Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Implementation and evaluation of a parenting program to prevent child maltreatment in Suriname - van der Kooij IW, Bipat S, Boer F, Lindauer RJL, Graafsma TLG.
The prevention of child maltreatment has become a global health concern because child maltreatment is a violation of children's rights. Across the world, a variety of parenting programs have been developed to address this problem. However, no such parentin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children 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

Snail fever: the threat in Suriname ’s water
The last steps in fighting the ‘most deadly neglected tropical disease’ are being slowed by a lack of funding (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: With a Focus on Brazil, Colombia and Suriname
United Nations Development Programme. 04/03/2017 This 104-page assessment measures the socio-economic impacts of Zika on countries, families, and communities, and examines institutional responses. A focus is the impact of Zika on the most marginalized and vulnerable women. It finds that Zika is responsible for tangible losses to gross domestic product, imposing an immediate burden on health care and social welfare systems, and could undermine decades of hard-earned health gains and social development progress. It discusses how larger investments in prevention, preparedness, and response strategies at the local, national, a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Suriname
On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

D.C. Museum's 'Nasty Women' Tour Celebrates Art History's Feminist Heroes
During the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton was responding to a question about social security when Donald Trump notoriously interrupted her, muttering the phrase “Such a nasty woman,” not so under his breath. What Trump meant by those words was immediately and abundantly clear to women watching throughout the country, many of whom had been called similar slurs throughout their lives. It took approximately four seconds in Twitter-time for what the president-elect intended as an insult to become something of a feminist battle cry.  “A nasty woman is someone who refuses to be bound by th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Soars in Suriname After Launch of Intervention Program Cataract Surgery Soars in Suriname After Launch of Intervention Program
A cataract intervention program implemented in Suriname a decade ago increased cataract surgery more than threefold, with a success rate of more than 85% in the past few years, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Health-related fitness, motor coordination, physical and sedentary activities of urban and rural children in Suriname - Walhain F, van Gorp M, Lamur KS, Veeger DH, Ledebt A.
This study evaluates the association between living environment and HRF, MC, physical and sedentary activities of children in Surin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study Finds Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and the illness, researchers from the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. The current Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas and the Caribbean. Pregnant women are considered to be at greatest risk because the virus can cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly, which is marked by small head size and underdeveloped brains. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly. The f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotterdam woman lost her baby at 11 weeks after catching Zika virus on a trip to Suriname
The woman, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, caught Zika on a trip to Suriname, which borders Brazil. The virus was found in foetal cells after she lost the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's penis infected and began to ROT after he removed his piercing with a razor blade
A 26-year-old man treated in Suriname, South America, had cut out a nodule - an implant he had put under the skin as a teenager. But the wound became infected and his skin began to rot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and aetiology of childhood ocular trauma in the Republic of Suriname - Minderhoud J, van Nispen RM, Heijthuijsen AA, Beunders VA, Bueno de Mesquita-Voigt AT, Moll AC, Mans DR, Saeed P.
PURPOSE: To describe the epidemiology and aetiology of ocular trauma in school-aged children who previously visited the Suriname Eye Centre (SEC) of the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. METHODS: In a hospital-based retrospective study, all cases of ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Flora, fauna and fortitude: the extraordinary mission of Maria Sibylla Merian
Three hundred years after her journey into the South American rainforest to observe its plants and insects, Merian’s vibrant paintings are to go on public display. An exquisite response to nature, they reveal an artist ahead of her timeIn the history of art there are few more singular practitioners than the German naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Her work straddles the territories of art and science – it includes some of the most striking, even disturbing, visions I have ever seen. Her life-size studies capture the insects of tropical Suriname, on the northeastern coast of South America, and the pla...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Amanda Vickery Tags: Art and design Culture Exhibitions Wildlife Illustration Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Experts Are Divided Over Genetically Modified Mosquitos
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are four updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guillain-Barre on rise in five Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Zika Virus
On Monday, the World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the cluster of birth defects potentially linked to Zika virus.   No one is probably more concerned about this connection than the world’s pregnant women, especially those who are living in an area where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission. While the virus’ symptoms (fever, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis) are no cause for alarm and rarely require hospitalization, the disease is suspected of causing severe birth defects like microcephaly, when a baby is born with an abnormally sm...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika virus: what you need to know
Three UK travellers have been diagnosed with Zika, a mosquito-borne infection caused by Zika virus, while travelling in Colombia, Suriname and Guyana Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - January 25, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Travel health Men ' s health Women Infections Professional Aedes mosquito bite nurse nursing public health Zika Zika virus ZIKV Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Three Britons infected with dangerous Zika virus
British travellers who picked up the disease while travelling Columbia, Suriname and Guyana have returned to the UK (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Shouldn't Travel To Countries With Zika Virus, CDC Says
People traveling to Central America and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean, should take special precautions against mosquito bites because of an outbreak of Zika virus, a previously rare disease that may be linked to serious birth defects. Pregnant women should consider avoiding the region, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised. The CDC on Friday issued a "Level 2" travel notice for Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, as well as the Caribbean islands Haiti and M...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana publishes the first complete genome sequence of the Zika virus
(Institut Pasteur) Having confirmed the first cases of infection in Suriname then in French Guiana, the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana has sequenced the complete genome of the Zika virus, which is responsible for an unprecedented epidemic currently sweeping through the tropical regions of the Americas. Published in The Lancet medical journal, the analysis of this sequence shows almost complete homology with the strains responsible for the epidemic that occurred in the Pacific in 2013 and 2014. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mosquito Virus May Have Caused Brain Damage In Thousands Of Babies
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira's pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing. But the next day she awoke with a rash, a headache, a fever and a burning in her eyes. The symptoms disappeared within four days, but she fears the virus has left lasting consequences. Pereira's daughter Luiza was born in October with a head more than an inch (3 centimeters) below the range defined as healthy by doctors, a rare condition known as microcephaly that often results in mental retardation. A neurologist soon gave Pereira and her husband more bad news: The brain da...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus
By: Mindy Weisberger Published: 12/16/2015 10:51 AM EST on LiveScience Infections with Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitos, are on the rise across the Americas, raising concerns among health officials. Although the virus is generally not life-threatening, evidence suggests that it may be responsible for recent increases in birth defects in Brazil and French Polynesia, where infections are more common.  On Thursday (Dec. 10), officials in Panama announced the country's first case of locally acquired Zika virus — meaning that a person caught the disease from a mosquito in that country, rather than while trav...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Suriname
On 12 November 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Suriname notified PAHO/WHO of 4 additional cases of Zika virus infection. The cases were laboratory confirmed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). Furthermore, one of two previously reported cases (see DON published on 11 November) was also re-confirmed by CARPHA. Given the increased transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas, PAHO/WHO recommends that its Member States establish and maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of Zika virus infection, prepare their health services for a potential additional burden at all levels of health car...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: health services [subject], Disease outbreak news [doctype], Region of the Americas [region], Suriname [country] Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Suriname
On 2 November 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Suriname notified PAHO/WHO of 2 autochthonous cases of Zika virus infection. Preliminary laboratory testing was conducted at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. The investigation is ongoing and further information is pending. Given the increased transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas, PAHO/WHO recommends that its Member States establish and maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of Zika virus infection, prepare their health services for a potential additional burden at all levels of health care, and implement an effective public communications s...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: health services [subject], Disease outbreak news [doctype], Region of the Americas [region], Suriname [country] Source Type: news

