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Notes from the Field: Surveillance for Candida auris — Colombia, September 2016–May 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Analysis of combat casualties admitted to the emergency department during the negotiation of the comprehensive Colombian process of peace - Ord óñez CA, Manzano Nunez R, Parra MW, Herrera JP, Naranjo MP, Escobar SS, Badiel M, Morales M, Cevallos C, Bayona JG, Sanchez AI, Puyana JC, García AF.
AIM: Our objective was to describe the variations in casualties admitted to the emergency department during the period of the negotiation of the comprehensive peace agreement in Colombia between 2011 and 2016. METHODS: A retrospective study of all ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This New Movie Will Give You a New Love for Insects. Really.
Nobody went to Colombia to get well in the early 1990s. Actually, few people went there even to visit—what with the drug wars and the political wars and the State Department warnings against traveling anywhere in the country. But Robert Oelman did go to Colombia in that dangerous era, and what he found there was peace and purpose. It was, improbably, the country’s insect life that was responsible, and their story—Oelman’s and the katydids’ and the mantises’ and the leaf hoppers’—is told in the dazzling new documentary Learning to See, which premiered in March at the SXSW Film...
Source: TIME: Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized documentaries onetime Source Type: news

Bees and cuckoos will bring savings to airlines
(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) The flight routes of passenger aircraft are generally well established. In practice, unforeseen factors, mainly related to the weather, often force pilots to cover more kilometers than anticipated. A Polish-Colombian team of scientists and engineers, inspired by the behavior of insects and birds, has developed software that allows real-time rational modification of flight routes. As a result, it was possible to achieve measurable savings, both financial and with regard to environmental protection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Macroscopic spatial analysis of pedestrian crashes in Medellin, Colombia - Lizarazo C, Valencia V.
Pedestrians are regarded as vulnerable road users as they experience the most severe consequences in collisions with motor vehicles. Pedestrians were involved in fewer than 4% of all traffic accidents but represented more than 12% of traffic fatalities in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Curvy Instagram model, 32, left with 'the sight of a 90-year-old' after controversial procedure
Nadinne Bruna, 32, who lives in Miami, has lost most of her vision after undergoing treatment in Colombia, to insert silicone implants in her hazel eyes to turn them light grey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nadinne Bruna has 'sight of 90-year-old' after eye colour procedure
Nadinne Bruna, 32, who lives in Miami, has lost most of her vision after undergoing treatment in Colombia, to insert silicone implants in her hazel eyes to turn them light grey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peace Festival: An evening of art, film and discussion about conflict
In August 2017, peace activists from Peru and Colombia gathered in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to discuss the ways in which they had used art and creativity to tell stories about the history of conflict in their countries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Hispanic, Portuguese, Latin American; Press Release Source Type: news

Mental health in displaced children by armed conflict - National Mental Health Survey Colombia 2015 - G ómez-Restrepo C, Cruz-Ramírez V, Medina-Rico M, Rincón CJ.
INTRODUCTION: The armed conflict in Colombia is considered one of the most violent in Latin America. Children as a vulnerable population are most affected, increasing their risk of developing mental problems such as anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stigma-related access barriers and violence against trans women in the Colombian healthcare system - Ritterbusch AE, Correa Salazar C, Correa A.
Drawing from qualitative research conducted in a participatory action research framework with 28 transgender women in Colombia, this paper presents the stigma-related barriers to healthcare experienced by trans women and their experiences of multi-level vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mining threatens Colombian ecosystems
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Perez-Escobar, O. A., Camara-Leret, R., Antonelli, A., Bateman, R., Bellot, S., Chomicki, G., Cleef, A., Diazgranados, M., Dodsworth, S., Jaramillo, C., Madrinan, S., Olivares, I., Zuluaga, A., Bernal, R. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Satellite Images Aided the Discovery of an Ancient Civilization Buried in the Amazon
Parts of the Amazon rainforest that were long believed to be almost uninhabited were actually home to a thriving, ancient civilization buried for centuries by jungle growth, according to a new discovery by archaeologists. Today, remains dotting the fringes of the southern Amazon rim resemble little more than sporadic mounds sometimes encompassed by a shallow ditch. But analysis of satellite images and drone footage has revealed an extensive, pre-Colombian settlement dating back to 1250‒1500 A.D. At their height, as many as one million people may have lived in these settlements, according to the study published Tuesday in...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology onetime overnight Source Type: news

