Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton
Mummified remains from Chilean ghost town revealed to be baby girl with malformations so bizarre they led to speculation over alien lifeWhen the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile ’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in adocumentary as potential evidence for alien life.Now scientists in California have extracted DNA from the mummy ’s bones and pieced together the real and tragic story of the individual, known as Ata. Rather than a visitor ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Biology Science Chile Americas World news Source Type: news

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish is medical history. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers finally solve mystery of 'alien' skeleton
A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Thought This 6-Inch-Tall Skeleton Was an Alien. But Science Says It Was a Human Girl
When a diminutive skeleton — measuring just six inches long, with a tiny, cone-shaped head and only 10 pairs of ribs — was discovered behind an abandoned church in the Atacama region of Chile in 2003, onlookers thought they might have stumbled across an alien. Fifteen years later, researchers have the DNA evidence to prove that the skeleton, nicknamed Ata, is of “purely earthly origin,” a finding that was published Thursday in the journal Genome Research. Even still, plenty of questions remain unanswered. “We really haven’t see another child like that,” says Dr. Atul Butte, the dir...
Source: TIME: Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized DNA onetime Source Type: news

Genetic Tests Reveal Six-Inch “Alien” Skeleton Is Actually a Human
When a diminutive skeleton — measuring just six inches long, with a tiny, cone-shaped head and only 10 pairs of ribs — was discovered behind an abandoned church in the Atacama region of Chile in 2003, onlookers thought they might have stumbled across an alien. Fifteen years later, researchers have the DNA evidence to prove that the skeleton, nicknamed Ata, is of “purely earthly origin,” a finding that was published Thursday in the journal Genome Research. Even still, plenty of questions remain unanswered. “We really haven’t see another child like that,” says Dr. Atul Butte, the dir...
Source: TIME: Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized DNA onetime Source Type: news

Matter: Was a Tiny Mummified Skeleton an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange
Known as “ Ata, ” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Mummies and Mummification Chile Skeletons DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bones Archaeology and Anthropology Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Stillbirth Source Type: news

Matter: Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange
Known as “ Ata, ” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Mummies and Mummification Chile Skeletons DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bones Archaeology and Anthropology Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Stillbirth Source Type: news

Mystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with a combination of rare genetic defects
In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile ’s Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of unearthly origins.It had 10 pairs of ribs — two fewer than the normal human complement — and an elongated skull with a pronounced... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Chilean'Alien' Was a Human With Bone Disorder: Study
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be " alien " -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say. The findings may or may not put to rest any... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's scalds from tearing of hot water bottle - Saavedra O R, Sol ís F F, Domic C C.
INTRODUCTION: Children scalded by the tearing of hot-water bottles presented a sudden and significa tive increase around 2000 in Chile. For this reason the Aid to Burned Children Corporation (COA-NIQUEM) publicized prevention concepts concerning the carefu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Dating Violence Questionnaire: reviewing the evidence in Chilean youths - Lara L, L ópez-Cepero J.
The Dating Violence Questionnaire (DVQ) is a 42-item questionnaire that measures victimization in romantic relationships between young people, through eight interrelated scales assessing detachment, humiliation, coercion, emotional punishment, gender-based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

