Experiences of gender-based violence in women asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - Baranowski KA, Wang E, D'Andrea MR, Singer EK.
INTRODUCTION: Every year, thousands of women flee gender-based violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala (sometimes collectively referred to as the Northern Triangle) in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Once in the United States, thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reflections for a New Year
By Roberto SavioROME, Jan 3 2020 (IPS) In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind.. Roberto SavioToday, we face an unprecedented existential threat brought about by the climate crisis. According to scientists, we have until 2030 to stop climate change, after which human conditions will be under several threats. Yet, we have just had a world conference in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Climate Change Democracy Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review
The glaciers of the Andes Mountains are threatened by global warming. Credit: Julieta Sokolowicz/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. As seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all, and hopefully also for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Active Citizens Biodiversity Civil Society Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Re Source Type: news

Study: After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic
(University at Buffalo) The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the US, going into effect in 2006. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adopt-a-School program encourages student to pursue nursing degree at UCLA
Standing before the Factor Building at UCLA, Jessica Chavez has finally arrived. Though the 14 story brown building is unchanged, Chavez briefly sees herself 17 years younger, gaping at the same arching entrance.But soon Chavez shakes from these memories of being a 12-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood setting foot in a foreign world — like the campus in Westwood felt back then — and she walks through the doors as proud enrolled student at the UCLA School of Nursing.“Wow,” she said to herself.  “I’m really about to do this!”Seventeen summers earlier, Chavez first came to c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Generalized violence as a threat to health and well-being: a qualitative study of youth living in urban settings in Central America's "Northern Triangle" - De Jesus M, Hernandes C.
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras rank among the top 10 countries experiencing violence in the world, despite not being at war. Although there is abundant literature on generalized violence in this "northern triangle" of Central America as a driver of o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Salvadoran Woman Acquitted in Abortion Case Calls for Reform Salvadoran Woman Acquitted in Abortion Case Calls for Reform
Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvador's president: End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Salvadoran woman acquitted in abortion case calls for reform
Evelyn Hernandez has a message for El Salvador's president: End the criminalization of abortion in the conservative Central American country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Guardian view on climate breakdown: an emergency for all, but especially the poor | Editorial
Record temperatures in Europe and the US have reinforced the danger of global heating for many inhabitants. But others are and will be far worse hitWe tend to learn better from experience than from what we have simply been told. So for many in Europe, sleepless nights and suffocating buses or workplaces have helped to make real the threat posed by global heating. Now statistics are reinforcing the message. Last week the UK had thehottest day on record: 38.7C in Cambridge. New records were set in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in July, and June was the hottest month in US history. The Met Office says that the UK &rsqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Environment Science UK weather UK news Australia weather US weather US news Migration World news Fossil fuels Energy Global development Refugees Bangladesh South and Central Asia Honduras El Salvador Source Type: news

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence
A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador faces up to 30 years in prison for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country's highly restrictive abortion laws (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

El Salvador Set to Reopen Abortion Trial of Teen Rape Victim El Salvador Set to Reopen Abortion Trial of Teen Rape Victim
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Six Migrants Dead, Five Critically Injured in Texas Crash
ROBSTOWN, Texas (AP) — Six migrants who had crossed the U.S. border from Mexico illegally were killed and five critically injured when a sport utility vehicle that earlier fled Texas police crashed into a drainage ditch, authorities said Wednesday. The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when police in Robstown, 220 miles (354 kilometers) southwest of Houston, tried to stop the SUV for speeding but broke off the chase when officers lost sight of the vehicle in a brushy area, Robstown Police Chief Erasmo Flores said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Authorities knew nothing of the wreck until about 4 a.m., wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Six Migrants Dead, Five Critically Injured in Texas Crash
ROBSTOWN, Texas (AP) — Six migrants who had crossed the U.S. border from Mexico illegally were killed and five critically injured when a sport utility vehicle that earlier fled Texas police crashed into a drainage ditch, authorities said Wednesday. The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when police in Robstown, 220 miles (354 kilometers) southwest of Houston, tried to stop the SUV for speeding but broke off the chase when officers lost sight of the vehicle in a brushy area, Robstown Police Chief Erasmo Flores said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Authorities knew nothing of the wreck until about 4 a.m., wh...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

