Epidemiological rage: population, biography, and state responsibility in trans- health activism - Hanssmann C.
This article examines how social movements reconceptualized trans-health in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Looking ethnographically to medical and activist practice, the article analyzes "epidemiological biographies", or activist-produced community-based studies... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The approach to gender violence from the perspective of communities in northern C órdoba Province, Argentina - Saletti-Cuesta L, Ferioli A, Martínez FDV, Viel E, Baudin V, Romero P, Funk N, González AC, Rodríguez A.
Gender violence is a human rights violation and a serious public health problem that should be addressed with an inter-sector and interdisciplinary focus. Collaboration and coordination between sectors, including the health sector, is essential for guarant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

January updates from the International Society of Endocrinology
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology Society (ISE).You can read this month's updates in their online newsletter, including travel grants to attend the International Congress of Endocrinology in Argentina,Growth Hormone Deficiency areview of 2019 from ISE Chairperson, Andre Lacroix,and a webinar on Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tackling femicide in Argentina: a UN Resident Coordinator blog
Tackling violence against women is crucial to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In January, the United Nations launched a Decade of Action to support meeting the 17 goals by 2030.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RIT and IAR observe pulsars for the first time from South America
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A team from RIT and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronom í a (IAR) upgraded two radio telescopes in Argentina that lay dormant for 15 years in order to study pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars with intense magnetic fields that emit notably in radio wavelengths. The project is outlined in a new paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Validity and reliability of the Attitudes toward Traffic Safety Scale in Argentina - Tr ógolo M, Ledesma RD, Medrano LA.
The main objective of this research was to investigate the psychometric properties of a Spanish-language version of the Attitudes toward Traffic Safety Scale (ATTS) for the assessment of risky driving attitudes among Spanish-speaking populations. Five hund... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Argentine health chief quits in abortion fight with conservative president
Argentina's health secretary resigned on Friday after a protocol he signed the day before, aimed at making abortion more available, was revoked by conservative President Mauricio Macri, less than a month before he is to leave office. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sprite Argentina LGBT ad celebrates mothers binding breasts, dressing gender-confused children
(Natural News) Sprite released an ad last week that appeared on Argentina’s social media platforms that celebrated mothers helping their children with gender confusion to bind their breasts, apply makeup, and dress in drag in order to celebrate their LGBTQ “pride.” (Article Dr. Susan Berry republished from Breitbart.com) #NoEstasSolx #Orgullo pic.twitter.com/GLdQE5ypjI — Sprite Argentina (@Sprite_Ar)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dundee researcher honoured with prestigious award
(University of Dundee) A University of Dundee researcher has been presented with a prestigious science award from the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG).Azul Zorzoli, a PhD student from Argentina, has received the Johnstone and Florence Stoney Prize, which recognises outstanding academic excellence in postgraduate researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World
Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s highest-altitude solar farm at 13,000 ft (about 4,000 meters) above sea level. In Kenya’s volcano-strewn Rift Valley, a newly green-lit, super-efficient electrical substation will soon funnel clean power from the nearby Olkaria Geothermal Plant about 50 miles (80 km) to downtown Nairobi. Some 14 miles off blustery northeastern Scotland, Moray East is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, helping to heat and light up to a million homes. Three distinct r...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China onetime overnight Source Type: news

