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Peruvian lynching death underscores risk of trip into jungle and mind
The lynching of a Canadian in a Peruvian jungle town highlights the dangers associated the unregulated growth of the ayahuasca healing industry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

One year later, flood-affected women in Peru struggle for protection and reproductive health care
LAMBAYEQUE, PERU – When floodwaters engulfed the ĺllimo district on 14 March 2017, Lily Silva Aricoché led her family and neighbours to safety. During the months that followed, shecoordinated assistance to flood survivors– including protection from the rising violence that threatened women in temporary shelters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Cooperative decision-making and intimate partner violence in Peru - Svec J, Andic T.
Using the continuous Demographic and Health Surveys (2005-2012) for Peru, we employ multinomial logistic regression estimates to assess risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). Using empowerment and gender frameworks for IPV, we find that women making mor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with drug use before imprisonment in Peru - Hern ández-Vásquez A, Núñez S, Santero M, Grendas L, Huarez B, Vilcarromero S, Casas-Bendezú M, Braun S, Cortés S, Rosselli D.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of drug abuse before prison admission and to identify associated sociodemographic and family history risk factors, according to gender, in prisons of Peru. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A secondary analysis was carried ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family support networks in Peruvian barrios help to prevent child labor
(University of Seville) A survey carried out among parents in high-risk contexts shows that schools in barrios on the outskirts of Lima are a central part of life of the community, as they allow families from the district to start and develop relationships with each other; and they serve as points of access for valuable resources from outside the barrio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IntraHealth International ’s SwitchPoint Conference to Spotlight New and Creative Advances in Social Good
Roya Mahboob presents at SwitchPoint 2017. Photo by Ted Richardson for IntraHealth International.April 12, 2018 Chapel Hill, NCOn April 26-27, experts and pioneers from humanitarian efforts around the world will come together in Saxapahaw, NC, for IntraHealth International ’s 7th annualSwitchPoint conference.SwitchPoint brings together hundreds of leaders in global health, humanitarian response, technology, media, and more to report on advances in social good across disciplines and to seed ideas and partnerships for future collaborations. The event will feature more than 30 stage talks by speakers from IBM, Faceboo...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Peace Festival: An evening of art, film and discussion about conflict
In August 2017, peace activists from Peru and Colombia gathered in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to discuss the ways in which they had used art and creativity to tell stories about the history of conflict in their countries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Hispanic, Portuguese, Latin American; Press Release Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Genetics of the modern heirs of the Inkas shed new lights about their origins and lineages
(Universidad de San Martin de Porres) A study of the Inka origins and their lineages was performed in twelve contemporary families with presumed patrilineal lineage to Inka monarchs. A comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers of these descendants with a database of about 2400 South American native individuals of Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Ecuador showed two distinct patrilineal clusters, and a very diverse matrilineal origin. In addition they show great affinity to areas South of Cusco including the Lake Titicaca. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetics of the modern heirs of the Incas shed new lights about their origins and lineages
(Universidad de San Martin de Porres) A study of the Inka origins and their lineages was performed in twelve contemporary families with presumed patrilineal lineage to Inka monarchs. A comparison of Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers of these descendants with a database of about 2400 South American native individuals of Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Ecuador showed two distinct patrilineal clusters, and a very diverse matrilineal origin. In addition they show great affinity to areas South of Cusco including the Lake Titicaca. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

InspireMD wins Peruvian nod for CGuard, MGuard
InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) said yesterday it won regulatory approval from Peru’s Ministry of Health for its CGuard embolic prevention system and MGuard Prime. The Israel-based company said it inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Peru-based medical device distributor Dispositivos Medicos E.I.R.L. “We have been working closely with InspireMD in order to educate key opinion leaders and top hospital chains in preparation for marketing clearance, which we have now secured. The clinical data from both of these products is quite impressive and we expect our physicians to start using the products very qu...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance InspireMD Source Type: news

Impact of violence against women on severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit, including neonatal outcomes: a case-control study protocol in a tertiary healthcare facility in Lima, Peru - Ayala Quintanilla BP, Pollock WE, McDonald SJ, Taft AJ.
INTRODUCTION: Preventing and reducing violence against women (VAW) and maternal mortality are Sustainable Development Goals. Worldwide, the maternal mortality ratio has fallen about 44% in the last 25 years, and for one maternal death there are many women ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes 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

Overweight women are more likely to develop anxiety, study suggests  
A study by researchers in Peru found that middle-aged women with more abdominal fat are more likely to have anxiety, flipping the previous notion that anxiety causes over-eating on its head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Securitisation and militias during civil war in Peru - Mucha W.
The article analyses the effects of the rhetoric and politics of security on everyday lives in indigenous communities during civil war in Peru, 1980-1995. The article draws attention to the rise of accidental killings, intra- and inter-communal rivalry and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Geisel Renews Partnership Agreement with Peruvian Hospital
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine recently renewed its partnership agreement with Hospital Cayetano Heredia—a public university hospital in Lima, Peru, which serves as a national reference hospital in the country and is one of the leading clinical teaching and research institutions in Peru. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - February 21, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education Improving Lives News Center for Health Equity global health partnership Peru South America Source Type: news

