Search for oxygen tank refills routine for Peruvians
A new routine has emerged for many of the residents of the densely populated city on the outskirts of Peru's capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Coronavirus Anxiety Scale: new psychometric evidence for the Spanish version based on CFA and IRT models in a Peruvian sample - Caycho-Rodr íguez T, Vilca LW, Carbajal-León C, White M, Vivanco-Vidal A, Saroli-Araníbar D, Peña-Calero BN, Moreta-Herrera R.
The aim of the study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS), using Item Response Theory (IRT) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The participants were 790 Peruvians, selected through a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Immigration, perceived discrimination and mental health: evidence from Venezuelan population living in Peru - Mougenot B, Amaya E, Mezones-Holgu ín E, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Cabieses B.
BACKGROUND: The association between international migration and mental health is conditioned to several factors, and discrimination may play a significant role. Currently, Peru is one of the principal Venezuelan migrant-receiving countries in Latin Americ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Haunted by Forced Sterilizations, Peruvian Women Pin Hopes on Court Hearing Haunted by Forced Sterilizations, Peruvian Women Pin Hopes on Court Hearing
A 25-year legal battle by thousands of indigenous Peruvian women who say they were forcibly sterilized during a 1990s birth control drive will go before a judge on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The character of conflict: a bioarchaeological study of violence in the Nasca highlands of Peru during the Late Intermediate Period (950-1450 C.E.) - McCool WC, Tung TA, Coltrain JB, Accinelli Obando AJ, Kennett DJ.
This study uses osteological and radiocarbon datasets combined with formal quantitative analyses to test hypotheses concerning the character of conflict in the Nasca highlands during the Late Intermediate Period (LIP, 950-1450 C.E.). We devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Fear of crime examined through diversity of crime, social inequalities, and social capital: an empirical evaluation in Peru - Hern ández W, Dammert L, Kanashiro L.
Latin America is a violent region where fear of crime is well spread but still not fully understood. Using multilevel methods for a large and subnational representative household survey (N  = 271,022), we assess the determinants of fear of crime in Peru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hundreds of agricultural workers were maintaining a blockade of the key Pan-American Highway in the north of Peru on Thursday to protest...
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru announces mandatory 14 day quarantine in government facilities (if you don't have a home) for anyone entering the country,...
A través de un decreto supremo, el Ejecutivo señaló que la cuarentena la deberán cumplir los peruanos, extranjeros residentes en el Perú... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global virus rules for Christmas: Tough, mild or none at all
In Peru, you can’t drive your car on Christmas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Showy orchids to scaly desert dwellers – Kew presents 'new' species
Botanists list plants newly discovered or named by scientists in 2020RBG Kew selects 10 of 156 species officially named this yearThe ugliest orchid in the world, a toadstool found at Heathrow airport, UK, and a potential food source from Peru, among showstoppers on listOrchids account for more than a third of the newly named speciesConcerns that several of these rare species, already threatened by habitat clearance, face extinctionContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Kew Gardens Plants Fungi Biology Conservation Environment Science Source Type: news

‘Ugliest orchid in the world’ among 2020's new plant discoveries
Kew Gardens botanists also named a new toadstool found at Heathrow airport and a bizarre scaly shrub from NamibiaThe “ugliest orchid in the world”, a toadstool discovered at Heathrow airport, and a bizarre scaly shrub have topped a list of new species named by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and their collaborators in 2020.The researchers said the 156 new plants and fungi highlighted the amazing diversity of species that remain to be found, with the potential to provide new crops, medicines and gardener ’s favourites. One is amorning glory plant, whose sweet purple tubers are already eaten ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Plants Kew Gardens Environment Science Source Type: news

China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine: how effective is it and where will it be rolled out?
Trials have claimed 86% efficacy, but Peru has suspended tests because of ‘an adverse event’ and there is concern about lack of transparencyRead all our coronavirus coverage hereTrials in the United Arab Emirates have shown that China ’s Sinopharm vaccine has 86% efficacy. So what is the Chinese treatment, where is it being trialled and will it challenge the vaccines being developed in western countries?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus China Science Peru United Arab Emirates Source Type: news

