Innovative Financial Approaches Key to Unleash SIDS Economic Potential
By Ambassador Lois M YoungNEW YORK, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Our world is transfixed by the great human toll and economic impact of the worst global pandemic in a century. For the 65 million inhabitants of small island developing states (SIDS), the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is reminiscent of the worst forms of extreme weather events that SIDS contend with annually. Such events cost lives, undermine our hard-earned development gains, and hamper the aspirations and quality of life of our people. Our governments are routinely compelled to shift already scarce resources from social and economic investments to recovery...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ambassador Lois M Young Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General
PRESS RELEASE  By External SourceJun 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World Oceans Day (8 June), Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Health Source Type: news

Humpback Whales Have Made a Remarkable Recovery, Giving Us Hope for the Planet
In the depths of the ocean, and out of sight for most of us, there’s a quiet miracle happening. Many humpback whale populations, previously devastated by commercial whaling, are making a comeback. And no, before you ask, this has nothing to do with the coronavirus. A recent study on humpbacks that breed off the coast of Brazil and call Antarctic waters home during the summer has shown that these whales can now be found in the sort of numbers seen before the days of whaling. Records suggest that in the 1830s there were around 27,000 whales but, after heavy hunting, by the mid-1950s only 450 remained. It is reassuring...
Source: TIME: Science - May 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dr. Kirsten Thompson Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Use of water spray fan for heat injury management in military personnel exercising in Belize - Herron JBT, Alleway P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists
Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the University of Bristol and the American Museum of Natural History and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists
(University of Bristol) Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Bristol and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Archaeologists unearth 2 trophy SKULLS in Belize jungles: Macabre artifacts will be used to study the collapse of the Maya civilization
(Natural News) The Maya civilization was one of the most powerful and scientifically advanced empires of the ancient world. However, by the end of the ninth century, the busy streets of its great stone cities were abandoned, signaling its collapse — an event that, since the 19th century, has intrigued and confused scholars. A recent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNM scientists document late Pleistocene/early Holocene Mesoamerican stone tool tradition
(University of New Mexico) In new research published recently in PLOS One titled Linking late Paleoindian stone tool technlogies and populations in North, Central and South America, scientists from The University of NewMexico led a study in Belize to document the very earliest indigenous stone tool tradition in southern Mesoamerica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Cardiologist Murdered While on Vacation in Belize Virginia Cardiologist Murdered While on Vacation in Belize
Gary Sw., MD, 53, was medical director of Carilion Clinic's Cardiac Catheterization Lab and an associate professor of internal medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize
(Louisiana State University) Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize. The discovery of these high-quality materials -- jadeite and rosewood -- used as utilitarian tools, demonstrates that salt workers played an important role in the Classic Maya marketplace economy more than 1,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is a juvenile? A cross-national comparison of youth justice systems - Abrams LS, Jordan SP, Montero LA.
In this article, the authors analyze cross-national variations in how the category of 'juvenile' is defined in criminal law and policy. The authors purposively selected the cases of Argentina, Belize, England/Wales, and Finland to maximize differences in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How This Woman Got A Maggot In Her Groin While On Vacation
A 36 year old woman from Tampa, Florida, came back from vacation in Belize with something in her groin. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

The woman who will NEVER forget her honeymoon!
The unidentified patient, who'd been holidaying in Belize on the Central American coast, presented herself to Tampa General Hospital, earlier this year - but only after living with the growth for eight weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agricultural areas surrounded by natural habitat buffers show reduced negative impact on wildlife, new study finds
(Natural News) A comparative study reveals that manicured citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Stann Creek, Belize have similar abundance and diversity in herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) as natural habitat areas. Researchers Russell Gray and Dr. Colin Strine of Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand found that herpetofaunal communities have little sensitivity to agricultural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Maya: Astrologists, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?
Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.(Image credit: David DUCOIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?
Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.(Image credit: David DUCOIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

Ancient Maya: Astronomists, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?
Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.(Image credit: David DUCOIN/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel D. Cohen Source Type: news