These Are Some of the First Pictures of February ’s Partial Solar Eclipse, As Seen From Antarctica
Officials on Tuesday released some of the first pictures of last month’s partial solar eclipse, as seen from Antarctica. The partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun, graced the skies in Antarctica and parts of South America — including Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay and far southern Brazil — for a short period of time on Feb. 15. But the celestial event was hard to notice, experts said, even for those directly in its path. There was no change in the light on Earth during the partial solar eclipse and the moon only covered a sliver of the...
Source: TIME: Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Child victimization and polyvictimization among young adults in Northern Chile - Pinto-Cortez C, Guti érrez-Echegoyen P, Henríquez D.
This study examined the prevalence of victimization and polyvictimization and gender differences in young adults from Arica in northern Chile. In all, 718 college students participated (46.9% men, 53.1% women), aged between 17 and 28 years old ( M = 21.6; ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of earthquake on perinatal outcomes: a Chilean register-based study - Palmeiro-Silva YK, Orellana P, Venegas P, Monteiro L, Varas-Godoy M, Norwitz E, Rice G, Osorio E, Illanes SE.
BACKGROUND: Natural disasters increase the level population stress, including pregnant women, who can experience prenatal maternal stress, affecting the fetus and triggering perinatal complications, such as low birth weight, smaller head circumference, etc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Looking for the origins of schizophrenia
(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study resulted from a partnership between the D'Or Institute for Research and Education, the University of Chile and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The results broaden the understanding about the causes of this severe and disabling disorder, which affects about 1 percent of the world's population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red tide outbreak in Chile puts salmon farms on alert: industry group
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A growing outbreak of "red tide" has put salmon farms on alert in fish-rich southern Chile, an industry group said on Thursday, though its impact is still far less extensive than in 2016, when a much larger outbreak decimated fish farms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming This Week. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming later this week. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be abl...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming Thursday. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming on Thursday. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be able to...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger
New regulations, which corporate interests delayed for almost a decade, require explicit labeling and limit the marketing of sugary foods to children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Obesity Chile Sugar Law and Legislation Soft Drinks Girardi, Guido Source Type: news

Missed the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Eclipse? Here Are All the Other Eclipses Coming Up in 2018
Stargazers came out in droves to enjoy the “super blue blood moon” eclipse early on Wednesday morning — “super” because the moon was at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, “blue” because it’s the second full moon in a calendar month, and “blood” because the eclipse made it appear red. This was the first such triple-threat moon visible in the U.S. since 1866, USA Today reports — but if you missed it, there are plenty more eclipses to catch this year, of both solar and lunar varieties. Here’s what to look out for: February 15: Partial Solar Eclipse...
Source: TIME: Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized astronomy onetime Source Type: news

The search for Earth II: Three new French telescopes are searching the stars for another planet like ours
(Natural News) The European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced that a French-led project, known as Exoplanets in Transits and their Atmospheres (ExTrA), may help space experts better observe the night sky for signs of Earth-like planets through three new telescopes installed at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. According to ESO, the new telescopes were designed to monitor the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you heard of a GIGAPIXEL? The hunt for alien life is getting a new gigantic telescope in Chile equipped with the biggest digital camera on Earth
(Natural News) A brief video captured via drone has shown the progress of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a truly colossal instrument equipped with the world’s largest digital camera. The 3.2 gigapixel CCD imaging camera is said to be so powerful that no less than 1,500 high-definition screens are needed in order to display a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of sexual aggression victimization and perpetration in Chile: a systematic review - Schuster I, Krah é B.
Sexual aggression is a major public health issue worldwide, but most knowledge is derived from studies conducted in North America and Western Europe. Little research has been conducted on the prevalence of sexual aggression in developing countries, includi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

FRAX intervention and assessment thresholds for seven Latin American countries
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Newly published Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX ® ) -based intervention thresholds for the following seven Latin American countries represent a substantial advance in the detection of individuals at high risk of fracture: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paxeramed rebrands as PaxeraHealth
RIS/PACS developer Paxeramed has changed its name to PaxeraHealth.Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Paxeramed wins Egyptian VNA contract Paxeramed completes Chile installs Paxeramed launches image management platform Paxeramed to launch low-cost PACS at AHRA 2015 Paxeramed launches CarePassport at SIIM 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Verbal abuse and mobbing in pre-hospital care services in Chile - Campo VR, Klijn TP.
OBJECTIVE: to determine the perception of verbal abuse and mobbing and the associated factors of paramedic technicians (nursing assistants) and professionals (nurses, midwives, kinesiologists) in the pre-hospital care areas of three regions in the south of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The relationship between posttraumatic growth and psychosocial variables in survivors of state terrorism and their relatives - C árdenas-Castro M, Faúndez-Abarca X, Arancibia-Martini H, Ceruti-Mahn C.
The present study explores reports of growth in survivors and family members of victims of state terrorism ( N = 254) in Chile from 1973 to 1990. The results indicate the presence of reports of posttraumatic growth ( M = 4.69) and a positive and statistica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Memories of boys, girls, and adolescent victims of political prison and torture by the Chilean military-civilian dictatorship - Fa úndez X, Cárdenas M, Hatibovic F, Palma E, Bravo D.
This article reconstructs and analyzes the memories of victims of political prison and torture during the Chilean Military-Civilian Dictatorship who were minors when they experienced this violence. Participants in the study were 11 adults, six women and fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UnitedHealth to spend $2.8B to buy Chilean health care company
UnitedHealth Group Inc. has reached a deal to buy Chilean health care company Banm édica in a deal worth about $2.8 billion. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth began talks with Banmédica several months ago and disclosed its deal to buy the company in a regulatory filing Friday. UnitedHealth said it expects the deal to close in the first quarter. Banmédica sells health insurance, operates hospitals and provides other services. It generated about $2.1 billion in revenue last year and has operations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

