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

Seeking help for harm from others' drinking in five Asian countries: variation between societies, by type of harm and by source of help - Waleewong O, Laslett AM, Chenhall R, Room R.
This study aims to measure the prevalence rates and patterns of help-seeking behavior as a consequence of being harmed by drinkers in five Asian countries (India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand). METHODS: A total of 9832 respondents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 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 such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

An exploratory study of influences on vulnerabilities to family violence among Vietnamese wives who marry South Korean men - Park S, Morash M.
This article describes an exploratory study of why Vietnamese women who migrate to marry South Korean men are vulnerable to abuse. Inductive qualitative analysis of data from 22 Vietnamese wives who experienced abuse reveals inconsistencies in their expect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Teaching students about the Vietnam War: the case for balance - Hager RP.
This work examines how the American role in the Vietnam War has been portrayed in standard college- and university-level textbooks dealing with American foreign policy. It argues that this topic has been presented in a manner that leaves an incomplete unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

71% of residents in a tiny village in Vietnam have super E. coli
Nguyen Xa - 68 miles (109km) south east of the country's capital Hanoi - is home to less than 8,000 people. Doctors warn the findings require 'urgent public health attention'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I feel that life is meaningless": Vietnamese adolescents' experiences of and reflections about interpersonal violence - Le MTH, Holton S, Kirkman M, Fisher J.
BACKGROUND: The experiences of and reflections on interpersonal violence and victimisation among adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries are poorly understood. The aim was to describe Vietnamese adolescents' reflections on their experiences ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Colistin-resistant multidrug-resistant bacteria pervasive in rural Vietnam town
(American Society for Microbiology) A new study has found that the majority of residents in a rural village of Vietnam harbored multi-drug-resistant (MDR), colistin-resistant E. coli bacteria. Colistin is typically used as a last-resort treatment when there are no other therapy options available. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heroes and angels: Veterans find care in foster homes
Ralph Stepney's home on a quiet street in north Baltimore has a welcoming front porch and large rooms, with plenty of space for his comfortable recliner and vast collection of action movies. The house is owned by Joann West, a licensed caregiver who shares it with Stepney and his fellow Vietnam War veteran Frank Hundt. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video proof Obama and John Kerry are actively working with radical terrorists who hope to destroy America with nuclear weapons
(Natural News) Is John F. Kerry a patriot?  Yes, he served in the Vietnam War. He was awarded three purple hearts for wounds, a bronze star, and a silver star. No one is calling him a coward; to face an enemy under fire takes courage and he’s been there, done that. Got it. But it’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Shocking Health Effects Of Agent Orange Now A Legacy Of Military Death
The Vietnam Memorial lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died. However, the wall does not document the names of the 2.8 million U.S. veterans exposed to the deadly chemical Agent Orange, and later died. Let's honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice during war - and because of war. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

First record of large-antlered muntjac in Vietnam
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) In November 2017 -- under a biodiversity monitoring and assessment activity supported by the US Agency for International Development -- scientists and conservationists of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and WWF-Vietnam captured photographs of one of the rarest and most threatened mammal species of Southeast Asia, the large-antlered muntjac, in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advance genetics study identifies virulent strain of TB
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM's Dr Maxine Caws is co-lead investigator on an advanced genetics study published in Nature Genetics(link is external), which has shown that a virulent strain of tuberculosis (TB) has adapted to transmit among young adults in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flood risk management activities in Vietnam: a study of local practice in Quang Nam province - Luu C, Von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S.
Vietnam has been extensively impacted by flooding over the years, sustaining heavy losses in human life and damages to housing, agriculture, and transportation. Flood risk in Vietnam is not widely understood beyond a very hazard-focused conceptualization, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Rhino horn used to comfort the terminally ill in Vietnam
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) From treating cancer and erectile dysfunction to managing hangovers, the horns of endangered wild rhinoceros are widely used as a medical cure-all in parts of Asia. A new Danish-Vietnamese study from the University of Copenhagen uncovers new reasons for why Vietnamese consumers buy illegal rhino horn. This knowledge can now be used in campaigns to save endangered rhinoceros. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HSS anesthesia education program sees sustainable results in Vietnam
(Hospital for Special Surgery) Training local clinicians with regional anesthesia techniques has helped the Vietnamese medical community improve their approach to anesthesia care, results of a survey conducted by the Global Health Initiative at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) indicate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“ Green Development Has to Be Equal for All ”
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Credit: Diana Mendoza/IPSBy Diana MendozaMANILA, May 14 2018 (IPS)IPS caught up with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the end of the flagship side event of the GGGI during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on May 4, 2018, which featured the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its potential to create sustainable infrastructure and promote green growth pathways.In this brief chat with IPS correspondent Diana Mendoza, Dr. Rijsberman noted the success of ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana Mendoza Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Invest Source Type: news

Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity
By Diana G MendozaMANILA, May 8 2018 (IPS)“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to live,” said Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).He was speaking to delegates of a forum that discussed creating environmental policies while enabling economic and regional cooperation among countries in the Belt and Road route during the 51st annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that concluded over the weekend.The initiative covers more than 65 countries -- or m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana G Mendoza Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headl Source Type: news

