TNCs Reviving TPP Frankenstein
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 12 2021 (IPS) The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next US administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame Sundaram Trump legacy Repackaging and reselling a TPP avatar will not be easy. Well before Trump’s election, even the official mid-2016 International Trade Commission’s assessment doubted Peterson Institute of Int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's mutant virus plan: needs more than PR | Editorial
The prime minister aims to be credible rather than accountable in a time of Covid. That ’s a mistakeIt was during the Vietnam war that the euphemism “credibility gap” was coined to describe the Lyndon Johnson administration. The phrase was used instead of saying what everyone thought – that the US government was systematically lying. The president’s team reasoned that to restore “credibility”, the answer was not to stop lying but to improve public rel ations. Fast forward a few decades and swap London with Washington, and another Johnson government is attempting the same trick.On T...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Boris Johnson Politics Science Infectious diseases Schools Source Type: news

Keeping silent or running away. the voices of Vietnamese women survivors of intimate partner violence - Herrero-Arias R, Truong AN, Ortiz-Barreda G, Briones-Vozmediano E.
BACKGROUND: Legislative initiatives have been implemented to fight against Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and offer protection to its survivors in Vietnam. However, this type of violence is relatively common in the country, where broader structural ineq... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus has besieged Filipino, Vietnamese Americans in Bay Area
The rate of new coronavirus cases among residents of Vietnamese and Filipino descent is rising faster than among other Asian groups in Santa Clara County, officials say. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Coronavirus has besieged Filipino, Vietnamese Americans in Bay Area
The rate of new coronavirus cases among residents of Vietnamese and Filipino descent are rising faster than those of other Asian groups in Santa Clara County, officials say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Patterns of surveillance, control, and abuse among a diverse sample of intimate partner abuse survivors - Dardis CM, Ahrens C, Howard RL, Mechanic MB.
Using a mixed-methods design, the present study examined intimate partner surveillance among a diverse sample of intimate partner abuse (IPA) survivors (n = 246), including women of Mexican (n = 83), Korean (n = 50), Vietnamese (n = 49), and European de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

First Residents At Holyoke, Chelsea Soldiers ’ Homes Receive COVID Vaccine
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Chelsea News Chelsea Soldiers Home Coronavirus Holyoke News Holyoke Soldiers' Home Source Type: news

The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19 | Laura Spinney
Vietnam ’s 2003 Sars epidemic and Senegal’s 2014 Ebola outbreak informed their fast and effective responsesIn October 2019, in those halcyon pre-Covid-19 days, a chart was published that ranked 195 countries according to their capacity to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease. Drawn up by the Washington DC-based Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, the2019 Global Health Security Index (GHSI) placed the US and UK first and second, respectively. South Korea came ninth, New Zealand 35th and China 51st, while a number of African countries brought up ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news US news World news Science Source Type: news

Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs snorting and squealing way across Puerto Rico in what many fear unstoppable quest to eat and...
Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their way across Puerto Rico in what many fear has become an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ We Might Have a Covid-21 or Covid-22 Coming Our Way ’
The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak. Credit: WHOBy Cristián SamperNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Cristián Samper is working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, an organization that concerns itself with the health of wildlife all over the globe. And he warned –even before the Covid-19 pandemic – about the danger...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cristian Samper Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Influence of personality traits on aberrant driving behaviors: a comparison of Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese drivers - Hussain B, Sato H, Miwa T, Morikawa T.
This study aims to explore the influence of Big Five personality traits in combination with various socio-demographic factors and experiences of accident involvement on aberrant driving behaviors. The study also compares the effects of the le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

