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Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Sanitary worker's death unnerves pakistan's health care ethics to the core - Pasha SB, Qadir TF, Fatima H, Madadin M, Hussain SA, Menezes RG.
Health care ethics is a sensitive domain, which if ignored, can lead to patient dissatisfaction, weakened doctor-patient interaction and episodes of violence. Little importance has been paid to medical ethics within undergraduate medical education in devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

TV Is Changing for the Better. Just Look at the Records Broken at the 2017 Emmys
When Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon took the stage on Sunday night to accept the Best Miniseries Emmy for Big Little Lies, they had a mandate for Hollywood: Embrace female stories. “This is a friendship that created opportunities out of our frustration,” Kidman said. “So now: more great roles for women.” It’s long been a complaint in Hollywood that most stories on the big and small screen are about white men, told from a white man’s perspective. Kidman and Witherspoon are two of the most powerful actors in Hollywood. If they can’t find challenging work, there’s a problem...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success
Pakistan has launched its first nationwide polio vaccination drive, aiming to reach tens of millions of children while citing success in previous campaigns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pakistan: MSF Forced to Close Health Services in Kurram Agency
Without explanation, authorities have refused to issue the necessary certification for MSF to continue activities.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Pakistan Kicks Out Medical Charity MSF From Country's Tribal Region Pakistan Kicks Out Medical Charity MSF From Country's Tribal Region
Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres'(MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organization said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pakistan: MSF Forced to Close Health Services in Kurram Agency
Field newsPakistan: MSF Forced to Close Health Services in Kurram AgencySeptember 14, 2017After 14 years in Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA),Pakistan, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. Without providing any explanation, authorities have refused to issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC). With no valid NOC, MSF cannot continue medical activities in Kurram Agency. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol
Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th centuryNowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics.Now scientists have traced the origins of this conceptual leap to an ancient Indian text, known as the Bakhshali manuscript – a text which has been housed in the UK since 1902.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science Correspondent Tags: Mathematics Science Marcus du Sautoy India Pakistan South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

The 2017 Man Booker Shortlist Is Heavy on Americans and Debut Novelists
The 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced on Wednesday, and the final six books are heavy on American authors and debut novelists. Until 2014, the prize was only open to writers from the U.K. and the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe. It has since been opened up to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.; last year Paul Beatty became the first American novelist to win the award for The Sellout. This year’s list is half American — Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund and George Saunders all made the cut — and, depending on how you count it, half debut novelists. Fridlund and Fiona Mozley w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books onetime Source Type: news

