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

Conceptions of shame in Maya law - N úñez D.
This essay explores the notions of verg üenza (shame) in two books about Maya law in postwar Guatemala. In contrast to a common view of shame, the essay shows that the books portray vergüenza not only as a negative feeling that people get when they violat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women's circles as a culturally safe psychosocial intervention in Guatemalan indigenous communities: a community-led pilot randomised trial - Chomat AM, Mench ú AI, Andersson N, Ramirez-Zea M, Pedersen D, Bleile A, Letona P, Araya R.
BACKGROUND: Indigenous Maya women in Guatemala show some of the worst maternal health indicators worldwide. Our objective was to test acceptability, feasibility and impact of a co-designed group psychosocial intervention (Women's Circles) in a population w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

18 Dead after Truck Slams into Crowd in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A large truck slammed into a crowd gathered on a dark highway in western Guatemala, killing 18 people and leaving bodies scattered on the roadway, firefighters said Thursday. Health Minister Carlos Soto said that 18 others, including children, were injured and taken to hospitals around the municipality of Nahuala, in Solola province. Local fire department spokesman Cecilio Chacaj said people were apparently gathered on the highway after a person was killed in a separate accident, when the semi-trailer plowed into them late Wednesday. A body is carried by rescue personnel after a highway acciden...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Female radiation oncologists earn less than men
Female radiation oncologists submit fewer Medicare charges and collect less...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiologists pull down highest salaries ASTRO updates radiation oncology safety guide Radiation therapy gets boost in Guatemala Stereotactic radiation extends long-term survival What can rad onc residents expect in the job market? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Radiology 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

New in Ethics & Human Research, March-April 2019
(The Hastings Center) Anticipatory waivers of consent for pediatric biobanking, a case study of unethical US experiments in Guatemala, and more in the current issue of Ethics& Human Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Violence at work and mental distress among firefighters in Guatemala - Pinto CM, Radon K, van Dijk F.
BACKGROUND: Firefighting is a highly physically and mentally demanding occupation. In many countries, firefighters are frequently exposed to critical events, violent threats and assault in their job, however, knowledge about its prevalence is limited. In a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The global school-based student health survey as a tool to guide adolescent health interventions in rural Guatemala - Johnson RK, Lamb M, Anderson H, Pieters-Arroyo M, Anderson BT, Bola ños GA, Asturias EJ.
BACKGROUND: Adolescents from rural areas in low-middle income countries face increasing physical and mental health challenges that are not well characterized or addressed due to resource limitations. We used the Global School-based Student Health Survey (G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Radiation therapy gets boost in Guatemala
U.S. and Guatemalan healthcare institutions are collaborating to bring radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer rates rising in lower-income countries Breast cancer on rise in low-income countries Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations Air pollution tied to lung cancer, heart disease WHITIA scores win with Guatemala digital x-ray install (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Judge allows lawsuit to move forward for medical experimentation victims intentionally injected with syphilis
(Natural News) It almost sounds too horrific to be true: a government injecting people with syphilis intentionally so they can be used to test antibiotics. Unfortunately, for hundreds of Guatemalans, that nightmare was a reality in the 1940s, and it was the U.S. government carrying out the heinous acts – and it was just one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California teacher left with two broken vertebrae after diving into shallow water on vacation
Alexander Austin, 28, from Modesto, California, was on a trip to Guatemala when he dove into shallow water, shattering one of his vertebrae. He is now stuck in the country until the hospital bill is paid in full. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Must Face $1 Bln Syphilis Infections Lawsuit Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Must Face $1 Bln Syphilis Infections Lawsuit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Women's post-rape experiences with Guatemalan health services - Place JMS, Billings DL, Valenzuela A.
We conducted a qualitative study to examine the critical pathways of 23 women survivors of sexual assault who navigated health care-based services in six states in Guatemala. We also captured the components of quality health care that were important to the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers must face $1 billion syphilis infections suit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers must face $1 billion syphilis infections lawsuit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What you need to know about chia seeds
(Natural News) Chia seeds come from the chia plant (Salvia hispanica), which is a flowering plant native to Mexico and Guatemala. These seeds come in a mix of colors black, brown, and white and are about the same size as sesame seeds. They may be bland, but they have a nice crunchy texture. Chia seeds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemalan Boy Who Died in U.S. Custody Had the Flu -state Officials Guatemalan Boy Who Died in U.S. Custody Had the Flu -state Officials
The 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in the custody of U.S. border agents this week had the flu before he passed away but the cause of his death is still unknown, state officials said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has vowed to make “hands on” changes after a second migrant child died in its custody in less than three weeks. But pediatricians who have toured its facilities say the new guidelines may not be enough to prevent future deaths. The new guidelines, announced Wednesday, require more thorough medical screening of children after they are taken into custody. They also call for the deployment of additional border patrol agents with emergency management training to remote areas, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen said in a statement. U.S. Customs and Border Patr...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health Immigration onetime u.s. politics Source Type: news

