One-two punch: Sea urchins stuck belly-up in low-oxygen hot water
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Low oxygen seawater (hypoxia) may be more stressful to reef organisms than high water temperatures and ocean acidity, which are usually considered the most serious stressors associated with global change. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama test all three by flipping sea urchins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Amphibian die-offs worsened malaria outbreaks in Central America
(American Geophysical Union) The global collapse of frogs and other amphibians due to the amphibian chytrid fungus exacerbated malaria outbreaks in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1990s and 2000s, according to new research. The findings provide the first evidence that amphibian population declines have directly affected human health and show how preserving biodiversity can benefit humans as well as local ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

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

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm Mossack Fonseca
Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Counting the species: how DNA barcoding is rewriting the book of life
We do not know how many species live on Earth. Barcoding could change that – and open the way for incredible discoveries Support Guardian journalism today, by making asingle or recurring contribution, orsubscribingGuanacaste conservation area in north-west Costa Rica is the most DNA barcoded place on Earth. On its western frontier, jaguars hunt turtles from the mangrove swamps that line the Pacific coast. Endangered spider monkeys swing through dry tropical forest, the remnants of a rapidly disappearing ecosystem that once ran from northern Mexico to Panama.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Biodiversity Costa Rica Endangered species Insects Environment Genetics Biology Animals Conservation Science Wildlife Americas World news Source Type: news

Panama's trans community failed by gendered lockdown measures – report
LSE finds country ’s sex-segregated distancing rules may have reproduced inequalities and injustices for trans peopleEach day when Pau Gonz ález wakes and looks at his phone, he feels as if he is running a call centre. As the founder of the activist groupHombres Trans Panama, he has been inundated by members of the transgender community seeking advice on how to navigate Panama ’s sex-segregated social distancing laws. Some callers have been cautioned or abused by police. Others report feeling suicidal and scared to go out.In April, Panama announced one of the most aggressive Covid-19 policies in Latin Am...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Summers Tags: Global development Coronavirus outbreak LGBT rights Panama World news Americas Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The secretive networks used to move money offshore
(University of Southern California) The researchers at USC have made some discoveries about the network behind the Panama Papers, uncovering uniquely fragmented network behavior and transactions. This is vastly different from more traditional social or organizational networks, demonstrating why these systems of transactions and associations are so robust and difficult to infiltrate or take down (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New nemertean species found in Panama represents the first of its genus from the Caribbean
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) A novel ribbon worm species was discovered as part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Training in Tropical Taxonomy program in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brazil Covid deaths exceed 132,000 - as it happened
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.03amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed 132,000; people in England's worst-hit hotspots unable to get tests
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos firePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could die of loneliness': how Covid policies impact care h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Epidemiologic characteristics of suicide in Panama, 2007-2016 - Nu ñez-Samudio V, Jiménez-Domínguez A, López Castillo H, Landires I.
Background and objectives: We aim to describe the demographic characteristics associated with suicide in Panama, to estimate the suicide mortality rate and years of potential life lost (YPLL) to suicide, and to explore the correlation of suicide rates with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Fish invasions follow Panama and Suez canal expansions
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Following recent canal expansions, marine fish are entering the Panama and Suez Canal waterways. Researchers are concerned that they may invade new habitat on the other side, causing unforeseen environmental or economic disasters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ringing in remission amid COVID-19
During his career in manufacturing, Eduardo Aguero has moved 18 times around Latin America. The 54-year-old has lived in many places, including Colombia, Venezuela and Panama over the years. Little did he know that a 2018 trip back to his native Chile for a business trip would be the start of an unexpected adventure. ____________________________________ [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - August 20, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Strianassa lerayi anker, new shrimp species from Panama's Coiba national park
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Last year's expedition, part of the project to compare microbiomes of animals in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, resulted in the discovery of several new animal genera and a species of mud shrimp named for STRI and post-doctoral fellow, Matt Leray (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers assemble first comprehensive list of Panama's trees with geographic ranges
(The Morton Arboretum) In a new research paper published in Forest Ecosystems, The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science Research Fellow Richard Condit, PhD, provided the first comprehensive checklist of Panama's trees to include geographic ranges by using an innovative, repeatable method for assessing extinction risk of trees in poorly studied areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Suicide trends and self-harm in Panama: results from the National Mortality Registry and hospital-based data - Moreno Vel ásquez I, Castelpietra G, Higuera G, Castro F, Gómez B, Motta J, Goti R.
PURPOSE: We aimed to (1) to investigate mortality trends due to suicide in Panama at the national and regional levels from 2001 to 2016, (2) to describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of admitted patients with non-fatal self-harm from 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil Covid-19 cases near 1m as WHO hails steroid treatment 'hope'
Deaths worldwide near 500,000; US health expert says country is ‘still in first wave’;Argentinian president enters voluntary isolation amid coronavirus surge. Follow the latest updatesBeijing coronavirus outbreak: city raises emergency level and grounds hundreds of flightsBrazil cases near 1mWHO hails steroid treatment ‘hope’Spanish opera house reopens with concert for plantsSee all our coronavirus coverage1.17amBSTUki Go ñi reports for the Guardian from Buenos Aires:Argentina ’s president Alberto Fernández has gone into voluntary isolation amid growing concerns overa surge of co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Brazil Source Type: news

