Three types of marijuana to hit Uruguayan pharmacies in 2016
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans will be able to choose from three varieties of state-sanctioned cannabis when marijuana starts being sold in pharmacies in the small South American country next year, the National Drug Board said Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The medical devices market in Latin America
By Kate Jablonski, Emergo Group Most people don’t realize it, but taken together, the major Latin American countries—Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina—represent the third largest economy in the world, with a healthcare expenditure comparable to China and India. Their combined GDP exceeds $4.25 trillion and the medical device industry has grown into a significant combined market. It’s no surprise that medical device companies have their eye on Latin America. Starting points: Mexico & Brazil Mexico is the second largest country south of the US and a favorable starting point for medical device compani...
Source: Mass Device - November 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Rocket Girls Leading the Space Generation
This piece was coauthored by Stephanie Wan, Co-Chair at Space Generation Advisory. When you think of space and astronauts, usually you would imagine NASA, Captain Kirk, and men from the Apollo or Shuttle-era programs. Gone are the days of the Cold War and the space program has evolved into an international cooperative arena, but with a bit of friendly "co-opetition." While the Kennedy days have passed and a good portion of that generation has retired, the space sector is far from gone. Instead, organizations have been fervently trying to fill the knowledge gap with mentorship programs and fresh-out engineers. As internat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uruguay leader urges UN action to ease global burden of noncommunicable diseases
President of Uruguay Tabaré Vazquez addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, urging decisive action from the world community to find solutions to a raft of global challenges, including migration and the increasing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Attitudes toward partner violence and gender roles in Uruguayan women - Bucheli M, Rossi M.
The incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Latin America and Caribbean region is relatively high compared with other high-income and middle-income countries. This problem is particularly relevant in Uruguay. The empirical literature provides e... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and suicide ideation among the elderly in Uruguay - Fachola MC, Lucero R, Porto V, Díaz E, París ML.
An investigation is presented into Suicide Attempts (SA) among the Elderly in Uruguay conducted in 2014 in a Public Health institution in Montevideo linked to a Claves/Fiocruz project. Starting with an initial project, semi-structured interviews were condu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Brain SPECT shows improvement after cocaine users abstain
Researchers from Uruguay have found that dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex (more) (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - July 10, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medtronic recalls Covidien Shiley tracheostomy tubes
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it is recalling certain lots of its Covidien Shiley tracheostomy tubes after receiving complaints and reports of serious injury. The company said it began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide on May 8 of the issue. The recalled tracheostomy tubes, manufactured after November 29, 2012, were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models, the Fridley, Minn.-based medical giant said. Medtronic said it received a small number of complaints over the tubes, including 12 serious patient injuries relating to breathing difficulties and discomfort upon tube placement. The comp...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Respiratory medtronic Source Type: news

Manta Named Pew Latin American Fellow
Bruno Manta, PhD, a native of Uruguay, has been selected as a 2015 Pew Latin American Fellow and will join the BWH Center for Redox Medicine Laboratory, led by Vadim Gladyshev, PhD, for two years beginning in August. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 23, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Senegal: Global Leaders Honor Senegal, the Philippines, and Uruguay for Advances in Reproductive Health
[PR Newswire] -- 2015 Resolve Award recognizes innovative public sector leadership with a special focus on women's rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 25, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Latin America Must Address Its Caregiving Crisis
A caregiver assists her elderly employer on a residential street in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetBUENOS AIRES, May 19 2015 (IPS)As in the rest of the world, the care of children, the elderly and the disabled in Latin America has traditionally fallen to women, who add it to their numerous domestic and workplace tasks. A debate is now emerging in the region on the public policies that governments should adopt to give them a hand, while also helping their countries grow.The challenges women face are reflected by the life of body therapist Alicia, from Argentina, who preferred not...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Proj Source Type: news

Pregnancy and Childbirth Still Kill Too Many Women in Latin America
A grandmother with her daughter - a young mother - and other members of their family in Mbya Guaraní Iboty Ocara, an indigenous village in the province of Misiones in the northwest of Argentina. Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable groups in Latin America in terms of maternal mortality. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetBUENOS AIRES, May 14 2015 (IPS)In spite of strides in social progress, Latin America’s maternal mortality rates remain unacceptable, and many of the deaths are avoidable, occurring partly because of neglect of the prescriptions provided by experts: preventive action and health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

From Mexico to Boston to fix Regina’s heart
Families throughout Mexico travel to the country’s capital for its world-class museums, ancient Aztec ruins, noted restaurants and hospitals. So for Elizabeth and Eduardo Torreblanca, flying 1,000 miles from their home in Cancun to deliver their firstborn in Mexico City was not unusual. But when their baby was born with an unusual condition, the Torreblancas would have to travel much further to give her a chance at life. Two days after Regina was born on November 20, 2010, an echocardiogram or “echo” revealed that she had hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a serious and complex congenital heart defect that resu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 7, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Heart conditions Our patients’ stories congenital heart defect Frank Pigula Gerald Marx Heart Center HLHS Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal, the Philippines, and Uruguay Make Major Strides Towards Universal Access to Reproductive Health
[PR Newswire] Washington, DC -Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health honors innovative leadership (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial - live blog
Join us for live action, discussion and debate during Channel 4’s TV experiment into the effects of cannabis, including hashish and skunk injested in a controlled environment Drugs Live: why I wanted to get stoned on TV‘Jon Snow’s negative experience on skunk is very understandable’ 11.42pm GMT Right. So there we have it. The main findings seemed to be that skunk users heard more voices where they weren’t present, that cannabis of any kind was associated with an increased desire to listen to music, and that performance on a memory task was impaired while intoxicated.Also, I’d really like to see more information...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Drugs Cannabis Biology Human biology Source Type: news