Ukrainians Hurl Stones at China Evacuees En Route to Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Fears
(NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister pledged to share evacuees’ quarantine for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who fear they’ll be infected. Buses carrying evacuees were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, were peekin...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dmytro Vlasov and Yuras Karmanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Ukraine Source Type: news

Fayer Chronicles Her Journey in Medtech to Improve Women ’s Health
Marissa Fayer, a 20-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist stopped in to speak with MD+DI about the changes she has seen in healthcare and how women have helped shaped the medtech industry. She is the CEO and founder of non-profit HERHealthEQ and the president of advisory firm Fayer Consulting LLC,. MD+DI: You’ve made a tremendous impact in the healthcare industry – but tell me what led you to this field? Also, when you started your career how did the landscape in the profession look? Was it particularly diverse? How has it changed since you first started? Y...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events
(University of Nevada, Reno) Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density that are paralleled by losses in an important ecosystem service: biocontrol of herbivores by parasitoids. The study by University of Nevada, Reno researchers, published in Scientific Reports, reveals distressing declines among common caterpillar genera and the ecosystem services provided by their natural enemies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Addressing severe mental illness rehabilitation in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru - Cubillos L, Mu ñoz J, Caballero J, Mendoza M, Pulido A, Carpio K, Udutha AK, Botero C, Borrero E, Rodríguez D, Cutipé Y, Emeny R, Schifferdecker K, Torrey WC.
This article presents an overview of current policies that aim to reform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reflections for a New Year
By Roberto SavioROME, Jan 3 2020 (IPS) In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind.. Roberto SavioToday, we face an unprecedented existential threat brought about by the climate crisis. According to scientists, we have until 2030 to stop climate change, after which human conditions will be under several threats. Yet, we have just had a world conference in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Climate Change Democracy Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Costa Rica's president says therapeutic abortions will be allowed
Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado on Thursday issued a technical decree that will allow for therapeutic abortions in the Central American nation, despite opposition from religious and conservative political groups. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana
The banana has been the subject of Andy Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, can arguably be the most devastating item in the Mario Kart video game franchise and is one of the world’s most consumed fruits. And humanity’s love of bananas may still be on the rise, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. On average, says Chris Barrett, a professor of agriculture at Cornell University, citing that U.N. data, every person on earth chows down on 130 bananas a year, at a rate of nearly three a week. But the banana as we know it may also b...
Source: TIME: Science - November 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Purna Kambhampaty Tags: Uncategorized Agriculture Source Type: news

Study: After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic
(University at Buffalo) The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the US, going into effect in 2006. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK and US place have fewer doctors than Costa Rica, Lithuania and Russia
A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed that Greece, Austria and Portugal have the most doctors per head among developed countries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy ’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria
By Eric RegulyROME, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) On a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier. The weather was perfect for harvesting the Moraiolo olives. The small, round green fruit is indigenous to Umbria and Tuscany, prized by olive growers for its high yield and among connoisseurs for the oil’s gorgeous emerald-green colour and fruity aroma, with hints of artichokes and he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric Reguly Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

These U.N. Climate Scientists Think They Can Halt Global Warming for $300 Billion. Here ’s How
$300 billion. That’s the money needed to stop the rise in greenhouse gases and buy up to 20 years of time to fix global warming, according to United Nations climate scientists. It’s the gross domestic product of Chile, or the world’s military spending every 60 days. The sum is not to fund green technologies or finance a moonshot solution to emissions, but to use simple, age-old practices to lock millions of tons of carbon back into an overlooked and over-exploited resource: the soil. “We have lost the biological function of soils. We have got to reverse that,” said Barron J. Orr, lead scientis...
Source: TIME: Science - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Adam Majendie and Pratik Parija / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg climate change onetime overnight Source Type: news

Venom characterization of the bark scorpion Centruroides edwardsii (Gervais 1843): Composition, biochemical activities and in vivo toxicity for potential prey - D íaz C, Rivera J, Lomonte B, Bonilla F, Diego-Garcia E, Camacho E, Tytgat J, Sasa M.
In this study, we characterize the venom of Centruroides edwardsii, one of the most abundant scorpions in urban and rural areas of Costa Rica, in terms of its biochemical constituents and their biological activities. C. edwardsii venom is rich in peptides ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dental tourism — bargain dentistry and a vacation to boot
More people are taking a trip to beautiful Costa Rica to cut the bill for their teeth, and perhaps get a tan. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Salmon Source Type: news

