Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Digital NFT Art Is Booming —But at What Cost?
In central Washington State, electric utilities are watching for homes with oddly high power usage after a recent surge in cryptocurrency prices collided with a boom in NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”—an emerging technology that uses crypto platforms to authenticate ownership of digital files. In an emerging hype cycle, such digital assets have sold at auction for millions of dollars, giving the buyer claim to an “original” version of a computer file, such as a piece of digital art or a sports highlight video. During the last crypto boom, the region—home to some of the cheapest electricit...
Source: TIME: Science - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Mongolian Spots on Baby?
Title: What Causes Mongolian Spots on Baby?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 10, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mongolian archaeological project receives 2 million euro Arcadia grant
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Archaeological sites in Mongolia face a range of threats, including climate change and looting. With funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is launching the Mongolian Archaeological Project: Surveying the Steppes (MAPSS). Investigators in Mongolia and Germany will use satellite imagery and existing archival material to create a unified, open access database of Mongolian archaeology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wolves prefer to feed on the wild side
(University of G ö ttingen) When there is a choice, wolves in Mongolia prefer to feed on wild animals rather than grazing livestock. This is the discovery by a research team from the University of G ö ttingen and the Senckenberg Museum G ö rlitz. Previous studies had shown that the diet of wolves in inland Central Asia consists mainly of grazing livestock, which could lead to increasing conflict between nomadic livestock herders and wild predatory animals like wolves. The study has been published in the journal Mammalian Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Areas of seven Chinese provinces enter 'wartime' mode following COVID-19 outbreaks
(Natural News) Areas of Hebei, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Henan, and Ningxia provinces, as well as Inner Mongolia and Beijing announced that they entered “wartime” mode over the weekend due to surges in COVID-19 cases. (Article by Nicole Hao republished from TheEpochTimes.com) “Wartime” mode typically means that restrictions are placed on when residents can leave their homes, and almost all public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China in darkest period for human rights since Tiananmen, says rights group
Human Rights Watch lists persecutions in Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet and Hong Kong but notes new willingness to condemn Beijing (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mongolia writes off utility costs for households to buffer COVID-19 impact. Mongolia on Sunday decided to write off payments of water,...
ULAN BATOR, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia on Sunday decided to write off payments of water, heat, electricity and waste for households... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Chang ’e 5 Capsule Returns to Earth Carrying Moon Rocks in the Latest Breakthrough for China’s Space Program
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. The capsule of the Chang’e 5 probe landed in the Siziwang district of the Inner Mongolia region, state media reported shortly after 2 a.m. (1800 GMT). The capsule earlier separated from its orbiter module and performed a bounce off Earth’s atmosphere to reduce its speed before passing through and floating to the ground on parachutes. Two of the Chang’e 5’s four modules set down on the moon on Dec. 1 and collected about 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds...
Source: TIME: Science - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Mongolian women get help to escape violence even amid pandemic
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia– When Dulam* first sought help from a one-stop service centre in northern Mongolia, she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.For years, she had experienced violence by her husband – as had her four children, aged 2 - 16. Dulam, now 38, hid the violence from family and friends for fear of bringing shame upon her children. Hope that things would ever get better was all but lost, and she had contemplated suicide.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Chang ’e 5 lunar mission returns to Earth after collecting moon samples
Chinese probe completed its 23-day-long space mission and landed in Siziwang Banner of the Inner Mongolia region, said Xinhua. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese spacecraft carrying rocks and soil from the moon returns safely
Unmanned Chang ’e-5 probe returns to Earth after first mission in four decades to collect lunar samplesAn unmanned Chinese spacecraft carrying rocks and soil from the moon returned safely to Earth early on Thursday (local time) in the first mission in four decades to collect lunar samples, the Xinhua news agency said.The capsule carrying thesamples collected by the Chang ’e-5 space probelanded in northern China ’s Inner Mongolia region, Xinhua said, quoting the China National Space Administration (CNSA).The director of CNSA, Zhang Kejian, declared the mission a success, Xinhua added.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: AFP in Beijing Tags: The moon Space China The space shuttle Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Spain ’s rate of confirmed cases at lowest level since August – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.12amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: half of Americans would take vaccine, poll shows; second wave arrives in South Africa11.58pmGMTMainlandChina reported 12 new Covid-19 cases on 9 December, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Thursday.The National Health Commission said in a statement 11 of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The commission said one locally transmit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell; Aamna Mohdin, Jessica Murray, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Chinese Spacecraft Lifts Off From Moon Carrying Lunar Rocks
(BEIJING) — A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported. Chang’e 5, the third Chinese spacecraft to land on the moon and the first to take off from it again, is the latest in a series of increasingly ambitious missions for Beijing’s space program, which also has a orbiter and rover headed to Mars. The Chang’e 5 touched down Tuesday on the Sea of Storms on the moon’s near side. Its mission: collect about 2 kilograms (4 pounds) of lunar rocks and bring them back to Earth, the...
Source: TIME: Science - December 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

