Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Coronavirus - Movie Buffs Draw Parallels to Films About Viruses
[IPS] Colombo, Sri Lanka -In the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called Nipah and how the world's medical community battled to find a cure for the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Drugs and drug wars as populist tropes in Asia: illustrative examples and implications for drug policy - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: The Philippines may be the face of today's 'drug wars', but its experience is by no means exceptional - as the contemporary examples of Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka show. In the early 2000s Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra also embarked on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Veiled Muslim women's responses to experiences of gendered Islamophobia in the UK - Zempi I.
In a post-9/11 climate, Islamophobia has increased significantly in the UK and elsewhere in the West. ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks in the UK as well as in France, Belgium, Germany and, more recently, in Sri Lanka have triggered an increase in verbal and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse seen on Boxing Day – video
People gathered across parts of Asia and the Middle East to watch a rare annular solar eclipse, also known as a ring of fire. The phenomenon, when the moon covers the centre of the sun, giving the appearance of a shining ring, was first visible above Saudi Arabia, travelling towards southern India, over northern Sri Lanka and ending up above the Pacific OceanRare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse – in picturesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Monika Cvorak Tags: Solar eclipses Space The moon Source Type: news

After the violence - Wijayaratne S.
The Easter 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka signified how religious frictions could result in violence whose mental health impacts linger. Against the backdrop of nation-wide trauma due to a three-decade-long civil war and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the ment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Post-war religious violence, counter-state response and religious harmony in Sri Lanka - Yusoff MA, Sarjoon A.
Sri Lankan military forces and government authorities have succeeded to counter measure terrorism by defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, their initiatives and efforts to restore peace and harmony among different ethno-religious ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Estimating the government health-care costs of treating pesticide poisoned and pesticide self-poisoned patients in Sri Lanka - Ahrensberg H, Madsen LB, Pearson M, Weerasinghe M, Eddleston M, Jayamanne S, Hansen KS, Ariyarathna V, Rajapaksha S, Konradsen F.
Background: Pesticide self-poisoning as a method of suicide is a major global health problem.Objectives: To estimate the cost and per patient cost of treating pesticide self-poisoning at different hospital levels in a Sri Lankan district, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and intentional self-harm in pregnancy as a  neglected agenda in maternal health; an experience from rural Sri Lanka - Arachchi NSM, Ganegama R, Husna AWF, Chandima DL, Hettigama N, Premadasa J, Herath J, Ranaweera H, Agampodi TC, Agampodi SB.
BACKGROUND: Suicide only present the tip of the iceberg of maternal mental health issues. Only a fraction of pregnant women with suicidal ideation proceeds to intentional self-harm (ISH) and even a smaller proportion are fatal. The purpose of the present s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Involuntary disaster relocation and its impact on children: a case study in Galle, Sri Lanka - De Silva M.
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami prompted a relocation process of an unprecedented scale in Sri Lanka, relocating thousands beyond the government imposed coastal buffer zone. Amidst the relocatees were thousands of children whom were exposed to multiple risks... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disaster resilience among war-affected people resettled in Northern Sri Lanka: challenges revisited - Jayawardana J, Priyantha R, Magni M, Marincioni F.
The occurrences of disasters around the world illustrate that communities are still vulnerable, and not sufficiently resilient, to natural and manmade disasters. Disaster resilience depends on the social fabric and capital of an affected community. The dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis (disease control) - Liverpool, UK
Job type: Fixed-term for 1 yearWorking hours:Full time, 80% FTE considered on requestSalary:£29,176Location:Liverpool, UKApplication deadline:24 November 2019, 23:45Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the team working as part of the “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It)LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Dis...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

No to Ageism, Yes to Intergenerational Equality
Srinivas Tata, is Director, Social Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)   Eduardo Klien, is Regional Director, Asia, HelpAge InternationalBy Srinivas Tata and Eduardo KlienBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 1 2019 (IPS) As we are celebrating the International Day of Older Persons today, we recognize that population ageing is a human success story, a story of longer and often healthier lives of the world’s people. The many faces of older persons that we see in Asia and in the Pacific, and, indeed, all over the world, attest to this fact. Still, however, agein...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Srinivas Tata and Eduardo Klien Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Democracy Development & Aid Editors' Choice Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary 'injustice'
Doctors at state-run hospitals across Sri Lanka are staging a strike, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary "injustice" (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Violence as a site of women's agency in war: the representation of female militants in Sri Lanka's post-war literature - Meegaswatta TNK.
