Prevalence and correlates of suicidality in Andalusia (Spain): results of the epidemiological study PISMA-ep - Huertas P, Moreno-K üstner B, Gutiérrez B, Cervilla JA.
BACKGROUND: Suicidality is an important public health problem. Hence, the aims of this study are to report prevalence rates and correlates of suicidality in Andalusia (Southern Spain). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional household survey conducted o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Your DNA is a valuable asset, so why give it to ancestry websites for free? | Laura Spinney
DNA testing companies are starting to profit from selling our data on to big pharma. Perhaps they should be paying usThe announcement by 23andMe, a company that sells home DNA testing kits, that it hassold the rights to a promising new anti-inflammatory drug to a Spanish pharmaceutical company is cause for celebration. The collected health data of 23andMe ’s millions of customers have potentially produced a medical advance – the first of its kind. But a few weeks later the same company announced that it was laying off workers amid a shrinking market that its CEO put down to the public ’s concerns about pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Genetics Biology Science Privacy Data protection Technology World news Source Type: news

Effectiveness of sex education interventions in adolescents: an overview - Garz ón-Orjuela N, Samacá-Samacá D, Moreno-Chaparro J, Ballesteros-Cabrera MDP, Eslava-Schmalbach J.
The objective of this overview was to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of sex education interventions aimed at reducing sexual risk behaviors in adolescents. A search was conducted of systematic reviews in English, Spanish and Portuguese from 1946 u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The interface of identity distress and psychological problems in students' adjustment to University - Gfellner BM, C órdoba AI.
Identity distress, psychological symptoms, and adjustment to university (academic, social,  and person-emotional) were examined among students in Spain (N = 241; Mage  = 19.0 (1.6), Md = 19; 84% female) and Canada (N = 531; Mage... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AHA News: Spanish-Speaking Stroke Survivors Face More Obstacles
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Stroke survivors who speak Spanish are more likely to have low stroke literacy and a negative perception of their health care, according to a new study that called for breaking down language... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The catalyst that removes CO2 and produces hydrocarbons
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Water is split into hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis, but if CO2 is also added to the mixture, compounds can be generated to make textiles, diapers and even spirits. American scientists, led by a Spaniard, have developed a catalyst that accelerates this reaction, while also removing a greenhouse gas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Plenty to squawk about: Spanish capital plans for huge cull of parrots
Madrid has begun planning for a cull of almost all the city's population of thousands of Kramer and Monk parrots, invasive species that the city council says are a nuisance to human neighbours and a threat to public health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spanish tech show assesses cost of cancellation over virus
Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair say the cost of cancelling the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) are not known yet (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CompuGroup Medical to Acquire Certain Cerner Assets in Germany and Spain
CompuGroup Medical SE (CGM) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health care technology company, have entered into an agreement regarding the acquisition by CompuGroup Medical of a part of Cerner's portfolio in Germany and Spain. The key products are medico® and Soarian® Integrated Care (S-IC), leading HISs in Germany; Selene®, a leading HIS for public hospitals in Spain, and Soarian Health Archive®, a document archiving solution for healthcare providers. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured CompuGroup Medical AG Business and Industry Source Type: news

Euthanasia Bill Sparks Fierce Debate in Spanish Parliament Euthanasia Bill Sparks Fierce Debate in Spanish Parliament
Spain's new left-wing government submitted to parliament on Tuesday a bill that would allow euthanasia and assisted suicide in certain cases, reigniting a bitter debate on whether to decriminalize both practices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Influence of peloton configuration on the interaction between sport cyclists and motor vehicles on two-lane rural roads - Garc ía A, Llorca C, Serra-Planelles J.
Cycling is a common activity on Spanish two-lane rural roads, mainly associated to sport and leisure, which resulted in 54 deaths in 2014. There is no scientific evidence about the risks associated to the interaction with motor vehicles of cyclists riding ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The World ’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears
(LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” John Hoffman, head of the organizing body, said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsch...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelvin Chan / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Spain Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Uganda: Relief As Health Centre Gets Eye Care Equipment
[Monitor] Yumbe -Africa Directo, a volunteer organisation from Spain, has donated eye care equipment to Lodonga Health Centre IV in Yumbe District, giving hope to hundreds of patients. The equipment includes Ophthalmic operating microscopes and lensometers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What ’s in a Name? Why WHO’s Formal Name for the New Coronavirus Disease Matters
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Spanish government passes 1st hurdle to legalize euthanasia
Spain’s parliament has endorsed an effort by the new Socialist-led government to legalize euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Effect of the financial crisis on socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in small areas in seven Spanish cities - Gotsens M, Ferrando J, Mar í-Dell'olmo M, Palència L, Bartoll X, Gandarillas A, Sánchez-Villegas P, Esnaola S, Daponte A, Borrell C.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze the trend in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in small areas due to several specific causes before (2001-2004, 2005-2008) and during (2009-2012) the economic crisis in seven Spanish cities. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intel and Vivo latest to cancel MWC plans over coronavirus
Barcelona event to go ahead with measures including ‘no handshake policy’ for global attendeesCoronavirus - live updatesSpanish and Catalan authorities have insisted the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona will go ahead later this month despite some of the world ’s biggest tech firms pulling out because of coronavirus fears.The MWC – which is billed as “the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry” and which attracts around 100,000 visitors from almost 200 countries – looks set to be significantly affected by the spread of the virus.Continue reading... (Source:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid and Mark Sweney Tags: Mobile World Congress Telecommunications industry Coronavirus outbreak Technology Spain Barcelona Business Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

