Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Conscientious objection in medicine: experience in Chile - Kottow M.
Latin American countries have slowly enacted laws decriminalizing abortion in three circumstances: Life-threatening risk for the pregnant woman, extra-uterine non-viability of malformed foetus, and pregnancy due to rape or incest. Chile is one of the last ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

J & J ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Will Enter Phase 3 Testing, the Fourth To Reach That Stage
Johnson & Johnson announced today (Sept. 23) that it is launching a large-scale Phase 3 test of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which was developed based on science supported by the National Institutes of Health. The vaccine, being tested through the company’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals arm, will be the fourth to enter late stage studies, following candidates from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca. Unlike those vaccine candidates, which all require two shots, J&J’s vaccine involves a single injection. That means it could require half the number of doses to immunize the same number of people. J&J...
Source: TIME: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Decreased Influenza Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, Australia, Chile, and South Africa, 2020
This report describes the global decline in influenza virus circulation during the COVID-19 pandemic and possible contributing factors. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Influenza (Flu) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Momentum of unprecedented Chilean uprising stalled by COVID-19 pandemic
(Binghamton University) The uprising that erupted in fall 2019 in Chile against the post-dictatorship government may be diminished by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Signs of Life on Venus Hint at Biology Pretty Much Anywhere in the Universe
To go to Venus is to go to hell. One of the most brilliant and beautiful objects in the night sky, Venus is a near twin of Earth in size and mass but it is radically different in almost every other way. Its surface temperature averages 470º C (880º F), or hot enough to melt lead. Its atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, with a ground-level pressure 90 times greater than that on Earth—the equivalent of being under 914 m (3,000 ft.) of water. Spacecraft that descend through the Venusian atmosphere can make much of the trip without a parachute, descending like a marble in a can of house paint. This is not—...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Astronomers Find Potential Sign of Life in Venus ’ Atmosphere
Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy. Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy th...
Source: TIME: Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space wire Source Type: news

Online sexual abuse and symptomatology in Chilean adolescents: the role of peer support - Guerra C, Aguilera G, Lippians C, Navarro M, Paz M, Rebolledo D, Silva G, Alaeddine R.
Several authors are studying sexual abuse via the Internet and its consequences. However, the available studies have not sufficiently detected factors that could help reduce the symptoms that victims may experience. Given the importance of peers during ado... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

California Scientists Build A Camera To Take Pictures Of Huge Swath Of Sky
Scientists and engineers in California are building a unique 3.2 billion pixel camera for a telescope under construction in Chile. The camera has taken its first test pictures — of broccoli.(Image credit: LSST Camera team/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Rubin Observatory) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

CabildoXLatAm: A space for digital participation in Latin America
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) In the face of the challenges that have emerged and been exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic, collective responses by and for communities have emerged in Latin America. Therefore the research group Democratic Reconfigurations at IASS Potsdam will convene a Cabildo por America Latina (CabildoxLatAm), a participatory digital space to design collective responses to the pandemic. The event will bring together civil society actors, governments, communities and citizens from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescence and suicide: subjective construction of the suicidal process in young gay and lesbian Chileans - Tomicic A, Mart ínez C, Rosenbaum C, Aguayo F, Leyton F, Rodríguez J, Gálvez C, Lagazzi I.
The association between suicide risk and sexual minority status can be understood from the perspective of the social determinants of health, an approach that requires the development of culturally sensitive knowledge. The aim of this study was to character... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ringing in remission amid COVID-19
During his career in manufacturing, Eduardo Aguero has moved 18 times around Latin America. The 54-year-old has lived in many places, including Colombia, Venezuela and Panama over the years. Little did he know that a 2018 trip back to his native Chile for a business trip would be the start of an unexpected adventure. ____________________________________ [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - August 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management 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

