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New forms of orchids identified and described by Lobachevsky University scientists
(Lobachevsky University) At the 22nd World Orchid Conference held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Lobachevsky University was represented by Director of the Botanical Garden Alexander Shirokov and head of the laboratory at the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine Lavr Kryukov who shared the results of their studies of the polymorphism of Cypripedium guttatum flowers in Russia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ecuador's sharks face threats from within
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hearn, A. R., Bucaram, S. J. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Argentine Judge Refuses To Recognize Ecuadorian Award In Lago Agrio Case
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A judge in Argentina on Oct. 31 rejected and refused to recognize a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for remediation damages, which was handed down in an Ecuadorian court in a case brought by an attorney representing a group of residents who contend that the company injured them while conducting oil operations in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Aguinda Salazar Maria, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 97260/2012, Nat. Civ. Ct. No. 61, Buenos Aires, Argentina). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Effective Law and Policy on Gender Equality and Protection from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Disasters: Ecuador Country Case Study
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 10/27/2017 This 44-page report looks at gender equality in laws and policies, and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the context of disasters in Ecuador, as part of a global initiative on effective law and policy for addressing gender in disaster risk management, and sexual and gender-based violence in disasters. It focuses on the earthquake of April 16, 2016, that profoundly affected the coastal provinces of Manabi ́ and Esmeraldas. It examines the scope and effectiveness of laws and policies related to the prevention, response, and sanctioning of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scorpion envenoming in Morona Santiago, Amazonian Ecuador: molecular phylogenetics confirms involvement of the Tityus obscurus group - Rom án JP, García F, Medina D, Vásquez M, García J, Graham MR, Romero-Alvarez D, de Oliveira Pardal PP, Ishikawa EAY, Borges A.
Scorpion envenoming by species in the genus Tityus is hereby reported from rural locations in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago, southeastern Ecuador. Twenty envenoming cases (18 patients under 15 years of age) including one death (a 4-year-old mal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The disease burden of suicide in Ecuador, a 15  years' geodemographic cross-sectional study (2001-2015) - Ortiz-Prado E, Simbaña K, Gómez L, Henriquez-Trujillo AR, Cornejo-Leon F, Vasconez E, Castillo D, Viscor G.
BACKGROUND: Suicide affects people from different backgrounds, ethnical groups, socio-economic status and geographical locations. In Latin America, suicide reports arescarce, specially in Andean countries. In Ecuador, very few reports have partially descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Combination of El Ni ñ o and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak
(American Geophysical Union) Combination of El Ni ñ o and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Fishermen Caught With 6,600 Sharks In Galapagos, Now Headed To Prison
The dead sharks, mostly endangered hammerheads, were part of a 300-ton haul of fish found on a Chinese boat off the Galapagos Islands. An Ecuadorean judge fined and jailed the crew up to four years.(Image credit: AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Fishermen Caught With 6,600 Sharks In Gal ápagos, Now Headed To Prison
The dead sharks, mostly endangered hammerheads, were part of a 300-ton haul of fish found on a Chinese boat off the Galapagos Islands. An Ecuadorean judge fined and jailed the crew up to four years.(Image credit: Galapagos National Park via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Perception of occupational risk of firefighters in Quito (Ecuador) - Rodr íguez-Garzón I, Martinez-Fiestas M, Delgado-Padial A, Lucas-Ruiz V.
This study contributes to research on how firefighters manage the question of safety by analyzing their perception of risk. This work therefore serves to promote safety management, safer behavior and a safer work environment. Specifically, this work sheds ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Financial incentives could conserve tropical forest diversity
(University of Missouri-Columbia) The past few decades have seen the rise of global incentive programs offering payments to landowners to help reduce tropical deforestation. In what might be a first of its kind study, University of Missouri researchers have integrated forest imaging with field-level inventories and landowner surveys to assess the impact of conservation payments in Ecuador's Amazon Basin forests. They found that conservation payment programs are making a difference in the diversity of tree species in protected spaces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

