Respect for childbirth traditions saves lives in the Peruvian Andes
CHURCAMPA, Peru – Edelmira Martina Antay D ávila remembers when women used to die in childbirth. “I used to give birth at home, but it was not good,” she told UNFPA. “Women can die, even from haemorrhages.”Ms. Antay lives in Churcampa, a remote, mountainous province that towers 2,000 metres above sea level. The community is largely indigenous. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk
(University of the Basque Country) The UPV/EHU's IBeA research group has used a non-destructive methodology to determine the role of specific algae, lichens, mosses, cyanobacteria, etc. that may be causing exfoliation and delamination, which are degrading the Sacred Rock of Machu Picchu, one of the most important symbols in the Peruvian archaeological city. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why maca is one of the best natural remedies for fertility problems
(Natural News) You might not be familiar with maca (Lepidium meyenii) or Peruvian ginseng, but this versatile superfood has many different uses. It can even address fertility problems and boost sexual function. What is maca? Maca is a tuber native to South America and it is considered an Andean miracle food. Its roots are traditionally planted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and suicide risk in medical internship: a Peruvian multicentric study - Carrasco-Farfan CA, Alvarez-Cutipa D, Vilchez-Cornejo J, Lizana-Medrano M, Durand-Anahua PA, Rengifo-Sanchez JA, Rebatta-Acu ña A, Cubas WS, Arroyo-Hernandez H, Toro-Huamanchumo CJ.
This study aimed to evaluate the association between risk for alcohol abuse and suicide risk in medical interns of Peruvian hospitals. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

15 Dead in Collapse at Peruvian Hotel
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A hotel wall collapsed during a wedding celebration in Peru, killing at least 15 people on Sunday, authorities said. National civil defense chief Jorge Chavez said dozens of people who had been dancing were caught under the collapsing wall and a roof early Sunday at the Alhambra hotel in the Andean city of Abancay in southern Peru. He told RPP radio that at least 30 people had been pulled from the debris with injuries and were being treated at a nearby hospital. The local civil defense head, Rusby Zela, said the city had been battered by five days of rains, and she said that led to the collapse. All...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

15 Dead in Collapse at Peruvian Hotel
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A hotel wall collapsed during a wedding celebration in Peru, killing at least 15 people on Sunday, authorities said. National civil defense chief Jorge Chavez said dozens of people who had been dancing were caught under the collapsing wall and a roof early Sunday at the Alhambra hotel in the Andean city of Abancay in southern Peru. He told RPP radio that at least 30 people had been pulled from the debris with injuries and were being treated at a nearby hospital. The local civil defense head, Rusby Zela, said the city had been battered by five days of rains, and she said that led to the collapse. All...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Have you heard of the little known miracle vegetable maca?
(Natural News) Quick show of hands: Who’s heard of maca? How many of you raised your hands? This Peruvian plant (sometimes called the “Peruvian ginseng”) is only really known among those who want to increase their libido, but studies are proving that this superfood helps beyond putting the mojo back into one’s sex life. Maca... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./7
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

Low sex drive: This Peruvian plant and trendy supplement powder could increase your libido
LOW SEX drive is a common problem that can affect both men and women. While your GP can best advise you on the best form of treatment, a certain plant, available as a supplement, has been proven to help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood abuse, intimate partner violence, and placental abruption among Peruvian women - Mitro SD, Sanchez SE, Palomino H, Gelaye B, Williams MA.
We examined whether CA history and current IPV are independently and jointly associated with placental abruption (PA). METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Proposal for structural evaluation of historical churches at Lima, Peru - Cuadra C.
The historic centre of Lima city, the capital of Peru, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. The high concentration of historic monuments constructed at the time of the Spanish pres- ence and at the beginning of the Republican era, contribu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Bad For Peru's Pastures ... But There's A 1,200-Year-Old Fix
Climate change has shrunk the wetlands in the Andes where livestock graze. Could reviving ancient water systems bring back the grass?(Image credit: Carlos Díaz Huerta (Tres Mitades)/UNDP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elda Cant ú Source Type: news

