The Latest: Thailand to welcome tourists, with restrictions
Thailand is preparing to receive the first group of foreign tourists since scheduled commercial passenger flights into the country were halted in April due to the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Contact tracing study results recommend consistent wearing of masks, handwashing, and social distancing in public to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) A contact tracing study presented at this year's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) confirms the effectiveness of wearing of masks in public, handwashing, and social distancing to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study is by Assistant Professor Direk Limmathurotsakul, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Developing of intelligence walking stick and mobile application for elderly health care using the internet of things - Nuanmeesri S, Poomhiran L.
Nowadays, Thailand is stepping into an aging society. This research purposes developing the intelligence walking stick for the elderly in terms of the health care system by applied the internet of things devices and biometric sensors in a real-time system.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Leveraging Research for Solution-driven Policymaking in the Era of COVID-19
By Sudip Ranjan Basu, Monica Das, Alexandra Boakes Tracy and Achim WennmannBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The United Nations has tasked the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) to lead the research roadmap to identify priorities that will support an equitable global socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 within the broader framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the world grapples with the impacts of COVID-19, identifying the research agenda and partnering with academic institutions and think tanks have become more essential than ever before. S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu - Monica Das - Alexandra Boakes Tracy - Ac Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vichay Phommachan: Deaf Artist, Actor, Model, and Dancer
Biography of Vichay Phommachan an 35 years old deaf artist, actor, model, and dancer born in Thailand and raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 12, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Famous Disabled Source Type: news

