El Salvador begins telemedicine for pregnant women, new mothers and other priority groups
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – In a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic, El Salvador has enacted strict lockdown measures. Still, the pandemic is taking a serious toll, with more than27,000 cases of the disease confirmed by mid-September. Related economic impacts have left more than162,000 households facing severe food insecurity. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund 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 lif...
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

Racism, Shitholes and Re-election
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 2020 (IPS) Over the course of his presidency, US President Donald Trump’s racism has become more evident with more leaks of his private remarks, which he has been generally quick to deny, qualify and explain away. Despite his thinly disguised contempt for women, ‘non-white’ ethnic minorities, and most foreigners, unsurprisingly, he is respectful of power and privilege, especially when they may help him. Trump’s version of ‘kiss up, kick down’. Anis Chowdhury “Least racist person in the world” Unsurprisi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Implementation of seismic assessment of schools in El Salvador - Figueroa EAP, Malisan P, Grimaz S.
The management of school infrastructures is a complicated task. Administrators and decision-makers strive to keep the schools in optimal and functional conditions. The routine maintenance of schools requires the definition of strategies for effectively all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

These women say they had miscarriages. Now they're in jail for abortion.
In El Salvador, the law is clear: If you have an abortion, you go to jail. But many women say they were wrongfully convicted. Could it happen in the U.S.? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls Under Lockdown
Protest against anti-abortion law in Opole, Poland. Credit: Iga Lubczańska. By External SourceBEIRUT / GENEVA, May 28 2020 (IPS) Health systems around the world are prioritising health care services and equipment to treat people diagnosed with Covid-19, which means that many procedures deemed to be elective and non-essential are being suspended or simply not provided. Abortion, for instance, has been categorised as a non-essential health service by some States, while others have removed certain restrictions to accessing abortion. To find out more about the current state of women and girls’ reproductive rights, and h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus
Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Molly O'Toole Source Type: news

‘Declare remittance as an essential financial service’
The image shows the countries from which remittance flows to Bangladesh, a service that is severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. By Star Online ReportMay 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) The UK and Switzerland are calling for greater global collaboration to ensure access to digital remittance services to support people during the coronavirus outbreak. Such remittance accounts for more than five percent of the GDP in at least sixty developing countries. The World Bank predicts remittances to low- and middle-income countries will fall by 20 percent or $110 billion in 2020. In a joint press statement, the two European countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Star Online Report Tags: Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

Protecting Women ’s Reproductive Health During the Pandemic
Woman gives birth to healthy baby in …., Democratic Republic of the Congo, facilitated by the delivery that day of emergency reproductive health kits. Credit: UNFPABy Anand Grover and Ximena CasasMay 12 2020 (IPS) “When I was 13… I got pregnant from my older brother… He raped me starting when I was 11,” a girl from Guatemala told one of us in 2015. She was one of the 2 million girls under 15 worldwide who give birth each year, often due to sexual violence. The Covid-19 pandemic is putting girls like her at even greater risk. While lockdowns reduce the spread of Covid-19, they also drive a g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anand Grover and Ximena Casas Tags: Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Population Source Type: news

Seeking sanctuary: violence against women in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala - Obinna DN.
This article identifies the way spaces of violence operate within gendered hierarchies in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. As migration accelerates, gender-related differences become evident. Strong push factors underlined by patriarchal power systems... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

World ’s Poor Hit by Double Jeopardy: a Deadly Virus & a Devastating Debt Burden
Credit: UNFPABy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2020 (IPS) The world’s poorer nations, reeling under an unrelenting attack on their fragile economies by the COVID-19 pandemic, have suffered an equally deadly body blow: being buried under heavy debt burdens. Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, said last week that in 2019, 64 countries, nearly half of them in sub-Saharan Africa, spent more on servicing external debt than on health. Ethiopia alone, he said, spends twice as much on paying off external debt as on health. “We spend 47 percent of our merchandise exp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Costa Rica and El Salvador clash over coronavirus testing numbers
A coronavirus war of words broke out between Costa Rica and El Salvador after Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele accused the fellow Central American country of massaging its statistics by deliberately carrying out fewer tests for the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador –Hygiene supplies are urgently needed among women in prisons and quarantine centres in El Salvador.Women in prisons in El Salvador are at high risk COVID-19 infection. Living in tight quarters, detainees typically rely on hygiene items supplies delivered by relatives during visitation days – which have halted due to the global pandemic. There are approximately 4,000 women imprisoned in El Salvador, according to the Directorate of Prisons. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