The increasing visibility of armed women in violent conflicts in the modern world has unsettled conventional beliefs of inferiority, weakness, innocence, and the resultant fragility and victimhood of women. Although in theory it is possible to conceptualiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Nothing For Us, Without Us – Hansen ’s Disease-Affected Tell International Gathering
Jennifer Quimno of the Coalition of Leprosy Advocates of the Philippines (CLAP) (centre) is joined by Sri Lanka's Shagana Thiygalingam (L) and Amarasinghe Manjula (R) after Quimno delivered the recommendations presented by the Global Forum of People's Organisations on Hansen's Disease to the International Leprosy Congress in Manila on September 11. Credit: Ben Kritz/IPSBy Ben KritzMANILA, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) Stronger government action to fight stigma and discrimination, more government funding for health and non-health support programmes, and a larger role for people’s organisations in developing policy towards Hansen&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Hansen’s Disease Hansen's disease N Source Type: news

The stigma of widowhood in war and disaster affected communities of Sri Lanka: contextual paths between trauma exposure and mental health distress - Banford Witting A, Lambert J, Johnson LN, Goodkin C, Wickrama T.
To add to the dialogue regarding the long-term recovery and wellbeing of war and tsunami-affected women in Sri Lanka, we utilised the Conservation of Resources Theory (COR, Hobfoll, 2009) to inform an investigation of direct and indirect effects. The study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship between independent and dependent life events and depression symptoms in Sri Lanka: a twin and singleton study - Zavos HMS, Dalton B, Jayaweera K, Harber-Aschan L, Pannala G, Adikari A, Hatch SL, Siribaddana S, Sumathipala A, Hotopf M, Rijsdijk FV.
PURPOSE: Life events have been associated with a variety of mental health conditions including depression. There is a scarcity of research in South Asia exploring the aetiology of independent and dependent life events and their relationship with depression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Childhood adversity and deliberate self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: a protocol for a hospital-based case-control study - Knipe DW, Bandara P, Senarathna L, Kidger J, L ópez-López J, Rajapakse T.
INTRODUCTION: Childhood adversity (CA) has been suggested as a key risk factor for suicidal behaviour, but evidence from low/middle-income countries is lacking. In Sri Lanka, CA, in the form of child maltreatment or as a consequence of maternal separation,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sri Lankan green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) bites in Deniyaya: a clinico-epidemiological study - Witharana EWRA, Gnanathasan A, Dissanayake AS, Wijesinghe SKJ, Kadahetti SCL, Rajapaksha RMJK.
Green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) is endemic to Sri Lanka and bites are reported from tropical rain forest and plantation areas. As scant data exists on clinico-epidemiological features of Sri Lankan green pit viper bite, objective of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary:£28,660 per annumContract type:Full-time, fixed-term for up to 12 monthsClosing date:14 August 2019 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors throug...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Postdisaster reconstruction as a cause of intrastate violence: an instrumental variable analysis with application to the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka - Kikuta K.
This article addresses that problem by introducing po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated risk factors of falls among rural community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional study from southern Sri Lanka - Gamage N, Rathnayake N, Alwis G.
This study aimed to assess the preva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Risk of suicide and repeat self-harm after hospital attendance for non-fatal self-harm in Sri Lanka: a cohort study - Knipe D, Metcalfe C, Hawton K, Pearson M, Dawson A, Jayamanne S, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, Gunnell D.
BACKGROUND: Evidence from high income countries (HICs) suggests that individuals who present to hospital after self-harm are an important target for suicide prevention, but evidence from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) is lacking. We aimed to inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethnolinguistic Concordance and the Receipt of Postpartum IUD Counseling Services in Sri Lanka
CONCLUSIONSThe findings highlight the need for interventions that aim to bridge the sociocultural gaps between providers and patients. Matching women and their providers on ethnolinguistic background may help to reduce disparities in care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Documenting the impact of conflict on women living in internally displaced persons camps in Sri Lanka: some ethical considerations - Swiss S, Jennings PJ, Weerarathne KGK, Heise L.
Women's Rights International works with rural women and girls who are living in countries at war or with ongoing political violence. In 2005, The Asia Foundation invited Women's Rights International to Sri Lanka to evaluate the feasibility of a random-samp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Unsubstantiated claims Muslim doctor sterilized women raise tensions in Sri Lanka
On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, known for its nationalist stance, published a front page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilized 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women after caesarean deliveries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mosquito control program reduces dengue, costs in Sri Lanka
(New York University) A public health, police, and military partnership to reduce the mosquito population in Sri Lanka resulted in a more than 50% reduction in dengue, as well as cost savings, finds a study from an international team of researchers led by NYU College of Global Public Health. The findings are published in The Lancet Planetary Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One in four doctors come from countries that are 'banned from working for the NHS'
The NHS' Code of Practice lists 97 nations that 'should not be actively recruited from' because they receive aid or suffer from a shortages of medics, such as Egypt, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An atypical clinical manifestation of a hump-nosed pit viper envenomation - Ehelepola NDB, Karunathilaka CN, Liyanage GLHS, Wickramaarachchi WACB, Samarathunga JRPU, Dissanayake WP.
