Gambia: Gambia Needs a Stronger Focus On Nutrition to Improve Food Security
[The Point] In The Gambia, malnutrition is a major health issue. In four of the seven regions of the country (Basse, Janjangbure, Kuntaur and Mansa Konko), eight percent of the population are food insecure or highly vulnerable to food insecurity, with the most vulnerable groups being women and children. Statistics indicate that food insecurity increased from 8 percent in 2016 to 13.4 percent in 2021. It disproportionately affects rural households (23.9 percent) more than urban ones (10.8 percent). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rural Covid Infections Climb for Fifth Consecutive Week
Reports on rural and urban COVID-19 infection rates for the week of May 9-15, noting a continued rise in new cases in both rural and urban areas. Provides a county-level data map, charts of infection and mortality rate trends, and state-by-state comparisons of metro and nonmetro changes in infection rates. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 18, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Pharmacotherapy for Adults With Alcohol-Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings: Systematic Review Update
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions to inform its review onPharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol-Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings: Systematic Review Update. Thefull research protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due by June 17, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 18, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Emergency Residents Lacking in Rural Areas of United States
TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 -- Rural areas of the United States have a lack of emergency medicine residents and residency training programs, according to a study published online May 12 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Christopher L. Bennett, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk factors for deliberate self-harm in young people in rural Sri Lanka: a prospective cohort study of 22,000 individuals - Fernando K, Jayamanna S, Weerasinghe M, Priyadarshana C, Ratnayake R, Pearson M, Gunnell D, Dawson A, Hawton K, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Metcalfe C, Knipe D.
BACKGROUND: Over 90% of youth suicide deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this relatively little is known about risk factors in this context. AIMS: Investigate risk factors for deliberate self-harm (non-fatal) in young people in rural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), DHSC, PHE, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (updated 16th May 2022)
Information and resources on the UK ' s plans to see antimicrobial resistance contained and controlled by 2040. 16 May 2022Added ' Addendum to the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024 ' to the ' strategic publications ' section. 31 July 2019Added ' New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance ' to news section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RBS: Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) seeking comments on the extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the RBS Business and Industry guarantee loan program. Comments are due by July 18, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 17, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information (RFI): 2022 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan Draft Outline; Comment Period Extended
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extending the comment period for the draft outline for its 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan. The 2022 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan will serve as a guide to confront environmental and health disparities and implement a multifaceted approach that will serve vulnerable populations and communities disproportionately impacted by environmental burdens. Comments are now due by June 18, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 17, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Agency Information Collection Request. 60-Day Public Comment Request
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments on the reinstatement of an information collection titled "Think Cultural Health (TCH) website Quality Improvement Effort." The THC website is a repository of resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health and healthcare. The data will be used to ensure that the offerings on the TCH website are relevant, useful, and appropriate to their target audiences. Comments are due by July 18, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 17, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Depressive and anxiety symptoms among children and adolescents in rural China: a large-scale epidemiological study - Jiang Q, She X, Dill SE, Sylvia S, Singh MK, Wang H, Boswell M, Rozelle S.
This study examines the prevalence of depression and anxiety ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological distress and social support among conflict refugees in urban, semi-rural and rural settlements in Uganda: burden and associations - Seruwagi G, Nakidde C, Lugada E, Ssematiko M, Ddamulira DP, Masaba A, Luswata B, Ochen EA, Okot B, Muhangi D, Lawoko S.
BACKGROUND: Recent research shows that psychological distress is on the rise globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed on populations to manage it. We studied the association between psychological distress and social support am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effectiveness and optimal location of real-time traffic conflict risk warning system for rural unsignalized intersections: a driving simulation study - Hu C, Xiong C, Guo F, Lee J, Yang W, Guo Z, Imine H.
The real-time traffic conflict risk warning system (RTCRWS) is proposed as a new proactive crash prevention and control strategy for intersections designed to reduce traffic on the main road to rural unsignalized intersections when a vehicle enters the acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Transport inequities through the lens of environmental racism: rural-urban migrants under Covid-19 - Liu Q, Liu Z, Kang T, Zhu L, Zhao P.
This paper reconsiders transport inequities through the lens of environmental racism. Based on participant observations of 1972 rural-to-urban migrants at 76 worksites and 25 residential communities in five cities in the Yangtze Delta Region, China, we ide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Understanding the factors that are associated with motorcycle crash severity in rural and urban areas of Ghana - Agyemang W, Adanu EK, Jones S, Galante F.
Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana has witnessed an increase in the use of motorcycles for both commercial transport and private transport of people and goods. The rapid rise in commercial motorcycle activities has been attributed to the prob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

An analysis of the influential factors of violations in urban-rural passenger transport drivers - Xiao Y, Liu H, Liang Z, Hu Q.
Road passenger transport is important for keeping urban and rural areas connected. In order to explore the traffic safety mechanisms behind urban and rural passenger transport, the personal attributes of urban-rural bus drivers from different areas were in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news