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Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause of Mexico earthquakes
Mexico ’s most recent earthquakes did not directly involve two tectonic plates clashing, as is commonly the case. Seismologist Dr Stephen Hicks explainsWe are often reminded about the force and devastation from earthquakes that occur around the Pacific Ring of Fire. The titanic collision of two tectonic plates, which firmly lock together and accrue strain over tens to hundreds of years, eventually releases this pent-up energy as a large earthquake. We have seen such quakes strikingIndonesia,Chile andJapan over the past 15 years. Mexico, too, lies on the Ring of Fire and is no stranger to such quakes: the 1985 8.0 mag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Hicks Tags: Geology Mexico Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Americas Physics Science Source Type: news

Cheeseburger Thief Slaps Man Across the Face in Bizarre Attack
(SANTA FE, N.M.) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man’s green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Frazier on Sunday near the Shake Foundation where authorities say the bizarre attack occurred. According to a criminal complaint, the victim says Frazier walked up to him to dance then slapped him across his face. The victim says Frazier then stole his green chile cheeseburger and ran from the scene. Witnesses say Frazier also had a belt around his neck. Police later caught up with Frazier and arr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Bizarre onetime Source Type: news

Disaster governance for community resilience in coastal towns: chilean case studies - Villagra P, Quintana C.
This study aimed to further our understanding of a characteristic of Community Resilience known as Disaster Governance. Three attributes of Disaster Governance-redundancy, diversity, and overlap-were studied in four coastal towns in southern Chile that are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury
Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich dietsWomen of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children.Thenew study, the largest to date, covered 25 of the countries with the highest risk and found excessive levels of the toxic metal in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya. Women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated. This results from their reliance on eat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pollution Health Fishing Environment Mining Coal World news Society 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

UnitedHealth in talks to snap up Chilean health care company
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is in negotiations to acquire Chilean health care company Banm édica in a deal that could be worth more than $3 billion. In a statement, Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth confirmed it's in "non-binding exploratory" talks with Banmédica, which sells health insurance, operates hospitals and provides other services. Banmédica told regulators last week it may sell the company for $3.47 per share, or $2.8 billion. Including the assumption of debt, the deal's total value would likely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

UnitedHealth in talks to snap up Chilean health care company
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is in negotiations to acquire Chilean health care company Banm édica in a deal that could be worth more than $3 billion. In a statement, Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth confirmed it's in "non-binding exploratory" talks with Banmédica, which sells health insurance, operates hospitals and provides other services. Banmédica told regulators last week it may sell the company for $3.47 per share, or $2.8 billion. Including the assumption of debt, the deal's total value would likely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

UnitedHealth's Bid For Latin American Insurer Escalates Global Play
UnitedHealth Group appears to be living up to a promise to further expand outside the U.S. with news the nation ’s largest insurer is in talks to buy Chile-based Banmédica. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH Source Type: news

U.S.-based UnitedHealth proposes buying Chile's Banmedica
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA told local regulators late on Friday that it had signed a non-binding agreement to sell all its shares to U.S.-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star ’s surface and atmosphere
Pictures of red supergiant Antares, 550 light years from Earth, are the most detailed images even taken of a star other than the sunAstronomers have produced the most detailed ever images of a starother than the sun.The red supergiant, called Antares, is known as the heart of the Scorpius constellation because of its rosy hue, discernible to the naked eye, and location in the body of the astronomical beast. The new images, produced using theEuropean Southern Observatory ’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, are the most detailed yet of the surface and atmosphere of a star beyond our solar system.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Astronomy Space The sun Science Source Type: news

Activists Hope Lifting Chile's Abortion Ban Sets Example Through Latin America Activists Hope Lifting Chile's Abortion Ban Sets Example Through Latin America
Latin American countries should follow Chile's example and overturn absolute bans on abortion that put women's lives at risk in a region with some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Chile court rules in favor of abortion in some cases
Chile's Constitutional Court is upholding a measure that would end the country's absolute ban on abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Total Solar Eclipse Will Make History as It Sweeps Across America
Millions of Americans will turn their eyes skyward Monday as a total solar eclipse sails across the country from coast to coast for the first time, turning day into night in more than a dozen states. It’s the first total solar eclipse that will be seen in no other country but the U.S. since the nation’s birth in 1776. Dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” it is also the first one visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. The rare phenomenon happens when the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth and completely covers the entire face of the sun. All of North America will see the moon pa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

'Unnecessary pain'
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

'Most bizarre dinosaur ever found' is missing evolutionary link – study
Originally classified as a relative ofT rex,analysis showsChilesaurus belongs to a different dinosaurian group, with implications for the dinosaur family tree An unusual vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dinosaur evolution, researchers have said.A revised assessment of thekangaroo-sizedChilesaurus diegosuarezi, reported in thejournal Biology Letters, bolsters a theory unveiled earlier this year thatthreatens to upend a long-standing classification of all dinosaurs.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Dinosaurs Palaeontology Science Evolution Fossils Biology Source Type: news

