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Abbott and the Abbott Fund Provide $2 Million in Additional Relief to Help Families Affected by Hurricane Maria and the Earthquake in Central Mexico
- Total support for relief efforts following earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria is $4.25 million in products and funding (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mexico earthquake survivors face same health woes as 9/11
Dr Louis De Palo, professor of pulmonary medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, said it would be a good idea for well-wishers to donate good quality masks to first responders in Mexico. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University ’s ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ Charged Prices Based on Race
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up what it called an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Thursday with a sign advertising higher prices for Asians and Caucasians and cheaper prices for African Americans and Hispanics. William Witt, a Turning Point regional director, said the bake sale was aimed at generating a conversation about affirmative action programs. “Certain groups get different opportunities than othe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW New Mexico Source Type: news

The reason Frida, the trapped little girl, gripped our imagination
There were hundreds of victims of the recent Mexican earthquake, yet people only talked about one -- and she wasn't real. Why? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Gruesome video shows a worm in a Mexican teen's eyeball
A 17-year-old, from Mexico, lost his sight after the parasite invaded his eye. The flatworm can be eaten from under-cooked fish but how it got into the unnamed patient's eye is a mystery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin. Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The Search for Mexico ’s Earthquake Survivors Enters a Fourth Day, With Some Successes
(MEXICO CITY) —Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Mexico’s federal police said several people were lifted out of the debris of two buildings Thursday. Rescuers removed or broke through slabs until they found cracks that allowed workers to wiggle through to reach the victims, then lift them to safety. The city government said 60 people in all had been rescued since the quake hit at midday Tuesday. Still, with the hours...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico mexico earthquake natural disaster onetime Source Type: news

Who Is Frida Sofia? Mexico Shocked at the Truth Behind Girl ‘Trapped’ in Rubble
(MEXICO CITY) — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that made it a national drama, drawing attention away from other rescue efforts across the quake-stricken city and leaving people in Me...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

She ’s Planning for College. But She’ll Miss President Trump’s Deadline to Avoid Deportation
Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn’t know if she’ll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama-era program that has shielded over 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, allowed them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, travel abroad and obtain a driver’s license. But on Sept. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration White House Source Type: news

Mexico Struggles to Find the Missing as Death Toll From Earthquake Rises to 273
(MEXICO CITY) — As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts. And what many had clung to as the unlikely triumph of life over death was revealed to be a case of some very high-profile misinformation: A top navy official announced there were no missing children at a collapsed Mexico City school where the purported plight of a girl trapped alive in the rubble had captivated people acros...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza & Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?
Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking One Less Soda a Week May Help You Lose Weight
If you’re looking for a starting point for meaningful weight loss, you might try skipping sugary soda. People who cut out about one can of sugary soda per week also gained about a pound less over the course of a new study, compared to those who didn’t change their soda habits at all. The study was published in in the American Journal of Public Health. Sugary beverages have long been linked to a larger waistline. The new study, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, looked at how drinking soft drinks were linked to weight change over two years. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized artificial sweeteners diet soda diet soda weight gain diet soda weight loss Diet/Nutrition how to lose weight is diet soda bad for you Sugar Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

Disaster survivors rescued from rubble -- in Mexico and beyond
Somewhere beneath the rubble of a collapsed elementary school in Mexico City, rescuers believe a 12-year-old girl is alive. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s What Stephen Colbert Has to Say About Donald Trump’s ‘Worst Ever’ Emmys Snub
After offering President Donald Trump some rare praise for his online response to both Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico City, Stephen Colbert took some time to address the President’s criticism of the 2017 Emmys — which Colbert hosted — during Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show. “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday, two days after the awards show aired. “Smartest people of them all are the ‘DEPLORABLES.'” Colbert, of course, had some qualms with Trump’s claims. &ldqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys Donald Trump Late Night Television stephen colbert the late show with stephen colbert TV Source Type: news

