Monarch Butterflies Officially Listed as Endangered By Scientists
The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling numbers. “It’s just a devastating decline,” said Stuart Pimm, an ecologist at Duke University who was not involved in the new listing. “This is one of the most recognizable butterflies in the world.” The International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migrating monarch butterfly for the first time to its “red list” of threatened species and categorized it as “endangered” — two s...
Source: TIME: Science - July 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: CHRISTINA LARSON/AP Tags: Uncategorized animals climate change healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

From ‘open-minded’ to ‘underwhelming,’ mixed reactions greet latest COVID-19 origin report
Some content has been removed for formatting reasons. Please view the original article for the best reading experience. “Further studies needed.” That’s the main message in a preliminary report released today by a scientific advisory group convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify the cloudy origin of COVID-19. But in stark distinction to a report from an earlier WHO committee, which drew controversy in 2021 by all but dismissing that SARS-CoV-2 might have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, this panel recommends more investigations into the lab-leak scenario possibility. “All...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 9, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

From ‘open minded’ to ‘underwhelming,’ mixed reactions greet latest COVID-19 origin report
Some content has been removed for formatting reasons. Please view the original article for the best reading experience. “Further studies needed.” That’s the main message in a preliminary report released today by a scientific advisory group convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify the cloudy origin of COVID-19. But in stark distinction to a report from an earlier WHO committee, which drew controversy in 2021 by all but dismissing that SARS-CoV-2 might have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, this panel recommends more investigations into the lab-leak scenario possibility. “All...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 9, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wild Meat Markets Pose Disease Risk to People, Laos Study Finds Wild Meat Markets Pose Disease Risk to People, Laos Study Finds
Zoonotic diseases can spill over to people from markets selling infected wild animal meat. Can we prevent these?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tooth found in Laos sheds light on Denisovans, enigmatic group of extinct humans
“This is the first time that a Denisovan has been found in a warm region,” a lead author of the study says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Will Dunham Source Type: news

Ancient Tooth Could Be Clue in Denisovan Migration Mystery
The new fossil from Laos helps answer the question of how some people from Southeast Asia carry DNA from the ancient hominin. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 18, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Child ’s 130,000-year-old tooth could offer clues to extinct human relative
Researchers believe the discovery in a Laos cave proves that Denisovans lived in the warm tropics of southeast AsiaA child ’s tooth at least 130,000 years old found in a Laos cave could help scientists uncover more information about an early human cousin, according to a new study.Researchers believe the discovery proves that Denisovans – a now-extinct branch of humanity – lived in the warm tropics of southeast Asia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Science Anthropology Neanderthals Evolution Biology Laos Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Cave discovery in Laos could unlock more about human evolution's biggest mystery
A tooth unearthed from a remote cave in Laos is helping to sketch an unknown chapter in the human story. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cave discovery could unlock more about human evolution's biggest mystery
A tooth unearthed from a remote cave in Laos is helping to sketch an unknown chapter in the human story. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laos reopens to visitors after 2-year closure to fight virus
The landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos has reopened to tourists and other visitors more than two years after it imposed tight restrictions to fight the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Laos reopens to tourists and other visitors from abroad
The landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos has reopened to tourists and other visitors more than two years after it imposed tight restrictions to fight the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Relationship between prehospital time and 24-h mortality in road traffic-injured patients in Laos - Suzuki T, Phonesavanh O, Thongsna S, Inoue Y, Ichikawa M.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injury has long been regarded as a "time-dependent disease." However, shortening the prehospital time might not improve the outcome in developing countries given the current quality of in-hospital care. We aimed to examine the rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wuhan Wet Market Worker Is Now the 1st Known Case of COVID-19, According to New Study
An accountant from Wuhan, China, who was widely thought to be first person with Covid-19 actually developed symptoms eight days later than initially reported, making a female seafood seller at the now infamous Huanan market the earliest known case. The confusion was caused by complications from dental work that made the 41-year-old man sick on Dec. 8. A fever and other symptoms caused by coronavirus started Dec. 16, after multiple workers at the Huanan market were already exhibiting signs of infection, including the seafood vendor whose symptoms began Dec. 11, according to a study Thursday in the journal Science. [time-bri...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire China COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

CPD Lao [2022-2026] (DP/FPA/CPD/LAO/7)
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Source: UNFPA News - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Said Source Type: news