Correlates of falls among community-dwelling elderly in Thailand - Worapanwisit T, Prabpai S, Rosenberg E.
Nearly every nation is experiencing rapid population aging. One area of major concern is health; a major health risk for older adults is falling, and there are multiple negative consequences of falling. This is a global concern yet is underresearched in ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Physical and cognitive functions affecting road traffic injuries among senior drivers - Laosee O, Rattanapan C, Somrongthong R.
BACKGROUND: The size of elderly populations is growing in most areas of the world. The Thai Eleventh National Economic and Social Development Plan revealed an increase in the elderly, while numbers of younger, working-age adults decreased. Thailand has bec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Young soccer players lost weight but 'took care of themselves' in Thai cave
The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal, but had water while trapped and are in good health, a health official said Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Boys recovering in hospital after Thai cave rescue doing well, health officials say
As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign from their beds in a hospital isolation ward where they are recovering from the 18-day ordeal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What doctors might watch for in rescued Thai boys
Now that all 12 boys and their coach have been freed from a flooded cave in Thailand, doctors are monitoring their health, likely looking for signs of certain infections, such as histoplasmosis or cave disease, among other health problems. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors might watch for this in rescued Thai boys
Now that all 12 boys and their coach have been freed from a flooded cave in Thailand, doctors are monitoring their health, likely looking for signs of certain infections, such as histoplasmosis or cave disease, among other health problems. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the dangers the Thai soccer team faced inside the cave?
The final push to rescue the last of the 13 people trapped in a cave is underway in Thailand. At least two more boys have been pulled out so far this morning. Divers guided eight of the boys to safey in the first two days of the rescue effort. Mark Strassmann goes inside a similar cave system in Florida Caverns State Park, to show some of the conditions the soccer team endured for more than two weeks. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cave rescue: Final push under way in Thailand
A ninth boy emerges as divers push to complete the rescue of a football team from a flooded cave. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The boys trapped in the Thailand cave could face an unusual disease
The environment inside the cave increases their risk of this rare disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical issues facing Thailand cave survivors
Boys rescued from flooded cave are being treated at a local hospital. A doctor describes what medics can expect to see when evaluating the boys (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As boys on the Thai soccer team are rescued, focus shifts to their health
As the first members of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand were rescued Sunday, the focus begins to shift to the boys' long-term health and getting them proper medical aid. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As they are rescued, focus shifts to health of boys on Thai soccer team
As the first members of the boys' soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand were rescued Sunday, the focus begins to shift to the boys' long-term health and getting them proper medical aid. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical toll on trapped soccer team may hamper Thai cave rescue
The physical toll of being confined in a waterlogged Thailand cave for two weeks may complicate the rescue of the 13 still trapped inside, medical experts warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

After rescue from Thai cave, boys now face a physical and psychological battle
The four boys rescued on Sunday after spending the last two weeks trapped with seven other teammates and their coach in a waterlogged cave in Thailand now face a new challenge after surviving — recovery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