Bullying victimization among Peruvian children: the predictive role of parental maltreatment - Benavides Abanto CM, Jara-Almonte JL, Stuart J, La Riva D.
Bullying among schoolchildren is increasingly being recognized as a major problem. Although previous studies have examined parental maltreatment as a risk factor for bullying, the evidence on this topic remains limited in Latin America. The aim of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Top 12 Global Health Moments of 2018
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalDecember 14, 2018A month-by-month guide to the moments that captivated us most throughout the year.As 2018 comes to an end, we ’re looking back on the moments this year that filled us with joy, wonder, sorrow, and fear.These are some of the ones we won ’t forget:January: A mother and daughter assassinated in Pakistan for delivering polio vaccinesThis was the year we were supposed to eradicate polio, according to thePolio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 –2018. But there were27 new cases of wild poliovirus this year and it remains endemic in Afgh...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Family Planning & Reproductive Health Infectious Diseases Ebola obstetric fistula technology Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Implementing transformative justice: survivors and ex-combatants at the Comisi ón de la Verdad y Reconciliación in Peru - Friedman R.
Interest has recently increased in transformative justice. While transformative justice research offers an important contribution to transitional justice, I discuss challenges in its implementation. Drawing on research on affected communities and practitio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

RamSoft adds to product portfolio
PACS vendor RamSoft showed off a new partnership and the integration of three...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft nets new distributor RamSoft signs Philippine Children's Medical Center RamSoft updates peer review software RamSoft signs new distributor RamSoft teams with Peruvian imaging provider (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Workplace violence by specialty among Peruvian medical residents - Nieto-Gutierrez W, Toro-Huamanchumo CJ, Taype-Rond án Á, Timaná-Ruiz R, Alva Diaz C, Jumpa-Armas D, Escobedo-Palza S.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of workplace violence among Peruvian medical residents and to evaluate the association between medical specialty and workplace violence per type of aggressor. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional secondary anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Violence with femicide risk: its effects on women and their children - Hern ández W.
The objective of this study is to assess the effects that a specific type of severe violence-violence with femicide risk (VFR)-has on women's physical and mental health, as well as the physical health of their children. I focus on Peru, a country in which ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Multi-Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children Peru: the process and its outcomes - Ames P, Anderson J, Martin A, Rodriguez R, Potts A.
This article presents the Peru results as part of the Multi Country Study on the Drivers of Violence Affecting Children. The article provides an overview of the Peruvian context, the methodology of the study and research results and impact attributable to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intrafamilial and extrafamilial sexual assault and its association with alcohol consumption - Valle R, Bernabe-Ortiz A, G álvez-Buccollini JA, Gutiérrez C, Martins SS.
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the prevalence of intrafamilial and extrafamilial sexual assault in adolescents of Peru and its association with alcohol consumption. METHODS: We used a two-step and stratified probabilistic sampling to select male and female stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors associated with depression in patients with Parkinson's disease: a multicenter study in Lima, Peru - Custodio N, Alva-Diaz C, Mor án-Mariños C, Mejía-Rojas K, Lira D, Montesinos R, Herrera-Pérez E, Castro-Suárez S, Bardales Y.
The diagnosis and treatment of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is inadequate, often contributing to a reduced quality of life, rapid disease progression, higher cognitive impairment, and an increased burden of care for family members o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease
(American College of Cardiology) While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical activity is beneficial, static activities -- such as strength training-- were more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cycling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACC Latin America Conference highlights cardiovascular research, practice in region
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America Conference in partnership with the Peruvian Society of Cardiology in Lima, Peru, on November 16-17, 2018, bringing together top experts to review and discuss new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region. This is the first time the conference will be held in South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiological Accident in Chilca
Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Published: 7/2018. This 132-page report was written at the request of the Peruvian authorities, who asked for assistance in relation to the radiological accident that occurred during non-destructive testing using a nuclear radioactive source in the district of Chilca, Peru, on January 11, 2012. The report gives a detailed account and analysis of the event, as well as the actions taken in order to assist organizations responsible for radiation protection, source safety, and emergency preparedness and response in identifying lessons to be learned that may help to prevent si...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru
(Wake Forest University) Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University's Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nearly 200 UCLA volunteers treat the uninsured at the annual Care Harbor free clinic
When Andre Buchanan was 12, he fell from a tree and destroyed a front tooth. Although a dentist fixed the tooth at the time, it deteriorated over the many years since and  two years ago the now adult Buchanan had only a nub for a tooth.Each year at family events, his mother would nag him about the tooth. “Boy,” she’d tell him, “you ain’t fixed that tooth yet?’”Then Andre heard about the annual Care Harbor clinic in downtown Los Angeles that provides free health, dental and eye care to people who don ’t have access to it. He emerged with a perfect new tooth that he p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Africa:End Tuberculosis By Empowering Community Health Workers
[IPS] Washington DC -"I'm alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there's no way I could be here today," says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: End Tuberculosis By Empowering Community Health Workers
[IPS] Washington DC -"I'm alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there's no way I could be here today," says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Destroy This Peruvian Farmer ’s Home. Now He’s Suing a European Energy Company for Damages
Climbing a snowcapped mountain in the predawn light, Saúl Luciano Lliuya says he could sense something changing. All his life, pristine glaciers have nestled between the peaks surrounding his hometown in the Cordillera Blanca region of the Peruvian Andes, providing water, work and beauty. “Now you can see it,” he says. “They’re disappearing.” The region’s glaciers are receding rapidly; as temperatures rise, thanks to greenhouse gases trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere, ice accumulated over thousands of years has melted away in a single generation. Between 30% and 50% of...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent / Hamburg Tags: Uncategorized Germany Source Type: news

