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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

Emory, Johns Hopkins researchers get $30 million to study household air pollution
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) gave Emory University and Johns Hopkins University researchers $30 million to study household air pollution. Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine are collaborating with Johns Hopkins and Colorado State University on the study, which involves a multi-country randomized controlled field trial to assess the impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution and hea lth. The team will establish trial sites at India, Guatemala,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Jaguar scat study suggests restricted movement in areas of conservation importance in Mesoamerica
(American Museum of Natural History) A research group led by the American Museum of Natural History and global wild cat conservation organization Panthera has published the largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica. The analysis is based on nearly 450 jaguar scat samples collected in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. This work identifies areas of conservation concern for Mesoamerican jaguars and underscores the importance of large-scale genetic monitoring efforts for this near-threatened, and elusive, carnivore species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 26, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lab notes: space nations, snake kings and spidey senses - the week in science
Are you ready to be a citizen of thefirst nation state in space? You won ’t even need to leave terra firma - Asgardia, the proposed space nation, will initially exist as a single satellite. The team of scientists and legal experts behind the idea say it move will foster peace, open up access to space technologies and offer protection for citizens of planet Earth. Hopef ully they’re actually planning to eventually evacuate us into space away from spiders once and for all, as it turns out thatspiders may not have ears, but they can still hear you coming. Although the scientists behind the research want to reassur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Secret Mayan tombs lend rare insight into rule of mysterious 'snake kings'
Jade-inlaid teeth and inscribed tibia unearthed in Holmul ruins of Guatemala hint at influence and power of Mayan dynasty known for snakehead emblemArchaeologists in Guatemala have unearthed two Maya tombs that “miraculously escaped” looters’ tunnels underneath two Maya pyramids, where researchers hope that jade-inlaid teeth, an inscribed human tibia and a puzzling sun-god pendant could give insight into the rule of ancient “snake kings”.Related:Maya tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and tales of 'snake dynasty'Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alan Yuhas Tags: Archaeology Guatemala Science Americas World news 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

The relationship between pay day and violent death in Guatemala: a time series analysis - Ram írez DE, Branas CC, Richmond TS, Bream K, Xie D, Velásquez-Tohom M, Wiebe DJ.
OBJECTIVE: To assess if violent deaths were associated with pay days in Guatemala. DESIGN: Interrupted time series analysis. SETTING: Guatemalan national autopsy databases. PARTICIPANTS: Daily violence-related autopsy data for 22  418 decedents fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Viveve wins FDA 510(k) for its Viveve System
Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Viveve System, now cleared for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. The company’s Viveve System is designed as a non-surgical treatment for post-partum laxity of the vaginal introitus. “FDA 510(k) clearance for the Viveve System represents a major milestone in our efforts to bring this safe and effective technology to patients in the United States who can benefit from it. We are grateful to all of the clinicians and researchers who have supported the development of the Viveve System over the past seve...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Viveve Source Type: news

Merck Congratulates Guatemala as Fourth Country in Latin America to Achieve WHO Verification of Elimination of River Blindness
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J.KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, commends the government of Guatemala on being the fourth country in Latin America to receive World Health Organization (WHO) verification of the elimination of river blindness (onchocerciasis).Language: EnglishContact: MerckLainie Keller, 908-236-5036Ticker Slug:Ticker:MRKExchange:NYSEread more (Source: Merck)
Source: Merck - September 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Corporate Responsibility News Latest News Source Type: news

"Testing in the East": An Episode in Cold War Bioethics
Co-author: Ulf Schmidt, Professor of Modern History, University of Kent, Canterbury, England In 2013 the influential German magazine Der Spiegel published an expose about clinical trials conducted by Western drug companies in East Germany during the Cold War. The magazine reported that at least 50,000 people had been test subjects for around 900 studies done by manufacturers that included leading companies from Switzerland, the United States, and West Germany. Fifty hospitals were sites of the research, including the prestigious Charite in East Berlin. The principle motivation for the East Germans was money: they despera...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Science 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