Chemical warfare in Colombia, evidentiary ecologies and senti-actuando practices of justice - Lyons K.
Between 1994 and 2015, militarized aerial fumigation was a central component of US-Colombia antidrug policy. Crop duster planes sprayed a concentrated formula of Monsanto's herbicide, glyphosate, over illicit crops, and also forests, soils, pastures, lives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Writers Talk Literary Activism at Paris Book Fair
By SWANPARIS, Mar 22 2018 (IPS)The 2018 Paris Book Fair (Livre Paris) took place against the backdrop of demonstrations in Mayotte that echoed similar protests a year ago in French Guiana, putting the topics of literary activism and popular disaffection high on the agenda at the March 16-19 event.Writers from France’s overseas regions and departments, which include Mayotte in the Indian Ocean, spoke out about their role and contribution to French literature, highlighting the social and economic conditions in their territories.Launching an anthology of short stories titled Guyane: Nou gon ké sa (We’re fed...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Development & Aid Europe Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Five major new biodiversity assessments to be launched as 750 world experts and policymakers meet
(Terry Collins Assoc) Leading scientists and other experts from around the world will convene for eight days with policymakers from more than 115 countries to finalize landmark reports on biodiversity, nature's contributions to people and issues of land degradation and restoration.The sixth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (#IPBES6), chaired by Sir Robert Watson, begins Saturday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Medell í n, Colombia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Education and sensitization on violence: seeking to understand the victims of the Colombian armed conflict - Ariza YHR, Boada SAD.
This study was carried out at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Seccional Bucaramanga) in Colombia. We show the import... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Risk factors for unsafe behaviors toward grenades among rural populations affected by explosive devices in Colombia - Boyd AT, Becknell K, Russell S, Blanton C, Cookson ST, Bilukha OO, Anderson M.
BACKGROUND: Following decades of armed conflict, Colombia remains highly affected by explosive device (ED) contamination, especially in rural areas. Many victims are injured by EDs despite knowing their dangers. Determining risk factors for unsafe behavior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis
As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of people are fleeing in a burgeoning refugee crisis that is drawing alarm across Latin America (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How much do adolescents cybergossip? Scale development and validation in Spain and Colombia - Romera EM, Herrera-L ópez M, Casas JA, Ortega Ruiz R, Del Rey R.
Cybergossip is the act of two or more people making evaluative comments via digital devices about somebody who is not present. This cyberbehavior affects the social group in which it occurs and can either promote or hinder peer relationships. Scientific st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nubia Mu ñ oz wins the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation
(BBVA Foundation) The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes, in this tenth edition, to the Colombian epidemiologist Nubia Mu ñ oz, whose work was instrumental in establishing that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the principal and necessary cause of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Endovascular Hercules ™ Series Products Gain Regulatory Approval in Colombia
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Casualties of peace: an analysis of casualties admitted to the intensive care unit during the negotiation of the comprehensive Colombian process of peace - Ord óñez CA, Manzano-Nunez R, Naranjo MP, Foianini E, Cevallos C, Londoño MA, Sanchez Ortiz AI, García AF, Moore EE.
BACKGROUND: After 52  years of war in 2012, the Colombian government began the negotiation of a process of peace, and by November 2012, a truce was agreed. We sought to analyze casualties who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) before and during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Evaluation of parenting interventions to prevent violence against children in Colombia: a randomized controlled trial - Skar AS, Sherr L, Macedo A, Tetzchner SV, Fostervold KI.
The effects of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) and the specific addition of a violence prevention module were observed in a preidentified population in Colombia where children are experiencing high levels of violence. Participants were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How do we reach the girls and women who are the hardest to reach? Inequitable opportunities in reproductive and maternal health care services in armed conflict and forced displacement settings in Colombia - Rivillas JC, Devia Rodriguez R, Song G, Martel A.
OBJECTIVES: This paper assesses inequalities in access to reproductive and maternal health services among females affected by forced displacement and sexual and gender-based violence in conflict settings in Colombia. This was accomplished through the follo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities 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

