Effects of neighborhood upgrading programs on domestic violence in Bolivia - Libertun de Duren NR.
Landlocked in the center of South America, Bolivia experienced rapid urbanization only in recent decades. Its urban population became a majority in the 1990s, almost three decades later than the rest of Latin America's southern cone. However, the country h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dozens Of Evangelical Pastors Have Died In Bolivia, Nicaragua During Pandemic
Evangelical churches in Latin America have flouted public health guidelines by holding in-person services. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Italy orders travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece to be tested as cases rise
France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; more than60,000 new cases in India for third day running; New Zealand outbreakspreadsUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live12.30pmBSTHungary,Romania andBulgaria have suffered their worst quarterly downturns in decades because of the pandemic, according to official data published in the three EU members Friday.The news agency, Agence France-Presse, reports thatHun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd (now); Josh Halliday, Helen Sullivan and Ben Doherty (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Brazil death toll passes 105,000 – as it happened
UKmove takes effect as of 4am BST on Saturday;Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; Germany case jump shows‘unsettling trend’;Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 cases. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog hereNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surge12.38amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: France says ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll exceeds 750,000; France reports over 2,600 new cases in 24 hours
Pandemic has killed three quarters of a million people; France sets new post-lockdown record forsecond day in a row; Germany case jump shows‘unsettling trend’;Iraq reports record daily Covid-19 casesNetherlands and Malta set to be added to England quarantine listGreece: UK passengers barred from flights over confusing formCovid-19 may have been circulating in New Zealand for weeksMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus live: latest news9.00pmBSTBolivia’s political crisis is adding to the burden on its health care system, which was already grappling with coronavirus as it continues to s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Bolivia police recover 420 dead in possible COVID-19 cases
Bolivian authorities say a special police unit collected 420 bodies over five days in two cities, and 80% to 90% of the deceased are thought to have succumbed to COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In This Bolivian City, Hard-Hit by the Pandemic, a Fake —and Toxic—Coronavirus Cure Proves Popular
(COCHABAMBA, Bolivia) — Long lines form every morning in one of the Bolivian cities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic as desperate people wait to buy small bottles of chlorine dioxide, a toxic bleaching agent that has been falsely touted as a cure for COVID-19 and a myriad of other diseases. The rush in the city of Cochabamba to buy a disinfectant known to cause harm to those who ingest it comes even after the Bolivian Health Ministry warned of its dangers and said at least five people were poisoned after taking chlorine dioxide in La Paz, the capital. Dr. Antonio Viruez, who is treating the five at a hospital...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diego Cartagena and Paola Flores / AP Tags: Uncategorized Bolivia COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

"Community justice," ancestral rights, and lynching in rural Bolivia - Yates D.
Lynching in Bolivia has been portrayed as a largely routinized and primarily urban occurrence that is a direct response to the state's inability to provide security. Using a recent case of rural lynching as a starting point, I will evaluate the idea of rur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Bogot á to re-enter strict lockdown; Syria reports first case
Idlibschools close; new outbreak promptsHong Kong to close all schools; Bolivia leader and Venezuelan Socialist party bosstest positiveIdlib ’s first Covid-19 case sparks fear of fresh disasterScott Morrison says Australia will halve rate of international arrivalsWHO inquiry aims to ‘stop the world being blindsided again’Disney World set to reopen despite coronavirus surge in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live5.23pmBSTMike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization ’s emergencies programme, said on Friday that an outbreak of pneumonia in Kazakhstan, reported to be highly lethal, was “...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now); Sarah Marsh, Fran Lawther, Amelia Hill and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Africa Source Type: news