Pregnant indigenous women in Panama face COVID-19 fears, lack of transport
GN ÄBE BUGLÉ REGION, Panama – Carmen was two days into an excruciating labour when she was carried to the nearest health clinic – three hours away – in a hammock held aloft by community members.Her situation was life-threatening, but she had been unable to seek care earlier because transportation had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rains had delayed travel by foot.“The population is very distant, days away from adequate care. There is no transportation,” said Ángel Rodríguez, a nurse at the Soloy Health Centre, where Carmen was taken. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Recycling old genes to get new traits -- How social behavior evolves in bees
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Researchers learned from some unusual sweat bee species on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, how the sophisticated division of labor in highly complex insect societies can arise from humble beginnings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Panama reports 421 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 16,425 on Sunday, up 421 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by seven to 393, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

At centers for stranded migrants in Panama, 59 test positive for coronavirus
Fifty-nine migrants in Panamanian migration centers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a health official said, as thousands of migrants in the Central American nation wait to advance on their journey north. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Humpback Whales Have Made a Remarkable Recovery, Giving Us Hope for the Planet
In the depths of the ocean, and out of sight for most of us, there’s a quiet miracle happening. Many humpback whale populations, previously devastated by commercial whaling, are making a comeback. And no, before you ask, this has nothing to do with the coronavirus. A recent study on humpbacks that breed off the coast of Brazil and call Antarctic waters home during the summer has shown that these whales can now be found in the sort of numbers seen before the days of whaling. Records suggest that in the 1830s there were around 27,000 whales but, after heavy hunting, by the mid-1950s only 450 remained. It is reassuring...
Source: TIME: Science - May 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dr. Kirsten Thompson Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Panama: 43 migrants have coronavirus near Colombia border
The government of Panama says 43 migrants have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and 119 others who came in contact with them are in quarantine at a relief station near the border with Colombia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Panama coronavirus cases rise to 8,282, deaths reach 237
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 8,282 on Saturday, a rise of 212 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by six to 237, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama records 370 more coronavirus cases as testing increases: health ministry
Panama registered 370 more cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing its total to 7,090 cases and 197 deaths, the health ministry said, noting that the newly registered cases were partially due to increased testing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama coronavirus cases climb to 6,378, deaths reach 178
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 6,378 on Wednesday, a rise of 178 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by two to 178, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Long-term consequences of coastal development as bad as an oil spill on coral reefs
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Oil pollution is known to cause lethal and sublethal responses on coral communities in the short-term, but its long-term effects have not been widely studied. The Bahia Las Minas oil spill, which contaminated about 40 square kilometers (about 15 square miles) near the Smithsonian's Galeta Point Marine Laboratory in Colon and became the largest recorded near coastal habitats in Panama, served as an opportunity to understand how coral reefs in tropical ecosystems recover from acute contamination over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

White-faced capuchin monkeys come down from the trees on Panama's Coiba Island
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) An arboreal lifestyle is thought to be central to primate origins, and most extant primate species still live in the trees. Nonetheless, terrestrial locomotion is a widespread adaptation that has arisen repeatedly within the primate lineage. The absence of terrestriality among the New World monkeys (Platyrrhini) is thus notable and raises questions about the ecological pressures that constrain the expansion of platyrrhines into terrestrial niches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Panama coronavirus cases advance to 5,779, deaths reach 165
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 5,779 on Sunday, a rise of 241 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by six to 165, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hummingbirds show up when tropical trees fall down
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When the tree fell that October in 2015, the tropical giant didn't go down alone. Hundreds of neighboring trees went with it, opening a massive 2.5-acre gap in the Panamanian rainforest. Treefalls happen all the time, but this one just happened to occur in the exact spot where a decades-long ecological study was in progress, giving University of Illinois researchers a rare look into tropical forest dynamics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Panama posts nearly 200 new coronavirus cases, extends flights ban
Panama registered 191 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country's total to 4,658 cases, the Health Ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama registers 102 new cases of coronavirus: health ministry
Panama registered 102 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country's total to 3,574 cases, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama registers 3,234 coronavirus cases and 79 deaths
Panama registered 260 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, taking the country's total to 3,234 cases and 79 deaths, the healthy ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama's coronavirus death roll rises to 54, registers total of 1,988 cases
Panama's health ministry on Sunday registered 1,988 cases of the novel coronavirus in the Central American country, a rise of 187 cases from a day earlier. The number of deaths increased by eight to 54. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

