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Erratum: Is Colombia a violent country? -
[This corrects the article on p. 9 in vol. 48, PMID: 28559640.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. When is Hispanic Heritage Month? The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic. The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hispanic heritage month onetime Smithsonian Source Type: news

Death from external causes in infants in Colombia 2005-2013 - Rosselli D, Carlier JC, Arango Lozano M, Hernando Murcia L, Amaya AF, Del R ío-McMahon R.
The objective of this study was to analyze official data for children under five years of age in Colombia, emphasizing external causes of death, which have been less studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pope Francis Urges ‘Pro-Life’ President Trump to Rethink DACA Decision
(ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE) — Pope Francis is urging President Donald Trump to rethink his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, saying anyone who calls himself “pro-life” should keep families together. “If he is a good pro-life believer he must understand that family is the cradle of life and one must defend its unity,” Francis said during an in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia. Francis said he hadn’t read up on Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Children Program, which allows some immigrants who were brought to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole Winfield / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Donald Trump onetime Pope Francis Source Type: news

Results of the "decade of road safety action" in Colombia, 2010-2015 (Safety-2016 abstract #534) - Cabrera G, Rodr íguez J, Camelo F.
Background In the 1990's, the United Nations set the standards for confronting the increasing issue of traffic injuries and fatalities (TIF). In Colombia, the 2013-2021 National Road Safety Plan was created to implement guidelines and facilitate inter-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

New porcelain crab species from Colombia named
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) New, hairy-clawed porcelain crab species discovered in the southern Caribbean. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In Colombia, peace dividend for science proves elusive
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wade, L. Tags: Latin American News, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Helping in the fight against illegal gold mining in Colombia
(University of Portsmouth) A University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socioeconomic pressures on nearby communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The motorcyclist fatalities in Colombia from 2000-2014. A serious public health issue (Safety-2016 abstract #518) - Hern ández JMR, Campuzano JC, Alvabera-Hernández C, Camelo FA.
Background Road traffic injuries and fatalities have increased in Colombia despite that 2011-2010 is the Decade of Road Safety Action. In the past few years mostly motorcyclists have been affected by fatality and trauma. This paper aims to describe the beh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Comparing violent death patterns and trends in Mexico and Colombia from 2000 to 2012: differences and similarities (Safety-2016 abstract #344) - Hern ández JMR, Híjar MC, Campuzano JC, Solorzano L.
BACKGROUND Violent death has been a public health issue in the Americas. In the past few years, this problem has decreased in Colombia, as opposed to the situation in Mexico. This paper aims to analyse and compare violent death patterns and trends in Colom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Colombia: Violence Continues Despite Peace Deal
A new report shows that violence remains a major problem for many in Colombia.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

