Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden
As many as 9,000 migrants from Honduras are hoping to reach the United States to escape poverty intensified by hurricanes and the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 8,000 US-bound migrants enter Guatemala from Honduras
An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 US-bound migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras since Friday, a spokesman for Guatemala's official... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honduras president took bribes from drug traffickers, US prosecutors say
Juan Orlando Hernández allegedly said he wanted to shove drugs ‘right up the noses of the gringos’ by flooding the US with cocaine (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: First awake robotics-guided biopsy offers precision in diagnosis
Over five years, Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga received six different diagnoses from doctors in Honduras. The 26-year-old father needed answers, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized a trip to the U.S. could be his only hope for a precise diagnosis. Excruciating back pain first brought Erasmo Carlos Perdomo Maradiaga to the doctor. Imaging tests [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

2020 Was a Year of Climate Extremes. What Can We Expect in 2021?
2020 was a year of extreme weather around the world. Hot and dry conditions drove record-setting wildfires through vast areas of Australia, California and Brazil and Siberia. A record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season landed a double blow of two hugely destructive storms in Central America. Long-running droughts have destroyed agricultural output and helped to push millions into hunger in Zimbabwe and Madagascar. A super-cyclone unleashed massive floods on India and Bangladesh. And overall, 2020 may end up the hottest year on record—despite a La Niña event, the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon which normally temp...
Source: TIME: Science - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Examining risk factors of intimate partner violence victimization in Central America: a snapshot of Guatemala and Honduras - Meeker KA, Hayes BE, Randa R, Saunders J.
The current study examines country-specific risk factors of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization among Guatemalan and Honduran women. More specifically, we examine if (in)equality between partners, experience of controlling or emotionally abusive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Birth on a riverbank: Woman's ordeal shows risks at border
A Honduran woman gave birth after being pushed across the Rio Grande in a tire. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

3 Ways Health Workers in Central America Are Delivering HIV Care during a Pandemic
By Claudia Guzm án A client received HIV medication at their home in Guatemala in August, 2017. Photo by Anna Watts for IntraHealth International.December 14, 2020In Central America, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new barriers for people living with HIV to adhere to their antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen. People living with HIV face lack of transportation, reduced clinic hours and sites, and fear of going to clinics—all of which make it harder for them to continue taking their medication.So health workers from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama​ are using some new...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Health Workers Source Type: news

If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve
Credit: Forus InternationalBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed. Protecting civil society and fundamental freedoms means protecting the rights to associate and assemble, to express views and opinions. Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society. When civic space is open, citizens and civil society organizations are able to organize, participate and communicate, claiming their right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Day 2020 Source Type: news

Over 700 gang members in Central America arrested in U.S.-assisted actions
El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras bring criminal charges in U.S.-led action targeting transnational organized crime (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Central America, Health Workers Keep HIV Services Available despite Dual Disasters
By Claudia Guzm án Photo by Trevor Snapp in El Salvador for IntraHealth International.December 01, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of barriers for people living with HIV who need to continue their care and treatment. But when hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Central America in November, the barriers multiplied.Pounding Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, and Guatemala for days, these two hurricanes brought heavy rains that led to flooding and landslides that devastated communities and affected millions.In the face of these dual crises, health workers in Central America demonstrated strong leadership ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Digital Health World AIDS Day Source Type: news

Honduran ex-president Zelaya stopped at airport with bag of money
Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday that he had been "unjustly" detained at the Central American nation's Toncontin... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hondurans lose critical health services after Hurricane Eta tears through Central America
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras –Women and girls in Honduras are at high risk in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta. More than 400,000 women have been directly affected by the widespread destruction and are now left without access to essential health services.The storm has been wreaking havoc since 3 November, when it began to pummel parts of Central America as a Category 4 hurricane. By the time it moved into central Honduras, it had been downgraded to a tropical depression, but it continued to unleash deadly floods and landslides. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Honduras television drama shines light on teen pregnancy, helps girls speak out
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Karen, a 14-year-old teenager, lives with her family in a slum on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is afraid to return home after school because she is afraid of her uncle, who has tried to sexually assault her. This is storyline on the Honduran TV miniseries Es Cosa D-2, a show designed not only to entertain but also to empower girls, educate the public and lower the incidence of teen pregnancies. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Whether Californians vote may hinge on race, ethnicity, UCLA health survey finds
Ballots have been rolling in ahead of Election Day, but a big question remains: How many people will ultimately vote?  According to data from the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, or CHIS, an estimated 2.8 million eligible Californians never vote in national, state or local elections, and 7.7 million only vote sometimes — which could potentially leave more than 10 million ballots uncast. The findings on voter participation and other demographic and health-related topics are part of the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research ’s annual CHIS data release, which takes place online&...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Beyond the tip of the blade: an investigation of upper extremity machete injuries in Honduras - Johnson AR, La ínez SS, Santos HJ, Chen AD, Laínez C, Lin SJ, Agag RL, Lee BT.
In this study, we aimed to determine the incidence, initial management, surgical treatment, and follow-up patterns for machete injuries at the national public hospital in Hondu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Waves of trash wash up on pristine beaches of Honduran town
(Natural News) Waves of garbage have washed up on the shores of a small Honduran town, affecting wildlife and the local economy that’s mostly dependent on the town’s pristine beaches to draw up tourists. Officials said enormous islands of trash appeared on the coast of Omoa in northern Honduras on Sept. 19. According to the Voice of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honduran migrants are caught between economic despair and militarized crackdowns
Guatemalan authorities stopped much of a caravan of Honduran migrants heading north toward the United States, deporting more than 2,000 of them. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra Cuffe Source Type: news

