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Voices of the Filipino community describing the importance of family in understanding adolescent behavioral health needs - Javier JR, Galura K, Aliganga FAP, Supan J, Palinkas LA.
Filipinos are a large, yet invisible, minority at high risk for adolescent behavioral health problems. Limited research describes the family as offering a source of positive support for some Filipino youths and yet for some it is also a source of stress an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Good Samaritan raises funds for boy to have brain surgery
Khyng Maza, from the Philippines, was shunned by medics as his family can't afford help. He has hydrocephalus, which can cause permanent brain damage and death if left untreated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wheelchair services and use outcomes: a cross-sectional survey in Kenya and the Philippines - Bazant ES, Himelfarb Hurwitz EJ, Onguti BN, Williams EK, Noon JH, Xavier CA, Garcia FDS, Gichangi A, Gabbow M, Musakhi P, Lee Kirby R.
This study examined the relationship of wheelchair service provision in Kenya and the Philippines and wheelchair-use-related outcomes. METHOD: We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Philippines reallows contraceptive devices after certifying them safe
MANILA (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic-majority Philippines will reallow the use of contraceptive implants after certifying 51 drugs and devices safe and not the cause of abortions, the health department announced on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company
PACS vendor Sectra has entered into a partnership with El Seif Development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract Sectra expands presence in Canada (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Editha Dadores' face ravaged by tumour
Doctors believed Editha Dadores, 71, from the Philippines, had common condition sinusitis. But the growth ballooned and caused her skull to break. Facial reconstruction would be risky. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sectra adds new support for machine learning
PACS vendor Sectra said its enterprise imaging platform now supports vendor-neutral...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract Sectra expands presence in Canada Sectra adds to base with Calif. installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Understanding combat-related PTSD symptom expression through index trauma and military culture: case studies of Filipino soldiers - Dela Cruz Fajarito C, De Guzman RG.
OBJECTIVE: Few studies demonstrate how the index trauma may influence subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, especially among soldiers. There is still no consensus on specific trauma types and their corresponding PTSD symptom profiles. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement
PACS vendor Sectra has entered into a distributor agreement with Medical One,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract Sectra expands presence in Canada Sectra adds to base with Calif. installation Sectra wins University of Penn. contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RamSoft nets new distributor
PACS vendor RamSoft has signed a new independent distributor, Radon Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft signs Philippine Children's Medical Center RamSoft updates peer review software RamSoft signs new distributor RamSoft teams with Peruvian imaging provider RamSoft, KenQuest ink distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Ian Robinson obituary
Agricultural consultant who developed a system for rapidly assessing the quality of crops that could be used to warn experts of impending food crisesIan Robinson, who has died aged 72, helped to improve the lives of millions of people across the world with his work on monitoring crops and livestock in developing countries and conflict zones. In particular he developed a scoring system for rapidly assessing the quality and quantity of crops and farm animals, which could then be used to alert UN experts and aid organisations to impending food crises.Apart from the creation of such pioneering systems, Ian ’s life as an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ken Booth Tags: Agriculture Africa Famine Farming United Nations Technology Wales Aberystwyth University Global development Source Type: news

Philippines girl born with a giant red balloon-like growth
Angelica Hail Heachanova, ten days old, from the remote island of Boracay in the Philippines, has the small red bubble protruding from her eyes - but its cause is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn girl born with a giant red BALLOON-like growth
Angelica Hail Heachanova, eight days old, from the remote island of Boracay in the Philippines, has the small red bubble protruding from her eyes - but its cause is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A surprise new butterflyfish is described from the Philippine 'twilight zone' and exhibit
(California Academy of Sciences) A new species of striped Philippine butterflyfish -- the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi -- made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from a depth of 360 feet escaped special notice until a single black fin spine tipped off aquarium biologists back in San Francisco. Deep-diving researchers from the California Academy of Sciences' Hope for Reefs team -- with genetic sequencing help from a parent-son team -- share their discovery of a fifth species of Roa this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

U.S. Filipinos Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Mortality
Age - adjusted mortality rates higher than in non - Filipino Asians, non - Hispanic whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

The Fight Over Gun Control Isn ’t Really About Guns
Over the roar of the guitar, the gunfire erupted. At first the country-music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas thought the loudspeakers were malfunctioning or that the pyrotechnics had gone awry. But as the bodies crumpled, the crowd began to grasp the horror that was unfolding. The rapid pop pop pop exploded around Doris Huser, 29. She and her 8-year-old daughter had been in the bathroom, but when the shooting began, they pushed back into the crowd, toward the sound of the bullets, in search of Huser’s 5-year-old son and her developmentally disabled sister. They could feel the bullets pinging off th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Las Vegas, Haley Sweetland Edwards / Las Vegas and Charlotte Alter / Las Vegas Tags: Uncategorized gun crime Guns Las Vegas Las Vegas Massacre las vegas shooting NRA Source Type: news