A Survivor of Sexual Violence in Colombia
VideoA Survivor of Sexual Violence in ColombiaAugust 17, 2017Gisela received mental health care from MSF and it changed her life. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Colombia: People Continue to Suffer from Violence Despite Peace Deal
Press releaseColombia: People Continue to Suffer from Violence Despite Peace DealAugust 17, 2017Violence remains a major problem for many people in Colombia despite the peace deal the government and FARC-EP signed last year. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Colombia: “Violence isn’t only something out there; it also exists within the home”
Voice from the FieldColombia: “Violence isn’t only something out there; it also exists within the home”August 16, 2017Despite the end ofColombia’s 50-year long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People ’s Army (FARC–EP) in November 2016, the country still faces many challenges. Other armed groups and criminal organizations are still active. In some urban settings, poverty and the absence of the state create a breeding ground forviolence that has serious consequences for people ’s lives and health. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Colombia: “Violence isn’t only something out there; it also exists within the home”
Voice from the FieldColombia: “Violence isn’t only something out there; it also exists within the home”August 16, 2017Despite the end ofColombia’s 50-year long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People ’s Army (FARC-EP) in November 2016, the country still faces many challenges. Other armed groups and criminal organizations are still active. In some urban settings, poverty and the absence of the state create a breeding ground forviolence that has serious consequences for people ’s lives and health. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing three new species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blocking pathogens in rice
(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) In the coming years, an international research team from Germany, the USA, France, Colombia and the Philippines led by Professor Wolf B. Frommer of Heinrich Heine University D ü sseldorf will explore plants' resistance to a harmful pathogen found in rice. The project will receive US$6 million in funding from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation up until 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Class Action Lawsuit Against HPV Vaccine Filed in Colombia Class Action Lawsuit Against HPV Vaccine Filed in Colombia
An association representing 700 individuals who allege damage after receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil has been launched in Colombia; a class action suit is ongoing in Japan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Analyzing the response to traffic accidents in Medell ín, Colombia, with facility location models - Castañeda CP, Villegas JG.
In this paper we analyze the emergency medical service (EMS) devoted to attend the victims of traffic accidents in Medell ín (Colombia). This work was motivated by the steep increase in injuries derived from these events over the last years. This project h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade
(Michigan State University) Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade -- both within countries and across international borders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multiple-victimisation due to armed conflict and emotional distress in the state of Magdalena, Colombia - Campo-Arias A, Sanabria AR, Ospino A, Guerra VM, Caama ño BH.
BACKGROUND: Emotional distress is common in Colombian armed conflict victims. Multiple-victimisation is associated with an increase in emotional distress than victimisation due a single event. However, the association between poly-victimisation and emotion... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Forensic civism: articulating science, DNA and kinship in contemporary Mexico and Colombia - Schwartz-Marin E, Cruz-Santiago A.
The article will present the findings of ethnographic research into the Colombian and Mexican forensic systems, introducing the first citizen-led exhumation project made possible through the cooperation of scholars, forensic specialists and interested citi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Level of implementation of the Program for Safety and Health at Work in Antioquia, Colombia - Vega-Monsalve NDC.
This study describes the level of implementation of the Program for Safety and Health at Work in companies located in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia, and associated factors. A cross-sectional survey included 73 companies with more than 50 workers ea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

6.5 million pounds (25 billion-pesos) to kick-start Colombian bioeconomy
(Earlham Institute) A four-year investment from RCUK's Global Challenges Research Fund is set to stimulate the bioeconomy by increasing knowledge of Colombia's greatest treasure: its biodiversity (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace
The FARC rebels have disarmed and joined the government to wean farmers off illicit crops. But in poor villages, the lure of drug money is still strong. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS CASEY Tags: vis-photo Coca (Plant) Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia White House Office of National Drug Control Policy World Health Organization Source Type: news

Colombian Family's Genes May Help Prevent Alzheimers - AARP
2 days ago ... An extended family in Colombia is providing the research world a one-of-a-kind opportunity to observe whether preventing Alzheimer's disease  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Transcultural validation and reliability of the Spanish version of the behaviour of young novice drivers scale (BYNDS) in a Colombian young driver population - Oviedo-Trespalacios O, Scott-Parker B.
The overrepresentation of young drivers in road crashes, and the fatalities and injuries arising from those crashes, is an intractable problem around the world. A plethora of research has led to the development and application of a range of research tools,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mexico suspends Colombian dairy imports due to foot and mouth disease
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA said on Friday it has suspended all dairy imports from Colombia after new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease were detected in the Andean country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russia, Curacao suspend Colombian beef shipments due to foot and mouth
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Russia and Curacao, two of Colombia's biggest beef buyers, have suspended shipments from the Andean nation after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, Colombian officials said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bristol offers major scholarships in partnership with Colombian government
The University of Bristol has introduced a new scholarship scheme for high-performing Colombian students through an innovative partnership with the Colombian government. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Postgraduate, Public engagement, International; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

