WHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plans
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a preliminary framework for the global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. The plan is intended to guide policymakers at the global, regional, and national level in their allocation and prioritization decisions about vaccines. WHO’s “fair allocation mechanism” emphasizes equitable allocation of vaccines and lists groups of people that should have priority access. The plan proposes vaccine distribution in two phases. In the first phase, all countries would receive vaccine doses in proportion to their population size - initially enoug...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

J & J ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Will Enter Phase 3 Testing, the Fourth To Reach That Stage
Johnson & Johnson announced today (Sept. 23) that it is launching a large-scale Phase 3 test of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which was developed based on science supported by the National Institutes of Health. The vaccine, being tested through the company’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals arm, will be the fourth to enter late stage studies, following candidates from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca. Unlike those vaccine candidates, which all require two shots, J&J’s vaccine involves a single injection. That means it could require half the number of doses to immunize the same number of people. J&J...
Source: TIME: Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Nono the Carbon Footprint Bear —Part of Peru ’ s Ambitious Work on Climate Action
By Kirla Echegaray AlfaroLIMA, Peru, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) On the eve of its bicentennial, Peru is addressing climate change with the needed sense of urgency and ambition. Our inclusive, ‘whole society’ approach aims to awaken new opportunities that are within reach of all of our citizens. Like COVID-19, climate change is a landmark which will have a clearly established before and after period. Without a doubt, it is paving a path towards sustainable development that will improve the well-being of all Peruvians. In this context, Carbon Footprint Peru is a government-led initiative aimed to recognize the efforts of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kirla Echegaray Alfaro Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Roche ’s phase III EMPACTA study showed Actemra/RoActemra reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III EMPACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing that patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia who received Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared to patients who received placebo plus standard of care (log-rank p-value = 0.0348; HR [95% CI] = 0.56 [0.32, 0.97]). The cumulative proportion of patients who progressed to mechanical ventilation or death by day 28 was 12.2% in the Actemra/RoActemra arm versus 19.3% in the placebo...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s phase III EMPACTA study showed Actemra/RoActemra reduced the likelihood of needing mechanical ventilation in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III EMPACTA study met its primary endpoint, showing that patients with COVID-19 associated pneumonia who received Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care were 44% less likely to progress to mechanical ventilation or death compared to patients who received placebo plus standard of care (log-rank p-value = 0.0348; HR [95% CI] = 0.56 [0.32, 0.97]). The cumulative proportion of patients who progressed to mechanical ventilation or death by day 28 was 12.2% in the Actemra/RoActemra arm versus 19.3% in the placebo...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peruvian Amazonian shaman rose to power in early 20th century
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Anthropologist Fernando Santos-Granero pieced together the story of a change agent whose life spanned an important period in South American history in his book, Slavery and Utopia, now available in English and Spanish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Peru's Indigenous turn to ancestral remedies to fight virus
As COVID-19 spread quickly through Peru’s Amazon, the Indigenous Shipibo community decided to turn to the wisdom of their ancestors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bullying and cyberbullying in adolescents from disadvantaged areas: validation of questionnaires; prevalence rates; and relationship to self-esteem, empathy and social skills - Mart ínez J, Rodríguez-Hidalgo AJ, Zych I.
Although bullying and cyberbullying have been widely studied in diverse geographical areas, the number of studies in isolated regions, located in rainforests such as the Peruvian Amazonia, is low. Most research has been conducted in wealthy, Western countr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental health services for individuals at risk of suicide in Peru: attitudes and perspectives of mental health professionals - Alonzo D, Zapata Pratto DA.
