In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times
In the panel on Hanseniasis versus Leprosy, the need to change the name of a disease surrounded by stigma with no scientific basis was debated, during the Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 2019 (IPS) Known scientifically as Hansen’s disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used. The debate took place during a panel called Hanseni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Source Type: news

The five: back-from-the-brink species once thought extinct
From wild dogs to horned frogs, all manner of animals are still capable of keeping out of our sight, some for over 100 yearsThis week, scientists in South Americaspotted a rare frog previously thought to be extinct. The Tropical Herving research group found a colony of horned marsupial frogs in a recent expedition into the Choc ó rainforest. The species had last been seen in Ecuador in 2005. The frogs’ natural habitat is in the high canopy of the rainforest, threatened by deforestation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Inigo Alexander Tags: Extinct wildlife Zoology Animals World news Biology Science Technology Source Type: news

Q & A: Important to Treat Anyone Suffering from Leprosy as an Equal Individual
Alice Cruz is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, says divorce on the grounds of leprosy, allowed by laws or not, is a prevailing reality. Credit: U.N. Photo / Jean-Marc FerréBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 5 2019 (IPS)Discrimination against women who are affected by leprosy or Hansen’s Disease is a harsh reality, says Alice Cruz is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members.“Divorce on the grounds of leprosy, allowed by laws...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations World Social Forum lep Source Type: news

A Tortoise Species That Was Feared Extinct Was Found in the Galapagos
(LIMA) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina. An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted Sunday by a joint expedition of the Galapagos National Park and the U.S.-based Galapagos Conservancy, Ecuador’s Environment Ministry said in a statement. Investigators think there may be more members of the species on the island because of tracks and scat they found. The team took the tortoise, likely more than 100 years old, to a breeding c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Ecuador onetime overnight Source Type: news

Judge Orders Lago Agrio Attorney To Comply With Chevron's Discovery Requests
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Feb. 11 ordered 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, to comply with a discovery request Chevron made in which it seeks to seize, "image" and search all of Donziger's electronic devices and online accounts (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 - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Trend analysis of suicide among children, adolescent and young adults in Ecuador between 1990 and 2017 - Gerstner RM, Lara Lara F.
BACKGROUND: Analyze the long-term sex specific trends in suicide rates for Ecuadorian children, adolescents and young people, as well as to describe the evolution of the male/female ratio between 1990 and 2017. METHOD: Population and mortality data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Donziger: Chevron's Discovery Request 'Entirely Unjustified'
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, on Jan. 29 filed a brief in New York federal court opposing Chevron's motion for permission to seize, "image" and search all of his electronic devices and online accounts on grounds that it is "entirely unjustified" (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 - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./7
Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chevron: Discovery Protocol Needed Due To Donziger's 'Tactics' In Lago Agrio Case
NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Jan. 15 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting its forensic protocol for the examination of discovery of hard drives and digital media belonging to 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 (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 - January 25, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Donziger's Accountant Must Provide Tax Documents In Lago Agrio Case
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Dec. 20 ordered the tax accountant for 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 produce Donziger's tax records, ruling that despite repeated efforts by Chevron to obtain compliance, the accountant has refused (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 - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

InspireMD inks distro deal for CGuard in South Africa
InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) said today that it inked a deal with Torque Medical to distribute its CGuard Embolic Prevention System in South Africa. The Israel-based company reported that it will begin the commercial launch for CGuard in South Africa immediately. “We are extremely pleased with the opportunity to offer CGuard EPS in the South African market. We were approached by some of our key customers in the Vascular Surgery, Interventional Neurology and Interventional Cardiology field who had learned about CGuard EPS through conferences and publications and wanted us to make it available in South Africa,” Craig G...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Featured Vascular Wall Street Beat InspireMD Source Type: news

Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019
2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona. “The January lunar eclipse will be special, at least for the U.S. It’s really seen by the whole of America and South America and nicely centered, so everyone will be able to see all the totality phase of it, so it’s a nice show,...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news