Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World, a New Global Survey Says
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

The truth about a true frog: Unknown Costa Rican frog hidden amongst a widespread species
(Pensoft Publishers) Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama, turns out to have been keeping its 'multiple identities' a secret. According to herpetologists from the University of Plymouth and UCL, who recently used DNA barcoding on the species, showed that what we currently call Warszewitsch's frog is indeed a group of " cryptic " species. Their study is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chemical innovation by relatives of the ice cream bean explains tropical biodiversity
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) The back-and-forth relationship between insects and their food plants may drive tropical biodiversity evolution according to work on Barro Colorado Island's 50 hectare plot in Panama. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Panama Papers Trail Offers Hope to Villagers Suing for Damages
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Lawyers hope the documents will force a foreign-owned company to compensate them for alleged pollution, forced removal, health complaints and human rights violations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bacteria in frog skin may help fight fungal infections in humans
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Scientists at the Smithsonian and INDICASAT in Panama explored the compounds produced by frog skin bacteria as potential novel antifungal sources for the benefit of humans and amphibians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inflammatory biomarkers, depressive symptoms and falls among the elderly in Panama - Britton GB, O'Bryant SE, Johnson LA, Hall JR, Villarreal AE, Oviedo DC, Lao ARP, Carreira MB, For The Panama Aging Research Initiative SG.
The objective of the present study was to examine the relationship between blood-based markers of inflammation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Philadelphia International Medicine signs deal with Panama clinic
The partnership will enable the Panama Clinic to collaborate PIM's Philadelphia-area hospitals and physicians in education and clinical care. (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10 Dead, Dozens Injured in Bombing at Colombia Police Academy
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic in the aftermath of the midmorning attack, the biggest against a police or military facility in Bogota in years. Videos circulating on social media show panicked officers hauling injured colleagues on stretchers with debris and body parts strewn in front of red tile-roofed cadet barracks. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britannica Boo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti
(PLOS) Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has -- until now -- been found primarily in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak occurring in Panama in 2010. Now, scientists writing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report the identification of MADV in eight children in Haiti in 2015 and 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study looks at costs and benefits of paying for ecosystem services
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) People who live within a particular ecosystem can have great influence on its ecology, particularly if they are motivated by economic forces. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs may lead to improved environmental health by offering landowners economic incentives to use their land in ecologically sound ways. A recent study by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) scientists and collaborators evaluated the economic feasibility of PES programs within the Panama Canal Watershed (PCW). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Socio-economic study looks at boosting Panama Canal reliability
(University of Wyoming) The research project met its goals to advance hydrological understanding in the steep humid tropics; understand factors affecting landowner decisions relative to paid land management plans; and combine these findings into an integrated assessment of the potential of long-term payments for hydrological ecosystem services in the Panama Canal Watershed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hantavirus disease – Republic of Panama
The Panama Ministry of Health has reported an increase in cases of hantavirus infection in Los Santos Province, Republic of Panama, to the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Between 1 January and 22 December 2018, a total of 103 confirmed cases of hantavirus have been reported at the national level, 99 of which were reported in Los Santos Province. In Los Santos Province, 51 cases were classified as hantavirus fever1 (HF) without pulmonary syndrome and 48 cases were classified as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome2 (HPS), including four deaths. Cases were confirmed by serology and polymera...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Surfer's ear points to ancient pearl divers in Panama
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Surfer's ear, associated with cold weather and water sports, led a bioarchaeologist at the Smithsonian in Panama to suspect that ancient shoreline residents were diving for pearls in an area of cold-water upwelling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news