This study examined mental health professionals' attitudes toward at-risk individuals a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fossil trees on Peru's Central Andean Plateau tell a tale of dramatic environmental change
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) The anatomy of plant fossils including an enormous tree that grew 10 million years ago in the now arid, high-elevation Central Andean Plateau calls current paleoclimate models into question, suggesting that the area was more humid than models predict. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CabildoXLatAm: A space for digital participation in Latin America
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) In the face of the challenges that have emerged and been exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic, collective responses by and for communities have emerged in Latin America. Therefore the research group Democratic Reconfigurations at IASS Potsdam will convene a Cabildo por America Latina (CabildoxLatAm), a participatory digital space to design collective responses to the pandemic. The event will bring together civil society actors, governments, communities and citizens from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At least 13 people dead in Peru stampede, as police raid nightclub over coronavirus social distancing violations
(Natural News) A stampede at a nightclub in Lima, Peru left at least 13 dead and six injured, as partygoers attempted to escape a police raid on the venue. Police were called to the Thomas Restobar in the capital city on Saturday, Aug. 22, to enforce social distancing and curfew rules in place following the COVID-19... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Flies and mosquitoes beware, here comes the slingshot spider
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Running into an unseen spiderweb in the woods can be scary enough, but what if you had to worry about a spiderweb - and the spider - being catapulted at you? That's what happens to insects in the Amazon rain forests of Peru, where a tiny slingshot spider launches a web - and itself - to catch unsuspecting flies and mosquitoes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The World Records Its 20 Millionth Case of COVID-19
There are a lot of ways to try to capture grim milestone the world crossed Monday night when it recorded its 20 millionth case of COVID-19. It’s two Swedens, four Irelands, 10 Slovenias. It’s greater than the entire population of the state of New York. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to 188 countries and regions, touching every continent but Antarctica. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases, having crossed its own milestone—to 5 million—on August 9. Brazil comes next, with 3 million; followed by India at 2.2 million; Russia at 890,000; and South ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

The World Records Its 20 Millionth Case of COVID-19
There are a lot of ways to try to capture grim milestone the world crossed Monday night when it recorded its 20 millionth case of COVID-19. It’s two Swedens, four Irelands, 10 Slovenias. It’s greater than the entire population of the state of New York. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to 188 countries and regions, touching every continent but Antarctica. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases, having crossed its own milestone—to 5 million—on August 9. Brazil comes next, with 3 million; followed by India at 2.2 million; Russia at 890,000; and South ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Psychological violence or psychological impact of violence? The case of the S íseVe platform of the Ministry of Education (Peru) - Romero-Mezarina F, Dominguez-Lara S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Update on COVID-19 pandemic, BMJ Best practice (updated 21st July 2020)
Over 14.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, with over 8.3 million cases recovered so far, and approximately 610,000 deaths according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The US has the highest number of reported infections and deaths in the world, accounting for approximately one quarter of all global cases and deaths. Brazil has the second largest number of reported cases with over 2 million infections. India, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico, Chile, and the UK are the countries with the most numbers of cases after Brazil. (Source: Current A...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru
Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Explaining the Education-Health Gradient in Preventing STIs in Andean Peru: Cognitive Executive Functioning, Awareness and Health Knowledge
CONCLUSIONSThe relationship between education and STI prevention may be more complex than is often assumed and is mediated by CEF skills, STI awareness and sexual health knowledge. Studies should examine whether STI prevention interventions are more effective if they enhance cognitive skills used to translate information into protective behaviors. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Teleworking Is Not Working for the Poor, the Young and the Women
By Mariya Brussevich, Era Dabla-Norris, and Salma KhalidJul 9 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating labor markets across the world. Tens of millions of workers lost their jobs, millions more out of the labor force altogether, and many occupations face an uncertain future. Social distancing measures threaten jobs requiring physical presence at the workplace or face-to-face interactions. Those unable to work remotely, unless deemed essential, face a significantly higher risk of reductions in hours or pay, temporary furloughs, or permanent layoffs. What types of jobs and workers are most at risk? Not surprisingly, t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariya Brussevich - Era Dabla-Norris - Salma Khalid Tags: Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases – as it happened
Gathering ‘likely contributed’ to surge; Bolsonaro vetoes measures to help indigenous people; Melbourne goesinto full lockdown after rises in cases. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live12.25amBSTHi, Helen Sullivan here. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US case...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now) and Haroon Siddique, Damien Gayle, Caroline Davies and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Melbourne goes back into lockdown; Italy stops Bangladesh flights after new infections
