COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes San Juan Province, Argentina
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck San Juan Province, Argentina, late on Monday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6.4 quake strikes Argentina's San Juan province, no tsunami warning issued
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Argentina's west-central province of San Juan on Monday night, according to a preliminary report... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dinosaur fossils found in Argentina could belong to largest creature ever to have walked the Earth
Titanosaur in Patagonia ‘probably exceeds’ largest known land animal, paleontologists say (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: arrivals from South America and Portugal banned from Friday over Brazilian variant concerns – as it happened
Latest updates:arrivals from Brazil, Argentina and the rest of South America, alongside Portugal, banned from Friday. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global live blog for the latest updatesUK bans travellers from South America and Portugal from FridayEngland ’s schools told not to provide free school meals at half-termCovid vaccines and immunity: does past infection help?Pimlico Plumbers to introduce ‘no jab, no job’ work contracts6.05pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: curfew in Brazil's largest state after surge in fatalities; record deaths in Sweden6.05pmGMTA further 48,682 lab-confirme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Science Medical research Patrick Vallance Health NHS Northern Ireland Brexit Fishing industry Wales Welsh politics Keir Starmer Labour Conservatives Scottis Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 antibody test helps select donor blood samples for therapeutic use
(PLOS) Researchers have developed and applied a robust, versatile antibody test to assist health authorities in managing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a study published January 14 in the open-access journalPLOS Pathogens by Andrea Gamarnik of the Fundaci ó n Instituto Leloir-CONICET in Argentina, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Konica Minolta secures Argentinian PACS contract
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has secured a contract with Argentinian...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta debuts compact ultrasound system Konica Minolta, DiA add echo AI analysis of COVID-19 Konica Minolta signs SimonMed for Exa RIS Konica Minolta unveils new AeroRemote Insights release Konica Minolta launches Exa Gateway for remote reading (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID Survivors' Plasma Might Prevent Worsening Illness in Older Patients: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- Blood plasma from people recovering from COVID-19 could help prevent severe illness in older patients newly infected with the virus, a small new Argentinian study finds. The findings give new hope to the notion that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Serum Institute of India obtains emergency use authorisation in India for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been granted emergency use authorisation in India as well as Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco for the active immunisation of adults. The vaccine was shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, with no severe cases and no hospitalisations more than 14 days after the second dose. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

2021: Year of Living Dangerously?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for various reasons, Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis. The crisis has exposed previously unacknowledged realities, including frailties and vulnerabilities. Jomo Kwame SundaramFor many countries, the tragedy is all the greater as some leaders had set national aspirations for 2020, suggested by the number’s association with perfect vision. But their failures are no reason to reject national projects. As Helen ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Leaf fossils show severe end-Cretaceous plant extinction in southern Argentina
(Penn State) The asteroid impact 66 million years ago that ushered in a mass extinction and ended the dinosaurs also killed off many of the plants that they relied on for food. Fossil leaf assemblages from Patagonia, Argentina, suggest that vegetation in South America suffered great losses but rebounded quickly, according to an international team of researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Levels and predictors of depression, anxiety, and suicidal risk during COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina: the impacts of quarantine extensions on mental health state - L ópez Steinmetz LC, Dutto Florio MA, Leyes CA, Fong SB, Rigalli A, Godoy JC.
This research is aimed to: analyze differences in mental health state (MHS) indicators (depression, state-anxiety, trait-anxiety, and suicidal risk), during three quarantine sub-periods (starting since the first quarantine extension); assess multiple re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Argentina's Senate approves historic bill to legalize abortion
Argentina's Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion Wednesday in an historic vote seen as a major victory for abortion rights... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina passes bill to legalize abortion
La iniciativa impulsada por el Gobierno que transforma el aborto clandestino en seguro, legal y gratuito fue aprobado en una sesión... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina to become largest country in Latin America to legalize elective abortion
The Senate voted to approve legislation championed by President Alberto Fernández. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina Legalizes Abortion on woman request In historic Senate Vote
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina Legalizes Abortion, a Milestone in a Conservative Region
The Senate vote on Wednesday was a major victory for Latin America’s growing feminist movement, and its ripple effects are likely to be... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belarus, Argentina start vaccinations with Russian shots
Belarus and Argentina have launched mass coronavirus vaccinations with the Russian-developed Sputnik V shot, becoming the first countries outside Russia to roll out the vaccine, which has faced criticism for the speed with which it was approved (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belarus and Argentina Start Vaccinations With Russian Shots
(MOSCOW) — Belarus and Argentina launched mass coronavirus vaccinations with the Russian-developed Sputnik V shot on Tuesday, becoming the first countries outside Russia to roll out the vaccine, which has faced criticism over the speed with which it was approved. The first batch of Sputnik V arrived in the former Soviet republic of Belarus on Tuesday, according to a joint statement by the Belarusian Health Ministry, the Russian Health Ministry and the Russian Direct Investment Fund that bankrolled development of the jab. “A new stage starts in Belarus today with mass vaccinations against COVID-19. Medical staff...
Source: TIME: Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA and ALMUDENA CALATRAVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Argentina on brink of historic vote to legalise abortion
Senate to debate bill that would make it first major Latin American country to allow terminations (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More COVID-19 Vaccines Are in the Pipeline as the U.S. Effort Ramps Up
A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak. Public health experts say more options in addition to the two vaccines now being dispensed — one made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, the other by Moderna — are critical to amassing enough shots for the country and the world. The candidate made by Novavax Inc. is the fifth to reach final-stage testing in the United States. Some 30,000 volunteers are needed to prove if the shot — a diffe...