Mexico: MSF Deploys Teams to Provide Psychosocial Support and Assess Medical Needs
Within 24 hours of the powerful earthquake that struck on September 19, MSF began providing psychosocial support in Mexico City and assessing the needs in Morelos state.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

MSF Deploys Psychosocial Teams to Mexico City, Assessing Medical Needs in Morelos State
Press releaseMSF Deploys Psychosocial Teams to Mexico City, Assessing Medical Needs in Morelos StateSeptember 21, 2017Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed four psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City and is closely evaluating the psychological and medical needs in the state of Morelos following the powerful earthquake that struck on September 19, said the international medical humanitaria n organization on Thursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Search for Survivors Continues in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000. Mexico City Mayor M...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza and Christine Amario, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Search for Survivors Continues in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000. Mexico City Mayor M...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza and Christine Amario, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Girl Found Trapped in Rubble as Rescuers Look for Survivors of Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza, Christine Armario / AP Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico mexico earthquake onetime Source Type: news

Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause of Mexico earthquakes
Mexico ’s most recent earthquakes did not directly involve two tectonic plates clashing, as is commonly the case. Seismologist Dr Stephen Hicks explainsWe are often reminded about the force and devastation from earthquakes that occur around the Pacific Ring of Fire. The titanic collision of two tectonic plates, which firmly lock together and accrue strain over tens to hundreds of years, eventually releases this pent-up energy as a large earthquake. We have seen such quakes strikingIndonesia,Chile andJapan over the past 15 years. Mexico, too, lies on the Ring of Fire and is no stranger to such quakes: the 1985 8.0 mag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Hicks Tags: Geology Mexico Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Americas Physics Science Source Type: news

Rescuers Race to Free Survivors Trapped After Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people. But it was the ongoing rescue at the Enrique Rebsamen school, where 25 people including 21 children perished, that was seen as emblematic of Mexicans’ rush to save survivors before time runs out. Helmeted workers spotted the girl buried in the debris early Wednesday and shouted to her to move ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi & Mark Stevenson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Los Angeles Search and Rescue Team Prepares for Deployment to Mexico
PACOIMA, Calif. (KABC) -- After a formal request from the Mexican government, the L.A. County Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team deployed to the earthquake-ravaged country on Wednesday as part of a U.S. agency's assistance effort. The USAR team officially received the call to deploy on Wednesday afternoon, according to the fire department and a statement from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Team members had been awaiting the green light after gathering at a staging location in Pacoima. "Since midnight last night, we've been packing all of our equipment. We have about a semi's worth of equip...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christina Salvo, KABC Tags: Major Incidents News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes
The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.(Image credit: Miguel Tovar/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Japan
A magnitude 6.1 hit off the coast of Japan east of Fukushima and Kamaishi on Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey, or the USGS, recorded the earthquake near Japan at 11:37 a.m. EST. The agency’s website also showed that 41 people responded saying they felt the earthquake along Japan’s eastern coast. No further details have been released on the earthquake. However, USGS estimates few economic losses and little to no fatalities will come of the earthquake. No tsunami warning has been issued so far. An earthquake and tsunami in Japan 2011 caused meltdown in three reactors of Fukushima’s nuclear power plant,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

Cheeseburger Thief Slaps Man Across the Face in Bizarre Attack
(SANTA FE, N.M.) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man’s green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Frazier on Sunday near the Shake Foundation where authorities say the bizarre attack occurred. According to a criminal complaint, the victim says Frazier walked up to him to dance then slapped him across his face. The victim says Frazier then stole his green chile cheeseburger and ran from the scene. Witnesses say Frazier also had a belt around his neck. Police later caught up with Frazier and arr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Bizarre onetime Source Type: news

Barack Obama Criticizes ’50th or 60th’ Attempt to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Barack Obama waded into the debate on healthcare Tuesday, sharply criticizing Republicans’ last-ditch attempts to repeal his signature legislative achievement. “When I see those people trying to undo that hard-won progress, for the 50th or 60th time, with a bill that will raise costs, reduce coverage, and roll back protections for older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions … it’s aggravating,” Obama said Wednesday during a keynote speech at Goalkeepers, an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He noted that there is no “demonstrable economic, actuarial, or ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama Bill Gates climate change Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Health Care Immigration Obamacare onetime Paris Climate Deal White House Source Type: news

