Featured Review: Using mobile technologies to promote communication and management of care between healthcare professionals
Many healthcare workers work alone or have little access to colleagues and specialists. This is a common problem for healthcare workers in rural areas or low ‐income countries. One possible solution to this problem is to offer healthcare workers advice and support through mobile technologies that allow healthcare workers to get help from colleagues who are not in the same place. For instance, healthcare workers can contact specialists or colleagues wit h more experience through a phone or the Internet. Healthcare workers can also use their mobile phones or other mobile devices such as tablets.This systematic review fromC...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nurses Lay Foundation For Better Chronic Disease Management
[MSF] In Zimbabwe, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are estimated to account for 31% of total deaths, with diabetes, hypertension and asthma as the main killers.   The country has been facing a number of challenges that have resulted in the deterioration of many facets of daily life, most notably the health sector. Healthcare workers are overwhelmed and doctors, especially in rural areas, are scarce. Millions of Zimbabweans are disconnected from health netw orks, living far away from larger cities and unable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Final Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the FY 2021 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for capital and operating costs of acute care hospitals, make changes to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and payments to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also provides the market basket updated that applies to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, updates payment policies and rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital servi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Non-Substantive Change Review by the Office of Management and Budget
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Updates relate to COVID-19 and telehealth utilization. Comments are due by November 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NTIA: Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is requesting expressions of interest for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Board to serve 3-year terms beginning January 2021. The membership of the Board must include rural representation. The FirstNet Authority Board is responsible for providing overall policy direction and oversight of the FirstNet Authority to ensure that the nationwide network continuously meets the needs of public safety. Expressions of interest are due by October 19, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FRNA: Combined Board and Board Committees Meeting
Notice from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) announcing a public meeting of the FirstNet Authority Board and Board Committees on September 30, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items are being finalized and will be published on theFirstNet Authority website. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry; 2) Mandatory Insurer Reporting Requirements of Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Act of 2007; 3) Part D Coordination of Benefits Data; and 4) State Collection and Reporting of Dental Provider and Benefit Package Information on the Insure Kids Now! Website and Hotline. Comments are due by November 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How the Pandemic Forced Mental Health Care to Change for the Better
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many barriers to telehealth services were removed due to new regulatory changes, benefitting both mental healthcare providers and their patients. Describes how telehealth can increase access to mental health services in rural areas as clinicians can work across state lines, discusses how the public could benefit from the telehealth expansions remaining in place after the pandemic. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

Implementing play streets in low-income rural communities in the United States - Pollack Porter KM, Bridges Hamilton CN, Umstattd Meyer MR.
Play streets involve the temporary closure of streets that for a specified time create a safe place for active play. Play streets have been implemented primarily in cities; it is unknown if they could be adapted and implemented in rural areas. To learn abo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Recent trends in the rural-urban suicide disparity among veterans using VA health care - Shiner B, Peltzman T, Cornelius SL, Gui J, Forehand J, Watts BV.
There is an elevated risk of suicide among people living in rural areas, and the rural-urban disparity in death by suicide is growing in the general United States population. The department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented programs targeting rural heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Mart Pharmacies Fight Flu to Protect Patients
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 17, 2020 —Health Mart® pharmacies across the U.S. – many serving rural and at-risk populations – are expanding immunization capabilities to combat the flu this season. The Health Mart franchise, supported by McKesson Corporation, equips pharmacists with training and support to pr... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - September 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: USDA: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program; Correction
Provides corrections to payment rate table published in the May 21, 2020 rule implementing the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This correction is effective upon official publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for September 21, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council (CSAP NAC) on September 30, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include the discussion of the member grant review process, substance use prevention during the pandemic, prevention data, and updates on CSAP program developments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Medicare Program; Administrative Law Judge Hearing Program for Medicare Claim and Entitlement Appeals; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2020
Quarterly notice from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) listing the instructions finalized during the period of April through June 2020 related to procedures for carrying out adjudicative functions to resolve disagreements with Medicare claims. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on reestablishing the "Do Not Pay Initiative" computer matching program between CMS and the Department of the Treasury. The program provides CMS with information from Treasury's Working System which CMS will use to identify Medicare providers and suppliers who are ineligible for Medicare enrollment; to promptly suspend or revoke the Medicare billing privileges of the identified disqualified providers and suppliers; to enable recoupment of past payments made to those providers and suppliers; to assist CMS in detecting and preventing f...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS Announces New Guidance for Safe Visitation in Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance for nursing homes on safely facilitating visitations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations include encouraging nursing homes to utilize outdoor visitation and only allowing indoor visitation if there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in 14 days. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The climate crisis is a national security threat to the US. We already see the effects | Sherri Goodman and Kate Guy
National security leaders view climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’ that makes the homeland vulnerableClimate change is not a distant problem for future generations to worry about. Instead, the dangers of climate change are touching the lives of more Americans with each passing day. As the historic wildfires, hurricanes, floods, heatwaves and storms hitting the country this summer demonstrate, these crises are getting more frequent and more intense as the global temperature rises.Scientists tell us that the longer we delay transitioning to a clean, renewable economy, the more intense the impacts and the clos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sherri Goodman and Kate Guy Tags: US national security Climate change Environment Science US military US news Source Type: news