Envenomations by hump-nosed pit vipers (HNVs) are frequent in Sri Lanka and in South India. Until recently, HNV was considered a moderately venomous snake. Here, we report a case of a previously healthy female developing all the known serious complications... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Can forum play contribute to counteracting abuse in health care? A pilot intervention study in Sri Lanka - Swahnberg K, Zbikowski A, Wijewardene K, Josephson A, Khadka P, Jeyakumaran D, Mambulage U, Infanti JJ.
Obstetric violence refers to the mistreatment of women in pregnancy and childbirth care by their health providers. It is linked to poor quality of care, lack of trust in health systems, and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Evidence of interventions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Terror and Religion
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) Just before nine o´clock in the morning of April 21st, Christians in Sri Lanka were in their churches peacefully celebrating Easter Sunday, while tourists were waking up in their hotel rooms. Suddenly explosions blasted three churches and three hotels. Among the ruins lay hundreds of wounded people, as well as 253 corpses of men, women and children. They had been killed and maimed because some fellow human beings believed they acted in God´s name and out of promises of an unproven, heavenly bliss if they killed themselves after obliterating people they did not k...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

' What's Been Lost': A Physician, His Son, and Sri Lanka Attacks'What's Been Lost': A Physician, His Son, and Sri Lanka Attacks
The fifth-grader was on leave from a Washington, DC, school to study abroad for a year. He was one of at least 253 people killed in the Easter attacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World, a New Global Survey Says
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Same WashPost that falsely claimed Donald Trump conspired with the Russians now DENIES the fact that Christians were attacked in the Sri Lanka terrorism bombings
(Natural News) You’ve got to hand it to the “establishment” media. Once they get on a kick about something, they don’t get off of it — ever — even when they are so obviously mistaken about the subject. Which, of course, helps explain why most Americans trust used car salesmen over reporters. You likely recall... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Churches have become the #1 target for hate attacks – an average of 105 every single month
(Natural News) The bombings in Sri Lanka have once again put a spotlight on the rising tide of violence against Christians all over the world.  According to Open Doors USA, an average of 105 churches and/or Christian buildings are burned or attacked every month.  That is more than three per day, and almost all of those attacks get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya ’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council’s condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Dedicated' former medical director among Sri Lanka dead
A former trust medical director is among the more than 300 people killed in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Explosions rock Catholic churches, hotels in Sri Lanka, but none DARE call the attacks what they are: Islamic terrorism
(Natural News) A series of well-coordinated bombings rocked a number of Catholic churches and symbols of capitalism in the country of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, but politically correct “news” reports omitted one of the most important details surrounding the attacks: The guilty parties. That’s because in today’s world, for some reason, blaming Muslims for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Easter Sunday, it's time to tell the truth about the global war on Christianity (and the rise of Satanism)
(Natural News) In case you haven’t heard, Christian churches are being bombed all over the world today by radical Islamic terrorists. In Sri Lanka alone, there are 207 Christians reported dead so far and 450+ injured in just one day. This is just days after the burning down of Notre Dame in France, a fire... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A case of delayed neurological manifestation following carbon monoxide poisoning in Sri Lanka: epidemiology of exposure and literature review - Kumarihamy P, Kularatne SAM, Pathirage M, Gunaratne WMSN, Waduge R.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common emergency worldwide, which carries high morbidity and mortality. Some patients who recover from the insult of acute carbon monoxide toxicity may later develop delayed neuropsychiatric sequelae (DNS) after a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mental health disorders rife in post-conflict areas
(Anglia Ruskin University) A new study has found that 58 percent of people displaced following the civil war in Sri Lanka have suffered mental health problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can red sage be protect against diabetic nephropathy?
(Natural News) Diabetic nephropathy, also known as diabetic kidney disease, is a serious complication that can cause chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. This complication is said to be triggered by oxidative stress. Fortunately, researchers from China and Sri Lanka found that this complication can be attenuated with red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza), or danshen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Clinical Research Associate - Liverpool, UK
 Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine's Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane's premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.We are looking to expand the centre. As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the "Research, Evidence and Development Initiative " (READ-It) programme th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news