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Into more thin air
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Many research groups have explored human adaptation to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. But few have simultaneously explored the other extreme---maladaptation----in the form of chronic mountain sickness (CMS).Now, in the largest whole genome study of its kind, an international research team led by University of California San Diego's Chairman of Pediatrics, Dr. Gabriel Haddad, has expanded on their recent study of understanding both adaptation extremes in a Peruvian population. (Source: EurekA...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder in a cohort of pregnant Peruvian women - Levey EJ, Gelaye B, Koenen K, Zhong QY, Basu A, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Henderson DC, Williams MA.
The objectives of this study were to estimate the prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Researchers are working in partnership with the Peruvian government to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast malaria outbreaks at the household-level months in advance and prevent them from happening. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' for plants
(University of Toronto) Though you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Examing the relationship between the Amazon rainforest plant Cordia nodosa in Peru and the ant species Allomerus octoarticulatus, University of Toronto scientists found the degree to which the ants express two genes significantly impacts the amount of protection they provide to their hosts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Paris Will Host the 2024 Olympics. Now, France Has to Ensure They ’re Safe
The timing in Paris early Friday morning could hardly have been more ominous. As the Mayor of Paris and top French officials were on a flight from Lima, Peru, where the International Olympic Committee had awarded them the right to host the Summer Games in 2024, events were unfolding on the ground. As the airplane approached Paris, a man wielding a knife lunged at a soldier in the heart of the city, in the heavily used Chatelet Metro station, while expressing support for ISIS, according to police. The timing was almost certainly unintended, and the attacker arrested before he inflicted any injuries. And yet, the assault se...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France Source Type: news

Gait speed and the appearance of neurocognitive disorders in older adults: results of a Peruvian cohort - Parodi JF, Nieto-Gutierrez W, Tellez WA, Ventocilla-Gonzales I, Runzer-Colmenares FM, Taype-Rond án Á.
The objective of the study is to assess the association between gait speed and N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

It ’s Official. Paris and Los Angeles Just Got Approval to Host the 2024 and 2028 Olympics
(LIMA, Peru) — Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games — a pre-determined conclusion that the International Olympic Committee has officially ratified in a history-making vote. The decision Wednesday marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once. It came after a year’s worth of scrambling by IOC president Thomas Bach, who had only the two bidders left for the original prize, 2024, and couldn’t bear to see either lose. Both cities will host their third Olympics. The Paris Games will come on the 100th anniversary of its last games &mdash...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eddie Pells / AP Tags: Uncategorized olympics onetime Source Type: news

RamSoft signs new distributor
PACS vendor RamSoft has added Medical Equipment Dynamics as a new distributor.Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft teams with Peruvian imaging provider RamSoft, KenQuest ink distribution deal RamSoft partners with Availity on patient software RamSoft adds support for disk burning RamSoft wins contract for Stana software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brazilian Gold Miners Bragged About Killing Members of an ‘Uncontacted’ Tribe
Federal authorities in Brazil have launched an investigation after gold miners boasted about killing 10 members of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon last month. “It was crude bar talk,” Leila Silvia Burger Sotto-Maior — the coordinator for uncontacted and recently contacted tribes at Funai, Brazil’s agency on indigenous affairs — told the New York Times. “They even bragged about cutting up the bodies and throwing them in the river,” she said. Another person in the bar recorded the conversation and reported it to authorities, according to the Washington Post. The killings are though...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized brazil Crime onetime Source Type: news

Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?
Several species of parrots in Southeastern Peru regularly gather at a cliff face in the Amazon basin to eat clay. So do other animals, including humans. (Image credit: Frans Lemmens/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Beans Source Type: news

‘A Kind of Immortality.’ Carl Sagan’s Widow Ann Druyan on Voyager 1’s 40th Anniversary
The greatest conceptual art pieces ever mounted have been on exhibit for nearly 40 years now. The admission is free and the art is first rate, but you’re never going to get a chance to enjoy it — not unless you can figure out a way to travel nearly 13 billion miles from Earth. That’s how far away the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched 40 years ago on Sept. 5, 1977, currently is, but it won’t hold that position for long; it’s speeding outward all the time at about 38,000 mph, according to NASA. Its sister ship, Voyager 2, launched on August 20, 1977, is almost as far away — more than 10 billi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized space space 2017 Source Type: news

RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic technologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 Austrian study uses MDCT to uncover tale of 12 mummies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fatal Yellow Fever in a Traveler Returning From Peru — New York, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Radiologic technologist unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic sciences instructor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 Austrian study uses MDCT to uncover tale of 12 mummies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Over 10,000 women and girls reached in disaster-affected Peru
Language EnglishPIURA, Peru –Flooding and heavy rains on the northern coast of Peru caused widespread displacement and damage between February and April.Over a million people were affected and a state of emergency was declared. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Childhood abuse and adult onset asthma among Peruvian women - Banerjee D, Gelaye B, Zhong QY, Sanchez SE, Williams MA.
We examined the odd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers document early, permananet human settlement in Andes
(University of Wyoming) Examining human remains and other archaeological evidence from a site at nearly 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru, the scientists show that intrepid hunter-gatherers -- men, women and children -- managed to survive at high elevation before the advent of agriculture, in spite of lack of oxygen, frigid temperatures and exposure to elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

¿Somos iguales? Using a structural violence framework to understand gender and health inequities from an intersectional perspective in the Peruvian Amazon - Shannon GD, Motta A, Caceres CF, Skordis-Worrall J, Bowie D, Prost A.
BACKGROUND: In the Peruvian Amazon, historical events of colonization and political marginalization intersect with identities of ethnicity, class and geography in the construction of gender and health inequities. Gender-based inequalities can manifest in p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peruvian regulators push for faster medical device approval timeframes
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Peruvian government has rolled out a raft of updates to the country’s medical device regulatory system, including an initiative to reduce approval timeframes for all device classes. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Peruvian regulators push for faster medical device approval timeframes appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Over 1 million affected by brutal flooding, landslides in Peru
Language EnglishLIMA, Peru – More than1 million people have been affected by an unprecedented level of flooding, landslides and heavy rains in Peru. Twenty-four out of the country ’s 25 departments are grappling with the crisis, including Lima, the capital, where a third of the population lives. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

'Super potato' grown in Mars-like conditions may benefit Earth's arid areas
Scientists in Peru conducted experiments reminiscent of the 2015 Matt Damon film the Martian, creating similar conditions on EarthCould potatoes one day support human life on Mars?Scientists inPeru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on the red planet to successfully grow a small potato plant.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Lima, Peru Tags: Mars Peru The Martian Food & drink Space Science World news Source Type: news

Evolution and regional differences in mortality due to suicide in Peru, 2004-2013 - Hern ández-Vásquez A, Azañedo D, Rubilar-González J, Huarez B, Grendas L.
The aim of this study was to estimate and analyze the evolution of mortality rates due to suicide in Peru between 2004 and 2013. National death records from the Peruvian Ministry of Health were analyzed, calculating the regional mortality rates due to suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Peruvian potatoes to join world's largest banana collection in Belgium
(KU Leuven) For 30 years, KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has been home to an impressive collection of bananas that already contains over 1,500 varieties and is the biggest in its kind. The collection is recognized as world heritage and will soon be expanded with another food crop: 8,000 potato varieties of the International Potato Centre in Peru are coming to Leuven. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In Peru, a smelter's future stirs fears of its toxic past
LA OROYA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's efforts to revive a nearly 100-year-old smelting complex could overcome a crucial hurdle at a coming auction where five companies have shown interest in placing bids. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Estimation of the demand for hospital care after a possible high-magnitude earthquake in the city of Lima, Peru - Bambar én C, Uyen A, Rodríguez M.
Introduction A model prepared by National Civil Defense (INDECI; Lima, Peru) estimated that an earthquake with an intensity of 8.0 Mw in front of the central coast of Peru would result in 51,019 deaths and 686,105 injured in districts of Metropolitan Lima ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Peruvian activists fight for forcibly sterilized women
LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Feminist activists in Peru are fighting a government decision to stop investigating claims by women who say they were forcibly sterilized, arguing that thousands of women deserve to have their cases heard. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Implementation and analysis of initial trauma registry in Iquitos, Peru - Duron V, DeUgarte D, Bliss D, Salazar E, Casapia M, Ford H, Upperman J.
BACKGROUND: In Peru, 11% of deaths are due to trauma. Iquitos is a large underserved Peruvian city isolated from central resources by its geography. Our objective was to implement a locally driven trauma registry to sustainably improve trauma healthcare in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