Health and safety management practices of contractors in South East Asia: a multi country study of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia - Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Phung VM, Nguyen TT, Ath C, Heng AYT, Kit SC.
The construction sector is notorious for accounting for numerous occupational deaths, injuries and illnesses in many countries. In emerging economies this situation could be direr, and health and safety (H&S) management by contractors is important to tackl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Continuous consumption of pangasius exposes to dangerous mercury levels
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The pangasius, originally from Vietnam, is one of the most consumed fish in the world for its low cost, mild flavor and fillet presentation without skin or thorns. It is especially requested in school canteens and senior centers. But the toxicological evaluation carried out by a team of Spanish scientists now shows that the mercury content in some samples exceeds all limits, so the consumption of other fish in the child population is recommended. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Western Pacific Region, 2013-2017
During 2013-2016, a resurgence of measles occurred in Western Pacific Region, with large-scale outbreaks in Mongolia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, and increased endemic transmission in China; in 2014, annual incidence increased to 68.9 cases per million. However, with control of the outbreaks, in 2017, incidence decreased to a new historic low (5.2 per million). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vietnam vet has cancer likely caused by Agent Orange exposure
Lonnie Kilpatrick, 67, was told his back pain was arthritis, but now he is dying of kidney cancer that the VA misdiagnosed while denying that he was exposed to carcinogenic Agent Orange in Guam. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam vet diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer after the VA denied he was exposed to toxins
Lonnie Kilpatrick, 67, was told his back pain was arthritis, but now he is dying of kidney cancer that the VA misdiagnosed while denying that he was exposed to carcinogenic Agent Orange in Guam. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emotional violence and maternal mental health: a qualitative study among women in northern Vietnam - Nh ị TT, Hạnh NTT, Gammeltoft TM.
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a pressing and prevalent public health problem. Existing research has found close associations between IPV and perinatal mental health, yet little is known about women's own percept... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Remembering Vietnam: Medics, Corpsman, and Nurses
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. 04/26/2018 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation, sponsored in partnership with the National Library of Medicine, features a panel of Vietnam veterans and historians who recount their experiences and explain the duties of medical personnel in Vietnam. They discuss how during the war in Vietnam, medics, corpsman, and nurses were the first responders, performing life saving medicine - often with complete disregard for their own safety. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Vietnam as a case example of school-based mental health services in low and middle income countries: efficacy and effects of risk status - Dang HM, Weiss B, Nguyen CM, Tran N, Pollack A.
The purposes of this study were to (a) assess the efficacy of a universal classroom-based mental health and social skills program for primary school students in Vietnam, and (b) given the universal nature of the intervention, assess outcomes as a function ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: School Issues Source Type: news

Child and family factors associated with child maltreatment in Vietnam - Tran NK, van Berkel SR, van Ijzendoorn MH, Alink LRA.
This study aims to explore possible risk factors for child maltreatment in Vietnam by investigating the association of child and family factors with different types of child maltreatment (i.e., sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, witnessing pare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changes in the prevalence of child maltreatment in Vietnam over 10 years - Tran NK, van Berkel SR, Nguyen HT, van Ijzendoorn MH, Alink LRA.
OBJECTIVES: In the context of the shortage of studies on child maltreatment changes over time in limited resource settings, this paper explored the changes in the prevalence of multiple types of child maltreatment over a period of 10 years in Vietnam and t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Even short travel can spread colistin-resistant bacteria
(Osaka University) The use of the antibiotic colistin, a last-resort treatment option in the infection by multidrug-resistant bacteria, is increasingly impeded by colistin-resistant bacteria. Japanese researchers used biochemical and genetic assays to track resistant strains of bacteria in Japanese travelers returning from Vietnam. The researchers found short trips to a developing country can lead to the appearance of the colistin-resistance gene mcr-1. The study highlights that even brief international trips can contribute to the spread of colistin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trauma, discrimination, and psychological distress across Vietnamese refugees and immigrants: a life course perspective - Kim I, Keovisai M, Kim W, Richards-Desai S, Yalim AC.
Vietnamese Americans are a heterogeneous group with varied migration histories. The life course perspective (LCP) suggests that different migration histories (immigrant vs. refugee) may affect their psychological health. Using Vietnamese refugee (n  = 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Julie Yip-Williams, Writer of Candid Blog on Cancer, Dies at 42
More than chronicling her colon cancer, she wrote about hope, love and family and recalled being born blind in Vietnam and her family ’ s escape in a boat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SANDOMIR Tags: Yip-Williams, Julie (1976-2018) Blogs and Blogging (Internet) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Blindness Vietnam War Families and Family Life Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Julie Yip-Williams Dies, Writer of Candid Blog on Cancer, Dies at 42
More than chronicling her colon cancer, she wrote about hope, love and family and recalled being born blind in Vietnam and her family ’ s escape in a boat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD SANDOMIR Tags: Yip-Williams, Julie (1976-2018) Blogs and Blogging (Internet) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Blindness Vietnam War Families and Family Life Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