IDIBELL and Dexeus Mujer will study embryonic development by human embryo genome edition
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) The study aim is to determine the involvement of several genes in early stages of human embryonic development. To achieve this goal, Dr. Veiga's team will modify these genes by the genome editing technique CRISPR/Cas9, and they will study the development of the edited embryos. This is a unique and pioneering project in this field in Spain, which will provide very relevant information to understand the early development of the human embryo, and potentially improve assisted reproduction techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

With The New Coronavirus, Should You Avoid Large Meetings Like The MWC?
Amazon, Ericsson, LG, and Sony are some of the companies that have withdrawn from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. Does this make sense? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Spain and Mexico renew search for 17th-century treasure galleon
Project aims to locate Nuestra Se ñora del Juncal and train underwater archaeologistsAlmost 400 years after storms sent one of Spain ’s greatest treasure galleons to the bottom of the sea off Mexico, archaeologists from the two countries are to renew their search for the ship and its precious cargo of gold, silver and jewels.Even before the tempests hit, the omens for the Nuestra Se ñora del Juncal’s return voyage in October 1631 were decidedly ill. A day before the fleet of which it was a part set sail from Mexico, its commander died. The ships pressed on even though the Juncal was in a poor stat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Archaeology Spain Mexico Americas Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Behavioral health at school: do three competences in road safety education impact the protective road behaviors of Spanish children? - Alonso F, Gonzalez-Marin A, Esteban C, Useche SA.
Background: Education in road safety (also known as Road Safety Education-RSE) constitutes, nowadays, an emergent approach for improving present and future road behaviors, aiming at taking action against the current, and concerning, state-of-affairs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Development and validity evidence of the multidimensional scale of sexual self-concept in a Spanish-speaking context - Ferrer-Urbina R, Sep úlveda-Páez GL, Henríquez DT, Acevedo-Castillo DI, Llewellyn-Alvarado DA.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: STIs and HIV/AIDS are an important public health problem, transmitted by risky sex behaviours. In this context, it is necessary to identify protective factors, of those behaviours, as sexual self-concept. Sexual self-concept is a mult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Media News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China braces for return to work as coronavirus deaths exceed Sars
End of extended lunar new year break seen as crucial test of containment strategyChina has recorded its deadliest day so far in the coronavirus outbreak, as authorities braced for millions of people to return to work on Monday after the lunar new year break in a new test of the nation ’s containment strategy.At least 813 people are reported to have died from the disease, most of them in mainland China, according to official data released on Sunday which showed that the previous day ’s toll was the highest yet at nearly 90.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi, Sam Jones in Madrid and Kim Willsher in Paris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China World news Spain Europe Asia Pacific France Source Type: news

Spain, UK see new virus cases; French focus on ski resort
The U.K. confirmed its fourth case of the new virus; Spain reported its second. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spain, UK report new virus cases as they hunt down carriers
The U.K. confirmed its fourth case of the new virus; Spain reported its second. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spanish authorities confirm Briton is country's second coronavirus case
A British man has tested positive for coronavirus in Mallorca, the second case of the fast-spreading new virus to be confirmed in Spain, the Spanish National Centre for Microbiology said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Coronavirus: drop in number of new cases is positive, says a cautious WHO – latest news
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesDoctor who blew whistle over virus diesProfile of whistleblower doctorFirst British national to get virus had been in SingaporeShare your stories1.19pmGMTMore fall-out to the spread of the coronavirus outside China as Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has become the latest firm to pull out of an international conference in Barcelona later this month because of the outbreak.The telecoms equipment manufacturer has withdrawn from the Mobile World Congress in the Spanish city, which is scheduled to take place between 24 and 27 Fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Strengths against psychopathology in adolescents: ratifying the robust buffer role of trait emotional intelligence - Piqueras JA, Salvador MDC, Soto-Sanz V, Mira F, P érez-González JC.
The aim of this study was to unravel the interrelated effects of trait emotional intelligence (Trait EI), mindfulness, and irrational beliefs on adolescent mental health. A random sample of students from three secondary schools in Spain and eight secondary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