As another migrant caravan heads toward the United States, skeptics ask: Why now?
There is no evidence of political meddling behind a caravan of two thousand migrants that left Honduras this week, although figures as prominent as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have expressed their doubts. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Linthicum, Paulo Cerrato Source Type: news

A latent class analysis to identify how patterns of intimate partner violence influence early childhood development outcomes in Honduras - Leyton A.
BACKGROUND: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) against women is a complex phenomenon with long-term consequences for victims and their families. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study are two-fold: to identify common patterns of co-occurring and/or successive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘I Trust Hydroxychloroquine.’ Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Says He’s Taking Controversial Anti-Malaria Drug to Cure Coronavirus
(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been proven effective against COVID-19. Bolsonaro said he tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. The president told reporters he underwent a lung X-ray on Monday after experiencing fever, muscle aches and malaise. As of Tuesday, his fever had subsided, he said, and he attributed the improvement to hydroxychloroq...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo De Sousa and David Biller / AP Tags: Uncategorized brazil COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Brazil ’s President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus But Says He Feels ‘Perfectly Well’
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19 in an escalation of the health crisis that has engulfed Latin America’s largest economy. “I’m perfectly well,” Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil in a live interview, after announcing the result of his test. He added he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria medicine he’s been touting as being effective against the virus though its use hasn’t been authorized by most health experts globally and could carry dangerous side effects. The 65-year-old president, who during his campaign to reopen the economy called the virus “just ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simone Iglesias and Murilo Fagundes / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized brazil COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

President of Honduras Hospitalized for Coronavirus
Juan Orlando Hern ández, who said his wife and two aides were also infected, joined a small crop of world leaders who have caught the virus that has reached into halls of power around the globe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Frances Robles and Kirk Semple Tags: Honduras Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Hernandez, Juan Orlando Source Type: news

Honduran President Tests Positive
Scientists at the University of Oxford say they have identified a drug that can reduce coronavirus-related deaths. The virus flares in Beijing. Officials in Tulsa, Okla., worry that President Trump ’s planned rally could cause a spike. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

President of Honduras Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Juan Orlando Hern ández, who said his wife and two aides were also infected, joined a small crop of world leaders who have caught the virus that has reached into halls of power around the globe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Frances Robles Tags: Honduras Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Hernandez, Juan Orlando Source Type: news

Honduran president says he is infected with coronavirus
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides, he said late on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HPV vaccines that work in US women may miss the target in women from other countries
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Most cervical cancers are caused by persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV). Different vaccines are available to protect against HPV. Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have shown a very different prevalence of hrHPV in Honduras compared to the United States, and concluded that the same vaccination programs that target hrHPV strains in the U.S. may not be as effective in protecting women in other countries from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Factors related to the use of pedestrian bridges in university students of Honduras - Landa-Blanco M, Ávila J.
Considering that deaths and injuries due to run overs near pedestrian bridges (PB) are preventable events, this research aims to analyze the factors related to the use of pedestrian bridges in students of a public university of Honduras. This was made thro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

Indigenous, Afro-Honduran communities join together to fight pandemic
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – As countries grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are among the most vulnerable, with many facing poverty, poor health-care access and limited information. In Honduras, members of these communities are joining together to ensure information and resource reach the most vulnerable. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Seeking sanctuary: violence against women in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala - Obinna DN.
This article identifies the way spaces of violence operate within gendered hierarchies in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. As migration accelerates, gender-related differences become evident. Strong push factors underlined by patriarchal power systems... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Honduras extends curfew by one week in fight against coronavirus
The government of Honduras on Sunday extended a curfew through April 26 in an effort to contain the coronavirus which has infected 472 people and killed 46 in the impoverished Central American country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Honduras registers 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 343 cases and 23 deaths
Honduras will extend its national curfew to April 19 as the country ramps up efforts to contain the coronavirus, the security ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus
A United Nations report states that the fact that women make up 70 percent of the global health workforce puts them at greater risk of infection. This is a dated photo of Catherine a nurse at Jinja referral hospital,in Uganda. Credit: Lyndal Rowlands/IPS.By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 3 2020 (IPS) As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, concerns are simultaneously growing about the current and long-term effects this will have on certain demographics — specifically, women, the youth, migrant workers, and many employees around the world.  This week, the United Nations launched a report “S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 International Organ Source Type: news

