Participatory action research: working beyond disaster toward prevention - Raza H.
Drawing on qualitative analyses of post-disaster effects on vulnerable rural communities in Pakistan, this paper puts forward a participatory action research stance as a next step or approach toward prevention. This approach stands in contrast to the curre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

The association of dissociative symptoms with exposure to trauma - Ullah S, Khalily MT, Ahmad I, Hallahan B.
BACKGROUND: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of North-West Pakistan has endured increased levels of violence in recent years. The psychological sequelae of such trauma including the presence of dissociative symptoms has been minimally investigated to date. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Terrorist attacks: a public health issue - Lindert J, Bilsen J, McKee M.
Terrorism is a public health issue.1 It impacts health directly and indirectly, with an estimated 25 500 deaths worldwide in 2016.2 Of those attacks, half, and 60% of all fatalities, occurred in just three countries, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. By c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Two-year-old boy battling rare cancer risks blindness as painful mass grows over his eye
Muhammad Junaid, from a small village in Mirpur Khas, Pakistan, suffers from Retinoblastoma - a type of carcinoma that usually affects children under the age of five. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinants of flood risk mitigation strategies at household level: a case of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan - Shah AA, Ye J, Abid M, Ullah R.
Pakistan is one of the most adversely affected countries by climate-related extreme events such as floods owing to its geographical and climatic conditions. Over the last two decades, frequency and severity of flood events have been increased and has adver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Flood hazards: household vulnerability and resilience in disaster-prone districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan - Shah AA, Ye J, Abid M, Khan J, Amir SM.
Pakistan is alarmingly exposed and vulnerable to flood disasters as a result of rapid urbanization that has not taken into account the threats posed by climate change. The devastating impacts of floods and other natural disasters put extra pressure on the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Watering the plant in another's courtyard: an ethnographic exploration of daughters' devaluation through sex-selected abortions among the rural married females in South Punjab, Pakistan - Sattar T, Ahmad S, Zakar R, Maqsood F.
The current study sets forth the cultural underpinnings for daughters' devaluation over son preferences in South Punjab, Pakistan. The major purpose of the present study was to provide an accurate description of women's attitude on different aspects of sex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pakistan's new vaccination drive, 'final push' against polio
Health official: Pakistan launches week-long anti-polio campaign to vaccinate millions of children under 5 years of age (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Caravans and containers: children on the move, immobilized - Esmaili BE.
On the Greek island of Leros, newly arriving families from Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond are routinely received at the landing dock and escorted into barbed wire –lined refugee camps. Many ask if they are being taken to prison. Insi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Automatic transmission: ethnicity, racialization and the car - Alam Y.
This article is based on ethnographic research carried out in Bradford, an ethnically diverse city situated in the north of England. The sample of over 60 participants mostly comprises males of British Pakistani Muslim heritage but varies in terms other ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Insights into selected features of Pakistan's most wanted terrorists - Saeed L, Syed SH.
This article attempts to provide insights into selected features of Pakistan's most wanted terrorists using a dataset of 895 high-profile terrorists provided by the Counter Terrorism Wings of the Criminal Investigation Departments of regional police office... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gender inequality in mobility and mode choice in Pakistan - Adeel M, Yeh AGO, Zhang F.
Using the nationally representative dataset of the 2007 Pakistan Time-Use Survey, this paper examines gender differences in daily trip rate, mode choice, travel duration, and purpose of travel, which are previously unreported because of limited data availa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Substance abuse in Punjab on the India-Pakistan border : reflections from anthropology - Patnaik SM, Sehra L.
In spite of India's strict prohibition rules on the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, very few steps have been taken in terms of drug control laws in accordance with the laid out policies. Examining the myopic development scenario in conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post traumatic stress disorder among school children of Army Public School Peshawar after six month of terrorists attack - Khan A, Ullah O, Nawaz K, Arsalan, Ambreen, Ahmad I.
BACKGROUND& OBJECTIVES: Terrorist attack in Army Public School Peshawar, Pakistan left behind more than hundred children dead. It was the highest death toll of children in the world in a single terrorists attack. The attack dominated national and internat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effect of Organophasphate poisoning among patients reporting at a tertiary healthcare facility of Sindh Pakistan - Shaikh S, Khaskheli MS, Meraj M, Raza H.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of organophosphate poisoning (OPP) among patients at tertiary healthcare, Pakistan. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted over a six-year period (January 2011 to December 2016) of OPP patients admitted to the i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bad career choice?
By Rukhsana ShahJul 23 2018 (Dawn, Pakistan)As with so many other professions, nursing remains a neglected line of work, despite its practitioners being responsible for the treatment, safety and quick recovery of patients, as well as post-op management and specialised interventions. Doctors need them because no doctor can care for each patient. Rukhsana ShahAccording to the latest Economic Survey, there are 208,007 doctors and 103,777 nurses in the country. This reflects a ratio of one doctor to less than 0.5 nurses, while the recommended ratio is 1:4. This should not be surprising as 90 per cent of nurses here are females...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rukhsana Shah Tags: Health Source Type: news

