Ocular morbidity in natural disasters: field hospital experience 2010-2015 - Osaadon P, Tsumi E, Pokroy R, Sheleg T, Peleg K.
PURPOSE: To determine the characteristics of ocular injuries treated by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) field hospital following three natural disasters: the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, and the 2015 earthquake and avalanche i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of the 2013 Haiyan typhoon victims presenting to the Belgian first aid and support team - van Berlaer G, de Jong F, Das T, Gundran CP, Samyn M, Gijs G, Buyl R, DeBacker M, Hubloue I.
This study aims to describe the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Enormous cervical tumour makes a woman look pregnant with TRIPLETS
Marilyn Felipe, 39, from Maguindanao, Philippines, thought she was expecting when her torso started to swell seven years ago. She was devastated to learn she was suffering from a myoma tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enormous cervical tumour makes a woman, 39, look pregnant with TRIPLETS
Marilyn Felipe, 39, from Maguindanao, Philippines, thought she was expecting when her torso started to swell seven years ago. She was devastated to learn she was suffering from a myoma tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

EMS Asia Kicks Off EMS Clinical Competition
A group of 10 teams from across Asia will converge at EMS Asia 2018 to participate in a clinical competition that tests each team's ability to handle a variety of patients and conditions often encountered in the prehosptial setting. Teams arrived at this year's EMS Asia conference location in Davao City, Philippines, from across the Asian continent. Last held in Seoul, South Korea in 2016, this is the fifth Asian EMS Conference, an event that seeks to unite the continent's various EMS systems to share research and education in an effort to move forward advancements in prehospital care in a forum allowing for open communica...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Higher Risk of Dengue in Kids Who Got Sanofi Vaccine Study Confirms Higher Risk of Dengue in Kids Who Got Sanofi Vaccine
An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Helping senior citizens connect with tech
UCLA sophomore Aleena Sorfazian was looking forward to her first day at Tech Help for U. But she wasn ’t a student; she was one of 20 volunteers who would be teaching older people how to better use their iPhones, iPads, laptops and other devices, as part of a community outreach program created in partnership with UCLA Health.The senior citizens waiting at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on this Saturday morning were also eager for their sessions to begin as each would receive 45 minutes of individual instruction with a student/tutor prepared to answer their technology questions and coach them as they practiced thei...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

Applying the capture-recapture method to estimate road traffic deaths and injuries in three non-contiguous cities in the Philippines - Rivera AS, Lam HY.
In establishing goals for the Philippine road safety plan, police data were used. Police reports are likely underreporting. We apply capture-recapture analysis to determine expansion factors and estimate the true incidence. Three cities were visited where ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Everyday discrimination, negative emotions, and academic achievement in Filipino secondary school students: cross-sectional and cross-lagged panel investigations - Datu JAD.
Different forms of overt discrimination have been consistently linked to maladaptive psychological, physical health, and educational outcomes. However, limited research has been carried out to assess the link of subtle forms of discrimination like everyday... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

8 of the World ’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes, According to Experts
Dozens of people have died, hundreds are missing and many more homes were destroyed after separate volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala that made headlines worldwide in recent months. And although those volcano eruptions are not part of a trend, experts have said, the volcanoes in question are far from the only dangerous ones in the world. When assessing which volcanoes are the most dangerous in the world, however, several factors come into play, including population density surrounding active volcanoes, the types of magma that emerge during eruptions and each volcano’s eruption history. For example, an explosi...
Source: TIME: Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime Volcanoes Source Type: news