2016 UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Explore Digital Health, Services for Sex Workers, and More
Three new graduates of the UNC-IntraHealth Fellows Program mark the seventh year of partnership betweenIntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC)Gillings School of Global Public Health. The two organizations team up every year to offer the 10-week fellowship program, through which graduate and doctoral students get hands-on experience in the field of global health at an international nongovernmental organization.Each of our 2016 fellows worked side-by-side with IntraHealth experts on projects that address today’s most pressing global health concerns—including Ebo...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Subverting justice: socio-legal determinants of impunity for violence against women in Guatemala - Menj ívar C, Walsh S.
High levels of violence against women and impunity in Guatemala have reached crisis proportions and have received increased international attention in recent years. The phenomenon of feminicide (e.g., killings of women in the context of state impunity), is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guatemala confirms first case of newborn with microcephaly linked to Zika
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan authorities on Wednesday confirmed the Central American country's first case of a baby born with microcephaly linked to Zika. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Roaring Wind' Examines Extreme Weather, And The Power Of Air
Biologist Bill Streever sailed from Texas to Guatemala while doing research for his new book, And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind. He says the wind was working against him "most of the time." (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artists Release Gorgeous Smoke Bombs In Landscapes Around The World
The photography series titled “The Blossom Project,” despite its name, features not a single flower. Rather, it is colored smoke that burgeons and billows from the landscape like the ghost of an earth-born plant, bellying out and floating into oblivion like an alien flora. The project is the brainchild of photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot, who first began working together in 2011. Shortly after they met, the two collaborated on a submission to a photography competition titled “Paris, I love you.” To visualize their love for the iconic city and its ethereal magic, Chapuis and Pichot r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Viveve lands S. Korea regulatory clearance for Viveve System
Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE) said today it won regulatory approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in South Korea for its Viveve non-surgical treatment for post-partum laxity of the vaginal introitus. The company said it already inked an exclusive distribution partnership in South Korea with JOYMG, a medical device distributor in the region. “The receipt of market approval in South Korea represents another important milestone in our commercialization of the Viveve System in Asia and our quest to make this clinically proven treatment available to the millions of women around the world who are living wit...
Source: Mass Device - August 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Viveve Source Type: news

Netherlands men top height table at just under 6ft while Guatemalan women are shortest
The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between 1914 and 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migration, violence, and safety among migrant sex workers: a qualitative study in two Guatemalan communities - Rocha-Jim énez T, Brouwer KC, Silverman JG, Morales-Miranda S, Goldenberg SM.
This study is based on 16  months of field research (November 2012-Februa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Viveve inks Latin American distribution deals
Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE) said today it inked 6 new distribution deals to expand the availability of its Viveve non-surgical treatment for post-partum laxity of the vaginal introitus to 14 Latin American countries. The women’s health company said it inked deals with Sirex S.A., Torregal, Alphaeon Columbia S.A.S., Vitre-Tech, Coolmed S.A., Adenor S.A. and MARC Group International to bring the system to Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. “The Latin American region represents one of the world’s largest markets for aesthetic medical ...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Women's Health Viveve Source Type: news

Should we 'eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper'?
Conclusion This study gives a fascinating overview of the different ways people from different cultures eat. It also includes interesting historical information – for example, breakfast was considered sinful in medieval England, while 10th-century Middle Eastern doctors recommended eating two meals a day, before dawn and at dusk. But what it cannot do is tell us which eating patterns are healthiest to provide the best energy intake distribution throughout the day for our modern lives. The evidence linking obesity with evening energy intake is interesting, but there is not enough good-quality data to rely on t...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Obesity Source Type: news

Are Hispanics less likely to get diagnosed with ADHD in the US?
Despite concerns that children are being overly drugged for behaviour, there are data to suggest that some kids aren’t getting the care they actually needLuis barrels into my office wearing his Scooby Doo backpack and goes right for the train set. He’s six years old, from Guatemala. His jeans often are freshly ironed, and his mother follows with her eyes down, shyly entering the room. Twenty-four years-old, she is soft-spoken and speaks Spanish in a strong rural accent. She is not here legally, but came to the US to flee an abusive husband and start a new life for her son. I’ve been treating him for atten...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justine Larson Tags: Science Psychology Mental health Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hobby Lobby Gives $200K for JBU Nursing Program
John Brown University announced Tuesday a $200,000 donation from Hobby Lobby toward the university’s new bachelor of science in nursing program.  Including the Hobby Lobby money, the private Christian college in Siloam Springs says it has raised more than $10 million of its $12 million nursing program goal. The money will fund a new $6 million health education building as well as the program, equipment costs and endowment. "We are so grateful to Hobby Lobby for their generous gift toward nursing education at JBU," Chip Pollard, JBU president, said in a news release. "Nursing uniquely supports JBU'...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 1, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news