Awareness, perception and perpetration of cyberbullying by high school students and undergraduates in Thailand - Thumronglaohapun S, Maneeton B, Maneeton N, Limpiti S, Manojai N, Chaijaruwanich J, Kummaraka U, Kardkasem R, Muangmool T, Kawilapat S, Juntaping K, Traisathit P, Srikummoon P.
The modern online society requires everyone, especially children and young people, to learn how to use the Internet. Cyberbullying is one misuse that can be detrimental to the cyberbullied individuals' mental health and lifestyle, and it often ends up with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA and Kratom
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to useMitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. FDA is concerned that kratom, which affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine, appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and dependence. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 27, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Sports injury and illness epidemiology: Thailand team surveillance during the 30th Southeast Asian Games - Jumroenketpratheep K, Zayar H, Kaewkul K, Chaijenkij K.
BACKGROUND: Injury and illness surveillance in sports is the first step of the injury prevention model that generates effective injury prevention measures. OBJECTIVES: To identify the incidence, severity, and causes of injuries and illness in the T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Thailand ends mandatory quarantine for vaccinated visitors
Thailand has announced that beginning next month, visitors who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will no longer have to undergo any test or quarantine on arrival (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Addressing Gender-Related Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccinations to Ensure Vaccinations for All
Credit: United Nations By Jacqui Stevenson and Sagri SinghKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 20 2022 (IPS) As a global pandemic, COVID-19 and its continued impacts are unprecedented. Yet many of the challenges that emerged in public health responses to COVID-19 not only had precedence, but were predictable. As the international community observes World Immunization Week (April 24-30), it is a critical moment to reflect on what lessons have, and have not, been learned, and how we can accelerate progress towards vaccine equity. The theme of the 2022 World Immunization Week is “Long Life for All”, a framing which underscores t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jacqui Stevenson and Sagri Singh Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Tackling the Pandemic of Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 12 2022 (IPS) After two years of human devastation, the world is learning to live with COVID-19 while trying to balance the protection of public health and livelihoods. For countries in Asia and the Pacific, this is challenging not only because national coffers are heavily strained by record public spending to mitigate pandemic suffering, but also due to deeper structural economic issues. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaCOVID-19 has exposed a pandemic of inequality in a region which has the world’s most dynamic economies but also half of the global poor. A region where nearl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

What to Know About the XE Variant
A new strain of Omicron, called XE, is spreading in the U.K., and a few cases have been identified elsewhere in the world. Here’s what we do—and don’t—know about the variant. What do we know about the XE variant so far? XE is a hybrid of the two now-familiar strains of Omicron: BA.1 (the original Omicron strain) and BA.2 (the more infectious related strain that’s now dominant in the U.S. and other countries). XE is known as a recombinant variant, which forms “when one SARS-CoV-2 strain picks up some genetic material from another SARS-CoV-2 strain,” explains Dr. Andrew Badley, a pro...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Shane Warne: Cricketer's 'ridiculous' diets and heavy smoking could have led to his death
ON THE day of his state funeral, stars including Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John and Chris Martin will send video contributions as 50,000 fans pay their respects to Shane Warne at a memorial held at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The cricketer lost his life to a suspected heart attack on March 4 whilst on holiday in Thailand. The post-mortem concluded 52-year-old Warne's death was down to natural causes, but since details of his health history have emerged. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves CABENUVA (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) for Adolescents, Expanding the Indication of the First and Only Complete Long-Acting Injectable HIV Regimen
TITUSVILLE, N.J., March 29, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) for the treatment of HIV-1 in virologically suppressed adolescents (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per milliliter [c/mL]) who are 12 years of age or older, weigh at least 35 kg and are on a stable antiretroviral regimen, with no history of treatment failure, nor known or suspected resistance to either cabotegravir or rilpivirine.1,2 Co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare, CABENUVA is the first ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The effects of others' drinking on the harms to children in Thailand: lessons from the WHO-ThaiHealth project - Preampruchcha P, Suwanno N, Petchana B, Kuemee T, Tanaree A, Nontarak J, Balthip K, Ratworawong K, Hayiyani N, Oumudee N, Maneemai O, Waleewong O, Chotipanvithayakul R, Nasueb S, Rungruang S, Chaiyasong S, Saokaew S, Intanont T, Donraman T, Saengow U, Duangpaen W, Bunyanukul W, Vichitkunakorn P.
BACKGROUND: Many knowledge gaps exist in the area of alcohol-related harms in children research such as the potential impact of other's drinking and their social demography. Thus, this study aims to evaluate the effects of characteristics of household memb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Series of Youth Initiatives Aimed at Helping to Empower a Generation to End Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 24, 2022 – Today on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Johnson & Johnson (the Company) announced a series of initiatives in high TB burden countries aimed at helping to empower a generation of youth to end TB. The initiatives focus on supporting global efforts to help find the missing millions of people living with undiagnosed TB, and are part of Johnson & Johnson’s 10-year initiative to help drive progress toward the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal of ending this deadly, but preventable and treatable, disease by 2030.Johnson & Johnson, together with the Central TB Divi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors affecting severity of motorcycle accidents on Thailand's arterial roads: multiple correspondence analysis and ordered logistics regression approaches - Champahom T, Wisutwattanasak P, Chanpariyavatevong K, Laddawan N, Jomnonkwao S, Ratanavaraha V.
Thailand was classified as a middle-income country and ranked second highest in terms of road traffic fatality rate in the world in 2015. By 2018, this ranking went up to ninth in world which may be because of various earnest safety policies implementation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sampling bias and weight factors for in-depth motorcycle crash data in Thailand - Thongnak N, Kanitpong K, Saitoh T, Lubbe N.
Motorcycle crashes are documented in Thailand's national records but are underreported and lacking detail. In-depth motorcycle crash data, collected by Thailand Accident Research Center (TARC), contains a smaller number of motorcycle crashes but more detai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

After battling Covid-19: How future virus research in humans as well as in animals must move in tandem
NIV, a premier institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), was instrumental in isolating a Covid virus strain as early as March 9, 2020, making India the fifth nation — after China, Japan, Thailand and the US — to do so. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand drops pre-arrival COVID test for foreign visitors
Visitors vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news