Belize steps up to prioritize the health challenges faced by its youth
Jared Cain, 18, from the south side of Belize City, Belize, knows all too well the sound of gunshots. "In the past two to three weeks alone, there ’s been multiple shootings in my neighborhood," says Cain, a member of the Belize Children’s Advisory Body and the Belize Family Life Association Youth Advocacy Movement. "It’s common to hear gunshots outside my window while I’m studying or playing video games with friends." (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, Belize [country], Feature [doctype], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: 'GMA' does the Lemons for Leukemia challenge
Plus, an entire island in Belize is available for rent on Airbnb for $975 a night. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Study offers blueprint for community-based public history research
(North Carolina State University) A new paper on fieldwork in rural Belize serves as a case study for how an established anthropology fieldwork model can be used to both develop site-specific cultural and historical exhibits and train a new generation of public history scholars. The paper also highlights the importance of diversity to research teams when engaging in research - especially community-based scholarship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Central America, Health Workers and Communities Achieve Big Progress in the Fight against HIV
Health workers in the HIV clinic at Juan Jos é Ortega National Hospital in Coatepeque, Guatemala. Photos by Anna Watts for IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 07, 2018IntraHealth International is in the final months of an intensive two-and-a-half-year collaboration with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to accelerate progress toward reaching theUNAIDS Fast-Track targets and ending the AIDS epidemic —and the results from the first two years are striking. IntraHealth’s local partners administered 186,471 HIV tests, rea...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize
(Pensoft Publishers) Reptile and amphibian communities exhibit a promising level of resilience to agricultural lands, confirms a study recently published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. In their study, herpetologist Russell Gray and his research team compared forested areas to manicured citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Stann Creek, Belize. Further intriguing discoveries were made when the Category 1 Hurricane Earl hit the study site. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

20 Hotels You Didn ’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adeline Duff/ Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. When is Hispanic Heritage Month? The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic. The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hispanic heritage month onetime Smithsonian Source Type: news

8 Trending Travel Destinations to Visit Right Now
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Stone / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Our mosquito bites were infected with wriggling LARVAE
Katie and Ian McCabe assumed they'd been bitten by ordinary insects in Belize. But then they discovered it was a human botfly, which could lay larvae under human skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thank You, Ivanka: From One Parent To Another
Dear Ivanka, I don’t know you. But I know some of the paths you walk: You’re a parent concerned about your children; you’re a child concerned about her dad; and sometimes what you wish for one of them conflicts with what the other wants for you. I’ve walked that tightrope myself. My daughter Lily is the light of my life. I knew that my mother, who I loved but with whom I sometimes clashed, adored her. So a few years back when my mom voted to ban gay marriage, it was painful; it took time and more than one very hard conversation for her to understand how her vote made families like her own granddaugh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Naked and Afraid star quits after attack by flies
Renowned surfer Anastasia Ashley, 30, made it six days out of the 14 in Belize before having to tap out due to a rash caused by sand flies - which can potentially be deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gorgeous Valentine's Day Video Shows A Love Parents Will Recognize Immediately
Love comes in many forms, but one of the purest examples is the love parents feel for their children. In honor of Valentine’s Day, UNICEF released a video that pays tribute to this bond. The video features parents in Belize as they describe their hopes for their kids, the obstacles they face, and the role they play in their lives. The emotional video is part of UNICEF’s #EarlyMomentsMatter campaign, which focuses on the ways that children’s early experiences ― like their interactions with caregivers ― influence their brain development.  “Investment in early childhood is one of the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Boy Gives Away His Toys At Special 'Lemonade Stand'
After learning that many kids aren’t fortunate enough to have lots of toys, a 6-year-old boy decided to take action. Blake Work of Hudson, Florida set up a special “lemonade stand” to give away free toys to families in need. Blake’s mom Melissa told The Huffington Post her son came up with the idea one night when he snuck out of bed and went to his parents’ room.  “He was supposed to be sleeping, but the mantra, ‘If you don’t listen when they tell you the little things, they won’t tell you the big things,’ has always stuck with me as a parent,” Me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belize's Glover's Reef providing refuge for new generation of sea turtles
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new generation of threatened hawksbill sea turtles is thriving in the protected waters of Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize, evidence that efforts to protect these and other marine species in one of the world's great barrier reef systems are working, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Belize Fisheries Department. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Man describes seeing flesh-eating parasite ravaging his own skin  
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Mark Ward, a firefighter from Prescott, Arizona, was in Belize when pin-sized spots appeared on his body. He ignored them, but it turned out to be a parasite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jaguar scat study suggests restricted movement in areas of conservation importance in Mesoamerica
(American Museum of Natural History) A research group led by the American Museum of Natural History and global wild cat conservation organization Panthera has published the largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica. The analysis is based on nearly 450 jaguar scat samples collected in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. This work identifies areas of conservation concern for Mesoamerican jaguars and underscores the importance of large-scale genetic monitoring efforts for this near-threatened, and elusive, carnivore species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ethnic and gender disparities in premature adult mortality in Belize 2008-2010 - Morey F, Hambleton IR, Unwin N, Samuels TA.
BACKGROUND: Data on disparities in mortality within low and middle income countries are limited, with little published data from the Caribbean or Central America. Our aim was to investigate disparities in overall and cause specific premature adult mortalit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Maya tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and tales of 'snake dynasty'
Find is ‘one of the largest burial chambers ever discovered in Belize’Hieroglyphic panels, skeleton and offerings hidden for 1,300 yearsArchaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest royal tomb found in more than a century of work on Maya ruins in Belize, along with a puzzling set of hieroglyphic panels that provide clues to a “snake dynasty” that conquered many of its neighbors some 1,300 years ago.Related:Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tombContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alan Yuhas in San Francisco Tags: Archaeology Science Belize Americas World news Source Type: news