U.S. Hits Another Record for New Coronavirus Cases
U.S. officials reported more than 59,880 cases on Thursday. Bolivia ’s leader became Latin America’s third to be infected. The Malaysian police questioned Al Jazeera journalists over a documentary about the country’s lockdown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Bolivia president tests positive amid record rise in South Africa cases
Covid-19 outbreak accelerates across Africa; Venezuelan Socialist Party boss also tests positive; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ‘in good health’. Follow the latest updates:South Africa warns of coronavirus ‘storm’ as outbreak accelerates across continentBolivia ’s president and Venezuela’s Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19WHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingTrudeau and Trump ’s responses see wildly different results1.54amBSTPlans for the fall semester at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, are in question after 47 new Covid-19 cases tied to frate...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Africa Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's elite
Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for the new coronavirus but feels strong and will continue working from isolation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fears as first Covid-19 case reported in rebel-held Syrian camps – as it happened
WHO says pandemic is still accelerating; Hundreds of Romanians check themselves out of hospital; Serbia considers new lockdown. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWHO says coronavirus pandemic still acceleratingWarning of Covid-19 ‘storm’ as pandemic accelerates across AfricaTrudeau and Trump ’s responses see wildly different results12.39amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Bolivia president tests positive amid record rise in South Africa cases12.05amBSTSouth Africa announced Thursday...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier) , Damien Gayle ,Sarah Marsh , Amy Walkerand Nadeem Badshah Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news Australia news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’
Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for COVID-19, ‘feels strong’ (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trauma responders unify to empower communities in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: course participants and their feedback - Swaroop M, Ludi E, Reitz ACW, D ávalos POP, dos Santos GM, Jackson ME, Quiroga LL, Tatebe LC, Gutierrez JEF.
INTRODUCTION: More than half of all trauma deaths occur in the prehospital setting with low- and middle-income countries assuming the greatest burden. Coordinated prehospital responses to trauma, including layperson first responders, can reduce mortality. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

No means to say goodbye: Bolivian brigades gather corpses of poor COVID victims
Most weekdays since the coronavirus broke out in Bolivia, Harvard-educated Luis Fernando Ortiz leaves his job managing the country's biggest freight forwarding agent and dons a hazmat suit to go in search of a body. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery. Deficit financing options The range of deficit financing options has changed little since first legitimized by Roosevelt and Keynes in the 1930s and used extensively to finance wartime government spending. Jomo Kwame SundaramFirst, debt financing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Scientists probe link between high altitude and low coronavirus cases
Bolivian team seeks to understand why low-lying areas have been hit harder than cities on higher ground (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The pipes are calling: Bolivian band set to go home after months stranded in Germany
Members of a Bolivian orchestra featuring traditional flutes and pipes hope to return home next week after being stranded in the grounds of a German castle for about 80 days due to the coronavirus epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

Voluntary collective isolation is best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations
(Chapman University) A team of anthropologists, physicians, tribal leaders and local government authorities developed and implemented a multi-phase COVID-19 prevention and containment plan among the Tsimane, an indigenous group in the Bolivian Amazon. The researchers believe that their approach with the Tsimane can be adapted to tribal and aboriginal populations throughout the world to prevent widespread mortality. The study, published in The Lancet, is led by Hillard Kaplan, professor of health economics and anthropology at Chapman University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is trauma? Qualitatively assessing stakeholder perceptions in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia - Blair KJ, Monroy A, Rook JM, Wood E, Foianini JE, Haider AH, Swaroop M, Boeck MA.
This study aimed to describe perceptions of trauma in Santa Cruz, Bolivia to better inform strategies for trauma system development. In 2015-2016, we conducted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds
Findings from Bolivia show plants were domesticated in region shortly after last ice ageThe Amazon basin was a hotspot for the early cultivation of plants, with inhabitants having munched on squash and cassava more than 10,000 years ago, researchers have revealed.The team say the new findings from Bolivia offer direct evidence such plants were grown in south-west Amazonia, meaning the region has a claim to join the Middle East, China, south-west Mexico and north-west South America as locations where wild plants were domesticated shortly after the last ice age. The team say the discovery chimes with other clues.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Bolivia World news Biology Americas Science Plants Amazon rainforest Trees and forests Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