Has a space age spa in Churchill's wine cellar really found the secret to longer life?
FIONA GOLFAR: Last week I was cycling through the Costa Rican jungle. I could have gone to Venice, LA or New York, but the lush, green jungle appealed more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revolutionary method could bring us much closer to the description of hyperdiverse faunas
(Pensoft Publishers) Largely relying on DNA barcoding, rather than traditional practices, a simplified diagnostics method for species description could be the key to revealing Earth's biodiversity before much of it goes extinct. Proposed by a US-Canadian research team in a new publication in the open-access journal Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, the approach is demonstrated in practice with the description of 18 new to science species of parasitic wasps, recently discovered from the Á rea de Conservaci ó n Guanacaste, Costa Rica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tainted alcohol suspected of killing at least 19 in Costa Rica
The government has confiscated about 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to be poisoned with methanol (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

19 Deaths in Costa Rica Tied to Tainted Alcohol, Officials Say
Health officials confiscated 30,000 bottles of alcohol and suspect the deaths were caused by methanol poisoning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Murphy Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Costa Rica Poisoning and Poisons Deaths (Fatalities) Counterfeit Merchandise Source Type: news

Tainted alcohol suspected of killing at least 19 in Costa Rica
The government has confiscated about 30,000 bottles of alcohol suspected to be poisoned (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prejudice and Discrimination, the Uncured Ills of Leprosy
Nippon Foundation President Yohei Sasakawa and Socorro Gross, Pan American Health Organisation representative in Brazil, hold a press conference in Brasilia at the end of a 10-day visit to this country by the Japanese activist who is also World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaBRASILIA, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) “The ambulance team refused to take my sick friend to the hospital because he had had Hanseniasis years before,” said Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation, at one of the meetings held during his Jul. 1-10 visit to Brazil. His fri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Brazil Hansen's disease leprosy Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

Dr. Flais joins the PHA legacy of medical missions
Line forming for clinic at 8 amIn the midst of a bustling remote mobile medical clinic on the western edge of Panama, Sam, our Floating Doctors clinic manager, approached me with his characteristic wide smile and easy manner. “We have a big family for you to see, with lots of kids!” he informed me in his soothing Kenyan accent. A queue of patients lined up outside well before our 8 am start time, and the clinic was now buzzing with midday activity in the warm, tropical air. The sounds of Spanish and a variety of Engl ish accents peppered the room. Outside the clinic, an open field served as home to a near-conti...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

IRRAS Wins Regulatory Approval of IRRAflow(R) in Israel and Costa Rica
STOCKHOLM, June 25, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IRRAS AB (Nasdaq First North Premier: IRRAS), a commercial stage medical technology company with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products for neurocritical care, announced today... Devices, Neurosurgery, Monitoring, Regulatory IRRAS, IRRAflow catheter, ICP monitoring (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Latin American Pediatric Neurosurgery Society declaration against abusive head injury - Caceres A, Chico-Ponce de Leon F.
During the last day of the Latin American Pediatric Neurosurgery Society (LAPNS) Meeting held in San Jos é, Costa Rica (May 2–4, 2019), a multidisciplinary session was held to analyze the diverse components involved in the abusive head trauma syndrome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Costa Rica Is A Really Great Place To Be A Wild Animal
The small Central American nation is showing the world how nature conservation is done. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Working landscapes can support diverse bird species
(University of California - Davis) Privately-owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. Working with landowners to conserve or restore forests on working landscapes can help protect wildlife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doctoral researcher examines American and European 'lifestyle migrants' in Costa Rica
(University of Kansas) A University of Kansas doctoral student in the Department of Sociology recently earned a $15,000, one-year grant from the NSF to research 'lifestyle migrants' in Costa Rica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ecologists find bush dog, native of South America, in remote central Costa Rica
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Wildlife ecologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Rica recently made a startling discovery on a wildlife camera trap -- wild bush dogs documented farther north than ever before and at the highest elevation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chronic kidney disease puzzle highlighted at Costa Rica workshop
Researchers from around the world shared insights into chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in agricultural communities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Hope for those with Huntington's – podcast
Robin McKie, the Observer ’s science and environment editor, discusses an innovative drug that may soon offer ways to fight Huntington’s disease, while Mark Newnham describes being diagnosed with the inherited condition. Plus: Peter Beaumont describes his trip to the Costa Rican cloud forest, at threat from climate chang eForMark Newnham and thousands of others who havebeen told they have inherited Huntington ’s disease, the future would appear bleak, a prospect of inexorable physical and mental decline. But scientists believe they areclosing in on a treatment to control its worst effects.Anushka Asthana ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Anushka Asthana with Robin McKie, Mark Newnham and Peter Beaumont, produced by Amy Walker, Brenna Daldorph, Ammar Kalia, Elizabeth Cassin and Eloise Stevens; executive producers Phil Maynard and Nicole Jackson Tags: Huntington's disease Science Climate change Costa Rica Medical research Source Type: news