10,000 Critically Endangered Frogs Have Suddenly Died In Peru's Lake Titicaca
Peruvian authorities are investigating the deaths of over 10,000 critically endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca. The cause of the Titicaca water frog massacre remains a mystery, though local activists have said water pollution and government negligence are to blame. The creature, also known as the Titicaca scrotum frog because of the folds in its skin, is endemic to the large freshwater lake that spans from Peru to Bolivia. Once common in the area, the frog has been driven to near-extinction in recent decades by habitat degradation and harvesting for human consumption. Since 1990, the frogs’ population has decline...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peruvian Farmers, Chefs (Yes, Chefs) Cash In On Guinea Pig Craze
The growing demand in South American restaurants for the rodent's crispy skin and fatty flesh is helping improve the lives of small farmers in Peru. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alastair Bland Source Type: news

Giving birth upright, with mat é – Peru clinics open arms to indigenous women
Language EnglishThursday, September 29, 2016AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuam án, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.”Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including their tradition of giving birth in an upright position. Many women chose to deliver at home instead, where they would be unable to access help if complications arose.Until recently, indigenous wome...
Source: UNFPA News - September 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians were dyeing textiles with indigo long before Egyptians
Take a good look at the piece of cloth pictured at the top of this story. That was made 6,000 years ago  by people living on the coast of Peru.Now check out those faint blue lines running through it. Yes, they ’re washed out, but you can still see them. This square of striped cotton, and a few... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Archaeologists find ancient tombs in Peru hinting at human sacrifice
Researchers at the northern coastal site of Chotuna-Chornancap – a seat of power for three cultures – are studying remains, including two footless childrenArchaeologists in Peru have found more than a dozen tombs suggesting human sacrifice at sprawling ruins on the northern coast, a seat of power for three ancient cultures and the possible center of a pre-Inca legend.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alan Yuhas in San Francisco Tags: Archaeology Science Peru World news Americas Source Type: news

Ancient tombs in Peru hint at human sacrifice and link to legendary flood
Archaeologists at the northern coastal site of Chotuna-Chornancap – a seat of power for three cultures – are studying remains, including two footless childrenArchaeologists in Peru have found more than a dozen tombs suggesting human sacrifice at sprawling ruins on the northern coast, a seat of power for three ancient cultures and the possible center of a pre-Inca legend.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alan Yuhas in San Francisco Tags: Archaeology Science Peru World news Americas Source Type: news

Child stimulation intervention fosters early child development in rural Peru
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Children in rural Peru who are stimulated with age-adjusted toys at an early age perform better in categories such as fine motor skills, understanding time and space, or cognitive abilities. The results are published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The community-randomized trial is the first study to assess the impact of an early child development intervention on household level in rural Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Geographic altitude of residence and alcohol dependence in a Peruvian population - Qui ñones-Laveriano DM, Espinoza-Chiong C, Scarsi-Mejia O, Rojas-Camayo J, Mejia CR.
The aim of this study was to determine the association between alcohol dependence and altitude of residence in 11 villages in two high altitude areas of Peru. An analytical cross-sectional study was performed using a survey conducted by physicians in prima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The rain frog that turned into a Sleeping beauty is a new species from the Peruvian Andes
(Pensoft Publishers) A new species of rain frog was discovered in the premontane forests of the Peruvian central Andes. Referring to the mountain chain's local name, the amphibian's name translates to 'Sleeping beauty.' Another striking thing about the new frog is the contrasting bright red that coats its groins, shanks and thighs. Discovered by Drs. Germ á n Ch á vez and Alessandro Catenazzi, its description is available in the open access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 11, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Narratives, resilience and violence in Peruvian Amazonia: the Huallaga Valley, 1980-2015 - Dean B.
Taking as its geographical frame of reference the war-torn Huallaga Valley of the Peruvian Amazon - an epicenter for leftist rebels Movimiento Revolucionario T úpac Amaru (MRTA), and Sendero Luminoso (SL) and a booming shadow economy based on the extractio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Singing in the rain: A new species of rain frog from Manu National Park, Amazonian Peru
(Pensoft Publishers) A new rain frog species from southern Peru is reported by a team of herpetologists from Peru and the USA in a paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Although the amphibian may look similar to other species at first sight, it is distinguished by its morphology, call, and genetic sequences. Found near the border of Manu National Park, this discovery shows that even in well studied regions there are still things to learn. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Peru
On 17 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Peru notified PAHO/WHO of a confirmed case of sexual transmission of Zika virus. This is the country’s first case of Zika virus infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: risk assessment [subject], travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Peru [country], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

