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Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Three islands in southeast Thailand to BAN all activities that could hurt its environment and marine ecosystems
(Natural News) In a bid to protect its prime tourist destinations, the Thai government has decided to enforce stricter measures in these areas, in particular, banning “unfriendly activities” to prevent further damage to the environment and marine wildlife. The ban, which will take effect in July, will cover Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-profit ’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative
Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and deathAn affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide. The treatment is expected to cost $300 for 12 weeks, or $3.50 per day, in Malaysia, where trials were conducted along with Thailand – a fraction of the cost of other hepatitis C medicines produced by major drugmakers, which often r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Medical research Hepatitis C Global health Global development Science Society Egypt Pharmaceuticals industry Source Type: news

Scientists found a new genus and species of frogs
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in the only one place on Earth -- a limestone cave in Thailand. The location of the cave is not disclosed to protect the animals. The results of the study will lead to the reconsideration of evolutionary history of the relevant group of Amphibia and are valuable for systematics and conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Outcomes of emergency medical service usage in severe road traffic injury during Thai holidays - Riyapan S, Thitichai P, Chaisirin W, Nakornchai T, Chakorn T.
INTRODUCTION: Thailand has the highest mortality from road traffic injury (RTI) in the world. There are usually higher incident rates of RTI in Thailand over long holidays such as New Year and Songkran. To our knowledge, there have been no studies that des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Genetic Screening Advised Before Dapsone Treatment in Asians Genetic Screening Advised Before Dapsone Treatment in Asians
Genetic screening may be warranted before using dapsone in Asian populations, researchers in Thailand suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: News Source Type: news

A Breath of Fresh Air in India
Vehicle ownership in India is projected to hit 400 million by 2040 from the 170 million recorded in 2015, which could prompt a five-fold increase in poisonous gases emitted by cars and trucks. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Ranjit DevrajNEW DELHI, Mar 20 2018 (IPS)With India’s citizens clamouring for breathable air and efficient energy options, the country’s planners are more receptive than ever to explore sustainable development options, says Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).Rijsberman, who was in India to attend the first International Solar Alliance Summit on March 11, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ranjit Devraj Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Source Type: news

Pushing for Asbestos Bans in Southeast Asia
Dr. Ken Takahashi is doing more than just talking about a global ban on asbestos products and the eventual end of asbestos-related diseases. He is traveling the world to help make it happen — one small step at a time. Takahashi, who is the director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), met recently with government officials in Laos, currently one of the highest per capita consumers of asbestos. And he liked what he heard. “I am optimistic there, but with caution,” Takahashi told Asbestos.com. “Ultimately, it is a battle for the cau...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say
A Rohingya refugee woman carries relief supplies to her makeshift shelter. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 2018 (IPS)In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar. Since violence renewed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.Often arriving to limited food and shelter, refugees have brought with them stories of serious human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual v...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Japan’s care providers see business opportunities in the region
Countries such as China and Thailand have rising numbers of dementia patients (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tenofovir Fails to Add Extra Hepatitis B Protection for Vaccinated Newborns Tenofovir Fails to Add Extra Hepatitis B Protection for Vaccinated Newborns
Adding tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to an aggressive treatment strategy fails to give extra protection to newborns at risk for contracting hepatitis B virus (HBV) from their infected mothers, according to a study at 17 public hospitals in Thailand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

ZooKeys special: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Myriapodology, Thailand
(Pensoft Publishers) For the third consecutive time, a special issue in the open access zoological journal ZooKeys is hosting a collection of the research findings presented at the International Congress of Myriapodology. The contemporary myriapod research presented at the 17th International Congress of Myriapodology, held in July 2017 in Krabi, Thailand, contains 13 novel research papers by 35 authors from across the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antiviral drug not beneficial for reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B when added to existing preventatives, study shows
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an antiviral drug commonly prescribed to treat hepatitis B infection, does not significantly reduce mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus when taken during pregnancy and after delivery, according to a phase III clinical trial in Thailand funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study tested TDF therapy in addition to the standard preventative regimen -- administration of hepatitis B vaccine and protective antibodies at birth -- to explore the drug's potential effects on mother-to-ch...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kent father-of-two given paracetamol for his broken neck
Anton Frolov, 36, was swimming on holiday when he banged his head on the seabed in Phuket, Thailand, and fractured his neck. When he returned to Kent, doctors sent him home with painkillers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheltering teen moms: Emergency home offers crisis care in Thailand
BANGKOK, Thailand –Mon* began dating her boyfriend when she was 14 years old. They met online.  A few months in, " he wanted to have sex, " she recalled. " He did not use any protection. I was scared at first, but he said he would take all responsibility. "Soon after, Mon learned she was pregnant.But her boyfriend did not keep his word; he left her to deal with the pregnancy on her own.Mon's mother took her to a local hospital, which recommended she go to an emergency home – a shelter for young mothers. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Swiller Source Type: news