Penguins are Aussies. Or are they Kiwis?
(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile researchers sequenced the genomes of all 18 recognized species of penguin to assemble a family tree, showing that the largest of the penguins - king and emperor - split off from all other penguins not long after penguins arose 22 million years ago in Australia and New Zealand. Other penguins diversified after Drake's Passage opened, revving up the circumpolar current and allowing penguins to spread throughout the southern hemisphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Validation of the childhood trauma questionnaire-short form in Chile - Behn A, V öhringer PA, Martínez P, Domínguez AP, González A, Carrasco MI, Gloger S.
BACKGROUND: Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form (CTQ-SF) is an instrument to assess child abuse and neglect Aim: to adapt and confirm the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the CTQ-SF in Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The CTQ-SF was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Alcohol policy in Chile: a systematic review of policy developments and evaluations - Pe ña S, Sierralta P, Norambuena P, Leyton F, Pemjean A, Román F.
AIMS: To comprehensively review enacted and proposed alcohol laws and existing impact evaluations of national alcohol policies in Chile. METHODS: We searched enacted laws in the Chilean National Library of Congress, proposed laws in the websites of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Seems to Spare Most Kids From Illness, but Its Effect on Their Mental Health Is Deepening
Pandemics can be indiscriminate, with viruses making no distinctions among the victims they attack and those they spare. If you’re human, you’ll do. COVID-19 has been different, particularly when it comes to age. The disease has shown a special animus for older people, with those 65-plus considered at especially high risk for hospitalization and death, and those 18 and below catching a semblance of an epidemiological break. Though a small share of adolescents have suffered severe cases, most who contract the disease in that age cohort are likelier to experience milder symptoms or none at all. But if COVID-19 is...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Could Covid-19 sniffer dogs help reopen public spaces in Chile?
Police dogs in Chile are being trained to sniff out Covid-19 in humans, with hopes that they will facilitate the reopening of busy public spaces including malls, sports centers, bus terminals and airports this fall. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on COVID-19 pandemic, BMJ Best practice (updated 21st July 2020)
Over 14.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, with over 8.3 million cases recovered so far, and approximately 610,000 deaths according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The US has the highest number of reported infections and deaths in the world, accounting for approximately one quarter of all global cases and deaths. Brazil has the second largest number of reported cases with over 2 million infections. India, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico, Chile, and the UK are the countries with the most numbers of cases after Brazil. (Source: Current A...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chile mega-fire 2017: an analysis of social representation of forest plantation territory - Pliscoff P, Folchi M, Aliste E, Cea D, Simonetti JA.
Between January 1 and February 10, 2017, the central southern area of Chile faced several mega-fires events that were considered the second largest of the history, 518,174  ha were affected. The devastating consequences of this fire also include the loss o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Teleworking Is Not Working for the Poor, the Young and the Women
By Mariya Brussevich, Era Dabla-Norris, and Salma KhalidJul 9 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating labor markets across the world. Tens of millions of workers lost their jobs, millions more out of the labor force altogether, and many occupations face an uncertain future. Social distancing measures threaten jobs requiring physical presence at the workplace or face-to-face interactions. Those unable to work remotely, unless deemed essential, face a significantly higher risk of reductions in hours or pay, temporary furloughs, or permanent layoffs. What types of jobs and workers are most at risk? Not surprisingly, t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariya Brussevich - Era Dabla-Norris - Salma Khalid Tags: Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases – as it happened
Gathering ‘likely contributed’ to surge; Bolsonaro vetoes measures to help indigenous people; Melbourne goesinto full lockdown after rises in cases. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live12.25amBSTHi, Helen Sullivan here. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US case...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now) and Haroon Siddique, Damien Gayle, Caroline Davies and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Associations among household chaos, school belonging and risk behaviors in adolescents - Delker E, East P, Blanco E, Wu V, Encina P, Lozoff B, Delva J, Gahagan S.
We examined the associations between adolescent risk behaviors and household chaos, and whether associations varied by adolescents' sense of school belonging. We collected data from 801 Chilean adolescents from working-class families (M age 16.2  years). A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Maybe it is only in prison that I could change like this' the course of severe mental illnesses during imprisonment - a qualitative 3-year follow-up study from Chile - Gabrysch C, Sep úlveda C, Bienzobas C, Mundt AP.
BACKGROUND: Severe mental illness (SMI) among imprisoned individuals is a global health concern. Quantitative research indicates on average mental health symptom improvements during imprisonment, however, it cannot reflect multifaceted factors influencing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prices, alcohol use initiation and heavy episodic drinking among Chilean youth - Paraje GR, Guindon GE, Chaloupka FJ.
AIMS: To examine the association between alcohol prices and age of initiation of alcohol use, and the association between age of alcohol use initiation and heavy episodic drinking (HED) among adolescents in Chile. DESIGN: We estimated discrete-time haz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

