Floods occur due to hydro-metrological and natural factors, how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial of a forgiveness intervention program with female acid attack survivors in Pakistan - Haroon Z, Iftikhar R, Kim JJ, Volk F, Enright RD.
Despite the traumatic effects of acid violence on its victims, treatment options are very limited. The present study was aimed at examining the efficacy of a forgiveness intervention with female survivors of acid attack violence in Pakistan. Female acid ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychosocial barriers of public transport use and social exclusion among older adults: empirical evidence from Lahore, Pakistan - Al-Rashid MA, Goh HC, Harumain YAS, Ali Z, Campisi T, Mahmood T.
Transport planning and public health have been intertwined historically. The health impact of public transport services, such as social exclusion, is a widely discussed research topic. Social exclusion is a paramount concern for older adults' health in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Gunmen kill 11 minority Hazara coal miners in Baluchistan: The victims were from the minority Shiite Hazara community. Pakistan's prime...
The victims were from the minority Shiite Hazara community. Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, condemned the attack as a "cowardly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nevada’s secretary of state busted exporting sensitive voter data to Pakistani company
(Natural News) It is becoming more apparent by the day that the deep state and allied media and political interests hated President Donald Trump so badly they spent months, and maybe even years, figuring out a way to steal the 2020 election so they could be rid of him. And the most recent evidence of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan arrests 26 people over demolishing of Hindu temple
Pakistan News: At least two dozen people, including several Muslim clerics, were detained Thursday after a mob attacked and set fire to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his two new year's resolutions for 2021, universal healthcare coverage to every Pakistani citizen,...
PM Khan announced two projects aimed at Pakistan's poverty alleviation. Pakistan already is on its way to becoming a welfare state, he said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Isoniazid + rifapentine for TB prevention in Pakistan: lower cost per course completed
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

"Dozens" of House members to challenge Electoral College results on Jan. 6
(Natural News) Now that they are finished stealing trillions of American tax dollars and sending it as foreign aid to places like Israel and Pakistan – all the while allotting you a measly $600 for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) “relief” – Congress, or at least some members of it, are gearing up to challenge the Electoral... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all costs should be treated equally: commentary on the article 'What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia' - Murray LK, Kane J, Bolton P, Skavenski S, Mayeya J, Alfonso YN, Webb S, Bishai D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Peer victimization and experiences of violence at school and at home among school age children with disabilities in Pakistan and Afghanistan - Somani R, Corboz J, Karmaliani R, Chirwa ED, McFarlane J, Khuwaja HMA, Asad N, Somani Y, van der Heijden I, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: Children with disabilities are more likely to experience violence or injury at school and at home, but there is little evidence from Central Asia. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of disability and associations with peer violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Innovation and crisis: The six factors that spark radical innovation in turbulent times
From Pakistan's improvised micro-payments system to telemedicine in Indonesia, what does the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic tell us about how crisis spurs innovation, and how can we foster the'can-do'culture in less extraordinary times? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Each year, 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam
Rights groups say each year in Pakistan, as many as 1,000 girls are forcibly converted to Islam, often after being abducted or tricked (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, and stress among urban and rural police officers - Husain W.
The present study was carried out to investigate the difference in the levels of stress, anxiety, and depression among urban and rural police officers of the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province of Pakistan. The inquiry included 315 police officers from three dist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mobile phone in the lives of young people of rural mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: challenges and opportunities - Rahim S, Sahar G, Jabeen G, Aman Shah A, Jahan M, Bibi T.
This research aims to investigate the impact of mobile phones in the lives of youths of mountainous rural areas of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). A total of 272 (133 male and 139 female) respondents of ages between 16 and 25 years participated in this study. To an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The 10 most destructive extreme weather events in 2020 cost the world about $140bn ( £105bn), a new report has revealed. This year saw...
