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

POTUS Trump says a “national emergency” exists over approaching migrant caravan now exceeding 10,000 people
(Natural News) POTUS Donald Trump on Monday hinted that a “national emergency” existed in the United States after it became apparent that Mexican authorities were either unable to stop a migrant caravan that has crossed its southern border or are unwilling to do so. The caravan, which originated ‘spontaneously’ in Honduras, has swelled in size... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US woman able to REGROW her fingertip after a puma bit it off during a dream Honduras vacation
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Ja'Niya Walker, 40, from Los Angeles, California, was able to regrow her fingertip after a puma bit it off using platelet-rich plasma technology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane Michael Strengthens Into Category 2 As it Barrels Towards Florida
MIAMI — Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen more, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph), capable of causing devastating damage. Gov. Rick Scott warned people acro...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

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

Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests
(University of Utah) Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. A 10-year study of bird populations in Cusuco National Park, Honduras, shows that the peak of bird diversity in this mountainous park is moving higher in elevation. Additional land protection, unfortunately, may not be enough to reverse the trend, driven in part by globally rising temperatures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries
August 07, 2018​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade Project will help El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama improve the quality and reach of their HIV services and allocate more resources where they are most needed.While the overall HIV prevalence is low in these countries, the epidemic is concentrated among key groups, including men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers. Despite these...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging
Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging Australia Wins Landmark WTO Ruling on Plain Tobacco Packaging
Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering"plain" tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

TIME Magazine admits screaming migrant girl cover is FAKE news, but says it "captures" a real story, so it doesn't matter
(Natural News) Earlier this week one of the establishment media’s oldest purveyors of fake news and propaganda, Time magazine, published a highly controversial magazine cover that immediately went viral.  The cover features a crying two-year-old Honduran girl who appears to be looking up at President Donald Trump, who is looking back down at her dispassionately.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids
Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More doctors needed to assess asylum seekers ’ claims of torture, violence
Widespread gang and domestic violence in places like Honduras and El Salvador assures demand for doctors to help enforce asylum law, according to a new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Honduras mother desperate for help for her conjoined twins
Jennifer Pamela Martinez, 27, from Honduras, gave birth to twin girls Maria Fernandez and Maria Jose who were born joined at the chest and abdomen, but doctors say separation would kill one of them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social network correlates of IPV acceptance in rural Honduras and rural Uganda - Shakya HB, Perkins JM, Traeger M, Tsai AC, Bangsberg DR, Kakuhikire B, Christakis NA.
We investigated the household-level social network correlates of acceptance of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural, agrarian settings of Honduras and Uganda, two low-income countries with unequal access to resources based upon gender. We collected com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

The influence of maternal and household resources, and parental psychosocial child stimulation on early childhood development: a cross-sectional study of children 36 ⁻59 months in Honduras - Urke HB, Contreras M, Matanda DJ.
Optimal early childhood development (ECD) is currently jeopardized for more than 250 million children under five in low- and middle-income countries. The Sustainable Development Goals has called for a renewed emphasis on children ’s wellbeing, encompassin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

....while on another international front
Dr. Timothy Wall recently returned from Honduras where he and workers from his non-profit foundation, The CareLink Foundation, met with other groups working in the area to discuss how they could pull their resources together to more effectively improve living conditions for the residents of the area.   CareLink provides water filters to Honduran families to reduce the risk of parasitic diseases they encounter from drinking water from the local river. CareLink also provides micro-financing to families to start small businesses to provide th...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities 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

As “caravan” of illegal aliens approaches U.S. border, Trump will have all the reason he needs to SEAL it using the military
(Natural News) The Marxist Left is about to hand President Donald J. Trump a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a chief executive hell-bent on ending flagrant violations of U.S. immigration law. If you’ve kept up with the news this week, you know that a “caravan” consisting of about 1,500 people, most of them from Honduras between the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak
How a subversive form of mapmaking charts the stories and customs of those who would traditionally be ignored Sara is a 32-year-old mother of four from Honduras. After leaving her children in the care of relatives, she travelled across three state borders on her way to the US, where she hoped to find work and send money home to her family. She was kidnapped in Mexico and held captive for three months, and was finally released when her family paid a ransom of $190.Her story is not uncommon. TheUN estimates that there are 258 million migrants in the world. In Mexico alone,1,600 migrants are thought to be kidnapped every mont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Laurence O'Dwyer Tags: Science Geography Psychology Maps 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