Work-related illness, work-related accidents, and lack of social security in Colombia - Buitrago Echeverri MT, Abad ía-Barrero CE, Granja Palacios C.
This study aims to un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 06/05/2017 This 160-page study examines the causes, impacts, and challenges of protracted internal displacement, and proposes an approach that allows internally displaced persons to reach self-sufficiency sooner. It makes recommendations to key stakeholders, such as national governments and the United Nations, on concrete actions to take to implement this approach and effectively address protracted internal displacement, which can be caused by conflict and disaster. The study features five country case studies: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Cong...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cycling to school and body composition, physical fitness, and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents - Ram írez-Vélez R, García-Hermoso A, Agostinis-Sobrinho C, Mota J, Santos R, Correa-Bautista JE, Amaya-Tambo DC, Villa-González E.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between cycling to/from school and body composition, physical fitness, and metabolic syndrome among a sample of Colombian children and adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: During the 2014-2015 school year, we examined a cross-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preparedness for natural disasters in Colombia - Daniels JP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

These Shoes Are Changing The Lives Of Single Mothers And Seniors In Colombia
Soles for Change knows the right pair of shoes can help someone go far. The artisanal shoe company’s main mission is to benefit the Colombian artisans, mostly single mothers and seniors, who handcraft the colorful espadrilles it sells online. Laura Viveros co-founded the company in March 2016 after traveling to her native Colombia for a family Christmas trip. During their visit to the small, picturesque town of Curiti, in the department of Santander, the financial advisor tried on some of the local artisans’ espadrille flats in the hopes of giving her sore feet some relief. The 33-year-old says her feet im...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socio-demographic, psychiatric and legal characterization of Colombian unimputable patients, 2000-2013 - Escobar-Echavarr ía J, Molina-Osorio SI, Restrepo-Bernal DP.
INTRODUCTION: Mental illness has been associated with violent behaviour. Criminal behavior in the mentally ill population in Colombia has not been well studied. METHODS: This is a retrospective, descriptive study, from a secondary source. An analys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Murderous returns: armed violence, suicide and exhumation in the Ember á Katío economy of death (Chocó and Antioquia, Colombia) - Losonczy AM.
Since the early 1990s, armed actors have invaded territories in the Choc ó and Antioquia departments of Colombia, inhabited by Afro-Colombians and Indians whose collective rights in these territories had recently been legally recognised. Based on long-term... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Colombia: Assessing the Needs After Landslides in Mocoa
Field newsColombia: Assessing the Needs After Landslides in MocoaApril 03, 2017On Sunday, April 2, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent a multidisciplinary team consisting of a coordinator, a doctor, a nurse, a psychologist, and a logistician to Mocoa, Colombia, to assess the medical needs of people affected by this weekend's landslides.The teams traveled to different parts of Colombia, where for 15 years MSF has provided primary, mental and sexual and reproductive health care to victims of armed conflict and violence in isolated populations in twenty departments of the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Mortality in traffic accidents with older adults in Colombia - Cardona AM, Arango DC, Fern ández DY, Martínez AA.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the traffic accident mortality in the Colombian older adults during the 1998-2012 period and show the loss of productive years and mortality from this cause. METHODS Quantitative study of the trend analysis of deaths in Colombi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

With Rebels Gone, Colombia Jumps Into the Pot Industry
The government, which has received billions in American aid to eradicate the drug trade, will license a small number of companies to cultivate medical marijuana. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS CASEY Tags: Marijuana Colombia Medical Marijuana Agriculture and Farming Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia PharmaCielo Ltd Source Type: news

As Rebels Move Out of Colombia Drug Trade, Corporations Look to Move In
The government, which has received billions in American aid to eradicate the drug trade, will license a small number of companies to cultivate medical marijuana. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS CASEY Tags: Marijuana Colombia Medical Marijuana Agriculture and Farming Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia PharmaCielo Source Type: news

Colombia: Sexual Violence, Hidden Violence
Field newsColombia: Sexual Violence, Hidden ViolenceJanuary 13, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams treated 645 survivors ofsexual violence in two Colombian cities in 2016.Though sexual violence against women and girls is one of the most frequently committed forms of assault in Colombia —and around the world—each year, it remains a largely underreported and unacknowledged crime. In some places, this abuse is so common, it’s actually considered acceptable or part of the norm. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

New Colombian plant discovered honors Colombian president
A new plant species from Northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honor of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to build peace in his country after over five decades of conflict. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news