With new ventures to show, MIT Hacking Medicine shares its model for success
(Cell Press) Since 2010, MIT Hacking Medicine has grown from a one-time event to a global brand, with more than 80 healthcare hackathons being hosted this year, from Cambridge, Mass., to Quito, Ecuador. At least 15 groups have started companies and raised more than $100 million in venture funding after meeting at a Hacking Medicine event. In a commentary published July 26 in Cell Systems, the organizers describe how their model stands apart from typical hackathons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why you shouldn't try to escape America to avoid the coming collapse (and subsequent chaos)
(Natural News) With the signs of economic collapse, political turmoil and social chaos becoming more apparent to almost everyone, many people are asking, “Should I leave my home country” and try to escape to some other nation? As someone who has lived in Taiwan and Ecuador — and traveled throughout much of the world —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From people to cycling indicators: documenting and understanding the urban context of cyclists' experiences in Quito, Ecuador - Gamble J, Snizek B, Nielsen TS.
This paper discusses the potentials of a mixed-methods approach to collecting, mapping, and analyzing cyclists' experiences. By starting from an ethnographic perspective, data was gathered from urban cyclists in Quito, Ecuador to understand the contemporar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

An egg a day may prevent stunted growth in infants
Conclusion This study sounds like good news for undernourished children in parts of the world where stunted growth or being underweight are common, such as the Andean mountains of Ecuador. The study showed that eggs seem to be a safe and practical way of boosting children's nutrition in this population. But this research has some limitations. Adding one food to a diet is likely to affect the rest of the diet, too. And caregivers for the children may have given them different foods in addition to the eggs, or treated them differently in some ways. The children in the control group may also have eaten more eggs than they ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Food/diet Source Type: news

A Peek Inside the Transparent Frog
There wouldn’t be a lot of advantages to being a member of the Hyalinobatrachium yaku species. You’d be a frog for one thing. You’d be just 0.8 in. (2 cm) long too, meaning you’d be prey for, well, just about anything that lives with you in the Ecuadorean Amazon. But if it was any consolation, you could at least be sure you’d be unlikely ever to need an MRI, X-ray or CT scan again. That’s because you’d be clear, as in transparent, as in wanna’-check-my-heart? Well, take a look. The newly designated species was discovered by a team of researchers led by ecologist and biologist...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Amazon Biology frog onetime Science Species Source Type: news

Activists attempts to ESCAPE Ecuador after suffering shocking ordeal
(Natural News) When activist Carlita Shaw first headed to Ecuador six years ago, she had no idea what was in store for her. She went to the South American country to work on biodiversity conservation projects in conjunction with Amazon indigenous groups, and while she accomplished a great deal, her stay there has recently been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activists attempt to ESCAPE Ecuador after suffering shocking ordeal
(Natural News) When activist Carlita Shaw first headed to Ecuador six years ago, she had no idea what was in store for her. She went to the South American country to work on biodiversity conservation projects in conjunction with Amazon indigenous groups, and while she accomplished a great deal, her stay there has recently been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides
This study examined children who did not work in agriculture but who lived in agricultural communities in Ecuador. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Death by Big Government: Ecuador is on the brink of collapse, says ex-pat who lived there for years
(Natural News) There is always something awful and tragic about watching a perfectly good ship sink. It is of course, significantly more distressing if one is on board at the time! To further imagine the captain and crew themselves … those specifically in charge of your and the ship’s well-being, were entirely responsible for the sinking …... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear, conformity and silence. Intimate partner violence in rural areas of Ecuador - Boira S, Carbajosa P, M éndez R.
In this study the factors and dynamics involved in such violence in a context of small rural communities are analyzed. To... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide attempts associated with sexual violence: women - Ecuador - Valdez V, Santana C, Cajas M, Avila E, Reyes D.
OBJECTIVE Determine the incidence of suicide attempts in women exposed to sexual violence in Ecuador. Materials We applied a transversal descriptive study accomplished by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC). The INEC recruited Ecuado... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

