Funding shortfalls threaten health services for a million vulnerable Iraqis, says UN health agency
Almost one million vulnerable Iraqis will have to go without basic medicines and other life-saving healthcare if funding is not found to save critical health facilities, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September
A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations profiting from such deals.      (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.N. says global fight against AIDS is at 'precarious point'
Complacency is starting to stall the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Record 123 million infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Despite Progress, South Asia Faces Daunting Challenges in Water & Sanitation
A girl washes her hands and face with soap and water at a water tap, installed with the support of HSBC and WaterAid, in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. Credit: WaterAid/Abir AbdullahBy Vanita SunejaNEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS)In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world. What I am more likely to tell them, is how – even with the knowl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vanita Suneja Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Society Reaps the Benefits When Women Enjoy Better Health Care
Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don ’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights.This is borne out by figures. Each year in developing countries, including those in Africa,  more than 30 million women don’t give birth at a health facility. More than 45 million have inadequate or no antenatal care. And over 200 million women want to avoid pregnancy but  don ’t have access to modern contraceptive methods.The United Nations &r...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Zimbabwe On the Verge of Eliminating Aids
[CAJ News] Bulawayo -Zimbabwe is on course to attain global targets set by the United Nations (UN) to eradicate the HIV/AIDS scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Justice for victims of human trafficking in Australia? Issues associated with Australia's criminal justice response to trafficking in persons - Davy D.
Australia has witnessed an increase in human trafficking cases in recent years, most of which have involved women trafficked for sexual exploitation. In response, and within the framework of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent and Suppress Trafficking i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress
A community health volunteer informs community members about various methods of family planning. Photo Credit: UNFPA KenyaBy Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 2018 (IPS)Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its youth, with parents shying off from the subject and policymakers largely equivocal. The result is that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josephine Kibaru and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Health conditions for citizens of Yemen ’s key port city ‘remain critical’ says UN agency
Even before the escalation of conflict in Hudaydah, conditions in Yemen ’s port city were some of “the most dire in the country,” according to the United Nations health agency on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears
Women across Africa ’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children
Mukakibibi, 50, is a two-term village chief in a village in Rweru, Bugesera, Rwanda. Credit: WaterAid/ Behailu ShiferawBy Behailu ShiferawKIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 10 2018 (IPS)To many of us, ‘keep out of the reach of children’ is a phrase we see printed on labels for medicines and chemicals. To mothers in Rweru Sector, Rwanda, it’s a daily principle to live by. “Once we collected the water, we wouldn’t just leave it anywhere until it is boiled and safe to drink. We always put it at a height the younger ones couldn’t reach. We feared they might accidentally drink it,” 50-year-old Mukakib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Behailu Shiferaw Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

New UN agriculture agency report underscores value of fishing in fight against global hunger
The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Niger State Now Polio Free
[This Day] Minna -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said Niger State is now polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN Environment, Yale University demonstrate how to make modern living sustainable with new eco-housing
(United Nations Environment Programme) The housing sector uses 40 percent of the planet's total resources and represents more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Constructed primarily from locally sourced, bio-based renewable materials, the module is efficient, multi-functional and engineered to operate independently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Balloons, disinfectant, brandy used in attempts to prevent pregnancy
UNITED NATIONS, New York –Fifty years ago, world leaders recognizedfamily planning as a human right. Yet safe and reliable forms of contraception remain out of reach for hundreds of millions of people. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

The Guardian view on world heritage: in the beginning was the dream | Editorial
An astonishing neolithic ruin shows the incomprehensible variety and power of religionUnesco has just added to its list of world heritage sitesone of the most remarkable archaeological locations in the world, one which raises huge questions about the development of civilisation and offers no answers at all.G öbekli Tepe appears to be no more than a hill of dirt in the bare, brown landscape of south-eastern Turkey, but excavations starting in the 1990s revealed something extraordinary: beneath the surface were rings of megaliths, carved stones weighing up to 20 tonnes, which had been first placed there 11,000 years ago...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Unesco Religion Archaeology Science Turkey World news United Nations Source Type: news