The impact of poverty and violence against women's reproductive health and rights in El Salvador - Alarc ón JSR, Perico MF.
[Google Scholar translation from Spanish language] El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world 1 . Until 1998, El Salvador allowed abortion in three specific cases, including cases in which it was necessary to protect the l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gangs are running the lockdowns in El Salvador, threatening people if they come out and extorting them in their homes
(Natural News) The people of El Salvador are afraid to come out of their homes because gangs are now policing the streets during the country’s mandatory lock down. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele ordered a 30-day mandatory lock down starting on March 22. Many people are too afraid to leave their home – not so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In El Salvador, gangs are enforcing the coronavirus lockdown with baseball bats
Street gangs in El Salvador have turned from extortion and killing to enforcing social distancing restrictions, often with threats and baseball bats. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Linthicum, Molly O'Toole, Alexander Renderos Source Type: news

U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus
A United Nations report states that the fact that women make up 70 percent of the global health workforce puts them at greater risk of infection. This is a dated photo of Catherine a nurse at Jinja referral hospital,in Uganda. Credit: Lyndal Rowlands/IPS.By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 3 2020 (IPS) As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, concerns are simultaneously growing about the current and long-term effects this will have on certain demographics — specifically, women, the youth, migrant workers, and many employees around the world.  This week, the United Nations launched a report “S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 International Organ Source Type: news

mHealth Tool Is Keeping Central American Clients Connected to HIV Care amid COVID-19 Shutdowns
April 01, 2020In Central America, frontline health workers are usingIntraHealth International’s mobile phone-based alerTAR system to let HIV clients know when, where, and how they can keep getting their antiretroviral therapies (ART), now that public transit and outpatient services in the region have halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.These closures and shutdowns are leaving many clients unsure about where to pick up their medications and making it difficult for them to adhere to their HIV treatment regimens. So IntraHealth’sUSAID HIV Care and Treatment Project repurposed its alerTAR system—a low-cost, C...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Panama USAID HIV Care and Treatment Project & AIDS COVID-19 Digital Health Global health security Health Workforce Systems Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Beyond agency and passivity: situating a gendered articulation of urban violence in Brazil and El Salvador - Hume M, Wilding P.
This paper argues for a situated politics of women's agency in enduring intimate partner violence (IPV) in contexts of extreme urban violence. We contend that interrogating agency as dynamic and lived facilitates an acknowledgement of the multi-scalar enta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Mexico and El Salvador clash over airplane passengers purportedly infected with coronavirus
COVID-19 mystery: Were 12 infected passengers about to board a plane to Mexico? El Salvador says yes, Mexico says no. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick J. McDonnell Source Type: news

El Salvador Congress backs emergency measures to stop coronavirus
El Salvador's Congress on Saturday approved a series of emergency measures sought by President Nayib Bukele to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the Central American country and to off the risk of a public health crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

El Salvador Widens Entry Restrictions Over Coronavirus Fears El Salvador Widens Entry Restrictions Over Coronavirus Fears
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said on Friday that migration authorities will be ordered to deny entry to most travelers arriving from Iran, which has one of the largest outbreaks of the new coronavirus outside China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Physical fighting among school-attending adolescents in El Salvador: an examination of the 2013 Global School-Based Health Survey - Omer M, Shaikh MA, Stiller M, Lowery Wilson M.
Background: Violence among school-attending adolescents is an important public health problem worldwide. The present study examined demographic correlates for physical fighting behavior among a nationally representative sample of school-attending ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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