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 by Oleksandr Ieremenko and Ivan Turchynov, 2 hacke...
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 100,000 by 2010. As a re...
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

How Fishermen Can Replenish the Seas
It may sound like a tall order: By 2020, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal for oceans calls on the world to "manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems...effectively regulate harvesting...end overfishing...restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible...[and] produce maximum sustainable yield." Can we really meet those targets in five years? I believe we can. Promising signs, backed by groundbreaking research, show how quickly we can replenish the world's seas while providing enough seafood to feed an additional 600 million people at today's per capita consumption rate -- if we get the incentives right. The...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fighting the Scourge of Phantom Boats on the High Seas
What a difference a decade makes. As the world stands poised to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at transforming our planet by 2030, the ocean is at last firmly on the agenda. It's a welcome change from when the seas were woefully marginalized in the Millennium Development Goals. This time, the ocean is getting its own goal -- SDG 14 -- backed up by seven ambitious targets, including to combat the illegal fishing that is destroying vital stocks, and to protect far more of the ocean from exploitation. To help achieve these targets, governments should look to the collaborative initiatives already makin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

World 'well being' league suggests Brits would be happier in Belize, Gallup and Healthways find
The UK has ranked below Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan in a global index of well being.Britain came in 44th out of 145 countries which also places it lower than Nicaragua and Bolivia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Into the light: how lidar is replacing radar as the archaeologist’s map tool of choice
A technology using rapid pulses of light is helping archaeologists to chart ancient settlements hidden beneath dense forest canopiesColorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher found out about lidar in 2009. He was surveying the ruins of Angamuco in west-central Mexico the traditional way, with a line of grad students and assistants walking carefully while looking at the ground for bits of ceramics, the remains of an old foundation or even a tomb.He had expected to find a settlement, but instead he happened upon a major city of the Purepecha empire, rivals of the Aztecs in the centuries immediately preceding the Sp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Guy Gugliotta for the Washington Post Tags: Archaeology Mapping technologies Science Technology Belize Mexico Source Type: news

Into the light: how lidar is replacing radar as the archaeologist ’s map tool of choice
A technology using rapid pulses of light is helping archaeologists to chart ancient settlements hidden beneath dense forest canopiesColorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher found out about lidar in 2009. He was surveying the ruins ofAngamuco in west-central Mexico the traditional way, with a line of grad students and assistants walking carefully while looking at the ground for bits of ceramics, the remains of an old foundation or even a tomb.He had expected to find a settlement, but instead he happened upon a major city of thePurepecha empire, rivals of the Aztecs in the centuries immediately preceding the Span...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Guy Gugliotta for the Washington Post Tags: Archaeology Mapping technologies Science Technology Belize Mexico Source Type: news

Redefining "Sustainability" as More, More and, Well, More
Since its birth in 1987, for many, the term "sustainable development" has become synonymous with "less." "Sustainability" seemed to lock us into a static, zero-sum game of painful sacrifices. Facing finite or shrinking ecological limits, we felt forced to: ensure future food security only by inhibiting demands today; increase jobs and revenues only at the expense of wild nature; and restore wildness only by crimping economic growth. But this week, groundbreaking research redefines sustainability more positively. Two years' collaboration with university scientists revealed that, through a transition to sustainable fishin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two new creeping water bug species found in Belize, Peru
Two new saucer bugs (also called the creeping water bugs) have been found in streams in western Belize and southeastern Peru. Now the scientists say that more needs to be done in order to obtain records of other insects that have not yet been discovered before it's too late. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two new creeping water bug species found in Belize and Peru
(Entomological Society of America) Two new saucer bugs (also called the creeping water bugs) have been found in streams in western Belize and southeastern Peru. Descriptions of the new species appear in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 28, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news