Source: TIME: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Scientists complete yearlong pulsar timing study after reviving dormant radio telescopes
(Rochester Institute of Technology) While the scientific community grapples with the loss of the Arecibo radio telescope, astronomers who revived a long-dormant radio telescope array in Argentina hope it can help compensate for the work Arecibo did in pulsar timing. Last year, scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronom ­ ia (IAR) began a pulsar timing study using two upgraded radio telescopes in Argentina. They are releasing observations from the first year in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Argentina's lower house approves draft legalizing abortion
Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house on have passed a bill that would legalize elective abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Argentina's lower house approves landmark abortion bill. Set to become first major Latin American country to legalise abortion
If bill approved in senate Argentina would join Cuba and Uruguay as only Latin American countries where abortion is legal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina lower house approves landmark bill to legalize abortion
Argentina's lower house of Congress approved a bill to legalize abortion in the early hours of Friday morning, a big step forward for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina's lower house approves draft legalizing abortion in most cases, responding to long-sought demands from women's rights activists
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house on Friday passed a bill that would legalize abortion in most cases, a proposal... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina’s lower house passes draft bill paving the way for the legalization of abortion in most cases
Argentina’s lower house passes draft bill paving the way for the legalization of abortion in most cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The First Authorized COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. Has Arrived
Late in the evening on Dec. 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for use in the country. The emergency use authorization means that doses of the vaccine—made by Pfizer/BioNTech—can be shipped at any time; certain Americans could be vaccinated as soon as next week. In a statement, FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said “The FDA’s authorization for emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine is a significant milestone in battling this devastating pandemic that has affected so many families in the United States and around the world.” In the same pr...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pfizer/BioNTech ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Gets a Major Endorsement from FDA Committee
In a 17-4 vote (with one abstention) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory committee recommended that Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine should be distributed to the American public. With that recommendation hand, an FDA team led by the agency’s commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn will now make a final decision about whether to issue an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the vaccine for anyone 16 years and older. The committee vote is not binding, but the agency is likely follow its advice, especially given the urgent need for a vaccine to stave off a rising tide of new infections. T...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve
Credit: Forus InternationalBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed. Protecting civil society and fundamental freedoms means protecting the rights to associate and assemble, to express views and opinions. Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society. When civic space is open, citizens and civil society organizations are able to organize, participate and communicate, claiming their right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Day 2020 Source Type: news

Demographic and clinical characteristics of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury in Argentina from 2015 to 2019: a multicenter study - Gatti MA, Sampayo MP, Rolandelli A, Yannone S, Argento FJ, Rivas ME, Broggi MS, Olmos LE, Gorman P.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive and ambispective study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the demographics, clinical characteristics, and etiologies of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in a metropolitan region of Argentina. SETTING: Five inpatient rehabilitatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Argentina Passes "Millionaire's Tax" to Fund Covid-19 Recovery
"We're coming out of this pandemic like countries come out of world wars, with thousands of dead and devastated economies," said one senator. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina to tax the super-rich to pay for equipment and supplies needed to fight COVID-19
Argentina is taxing its wealthiest 0.8% of taxpayers in an effort to cover the costs of coronavirus relief packages and medical supplies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina has passed a new tax on its wealthiest people to pay for medical supplies and relief measures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
Dubbed the "millionaire's tax", the one-off levy will fund relief measures and health supplies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak investigation reveals " super-spreader " potential of Andes virus
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) " Super-spreader " events and extensive person-to-person contact propelled an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a small village in Argentina from 2018-2019, according to research published today inThe New England Journal of Medicine. An international scientific team reports the genetic, clinical, and epidemiologic features of the outbreak caused by the Andes virus, a member of the hantavirus family. Their analysis could aid in managing outbreaks of other viral diseases with similar transmission patterns, including COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN Special Session on COVID-19 Must Recognize Right to Health & Access to Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Riccardo PetrellaBRUSSELS, Nov 30 2020 (IPS) The holding of this Special Session (the 37th in the history of the UN) is of considerable importance. It is a unique opportunity to define and implement joint actions at the global level to fight the pandemic in order to ensure the right to life and health for all the inhabitants of the Earth. As the President of the UN General Assembly wrote in his letter of convocation: “Let us not forg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riccardo Petrella Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tens of thousands of Argentinians farewell Diego Maradona
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Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘The greatest’: Thousands of Argentinians say goodbye to Maradona
Fans queue in Buenos Aires to pay last respects to Diego Maradona, a national icon who died on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands line up to bid farewell Maradona in Argentina
"We came to say goodbye to a great that gave us a lot of joy," one mourner said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fans in Argentina and Naples mourn death of Diego Maradona
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Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘He only gave us joy’: Argentinians pay tribute to Diego Maradona
Crowds gather in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood Maradona once called home to pay respects after footballer’s death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plasma From Recovered Patients Shows Little Benefit in Those Hospitalized With COVID-19: Study Plasma From Recovered Patients Shows Little Benefit in Those Hospitalized With COVID-19: Study
Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to data released on Tuesday from a clinical trial in Argentina.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diego Maradona health: Greatest footballer has died after blood clot on brain
DIEGO MARADONA health: The famous footballer has passed away in his home in Argentina it has been reported. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diego Maradona dies aged 60
Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, a source close to his family confirmed to CNN. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentinian soccer legend and celebrated 'Hand of God' scorer Diego Maradona dies at 60
The colorful and outspoken star was captain of the 1986 team that captured his nation's second World Cup title. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, Matias Morla, Maradona's longtime agent, confirmed to EFE. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentinian Soccer Icon Diego Maradona Dead at 60
The legend had been hospitalized recently. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentine soccer legend, Diego Maradona, dies
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has died after suffering a heart attack in his native country (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diego Maradona dead: Argentinian football legend passes away aged 60
Argentinian football legend and winner of the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona, has passed away at home in Tigre after suffering a heart... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news