What does it mean to be moved by love?
Researchers from UCLA and the University of Oslo have documented a complex but universally felt emotion they call kama muta — a Sanskrit term that means “moved by love.”For the past five years they have documented the physical sensations people report when they feel kama muta, and what kind of events, images and experiences bring it about.Forthe research, which was published in the journal Emotion, the authors studied 3,543 participants in 19 countries on five continents. Their observations suggest that kama muta is a distinct positive social emotion evoked by experiencing or observing a sudden intensific...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Baby girl with a FOOTBALL-sized head is desperately awaiting surgery
Amna Noor,  from Abbottabad, Pakistan, was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside his skull which can be deadly. The condition is believed to strike one in 1,000 babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

An analysis of highway work zone safety practices in Pakistan - Rashid HM, Ahmed A, Wali B, Qureshi NA.
Highway Work Zones (HWZs) present a major hazard for road users, construction workers and equipment, and significantly contribute to occurrence of road crashes worldwide. The present study focuses on analysing the current state of safety measures at HWZs i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Pakistani siblings are slowly being 'turned into stone'
Habibullah Bhatti, 19, Mehrunisa, 15, Nasebullah Bhatti, 10, and Khairunisa, six, from Sujawal in Pakistan, all suffer from epidermolytic hyperkeratosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pakistani siblings being 'turned into stone'
Habibullah Bhatti, 19, Mehrunisa, 15, Nasebullah Bhatti, 10, and Khairunisa, six, from Sujawal - 83 miles (135km) east of Karachi - all suffer from epidermolytic hyperkeratosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ONE person dies every FIVE seconds from smoking, reveals scientist
The shocking data was released during a seminar in Karachi, Pakistan, hosted by pulmonologist Syed Zafaryab Hussain, who is an expert in diseases related to breathing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan's soaring rates of 'diabetic foot'
Every year tens of thousands of Pakistanis are forced to have amputations as a result of diabetes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correlates of being sick or injured in under five-year old children by district in Pakistan: a spatial analysis case study - Shaikh MA.
This case study demonstrates the use of population based, spatial analysis of public health indices in Pakistan. The data for this study were obtained from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics website. Using district level data, for the spatial analysis of ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pedestrian's exposure to road traffic crashes in urban environment: a case study of Peshawar, Pakistan - Ali Shah SA, Ahmad N, Ha AB.
This study was aimed at exploring accident statistics and suggesting counter measures to mitigate road traffic crashes in Peshawar, Pakistan, and was conducted in 2015-16. Data was extracted from all 30 police stations in cantonment, city and rural circles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and contraception in Pakistan: results from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13 - Murshid NS.
This study examined the association between reports of IPV and the use of contraceptives among a sample of 658 women from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13. Sample characteristics, bivariate associations, and multivariate analyses were con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pakistan diluted proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FOUR siblings have the same rare skin condition which has destroyed one's nose and blinded another
Javid, 26, Maria, 19, Sobia, 17 and Aaliza, 9, from a small village in Pakistan's Sindh province all have xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), which makes them extremely sensitive to the UV rays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn ’ t Declaring Victory Yet
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MEHER AHMAD Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Baluchistan (Pakistan) Viruses Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Pakistan exchange student, 2 substitute teachers among shooting victims
A Pakistan exchange student and two substitute teachers were among the 10 confirmed fatalities in the mass shooting at a Texas high school. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan exchange student, 2 substitute teachers among shooting victims
A Pakistan exchange student and two substitute teachers were among the 10 confirmed fatalities in the mass shooting at a Texas high school. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the public health impacts of disasters: a retrospective study of the October 2015 Hindu Kush earthquake in Pakistan - Ahmad J, Ahmad MM.
It is well-established that the rate of natural disasters has increased in the last three decades, with millions of people affected. The direct impacts of disasters, including earthquakes, have been monitored and documented; however, only limited informati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nursing with "zeal and honesty" in South Sudan
VideoNursing with"zeal and honesty" in South SudanMay 07, 2018Joseph is an ICU nurse from Pakistan who began his career with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the wake of that country’s 2005 earthquake. He’s now the nursing activity manager at MSF’s clinic in the Doro refugee camp in South Sudan. For International Nurses Day, Joseph explains the importance of nursing. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Security tight as Pakistan starts 5-day anti-polio drive
Amid tight security, Pakistan launches 5-day anti-polio drive to vaccinate millions of children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Nigeria ’s Start-Stop Immunization Battle Is Winning the War to Eradicate Polio in Africa
The 50 million doses of polio vaccine stored in laboratory refrigerators all over Nigeria had a big weekend planned for them. If things had gone as intended, on Saturday morning, May 5, all of the little vials would have been trucked, flown, biked, walked around the all 36 states of the nation – to be delivered to every single one of the 49,882,036 known Nigerian children under 5 years old. But, as things developed, an outbreak of circulating virus in one region of the country upended those plans for routine immunization, replacing them for now with a crisis response in the affected area. The 50 million doses will in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Abuja Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Nigeria onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Decriminalization of suicide in Pakistan - treatment not punishment - Majeed MH, Amir Sherazi SA, Afzal MY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Facebook expands blood donation features in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh to promote proactive donation
Facebook is expanding its blood donation feature in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, the company announced this morning at its F8 developer conference. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Was the Russia collusion hoax invented to cover up the truth about the DNC's "Awan" scandal that funneled U.S. intelligence secrets to Pakistan?
