Surgery allows young woman paralyzed in fall 10 years ago to walk again
At 16, Yadira Perdomo of Bogot á, Colombia, was often taunted by other students at her high school for her small-town accent and her taste in music. When her mother asked her if she’d like to change schools, she replied that she was determined to stick it out and finish the year.But the bullying escalated. One day at school, a group of students lured Perdomo near a window on the third floor — and then pushed her out.In that instant, everything changed. The impact from the fall left Perdomo with fractured vertebra in the lower back and the loss of all sensation in her legs. She could no longer walk or con...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mortality in Colombia traffic accidents. Comparative study with other countries - Domingo Alarcon J, Gich Saladich I, Vallejo Cuellar L, R íos Gallardo AM, Montalvo Arce C, Bonfill Cosp X.
The objective of this study was to compare adjusted mortality rates (AMR) by AT of Colombia, with Spain and the United States (US). The selection is justified ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

How the psychology of the England football team could change your life
England players seem happier and more grounded – and much of the credit goes to psychologist Pippa Grange. What can the team’s approach teach us all about facing fear and failure?This week, the England midfielder Dele Alli was asked if he was nervous about the big tests up ahead: first, of course, the team ’s semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday. “Excited, not nervous,” he replied. His apparent happiness and confidence reflected an England team that seems transformed from previous incarnations. Where once it was stuffed with entitled, surly stars, burdened with the weight of history and the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: World Cup 2018 Psychology England Football Sport Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Effects of indirect exposure to homicide events on children's mental health: evidence from urban settings in Colombia - Molano A, Harker A, Cristancho JC.
Exposure to neighborhood violence is an important risk factor for the social and emotional development of children and youth. Previous work recognizes that violence may affect children indirectly via secondhand exposure; yet, few studies have aimed to iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Characterization of 95 patients with traumatic brain injury due to gunshot wounds at a referral center in Cali, Colombia - Ospina-Delgado D, Mosquera Salas LM, Enr íquez-Marulanda A, Hernández-Morales J, Pacheco R, Lobato-Polo J.
This study aims to describe cases of traumatic brain injury due to gunshot wounds in civilian population over 18 years of age, treated at a referral hospital in Cali, Colombia and compare the clinical outcomes at discharge. METHODS: An o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Weather and suicide: a decade analysis in the five largest capital cities of Colombia - Fern ández-Niño JA, Florez-Garcia VA, Astudillo-García CI, Rodríguez-Villamizar LA.
Historically, seasonal variations in suicide rates were thought to be associated with changes in weather. Most of this evidence however, is based on studies that were conducted in developed countries that are located outside the tropics. As such, it is nec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

On naming ourselves, or: When I was a spic - Engel P.
A Colombian-American writer contemplates labels that have been applied to the Latino/a/x community over the years. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Community counts: the social reintegration of ex-combatants in Colombia - Kaplan O, Nussio E.
What explains the social reintegration of ex-combatants from armed conflicts? Community-level programs to reintegrate ex-combatants into society are based on the theory that the participation of ex-combatants in their communities can promote reconciliation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

“It & #039;s a Race Against the Clock ”: A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to Legal Abortion in Bogotá, Colombia
CONCLUSIONDissemination of accurate information regarding the availability of clinical and legal abortion is needed. Better training may help physicians, nurses and insurance company personnel understand their roles and legal responsibilities in abortion care and reduce delays in women's access to services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Amazon's Escobar Approach To Local Government Tax Rulings
Much like the late narcos cartel leader Pablo Escobar convinced the Colombian government to change laws to benefit his business, Amazon has taken a similar approach with its local lawmakers. The “Head Tax”, commonly referred to as the Amazon tax called for a legislative expense of $275 per employee. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kori Hale, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:SBUX NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOGL Source Type: news

Healthcare Advancement Conference 2018
November 1-2, 2018. Cali, Colombia (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protecting young children from violence in Colombia: linking caregiver empathy with community child rights indicators as a pathway for peace in Medellin's Comuna 13 - Cook P, Mack E, Manrique M.
Colombia has experienced historically high levels of community and domestic violence, with young children ages 0-6 being at particular risk of psychosocial harm. This results from a number of risk factors associated with 1 of the longest lasting civil conf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Forgiving former perpetrators of violence and reintegrating them into Colombian civil society: noncombatant citizens' positions - Lopez Lopez W, Sandoval Alvarado G, Rodr íguez S, Ruiz C, León JD, Pineda-Marín C, Mullet E.
The study examined Colombian people's positions on forgiving former actors in the armed civil conflict and on reintegrating them into society. A convenience sample of 550 adults living in Bogota was presented with 12 realistic stories depicting a former pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ULB archaeologists discover a 1,000-year-old mummy in Peru
(Universit é libre de Bruxelles) A team from the Universit é libre de Bruxelles's centre for archaeological research (CReA-Patrimoine) has completed a significant excavation in Pachacamac, Peru, where they have discovered an intact mummy in especially good condition. Pachacamac's status as a Pre-Colombian pilgrimage site under the Inca empire. is confirmed by further evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Levels of coercive control differentiate between groups of victims of intimate partner violence in Colombia - Jaramillo-Sierra AL, Carvajal-Villalobos LA.
The authors used Johnson's typology of intimate partner violence (IPV) to examine groupings of women experiencing physical violence within their intimate relationships according to coercive control levels. Analyses were conducted using data from the 2010 C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What is the economic impact of malaria for a pregnant woman living in an endemic area of Colombia?
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Although malaria treatment is free of charge in Colombia, the economic costs incurred by pregnant women seeking care are considerable (mainly due to transportation and time lost), according to a new study led by ISGlobal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Territorial vulnerability assessment frame in Colombia: disaster risk management - Villegas-Gonz ález PA, Ramos-Cañón AM, González-Méndez M, González-Salazar RE, De Plaza-Solórzano JS.
A vulnerability assessment frame is necessary from a holistic perspective that integrates the factors that affect a territory along with socio-cultural elements and timescales subsequent to the disasters. Such a frame has the potential to assess a territor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Association between air pollution and suicide: a time series analysis in four Colombian cities - Fern ández-Niño JA, Astudillo-García CI, Rodríguez-Villamizar LA, Florez-Garcia VA.
BACKGROUND: Recent epidemiological studies have suggested that air pollution could be associated with suicide. However, other studies have criticized these results for being analytically weak and not taking into account potential confounding factors. As su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

MSU ecologist will use Fulbright in Colombia on international conservation project
(Montana State University) Andrew Hansen will spend four months in Colombia where he will work on an international project aimed at helping countries achieve target goals for protecting biodiversity and conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Improves in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

16th InFocus meeting, Colombia
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: ColombiaContent-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

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