Children's Hospital Los Angeles is US site for $7M study of COVID-19 transmission
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, as well as in Nicaragua and New Zealand, are enrolling 250-325 households in a new study designed to study how COVID-19 spreads within households. The study was awarded $7.1 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dozens Of Evangelical Pastors Have Died In Bolivia, Nicaragua During Pandemic
Evangelical churches in Latin America have flouted public health guidelines by holding in-person services. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika Infection Increases Risk of Severe Dengue Fever
A study of Nicaraguan children links prior Zika virus infection with aggravated dengue fever symptoms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Zika virus infection enhances future risk of severe dengue disease
The Zika pandemic sparked intense interest in whether immune interactions among dengue virus serotypes 1 to 4 (DENV1 to -4) extend to the closely related Zika virus (ZIKV). We investigated prospective pediatric cohorts in Nicaragua that experienced sequential DENV1 to -3 (2004 to 2015), Zika (2016 to 2017), and DENV2 (2018 to 2020) epidemics. Risk of symptomatic DENV2 infection and severe disease was elevated by one prior ZIKV infection, one prior DENV infection, or one prior DENV infection followed by one ZIKV infection, compared with being flavivirus-naïve. By contrast, multiple prior DENV infections reduced dengue ris...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Katzelnick, L. C., Narvaez, C., Arguello, S., Lopez Mercado, B., Collado, D., Ampie, O., Elizondo, D., Miranda, T., Bustos Carillo, F., Mercado, J. C., Latta, K., Schiller, A., Segovia-Chumbez, B., Ojeda, S., Sanchez, N., Plazaola, M., Coloma, J., Hallora Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

When corporate power is your real government, corporate media is state media
(Natural News) The New York Times published an astonishingly horrible article the other day titled “Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic” accusing governments like Venezuela and Nicaragua of exploiting Covid-19 to quash opposition and oppress democracy. (Article republished from CaitlinJohnstone.com) The article sources its jarringly propagandistic claims in multiple US government-funded narrative management... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua's COVID-19 crisis demands a response
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Huete-Perez, J., Hildebrand, J. Tags: letters Source Type: news

PAHO waits for Nicaragua to approve visit by virus experts
The Pan American Health Organization says it is awaiting authorization from the government of Nicaragua to send in a team of experts to evaluate the coronavirus outbreak in the Central American country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

This Nicaraguan Is Showing How To Better Share Pandemic Health Data
Young Nicaraguan activist Natalia Norori is using her skills and experience in open health data to not only measure the true impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups, but also aiming at some point to measure the environmental, economical, and social shockwaves that come with them. #globalsouthscience (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wight, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus Source Type: news

During pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors face political pressure
Inside Nicaragua’s public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘It's a tsunami’: Covid-19 plunges Latin America back into poverty and violence
Years of social progress have been reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest citypiled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil ’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro,responded with a shrug. “It’s obvious this won’t end well.”Two months later, Virg ílio’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Americas World news Coronavirus outbreak Mexico Infectious diseases Science Nicaragua Venezuela Source Type: news

'It's a tsunami': pandemic leaves vulnerable Latin America reeling
Years of social progress could be reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest citypiled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil ’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro,responded with a shrug. “It’s obvious this won’t end well.”Two months later, Virg ílio’s n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tom Phillips Rio de Janeiro Tags: Brazil Americas World news Coronavirus outbreak Mexico Infectious diseases Science Nicaragua Venezuela Source Type: news

Nicaragua did nothing to stop the coronavirus. Now one activist is fighting what he calls a COVID-19 cover-up
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to be hiding the truth about the coronavirus. Activists hope to expose it and turn the people against him. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Linthicum Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: Hong Kong Bans Tiananmen Vigil, Citing Covid-19 Threat
It is the first time the June 4 event, which has been held annually since 1990, has been blocked. Protests in the United States have raised concerns about a second wave of infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Brazil Nicaragua Source Type: news

