Mongolia to shut schools until March 30 to curb virus outbreak
Mongolia will keep all its schools shut until March 30 in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the country, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

Alcohol advertisements, hazard warnings, knowledge of alcohol-related harm and health-profession students' drinking in Inner Mongolia - Wang S, Geater AF, Duan S, Wang X, Zhang H, Zhao L.
Background: Consumption of alcohol among adults in Inner Mongolia is high even among health professionals. Little is known of the alcohol consumption patterns of health-profession students. Objectives: To assess the association of knowledge o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Russia closing its land border with China
Russia is closing its land border with China, similar to steps taken by Mongolia and North Korea, to guard against a new viral outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on China and the coronavirus: scrutiny, not stigma | Editorial
It ’s right to scrutinise the official response to the outbreak, but that does not justify spreading wild rumours or discriminating against Chinese peopleThecoronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan has shown how far and fast a disease can travel in our globalised age. It has also shown us how quickly fear, misinformation and blame can spread, only hindering the fight against the pneumonia-causing virus.The alarm is understandable. More than 6,000 cases have been confirmed, and more than 130 people have died: a public health expert at Imperial Collegehas suggested that 100,000 may be infected already. World Health Org...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases World news China Asia Pacific Mongolia Source Type: news

Democrats approve of Mongolia closing its borders to protect citizens from Coronavirus, yet Trump’s a “racist” for stopping illegal immigrants with deadly viruses from entering USA
(Natural News) The nefarious Democrats are at it again with their ultimate hypocritical stance on immigration. If you don’t know by now, the Democrats want open borders for one reason and one reason only – easy votes. The plan is to offer lots of free stuff, including medical coverage, food, income and the ability to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus
China has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China Puts 13 Cities on Lockdown as Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs
China broadened its lockdown to include at least 13 cities Friday as it strives to contain a deadly virus outbreak the World Health Organization has termed a domestic health emergency. The respiratory virus has claimed 26 lives and infected at least 830 people in China since it was first detected at a seafood market in Wuhan last month, according to figures provided by the National Health Commission Friday morning. While cases of the new coronavirus have been detected around the world, from Thailand and South Korea to the United States, WHO said the situation does not yet constitute a global health emergency. “There...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized China Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

China reports fourth case of plague this month
Chinese health authorities on Thursday reported a fresh case of bubonic plague in the country's northern Inner Mongolia region, bringing the total number of plague cases to four since the beginning of the month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Warming temperatures threaten reindeer herding and the preservation of cultural artifacts in Mongolia. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 21, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Close contacts of China plague patients released after showing no symptoms: official
Some people who had been in close contact with pneumonic plague patients from Inner Mongolia have been released from medical observation, China's health authority said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A hunter ate a wild rabbit and caught bubonic plague
Twenty-eight people are in quarantine in China's northern Inner Mongolia province after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague Saturday, the local health commission said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case
China's Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country's health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two people got the plague in China. Why is it still a thing?
Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

The waterfall pattern of suicide mortality in Inner Mongolia for 2008-2015 - Qin P, Du M, Wang S, Zhang X, Wang Y, Yan T, Li L, Xu X, Zheng H, Gao L, Yu D, Niu M, Li H, Wu R, Sun J.
This study aims to determine the characteristics and severity of suicide mortality in Inner Mongolia between 2008 and 2015. METHODS: The death data between 2008 and 2015 was collected from the Death Registry System,1 and the suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African swine fever: bad for people as well as pigs | Editorial
The current outbreak, linked to smallholders, is likely to affect prices around the world. But supersized animal farms are not the answerIn the coming weeks, bacon sandwich eaters in Newcastle and dairy farmers in California may find their pockets hit by developments thousands of miles away. The culprit is an outbreak ofAfrican swine fever which is sweeping through Asia, leading to the culling of millions of pigs in China and Vietnam, in what one expert calls the world ’s biggest animal disease outbreak to date. The US and the UK are watching keenly. Denmark hasbuilt a 43-mile border fence to keep out wild boar. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Farming Agriculture The meat industry China Vietnam Mongolia Cambodia North Korea Asia Pacific Science Environment World news Food Food science Globalisation Source Type: news

As Swine Fever Roils Asia, Hogs Are Culled and Dinner Plans Change
An African swine fever outbreak that had been centered in China is rapidly spreading to neighboring countries, pushing up prices of pork, a staple in many Asian nations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES and KATHERINE LI Tags: Pigs Pork Livestock Diseases African Swine Fever Meat Epidemics Rabobank University of Hong Kong Phuc, Nguyen Xuan Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Cambodia Mongolia Vietnam Source Type: news

Why is bubonic plague still a thing?
A local folk remedy thought to provide good health had the opposite effect for one Mongolian couple: After eating the raw kidney of a marmot, the pair died of bubonic plague, AFP news agency reported on Monday. Health authorities responded by declaring a quarantine that included locals and foreign tourists who had come into contact with the couple. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's hard to be a nomad in Mongolia
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Scientists tracked 22 Mongolian gazelles (Procapra gutturosa) over the vast grasslands of Mongolia for a 1-3 year period using GPS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Unravelling the complexity of air pollution in the world's coldest capital city
(Kanazawa University) A joint Mongol-Japanese research team from the National University of Mongolia and Kanazawa University conducted the first detailed study of organic air pollutants in Ulaanbaartar city. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contents of airborne particulates were determined, and indicated that the degree of air pollution varies markedly by district and season. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia reports human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus: Xinhua
China's Inner Mongolia region reported on Saturday a case of human infection with the H7N9 bird flu virus, the official Xinhua news agency reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