From people to cycling indicators: documenting and understanding the urban context of cyclists' experiences in Quito, Ecuador - Gamble J, Snizek B, Nielsen TS.
This paper discusses the potentials of a mixed-methods approach to collecting, mapping, and analyzing cyclists' experiences. By starting from an ethnographic perspective, data was gathered from urban cyclists in Quito, Ecuador to understand the contemporar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Pilots Who Sprayed Glyphosate In Ecuador Were Not Its Employees, Contractor Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A private military contractor on April 9 filed a brief in District of Columbia federal court contending that it is not liable for the conduct of pilots that sprayed herbicides in Ecuador and allegedly caused injuries to Ecuadorian residents because the pilots were not employed by the contractor (Venancio Aguasanta Arias, et al. v. DynCorp, No. 01-01908, and Nestor Ermogenes Arroyo Quinteros, et al. v. DynCorp, No. 07-01042, D. D.C. [consolidated]). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Scientists tag humpback whales in southeast Pacific
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Whales from both poles migrate long distances to breed in tropical waters. Smithsonian scientist Hector M. Guzman and Fernando F é lix at the Salinas Whale Museum in Ecuador, tagged 47 humpbacks with satellite transmitters to understand how the humpbacks' Southeastern Pacific population moves within breeding areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Ebola Crisis: Lessons Learned for Developing Nations
By an IPS CorrespondentUNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 2017 (IPS)The Group of 77 has pointed out that the Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 proved that “no country is immune from a disease outbreak, no matter where it emerges” The Group has argued that the world is now a big village, where the borders between countries are crossed by millions every day for different reasons– a better life for some, a migration for others, all due to different factors, including climate change and the outbreak of fast-spreading diseases.Speaking on behalf of the Group of 77, joined by China, Lourdes Pereira of the Ecuadorean Mission to the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: an IPS Correspondent Tags: Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

A puke bucket and an ancient drug: is ayahuasca the future of PTSD treatment?
I visited Peru to find out more about an intriguing ayahuasca study – and to have my own experience with the psychedelic brewI ’m sitting on a blue plastic, wipe-down mattress with my back to a wooden pillar. Within arm’s reach on the floor is a small torch to light my way to the toilet during the night, on the other side an orange plastic bucket to puke into. As the light fades my four companions, each with his or her own plastic mattress and bucket, disappear from view while on every side the barks, croaks, growls and cries of jungle life grow louder. Twenty minutes ago I gulped down a draught of thebit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: James Kingsland Tags: Drugs Science Post-traumatic stress disorder Mental health Society Medical research Source Type: news

Ecuador Paraplegic President-elect Stirs Hope for Disabled People Ecuador Paraplegic President-elect Stirs Hope for Disabled People
Ecuador's paraplegic president-elect Lenin Moreno will become a rare head of state to use a wheelchair when he takes office next month, stirring hope for disabled people worldwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

' Spectacular-looking' endangered frog species discovered in Ecuador's cloud forests
It's not every day someone gets to say,'I've discovered a new species.'It's a claim that biologist Chris Funk can happily make. Funk and collaborators, who've spent years exploring the tropical climes of South America to study the region's dizzying biodiversity, have documented a new species of rainfrog they've named the Ecuadorian rainfrog (Pristimantis ecuadorensis). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Natural disaster management: experience of an academic institution after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador - Cordero-Reyes AM, Palacios I, Ramia D, West R, Valencia M, Ramia N, Egas D, Rodas P, Bahamonde M, Grunauer M.
OBJECTIVES: This case study describes the implementation of an academic institution's disaster management plan. STUDY DESIGN: Case study. METHODS: USFQ's Medical School developed a six-phase disaster relief plan consisting of: induction, establishi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Conducting a desk review to inform the mental health and psychosocial support response to the 2016 Ecuador earthquake - Troya MI, Greene MC, Santos CG, Shultz JM.
Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016, multiple salient public health concerns were raised, including the need to provide mental health and psychosocial support for individual survivors and their communities. The World... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Welcome home, Lonesome George: giant tortoise returns to Galapagos
After almost five years with taxidermists in New York, Lonesome George has returned home. He may be dead, but his legacy is very much aliveLonesome George is back in Galapagos.Following thedeath of the celebrity tortoise in June 2012, his remains were sent to New York to be preserved by expert taxidermists. With the support of theGalapagos Conservancy, the last Pinta tortoise was the star of a highly successfulexhibition at theAmerican Museum of Natural History in 2014. Today, he flies back to the Galapagos Archipelago after almost five years on his whirlwind taxidermy tour.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Henry Nicholls Tags: Lonesome George Science Gal ápagos Islands Ecuador Conservation Environment Zoology Animal behaviour Biology Wildlife Animals Source Type: news