In Global Play, UnitedHealth Bids $2.8 Billion For Latin American Insurer
UnitedHealth Group said it plans to buy Chile-based Empresas Banm édica for $2.8 billion, living up to its plan to expand globally. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH Source Type: news

Easter Island had a cooperative community, analysis of giant hats reveals
(Binghamton University) Analysis of giant stone hats found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient civilization had a warrior culture. According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers, including a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, these stone hats suggest that the people of Rapa Nui were part of a supportive and inclusive community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Black Hole Just Let Scientists Look Back in Time to the Dawn of Creation
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It’s the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories‘ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from this quasar has been traveling our way for more than 13 billion years. Banados said the quasar provides a unique baby picture of the universe, when it was just 5 percent of its current age. It would be like seeing photos of a 50-year-ol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Cochrane in Chile: a new centre for evidence-based decision making in health care
Cochrane ’s Iberoamerican Network is delighted to announce the formation of a new Cochrane Centre to enhance health decision-making in Chile.TheChilean Cochrane Centre is the result of an exciting collaboration between five institutions:Facultad de Odontolog ía, Universidad de Chile;Centro Evidencia UC, Pontificia Universidad Cat ólica de Chile, Santiago;Centro de Capacitaci ón, Investigación y Gestión para la Salud Basada en Evidencias (CIGES), Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Temuco; Unidad de Medicina Basada en Evidencia, Departamento de Salud P ública, Universidad ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 4, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

These 12 People Are Changing Science
On Sunday, some of the smartest minds in science and math will gather at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for the Breakthrough Prize, one of the biggest prizes in science. Several scientists will be recognized for their research, with 12 individuals receiving substantial funding for their work in advancing life sciences, physics and mathematics. Founded in 2012 by Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan, Yuri & Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki, this year the annual prize provided $22 million in awards. Here are some of the winners whose work may be changing your life soon: PHYSICS Wilkinson Mi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park, Alexandra Sifferlin and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anne wojcicki Breakthrough Prize healthytime Mark Zuckerberg Math onetime Physics priscilla chan Science sergey brin Silicon Valley Yuri Milner Source Type: news

Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data
Gloria Cer ón knows disability is an important issue all over the world, particularly in her own country of Chile. But through a WHO-backed initiative, she and her colleagues at Chile ’s National Disability Service have developed up-to-date information on disability in her Latin American nation, and are using this to strengthen services for people who need them. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: disabilities [subject], physically disabled, mentally disabled, disabled persons, people with disabilities, Chile [country], Press release [doctype], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data
But through a WHO-backed initiative, she and her colleagues at Chile ’s National Disability Service have developed up-to-date information on disability in her Latin American nation, and are using this to strengthen services for people who need them. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - December 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: disabilities [subject], physically disabled, mentally disabled, disabled persons, people with disabilities, Chile [country], Press release [doctype], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

Understanding an invisible resource - groundwater
The EU-funded Invisible Waters project is studying groundwater and competing uses in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile to develop an analytical framework for visualising, understanding and ultimately conserving this most vital resource. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 28, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape
A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.(Image credit: Joe McNally/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Scientists Have Discovered a New Planet Close to Earth. Here ’s Why It’s So Exciting
If life is lurking somewhere in space, it’s done an awfully good job of hiding itself so far. But the jig may be up now that we have a better idea of where to look. That’s clearer than ever with the announcement in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics of a newly discovered exoplanet orbiting an otherwise unremarkable star named Ross 128. Not only is the planet precisely the kind of place that could support biology, it’s located right down the street by cosmic standards — just 11 light-years from Earth. The new world, prosaically named Ross 128 b, was discovered by a European telescope in the Chile...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized exobiology exoplanet extraterrestrials Life onetime planets Proxima Centauri b Ross 128 b space Source Type: news