Peru halts trial of China Covid vaccine after patient suffers neurological problems
The government plans to roll out the vaccination process in the next three months (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Peru suspends trials of China’s Sinopharm vaccine after ‘adverse event’
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China's Sinopharm vaccine: how effective is it and where will it be rolled out?
Trials have claimed 86% efficacy, but Peru has suspended tests because of ‘an adverse event’ and there is concern about lack of transparencyRead all our coronavirus coverage hereTrials in the United Arab Emirates have shown that China ’s Sinopharm vaccine has 86% efficacy. So what is the Chinese treatment, where is it being trialled and will it challenge the vaccines being developed in western countries?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus China Science Peru United Arab Emirates Source Type: news

Contesting everyday violence: resilience pathways of gay and transgender youth in Peru - Suarez EB, Logie C, Arocha JF, S ánchez H, Shokirova T.
This study explored youth responses to violence in two cities: Lima and Ayacucho. We sou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heart Disease Is World's No. 1 Killer
China had the highest number of heart disease deaths last year, followed by India, Russia, the United States and Indonesia. Heart disease death rates were lowest in France, Peru and Japan, where rates were six times lower than in 1990. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mine ponds cause toxic mercury pollution in the Peruvian Amazon
In the past 35 years, there has been a 670% increase in the extent of pits in heavily mined watersheds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Striking Peruvian workers temporarily erected new blockades on the Pan-American Highway on Saturday, a day after they had ended a...
Peru farmworkers block Pan-American Highway again in pay dispute (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even the Pandemic Hasn ’t Made Public-Health Icon Paul Farmer Lose Hope
“Am I allowed to be a normal human and say, ‘How are you?'” asks Dr. Paul Farmer as soon as our Zoom call connects. It’s an apt introduction for a man who became a living legend in the global health world mostly by being a normal human who does extraordinary things–starting with co-founding the Boston-based nonprofit organization Partners in Health (PIH) in 1987, before graduating from Harvard Medical School. Since then, PIH and its global staff of 18,000 have helped strengthen health systems in the “clinical deserts” of Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia and numerous other countries. PIH...
Source: TIME: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Public Health Second click Source Type: news

Researchers explore population size, density in rise of centralized power in antiquity
(University of Maine) A University of Maine-led group of researchers developed Power Theory, a model emphasizing the role of demography in political centralization, and applied it to the shift in power dynamics in prehistoric northern coastal societies in Peru. To test the theory, the team created a summed probability distribution (SPD) from 755 radiocarbon dates from 10,000-1,000 B.P. Researchers found a correlation between the tenets of Power Theory and power structure changes in early Peruvian societies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown policy on homicide, suicide, and motor vehicle deaths in Peru - Calderon-Anyosa RJC, Kaufman JS.
Although lockdown measures to stop COVID-19 have direct effects on disease transmission, their impact on violent and accidental deaths remains unknown. Our study aims to assess the early impact of COVID-19 lockdown on violent and accidental deaths in Peru.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mine ponds amplify mercury risks in Peru's Amazon
(Duke University) The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for gold in Peru's Amazon has altered the landscape and amplified the risk of mercury poisoning, a new study shows. In some watersheds, there's been a 670% increase in land area covered by abandoned mining pits that have filled in with water. Low-oxygen conditions in these ponds accelerate the conversion of submerged mercury, a leftover from the mining, into highly toxic methylmercury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Peru Chooses 3rd President in a Week Amid Street Protests
The naming of Francisco Sagasti was not expected to quell popular anger at the country’s legislators, whom many Peruvians see as venal,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The W Group taking over 6 senior living facilities upstate
The list includes facilities in Scotia, Queensbury, Camden, Ticonderoga, Peru and Utica. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Who is the president of Peru? The answer to that question Monday was no one. The Latin American nation’s political... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Who is the president of Peru? That answer to that question early Monday was no one. The Latin American nation’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru: 41 Protesters Remain Missing After Saturday's Unrest (2 Deaths + 112 Injured)
The secretary of the National Human Rights Coordinator of Peru (CNDDHH), Jorge Bracamonte, indicated that so far forty-one protesters... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru president resigns
Manuel Merino took power after Congress surprised the population by swiftly pushing out Peru’s popular president and swearing him in. On... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manuel Merino resigns from the presidency of Peru following police brutality in protests and two college students deaths
Alberto de Belaunde indica en RPP que la nueva Mesa Directiva sea “integrada por congresistas que no hayan apoyado la vacancia y quien... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru plunged into political upheaval as Congress ousts President Vizcarra
Peru's Congress ousted President Martín Vizcarra on Monday in an impeachment vote over corruption allegations, prompting immediate... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru president's ouster sparks wave of youth-led protests
LIMA, Peru (AP) — University student Yessenia Medina was trying to concentrate on her virtual psychology class when a stunning headline... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How COVID-19 has affected emergent visits to a Latin-American trauma department: experience at a Peruvian national trauma referral center - Pintado JF, Gibaja W, Vallejos RA, Rosas W, Guerra-Farfan E, Nu ñez JH.
INTRODUCTION: By May 2020, Peru was the country with the third most COVID-19 cases in the Americas. The current study's overall aim was to examine the impact of the current COVID-19 outbreak on the number of non-COVID-related patient presentations to a maj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In Midst Of Pandemic Crisis, Peru's Legislature Impeaches The Nation's President
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru Hit by Political Crisis as Congress Ousts President
The country’s Congress voted to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office on Monday, throwing the Andean country of 32 million into... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impeachment kicks out President Mart ín Vizcarra of Peru
Congress votes to remove centrist on bribery allegations after earlier attempt failed (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Prevent, discourage, confront': South American states tackle Chinese trawlers
Huge fleets’ intrusions into Pacific fishing territory prompt Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to join forces (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Remains in Peru Reveal Female Big-Game Hunter
Scientists are divided on broader implications of the find for ancient gender roles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Women and Girls Hunting and Trapping Archaeology and Anthropology Andes Mountains Puno (Peru) Research your-feed-science Source Type: news

