Unintentional firearm injuries remain prevalent over a 12 year experience at a rural midwestern Level 1 trauma center - Guetschow B, Lilienthal M, Willey M.
This study was undertaken to highligh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi:Rotavirus Vaccine Cuts Infant Diarrhoea Deaths by a Third in Malawi
[RotaCouncil] A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Simulation of primary school-aged children's earthquake evacuation in rural town - Xiao ML, Zhang Y, Liu B.
All of us are concerning about how to mitigate students' casualties when an earthquake attacked primary and secondary school buildings. Pupil's earthquake evacuation simulation for school building was manipulated in this paper: first, we investigated and a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vulnerabilities to flood hazards among rural households in India - Sam AS, Kumar R, K ächele H, Müller K.
Flooding constitutes the most predominant natural disaster in India. The degree and causes of vulnerability to flood risk vary by society, geographical region and over time. The rural people of India are highly vulnerable to flood hazards due to high depen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Medicaid Income Eligibility Transitions Among Rural Adults (August 2018)
This study examines whether rural residents are more likely than their urban counterparts to experience income shifts that could change their eligibility for expanded Medicaid. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing barriers to recruitment and retention in the implementation of parenting programs: lessons learned for effective program delivery in rural and urban areas - Smokowski P, Corona R, Bacallao M, Fortson BL, Marshall KJ, Yaros A.
Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of family-based programs for reducing adolescent risk behaviors and promoting adolescent health; however, parent engagement, specifically in terms of recruitment and retention, remains a consistent challenge. Rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Validation of the influencing factors associated with traffic violations and crashes on freeways of developing countries: a case study of Iran - Hadji Hosseinlou M, Mahdavi A, Jabbari Nooghabi M.
Among the rural roads, freeways have the maximum allowable speed limit. This subject increases the tendency of drivers to use these kinds of roads, and despite its positive effects, it has caused numerous problems. One of them is the increase in the rate o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

FCC: Connect America Fund
Announcement from the Federal Communications Commission that the Office of Management and Budget has approved an information collection associated with the rules for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction, thus making the rules published onJuly 7, 2016 andApril 13, 2018 effective. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A blend of Mexican mint and oregano oil can treat multidrug-resistant bacteria: Study
(Natural News) Researchers are now looking to the mint plant as a possible alternative treatment for multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A collaboration of researchers from INTA College, the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, and the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil found that the essential oil of the Mexican... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing Challenges Facing Older Adults: Housing, Homelessness and Rural Aging
August 23, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biological security strategy
The UK biological security strategy draws together for the first time the work taking place across government to protect the UK and its interests from significant biological risks. The strategy, produced in association with the Home Office and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, sets out the nature of the biological risks and the opportunities we face, looks at how this landscape is continuing to evolve, and explains what our response is to these challenges. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government ministers should ban Roundup – not sing its praises
Th érèse Coffey’s ill-judged tweet shows we have still work to do to rid the planet of the glyphosateOn a summer Sunday afternoon, Th érèse Coffey, parliamentary-under secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was, it would appear from her Twitter feed, about to do some gardening. Unremarkable, you might think. Parliament is in recess, and parliamentarians are entitled to their leisure like anyone else.But this was political gardening, for before doing so she put out a quite remarkable message: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Bennett Tags: Monsanto Pesticides Bayer Agriculture Farming Conservatives Food safety Environment European Union Science Politics Source Type: news

Government ministers should ban Roundup – not sing its praises | Natalie Bennett
Th érèse Coffey’s ill-judged tweet shows we have still work to do to rid the planet of the glyphosateOn a summer Sunday afternoon, Th érèse Coffey, parliamentary-under secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was, it would appear from her Twitter feed, about to do some gardening. Unremarkable, you might think. Parliament is in recess, and parliamentarians are entitled to their leisure like anyone else.But this was political gardening, for before doing so she put out a quite remarkable message: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Bennett Tags: Monsanto Pesticides Bayer Agriculture Farming Conservatives Food safety Environment European Union Science Politics Source Type: news