China Says Its Moon Probe Is Preparing to Return Rock Samples to Earth
BEIJING — China said Thursday its latest lunar probe has finished taking samples of the moon’s surface and sealed them within the spacecraft for return to Earth, the first time such a mission has been attempted by any country in more than 40 years. The Chang’e 5, the third Chinese probe to land on the moon, is the latest in a series of increasingly ambitious missions for Beijing’s space program, which also has a probe en route to Mars carrying a robot rover. The Chang’e 5 touched down Tuesday on the Sea of Storms on the moon’s near side, on a mission to return lunar rocks to Earth for th...
Source: TIME: Science - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

Genghis Khan ’s memory is erased from view as China cracks down on Mongolian culture
Amid Xi Jinping’s efforts to keep ethnic minorities in check, monuments to a famous conqueror have begun to vanish – and a new education... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Is Poised to Bring Home Moon Samples in Its Most Ambitious Lunar Mission Yet
The moon’s Ocean of Storms was once a busy place. Back in 1967, the U.S. successfully landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft in the vast plain in the northern lunar hemisphere; little more than two years later, the Apollo 12 crew returned, touching down within 200 meters (656 ft.) of the Surveyor and collecting more than 34 kg (75 lbs.) of lunar rock and soil to bring back to Earth. But things have been quiet in the Ocean of Storms since—until now. Nearly 50 years after the U.S. abandoned its lunar dreams, China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft is set for a Dec. 1 landing in NASA’s long-ago stomping grounds, ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A global collaboration for community-based disaster preparation and health promotion: Fukushima to Zuunbayan in Mongolia - Yamada C, Tsedendamba B, Shajbalidir A, Horiuchi T, Suenaga K, Gun-Aajav M, Enkhgerel N, Palam E.
Excessive radiation exposure has adverse effects on health. In Fukushima, psychological issues such as anxiety are still affecting people nine years after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in 2011. In light of the lessons learned from Fukushima co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Secrets of the ice: unlocking a melting time capsule
As the Earth ’s ice melts, large numbers of perfectly preserved ancient artefacts are being revealed. But time is running out and ‘glacial archaeologists’ are racing to find these fragile treasuresBack in August 2018, archaeologists William Taylor and Nick Jarman were scrambling around a snowy, scree-strewn slope in the Altai mountains in northwest Mongolia at the end of an exhausting day. A few hundred metres above Jarman, Taylor and his colleagues were surveying the site, a disappearing ice field that local reindeer herders said had not melted in living memory. Now, each summer, it disappears almost com...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mike Power Tags: Archaeology Climate change Environment Science Glaciers Polar regions Source Type: news

Denisovan ancestry and population history of early East Asians
We present analyses of the genome of a ~34,000-year-old hominin skull cap discovered in the Salkhit Valley in northeastern Mongolia. We show that this individual was a female member of a modern human population that, following the split between East and West Eurasians, experienced substantial gene flow from West Eurasians. Both she and a 40,000-year-old individual from Tianyuan outside Beijing carried genomic segments of Denisovan ancestry. These segments derive from the same Denisovan admixture event(s) that contributed to present-day mainland Asians but are distinct from the Denisovan DNA segments in present-day Papuans ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Massilani, D., Skov, L., Hajdinjak, M., Gunchinsuren, B., Tseveendorj, D., Yi, S., Lee, J., Nagel, S., Nickel, B., Deviese, T., Higham, T., Meyer, M., Kelso, J., Peter, B. M., Pääbo, S. Tags: Genetics, Paleontology reports Source Type: news

Q & A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?
There are nearly two million stillbirths every year. Credit: UNSPLASH/Claudia WolffBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 2020 (IPS) Societal taboo and a lack of understanding about stillbirth  can cause the issue to be neglected among health practitioners, according to Dr. Danzhen You, a senior adviser on Data and Analytics at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She shared her insight with IPS after a U.N. high-level meeting organised to raise awareness and to end preventable stillbirths last week. There are nearly two million stillbirths every year, according to a joint statement released ahead of th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Stillbirths United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Source Type: news