The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species
(Pensoft Publishers) Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama, turns out to have been keeping its 'multiple identities' a secret. According to herpetologists from the University of Plymouth and UCL, who recently used DNA barcoding on the species, showed that what we currently call Warszewitsch's frog is indeed a group of " cryptic " species. Their study is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How hermit crabs shake off competitors for shells
House hunters are deterred from evicting incumbents by strong vibrations from insideHermit crabs shake in their shells to ward off competitors who have designs on their homes, scientists have found.Field tests conducted on a beach in Costa Rica showed Pacific hermit crabs are swiftly deterred from ousting an incumbent when they sense strong vibrations coming from inside.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Animal behaviour Invertebrates Wildlife Costa Rica Biology Science World news Source Type: news

In singing mice, scientists find clue to our own rapid conversations
(University of Texas at Austin) Studying the songs of mice from the cloud forests of Costa Rica, researchers have identified a brain circuit that might enable the high-speed back and forth of human conversation. This insight could help researchers better understand the causes of speech disorders and point the way to new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New deep sea animal discoveries warrant expanded protections in Costa Rican waters
(Schmidt Ocean Institute) Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor surveyed deep-sea seamounts outside Isla del Coco UNESCO World Heritage site revealing coral communities with surprising diversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can AI Really Be a Game Changer in Cervical Cancer Screenings?
An artificial intelligence solution (AI) can accurately identify precancerous changes that could require medical attention in images from a woman’s cervix. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good developed the computer algorithm, which is called automated visual evaluation. Researchers created the algorithm by using more than 60,000 cervical images from a National Cancer Institute (NCI) archive of photos collected during a cervical cancer screening study that was carried out in Costa Rica in the 1990s. More than 9,400 women participated in that population study, with follow up t...
Source: MDDI - January 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Software Imaging Source Type: news

Edwards to add 370 employees in Costa Rica
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) is slated to add 370 to its workforce in Costa Rica as part of an expansion plan in the region, according to a post from the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). The Irvine, Calif.-based company originally established its facilities in Costa Rica in 2016, and currently employs 480 employees in the region. “Edwards Lifesciences continues expanding with Costa Rica, generating new jobs in Cartago and adding value to the medical devices exports. In our country, the company has a high-tech plant for manufacturing cardiovascular valves which are exported worldwide. It is...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

New UMBC research suggests global reforestation efforts need to take the long view
(University of Maryland Baltimore County) Based on data from Costa Rica spanning 1947 -- 2014, the authors of a new study found 50 percent of secondary forest patches were re-cleared within 20 years, and 85 percent were re-cleared within 54 years. This suggests that committing to reforesting lands for the long term, even if smaller in total area, may provide greater benefits (habitat, carbon storage, etc.) than quickly reforesting large areas (as many nations have promised under the Bonn Challenge). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Establishment Labs inks asset repurchasing deal with German, Spanish distributors
Breast implant maker Establishment Labs said today it inked a number of asset purchase agreements with distributors in Spain and Germany to repurchase stock they had previously held, according to an SEC filing. The Costa Rica-based company said it inked an asset purchase deal with Motiva Matrix Spain SL for assets including all existing inventory previously sold to the seller, as well as its customer relationships and contracts for approximately $1.9 million (EU €1.6 million). Establishment Labs said it also owes the distributor $2.3 million (EU €2.0 million) in outstanding debt, to be paid before the s...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Establishment Labs Source Type: news

Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions -- but major change -- to Costa Rica
(University of Kansas) A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who drastically transform coastal villages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hologic ’ s Cynosure to close NY-based plant, layoff 30
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) subsidiary Cynosure is looking to lay off 30 workers at its Hicksville, N.Y.-based facilities, according to a newly released Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification act posting. The layoffs come as a result of the company closing its plant, which produced “irradiation apparatus” devices, according to the notice. Hologic will move the production jobs to Massachusetts and Costa Rica, according to a report from Newsday. Departing employees were offered severance pay and outplacement benefits, according to the report. The layoffs are slated to begin on December 14, and will proce...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare wins FDA nod for next-gen SRT-100+ radiation therapy system
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its SRT-100+ next-gen superficial radiation therapy system. The newly cleared device includes all the features of the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company’s SRT-100 as well as an expanded energy range, remote diagnostics and operation tracking, a new X-ray tube for extended functionality and an advacned console and system mobility. “We have integrated both clinical and patient feedback to bring to life exciting new elements with the SRT-100+—from live lesion and patient cameras for ...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

Establishment Labs prices $67m IPO
Breast implant maker Establishment Labs yesterday priced its initial public offering at $18 per share, saying it expects to gross nearly $67 million not including a possible underwriters option. Alajuela, Costa Rica-based Establishment Labs originally registered the offering at $58 million, saying it plans to use the proceeds to fund a pre-market approval study of its Motiva implants. The FDA granted an investigational device exemption in March for the PMA study and enrolled the first patient the next month, the company said. Yesterday the company said it’s offering some 3.7 million shares at...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Wall Street Beat Women's Health Establishment Labs Source Type: news

She Recorded That Heartbreaking Turtle Video. Here ’s What She Wants Companies Like Starbucks to Know About Plastic Straws
When marine biologist Christine Figgener filmed her team removing a plastic straw stuck in a sea turtle’s nose in August 2015, she says she had no idea how much it would resonate with the world. She also had no idea nearly three years later, the video would help galvanize a larger movement, which now includes companies like Starbucks and American Airlines, to eliminate plastic straws from our day-to-day lives. The 34-year-old marine conservation biologist, who is currently finishing her Ph.D at Texas A&M University, says she was “celebrating” last week after several companies followed Starbucks’...
Source: TIME: Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sophia Rosenbaum Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pollution Source Type: news

Breast implant maker Establishment Labs registers for $58m IPO
Breast implant maker Establishment Labs yesterday registered for an initial public offering worth nearly $58 million, saying it plans to use the proceeds to fund a pre-market approval study of its Motiva implants. The FDA granted an investigational device exemption in March for the PMA study and enrolled the first patient the next month, the company said. Alajuela, Costa Rica-based Establishment Labs said the $57.5 million flotation will also be used to pay off $5 million worth of promissory notes due to former Class Z preferred shareholders and for general corporate purposes. The company plans to trade shares on the ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Establishment Labs Source Type: news

Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'
Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it.(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

SIUE Creates Partnership with University of Costa Rica
SIUE has reached an academic partnership agreement with the University of Costa Rica (UCR). The new five-year partnership with UCR, coupled with the current faculty-led travel study programs through...(PRWeb May 14, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15484509.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SIUE Creates Partnership with University of Costa Rica
SIUE has reached an academic partnership agreement with the University of Costa Rica (UCR). The new five-year partnership with UCR, coupled with the current faculty-led travel study programs through...(PRWeb May 14, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15484509.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biomerics, ATL Tech join up to buy Catheter Research
Biomerics and ATL Technology today announced they launched a joint venture to acquire Catheter Research Inc, including it’s assets in Indianapolis and Costa Rica. Catheter Research Inc manufactures interventional catheters, tube sets and other assemblies for medical devices, the companies said. The company has specific expertise in tube extrusion, catheter assembly and final FDA product packaging for sterilization, and also sells its own catheter line under the brand Thomas Medical. Read the whole story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post Biomerics, ATL Tech join up to buy Catheter Research ...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions atltechnology Biomerics catheterresearchinc Source Type: news

Walking distances from home to bus stops in San Jos é, Costa Rica: real, perceived, and stated-preference distances - Rodriguez-Gonzalez MB, Aguero-Valverde J.
The distance pedestrians are willing to walk from their homes to the bus stop is of great importance for planning, modeling, design and evaluation of public transport systems. The distributional assumptions used for modeling walking distances are relevant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare inks multiple distro deals, launches global expansion project
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) today released plans for a global expansion, including new distribution agreements in China, Germany, Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. Sensus makes low-energy photon X-ray systems for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and keloids. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based company refers to the technology as superficial radiation therapy, and claims that the tech has been sued to “effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions.” “Following our new partnersh...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Oncology Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news