Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dominican Republic project champions welfare of mothers amid COVID-19 pandemic
EL ÍAS PIÑA, Dominican Republic –While Luc ía García’s husband is away planting peanuts, she feeds the children in their simple, clay-floored house. At 19 years old, she is already pregnant with her third child. The family struggles to get by on an income of less than three dollars per day. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Jennifer Lopez seen getting close with Lenny Kravitz as Alex Rodriguez split news broke
As her split with A-Rod goes public, J.Lo gets close with sexy singer Kravitz in the Dominican Republic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consignment of made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines reaches Dominican Republic
Jaishankar also retweeted Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader's tweet stating that AstraZeneca vaccines from India had been received and his country will start vaccinating front-line personnel. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which ess...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Serum Institute of India obtains emergency use authorisation in India for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been granted emergency use authorisation in India as well as Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco for the active immunisation of adults. The vaccine was shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, with no severe cases and no hospitalisations more than 14 days after the second dose. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Ontario hospital CEO who vacationed in Dominican Republic resigns from health panels
The CEO of Ontario's St. Joseph's Health System and Niagara Health System vacationed in the Caribbean over the holidays despite government advisories to stay at home as the number of COVID-19 cases soared across the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Dominican Republic bans child marriage. 36% of Dominican girls were married before the age of 18, which is the highest rate in Latin...
THE Dominican Republic has definitively banned child marriage. The Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic ended 2020 with an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam and Cambodia: Leveraging Support to Enhance Climate Ambition
By Say Samal and Trần Hồng HàWASHINGTON DC, Nov 19 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every facet of our lives and delayed what was slated to be a landmark Conference of the Parties (COP26). This pivotal year marks the first due date for countries to submit revised national climate plans per the five-year cycle required by the Paris Agreement. Remarkably, countries are still moving forward with renewed urgency. And many countries are integrating green recovery into their COVID-19 responses, further contributing to climate action. While many countries have positive stories to tell, both of our ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Say Samal and Tran Hong Ha Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs NDC Partnership Source Type: news

Gender and the nexus between preferences and patriarchal practices: justifications of intimate partner violence in the Dominican Republic - Bueno CC, Henderson EA.
In the Dominican Republic (DR), high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) coexist with low rates of support for IPV. This raises questions about the actual underlying preferences for justifying IPV in the DR. We expect marriage to be influential in thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

'Rarest fern in Europe' discovered in Ireland
Variety has only ever been found in Caribbean more than 4,000 miles across AtlanticEurope ’s rarest fern has been discovered in Killarney, Ireland, leaving botanists baffled over how it remained undetected for so long.The neotropical fern,Stenogrammitis myosuroides, has only ever previously been found in the mountainous cloud forests of Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic – more than 4,000 miles across the Atlantic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Plants Environment UK news Ireland Europe Science World news Caribbean Conservation Source Type: news

Illegal alien accused of assault freed 10 times by Sanctuary New York City
(Natural News) Sanctuary New York City has released an illegal alien back into the community ten times over the last two years, despite his long criminal record. (Article by John Binder republished from Breitbart.com) Jhonny Alejandro Soto-Ubaldo, an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic, was first arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female sex workers' experiences of violence and substance use on the Haitian, Dominican Republic border - Hearld KR, Budhwani H, Mart ínez-Órdenes M, Altaf A, Hasbun J, Waters J.
BACKGROUND: Female sex workers (FSW) are socially and economically marginalized, and this vulnerability can be exacerbated when they hold the intersectional identity of also being an immigrant, such as in the case of Haitian FSWs in the Dominican Republic.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Albert Pujols to pay salaries of furloughed Angels staff in the Dominican Republic
Angels slugger Albert Pujols is paying the salaries of the furloughed Angels staff members in the Dominican Republic for roughly five months. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Torres Source Type: news

Cochrane's 2019 Annual Review
A Message from the Governing Board Co-chairs, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in ChiefWe are delighted to publish Cochrane ’s2019 Annual Review, entitled: ‘Embracing Diversity’. As we celebrate 12 months of achievements and reflect on the global expansion and increasing impact of Cochrane’s work, and the growing diversity of our organization, we acknowledge that there is still more Cochrane can do to embrace and promote diversity in all its for ms. We publish ourAnnual Review at a time when millions of citizens around the world are demonstrating against the continuing racism and discriminati...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Success, innovation and challenge: school safety and disaster education in South America and the Caribbean - Mu ñoz VA, Carby B, Abella EC, Cardona OD, López-Marrero T, Marchezini V, Meyreles L, Olivato D, Trajber R, Wisner B.
Authors discuss school safety and disaster education in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Case studies explore work to increase understanding of natural hazards and disaster preparedness. Puerto Rico offers innovative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can a new emergency response system reduce traffic fatalities? The case of the 911-emergency response system in the Dominican Republic - Nazif-Munoz JI, Puello A, Williams A, Nandi A.
The objective of this work is to assess whether t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?
Experts are trying to figure out why the coronavirus is so capricious. The answers could determine how to best protect ourselves and how long we have to. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech, Alissa J. Rubin, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Ruth Maclean Tags: Quarantines Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Genetics and Heredity Princess Cruises World Health Organization Africa Bangkok (Thailand) Brazil Cambodia China Daegu (South Korea) Dominican Republic Dubai Source Type: news