Guatemalan Boy Becomes Second Child to Die in U.S. Custody in December Guatemalan Boy Becomes Second Child to Die in U.S. Custody in December
An 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy died early on Christmas Day after being detained by U.S. border agents, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said, the second migrant child to die in U.S. detention this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Doctors question medical care given to migrant boy who died Christmas Eve
Days after a Guatemalan boy died in US custody on Christmas Eve, infectious disease experts say it appears Felipe Alonzo-Gomez likely had the flu, a potentially deadly illness that can often be treated if caught early enough. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberal media frets over the death of a migrant girl but says nothing about Americans being killed by violent illegals
(Natural News) Earlier this month the Democrat-aligned establishment media went bonkers over the death of a seven-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala who, we were told, perished while in the custody of U.S. border personnel. If only they were as concerned about American citizens. The initial reports on the death of little Jakelin Caal were damning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in DHS Custody ‘Preventable,’ Says Pediatrics Group President
The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in Department of Homeland Security custody “preventable” and called for pediatricians to have oversight of detention centers that hold migrant children. Dr. Colleen Kraft says the Dec. 8 death of Jackeline Caal is part of a broader failure to meet children’s basic needs that has characterized the Department of Homeland Security’s interaction with young people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We will not stop asking questions until we learn more about the circumstances of this girl&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

3 Ways to End the Global HIV Epidemic —Locally
November 29, 2018It won ’t happen from an office or a conference room. It’ll happen on the front lines.If ever there was a day we wish didn ’t need commemorating, it’s World AIDS Day.We wish the virus had never made the jump from chimps to humans, morphing from simian immunodeficiency virus to HIV and altering the course of history in the process. We wish it hadn ’t orphaned countless children or infected them before they were even born. We wish it had never killed 39 million people and that there was no reason at all to mark December 1 this way, as we have for the past 30 years.Fortunately, w...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Guatemala City youth: an analysis of health indicators through the lens of a clinical registry - Golub SA, Maza Reyes JC, Stamoulis C, Leal Pensabene A, Tijerino Cord ón PA, Calgua E, Hassan A.
BACKGROUND: Despite the inclusion of adolescent health in recent global frameworks, limited data exist on health indicators in low-income countries. Our objective was to identify socioeconomic measures, risk behaviors and health indicators of young people ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK team shares drone expertise to help Guatemalans better prepare for volcanic eruptions
A team of scientists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham have returned from Guatemala where they have been teaching local scientists how to use drones to map the Fuego volcano which violently erupted earlier this year. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engin Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Enslaved Guatemalan indigenous women wait for reparations
Fifteen Guatemalan women from the Q ’eqchi indigenous group, who were enslaved and raped by the military during the Central American country’s 36-year-long civil conflict, are still waiting for hard-won reparations to materialize. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It's an INVASION, but with babies instead of guns... Migrant caravan demands U.S. surrender entire nation to impoverished Central Americans
(Natural News) On Sunday, POTUS Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his outrage and frustration regarding the rapidly expanding migrant caravan that Honduran, Guatemalan, and Mexican authorities have thus far allowed safe passage as they steadily approach the United States. “Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 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

Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 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

Patients' WTP low for arbovirus vaccines in Guatemala
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Six countries in the Americas account for half of all firearm deaths
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A new study reveals more than a quarter-million people died from firearm-related injuries in 2016, with half of those deaths occurring in only six countries in the Americas: Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn ’t Going Away
It's a serious threat to progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop, especially in health care settings.August 08, 2018It's a serious threat to public health and progress in HIV treatment and prevention —and something we have the knowledge to stop.A few years ago Dany Stolbunov, now 20, told his doctor in Ukraine that he wanted to go to medical school. He was sharing his ambitions with someone he admired and trusted, who he thought might believe in him, the person responsible for his care.“I told him I wanted to become a physician, too.”“You can&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: lfreeze 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

