Mother, 53, claims her liposuction nearly killed her after a botched procedure abroad
Beatrix Searles, 53, of Montana, spent $4,200 (£3,300) on having unwanted fat removed from her abdomen, legs and back last October at a Colombian clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The latent threat of community violence: indirect exposure to local homicides and adolescents' mental health in Colombia - Cuartas J, Roy AL.
This study examines the relation between adolescents ’ indirect exposure to local homicides and mental health disorders and post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. We employ a sample of 300 adolescents representative for Bogotá, Colombia, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Morbi-mortality of the victims of internal conflict and poor population in the Risaralda Province, Colombia - Renter ía-Ramos R, Hurtado-Heredia R, Urdinola BP.
This work studies the health status of two populations similar in most social and environmental interactions but one: the individuals from one population are victims of an internal armed conflict. Both populations are located in the Risaralda province, Col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reality TV star left with 'puffy balls' in her bottom after having 'poisonous' bum implants removed
Colombian Yina Calderon underwent surgery three years ago to boost her backside - but she's since had the 'poisonous' implants removed, which left her with 'puffy balls' in her bottom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends and differences in homicide mortality in Colombia and Mexico, 1990-2016: two Realities, One Problem - D ávila-Cervantes CA, Agudelo-Botero M, Gómez-Dantés H.
The objective of this study was to analyze the trends and differences in homicide mortality in Colombia a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

ACC Latin America conference 2019 to be held in Colombia for first time
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America Conference in partnership with the Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery in Cartagena, Colombia, from July 25-27, 2019, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emotion regulation and attitudes toward conflict in Colombia: effects of reappraisal training on negative emotions and support for conciliatory and aggressive statements - Hurtado-Parrado C, Sierra-Puentes M, El Hazzouri M, Morales A, Guti érrez-Villamarín D, Velásquez L, Correa-Chica A, Rincón JC, Henao K, Castañeda JG, López-López W.
Control of negative emotions (e.g., anger and fear) by political cues perpetuate intractable conflict by mobilizing public support for aggressive actions. Halperin et al. (2013) found that reappraisal - an adaptive form of emotion regulation - decreased ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Fragmented turtles
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Scientists looked at how fragmentation is affecting critically endangered Dahl's toad headed turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli) a forest-stream specialist found only in Colombia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Colombia's inadequate environmental goals
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Eufemia, L., Bonatti, M., Castro-Nunez, A., Lana, M., Morales, H., Sieber, S. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Crab Legs
A crab new to scientists lived in the age of dinosaurs in what is now Colombia and the US. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Relations between economic development, violence and corruption: a nonparametric approach with DEA and data panel - Poveda AC, Carvajal JEM, Pulido NR.
This research analyses the connection between homicides, corruption, and economic development in Colombian government departments. This empirical research explores the trends of homicides, corruption, and economic development utilizing different estimation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: drug-resistant diseases, Venezuelan refugees, fighting in Tripoli, and hate speech
Top stories this Monday includes: 10 million people could die every year due to  the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; 300,000 Venezuelan children in Colombia need humanitarian aid;  civilians continue to be under fire in Libya; and a summit to tackle hate speech.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sociodemographic characterization and psychiatric symptoms of patients with medically unexplained symptoms in a healthcare institution in Medellin (Colombia) - Mej ía-Rodríguez D, Rodríguez R, Restrepo D.
INTRODUCTION: Medically unexplained symptoms are defined as physical symptoms that have been present for several weeks and that an adequate medical evaluation has not revealed any disease that explains them; when these symptoms become persistent, they lead... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Colombia experience could help reduce UK knife crime and street violence
(SAGE) A leading public health expert says the UK should learn lessons from systematic violence reduction work in Cali, Colombia, to tackle rising rates of knife crime on British streets. The work in Colombia resulted in significant reductions in homicides between 1995 and 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Media registration for ACC Latin America Conference 2019 is open!
(American College of Cardiology) Media registration for the American College of Cardiology's Latin America Conference 2019 is open! The ACC Latin America Conference 2019 will take place July 25 - 27, 2019, in Cartagena, Colombia, at the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. Eligible members of the media who register gain access to all the live science presented at the meeting as well as embargoed materials and interviews with top presenters and cardiology leaders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Meisser Madera
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

App enables smallholder farmers to be community influencers and citizen scientists
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Farmers are the first to take the brunt of the climate stress. Quickly obtaining information on the fallout is essential for development agencies, government and farmers organizations to respond efficiently. But poor connectivity and slow flows of information are an obstacle. An app tested with thousands of farmers in Colombia and Africa showed that farmers can quickly produce and share vital information when climate problems arise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colombian baby girl born with her twin INSIDE her
The little girl called Itzamara, born on February 22 in Barranquilla, Colombia, is an incredibly rare example of 'fetus-in-fetu' births, first described in 1808 but rarely seen since. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth
What appeared to be a cyst in a healthy fetus turned out to be an unformed twin “ absorbed ” early in pregnancy, connected by a second umbilical cord and still growing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Twins fetus Pregnancy and Childbirth Colombia Miguel Parra-Saavedra Source Type: news