For Peace Corps Evacuees, There Wasn ’t Even Time for Goodbye
(DUMFRIES, Va.) — After two weeks alone in a hotel room in the Virginia suburbs, 40 minutes outside Washington, Kelsea Mensh was ready to go home. A few weeks earlier, the 22-year-old Peace Corps volunteer had completed a year of service in the Dominican Republic. She loved being in her “pueblo” surrounded by families and lively children. She was working on a school improvement project and applying for funding to install hand-washing stations to help provide running water in her community. She was filled with purpose and excited to fulfill her two remaining years of service. Then an email came, followed ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACQUELYN MARTIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

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

Cochrane October - December 2019: Highlights from Q4
Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making. Our mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence.October to December 2019, was a busy quarter for Cochrane! Here we provide some highlights of the last quarter of the year.Cochrane produces high-quality, relevant, up-to-datesystematic ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Dominican Republic
The Cochrane Library is now available in the Dominican Republic providing high quality, trusted health information for health decision makers.   The new Cochrane affiliate will be located at the Ministry of Health in Santo Domingo and will promote evidence-informed decision making in health care through dissemination of Cochrane evidence and enhancing the capacity to understand and use evidence synthesis in health policy decision-making. Cochrane Dominican Republic joins Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, careers and people interested in health. Cochrane works with col...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts 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

A Dutch Inventor Has Unveiled a Device that Scoops Plastic out of Rivers
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the seas. The 25-year-old university dropout founded The Ocean Cleanup to develop and deploy a system he invented when he was 18 that catches plastic waste floating in the ocean. On Saturday he unveiled the next step in his fight: A floating solar-powered device that he calls the “Interceptor” that scoops plastic out of rivers as it drifts past. “We need to close the tap, which mea...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MIKE CORDER / AP Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Rosemarie Valdez
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting Hispanic men and women who play a pivotal role in helping the American Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission in communities every day. This... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Red Cross Life diversity Dominican Republic hispanic heritage Hispanic Heritage Month Hurricane Maria Latina Latinx Puerto Rico Rosemarie Valdez 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

Tropical Storm Dorian Heads Toward Windward Islands
Storm clouds gather as Tropical Storm Dorian moves toward St. Michael Parish, Barbados, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down on Monday as Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a small hurricane that forecasters said could affect the northern Windward islands and Puerto Rico in upcoming days. (AP Photo/Chris Brandis)   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian was dumping rain Tuesday on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, gathering power on a path to brush past Puerto Rico's southwest coast and hit the eastern...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Under State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced signed an executive order late on Monday declaring a state of emergency in preparation for a Category 1 hurricane hitting the island territory on Wednesday. “We are issuing a state of emergency to activate the necessary protocols and crew. We advise citizens to activate their emergency plans calmly and stay alert for future announcements. #Dorian,” she tweeted. Decretamos un estado de emergencia para activar los protocolos y el personal necesario de res...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Assessing an inclusive model to increase access to comprehensive gender-based violence response services and improve HIV outcomes in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - Dayton R, Alvarez B, Morales GJ, Rojas Almonte J, Faccini M, Gomes B, Wolf RC, Wilcher R.
Experiences of gender-based violence (GBV) are associated with increased vulnerability to HIV and difficulty accessing HIV services; at the same time, people living with HIV are at an increased risk of GBV. Key populations most affected by HIV - gay and ot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: A Multipartner Response to Prevent a Binational Rabies Outbreak --- Anse- à -Pitre, Haiti 2019
Canine rabies is endemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Dog Bites Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Rabies Outbreak Investigation --- Pedernales, Dominican Republic, 2019
On July 13, 2018, a child from Pedernales, Dominican Republic, died after developing clinical signs and symptoms consistent with rabies. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Dog Bites Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Neurologic injuries following road traffic accidents in the Dominican Republic: examining causes and potential solutions - Reddy SP, Walsh MS, Paulino-Ramirez R, Florenz án J, Fernández J, Nwariaku FE, Abdelnaby A.
This study examines RTA-related TBIs in the Dominican Republic, a country in the Caribbean with the highest RTA fatality rate in the West... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tourism plunges 75 percent in Dominican Republic following spate of mysterious illnesses, deaths
(Natural News) More travelers than ever before are avoiding the Dominican Republic like the plague amid continued reports about people falling seriously ill and dying while visiting the third-world country. News reports about the ongoing crisis have so shaken folks that tourism figures have plummeted by a whopping 75 percent in recent weeks, which is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another woman falls ill in Dominican Republic after "strong chemical odor" detected in hotel room
(Natural News) The body count of tourists who’ve either fallen seriously ill or died while visiting the Dominican Republic has increased yet again. This time, a Canadian woman who was staying at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in Punta Cana came forward to say that she got really sick back in 2016 after being exposed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every Heartbeat Matters Initiative Could Impact 1.5 Million Underserved People by 2020
Although Edwards Lifesciences has long considered philanthropy to be an important part of its company philosophy, several years ago the company began to consider taking a more proactive stance in its giving. “We began to think about how we can bring the time and the talent of our employees, and our connections to having a meaningful impact on an issue, and positively influence and inspire others to join us,” said Amanda C. Fowler, executive director, global corporate giving, Edwards Lifesciences and Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, in an interview with MD+DI. Her team and the...
Source: MDDI - July 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