Bolivia extends closure of borders, declares health emergency for coronavirus
Bolivia declared a national health emergency and extended its border lockdown on Wednesday, as the government seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bolivia coronavirus patient turned away from hospitals; election rallies suspended
One of three people confirmed to have the coronavirus in Bolivia was turned away from several hospitals, media reports and health officials said late on Wednesday, while candidates campaigning for forthcoming presidential elections suspended rallies to prevent the spread of the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cyberaggression in adolescents of Bolivia: connection with psychopathological symptoms, adaptive and predictor variables - Garaigordobil M, Mollo-Torrico JP, Machimbarrena JM, P áez D.
Concern about the increase of cyberbullying underlies this study, which had four objectives: (1) to calculate the prevalence of cyberaggressors; (2) to compare non-cyberaggressors with cyberaggressors in other bullying/cyberbullying roles, in psychopatholo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reflections for a New Year
By Roberto SavioROME, Jan 3 2020 (IPS) In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind.. Roberto SavioToday, we face an unprecedented existential threat brought about by the climate crisis. According to scientists, we have until 2030 to stop climate change, after which human conditions will be under several threats. Yet, we have just had a world conference in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Climate Change Democracy Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Here are the 2019 PBJ Photos of the Year
With a docket that included taking pictures of swimmers in the Willamette, townspeople in Bolivia and would-be superheroes who are rising in the Portland business world, my job kept me running throughout the year. It was a fertile year to be the PBJ's photographer, a truism that hit home as I assembled the above shots for our year-end look at 2019's top photos. Click through on the picture above to see some of the people, the sights and the stories that made this year a great one. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cathy Cheney Source Type: news

Here are the 2019 PBJ Photos of the Year
With a docket that included taking pictures of swimmers in the Willamette, townspeople in Bolivia and would-be superheroes who are rising in the Portland business world, my job kept me running throughout the year. It was a fertile year to be the PBJ's photographer, a truism that hit home as I assembled the above shots for our year-end look at 2019's top photos. Click through on the picture above to see some of the people, the sights and the stories that made this year a great one. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cathy Cheney Source Type: news

Why a second American Revolution is necessary for the entire world
(Natural News) On November 11th, the very disturbing but clearly true “Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia” was posted to the Web. That anonymous author (a German intelligence analyst) documented the evilness of the overthrow of Evo Morales in Bolivia, and the threat now clearly posed to the world by the US regime — a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fires scorching Bolivia's Chiquitano forest
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Romero-Munoz, A., Jansen, M., Nunez, A. M., Toledo, M., Almonacid, R. V., Kuemmerle, T. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Evo Morales: Hero or Villain?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 20 2019 (IPS) To be president in a country like Bolivia might be like a precarious act performed by a tightrope-dancer between “the Devil and the deep blue sea”. After 23 years as Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales finally lost his foothold and ended up as political refugee in Mexico, adding his name to a long list of previous revolutionary exiles, like Augusto Sandino, Fidel Castro, and most prominently – Leon Trotsky. The last one was murdered, though the others came back, something Evo Morales has promised to do: “Sisters and brothers, I leave for Mexico, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief:  Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, dignity for sanitation workers, sterilizing mosquitoes
A recap of Thursday’s main stories: UN chief on Bolivian crisis; International Criminal Court to hear Myanmar genocide case; health risks for sanitation workers; farmers’ guidelines to conserve crops; and sterilizing mosquitoes to battle diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes
If the Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets. At the same time, agriculture at the highest altitudes in the world is acutely threatened by climate change, with increasingly extreme droughts, hailstorms and frosts. Home to more than 85 of the planet’s 110 climate zones, the Andes is a living laboratory—for ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stef de Haan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Not so fast! Cash transfers can increase child labor: evidence for Bolivia - Chong A, Yanez-Pagans M.
Using data for Bolivia we study how a national-level unconditional cash transfer programs can causally affect child labor. We estimate intent-to-treat effects under a fuzzy regression discontinuity approach by taking advantage of the fact that the probabil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective
A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 30. Space is aspirational. Merely the act of looking through a telescope is an exercise in questing. It’s vast, exciting, and gorgeous out there. Even scenes of cataclysm—a supernova, a Jovian cyclone—can be beautiful from so safe a remove as Earth. Orbiting telescopes like Hubble or Spitzer or Kepler also have the luxury of avoiding the sometimes-dispiriting business of looking down at Earth. Never has that seemed like more of a good idea than this summer, when, to look back at the surface of the planet rolling by below is to loo...
Source: TIME: Science - September 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment Space Source Type: news

