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 writing of ...
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. Partici...
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 alternative to regular c...
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 float...
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,...
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. Instead, the ...
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