A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?
TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 -- A odd-looking vegetarian dinosaur named Chilesaurus could be the " missing link " between the plant eaters and meat eaters of its time, researchers report. The dinosaur, named after Chile, the country of its discovery, has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the posttraumatic growth inventory-short form among Chilean adults - Garc ía FE, Wlodarczyk A.
This study evaluated the factorial structure, internal consistency, and construct validity of the Chilean version of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form. The participants were 1,817 Chilean adults who had experienced the 2010 earthquake in Chile ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Saliva 'may speed healing' but 'kissing it better' probably won't
Conclusion This complex study helps us understand the biological mechanisms behind wound healing in the mouth and the role of saliva in promoting wound healing. As well as keeping the mouth moist and reducing levels of harmful bacteria, saliva contains a protein that encourages the movement of cells in ways that help wounds to heal. It's possible this might lead to the development of new wound-healing treatments in future; however, this study didn't look at future uses – it simply helps us better understand how the body heals itself. Before any new treatment could be developed, further studies in cell lines and in an...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Chile research finds saliva speeds up healing process  
Ground-breaking research by Professor Vicente Torres, of the University of Chile has found that saliva aids the healing process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chile Congress OKs bill to legalize abortion in some cases
Chilean lawmakers have passed a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances and end the country's status as the last in South America with a blanket ban on the procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chile Congress OK's bill to legalize abortion in some cases
Chile's Congress has approved a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances _ ending the country's status as the last in South America to ban all abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bioprinted veins reveal new drug diffusion details
(American Institute of Physics) A new advance, published this week in the journal Biomicrofluidics, now offers the ability to construct vascularized tissue and mimic in vivo drug administration in 3-D bioprinted liver tissue. A truly international collaboration, with researchers affiliated with Chile, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Korea and the US, developed this relatively simple liver model to offer a more accurate system for drug toxicity testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Eclipse Watchers Look to the Sky, a New Age of Telescopes Is Dawning
It’s impossible to know how many amateur telescopes will be trained upward as the Great American Eclipse makes its stunning way across the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. That explosion of private skywatching telescopes will occur at a moment when the professional kind — conducted with massive ground-based observatories and their counterparts in space — is going through boom times of its own. Currently, there are more than three dozen orbiting telescopes at work, observing the cosmos in multiple wavelengths, including the visible, ultraviolet, x-ray and gamma ray. And there are many dozens more on Earth. Bot...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized atacama desert eclipse Hubble NASA space 2017 video Webb Source Type: news

Scientists Find Sunscreen Potential in Antarctic Plants Scientists Find Sunscreen Potential in Antarctic Plants
Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Antarctic flowers could hold key to the perfect sunscreen
Scientists in Chile found molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Recetas vegetarianas inspiradas en la India
Hazte socio de AARP – Beneficios, información y descuentos exclusivos. 1 cucharadita de semillas de cilantro en polvo; ½ cucharadita de chile rojo en polvo ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Easter Island ancient people didn't die off from destroying their ecosystem, new study confirms
(Natural News) Contrary to popular belief, ancient inhabitants of Easter Island or Rapa Nui in Chile did not recklessly trash their ecosystem that lead to their eventual collapse, a recent study revealed. “The traditional story is that over time the people of Rapa Nui used up their resources and started to run out of food. One of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bid to ease Chile's abortion ban hits roadblock
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country's strict abortion law, a surprise setback to President Michelle Bachelet and abortion rights advocates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cosmology and particle physics face surprisingly similar challenges
Philosophy of science has built an industry around confirmation theory. But unprecedented methodological challenges are forcing philosophers to go back to the drawing-boardTheDark Energy Survey (DES) concluded its biannual Collaboration meeting at University of Chicago in mid-June. DES is one of the largest surveys in cosmology searching for evidence of dark energy, the elusive entity that according to the so-called “concordance model” in cosmology should constitute 73% of the whole mass-energy of the universe. After years of observations at the Blanco Telescope in Chile, spanning the southern sky and mapping 2...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Michela Massimi Tags: Science Physics Philosophy Large Hadron Collider Astronomy Source Type: news

Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases
Chilean lawmakers have taken a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

London Info International in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics announces: What makes a world class university? Webinar
In this webinar Dr Jamil Salmi poses the question What makes a world class university? The importance of tertiary education for economic growth and competitiveness is increasingly recognized not just for middle-income and advanced countries, but also for low-income ones.  Access to a world-class curriculum helps develop a skilled and flexible labour force that can positively influence productive activities by creating, applying and spreading new ideas and technologies.  Research universities are emerging as the central institutions of the 21st century knowledge economies. In this context, the presentation will st...
Source: News from STM - July 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Training & Webinars Source Type: news