The world’s insatiable demand for chocolate has Colombia gearing up production – but heavy metals remain a huge concern for importers
(Natural News) The accumulation of heavy metals such as cadmium in food is a major issue in scientific communities and international food organizations, due to the high toxicological risks to consumers, and because there is no detailed record of such contaminants’ actual content. This is why researchers at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia felt... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crime victimization and suicidal ideation among Colombian college students: the role of depressive symptoms, familism, and social support - Zapata Roblyer MI, Betancourth Zambrano S.
Crime victimization is one of the most pressing public health concerns in Latin America. Young people in the region are at particularly high risk of victimization. The present study examined exposure to crime victimization as a risk factor for depressive s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees
Daniel (not his real name), is a Venezuelan living with HIV. Mexico gave him refugee status, based on a humanitarian cause. Credit: Sergio Ortiz/ Amnistía InternacionalBy Josefina SalomonMEXICO CITY, Dec 21 2017 (IPS)As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla Margarita, northern Venezuela, a terrifying premonition took hold of him.“We are not doing tests until further notice. The machine is not working and we don’t have any reagents,” the man in the white coat told him.It was early June 2015....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josefina Salomon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Regional Categories Source Type: news

Predictors of seizure related injuries in adult patients with epilepsy in Colombia: a case-control study - Orozco-Hernandez JP, Quintero-Moreno JF, Duque-Salazar C, Gil-Restrepo A, William-Martinez J, Lizcano-Meneses A, Carmona-Villada H.
AIM: To identify predictors of seizure related injuries in adult patients with epilepsy in Colombia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Case-control study. Patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy aged 16 years and older who attended the Neurocentro epilepsy cente... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Association between the use of benzodiazepines and opioids with the risk of falls and hip fractures in older adults - Machado-Duque ME, Casta ño-Montoya JP, Medina-Morales DA, Castro-Rodríguez A, González-Montoya A, Machado-Alba JE.
BACKGROUND: To determine the association between the use of opioids and benzodiazepines and the risk of falls with hip fracture in populations older than 65 years in Colombia. METHODS: A case-control study with patients older than 65 years with dia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Homicides, public goods, and population health in the context of high urban violence rates in Cali, Colombia - Mart ínez L, Prada S, Estrada D.
Obesity and frequent mental and physical distress are often associated with major health problems. The characteristics of the urban environment, such as homicide rates and public goods provision, play an important role in influencing participation in physi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Domestic violence shapes Colombian women's partner choices - Borras-Guevara ML, Batres C, Perrett DI.
Potential protection from violence has been suggested as an explanation for women's preferences for more masculine partners. Previous studies, however, have not considered that violence may be multi-modal, and hence come from different sources. Therefore, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dahl's toad-headed turtle threatened by fragmented habitat, shrinking populations
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A recent study published in Conservation Genetics by researchers from the Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) shows that the Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli), a rare reptile found only in Colombia, is threatened with extinction due to alarmingly small and fragmented populations and high levels of inbreeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations
Credit: IFADBy Becky HeeleyROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Becky Heeley Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Hospital San Juan de Dios: actor and victim of the public policies in Colombia - Pinilla MY, Abad ía CE.
In this article, we narrate and analyze the historical configuration that a group of female workers and a collective of social organizations made about the Hospital San Juan de Dios (HSJD) and Instituto Materno Infantil (IMI) in Bogot á, Colombia, within t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Reward sensitivity, impulse control, and social cognition as mediators of the link between childhood family adversity and externalizing behavior in eight countries - Lansford JE, Godwin J, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Alampay LP, Uribe Tirado LM, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D.
Using data from 1,177 families in eight countries (Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States), we tested a conceptual model of direct effects of childhood family adversity on subsequent externalizing behaviors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Characterization of eyeball loss in four cities of Colombia - Moreno-Caviedes FH, Velez Cuellar N, Caicedo Zapata M, Triana Reina G, S ánchez A.
PURPOSE: Describe the socio-demographic characteristics of anophthalmic patients examined at specialized centers of four cities in Colombia to know the different causes of eyeball loss. METHOD: A transversal retrospective study was done of 511 medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