UPitt to Take Name of Doctor Involved in Tuskegee Off of Hall UPitt to Take Name of Doctor Involved in Tuskegee Off of Hall
The role of Thomas Parran Jr, MD, in overseeing the Tuskegee and Guatemalan STD experiments could not be ignored, said a Pitt panel. A daughter of one of the Tuskegee victims commends the move.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

After ‘Volcano of Fire’ eruption, women and girls face heightened risks
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala –Marta Leiva, 7 months pregnant, leaned against two bags of donated clothes in her shelter in Guatemala ’s Escuintla Department. She lost everything when her house was destroyed during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, or " Volcano of Fire, " last month.She fled with her two young daughters, husband and sister as hot ash and debris flowed into their village, El Rodeo. Her mother-in-law and brother-in-law did not make it.Today, the family ’s only possessions are a mattress and the two bags of clothes.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

These Before and After Satellite Images Show the Scale of the Destruction From the Guatemala Volcano
Before and after satellite images show the horrifying scale of the destruction left in the wake of the Guatemala volcano eruption. The pictures, from satellite imagery company Digital Globe, show the world-famous La Reunion Golf Resort on April 7, 2017 and on Wednesday – days after the eruption of Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for “volcano of fire.” The once lush, green resort appears completely blanketed by lava and grey ash. The golf course, which is four miles from the volcano, was the host of the Latinoamerica PGA tour since 2014 and kicked off the 2018 Guatemala Stella Artois Open in March. The resort was...
Source: TIME: Science - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Guatemala onetime Volcano Source Type: news

At Guatemala Volcano, Weather and Danger Halt Search
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's national disaster agency on Thursday suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers. It said it decided to suspend the search now that 72 hours have passed. That's the length of time officials had said earlier that some victims might have survived. Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity had been hindering search searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D., Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

8 of the World ’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes, According to Experts
Dozens of people have died, hundreds are missing and many more homes were destroyed after separate volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala that made headlines worldwide in recent months. And although those volcano eruptions are not part of a trend, experts have said, the volcanoes in question are far from the only dangerous ones in the world. When assessing which volcanoes are the most dangerous in the world, however, several factors come into play, including population density surrounding active volcanoes, the types of magma that emerge during eruptions and each volcano’s eruption history. For example, an explosi...
Source: TIME: Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime Volcanoes Source Type: news

Only a few of Guatemala Volcano's Dead Have Been Identified
EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — People of the villages skirting Guatemala's Volcano of Fire have begun mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud. Mourners cried over caskets lined up in a row in the main park of San Juan Alotenango on Monday evening before rescuers stopped their work for another night. There was no electricity in the hardest hit areas of Los Lotes and El Rodeo, so most searching continued only until sunset. As dawn broke Tuesday, the volcano continued to rattle, with what the country's volcanology institute said were ei...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sonia Perez D., Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Guatemalan Volcano; Obesity Balloon Deaths; Defensive Disgust
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Up to 33, Expected to Rise
EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers on Monday pulled at least 10 people alive from ash drifts and mud flows that poured down the slopes of Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire, but officials said at least 33 people were dead and the toll was expected to rise. The head of the country's disaster agency, Sergio Cabanas, gave the updated death toll, but said rescuers using helicopters had pulled 10 people from areas swept over by a towering cloud of thick ash, mud or lava. Residents of El Rodeo, about 8 miles (12 kilometers) downslope from the crater, said they were caught unaware by fast-moving pyroclastic flows when th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sonia Perez D., Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Watch the moment a woman with headaches and dizziness has a COCKROACH removed from her ear
A woman in Guatemala City visited her local volunteer fire station when she was suffering headaches and, on closer inspection, medics found a dead cockroach lodged in her ear canal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating with coyotes: pathways of Central American migrants in Mexico's southern borders - Gonz ález YG.
This article presents research from an ethnographic investigation of the role of the men and women who facilitate clandestine border crossings (known colloquially as coyotes) in the Mexico-Guatemala northern borderlands. A significant portion of the fieldw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news