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Collaborative child home injury prevention in Thailand: an action research study - Machin AI, Ngamsuoy A, Pearson P.
Child home accidental injury is a global health issue, and promoting child safety is a pediatric nursing challenge worldwide. Planning child home accidental injury prevention requires understanding of factors influencing parents' behavior. Evidence suggest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 2018 (IPS)With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.A Joint Working Group (JWG) consisting of government representatives from Myanmar and Bangladesh was formed on Dec. 19 and tasked with developing a specific instrument on the phys...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Bangladesh Intern Source Type: news

Factors that contribute to insecticide poisoning among immigrant agricultural workers in Thailand - Thetkathuek A, Jaidee W.
BACKGROUND: There has been a strong increase in the international movement of workers during the last few decades. As Thailand's economy has rapidly developed during the past 20  years, it has attracted growing numbers of laborers from the bordering countr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Book Review: Mastering the Addicted Brain
I have worked in the substance use disorder field for about forty years. It can be a contentious field at times, with varying factions proclaiming that their way for recovery is the only way. Some go the denial-busting, “you must admit your an addict” route. Others focus more on the individual, seeking approaches to recovery that may work for them, whether that is harm-reduction, complete abstinence,  a life time of support group meetings, or something else. Walter Ling, author of Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Clean is a flexible pragmatist. He is interested...
Source: Psych Central - December 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Self-Help Substance Abuse Treatment Source Type: news

Support for alcohol policies among drinkers in Mongolia, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, Thailand and Vietnam: data from the International Alcohol Control Study - Parry CDH, Londani M, Enkhtuya P, Huckle T, Piazza M, Gray-Phillip G, Chaiyasong S, Viet Cuong P, Casswell S.
This study aims to determine the magnitude of public support for 12 alcohol policies and wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The inter-relationship between violence and education amidst armed conflict in Southern Thailand - Tuntivivat S.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate direct, cultural, and structural violence in education system in the midst of armed conflict in Southern Thailand. Design/methodology/approach The exploratory qualitative case study conducted in-depth interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

vTv Therapeutics inks licensing agreement for diabetes therapies
Vtv Therapeutics Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with a Chinese pharmaceutical company for one of its diabetes therapies to be developed and commercialized in China and other Pacific Rim countries.   The agreement with Hangzhou Zhongmei Huadong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. gives the company an exclusive license to develop, manufacture and commercialize vTv Therapeutics’ therapy in places, such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea and Australia.  VTv Therapeutics (Nasdaq:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global campaign
BO RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand's border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Switching from motorcycle taxi to walking: a case study of transit station access in Bangkok, Thailand - Pongprasert P, Kubota H.
This study aims to find the factors affecting residents near transit stations within 1000m, who are referred to as transit-oriented development (TOD) residents, to reduce motorcycle taxi use and encourage walking to stations. These two modes of commuting a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Impact of road traffic injury to pediatric traumatic brain injury in southern Thailand - Tunthanathip T, Phuenpathom N.
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle is a major transportation in Southern Thailand as the result of road traffic injury and death. Consequently, severe disability and mortality in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) were observed from traffic accident, particular... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why a cooler climate makes you more likely to get cancer
Inuits have the highest rate of cancer, followed closely by Scandinavian people, while chilly Britain has a cancer rate three times higher than that of India and twice the rate of Thailand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Telling Stories Makes Us Human
Odds are, you’ve never heard the story of the wild pig and the seacow — but if you’d heard it, you’d be unlikely to forget it. The wild pig and seacow were best friends who enjoyed racing each other for sport. One day, however, the seacow hurt his legs and could run no more. So the wild pig carried him down to the sea, where they could race forever, side by side, one in the water, one on the land. You can learn a lot from a tale like that — about friendship, cooperation, empathy and an aversion to inequality. And if you were a child in the Agta community — a hunter-gatherer population in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior Evolution fables human behavior hunter-gatherers Storytelling Source Type: news