Estimating of the costs of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in agricultural works in Thailand - Yogyorn D, Slatin C, Siriruttanapruk S, Woskie S, Chantian T, Chaladlerd P, Kongtip P.
This study used data from Thailand's Universal Hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Financing Economic Recovery
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 8 2020 (IPS) As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaCompared to 2019’s e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Does drinking initiation of young Thai drinkers vary over time and generation? Results of the national surveys on tobacco and alcohol consumption of the Thai populations 2007-2017 - Assanangkornchai S, Vichitkunakorn P.
This study aimed to explore the effects of time period ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cold-related symptoms and performance degradation among Thai poultry industry workers with reference to vulnerable groups: a cross-sectional study - Auttanate N, Chotiphan C, Maruo SJ, N äyhä S, Jussila K, Rissanen S, Sripaiboonkij P, Ikäheimo TM, Jaakkola JJK, Phanprasit W.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of cold-related cardiorespiratory, circulatory, and general symptoms and performance degradation among Thai c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trump Vaccine Chief Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Vaccine by Election Day
Just as Thailand reached 100 days without a new local case, it found one. The New York Times surveyed more than 1,500 colleges and found that over two-thirds had reported at least one case. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Thailand reports 1st local coronavirus case in 100 days
Health officials in Thailand say a prison inmate has tested positive for the coronavirus in the country’s first confirmed locally transmitted case in 100 days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Emergency Severity Index as a predictor of in-hospital mortality in suspected sepsis patients in the emergency department
Conclusion(s): The ESI was accurate and had the highest sensitivity for predicting in-hospital mortality and ICU admission in suspected sepsis patients in the ED. This confirms that the ESI is useful in both ED triage and predicting adverse outcomes in these patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prison inmate tests positive in Thailand's 1st confirmed local coronavirus case since May
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thai King reinstates his royal consort after declaring her 'untainted'
King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is welcoming his consort back into the royal household, a surprise move that comes as the country... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With 1,000 Student Infections, U. of South Carolina Urges Vigilance
Thailand has reached 100 days without any locally transmitted cases. Beijing reopened to international flights for the first time in five months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Thailand hits 100 days with no local virus transmissions
Thailand’s prime minister is congratulating the nation for having achieved 100 days without a confirmed locally transmitted case of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study of Asia's hillstream loaches reveals keys to fish family's land-walking abilities
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) A new genetic and morphological study of South Asia's hillstream loach (Balitoridae) family is shedding new light on the fishes' unusual land-walking capabilities, including that of the family's strangest relative -- Cryptotora thamicola -- a rare, blind cavefish from Thailand with an uncanny ability to walk on land and climb waterfalls using four limbs that move in salamander-like fashion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amid deepening desperation, the story of those who won't wait for superpowers ’ Covid vaccines
The US and other superpowers have laid claim to billions of Covid vaccine doses that are nearing the finish line. That ’s sparked worries that poorer countries will be left behind and shots will be slow to reach many of them. Dozens of laboratories, researchers and companies from Thailand to Nigeria are bootstrapping their own work on inoculations. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid deepening fears, the story of those who will not wait for superpowers ’ Covid vaccines
The US and other superpowers have laid claim to billions of Covid vaccine doses that are nearing the finish line. That ’s sparked worries that poorer countries will be left behind and shots will be slow to reach many of them. Dozens of laboratories, researchers and companies from Thailand to Nigeria are bootstrapping their own work on inoculations. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transforming the Global Economy or Parachuting Cats into Borneo?
Credit: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 24 2020 (IPS) The COVID 19 Pandemic continues relentlessly. Deaths approaching a million globally, 22 million infected and growing. Brazil, India, the US and Russia accounting for almost 50% of the total cases in the world. Medically the promise of a vaccine is given as signs of hope; what surprises awaits us when such a vaccine is available, would be another story. Economically, to address the uncertainty and the grim future ahead, the UN, some governments and even Joe Biden the US Presidential hopeful, are waving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lawrence Surendra Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tourism Trauma and COVID-19
By External SourceAug 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) Pandemic-related lockdowns, flight cancellations, and border closures may be putting a crimp on summer vacation plans. However, the precipitous drop in tourism will have an outsized impact on countries that rely on foreign travelers—with potentially large-scale effects on their economies’ national accounts. Costa Rica, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and Thailand could be among the hardest hit with losses in tourism proceeds exceeding 3 percent of GDP, according to the IMF’s recently released 2020 External Sector Report. The chart calculates direct tourism impacts ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Impacts of transport and land-use adaptation policies on flood risk in middle-sized city analyzed by system dynamics model: a case study of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand - Kikuchi H, Tsumita N, Fukuda A, Jaensirisak S.
The frequency of flood occurrences has increased worldwide, e.g., in Thailand increasing fourfold during 2001 to 2010, partly due to climate change. As one of the solutions against increasing flood in urban areas, adaptation policies to minimize the flood ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Thailand ’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s Blog
In January, Thailand became the second country to confirm a COVID-19 case but, since then, the country has shown remarkable resilience and, as of late July, there had not been any recorded cases of domestic transmission for nearly two months. Gita Sabharwal, the UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, explains that this success is thanks to a combination of government action, social responsibility and community solidarity.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thailand ’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator Blog
In January, Thailand became the second country to confirm a COVID-19 case but, since then, the country has shown remarkable resilience and, as of late July, there had not been any recorded cases of domestic transmission for nearly two months. Gita Sabharwal, the UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand, explains that this success is thanks to a combination of government action, social responsibility and community solidarity.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The New Poor Post-pandemic: Time for Cushioning the Most Vulnerable in Southeast Asia
Credit: Unsplash / Lynda Hinton By Kaveh Zahedi and Van NguyenBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) After decades of impressive growth, for the first time, Southeast Asia is experiencing a drop in measured human development. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely take months to reveal itself and years to put right. Yet, a legacy of mobilizing under constraints is leading Southeast Asia’s pandemic response. During the first two months of COVID-19 lockdown, the once bustling streets of Bangkok were unusually quiet. In the alley nested between two high-end shopping malls in downtown Bangkok, an elder...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi and Van Nguyen Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Thai Cabinet approves draft law expanding access to cannabis
Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Agricultural risk factors related musculoskeletal disorders among older farmers in Pathum Thani Province, Thailand - Kaewdok T, Sirisawasd S, Taptagaporn S.
BACKGROUND: Agriculture is one of the most hazardous jobs in terms of occupational illness, especially musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This paper is a cross-sectional study designed to identify agricultural risk factors related to MSDs among older farmer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news

