Paraguay controls coronavirus, while its neighbors struggle
Nearby South American countries are grappling with uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus, but Paraguay appears to be controlling the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Paraguay's Coronavirus War, Isolation Centers Exact a Heavy Toll In Paraguay's Coronavirus War, Isolation Centers Exact a Heavy Toll
Paraguay's coronavirus camps, obligatory for anyone entering the South American country, have garnered praise from international health bodies for helping stem the spread of the epidemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nearly 600 -- and counting -- U.S. health workers have died of COVID-19
Nearly 600 front-line healthcare workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI reveals brain changes in technologist with COVID-19 COVID-19 claims RT from Fla. Paraguay-trained radiologist first Miami-Dade COVID-19 death Ohio State radiology director dies from COVID-19 Former GE medical head Walter Robb dies of COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In Paraguay's coronavirus war, isolation centers exact a heavy toll
Paraguay's coronavirus camps, obligatory for anyone entering the South American country, have garnered praise from international health bodies for helping stem the spread of the epidemic. The government calls them the "first line of defense". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Paraguay, land-locked 'ísland' amid the pandemic
Paraguay's most honored writer, Augusto Roa Bastos, called his homeland "an island surrounded by land,” and it so far has indeed seemed isolated from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through neighboring countries. The nation of some 7 million people has recorded only 10 deaths as it shelters behind frontiers largely closed to guard against the illness, its once-busy border bridges are empty save for a stray dog or two. It has recorded fewer than 750 confirmed cases, most of those among people who were placed in mandatory quarantine for 14 days after entering from Brazil or Argentina. Some have b...
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Paraguay plans switch to 'smart' quarantine after coronavirus curve flattens
Paraguay will ease its coronavirus lockdown in May, replacing its currently tough sanctions with a "smart quarantine" after the South American country became one of the most successful in the region to stem the spread of the pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

Brain images may show 'cytokine storm' from COVID-19
New CT and MR images of a patient in Michigan with COVID-19 appear to show...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Paraguay-trained radiologist first Miami-Dade COVID-19 death Paxerahealth launches COVID-19 tracking app RSNA to build a COVID-19 image repository Open-source AI COVID-Net targets COVID-19 on chest x-ray Wuhan nuclear medicine docs give COVID-19 safety advice (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AIUM updates ultrasound safety guidelines for COVID-19
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has changed its ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Paraguay-trained radiologist first Miami-Dade COVID-19 death Paxerahealth launches COVID-19 tracking app RSNA to build a COVID-19 image repository Ohio State radiology director dies from COVID-19 SNMMI creates online COVID-19 info center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Paraguay-trained radiologist first Miami-Dade COVID-19 death
A Cuba-born man who practiced as a radiologist in Paraguay has become the first...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT confirms bathhouse transmission of SARS-CoV-2 RSNA launches online resource for COVID-19 Quality Payment Program modified due to COVID-19 outbreak SNMMI creates online COVID-19 info center Former GE medical head Walter Robb dies of COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Types of Memory Impairments are There in Children?
Discussion Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Deaths from dengue fever in Paraguay spike to 16 under strained health system
Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health system. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Paraguay's President Abdo contracts dengue fever amid outbreak
A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country's leader Mario Abdo confirmed as having been struck by the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paraguay braces for deadly Dengue fever outbreak
Paraguay is bracing for a potential major epidemic of Dengue fever after recording close to 7,000 suspected cases in the first two weeks of 2020, similar to levels in the severe 2013 outbreak that led to 250 deaths. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe urged, talking disarmament in Geneva, Libya violence down
Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations  for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afghan-sponsored security operation; agrochemical spray probe urged in Paraguay; Libya violence abates during truce, and disarmament conference’s first woman chief urges Governments to “overcome their differences”.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A rare skin disease left a man isolated and alone. Surgery is helping to give him back his life.
Enrique Galvan, a 27-year-old from Paraguay, had surgery in California to remove large, heavy tumors caused by a rare genetic disorder. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Man with rare 'Elephant Man' disease gets six pounds of fleshy tumors surgically removed
Enrique Galvan, 27, from Asuncion, Paraguay, was born with a rare, genetic disease known as neurofibromatosis, which causes large, benign tumors to grow on nerve tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Reproductive control among women with violent partners in Paraguay - Castillo M, Melian M, Pantelides EA.
In this qualitative study, we explore the presence of reproductive control as a form of intimate partner violence (IPV). An intentional sample of 30 women in heterosexual couples was interviewed in two clinical settings of the capital and its suburban area... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019
2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona. “The January lunar eclipse will be special, at least for the U.S. It’s really seen by the whole of America and South America and nicely centered, so everyone will be able to see all the totality phase of it, so it’s a nice show,&rd...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Natural fertilizers are better than chemical ones at preventing crop disease
(Natural News) A study led by researchers in Paraguay suggests that treating sesame seeds with natural biocontrol agents can significantly increase their resistance against infections caused by plant pathogens. Their findings, published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, identified the non-pathogenic fungi Trichoderma and Azospirillum brasilense as potential agents to protect the seeds against infections... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Around the World Experienced Record Levels of Stress and Pain in 2017, Study Says
Last year was the worst in at least a decade for people across the globe, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. Gallup’s Negative Experience Index — a measure of how many people experienced worry, stress, sadness, anger or pain on the day before the survey — reached its highest point since 2006, according the report. Almost 40% of adults from 146 countries said they’d experienced worry or stress the day before the survey, while 31% said they’d felt physical pain, 23% said they’d been sad and 20% said they’d felt anger. Those results tallied up to a Negative Exp...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Sex and labor trafficking in Paraguay: risk factors, needs assessment, and the role of the health care system - Stanford K, Cappetta A, Ahn R, Macias-Konstantopoulos W.
Trafficking of adults and children for both sex and labor is a human rights violation occurring with alarming frequency throughout the world, and resulting in profound harm to close-knit communities and severe health consequences for victims. Certain areas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Whole genome sequencing of P. brasiliensis isolates of endemic areas in Argentina and Paraguay
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Global Health: In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria
But the infection is surging elsewhere, particularly in the Americas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Malaria Paraguay Mosquitoes Venezuela Maduro, Nicolas World Health Organization Source Type: news