Reward sensitivity, impulse control, and social cognition as mediators of the link between childhood family adversity and externalizing behavior in eight countries - Lansford JE, Godwin J, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Alampay LP, Uribe Tirado LM, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D.
Using data from 1,177 families in eight countries (Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States), we tested a conceptual model of direct effects of childhood family adversity on subsequent externalizing behaviors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the greater mekong subregion (GMS)
This article aims to compare the determinants of the health service system and the health status of the people in Thailand, the Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Cambodia; and to recommend policies that impact the population's health and the country's development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMU and KMITL announce research & education collaboration
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), a leading engineering university in Thailand, today announced a long-term collaboration to significantly expand research and education in the areas of information, computing, and autonomous technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thai man Jaroon Suanmali has tumour removed
Jaroon Suanmali, 71, from Lopburi, Thailand, suffered years of unbearable pain after the growth ballooned and he could no longer afford to visit doctors. Photographs in local media led to donations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand
The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant through the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) cross-research council initiative, in partnership with the Department of Health, to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Source Type: news

Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand
(University of Bristol) The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant by the UK Research Councils and the Department of Health to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thai 'man with two heads' wants to die to end suffering
Jaroon Suanmali, 71, who lives in Thailand's Lopburi Province, first noticed the growth a decade ago. He has trouble sleeping at night and by day he says he is 'in incredible pain'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents
A new, genetically inactivated acellular pertussis vaccine appears to be safe and immunogenic in adolescents presumed to have received their primary vaccination series in childhood, researchers from Thailand report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Wind farms along mountain ridges may negatively affect bats
(Wiley) By attaching miniaturized Global Positioning System tags to cave bats near a mountain ridge in Thailand, researchers have shown that bats repeatedly use mountain slopes to ascend to altitudes of more than 550 m above the ground. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Ambulance crash in a rural area of Thailand - Pattanarattanamolee R, Lertsinudom S, Nakahara S, Sakamoto T.
BACKGROUND: Ambulance crashes delay patient transfer and endanger patients, ambulance crews, and other road users. In low- and middle-income countries, where motor vehicle crash rates are typically high, ambulances have a high risk of being involved in a c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Job safety analysis and hazard identification for work accident prevention in para rubber wood sawmills in southern Thailand - Thepaksorn P, Thongjerm S, Incharoen S, Siriwong W, Harada K, Koizumi A.
OBJECTIVE: We utilized job safety analysis (JSA) and hazard identification for work accident prevention in Para rubber wood sawmills, which aimed to investigate occupational health risk exposures and assess the health hazards at sawmills in the Trang Provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Why does the durian stink? Scientists unravel smelly fruit's DNA
Despite its stomach-churning aroma, the durian is an important tropical fruit crop and knowing more about its DNA may help protect itOnce described by a detractor as smelling of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, southeast Asia’sdurian fruit leaves no one unmoved – you either adore or abhor it.Popular in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, the spiny, stinky delicacy is banned from public transport and many hotels because of its strong smell.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Fruit Science Food & drink Life and style Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Thailand ’s physical activity drive is improving health by addressing NCDs
In 2011, when she was 64, Umpun, from Thailand ’s northern Angthong Municipality, was diagnosed with high levels of cholesterol and the dietary fat triglyceride. This raised the threat of suffering from a cardiovascular disease, Thailand’s – and the world’s – leading cause of death, including of people aged under 70. “My doctor advised me to start physical activity and change my diet, and after I started exercising I later found that my triglycerides and cholesterol level had decreased,” says Umpun, now 70 and a village health volunteer. “I enjoyed very much this physical act...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cardiovascular disease [subject], cardiovascular disease, heart attack, heart attacks, cvd, heart diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, diet [subject], healthy diet, physical activity [subject], exercise, movement, Feature [doctype], Source Type: news

Watch Live: President Trump Speaks After Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern U.S. History
President Donald Trump will give remarks Monday following the overnight mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in U.S. history, according to the White House. At least 50 people were killed and more than 400 people were injured Sunday night when a gunman, identified by authorities as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino onto the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Country star Jason Aldean was in the middle of his set when Paddock began shooting. The White House said Trump was briefed on the Las Vegas shooting Monday morning, and that th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting livestream onetime White House Source Type: news

The 30 Most Visited Cities in the World in 2017
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Millington / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Thailand ’s Fugitive Former Leader Has Been Sentenced After Skipping Court
(BANGKOK) — A Thai court has sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for alleged negligence in a money-losing rice subsidy program. Yingluck, who says the charges are politically motivated, is believed to have fled the country last month before the court session at which the verdict initially was to have been delivered. Yingluck’s government was overthrown in a military coup in 2014. She and her supporters said she was innocent and was persecuted as part of an effort to dismantle the political machine of her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a tel...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Thailand Source Type: news