You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's Eye
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- For one unfortunate Mexican teenager, an unwanted tenant living in his eye led to what may be a permanent loss of vision, doctors report. As published Sept. 21 in The New England Journal of Medicine, an unnamed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘We Can Hear Small Noises.’ Video Shows Rescue Effort After Mexico School Collapses in Earthquake
Video recorded after a devastating earthquake struck Mexico shows the aftermath of a school collapse that killed at least 21 children and four adults. In the footage, spectators stand around the wreck of the building visibly shocked, screaming and shouting. Children can be heard crying in the background. Sounds were heard coming from the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen school early Wednesday morning, the Associated Press reports. But rescuers couldn’t tell if they were calls for help or the noise of the concrete shifting after the earthquake. One rescuer, 29-year-old Pedro Serrano, told the AP that he had crawled into...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Enrique Rebsamen mexican earthquake Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Collapsed Buildings as Quake Kills 225
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 225. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Mexico City, wher...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Are the two Mexican earthquakes connected – and are more on the way?
Two earthquakes have hit Mexico within two weeks, both occurring on the Cocos tectonic plate. But are they related, and could Mexico face more tremors?Mexico has been hit by itssecond deadly earthquake in less than two weeks. Are the two events related, and could they indicate more tremors are on the way?Both quakes occurred on the Cocos tectonic plate, which runs along the western coast of Mexico, and is sliding beneath the neighbouring North American tectonic plate to the north-east at a rate of about three inches per year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Mexico Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Geology Science World news Americas Source Type: news

‘I Am Sure She Is Under There, Alive.’ On the Ground in Mexico City in the Hours After the Quake
At 11 a.m. yesterday, residents in offices, schools and housing estates across Mexico City took part in an earthquake drill timed to commemorate the catastrophic tremor on the same date in 1985. Just over two hours later, a real, 7.1 magnitude quake shook the capital and surrounding states, making skyscrapers sway like they were made of paper, shattering windows and roofs, and toppling entire apartment blocks. When the quake struck, I was on the twentieth floor of an office building, which moved up and down like a fairground ride as books and folders crashed onto the floor. I wanted to immediately run for my life, but had ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ioan Grillo / Mexico City Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico Mexico City onetime Source Type: news

‘We Can Hear Small Noises.’ Rescuers Search for Survivors at Elementary School Destroyed by Mexico City Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday — nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the noises of shifting rubble. After a wing of the Enrique Rebsamen primary and secondary school collapsed in Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake, rescuers dug at the pile of rubble and soldiers wedged in wooden beams to try to prevent it from crumbling further. Then a group of them decided to head in. Pedro Serrano, a 29...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Stevenson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico City onetime Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills At Least 248
(MEXICO CITY) — Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248 early Wednesday. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the earlier temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in south...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills at Least 217
(MEXICO CITY) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Me...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