(Natural News) For the past year-and-a-half, Democrats have been obsessed with trying to convince the American public that there was “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, fueling an endless witch hunt based on nothing but empty conspiracy theories. But it turns out that the whole charade could be serving as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Trichomonosis discovered amongst myna birds in Pakistan
(University of East Anglia) A strain of the disease responsible for killing nearly two thirds of the UK's greenfinch population has spread to myna birds in Pakistan.In 2011, the disease was discovered to have reached European finch populations. Now it has been found in an entirely separate songbird species -- the common myna, native to India and one of the world's most invasive species.Although it is not generally fatal to them, they may pass it on to other species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, shallots are full of flavonols that fight disease
(Natural News) If you’re looking for a natural antioxidant or anti-inflammatory, consider the versatile shallot. The shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, syn. A. ascalonicum, Amaryllidaceae) is a type of common onion (A. cepa). Shallots are locally grown in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China. As international trade expanded, shallots eventually spread throughout Europe.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promoting adolescent girls' well-being in Pakistan: a mixed-methods study of change over time, feasibility, and acceptability, of the COMPASS Program - Asghar K, Mayevskaya Y, Sommer M, Razzaque A, Laird B, Khan Y, Qureshi S, Falb K, Stark L.
Promoting resilience among displaced adolescent girls in northern Pakistan may buffer against developmental risks such as violence exposure and associated longer-term consequences for physical and mental well-being. However, girls' access to such programmi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Global Health: ‘ We ’ re Out of Options ’ : Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak
An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Typhoid Antibiotics Vaccination and Immunization Pakistan Epidemics Source Type: news

Pakistani boy with belly-button hernia desperately waiting for surgery
Salman Qadir, from Bhirya in Pakistan's Sindh province, suffers from an umbilical hernia that weighs 2kg (4.4lbs). The growth has left the youngster unable to walk or fit properly in clothes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 9, is desperately waiting for surgery to remove an agonising belly-button hernia
Salman Qadir, from Bhirya in Pakistan's Sindh province, suffers from an umbilical hernia that weighs 2kg (4.4lbs). The growth has left the youngster unable to walk or fit properly in clothes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2016-2017
In 2017, 22 wild poliovirus cases were reported from two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan), the fewest number ever reported globally. Polio cases caused by circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses increased from four in 2016 to 96 in 2017 because of large outbreaks in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pakistani man has an enormous tumour that covers half of his face
Ghulam Hyder, from Nawabshah in Pakistan's Sindh province, has neurofibromatosis - the umbrella term for a group of genetic conditions that cause lumps to grow along nerves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani man, 28, has another small nail growing on top of his fingernail
The team in Bahawalpur, in the east of the Asian country, were astounded by the case and published it in medical literature. They described the double fingernail as an 'extremely rare entity'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan Launches Countrywide Polio Eradication Drive Pakistan Launches Countrywide Polio Eradication Drive
Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The impact of terrorism-induced fear on job attitudes and absenteeism following a national traumatic event: evidence from Pakistan - Malik OF, Shahzad A, Kiyani TM.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of terrorism-induced fear on employee job attitudes and absenteeism in the weeks following the Army Public School attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. The paper is based on questionnaire data collected from 204 f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pakistan launches new polio vaccination drive
Pakistani official says new polio vaccination drive launched across country, seeking to reach 38.7 million children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Distribution of firearm injuries presented to surgical department of DHQ Teaching Hospital Bannu, Pakistan - Bukhari AS, Munir A, Hussain S.
The objective of the study was to determine the frequency and distribution of firearms injuries, etiological factors and the management of the patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identifying the factors behind fatal and non-fatal road crashes: a case study of Lahore, Pakistan - Batool I, Hussain G, Kanwal N, Abid M.
The study identifies the factors behind fatal and non-fatal road crashes in Lahore, Pakistan, by investigating 461 reported cases to Traffic Police Lahore that occurred during January-November 2014. Road crashes are categorized into fatal and non-fatal cra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Baby, 9 months,  with a head the size of a football is unable to eat, sleep or move
Nine-month-old Muhammad Hammad, from Khuzdar in Pakistan, suffers from hydrocephalus, which caused his head to swell to 25 inches in circumference. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani teenager has tumour weighing more than 70 pounds removed
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A Pakistani teenager, 18, from Karachi has had massive tumour removed from his hip - after it grew to more than over 70 pounds. He hopes now to lead a normal life (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terrorism in India as a determinant of terrorism in Pakistan - Ullah A, Qingxiang Y, Ali Z, Anees M.
This study explores the role of terror... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Celebrations Herald a New Set of Hurdles for Bangladesh
Between March 20 and 25, Bangladesh celebrated the graduation with colourful rallies, service week for citizens by the government agencies, cultural programmes, laser shows and fireworks. Credit: A.Z.M. Anas/IPSBy A.Z.M. AnasDHAKA, Mar 27 2018 (IPS)Bangladesh’s great strides in human development were widely celebrated this month, although they come at the potential cost of Western trade benefits that have helped underpin the nation’s export success for decades.On March 15, Bangladesh became eligible to graduate from Least Developed Country status after a United Nations policy panel said the South Asian nation m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: A.Z.M. Anas Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Bangladesh Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Source Type: news