Poorer countries set to be'increasingly dependent' on food imports, says UN food agency report
Poorer countries with rising populations and scarce natural resources are likely to be “increasingly dependent” on imports to feed their people, according to an annual report jointly compiled by the United Nations food agency, launched on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa:Fight Against Drug Consumption Needs Gender Specific Treatments
[IPS] United Nations -The World Drug Report 2018, launched this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health-care and legal solutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fight Against Drug Consumption Needs Gender Specific Treatments
By Carmen Arroyo and Emily ThampoeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2018 (IPS)The World Drug Report 2018, launched this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health-care and legal solutions. Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB) has warned. Credit: UN Photo/D. GairAs Marie Nougier, Head of Research and Communications at the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) told IPS: “There is certainly...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Biodiversity is the 'infrastructure that supports all life'
Dr Cristiana Pa șca Palmer, UN assistant secretary general and executive secretary of the convention on biological diversity, discusses Half Earth, a future biodiversity agreement and where to find the money to save life on EarthDr. Cristiana Pa șca Palmer has a big job ahead of her: planning the 2020 UN Biodiversity Convention in Beijing. As the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Pașca Palmer is in charge of forming new goals with governments for the natural world post-2020. At the same time, a growing g roup of scientists arecalling for a serious consideration of theHalf Earth idea&nd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Biodiversity Conservation United Nations Wildlife World news Animals Science Source Type: news

Overly Bureaucratic Procedures and Long Waits Cuts off Support to 22 Million Yemenis
By Maged SrourROME, Jun 28 2018 (IPS)As Yemen’s people struggle to survive amid what has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the stranglehold by both government coalition forces and rebels over the country’s main ports of entry and distribution is cutting off a lifeline of support to 22 million people. Amnesty International, in a report published on Jun. 22 after seven months of extensive research, said that the Saudi-led government coalition are blocking the entrance of essential humanitarian aid, including food, fuel and medicines. And any distribution of this aid is slowed by Houth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Unicef Concerned About Kebbi's High Newborn Deaths
[Premium Times] The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has said the rate of newborn deaths per 1000 births is 55 in Kebbi State, higher than the national average of 37 deaths per 1000 births, in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth
A stand-by drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth has some new competition – with improved benefits, according a United Nations health agency-led report. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New book honours UN women who made HERstory
Raising awareness of women ’s contributions is critical to correcting historical imbalances that have undervalued their presence, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia:  UN experts push for prompt release of women human rights defenders
A ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia may have officially ended at the weekend, but on Wednesday, nine United Nations experts called for the immediate release of a number of women ’s rights defenders who were imprisoned following a government crackdown which began in mid-May. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
[IPS] United Nations -A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard- the use of mercury in dentistry--is steadily moving to a successful conclusion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The nuclear weapons ban treaty and the non-proliferation regime - Egeland K, Hugo TG, L øvold M, Nystuen G.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in July 2017, has been met with mixed reactions. While supporters have described the Treaty as a watershed in the struggle for disarmament, others have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sir Prince Ramsey, Guttmacher Institute and Save a Child ’s Heart recognized with UN Population Award
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The United Nations honoured Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey, an Antiguan family doctor who played a pivotal role in advocating for HIV patients at the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, and who pioneered HIV services for pregnant women in the region. In recognition of these and other achievements, Dr. Ramsey received the 2018 UN Population Award at a ceremony held today at UN Headquarters in New York.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO
Almost two months after the start of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts announced on Tuesday that the deadly disease has “largely been contained”.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cocaine and opium production worldwide hit ‘absolute record highs’ - major threat to public health says UN study
The scourge of opium-based drugs and cocaine are a bigger global threat to public health and law enforcement than ever before, according to the latest World Drug Report, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vulnerable children's rights to participation, protection, and provision: the process of defining the problem in Swedish child and family welfare - Heimer M, Nasman E, Palme J.
This study addresses the relationship between children's participation and the protection and provision offered to them by social services in Sweden. It applies a theoretical framework for analysing child welfare that is anchored in the United Nations Conv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2018 (IPS)A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard– the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that “nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018.” Participants in the global workshop in Bangkok, co-sponsored by the UN Environment (UNE) and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Credit: UNE“Europe takes that exciting ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief hopes end of driving ban creates more opportunities for kingdom ’s women and girls
United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and expressed his hope that ending the prohibition will generate more new opportunities for women in the Kingdom. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Savagery of Rapes of Minors
Geetika Dang is an independent researcher; Vani S. Kulkarni is lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) professorial research fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England, and Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Centre, University of Pnnsylvania, USA).By Geetika Dang, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Jun 22 2018 (IPS)Rapes of minors surged from 16 per day in 2001 to 46 per day in 2016. As if this was not horrendous enough, their savagery adds to it.In 2016, 43.3% of the total female rape victims were minors. Around 13% of the minor female vict...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Geetika 3 Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Training Workshop On Truth Commission Reporting
[Foroyaa] The Government of The Gambia and the Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, held a day long Training Workshop for members of the Media Fraternity on Wednesday June 20th 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conference urges an end to the detention of Palestinian children
Children as young as 12 are routinely taken from their homes at gunpoint then blindfolded, bound and shackled, UNISON’s national delegate conference heard in a passionate and sobering debate on the detention of Palestinian children. Many UNISON members gave informed and moving speeches on the topic. “Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 500 to 700 children,” said one delegate. “From the moment of arrest, Palestinian children encounter ill-treatment and a denial of their basic rights,” said another. “I was 14 years old when this occupation first started, and I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference international International workers NDC 2018 Palestine Source Type: news