Ribavirin for treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever -- latest Cochrane review
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) In a viral hemorrhagic disease where up to 40 percent of people developing it die, it is remarkable that doctors still do not agree whether the only recognized treatment, an antiviral drug called ribavirin, makes a difference. In a new Cochrane Review a team of authors at LSTM, along with colleagues in London, the Philippines and in Greece, evaluated the evidence to assess the effectiveness of treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teenager with a tennis ball-sized tumour growing from her eye lives in constant pain
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Sophia Savillaga, 16, from Butuan, Philippines, was born with a blood-shot left retina that started to swell when she was just seven months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More left-wing nonsense: Woman proud that her 3-year-old godson is "openly gay" ... do infants even know what GAY means?
(Natural News) A Filipino woman who shamelessly exploited her three-year-old godson on social media by posting family photos of him and proclaiming to the world that he “openly” identifies as being “gay” has suddenly removed all such content and made her Twitter page private after being called out by thousands of social media users for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devastated widower has revealed the heart-wrenching lengths he took to wake his comatose wife
Rayan Cosme, from the Philippines, went from being overjoyed by the birth of his daughter to heartbroken when his wife Arlene Padawag-Cosme collapsed from a brain aneurysm days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategies to Increase Filipino American Participation in Cardiovascular Health Promotion: A Systematic Review
The purpose of this systematic review was to assess what is known about increasing access to and participation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control programs among Filipino Americans. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategies to Increase Filipino American Participation in Cardiovascular Health Promotion: A Systematic Review
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Expanding family planning choices for women in the Philippines
ISABELA, Philippines –Joan Calamayan gathered with around 50 other young women at a bright green community centre in the Philippine village of Kalabaza. Many of the women had walked from far-flung villages to attend the day ’s event: They had come to learn – and gain access to – aboutfamily planning. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Hidden disasters: recurrent flooding impacts on educational continuity in the Philippines - Cadag JRD, Petal M, Luna E, Gaillard JC, Pambid L, Santos GV.
This study provides insights on the impacts of both large and small-scale floods in the education sector of Metro Manila, Philippines and how they may contribute in Global Leaning Crisis. It highlights the impacts of small-scale floods which are often unre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Local leadership and community matter: establishing a transit station for exiting disaster survivors - Jabar MA, Lamberte EE.
This paper describes the experience of a municipality in the Philippines which became a transient station for disaster survivors seeking to move out of the area heavily affected by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan-TY Surge. More specifically, it aims to examine the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

“ Green Development Has to Be Equal for All ”
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Credit: Diana Mendoza/IPSBy Diana MendozaMANILA, May 14 2018 (IPS)IPS caught up with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the end of the flagship side event of the GGGI during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on May 4, 2018, which featured the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its potential to create sustainable infrastructure and promote green growth pathways.In this brief chat with IPS correspondent Diana Mendoza, Dr. Rijsberman noted the success of ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana Mendoza Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Invest Source Type: news

Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity
By Diana G MendozaMANILA, May 8 2018 (IPS)“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to live,” said Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).He was speaking to delegates of a forum that discussed creating environmental policies while enabling economic and regional cooperation among countries in the Belt and Road route during the 51st annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that concluded over the weekend.The initiative covers more than 65 countries -- or m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana G Mendoza Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headl Source Type: news

New shrew species discovered on 'sky island' in Philippines
(Field Museum) A team of scientists, including Larry Heaney, Negaunee Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum in Chicago, recently identified Palawanosorex muscorum, a new species of shrew known more informally as the Palawan moss shrew. This shrew, found on what Heaney calls a 'sky island,' may help explain why the Philippines is such a hotbed for mammalian biodiversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Humans were in Philippines 700,000 years ago
About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Butchered rhino suggests humans were in the Philippines 700,000 years ago
Excavation proves early humans colonised the area hundreds of thousands of years earlier than previously believedThe discovery of a butchered rhino has led scientists to conclude early humans were in the Philippines as far back as 700,000 years ago.Dozens of human-made stone artefacts and tools, alongside the clearly bludgeoned and eaten remains of a rhino, were discovered in a clay bed in on Luzon, the largest and most northerly island in the Philippines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Ellis-Petersen Tags: Philippines Science Asia Pacific World news Archaeology Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Western Pacific Region, 2013-2017
During 2013-2016, a resurgence of measles occurred in Western Pacific Region, with large-scale outbreaks in Mongolia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, and increased endemic transmission in China; in 2014, annual incidence increased to 68.9 cases per million. However, with control of the outbreaks, in 2017, incidence decreased to a new historic low (5.2 per million). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ancient tools unearthed in the Philippines challenge human migration
About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans were in Philippines thousands of years before previously thought
About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable -- except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Batangas student who battled cancer had to have her arm amputated
Joy Arcilla, 21, , from Batangas, Philippines, first noticed a tiny lump on her left bicep in October 2012, which she initially dismissed as a mosquito bite. She was diagnosed at just 16 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Reproductive consequences of unwanted sexual debut among young adult women from Metro Cebu, Philippines - Wiles M, Agustin S, Narasimhan S, Gipson JD.
The circumstances surrounding sexual debut influence subsequent sexual and reproductive outcomes. We analysed longitudinal data from 397 women who participated in the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey in Cebu, Philippines to examine association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Destructive fishing methods, like explosives and poison, are still being used in the Philippines; coral reefs in danger
(Natural News) Anyone who has tried snorkeling under the sea can attest to the breathtaking beauty that awaits them. Corals of different colors, shapes, and sizes are everywhere. Fish — striped, silvery, slim, fat, etc. — swim past. It’s an entire universe unto itself. Sadly, this underwater paradise is under extreme threat, no thanks to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippine National Implementation Guidelines for Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies
Save the Children International. 07/06/2017 This 96-page document provides guidelines for the Philippines for the establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), one of the interventions for child protection in emergencies, and a way of providing psychosocial support to children. This intervention acknowledges that affected children and their families have psychosocial needs related to the emergency. These guidelines were developed to guide everyone providing this intervention during emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community violence exposure and psychological distress among Filipino mothers: the protective role of religiosity (Abstract 48) - Jocson R, Alers-Rojas F, Ceballo R, Cranford J.
PURPOSE Community violence exposure has profound implications for individuals' psychological well-being, and yet, little is known about its effects on parents, especially those residing outside Western industrialised regions. In a sample of low-income moth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drug war stories and the Philippine president - Barrera DJ.
Previous research and commentaries took a rationalist approach in making sense of the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, and his "war on drugs." An array of descriptors has been assigned to him, ranging from a psychopath, murderer, to crisis-performing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