Best tactical approach to handling patients with simultaneous parasitic and HIV infection
(Springer) Cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways, is a common cause of diarrhea in HIV-positive patients. Now Kazeem Oare Okosun from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa, together with colleagues from Pakistan and Nigeria, has developed a new model and numerical simulations to determine the optimal combination of prevention and treatment strategies for controlling both diseases in patients who have been co-infected. It is published in EPJ Plus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Debt Drives Kidney Harvesting in Pakistan's Citrus Orchards Debt Drives Kidney Harvesting in Pakistan's Citrus Orchards
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Is ADHD associated with unintentional injuries among children? A matched case control study Pakistan (Safety-2016 abstract #356) - Qadri H, Fatmi Z, Rozi S, Nadeem S, Khan N, Khan UR.
BACKGROUND ADHD and unintentional injuries are common among young children. However, epidemiological data investigating association between ADHD and unintentional injuries is scarce, both from developed and developing countries. Method A hospital based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Motorcycle one-wheeling: a fatal venture in Pakistan (Safety-2016 abstract #667) - Tahir MN, Akbar AH, Kayani A, Ramadhani SA, Haworth N, King M, Naseer R.
Background Motorcycle one-wheeling (MOW) is one of the burgeoning factors in motorcycle crashes in Pakistan. Young One-wheelers (YOW) perform dangerous stunts such as riding motorcycle while laying flat, lifting front-wheel and their backs facing motorcycl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Impact of three wheeler ban policy on road traffic injuries in Karachi, Pakistan (Safety-2016 abstract #882) - Ahmed F, Fatmi Z.
Background (issue) Ban on two wheelers or three wheelers on many roads in several Asian cites have been implicated; however their impact on road traffic injuries (RTI) have not been studied much. In Karachi, Pakistan, for past few years there is steadily i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pedestrians at highest risk in Pakistan (Safety-2016 abstract #855) - Tahir MN, Akbar AH, Kayani A, Al Ramadhani S, Haworth N, King M, Naseer R.
Background Road crashes and injuries constitute a significant public health issue in Pakistan. Growing urbanisation and motorization trends, traffic violations, encroachments and lack of road safety awareness have placed pedestrians at highest risk in Paki... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Among Three Nations Still Plagued By Polio - Ogunbadejo
[Vanguard] The Governor of Rotary District 9110, Lagos and Ogun States, Dr. Adewale Ogunbadejo, says Nigeria remains one of the three countries still plagued by polio, the others being Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mental Illness - Traditional Versus Contemporary Medicine
[The Conversation Africa] In many parts of the world, policymakers, health professionals and the public are wrestling with questions about culture and mental health services. Some have argued that African traditional medicine might be a more appropriate way to meet mental health needs in Africa. In some Asian countries like Pakistan, traditional healers are widely consulted for the treatment of depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Association of post-traumatic stress disorder with work performance amongst emergency medical service personnel, Karachi, Pakistan (Safety-2016 abstract #90) - Kerai S, Islam M, Khan U, Asad N, Razzak J, Pasha O.
Background Emergency medical service (EMS) personnel are exposed to various stressors in their day to day functioning. They are exposed to various kinds of stressors which includes but not limited to handling dead children, medical emergencies, severe inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluating intimate partner violence in pregnancy and stillbirths in a community setting in Pakistan (Safety-2016 abstract #387) - Khatlani K, Azam I, Baqir M, Mehmood A, Pasha O.
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health challenge and knowledge about relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy and stillbirths is limited. We assessed the relationship of IPV during pregnancy and stillbirt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Possible doubling of road traffic injury burden in Pakistan: findings from a population-based survey in 2013-2014 - Bhatti JA, Rafique I, Azad A, Hamid MA, Saqib MAN, Qureshi H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Up to 60 million in Pakistan at risk of arsenic poisoning, study says
Drinking the water regularly could lead to serious illnesses including lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peer violence perpetration and victimization: prevalence, associated factors and pathways among 1752 sixth grade boys and girls in schools in Pakistan - Karmaliani R, McFarlane J, Somani R, Khuwaja HMA, Bhamani SS, Ali TS, Gulzar S, Somani Y, Chirwa ED, Jewkes R.
We describe the prevalence of peer violence, associations, and pathways between socio-econo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: 50M at risk of arsenic poisoning in Pakistan
A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bridget Allchin obituary
Prehistorian and expert in South Asian archaeology who blazed a trail for women in the field and whose publications stretched from Afghanistan to Sri LankaThe prehistorian Bridget Allchin, who has died aged 90, was one of the first women to establish herself as a field expert in the male-dominated discipline of South Asian archaeology. She played a leading role in launching the intensive field-walking surveys and excavations that discovered the oldest known stone artefacts in South Asia.In the 1950s, a time when few women excavated in India, Bridget initially assisted her husband, the archaeologistRaymond Allchin, before r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin Coningham Tags: Archaeology Research Education Science Source Type: news

Extensive arsenic contamination found in groundwater beneath Pakistan's Indus plain
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers report widespread arsenic contamination of groundwater beneath the Indus Plain in Pakistan, posing a significant health hazard to the estimated 50 million to 60 million people who depend on that resource for drinking water. Regularly drinking water that (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pakistan Holds State Funeral for German Nun Who Fought Leprosy Pakistan Holds State Funeral for German Nun Who Fought Leprosy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dengue outbreak kills 5 people in northwest Pakistan
Pakistani official says outbreak of mosquito-borne disease in northwest has killed five people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to stop 'doctor brides' from dropping out in Pakistan
Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop female doctors from dropping out in Pakistan
Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Road safety challenges in Pakistan: an overview - Nazir E, Nadeem F, V éronneau S.
Pakistan's location provides economic advantage for freight transportation from the Indian Ocean to Afghanistan, China, and the Central Asian States. In late 1970s, Pakistan shifted focus from railway to roadway as the major mode of transportation. This po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