New outbreak reported in China: thousands infected by highly infectious bacteria that comes from animals
(Natural News) China is on the verge of grappling with another potentially massive outbreak. According to The Epoch Times, a highly infectious bacterial disease called brucellosis is spreading to farms in neighboring Shaanxi Province, and even as far as Inner Mongolia. The disease initially took hold in China’s northwest Gansu Province last year after a botched sanitation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego Zoo Clones Endangered Horse From 40-Year-Old Stallion Cells
The cloned horse is known as a Mongolian Wild Horse, a species believed extinct in the wild. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

French Nantes History museum postpones Genghis Khan exhibit due to Chinese interference; refuses to showcase revised version of...
Nantes History Museum refuses to showcase revised version of Mongolian history offered by China (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Clone of Endangered Przewalski ’s Horse Born in Conservation Effort to Save the Species
The first successfully cloned endangered Przewalski’s horse was born on Aug. 6 in a veterinary facility in Texas, San Diego Zoo Global announced on Friday. The horse was cloned from DNA of a male Przewalski’s horse cryopreserved by the zoo in 1980. Przewalski’s horses are “critically endangered” animals that are found in Mongolia, per Smithsonian’s National Zoo. They’re considered the last species of “truly wild horses” and are “distant cousins” of modern day domestic horses, having likely split from a common ancestor around 500,000 years ago, per the Smiths...
Source: TIME: Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Guardian view on studying dinosaurs: ancient creatures, cutting-edge science | Editorial
A discovery in the Isle of Wight should remind us that we are living in a golden age of palaeontologyIt could be said that we live in the age of the dinosaurs. It is, of course, 66m years since agreat extinction wiped out three-quarters of the animals on Earth, including non-avian dinosaurs. The first fossil was described in scientific literature around two centuries ago, and Richard Owen coined the term dinosaur, or terrible lizard, soon afterwards. The scientific “dinosaur renaissance” of the 60s renewed public interest.But in the last 25 years, the pace of palaeontological discoveries has acceleratedto dizzy...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Biology Evolution Science Palaeontology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Means Development Setbacks for Mongolia
Child in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Credit: UNICEF/UN0316934/PasqualliBy Tapan MishraULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic. The general picture of the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia is very positive. The Government of Mongolia closed all educational institutions including kindergartens, schools and universities at the beginning of the year. It also introduced strict measures on social distancing, such as a ban on publ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tapan Mishra Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19 means development setbacks for Mongolia: a UN Resident Coordinator ’s blog
Mongolia has recorded very few cases of COVID-19, less than 300 as on date, despite its more than 4,000 kilometre porous border with China. However, the country faces a major economic impact from the pandemic, says Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk
A large study in Mongolia has concluded that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the risk of contracting latent tuberculosis in children deficient in the vitamin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague
Mongolia's health ministry says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west after eating an infected marmot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mongolian teen infected by marmot dies of bubonic plague
In an unrelated case in neighboring China, a patient who was infected with plague in the northern region of Inner Mongolia is improving, Chinese state media say. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague
Mongolia's national news agency says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jurassic fossils from northeastern China reveal morphological stasis in the catkin-yew
(Science China Press) Dong and colleagues studied well-preserved plant fossils from the Middle-Late Jurassic Daohugou Bed in eastern Inner Mongolia, northeastern China. These fossils closely resemble the extant catkin-yews Amentotaxus. They provide unequivocal evidence that the catkin-yews have undergone little morphological change over at least ~160 million years. Like ginkgo, the catkin-yews are living fossils that provide an important new example of evolutionary stasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Suspected Plague Case Reported in China
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- A suspected bubonic plague case in the Bayannur district of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China has been reported by local officials. Residents were told not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and that anyone... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China reports case of suspected bubonic plague
It's in Inner Mongolia and comes as China says it's wrestled new cases of COVID-19 to near zero. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bubonic Plague Found in a Herder in Inner Mongolia, China Says
A city put control measures in place after one confirmed case of the disease, which caused the Black Death in the Middle Ages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Ramzy Tags: Inner Mongolia Bubonic Plague China Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case
While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bubonic Plague Warning In China ’s Inner Mongolia, Here Is What It Means
In Bayan Nur, there ’s a suspected case of the bubonic plague, which is caused by the Yersnia pestis bacteria. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

