Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nicaragua ’s Covid story far from truth | Letter
The country should not be held up as a shining example in its response to the pandemic, writesDr Hilary Francis, who points to the failure to provide accurate data and firing of health workersJohn Perry (Letters, 31 December) suggests that we should learn from the Nicaraguan government ’s management of Covid. He doesn’t mention that 700 Nicaraguan health professionals wrote anopen letter begging the government to acknowledge the extent of the crisis, or that at least 10 health workers have been fired forcriticising the government response. In the absence of accurate government data, an independent citizen obser...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Coronavirus Nicaragua Americas Infectious diseases Daniel Ortega Medical research World news Health policy Source Type: news

2020 Was a Year of Climate Extremes. What Can We Expect in 2021?
2020 was a year of extreme weather around the world. Hot and dry conditions drove record-setting wildfires through vast areas of Australia, California and Brazil and Siberia. A record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season landed a double blow of two hugely destructive storms in Central America. Long-running droughts have destroyed agricultural output and helped to push millions into hunger in Zimbabwe and Madagascar. A super-cyclone unleashed massive floods on India and Bangladesh. And overall, 2020 may end up the hottest year on record—despite a La Niña event, the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon which normally temp...
Source: TIME: Science - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Predictors and geographic analysis of road traffic accidents in Leon, Nicaragua - Toval-Ruiz C, Rojas-Roque C, Hern ández-Vásquez A.
OBJECTIVE: To identify environmental factors present in areas with high density of road traffic accidents (RTA) in Leon, Nicaragua. METHODS: The analysis included all accidents recorded by the Police Department in León City, from January to June 2017.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

3 Ways Health Workers in Central America Are Delivering HIV Care during a Pandemic
By Claudia Guzm án A client received HIV medication at their home in Guatemala in August, 2017. Photo by Anna Watts for IntraHealth International.December 14, 2020In Central America, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new barriers for people living with HIV to adhere to their antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen. People living with HIV face lack of transportation, reduced clinic hours and sites, and fear of going to clinics—all of which make it harder for them to continue taking their medication.So health workers from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama​ are using some new...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Health Workers Source Type: news

In Central America, Health Workers Keep HIV Services Available despite Dual Disasters
By Claudia Guzm án Photo by Trevor Snapp in El Salvador for IntraHealth International.December 01, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of barriers for people living with HIV who need to continue their care and treatment. But when hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Central America in November, the barriers multiplied.Pounding Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, and Guatemala for days, these two hurricanes brought heavy rains that led to flooding and landslides that devastated communities and affected millions.In the face of these dual crises, health workers in Central America demonstrated strong leadership ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Digital Health World AIDS Day Source Type: news

Large predatory fish thrive on WWII shipwrecks off North Carolina coast
(Ecological Society of America) Results of an expedition to a sunken U-boat and Nicaraguan freighter, published this week in Ecosphere, offer a detailed glimpse into unexpected " islands of habitat. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hurricane Iota makes landfall over Nicaragua as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm
Iota is expected to bring "potentially catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge and extreme rainfall," the U.S. National... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Eta makes landfall in Nicaragua as Category 4 storm
Hurricane Eta was expected to bring "life-threatening" storm surges to Nicaragua; Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas are not out of danger. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane Eta blasts Nicaraguan coast as Category 4 storm
A Nicaraguan officials said there were reports of swollen rivers, corrugated metal roofs flying off homes and fallen trees, poles and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Florida in cone of concern for Hurricane Eta
All of South Florida is now in the cone of concern for Hurricane Eta, which is making landfall on Tuesday in Nicaragua. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monday 10 pm Tropical Update: Hurricane Eta forecast to be Cat 5 at landfall in Nicaragua
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eta forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, a rare occurrence in November
Eta, now the 12th hurricane this Atlantic season, is forecast to strike Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whether Californians vote may hinge on race, ethnicity, UCLA health survey finds
Ballots have been rolling in ahead of Election Day, but a big question remains: How many people will ultimately vote?  According to data from the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, or CHIS, an estimated 2.8 million eligible Californians never vote in national, state or local elections, and 7.7 million only vote sometimes — which could potentially leave more than 10 million ballots uncast. The findings on voter participation and other demographic and health-related topics are part of the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research ’s annual CHIS data release, which takes place online&...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among women of reproductive age in Nicaragua: results from a nationwide survey - Hern ández-Vásquez A, Chévez-Ramírez T, Rojas-Roque C.
This article aims to identify the factors associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) using data from the latest available nationwide survey in Nicaragua. A secondary analysis of the 2011-2012 Nicaraguan Demography and Health Survey (ENDESA 2011-2012) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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 26, 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
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 22, 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 21, 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': 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

‘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

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