MIT Tech Review names UMass Amherst computer scientist Phillipa Gill a top innovator
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87
A German-born medical missionary, who discovered her life ’ s calling by chance, is hailed in Asia as “ a Mother Teresa. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Ruth Pfau Deaths (Obituaries) Pakistan Teresa (Mother) Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety issues at informal economic segment of Pakistan: a survey of construction sites - Ahmed I, Shaukat MZ, Usman A, Nawaz MM, Nazir MS.
This research covers the current status of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) related practices in the informal construction segment of Pakistan. Data was collected, through interviews, from 316 construction sites employing 3577 workers. The results of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Polio Remains Public Health Emergency, but WHO Encouraged by Progress (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The World Health Organization has determined that polio still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan,' dies at age 87
Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, has died at age 87 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The six health benefits of turmeric
(Natural News) Once a prized ingredient in the cuisine of India and Pakistan, turmeric (Curcuma longa) has since gained worldwide renown as a potent superfood. This peppery-tasting, golden-hued spice has multiple health benefits that make it a worthy addition to any diet. Regular consumption of turmeric can give your overall health a much-needed boost by:... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The Secretariat presented a report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations. The following IHR States Parties presented an update on the current situation and t...
Source: WHO news - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Parts of South Asia Unlivable by 2100, Study Says
Temperatures in heavily populated South Asia will exceed habitable levels by the end of this century without efforts to stem manmade climate change, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that 4% percent of the South Asian population is expected to experience temperature and humidity conditions in which humans cannot survive without air conditioning by 2100. Three quarters of the population will experience environmental conditions considered dangerous, even if not downright unlivable. The effects of unchecked temperature rise would extend beyond the health ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment onetime Source Type: news

Attitude towards gender roles and violence against women and girls (VAWG): baseline findings from an RCT of 1752 youths in Pakistan - Saeed Ali T, Karmaliani R, McFarlane J, Khuwaja HMA, Somani Y, Chirwa ED, Jewkes R.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women is driven by gender norms that normalize and justify gender inequality and violence. Gender norms are substantially shaped during adolescence. Programs offered through schools offer an opportunity to influence gender atti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Global Health: Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic
A World Bank-sponsored study found that wealth countries Finland, Saudi Arabia and the United States and poor nations Eritrea, Pakistan and Tanzania had gone through assessments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Third World and Developing Countries World Bank Source Type: news

Pakistan tackles high rates of hepatitis from many angles
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Pakistan [country] Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship of domestic violence on health seeking behavior and empowerment of women in Pakistan - Ferdous N, Kabir R, Khan HTA, Chowdhury MRK.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women is considered as a global problem and the trend for abusing domestically is very much up. This not only violates the human rights and it has got major implications on physical, mental, social and sexual health of a woman.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day in Pakistan
Cairo, 27 July 2017 The World Health Organization and its partners will commemorate tomorrow World Hepatitis Day to add momentum to efforts aimed at implementing WHO's global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016–2021 and to help Member States achieve the final goal: Eliminating Hepatitis. For this occasion an event will be held at Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan on 10 August 2017. In 2015 nearly 325 million people around the world were living with chronic hepatitis infections, out of which 1.34 million people died. In reality, both hepatitis B and C are preventable while hepatitis B is manageable a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 27, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Pakistani man, 56, with hundreds of bubble-like tumours
Habib Ullah Khan, 56, from Karachi, has had his body ravaged by the small lumps - believed to be a form of neurofibromatosis. He said: 'People have ridiculed me throughout my life.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 ways Pink Himalayan Salt is better than table salt
(Natural News) Whether you’re a long-time health aficionado or someone who’s just begun their fitness journey, pink Himalayan salt is a must-have for your kitchen. Also known as Himalayan crystal salt, this pink-hued rock salt is hand-mined from the Khewra Salt Mine, the oldest and largest salt mine in Pakistan. Its pedigree aside, pink Himalayan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Customary marriages in rural Pakistan - Rehan N, Qayyum K.
BACKGROUND: Although the incidents of customary marriages are frequently reported in Pakistani press, yet no large scale community-based study has ever been conducted to gauge the magnitude of such marriages. The present study is the first-ever community b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news