Joinpoint regression analysis to evaluate traffic public health policies by national temporal trends from 2000 to 2015 - Nistal-Nu ño B.
In the past 16 years, a variety of factors might have impacted traffic accidents in Chile. In order to identify and quantify differential rates of change over time this study employed a novel analytic method to assess temporal trends in traffic morbi-morta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The effects of drinking and driving laws on car crashes, injuries, and deaths: evidence from Chile - Otero S, Rau T.
This paper analyzes the effects of lowering the legal blood alcohol content limit for drivers from 0.05 to 0.03 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood (g/dL) and increasing license suspension periods for offenders. We take advantage of a rich data set of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chileans grow own medical marijuana as weed ban loosens
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Green Chile Concepts, Llc Voluntarily Recalls Select Product Codes And Production Dates Of Green Chile Food Company Brand Burrito Products
Green Chile Concepts, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Green Chile Food Company brand burritos sold frozen, refrigerated and/or served hot in certain convenience stores, vending machines, and retail locations nationwide because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chilean pharmacies begin marijuana medicine sales in first for Latam
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pharmacies in Chile's capital Santiago will start selling cannabis-based medicines this week, the first time such treatments have been offered by drug stores in Latin America, the companies behind the launch said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Chilean arsenic eaters vindicated a classic work of crime fiction
I thought Dorothy L Sayers ’ 1930 novel Strong Poison wouldn’t stand up to modern science – but modern genetic research has just proved me wrongA little while ago I wrote about thepoisoning possibilities and probabilities in Dorothy L Sayers ’ 1930 novelStrong Poison. The premise of the murder mystery is that two people sit down to eat an arsenic-laced dinner but only one of the pair dies.I argued that, according to 1930s scientific understanding, Sayers was completely right. But modern scientific theories of arsenic poisoning would have meant that either both or neither died from their arsenic expo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Science Drugs Dorothy L Sayers Books Crime fiction Culture Chemistry Chile Americas Source Type: news

How clean hands have helped save lives in Chile
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, Chile [country], Feature [doctype], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

Development and validation of a scale of support for violence in the context of intergroup conflict (SVIC): the case of violence perpetrated by Mapuche people and the police in Chile - Gerber MM, Carvacho H, Gonz ález R.
We develop and validate a scale that measures support for violence in the context of an asymmetrical intergroup conflict between the Chilean state and the largest ethnic minority group in Chile, the Mapuche people: the scale of Support for Violence in an I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Private Land Gift Drives Vast Expansion Of Chile's National Parks
WASHINGTON — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and American conservationist Kristine Tompkins on Wednesday pledged to grow Chile’s national park lands by roughly 11 million acres ― an area more than four times the size of Yellowstone National Park.  The announcement comes after lengthy negotiations and is the culmination of decades of work by Tompkins, who is the former CEO of outdoor retailer Patagonia, and her late husband and North Face co-founder, Douglas Tompkins.  “There’s never, to our knowledge, been a larger expansion of a national park system that was prompted by a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Individual and contextual factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use among Chilean adolescents: a multilevel study - Gaete J, Araya R.
We studied the association between individual and contextual variables and the use of tobacco, alcohol, or cannabis in the last 30 days preceding the study, considering the hierarchical nature of students nested in schools. We used the 7th Chilean National... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

[In Depth] Chile's glacial lakes pose newly recognized flood threat
After three grueling days of bushwhacking through Patagonian rainforest last month, a research team finally reached the remote Chileno Valley—and beheld utter devastation. Perhaps twice in the last few years, a 2-kilometer-long lake farther up the valley had unleashed a glacial lake outburst flood: a wall of water that scoured Chileno. The valley is uninhabited. But the destruction there carries an ominous message for settled parts of Chile, including Santiago, the capital, where a glacial lake is perched up a valley from the metropolis. As mountain glaciers retreat in a warming climate, meltwater lakes can burst thr...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jane Palmer Tags: Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Prevalence of sarcopenia in community-dwelling Chilean elders according to an adapted version of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP)criteria - Lera L, Albala C, S ánchez H, Angel B, Hormazabal MJ, Marquez C, Arroyo P.
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of mass and skeletal muscle strength and has serious consequences on older people's health. The Chilean older population has a high life-expectancy, but the prevalence of functional dependence is also high. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence, trends, correlates and treatment of depression in Chile in 2003 to 2010 - Markkula N, Zitko P, Pe ña S, Margozzini P, Retamal C P.
PURPOSE: There is a need for recent, nationally representative data on the prevalence of mental disorders in Latin America. We aim to assess the prevalence of depression in Chile and possible changes over time. METHODS: In the Chilean National Heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Chilean men exposed to the major earthquake in 2010 - Labra O, Maltais D, Tremblay G.
The article presents the results of a study involving 18 men, 4 years after one of South America's most powerful natural disasters: An earthquake occurring off the coast of Chile in February 2010. Participants reported having developed new psychological he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

'A Nightmare Without An End': Wildfires Burn Out Of Control In Chile
Hundreds of thousands of acres have been destroyed and at least 10 people have died, including several firefighters. The Chilean government says the blazes are the worst in the country's history.(Image credit: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news