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Papua New Guinea's genetic diversity withstood farming
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gibbons, A. Tags: Evolution, Genetics In Depth Source Type: news

Genetic history of Papua New Guinea peoples
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Anthropology, Genetics twis Source Type: news

A Neolithic expansion, but strong genetic structure, in the independent history of New Guinea
New Guinea shows human occupation since ~50 thousand years ago (ka), independent adoption of plant cultivation ~10 ka, and great cultural and linguistic diversity today. We performed genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping on 381 individuals from 85 language groups in Papua New Guinea and find a sharp divide originating 10 to 20 ka between lowland and highland groups and a lack of non–New Guinean admixture in the latter. All highlanders share ancestry within the last 10 thousand years, with major population growth in the same period, suggesting population structure was reshaped following the Neolithic l...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bergström, A., Oppenheimer, S. J., Mentzer, A. J., Auckland, K., Robson, K., Attenborough, R., Alpers, M. P., Koki, G., Pomat, W., Siba, P., Xue, Y., Sandhu, M. S., Tyler-Smith, C. Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Guinea pigs can give their owners deadly pneumonia
Researchers from Bernhoven Hospital in the Netherlands found that at least three people were taken to hospital after developing life-threatening pneumonia from their furry friends in as many years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea pigs can harbor a hidden health hazard
Doctors in Europe report three people were hospitalized due to infections from these pets (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea pigs may harbor a hidden health hazard, researchers say
Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Tied to Community - Acquired Pneumonia
Three cases of community - acquired pneumonia reported after exposure to ill guinea pigs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Animal Diseases and Your Health, Pet Health, Pneumonia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. The bacteria, Chlamydia caviae (C. caviae), normally causes pink... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Examines Factors that Influence Patient Satisfaction
The Research Bogomolova S, Tan PJ, Dunn SP, et al. Understanding the factors that influence patient satisfaction with ambulance services. Health Mark Q. 2016;33(2):163–180. The Science This paper comes from data collected by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc., the professional organization representing 11 statewide ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. They send annual surveys to a patientand/or their family who had emergent requests for EMS over a randomly selected two-month period. The response rate averages 30%. The satisfaction questions ask the re...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Study Examines Factors that Influence Patient Satisfaction
The Research Bogomolova S, Tan PJ, Dunn SP, et al. Understanding the factors that influence patient satisfaction with ambulance services. Health Mark Q. 2016;33(2):163–180. The Science This paper comes from data collected by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc., the professional organization representing 11 statewide ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. They send annual surveys to a patientand/or their family who had emergent requests for EMS over a randomly selected two-month period. The response rate averages 30%. The satisfaction questions ask the re...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Neuronal Markers
New Pub References 3 MarkersWe are recognized for our large catalog ofneuronal markers. Our strength, in this area, includes markers designed for pain researchers.They are widely used and frequently published. This new publication references use of ourGuinea Pig Substance P,Guinea Pig PGP9.5 andChicken NF200 of NF-Heavy. andla, Jagadeesha, Lomada, Santosh Kumara, Jianninga; Kuner, Rohinia, Bali, Kiran Kumar.miR-34c-5p functions as pronociceptive microRNA in cancer pain by targeting Cav2.3 containing calcium channels. Pain: September 2017 - Volume 158 - Issue 9 - p 1765 –1779 doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000971....
Source: Neuromics - September 1, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Neurofilament Antibody Neurofilament-H Antibody Neuronal Markers PGP9.5 Antibody Protein Gene Product 9.5 Substance P Antibody Source Type: news

Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 08/18/2017 This 62-page report summarizes a technical and ministerial meeting that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, on November 8-11, 2016, to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases and related public health threats. Chapter topics include the global health security agenda; surveillance of the natural reservoir of the Ebola virus: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and infectious disease surveillance under the One Health approach. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

In West Africa, Family Planning Youth Ambassadors Are Helping Their Countries Plan for the Future
This article originally appeared onHuffPost. ByByMargarite Nathe Senior Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalCS4FPfamily planningcommunityLeadership and Governancepolicy& advocacyyouthBeninBurkina FasoGuineaMauritaniaTogo (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The life and death struggle against cholera in Yemen
Cholera continues to spread in Yemen, causing more than 390 000 suspected cases of the disease and more than 1800 deaths since 27 April. WHO and its partners are responding to the cholera outbreak in Yemen, working closely with UNICEF, local health authorities and others to treat the sick and stop the spread of the disease. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Photo gallery [doctype] Source Type: news

