The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities
(University of Cambridge) A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon, a landscape that is one of the world's largest stores of carbon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage
Peruvian archaeologists decry new airport that would carry tourists directly to already fragile Inca citadelAmong the Inca archeological sites that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, almost double the limit recommended by Unesco, putting a huge strain on the fragile ruins and local ecology.Now, in a move that has drawn a mixture of horror and outrage from archaeologists, historians and locals, work has begun on clearing ground for a multibillion-dollar international airport, intended to jet tourists much closer to Machu ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in Chinchero Tags: Cities Machu Picchu, Peru Air transport Americas World news Archaeology Science Environment Pollution Source Type: news

Kenya: The Rise of Luxury Cannabis Skin Care
[Capital FM] Not too long ago the idea of indulging in the recreational use of cannabis was seen as a taboo characteristic flaw. Legalization in 46 American states, South Africa, Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Peru and Uruguay; and just like that, the narrative has changed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center
(Wake Forest University) Wake Forest University's Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center's study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt
(Field Museum) Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the materials to make the vessels came from. They learned that production was local and that the ingredients for the beer included pepper berries that would grow even in droughts. The authors argue that this steady, reliable access to beer helped maintain unity in the empire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have created new analytical methods to examine textiles from China and Peru that are several thousand years old. In the scientific journal " Scientific Reports " they describe their new method that is able to reconstruct the spatial distribution of dyes, and hence the patterns, in textile samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leisure activities and alcohol consumption among adolescents from Peru and El Salvador - Prieto-Damm B, de la Rosa PA, Lopez-Del Burgo C, Calatrava M, Osorio A, Albertos A, de Irala J.
INTRODUCTION: Structured and unstructured leisure are known protective and risk factors, respectively, for alcohol consumption during adolescence. However, little is known about the interaction between the two leisure types and alcohol consumption. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The whale with legs shows how little we know about Earth ’s fantastical past | Riley Black
The excavation of the extraordinary fossilPeregocetus pacificus in Peru is a reminder of the wonders still awaiting discoveryWhales used to live on land. This fact never ceases to amaze me. Even though every living species of cetacean – from the immense blue whale to the river dolphins of the Amazon basin – is entirely aquatic, there were times when the word “whale” applied entirely to amphibious, crocodile-like beasts that splashed around at the water’s edge. This week, paleontologistsnamed another.Related:Fossil of ancient four-legged whale with hooves discoveredContinue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Riley Black Tags: Fossils Evolution Biology Science World news Peru Source Type: news

Rainforest conservation in Peru must become more effective
(University of Bonn) A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn shows that its effect is small. But the researchers also have good news: Three measures could probably significantly increase effectiveness. The study is now published in the Journal Environmental Research Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fossil of ancient four-legged whale with hooves discovered
Giant 42.6m-year-old fossil was found along coast of Peru and suggests creature could walk on landAn ancient four-legged whale with hooves has been discovered, providing new insights into how the ancestors of the Earth ’s largest mammals made the transition from land to sea.The giant 42.6m-year-old fossil, discovered in marine sediments along the coast of Peru, appears to have been adapted for a semi-aquatic lifestyle. Its hoofed feet and the shape of its legs suggest it would have been capable of bearing the weight of its bulky four metre long body and walking on land. Other anatomical features, including a powerful...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Archaeology Science Whales Cetaceans Environment Marine life Wildlife Source Type: news

How a four-legged whale ended up in Peru more than 42 million years ago
Olivier Lambert explains what scientists can learn from a the fossil of an ancient whale that had four legs and could live in the water or on the land. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Archaeologists discover 'exceptional' site at Lake Titicaca
Underwater haul of Tiwanaku ceremonial relics is unprecedented, say academicsAn ancient ceremonial site described as exceptional has been discovered in the Andes by marine archaeologists, who recovered ritual offerings and the remains of slaughtered animals from a reef in the middle of Lake Titicaca.The remarkable haul points to a history of highly charged ceremonies in which the elite of the region ’s Tiwanaku state boated out to the reef and sacrificed young llamas, seemingly decorated for death, and made offerings of gold and exquisite stone miniatures to a ray-faced deity, as incense billowed from pottery pumas.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Archaeology Anthropology History Bolivia Americas Peru World news Higher education Science Source Type: news

Discovery of common chemical exposures across three continents using silicone wristbands - Dixon HM, Armstrong G, Barton M, Bergmann AJ, Bondy M, Halbleib ML, Hamilton W, Haynes E, Herbstman J, Hoffman P, Jepson P, Kile ML, Kincl L, Laurienti PJ, North P, Paulik LB, Petrosino J, Points GL, Poutasse CM, Rohlman D, Scott RP, Smith B, Tidwell LG, Walker C, Waters KM, Anderson KA.
To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, volunteers from 14 communities in Africa (Senegal, South Africa), North America (United States (U.S.)) and South America (Peru) wore 262 silicone wristbands. We analysed wristband extracts for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Research investigates impact of climate change on glacier-fed rivers in Peru
(University of Plymouth) Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to support industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds resurgence of malaria cases at the Ecuador-Peru border linked to the Venezuelan crisis
Researchers say the study shows need for regional collaborations to tackle complex public health issues. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times
In the panel on Hanseniasis versus Leprosy, the need to change the name of a disease surrounded by stigma with no scientific basis was debated, during the Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 2019 (IPS) Known scientifically as Hansen’s disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used. The debate took place during a panel called H...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Source Type: news

First Peruvian recipient of mining organization's 'Outstanding Young Professional' award
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Rosa Maria Rojas went from resenting the mining industry as a teenager (her parents moved her to a small town in the middle of high school for their jobs in the industry) to excelling in positions at BHP, Freeport McMoRan and the University of Arizona. The industry recognized her achievements with an award at a recent conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Mass Sacrifice
At an archaeological site in Peru, researchers have found the remains of hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in the 15th century. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

More than 140 children may have had their hearts removed in ancient sacrifice in Peru
Anthropologists have found evidence of a mass ritual killing that involved the deaths of more than 140 children, three adults, and at least 200 young llamas on the northern coast of Peru.The archaeological site, known as Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, represents one of the largest known cases of mass... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Fear and exhaustion shadow Venezuelan women on the long trek to Peru
TUMBES, Peru –“I have been told that it was too dangerous to travel alone, but I did it for my family’s and my own well-being,” said Britney, 18, part of a mass exodus of people leaving Venezuela in search of a better future.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Self-stigma in patients with schizophrenia: a multicentric study from three Latin-America countries - Caqueo-Ur ízar A, Boyer L, Urzúa A, Williams DR.
The aim of this study was to describe the degree of self-stigma in patients with schizophrenia across three Latin-Americans countries (Bolivia, Chile and Peru). The study included 253 outpatients that were assessed using the Internalized Stigma of Mental I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Revisiting traumatic injury risk and agricultural intensification: postcranial fracture frequency at Cerro Oreja in the Moche Valley of north coastal Peru - Lambert PM, Welker MH.
OBJECTIVES: In Lambert and Welker (2017) we explored the association between subsistence economy and postcranial [SafetyLit dfn: postcranial=all parts of the skeleton other than the skull] fracture prevalence, finding that low-intensity agriculturalists ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eb144/conf./7
Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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