Maya 'snake dynasty' tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and hieroglyphs
Find is ‘one of the largest burial chambers ever discovered in Belize’Hieroglyphic panels, skeleton and offerings hidden for 1,300 yearsArchaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest royal tomb found in more than a century of work on Maya ruins in Belize, along with a puzzling set of hieroglyphic panels that provide clues to a “snake dynasty” that conquered many of its neighbors some 1,300 years ago.Related:Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tombContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alan Yuhas in San Francisco Tags: Archaeology Science Belize Americas World news Source Type: news

Analogic to pay $15m to settle SEC charges over BK Medical ‘slush fund’
The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission said today that Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) agreed to pony up $15 million to settle civil and criminal charges brought over violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC said Peabody, Mass.-based Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical, ran hundreds of sham transactions with distributors to funnel some $20 million to 3rd parties, “including individuals in Russia and apparent shell companies in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and Seychelles.” Led by former BK Medical CFO Lars Frost, the Danish unit would issue fake, inflated invoices ...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Analogic Corp. BK Medical Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

Our Most Iconic Places Are Under Dire Threat From Climate Change
Dozens of the Earth's most cherished World Heritage sites are under dire threat from climate change -- and some may be damaged beyond saving, warns a report UNESCO released Thursday. The agency, alongside the Union of Concerned Scientists and the United Nations Environment Program, analyzed 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries on six continent. The areas range from America's celebrated Yellowstone National Park and Venice's iconic Lagoon to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and the Ilulissat Icefjord in Denmark, all of which could be damaged by an onslaught of climate-related effects. Man-made climat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cross-cultural educational intervention and fall risk awareness - Howard BS, Beitman CL, Walker BA, Moore ES.
Aims: To determine if a two-visit, personalized falls prevention educational intervention affected awareness of fall risk in community-dwelling older adults in Belize. Secondary aim: to assess new learning in a cross-cultural context and willingness to mak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country -...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Zika Endemic Areas
Zika virus has been reported in Belize, adding to the number of countries where Zika-infected mosquitoes have been found to be spreading the disease. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 358 travel-associated Zika virus cases, though none has been acquired locally. The concern is that the imported cases potentially could result in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Almost Half Of World Heritage Sites Are Threatened, Report Finds
Nearly half of the planet's world heritage sites are threatened by development, despite international protections, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Wildlife Fund. The 229 heritage sites in 96 countries include Egypt's pyramids, Florida's Everglades National Park and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The WWF report found that 114 of these sites are under threat from oil and gas development, illegal logging, overfishing or other industrial activities. Roberto Troya, WWF director for Latin America and the Caribbean, said the report points out that natural capital isn't valued as highly as industry in many r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colonists' religious architecture influenced by Maya traditions
The Mayas influenced the Spanish colonists' religious architecture. The research compares Spanish colonial churches and Maya dwellings on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico and Belize. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colonists' religious architecture influenced by Maya traditions