'White death' in Argentina: The hunger of poverty feeds tuberculosis
In a poor Buenos Aires suburb, Cristian Molina's jeans and denim jacket hide his unhealthily slight frame, his legacy from years of a poor diet that left him susceptible to the tuberculosis infection he contracted earlier this year, a disease of poverty that is making a comeback in Argentina. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Challenges for the ‘NextGen’
By Lindsay FalveyMELBOURNE, Oct 15 2019 (IPS) Success has many parents – so the saying goes. In the case of the massive successes of international agricultural research, no one person can claim parentage. There are heroes along the way such as Norman Borlaug and his early cereal breeding, and the team that eliminated the cattle disease Rinderpest from the world – smallpox is the only other disease that has been totally eradicated. Another is the founder of The Crawford Fund, Derek Tribe, who was also instrumental in the creation of what is now the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which I chair...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindsay Falvey Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sex differences in nonmedical prescription tranquilizer and stimulant use trends among secondary school students in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay - Perlmutter AS, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Mauro PM, Castillo-Carniglia A, Rodr íguez N, Cadenas N, Cerdá M, Martins SS.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about recent nonmedical prescription tranquilizer and stimulant use trends in Latin America. We tested whether recent trends among students in three South American countries differed by sex over time. METHODS: Three coun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scottsdale firm launches telemedicine program in Argentina
Living up to its name, Scottsdale-based GlobalMed has launched a telemedicine program in Argentina. The international virtual health solutions provider offers more than 15 million consults in 60 countries. GlobalMed is working with Meditar to launch TeleMeditar, a telemedicine program designed to transform health care delivery across Argentina and neighboring nations. Meditar, which is the larg est managed health care company in Latin America, will integrate GlobalMed solutions with its facilities… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Scottsdale firm launches telemedicine program in Argentina
Living up to its name, Scottsdale-based GlobalMed has launched a telemedicine program in Argentina. The international virtual health solutions provider offers more than 15 million consults in 60 countries. GlobalMed is working with Meditar to launch TeleMeditar, a telemedicine program designed to transform health care delivery across Argentina and neighboring nations. Meditar, which is the larg est managed health care company in Latin America, will integrate GlobalMed solutions with its facilities… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Bristol scientists awarded £ 1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms
What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms? How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation? These are just some of the questions that an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Bristol, led by the Bristol Veterinary School, will answer, thanks to a £ 1.25 million grant from the Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Aid, administered by BBSRC. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Orkambi: Cystic fibrosis drug buyers' club travels to Argentina
Parents of children with the condition flew 7,300 miles to buy a "life-saving" drug unavailable on the NHS in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unsafe Sex: Argentina Crisis Deflates Condom Sales as Costs Rise Unsafe Sex: Argentina Crisis Deflates Condom Sales as Costs Rise
In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise
In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Characteristics of unnatural deaths in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: a 10-year study (2008-2017) - Aparici I, Byard RW.
A retrospective review was undertaken of 287 unnatural deaths undergoing medicolegal investigation over a 10-year period from January 2008 to December 2017 in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. There were 219 males and 68 females, age range 7 mont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Oldest parasite DNA yet recorded found in prehistoric puma poo
Coprolite reveals felines in southern Andes had roundworm 17,000 years ago, long before humans got thereThe compact, gnarled and knobbly specimen looks like a root of ginger. In fact, it ’s 17,000-year-old puma poo, and it contains the oldest parasite DNA yet recorded.The team of researchers behind the discovery say the finding not only confirms that the felines were prowling around the Andes towards the end of the last ice age, but reveals that they were infested with roundworm long before humans and their animals turned up.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Fossils Genetics Argentina Biology Americas World news Source Type: news

Educational inequalities in traffic deaths during fluctuations of the economy in four Argentinian provinces, 1999-2013 - Leveau CM, Tapia Granados JA.
The objective of this study is to analyse how educational differentials in traffic mortality changed during economic fluctuations in four Argentinian provinces. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective quantitative analysis of secondary data. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Venoms and isolated toxins from snakes of medical impact in the Northeast Argentina: state of the art. Potential pharmacological applications - Garcia Denegri ME, Bustillo S, Gay CC, Van De Velde A, Gomez G, Echeverr ía S, Gauna Pereira MDC, Maruñak S, Nuñez S, Bogado F, Sanchez M, Teibler GP, Fusco L, Leiva LCA.
Among the ophidians that inhabit the Northeast of Argentina, the genus Bothrops such as B. alternatus and B. diporus species (also known as yarar ás) and Crotalus durisus terrificus (named cascabel), represent the most studied snake venom for more than thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Evaluation of scorpion envenomation by Tityus trivittatus in adults: an analysis of variables related to severity of clinical presentation - Frassone NE, Ford JS, Villalon D, Barnes A, Debes JD, Marianelli LG.
INTRODUCTION: In Argentina, the scorpion species Tityus trivittatus has been the species most commonly associated with serious injury and death. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of cases of T trivittatus envenomation that presented to th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Here ’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics
In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness.  These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Google Doodle Honors Heart Surgeon Ren é Favaloro, Who Pioneered Coronary Bypass Surgery
René Favaloro, a pioneering Argentine heart surgeon, is being remembered with a Google Doodle for his contributions to coronary bypass surgery on what would have been his 96th birthday. Born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1923, Favaloro started his career as a doctor in the farming community of Jacinto Arauz, where he built his own operating room, trained nurses and set up a local blood bank. In 1962 he moved to the United States where he pioneered coronary bypass surgery, a technique used to restore blood flow to the heart when the vessel supplying it is blocked. Today, coronary artery bypass surgery is one of the mos...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Webster Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Rene Favaloro, a Pioneering Surgeon, Is Honored in Today ’s Google Doodle
Dr. Favaloro, a leader in heart-bypass surgery and a revered figure in Argentina, died in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Nagourney Tags: Favaloro, Rene G Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Ren é Favaloro Is The Google Doodle, What Did He Do?
Here is why the Argentinian cardiac surgeon was a pioneer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Total solar eclipse: thousands in Chile and Argentina marvel at 'something supreme'
Best views were in the Atacama desert, where a total eclipse has not occurred since 1592• Thousands watch total solar eclipse from Chile and Argentina – in picturesHundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across thenorth Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world ’s clearest skies.Asolar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunging the planet into darkness. It happens only rarely in any given spot across the globe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: Solar eclipses Chile Argentina Americas Science World news Space Source Type: news