American dies during plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic
"Women are going over there for these surgeries, these elective surgeries, and not coming out alive," victim's sister said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Witnessing obstetric violence during fieldwork: notes from Latin America - Castro A.
Violence against women in labor occurs frequently in Latin America, based on observations from my extensive ethnographic fieldwork in various Latin American countries. In this article, focused on Mexico and the Dominican Republic, I contextualize obstetric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Top DR health official says recent American tourist deaths are from natural causes
The Dominican Republic's top health official tells CBS News the recent deaths of American tourists are from natural causes. At least eight Americans have died unexpectedly in the Caribbean nation this year. The DR's Ministry of Health says Americans fears of traveling to the island are unfounded. Mola Lenghi reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dominican minister of health says tourist deaths not related
Another American died last week while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, bringing the tally to eight people who have died in 2019. Now, we're hearing from the Dominican Republic's top health official. Mola Lenghi reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another American tourist dies in the Dominican Republic
Vittorio Caruso, age 56, died on June 17 after "drinking something," according to his sister-in-law (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Hotels Dangerous? Putting in Context Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 24 2019 (IPS) Being a frequent visitor to the Dominican Republic, where I occasionally have enjoyed the high standard, security and excellent service of its resorts, I became puzzled by recent, quiet excessive media reactions to statistically insignificant cases of deaths in these resorts. The number of demises in Dominican resorts have been more or less the same over the years and do not at all differ from those of most other tourist destinations. People die in hotels all over the world. There may even be specific reasons for this and they are far from being unique to the Dominican Repu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Competition and humiliation: how masculine norms shape men's sexual and violent behaviors - Fleming PJ, Barrington C, Maman S, Lerebours L, Donastorg Y, Brito MO.
We use data collected from in-depth interviews with men (n=30) in the Dominican Republic to explore how men's concern about being perceived as masculine influences their interactions with their social networks and how those interactions drive men's sexual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Recent deaths in the Dominican Republic raising concerns
At least seven American tourists have died this year while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. Questions remain about their deaths. Mola Lenghi has the latest. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey man becomes at least 8th tourist death in Dominican Republic in past year
CBS News has learned more Americans are reporting incidents of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic. A New Jersey man is at least the eighth person to die while on vacation in the DR in the last 12 months. His cause of death has not been released. Mola Lenghi reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dominican Republic tourist deaths have Americans rethinking their vacations
After a series of mysterious deaths, some Americans with plans to visit the Dominican Republic are reconsidering their vacations. At least six U.S. tourists have died there in the last 12 months. That includes a California man whose family is now sharing his story. Mola Lenghi reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Mallika Marshall On David Ortiz ’ s Injuries, Road Ahead
BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox say David Ortiz’s condition is stable enough that the club is flying him back to Boston for treatment of his gunshot wound. According to UpToDate, the mortality rate for a single gunshot wound to the abdomen in about 7-percent, though getting shot in the back and having the bullet pass through the abdomen can be more complicated. The organs most likely injured with a gunshot wound to the abdomen are the small intestine followed by the colon and then the liver. Doctors removed Ortiz’s gallbladder and part of his intestine after he was ambushed by a gunman in the Dominican Repub...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen David Ortiz Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Multicountry analysis of pregnancy termination and intimate partner violence in Latin America using demographic and health survey data - Khan SF, Dongarwar D, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and pregnancy termination in Latin America. METHODS: Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data we analyzed for Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, and Guatema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news