The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study “More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to the rise in immigrants from countries where it is practiced, a government study said…More
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place every third Sunday in November. It serves as a way to: Remember the millions of people killed and injured in road crashes as well as their families, friends and those affected; Pay tribute to the dedicated emergency responders, police and medical professionals who deal with the traumatic aftermath of road death and injury; Remind the international community, governments and individual members of society of their responsibility to make roads safer. According to the World Health Organization, about 1.25 million people die each year globally as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic injuries represent the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29 years. More than 90% of the world’s road fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world’s vehicles.
CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Choose the Road to Zero Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, lead of the Transportation Safety Team in the CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, recognizes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and highlights the CDC’s support of the U.N. and WHO’s efforts “to build better systems…More
Hurricane Matthew—currently a Category 4 hurricane—is one of the most severe to hit the Caribbean in a decade. The eye of the storm is predicted to pass over the southwest tip of Haiti tonight, carrying winds up to 130 miles an hour and an estimated 40 inches of rainfall. Partners In Health supports 12 health centers in the country’s central region, and our staff members expect to see an influx of patients over the coming days and weeks. “Having lived through—as have all of our colleagues in Haiti—a number of devastating storms including Hannah, Fay, Gustav, and Ike, I want to alert Partners In Health supporters to the gravity of what is likely to follow,” said Dr.
Publication date: November 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 169 Author(s): Dylan G.
A team of Egyptian researchers is using nanotechnology to develop a bandage that speeds up wound healing.
by Amir Sariaslan, David J. Sharp, Brian M. D’Onofrio, Henrik Larsson, Seena Fazel Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and mortality in children and young adults worldwide. It remains unclear, however, how TBI in childhood and adolescence is associated with adult mortality, psychiatric morbidity, and social outcomes. Methods and Findings In a Swedish birth cohort between 1973 and 1985 of 1,143,470 individuals, we identified all those who had sustained at least one TBI (n = 104,290 or 9.1%) up to age 25 y and their unaffected siblings (n = 68,268) using patient registers.
Refuse collectors are at a high risk for fatal and non-fatal occupational accidents.
The Guardian: Malnutrition will not end by 2030, warn campaigners “Millions of children will continue to suffer far into the next century from physical and mental stunting as a result of undernutrition, Save the Children has found, despite world leaders pledging last year to eradicate all forms of malnutrition by 2030…” (Hodal, 8/5). Thomson Reuters…More
The actual statistics on the number of people hurt or killed in road accidents in India is higher than official statistics, according to researchers who say that the government is undercounting pedestrian and motorcycle deaths. According to a study published today in the medical journal BMJ, that pedestrian deaths could be more than twice as
Emergency medicine is one of the youngest recognized specialties in Nepal, and its growth in clinical practice and academic development has been challenging.