Cannabis consumption patterns among frequent consumers in Uruguay - Boidi MF, Queirolo R, Cruz JM.
BACKGROUND: In 2013, Uruguay became the first country to fully regulate the cannabis market, which now operates under state control. Cannabis can be legally acquired in three ways: growing it for personal use (self-cultivation), cannabis club membership, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Phillip Morris loses tough-on-tobacco lawsuit in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favor of Uruguay on Friday in a suit filed by Philip Morris International seeking compensation for economic damages caused by the nation's anti-tobacco measures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Talking Openly – The Way to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy
A teenage mother and her toddler in Bonpland, a rural municipality in the northern province of Misiones in Argentina. Latin America has the second highest regional rate of early pregnancies in the world, after sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetBUENOS AIRES, Jul 8 2016 (IPS)In plain and simple language, an Argentine video aimed at teenagers explains how to get sexual pleasure while being careful. Its freedom from taboos is very necessary in Latin American countries where one in five girls becomes a mother by the time she is 19 years old.“For good sex to happen, both partners have to wa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva Source Type: news

Talking Openly – The Way to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy
A teenage mother and her toddler in Bonpland, a rural municipality in the northern province of Misiones in Argentina. Latin America has the second highest regional rate of early pregnancies in the world, after sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetBUENOS AIRES, Jul 8 2016 (IPS)In plain and simple language, an Argentine video aimed at teenagers explains how to get sexual pleasure while being careful. Its freedom from taboos is very necessary in Latin American countries where one in five girls becomes a mother by the time she is 19 years old.“For good sex to happen, both partners have to wa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent Adolescents Source Type: news

Fixes: From Uruguay, a Model for Making Abortion Safer
Even when abortion was illegal, doctors organized to inform pregnant women of their choices and promise post-abortion treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PATRICK ADAMS Tags: Abortion Zika Virus Uruguay Abortion Drugs Planned Parenthood Federation of America World Health Organization Caribbean Area Latin America Rumsfeld, Donald H Uganda Source Type: news

Eb139/conf./1
Dementia Draft decision proposed by the delegations of Austria, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay and Zambia (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can the UN Security Council Stop Hospitals Being Targets in War?
The Agency Headquarters Hospital (AHH) in Bajaur Agency, shortly after a Taliban suicide bomb attack in 2013. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Lyndal RowlandsApr 29 2016 (IPS)Hospitals, health care workers and patients in war zones are supposed to be protected under international humanitarian law yet recent attacks from Syria to Afghanistan suggest that they have become targets.The seeming lack of respect for the sanctity of health care in war zones has prompted UN Security Council members in New York to consider a new resolution designed to find new ways to halt these attacks.The Security Council is expected to vote on the r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Armed Conflicts Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF Source Type: news

Meet Paz: Paraguay’s HLHS pioneer
Before Maria de la Paz was born, her parents Violeta Gustale and Orlando Cazal learned their unborn daughter had a complex congenital heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). With HLHS, the left side of the newborn’s heart is so underdeveloped that it cannot pump enough oxygenated blood throughout the body. The standard treatment is a series of three corrective surgeries to re-route blood flow through the heart. The first surgery is performed at birth, the second at six months and the third about two or three years later. Violeta and Orlando were presented with four options: Travel from their hom...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 20, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories congenital heart disease Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Pedro del Nido HLHS Source Type: news

Firearms in Uruguay: an exploratory review based on data from the survey of Access to Justice, 2013 - Eduardo Moras L, Trujillo H.
Despite the role that firearms have in the continent, both in the proliferation of violence and crime and the lethality of conflicts that arise daily, empirical studies of this phenomenon are still scarce and methodologically weak. This reality is not fore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Dengue Fever – Uruguay
On 1 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Uruguay provided PAHO/WHO with an update on the country’s ongoing dengue outbreak. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: dengue [subject], dengue haemhorragic fever, dengue fever, dengue virus, risk assessment [subject], risk factor [subject], risk, health risks, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Region of the Americas [region], Uruguay [country] Source Type: news

If You Don't Like The Idea Of Abortion, Don't Get One
The World Health Organization estimates that 211 million pregnancies occur each year. Approximately 87 million of these pregnancies occur unintentionally. Of the total number of pregnancies a year, around 46 million end in abortion. Around 40 percent of these are carried out under unsafe conditions; 47,000 women die as a result of unsafe abortions each year. Surely, this is not what we want for our women. Abortion is not about opinion. Legalizing abortion is not a question of beliefs, taboos or religion-- all that should not even be part of the conversation. Abortion is a question of public health, and it must be dealt w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can Canada learn from U.S., Uruguay about selling marijuana?
As the federal Liberals map out their plan for legalizing marijuana, politicians and policy analysts look at how — and how successfully — other countries have overturned the prohibition of pot. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

From World Cup Trophy Capers to Violin Design: This Week's Curios
Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered Excel art, dark matter, and how soccer's most prized trophy went missing. Curio No. 948 | The wild history of the Jules Rimet trophy When Frenchman Jules Rimet created the World Cup in 1929, he needed a trophy. So he commissioned a Parisian sculptor to make a 14-inch gilded statuette depicting the Greek goddess Nike atop a pedestal. The Rimet Trophy was awarded to the inaugural winner Uruguay in 1930. And ever...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dengue Fever – Uruguay
On 13 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point (IHR NFP) of Uruguay notified PAHO/WHO a case of dengue. The case is a 31-year-old female from Montevideo who developed fever and joint pain on 5 February. On 9 February, she sought medical attention and, on the same day, her samples were collected for laboratory testing. The samples tested positive for dengue by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The patient remained hospitalized for two days and, at discharge, was in good health conditions. The patient has no history of travel outside of Uruguay. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: dengue [subject], dengue haemhorragic fever, dengue fever, dengue virus, risk assessment [subject], risk factor [subject], risk, health risks, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Region of the Americas [region], Uruguay [country] Source Type: news

Microcephaly Revives Battle for Legal Abortion in Brazil
“Abortion shouldn’t be a crime” reads a sign held in one of the numerous demonstrations held in Brazil to demand the legalisation of abortion. Credit: Courtesy of Distintas LatitudesBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 8 2016 (IPS)The Zika virus epidemic and a rise in the number of cases of microcephaly in newborns have revived the debate on legalising abortion in Brazil. However, the timing is difficult as conservative and religious groups are growing in strength, especially in parliament.“We are issuing a call to society to hold a rational, generous debate towards a review of the law that criminalises abortion,” ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Bra Source Type: news