Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
(Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg) Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societies shows that Asian and European countries fare much better than Anglophone and Latin American countries. The most problem-ridden countries are Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

From prohibition to regulation: a comparative analysis of the emergence and related outcomes of new legal cannabis policy models (Colorado, Washington State and Uruguay) - Obradovic I.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Governments Must Short Circuit Tobacco Industry ’s Pervasive Tactics
This report card ranked countries according to their efforts in protecting public health policies. Japan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh are among those that scored the highest in the level of tobacco industry influence, which means weaker resistance of governments from industry meddling, while the United Kingdom, Uganda and Iran lead in protecting health policy from industry meddling. The ranking is based on civil society reports from 33 countries covering about 70% of the world population. The Global Tobacco Index is released by the STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) project. Key global findings • Tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Mary Assunta and Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Swiftly Ending Tobacco Epidemic Requires Government Action, Not Empty Promises
By Mark HurleyWASHINGTON DC, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) New information published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that action taken by just 11 countries – most of them low- or middle-income – has resulted in 20 million fewer adult tobacco users in 2017 compared with 2008. Seventy percent of the world’s tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries. This promising progress is a testament to strong government action and its effects are far reaching. Between 2008 and 2017, over 53 million fewer adults were exposed to secondhand smoke in indoor public places like restaurants, government bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Hurley Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Measuring the effect of body-worn cameras on complaints in Latin America: the case of traffic police in Uruguay - Mitchell RJ, Ariel B, Firpo ME, Fraiman R, Castillo F, Hyatt JM, Weinborn C, Brants Sabo H.
PURPOSE More than a half a dozen published studies have observed the effect of body-worn cameras (BWCs) on complaints against the police. Nearly all, with varying degrees of methodological sophistication, tell a similar story: a strong reduction in comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Sex differences in nonmedical prescription tranquilizer and stimulant use trends among secondary school students in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay - Perlmutter AS, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Mauro PM, Castillo-Carniglia A, Rodr íguez N, Cadenas N, Cerdá M, Martins SS.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about recent nonmedical prescription tranquilizer and stimulant use trends in Latin America. We tested whether recent trends among students in three South American countries differed by sex over time. METHODS: Three coun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

#CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane Chile is hostingCochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, October 22-25, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through tal ks, workshops and other activities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and extend o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane ’s first virtual Colloquium is happening 2-6 December, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through act ivities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and our virtual#CochraneSantiagomaterials and discu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

High ambitions: Uruguay cannabis firm targets booming global market for medical marijuana
In a white, sterilized laboratory on the outskirts of Uruguayan capital Montevideo, biochemist Javier Varela and his team are carefully cultivating plants for a booming multibillion-dollar global market in medical marijuana. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe – study
Global outbreak of antibiotic-resistant superbugs linked to overconsumption of meatHotspots of antibiotic-resistantsuperbugsare springing up in farms around the world, the direct result of our overconsumption of meat, with potentially disastrous consequences for human health, astudy has found.Areas in north-east India, north-east China and the Red River delta in Vietnam were identified as hotspots in Asia, with areas as widely separated as Mexico and Johannesburg also affected. But the hotspots are expanding quickly. The study found areas where resistance to antibiotics among farm animals was starting to emerge in Kenya, M...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Drug resistance Farming Science Environment Medicine China Asia Pacific World news Antibiotics Society Vietnam Mexico South Africa Health Source Type: news

