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Therapeutic Abortion Faces Political Resistance in Chile
Nearly a quarter century after Chile’s return to democracy, there is still a lack of political will to legalise therapeutic abortion, analysts say, even though Congress is debating several draft laws on the question. Natalia Flores, executive secretary of the Observatory on Gender Equity, says the legislation currently in place, which bans abortion under all circumstances, restricts the fundamental rights of women. “In Chile, the fact that abortion is illegal for any reason makes women second-class citizens, because they are not allowed to make decisions about their bodies, which is their basic territory,&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Marianela Jarroud Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sociodemographic/clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to the National Burn Center of Chile - Albornoz CR, Villegas J, Peña V, Whittle S.
Background: Approximately 150 subjects per year suffer severe burns in Chile. Aim: To analyze sociodemographic/clinical features and outcomes of severely burned patients. Material and Methods: Retrospective cohort study of 936 patients aged 47 ± 20 years ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Chile set on GPS-based tsunami warning system
Chile is due to become the first developing nation to have a rapid tsunami early-warning system based on GPS technology. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chilean coast could provide clues on sea level rise
The tsunami that hit the Chilean coast in 2010 left behind a ‘natural laboratory’ for studying the impact of sea level rise due to climate change, a study says. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - May 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UK commits £88m to Chilean telescope 'as big as all existing ones put together'
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), costing more than €1bn, will capture the universe's earliest momentsBritain has committed £88m towards the construction of the world's largest telescope. The huge observatory, to be built in the Chilean Andes, will allow astronomers to capture images of the universe's earliest moments.The giant eye on the sky, known as the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), will cost more than €1bn (£900m) to build. Its main mirror, which will gather light from distant stars and galaxies, will be 39 metres in diameter, made of 798 segments. The observatory will ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: James Webb space telescope Astronomy European Union News UK news The Observer Hubble space telescope David Willetts Science Chile Source Type: news

Epidemiological profile of deaths after the 2010 earthquake in Chile - Lastra T J, Guzmán C G, Conejeros R C, Suárez V G, Chávez F O.
Background: On February 27, 2010 a powerful earthquake followed by a tsunami stroke Chile. The study of mortality during this emergency can provide important public health information. Aim: To describe the main characteristics of people who died during the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Brazil and Chile lack sustainable public procurement
Citizens in Brazil and Chile want a market of sustainable public procurement, but there is still much to achieve, finds a study. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - February 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chile to boost leadership of its engineering schools
To increase innovation and economic growth, Chile has launched a plan to have world-class engineering schools by 2030. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - February 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) and Patagonia Sur to Plant Forest in Chilean Patagonia as Part of Expanded Partnership to Fight Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Screen Actors Guild Awards is expanding efforts to further reduce its carbon footprint thanks to a unique reforestation partnership with Chile's Patagonia Sur, (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Santiago, Chile, will get drier and warmer
(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Already nowadays 10 percent or more of the population in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile is affected by extreme heat or floods. These threats will tend to increase due to the continuous expansion of the Chilean capital, the consequent changes in land use and the influences of climate change. Because of that, the international research project ClimateAdaptationSantiago has developed, during the last three years, an Adaptation Plan to climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

British astronomers launch advanced planet search to look for signs of life
Robotic telescopes in Chile's Atacama desert will conduct Next Generation Transit Survey to analyse atmospheres for cluesThe art of hunting planets has come so far that astronomers can now list hundreds of alien worlds that orbit stars so faint they are not even visible as pinpricks in the clear night sky.Little is known of these far-flung planets. The most conspicuous are huge, the size of Jupiter, and scorched from circling so close to their suns. Others are giant iceballs, or waterworlds, or even rocky like Earth. But the finer details are a mystery, the stuff of speculation more than science.To find out more about thes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Astronomy Americas World news guardian.co.uk Alien life UK news Science Chile Space Source Type: news

Alcohol zero tolerance law in Chile: strengths, flaws and shortcomings that should not be overlooked - González-Wilhelm L, Johnson J, Carnevali R, Ruiz G.
Background: Chile has recently entered into force Act No. 20.580, which modifies the legal limits of blood alcohol concentration in drivers and increases the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances. The ai... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

In Chile, Abortion Hot Line Is in Legal Gray Area
In a country where abortion is entirely illegal, volunteers who answer calls at a hot line that tries to help women face possible prison sentences. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By AARON NELSEN Tags: Abortion Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Social Conditions and Trends Chile Source Type: news

Chile launches contest scheme to support return of PhDs
With a monthly salary of up to US$4,000 and fresh funds for research, Chile seeks to attract young researchers who are abroad. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - January 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news