Increasing Revenue & Protecting Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that tobacco use claims about eight million lives a year. Credit: WHOBy Hana Ross and Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortorCAPETOWN / BANGKOK, Aug 2 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on millions of families and damaged the economy of countries around the globe. Rich countries with higher vaccination rates have opened up their economy ahead of poor countries that are still struggling to fight the pandemic. Yet, there is a simple recipe to boost the population’s health and increase revenue to pay for vaccines and economic recovery. This simple recipe calls for just ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Hana Ross and Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Envenoming by king cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) in Vietnam with cardiac complications and necrotizing fasciitis - Le HQ, Thuy Nguyen NT, Anh Vo TN, Van Nguyen T, Ngoc Do KT, Chi Ho TT, Nguyen SN, Phan XT, Minh Nguyen DL, Kieu DN, Ngo HD, Warrell DA.
King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) bite is well-known for its potentially fatal neurotoxicity. However, fatalities still occur, despite specific antivenom and respiratory support. Cardiovascular disturbances, which have attracted little attention in published... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Modeling the injury severity of small-displacement motorcycle crashes in Hanoi City, Vietnam - Nguyen DVM, Vu AT, Polders E, Ross V, Brijs T, Wets G, Brijs K.
Hanoi City is a typical motorcycle dominant city in Vietnam with a modal share of motorcycles of more than 80% and motorcycle riders involved in more than 70% of road fatalities. It is important to understand the major causes of motorcycle crash severity t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise
Vietnam has announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Nike could run out of sneakers made in Vietnam as Covid crisis worsens, S & P Global warns
The warning comes after two of Nike's suppliers in Vietnam recently halted production due to a rapidly growing Covid outbreak in the region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam puts southern region in lockdown as surge grows
Vietnam has put its entire southern region in a two-week lockdown starting midnight Sunday, as confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 3,000 for the third day in a row (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Psychometric performance of the perceived stigma of substance abuse scale (PSAS) among patients on methadone maintenance therapy in Vietnam - Stockton MA, Mughal AY, Bui Q, Greene MC, Pence BW, Go V, Gaynes BN.
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) and patients on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) face severe stigma and discrimination. However, there are limited measures assessing stigma towards individuals with substance use disorders or MMT patients, par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study reports on experiences of LGB Vietnam-era veterans
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) A new analysis of data from the Vietnam era found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual Veterans who served in the war are reporting PTSD and poorer mental health more often than their heterosexual counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mechanography assessment of fall risk in older adults: the Vietnam Osteoporosis Study - Hoang DK, Le NM, Vo-Thi UP, Nguyen HG, Ho-Pham LT, Nguyen TV.
This study sought to define the association between jumping mechanography parameters and fall risk in Vietnamese individuals. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: scrapping quarantine for double jabbed being considered; Vietnam reports highest daily total
Governmentlooking at whether to dropself-isolation measures for double-jabbed; healthcare workers in Italylaunch legal bid against requirement they get Covid vaccination, according to reportsMinisters urged to keep some restrictions in England after 19 JulyIran fears fifth wave of Covid cases linked to Delta variantThailand reports record Covid-19 cases amid fears over vaccine shortagesDelta variant poses threat to New Zealand ’s Covid-free bubbleSee all our coronavirus coverage10.40pmBSTProf Catherine Bennett recalls being in a supermarket the first time she was recognised.“A woman called out acknowledging she...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed (now) and Clea Skopeliti (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Science Vaccines and immunisation Society Health World news Source Type: news

US report on human trafficking: Bangladesh remains on Tier-2
By External SourceJul 2 2021 (IPS-Partners) The Bangladesh government does not fully meet the minimum standards for elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so and has demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity and therefore remained on Tier 2, according to a US Department of State report. The report titled “2021 Trafficking in Persons Report” further said these efforts included initiating more prosecutions, particularly of labour traffickers, beginning to operate its t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Mike Gravel, former U.S. senator for Alaska, dies at 91
In 1971, he led a one-man filibuster to protest the Vietnam-era draft and he read into the Congressional Record thousands of pages of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnamese men's definitions of intimate partner violence and perceptions of women's recourse-seeking - James-Hawkins L, Hennink M, Bangcaya M, Yount KM.
The Vietnamese government has made efforts to promote gender equality and to discourage intimate partner violence (IPV), yet IPV remains a common experience for married women in Vietnam. IPV leads to severe injury, poor mental health, chronic disease, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The methamphetamine epidemic among persons who inject heroin in Hai Phong, Vietnam - Des Jarlais DC, Feelemyer J, Arasteh K, Huong DT, Oanh KTH, Khue PM, Giang HT, Thanh NTT, Moles JP, Vinh VH, Vallo R, Quillet C, Rapoud D, Michel L, Laureillard D, Nagot N.
This study conducted surveys of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Untapped rice varieties could sustain crop supplies in face of climate change
(Earlham Institute) Local rice varieties in Vietnam could be used to help breed improved crops with higher resilience to climate change, according to a new study published in Rice. Earlham Institute researchers are part of an international collaboration with genebanks and rice breeders in Vietnam -- championed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to help abolish world poverty and hunger -- are aiming to identify varieties that can survive an increasingly unpredictable climate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vietnamese health tech firm develops AI model for TB diagnosis, screening
The model showed 86% sensitivity and a specificity of up to 96.1%. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: < div class= entity entity-paragraphs-item paragraphs-item-enterprise-taxonomy about= typeof= > content /div Source Type: news