Consequences of alcohol use, and its association with psychological distress, sensitivity to emotional contagion and age of onset of alcohol use, in Uruguayan youth with or without college degree - Ruiz P, Pilatti A, Pautassi RM.
Psychological distress can promote alcohol consumption during emerging adulthood. Still unknown is, however, how predisposition to emotional contagion alters psychological distress, and how these phenomena are affected by level of education. The present st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Self-control, differential association and the drug-crime link in Uruguay in the context of the legalization of Marijuana - Trajtenberg N, Menese P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Discounts announced for Latin American Colloquium registrants
Special discounts available for group registrations and participants from some Latin American countriesThe Cochrane Colloquium is Cochrane ’s flagship annual event that is a great opportunity to meet and network with Cochrane contributors and users globally and to learn more about the wide usage of Cochrane evidence in health decision-making at all levels. This year the 26th Cochrane Colloquium will take place in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile, 22-25 October 2019.To foster participation of Latin American attendees in the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium, new discounts will be offered to participants from the region. Par...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Investigating how perceived risk and availability of marijuana relate to marijuana use among adolescents in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay over time - Schleimer JP, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Castillo-Carniglia A, Laqueur HS, Rudolph KE, Su árez H, Ramirez J, Cadenas N, Somoza M, Brasesco MV, Martins SS, Cerdá M.
AIMS: Amid changing marijuana policies in the Southern Cone, we examined relationships between marijuana-related risk factors and marijuana use among adolescents in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay from 2001 to 2016. METHODS: Using cross-sectional sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation
By Wendell BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 2019 (IPS) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)’s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world. In April this year, the FDA authorized the sale of IQOS heated tobacco products in the US. However, it clarified that it has not approved IQOS as a ‘modified risk tobacco product’ (MRTP). But PMI is riding on this ‘US-FDA approved for sale’ of its IQOS as also safer ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health 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

Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling
A tiny nation takes on big tobacco. Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, sees lessons for the US in this tale of two presidents, one an oncologist, who did not back down in pushing for libre de humo de tabaco.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Access to Water Is a Daily Battle in Poor Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires
Julio Esquivel and two children in the La Casita de La Virgen soup kitchen in Villa La Cava stand next to the filter that removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and parasites, with a capacity of up to 12 liters per hour. The purifier became the starting point for raising awareness in this shantytown on the outskirts of the Argentine capital about access to water as a human right. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) “Look at this water. Would you drink it?” asks José Pablo Zubieta, as he shows a glass he has just filled from a faucet, where yellow and brown sediment...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Integration and Development Brazilian-style Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Unit 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

Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019
2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona. “The January lunar eclipse will be special, at least for the U.S. It’s really seen by the whole of America and South America and nicely centered, so everyone will be able to see all the totality phase of it, so it’s a nice show,&rd...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Legislation restricts research in Uruguay
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sommaruga, R., Rodriguez-Grana, L., Calliari, D., Lercari, D., Aubriot, L. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./1
Accelerating the elimination of cervical cancer as a global public health problem Draft decision proposed by Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - November 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco
Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2018 (IPS)Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to introduce standardized packaging of tobacco. On 14 November 2018, the Thai National Committee on Tobacco Control approved the Ministry of Health Regulation that requires cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in packaging stripped of the fancy, colorful and unique cigarette branding. I...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell C Balderas Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global burden of disease among teenagers in Uruguay and its comparison with Latin America and the Caribbean - Aleman A, Colistro V, Colomar M, Cavalleri F, Alegretti M, Buglioli M.
This study described mortality over time in teenagers in Uruguay and analysed the burden of disease at this stage of life by the measure of Years of Life Lost by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Leptospirosis strains identified in Uruguay cattle
(PLOS) Leptospirosis infections, caused by Leptospira bacteria, occur in people and animals around the world, but different strains of the bacteria may vary in their ability to cause disease and to jump between species. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have for the first time described the characteristics of the Leptospira variants that infect cattle in Uruguay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Descriptive epidemiology of Uruguayan adults' leisure time physical activity - Brazo-Sayavera J, Mielke GI, Olivares PR, Jahnecka L, Crochemore M Silva I.
Policymakers rely on information for describing and monitoring levels of physical activity among the population. However, in Uruguay there is no research presenting physical activity practices nationwide. The present study aims to describe the leisure time... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2018 (IPS)A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard– the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that “nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018.” Participants in the global workshop in Bangkok, co-sponsored by the UN Environment (UNE) and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Credit: UNE“Europe takes that exciting ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Global Health and Tech Thinkers Come Together at SwitchPoint
May 14, 2018From pandemic preparedness to gender equality, here are a few standout moments from the 2018 event.At  SwitchPoint, a two-day conference organized by Intrahealth International —a DAI strategic affiliate—400 global health and technology devotees came together in the North Carolina countryside to share ideas and seed partnerships for solving global health challenges, especially by using technology. The seventh annual event, held April 26–27, featured 30-plus stage speakers and 20-plus microlabs.These talks and microlabs covered a host of topics, from pandemic preparedness and the value...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