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
(University of British Columbia) University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Five women engineering scientists in developing countries win 2017 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards
(Elsevier) Five researchers have been named winners of the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in engineering, innovation and technology. The winning scholars from Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia and Sudan are being honored for their accomplishments in chemical engineering, energy and minerals engineering, environmental engineering and computer science. They are also celebrated for mentoring young women scientists in their respective countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canadian Court: Lago Agrio Plaintiffs' Damages Claim 'Cannot Succeed'
TORONTO - A Canadian court on Jan. 20 dismissed a claim against Chevron Canada by plaintiffs who sought to recover damages that were handed down in a ruling by an Ecuadorean court related to injuries sustained from an oil rig explosion (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. CV-12-9808-00CL, Ontario Super.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 9, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Upstate study highlights key principles of a successful malaria elimination program
A region of land on the Ecuador-Peru border, home to more than 800,000 people, has been free of malaria since 2012. A new study highlights how that happened. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - February 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Save The Monkeys, Save The Trees, Sell The Chocolate
An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.(Image credit: Ryan Eskalis/NPR ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: April Fulton Source Type: news

Sphere Standards in National Humanitarian Response: Engaging with National Disaster Management Authorities
Sphere Project. 01/18/2017 This 33-page document sets out to understand and describe opportunities for adapting international humanitarian standards to a regional, national, or local level in preparing for, or responding to a disaster. It includes a range of recommendations for humanitarian professionals who advocate with and support National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMAs) to adopt standards at the national level. It provides five brief case studies from Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, and Japan, illustrating different ways to tackle challenges and take advantage of opportunities. (PDF) Site requires free regist...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Finding perspective and changing lives in Ecuador
For years, Kallie Howerton and Kate Hudson had been listening to Kate Welp talk about the mission trips to Ecuador she organizes every year. The nurses work together on the Cardiovascular Surgery Progressive Care unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital ? Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. ?My preceptor planted the seed,? says Howerton, who has worked at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Funky Feet
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 17-year-old girl with no relevant clinical history presents to a clinic in rural Ecuador with pruritus and pitting of her feet. The condition appeared 3 months ago became worse within the past week. She lives approximately 3 miles from her school, and her walk to get there involves mud and a river crossing. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 29, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Upstate contigent in Ecuador to offer disaster medical assistanc
Pediatricians, infectious disease expert and medical student put global medicine outreach in action. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - December 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Upstate contigent in Ecuador to offer disaster medical assistance
Pediatricians, infectious disease expert and medical student put global medicine outreach in action. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - December 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Resilient People & Institutions: Ecuador ’s Post-Earthquake Challenge
Group of participants community emergency work for debris management, Las Gilces. Credit: UNDP EcuadorBy Carlo RuizQUITO, Ecuador, Dec 8 2016 (IPS)No one is really prepared for an emergency until they’ve had to live through one. And the 16 April earthquake in Ecuador put us to the test. With the drawdown in the humanitarian response phase that is providing relief to survivors and victims, the hustle and bustle is dying down. Remnants of the disaster can be seen everywhere, and an idea of what the near future will bring and people’s resilience – their capacity to cope – is taking shape.During tours o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carlo Ruiz Tags: Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Disentangling the myth of the singing bushmaster viper with the help of tree frogs
(Pensoft Publishers) Legend spread among both colonists and native Americans from the Amazon region and Central America has it that the largest viper in the western hemisphere, the bushmaster, sings. Puzzled by the numerous unrelated reports, scientists took to Amazonian Ecuador and Peru to finally disentangle the myth. Their pursuit ended up with the discovery of a new frog published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Marrakech climate talks: US accepts petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded
Petition supports nations such as Ecuador and Venezuela that tried to initiate a conflict of interests policyA petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from the UN climate change negotiations has been forced into the hands of the US delegation in Morocco, where almost 200 nations are meeting to work out ways to implement the 2015 Paris agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.The US delegation initially said it could not formally receive the petition signed by more than 500,000 people but later contacted Corporate Accountability International, agreeing to receive it on Wednesday.Continue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michael Slezak Tags: COP 22: UN climate change conference Marrakech United Nations Morocco Fossil fuels US news Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Science World news Global climate talks Energy Source Type: news

In rough times, some reasons for optimism: lessons from Latin America on REDD+
This article provides a summary of some important emerging lessons to date on REDD+ from the Latin American region. REDD+ has already proven to be successful, but under certain conditions A number of lessons on REDD+ can be learnt from the agreement between Norway and Brazil. First, REDD+ can achieve measurable results. While the deforestation trend in the Latin American country picked up a bit recently, the decrease from historical deforestation trends is clear. Second, a minimum level of readiness is required. Brazil had the in-house capacities on policy design, policy implementation, monitoring, and enforcement. If the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news