Hancock Jaffe launches first-in-human VenoValve study
Hancock Jaffe Laboratories (NSDQ:HJLI) said today that it launched the first-in-human study of its VenoValve device, touting its successful implantation in the first subject in the study. The VenoValve is a porcine valve designed to be implanted into the femoral or popliteal vein to treat lower limb chronic venous insufficiency from damage to leg vein valves after deep vein thrombosis, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Hancock Jaffe said that the first patient in the Bogota, Colombia-based trial was walking a day after surgery and that the VenoValve appears to “be functioning as it should” w...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Vascular hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

Civil conflict, domestic violence, and poverty as predictors of corporal punishment in Colombia - Cuartas J, Grogan-Kaylor A, Ma J, Castillo B.
BACKGROUND: With lingering effects from more than 50 years of war, young children in Colombia are exposed to multiple risk factors such as poverty, civil conflict, and domestic violence. In addition to these environmental stressors, public and legal suppor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Joint statement on Sending Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela
Bogota, 7th of February 2019   RE: Sending Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela   The Humanitarian INGO Forum in Colombia calls on all States to maintain the humanitarian character of aid in order to save lives, alleviate suffering, restore and protect human rights, and preserve the human dignity of persons who are victims of conflicts, complex crises and/or natural disasters. In this context, the Forum would like to express its concerns about the methods through which humanitarian aid is planned to be sent from Colombia to Venezuela.   Therefore, we would like to remind concerned parties of the situation in Ve...
Source: Doctors of the World News - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Telemedicine adoption inconsistent across Latin American countries
According to new research article published in Health Affairs Global Policy, 65 percent of hospitals in Chile have adopted the technology compared to only 25 percent in Colombia. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The effect of a savings intervention on women's intimate partner violence victimization: heterogeneous findings from a randomized controlled trial in Colombia - Tankard ME, Paluck EL, Prentice DA.
BACKGROUND: Women's economic empowerment has long been assumed to lead to their social empowerment, but systematic tests of this relationship have only recently begun to appear in the literature. Theory predicts that control over resources, as through a sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./7
Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Relationship between the history of abuse in the childhood and abusive behaviour towards children. Itag üí, Colombia, 2012-2013 - Ochoa O, Restrepo D, Salas Zapata C, Sierra GM, Torres de Galvis Y.
INTRODUCTION: One of the experiences that represent the biggest risk for any society is child abuse. Despite the consequences of this form of violence, it tends to be a hidden and little understood phenomenon. The reason why parents mistreat their children... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk factors for suicidal ideation in a sample of Colombian adolescents and young adults who self-identify as homosexuals - Pineda-Roa CA.
BACKGROUND: Research shows higher rates of ideation and attempted suicide in the homosexual population compared to their heterosexual counterparts. To date, there are no known studies in Colombia that investigate risk factors related to suicidal behavior i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

10 Dead, Dozens Injured in Bombing at Colombia Police Academy
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic in the aftermath of the midmorning attack, the biggest against a police or military facility in Bogota in years. Videos circulating on social media show panicked officers hauling injured colleagues on stretchers with debris and body parts strewn in front of red tile-roofed cadet barrac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Underlying dimensions of social cohesion in a rural community affected by wartime violence in Colombia - Ramos-Vidal I, Villamil I, Uribe A.
War deteriorates the quality of life of the population and profoundly alters social dynamics. We discuss a rural community in northern Colombia whose population was the victim of a massacre and examine the main components that model social cohesion: (a) po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Hancock Jaffe sets endpoints for FIH VenoValve study
Hancock Jaffe Laboratories (NSDQ:HJLI) today announced the endpoints for its planned first-in-human study of its VenoValve device. The VenoValve is a porcine valve designed to be implanted into the femoral or popliteal vein to treat lower limb chronic venous insufficiency from damage to leg vein valves after deep vein thrombosis, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Endpoints for the study include improvements in reflux time measured by duplex scans and rVCSS, VAS and VEINES scores, which are used as clinical measurements for venous disease. Hancock Jaffe said that patients in the trial will be monitored at reg...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