U.S. Sends Two Million Doses of Hydroxychloroquine to Brazil
The two countries are studying whether the drug is safe and effective for the prevention and early treatment of Covid-19. Nicaragua has become a place of midnight burials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Protests Set Off Fears of New Outbreaks
Cities across the U.S. smolder from protests over police violence, in which virus precautions were uneven. Nicaragua has become a place of midnight burials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Impact of gender-based violence on psychological distress and happiness in Le ón (Nicaragua) - Bonilla-Algovia E, Rivas-Rivero E, Vázquez JJ.
The researchers' aim for the current study is to analyze the impact of gender-based violence on mental health and happiness. The sample is composed of 136 women victims of intimate partner violence, who were living in poverty. The participants contacted th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nicaraguan government says coronavirus deaths rise to 17
Nicaragua's Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a total of 17 people had died in the country from the novel coronavirus, while there were 254 cases in the past week, compared with a previously reported total count of eight deaths and 25 cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Truck drivers test positive for virus at Costa Rica border
Costa Rican officials say that in the week since they began testing truck drivers entering the country from Nicaragua and Panama, 23 who were asymptomatic have tested positive and others who showed symptoms were turned away without tests (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nicaragua releases more than 2,800 inmates amid pandemic
Nicaragua has released more than 2,800 prisoners, one day after the death of an inmate who reportedly had suffered from respiratory problems and while the government maintained there was no local spread of the coronavirus in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Packed Hospital Wards Cast Doubt on Nicaragua's Low Coronavirus Count, Doctors Say Packed Hospital Wards Cast Doubt on Nicaragua's Low Coronavirus Count, Doctors Say
Nicaraguan hospital wards are packed with patients suffering respiratory problems, according to more than a dozen health workers, casting doubt on the country's official tally of just 16 coronavirus cases and its ability to cope with the pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

'Express burials' cast doubt on Nicaragua's virus figures
Roger Ordoñez was hospitalized with breathing problems last week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How does family communication relate to adolescent dating violence and externalizing behaviors? The role of parent-adolescent risk communication and attitudes toward violence in a Nicaraguan sample - Lu Y, Pettigrew J, Shin Y, Castillo MA, Allsup J.
Family plays a critical role for adolescent socialization. Parents in particular can promote either adolescent prosocial or problem behaviors. The purpose of the present study is two-fold. The first is to investigate the main and interaction effects of fam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New study shows sharp decrease of intimate partner violence in Nicaragua
(George Washington University) The percentage of women and girls in Nicaragua's second-largest city who reported experiencing physical violence by their partners during their lifetimes decreased from 55% in 1995 to 28% in 2016, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

TV Could Sway Viewers to Prefer Thinner Women: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 -- People who watch lots of TV prefer thinner women, which suggests that TV can influence opinions about preferred body shapes, researchers say. Their study included 299 men and women in a remote area of Nicaragua, in Central... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adolescent dating violence among Nicaraguan youth - Litz K, Holvoet N.
This study examines the rates of victimization and perpetration of physical, sexual, and psychological dating violence among a sample of 193 ever-partnered Nicaraguan adolescents. FINDINGS reveal high levels of partner violence, with 20% of student... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic
(University at Buffalo) The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the US, going into effect in 2006. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of the history of abuse and suicidal attempts behavior among women victims of violence in Nicaragua - Rivas E, Bonilla E, V ázquez JJ.
This study examines the relationship between the history of abuse and suicide at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France
A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Alderman Tags: Workplace Hazards and Violations Bananas Pesticides Chemicals Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Chiquita Brands International Inc Dow Chemical Company European Union France Nicaragua Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Livelihoods, precarity, and disaster vulnerability: Nicaragua and Hurricane Mitch - Loebach P.
How livelihoods determine vulnerability to disasters is a recent topic of inquiry. Few quantitative works have been produced to date. The empirical analysis that follows draws on household-level data available for Nicaragua, preceding and following Hurrica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Community-based policing in Nicaragua: do the claims of communitarian, proactive and preventative hold true? - McNeish JA, Prado SM, Ehrlich HF.
Until the wave of political violence in 2018, the Nicaraguan model for community-based policing (COP) was viewed by many as the means by which the country had avoided the crime and insecurity reported elsewhere in Central America. Paralleling these positiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"Regardless, you are not the first woman": an illustrative case study of contextual risk factors impacting sexual and reproductive health and rights in Nicaragua - Luffy SM, Evans DP, Rochat RW.
BACKGROUND: Rape, unintended pregnancy, and abortion are among the most controversial and stigmatized topics facing sexual and reproductive health researchers, advocates, and the public today. Over the past three decades, public health practicioners and hu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An Escalating War on Reproductive Rights
A demonstrator in Buenos Aires wears a T-shirt with the slogan "my body, my rights," one of the slogans of the so-called green tide - the colour adopted by the movement for the legalisation of abortion, which is beginning to spread to other Latin American countries. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) Abortion has long been a contentious issue across the world, and the debate is only heating up, prompting women to stand up and speak out for their reproductive rights. In response to increasingly restrictive policies, civil society is taking action to help protect ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) Human Rights Watch (HRW) Source Type: news