Secretive Life of Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Frustrates Investigators
(LAS VEGAS) — The gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history led a secret life that has so far thwarted investigators trying to figure out a motive for the attack. In an effort to try to crack Stephen Paddock’s state of mind, the FBI spent hours on Wednesday interviewing his longtime girlfriend, who returned Tuesday from a weekslong overseas trip and said she had no inkling of the massacre he was plotting when he sent her to see family in her native Philippines. “He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that some...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Ritter, Michael Balsamo and Brian Melley / AP Tags: Uncategorized Crime Las Vegas onetime Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock ’s Girlfriend Says She Didn’t Know About Attack Plans
An attorney for the Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend says she had no knowledge of any plans by him to commit a massacre. Marilou Danley’s lawyer said Wednesday she plans to cooperate fully with the investigation of her boyfriend Stephen Paddock. Defense attorney Matthew Lombard spoke in Los Angeles after Danley met with FBI agents to discuss Sunday’s carnage on the Las Vegas strip. She returned to the U.S. Tuesday night from the Philippines, where she was visiting family. While she was there, Paddock, a high-stakes gambler, sent her $100,000. Lombard says she was not expecting the money and worried that he ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Authorities Are Talking to Las Vegas Shooter ’s Girlfriend Marilou Danley. Here’s What to Know
Authorities still looking for a motive for Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock are speaking with Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, for more information. FBI agents met Danley when she got off her flight from the Philippines Tuesday and the sheriff said she was “a person of interest” in the case, according to the Associated Press. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo also told the AP that they “anticipate some information from her shortly.” Lombardo added that he is confident they’ll find out what set Paddock off and led him to kill at least 59 people at an out...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Las Vegas las vegas shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

DSM-5-based latent PTSD models: assessing structural relations with GAD in Filipino post-relocatees - Mordeno IG, Hall BJ.
An increasing number of studies investigated the latent factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology following the new fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). To date, there is no conse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

‘She Don’t Know Anything.’ Las Vegas Gunman Sent Girlfriend to Philippines Before Attack, Sisters Say
Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the gunman who killed 59 people in a Las Vegas shooting on Sunday, was “sent away” to the Philippines weeks before the attack, her sisters said. In an interview with 7 News Sydney, two women identified as Danley’s sisters and interviewed anonymously said suspected gunman Stephen Paddock sent Danley to the Philippines unexpectedly, telling her he had found “a cheap ticket.” “I know that she don’t know anything as well, like us. She was sent away. She was sent away so that she will be not there to interfere with what he’s planning,” one s...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

The Girlfriend of the Las Vegas Gunman Has Returned to the U.S., Greeted By Investigators
(MANILA/LOS ANGELES) — The girlfriend of a retiree who killed 58 people and then himself in a shooting rampage in Las Vegas arrived from the Philippines in Los Angeles, where FBI agents hoped to question her about the massacre, law enforcement officials said. Marilou Danley, who U.S. authorities have described as a “person of interest” in the investigation, left Manila on Tuesday evening aboard Philippine Airlines Flight PR 102, according to Philippines immigration spokeswoman Antonette Mangrobang. The non-stop flight arrived as scheduled at about 7:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday at Los Angeles Internation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Baertlein and Manuel Mogato / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized Crime las vegas shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Safe spaces offer relief as fighting in Marawi rages on
Language EnglishPAWAK, Philippines –Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse – and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about five kilometres from the city of Marawi, in the Philippines, where fighting continues to rage between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Sent $100,000 Overseas Before Attack
(LAS VEGAS) — The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, the authorities said Tuesday. Meanwhile, investigators are taking a harder look at the shooter’s girlfriend and what she might have known about the attack, with the sheriff naming her a “person of interest” and saying the FBI is bringing her back to the U.S. on Wednesday for questioning. Authorities are trying to determine why...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Ritter & Mike Balsamo / AP Tags: Uncategorized Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Africa: The Moringa Tree Enters the Arsenal of Treatments Against Chronic Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] If plants could be superheroes, the Moringa (Moringa oleifera) tree would be one of them. Although native to the foothills of the Himalayas in India, moringa can thrive in most tropical and subtropical regions. It is drought tolerant, grows rapidly, has leaves that can be used as a biofertiliser, and has seeds that can help purify water. Today, moringa is most commonly found in India and the Philippines but its cultivation is increasing throughout Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Update on an endangered Philippine cycad species
(University of Guam) Empirical studies of in situ populations invaluable for conservation efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Underreported: Hundreds of Thousands Displaced by Conflict in Southern Philippines
VideoUnderreported: Hundreds of Thousands Displaced by Conflict in Southern PhilippinesSeptember 29, 2017Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

