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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

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

In Central America, New Adherence Promoters Keep HIV Clients on Treatment
March 02, 2018Carlos considered dropping out of everything. Then he met Aracely, an adherence promoter.Carlos* remembers the exact date he found out he was HIV-positive. He was 20 years old.“January 20, 2015. I was walking with some friends and, over in the square, we saw a tent where they were giving HIV tests,” he says. “As a group of nursing assistants, we said, ‘Let’s do this! Why not?’”Carlos sat alone as he waited for his results. He was #45 in the queue that day.“When they told me I needed additional tests because my results were reactive to virus, I felt my world fall...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales 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

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

Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle
(GUATEMALA CITY) — Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought. The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced Thursday by an alliance of U.S., European and Guatemalan archaeologists working with Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation. The study estimates that roughly 10 million people may have lived w...
Source: TIME: Science - February 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW onetime World Source Type: news

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle
Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala ’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.The discoveries, which included industrial-sized agricultural fields and irrigation canals, were announced on Thursday by an alliance of US, European and Guatemalan archaeologists working with Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Archaeology Science Guatemala Americas World news Source Type: news

'Game Changer': Maya Cities Unearthed In Guatemala Forest Using Lasers
The technology provides them with an unprecedented view into how the ancient civilization worked and lived, revealing almost industrial agricultural infrastructure and new insights into warfare. (Image credit: PACUNAM/Marcello Canuto & Luke Auld-Thomas) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Viewing gendered violence in Guatemala through photovoice - Duffy L.
This research examined rural and urban women's experiences of gender-based violence in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Photovoice methodology was used to describe and analyze local realities and vulnerabilities, and ethnographic techniques added cultural and con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs
Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilenceIn 1545 disaster struck Mexico ’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally followed in three or four days.Within five years as many as 15 million people – an estimated 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic the locals named “cocoliztli”. The word means pestilence in the Aztec Nahuatl language. Its cause, however, has been questioned for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Mexico Health Science Americas Guatemala Source Type: news

Microfinance and violence against women in rural Guatemala - Cepeda I, Lacalle-Calderon M, Torralba M.
Violence against Women (VaW) has come to be recognized as a serious human rights abuse with important consequences not only for women but for whole societies. Since VaW has several manifestations, it is possible to differentiate among different types of vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lunching ranger discovers species lost for 40 years
In 1975 two conservationists discovered a gorgeous salamander in the rainforests of Guatemala. No one ever saw it again – and Jackson’s climbing salamander was feared extinct – until last month when local forest guard, Ramos León-Tomás, sat down in the forest for lunch. The last time anyone saw Jackson ’s climbing salamander – I didn’t yet exist. It was 1975: Margaret Thatcher took over leadership of the Tories, Saigon fell to Communist forces, the USSR was still a thing, and everyone was listening to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. And in Guatemala, reeling from over a de...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Conservation Wildlife Guatemala Americas World news Animals Source Type: news

Qualitative Exploration of Effectiveness, Feasibility and Self-Efficacy for Methods to Prevent Zika Virus Disease in Guatemala, Central America: Preliminary Results Report
U.S. Agency for International Development. 09/22/2017 This 46-page report, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), details the initial findings of a qualitative exploration of the perception of the effectiveness, feasibility, and self-efficacy of Zika prevention actions among pregnant women, men with a pregnant partner, and women likely to become pregnant in Guatemala. The research also explored the perceptions of the seriousness of Zika and how it changed over the course of the outbreak. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine 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 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Q'eqchi' Mayas and the myth of "postconflict" Guatemala - Knowlton A.
While Guatemala has commonly been referred to as a "postconflict" setting since the end of the armed conflict of 1960-1996, Guatemalans today experience a new violence that has been described as a symptom of the changes brought about by neoliberal reforms.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Movie American Made
American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise? If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellí...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

20 Hotels You Didn ’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adeline Duff/ Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime onetimetravel 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

Massive Earthquake in Mexico, Many Dead, Injured
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 15 people, toppling houses and businesses and sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border with a magnitude of 8.1 — slightly stronger than the magnitude 8 quake of 1985 that killed thousands and devastated large parts of Mexico City. National civil defense chief Luis Felipe Puente told the Televisa network that at least 15 people had died, 10 ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman and E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

A Home-Based Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Intervention in Rural Guatemala
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman who looked pregnant for 7 years had 70Ib tumour
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Doctors in Guatemala operated on woman with a 137cm circumference stomach. The patient went to medics 7 years ago but refused treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study to examine effects of Zika infection in Guatemalan infants and children
NIH-funded study will characterize outcomes of infection acquired after birth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CU Anschutz and Baylor researchers to study Zika virus impact on children
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Baylor College of Medicine will join with Guatemalan investigators in a major study examining the clinical outcomes of children infected with the Zika virus after being born, focusing on long-term brain development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Comprehensiveness of sexuality education, Guatemala
(Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian Crisis
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. 05/11/2017 This 32-page report details the massive forced migration flow into Mexico from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA). The findings of this report are based on violence assessment surveys and medical and psychosocial consultations, and reveal a pattern of violent displacement, persecution, sexual violence, and forced repatriation. Chapter topics include Caring for Refugees and Migrants, Barriers to Health Care, and Access to Protection in Mexico and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A Personal Experience in Providing Care Overseas
This practitioner shares his experience in providing care in Guatemala on a recent mission trip. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Report: Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian Crisis
Special reportReport: Forced to Flee Central America's Northern Triangle: A Neglected Humanitarian CrisisMay 10, 2017Executive SummaryAn estimated 500,000 people cross into Mexico every year[1]. The majority making up this massive forced migration flow originate from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA), one of the most violent regions in the world today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