Associations between violence in school and at home and education outcomes in rural Malawi: a longitudinal analysis - Psaki SR, Mensch BS, Soler-Hampejsek E.
Growing evidence of the prevalence of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) has raised concerns about negative effects on education. Previous quantitative research on this topic has been limited by descriptive and cross-sectional data. Using longitu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Rural Namibia Most Unhygienic in SADC - Study
[Namibian] Namibia is rated the worst in hygiene in southern Africa, with 75% of the rural population still practising open defecation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

RBS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Fiscal Year 2019
Notice from USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service of funding available through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) prior to the passage of final appropriations for FY 2019. The two specific grant programs included in the announcement are: 1) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Assistance, and 2) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants. Deadlines are included in this notice, based upon funding amount requested for each of the grant programs. The final total amount of funding available through the REAP program will be published on the USDA Rural Development websi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A Conversation with Nicole Thorell
Discussion focuses on the work of Lexington Regional Health Center, including reducing readmission rates by over 80% using a transitional care team and their successes with recruitment and retention, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NHSC New Site Application Deadline Extended to August 28
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has extended the application deadline for new sites to August 28, 2018. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Glasses May Boost Productivity for Rural Workers Glasses May Boost Productivity for Rural Workers
Providing reading glasses may be an inexpensive way to improve productivity, as well as earnings and quality of life, among workers in developing countries, suggests a clinical trial involving tea pickers in India.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Kentucky Rural Health Association 20th Annual Conference
November 15-16, 2018; Bowling Green, KY. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment by September 12, 2018 on the modification of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) OASIS-C2/ICD-10 that home health agencies are required to collect when participating in the Medicare program. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances - April through June 2018
Quarterly listing of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and Federal Register notices published from April through June 2018. Also includes contact information for general questions or additional information about a specific section. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Celebrating America ’s Health Centers: Our Healthcare Heroes
Blog post from the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), George Sigounas, on National Health Center Week. Discusses the work of health centers across the country and the impact they have on health in their communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Suicide risk and influencing factors among left-behind children in rural areas of Jiangsu province - Lu R, Peng X, Wu Q.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and influential factors of suicide risk among left-behind children in the rural areas of Jiangsu province. METHODS Positive and Negative Suicide Ideation(PANSI) and Suicide Attitude Questionnaire(QSA) were ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'
Highlights the housing shortage in a rural Nebraska town to shed light on the issue nationally. Lack of adequate housing in rural areas impacts the ability of rural communities to attract new industries and retain the ones they have. Part of this is recruitment and retention of employees, which is a concern for this town's hospital. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhoea deaths by a third in Malawi
(University of Liverpool) A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhea deaths by a third in Malawi
(University of Liverpool) A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals and Medicaid Payment Policy (August 2018)This fact sheet describes the role of rural hospitals in serving Medicaid beneficiaries and how Medicaid programs pay rural hospitals.1
This fact sheet describes the role of rural hospitals in serving Medicaid beneficiaries and how Medicaid programs pay rural hospitals. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artist paints the stomach-churning inch-long parasitic worms that were living in his eyeballs  
Ben Taylor, an Australian-born painter who now resides in the UK, was infected with  Loa loa filariasis after a visit to rural Gabon, central Africa, in 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in northern and rural Sask. travel nearly 900 km to give birth
For some women living outside Saskatchewan’s major cities, giving birth in the care of medical professionals requires travelling hundreds of kilometres in multiple aircraft. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Bloodless Malaria Test Could Signal Major Breakthrough for Early Detection of Diseases Using Light Instead of Traditional Clinical Laboratory Tests
This low-cost, reusable noninvasive light test could serve as a prototype for detecting other biomarkers and diseases in rural and outlying medical laboratories A 24-year-old Ugandan computer scientist whose own malaria was missed by traditional clinical laboratory blood tests has developed a device that detects signs of the disease using a beam of light directed […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Africa Prize anatomic pathology BBC World News Focus Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations Pathways to Success