Malaria-Free Paraguay; Don't Neglect Nipah Virus; Global Penicillin Shortage?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Paraguay ’s elimination of malaria ‘shows what is possible’ – UN health agency
Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:What Can We Learn From Paraguay Eliminating Malaria?
[Global Fund] The certification of Paraguay's elimination of malaria is a recognition of more than five decades of hard work. It also demonstrates the highest level of commitment to public health, and is testament to the results that can be achieved with integrated management strategies, such as increasing surveillance, training health professionals and involving the most affected communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exposing Paraguay's complex social history of ethnic groups
An EU-funded project narrated the social tensions between Paraguay's different ethnic groups through the history of a tannin factory - the first to hire indigenous people. It aimed to foster discussion on the current and future socio-political situation in the former Spanish colony. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 16, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Death of Teen Rape Victim in Childbirth Fuels Abortion Debate Death of Teen Rape Victim in Childbirth Fuels Abortion Debate
The death of a 14-year-old rape victim in Paraguay during childbirth has put the spotlight on the country's high levels of sexual violence against girls and its strict abortion law, campaigners said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The problem of jaguars and space in western Paraguay
(De Gruyter) A recent study, published in the journal Mammalia, shows how researchers used GPS technology and new analytical techniques to produce the first rigorous estimates of jaguar spatial needs and movements in the Gran Chaco and Pantanal ecosystems of Paraguay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Mardil Medical touts first-in-human use of VenTouch Triad ventricular reshaping system
Mardil Medical today announced the first-in-human use of its VenTouch Triad ventricular reshaping device designed to treat patients with Type IIIb functional mitral valve regurgitation. The VenTouch Triad device, which is designed as a combination therapy to treat both the dilated ventricle and resulting distorted valve for FMR patients, was implanted in two patients with Type IIIb FMR at Asunción, Paraguay’s Sanitorio Italiano last month, the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company said. “After implantation of the VenTouch Triad device, mitral valve regurgitation was markedly reduced. Our heart team was i...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Mardil Medical Source Type: news