This year saw large-scale fires in Australia and the US and extreme flooding in China, India and Pakistan, among other disasters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan Left ‘High & Dry ’ As Turkey Joins The UAE, Arab World In Boosting Ties With Israel
Turkey has emerged as Pakistan's strongest ally and Israel as the common foe. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing
The American journalist was brutally murdered in 2002. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baloch activist who sent Rakhi message to PM Modi found dead in Canada
New Delhi: Karima Baloch, renowned Baloch activist and a strong critic of Pakistan Army and ISI, who had sent a Rakhi message to Prime... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correlation of fall efficacy scale and Hendrich fall risk model in elder population of Rawalpindi-Islamabad - Shahid S, Tariq MI, Ramzan T.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation of fall efficacy scale and Hendrich fall risk model in elderly population. METHODS: The correlational study was conducted from February to July 2018 in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Balochistan activist Karima Baloch found dead in Toronto
Karima Baloch an activist who had been vocal about Pakistan Army and government atrocities in Balochistan has been found dead in Toronto... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baloch activist vocal against Pakistani military found dead in Toronto
Toronto [Canada], December 22 (ANI): Karima Baloch, an activist, who had been vocal about Pakistan Army and government atrocities in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Migrants Day: The young refugee women spreading hope and acceptance
Shaima is a young refugee woman from Afghanistan. GMD was born in Angola and dreams of becoming a civil engineer. Sumia is 19 and from Balochistan, a region divided among Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. She loves art and trying new things. Together these three young women are spreading hope and acceptance at a time when we need it most, as millions in the UK prepare for tougher restrictions amid rising COVID-19 cases, and on International Migrants Day. “I hope the new year (2021) start with lots of joys and a life filled with happiness. May this new year bring a peaceful and healthy life.” – ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression among non-facial burn patients at a tertiary care center in Pakistan - Bhatti DS, Ul Ain N, Zulkiffal R, Al-Nabulsi ZS, Faraz A, Ahmad R.
INTRODUCTION: A patient who suffers from burn injuries can be subjected to various mental and psychological conditions that can adversely affect their health and wellbeing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between 1st  Septembe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

‘Concentration camps for living beings’: Pakistan high court condemns continued existence of zoos
Chief justice Athar Minallah laments mistreatment of two retired dancing bears (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Application of the List Experiment to Estimate Abortion Prevalence in Karachi, Pakistan
CONCLUSIONSThat the estimate of abortion prevalence in Karachi generated from the list experiment was twice that generated from direct questioning suggests that the indirect method reduced underreporting, and may have utility to estimate abortion in similar settings and to improve the accuracy of data collecting for other sensitive health topics. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Is 86% Effective, UAE Says
China’s state-backed coronavirus vaccine protected 86% of people against Covid-19 in trials conducted in the United Arab Emirates, state media there reported, giving credence to the quickly developed shot that Beijing intends to distribute around the developing world. The data was from trials that included 31,000 volunteers in the UAE, which found the vaccine was highly effective in preventing moderate and severe cases of Covid-19 and had no serious safety concerns, according to the report, which cited the country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention. That’s expected to pave the way for full public use of ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Pakistan: Covid patients die due to oxygen shortage in Peshawar
The Pakistan hospital runs out of oxygen for hours, with patients' relatives 'begging' staff to help. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan: 7 virus patients die after oxygen supply runs out
Seven patients being treated for the coronavirus died after their hospital in northwest Pakistan ran out of oxygen supplies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World's loneliest elephant starts a new life in sanctuary in Cambodia
Kaavan found a surprising ally in singer Cher who fought for years for his release from a Pakistani zoo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persons With Disabilities Among Worst Affected by Coronavirus
A 9-year-old girl plays on a seesaw in a new inclusive playground built in her school in Za’atri Refugee Camp in Jordan. Credit: UNICEF/Christopher HerwigBy Simone GalimbertiKATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 4 2020 (IPS) The 13th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) that was initially supposed to be held in New York back in June recently wrapped up with the final session coinciding with the International Day of People with Disabilities, whose theme, this year was on the issue of building back better inclusively. In the context of Covid -19, this means creating accessible and sustainable post pandemic pathways of s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simone Galimberti Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Correction to: Effectiveness of a peer-delivered, psychosocial intervention on maternal depression and child development at 3 years postnatal: a cluster randomised trial in Pakistan. Lancet Psychiatry 2020; 7: 775-87 - The editors.
The appendix of this Article has been corrected as of November 24, 2020. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Improving access to hepatitis  C treatment in Pakistan: important role of generics
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Poor and Desperate, Pakistani Hindus Accept Islam to Get By
Drawn by jobs or land offered by Muslim groups, some Hindus, facing discrimination and a virus-ravaged economy, are essentially... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news