Nigeria:DG Who's Visit to NCDC and Its Implication for Nigeria
[This Day] On the 11th April 2018, the Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was his first visit to Nigeria since assuming the role of DG. It was the first time the NCDC would be hosting such a high-level visitor from the United Nations. This was an extremely significant event for us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Unicef - Water Sanitation, Hygiene Can Address Malnutrition in Nigeria
[This Day] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated that access to portal water, improved sanitation and hygiene can prevent children from diarrhea and malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care
Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on “the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”.By Dr. Dainius PūrasGENEVA, Jun 21 2018 (IPS)Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, doctors tortured, pharmacists arrested, dentists facing more than a decade in prison—all for delivering healthcare to people considered enemies of the state. There is a disturbing global phenomenon of governments using domestic laws, policies, and practices to punish health professionals for doing their job to treat those in need. Whether it’s vague counter-te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dainius Puras Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations 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

Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women
By Enrique YevesROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS)We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe. Enrique YevesWe want to empower women and girls, yet in every sector we still see serious disparities in terms of equal pay for equal wages and getting more women into senior management positions. We worry about the mass movement of peop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Enrique Yeves Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Gender Global Globalisation Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees N Source Type: news

World Health Organization says video game addiction is a disease. Why American psychiatrists don't
The World Health Organization has made it official: digital games can be addictive, and those addicted to them need help.In the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday, the United Nations agency concluded that people whose jobs, educations, family or social... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Space science ‘superpowers’ can light the way to success for girls in ‘STEM’ fields, hears UN forum
On its opening day, a major United Nations forum on the peaceful uses of outer space, was issued a clear challenge to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” that prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential; especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the United Nations health agency said... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Fertility Struggles More Open – and Shared on Social Media
By Michelle Catenacci, M.DCHICAGO, Jun 18 2018 (IPS)Fertility health is an incredibly personal – and often vulnerable – topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Even though a significant proportion of the population suffers from th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Catenacci Tags: Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Physical punishment of children: time to end the defence of reasonable chastisement in the UK, USA and Australia - Rowland A, Gerry F, Stanton M.
As at March 2016, 49 states had reformed their laws to clearly prohibit all corporal punishment of children (United Nations 1989) in all settings, including the home (Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, n.d.) By January 2017 this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Decentering the prosecution-oriented approach: tackling both supply and demand in the struggle against human trafficking - Fouladvand S.
Fourteen years after the UN Human Trafficking Protocol - hailed as "the single most important development in the fight against human trafficking"1 - was adopted by the United Nations, a more modest document was opened for signature by the International Lab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Europe, sharing the love?
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) Source Type: news