#MyCochraneStory
Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community.   Our 82,000 members and supporters from more than 130 countries work together to produce credible, accessible health information and help inform health decision making. Though we are spread out across the globe, our shared passion for health evidence unites us.  We want to come together and tell our collective and individual Cochrane stories! To share your #MyCochraneStory please contact   Rachel Klabunde - rklabunde@cochrane.org - with the following:A photo: At your desk, at Cochrane event, something beyond a headshot.Your country of residence:...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Sweden-Costa Rica: Same Paths on Climate Change, Different on COVID-19
Cloud forest in Costa Rica. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPSBy René Castro Salazar and Brian HarrisROME/SANTIAGO, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) The lack of a coordinated international response had led to varying results worldwide in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two countries that have long coordinated their response to global goals like promotion on democracy, human rights and environmental issues, Sweden and Costa Rica highlight how public policy matters. While with their similar approaches to climate change the two walk together, their different approaches to COVID-19 have reaped disparate results, and death tolls. Us...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ren é Castro Salazar and Brian Harris Tags: Climate Change Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rare Chance to Say Goodbye: Chilean Hospital Invites in COVID Patients' Families Rare Chance to Say Goodbye: Chilean Hospital Invites in COVID Patients' Families
Her hand clad in a blue latex glove, her face masked by a perspex shield, the woman lovingly stroked her father's gray curls, cradled his head and pressed her mouth as close to his cheek as she could manage.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sexual harassment by peers in Chilean schools - L ópez V, García-Quiroga M, Benbenishty R, González L, Squicciarini AM, Sanchez P.
BACKGROUND: Although a significant amount of literature has explored peer sexual harassment in higher education, little is known about peer sexual harassment in primary and middle school. Among existing studies, most have examined individual student charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cyber dating abuse: assessment, prevalence, and relationship with offline violence in young Chileans - Lara L.
The aims of the present study were to (1) adapt and validate the Cyber Dating Abuse Questionnaire (CDAQ) for young Chileans and (2) provide data on the prevalence of cyber dating abuse in young Chileans. As a sample, 1,538 Chilean high school and universit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Road traffic accidents of the elderly in Chile between the years 2008-2017: a register-based descriptive study - Bravo G, Duarte G, Cerda J, Castellucci H.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Chilean elderly persons have higher rates of traffic incidents, resulting in death or injury, compared to non-older adults between 2008 and 2017. METHOD: The databases of the National Traffic Safety Commission of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Chileans mass produce caskets to deal with COVID onslaught
The “COVID” is a coffin that eliminates precious woods, detailed carvings and glass viewing panes in favor of a plain box of cheaper wood that is fast to produce in quantity (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Assessing the relationship between psychosocial stressors and psychiatric resilience among Chilean disaster survivors - Fernandez CA, Choi KW, Marshall BDL, Vicente B, Saldivia S, Kohn R, Koenen KC, Arheart KL, Buka SL.
BACKGROUND: According to the stress inoculation hypothesis, successfully navigating life stressors may improve one's ability to cope with subsequent stressors, thereby increasing psychiatric resilience. AIMS: Among individuals with no baseline history ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Beijing says outbreak 'extremely severe'; French police fire tear gas at healthcare protest
China reimposes partial lockdown in capital to tackle new cluster; steroid helps reduce deaths in severely sick patientsBeijing travel restricted to tackle ‘extremely severe’ situationCheap steroid found to help reduce death from Covid-19Britons risk being shut out of Europe over quarantine and R rateFrance cafe society returns to ParisSee all our coronavirus coverage7.24pmBSTThe accounting confusion comes as cases are soaring in the South American nation, averaging more than 5,000 daily. On Tuesday, Chile reported a total of 184,449 infections and 3,383 deaths from the disease.The additional 31,412 cases disco...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson and Jessica Murray (now); Sarah Marsh, Ben Quinn, Alison Rourke and Simon Burnton (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Trump administration US politics Brazil Science World news India Source Type: news

