Ideal marriage partners drive Waorani warriors to war
(University of Utah) In a new study, a team of researchers examined the social composition of raiding parties and their relationship to marriage alliances in an Amazonian tribal society, the Waorani of Ecuador. The Waorani formerly practiced lethal raiding, or small-scale warfare, as part of their social fabric. The anthropologists spoke in detail with tribal members about their raiding histories in an attempt to understand what drives individuals to participate in acts of war. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FEFU archaeologists have found the oldest burials in Ecuador
(Far Eastern Federal University) Archaeologists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) found three burials of the ancient inhabitants of South America aged from 6 to 10 thousand years. The excavations were carried out in Atahualpa anton, Ecuador. The findings belong to the Las Vegas archeological culture of the Stone Age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Andres Viteri Garcia
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 35,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Chevron's Contempt Motion Should Be Rejected, Sanctions Proper, Donziger Says
NEW YORK - Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, filed a brief in New York federal court on Oct. 31, contending that the court should reject the company's motion to hold him in contempt, impose costs and "warn Chevron's counsel that further efforts so explicitly aimed at unconstitutionally chilling corporate accountability advocates generally and Chevron critics specifically" will be met with sanctions (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's&tra...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Chevron: Donziger Deposition Overseen By Special Master Needed Given Contempt Plan
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Oct. 26 filed a letter with a New York federal judge asking him to order Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed, to sit for a deposition presided over by a special master given Donziger's "stated intent to limit the scope of the deposition improperly" and risk contempt of court (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Chevron Motion For Sanctions 'Moot' In Light Of Notarized Transfer Document
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Oct. 12 declared as "moot" a motion by Chevron Corp., which sought to impose sanctions and possible imprisonment on the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed. The judge ruled that the attorney satisfied the district court's orders, albeit belatedly (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

“ Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works ”
According to ‘The World State of Agriculture 2018’, India is the country with the highest number of organic producers (835'000). This is a woman cultivating her tea plantation in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Credit: Ilaria Cecilia/IPSBy Maged SrourROME, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. Earlier this month, Sikkim, won the Future Policy Award 2018 (FPA) for being the f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Uni Source Type: news

Origin of chocolate shifts 1,400 miles and 1,500 years
Cacao was in use in South America centuries before its exploitation by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, experts sayThe key ingredient of chocolate was being used in South America centuries before it was exploited by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, according to new research.The cacao tree, and in particular the drinks made from its dried seeds, has long been linked to the Maya and other ancient civilisations in Mesoamerica – a heritage embraced by chocolate companies that produce goods with monikers likeMaya Gold.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Science Chocolate Ecuador Americas World news Food Source Type: news

Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Has Until Oct. 31 To Refute Sanctions Motion Against Him
NEW YORK - A federal judge on Oct. 9 ordered the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed, to respond by the end of the month with regard to a motion for sanctions and possible imprisonment that was filed against him by Chevron. The attorney, who says he is responding to the motion pro se, had requested an extension to Nov. 21 (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Chevron: Sanctions, Possible Jail Time Proper For Lago Agrio Attorney's 'Defiance'
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Sept. 17 filed a brief in New York federal court arguing that the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed should be held in contempt, sanctioned - and if necessary, imprisoned - for failing to comply with the district court's orders (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The herbal medicines of Ecuador: Plants used in local traditional medicine are safe and effective, and still in use today
(Natural News) A new study explored the different medicinal plants used for traditional healing by the ancestral healers of Chimborazo, Ecuador. The study focused on the 10 most used herbal plants by generation after generation of traditional healers. The study titled Medicinal plants used in traditional herbal medicine in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador was conducted by researchers from the Temple University in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCA Holds Ecuadorian Ruling 'Grossly Violated' Chevron's Procedural Rights
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After determining that a $9.5 billion judgment issued in an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador was contrary to international public policy and violated the procedural rights of Chevron Corp. and Texaco Petroleum Corp., a tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Aug. 30 issued an award in their favor and against the Republic of Ecuador, holding that the award should not be enforced anywhere (Chevron Corporation, et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador, No. 2009-23, PCA). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Lago Agrio Plaintiffs' Counsel In Contempt, Should Be Sanctioned, Chevron Says
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Aug. 21 filed a supplemental brief in New York federal court arguing that the court should hold Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, in contempt of the district court's 2016 racketeering judgment and enter coercive sanctions to prevent further contempt of that judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Population and building vulnerability assessment by possible worst-case tsunami scenarios in Salinas, Ecuador - Mart ín TVS, Rosado GR, Vargas PA, Gutierrez L.
Ecuador has been prone to experience earthquakes and tsunamis linked to events in the subduction zone between the Nazca and the South American plates. The main objective of this investigation was to assess the population and buildings vulnerability by a po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bus Crash Kills 24 People, Injures 19 in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A bus hit another vehicle at high speed and then rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 19 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said. The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito when it hit a smaller vehicle in an area known as dead man's curve at about 3 a.m., Ecuadorean authorities said. JEMS: Three-Step Method for EMS Management of Bus Collisions Col. Wilson Pavon, head of Ecuador's transit police, said the majority of the passengers aboard were Colombians, but some Venezuelans were also among ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CARLOS NORIEGA, Associated Press Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents International Source Type: news

U.S. Ambassador Denies Threatening Ecuador Over Breast-Feeding Resolution
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “ patently false. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and PAM BELLUCK Tags: United States International Relations Breastfeeding State Department World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department Ecuador Todd C. Chapman Source Type: news

Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Must Produce Discovery To Show Compliance With Judgment
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on July 23 ordered Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, to produce several documents as part of post-judgment discovery to determine whether Donziger has been complying with the nonmonetary provisions of the judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Improving Nutrition Habits and Reducing Sedentary Time Among Preschool-Aged Children in Cuenca, Ecuador: A Trial of a School-Based Intervention
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Childbirth experiences related to obstetric violence in public health units in Quito, Ecuador - Brand ão T, Cañadas S, Galvis A, Moreno de Los Ríos M, Meijer M, Falcon K.
OBJECTIVE: To explore women's experiences of obstetric violence related to childbirth in Ecuador. METHODS: The present cross-sectional descriptive study combined qualitative and quantitative elements of women's childbirth experience in Quito, Ecuad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

New York Panel Suspends Attorney's License In Lago Agrio Case Against Chevron
NEW YORK - A New York appellate panel on July 10 suspended the license to practice law for Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed (In the Matter of Steven R. Donziger: Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, Petitioner, Steven R. Donziger, Respondent, No. M-5635, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Breastfeeding Infant Formulas United States International Relations World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department State Department Ecuador Source Type: news

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Breastfeeding Infant Formulas United States International Relations World Health Organization Health and Human Services Department State Department Ecuador Nestle SA Abbott Laboratories Source Type: news

Described 28 years post-collection, new grass species makes a strong case for conservation
(Pensoft Publishers) Originally collected 28 years ago in Ecuador, new species Poa laegaardiana has been just described, only to find out its prospects for surviving in its type location seem bleak due to intense farming in the area. The study was published in the open-access journal PhytoKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species ’ evolution. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Source Type: news

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered
(American Museum of Natural History) New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. The new species, most of which are considered endangered or vulnerable, are described today in the journal Zookeys, which also includes a new evolutionary tree for the diverse group of snail eaters in Central and South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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