The U.S. and U.K. Were the Two Best Prepared Nations to Tackle a Pandemic —What Went Wrong?
On Oct. 24, 2019—45 days before the world’s first suspected case of COVID-19 was announced—a new “scorecard” was published called the Global Health Security Index. The scorecard ranked countries on how prepared they were to tackle a serious outbreak, based on a range of measures, including how quickly a country was likely to respond and how well its health care system would “treat the sick and protect health workers.” The U.S. was ranked first out of 195 nations, and the U.K. was ranked second. You read that correctly. The two countries that on paper were the best prepared to deal ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Clare Wenham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

U.S. Response to COVID-19 is Worse than China ’s. 100 Times Worse.
COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat and the U.S. has just reached a tragic milestone in the pandemic that may not get much attention. The COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. has now passed 340 per million residents, just over 100 times the rate in China. Let that sink in: The death rate from COVID-19 in the U.S. is 100 times greater than it is in China, where the virus first emerged in humans and where the Trump Administration claims the blame should lie for letting the pandemic get out of hand. And it’s not just China that kept its death rate low. Austria, Germany, and Greece have significantly lower per-capita mortalit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Dean T. Jamison Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s Dragon, Carrying 2 Astronauts, Docks at International Space Station
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above the China-Mongolia border. ”Congratulations on a phenomenal accomplishment and welcome to the International Space Station,” SpaceX Mission ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Space wire Source Type: news

Validation of Chinese Multidimensional Depression Assessment Scale (MDAS) in Inner Mongolia pregnant women and risk factors of antenatal depression in Inner Mongolia in the era of one-child policy - Cheung HN, Chan SWY, Williams JM.
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy involves physiological changes in reproductive and endocrine systems, and social role changes that can increase the risk of mental health problems. In China, greater emphasis has been given to postpartum depression and its negative im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus
Overseas passengers flying to Beijing may have to quarantine in Inner Mongolia if they have the new coronavirus or have been in close contact with anyone that does (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plagues and People – The Coronavirus in a Historical Perspective
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 19 2020 (IPS) The human factor is intimately involved in the origin, spread, and mitigation of the Coronavirus and we cannot afford to ignore that our future existence depends on compassion and cooperation. Response matters! Some quarantined Italians might recall Giovanni Boccaccio´s The Decameron from 1353 in which people escaping the plague are secluded in a villa where they tell stories to each other. Boccaccio introduced his collection of short stories with an eyewitness account of horrifying human suffering in Florence, which in 1348 was struck by a ”pestilence” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Mongolian spots as a finding in forensic examinations of possible child abuse-implications for case work - Kettner M, Birngruber CG, Niess C, Baz-Bartels M, Bunzel L, Verhoff MA, Lux C, Ramsthaler F.
Mongolian spots (MS) are congenital dermal conditions resulting from neural crest-derived melanocytes migration to the skin during embryogenesis. MS incidences are highly variable in different populations. Morphologically, MS present as hyperpigmented macu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fact-finding survey regarding judo-related injuries of judokas in developing country - Nakazawa R, Sakamoto M, Dambadarjaa B, Khuyagbaatar E, Khadbaatar A.
This study may help prevent future sports-related injuries. [Participants and Methods] We studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Politicians Testing Positive with COVID-19?
Among the 121,061 to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far, one class of notable people appear to have been affected more than others — politicians. “There are far more politicians who have been infected than you would have by statistical chance,” Francois Balloux, a professor of computational systems biology at University College London tells TIME. “Politicians are over-represented in the number of people who have been diagnosed.” In Iran and across Europe, several high profile politicians have revealed they are battling the novel coronavirus. Iraj Harirchi, the head of the Iranian ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

How millets sustained Mongolia's empires
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Researchers examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. Findings challenge the popular notion of a completely nomadic prehistoric population, linking grain cultivation with the success of the Xiongnu Empire (c. 200 BCE-150 CE) and showing continual grain consumption during the Mongol Empire of the Khans (c. 1200-1400 CE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5,000-year-old milk proteins point to the importance of dairying in eastern Eurasia
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) By analyzing milk proteins extracted from calcified dental plaque, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and their international partners present the earliest evidence for dairy consumption on the eastern Eurasian Steppe and uncover clues to the origin of mounted dairy pastoralism in Mongolia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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