Association between violence during pregnancy and preterm birth and low birth weight in Colombia: analysis of the demographic and health survey - Jaraba SMR, Garc és-Palacio IC.
To explore the association between low birth weight and preterm birth with violence during pregnancy, we conducted a cross-sectional study by using the 2010 Colombian Demographic and Health Survey. We conducted bivariate analyses, binomial logistic regress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Trends of rural/urban homicide in Colombia, 1992-2015: internal armed conflict and hints for postconflict - Vallejo K, Tapias J, Arroyave I.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between rural and urban homicide rates in Colombia between 1992 and 2015 and the fluctuations in these rates. METHODS: Individual records of homicides and population aggregates in men and women aged 15-64 year... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Conflict and contraception in Colombia - Svallfors S, Billingsley S.
This study explores how armed conflict relates to contraceptive use in Colombia, combining data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program and Demographic and Health Surveys 1990-2016. Our study is the first systematic effort to investigate whether and how vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Displacement due to armed conflict and violence in childhood and adulthood and its effects on older adult health: the case of the middle-income country of Colombia - McEniry M, Samper-Ternent R, Cano-Gutierrez C.
Large population displacement in developing economies due to internal armed conflict and violence is of international concern. There has been relatively little research on the long-term consequences of displacement on older adult health among populations c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

VIDEO: “ People Affected by Leprosy Suffer Severe Discrimination ”
By Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 2019 (IPS) “More than 50 countries in the world have discriminatory laws against people affected by Hansen’s disease. There is also a lot of discrimination in the public administration…and in society,” Alice Cruz, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, said in this interview with IPS (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Portuguese-born expert is one of the special participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Health Latin America & the Caribbean Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Hansen's disease leprosy Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times
In the panel on Hanseniasis versus Leprosy, the need to change the name of a disease surrounded by stigma with no scientific basis was debated, during the Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 2019 (IPS) Known scientifically as Hansen’s disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used. The debate took place during a panel called H...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Source Type: news

Perception, knowledge and attitudes of small animal practitioners regarding animal abuse and interpersonal violence in Brazil and Colombia - Monsalve S, Pereira ÉL, Leite LO, Polo G, Garcia R.
This study a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

War is not healthy. Political violence and infant health outcomes in Colombia - Urdinola-Contreras BP.
OBJECTIVES : To establish and quantify the effect of the internal armed conflict in Colombia on infant health, particularly birth weight. METHODS : This document explores time differences in relation to the impact of the internal armed conflict in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Diana
My name is Diana Patricia Solís. I’m from a small town called Guacarí in the Valle del Cauca department of Colombia. I have two sons. In 1995, I became a victim of sexual violence. I was attacked by a group of several FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) men who live in the valley. It is very difficult to talk about this because of how you feel after. You feel dirty. Rape makes you feel bad. It’s horrible. Your whole world crumbles. They kept me up in in the mountains for two days and did all sorts to me. I couldn’t defend myself. As a result of the attack, I also contracted a sexua...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

In fiction young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of love in television series, young people express a preference for traditional gender stereotypes, reveals a study conducted to identify gender and love stereotypes displayed by young people compared to those they prefer in fictional television series in three Iberian-American countries: Colombia, Spain and Venezuela. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Colombia to support the use of high quality, trusted health information
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Centre, ‘Cochrane Colombia’.Cochrane Colombia will promote evidence-based decision making in healthcare in Colombia by supporting and training authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associations, policy-makers, patients, and the media to encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence.Cochrane works with collaborators from more than 130 countries to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Impact evaluation of camera enforcement for traffic violations in Cali, Colombia, 2008-2014 - Mart ínez-Ruíz DM, Fandiño-Losada A, Ponce de Leon A, Arango-Londoño D, Mateus JC, Jaramillo-Molina C, Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Vivas H, Vanlaar W, Gutiérrez-Martínez MI.
INTRODUCTION: Cameras for detecting traffic violations have been used as a measure to improve road safety in different countries around the world. In Cali, Colombia, fixed cameras were installed in March 2012 on a number of roads and intersections. All cam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Personal networks, social media, and community cohesion in the strategies of peace-building agents in Colombia to counteract the segregation of displaced populations - Maya-Jariego I, de la Pe ña A, Arenas C, Alieva D.
As part of the "Colombian Peace Process," victim assistance programs, actions for the reincorporation into civilian life of ex-combatants, and demobilized persons of the armed conflict have been developed as well as innovative instances of intervention in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Adapting an internet-delivered intervention for depression for a Colombian college student population: an illustration of an integrative empirical approach - Salamanca-Sanabria A, Richards D, Timulak L.
Background Culturally adapted psychotherapy (CAP) studies are limited and until now there are few published examples that illustrate the process of cultural adaptation with internet-delivered treatments. Aim This paper aims to illustrate an integrative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The FARC's militaristic blueprint - Guti érrez-Sanín F.
This article intends to explain the outstanding sequence of success and failure exhibited by the FARC, the main Colombian guerrilla since the 1980s. It claims that such sequence is unintelligible unless the adoption by the FARC of a militaristic organizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

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

Methodological Paper: Impact and Experience: Assessing Severity of Conflict Displacement
Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Published: 2/2019. To call attention to displaced population situations of particular concern, highlight key threats to internally displaced people's safety and well-being, and better measure progress toward finding solutions to internal displacement, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre aims to complement displacement figures with an assessment of displacement severity. This nine-page report outlines the methodology adopted and provides preliminary results for Colombia and Iraq. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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