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A comparison of non-fatal self-poisoning among males and females, in Sri Lanka - Rajapakse T, Griffiths K, Christensen H, Cotton S.
BackgroundIn the recent past Sri Lanka has had a high rate of attempted suicide by pesticide ingestion, among both males and females. Recent evidence suggests that these trends in self-poisoning may be changing, with increasing medicinal overdoses and chan... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Development of the Sri Lankan Early Teenagers' Violence Inventory: an instrument to measure peer violence in schools - Wijeratne M, Seneviratne R, Gunawardena N, Ostbye T, Lynch C, Sandøy IF.
This study was designed to develop an inventory to measure peer violence among early teens (13-15 years of age) in schools in Sri Lanka. Development of SLETVI was carried out in two phases. In phase I, development of an operational definition for peer viol... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows - 09 July 2014
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with partners to support and empower youth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Five Species That Are Quietly Dying Off While Nobody Pays Attention
Everyone knows that rhinos or pandas are threatened with extinction. But there are plenty of species slipping away silently, without celebrity advocates or high-profile campaigns. “So many species are just not popular enough, or well-known enough to share the spotlight with the world’s threatened megafauna,” says Chris Shepherd, director of conservation group Traffic South East Asia. MoreThere’s Now Facial Recognition Software for CatsLittle Girl Breaks Down Crying When Her Parents Surprise Her With a PuppyDefending Bergdahl: Can Star Lawyer Clear Freed Soldier's Name? NBC NewsThis Dog's Final Day P...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liam Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized animals Conservation dugongs Environment freshwater turtles Seahorses slow lorises sun bears tortoises Source Type: news

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows - 09 July 2014
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with partners to support and empower youth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Presumptive thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following a hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) bite: a case report - Withana M, Rodrigo C, Gnanathasan A, Gooneratne L.
Hump-nosed viper bites are frequent in southern India and Sri Lanka. However, the published literature on this snakebite is limited and its venom composition is not well characterized. In this case, we report a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purp... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows - 09 July 2014
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with partners to support and empower youth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pakistan: Where Mothers Are Also Children
Most South Asian nations struggle with the twin problems of early marriage and teenage pregnancy, making it crucial to tackle both simultaneously, experts say. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPSBy Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Pakistan, Jul 11 2014 (IPS) If 22-year-old Rashda Naureen could go back six years in time, she would never have agreed to get married at the tender age of 16. “Looking back, I know I was not ready for marriage,” she told IPS. “How could I have been, being merely a child myself?” With only a third-grade education, Naureen became a mother at 17 and got a divorce soon after she delivered. Accor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health World Motherhood in Childhood Bangladesh Child Brides India M Source Type: news

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows - 09 July 2014
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with partners to support and empower youth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

China’s Appetite for Pangolin Is Threatening the Creature’s Existence
If anything dramatizes the plight of the pangolin — a small, scaly, insect-eating mammal found in Asia and Africa — it is the seizure, on May 13, of 956 carcasses in a van in China’s Guangdong province. The bust was among the biggest ever recorded in China, the world’s largest market for the creature. MoreThis Is a Really Bad Time to be a North Korean Weather ForecasterHere’s Why Some Indonesians Are Spooked by This Presidential ContenderMilitants Vow to March on Baghdad After Taking Mosul, Tikrit NBC NewsAll 74 School Shootings Since Newtown, In One Depressing Map Huffington PostPhoenix Pries...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liam Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized African Pangolin Asia Asian Pangolin China Pangolin Trade Traditional Chinese Medicine trafficking Source Type: news

World Blood Donor Day 2014: Safe blood needed to save mothers
On World Blood Donor Day – 14 June – WHO is calling on countries to improve access to safe blood for saving the lives of mothers. Every day, almost 800 women die from causes related to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Severe bleeding during pregnancy, delivery or after childbirth is the single biggest cause of maternal death and can kill a healthy woman within 2 hours if she is unattended. Urgent access to safe supplies of blood for transfusion is critical to saving these women’s lives. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - June 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: blood transfusions, blood transfusion safety, antenatal care, prenatal care, surgical care, essential surgery, emergency surgery, Press release [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region], Sri Lanka [country] Source Type: news