Digital intimate partner violence among Peruvian youths: validation of an instrument and a theoretical proposal - L ópez-Cepero J, Vallejos-Saldarriaga J, Merino-García M.
The present study presents psychometric information on a new instrument, the Digital Intimate Partner Violence Questionnaire (DIPVQ), and explores the similitudes and differences between in-person and digital-based abuses (those that involve the use of inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The peril and promise of traffic - The Lancet.
Just after the new year, a bus in Peru plunged off a winding cliffside road following a collision, leading to over 50 deaths. The road lacked guardrails or other safety equipment. The incident dramatically underscores the conclusions from a World Bank G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What to Know About the Surprising Modern History of Contraception
When the birth control pill hit its 50th anniversary of its 1960 FDA approval, TIME commemorated its influence on the world as having “rearranged the furniture of human relations.” But as influential as the pill was and continues to be, it’s only one small slice of the enormous influence contraception has had on modern history. Few people know that as well as Donna Drucker, a historian who is currently writing a book about its history. As it turns out, that history is just as complex as you probably think, but in ways that may still surprise you. Drucker says she started studying contraception in a rounda...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

End Tuberculosis by Empowering Community Health Workers
Credit: Nichole Sobecki / The Global FundBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Sep 24 2018 (IPS)“I’m alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there’s no way I could be here today,” says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. From his harrowing experience with tuberculosis (TB), Huauya now knows a lot about how to stop it, the world’s biggest infectious disease killer. The disease, which claims about 4...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Investigating equalisation of health inequalities during adolescence in four low-income and middle-income countries: an analysis of the Young Lives cohort study - Ward JL, Viner RM.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if socioeconomic gradients in health reduce during adolescence (the equalisation hypothesis) in four low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC). SETTING: Analysis of the Young Lives Study cohorts in Ethiopia, Peru, Vietnam and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Paul Rankin obituary
Paul Rankin, my dad, who has died aged 72, was a research physicist and an adventurer. He worked for the electronics company Philips for 36 years, and filed more than 40 patents in that time. He was an innovator, with projects in the favelas in Brazil, the wastes of Mali, the temples of Thailand and the peaks of Peru.He visited more than 70 countries in his lifetime. After retirement he became involved in research into pangolins in Namibia, helping to track and understand these creatures, sometimes known as scaly anteaters.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tobias Rankin Tags: Science Wildlife Environment Africa World news Physics Electronics and electrical engineering Education Higher education Source Type: news