This Boat Sails Women Into International Waters To Give Abortions
A tiny nonprofit is bringing major attention to some countries’ restrictive reproductive health laws by delivering abortion pills to women ― in international waters. Dutch group Women on Waves navigates its 36-foot sailboat to the coasts of countries that restrict abortion, brings women aboard, and sails them into international waters to give them abortion pills for free. Women on Waves steers its passengers more than 12 miles off the coast, where the boat operates under the laws of its country’s flag ― Austria, which allows abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Last ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honouring, commemorating, compensating: state and civil society in response to victims of the armed conflict in the Ixil region (Guatemala) - Duterme C.
Established during the Guatemalan Peace Process, the Oslo Accord contemplates the question of compensating the victims of internal armed conflict. Not only was this accord founded on the principles of victims' rights, but it also intends to contribute to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency ZIKV: Results of the Consultation Process Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on ZIKV; Country Report: Guatemala
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. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed feel that they do not have enough information on Zika; they want more information, primarily on prevention, signs, and symptoms, and the cause. (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

Emergency ZIKV (Zika Virus Disease): Results of the Consultation Process Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on ZIKV; Country Report: Guatemala
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. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed feel that they do not have enough information on Zika; they want more information, primarily on prevention, signs, and symptoms, and the cause. (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

With bicycles, impoverished indigenous girls in Guatemala get a taste of freedom
Language EnglishCHISEC, Guatemala– Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary school. The high school was simply too far from home.In rural communities around here, girls travel an average distance of about 8 km to get to class. Their commute often takes them over corn fields and rivers, and some girls spend part of their journey in the dark. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

In the Loop: Transplant patient dedicates donated home to care team
In the mountains of Guatemala, in a small Mayan village called Xepatan, is a house. A newly constructed house that sits in stark contrast to the cane and dirt floor homes found throughout the rest of this farming town. This house was built by volunteers from Constru Casa ? a nonprofit organization that works to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Drones collect measurements from a volcanic plume at Volc á n de Fuego, Guatemala
A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Queen's School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Queen's School of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press R Source Type: news

Victims of Guatemalan youth home fire arrive in US for treatment
As the people of Guatemala come to grips with a fire at a youth home last week that killed 40 people, mostly teenage girls, pediatric burn centers in the United States are tending to some of the severely injured victims. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 36 Killed by Fire in Guatemala Youth Center
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Families buried some of the 36 girls killed in a fire at an overcrowded government-run youth shelter as Guatemalan authorities worked Friday to determine exactly what happened. The death toll mounted as girls succumbed to gruesome burns from Wednesday's disaster, which officials said began when mattresses were set afire during a protest by the shelter's residents. Questions remained over why someone among the girls set the blaze and whether doors remained locked as the girls pleaded for their lives. Parents and relatives said many of the young people at the shelter, which had both female and mal...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: SONIA PEREZ D., JOSE LOPEZ, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Taking Aim At The Opioid Industry
Late last year, the Associated Press combined reporting with the Center for Public Integrity to roll out a multi-part series on the $880 million spent on lobbying and political contributions by the opioid industry in a decade long effort to stymie efforts to control these powerful drugs. Reporters reviewed of hundreds of documents brought to light in a recent court case and interviewed over 200 officials, experts, and advocates to understand how the opioid epidemic unfolded. The series had its genesis when the AP’s Matthew Perrone tripped across a group called the Pain Care Forum. Led by the top lobbyist for Purdue P...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Couple with Asperger's: 'More extraordinary together'
Like many couples, Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online. Nico sent the first message while on vacation in Guatemala with his family in December 2015. Latoya's handle was pokejolly1993, a throwback to Pokemon and her birth year. Nico liked that they were both "children at heart." Soon after, the couple went on their first date. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odilia Beat The Odds As A Child; Soon She'll Be Walking A Runway In A Red Dress
As a 5-year-old settling into a temporary home, Odilia Cristabel Flores made friends right away. Bonding with kids was easy. Her spunky personality quickly won over adults, too. Everyone laughed as she rode through hallways on a skateboard, steering from her knees. Her popularity went up a notch when she became the first person on the floor with a TV. Sometimes the gatekeepers wouldn't let Odilia visit her new pals. She often ignored the rules, sneaking in and staying for as long as she could. When caught and sent to her room, she got even by breaking things made of glass. Thermometers, mostly. You see, Odilia's new ho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat used to be celebrated in Guatemala, now unhelpful obesity advice is causing weight anxiety
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemalan authorities investigate death of model Melanie Montenegro
Guatemalan model Melanie Montenegro, 22, had travelled to the city of Guayaquil to undergo liposuction in a clinic owned by a surgeon named Dr Felipe but died during surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news