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Misoprostol Counseling, Follow-up Curb Unsafe Abortions in Peru Misoprostol Counseling, Follow-up Curb Unsafe Abortions in Peru
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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

These Are The Best Places to Travel in October
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Olander / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

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