2020 reflections: Bruins respond to the challenges of COVID-19
When people look back, COVID-19 will be what defines 2020 — and that applies to UCLA, just like everywhere else. From forcing us to shift to remote learning, move all but the most essential jobs off campus and ultimately close the campus to the public, the pandemic remade life in ways we couldn’t have imagined.But as difficult as the challenges were, Bruins everywhere responded withthe resilience, creativity and ingenuity that embody our values.Scientists, doctors and scholars continued to pursue the research that helped the public better understand the virus.Health care workers put themselves on the line day a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The First Global Event in the History of Humankind
This article is a joint publication by Social Europe and International Politics and Society (IPS)-Journal published by the International Political Analysis Unit of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastrasse 28, D-10785 Berlin   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post The First Global Event in the History of Humankind appeared first on...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Branko Milanovic Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Why Chuck Yeager Claimed He Had No ‘Right Stuff’
Frank Borman did not expect to hear a congratulations from Chuck Yeager one day in 1962—and that’s just as well because he didn’t get one. It wasn’t a surprise that Yeager wouldn’t extend much courtesy to the likes of Borman. There were rules, after all, and there was a hierarchy after all, and Yeager, who on Dec. 7 died at the age of 97, was then the commander of the flight school at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where test pilots were trained. Borman was just one more young Air Force officer who had scrapped and competed to be assigned to so coveted a billet as learning under Yeager&...
Source: TIME: Science - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chuck Yeager, supersonic flight pioneer – a life in pictures
The US aviation legend was a fighter ace in the second world war, before becoming the first man to break the sound barrier, training test pilots, fighting in the Vietnam war and becoming immortalised in The Right StuffChuck Yeager, first man to break the sound barrier, dies aged 97Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Space US news Source Type: news

Vietnam protests Taiwan ’s illegal drills on Spratly Islands in the South China Sea
Vietnam said Thursday that Taiwan’s live fire drills in waters off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia Today: Vietnam reports 1st local infection in 89 days
Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after discovering the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months
WHO ‘will do everything’ to find Covid origin; Mexico and Brazil seeing ‘alarming’ case surge;Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on coronavirusUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump ’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage6.17amGMTWith more than 530,000 infections and nearly 17,000 deaths, the country has the highest tallies in Southeast Asia, though some health experts say limited testing and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus World news Europe US news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among Vietnamese students aged 13-17: results from a cross-sectional study throughout four geographical regions of Vietnam - Tran QA, Le VTH, Nguyen THD.
We conducted a cross-sectional study in four provinces located in four different geographical areas in Vietnam to examine the prevalence and associated factors of depression and suicide ideation among school students aged 13-17. A sample of 6407 students f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days
Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.58pmGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US may begin vaccinations before Christmas; Vietnam sees first case in three months11.05pmGMTHere ’s a summary of the latest developments, as Monday draws to a close.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Harry Taylor (now), Jessica Murray, Haroon Siddique and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science US news Europe Middle East and North Africa UK news Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Why Vietnam continues to impose the death penalty for drug offences: a narrative commentary - Luong HT.
In several nations in Southeast Asia, illegally importing, exporting, trading, or possessing drugs is a capital offence. Like China, another communist state in Asia, Vietnam imposes its harshest legal punishments for drug-related crimes, though many intern... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Capitalizes on Pandemic to Increase Influence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2020 (IPS) While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive to any and all aid that can provide immediate assistance to help their people. The pandemic pandemonium has provided unprecedented opportunities for the tobacco industry to boost its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to get closer to health and senior government officials. Using charity to gain access to senior officials, foster good ties, and gain political capital to influence and interfere w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Places Smokers at an Even Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19 Disease
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2020 (IPS) While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive to any and all aid that can provide immediate assistance to help their people. The pandemic pandemonium has provided unprecedented opportunities for the tobacco industry to boost its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to get closer to health and senior government officials. Using charity to gain access to senior officials, foster good ties, and gain political capital to influence and interfere w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vietnam Threatens to Shut Down Facebook Over Content: Reuters
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Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam and Cambodia: Leveraging Support to Enhance Climate Ambition
By Say Samal and Trần Hồng HàWASHINGTON DC, Nov 19 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every facet of our lives and delayed what was slated to be a landmark Conference of the Parties (COP26). This pivotal year marks the first due date for countries to submit revised national climate plans per the five-year cycle required by the Paris Agreement. Remarkably, countries are still moving forward with renewed urgency. And many countries are integrating green recovery into their COVID-19 responses, further contributing to climate action. While many countries have positive stories to tell, both of our ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Say Samal and Tran Hong Ha Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs NDC Partnership Source Type: news