Influences of extended family on intimate partner violence: perceptions of Pakistanis in Pakistan and the United Kingdom - Ali PA, O'Cathain A, Croot E.
This study uniquely explores the perspective of Pakistani men and women about the role of a husband and wife's families in relation to marital c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder and resilience among adult burn patients in Pakistan: a cross-sectional study - Bibi A, Kalim S, Khalid MA.
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD) is one of the major psychological disorders developed after burn injuries, though this subject of burn injuries and their destructive chronic psychological impact are not considered as thoughtfully in deve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Is attitudinal acceptance of violence a risk factor? An analysis of domestic violence against women in Pakistan - Amir-Ud-Din R, Fatima S, Aziz S.
Violence against women (VAW) is a grave problem in Pakistan, and women from all socioeconomic groups are vulnerable to domestic violence in varying degrees. It is argued that patriarchal definition of gender roles may reinforce the internalized inferiority... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Can knowledge of Islam explain lack of support for terrorism? Evidence from Pakistan - Fair CC, Goldstein JS, Hamza A.
In this research note we employ the work of Wiktorowicz who suggests that persons who are knowledgeable of Islam may be more capable of critically evaluating the claims of militant recruiters and ideologues and thus be more resistant to their appeals than ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'Frightening typhoid fever outbreak spreads in Pakistan
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

A popular East Asian herb could hold the key to preventing and treating diabetes
(Natural News) Winged prickly ash (Zanthoxylum armatum), a well-known medicinal herb in East Asia, can be used to prevent and treat diabetes, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, conducted by a group of researchers at COMSATS University and The Islamia University of Bahawalpur in Pakistan, assessed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying the anticancer potential of the common plum
(Natural News) A Pakistani study has evaluated the common plum with regards to its potential analgesic, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and urease-inhibiting properties. It determined that infusing the edible gum with stabilized gold and silver nanoparticles allowed it to target many different diseases, tissues, and cell types at the same time. The study was conducted by researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatric spinal cord injuries in Pakistan - Rathore FA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reduce nerve pain with the waterhyssop medicinal herb (bacopa)
(Natural News) A Pakistani study investigated the ability of the waterhyssop (Bacopa monnieri) to reduce nerve pain. Their results suggest that an extract from the nootropic medicinal herb can help mitigate the symptoms of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain stems from the nervous system. Two of its major symptoms are hyperalgesia, where the sensitivity to pain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Terrorism in Pakistan: the psychosocial context and why it matters - Nizami AT, Hassan TM, Yasir S, Rana MH, Minhas FA.
Terrorism is often construed as a well-thought-out, extreme form of violence to perceived injustices. The after effects of terrorism are usually reported without understanding the underlying psychological and social determinants of the terrorist act. Since... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Two immigrant children with vitamin D poisoning - Mohammad LG.
The Danish National Board of Health recommends vitamin D supplement for children under two years, regardless of race or nutrition source. Danish studies have found, that 50-80% of children of Palestinian and Pakistani origin of the ages 0-16 years had vita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How effective is Bacopa monnieri in treating neuropathic pain?
(Natural News) Pakistani researchers tested a methanolic extract from the nootropic plant Bacopa monnieri (waterhyssop) for prospective antinociceptive effects. They showed that the B. monnieri extract could serve as a complementary therapy for cases of neuropathic pain that are complicated by allodynia and hyperalgesia. The University of Peshawar supported this study. The findings were published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has swollen face from mouth cancer
Muhammad Farooq, from from Karachi, Pakistan, has developed mouth cancer thanks to getting a tooth removed by a 'quack' doctor. His mother wants better control of 'fake' doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani baby with football-sized head has 12 pints of fluid drained
Amna Noor, from Abbottabad, Pakistan, suffers from the rare condition hydrocephalus, which left her  immobile, unable to eat or sleep properly and with a head that measured 40 inches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint research tackles smoking and TB, a 'colliding epidemic'
Tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco-related lung disease kill millions around the world every year. What if programmes to stop one could target the other, too? An international initiative, including partners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal is doing just that, blending effective yet affordable tobacco cessation strategies with TB control programmes. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 27, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 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...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

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