Design of study without drugs: a Surinamese school-based drug-prevention program for adolescents - Ishaak F, de Vries NK, van der Wolf K.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to design the content and accompanying materials for a school-based program-Study without Drugs-for adolescents in junior secondary schools in Suriname based on the starting points and tasks of the fourth step of the I... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why We Should All Care About The Amazon's Disappearing Tribes
Before Mark Plotkin became a successful Amazonian ethnobotanist and rainforest conservationist, he was a 19-year-old college dropout working the night shift at the Harvard Zoology Museum.  Having developed an insatiable curiosity about the world's flora and fauna as a child, he decided to take a night course at the university led by a famed ethnobotanist. After attending that first lecture in 1974, Plotkin knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life exploring the rainforest. Within months, he was invited to join an expedition to the Amazonian region of French Guiana as a research assistant.   Sinc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: Midwife Champion Urges Increased Childbirth Funding
[Wellbeing Foundation] Suriname -In her role as the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Global Goodwill Ambassador, the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki delivered the closing remarks at this month's International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Conference of the Americas in Suriname, as she called for the urgent scaling up of access to midwives across the world -- which will save lives and put an end to the needless and preventable deaths of women, newborns, and children ar (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A national study on the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in Suriname - van der Kooij IW, Nieuwendam J, Bipat S, Boer F, Lindauer RJ, Graafsma TL.
The prevalence of child maltreatment in Suriname has never been subjected to a reliable assessment. The only data available include rough estimates of a range of internationally comparable indicators extrapolated from child protection and police corps stat... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inpatient hospital outcomes following injury in Suriname: Lessons for prevention - Pracht E.
Traumatic injury is an important and indiscriminant contributor to mortality. Hypothesizing that outcomes from severe injuries do not vary by demographic factors or socioeconomic status, this research analyzed the relationship between race, ethnicity, ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Board Awards U.S.$53.3 Million to Three More Interim Applicants
[GFO]Egypt, Suriname and Tanzania join ranks of interim funding recipients (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species
Four years of scientific expeditions have found previously unknown animals and plants in world's largest tropical rainforest• New species of the Amazon rainforest - in picturesA purring monkey, a vegetarian piranha and a flame-patterned lizard are among more than 400 new species of animals and plants that have been discovered in the past four years in the Amazon rainforest, conservationists say.Discovered through hundreds of scientific expeditions between 2010 to 2013, the total of 441 new species – all new to science – includes 258 plants, 84 fish, 58 amphibians, 22 reptiles, 18 birds and one mammal. This...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Aldred Tags: theguardian.com Colombia Deforestation Ecuador Biodiversity Peru Amazon rainforest Biology Americas World news WWF Trees and forests Brazil Endangered species Bolivia Endangered habitats Suriname Animals Plants Zoolog Source Type: news

Ethnic differences in offense patterns and the prevalence and impact of risk factors for recidivism - van der Put C, Stams GJ, Dekovic M, Hoeve M, van der Laan P.
This study examined differences in offense patterns and the prevalence and importance of risk factors for recidivism between Dutch (n = 542), Moroccan (n = 292), Surinamese (n = 133), Turkish (n = 97), and Antillean youth (n = 72). Results showed differenc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news