In the Philippines, information key to halting teenage pregnancy
ILOILO, Philippines –“I was shocked when I found out I was pregnant,” said Gina*, now 19. At the time, she was a third-year high school student in Iloilo, a central province of the Philippines, and already six months into the pregnancy.“I’m happy and sad I gave birth because it’s been hard,” she told UNFPA. “I had to drop out of high school to find a job to support my family, like washing clothes,” she explained. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Pushing for Asbestos Bans in Southeast Asia
Dr. Ken Takahashi is doing more than just talking about a global ban on asbestos products and the eventual end of asbestos-related diseases. He is traveling the world to help make it happen — one small step at a time. Takahashi, who is the director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), met recently with government officials in Laos, currently one of the highest per capita consumers of asbestos. And he liked what he heard. “I am optimistic there, but with caution,” Takahashi told Asbestos.com. “Ultimately, it is a battle for the cau...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices
(University of British Columbia) Some of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health: In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence
Killings, death threats and “ wanted ” posters are used to intimidate advocates fighting the spread of tobacco to poor and middle-income nations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Philanthropy Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Threats and Threatening Messages Bloomberg, Michael R Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Cape Town (South Africa) Indonesia Manila (Philippines) Lagos (Nigeria) Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Sanofi may seek U.S. approval for Dengvaxia despite Philippines outrage
PARIS (Reuters) - French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi says it will decide shortly whether to seek regulatory approval for dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the United States, saying it was committed to the medicine despite a health scare in the Philippines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No fish story! Research finds marine reserves sustain broader fishing efforts
(Florida Institute of Technology) In their examination of marine reserves, also known as marine protected areas or MPAs, around coral reefs in the Philippines, Robert Fidler and Ralph Turingan found evidence that MPAs helped to produce and maintain the more desirable, large-bodied and older fish within populations that have been fished by local fishermen for centuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Unicorn baby' was born with a 'horn' in Manila
Seven-week-old boy Nhel Jhon Prado, Manila, Philippines, suffers from encephalocele, which doctors failed to detect while he was in the womb. His parents were shocked by the egg-sized lump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayon volcano eruption displaces pregnant women and new mothers in Philippines
LEGAZPI, Philippines –“I was washing clothes near my house when I heard the eruption from Mayon Volcano,” Jiassal Balatinsayo, 37, told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and residing just over 6 km from the volcano erupting in the village of Santa Misericordia, Ms. Balatinsayo fled with her husband on 17 January.“It was a very loud eruption, and I was very nervous,” Ms. Balatinsayo recalled.She, her husband and their five children made the difficult journey to the San Andres evacuation centre, where they have been ever since. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Sanofi: No proof that vaccine linked to Philippines deaths
Drugmaker Sanofi insists there is no evidence of a link between the world's first dengue vaccine and children's deaths in the Philippines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mobile App Mapping Free Condoms Set Up to Help Fight HIV in Philippines Mobile App Mapping Free Condoms Set Up to Help Fight HIV in Philippines
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news