An Escalating War on Reproductive Rights
A demonstrator in Buenos Aires wears a T-shirt with the slogan "my body, my rights," one of the slogans of the so-called green tide - the colour adopted by the movement for the legalisation of abortion, which is beginning to spread to other Latin American countries. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) Abortion has long been a contentious issue across the world, and the debate is only heating up, prompting women to stand up and speak out for their reproductive rights. In response to increasingly restrictive policies, civil society is taking action to help protect ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) Human Rights Watch (HRW) Source Type: news

Human Smuggling Via Central America Generates Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, but Transnational Criminal Groups May Not Be Main Culprits
The smuggling of unlawful migrants from the Northern Triangle region of Central America—Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—to the United States generated between $200 million and $2.3 billion for human smugglers in 2017. The wide range reflects uncertainty about the number of migrants that travel northward, their use of smugglers and the fees they pay. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Leisure activities and alcohol consumption among adolescents from Peru and El Salvador - Prieto-Damm B, de la Rosa PA, Lopez-Del Burgo C, Calatrava M, Osorio A, Albertos A, de Irala J.
INTRODUCTION: Structured and unstructured leisure are known protective and risk factors, respectively, for alcohol consumption during adolescence. However, little is known about the interaction between the two leisure types and alcohol consumption. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The health impacts of violence perpetrated by police, military and other public security forces on gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in El Salvador - Davis DA, Morales GJ, Ridgeway K, Mendizabal M, Lanham M, Dayton R, Cooke J, Santi K, Evens E.
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men face both high levels of violence and a disproportionate burden of poor health outcomes. We explored violence perpetrated against Salvadoran gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men by public secur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Human Smuggling Via Central America Generates Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, but Transnational Criminal Groups May Not Be Main Culprits
The smuggling of unlawful migrants from the Northern Triangle region of Central America—Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador—to the United States generated between $200 million and $2.3 billion for human smugglers in 2017. The wide range reflects uncertainty about the number of migrants that travel northward, their use of smugglers and the fees they pay. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - March 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

BU: Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure
(Boston University School of Medicine) For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). The disease has disproportionately affected sugarcane and other agricultural workers, and appears to be unrelated to traditional kidney disease risk factors such as diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clerio Vision launches first-in-man trial of Liric laser vision correction
Early stage opthalmalogical device maker Clerio Vision said today it launched a first-in-human trial of its Liric non-invasive vision correction system and associated procedure, and that it already enrolled and treated five subjects in the study. The system uses femtosecond laser technology developed by Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland at the University of Rochester intended to change the refractive index of corneal tissue to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. “In addition to being able to offer a noninvasive vision correction alternative to patients concerned about surgery, we are...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Clerio Vision Source Type: news

White Americans see many immigrants as 'illegal' until proven otherwise, survey finds
(Washington University in St. Louis) Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled 'shithole' nations have no legal right to be in the United States, new research in the journal American Sociological Review suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hurricane Michael Strengthens Into Category 2 As it Barrels Towards Florida
MIAMI — Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen more, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph), capable of causing devastating damage. Gov. Rick Scott warned people acro...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