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make changes to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) operated under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Among other things, the proposed changes will encourage ACOs to transition to two-side models where they share in savings and are accountable for repaying shared losses. Includes considerations for small and rural providers throughout. Comments on the proposed rule are due 60 days from the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for August 17, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Program Integrity: Exchange, Premium Stabilization Programs, and Market Standards; Amendments to the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2014; Final Rule II; and 2) Essential Community Provider Data Collection to Support QHP Certification for PYs 2021-2023. Comments are due by September 10, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FNS: National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates; Correction
Correction to aJuly 19, 2018 Federal Register notice from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service related to maximum reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Adoption of the Methodology for the HHS-Operated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program for the 2018 Benefit Year Proposed Rule
Notice of proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2018 benefit year. This action is a result of the February 2018 district court ruling that vacated the use of statewide average premium as a basis for the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology for the 2014-2018 benefit years. Comments are due by September 7, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Insuring Rural America: Health Insurance Challenges and Opportunities (July 2018)
This paper discusses the realities and challenges of designing a market structure that will result in affordable health insurance being offered in rural markets, and reviews the rural implications of policies affecting rural health insurance markets and health systems. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Adoption of the Methodology for the HHSOperated Permanent Risk Adjustment Program for the 2018 Benefit Year Proposed Rule
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2018 benefit year. This action is a result of the February 2018 district court ruling that vacated the use of statewide average premium as a basis for the HHS-operated risk adjustment methodology for the 2014-2018 benefit years. Comments are due by September 7, 2018. Official publication of this notice will appear in the August 10, 2018 Federal Register. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Ru...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program; Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making corrections to Figure A, as filed in theJuly 27, 2018 proposed rule to revise payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RUS: Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program
USDA's Rural Utilities Service announces an additional application window for the Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) grant program for FY 2018. Applications should emphasize priorities for either a national water and wastewater infrastructure application assistance and project development program or a national apprenticeship/workforce development program. Applications are due by September 10, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS Proposes “Pathways to Success,” an Overhaul of Medicare’s ACO Program
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program. This program, established by the Affordable Care Act, is the program through which most of Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) operate. Presently, for the first six years ACOs receive a shared savings payment from CMS when they keep costs down, but do not have to pay taxpayers back when costs are high, allowing them to transition to a new service delivery model without risk. The proposed rule would reduce the amount of time that an ACO can remain in the program without taking on ...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NASA satellites assist states in estimating abundance of key wildlife species
(S.J.& Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University) Climate and land-use change are shrinking natural wildlife habitats around the world. Yet despite their importance to rural economies and natural ecosystems, remarkably little is known about the geographic distribution of most wild species -- especially those that migrate seasonally over large areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Assessing Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of the Trinity Hospital Twin City Fit For Life Program for Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention in a Rural Midwestern Town
This article reports on the Fit For Life (FFL) health education program designed to address the determinants of obesity in rural settings and help participants lose weight. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Non-Medical Opioid Use among Rural and Urban Pregnant Women, 2007-2014 (August 2018)
This brief presents data on rural-urban differences in non-medical opioid use among pregnant women to inform policy, programmatic, and clinical efforts to address this crisis. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration
Indigenous men and women of Nuñoa in Puno, Peru, spin and weave garments based on the fiber of the alpacas. Credit: SGP-GEF-UNDP Peru/Enrique Castro-MendívilBy UN experts* on Indigenous PeoplesGENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 8 2018 (IPS)States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands: “In many parts of the world, i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UN experts on Indigenous Peoples Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Education Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Day of the World's Indig Source Type: news

" State of Addiction " Public Hearing
August 15, 2018 6:30pm ET; Ebensburg, PA.(Center for Rural Pennsylvania) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid Treatment and Rural Health Clinics
August 29, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Campaign on fistula brings renewed hope for rural Nigerian women
For four years, Nigerian mother Mariam Saraki has been unable to hold back urine after a complicated labor led to a vaginal fistula. Ashamed and isolated, it has cost her a husband and a community. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news