A Determined Path to the SDGs in 2030 Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kanni Wignaraja and Bambang SusantonoBANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 27 2020 (IPS) As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear—a return to business as usual is unimaginable in a region that was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The virtual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development recently convened governments and stakeholders across the globe to focus on the imperative to build back better while keeping an eye on the Global Goals. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaAsia was the first to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana-Kanni Wignaraja-Bambang Susanto Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Phylogenetic evidence revealed Cantharocybe virosa (Agaricales, Hygrophoraceae) as a new clinical record for gastrointestinal mushroom poisoning in Thailand - Parnmen S, Nooron N, Leudang S, Sikaphan S, Polputpisatkul D, Rangsiruji A.
This study therefore, aimed to identify suspected GI toxin-containing mushrooms using DNA sequence analyses of the internal transcribed spacer (I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Factoid on Illicit Trade Leading Governments Astray
Credit: SEATCABy Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana RossBANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 21 2020 (IPS) A factoid is unreliable information repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact. One such factoid repeatedly echoed across the globe by the tobacco industry is that tobacco tax increases worsen cigarette smuggling. For governments facing challenges to curb smuggling, particularly in the global South, this factoid has scared political leaders from effectively using taxes as a public health tool. Tax increases used as part of comprehensive tobacco control have been shown to successfully reduce smoking in many countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana Ross Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Criminalising torture and enforced disappearance in Thailand: progress on draft legislation - P érez-Sales P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Thais seek to fix errors that allowed infected foreigners in
Authorities in Thailand are urging almost 1,900 people to quarantine themselves and get tested for the coronavirus after a breakdown in screening allowed two foreigners with the disease to pose a risk to public health (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus in 2 foreign arrivals raises alarm in Thailand
Health authorities in Thailand are seeking to trace the local contacts of two recent foreign arrivals in the country who were infected with the coronavirus and may have violated quarantine rules (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India ranks eighth for cancer preparedness among 10 Asia-Pacific countries: EIU
The report describes the complexities of the challenge of cancer facing 10 Asia-Pacific countries -- Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The report has ranked India at the eighth position. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictions
Thai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Induction of labour at or beyond 37 weeks ’ gestation
A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks (the gestation period) from the start of the woman's last menstrual period. If a pregnancy lasts too long, a woman and her clinician may wish to stimulate the woman ’s body to begin labour. This is called induction.Babies may be at a greater risk of death, before or shortly after birth, after prolonged gestation. However, induction of labour may also have risks for mothers and their babies, especially if women are not ready to labour.Current tests cannot predict whether babies would be better to stay inside their mother or whether labour should be induced to make the birth happ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Asia Today: Thailand lets in some foreigners, opens schools
Thailand has begun a fifth phase of relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sustainable Tourism and Fisheries Key to Growth in Post-COVID Pacific
A boat rests on the shores of Fiji. Credit: Unsplash / Nicolas WeldinghBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 30 2020 (IPS) Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts in small island developing States (SIDS), where setbacks are likely to undo years of development gains and push many people back into poverty. Compared to other developing countries, SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region have done well in containing the spread of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

We Have a Cheap, Effective Way to Keep Ourselves Safer From COVID-19. Why Are We Fighting About It?
At long last, we have made a truly game-changing scientific breakthrough in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The impact of this breakthrough seems almost too good to be true. We have found a disease control tool that, when used properly, can dramatically reduce the person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Studies have shown that this tool could reduce transmission by somewhere between 50% and 85%. The tool is cheap and remarkably low-tech. You can even make one at home. It has no significant side effects. And with each passing day, the scientific research showing the tool’s effec...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Study finds that Caesalpinia mimosoides (mimosa thorn) exhibits antioxidant properties
(Natural News) The plant Caesalpinia mimosoides, commonly known as mimosa thorn, is a prickly climbing shrub that belongs to the Leguminosae, or legume family. Its leaves are considered a vegetable in Thailand, while its other parts are used in traditional folk medicine in India. According to studies, mimosa thorn has plenty of beneficial properties, which include anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and antimicrobial activities. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The week in wildlife - in pictures
The pick of the world ’s best flora and fauna photos, including a perky grasshopper and a sleepy turtleContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eric Hilaire Tags: Wildlife Environment Animals World news Zoology Biology South Africa Thailand Germany Vietnam Asia Pacific Source Type: news

COVID-READY helps hotels during and after the pandemic
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) With hotels reopening after the corona lockdown, there is a lot to consider for them to protect their guests and employees as well as possible. Hotel Resilient, a spin-off from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, supports hotels around the world with its free " COVID-READY " offers. It includes hygiene and protection standards, self-audit software, an e-learning module and the possibility of certification. Hotel Resilient's COVID-READY program has recently been launched in cooperation with 75 hotels in Phuket/Thailand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends in occupational-related open globe injury presenting to a tertiary referral centre of Northern Thailand - Patikulsila D, Choovuthayakorn J, Supreeyathitikul P, Chaovisitsaree T, Chaikitmongkol V, Watanachai N, Kunavisarut P.
PURPOSE: To determine characteristics of occupational-related open globe injury (OGI) in a tertiary referral centre within an agricultural activity endemic area. METHODS: The medical records of patients diagnosed as open globe injury received durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Thailand reports six new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
Thailand on Thursday reported six new coronavirus infections and no new deaths, bringing its total to 3,141 confirmed cases, of which 58 were fatalities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

We Should Not Aim to Return to Normal
Credit: Marcin Jozwiak on Unsplash By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Inger AndersenBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) The world before COVID-19 looks very attractive right now. In light of the disease, mass unemployment and social distancing, a return to pre-pandemic normality seems appealing. Yet we should remember what normal was. Normal was obtaining 85 per cent of our energy fossil fuels and losing 7 million people a year to air pollution. Normal was careening toward a global temperature rise of over 3.5 C by the end of the century, with island nations facing obliteration. Normal was 1 in 8 species threatened with e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Inger Andersen Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news