Melbourne goesinto full lockdown after rises in cases; Bolsonarotaking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live8.03pmBSTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged EU countries to show solidarity and overcome divisions to approve a massive coronavirus recovery plan this summer.The leaders of the 27 EU states meet in Brussels next week for a crunch summit aimed at agreeing a 750-billi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now) and Haroon Siddique, Damien Gayle, Caroline Davies and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India cases third-highest globally as Australian state of Victoria closes border
Peru cases pass 300,000;Iran sees highest daily deaths;Spain puts part of Galicia back into lockdown. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: India sees record daily rise as capital opens giant Covid-19 hospitalIndia overtakes Russia with third-highest number of casesBorder closes between Australian states of NSW and VictoriaTexas mayors warn of ‘serious trouble’ as cases surge across USSee all our coronavirus coverage6.51amBSTHundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, AFP reports.Three hundred...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Peruvians fill streets as lockdown ends despite infections
Blocks-long lines have formed at food markets, bus stops and shopping centers in Peru’s capital as people leave their homes en masse to go to work or shop as a 106-day coronavirus lockdown ends in many parts of the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bullying victimization at school and subjective well-being in early and late peruvian adolescents in residential care: the contribution of satisfaction with microsystem domains - Oriol X, Miranda R, Unanue J.
There is still a lack of literature about the effects of bullying victimization at school on the subjective well-being in children and adolescents in residential care. In this line, the objective of this study was to provide data on the effects of bullying... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peru giving up on virus measures in face of sinking economy
The same day that the Peruvian government announced another grim increase in the number of coronavirus infections, thousands of people packed together in lines outside shopping malls (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

80% of this community has Covid-19, including the nurse in charge
About 80 percent of residents in the Shipibo village in Peru's central Amazon have Covid-19, including Elias -- a nurse left to administer aid and treatment to the more than 700 people. The village is just an example of the reality in Peru where daily infection rate is climbing without an end in sight. Journalist Guillermo Galdos reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You ’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic
By Sonja Davidovic, Delphine Prady and Herve TourpeJun 22 2020 (IPS) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and, especially for low-income countries, the high level of informality, complicate the task. Many governments are leveraging mobile technology to help their citizens. Togo, a small West African nation of 8 million, was able to quickly distribute emergency financial support to half a million...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonja Davidovic - Delphine Prady - Herve Tourpe Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Barber offers hope in Peruvian barrios devastated by virus
A barber in Peru’s capital is giving free haircuts once a week in the poor neighborhoods suffering most from the recession caused by the coronavirus lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Peru miners restart pandemic-hit operations with mass testing, isolating workers
Peru's miners are revving up stalled operations with mass testing, isolation periods and revamped shift patterns, setting up the world's No. 2 copper producer to hit 80% of production capacity by the end of June, industry officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As Social Distancing Wanes, Cuomo Warns of Another Lockdown
Sports bettors are shifting to stocks. Brazil ’s daily death toll is now the highest globally, and Peru is one of the world’s hot spots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live News Updates and Analysis
Cases are surging in some U.S. states. Brazil ’s daily death toll is now the highest globally, and Peru is one of the world’s hot spots. For many women, the pandemic has restricted abortion options. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Blood markers predict Humboldt penguin nest type, reproductive success
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) In a new study, researchers looked at metabolic markers in the blood of 30 Humboldt penguins nesting in the Punta San Juan Marine Protected Area in Peru. The scientists discovered metabolic differences between penguins nesting in sheltered burrows and those in more exposed areas. Nesting success is critical to the Humboldt penguins' survival as a species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths top 50,000 in Latin America: Reuters tally
Latin America hit a grim milestone on Saturday as coronavirus deaths topped 50,000 and cases neared 1 million, with countries such as Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru struggling to stem the tide, according to a Reuters tally. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gold mining with mercury poses health threats for miles downstream
(Duke University) Small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon poses a health hazard not only to the miners and communities near where mercury is used to extract gold from ore, but also to downstream communities hundreds of kilometers away where people eat mercury-contaminated river fish as part of their diet. Downstream children under 12 with the highest levels of mercury in their bodies were found to have lost IQ points and become anemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression and abuse during medical internships in Peruvian hospitals - Vilchez-Cornejo J, Viera-Mor ón RD, Larico-Calla G, Alvarez-Cutipa DC, Sánchez-Vicente JC, Taminche-Canayo R, Carrasco-Farfan CA, Palacios-Zegarra AA, Mendoza-Flores C, Quispe-López P, Toro-Huamanchumo CJ.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of depression and abuse and identify the associated factors in medical interns in Peruvian hospitals. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre, cross-sectional and analytical study during the months of March to May 2016. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Access of mental health services by the adult population in metropolitan Lima, Peru: characteristics, perceptions and need for care - Saavedra JE, Galea JT.
