What Are Cutaneous Lesions Associated with Occult Spinal Dysraphism?
Discussion Neural tube defects are a group of disorders that arise during embryogenesis. They include anenephaly, exencephaly, meningmyelocoeles and encephalocoeles and other malformations including occult spinal dysraphism. Occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) has incomplete fusion of the midline elements of the spine including the bony, neural, and mesenchymal tissues but the abnormalities are covered by skin (ectodermal tissues) and therefore are not obvious. OSD has a higher risk of tethered spinal cord syndrome or other neurological/neurosurgical problems. Normally the caudal end of the spinal cord, the conus medullaris, ha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Support for alcohol policies among drinkers in Mongolia, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, Thailand and Vietnam: data from the International Alcohol Control Study - Parry CDH, Londani M, Enkhtuya P, Huckle T, Piazza M, Gray-Phillip G, Chaiyasong S, Viet Cuong P, Casswell S.
This study aims to determine the magnitude of public support for 12 alcohol policies and wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lab notes: raise a glass to your ear and hail the dinosaur swan
It lived about 71m years ago, had a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” and a duck-billed snout and was about the size of a mallard, with a long tail and longer legs. This ‘very weird’ creature (not my words, that’s an actual scientist’s description there) is apparently anew species of amphibious dinosaur, discovered in a smuggled fossil from Mongolia. And to toast that exciting news, you ’ll need a really good glass of champagne - but how will you know whether you’ve been passed plonk or premier cru?According to researchers, the sound of the bubbles reveals all ... Assuming you ’ve got a bottle of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Smuggled fossil 'very weird' new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts
Halszkaraptor escuillieiis thought to have lived around 71-75m years ago and had a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” and a duck-billed snoutAn unusual set of fossilised remains illegally poached from Mongolia belonged to a new species of dinosaur with the rare trait of living on both land and water, researchers have claimed.Thought to have lived around 71 –75m years ago, the creature boasts a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” on its feet, a duck-billed snout and forelimbs with proportions that might have helped it swim.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dinosaurs Science Fossils Biology Evolution Source Type: news

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Looks Like Something Dr. Seuss Dreamed Up
(WASHINGTON) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc’s, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up. It also had flippers like a penguin, and while it walked like an ostrich it could also swim. That’s the first time swimming ability has been shown for a two-legged, meat-eating dinosaur. The tiny creature, only about 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall, roamed 75 million years ago in what is now Mongolia. Its full curled-up skeleton was found in a sandstone rock. “It’s such a peculiar animal,” sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized dinosaurs onetime Source Type: news

Resilience from people on the edge of global change
Mongolia ’s herders and Madagascar’s fishermen share challenges and strategies for adapting to a changing environment. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One health researchers identify hot spots of tick-borne diseases in Mongolia
(George Mason University) Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and herders. George Mason University's Dr. Michael von Fricken and colleagues explored the interaction between nomadic herders, the livestock they own, and the tick-borne diseases they are exposed to. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order to identify...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Beyond Genghis Khan: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia's history
Mongolia ’s cold, dry climate can result in incredible archaeological finds, but a harsh economic downturn means looting has risen to disastrous levelsIt ’s a sunny, late summer day in northern Mongolia’s Darkhad Basin – a large glacial lake basin nestled against the country’s Russian border. To the south stretch the grasslands of the Eastern Eurasian Steppe; to the north, the Siberian boreal forest. We stand – almost precisely – at the p lace they meet, at the forest’s edge overlooking a large, grassy valley the administrative district of Ulaan Uul. We’ve come to this site, known locally as Khorigiin Am,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: William Taylor Tags: Archaeology Science Mongolia Heritage Culture Source Type: news

Meet Junornis:  the tiny Cretaceous bird which reveals the earliest form of bounding flight
Newly-discoveredJunornis huoiwas the oldest bird capable of bounding flight – and represents an exciting update to what we know about complex flightA 126-million-year-old fossil has demonstrated that birds were capable of a special form of flight much earlier than previously thought. The newly namedJunornis huoi (which means “beautiful wing”) is known from a single incredibly preserved specimen with a superb skeleton and extensive preservation of feathers, including the wings and two long tail feathers which were likely used for display.The fossil comes from the famous “Jehol” beds of China, which have produced n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Dave Hone Tags: Dinosaurs Birds Palaeontology Animals Evolution Fossils Source Type: news

IntraHealth International and Novartis Foundation Team Up to Thwart Hypertension in Senegal
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah courtesy of the Novartis FoundationSeptember 26, 2017IntraHealth International is partnering with the Novartis Foundation, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, PATH, local health officials, community-based organizations, and other local stakeholders to address hypertension and improve cardiac health among the population of Dakar.Through the new initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities – Dakar, the ministry will test evidence-based, scalable approaches in Dakar that have the potential to thwart the rise of hypertension and othernoncommunicable diseases (NCDs) throughoutSenegal and the...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Russian woman spent 17 years with 12-inch tube in stomach
The unidentified patient, 50, from Ulan-Ude, close to the Mongolian border, had the rubber tube put in after suffering a stroke in 2000. It was designed to keep her fed in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem
High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens-and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 8, 2017 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mongolian spots: Causes, pictures, and outlook
Mongolian spots are a type of birthmark that looks similar to a bruise. Learn about the causes and treatments, and how the condition appears on skin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news