A Breath of Fresh Air in India
Vehicle ownership in India is projected to hit 400 million by 2040 from the 170 million recorded in 2015, which could prompt a five-fold increase in poisonous gases emitted by cars and trucks. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Ranjit DevrajNEW DELHI, Mar 20 2018 (IPS)With India’s citizens clamouring for breathable air and efficient energy options, the country’s planners are more receptive than ever to explore sustainable development options, says Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).Rijsberman, who was in India to attend the first International Solar Alliance Summit on March 11, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ranjit Devraj Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Source Type: news

U.S. sailors visit Vietnamese shelter for victims of Agent Orange
DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Sailors from a U.S. aircraft carrier on Wednesday visited a Vietnamese shelter for people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, a chemical used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to destroy foliage. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mortality in HIV+ immunosuppressed adults:intensive screening is equivalent to preventive treatment
(ANRS) The STATIS trial (sponsor Inserm-ANRS) has compared two innovative strategies designed to reduce mortality in severely immunosuppressed HIV-infected adults. Coordinated by Professors Fran ç ois-Xavier Blanc (CHU de Nantes) and Serge Domoua (Programme PAC-CI, CHU de Treichville, Abidjan), the trial is being conducted in Cambodia, C ô te d'Ivoire, Uganda, and Vietnam. The results will be presented this Monday, March 5, at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections held in Boston from March 4 to 7, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rabies Vaccine Hesitancy and Deaths Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women — Vietnam, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New study confirms Cambodia's last leopards on brink of extinction
(Panthera) A new study has confirmed that the world's last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined an astonishing 72 percent during a five-year period. The population represents the last remaining leopards in all of eastern Indochina -- a region incorporating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inclusive Green Growth Must Shape Thailand ’s Future, Says GGGI Chief
Sinsiri Tiwutanond Interviews the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman in Bangkok. Credit: Sinsiri Tiwutanond/IPSBy Sinsiri TiwutanondBANGKOK, Feb 26 2018 (IPS)Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand’s environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbors, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.Rijsberman, who is currently on a visit to the country for the UN SDG 7 Conference, revealed that expedi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sinsiri Tiwutanond Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Investment Source Type: news

African-American History Month: Honoring Shirley Hines-Atkins
This African-American History Month, we are honoring black men and women who played a pivotal role in helping the American Red Cross become the organization that it is today. This ... The post... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: History African American African American History Month Black History Month Donut Dollie Korea Shirley Hines-Atkins Shirley Hines-Atkins and Red Cross vietnam Source Type: news

A Step Towards the Light: Ending Human Trafficking
Children from rural areas and disempowered homes are ideal targets for trafficking in India and elsewhere. Credit: Neeta Lal / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 2018 (IPS)A new initiative aims to use data to shed light on a pervasive multi-billion dollar criminal industry: human trafficking.Created by the International Organization for Migration and Polaris, the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the world’s first human trafficking data portal. It collects data from various counter-trafficking organizations around the world in order to help stakeholders identify and respond to trends.&ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pathways linking intergenerational cultural dissonance and alcohol use among Asian American youth: the role of family conflict, parental involvement, and peer behavior - Kane JC, Johnson RM, Iwamoto DK, Jernigan DH, Harachi TW, Bass JK.
A difference in degree of acculturation between immigrant parents and children, known as intergenerational cultural dissonance (ICD), is a risk factor for adolescent alcohol use. We used path analysis with 292 Vietnamese and Cambodian adolescents from immi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mass burn injuries: an analysis of characteristics and outcomes in a developing country - Lam NN, Huong HTX, Tuan CA.
Our aim was to investigate characteristics and outcomes of patients with mass burn injuries admitted to the National Institute of Burns (NIB), Hanoi, Vietnam. A retrospective note audit was conducted on 83 episodes of mass burn injury (MBI) resulting in 33... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The mental health of sons and daughters of Australian Vietnam veterans - O'Toole BI, Dadds M, Outram S, Catts SV.
BACKGROUND: War service increases the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to combatants, and has been shown to increase the risk of PTSD in their offspring. The extent to which there is an excess compared with the general population is not yet es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

UNC researchers identify patterns of HIV risk among people who inject drugs in Vietnam
(University of North Carolina Health Care) In an effort to combat HIV infections among men who inject drugs in Vietnam, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Their results were published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence (IPV): the validity of an IPV screening instrument utilized among pregnant women in Tanzania and Vietnam - Rasch V, Van TN, Nguyen HTT, Manongi R, Mushi D, Meyrowitsch DW, Gammeltoft T, Wu CS.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global problem that affects one-third of all women. The present study aims to develop and determine the validity of a screening instrument for the detection of IPV in pregnant women in Tanzania and Vietnam a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn
Dismay at south-east Asian outbreaks of malaria resistant to artemisinin drugs, the most powerful drugs currently availableUrgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists.The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos andmost recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. There have been calls for theWorld Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency of international concern, as it did withEbola in west Africa andZika virus in Brazil.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Malaria Drug resistance Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

QIV cost effective versus TIV in South Africa and Vietnam
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news