This study aimed to characterize mental health service access in metropolitan Lima, Peru. Between May and December 2012, we interviewed 4,445 Peruvian adults, applying the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI); a modified version of the WHO ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scratching the surface: drones cast new light on mystery of Nazca Lines
An aerial search in the Peruvian desert has revealed intriguing figures of humans and animals that predate the nearby Unesco world heritage siteA faded decades-old black-and-white photograph was the only lead Johny Isla had when he set out on the trail of a sea monster.The Peruvian archaeologist spotted the image at a 2014 exhibition in Germany about the Nazca Lines, the vast and intricate desert images which attract tens of thousands of tourists every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in Palpa Tags: Archaeology Peru World news Americas Source Type: news

Types of childhood exposure to violence and association with caregiver trauma in Peru - Guzm án DB, Miller-Graff LE, Scheid CR.
This study examined typologies of childhood polyvictimization and the associations of profiles with demographic characteristics at the levels of child, household, and primary caregiver. This study evaluated a sample of children aged 4 to 17 years residing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

As virus swamps Peru, Venezuelan migrants collect the dead
Despite strict measures to control the coronavirus, Peru has become one of the countries worst hit by the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Peru coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 as demand sends drug prices soaring
Peru's number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 104,000, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday, as the outbreak puts pressure on the demand for medicines, whose prices have soared in recent days. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Health Assembly passes resolution to investigate global pandemic response – as it happened
Canada-US border to remain closed; Barcelona beaches to reopen as Spain death toll below 100 for third consecutive day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWHO assembly approves Covid-19 response audit12.23amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for rolling coverage of the coronavirus pandemic from around the world:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily deaths as World Bank warns 60m to fall into extreme poverty11.47pmBSTBeyond the hot spots of Brazil and Mexico, the coronavirus is threatening to overwhelm Latin American cities large ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle and Jessica Murray (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Infectious diseases Science Europe Africa Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific Americas Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Tuesday that new coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the tri-border area of the Amazon between Brazil, Colombia and Peru and threatens to infect remote indigenous communities in the rainforest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 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

South Africa: Group of South Africans Stranded in Peru With No Chance of Repatriation in Sight
[News24Wire] A young South African woman is living her worst nightmare while being stuck in a foreign country without money, a permanent place to live, and no hope of repatriation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Worldwide Covid-19 deaths pass 290,000 – as it happened
Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; Trump walks out of press conference; White House staff ordered to wear masks. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live news and updates12.29amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – follow me there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents12.22amBSTDan Collyns reports for the Guardian:More than half of the medics fighting a Covid-19 outbreak in the Peruvian jungle city ofIquitos have been infected with the virus, according to the sub-director of th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson , Damien Gayle, and Jessica Murray Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news Australia news UK news Middle East and North Africa Americas Science Infectious diseases Asia Pacific China Russia Microbiology Europe Medical research Source Type: news