After rescue from Thai cave, boys face a physical and psychological battle
The eight boys rescued after spending the last two weeks trapped with four other teammates and their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand now face a new challenge after surviving — recovery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Gaming behaviour with Pok émon GO and physical activity: a preliminary study with medical students in Thailand - Wattanapisit A, Saengow U, Ng CJ, Thanamee S, Kaewruang N.
This study aimed to determine the physical activity of medical students, who played Pokémon GO, and the change in their use of Pokémon GO and physical activity over time. An o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Featured Review: Saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis
A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with theCochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits ofnasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass or tree pollen, mould, dust mites or animal dander (tiny flakes of skin). People with allergic rhinitis experience symptoms (nasal obstruction, runny nose, nasal itching and sneezing) that may affect their quality of life.Nasal saline irrigation (also known as nasal douche, wash or...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Can this traditional Thai herbal extract be used to treat Type 2 diabetes?
(Natural News) Researchers have established that Mathurameha (also spelled as Mathura Meha), a traditional herbal blend in Thailand that uses 26 medicinal plants, is an effective and safe way to treat Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined the decoction’s ability to reduce blood sugar. Mathurmeha has been used for in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand cave: New video shows boys in good health
The boys are seen wrapped in blankets and with divers, as a huge operation continues to free them. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: New study finds coffee drinkers may live longer
Plus: U.S. Air Force Capt. Jessica Tait discusses the latest on the mission to rescue the boys stuck in a cave in Thailand, and Cardi B makes history as a female rapper. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Thailand cave rescue: The health toll of waiting for freedom
As a Thai youth soccer team trapped in a cave waits to be rescued, experts describe the psychological and physical health impacts of experiencing such a traumatic emergency -- all while waiting for freedom. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of sleep deprivation and fatigue among chemical transportation drivers in Chonburi, Thailand - Phatrabuddha N, Yingratanasuk T, Rotwannasin P, Jaidee W, Krajaiklang N.
In this study, sleep deprivation and fatigue among chemical transportation drivers were examined. METHODS: A cross-sectional study surveying 107 drivers f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

£ 2.9 million awarded to tackling antibacterial resistance in Thailand
(University of Bristol) Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

£ 2.9 million awarded to tackling Antibacterial Resistance in Thailand
An inter-disciplinary research consortium led by the University of Bristol has won a £ 2.9m award from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to help tackle the growing incidence of antibacterial resistance in Thailand. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition
November 29-30, 2018; Bangkok, Thailand. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Screen viewing time and externalising problems in pre-school children in Northern Thailand - Tansriratanawong S, Louthrenoo O, Chonchaiya W, Charnsil C.
This study aims to describe screen use in pre-school children and its   association with externalising problems.METHODS: A cross-sectional study of pre-schoole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Seeking help for harm from others' drinking in five Asian countries: variation between societies, by type of harm and by source of help - Waleewong O, Laslett AM, Chenhall R, Room R.
This study aims to measure the prevalence rates and patterns of help-seeking behavior as a consequence of being harmed by drinkers in five Asian countries (India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand). METHODS: A total of 9832 respondents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Developing Thailand's comprehensive crime victim assistance model through a comparative perspective of the Swedish and Norwegian systems - Chokprajakchat S, Techagaisiyavanit W.
In the era in which crime victims' rights have gained their central role in the criminal justice system, Thailand has yet faced the most challenging task in the area of crime victim support and assistance in order to modernize and implement its domestic la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dental and jaw injuries among Muay Thai kickboxing athletes - Chatrchaiwiwatana S, Hongsawat K, Siritapetawee M, Ratanasiri A.
BACKGROUND: It has been reported globally that boxing athletes suffer a high risk of injuries, predominantly dental and jaw injuries. While the popularity of Muay Thai kickboxing is increasing in Thailand, there has been very little research evidence rega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Prevalence of intimate partner violence in Thailand - Chuemchit M, Chernkwanma S, Rugkua R, Daengthern L, Abdullakasim P, Wieringa SE.
This study proposed to examine the prevalence of intimate partner violence in 4 regions of Thailand by using a standardized questionnaire from the WHO multi countr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

EMS Asia Kicks Off EMS Clinical Competition
A group of 10 teams from across Asia will converge at EMS Asia 2018 to participate in a clinical competition that tests each team's ability to handle a variety of patients and conditions often encountered in the prehosptial setting. Teams arrived at this year's EMS Asia conference location in Davao City, Philippines, from across the Asian continent. Last held in Seoul, South Korea in 2016, this is the fifth Asian EMS Conference, an event that seeks to unite the continent's various EMS systems to share research and education in an effort to move forward advancements in prehospital care in a forum allowing for open communica...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Activities to improve safety and transportation quality by using IoT in Thailand - Takayuki I.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: ja... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

