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 rights an...
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