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
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New from @atavistmag, why does Dr. Tom refuse to leave the war-torn Nuba Mountain region in Sudan? Source: The Doctor — The Atavist Magazine
VOA News: WHO Presses Asian Countries to Cut Road Deaths in Half “The World Health Organization (WHO) is pressing Asian countries to cut their road death and injury toll in half by 2020. A 2015 study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent of the world’s population, says…More
Global Health NOW: Child Injury Data and Advocacy Needed Adnan A. Hyder, professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the International Injury Research Unit and the Health Systems Program, and associate director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics “…While high-income countries have been able to reduce by…More
The oral condition of people with disabilities has considerable influence on their physical and mental health.
Science: Mysterious kidney disease goes global “…This region in coastal Andhra Pradesh is at the heart of what local doctors and media are calling a [chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu)] epidemic. … A rash of similar outbreaks in other countries has underscored that it is a global problem. Some rice-growing regions of Sri…More
Guttmacher Institute: Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Tanzania and Is A Major Cause of Maternal Death “In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of postabortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death and injury. The study, conducted…More
When scientists and deminers team up on mine clearance, they create solutions that actually work, says Yann Yvinec.
“Floating shoulder” is a rare injury complex resulting from high-energy blunt force trauma to the shoulder, resulting in scapulothoracic dissociation.
I read with interest the article published by Sakurai et al.
Progression from nonsevere sepsis—i.e., sepsis without organ failure or shock—to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department (ED) patients has been associated with significant mortality.
The insurgency tactics that characterize modern warfare, such as suicide car bombs and roadside bombs, have the potential to significantly impact road traffic injuries in conflict affected-countries.
All-cause postoperative mortality rates are exceedingly variable within resource-constrained environments. Efforts to expand surgical access and provision of services must include a strong commitment to improve the safety and quality of care.
Paramedic trainees in developing countries face complex and chaotic clinical environments that demand effective leadership, communication, and teamwork.
Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Debbie Landis Children in humanitarian settings are thought to experience increased exposure to violence, which can impair their physical, emotional, and social development.