A Mexican TV News Station Caught the Moment the Powerful Quake Struck
A Mexican news station was broadcasting live the moment a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the country Tuesday, close to the capital Mexico City. The powerful quake killed at least 149 people and brought down dozens of buildings in the capital alone. Thousands of people fled into the streets and early Wednesday rescue workers were still digging through mounds of rubble, looking for survivors. The anchor at Foro TV was in the middle of a segment with his reporter from the field, when the earthquake warning sirens began to wail. Enrique Campos told viewers in Spanish: “Right now that’s the earthquake alarm going off,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory study finds immune system is critical to regeneration
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The answer to the question of why some organisms can regenerate major body parts while others, such as humans, cannot may lie with the body's innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the Mexican salamander by James Godwin, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory. Godwin found that formation of new heart muscle tissue after a heart attack is dependent on the presence of macrophages, a type of white blood cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mexico Declares a State of Disaster in Its Capital Following Devastating Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s federal government has declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds following a major earthquake that killed at least 139 people, including 36 in the capital. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured after the magnitude 7.1 quake. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly. The U.S. Geological Survey sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Video Footage Shows Chaos and Destruction Following Deadly Mexico City Earthquake
Mexico City was hit with a devastating earthquake that left dozens dead on Tuesday, coinciding with the anniversary of another deadly earthquake that occurred in 1985. Video has already surfaced showing part of the damage from the earthquake. Videos from Mexico City and the surrounding areas appears to show viscous shaking and collapsed buildings . The disaster also comes just days after another earthquake hit 11 days ago, which left at least 90 dead. The governor of the Mexican state of Morales said that at least 55 were dead as a result of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake, according to the Associated Press. (Source: TIME.com...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Mexico mexico earthquake onetime tragedy Source Type: news

7.1 Magnitude Quake in Mexico Kills at Least 61
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 61 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south, and it occurred as Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands. Dozens of buildings collapsed into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. A column of smoke rose from a structure in one central nei...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Stevenson, Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

7.1 Magnitude Quake in Mexico Kills at Least 120
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 120 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly. The quake is the deadliest in Mexico since a 1985 quake on the same date killed thousands. It came less than two weeks...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Stevenson, Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Major Earthquake for Mexico City Falls on Anniversary of Catastrophic 1985 Quake
The earthquake that struck Mexico City on Tuesday hit on the same exact calendar date on which the capital was hit by a violent earthquake in 1985. The earlier quake left behind a trail of rubble and more than 5,000 people dead. The coincidence is eerie, and sympathizers around the world will surely hope that the similarity stops with the identical Sept. 19 date. While Tuesday’s 7.1. magnitude quake falls short of 1985’s 8.0 magnitude tremor, it still classifies as a “major” earthquake on the Richter scale. Videos shared on social media reveal crumbling structures and smoke rising over the city due ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City
(MEXICO CITY) — A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. Puebla Gov. Tony Galil tweeted that there had been damaged buildings in the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Nancy Pelosi Gets Shut Down by Young Immigrants Over DACA Deal
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, said she understands the fears of young immigrants after they shouted her down Monday at an event where she planned to drum up support for legislation that would grant legal status to immigrants like them. “We’re in this fight to win for the dreamers, when it’s easier and when it’s harder,” she told reporters later after a similar — but quieter — event in Sacramento. “Dreamers” is a nickname used for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children or by parents who overstayed vi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathleen Ronayne / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Google Doodle Marks 100th Birthday of Dancer and Choreographer Amalia Hernandez
Google unveiled a new Doodle Tuesday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Amalia Hernandez, the dancer and choreographer remembered as an ambassador of Mexican culture. Born on Sept. 19, 1917, Hernandez’s early passion for dance ultimately led her to establish the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. She first joined the Fine Arts National Institute as a choreographer and taught modern dance. But her focus would shift to traditional Mexican folk dances. By combining folk dances with the choreographed movements she acquired from her formal training, Hernandez created a new dance style, the baile folklorico. Since its inception ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Google Doodle onetime Source Type: news

These 10 Photos Show Off the National Monuments Trump May Target
In late August, Interior Dept. Secretary Ryan Zinke sent President Donald Trump the results of an unprecedented review. Trump had tasked him with deciding whether 27 national monuments — protected areas that presidents can designate using the Antiquities Act — should remain as they are or be modified. The question divided communities from coast to coast, with supporters arguing that monuments are important to preserve landmarks and animal habitats, while opponents argued that the designations are examples of government overreach and disrupt economic activity like fishing and logging. Millions of public comments...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized National Monuments Source Type: news

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes
Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERICA GOODE Tags: Dyes and Dyestuffs Textiles Art Wool and Woolen Goods Hazardous and Toxic Substances Mexico Oaxaca (Mexico) Source Type: news