"Man a kill a man for nutin": gang transnationalism, masculinities, and violence in Belize City - Baird A.
Belize has one of the highest homicide rates in the world; however, the gangs at the heart of this violence have rarely been studied. Using a masculinities lens and original empirical data, this article explores how Blood and Crip "gang transnationalism" f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Outbreak on Carnival Cruise Ship
FRIDAY, Aug. 13, 2021 -- A coronavirus outbreak on a Carnival Cruise Line ship that sailed from Galveston, Texas, to Belize is one of the largest reported on a vessel sailing from the United States since cruises relaunched this summer. The 27 cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

27 people aboard Carnival cruise test positive for COVID-19
The Belize Tourism Board says 27 people aboard a Carnival cruise tested positive for COVID-19 just before the ship made a stop in Belize City (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

On World Malaria Day, We Must Step Up Efforts to Combat Malaria
Distribution of mosquito nets in Kadiolo, region of Sikasso, Mali June 2020. Credit: PSI, A US based NGO. The UN commemorates World Malaria Day on Sunday April 25. By Hervé VerhooselGENEVA, Apr 23 2021 (IPS) Despite its 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths in 2019, malaria is an overlooked epidemic. The emergence of COVID-19 has thrown health systems into disarray and forced countries to shift their focus from malaria to the pandemic response, threatening to reverse 20 years of malaria gains. Now, as we enter the second year of the pandemic, the global response to COVID-19 must not come at the expense of progress a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Herve Verhoosel Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NASA images reveal important forests and wetlands are disappearing in Belize
(University of Texas at Austin) Using NASA satellite images and machine learning, researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have mapped changes in the landscape of northwestern Belize over a span of four decades, finding significant losses of forest and wetlands, but also successful regrowth of forest in established conservation zones that protect surviving structures of the ancient Maya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A natural protection racket among damselfish and mysid shrimp
(University of Delaware) In nature, there are examples of animals helping one another and living in mutually beneficial relationships that have helped shape the world's landscapes and biodiversity. New research from the University of Delaware has found one of these domesticator-domesticate relationships undersea, in the waters off Belize, where damselfish provide multigenerational support/protection to mysid shrimp in exchange for a resource or service that benefits both species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which ess...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rapper Shyne Barrow Is Elected to Belize's House of Representatives
The prime minister's son and former rapper, Moses "Shyne" Barrow, won the Mesopotamia seat in Belize City for the House of Representatives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 19, 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 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news