Italy: Police arrest truck owner over Vietnamese migrant deaths
The migrants were found dead in a refrigerated truck in the United Kingdom in 2019. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop illegal drills off Truong Sa Islands, Vietnam tells Taiwan
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed Friday that Taiwan’s drills in waters off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coagulopathy after viper snakebite in Vietnam and relationship with time of admission - Dang XT, Xuan Nguyen T, Nguyen TTH, Ha HT.
BACKGROUND: Snakebite envenoming is a potentially life-threatening condition and causes many serious consequences. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Therefore, this study aimed to throw some light on coagulopathy after Viperidae envenomations at Vietnam Poison... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Diminished white matter integrity four decades after traumatic brain injury in Vietnam War veterans - Cummins T, Xia Y, Elias A, Lamb F, Pannek K, Dore V, Bourgeat P, Salvado O, Fripp J, Hopwood M, Ponsford J, Villemagne V, Rowe C.
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are common in military veterans and have been associated with an increased risk of dementia. The mechanisms contributing to this relationship are poorly understood.Main aim: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cognitive deficits four decades after traumatic brain injury in Australian Vietnam War veterans - Cummins TL.
OBJECTIVE: Since 2000, over 350,000 US military personnel have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) (VA, 2010). Whilst epidemiological studies report up to a fourfold increased risk for dementia associated with brain injury amongst veterans t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VinBrain touts TB screening role for AI in Vietnam
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer VinBrain is highlighting th...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: WHO recommends CAD with chest x-rays to fight tuberculosis New algorithm can detect TB using a phone AI-based CAD accurately detects tuberculosis on chest x-rays JLK expands access to AI-based TB screening tool Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Differences in Abortion Rates between Asian Populations by Country of Origin and Nativity Status in New York City, 2011 –2015
This study examined the use of abortion services among specific Asian groups in NYC from 2011–2015. Using NYC surveillance data, we estimated abortion rates for Asians, dis aggregated by five country of origin groups and nativity status, and for other major racial/ethnic groups. We compared rates between groups and over time. From 2014–2015, the abortion rate for Asian women in NYC was 12.6 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44 years, lower than the rates for other m ajor racial/ethnic groups. Among country of origin groups, Indian women had the highest rate (30.5 abortions per 1000 women), followed by Japa...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

How a Vietnamese raw pork snack could help us keep food fresh, naturally
(RMIT University) Nem Chua is eaten raw but doesn't cause food poisoning when prepared correctly. Food scientists went to explore why - and discovered a powerful new bacteria-killer. On World Food Safety Day (7 June), a new study reveals the ideal growth conditions to potentially make the bacteriocin at industrial scales. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In a Livable Community Printable Handout (Vietnamese)
Please click here to open PDF in a new tab. ... The weekly, award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter provides local leaders with information and inspiration for making their town, city o... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In a Livable Community Printable Handout
Use this graphic (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese, and in a size of your choosing) to spread the word about what makes a community livable for people of all ages ... Follow the l... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Vietnam to test high-risk groups in largest city
Vietnam plans to test high-risk groups in its largest city for the coronavirus and imposed more restrictions to deal with a growing COVID-19 outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy could reverse Type 2 diabetes for some, study finds
A Vietnamese medical study has found stem cell therapy using cells produced from a patient's own bone marrow may reverse Type 2 diabetes in certain groups. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain: Coronavirus hybrid of Indian and Kent variant is 'very dangerous'
A CORONAVIRUS hybrid variant that has characteristics of the Indian and Kent mutation is "very dangerous", warned Vietnam's health minister Nguyen Thanh Long. His announcement comes after the strain has rapidly spread across the country. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In rich countries, vaccines are making Covid-19 a manageable health issue | Devi Sridhar
For the UK and elsewhere the pandemic ’s end is in sight, but less fortunate parts of the world urgently need helpWhen Covid-19 emerged in January 2020, governments across the world had limited strategies to deal with it. Without a vaccine or proven treatments for the disease, or even access to mass testing, the only choice political leaders faced was taking the least bad option available.There were four approaches that different governments took during the beginning of the pandemic. China, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand chose to eliminate the virusat the cost of stopping international travel. Singapore, Hong Kong...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Health Society Science UK news World news Source Type: news