Effect of attitudes towards traffic safety and risk perceptions on pedestrian behaviours in Vietnam - Dinh DD, V ũ NH, McIlroy RC, Plant KA, Stanton NA.
This study explores the relationships between attitudes towards traffic safety, risk perceptions and pedestrian behaviours in Vietnam. A questionnaire survey was conducted with a sample of 835 Vietnamese road users. The results from regression analyses and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Trump skips Southeast Asia summit for third year in a row
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump skipped a summit with his Southeast Asian counterparts for the third year in a row on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secretive Mega-Trade Deal Rules Could Harm Asia ’s Covid-19 Recovery
Community Health warriors (Anganwadi center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu). Credit: Public Services International (PSI)By Lyndal RowlandsBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 13 2020 (IPS) Fifteen countries will sign a mega-trade deal at the ASEAN conference this weekend imposing secretive restrictions on how governments help workers through the pandemic, trade union leaders and parliamentarians have warned. The text of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is so secretive that even elected representatives have not been allowed to see it, even though it will potentially lock future governments into rules that will li...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Covid Pandemic: Broadening the Discourse
Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s BlogBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 10 2020 (IPS) SARS-CoV-2, the corona virus that causes COVID-19, has been spreading exponentially across the world over the last ten or so months. As of November 6th, according to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, there have been 49,195,581 cases of COVID-19, including 1,241,031 deaths. More than a third of the global population has been placed on lockdown. The global economy is experiencing the deepest global recession since World War 2 and m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Are Dying. This One Saved Itself —And Its Community
In September 2017, two weeks after Hurricane Irma pummeled South Georgia, Angela Ammons found her hospital on life support. It was her first day as CEO of Clinch Memorial Hospital. As she walked the halls, past oversized framed photos of the nearby Okefenokee Swamp, she felt relieved that the hurricane had spared the facility, but overwhelmed by the growing list of longstanding problems, from broken equipment to low staff morale. Soon after, an auditor informed Ammons of the hospital’s ninth consecutive year in the red. The hospital had just enough cash to pay for a couple more days of operations. With only two of it...
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Blau Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

‘ The Goal Is To Put An Individual Face To These Combat Pilots ’ : Dr. Michael Hankins On Smithsonian Channel Special ‘ 100 Missions: Surviving Vietnam ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: News Only CBS DJ Sixsmith The Smithsonian Channel Source Type: news

Economic Trends and What ’s Important in Life
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 2020 (IPS) US third quarter GDP numbers released two weeks ago delighted stock markets and President Trump. Output had picked up by 7.4%, annualised as 33.1%, the largest quarterly economic growth on record, almost double the old record of 3.9% (annualised as 16.7%) in the first quarter of 1950, seven decades ago. Anis Chowdhury Spinning numbers This news could not have come at a better time for Trump, who is struggling for re-election, as his Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) declared that this affirmed Trump’s claim, “we’re coming...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour North America TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Pushing Back Against Ageism
It was a time not unlike the present, although more than half a century has passed. The year was 1969, my first year of medical school in Philadelphia. Many of us had long hair back then and wore black armbands over our white coat sleeves to protest the war raging in Vietnam. Richard Nixon had been president since January, his election over Hubert Humphrey enabled by the chaos and violence in the streets of Chicago at the Democratic National Convention. Many American cities remained in turmoil after the civil unrest that followed the assassination of Dr. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on geriatric medicine Source Type: news