NIH-supported study reveals a novel indicator of influenza immunity
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A study of influenza virus transmission in Nicaraguan households reveals new insights into the type of immune responses that may be protective against influenza virus infection, report investigators. The findings could help scientists design more effective influenza vaccines and lead to the development of novel universal influenza vaccines. The research was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How A " Vital Station " Is Motivating Nicaraguans To Care About Their Health  
Many Nicaraguans have a reactive approach to healthcare, visiting a doctor only when they are very sick. Social entrepreneur Marcos Lacayo set up Estaci ón Vital to change that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashoka, Contributor Source Type: news

BU: Central American kidney disease epidemic linked to occupational heat exposure
(Boston University School of Medicine) For two decades, Nicaragua and El Salvador have seen increasing mortality from an unusual form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). The disease has disproportionately affected sugarcane and other agricultural workers, and appears to be unrelated to traditional kidney disease risk factors such as diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As citizen scientists, farmers can make important contributions to climate adaptation
(Bioversity International) To help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, scientists need to provide recommendations of crop varieties suitable to farmers' marginal and heterogeneous environments. However, existing on-farm approaches are difficult to scale. A novel scalable method using crowdsourced citizen science was employed on 12,409 trial plots in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua. The results showed the potential of crowdsourced citizen science to improve variety recommendations and help farmers respond to climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dengue immunity may be protective against symptomatic Zika, study finds
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus, according to a study in Nicaragua of more than 3,000 children aged 2 to 14 years. Experts have worried that prior dengue virus infection could exacerbate severe Zika disease. However, the new findings, published in PLOS Medicine, indicate that prior dengue immunity in children may in fact be protective against symptomatic Zika disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Consequences of the exposure to abuse in the family of origin among victims of intimate partner violence in Nicaragua - Rivas E, Bonilla E, V ázquez JJ.
This study examines the risk of experiencing stressful life events (SLE) during the liv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Universities 'held hostage' in Nicaragua's political crisis
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wade, L. Tags: Latin American News, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Obesity spreads influenza: Overweight people take twice as long to recover from the flu
(Natural News) An epidemiologic study conducted by researchers from America and Nicaragua showed that obesity increases the period needed for a patient to recover. Their research, which was published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, monitored around 1,700 people from 320 households in Nicaragua for three flu seasons from 2015 to 2017. The participants, which included... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clams and cockles, sentinels of the environmental status of Nicaraguan coasts
(University of the Basque Country) In collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, a research group from the UPV/EHU's Plentzia Marine Station has studied the bivalves in the mangroves on both coasts of Nicaragua in order to analyse how they are affected by the pollution brought down by the rivers. That way, it will be possible to use them as sentinels or indicators of environmental changes. The research has been published by the journal Science of the Total Environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Br óderes in arms: gangs and the socialization of violence in Nicaragua - Rodgers D.
Drawing on longitudinal ethnographic research that has been ongoing since 1996, this article explores the way that gangs socialize individuals into violent norms and practices in Nicaragua. It shows how different types of gang violence can be related to di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hurricane Michael Strengthens Into Category 2 As it Barrels Towards Florida
MIAMI — Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye off the western tip of Cuba found wind speeds rising. By 8 a.m. Tuesday, top winds had reached 100 mph (155 kph), and it was forecast to strengthen more, with winds topping 111 mph (179 kph), capable of causing devastating damage. Gov. Rick Scott warned people acro...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries
August 07, 2018​IntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade Project will help El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama improve the quality and reach of their HIV services and allocate more resources where they are most needed.While the overall HIV prevalence is low in these countries, the epidemic is concentrated among key groups, including men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers. Despite these...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Obesity extends duration of influenza a virus shedding
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to non-obese adults, according to a multi-year study of two cohorts of Nicaraguan households. The findings implicate chronic inflammation caused by obesity as well as increasing age as reasons for extended viral shedding, which puts others at risk of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clinical and neurosurgical management of cranial machete injuries: the experience of a tertiary referral center in Nicaragua - Zapata L, Wright EJ, Nakaji P.
We present our experience managing cranial machete injuries in Nicaragua over a 5-year ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

‘La Charla’: The impact of one YSN alumnus in Nicaragua
As a Downs Fellow in Nicaragua, Simone Ippoliti ’16 M.S.N. examined the impact of sexual and reproductive health intervention on the rates of teen pregnancy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news