Emergency ZIKV (Zika Virus Disease): Results of the Consultation Process Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on ZIKV; Country Report: El Salvador
The objective of the survey is to determine the knowledge, beliefs, behaviors, and practices of people (adults and adolescents, women, and men) on the Zika virus. It found that more than 80 percent of respondents believe that it is possible to get Zika virus in their community, although three-quarters of respondents did not know someone in their community who had contracted Zika recently. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A spatio-temporal analysis of suicide in El Salvador - Carcach C.
BACKGROUND: In 2012, international statistics showed El Salvador's suicide rate as 40th in the world and the highest in Latin America. Over the last 15  years, national statistics show the suicide death rate declining as opposed to an increasing rate of ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

HC3 (Health Communication Capacity Collaborative) Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in Four Countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala
U.S. Agency for International Development. 06/09/2016 This 28-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), summarizes a social and behavior change communication (SBCC) landscape for Zika in March and April, 2016, in four Central American countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. Visits to these countries were made to quickly take the pulse of the Zika situation and the local response. The report includes concrete recommendations for USAID to consider as it formulates its strategy to support neighbors to the south in continuing to combat and prevent...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand
THOUSAND OAKS, California ― Maryann Hammers is likely to die from ovarian cancer someday. But she hopes someday won’t come anytime soon. Hammers, 61, received the diagnosis in late 2013, and doctors told her that it was stage 3-C, which meant that she could live for many years with the right treatment and a little luck. So far, she’s had both. She’s in remission for the second time, and her last course of chemotherapy ended a year and a half ago. But recent blood tests detected elevated levels of a protein associated with tumors, she explained when we met a few weeks ago. “Maybe it’s a fluk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Appears To Affect Women More Than Men
By Julie SteenhuysenCHICAGO (Reuters) - Adult women in Puerto Rico were significantly more likely to develop Zika than men, researchers said on Thursday, raising new questions about the potential role of sexual transmission of the virus from males to females. The study, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, evaluated more than 29,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika since the outbreak began in Puerto Rico in November 2015. The data show that of all Zika cases with laboratory evidence of infection, 62 percent were female. The results pattern similar ob...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika Appears To Affect Women More Than Men
By Julie SteenhuysenCHICAGO (Reuters) - Adult women in Puerto Rico were significantly more likely to develop Zika than men, researchers said on Thursday, raising new questions about the potential role of sexual transmission of the virus from males to females. The study, published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on death and disease, evaluated more than 29,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika since the outbreak began in Puerto Rico in November 2015. The data show that of all Zika cases with laboratory evidence of infection, 62 percent were female. The results pattern similar ob...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can urban greenspace have on an effect on children's behaviour?
In increasingly urbanised environments, there ’s some evidence to suggest that dedicated greenspace might have a beneficial impact on childhood aggression and depressionMarianito sat in the clinic office looking downcast. He ’d been referred to me in the primary care clinic because of fights at school. Despite complaints from the school about aggression, to me, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, he presented as a soft spoken and quiet 12-year-old of Salvadorean parents. After telling me a little about his favorite v ideo games, he told me that some of the kids at school “have been messing with me” because “I’...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justine Larson Tags: Science Psychology Psychiatry Depression Source Type: news

Senseless violence against Central American unaccompanied minors: historical background and call for help - Sawyer CB, M árquez J.
The southwestern U.S. border has recently seen a significant increase in the number of unaccompanied children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States. Many of these children leave home to flee ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Who ’s Your Inspiration? Talking with David Benton about Some Memorable Nurses
May 12, 2010David Benton is CEO of theInternational Council of Nurses, a federation of more than 130 national nurses ’ associations representing millions of nurses worldwide. While he was here to speak at IntraHealth’s30th anniversary celebration, I had the chance to ask him a few questions. On International Nurses ’ Day, I’d like to share his examples of a few nurses who particularly inspired him.Why he decided to become a nurse“My first degree is in engineering […] but I knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do. My father had multiple sclerosis and was hospitalized; having completed my degree but not really kno...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Study Finds Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and the illness, researchers from the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. The current Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas and the Caribbean. Pregnant women are considered to be at greatest risk because the virus can cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly, which is marked by small head size and underdeveloped brains. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly. The f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth violence and citized security in Central America's Northern Triangle - Williams RJ.
Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, collectively known as the “Northern Triangle” of Central America have consistently been ranked in the top five most violent countries in the world as defined by the per-capita intentional homicide rate. Honduras ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stryker ’ s Sage Products expands med wipes recall over B. cepacia contamination concerns
Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) Sage Products subsidiary is expanding its voluntary worldwide recall to include lots of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia, according to an FDA notice. The recall includes Sage Products’ Comfort Shield barrier cloths, incontinence clean-up cloths, M-care meatal cleansing cloths, Comfort Bath cleansing washcloths and .2% chlorhexidine gluconate cloths. Use of the products contaminated with B. cepacia could cause serious infections in patients with compromised immune systems or in hospitalized patients which could be life t...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Recalls Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Prepping for USMLE Step 2? Here ’s a commonly missed question
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is a formidable test, soAMA Wire® is providing frequent expert insights to help you prepare for it. Take a few minutes here to work through another of the most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go.This month ’s question that stumped most students: A 27-year-old immigrant from El Salvador has a 14 x 12 x 9-cm mass in her left breast. It has been pres...
Source: AMA Wire - August 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Latin-American, Caribbean health systems need more investment as populations age
Though the health systems in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama have considerable strengths, citizens still reported gaps in the way primary care is organized, financed and delivered in those countries. Those who had better experiences were less likely to say that their health system needed major reforms, outlines a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news