These Are Some of the First Pictures of February ’s Partial Solar Eclipse, As Seen From Antarctica
Officials on Tuesday released some of the first pictures of last month’s partial solar eclipse, as seen from Antarctica. The partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun, graced the skies in Antarctica and parts of South America — including Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay and far southern Brazil — for a short period of time on Feb. 15. But the celestial event was hard to notice, experts said, even for those directly in its path. There was no change in the light on Earth during the partial solar eclipse and the moon only covered a sliver of the...
Source: TIME: Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming This Week. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming later this week. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be abl...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming Thursday. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming on Thursday. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be able to...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

The health benefits of stevia and how to grow it
(Natural News) Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a plant that is endemic to the highlands of Paraguay in South America. It is popularly known as a natural sweetener, thanks to its leaves which contain sweet glycosides. The plant is now being commercially grown in many parts of South America and Asia, and the food and beverage industry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina
Academics discuss the impacts on health and the environment of the use of glyphosate in Argentine agriculture, during a Dec. 6 conference at the University of Buenos Aires. Concern about this topic is now on the country’s public agenda. Credit: Daniel Gutman / IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina’s soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in Argentina. But two weeks later, producers managed to exert enough pressure to obtain a promise that the ban would be overturned...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Paraguay Congress legalizes planting of medical marijuana
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's Congress passed a bill on Tuesday creating a state-sponsored system to import marijuana seeds and grow the plant for medical uses, a decision that followed other countries in Latin America. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Julia Marino ’s Olympic story: Achieving after injury
Julia Marino is always thinking about her story, and it would be hard not too, given how much of an adventure her life has been so far. “Being adopted out of Paraguay to have a normal life in America would’ve been enough of a story itself,” she says. “But I’ve had the chance to live a life beyond what anybody could even dream of.” As an Olympic skier, Julia has been competing at the top of her sport for almost a decade. In 2014, she reached the pinnacle of snow sports at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But how she got there – and where she plans on going now – was heavi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL injury prevention ACL reconstruction ACL tear Dr. Martha Murray Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

In Paraguay, urging young people to end dating violence
ASUNCI ÓN, Paraguay – At only 16 years old, Laura* has already experienced intimate partner violence. “For two years, I put up with verbal and even physical abuse,” she said, referring to an ex-boyfriend. “It’s one of the worst things I have ever experienced. I was afraid, and I didn't know what to do or who to go to. ”Violence against womenis a global epidemic, one that reaches some 1 in 3 women around the world.And it starts early. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Bonem / Food and Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Natural Resources Regional Categories gold mining mercury Mexico Minam Source Type: news

Cases of acute pesticide poisoning in Colonia Puerto Pirap ó, Itapúa, Paraguay, February, 2014 - Pedrozo ME, Ocampos S, Galeano R, Ojeda A, Cabello A, De Assis D.
In Paraguay, pesticides are the causative agent in 13.7% of poisonings, especially organophosphorus compounds. Such poisoning produces the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase generating three possible clinical conditions: acute poisoning, intermediate syndr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

4 Key Insights When Raising Money for Your Medtech Startup: Interview with Bruce Shook, CEO of Intact Vascular
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Bruce Shook joined Intact Vascular in 2014 as President and CEO. A highly-experienced, medical device executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, Bruce was previously Co-founder, Director, President, and CEO of Neuronetics, which is a privately held medical device company that markets a non-invasive brain stimulation technology for the treatment of depression. Previously, Shook was Co-founder, Director, P...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Women Have ALWAYS Lived Longer Than Men
Men still aren’t living as long as women — and that holds true for humans’ primate cousins as well, a new study shows. In the study, researchers looked at data from six populations of humans from both modern and historical times, in different countries. The investigators found that, “in spite of the huge gains in human longevity over the past century, the male-female difference has not shrunk,” said Susan Alberts, a professor of biology at Duke University and a co-author of the new study. The researchers did find that the the amount by which women outlived men varied across populations. For in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In rough times, some reasons for optimism: lessons from Latin America on REDD+
This article provides a summary of some important emerging lessons to date on REDD+ from the Latin American region. REDD+ has already proven to be successful, but under certain conditions A number of lessons on REDD+ can be learnt from the agreement between Norway and Brazil. First, REDD+ can achieve measurable results. While the deforestation trend in the Latin American country picked up a bit recently, the decrease from historical deforestation trends is clear. Second, a minimum level of readiness is required. Brazil had the in-house capacities on policy design, policy implementation, monitoring, and enforcement. If the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news