An Apache Tribe ’s Innovative COVID-19 Contact Tracing Model Saved Lives. It Could Work Elsewhere Too.
After performing funeral rites for 40 of his neighbors, Gary Lupe tested positive for COVID-19 in October. Lupe, a 56-year-old minister on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Whiteriver, Ariz., had spent the previous months in quiet expectation despite being vaccinated in January. On Oct. 10, as he was experiencing flu-like symptoms, a nurse at the nearby Indian Health Services (IHS) ordered Lupe to its emergency room, as his wife Berlita and their six kids immediately began quarantining. Lupe received Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment without hesitation: IHS, he says, was to be trusted. “They were (a...
Source: TIME: Health - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Oprea Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Vin Diesel: Fast & Furious star walks Paul Walker's daughter Meadow down the aisle at wedding in Dominican Republic
Fans were emotional after seeing Diesel giving Meadow away after her father and Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died in a car crash in 2013. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model Meadow Walker Wore Givenchy to Marry Actor Louis Thornton-Allan in the Dominican Republic
Choosing a look for the pared-back, intimate affair was the stuff of fashion dreams for the bride. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Plight of Haiti
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 30 2021 (IPS) I assume channel surfing and internet browsing contribute to a decrease in people’s attention span. I am not familiar with any scientific proof, though while working as a teacher I found that some students may be exhausted when five minutes of a lesson has passed and begin fingering on their smartphones. They might also complain if a text is longer than half a page, while finding it almost impossible to read a book. Maybe we are all incapable of keeping a focus. For a while, Afghanistan overshadowed the media stream, though interest faded when the tragic scenes at th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Source Type: news

Assessing risky and protective behaviors among pedestrians in the Dominican Republic: new evidence about pedestrian safety in the Caribbean - Alonso F, Oviedo-Trespalacios O, Gene-Morales J, Useche SA.
This study aimed to present the validation of the Walking Behavior Questionnaire (WBQ), which has not been t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Tropical Depression Grace forecast to bring heavy rain to earthquake-ravaged Haiti Monday; TD 8 forms overnight
Tropical Depression Grace continued its westward march and is forecast to bring heavy rain to the Dominican Republic and an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Carolina could see the impacts of Tropical Depression Fred next week
Tropical Storm Fred is now Tropical Depression Fred after making landfall in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Fred makes landfall in Dominican Republic and could hit Florida later this week
The storm is expected to reach Florida by the weekend, causing heavy winds and rainfall. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Fred becomes sixth named storm of Atlantic hurricane season
Tropical Storm Fred formed south of Puerto Rico late Tuesday night and was moving toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 heads for Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and beyond
Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The risks of warm nights and wet days in the context of climate change: assessing road safety outcomes in Boston, USA and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Nazif-Munoz JI, Mart ínez P, Williams A, Spengler J.
We examined trends in traffic fatalities, injuries and property damage associated with high te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

I Got a J & J Vaccine. Should I Get a Booster Shot as Delta Spreads?
Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, N.C. in Washington, D.C., asks: I got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With the Delta variant spreading, I’ve heard that some people in my position are also getting s...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

I Got a J & J Vaccine. Should I Get a Booster Shot as Delta Spreads?
Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, N.C. in Washington, D.C., asks: I got a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With the Delta variant spreading, I’ve heard that some people in my position are also getting s...
Source: TIME: Science - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hurricane Elsa takes aim at Dominican Republic and Haiti, and could threaten Florida next week
Tropical Storm Elsa is set to batter southern Hispaniola and Jamaica with heavy rain and high winds on Saturday and Cuba later this... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ardil Comercial Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Limar Hand Sanitizer Packaged in 4 oz Bottles Because They Resemble Drink Containers
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Ardil Comercial is voluntarily recalling one lot of Limar Hand Sanitizer, packaged in 4 oz bottles to the consumer level. The hand sanitizer is being recalled because it is packaged in containers that resemble water bottles. The product poses a risk of ingestion (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Impact of a focused trauma course on retention of provider skills, knowledge and confidence at a regional hospital in the Dominican Republic - Taylor S, Avrith N, Loo G, Mill án R, Wyler BA, McVane B, Prager GR, Baer H, Thomas-Paulose D.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents are a public health epidemic, causing significant morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. The Dominican Republic (DR) ranks among the highest road traffic fatality rates in the world. There is no fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Time for Systemic Solutions in Latin America & the Caribbean
A woman in the Dominican Republic receives food from a government soup kitchen set up to help fight hunger triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, UN agencies warn against rising hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Credit: WFP/Karolyn UreñaBy Luis Felipe López-CalvaNEW YORK, Jun 24 2021 (IPS) The first wave of COVID-19 never ended in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Since the region became a hotspot for the pandemic in June 2020, successive waves have continued to build upon the first. Despite being home to just 8% of the world’s population, the region has suffered 20% of tota...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Help-seeking among women of Haitian descent in the Dominican Bateyes - Tull P, Salusky I.
People of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic are at high risk of violence, including interpersonal violence, and experience multiple levels of structural oppression. However, limited research exists specifically about women of Haitian descent in thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Road traffic injuries and substance use among emergency department patients in the Dominican Republic and Peru - Cherpitel CJ, Witbrodt J, Ye Y, Monteiro MG, M álaga H, Báez J, Valdés MPL.
OBJECTIVE: To report demographic and substance use characteristics and risk of road traffic injury (RTI) from alcohol use, cannabis use, and combined use in a sample of emergency department patients from two countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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

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