Africa: Improving Midwifery Capacity and Standards to Curb Death of Mothers and Babies
[WHO-AFRO] Over 70 maternal and child health experts from around the world have concluded a meeting in Freetown aimed at improving midwifery education. The body of experts included health authorities of Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Pakistan and India, WHO and other global health partners. Their deliberations focused on finding workable strategies that will help strengthen the quality of midwifery education and training with the to improve standards that will help curb preventable death of mothers and newborn babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bolivia opens nuclear medicine research center
Bolivia has begun pilot operations at a nuclear research center on the outskirt...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bruce Power sends first shipment of lutetium-177 to Munich German scientists develop method for less uranium waste Dutch isotope reactor restarts Isotope shortage expected to last weeks Water leak at Dutch reactor imperils supplies of medical isotopes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

News at a glance: Debate over classifying research, giant water lilies, and new hummingbird feather colors
ECOLOGY Scientists find new hummingbird colors The plumage of hummingbirds has more color diversity than the feathers of all other birds combined, a recent study finds. Researchers from Yale University collected feathers from specimens of 114 hummingbird species and, using a spectrometer, documented the wavelengths of light they reflected. These wavelengths were then compared with those found in a previous study of 111 other bird species, including penguins and parrots. The researchers were surprised to find new colors in the hummers, which widened the known avian color gamut by 56% and included rare...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 6, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Newly identified waterlily species is world ’s largest
Leaves of species grown at Kew Gardens can reach up to three metres in the wildA giant waterlily grown at Kew Gardens has been named as new to science, in the first discovery of its type in more than a century.Scientists at the south-west London garden suspected for decades there could be a third species of giant waterlily and worked with researchers in its native home in Bolivia to see if their thesis was correct.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Helena Horton Environment reporter Tags: Plants Environment Science Biology Source Type: news

Bolivian ex-president Jeanine Áñez jailed as leader of ‘coup’
Court finds rightwinger defied constitution during chaotic exit of Evo Morales, from whom she took over presidency #rightwinger #bolivian #jeanineáñez #evomorales #coup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legislation on violence against women in politics, a pioneer policy on gender equality - Casta ño P.
This chapter analyses the pioneering Bolivian legislation on violence against women in politics (VAWP), and how it influenced other legislative initiatives to tackle this form of gender-based violence in Latin America. First of all, I explain the ongoing d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

U.S. FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Actemra/RoActemra for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adults
If approved,Actemra/RoActemra would be the first U.S. FDA-approvedimmunomodulator for the treatment of COVID-19 inhospitalised patientsSince the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million peoplehospitalised with COVID-19 have been treated withActemra/RoActemra worldwide1Actemra/RoActemra is approved for the treatment of COVID-19 in many territories including the European UnionRoche has established a comprehensive access approach to improve availability ofActemra/RoActemra around the worldBasel, 04 April 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acce...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Actemra/RoActemra for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adults
If approved,Actemra/RoActemra would be the first U.S. FDA-approvedimmunomodulator for the treatment of COVID-19 inhospitalised patientsSince the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million peoplehospitalised with COVID-19 have been treated withActemra/RoActemra worldwide1Actemra/RoActemra is approved for the treatment of COVID-19 in many territories including the European UnionRoche has established a comprehensive access approach to improve availability ofActemra/RoActemra around the worldBasel, 04 April 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acce...
Source: Roche Media News - April 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A New Report Shows the True COVID-19 Death Toll May Be Three Times Higher Than We Thought
More than 6 million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide, according to official counts. But the more comprehensive toll, tallying deaths directly or indirectly attributable to COVID-19, may be three times higher, according to a new study published in the Lancet. “We can confidently say that the pandemic has killed an extra 18.2 million people,” says Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics at the University of Washington and a co-author of the paper. Those 18.2 million people represent what epidemiologists refer to as “excess deaths,” or the additional number of people who...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Rates of dementia are 11 times lower in Amazonian tribe with 'healthiest hearts ever studied'
Experts have found rates of dementia are 11 times lower among the indigenous hunter-gatherer Tsimane community in the Bolivian Amazon, compared to westerners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can youth empowerment programs reduce violence against girls during the COVID-19 pandemic? - Gulesci S, Puente-Beccar M, Ubfal D.
This paper shows that a youth empowerment program in Bolivia reduced the reported prevalence of violence against girls during the COVID-19 lockdown. The program offered training in soft skills and technical skills, sexual education, mentoring and job-findi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

I Traveled the World to Witness the End of Winter
For a century and a half, melting snow and ice have been the most recognizable visual evidence of climate change. You can see it in the Arctic Ocean, where the first ice-free summer in two and a half million years is predicted by 2035; in the Alps, where half of the range’s iconic glacial ice has vanished; and in the Rockies, Great Lakes and even Northeastern backyards—which were once layered with snow all winter long but now show bare earth throughout the dark months. Even now, at this late stage in the warming crisis, the unambiguous message that the Great Melt is sending is being obscured. The resulting dela...
Source: TIME: Science - November 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Porter Fox Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

The embodiment of water insecurity: injuries and chronic stress in lowland Bolivia - Rosinger AY, Bethancourt HJ, Young SL, Schultz AF.
Water is critical to health and wellbeing. Studies have theorized that problems with water can become embodied, yet few studies have quantified this. Therefore, we first sought to understand the lowland Bolivian water environment of Tsimane' forager-hortic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news