Panel: Lago Agrio Parties May Not Pierce Chevron's Corporate Veil To Collect $9.5B
TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal on May 24 affirmed a lower court's ruling that refused to pierce the corporate veil of Chevron Corp. to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damages ruling for Ecuadorian claimants who contend that they were injured by the company during its operation in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2018 ONCA 472, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

InspireMD wins regulatory nod in Ecuador for CGuard, MGuard
InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) said this week it won regulatory approval in Ecuador for its CGuard embolic prevention system and MGuard Prime devices. The approval comes shortly after the company inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Ecuadorian medical device distributor Cardiobene, Israel-based InspireMD said. Both companies have worked together to secure regulatory approvals in the country, InspireMD added. “We have been working with key opinion leaders as well as the top hospitals in the country in anticipation of these approvals in order to start selling the products. The clinical advantages for both of...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Vascular InspireMD Source Type: news

Post-earthquake safety evaluation of buildings in Portoviejo, Manab í province, following the Mw7.8 Ecuador earthquake of April 16, 2016 - Goretti A, Molina Hutt C, Hedelund L.
This paper describes the post-earthquake safety assessments conducted by the European Union Civil Protection Team (EUCPT) following the Mw 7.8 Ecuador earthquake of April 16, 2016. The mission of the structural engineers within the EUCPT took place from Ap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

High immune function tied to stunted growth
(University of Oregon) Elevated immune function during childhood results in as much as 49 percent growth reduction in Ecuador's indigenous Shuar population, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Historicizing mobility: Coyoterismo in the indigenous Ecuadorian migration industry - Stone-Cadena V, Velasco S.
Based on ethnographic research in the Ecuadorian Highlands, this article puts the mobility, migration, and smuggling practices of Ecuador's indigenous people in historical and contemporary context. The people of Ecuador's Southern Highlands have been on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Genetics of the modern heirs of the Inkas shed new lights about their origins and lineages
(Universidad de San Martin de Porres) A study of the Inka origins and their lineages was performed in twelve contemporary families with presumed patrilineal lineage to Inka monarchs. A comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers of these descendants with a database of about 2400 South American native individuals of Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Ecuador showed two distinct patrilineal clusters, and a very diverse matrilineal origin. In addition they show great affinity to areas South of Cusco including the Lake Titicaca. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetics of the modern heirs of the Incas shed new lights about their origins and lineages
(Universidad de San Martin de Porres) A study of the Inka origins and their lineages was performed in twelve contemporary families with presumed patrilineal lineage to Inka monarchs. A comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers of these descendants with a database of about 2400 South American native individuals of Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Ecuador showed two distinct patrilineal clusters, and a very diverse matrilineal origin. In addition they show great affinity to areas South of Cusco including the Lake Titicaca. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Medicine: a view from the Andes
What are health, illness and healing? An EU-funded project focusing on indigenous communities in Ecuador is exploring traditional perceptions and the ways in which other cultures affect them. New insights could help inform the design of policies to support migrant or marginalised populations from traditional backgrounds. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Starting a Rural Health System From Scratch
David Gaus, M.D., M.P.H., wanted to provide preventive care to the people of rural Ecuador. When he realized they needed more, he started an entire health system. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gays in Ecuador Raped and Beaten in Rehab Clinics to'Cure' Them Gays in Ecuador Raped and Beaten in Rehab Clinics to'Cure' Them
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Ecuador: Deforestation destroys more dry forest than climate change
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Tropical forests worldwide are at risk. Two of the main threats are the deforestation for arable land and climate change. Scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Th ü nen-Institute compared the losses due to deforestation with those that would result in extreme climate change scenarios in Ecuador. Although global warming is likely to change the distribution of species, deforestation will result in the loss of more dry forests than predicted by climate change damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FRAX intervention and assessment thresholds for seven Latin American countries
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Newly published Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX ® ) -based intervention thresholds for the following seven Latin American countries represent a substantial advance in the detection of individuals at high risk of fracture: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Territorialization in a closing commodity frontier: the Yasun í rainforests of West Amazonia - Gilbert DE.
In Ecuador's Yasun í rainforests and the lived history of the Waorani that live there, the commodification of first rubber and then oil shaped territorialization into particularly violent form. The formative role of rubber production in the 19th century in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off
Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob MikanowskiThe Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the appearance of the first microbes, 400m years after the emergence of the first life on land, 200,000 years after humans arrived on this planet, 5,000 years (give or take) after God bid Noah to gather to himself two of every creeping thing, and 200 years after we started to systematically categorise all the wo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jacob Mikanowski Tags: Invertebrates Taxonomy Insects Animals Wildlife Environment Extinct wildlife Science Biology Source Type: news

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