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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Mental Health Day: Healing Hidden Wounds in Colombia
In the city of Tumaco, MSF is working to treat the devastating psychological effects of years of violence.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: Healing Hidden Wounds in Colombia
Field newsWorld Mental Health Day: Healing Hidden Wounds in ColombiaOctober 10, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

La Negra Ardiente: A Survivor of Violence Inspires Others in Colombia
VideoLa Negra Ardiente: A Survivor of Violence Inspires Others in ColombiaOctober 10, 2017With help from a Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist, a woman known as La Negra Ardiente began to recover from the severe depression that followed being raped and beaten in the violent port city of Tumaco, Colombia. Now she sings about her sorrows and her newfound strength, and she reaches out to others in the community who are struggling with mental health issues. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Colombian man's face  is rotting following botched surgery
Jerson Trujillo, 28, from Neiva, five hours south of Bogota, went under the knife in his quest to look like a woman - but the procedure went wrong. He has been left with a heavily disfigured face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are the Favorites to Win the Nobel Peace Prize 2017
Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Syrian White Helmets and the architects of the Iran nuclear deal are among the oddsmakers’ favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which is due to be announced on Friday. The award is given annually to a person or people who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. The official list of nominations remains a secret, however the committee has said that there are 318 nominees. Here are the top candidates, base...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized angela merkel Iran Nuclear Agreement Nobel Peace Prize nobel peace prize 2017 Pope Francis white helmets Source Type: news

Baxter launches 2 studies of HDx hemodialysis using Theranova dialyzer
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today it launched 2 new clinical trials exploring expanded HDx hemodialysis therapy using its Theranova dialyzer. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company’s HDx therapy uses a Theranova dialyzer designed to extend the range of molecules that it filters from the blood, claiming it “more closely mimics the natural kidney.” The therapy works on standard equipment and does not require the generation of replacement fluid, Baxter said. “Millions of patients with chronic kidney disease rely on renal innovations every day, many of whom have ESRD and require HD therapy to stay alive. HDx...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Baxter Source Type: news

Perceptions about implementation of a narrative community-based group therapy for Afro-Colombians victims of violence - Osorio-Cu éllar GV, Pacichana-Quinayáz SG, Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Fandiño-Losada A, Gutiérrez-Martínez MI.
The objective of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Movie American Made
American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise? If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellí...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

Luis Fonsi and John Leguizamo Send Love to Puerto Rico, Harsh Words to Washington
Singer Luis Fonsi and actor John Leguizamo have bonded over their shared concern for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Fonsi, who is Puerto Rican by birth and currently on tour with a predominantly Puerto Rican team, described how he and his crew have struggled to maintain focus. “You know how hard it is to be in front of a camera and play a part when inside your insides are upside down. I look at my sound guy, and he hasn’t talked to his daughter,” the “Despacito” star tells Leguizamo in a video conversation for TIME. “We’re all trying to be professional because, as they...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucy Feldman Tags: Uncategorized Despacito Hurricane Maria John Leguizamo luis fonsi president trump Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Do not forget culture when implementing mental health interventions for violence survivors - Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Osorio-Cu éllar GV, Pacichana-Quinayáz SG, Sánchez-Rentería G, Fandiño-Losada A, Gutiérrez MI.
Armed conflict has positioned Colombia as the country with the second highest internal displacement of citizens. This situation has forced government projects and international cooperation agencies to intervene to mitigate the impact of violence; however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

External validation of the Rotterdam Computed Tomography Score in the prediction of mortality in severe traumatic brain injury - Charry JD, Falla JD, Ochoa JD, Pinz ón MA, Tejada JH, Henriquez MJ, Solano JP, Calvache C.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem. It is a pathology that causes significant mortality and disability in Colombia. Different calculators and prognostic models have been developed to predict the neurological outcomes of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Review: American Made Lets a Smug Tom Cruise Just Be Tom Cruise
The trademark Tom Cruise character is the cat that eats the canary, looks around to make sure everyone knows how awesome he is for getting away with eating said canary–and then eats 10 more. Cruise was practically born to star in Doug Liman’s American Made as Barry Seal, a onetime TWA pilot from Louisiana who smuggled drugs for the Medellín cartel before becoming a DEA informant. In real life, Seal got away with all kinds of audaciousness, though the odds did catch up with him: he was murdered, in 1986, by Medellín assassins. In American Made, Barry gets away with even more. We watch as he goes to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Zacharek Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Natural Resources Regional Categories gold mining mercury Mexico Minam Source Type: news

These Are The Best Places to Travel in October
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Olander / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

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

Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart
Conclusion This study shows that all physical activity, in any form, is good for us. This includes both recreational and non-recreational activities. Don't be misled by some of the media: non-recreational activities like housework are not "better" than recreational activities like playing sports or going to the gym. The fact that reduced risk was seen with non-recreational activity across all countries, but only seen with recreational activity in high-income countries was probably just because fewer people in lower-income countries play sports or go to the gym. The researchers estimate that 8% of all deaths and...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise 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