She Took On Colombia ’ s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Soft Drinks Obesity Colombia Lobbying and Lobbyists Sales and Excise Taxes Sugar Medicine and Health Source Type: news

do: She Took On Colombia ’ s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Soft Drinks Obesity Colombia Lobbying and Lobbyists Sales and Excise Taxes Sugar Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms and psychosocial risk factors in high complexity obstetric patients admitted to a critical care obstetric unit in Cali, Colombia - Guerra AM, D ávalos Pérez DM, Castillo Martínez A.
Depression is the main cause of years lossed due to disability in the world, and it affects 50% more women 50% than men. Perinatal depression has been linked with more anxiety, a chronic course, and disability than depression in other life stages. In spite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Health at a Glance 2017
Report presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics.(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study outlines 'perfect storm' that led to Colombia's antibiotic resistance epidemic
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The nearly simultaneous emergence of a gene responsible for producing carbapenemases -- enzymes that kill the most powerful antibiotics used against life-threatening, multidrug-resistant bacterial infections -- coupled with the introduction of a bacterial clone that spread between patients created the 'perfect storm' that led to today's antibiotic resistance epidemic in Colombia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mental health law in Colombia - Chaskel R, Shultz JM, Gaviria SL, Taborda E, Vanegas R, Garc ía NM, Flórez LJH, Espinel Z.
Mental health law in Colombia has evolved over the past 50 years, in concert with worldwide recognition and prioritisation of mental healthcare. Laws and policies have become increasingly sophisticated to accommodate the ongoing transformations throughout ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health in Colombia - Chaskel R, Gaviria SL, Espinel Z, Taborda E, Vanegas R, Shultz JM.
A hallmark of Colombia is population-wide exposure to violence. To understand the realities of mental health in Colombia requires attention to the historical context of 60 years of unrelenting armed conflict overlaid upon high rates of homicide, gang activ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alexander von Humboldt on the loss of his meteorological instruments
The 19th century explorer sometimes felt that his efforts to record the natural world made his journeys more difficult and called unencumbered travellers ‘lucky’.The explorerAlexander von Humboldt is fed up, frustrated and far from home. He waits in a miserable village, by the Magdalena river in Colombia in 1801. “It was suffocatingly hot; at this time of year there is not a breath of wind. Feeling depressed, we lay on the ground in the main square,” he writes in hisPersonal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent.“My barometer had broken and it was the last one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tim Radford Tags: Meteorology Science Colombia Americas World news Source Type: news

Genetic history: Searching for the African roots of Noir Marron communities
(CNRS) Scientists from the Anthropologie Mol é culaire et Imagerie de Synth è se (CNRS/Universit é Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier/Paris Descartes University) and Ecological Anthropology and Ethnobiology (CNRS/MNHN) research units have shown that members of Maroon communities in South America -- formed over four centuries ago by Africans who escaped slavery -- have remarkably preserved their African genetic heritage (98 percent). In contrast, the same cannot be said for African descendants from Brazil and Colombia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugary drink sales plummeted after price increase, study says
From Colombia to South Africa, France to India, governments around the globe are exploring whether taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages might curb obesity rates. Do these fines actually work to prevent people from choosing sweet drinks? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disarming charisma? Mayoralty, gender and power in Medell ín, Colombia - Maclean K.
The 'Urban Century' has seen a rise in power of cities, and the emergence of city mayors as significant political actors both nationally and globally. The power of city mayors, which unifies pragmatic, techno-managerial leadership with the authority and le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

No Health Without Mental Health
This World Mental Health Day, hear stories from our patients and staff in Bangladesh, Colombia, and DRC.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news