People Around the World Experienced Record Levels of Stress and Pain in 2017, Study Says
Last year was the worst in at least a decade for people across the globe, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. Gallup’s Negative Experience Index — a measure of how many people experienced worry, stress, sadness, anger or pain on the day before the survey — reached its highest point since 2006, according the report. Almost 40% of adults from 146 countries said they’d experienced worry or stress the day before the survey, while 31% said they’d felt physical pain, 23% said they’d been sad and 20% said they’d felt anger. Those results tallied up to a Negative Exp...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Spatiotemporal analysis of canine rabies in El Salvador: violence and poverty as social factors of canine rabies - Arias-Orozco P, B ástida-González F, Cruz L, Villatoro J, Espinoza E, Zárate-Segura PB, Recuenco S.
BACKGROUND: The incidence of canine rabies cases in El Salvador has decreased in the last decade since the establishment of intense control programs, such as massive vaccination campaigns implemented by the Ministry of Health. Socioeconomic crises in recen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries
August 07, 2018​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade Project will help El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama improve the quality and reach of their HIV services and allocate more resources where they are most needed.While the overall HIV prevalence is low in these countries, the epidemic is concentrated among key groups, including men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers. Despite these...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids
Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More doctors needed to assess asylum seekers ’ claims of torture, violence
Widespread gang and domestic violence in places like Honduras and El Salvador assures demand for doctors to help enforce asylum law, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prevalence and sociodemographic predictors of intimate partner violence against women in El Salvador - Navarro-Mantas L, Vel ásquez MJ, Lemus S, Megías JL.
Violence against women is currently one of the major problems in El Salvador. However, the country lacks existing data to address this issue. The recent coming into effect of the Ley Especial Integral para una Vida Libre de Violencia para las Mujeres (LEIV... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

Path to Leadership Started as Volunteer
Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., said lessons learned as a medical volunteer in El Salvador have served him well as a family physician leader and advocate. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

They Were Jailed for Miscarriages. Now, Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban.
Women ’ s rights groups in El Salvador are urging lawmakers to allow abortions when a woman ’ s life is at risk and for minors who are raped. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Women's Rights Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Birth Control and Family Planning Law and Legislation El Salvador Source Type: news

Community Liaisons are Resourceful and Persistent
April 06, 2018This week, we ’re featuring stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebrating World Health Worker Week 2018. Imagine having to travel for hours to a faraway health facility to get regular, critical care —even though there’s a similar facility just down the road from your home.This is what Luis*, 49, struggles with in Western Guatemala. He wants to get the HIV care he needs, earn a living, and maintain his privacy all at the same time —but it’s difficult.“In [the closest] HIV clinic, there is a cleanin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

El Salvador ’s Shameful Treatment of Women Who Miscarry
A low middle-income country with half the population below the age of 25, El Salvador suffers from high socioeconomic and gender inequity. Credit: UNFPABy Jeannette UrquillaSAN SALVADOR, Mar 28 2018 (IPS)Mayra Veronica Figueroa Marroquin (34) was released from prison earlier this month after serving time for what she argued was a miscarriage. Her sentence was reduced from 30 years to the 15 years she had already spent behind bars. At age 19, she had been working as a housekeeper in 2003 when she was raped and subsequently suffered a miscarriage. She was convicted under El Salvador’s abortion ban – one of the mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeannette Urquilla Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's 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

Unaccompanied children migrating from Central America: public health implications for violence prevention and intervention - Estefan LF, Ports KA, Hipp T.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Unaccompanied children (UC) migrating to the USA from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are an underserved population at high risk for health, academic, and social problems. These children experience ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Step Towards the Light: Ending Human Trafficking
Children from rural areas and disempowered homes are ideal targets for trafficking in India and elsewhere. Credit: Neeta Lal / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 2018 (IPS)A new initiative aims to use data to shed light on a pervasive multi-billion dollar criminal industry: human trafficking.Created by the International Organization for Migration and Polaris, the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the world’s first human trafficking data portal. It collects data from various counter-trafficking organizations around the world in order to help stakeholders identify and respond to trends.&ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Teen moms in Peru pinpoint need for sexuality education, health services
LIMA, Peru –" I became pregnant at 14 years old, ” Angie told UNFPA. Now 19, she lives with her son in a low-income area on the margins of Peru’s capital, Lima, in the densely populated Villa El Salvador District.Angie recalls that she did not have the information she needed to avoid pregnancy. “I did not know about contraceptive methods. At high school, I still had not been given talks.”Jazmin, another young woman in Villa El Salvador District, says she also became pregnant at a young age. She became a mother at 17. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