David Attenborough Isn ’t Sure We Can Save the Natural World. But at 92, He’s Not Giving Up Trying
It’s the voice you notice first. In person, David Attenborough speaks in the same awestruck hush he has used in dozens of nature documentaries, a crisp half whisper that is often mimicked but seldom matched. Ninety-two years of use may have softened its edges, but still it carries the command of authority. Sitting in his home in the Richmond neighborhood of west London for one in a series of conversations, I feel compelled to drink a second cup of tea when he offers. It somehow seems wrong to say no. In his native U.K., Attenborough is held in the kind of esteem usually reserved for royalty. Over decades–first ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

China reports two new African swine fever outbreaks
China on Sunday confirmed two new outbreaks of African swine fever, one in the northern province of Hebei and the other in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world's largest hog herd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mongolia to suspend KFC outlets for inquiry after food poisoning reports
A Mongolian regulator said it will suspend operations at KFC restaurants temporarily to conduct inquiries, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mongolia suspends KFC outlets after hundreds show food poisoning symptoms
Mongolia has temporarily suspended operations of all KFC restaurants in the country to conduct an inquiry, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Asian horses don't get sick with the flu
(PLOS) Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, according to a study published Feb. 7 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Pablo Murcia of the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Desperate Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog
Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world's coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept grasslands to escape choking smog and respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B and C Infection in Mongolian Immigrants in the Washington, District of Columbia, Metropolitan Area, 2016-2017
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

International migration and human security and development in Mongolia - Akaha T.
In this brief analysis, we will examine the international migration situation in Mongolia, placing the country in the regional context, in order to identify the opportunities and challenges that international migration presents to the country and the migra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Discussion Skin color is primarily due to genetic factors. Melanocytes are usually found in skin in the basal layer of the epidermis which is also where the melanin usually lies. There are a range of normal skin phenotypes that have been described by Fitzpatrick and range from I-VI: I – pale white skin, blond hair, blue eyed, does not tan, always burns II – fair skin, blue eyed, tans poorly, burns easily III – darker white skin, burns initially then tans IV – light brown skin, tans easily, burns minimally V – brown skin, tans darkly easily, burns rarely VI – dark brown skin, alway...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

China confirms African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia region
China's agriculture ministry said on Friday it has confirmed an African swine fever outbreak in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Early Mongolians ate dairy, but lacked the gene to digest it
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Curry, A. Tags: Anthropology, Evolution, Genetics In Depth Source Type: news

NHGRI joins international team to sequence Mongolian genomes
North Asians, including Mongolians and other Siberian ethnic groups, may be more closely related to Eastern and Northern Europeans - including the people of Finland - than previously thought, according to a new genomics study inNature Genetics. The international team of researchers, including those from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), made the connection by comparing the whole-genome sequences of 175 ethnic Mongolians to existing genetic variation data. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - November 5, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Ancient Teeth Tell the History of Equine Dentistry
Researchers studied 3,000-year-old skeletal remains from Mongolia to understand the origins of veterinary dental practices. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

China detains four for transporting pigs amid swine fever outbreaks
Inner Mongolia in northern China has detained four people for forging documents and illegally selling and transporting pigs from a province that has been hit by African swine fever, said the region's animal husbandry bureau late on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China says new African swine fever outbreak reported in Inner Mongolia
China said on Monday it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern China, as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia
China's northern region of Inner Mongolia has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Inner Mongolia
China's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday a new African swine fever outbreak had been reported in northern China's Inner Mongolia region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Inner Mongolia, Henan: Xinhua
China reported two new outbreaks of African swine fever in the Inner Mongolia region and Henan provinces as the highly contagious disease, which is deadly to pigs, spreads further nationwide, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists Identify the First-Known Offspring of Two Different Groups of Early Humans, Study Says
(BERLIN) — Scientists say they’ve found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct group of human relatives known as Denisovans. The 90,000-year-old bone fragment found in southern Siberia marks the first time a direct offspring of these two groups has been discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Both groups disappeared by about 40,000 years ago. Neanderthals lived in Europe and Asia, while fossils of Denisovans are known only from the cave where the fragment was found. Past genetic studies have shown interb...
Source: TIME: Science - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About the Last Eclipse of 2018
For much of the world, the last chance to catch an eclipse for a while is about to happen. This weekend’s partial solar eclipse will span across many countries in the Northern hemisphere on Saturday, Aug. 11 — becoming what could be the most widely viewed solar eclipse of 2018. The eclipse kicks off at 5:46 a.m. E.T., and will be visible in Greenland before expanding toward Iceland, northern Europe, most of northern Russia and part of northern China, according to NASA. If the weather is good in the morning, when the eclipse starts (around 4:02 a.m. E.T.), then it may become the most viewed solar eclipse of the ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic
Inmates at the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: David BrydenBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 2018 (IPS)Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space. Touring the largest prison in Port-au-Prince was part of a research visit I made there in 2106. Two years later, the image of those...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news