Europe ’s Second Wave of COVID-19 is Being Driven by Two Countries. Here’s Why
Europe is clearly in the grip of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In the past week, countries throughout Europe—including Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the U.K, and Ukraine—have all recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic started. But two of these stand out. As of Oct. 25, Belgium and the Czech Republic are currently reporting about 146 and 115 new daily cases per 100,000 people, respectively, according to TIME’s coronavirus tracker, which compiles data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s dramatically higher ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Sacrificial llamas found buried in Peru shed light on Incan rituals
Archaeologists say killing of animals may have helped cement claim on new territoryThat the Inca sacrificed people to appease their gods is well known, but a discovery in Peru sheds new light on a far more common sacrificial practice: the ritual offering of highly prized and ornately decorated llamas.Four naturally mummified llamas have been uncovered during the excavation of Tambo Viejo, an Incan administrative centre.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping Tags: Archaeology Peru Americas Science World news Source Type: news

High social and ecological standards for chocolate
(University of G ö ttingen) Worldwide demand for food from the tropics that meets higher environmental and social standards has risen sharply in recent years. Consumers often have to make ethically questionable decisions: products may be available through child labour, starvation wages or environmental destruction. Building on an interdisciplinary project in Peru, an international research team including G ö ttingen Univeristy published an overview on the transition to responsible, high-quality cocoa production. This 'Perspective' article appeared in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Giant 120 feet long cat geoglyph discovered in Nazca
A massive drawing has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. With this recent discovery, the enigmatic markings etched into... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where's REALLY had the most Covid-19 deaths? Study says Belgium but data reveals SAN MARINO
US researchers analysed 19 countries and found Belgium, Spain and the UK had the worst death rates per capita. But looking at every country in the world, the order is San Marino, Peru and Belgium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn ’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World
The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is 58.4 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data, 12th highest in the world (not including tiny Andorra and San Marino). But perhaps more striking are the findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which pointed out that, of the countries the resea...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bjorklund and Andrew Ewing Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Machu Picchu reopens for a single tourist who's been stranded in Peru for seven months
After an unexpected Covid-19 induced seven month stay in Peru, Jesse Katayama is finally crossing "visit Machu Picchu" off of his bucket list. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scaling Up SDG4 in Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Oct 9 2020 (IPS) Out of global crises spring opportunities for change. In crisis, change is not an option. It is a necessity. And, as Plato famously noted: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is an invention that sprang out of crisis and was borne of necessity. Yasmine SherifEducation Cannot Wait was conceived as a direct response to the lack of financial resources and crisis-sensitive approaches needed to address the learning crisis for 75 million vulnerable children and adolescents impacted by armed co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraV Source Type: news

Does maternal depression undermine childhood cognitive development? Evidence from the Young Lives Survey in Peru - Bendini M, Dinarte L.
This paper studies the effect of maternal depression on early childhood cognition in Peru, where rates of depression are around 50%. By using an instrumental variables approach, this study exploits variation in the exogeneity of the exposure to shocks duri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chinese fleet is in Peru and advances to Chile to prey on the sea, NGO Oceana denounces
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news