Peru reports first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian health authorities on Saturday reported the first case of the Zika virus having been sexually transmitted in the country, after a resident contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela and then infected his wife once back in Peru. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Calf circumference and risk of falls among Peruvian older adults - Díaz-Villegas G, Parodi JF, Merino-Taboada A, Perez-Agüero C, Castro-Viacava G, Runzer-Colmenares FM.
Background Calf circumference is related to sarcopenia in older people and this condition is associated with falls. Objective Examine the association between calf circumference and falls risk in Peruvian veterans and their family members. Method Ret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New species of frog found in the Peruvian Andes
Researchers describe a new species, "Psychrophrynella chirihampatu," from the Peruvian Andes, in a new article. Like other recently described species in the genus, this new Psychrophrynella inhabits high-elevation forests in the tropical Andes and likely has a restricted geographic distribution. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Spuds in space: is growing potatoes on Mars key to surviving climate change? | Dan Collyns
Like in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Nasa is running tests to see if potatoes could survive the climatic extremes of the red planetGrowing potatoes on Mars may sound like a fantasy straight out of sci-fi drama The Martian – in which a marooned astronaut survives on the red planet by tending spuds. But it’s also the focus of an experiment by the US space agency, Nasa, which is teaming up with the Peru-based International Potato Centre (CIP) to see if potatoes could be grown in such harsh conditions.“The Martian is completely possible,” says astrobiologist Julio Valdivia-Silva, the principal scie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in Lima Tags: Food security Climate change Global development Environment Agriculture Farming Peru World news & drink Americas Science Nasa Space Mars Source Type: news

New satellite mapping a 'game changer' against illegal logging
System that provides hard evidence of logging crimes in almost real time gives new hope of combating tropical deforestationTaken from outer space, the satellite images show illegal loggers cutting a road into a protected area in Peru, part of a criminal enterprise attempting to steal millions of dollars worth of ecological resources. With the launch of a new satellite mapping system on Wednesday, governments and environmentalists will have access to hard evidence of these types of crimes almost in real time as part of a push by scientists to improve monitoring of tropical deforestation. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Thomson Reuters Foundation Tags: Deforestation Trees and forests Conservation Environment Satellites Science Amazon rainforest Peru Americas World news Indonesia Asia Pacific Source Type: news

The co-occurrence of domestic and child violence in urban Peru: evidence from three regions - Benavides M, Almonte JLJ, Marquina MPL.
Using a unique dataset collected from three regions in Peru (Huancavelica, Lima and Loreto), this study explores the co-occurrence of domestic and child violence within households; that is, the situation where a victim of domestic violence (mother) becomes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

35-pound tumor removed from Peruvian woman
Peruvian doctors have removed what was described by health officials as a "giant" 16-kilogram (35.3-pound) tumor from the abdomen of a woman in Lima, the capital of Peru. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peru reports first patient carrying the Zika virus
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru said Friday a Venezuelan man in Lima, who recently traveled through Colombia, had contracted the mosquito-borne virus Zika, in the Andean country's first confirmed case of the disease that is rapidly spreading across the Americas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevalence of violence in childhood and adolescence and the impact on educational outcomes: evidence from the 2013 Peruvian national survey on social relations - Fry D, Anderson J, Hidalgo RJ, Elizalde A, Casey T, Rodriguez R, Martin A, Oroz C, Gamarra J, Padilla K, Fang X.
This study provides, for the first time, national population-based estimates describing violence during childhood and adolescence in Peru and the impact on educational outcomes. METHODS: A population-based school survey was conducted am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among school-going urban adolescents in Peru - Sharma B, Nam EW, Kim HY, Kim JK.
The study examines the prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt, and associated factors among school-going urban adolescents in Peru. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a sample of 916 secondary school adolescents in 2014. A structured qu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news