Teen moms in Peru pinpoint need for sexuality education, health services
LIMA, Peru –" I became pregnant at 14 years old, ” Angie told UNFPA. Now 19, she lives with her son in a low-income area on the margins of Peru’s capital, Lima, in the densely populated Villa El Salvador District.Angie recalls that she did not have the information she needed to avoid pregnancy. “I did not know about contraceptive methods. At high school, I still had not been given talks.”Jazmin, another young woman in Villa El Salvador District, says she also became pregnant at a young age. She became a mother at 17. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Metals known to have harmful health effects found in indigenous exposed to oil spills
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations that could be harmful to their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Alcohol sales dropped 15% in states with medical marijuana
Researchers at two US colleges and a Peruvian university analyzed publicly available data on 90 alcohol chain stores from 2006 to 2015. They found a clear correlation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misoprostol Counseling, Follow-up Curb Unsafe Abortions in Peru Misoprostol Counseling, Follow-up Curb Unsafe Abortions in Peru
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with CCHS runs free after life-changing operation
A video shows Diana Galleno, from  Peru, grinning as she runs through a hospital corridor with nothing holding her back after she had a six-hour operation to help her breathe on her own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates
LAMBAYEQUE, Peru –“When the disaster struck, I was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, and all I did was try to protect my life and my children’s lives,” said Lily, 40, describing how her family fled flooding in the Íllimo district of Lambayeque on 14 March.Yet even now, months after the disaster, the needs remain significant among those affected.Dozens of families remain displaced, living in shelters. And many women continue to live in conditions of high vulnerability and scarcity, as seasonal rains once more descend on the community. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Improving community mental health services for people affected by political violence in Ayacucho, Per ú - Rivera-Holguín M, Velázquez T, Custodio E, Corveleyn J.
This study describes a model to intervene in communities affected by the political violence impacting the Ayacucho region of Peru since 1980s. Many community members still experience psychosocial consequences to this day due primarily to grief. Thirty-eigh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Support for alcohol policies among drinkers in Mongolia, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, Thailand and Vietnam: data from the International Alcohol Control Study - Parry CDH, Londani M, Enkhtuya P, Huckle T, Piazza M, Gray-Phillip G, Chaiyasong S, Viet Cuong P, Casswell S.
This study aims to determine the magnitude of public support for 12 alcohol policies and wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees
Daniel (not his real name), is a Venezuelan living with HIV. Mexico gave him refugee status, based on a humanitarian cause. Credit: Sergio Ortiz/ Amnistía InternacionalBy Josefina SalomonMEXICO CITY, Dec 21 2017 (IPS)As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla Margarita, northern Venezuela, a terrifying premonition took hold of him.“We are not doing tests until further notice. The machine is not working and we don’t have any reagents,” the man in the white coat told him.It was early June 2015....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josefina Salomon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Regional Categories Source Type: news

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cattle a year in Peru
(PLOS) The vampire bat is known to be the principle reservoir of rabies throughout Latin America, yet the burden of vampire bat-transmitted rabies on human lives and livestock has been largely anecdotal. Now, researchers have calculated that, in Peru, more than 500 cattle a year die of rabies. The new study, which also detailed risk factors, appears in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CT scans unearth ancient cases of cancer in mummies
Cancer may be older than people realize; it has been around as far back as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New antbird species discovered in Peru by LSU ornithologists
(Louisiana State University) LSU describes a distinctive new species of antbird from humid montane forest of the Cordillera Azul, Martin Region, Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk factors of violence against women in Peru - Castro RJ, Cerellino LP, Rivera R.
Based on the results of previous investigations, this study seeks for individual, relationship and community characteristics among women living with their partner associated with intimate partner violence [IPV] victimization. The sample of 19,131 women was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas
Aftermath of an attack on a health facility in Aleppo, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.December 05, 2017IntraHealth International, as co-secretariat of theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, applauds a newdeclaration by Franceand 11 other UN member states to take concrete actions to protect health workers in conflict areas around the world.Areport by the coalition documents attacks on health workers or facilities in 23 countries in conflict or political unrest last year. Health workers were arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Taki Onqoy: mercury poisoning epidemic in 16TH century Huamanga - Mar ía LAS.
Taki Onqoy is a syndrome that corresponds to the poisoning from exposure to mercury. It appeared as a result of the exploitation of the mercury mines of Paras and Huancavelica in Peru during the 16th century. The Cachexia mercurial, the last stage of the d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The Ancient Andean Tradition of Eating Clay May Have Helped To Protect Health
Farmers in Peru's Andean highlands have been consuming clay for centuries. Scientists now think it may have allowed them to eat wild potatoes, which are rich in toxic chemicals.(Image credit: Tony Dunnell) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan Jula Source Type: news