Rural Areas With Local Ob Care Have Better Perinatal Outcomes Rural Areas With Local Ob Care Have Better Perinatal Outcomes
Although association does not establish causation, these data raise concern"for the current trend of diminishing L&D units that is occurring in many rural settings."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health
Announcement of a virtual public meeting of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health on October 20-23. Agenda items are being finalized. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FCC: Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018
Notice of final rule from the Federal Communications Commission to designate 988 for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. Includes a discussion of rural considerations. This rule is effective October 16, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) released two documents outlining the Administration's strategy to efficiently distribute COVID-19 vaccinations to the American people. The documents include a playbook for state, tribal, territorial, and local public health programs on how to plan a vaccination response in their jurisdiction. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural 'Red-Zone' List Shortens Significantly for First Time in Two Months
Analyzes new COVID-19 infection rates in counties across the U.S. and finds that rural counties on the red-zone list dropped significantly for the first time in more than two months. Includes an interactive map and a chart detailing rural red-zone counties by state. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The effects of passive mobile phone interaction on situation awareness and driving performance - Dam JV, Kass SJ, VanWormer L.
The present study examines the effects of mobile phone dependency and passive mobile phone interaction on situation awareness and driving performance. A total of 37 participants drove in a fixed-base driving simulator that included rural roads followed by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A comparative injury severity analysis of rural intersection crashes under different lighting conditions in Alabama - Islam S, Burton B.
This article explores the factors contributing to the injury severity resulting from rural intersection crashes in Alabama under different lighting conditions. Given the occurrence of a crash, separate mixed logit models of injury severity (with possible o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A generalized ordered probit model for analyzing driver injury severity of head-on crashes on two-lane rural highways in Malaysia - Kardar A, Davoodi SR.
The number of fatal crashes in Malaysia has steadily been increasing, exceeding 7,000 deaths every year since 2016. Compared to other collision types, head-on crashes account for about 12% of total crashes in Malaysia yet are responsible for 17% of total f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Driveway access spacing considerations for rural highways with high truck volumes - Brewer MA, Fitzpatrick K, Cline JC.
Increased traffic and heavy truck percentages associated with energy exploration in West Texas have placed unprecedented demands on the region's highway network as well as driveway access to and from that network. Access management principles have proven t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Transfer of the Highway Safety Manual predictive method to German rural two-lane, two-way roads - Moraldi F, Torre FL, Ruhl S.
In Germany and Europe in general, a relevant proportion of all road fatalities occur in the nonmotorway rural road network. Although the predictive performance of most accident prediction models is unknown, the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) formulation offer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Correlates of intimate partner homicide in the rural United States: findings from a national sample of rural counties, 2009-2016 - AbiNader MA.
Intimate partner homicide (IPH) in the U.S. rural context has increased in recent years while other types of homicide have decreased. This suggests that some rural structural characteristics make IPH more likely in rural communities than other forms of hom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Farm animals and pandemics: nine diseases that changed the world
Covid has got experts thinking urgently about the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans. We examine the major outbreaks of the past two centuriesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Levitt Tags: Environment Infectious diseases Farm animals Meat industry Food Farming Cattle BSE Bird flu Sars Swine flu Rural affairs Health World news UK news Medical research Source Type: news

RBCS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2021
Announcement from USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service inviting applications for loans and grants under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Programs for fiscal year 2021. Awards will be made based on the amount of funding available through the appropriations process. Projects should focus on achieving e-connectivity for rural communities, developing the rural economy, and supporting the rural workforce, among other things. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RUS, RHS, FSA, RBCS: Special Authority To Enable Funding of Broadband and Smart Utility Facilities Across Select Rural Development Programs
Notice of final rule to allow up to ten percent of a loan, grant, or loan guarantee from the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Housing Service to be used to construct broadband infrastructure in areas not served by minimum acceptable level of broadband service. Comments on the final rule are due by November 16, 2020. This rule is effective September 15, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comments on a revision to an information collection titled "Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey." The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) is a nationally-representative, longitudinal survey of Medicare beneficiaries that helps CMS and stakeholders understand and evaluate the impact of Medicare programs and new policy initiatives. Comments are due by November 16, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 21-22, 2020. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life, while saving money. The agenda will consist of deliberation on systematic reviews of literature on topics including heart disease and stroke, obesity, and asthma. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Household Pulse Survey
The Census Bureau is seeking comment on the extension of a data collection through October 31, 2020 to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, health, and to gauge the level of education disruptions. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS Releases CHART Model Notice of Funding Opportunity, Encourages Rural Communities to Apply
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model Community Transformation Track. 15 rural communities will be chosen to receive up-front funding from the Community Transformation Track to help design systems that improve access high quality care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