Significance of primary health care psychologists on psychosocial group intervention in the treatment of depression in Chile - Andrade G, Espinoza A.
This article describes and characterizes, from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

S í, seniors: the Chilean city with grand plans to be the best place to grow old
Promising supervised flats, nursing homes and levelled streets, Valdivia ’s Gerontological Hub project is tackling Chile’s ageing crisis head-on. Can it offset the country’s shockingly low privatised pensions?Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where, if you ’re alone and facing challenges but still physically and mentally independent, you can move into an apartment complex with a supervisor to provide support and organise workshops and gatherings in a community room. Where there’s an affordable transport system adapted to your needs, along with wel ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Piotr Kozak in Santiago Tags: Cities Ageing Older people Society Chile Americas World news Science Source Type: news

Impact of distance on mode of active commuting in Chilean children and adolescents - Rodr íguez-Rodríguez F, Cristi-Montero C, Celis-Morales C, Escobar-Gómez D, Chillón P.
The objective of this study was to characterise patterns of active commuting to and from schools in children and adolescents in Chile. A total of 453 Chilean children and adolescents aged b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Spectacular Images Show How Our View of the Universe Has Evolved
Unveiling The Universe NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team The human species is ever-changing and with it our view of the universe. By Jeffrey Kluger It’s easy to laugh at the ancient humans who thought of the nighttime sky as a sort of cosmic colander, but the idea made an intuitive kind of sense. In the evening, a gigantic bowl with thousands of pinprick holes is inverted over the Earth—or so the thinking went. The sun, suspended above it all, streams through in a brilliant scattering of starry points. Over the centuries, we slowly came to a clearer understanding of the structure and workings of the universe,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Eclipse jeff kluger NASA space universe Source Type: news

Study indicates arsenic can cause cancer decades after exposure ends
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that arsenic in drinking water may have one of the longest dormancy periods of any carcinogen. By tracking the mortality rates of people exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water in a region in Chile, the researchers provide evidence of increases in lung, bladder, and kidney cancer even 40 years after high arsenic exposures ended. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How does informal employment impact population health? Lessons from the Chilean employment conditions survey - Ruiz ME, Vives A, Mart ínez-Solanas, Julià M, Benach J.
Informal employment is an employment condition and a social determinant of health. Although it can represent a serious problem for public health, it is seldom studied as such. The aim of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between inform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 20, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s distribution deal to RenalGuard touting a new study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. InspireMD inks Chile distribution deal InspireMD announced in an Oct. 12 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with CorpMedical Chile to distribute the MGuard Prime Embolic Protection System (EPS). The MGuard Prime EPS treats acute coronary syndromes like acute myocardial infarctions. 2. Medacta launches MiniMed hip stem Medacta has launched its MiniMAX Hip System in the U.S., according to an Oct. 12 press relea...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Esaote Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Honeywell InspireMD Medacta Source Type: news

How does informal employment impact population health? Lessons from the Chilean employment conditions survey - Ruiz ME, Vives A, Mart ínez-Solanas, Julià M, Benach J.
Informal employment is an employment condition and a social determinant of health. Although it can represent a serious problem for public health, it is seldom studied as such. The aim of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between inform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells
(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany, led by Professor Patrick K ü ry (Neurology) and by Professor James Adjaye (Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine) with support from British and Chilean colleagues resulted in a publication on the prospective use of stem cells to generate cell replacement in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological characterization of bites on people, as emergency care record: province of Los Andes, Chile - Villagra V, C áceres D, Alvarado S, Salinas E, Caldera ML, Lucero E, Viviani P, Torres M.
BACKGROUND: Bites constitute a public health problem worldwide. AIM: To characterize epidemiologically bites by animals happened in the province of Los Andes (2005-2007). METHOD: Descriptive, retrospective epidemiological study. Studied var... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early Onset Obesity and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Among Chilean Adolescents
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news