The Philippines offers hope of a rabies-free future
Pilot programme suggests disease that kills 59,000 people a year can be defeated (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Philippines embraces efforts to step up cardiovascular disease care
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cardiovascular disease [subject], cardiovascular disease, heart attack, heart attacks, cvd, heart diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic d Source Type: news

Vets in Philippines turn to technology to track and tackle rabies
MANILA (Reuters) - Armed with smartphones and syringes, veterinarians in the Philippines are turning to technology to fight rabies, using tracking tools to identify problem areas in mass campaigns to vaccinate dogs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

'Snake lady' teen covered in scales due to skin condition
Floraine Nalugon, 17, from the Philippines, suffers from the rare skin condition lamellar ichthyosis – which affects just one in every 600,000 people – and hopes she can get treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

In the Philippines, Human Rights Have a Precise Value: $20
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reduce the annual budget of the Commission on Human Rights — the body tasked with investigating the country’s brutal war on drugs — to about $20. The move to defund the commission, which was easily passed by Representatives and now awaits approval by the Senate, coincides with another proposal to cut spending on drug rehabilitation programs by about 75%, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The measures are reportedly backed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose party controls a majority in both chambers. The rights commission — which was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized onetime Philippines Source Type: news

Disseminating near-real-time hazards information and flood maps in the Philippines through Web-GIS - A Lagmay AMF, Racoma BA, Aracan KA, Alconis-Ayco J, Saddi IL.
The Philippines being a locus of tropical cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, is a hotbed of disasters. These natural hazards inflict loss of lives and costly damage to property. Situated in a region where climate and geophysical tempes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Philippines Seeks Big Cut in Drug Rehab Budget Philippines Seeks Big Cut in Drug Rehab Budget
The Philippines plans a cut of 75 percent in spending next year on drug rehabilitation facilities, while at the same time seeking a massive hike in funding for a war on drugs that has killed thousands, fuelling concerns among lawmakers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Young road safety advocate program, the "peer to peer" approach in teaching pedestrian safety (Safety-2016 abstract #182) - Fuente JJ, Rolloque AC, Azas PDA, Alcantara MM.
Background In the Philippines, there are over 23 Million children who walk to and from the school and are at risk of being injured on the road. At least, 96,000 Filipino children under 14 years are injured or killed every year because of road traffic crash... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Typhoon survivors' subjective wellbeing: a different view of responses to natural disaster - Hamama-Raz Y, Palgi Y, Leshem E, Ben-Ezra M, Lavenda O.
OBJECTIVE: Subjective well-being was evaluated three weeks after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. Based on the Conservation of Resources theory, which focuses on the role of resources in understanding adjustment following trauma, data was colle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Filipino family want conjoined twins at forehead separated
Joy and Joyce Magsino, 10, from the Philippines, were born with angular frontal partial craniopagus. Doctors told their family it is possible to separate the sisters but it involves a risky operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A qualitative study of Filipina immigrants' stress, distress and coping: the impact of their multiple, transnational roles as women - Straiton ML, Ledesma HML, Donnelly TT.
BACKGROUND: Migration is associated with a number of stress factors which can affect mental health. Ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status can intertwine with and influence the process of migration and mental health. Philippine migration to Europe has ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar, is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Erik Solheim, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)By Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 4 2017 (IPS)Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitatio Source Type: news

An investigation of the state of occupational safety and health in the Philippines (Safety-2016 abstract #381) - Lu JL.
This study looked into the state of occupational health and safety in the country. Specifically, the objectives were 1) to show the current condition of workers, both local and migrant, in terms of their workplace condition and hazard exposures;... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

National occupational injuries in the Philippines: implications for safety programs (Safety-2016 abstract #151) - Lu J.
This study aimed to review and assess the prevalence and incidence of occupational injuries in the Philippines. The study collated and analysed available data from national and international sources. Hospital-based and population-based data on t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

When two disasters saved Earth from a worse one
Hydrogen chloride from Mount Pinatubo could have caused serious damage to the ozone layer. We were saved by a typhoonIn June 1991 the Philippine volcano,Mount Pinatubo, blew its top in spectacular fashion, producing one of the greatest volcanic eruptions in the 20th Century. It is well known that this eruption, which killed around 800 people and left 10,000 homeless, ejected so much dust into the atmosphere that it had a major effect on climate, depressing global temperatures by around 0.5 °C for a couple of years. But what is less commonly known is that ifTyphoon Yunya hadn ’t coincided with the eruption, the im...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Natural disasters and extreme weather Volcanoes Ozone layer Science Source Type: news