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Papua New Guinea: MSF Statement on Access to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Manus Island Transit Centers
In the NewsPapua New Guinea: MSF Statement on Access to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Manus Island Transit CentersNovember 26, 2017The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to allow access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Island transit centers, in order to assess refugees’ conditions and provide essential medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: MSF Calls for Access to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Manus Island Transit Centers
In the NewsPapua New Guinea: MSF Calls for Access to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Manus Island Transit CentersNovember 28, 2017SYDNEY/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 —The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on Papua New Guinea to allow MSF to assess refugees' conditions and provide essential medical care in transit centers on Manus Island. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

What's the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?
Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities?An anthropologist, an explorer and a tourist walk into a bar. They ’re each clutching a spear. The anthropologist describes how it was presented to her on her seventh fieldwork season by the elders of the tribe. The explorer regales them with the tale of how he won the spear upon completing an initiation challenge the tribe had set for him, filmed for a documenta ry. The tourist explains that he paid $10 for his at the market, and needs to get back now otherwise the cr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mary-Ann Ochota Tags: Science Anthropology Colonialism Travel Research Source Type: news

Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees
New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Enduring impact of conflict on mental health and gender-based violence perpetration in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: A cross-sectional study - Jewkes R, Jama-Shai N, Sikweyiya Y.
We describe the conflict experiences of men and women from the general population of Bougainville Papua New Guinea, perceptions o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoes
(University of New South Wales) A major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea. The find has significant implications for conservation, with researchers recommending the two genetically distinct populations of dingoes be treated as different groups for management and conservation purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Skull found in Papua New Guinea was world's 'oldest-known tsunami victim'
Skull fragment from coastal site believed to date from 6,000 years agoScientists say sediments in which bone found bear hallmarks of giant waveA mysterious partial skull unearthed inPapua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now turns out to have another unique distinction. Scientists believe it belongs to the oldest known humantsunami victim. Researchers said on Wednesday that new examinations of the sediments where the 6,000-year-old skull was found detected hallmarks of a tsunami, with a composition remarkably similar to the remnants of a deadly 1998 tsunami that lashed the same...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Washington Tags: Palaeontology Tsunamis Papua New Guinea World news Science Natural disasters and extreme weather Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Bionic spider silk: Researchers have developed a super strong "biocomposite" with the potential to revolutionize numerous industries
(Natural News) Spider webs are known to be among the strongest natural materials known to man. For example, the webs of a type of spider found in Papua New Guinea are so strong that fishermen use them as handheld fishing nets. Additionally, in 2010, scientists discovered that the web of a species of orb weaver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Called a U.S.-Australia Refugee Swap ‘Dumb.’ But the First Refugees Will Soon Arrive in the U.S.
A refugee deal between Australia and the U.S., which President Donald Trump described earlier this year as “dumb,” will proceed in the coming weeks. The first group of refugees, currently held in Australian detention facilities in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, are expected to soon depart, according to a statement released Wednesday by Australia’s immigration ministry. About 50 refugees have been accepted by the U.S., Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an interview with Australian media. “I just want to thank again, President Trump for continuing with that arrangement,” he...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Australia Foreign Policy migration onetime Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea's genetic diversity withstood farming
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gibbons, A. Tags: Evolution, Genetics In Depth Source Type: news

Genetic history of Papua New Guinea peoples
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Anthropology, Genetics twis Source Type: news

A Neolithic expansion, but strong genetic structure, in the independent history of New Guinea
New Guinea shows human occupation since ~50 thousand years ago (ka), independent adoption of plant cultivation ~10 ka, and great cultural and linguistic diversity today. We performed genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping on 381 individuals from 85 language groups in Papua New Guinea and find a sharp divide originating 10 to 20 ka between lowland and highland groups and a lack of non–New Guinean admixture in the latter. All highlanders share ancestry within the last 10 thousand years, with major population growth in the same period, suggesting population structure was reshaped following the Neolithic l...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bergström, A., Oppenheimer, S. J., Mentzer, A. J., Auckland, K., Robson, K., Attenborough, R., Alpers, M. P., Koki, G., Pomat, W., Siba, P., Xue, Y., Sandhu, M. S., Tyler-Smith, C. Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Study Examines Factors that Influence Patient Satisfaction
The Research Bogomolova S, Tan PJ, Dunn SP, et al. Understanding the factors that influence patient satisfaction with ambulance services. Health Mark Q. 2016;33(2):163–180. The Science This paper comes from data collected by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc., the professional organization representing 11 statewide ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. They send annual surveys to a patientand/or their family who had emergent requests for EMS over a randomly selected two-month period. The response rate averages 30%. The satisfaction questions ask the re...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Study Examines Factors that Influence Patient Satisfaction
The Research Bogomolova S, Tan PJ, Dunn SP, et al. Understanding the factors that influence patient satisfaction with ambulance services. Health Mark Q. 2016;33(2):163–180. The Science This paper comes from data collected by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc., the professional organization representing 11 statewide ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. They send annual surveys to a patientand/or their family who had emergent requests for EMS over a randomly selected two-month period. The response rate averages 30%. The satisfaction questions ask the re...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

