Eating too much - not exercising too little - may be the biggest driver of weight gain
Researchers from Baylor University in Texas found that children living sedentary lives in the UK or US actually burned more calories than hunter-gatherers in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special Prosecutor In Criminal Case Against Donziger Says He Remains A Flight Risk
NEW YORK - A special prosecutor for the U.S. government on Dec. 10 filed a brief in a New York federal court contending that 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, "remains a flight risk" and there is nothing to warrant a modification of his release conditions in the criminal contempt case against him (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 19-561, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 18, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Donziger Entitled To 5th Amendment Defense; Hearing Will Proceed
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Dec. 9 denied a motion by Chevron Corp. seeking to preclude 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, from refusing to answer questions in an evidentiary hearing based on his rights under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The judge also denied a motion by Donziger in which he sought to stay the evidentiary hearing in question (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 - December 18, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis
Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chevron: Donziger Not Allowed To Invoke 5th Amendment At Evidentiary Hearing
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Nov. 19 filed a brief in New York federal court in support of a motion in limine seeking to preclude Steve 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, from asserting a defense under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at an evidentiary hearing scheduled for Dec. 12 (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, Nos. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 3, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Components of obstetric violence in health facilities in Quito, Ecuador: a descriptive study on information, accompaniment, and position during childbirth - Meijer M, Brand ão T, Cañadas S, Falcon K.
OBJECTIVE: To describe three factors of obstetric violence in health centers that attend births in Quito, Ecuador: information; accompaniment; and free position. METHOD: A cross-sectional descriptive study of 388 women was conducted, focusing on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Chevron: Attorney Donziger Remains A Flight Risk; Detention Should Not Change
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Nov. 13 filed a letter in New York federal court contending that 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, remains a flight risk and should not be permitted to change the terms of his home detention and electronic monitoring, which were imposed for his being in contempt of court (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, Nos. 11-691, and 19-561, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 20, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana
The banana has been the subject of Andy Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, can arguably be the most devastating item in the Mario Kart video game franchise and is one of the world’s most consumed fruits. And humanity’s love of bananas may still be on the rise, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. On average, says Chris Barrett, a professor of agriculture at Cornell University, citing that U.N. data, every person on earth chows down on 130 bananas a year, at a rate of nearly three a week. But the banana as we know it may also b...
Source: TIME: Science - November 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Purna Kambhampaty Tags: Uncategorized Agriculture Source Type: news

Prevalence of child maltreatment in Ecuador using the ICAST-R - Jim énez-Borja M, Jiménez-Borja V, Borja-Alvarez T, Jiménez-Mosquera CAJ, Murgueitio J.
OBJECTIVES: While the link between childhood experiences of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and mental health problems has been largely studied, there is limited information regarding the prevalence of child maltreatment in developing countries, part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Power of One Health Connects Local and Global Health
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerNovember 14, 2019What do dogs, HIV care, and the Galapagos Islands all have in common?They are all integral parts of theOne Health approach to improve the future of global health for centuries to come.Human health doesn’t exist in a bubble. Our world is interconnected in ways we have yet to understand. So we need to learn more about the connections between the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Current global megatrends may make it seem like the future is daunting.Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are rising—the World Health Organization estimates that the...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Community Engagement Private-Sector Approaches Global Health Security Source Type: news

Analysis of the influence of urban built environment on pedestrian flow in an intermediate-sized city in the Andes of Ecuador - Hermida C, Cordero M, Orellana D.
This study explores the potential influence of the urban built environment on pedestrian flow in an intermediate Latin American city, Cuenca-Ecuador. Data from samples of 48 street segments were analyzed to explore how physical and spatial features of stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Chevron: Third-Party Subpoenas Valid Due To Donziger's Lago Agrio 'Stonewalling'
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Oct. 20 filed a brief in New York federal court contending that 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, is "stonewalling" in post-judgment discovery and the court should reject objections to the company's subpoenas served on a third-party witness who has information relevant to Donziger's assets and his violations of the court's previous injunction (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 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Orders Lago Agrio Attorney's Passports Held As Contempt Case Continues
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York presiding over the civil contempt case of 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, on Oct. 8 ordered Donziger's passports to be delivered to the court clerk pending a determination that he has "purged himself of his civil contempt" outlined in the forensic protocol issued in the case (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 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Unseals Documents Sought By Chevron In Lago Agrio Litigation
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Sept. 25 issued an order to unseal documents in the long-running saga of Chevron Corp.'s case against 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. The one-page order pertains to documents belonging to Donziger's associate (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 2, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Approves 3rd Co-Signer To Meet Bond Requirements In Donziger Criminal Case
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Aug. 23 ordered the court clerk to amend the bond permit issued in the criminal proceeding against Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, to permit the signature of a third co-signer so that an additional surety can sign it and post property to satisfy criminal bond requirements (In re: United States v. Steven Donziger, No. 19-CR-561, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news