Positive school climate as a moderator of violence exposure for Colombian adolescents - Gaias LM, Lindstrom Johnson S, White RMB, Pettigrew J, Dumka L.
In Colombia, many adolescents have experienced violence related to the decades-long armed conflict in the country and have witnessed or been directly victimized by violence in their communities, often related to gang activity or drug trafficking. Exposure ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The spatial heterogeneity of factors of feminicide: the case of Antioquia-Colombia - Sep úlveda Murillo FH, Chica - Olmo J, de Cortázar ARG.
This article adds the impact of drug trafficking location on feminic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Colombia clears Hancock Jaffe first-in-human VenoValve trial
Hancock Jaffe Laboratories (NSDQ:HJLI) said today that it won regulatory approval from Colombia’s INVIMA, the country’s FDA equivalent, to launch a first-in-human trial of its VenoValve device. The VenoValve is a porcine valve designed to be implanted into the femoral or popliteal vein to treat lower limb chronic venous insufficiency from damage to leg vein valves after deep vein thrombosis, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Hancock Jaffe said it is now making arrangements to export VenoValves into Colombia, as well as to begin screening and enrollment of patients in the study. The company said i...
Source: Mass Device - December 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Replacement Heart Valves hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for Afro-descendants' survivors of systemic violence in Colombia - Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Fandi ño-Losada A, Martínez-Buitrago DM, Santaella-Tenorio J, Tobón-García D, Muñoz-Morales EJ, Escobar-Roldán ID, Babcock L, Duarte-Davidson E, Bass JK, Murray LK, Dorsey S, Gutiérrez-Martínez MI, Bolton P.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to violence has negative consequences on mental health. Armed-conflict in Colombia has widely affected Afro-descendants in the Pacific region. Evidence regarding effectiveness of mental health interventions is lacking in low-income set... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Colombia tropical forest fires spike after 2016 Peace Accords
(Rutgers University) Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according to a study in Nature Ecology& Evolution. " This dramatic increase from trends in the last decade will boost the likelihood of deforestation in protected areas in the upcoming year, " said study co-author Laura C. Schneider, an associate professor in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Bristol supports building a sustainable peace in Colombia
A team at the University of Bristol is investigating the gendered nature of armed conflict in Colombia in support of the Colombian Truth Commission, which formally launches today, 29 November and aims to address injustices from the war. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, 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

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Brings Care to Venezuela Migrants in Colombia
Even though five-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./1
Accelerating the elimination of cervical cancer as a global public health problem Draft decision proposed by Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - November 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Colombian study examining guidance to adolescents on substance consumption - what to say and what not to say - Marin CP, Sastre MTM, P érez CP, Cuervo LG, Mullet E.
Colombian adults' views about the kind of argument likely to dissuade adolescents from consuming psychoactive substances were examined. Participants (N = 243) were presented with vignettes in which two factors were manipulated: (1) the severity of drug con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hancock Jaffe clears Colombian regulatory hurdle for VenoValve trial
Hancock Jaffe Laboratories (NSDQ:HJLI) said today that Colombia’s INVIMA, the country’s FDA equivalent, completed their review of the company’s application for a first-in-human trial of its VenoValve, clearing another hurdle towards launching the study. The VenoValve is a porcine valve designed to be implanted into the femoral or popliteal vein to treat lower limb chronic venous insufficiency from damage to leg vein valves after deep vein thrombosis. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that the next step is to present an official application for approval of the trial from INVIMA’s Medica...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

Colombia Acid Attack Survivor Calls for Greater Action to Help Other Victims Colombia Acid Attack Survivor Calls for Greater Action to Help Other Victims
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Delegates discuss international concerns
In one of a series of debates on international issues at UNISON’s LGBT conference in Harrogate, Bernie McGuire from the West Midlands highlighted the issue of Palestine and how support for the actions of the Israeli state is coming from “reactionary” regimes. For the national committee, Jackie Lewis pointed out that, on the 14 May, as Israel and the US celebrated the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, unarmed protestors against the illegal, 11-year blockade of Gaza were being shot at and killed. She warned against pinkwashing – attempts by the Israeli state to portray itself as a liberal so...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference colombia international Israel jamaica LGBT members Palestine Turkey Source Type: news