India, China, Pakistan among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections: UN report
In Asia and Pacific region, the majority of new infections are occurring in 10 countries led by India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietmnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: The Country After Ebola - 'The Human Suffering Changed Me'
[Al Jazeera] Monrovia, Liberia - The storm in Liberia began three years ago this summer. The word Ebola had first passed from radio to ear across the country in spring. In June, the disease was no more than an ethereal curiosity, vaguely menacing but thankfully confined to the faraway Guinean jungles and more likely to be the butt of a joke or conspiracy theory in Monrovia than cause for real concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boy's parents tried to cure eye tumour using black magic
Bongre Anton Peter, from Papua New Guinea, had signs of retinoblastoma when he was a year old. Eye drops and painkillers failed to help, as his desperate parents turned to traditional tribal beliefs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PharmaMar and STAsia sign licensing and marketing agreement for lurbinectedin
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar (MSE:PHM) today announced an agreement with Singapore-based Specialised Therapeutics Asia Pte, Ltd (STA) to market the marine-based anti-tumour compound of the Company, lurbinectedin (PM1183) for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, small-cell lung cancer, BRCA 1/2 -associated metastatic breast cancer and other future oncology indications in Australia, New Zealand and in 12 Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine
The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Long lost monitor lizard're-discovered' on Papua New Guinean island
Scientists have recently found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times. The lizard, Varanus douarrha, was already discovered in the early 19th century, but the type specimen never reached the museum where it was destined as it appears to have been lost in a shipwreck. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Long lost monitor lizard 're-discovered' on Papua New Guinean island
(University of Turku) Scientists have recently found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times. The lizard, Varanus douarrha, was already discovered in the early 19th century, but the type specimen never reached the museum where it was destined as it appears to have been lost in a shipwreck. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Niger: Energy Firm Renews Resolve to Eliminate Malaria
[CAJ News] Lagos -EXXON Mobil, the international oil and gas company, has renewed its support for local and global organisations working to end malaria around the world. The company works with partners across Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania to raise awareness and advocate for solutions to fight the disease. Planned activities and public events include voluntary testing and counseling sessions, mosquito net distribution, community clean-up campaigns, school engagements, and p (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

He Was Searching For Intersexual Pigs And Ended Up Finding The World's Rarest Dog
Twenty years after beginning his quest to find what’s been called the world’s rarest canine species, James “Mac” McIntyre was vindicated. There on his camera screen were the images he’d been waiting years for. The New Guinea highland wild dog — an animal once feared extinct — was alive and well, his pictures showed. “I squealed like a girl,” the 62-year-old said earlier this month, speaking from his Florida home. “It was emotionally such a tremendous moment. It was justification for all the work I’ve done.” How McIntyre ended up finding the New Guinea ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anti-malaria tools have changed during a life ’s work battling malaria
As WHO prepares to mark World Malaria Day 2017, Papua New Guinea has made major strides in the fight against malaria. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: malaria [subject], malaria [subject], Feature [doctype], Papua New Guinea [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

