Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lifelin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU seems t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

What silicone wristbands say about chemical exposure in Uruguayan children
(University at Buffalo) Researchers used silicone wristbands to examine the extent of chemical exposure among a small group of children in Montevideo, Uruguay. The 6- to 8-year-olds wore the bands for seven days. After analyzing the wristbands, researchers found an average of 13 pollutants in each one collected. Some of the wristbands showed exposure to DDT, a harmful pesticide that has been banned for use in many countries, including the U.S., since the 1970s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Behavioural problems in a nationally representative sample of Uruguay. characterisation of latent profiles by socioeconomic status, maternal depression and family violence - V ásquez-Echeverría A, Alvarez-Nuñez L, González M, Rudnitzky F.
CBCL 1 ½-5 is one of the most widely used behavioural problem screening instruments internationally. However, few studies have explored its psychometric properties in national representative samples. Additionally, there is limited evidence on the existence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery. Deficit financing options The range of deficit financing options has changed little since first legitimized by Roosevelt and Keynes in the 1930s and used extensively to finance wartime government spending. Jomo Kwame SundaramFirst, debt financing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Uruguay cannabis producer sets sights on global dominance
Silverpeak subsidiary aims to become world’s largest producer of medicinal marijuana by 2025 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Brazil's shadow, laid-back Uruguay curbs COVID-19
Leonardo Silveira, a bookstore owner in Montevideo, is hopeful about the future as Uruguay begins a gradual reopening. The small country has kept rates of COVID-19 at one of the lowest levels in Latin America, even as the region becomes a coronavirus epicenter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Up to 80% of COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic, a New Case Report Says
In one cruise-ship coronavirus outbreak, more than 80% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 did not show any symptoms of the disease, according to a new paper published in the journal Thorax. The research shows just how prevalent asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 may be—a reality that both suggests official case counts are drastic underestimates, and emphasizes the importance of practicing social distancing even if you feel healthy. Researchers have known for months that asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is possible and common, but without population-wide testing, it’s been difficult to estimate h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

An injury audit in high-level male youth soccer players from English, Spanish, Uruguayan and Brazilian academies - Hall ECR, Larruskain J, Gil SM, Lekue JA, Baumert P, Rienzi E, Moreno S, Tannure M, Murtagh CF, Ade JD, Squires P, Orme P, Anderson L, Whitworth-Turner CM, Morton JP, Drust B, Williams AG, Erskine RM.
OBJECTIVES: To identify the most common injury types/locations in high-level male youth soccer players (YSP). DESIGN: Prospective cohort surveillance study. SETTING: Professional soccer club academies. PARTICIPANTS: Six hundred and twenty-four high-l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effects of recreational cannabis legalization might depend upon the policy model - Queirolo R.
Since 2012, when Colorado and Washington State started the path to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes, the trend has been growing. Uruguay became in 2013 the first country to legalize the whole process: from production to distribution, commerc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The impact of cannabis legalization in Uruguay on adolescent cannabis use - Laqueur H, Rivera-Aguirre A, Shev A, Castillo-Carniglia A, Rudolph KE, Ramirez J, Martins SS, Cerd á M.
This study provides the first empirical evidence on its impacts on adolescen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessing the public health impacts of legalizing recreational cannabis use: the US experience - Hall W, Lynskey M.
The sale of cannabis for adult recreational use has been made legal in nine US states since 2012, and nationally in Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018. We review US research on the effects of legalization on cannabis use among adults and adolescents and on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus started spreading among the British public BEFORE the first two people tested positive
Scientists in Brazil and Uruguay predicted that the virus started to spread in the UK on January 29, the day before the first two patients tested positive and five weeks before the first person died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US states start to reopen as detained Wuhan journalist reappears
World has ‘a long way to go’, warns WHO chief; Singapore cases pass 10,000; first case among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest: at a glanceRamadan in a time of plague: ‘The best thing is to stay home, stay quiet’UK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage2.55amBSTNew Zealand Says It Has Recorded Two New Deaths Related To Covid-19, and three new cases.The deaths announced today take the country ’s total to 16.Two of the three new cases are confirmed and one is probable. However there is no change in the overall to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Uruguay set to finish repatriation of passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship
The repatriation of the final 15 passengers from the Greg Mortimer cruise ship, stranded in Uruguayan waters since March 27 due to an outbreak of the coronavirus on board, will take place on Wednesday afternoon, the government said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news