What Can the Ebola Response Teach Us for Future Health Outbreaks in Cities?
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 07/06/2017 This 49-minute webinar discusses what the Ebola response can teach humanitarians about future health outbreaks in cities. It considers if quarantine is ethical; how humanitarian organizations can engage with multiple communities at once; and what should be done when there are high levels of population movement in a public health crisis like Ebola. It discusses the main challenges and lessons with people who were working in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia during and after the crisis. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cows May Offer Clues to an AIDS Vaccine
Their rapid reaction to immunization makes them potential guinea pigs, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India, China, Pakistan among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections: UN report
In Asia and Pacific region, the majority of new infections are occurring in 10 countries led by India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietmnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Humanitarian Workers, Mental Health Needs Are Often Overlooked
July 19, 2017It's time to take mental well-being during complex emergencies seriously.In my family there was always a strong culture of suffering in silence. We were encouraged as children to ignore small injuries and illnesses, and to soldier on without complaint.I only realized the full extent of this embedded behavior when my elderly mother dislocated her shoulder and refused to go to the hospital for 24 hours, somehow believing that it would get better on its own.It has always been difficult to shake off this deeply ingrained sense that to ask for help is somehow weak. When, in a one year period, my son had a serious a...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Collective Commitment to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies: Guinea Report
The objectives were to highlight the risks on integrity which humanitarian actors face in the response to the Ebola epidemic; to highlight the preventive/mitigation measures, tools, and good practices implemented by humanitarian actors to ensure integrity in their operations; and to make actionable recommendations to humanitarian actors to enhance the integrity of the response in future similar crises. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia: The Country After Ebola - 'The Human Suffering Changed Me'
[Al Jazeera] Monrovia, Liberia - The storm in Liberia began three years ago this summer. The word Ebola had first passed from radio to ear across the country in spring. In June, the disease was no more than an ethereal curiosity, vaguely menacing but thankfully confined to the faraway Guinean jungles and more likely to be the butt of a joke or conspiracy theory in Monrovia than cause for real concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China Launches 200-Day Test Of Self-Sustaining Space Station
The students say they are happy to act as human guinea-pigs if it means getting closer to their dream of becoming astronauts. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life —and My Future
July 05, 2017Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception —not just for family planning, but for future planning. en fran çaisWhen I was in high school, I was going out with a girl. We loved each other a lot, and we had unprotected sex.One night, when I had left the village for vacation with my parents, she came all the way to see me, to my great surprise. But she was very frustrated and didn ’t even greet me. I asked her what was wrong.She responded, in a very soft, scared voice, that she hadn ’t had her period for the last two months.My heart was pou...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

NHS patients were being infected with contaminated samples
Scientists were so sure that the blood was dangerous, they even planned to use victims as guinea pigs to develop a new test for hepatitis, according to the damning documents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu jab obsolete? New human trial for skin patch with dissolvable microneedles 
THE flu jab could be consigned to history after a skin patch with dissolvable microneedles was found to be safe and well-liked by human guinea pigs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It's Like When A Guinea Worm Living Inside Your Body Suddenly Burrows Out
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. JUBA, South Sudan ― It took days for Maker Achuil and others to slowly pull the arm-length, spaghetti-like worm out of his thigh. After a year with the white parasite inside him, Achuil screamed in pain as the grown Guinea worm emerged. A former soldier in South Sudan, which fought for decades before gaining its independence from Sudan in 2011, Achuil still shudders at the memory of the agony he felt as the worm was gradually wound around a stick. “It was like putting...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine
The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Opening remarks at the Ebola vaccines for Guinea and the world event
4 May 2017 – At an event held in Conakry, Guinea, Dr Margaret Chan thanked the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for supporting the development of a new Ebola vaccine which provides substantial protection against this highly lethal disease. The close collaboration of Guinea’s national authori ties was a catalysing factors in successful implementation of the WHO vaccine trial. Dr Chan also described several spillover initiatives that are leaving the world better prepared for the next inevitable Ebola outbreak. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Long lost monitor lizard're-discovered' on Papua New Guinean island
Scientists have recently found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times. The lizard, Varanus douarrha, was already discovered in the early 19th century, but the type specimen never reached the museum where it was destined as it appears to have been lost in a shipwreck. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Long lost monitor lizard 're-discovered' on Papua New Guinean island
(University of Turku) Scientists have recently found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times. The lizard, Varanus douarrha, was already discovered in the early 19th century, but the type specimen never reached the museum where it was destined as it appears to have been lost in a shipwreck. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Despite overwhelming challenges, Papua New Guinea has made major strides against malaria
As WHO prepares to mark World Malaria Day 2017, Papua New Guinea has made major strides in the fight against malaria. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: malaria [subject], malaria [subject], Feature [doctype], Papua New Guinea [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

Guinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles Epidemic
Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Guinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles Epidemic
Press releaseGuinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles EpidemicApril 06, 2017Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

What is guinea worm? Is it a real worm?
Q: What is guinea worm? Is it a real worm? A: Guinea worm is, in fact, a real worm. It is a large nematode, Dracunculus medinensis, which is ingested through drinking contaminated water. The condition is known as dracunculiasis or guinea-worm disease. The worm eventually causes a debilitating and painful infection that begins with a blister, normally on the leg. Around the time of its eruption, the person may experience itching, fever, swelling, severe pain and a burning sensation. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: dracunculiasis [subject], dracunculus medinensis, guinea-worm disease, tropical disease [subject], tropical disease [subject], water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean water, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Papua New Guinea
On 11 March 2016, the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea reported that 6 cases of Zika virus infection had been confirmed through retrospective testing of samples taken from patients presenting with a febrile illness between July 2014 and March 2016. Cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The following are the results by year: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: dengue [subject], dengue haemhorragic fever, dengue fever, dengue virus, risk assessment [subject], travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Papua New Guinea [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

New Ebola Case Confirmed in Liberia; Guinea Tries a Vaccine
Although the World Health Organization no longer considers Ebola an international emergency, new cases in Liberia and Guinea show the disease’s resilience. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Liberia Guinea Ebola Virus Sierra Leone World Health Organization Source Type: news

West Africa: Guinea Ebola Death Rises 7
[NEWS] A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolated cases could be contained. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The images of chimps thrilled me: do they show evidence of spirituality in the wild?
A ritual with rocks observed in a study in Guinea has profound implications for our relationship with the animal kingdomAfter more than half a century of scientists studying chimpanzees in the wild, it was easy to think there were no surprises left. But there it was, right before our eyes – a new behaviour in our biological next of kin. We were a group of six on a field mission in the Republic of Guinea, investigating all aspects of a previously unstudied chimp community. These chimps didn’t enjoy the comforts of a protected area, but instead eked out their existence in what little habitat was left between expa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Laura Kehoe Tags: Primatology Animal behaviour Science Guinea Africa World news Biology Animals Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: “Return to Abuser” Report Examines Shocking Levels of Family and Sexual Violence
Press releasePapua New Guinea: “Return to Abuser” Report Examines Shocking Levels of Family and Sexual Violence March 01, 2016 PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA/BERLIN—A new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) examines the shocking levels of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea, which are among the highest in the world outside of conflict zones. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Dracunculiasis or Guinea Worm Disease: General Overview
Guinea worm disease is caused by the parasitic worm, 'Dracunculus medinensis,' or, 'Guinea-worm.' The worm is the biggest of the tissue parasites which affect people. The adult female, which carries approximately three million embryos, can measure 600-800 mm in length and two mm in diameter. The parasite migrates through a person's subcutaneous tissues causing severe pain, particularly when it occurs in a person's joints. The worm eventually emerges, from the person's feet in most instances, causing intensely painful oedema, a blister and an ulcer accompanied by nausea, fever and vomiting. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 18, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news

Guinea declared free of Ebola virus
The World Health Organization has declared Guinea to be free of Ebola. It's a milestone, as the Ebola outbreak that ravaged West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013 and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. From there, the outbreak traveled to seve... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End of Ebola transmission in Guinea
Today WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: news

Malnutrition a Silent Emergency in Papua New Guinea
High up in the mountainous interior of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the most populous Pacific Island state of 7.3 million people, rural lives are marked by strenuous work toiling land in rugged terrain with low access to basic services. While more than 80 per cent of people are engaged in subsistence agriculture and village food […] (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations breastfeeding Family Planning Malnutrition National Institute of Medical Research Papua New Guinea Source Type: news

Guinea: Guinea Scores High Despite Ebola Epidemic
[Malaria Consortium] For its first Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign in history, Guinea scored exceptional coverage rates of 96%. In spite of the Ebola pandemic which ravaged the country in 2014 and 2015, the Government, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and its partners managed to administer over 200 000 children with SMC medication in the first round of mass drug distributions as part of the ACCESS-SMC project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news