A new "shield of the weak": continued paternalism of domestic violence services in Uruguay - Bloom A.
Drawing on ethnographic and historical research, this article illuminates the limitations of the Uruguayan domestic violence services system. In spite of how advocates in Uruguay successfully used a human rights platform to secure legislation and services,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

These Are Some of the First Pictures of February ’s Partial Solar Eclipse, As Seen From Antarctica
Officials on Tuesday released some of the first pictures of last month’s partial solar eclipse, as seen from Antarctica. The partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon only blocks a portion of the sun, graced the skies in Antarctica and parts of South America — including Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay and far southern Brazil — for a short period of time on Feb. 15. But the celestial event was hard to notice, experts said, even for those directly in its path. There was no change in the light on Earth during the partial solar eclipse and the moon only covered a sliver of the...
Source: TIME: Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Sarah Teichmann: ‘I wake as early as 4am and think about work’
The 42-year-old scientist is head of cellular genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, CambridgeSleep I need seven or eight hours. My daughters, aged 10 and five, are in bed by 8.30pm. My husband and I have different methods of getting them to bed: he likes nature television programmes; I like reading in German. Both my father and husband are German, so we try to maintain the language. Before I go to sleep, I read books such asSheryl Sandberg’sLean In, or essays fromHarvard Business Review. I am usually asleep by nine and wake as early as 4am; it gives me a few hours to think about work before the rest of the famil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Interview: Rosanna Greenstreet Tags: Work-life balance & careers Health wellbeing Family Science Genetics Biology Life and style Money Source Type: news

World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases
WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President Tabar é Vázquez of Uruguay; President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka; President Sauli Niinistö of Finland; Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of th...
Source: WHO news - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming This Week. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming later this week. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be abl...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Another Eclipse Is Coming Thursday. Here ’s What to Know About the Partial Solar Eclipse
The second solar eclipse in six months is coming on Thursday. The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Antarctica and a sliver of southern South America, experts say. Skygazers in Uruguay, Argentina, southern Chile, far western Paraguay, far southern Brazil and Antarctica can see the celestial event on Thursday, Feb. 15 for up to about two hours, according to Ernie Wright, a programmer in the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. While a partial solar eclipse is not nearly as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, keen spectators wearing the proper protective eyewear will be able to...
Source: TIME: Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space 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

Africa:120 million premature deaths - How many more reasons do we need for action?
[NCD Alliance] On the first day of the  WHO Global Conference on NCDs, Montevideo Uruguay, NCD Alliance CEO Katie Dain spoke candidly on building ambitious national NCD responses to reach SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030. This blog reflects her remarks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Govts Commit to Reduce Deaths From Non-Communicable Diseases
[The Herald] Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world's leading killers. Governments endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening of the three-day Global Conference on Non-communicable Diseases in Montevideo, hosted by WHO and the Presidency of Uruguay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:AllAfrica Launches Information Initiative for Non-Communicable Diseases
[allAfrica] Montevideo -AllAfrica's global platform to provide information on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) debuted today at the World Health Organization's Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), hosted by the government of Uruguay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean mourns the death of Dr Mahmoud Fikri
18 October 2017 - It is with grieving hearts that we announce the death of Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. He passed away on 17 October on his way to participate in the Global High Level summit on Non Communicable Diseases, taking place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr Fikri took office as Regional Director on 1 February 2017. In the short period of time since assuming office, his dedication and diligence stood out. He was responsible for the recent and highly successful meeting of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean held in Islamabad, Pakistan, which was attended by Minis...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 18, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Uruguay to Produce Medical Marijuana for Export Uruguay to Produce Medical Marijuana for Export
International Cannabis Corporation will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company's chief executive said Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:President Mugabe Leaves for Uruguay
[The Herald] President Mugabe left Harare yesterday for Uruguay where he will join other Heads of State and Government attending the World Health Organisation (WHO) conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He was seen off at Harare International Airport by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, service chiefs and senior Government officials. VP Mnangagwa is Acting President. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - International Cannabis Corporation will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company's chief executive said Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Bonem / Food and Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel 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

Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize cannabis?
(Society for the Study of Addiction) The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. Professor Wayne Hall, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, Hall advocates a cautious approach to policy reform that would involve trialing and evaluating the effects of incrementally more liberal drug policies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news