(University of Gothenburg) The Mayas influenced the Spanish colonists' religious architecture. This is concluded in a new doctoral thesis in archaeology that compares Spanish colonial churches and Maya dwellings on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico and Belize. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our Oceans
Earth's fisheries are in bad shape -- populations of some stocks, including tuna and mackerel, declined 74 percent between 1970 and 2010. A new study, however, offers a glimmer of hope of what we could expect in the not-so-distant future if global action is taken. The study, published in Monday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that with better fishing practices, the majority of the world's fisheries -- 77 percent, to be exact -- could recover to a healthy state within a decade. And by 2050, global fish populations could double, resulting in a 204 percent profit increase for the wo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Central American Universities Implement Standardized HIV Training for Health Workers
More than 20 higher education institutions across Central America have integrated a new HIV curriculum into their nursing, medical, or other health professional training programs thanks to IntraHealth International’s work on the USAID-funded Central America Capacity Project. The training curriculum—which covers a full range of HIV prevention and treatment services, including HIV counseling and testing, reduction of HIV stigma and discrimination, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, biosafety, and post-exposure prophylaxis—is the first of its kind in the region. IntraHealth International helped create this...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.S. securities regulator levels new charges in press release hacking case
(Reuters) — The SEC charged 9 new defendants in what it has called a more than $100 million international scheme to hack into newswires that distribute corporate press releases and to use stolen information to conduct insider trading. According to a complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, 5 traders and 4 companies they own made more than $19.5 million in illegal profits by trading in such companies as Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) and Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN). The SEC said the trades were based on inside information provided...
Source: Mass Device - February 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Align Technology Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Insider Trading Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

Mexico’s murder rate has led to decrease in men’s life expectancy, UCLA-led study shows
Mexico’s staggering homicide rate has taken a toll on the mortality rate for men — and it could be even worse than the statistics indicate, a new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests. Improvements in living standards and in the availability of health care helped boost life expectancy throughout Latin America during the second half of the 20th century. But that trend slowed in the early 2000s and began reversing after 2005 due to the rising homicide rate in Central America and Mexico. In Mexico, that rate more than doubled from 9.5 per 100,000 deaths in 2005 to 22 per 100,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Egypt To Scan Ancient Pyramids With Cosmic Rays
ImageContent(562de397e4b0aac0b8fd508e,562de058140000e800c7ac86,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562de058140000e800c7ac86.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Credit: Donyanedomam/Getty Images,The Pyramid of Chephren, pictured here on the right, is one of four Egyptian pyramids to be scanned by scientists in the coming months.) The study of archaeology can be a double-edged sword. As renowned archaeologist Kristen Romey put it in 2012 while discussing the fate of the as-yet unopened tomb of China's first emperor, it’s “ultimately a destructive science. You have to destroy stuff in order to learn about it.” But ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

IDWEEK: Smother and pull, but don’t chop – how to identify and remove botfly larvae
SAN DIEGO – Identifying a botfly infestation can be the toughest part of treating it. It’s not uncommon for travelers to return from Costa Rica, Belize, and other Central and South American countries with Dermatobia hominis infestations, but clinicians in North America are not necessarily... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - October 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news