Influences of motorcycle rider and driver characteristics and road environment on red light running behavior at signalized intersections - Jensupakarn A, Kanitpong K.
In Thailand, red light running is considered as one of the most dangerous behaviors at intersection. Red light running (RLR) behavior is the failure to obey the traffic control signal. However, motorcycle riders and car drivers who are running through red ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Pesticide use, poisoning, and knowledge and unsafe occupational practices in Thailand - Sapbamrer R.
The agricultural system in Thailand has shifted from a traditional to a commercial agricultural system. Pesticides have been imported into Thailand to increase agricultural productivity, resulting in adverse health effects for farmers and consumers. Howeve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Scientists identified 0.01 per cent of Earth's viruses
Scientists from around the world aim to uncover 99 per cent of these pathogens within the next decade. Later this year, research will start in China and Thailand to help prevent disease outbreaks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inclusive Green Growth Must Shape Thailand ’s Future, Says GGGI Chief
Sinsiri Tiwutanond Interviews the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman in Bangkok. Credit: Sinsiri Tiwutanond/IPSBy Sinsiri TiwutanondBANGKOK, Feb 26 2018 (IPS)Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand’s environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbors, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.Rijsberman, who is currently on a visit to the country for the UN SDG 7 Conference, revealed that expedi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sinsiri Tiwutanond Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Investment Source Type: news

'Baby factory' mystery: Thailand's surrogacy saga reaches uneasy end
The custody case of Mitsutoki Shigeta is one of the strangest to emerge from Asia's thriving industry. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates
A wealthy Japanese man who has won sole legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella, CDC Says
Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wealthy Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children
A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand bets on 'magic pills' to boost declining birth rate
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Boxing fever grips Thailand's boys but doctors raise health concerns
BURIRAM, Thailand (Reuters) - Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's northeastern province of Buriram. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mothers too young: Inequality fuels adolescent pregnancies in Thailand
BANGKOK, Thailand –“I had plans for my life, but since I got pregnant I had to plan for my life in a different way,” said Fern*, 18. “If I knew this was going to happen, I would have just focused on my studies. I would not have bothered with that guy.”Dressed in a loose-fitting maternity dress, Fern sat in a room full of women and girls, some pregnant, others nursing newborns. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Why Thailand is an Untapped Medtech Opportunity
During the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA last week, attendees were invited to learn about business and partnering opportunities in the Thai market and network with Thai representatives who support companies in early, mid, and mature stages of growing their Southeast Asian business plans.  As the infographic above indicates, there are several factors driving opportunities for medtech in Thailand. Tanee Sangrat, the consul general of Thailand's consulate in Los Angeles, CA, said there are more than 1,000 public and private hospitals nationwide and many of these hospitals are upgrading and expanding th...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Achieving universal health coverage: from the past to the future Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
Your Excellency Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health; Your Excellency Mr Virasakdi, Deputy Foreign Minister; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], universal health coverage [subject], universal health care, universal access, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn
Dismay at south-east Asian outbreaks of malaria resistant to artemisinin drugs, the most powerful drugs currently availableUrgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists.The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos andmost recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. There have been calls for theWorld Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency of international concern, as it did withEbola in west Africa andZika virus in Brazil.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Malaria Drug resistance Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech at Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], health promotion [subject], health campaigns, health awareness Source Type: news

Watch Live as a Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Eclipse Crosses the Sky
Skygazers are in for a triple treat early Wednesday, when a total lunar eclipse occurs during a blue moon and a supermoon. It’s a rare event that some have started to call a “super blue blood moon.” The blue moon will take place on Jan. 31. The moon will look larger, beam brighter and give off a reddish glow, hence the “blue blood moon” moniker. The last time these three lunar events happened at the same time was in 1982. The total lunar eclipse will occur when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, preventing sunlight from reaching the moon. It just so happens to be a blue moon, or the...
Source: TIME: Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized livestream onetime space Source Type: news

Thailand’s saraphi flower found to be effective against leukemia; it inhibits growth of cancerous cells
(Natural News) In Thailand, the herb saraphi’s (Mammea siamensis) flowers have traditionally been used to treat heart problems and lower fever, and the herb has also been used for appetite enhancement. Now, a group of researchers from Thailand has spearheaded a study concerning the possible medical applications of saraphi. Based on the results, the herb can be an effective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Department Invites Experts to Review IPCC Special Report on Global Warming
The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, is soliciting expert review of a draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Celsius Above Preindustrial Levels and Related Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Pathways in the Context of Strengthening the Global Response to the Threat of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Efforts to Eradicate Poverty (Special Report on Global Warming). The outline for this report was approved by the IPCC during the 44th session of the Panel at Bangkok, Thailand i...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

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