The trend of emergency department visits among the elderly in Thailand - Lumjeaksuwan M, Patcharasopit S, Seksanpanit C, Sritharo N, Aeampuck A, Wittayachamnankul B.
Emergency department (ED) usage by older adults tends to be a major health issue due to increase in aging population and their health fragility. Currently, there is no study comparing ED data of older adults with those of younger population in Southeast As... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Thai health ministry proposes easing rules on cannabis use
Thailand, which in 2020 became the first Southeast Asian nation to decriminalize the production and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, is moving to further loosen regulations on the drug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thailand loosens entry restrictions as omicron worries ease
Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus decline (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That
When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 emerged this fall, governments across East and Southeast Asia returned to a tried-and-true strategy to stop it: They doubled down on border restrictions. Japan banned entry for nearly all foreigners—including students who had already been admitted to universities. The Philippines barred foreign nationals arriving from countries with local Omicron cases. Thailand ended programs that allowed tourists to enter without quarantine. But border closures did not stop the arrival of the Omicron variant. Multiple countries across Asia are reporting spiking infections. Japan’s COVID-19...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Amway looks to enhance exports of herbal, Ayurvedic products to South East Asian nations
The company had planned to export from its manufacturing plant near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, where it has invested Rs 600 crore. "It has started exporting now to South East Asian nations. We have started even exporting Glister herbal toothpaste to Indonesia and we are looking at Thailand and other countries for that," Pant told PTI. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK, France set COVID-19 records as airlines cancel flights: Live
Holiday travel disrupted as Thailand reports first Omicron cluster, Ecuador makes vaccines compulsory. #omicron (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live updates: Israeli man detained in Thailand over virus
Officials in Thailand say an Israeli tourist who left quarantine while apparently infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detained on a southern resort island (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of pediatric open globe injuries in a university hospital in Thailand - Saksiriwutto P, Charuchinda P, Atchaneeyasakul LO, Surachatkumtonekul T, Phamonvaechavan P.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and clinical outcomes of pediatric traumatic open globe injuries and to determine the risk factors for poor visual outcome. METHODS: The medical records of patients aged younger tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Thailand reimposes quarantine as concerns grow over omicron
Thailand has decided to immediately reimpose a mandatory quarantine for visitors and suspend a “test-and-go” scheme for fully vaccinated arrivals as concerns grow over the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccines, Diagnostics and Therapeutics as Global Public Goods
Discussions and promotion of this idea at subregional and regional levels could help advance it before elevating it to the global level. At the regional level, procurement of vaccines could be pooled, and regional hubs built for the development and manufacture of vaccines; where these centres already exist they should be strengthened. Public-private partnerships in vaccine development, manufacturing and distribution must be increased. Exchanges and transfer of knowledge, know-how, technology and resources between countries, using North-South and South-South principles, must be stepped up to achieve vaccine self-sufficiency...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Associations between sexual violence, domestic violence, neglect, and alcohol consumption among Lahu Hill Tribe families in northern Thailand - Seeprasert P, Tamornpark R, Apidechkul T, Panjaphothiwat N, Singkhorn O, Upala P, Sunsern R.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence is one of the largest silent problems in the world. Women, children, and elderly individuals often fall victims to family members who use alcohol. However, there is lack of scientific evidence on alcohol consumption and domest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A New Transport Agenda to Carry Asia and the Pacific Towards Sustainable Development
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 14 2021 (IPS) Transport ministers from across Asia and the Pacific are meeting this week to consider a potentially transformational agenda for how people and goods are moved around the region and across the globe. Pre-COVID-19 transport connectivity weaknesses in the Asia-Pacific region became even more apparent during the pandemic: landlocked developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing States were particularly affected. Therefore, it is imperative that we accelerate meaningful change in transport systems as countries seek to put their dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Victims or suspects? Identifying and assisting potentially trafficked fishermen: a qualitative study with stakeholders and first responders in Thailand - Pocock NS, St öckl H, Tadee R, Rongrongmuang W, Tharawan K, B Adamson F, Zimmerman C.
Prompted by reports of 'sea slavery' in the fishing industry and threats of sanctions, Thailand has faced pressure to eradicate human trafficking the fishing sector. Although the Thai government has responded with anti-trafficking policies, there remains l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news