mHealth Tool Is Keeping Central American Clients Connected to HIV Care amid COVID-19 Shutdowns
April 01, 2020In Central America, frontline health workers are usingIntraHealth International’s mobile phone-based alerTAR system to let HIV clients know when, where, and how they can keep getting their antiretroviral therapies (ART), now that public transit and outpatient services in the region have halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.These closures and shutdowns are leaving many clients unsure about where to pick up their medications and making it difficult for them to adhere to their HIV treatment regimens. So IntraHealth’sUSAID HIV Care and Treatment Project repurposed its alerTAR system—a low-cost, C...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Panama USAID HIV Care and Treatment Project & AIDS COVID-19 Digital Health Global health security Health Workforce Systems Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Panama's confirms seven new coronavirus deaths, infections rises to 989
Panama's government on Sunday confirmed 7 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the toll to 24 since the outbreak hit the Central American nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stricken cruise ship granted passage along Panama canal – Covid-19 as it happened
Mali records first death ahead of election and Trump considers New York quarantine. This blog is now closedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage11.55pmGMTI ’ll be handing over to my colleagues in Australia shortly, but before I go, here’s a summary of the key coronavirus developments in the last few hours:Related:Coronavirus live news: Trump proposes 'quarantine' of New York and other hotspots11.18pmGMTBritons stranded in New Zealand are facing costs of £40,000 to return home, my colleagueMark Townsend reported.Those stranded say they have been left without guidance or assista...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Molly Blackall (now), Damien Gayle, Mattha Busbyand Helen Sullivan(earlier). Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Hong Kong Japan China Australia news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

'Help us': After deaths on coronavirus-hit ship, guests clamor to leave
Four passengers have died on a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of Panama and more than 130 others aboard are suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have the coronavirus, the vessel's operator said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama reports 112 new cases and five more deaths from coronavirus
Panama health officials on Friday reported five more deaths from coronavirus, bringing the country's total to 14 deaths. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Panama imposes full-day curfew, Guatemala extends state of emergency
Panama's government said on Tuesday it would widen a curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus and require people to be in quarantine at all hours beginning on Wednesday, as the number of cases again jumped and two more people died. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO warns global spread of virus is accelerating – as it happened
This blog is now closed.Follow thelatest coronavirus blog for live news and updates12.16amGMTThat ’s it for this blog for today. We’ve launched a new one at the link below, where I’ll be keeping you p to date with the latest major developments for the next few hours.Related:Coronavirus live news: Britons placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will 'reopen' soon12.06amGMTIn Panama, the Guardian ’s Patrick Greenfield reports that authorities have announced 32 new Covid-19 cases and another fatality, bringing the Central American country’s today to 345 cases overall and six deaths.From Tue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Kate Lyons , Claire Phipps , Damien Gayle, Jessica Murray, Ben Quinn, Sarah Marsh Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe World news Asia Pacific Australia news New Zealand Refugees UK news Infectious diseases Science Africa Middle East and North Africa Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

The Latest: Panama confirms 1st case of coronavirus
Panama has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ukrainians Hurl Stones at China Evacuees En Route to Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Fears
(NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister pledged to share evacuees’ quarantine for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who fear they’ll be infected. Buses carrying evacuees were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, were peekin...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dmytro Vlasov and Yuras Karmanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Ukraine Source Type: news

It ’s Not Too Late to Prepare for COVID-19
By Dr. Lisa Stone, Epidemiology Adviser ; Robert Salerno, Director, Global Health Security Publio Gonzalez, a biologist with the Gorgas Institute, holds a bat in Meteti, Panama, June 6, 2018, as part an Emerging Infectious Diseases Training Event (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen).February 11, 2020A disease spillover event, when a virus moves from animal to human hosts, can cause significant human illness. The coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to have spilled over sometime in late 2019, at a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, leading to more than 40,000 confirmed cases and at least 910 reported deaths&nbs...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Global Health Security Source Type: news

19th-century bee cells in a Panamanian cathedral shed light on human impact on ecosystems
(Pensoft Publishers) About 120 clusters of 19th-century orchid bee nests were found during restoration work on the altarpiece of Basilica Cathedral in Casco Viejo (Panam á ). Having conducted the first pollen analysis for these extremely secretive insects, the researchers identified the presence of 48 plant species, representing 23 families. Their findings, openly accessible in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research, give a precious insight into the role of natural ecosystems, their component species and the human impact on them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trace Metals in Leatherback Turtle Eggs May Harm Consumers
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Leatherback turtle eggs in the Panamanian Caribbean may be harmful to the health of consumers, due to the concentrations of trace metals found in them. Increasing awareness among local doctors, health workers and the public about these risks may be beneficial for the conservation of this endangered species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news