Chile extends state of catastrophe by 90 days as coronavirus surges
Chile ´s government said on Monday it would extend a state of catastrophe in place since mid-March by 90 days as cases of coronavirus in the South American nation have surged. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chilean copper miners labor group alleges 'alarming' rise in coronavirus cases
Chilean copper miners' unions called on Sunday for a re-evaluation of the operational continuity plans of the country's biggest miners during what they said was an "alarming" increase in coronavirus cases among workers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Live Coronavirus News Updates: Chile, Florida and NY
China closed a market that handles 90 percent of Beijing ’s fresh fruit and vegetables after dozens of people tested positive. Florida sees a record number of new cases for the third day in a row. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Media News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk taking, sensation seeking and personality as related to changes in substance use from adolescence to young adulthood - LaSpada N, Delker E, East P, Blanco E, Delva J, Burrows R, Lozoff B, Gahagan S.
This study examined changes in substance use from adolescence to young adulthood as related to adolescents' risk taking, sensation seeking, antisocial activities, and personality traits. METHODS: Chilean youth (N = 890, 52% female) were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Magnitude and characteristics of revictimization through child sexual abuse in Chile - Taibo LC, Artigas DH, Garc ía GN.
OBJECTIVEs In recognition of the vulnerable situation that children and adolescents face as victims of sexual crimes, this research, the first of its kind in Latin America, studies the magnitude and characteristics of revictimization through child sexual a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

World Protests Show Rising Outrage and Mounting Discontent
Protests Against Racism in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke and Hernan Cortes SaenzNEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) After a period of forced silence because of the Covid-19 quarantines, citizens around the world are defying coronavirus restrictions and claiming the streets to fight for real democracy, jobs, living wages, public services, human rights and against corruption, inequality and injustice. We predict an increasing wave of protests all over the world led by different types of people defying the status quo. Unless policies change, clashes in the street are likely to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz - Sara Burke - Hernan Cortes Saenz Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand 'Covid-19 free' as global cases pass 7 million
New Zealand has zero active cases; Deaths worldwide pass 400,000; Chile deaths jump after new fatalities added. Follow the latest updatesNew Zealand declares it has no remaining coronavirus casesKnown global cases pass 7 millionGlobal report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?Australia coronavirus updates – live5.03amBSTHi – this is Alison Rourke picking up our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. You can get in touch with me via email on alison.rourke@guardian.co.uk.5.00amBSTThat ’s it from me,Helen Sul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alison Rourke (now), Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news Australia news US news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Chile coronavirus death toll jumps sharply after new cases added
Chile revised its death toll linked to the novel coronavirus outbreak sharply higher on Sunday, adding fatalities from databases that previously had not been included. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

LiDAR technology to map forest continuity: a municipality tool to prevent forest fires in a Wildland-Urban interface - Badia A, Gisbert M.
The fires of 2017 in Valpara íso, Chile, and Pedrógão Grande, Portugal, and the fires of 2018 in Mati, Greece, and California, United States, with chilling figures of fatalities, highlight the impossibility of managing the intensity of fires that cur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The contribution of tsunami evacuation analysis to evacuation planning in Chile: applying a multi-perspective research design - Kubisch S, Guth J, Keller S, Bull MT, Keller L, Braun AC.
Research on evacuation behavior in natural disasters provides a valuable contribution in the development of effective short- and long-term strategies in disaster risk management (DRM). Many studies address evacuation simulation utilizing mathematical model... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Factors related to an increase of cannabis use among adolescents in Chile: national school based surveys between 2003 and 2017 - Libuy N, Iba ñez C, Mundt AP.
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance worldwide. In Chile, the prevalence of cannabis use among adolescents is the highest in the Americas. Our aim was to identify prevalence trends of cannabis use and associated factors in adole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news