The risk of death by suicide in the Colombian population 2000-2013 - Rodr íguez-Hernández JM, Rocha-Buelvas A, Mendieta-Izquierdo G, Hidalgo-Troya A.
The scope of this article is to analyze the risk of death by suicide in Colombia based on the covariables of sex, age group, year, region and/or department from 2000 to 2013. The databases of deaths by suicide and population projections of DANE were used. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Candelis debuts ImageGrid Mini
Image software and archiving firm Candelis has unveiled ImageGrid Mini, a miniPACS...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Candelis deploys ImageGrid Plus system at Duke Candelis wins PriorExpress contracts Candelis launches VNA software upgrade Candelis gets Colombia installation Pharma company chooses Candelis image exchange (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UK and Colombian researchers working together for sustainable peace
Ten new research projects announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will address issues facing Colombia ’ s transition from conflict to peace. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Education; Press Release Source Type: news

LGBT studies without LGBT studies: mapping alternative pathways in Per ú and Colombia - Cornejo Salinas G, Martínez J, Vidal-Ortiz S.
Our article tackles gender and sexual diversity scholarship in Colombia and Per ú, two countries without institutionalized LGBT studies programs. By analyzing the impact of literary works in Perú and an annual conference in Colombia's capital, we show how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Events planner, 36, nearly died after a tummy tuck left her battling THREE flesh-eating bugs 
Laura Franks, who weighed 308lbs (22st) at her heaviest, lost 97lbs (7st) after gastric bypass surgery in 2013. The 36-year-old, from Atlanta, Georgia, went to Colombia for the tuck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds a potential cancer cure in... wine?
(Natural News) Andean berry (Vaccinium meridonale), commonly used in winemaking, is also rich in antioxidants. A group of researchers from the National University of Colombia and University of Antioquia has discovered that, in addition to its antioxidant properties, Andean berry wine also has potential use in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Antioxidants are substances that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bicycle choice modeling: a study of university trips in a small Colombian city - Orozco-Fontalvo M, Ar évalo-Támara A, Guerrero-Barbosa T, Gutiérrez-Torres M.
This article shows results of the appli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cost-benefit analysis of investment in occupational health and safety in Colombian companies - Ria ño-Casallas MI, Tompa E.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether investment in preventive measures by a Colombian insurer reduces rates of work-related injuries and results in positive returns from these investments. METHODS: The study is based on monthly panel data of 2011-2015 o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Umbilical cord blood could be used to fix babies' cleft palates
Stem cells harvested from the umbilical cord blood of nine babies at the Hospital De San Jose in Bogota, Colombia, were used to repair the children's cleft palates in a study which began 10 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between perceived material deprivation, parents' discipline practices, and children's behavior problems: an international perspective - Schenck-Fontaine A, Lansford JE, Skinner AT, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Malone PS, Tapanya S, Uribe Tirado LM, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D, Bornstein MH, Chang L.
This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Ken... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Neighborhood violence impacts disease control and surveillance: case study of Cali, Colombia from 2014 to 2016 - Krystosik AR, Curtis A, LaBeaud AD, D ávalos DM, Pacheco R, Buritica P, Álvarez ÁA, Bhatta MP, Rojas Palacios JH, James MA.
Arboviruses are responsible for a large burden of disease globally and are thus subject to intense epidemiological scrutiny. However, a variable notably absent from most epidemiological analyses has been the impact of violence on arboviral transmission and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emotional Retirement Ceremony for Colombia Search Dogs
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special scented baths before they were retired during the event in an auditorium at the Chief Prosecutor's Office. Among the retired dogs was "Canela," a 12-year-old Labrador who helped investigators undercover 65 mass graves containing the victims of paramilitary violence, and "Negra," a pit bull mutt who h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOSHUA GOODMAN and MANUEL RUEDA, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News International Source Type: news

Emotional Retirement Ceremony for Colombia Search Dogs
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special scented baths before they were retired during the event in an auditorium at the Chief Prosecutor's Office. Among the retired dogs was "Canela," a 12-year-old Labrador who helped investigators undercover 65 mass graves containing the victims of paramilitary violence, and "Negra," a pit bull mutt who h...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOSHUA GOODMAN and MANUEL RUEDA, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News International Source Type: news