International Workshop on Impact Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs
October 1-12, 2018; Bangkok, Thailand. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

In Thailand, 17 Pounds Of Plastic Kills Whale, Highlighting Ocean Pollution
Last week, dozens of plastic bags were pulled from the stomach of a whale that researchers found washed ashore in Thailand.(Image credit: Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources/Social Media/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Raphelson Source Type: news

An exploration of Thai public perceptions of defenses in cases of women who kill their domestically violent spouses - Ho RTK, Chantagul N.
The present study investigated the issue of domestic violence in Thailand and in particular the reactions of the Thai populace (male versus female) to a battered woman who killed her abusive spouse, as well as how such reactions could be influenced by the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya:Thailand Offers Technical Support and Training to Universal Healthcare
[Capital FM] Geneva -Thailand, which has successfully implemented Universal Health Coverage (UHC), will assist with both technical and training expertise to enable Kenya achieve her UHC, Cabinet Secretary of Health Sicily Kariuki has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crowdsourcing to Report and Respond to Zoonotic Diseases
In Thailand, farmers, local health volunteers, and human and animal health officers are using mobile technology to report zoonotic diseases that pose a serious threat to the health of people and animals. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EU and Asian researchers join forces to learn lessons on coastal flooding
Could holistic flood risk assessment have mitigated the 'Great Flood' that hit Thailand in 2011? The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - in Thailand - is on the case. The project team hopes to reduce the likelihood of coastal areas around the world experiencing the catastrophic flooding that wiped out 20 000km2 of farmland. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Inequality in active public park: a case study of Benjakitti Park in Bangkok, Thailand - Chandrasiri O, Arifwidodo S.
Public Park is considered as one of the important settings for physical activity, especially in urban area. Parks support physical activity through their accessibility; their provision to facilitate active pursuits; their capacity to provide opportunities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community-Partnered Research with High-risk Populations in Thailand
May 23, 2018 11:30am-1:30pm ET; Baltimore, MD. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why is asbestos still killing people? – Science Weekly podcast
Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain. Many countries still continue to build with this lethal substance – but why?Hannah Devlin investigatesSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterThe health effects of asbestos have been well documented for decades. Inhaling these fibres can cause mesothelioma, a very aggressive form of cancer with a poor prognosis. In Great Britain, more people die from this disease every year than road traffic accidents. And yet this material is still found in at...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Health Medicine Cancer research Medical research Society Source Type: news

Fighting Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)By Shamshad AkhtarBANGKOK, Thailand, May 15 2018 (IPS)Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and, if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve sustainable development. This is the central challenge heads of state and government will be considering this week at the Economic and Social Commission for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Environment Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Flood risk management in Thailand: shifting from a passive to a progressive paradigm - Singkran N.
This article examines the 2011 flood in Thailand, with an emphasis on the Chao Phraya River Basin, and analyzes the existing plans and measures relevant to the flood risk management of the country. It also highlights some deficiencies in current practices,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Gendered approach towards disaster recovery: experiences from 2011 floods in Pathumthani province, Thailand - Pathak S, Emah IE.
Disaster recovery is multifaceted and depends upon various actors who are involved in coping up after a natural disaster. Gender plays a significant role during every phase of disaster management. Thailand suffered from its largest and most expensive flood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Thailand ’s Biotechnology Sector On Display At BIO 2018
Delegation led by Thailand Board of Investment headed to Boston in June to present the Kingdom’s vast life sciences offering(PRWeb May 14, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15476283.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thailand ’s Biotechnology Sector On Display At BIO 2018
Delegation led by Thailand Board of Investment headed to Boston in June to present the Kingdom’s vast life sciences offering(PRWeb May 14, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15476283.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tropical dengue fever could be spread through sex as scientists find mosquito virus in semen
The study, published in journal Eurosurveillance , documented the case of an Italian man in his 50s diagnosed with dengue fever after returning from Thailand in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news