China Opens Embassy in Nicaragua for First Time since 1990 after Taiwan Ties Cut
By Genevieve Donnellon-MayAUSTRALIA, Jan 10 2022 (IPS) For the first time since 1990, China has (re)opened an embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, less than a month after Nicaragua cut ties with Taiwan. The (re)opening of the embassy on January 1, 2022 comes amidst the backdrop of US-China tensions, particularly over trade and Taiwan, as well as worsening Cross-Straits relations. Genevieve Donnellon-MayChina and Nicaragua officially (re)established diplomatic relations last month. On December 10, Asia time, diplomatic relations between China and Nicaragua were officially established. The official “Joint Communiqué ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Headlines TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

"If it's not femicide, it's still murder": contestations over femicide in Nicaragua - Neumann P.
Nicaragua has the dubious distinction of being one of the only countries in the world that has intentionally weakened its existing legislation penalizing the crime of femicide (femicidio), the murder of women due to their gender. Drawing on ethnographic fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The vulnerability of women living homeless in Nicaragua: a comparison between homeless women and men in a low-income country - V ázquez JJ, Cala-Montoya CA, Berríos A.
This article takes a gender perspective approach to a series of issues that may affect the vulnerability of people in a homeless situation in Nicaragua, focusing particularly on women. The study was completed using data obtained from two similarly-sized sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

After Nicaragua flips, U.S. sanctions seen pushing Central America towards China
A creeping barrage of U.S. sanctions on top Central American officials has made China an attractive partner for governments resisting Washington's push to tackle corruption and democratic... #centralamerica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China and Nicaragua re-establish ties in blow to U.S. and Taiwan
China and Nicaragua re-established diplomatic ties on Friday after the Central American country broke relations with Chinese-claimed Taiwan, boosting Beijing in a part of the world long considered... #centralamerican #backyard (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing
It comes as the US State Department called for democracies to "expand engagement with Taiwan". #usstatedepartment (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan Loses Nicaragua as Ally as Tensions With China Rise
The nation switched diplomatic allegiance to Beijing, leaving 13 nations and the Vatican still recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua ends relations with Taiwan in diplomatic victory for China
Nicaragua's government has broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and embraced Beijing, declaring "that there is only one China in the world." #chinanicaragua (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua breaks ties with Taiwan, switches allegiance to Beijing
Nicaragua on Thursday broke its longstanding diplomatic ties with Taiwan, switching allegiance to Beijing in a recognition of the Chinese Communist party's One China policy and reducing Taipei's... #allies #chinesecommunistparty #taipei #beijingnicaragua #onechina (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan to align with Beijing
Taiwan expresses ‘great regret’ at move, which leaves it having formal ties with only 14 countries. #beijingtaiwan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequency and importance of interpersonal communication about a school-based intervention with parents, peers, and teachers: application of social interface model - Shin YJ, Pettigrew J, Ray CD, Lu Y.
Social interface model (SIM) explicates the important roles of family, peer, and school microsystems in intervention research. The present study used surveys to explore how Nicaraguan adolescents who participated in a school-based substance use and violenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delegates pledge to fight back against rising tide of transphobia
UNISON’s LGBT+ conference opened in Brighton this morning, and on Transgender Day of Remembrance, at the end of Transgender Awareness Week, the first day’s business was dominated by the need to fight back against increasingly strident transphobia, including campaigns that are being funded by the far right. Delegates first watched a video presentation from Francia Blanco, the international representative for SINTRADOTRANS, a union of transgender domestic workers in Nicaragua, who spoke about the importance of C190, the International Labour Organization’s convention on ending violence and harassment at work...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 20, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2021 National LGBT Conference equalities LGBT me Source Type: news