Thousands watch total solar eclipse from Chile and Argentina – in pictures
Thousands gathered across Chile and Argentina to witness the only total solar eclipse for 2019. Northern Chile is known for clear skies and is being turned into a global astronomy hub‘Something supreme’: thousands in Chile and Argentina marvel at total solar eclipseContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff Tags: Solar eclipses Chile Argentina Americas Space World news Science Photography Source Type: news

Chileans and Argentines Ready to View Total Solar Eclipse
(LA SERENA, Chile) — Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world’s best locations to witness Tuesday’s total solar eclipse. Millions are expected to gaze at the cosmic spectacle that will begin at 10:24 a.m. local time (1824 GMT) in the South Pacific and sweep along a path extending 6,800 miles (11,000 kilometers) across open waters to Chile and Argentina, the only places that the total eclipse will be seen aside from an uninhabited island out in the ocean. The eclipse is expected to make its first landfall in Chile at 3:22 p.m. (1...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MAURICIO CUEVAS and EVA VERGARA / AP Tags: Uncategorized Chile onetime space Source Type: news

‘Something Supreme.’ A Total Solar Eclipse Awes Chile and Argentina
(LA SERENA, Chile) — Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina. Tourists from around the world gathered to witness the cosmic spectacle, which began in the morning as the moon crossed in front of the sun and cast a shadow that passed over a tiny uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific and headed to South America. Chile and Argentina were the only inhabited places where the total eclipse could be seen. The eclipse made its first landfall in Chile at 3:22 p.m. (1922 GMT) in La Serena, a city of some 200,000 people where the ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MAURICIO CUEVAS and EVA VERGARA / AP Tags: Uncategorized Chile onetime space Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Camila Escobar Liquitay
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Executive Summary: The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines 2019; Report of the 22nd WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 7/2019. This 32-page document summarizes the 22nd meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines, held on April 1-5, 2019. The committee recommended the addition of 28 new medicines to the List of Essential Medicines (EML), and noted the adoption and utilization of the Access, Watch, and Reserve (AWaRe) classification of antibiotics on the EML by several Member States, including the endorsement of AWaRe by the G20 Health Ministers in Argentina in October 2018. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Get A Glimpse: Total Solar Eclipse Set To Pass Over South Pacific, South America
The eclipse will happen on July 2. Its path of totality cuts across much of the south Pacific Ocean as well as Argentina and Chile — including a telescope that is one the world's largest. (Image credit: Michael Zeiler, greatamericaneclipse.com) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Parent education and substance use among Latin-American early adolescents - Perez A, Osman A, Pe ña L, Abad-Vivero EN, Hardin JW, Sargent J, Thrasher JF, Mejía R.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between parent education, at individual- and school-level, and substance use behaviors (smoking, alcohol drinking, binge drinking, and illicit drug use) among young adolescents from Argentina and Mexico. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Discounts announced for Latin American Colloquium registrants
Special discounts available for group registrations and participants from some Latin American countriesThe Cochrane Colloquium is Cochrane ’s flagship annual event that is a great opportunity to meet and network with Cochrane contributors and users globally and to learn more about the wide usage of Cochrane evidence in health decision-making at all levels. This year the 26th Cochrane Colloquium will take place in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile, 22-25 October 2019.To foster participation of Latin American attendees in the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium, new discounts will be offered to participants from the region. Par...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Investigating how perceived risk and availability of marijuana relate to marijuana use among adolescents in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay over time - Schleimer JP, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Castillo-Carniglia A, Laqueur HS, Rudolph KE, Su árez H, Ramirez J, Cadenas N, Somoza M, Brasesco MV, Martins SS, Cerdá M.