UCLA Dentistry ’s Philip Trask finds wealth in giving back
Philip Trask has been a butcher ’s apprentice, an artilleryman, a telephone lineman and, at one point, a juvenile gang member. But it’s as an instructor and mentor at the UCLA School of Dentistry that the longtime pediatric dentist found a true calling, one that has complemented his years of service to the wider Los Angeles co mmunity.“UCLA is my happy place,” says Trask, 79, who this year celebrates a full half-century of preparing the university’s budding dentists for the profession. “The essence of pediatric dentistry is to teach. Giving the gift of knowledge is one of the only gifts ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Vietnam in the aftermath of deadly floods
Typhoon Molave made landfall just south of the Vietnamese resort city Da Nang on Wednesday, lashing the coast with powerful rains and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural hazard's effect and farmers' perception: perspectives from flash floods and landslides in remotely mountainous regions of Vietnam - Pham NTT, Nong D, Garschagen M.
Understanding perceptions of indigenous people toward natural disasters is essential in social and environmental research to facilitate further studies in investigating the impacts of the events, as well as in examining the adaptive strategies and having i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

'We realised we needed a new approach': government and law enforcement perspectives on the implementation and future of the drug decriminalisation policy in Vietnam - Luong HT, Hoang DDLT, Le LTQ, Hoang DTA, Vu SLMT, Tran VPHQ, Thomson N.
In 2009, Vietnam officially decriminalised drug use through amendments to the criminal law. The amendments outlined explicitly that illicit drug use would be seen as an administrative violation, but not a criminal offence. This legal transition has not bee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vietnam prepares to evacuate 1.3 million people as typhoon approaches
Vietnam is preparing to evacuate nearly 1.3 million people ahead of Typhoon Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 dead as Vietnam reels from 'worst floods in decades'
More than 100 people are dead and thousands of homes have been submerged in some of Vietnam's most severe floods in decades, with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol use, depressive symptoms, and intimate partner violence perpetration: a longitudinal analysis among men with HIV in northern Vietnam - Hershow RB, Reyes HLMN, Ha TV, Chander G, Mai NVT, Sripaipan T, Frangakis C, Dowdy DW, Latkin C, Hutton HE, Pettifor A, Maman S, Go VF.
BACKGROUND: While the link between alcohol use and male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) has been well-established, research is needed to test whether psychosocial factors interact with alcohol use to exacerbate IPV perpetration. We tested wheth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Police failure in identifying victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation: an empirical study in Vietnam - Nguyen O, Le TQ, Luong HT.
Police officers are considered as key actors in responding to the illicit trade in people in Vietnam. Based on 150 surveys and 25 in-depth interviews with these officers in five provinces/cities and one ministerial agency, this study explores challenges in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Criteria for flood warning levels in Vietnam - Huong HTL, Dzung LH.
This study aims to propose a holistic approach, a comprehensive review of the factors affecting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The White House Wants to Achieve Herd Immunity By Letting the Virus Rip. That is Dangerous and Inhumane
On October 13 the White House confirmed that it is embracing what the Los Angeles Times editorial board calls the “let people die” strategy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategy involves deliberately letting the novel coronavirus rip through the population while attempting to shield the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. This approach, roundly rejected and discredited by scientists worldwide, is at the heart of a controversial new statement, titled the Great Barrington Declaration, written by three academics with views far outside the scientific main...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn ’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World
The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is 58.4 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data, 12th highest in the world (not including tiny Andorra and San Marino). But perhaps more striking are the findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which pointed out that, of the countries the resea...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bjorklund and Andrew Ewing Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Exploring psychological factors of mobile phone use while riding among motorcyclists in Vietnam - Nguyen DVM, Ross V, Vu AT, Brijs T, Wets G, Brijs K.
This study investigated motorcyclist's mobile phone use while riding intention and behavior based on the extended Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with turn signal neglect-related crashes among motorcyclists and car drivers in Vietnam - Nguyen-Phuoc DQ, Oviedo-Trespalacios O, Vo NDQ, Le QT, Su DN, Cao MX.
Road traffic crashes and injuries are a major societal challenge around the world. However, the majority of injuries and fatalities occur disproportionately in low-income and medium-income countries. Previous studies have concluded that risky behaviours we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news