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southwest of Jinotepe, Nicaragua, on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021 12:25 am (GMT -6)...
Detailed earthquake information and updates. File an "I felt it" report if you felt the quake! Features overview map, magnitude, time, depth, source, shake map, list of reports, interactive map,... #quake #jinotepe #northpacificocean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Nicaragua's Sham Elections
What Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, orchestrated today was a pantomime election that was neither free #rosariomurillo #josephrbidenjr #shamelections #pantomimeelection #danielortega (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua votes in elections panned as 'parody' by international observers
They've been called "a parody," "a sham," and "the worst possible conditions" for a vote, but Nicaragua's general elections are going ahead on Sunday anyway. #parody #observers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global heating ‘may lead to epidemic of kidney disease’
Deadly side-effect of heat stress is threat to rising numbers of workers in hot climates, doctors warn‘You shouldn’t work if your kidneys are failing – but people can’t afford not to’Read more in theHarmed by heat seriesChronic kidney disease linked to heat stress could become a major health epidemic for millions of workers around the world as global temperatures increase over the coming decades, doctors have warned.More research into the links between heat and CKDu – chronic kidney disease of uncertain cause – is urgently needed to assess the potential scale of the problem, they h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Global health Science Workers' rights Americas Global development Nicaragua El Salvador Agriculture Diabetes Human rights High blood pressure Society World news Cop26 Source Type: news

Africa: Censorship, Misinformation Have 'Devastating' Impact On Global Health Crisis - Amnesty International
[AI London] New report outlines how governments are using legislation to silence journalists and media outlets China, Russia, Philippines, Nicaragua and Tanzania among the many countries censoring journalists Social media companies also facilitating rapid spread of Covid-19 misinformation 'Five million people have lost their lives to Covid-19 - and lack of information will have likely been a contributory factor' - Rajat Khosla (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Men's reproductive coercion of women: prevalence, experiences, and coping strategies-a mixed method study in urban health facilities in Le ón, Nicaragua - Brenner C, Ugarte WJ, Carlsson I, Salazar M.
BACKGROUND: Reproductive coercion (RC) is a common form of violence against women. It can take several expressions aiming at limiting women's reproductive autonomy. Thus, the frequency and how reproductive coercion can be resisted must be investigated. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

US diplomat calls Nicaragua's Ortega a 'dictator' after third presidential candidate detained
Nicaraguan authorities on Tuesday detained a third potential presidential candidate amidst a deepening crackdown by President Daniel... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua arrests potential challengers to President Daniel Ortega ahead of elections
Nicaragua’s National Police arrested two more potential challengers to President Daniel Ortega on Tuesday, the third and fourth detained... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Start of Hurricane Season Brings Anxieties to Central America, Still Reeling From Last Year ’s Disasters
A version of this story first appeared in the Climate is Everything newsletter. If you’d like sign up to receive this free once-a-week email, click here. Tuesday was the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, but across swaths of Central America, thousands of people still haven’t recovered from the last one. Last November, back-to-back hurricanes pummeled millions of people across the region, destroying infrastructure and cropland, and leveling thousands of homes. In regions of Honduras and Nicaragua, many of those displaced by Hurricanes Eta and Iota—Category 4 storms that hit within two weeks of e...
Source: TIME: Science - June 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ortega Targets Opposition Figures As Nicaraguan Elections Approach
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Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID In Nicaragua: Ortega Claims Success. Citizens Seek Real Pandemic Toll
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Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global agendas - local realities: commercial sexual exploitation of children in Chinandega, Nicaragua --"a break from their ordinary life …" - Carranza M.
In the past two decades, there has been a proliferation of attention at the international and local levels, on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) of children in Nicaragua. National policy and legislative changes, task forces and strategic plans aimed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

How public health research can shape inclusive immigration policies
President Joseph Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress have started boldly with immigration. On Feb. 18, Democrats introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would rollback many of Donald Trump ’s policies and bring comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 10.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Researchers and community advocates are recognizing a renewed opportunity to use public health research and advocacy lenses to inf orm the dialogue — and ultimately the policies — surrounding immigration reform.In this Q&A,Steven Wal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nicaragua leaders face backlash after forming space agency amid human rights crisis
Critics say President Daniel Ortega is attempting to distract from his dismal human rights record and poor response to the pandemicNicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, prompting scorn from critics in a nation experiencing a steady erosion of human rights since a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests three years ago.The new space agency was approved by 76 legislators Wednesday in the country ’s congress, which is dominated by President Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista party. Fifteen opposition legislators abstained.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Staff and agencies in Managua Tags: Nicaragua Space Americas World news Science Source Type: news

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
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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

Nicaragua's COVID-19 crisis demands a response
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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