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedics for Children is Making a Difference in Honduras
Making a difference in Honduras In 1997, Rodger Harrison started Paramedics for Children, a nonprofit that provides medical care to people in northern Honduras and throughout Central America. Photo courtesy Rodger Harrison One afternoon in 1997, a gregarious American paramedic was practicing his Spanish language skills in a bar in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, when an urgent plea for help filtered through the door. "There's a kid hurt," recalled Rodger Harrison. "They thought I was a doctor. There was not a doctor in town who would treat the poor people, so I got involved." He asked about an...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kate Dernocoeur, NREMT Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership 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

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees
Daniel (not his real name), is a Venezuelan living with HIV. Mexico gave him refugee status, based on a humanitarian cause. Credit: Sergio Ortiz/ Amnistía InternacionalBy Josefina SalomonMEXICO CITY, Dec 21 2017 (IPS)As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla Margarita, northern Venezuela, a terrifying premonition took hold of him.“We are not doing tests until further notice. The machine is not working and we don’t have any reagents,” the man in the white coat told him.It was early June 2015....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josefina Salomon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Regional Categories Source Type: news

Nabbed at a Pizza Hut, fugitive lawyer returns to justice
Officials say Eric Conn, a fugitive lawyer who disappeared six months ago after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme, is being flown back to Kentucky from Honduras (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FBI returning fugitive lawyer to Kentucky after capture
Officials say Eric Conn, a fugitive lawyer who disappeared six months ago after pleading guilty to massive Social Security fraud has is being flown back to Kentucky from Honduras (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: FBI escorting Kentucky fugitive from Honduras
Officials say a fugitive Kentucky lawyer is en route back to the United States after disappearing six months ago. Eric Conn faces prison for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fugitive Kentucky lawyer captured in Honduras after 6 months
Officials say a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Student Spotlight – Meghan Bullock ’20: Changing Lanes
Experiences such as working as a volunteer on medical mission trips to Honduras and practicing as an oncology nurse in Arizona helped Meghan Bullock ’20 decide that medical school was the right path for her. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - November 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News cancer Features global health Home-feature medical student Norris Cotton Cancer Center Student Spotlight 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

Tropical Storm Nate Could Threaten U.S. Gulf Coast as a Hurricane
Tropical Storm Nate, which has been forming across the southern Caribbean, could strengthen into a low-grade hurricane and is on track to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, and possibly Florida, by this weekend. The storm, which currently has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, is expected to move through northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras on Thursday, according to a Oct. 5 public advisory by the National Hurricane Center. It might reach sustained Category 1 winds of 85 mph in three days as it approaches the Gulf Coast on Saturday. “Strengthening is likely over the northwestern Caribbean Sea Thursday night and Friday,&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

The architecture of feminicide: the state, inequalities, and everyday gender violence in Honduras - Menj ívar C, Walsh SD.
Increasing exclusion and inequality in Honduras have posed escalating security risks for women in their homes and on the streets. In this article, we examine gender-based violence against women, including gender-motivated murders (feminicides), the everyda... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Natural Resources Regional Categories gold mining mercury Mexico Minam Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence as a predictor of antenatal care service utilization in Honduras - Sebert Kuhlmann AK, Foggia J, Fu Q, Sierra M.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between exposure to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) and indicators of antenatal care (ANC) service utilization among Honduran women of reproductive age. METHODS: Data from the 2011-2012... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children 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

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
For every peer review completed for the journal Environmental Earth Sciences, a water filter is donated to developing countries – almost 600 since the start of 2017 Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of i...
Source: News from STM - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
(Springer) Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer's journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization 'Filter of Hope.' Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Minamata Convention, Curbing Mercury Use, is Now Legally Binding
Informal gold mining is one of the main sources of mercury contamination. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS.By IPS World DeskROME, Aug 16 2017 (IPS)The Minamata Convention — a legally-binding landmark treaty, described as the first new environmental agreement in over a decade – entered into force August 16.The primary aim of the Convention is “to protect human health and the environment” from mercury releases, which are considered both environmental and health hazards, according to the United Nations.So far, the inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories Ban on Mercury Use Minamata Convention on Mercury Source Type: news

Maize from El Gigante Rock Shelter shows early transition to staple crop
(Penn State) Mid-summer corn on the cob is everywhere, but where did it all come from and how did it get to be the big, sweet, yellow ears we eat today? Some of the answers come from carbon dating ancient maize and other organic material from the El Gigante rock shelter in Honduras, according to a team of anthropologists who show that 4,300 years ago maize was sufficiently domesticated to serve as a staple crop in the Honduran highlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology 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

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

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