An unusual case of non-fatal poisoning due to herbicide 4-chloro-2-methyl phenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) - Tennakoon DA, Perera KA, Hathurusinghe LS.
MCPA (4-chloro-2-methyl phenoxyacetic acid) is a systemic hormone-type selective herbicide readily absorbed by leaves and roots. Use of MCPA for murder or attempted murder is very rare in Sri Lanka. However, a reported case of attempted murder by adding MC... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Mental health nurse receives apology over Sri Lanka arrest
A British nurse has been offered a holiday in Sri Lanka by way of an apology, after she was arrested in the country because of a Buddha tattoo on her arm. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - April 25, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Monsanto pressures Sri Lanka to reverse ban on herbicide believed to be causing widespread kidney disease
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Divided leaders, critical masses, and the escalation of interethnic violence: Suicide terrorism among the Tamil Tigers - Biziouras N.
By focusing on the intra- and interethnic interactions in Sri Lanka, I show that the intensity of interethnic violence--namely the choice of suicide terrorism by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam--occurs only when the leadership elites of the majority e... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A descriptive study on injury related physical disability in urban sri lanka - Weerasinghe I, Pushpa F, Samath D, Sumedha J.
BACKGROUND: Injuries remain the leading cause of death and disability among all age groups except 60 years of age or older. Road traffic accidents, occupations, sports, violence and humanitarian crisis significantly contribute to injuries. In Sri Lanka non... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Daily Mail accused of insulting top female scientists
College condemns race and gender comments about experts who appeared on Newsnight to talk about origins of universeUniversity College, London, has written an open letter of protest to the Daily Mail's editor, Paul Dacre, about a "profoundly insulting" item that appeared to question the credibility of two of its scientists.A piece in the Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle column on Wednesday used their appearance on BBC's Newsnight on Monday to comment on the possibility of a new era in understanding the origins of the universe to have a dig at the programme's "Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz", who, it said, &q...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: The Guardian Astronomy National newspapers World news UCL (University College London) Newsnight Media Higher education Daily Mail BBC & magazines UK news Gender Science Space Source Type: news

Daily Mail accused of insulting top female scientists
College condemns race and gender comments about experts who appeared on Newsnight to talk about origins of universeUniversity College, London, has written an open letter of protest to the Daily Mail's editor, Paul Dacre, about a "profoundly insulting" item that appeared to question the credibility of two of its scientists.A piece in the Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle column on Wednesday used their appearance on BBC's Newsnight on Monday to comment on the possibility of a new era in understanding the origins of the universe to have a dig at the programme's "Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz", who, it said, &q...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: James Meikle Tags: Daily Mail Newspapers & magazines National newspapers Media Newsnight BBC UCL (University College London) Higher education Gender World news Astronomy Space Science UK news The Guardian Source Type: news

Academics blast Daily Mail for race and gender 'insinuation' in diary item
An item in the Daily Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle diary has engendered a stiff letter of complaint from a leading academic.Hardcastle (aka Peter Mackay) wrote on Wednesday:"Newsnight's Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz, is keen on diversity. So, two women were invited to comment on the report about (white, male) American scientists who've detected the origins of the universe – giggling Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Sri Lanka-born astronomer Hiranya Peiris."The BBC and Katz have grown used to such prejudicial nonsense from the Mail. But Professor David Price, vice-provost for research at Unive...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Roy Greenslade Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Astronomy News UCL (University College London) Newsnight Media Higher education BBC2 Women Daily Mail Paul Dacre Gender Source Type: news

Academics blast Daily Mail for race and gender 'insinuation' in diary item
An item in the Daily Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle diary has engendered a stiff letter of complaint from a leading academic.Hardcastle (aka Peter Mackay) wrote on Wednesday:"Newsnight's Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz, is keen on diversity. So, two women were invited to comment on the report about (white, male) American scientists who've detected the origins of the universe – giggling Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Sri Lanka-born astronomer Hiranya Peiris."The BBC and Katz have grown used to such nonsense from the Mail. But Professor David Price, vice-provost for research at University Colleg...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Roy Greenslade Tags: Media Daily Mail Newsnight UCL (University College London) Gender Women Paul Dacre Astronomy BBC2 Higher education theguardian.com Blogposts Source Type: news

Sri Lanka bans glyphosate herbicide to avoid kidney disease risk
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney failure of unknown cause baffles Sri Lankan doctors
SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE, Sri Lanka, March 15 (UPI) -- Doctors in Sri Lanka say an "unknown plague" involving chronic kidney disease of unknown cause is putting families at risk and young people are migrating. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) point-of-care testing in OP poisoning on knowledge, attitudes and practices of treating physicians in Sri Lanka - Rajapakse BN, Neeman T, Buckley NA.
BACKGROUND: Toxicology and Emergency medicine textbooks recommend measurement of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in all symptomatic cases of organophosphorus (OP) poisoning but laboratory facilities are limited in rural Asia. The accuracy of point-of-care (POC... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

World pancake recipe: pani pol from Sri Lanka
Thin pancakes filled a hot sweet, syrupy filling are a decadent alternative for Shrove Tuesday"Pani Pol has always been a favourite of mine," says Peter Kuruvita, author of Serendip: My Sri Lankan Kitchen. "My aunties used to make it as a treat for all of us, but I was particularly fond of it."The term "pani pol" refers specifically to the filling (which is also served with "imbul kiri" milk rice, and "lawariya" string hoppers). Traditional Sri Lankan pani pol recipes use a palm treacle base, but Kuruvita insists that golden syrup is a great substitute, and that the alarmin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Food & drink Recipes Life and style Dessert Source Type: news