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 25, 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 19, 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

Colorado couple: We were sickened at same Dominican Republic resort where 3 Americans died
As authorities investigate the unexplained deaths of three Americans at a resort in the Dominican Republic, a Colorado couple who stayed at the same facility last year said they became violently ill after being exposed to what they suspect were insecticides spread through the air conditioning system. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Americans have mysteriously died at Dominican Republic hotel
A Pennsylvania woman was reported dead last month just five days before a Maryland couple apparently died under similar circumstances. The Pennsylvania woman's family says she died from the same lung condition as the Maryland couple, but we don't know how they died. David Begnaud reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon cancer misdiagnosis in younger adults is a concern, study suggests
Kim Newcomer was knowledgeable about colon cancer; her father was diagnosed with the disease at age 46, she said. So after returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2008, when she complained of constipation to her primary care physician, she was surprised that her doctor sent her home with laxatives instead of testing her for the cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dominican Republic named the most dangerous place to travel for plastic surgery in new report
A new report from the University of Texas Medical Branch looked at 42 patients who had serious post-surgery infections. Of those, 20 had operations performed in the Dominican Republic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevation matters when it comes to climate change, deforestation and species survival
(University of Toronto) A study examining the impact of deforestation on lizard communities in the Dominican Republic demonstrates differing outcomes at different elevations. In the lowlands, deforestation reduces the number of individuals, but not which species occur in an area. In the highlands, it's the opposite. When the forest is cut down at higher elevations, the newly created pastures become filled with species found in the warmer lowlands. But locally adapted mountain lizards cannot survive as temperature rises. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lawyer whose cough was dismissed as 'bad flu' for TWO YEARS has blood cancer
Karla Lora-Cabán, 24, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was just 16 when she lost one-and-a-half stone (21lbs) and developed asthma. Doctors prescribed syrups and iron tablets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defective Bracket Found on Collapsed Jet Bridge at Baltimore Airport
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Investigators found a defective metal bracket on the jet bridge that collapsed and injured six people at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, officials said Sunday. Metal brackets will be replaced on the jet bridge that collapsed Saturday and on five other jet bridges made by the same manufacturer, the Maryland Department of Transportation said in a statement. The department said 33 jet bridges made by the manufacturer were inspected and deemed safe to use. The rest of the airport's jet bridges also will be inspected. All six people injured in the collapse were released fr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Defective Bracket Found on Collapsed Jet Bridge at Baltimore Airport
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Investigators found a defective metal bracket on the jet bridge that collapsed and injured six people at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, officials said Sunday. Metal brackets will be replaced on the jet bridge that collapsed Saturday and on five other jet bridges made by the same manufacturer, the Maryland Department of Transportation said in a statement. The department said 33 jet bridges made by the manufacturer were inspected and deemed safe to use. The rest of the airport's jet bridges also will be inspected. All six people injured in the collapse were released fr...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Epidemiological analysis of pediatric burns in the Dominican Republic reveals a demographic profile at significant risk for electrical burns - Sinha S, Nu ñez Martinez CM, Hartley RL, Quintana Alvarez RJ, Yoon G, Biernaskie JA, Nickerson D, Gabriel VA.
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric burns are preventable with legislative and infrastructural changes. Although retrospective audits of many low- and middle-income countries have aided preventative efforts, the epidemiological status of burns in the Caribbean is not kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries
Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief will distribute $93 million worth of Amgen donated cancer treatments and supportive care medicines. This donation will provide cancer patients in 18 developing countries access to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) and Vectibix® (panitumumab). Patients will access the donated medicines through Direct Relief-partner hospitals and clinics in the following countries: Ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic
A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstetric violence as reproductive governance in the Dominican Republic - Castro A, Savage V.
A human rights violation, obstetric violence encompasses numerous forms of mistreatment against women giving birth in health care facilities. Based on this framework, we conducted open-ended exit interviews with 43 women who had given birth at either one o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

MedaPhor signs on for fetal ultrasound trial
U.K. ultrasound training and quality assurance firm MedaPhor said it's providing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedaPhor installs 1st BodyWorks Eve simulator MedaPhor releases point-of-care ultrasound simulator MedaPhor opens U.S. subsidiary MedaPhor to aid Rwanda, Dominican Republic MedaPhor wins 1st U.S. contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hurricane Beryl Has Been Downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Here ’s Where it’s Headed
Hurricane Beryl was downgraded to a tropical storm Saturday morning, after being named the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season on Friday. The path of the relatively tiny Tropical Storm Beryl is currently tracking westwards through the Atlantic in the general direction of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles by Sunday night or Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHS). Here are the 11 AM AST July 7 Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Beryl. More information at https://t.co/RX183IoxPZ pic.twitter.com/TyhnkH3s1x — NHC Atlanti...
Source: TIME: Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized 2018 hurricane season onetime weather Source Type: news

Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging
Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering"plain" tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

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

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

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic for a " tummy tuck. " What she got, instead, were massive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news