Operational impact of canine teams in the fight against drug trafficking in Colombia: review of their contribution, strategies and recent trends - Villareal CF, Rojas JU, Ochoa MX.
As part of national and international cooperation to fight the drug-trafficking system, the Colombian National Police (PNC) has created institutional operational synergy to combat organised armed groups. To this end, it uses police service dog and handler ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

People Around the World Experienced Record Levels of Stress and Pain in 2017, Study Says
Last year was the worst in at least a decade for people across the globe, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. Gallup’s Negative Experience Index — a measure of how many people experienced worry, stress, sadness, anger or pain on the day before the survey — reached its highest point since 2006, according the report. Almost 40% of adults from 146 countries said they’d experienced worry or stress the day before the survey, while 31% said they’d felt physical pain, 23% said they’d been sad and 20% said they’d felt anger. Those results tallied up to a Negative Exp...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

End of Colombia conflict may bring new threats to ecosystems
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Involving victim population in environmentally sustainable strategies: an analysis for post-conflict Colombia - Suarez A, Arias-Ar évalo P, Martinez-Mera E, Granobles-Torres JC, Enríquez-Acevedo T.
Environmental objectives tend to receive a push to the background in post-conflict scenarios. On the other hand, the processes displacement and refugee's relocation in post-conflict countries have been associated with different environmental impacts. Curre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Monitoring and impact of the disclosure of five health alerts for drugs in Colombia - Machado-Alba JE, Solano V, Torres D, Portilla A, Laverde LA, Machado-Duque ME.
OBJECTIVE : Make the notification and monitoring compliance with five health drug alerts to a group of health care providers in Colombia. METHODS : Quasi-experimental, prospective, before-after study, without control group, by intervening in physic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Work and health: the constitutional court and the protection of constitutional rights in work-related accidents and illnesses - Torres-Tovar M, Torres-Echeverry N.
OBJECTIVE : To describe the way in which the Constitutional Court of Colombia has interpreted the use of the writ for the protection of constitutional rights in work-related illnesses. The paper explains in which cases the court has defended the use of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Peace experiences in occupational therapy: contributions from Colombian regions - G ómez-Galindo AM, Peñas-Felizzola OL, Parra-Esquivel EI.
OBJECTIVE : To identify and characterize professional experiences in occupational therapy in different regions of Colombia regarding the overcoming of the armed conflict. METHODS : Cross-sectional, descriptive study in which the digital version of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peace with hunger: Colombia's checkered experience with post-conflict sustainable community development in emerald-mining regions - Franco I, Puppim de Oliveira J, Ali S, Franco IB, Puppim de Oliveira JA, Ali SH.
This article explores why the advent of peace in Colombia's emerald-mining regions for the past few years, as well as a broader national peace process, ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Six countries in the Americas account for half of all firearm deaths
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A new study reveals more than a quarter-million people died from firearm-related injuries in 2016, with half of those deaths occurring in only six countries in the Americas: Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine 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, Uribe Tirado LM, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D.
Using multilevel models, we examined mother-, father-, and child-reported (N = 1,336 families) externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 7 to 14 in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Individual- and state-level factors associated with functional limitation prevalence among Colombian elderly: a multilevel analysis - Ballesteros SM, Moreno-Montoya J.
This study aimed to identify the main regional factors associated with variations in the prevalence of functional limitation on the older adult in Colombia adjusted by individual characteristics. This multilevel study used cross-sectional data from 23,694 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Chronic malnutrition in children: A new gut microbial signature
(Institut Pasteur) The Afribiota project, led by the Institut Pasteur in Paris, in Madagascar and in Bangui, in collaboration with the University of British Colombia, Inserm and Coll è ge de France, was set up to advance our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of chronic malnutrition. A first study recently demonstrated microbiota disorders in malnourished children, revealing the existence of a surprising microbial signature in the gut. The findings were published in the journal PNAS on Aug. 20, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Militant groups influence local policies during conflict
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Through intimidation and political influence, illegal militant groups influenced local taxes and property rights during the Colombian Conflict, according to a study led by Princeton University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news