In Central America, Health Workers and Communities Achieve Big Progress in the Fight against HIV
Health workers in the HIV clinic at Juan Jos é Ortega National Hospital in Coatepeque, Guatemala. Photos by Anna Watts for IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 07, 2018IntraHealth International is in the final months of an intensive two-and-a-half-year collaboration with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama to accelerate progress toward reaching theUNAIDS Fast-Track targets and ending the AIDS epidemic —and the results from the first two years are striking. IntraHealth’s local partners administered 186,471 HIV tests, rea...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

A Rare Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse That Hasn ’t Been Seen in 35 Years Is Coming Soon. Here’s What You Need to Know
The moon will appear larger, brighter and reddish-orange for some skygazers later this month when a total lunar eclipse occurs during a blue moon and a so-called supermoon, in what scientists say is a rare occurrence. Much of America could witness the Jan. 31 celestial spectacle, which is a “collision of multiple lunar events,” according to Dr. Noah Petro, a planetary geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Many have begun calling the combination a “super blue blood moon eclipse.” On that night, there will be a total lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earth passes between the sun a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative Central American country, a top U.N. official said Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zika Prevention Knowledge and Behaviors in Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras: SMS (Short Message Service) Monitoring Survey: Wave One Report
U.S. Agency for International Development. 05/2017 This 50-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), provides information about a quantitative short message service (SMS) survey in the four focus countries of the USAID Zika Response (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Dominican Republic) to derive estimates for specific Zika-related knowledge and prevention behavior. The work was initially conceived and developed as a monitoring activity to feed specific USAID-prioritized indicators on knowledge and prevention of Zika. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. When is Hispanic Heritage Month? The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic. The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hispanic heritage month onetime Smithsonian Source Type: news

A Jailed Janitor Has Become Emblematic of President Trump ’s Immigration Sweep
(BOSTON) — Francisco Rodriguez-Guardado’s first son was born just days after he was taken into custody by federal immigration officials for deportation back to his native El Salvador. He has yet to meet his son but is told there’s a resemblance. “They tell me he has my eyes,” the 43-year-old said with a mix of wistfulness and pride this month in an interview at the Suffolk County House of Corrections. Rodriguez-Guardado, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology janitor whose case became a rallying cry for local opponents of President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown this summer, await...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Marcelo / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration Massachusetts onetime Source Type: news

Frontline Stories: Risks Faced by Health Workers
Overseas Development Institute. 08/17/2017 This 55-minute panel discussion focuses on the risks health workers face when responding to crises, and what needs to be done in the future to better protect them. From armed conflicts to health epidemics, many frontline health workers operate in harsh environments which come at a high cost to their physical and psychological well-being. Stories include examples from the Ebola outbreak, and conflicts in Syria and El Salvador. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Teen pregnancies, and attendant health risks, a major concern in El Salvador
Language UndefinedAHUACHAP ÁN, El Salvador –“I could have died the day my son was born,” said Evelyn*, who became pregnant when she was only 13. Her pregnancy was complicated, and she spent most of the time bedridden and in constant discomfort.During her pregnancy, Evelyn had a variety of severe complications, including gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. “Our lives were in danger the four times,” the young woman, said about herself and her son. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Gun violence in Chicago - Garbarino J.
This extended editorial is a discussion of urban gun violence (hypersensitivity to threat, preemptive and retaliatory violence, drug and gang turf conflists) in contrast with gun violence in the country of El Salvador -- a nation with one of the highest pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

After being raped and impregnated, El Salvadorian 19-year-old sentenced to 30 years in prison for having an abortion
(Natural News) A court in El Salvador has recently sentenced a 19-year-old rape survivor to 30 years in prison after suffering a still birth due to pregnancy complications. The rape survivor, Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz, was charged with aggravated homicide under the country’s anti-abortion law. As per local reports, Hernandez Cruz was convicted on grounds of failing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders Statement on Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America
Press releaseDoctors Without Borders Statement on Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central AmericaJune 15, 2017This week in Miami, the United States and Mexico are co-hosting a high-level Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America to address some of the issues driving mass migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also known as the Northern Triangle of Central America. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news