Mediterranean sea urchins are more vulnerable than previously thought
(University of Barcelona) The sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus, an eatable species of great commercial interest found in the Mediterranean and North-East Atlantic, is more vulnerable than so far believed. This is stated in a study by the University of Barcelona, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Troms ø (Norway) on the genetic distribution of populations of this species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A web-based, computer-tailored intervention to reduce alcohol consumption and binge drinking among Spanish adolescents: cluster randomized controlled trial - Mart ínez-Montilla JM, Mercken L, de Vries H, Candel M, Lima-Rodríguez JS, Lima-Serrano M.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption, including binge drinking (BD) and heavy episodic drinking (HED), is one of the leading risk factors among Spanish adolescents leading to significant social, health, and economic consequences. Reduction of BD and HED in adol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A study shows growth trends in female homicide victims in Spain spanning over a century
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)) In a groundbreaking study, research carried out between the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL, Switzerland) has compiled data on homicide victims in Spain, disaggregated by gender, from 1910 to 2014. Unlike previous studies, which have focused on particular regions of the country or shorter time periods, this study gathers and analyses data corresponding to more than a century in Spain. Although it takes a look at both male and female victimization, the analysis has centred particularly on female victims. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resources and gender competence are needed for science equality measures to be effective
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)) Half of female Spanish researchers believe that being a woman makes your career more difficult. Furthermore, 70% of female scientists think that there are not enough female researchers in leadership roles in Spain. In an attempt to mitigate this inequality, companies and institutions across Europe are implementing gender equality measures in R&D, the outcome of which is not normally evaluated from a scientific perspective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Validation and calibration of the Spanish Police Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment System (VioG én) - López-Ossorio JJ, González-Álvarez JL, Muñoz Vicente JM, Urruela Cortés C, Andrés-Pueyo A.
This study describes the rationale, development, and validation of the intimate partner violence (IPV) police risk assessment forms of the VioG én System of the Spanish Ministry of Interior (VPR4.0 and VPER4.0), which promote greater predictive effectivene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

German company acquires part of Cerner's assets
A German health care software company is acquiring part of Cerner Corp.'s portfolio in Germany and Spain.   CompuGroup Medical SE is buying the products for about $248.9 million, and the deal is expected to close in the third quarter. The products include medico and Soarian Integrated Care, which are health information systems in Germany; Selene, a leading health information system for public hospital s in Spain; and Soarian Health Archive, a system for digitizing and storing health information.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Spanish startup mediQuo lands €2 million investment
The funding brings the total amount raised by mediQuo to date  to €4 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Waterbug from european rivers found in the Iberian Peninsula
(University of Barcelona) Aphelocheirus aestivalis, a waterbug found in mid and high sections of well-oxygenated and preserved rivers in the European continent, has been found for the first time in Catalonia (Spain)-specifically in rivers Ter and Llobregat- according to an article published in the journal Limnetica. This discovery confirms the presence of this insect from the Aphelocheiridae family in the Iberian Peninsula and enables the incorporation of a new family of Heteroptera in the Catalan fauna. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exploring the adoption of moped scooter-sharing systems in Spanish urban areas - Aguilera-Garc ía, Gomez J, Sobrino N.
Within the context of the sharing economy, innovative mobility solutions are emerging in urban areas to enable people short-term access to means of transport on an as-needed basis. Within this new trend, moped scooter-sharing is experiencing a great boom i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Additional Data Reported for Ongoing Phase I/II AUTO3 Clinical Trials Treating DLBCL
The data was presented at the EHA-EBMT 2nd European CAR T-Cell Meeting, which took place on January 30, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, and showed encouraging signs of a manageable safety profile in adults with relapsed/refractory DLBCL. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Differences by sex and income level in mortality from causes directly related to alcohol in Navarre, 1993-2017 - Delfrade J, Gomez Iba ñez JC, Floristan Y, Guevara M, Moreno Iribas C.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for many health problems. Mortality from causes of death wholly attributable to alcohol consumption by sex and income level was studied and trends in the 1993-2017 period were analyzed in Navarre (Spain). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

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The Spanish Flu in 1918 is considered one of the world's worst pandemics. CNN takes a look at what pandemics are and whether they can be stopped. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Deaths Peak 30 Years After Asbestos Ban
Almost 30 years after Italy passed sweeping legislation that banned the mining, use and commercialization of asbestos, the country is facing the peak of its mesothelioma cancer crisis. The worst has just arrived. Asbestos may be the primary cause of mesothelioma, but banning it did not slow the rate of diagnosis or death from this rare and aggressive cancer. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published an in-depth study recently that examined the connection in Italy between its ban of asbestos and the deaths from mesothelioma. Researchers found there is no immediate benefit from an asbest...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New coronavirus spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats
The new coronavirus from China spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats before ultimately infecting humans. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

New coronavirus spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats
The new coronavirus from China spreads as readily as 1918 Spanish flu and probably originated in bats before ultimately infecting humans. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

The Cochrane-Wikipedia Partnership in 2020
Cochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high quality health evidence to as broad an audience as possible. Cochrane partnered in 2014 with Wikipedia, with the joint goal of improving the quality and reliability of human health-related articles that people are accessing online.Jennifer Dawson, PhD, is a Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane . Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. We interviewed Jennifer to learn more about the Cochrane-Wikipedia...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news