How U.S. Medical Schools Are Training a Post-Pandemic Generation of Doctors
In February 2019, the Kaiser Permanente health system announced a new kind of medical school. The school would be built “from the ground up” to prepare students for the complexities of the U.S. medical system. The curriculum would emphasize cultural competency, patient and provider well-being, and the elimination of socioeconomic disparities in the medical system. Students would see patients right away, and hands-on learning would replace many lectures. What’s more, the first five graduating classes would pay nothing to attend; Kaiser hoped this would attract a student body more diverse than the typical U...
Source: TIME: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

'Prevent, discourage, confront': South American states tackle Chinese trawlers
Huge fleets’ intrusions into Pacific fishing territory prompt Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to join forces (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ExME, the Spanish-language Students 4 Best Evidence blog, launches today
Today, a group of Iberoamerican medical and other health professions students have launchedEstudiantes por la Mejor Evidencia (ExME), a Spanish-language blog that hopes to be an international hub for promoting, sharing, and disseminating information about evidence-based healthcare. This initiative, which follows in the footsteps of its English-language counterpartStudents for Best Evidence (S4BE), is supported by  Cochrane andCochrane Iberoamerica and  aligns with their Knowledge Translation strategies.  After more than a year of preparations, ExME has launched as a network of students interested in evidence-based healt...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

COVID-19: A Global Survey Shows Worrying Signs of Vaccine Hesitancy
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19: A Global Survey Shows Worrying Signs of Vaccine Hesitancy appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

Socio-demographic determinants of violence in older people in Ecuador - Vinueza-Veloz MF, Nu ñez-Rivero Y, Leyva-Montero ML, Montero-López IL, Mera-Segovia CM.
The objective of the present study was to determine the association between violence and various socio-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Efficacy of the basic trauma course in family medicine resident physicians in southern Ecuador: it is time to innovate education in trauma - Salamea JC, Figueroa JF, Loyola C, Mart ínez F.
INTRODUCTION: In Ecuador, as in other Latin American countries, trauma has become one of the main reasons to seek medical care in the country. According to data obtained from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), the rate of homicides, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Troubles escalate at Ecuador's young research university
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wessel, L., Ortega, R. P. Tags: Latin American News, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Conversations about disasters: listening to Ecuadorian children - Carr A, Merch án MA, Ullauri N.
Young children aged 9-11 years, from a small coastal community in Ecuador, recount the everydayness of being prepared for the next earthquake. Their shared narratives contain distressing descriptions of their previous disaster experiences 18 months earlier... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder
Ecuador's Galapagos Islands face threats from illicit industrial fishing, climate change and a drastic drop in tourism dollars, which fund conservation efforts in the park. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanne Rust Source Type: news

First Confirmed U.S. Cases of COVID Reinfections
Unlike most cases of reinfection, the men in Reno, NV, and Virginia, and a 46-year-old man in Ecuador, had more severe symptoms during their second infections, potentially complicating the development and deployment of effective vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polyvictimization and recurrent falling in older Ecuadorian adults: the mediation role of depressive symptoms - Reyes-Ortiz CA, Perez-Zepeda MU, Ocampo-Chaparro JM, Campo-Arias A, Borda MG, Holmes HM, Luque JS.
OBJECTIVE: To assess depressive symptoms as a mediator in the association between polyvictimization and recurrent falling. METHODS: Using data from the Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento (Health, Well-being, and Aging) Ecuador Study, we analyzed com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lifelin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Found on Ecuador Shrimps in China, State Media Says Coronavirus Found on Ecuador Shrimps in China, State Media Says
A city in China ' s eastern Anhui province found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of shrimps from Ecuador, state media reported on Wednesday, in the latest instance of the virus being detected on imported products.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Viperidae snakebites in Ecuador: a review of epidemiological and ecological aspects - Ochoa-Avil és A, Heredia-Andino OS, Escandón SA, Celorio-Carvajal CA, Arias-Peláez MC, Zaruma-Torres F, Caldeira CAS, Soares AM, da Silva SL.
Snakebite envenoming is a neglected disease of public health concern. Most snakebite accidents occur in developing countries. In Ecuador, 17 viper species are responsible for 99% of official accidents, and ten species are in critical conservation states. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Hundreds wait hours for coronavirus care in Ecuador capital
Hundreds of people with breathing problems are waiting for hours in long lines in Ecuador’s capital seeking medical attention and tests to determine if they are infected with the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news