mHealth Tool Is Keeping Central American Clients Connected to HIV Care amid COVID-19 Shutdowns
April 01, 2020In Central America, frontline health workers are usingIntraHealth International’s mobile phone-based alerTAR system to let HIV clients know when, where, and how they can keep getting their antiretroviral therapies (ART), now that public transit and outpatient services in the region have halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.These closures and shutdowns are leaving many clients unsure about where to pick up their medications and making it difficult for them to adhere to their HIV treatment regimens. So IntraHealth’sUSAID HIV Care and Treatment Project repurposed its alerTAR system—a low-cost, C...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Panama USAID HIV Care and Treatment Project & AIDS COVID-19 Digital Health Global health security Health Workforce Systems Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Honduras registers first death in country from coronavirus
Honduras has registered its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, said on Thursday Francis Contreras, spokesman for the National Risk Management System. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus crackdown leaves Honduras in near lockdown
The Honduras was in a state of near lockdown on Monday after the government decided to send public and private sector workers home, temporarily call off flights, and suspend public transport to halt the spread of the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Peru, Honduras enacting new containment measures
Peru's president has declared an emergency and ordered people to stay home, while Honduras is closing its borders and ordering most businesses to close (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rural Hondurans embrace cancer screening opportunities
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Few people in low-income countries have access to cancer screening and their cancer rates are on the rise. To test the feasibility of cancer screening in a low-income country, researchers from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Honduran oncologists collaborated to maximize attendance at multiphase cancer screening events that identified risk of up to five different cancers. They found screening was well attended with unexpectedly high rates of compliance with referral for follow-up care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Violence in Honduras from 2008 to 2018 - Landa-Blanco M, Cheon H, Reyes Flores LG, Spohn C, Katz CM.
The current study documents homicide trends in Honduras from 2008 to 2018. Specifically, this study describes demographics of homicide victims and incident profiles (ie, weapons) using homicide data from the Honduras National Police and census data from th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Experiences of gender-based violence in women asylum seekers from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - Baranowski KA, Wang E, D'Andrea MR, Singer EK.
INTRODUCTION: Every year, thousands of women flee gender-based violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala (sometimes collectively referred to as the Northern Triangle) in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Once in the United States, thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in Honduras: ecological correlates of self-reported victimization and fear of a male partner - Wheeler J, Hutchinson P, Leyton A.
The experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) is influenced by individual, relationship, community, and societal-level factors, including the prevalence and acceptance of societal violence in which the victim lives. These factors transcend a woman's pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic injuries in rural Honduras: a two month pilot study - Winders WT, Ramos I, Sabillon W, Perez C, Est évez R, Norwood DA, Cardona JC, Dominguez RL, Morgan D.
This study sought to provide a proof-of-concept pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of a trauma ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review
The glaciers of the Andes Mountains are threatened by global warming. Credit: Julieta Sokolowicz/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. As seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all, and hopefully also for the fight back manifested in the spread of mass protests and civ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Active Citizens Biodiversity Civil Society Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Re Source Type: news

What We Can Learn From the Near-Death of the Banana
The banana has been the subject of Andy Warhol’s cover art for the Velvet Underground’s debut album, can arguably be the most devastating item in the Mario Kart video game franchise and is one of the world’s most consumed fruits. And humanity’s love of bananas may still be on the rise, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. On average, says Chris Barrett, a professor of agriculture at Cornell University, citing that U.N. data, every person on earth chows down on 130 bananas a year, at a rate of nearly three a week. But the banana as we know it may also b...
Source: TIME: Science - November 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Purna Kambhampaty Tags: Uncategorized Agriculture Source Type: news

Study: After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic
(University at Buffalo) The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the US, going into effect in 2006. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Generalized violence as a threat to health and well-being: a qualitative study of youth living in urban settings in Central America's "Northern Triangle" - De Jesus M, Hernandes C.
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras rank among the top 10 countries experiencing violence in the world, despite not being at war. Although there is abundant literature on generalized violence in this "northern triangle" of Central America as a driver of o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras
Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever, with at least 135 people dead from dengue there this year, nearly two-thirds of them children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news