Despite overwhelming challenges, Papua New Guinea has made major strides against malaria
As WHO prepares to mark World Malaria Day 2017, Papua New Guinea has made major strides in the fight against malaria. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: malaria [subject], malaria [subject], Feature [doctype], Papua New Guinea [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea struggles to eradicate yaws disease
A single tablet has been shown to treat yaws cheaply and effectively but drugs and funding are in short supply (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles Epidemic
Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Guinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles Epidemic
Press releaseGuinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles EpidemicApril 06, 2017Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Earthquake hazard assessment in the Momase region of Papua New Guinea - Sekac T, Jana SK, Pal I, Pal DK.
Tectonism induced Tsunami, fire, landslide along with the tremor-triggered-liquefaction are the common hazards experienced worldwide. Such hazards often lead to collapse of built-up infrastructures like roads, bridges, buildings apart from inflicting heavy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Persistent tropical foraging in the highlands of terminal Pleistocene/Holocene New Guinea
We present a terminal Pleistocene/Holocene palaeoenvironmental record of carbon and oxygen isotopes in small mammal tooth enamel from the site of Kiowa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia
During the last Ice Age, Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea formed a single landmass, called Sahul. It was a strange and often hostile place populated by a bizarre cast of giant animals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Start The Year With A Social Detox
This article first appeared on QuietRev.com We don’t do all that much for the holidays. We don’t travel great distances while lugging presents or have Hollywood-level, tension-filled dinner chat with relatives who love to start loud conversations about sensitive, personal subjects. But even without the drama, I still end up exhausted from socializing by the time it’s the New Year.    My strategies for self-preservation at any celebration or family get-together are generally successful because I get some alone time by volunteering for things. I organize pickups, I run errands—anything that ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life as Our Ancestors Lived It
January 11, 2016 In most of the time human beings have lived on Earth, it was in circumstances very different from those we encounter now. I learned about how people might have lived in Stone Age cultures when I lived in one fifty years ago. I chose to do so in order to examine facial expressions and gestures that could not have been influenced by contact with outsiders or the media. Would they be the same as I had observed in many literate cultures, or would there be new expressions I had never seen before? (They were the same.) Even if I saw familiar expressions and gestures, might they signal entirely different emotion...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
This article is part HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. More than 1 billion people on the planet suffer from illnesses that the world pays little attention to. Neglected tropical diseases are a group of at least 18 diseases that primarily affect people living in poverty in tropical regions of the world and are virtually unknown elsewhere, according to the World Health Organization. These are diseases like river blindness, which has infected 18 million people worldwide and caused blindness in 270,000 people; or...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
This article is part HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. More than 1 billion people on the planet suffer from illnesses that the world pays little attention to. Neglected tropical diseases are a group of at least 18 diseases that primarily affect people living in poverty in tropical regions of the world and are virtually unknown elsewhere, according to the World Health Organization. These are diseases like river blindness, which has infected 18 million people worldwide and caused blindness in 270,000 people; or...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ocean acidification accelerates erosion of coral reefs
Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth continues to slow. The new research has important implications for coral reefs around the world as the ocean become more acidic as a result of global change. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Private Interests Valued over Human Lives in Flint, Michigan
Flint water tower. Credit: George Thomas / Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0By Phoebe BraithwaiteNEW YORK, Oct 16 2016 (IPS)When the water in Flint, Michigan was found to be eroding the engines of cars at a General Motors’ (GM) factory, government officials agreed to change the factory’s water source, yet the same water source continued to poison the residents of Flint for another year.From 17 to 20 October governments will meet in Quito, Ecuador, for HABITAT III, the UN’s most important conference about cities, which only occurs once every 20 years. HABITAT III looks to inaugurate a new urban agenda ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phoebe Braithwaite Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Do Humans Need Meat?
Environmentalists encourage us to cut down on meat consumption in favor of vegetable foods that are less damaging to the environment. Given that our ancestors likely had plenty of meat in their diet, is going meatless a good idea? The History of Eating Meat Our chimpanzee-like ancestors were mostly vegetarian, judging from the diet of modern chimpanzees that subsist mainly on fruit, leaves, and nuts, with a rare morsel of hunted meat. After they left forests in favor of open grasslands, hominids likely increased the proportion of meat in their diet given that they would have encountered large herds of game animals. Init...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Depth] First Polynesians launched from East Asia to settle Pacific
It was only 3000 years ago that humans first set foot on Fiji and other isolated islands of the Pacific, having sailed across thousands of kilometers of ocean. Yet the identity of these intrepid seafarers has been lost to time. They left a trail of distinctive red pottery but few other clues, and scientists have confronted two different scenarios: The explorers were either farmers who sailed directly from mainland East Asia to the remote islands, or people who mixed with hunter-gatherers they met along the way in Melanesia, including Papua New Guinea. Now, the first genome-wide study of ancient DNA from prehistoric Polynes...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ann Gibbons Tags: Human Evolution Source Type: news

Facial Perception: The Human Superpower
Recognizing faces happens so naturally and swiftly that we rarely give it a second thought. However, a simple scratch of the surface reveals that facial recognition and perception are wildly complex tricks. If you glimpse a photo of a friend, parent, or celebrity, you don't need to spend any time assessing the creases and folds of their nose before you can definitively say who they are. Recognizing a face is instant and effortless. It is so effortless that it is forgivable to have never considered how we manage it. If you take a moment to think how complex a face is, yet how similar each face is to each other - two ey...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence in PNG
Everyone back home wants to know what Papua New Guinea is like. “Is it true that cannibals still exist?” is the usual question to spring from their lips. (The answer is no. Well, not really. Actually, maybe. I still haven’t got a straight answer on that one.) (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[In Depth] Aborigines and Eurasians rode one migration wave
A​ustralian Aborigines have long been cast as a people apart. Although Australia is halfway around the world from our species's accepted birthplace in Africa, the continent is nevertheless home to some of the earliest undisputed signs of modern humans outside Africa, and Aborigines have unique languages and cultural adaptations. Some researchers have posited that the ancestors of the Aborigines were the first modern humans to surge out of Africa, spreading swiftly eastward along the coasts of southern Asia thousands of years before a second wave of migrants populated Eurasia. Not so, according to a trio of genomic studie...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Elizabeth Culotta Tags: Human Origins Source Type: news

DNA Evidence Sheds Light on When Humans First Left Africa
Researchers have found evidence to suggest that the ancestry of all non-Africans can be traced back to a single migration out of Africa at least 50,000 years ago. Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago, but the question of how our species went on to populate the rest of the globe has mystified scientists for decades. In a series of genetic analyses published on Wednesday, researchers believe they have found an answer. In analyses published in the academic journal Nature, three separate teams of geneticists surveyed DNA collected from cultures around the globe, many for the first time, and concluded that ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized Africa DNA migration Science Source Type: news

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms
Clues left in genes of modern populations in Australian and Papua New Guinea enable scientists to trace remarkable journey made by first human explorersClaims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago.Scientists were able to trace the remarkable journey made by intrepid ancient humans by sifting through clues left in the DNA of modern populations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The analysis shows that their ancestors were probably the first humans to cross an ocean, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Indigenous Australians Science Indigenous peoples Australia news Genetics Evolution Source Type: news