RamSoft nets new distributor
PACS vendor RamSoft has signed a new independent distributor, Radon Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft signs Philippine Children's Medical Center RamSoft updates peer review software RamSoft signs new distributor RamSoft teams with Peruvian imaging provider RamSoft, KenQuest ink distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Effect of multimorbidity on gait speed in well-functioning older people: a population-based study in Peru - Ortiz PJ, Tello T, Aliaga EG, Casas PM, Peinado JE, Miranda JJ, Varela LF.
AIM: To determine the association between multimorbidity and gait speed in a population-based sample of older people without functional dependency. METHODS: Data were obtained from a previously made cross-sectional population-based study of individ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New Peruvian bird species discovered by its song
(Florida Museum of Natural History) A new species of bird from the heart of Peru remained undetected for years until researchers identified it by its unique song. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Plaintiffs: Alter-Ego Theory Of Liability Applies To Lead Injury Lawsuit
ST. LOUIS - A group of plaintiffs who contend that a lead-smelting company is liable for personal injuries and groundwater contamination from lead at a mining facility in Peru on Oct. 2 filed a brief in Missouri federal court opposing a motion to dismiss that was filed by companies that are non-Missouri defendants. The plaintiffs contend that an alter-ego theory of liability imposes jurisdiction over the non-Missouri defendants (J.Y.C.C., et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, et al., No. 15-1704 [consolidated], E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Peruvian Journalist Reveals a Natural Recipe to Stop Hair Loss in His...
"Improve Your Health Naturally" introduces this new book which reveals how to prepare a homemade lotion that dramatically stops hair loss for men and women.(PRWeb October 11, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/stop-hair-loss-naturally/new-treatment/prweb14780890.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Smart drug' keeps your brain sharp at high altitudes
A new report from Third Military Medical University in China found that a drug called oxiracetam could prevent altitude sickness, which Kylie Jenner (pictured) suffered from on a trip to Peru in May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Searching for a Doctor at 3,000 Metres High
Celestina of Porcón Alto, a rural region high in the Andes, whose family has lived on the same plot of land for generations. Credit: Andrea Vale/IPSBy Andrea ValePORCÓN, Peru, Oct 6 2017 (IPS)Good healthcare can be hard to get – particularly when one lives on top of a mountain. The road to Porcón in the Cajamarca region of Peru, therefore, is as breathtaking as it is sobering. With every step further into its isolated natural beauty, a group of volunteers sent to deliver healthcare essentials are reminded how long the trek would be in an emergency.After a bus has taken the volunteers as far as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Andrea Vale Tags: Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Inequity Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Andes diabetes Malnutrition obesity Peru underweight Source Type: news

You won ’t believe what happened this morning
When I got to the office this morning, several of my employees were in a state of near-panic… I couldn’t imagine what might have happened… and I was alarmed. Turns out, the coffee maker was on the fritz. Coffee is the “drug” of choice for many of the people on my staff. And they’re not alone… An astounding 80% of Americans use the caffeine in coffee to boost their energy. The buzz helps them wake up every morning and gets their day going. And older adults drink coffee more than anyone else. In fact, in a survey by the National Coffee Association, 20% of people over 64 said they ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Pacopampa: early evidence of violence at a ceremonial site in the northern Peruvian highlands - Nagaoka T, Uzawa K, Seki Y, Morales Chocano D.
OBJECTIVES: Pacopampa, a ceremonial complex in Peru's northern highlands, reveals early evidence of trauma in the Middle to Late Formative Period coinciding with the emergence of social stratification in the area. We examine the prevalence of trauma in hum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Maria Freire
As a young girl growing up in Lima, Peru, Maria Freire saw the divide between those with means and those living in poverty. Although Freire was one of the more fortunate ones, she always knew she wanted to give back in some way. As president and executive director of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, she now oversees an organization with a budget of more than $84 million that aids life-saving biomed ical research through creating alliances between the NIH and numerous public and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alexa Epitropoulos Source Type: news

Maria Freire
As a young girl growing up in Lima, Peru, Maria Freire saw the divide between those with means and those living in poverty. Although Freire was one of the more fortunate ones, she always knew she wanted to give back in some way. As president and executive director of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, she now oversees an organization with a budget of more than $84 million that aids life-saving biomed ical research through creating alliances between the NIH and numerous public and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alexa Epitropoulos 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

RamSoft updates peer review software
PACS vendor RamSoft has updated its peer review software to RamSoft PowerServer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft signs new distributor RamSoft teams with Peruvian imaging provider RamSoft, KenQuest ink distribution deal RamSoft partners with Availity on patient software RamSoft adds support for disk burning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news