Rapid heart imaging system may improve care in developing nations
A rapid imaging system could improve heart healthcare in developing nations because of reduced costs and easier availability, according to a study in Peru. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid heart imaging technique may cut costs, boost care in developing world
(American Heart Association) A new rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration
Indigenous men and women of Nuñoa in Puno, Peru, spin and weave garments based on the fiber of the alpacas. Credit: SGP-GEF-UNDP Peru/Enrique Castro-MendívilBy UN experts* on Indigenous PeoplesGENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 8 2018 (IPS)States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands: “In many parts of the world, i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UN experts on Indigenous Peoples Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Education Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Day of the World's Indig Source Type: news

On the road: farewelling Elaine Beller
After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she was (after a little encouragement) happy to share some parting thoughts about her time as a prolific and multi-talented Cochrane contributor.  Elaine Beller is widely recognised as having an amazing ability to analyse and explain the most complex of matters a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Violence experiences in childhood and adolescence among gay men and transgender women living in Per ú: a qualitative exploration - Juárez-Chávez E, Cooney EE, Hidalgo A, Sanchez J, Poteat T.
The overall goal of this study was to qualitatively explore the different types of violence experienced by gay men (GM) and transgender women (TW) living in Peru during childhood and adolescence, as well as their potential consequences and sources of prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Between remembering and forgetting the years of political violence: psychosocial impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru - Espinosa A, P áez D, Velázquez T, Cueto RM, Seminario E, Sandoval S, Reátegui F, Jave I.
This article analyzes the association between knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), evaluation of TRC's achievements, experience of victimization, attitudes toward remembering and forgetting past political violence, perceptions of soc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women fight back against Peru's national sterilisation scheme
Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of maca root?
Maca root comes from Peru and is a common cooking ingredient in that region. Maca root may have a range of health benefits, especially for endurance and sexual health. In this article, we look at the evidence behind these claims, as well as whether there are any risks to taking it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide risk assessment: examining transitions in suicidal behaviors among pregnant women in Per ú - Levey EJ, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Zhong QY, Williams MA, Gelaye B.
The goals of this research were to characterize suicidal behavior among a cohort of pregnant Peruvian women and identify risk factors for transitions between behaviors. The World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview suicide ques... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The World Cup... of quitting smoking! Peru would win
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers mocked-up the results using official statistics on the decline in smoking rates across all 32 competing nations between 2000 and 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The guinea pig at the Last Supper | Brief letters
Animal iconography | Ladybirds ’ absence | Measuring space gloop | Nat King Cole’s Route 66 | Morris mushrooms“I’m looking for the wombat in the altarpiece now,” says Heather Dalton, the historian who found a cockatoo in a 16th-century Italian altarpiece created long before Captain Cook washed up in Australia (Report, 27 June). She might enjoy the 17th-century painting of the Last Supper in Cuzco Cathedral in Peru, which shows a festive spread of wine, bread, fruit and, at the very centre of the painting, a roast guinea pig.Professor Rebecca EarleUniversity of Warwick• I have seen a few w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Art Animals Insects Space Pop and rock Motoring Wildlife Butterflies Chuck Berry The Rolling Stones Environment Art and design World news Science Source Type: news

Image of the Day: X-Ray Vision
Using a unique microscope, researchers looked inside a yet-to-be identified pseudoscorpion from Peru. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

From state agencies to ordinary citizens: reframing risk-mitigation investments and their impact to disrupt urban risk traps in Lima, Peru - Allen A, Zilbert Soto L, Wesely J, Belkow T, Ferro V, Lambert R, Langdown I, Samanam ú A.
The understanding of linkages between disaster risk and urban development has seen important advances in recent decades. However, it falls short in addressing the production and reproduction of so-called urban "risk traps", which are accumulation cycles of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Five new species of snail-sucking snakes discovered
(American Museum of Natural History) New research led by the American Museum of Natural History has uncovered five new species of snakes in Ecuador and Peru with peculiar dining etiquette: they suck the viscous bodies of snails out of their shells. The new species, most of which are considered endangered or vulnerable, are described today in the journal Zookeys, which also includes a new evolutionary tree for the diverse group of snail eaters in Central and South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news