Asia Today: Vietnam to test all 9M residents in largest city
Vietnam plans to test all 9 million people in its largest city for the coronavirus and imposed more restrictions to deal with a growing COVID-19 outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vietnam detects a suspected new coronavirus variant that's a hybrid of the UK and India strains
Vietnam's health ministry has detected a suspected new coronavirus variant which it said appears to be a hybrid of two highly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam says new Covid variant is hybrid of India and UK strains
‘Very dangerous’ coronavirus variant is ‘more transmissible’ than previously known typesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAuthorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Covid variants first identified in India and the UK and spreads quickly by air, the health minister has said.After successfully containing the virus for most of last year, Vietnam is grappling with a rise in infections since late April that accounts for more than half of the total 6,856 registered cases. So far, there have been 47 deaths.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Tags: Coronavirus Vietnam Infectious diseases Medical research Asia Pacific Microbiology World news Science World Health Organization Source Type: news

Vietnam identifies new Covid-19 variant as infections surge
Hybrid of strains first found in the UK and India detected in four patients (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Very Dangerous' COVID Variant Found in Vietnam Highly Transmissible, Replicates Quickly
Vietnam Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said the new variant appears to be a combination of strains first detected in India and the U.K. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam reports new, highly contagious variant of COVID-19
Vietnam health officials have identified a new, highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus, according to a report. The new variant... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam Detects New Highly Transmissible Coronavirus Variant
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains
Vietnam says it has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K. The Vietnamese health minister made the announcement Saturday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vietnam identifies new, highly transmissible variant of coronavirus
Vietnam has detected a new, highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus, the Vietnamese Health Ministry announced Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variant
Vietnam health minister Nguyen Thanh Long said on Saturday the country has detected a new variant of the coronavirus, a mix of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US returns ancient stone carvings to Thailand
It is believed that the intricate religious artefacts were stolen during the Vietnam War. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New bill could end Hong Kong ’s days as an illegal wildlife trade hub: perpetrators would be prosecuted via the more powerful Organised...
In 2019, Hong Kong customs authorities inspected a cargo ship bound for Vietnam. Hidden beneath slabs of frozen meat were 8.3 metric... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trajectory of self-rated health after combat-related injury - MacGregor AJ, Dougherty AL, McCabe CT, Watrous JR.
BACKGROUND: The U.S. military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan yielded the most combat casualties since Vietnam. With more service members than ever surviving their wounds, prospective research on factors related to long-term, patient-reported outcomes, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Anthony Fauci, 100 Days Into the Biden Administration, Is Finally Getting to Do His Job
When Dr. Anthony Fauci arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for his first White House press briefing under the new Biden Administration, he could see things would be different. It was the day after the Inauguration, and President Joe Biden was eager to get the country’s COVID-19 response back on track. Five minutes before he addressed the public, Fauci spoke with the new President. “He said, ‘I want you to just go and tell the science, explain to people that if we make mistakes, we’re going to fix the mistakes and we’re not going to dwell on the mistakes. Let science be communicated to the public...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

These parts of Asia beat coronavirus early. Why they're suddenly in lockdown
New variants of COVID-19 are spreading across Asia, reversing the success of governments such as Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Japan's new outbreak is amplifying calls to cancel the Summer Olympics. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pierson, Ralph Jennings, Hanako Lowry Source Type: news

Asia Is Home to 99 of the World ’s 100 Cities Facing the Greatest Environmental Challenges
The many environmental challenges facing the world are far from evenly shared across regions. Of the 100 cities facing the greatest environmental risks, 99 are in Asia, according to a report published today by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. Meanwhile, Europe is home to 14 of the 20 safest cities. Researchers scored the world’s 576 largest cities on air and water quality, heat stress, water scarcity, vulnerability to climate change and exposure of their landscapes, populations, economies and infrastructure to natural hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. Around 1.5 billion people live cities facing ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Environment Londontime Source Type: news

Human trafficking in Southeast Asia: results from a household survey in Vietnam - Dinh N, Hughes C, Hughes J, Maurer-Fazio M.
The dimensions, causes and characteristics of the human trafficking tragedy are largely undocumented. Despite over two decades of efforts by national and local governments, the United Nations, academics, NGOs and other interest and advocacy groups, statist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

French court rejects claim for 'Agent Orange' damage in Vietnam war
A French court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by a French-Vietnamese woman against more than a dozen multinationals that produced and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond insane: U.S. Navy touts "all-gay" helo crew as LGBTQ wokeness takes precedent over military readiness
(Natural News) The U.S. military exists for one purpose and one purpose only: To fight and win America’s wars. Now, we haven’t really ‘won’ a war in a long time, granted. We fought to a draw in Korea; won many battles in Vietnam but ultimately lost the war to the Communist faction; and we have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news