Study finds cultural differences in attitudes toward infidelity, jealousy
This study is part of a growing body of work over the last decade from social scientists who seek to be more inclusive and not just focus their research on western, educated, industrial, rich and democratic — also known as WEIRD — societies, Scelza said.“For a long time in psychology there was a tendency to use student samples from U.S. and European universities, and if they found a consistent result, extrapolate that as something that could be a ‘human universal,’” she said. “But there are many reasons to believe that people from WEIRD p opulations are unlikely to be representativ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Science shops inspire better research and innovation
Poor communication can have dire consequences in vital areas like the environment and health. Innovative 'science shop' projects, which translate society's questions into a language that scientists understand, are making a difference in remote Bolivian communities learning about Chagas disease, among Hepatitis C patients in Tunisia, and in projects closer to Europe's shores, too. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 24, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Geriatric trauma in Santa Cruz, Bolivia - Ludi E, Boeck M, South S, Monasterio J, Swaroop M, Foianini E.
BACKGROUND: The population of Latin America is aging. Research from high-income countries demonstrates geriatric trauma is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Very little research exists on geriatric patient (GP) injury prevalence in low-resour... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females
(Wildlife Conservation Society) By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins--which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador -- a paper published today in Oryx -- The International Journal of Conservation, categorized 85 past and present initiatives or projects that work to preserve the South American River Turtle, or charapa (Podocnemis expansa), a critically endangered species. These projects are protecting more than 147,000 female turtles across the basin, an unprecedented figure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Always on the defensive: the effects of transit sexual assault on travel behavior and experience in Colombia and Bolivia - Kash G.
This mixed-methods study uses surveys and interviews with transit users to document the prevalence and effects of transit sexual assault in two Latin American transit systems: Bogot á, Colombia's TransMilenio BRT and informal transit in El Alto, Bolivia. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ayahuasca fixings found in 1,000-year-old bundle in the Andes
(University of California - Berkeley) Today's hipster creatives and entrepreneurs are hardly the first generation to partake of ayahuasca, according to archaeologists who have discovered traces of the powerfully hallucinogenic potion in a 1,000-year-old leather bundle buried in a cave in the Bolivian Andes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Running in Bolivia
At just shy of 4,000 meters, my wheezing lungs and leaden legs remind me that I ’ m in foreign territory in every sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: OLIVER BALCH Tags: Running Travel and Vacations Bolivia Source Type: news

Archaeologists discover 'exceptional' site at Lake Titicaca
Underwater haul of Tiwanaku ceremonial relics is unprecedented, say academicsAn ancient ceremonial site described as exceptional has been discovered in the Andes by marine archaeologists, who recovered ritual offerings and the remains of slaughtered animals from a reef in the middle of Lake Titicaca.The remarkable haul points to a history of highly charged ceremonies in which the elite of the region ’s Tiwanaku state boated out to the reef and sacrificed young llamas, seemingly decorated for death, and made offerings of gold and exquisite stone miniatures to a ray-faced deity, as incense billowed from pottery pumas.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Archaeology Anthropology History Bolivia Americas Peru World news Higher education Science Source Type: news

Study shows shorter treatment for Chagas disease as effective, and significantly safer
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) A two-week treatment course for adult patients with chronic Chagas disease showed, when compared to placebo, similar efficacy and significantly fewer side effects than the standard treatment duration of eight weeks, according to the results of a clinical trial in Bolivia led by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shorter treatment for Chagas disease could be just as effective, and significantly safer
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A two-week treatment course for adult patients with chronic Chagas disease showed, when compared to placebo, similar efficacy and significantly fewer side effects than the standard treatment duration of eight weeks, according to the results of a clinical trial in Bolivia led by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news