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

It ’s Been One Year Since the World Took On Superbugs. Here’s What’s Changed
This week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current rate, there would be up to 10 million deaths globally by 2050. On Thursday, leaders gathered once again, in a less formal setting near the UN, to discuss what progress has been made one year later. “We are not where we should be,” said Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, during her keynote sp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized AMR antibiotic resistance antibiotics rise of the superbugs UNGA United Nations United Nations General Assembly what is antibiotic resistance Source Type: news

Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report published on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Calls President Trump ’s U.N. Speech ‘Ignorant and Hateful’
(UNITED NATIONS) — Iran’s president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran’s nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit to be heard at the United Nations. In remarks clearly directed at Trump’s 8-month-old administration, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly: “It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics.” &ld...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Peltz and Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

Google Doodle Explores Thailand ’s First National Park
It was 55 years ago Monday when Thailand established its first natural protected area, Khao Yai National Park. To mark the birth of this tropical treasure, Google has created an interactive Doodle that lets users explore the Southeast Asian kingdom’s natural beauty. Google’s animated slideshow celebrates the park’s diverse wildlife and lush landscapes; from a mother and baby elephant, the national animal of Thailand, to the cascading natural waterfalls so sought by travelers to the country. Situated about three hours from the capital Bangkok in the central-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Google Doodle onetime Thailand Source Type: news

Global Mesothelioma Deaths Remain High Despite Poor Data
An estimated 38,400 people around the world will die this year from mesothelioma cancer, according to a report recently published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. The estimation by the international peer-reviewed journal included 230 countries. Data used for the study came from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Mortality Database and extrapolated information based on gender- and age-specific death rates. “The global burden of mesothelioma is real,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, director of Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, University of Sydney Gate 3, Australia, told Asbestos.com. “It is v...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Asbestos Diseases Research Institute asbestos-related lung cancer Australia mesothelioma Bangladesh Dr. Christina Fitzmaurice Dr. Ken Takahashi Global Burden of Disease Mesothelioma death rate mesothelioma latency period mesothelioma uni Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Policy-related motorcycle traffic accidents in Thailand (Safety-2016 abstract #540) - Permpoonwiwat CK, Sarawasee R.
Background In Southeast Asia, motor vehicle traffic accidents have claimed more lives than HIV/AIDS. According to the World Health Organisation, the estimated GDP lost due to road traffic crashes in Thailand was around 3 percent in the year 2009-2010. Amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Cyanide poisoning in Thailand before and after establishment of the National Antidote Project - Srisuma S, Pradoo A, Rittilert P, Wongvisavakorn S, Tongpoo A, Sriapha C, Krairojananan W, Suchonwanich N, Khomvilai S, Wananukul W.
CONTEXT: Antidote shortage is a global problem. In Thailand, the National Antidote Project (NAP) has operated since November 2010 to manage the national antidote stockpile, educate the healthcare providers on appropriate antidote use, and evaluate antidote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Cyanide poisoning in Thailand before and after establishment of the National Antidote Project() - Srisuma S, Pradoo A, Rittilert P, Wongvisavakorn S, Tongpoo A, Sriapha C, Krairojananan W, Suchonwanich N, Khomvilai S, Wananukul W.
CONTEXT: Antidote shortage is a global problem. In Thailand, the National Antidote Project (NAP) has operated since November 2010 to manage the national antidote stockpile, educate the healthcare providers on appropriate antidote use, and evaluate antidote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Towards a rabies-free Thailand by 2020
Through mass dog vaccination and accessible and affordable measures, Thailand has reduced the number of human rabies cases by more than 90% since the 1980s. WHO welcomed Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand on 28 August – the Princess is a champion of efforts to make Thailand rabies-free by 2020. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: rabies [subject], Feature [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region], Thailand [country] Source Type: news

Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar, is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Erik Solheim, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)By Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 4 2017 (IPS)Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitatio Source Type: news

Lessons learned from conducting road safety curriculum in Thai schools (Safety-2016 abstract #705) - Jamjuree D, Srathongphun S.
Teaching and learning road safety has been recommended as a core strategy in both nation and international levels. In Thailand, the Ministry of Education has launched a policy to integrate road safety with school's core curriculum since 2003. In 2006, Road... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pilot model for child restraint use in car in Thailand: a case study of Khon Kaen province (Safety-2016 abstract #940) - Chanvirutna S.
Background Road traffic accidents is the second most common cause of death among Thai children after drowning. There is very little use of child restraint in car in Thailand. Therefore, we were established the promotion of child restraint use among Thai fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news