COVID Exodus Fills Vacation Towns with New Medical Pressures
Rural vacation destinations have seen an influx of outsiders relocating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Describes how an increase in residents could cause strain on the towns' hospitals and healthcare providers. While the population increase helps some rural hospitals rebound, healthcare facilities may have to rebalance services if the population shift becomes permanent. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS Issues New Roadmap for States to Accelerate Adoption of Value-Based Care to Improve Quality of Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid directors to aid in the adoption of value-based care strategies across their healthcare systems. The guidance includes an assessment of key lessons in implementing value-based care reforms and a comprehensive toolkit of available federal authorities to help states adopt innovative payment reform efforts. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

An effective way to increase capacity for mental health
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Researchers at UW Medicine found that primary-care physicians and rural clinic staff felt more skilled in delivering mental health care if they used a model known as collaborative care.In the model, primary-care physicians retain primary responsibility to treat behavioral health disorders with the support of two team members: a care manager (e.g., social workers, therapists, nurses) and a consulting psychiatrist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telehealth supports collaborative mental health care in the needs of rural patients
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Traditionally, primary care clinics connect patients who have mental health care needs to specialists like psychiatrists in a collaborative care model. However, rural clinics often lack the workforce capacity to provide collaborative behavioral health services. In a new qualitative study, rural Washington primary care clinics adopted telehealth methods to connect remotely with specialists. The study found that telepsychiatric collaboration prepared primary care physicians and rural clinic staff to deliver high quality mental health care in underserved areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - So...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural counties with access to obstetrics have healthier infant birth outcomes
This study does not prove a causal link between access to obstetrical care and infant health outcomes, but it does suggest that obstetrical access may play a role in these disparities. These findings have broader implications for the more than half of all rural counties in the United States that do not have access to hospital-based obstetrical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Easing Restrictions On The Abortion Pill Could Help Improve Access To Care
The pandemic has made it increasingly harder for women to access abortions, however, new research suggests that lifting restriction around mifepristone —the medical abortion drug— can improve access to care, especially in rural communities. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

New Asian mosquito could bring malaria to African cities, warn scientists
Unlike endemic species,An. stephensi is adapted to urban areas, putting another 126 million people in dangerAlready grappling with the highest incidence of malaria with more than 90% of global cases, Africa should be wary of an Asian mosquito species that has the potential to spread the disease into the continent ’s urban areas – subjecting an additional 126 million people to risk – a new analysis suggests.Unlike endemic mosquito species in Africa, which have made themselves at home in warm and wet climes in largely rural areas, this particular mosquito –An. stephensi–has made an appearance in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Malaria Global health Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Source Type: news

Prevalence of substance abuse among adolescents of urban and rural community in Surendranagar district, Gujarat - Jasani PK, Jadeja YM, Patel NM, Jadeja DY, Shrimali JB, Purani SK.
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), substance abuse is "persistent or sporadic drug use inconsistent with or unrelated to acceptable medical practice." Recently, substance abuse has been increasing among children and adolescents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Domestic injuries among geriatric population: a study in a rural community of Bankura district - De A, Padmey I, Halder D, Gazi E, Sarkar AP, Basu SS.
BACKGROUND: Domestic injury is an injury, which takes place in the home or in its immediate surroundings and more generally, all injury not connected with traffic, vehicles or sport. It is a worldwide public health problem. Geriatric population is more vul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Epidemiology of injuries and its impact among elderly: a descriptive community based cross-sectional study from central rural India - Gosavi SV, Koparkar AR, Giri SA, More KD.
This study was to enlighten the prevalence, different types& impact of injuries in elderly population in rural area of middle income country (India). Methods: It was a community based descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted in all 24 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated to depression among geriatric population in a rural area of Kanyakumari district Tamil Nadu - John J, Nath KR.
BACKGROUND: Aging is a universal process. It has been documented that elderly are more prone to psychological problems and depression is the commonest geriatric psychiatric disorder. In India the prevalence of depression among elderly population between 13... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression among elderly population in rural South India - Vincent V, Shanmugam J, Duraisamy S, Loganathan P, Ganeshkumar V, Balakrishnan V.
BACKGROUND: Depression among elderly is the commonest psychiatric disorder however it is commonly misdiagnosed and under treated. Most of the time it is considered as part of aging process rather than a treatable condition. Diagnosing depression in the eld... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Regulating urban development around major accident hazard pipelines: a systems comparison of governance frameworks in Australia and the UK - Sandri O, Hayes J, Holdsworth S.
Buried high-pressure natural gas pipelines crisscross both urban and rural areas transporting fuel gas from where it is produced to where we use it. The general public is mostly unaware of their existence, but the consequences of failure are significant. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A cross sectional study to assess the knowledge and response to dog bite among the urban and rural population of Hubballi taluk - Godbole M, Joshi AR, Bant DD.
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a fatal zoonotic disease of the central nervous system, most commonly caused by the bite of rabid dogs. Globally canine rabies causes 59,000 human deaths, over 3.7 million DALYs and 8.6 billion USD economic losses annually. These loss... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news