AIMS: Amid changing marijuana policies in the Southern Cone, we examined relationships between marijuana-related risk factors and marijuana use among adolescents in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay from 2001 to 2016. METHODS: Using cross-sectional sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation
By Wendell BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 2019 (IPS) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)’s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world. In April this year, the FDA authorized the sale of IQOS heated tobacco products in the US. However, it clarified that it has not approved IQOS as a ‘modified risk tobacco product’ (MRTP). But PMI is riding on this ‘US-FDA approved for sale’ of its IQOS as also safer ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Pew funds biomedical research for 10 Latin American scientists
(Pew Charitable Trusts) The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the 2019 class members of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The 10 postdoctoral fellows from six Latin American countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico -- will receive two years of funding to conduct research in laboratories in the United States, where they will work under the mentorship of prominent biomedical scientists, including members of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Big pharma is denying children like my son vital drugs. So I've set up a buyers club | Robert Long
The US company Vertex has put a ludicrous price on a new cystic fibrosis drug. But we ’ve found a way to bypass its greedA few weeks ago I sat in a meeting room in east London nervously waiting the arrival of two representatives from Gador, an Argentinian drug company. It ’s no exaggeration to say that my child’s life could be shaped by the following few hours.Nearly 10 years ago, shortly after my son Aidan was born, we learnt that he hadcystic fibrosis (CF) – a life-limiting genetic condition that affects the lungs and other major organs. It is difficult to process the joy of parenthood, tempered b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robert Long Tags: Cystic fibrosis Society Health Pharmaceuticals industry Business Family Life and style NHS US news World news UK news Drugs Science Source Type: news

Are penguins righties or lefties?
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Researchers in Punta Tombo, Argentina conducted a study to see whether Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) showed lateralization (handedness) in their behaviors or morphology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eocene Fagaceae from Patagonia and Gondwanan legacy in Asian rainforests
We report early Eocene infructescences of Castanopsis, a diverse and abundant fagaceous genus of Southeast Asia, and co-occurring leaves from the 52-million-year-old Laguna del Hunco flora of southern Argentina. The fossil assemblage notably includes many plant taxa that associate with Castanopsis today. The discovery reveals novel Gondwanan history in Fagaceae and the characteristic tree communities of Southeast Asian lower-montane rainforests. The living diaspora associations persisted through Cenozoic climate change and plate movements as the constituent lineages tracked post-Gondwanan mesic biomes over thousands of kil...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wilf, P., Nixon, K. C., Gandolfo, M. A., Cuneo, N. R. Tags: Online Only, Paleontology r-articles Source Type: news

Families desperate for cystic fibrosis drug are importing a cheaper version from Argentina
UK families have taken inspiration from the Oscar-winning movie, Dallas Buyers Club, in a bid to help children with cystic fibrosis such as Shiloh Howells, pictured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors remove two maggots from a British woman's scalp
The unidentified patient, in her 50s, had recently returned to her home in the UK following a trip to Argentina, doctors at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Algeria: UN Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bogota -Algeria is the third African country to eliminate one of the world's leading killer diseases (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.N. Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria U.N. Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US sanctions Argentina-based online pharmacy
Trump administration is sanctioning Goldpharma, an Argentina-based online pharmacy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. imposes sanctions on Argentina-based online pharmacies for opioids
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday placed sanctions on Goldpharma, an Argentina-based network of online pharmacies that it said contributed to the opioid crisis by selling clandestinely produced narcotics to customers in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news