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The U.N. Speech Showed President Trump ’s Zero-Sum Views
Discussions remain fluid; Republicans would likely need to make some of the tax cuts expire after 10 years [Wall Street Journal] Sound Off “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” — President Trump telling the United Nations General Assembly that the U.S. will act if it or its allies are threatened “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” — Trump at the United Nations Bits and Bites Michael Cohen’s statement to the Senate intelligence committee [CNN] Donald Trump Jr. Gives U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

President Trump Calls U.N.-Backed Iran Nuclear Deal ‘An Embarrassment’
(UNITED NATIONS) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction'” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd at the U.N. on Tuesday that “it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront” Kim Jong Un and said that Kim’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons” poses a threat to “the entire world with an unthinkable loss of human life. “Rocket ma...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Sueprville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Animal and human bite injuries: a 5-year retrospective study in a large urban public hospital in Venezuela - Gelvez M, Enrique R, Gajos G, Bladimir J, Carvajal D, Luis A.
INTRODUCTION: Animal bite injuries to the head and neck regions are an important public health problem. Most of these bites are from dogs. A 10-year retrospective study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of animal and human bites. MATERIALS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

3 Things to Expect in President Trump ’s United Nations Speech
President Trump will give his first address to the United Nations Tuesday, an organization with whom he has a bit of a controversial history. As a candidate and a President, Trump has often espoused an “America First” policy that doesn’t always align neatly with the values of international cooperation that define the U.N. At one point during his campaign, he even decried the organization’s “utter weakness and incompetence.” The criticism only continued after he was elected, with Trump characterizing it on Twitter as a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.&rdq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy Iran Israel North Korea onetime russia Saudi Arabia United Nations Venezuela White House Source Type: news

President Trump Arrives for His U.N. Debut, With Baggage
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, Trump labeled the U.N. as weak and incompetent, and not a friend of either the United States or Israel. But he has softened his tone since taking office, telling ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries at a White House meeting this year that the U.N. has “tremend...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Foreign Policy onetime trump United Nations Source Type: news

Top Catholic Official in Myanmar Speaks Out on Treatment of Rohingya Muslims and the Risks of a Military Coup
As tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar and global criticism mounts over the civilian government’s silence on the crisis, the country’s top Catholic leader says that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi “should have spoken out.” Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Catholic archbishop of Yangon, says the people in Rakhine State face “immense” suffering, exacerbated by decades of neglect and mistreatment, for which there is no quick fix. “The world looks at Aung San Suu Kyi with the same lens with which it looked at her during her struggle for democracy,&rdquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma faith myanmar Pope Francis Rohingya The Vatican Source Type: news

The epidemiology of mandibular fractures in Caracas, Venezuela: incidence and its combination patterns - Amarista Rojas FJ, Bordoy MA, Cachazo M, Dopazo J, V élez H.
BACKGROUND/AIM: As reported in the literature by several authors, there is a great variation between countries in terms of etiology and patterns of mandibular fractures. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of mandibular fractures at the Or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Video shows Millennials supporting socialism even if it causes starvation
(Natural News) It’s absurd that anyone can be a socialist after seeing its perfect record of horror, the latest example being Venezuela. Perhaps people simply aren’t well-informed about poverty being the inevitable result of socialist policies. (Article by Tom Knighton republished from Pjmedia.com) Well … maybe they actually are: Uh oh. Someone asked Ami Horowitz, who made the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cura çao EMS Uses ZOLL AutoPulse to Save Tourist in Sudden Cardiac Arrest
CHELMSFORD, Mass.-- ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Curaçao Emergency Medical Services used the ZOLL AutoPulse Resuscitation System to revive a Venezuelan tourist who was experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. When Curaçao EMS arrived at the hotel, they found bystanders trying to revive an 88-year-old man, who was nearly dead, with CPR. Curaçao EMS immediately placed the man, a hotel guest, on the AutoPulse for the delivery of high-quality, automated chest compressions,...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ZOLL Medical Corporation Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Cura çao EMS Uses ZOLL AutoPulse to Save Tourist in Sudden Cardiac Arrest
CHELMSFORD, Mass.-- ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Curaçao Emergency Medical Services used the ZOLL AutoPulse Resuscitation System to revive a Venezuelan tourist who was experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. When Curaçao EMS arrived at the hotel, they found bystanders trying to revive an 88-year-old man, who was nearly dead, with CPR. Curaçao EMS immediately placed the man, a hotel guest, on the AutoPulse for the delivery of high-quality, automated chest compressions,...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ZOLL Medical Corporation Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Venezuela's citizens desperately stockpiling food and water as civil war tipping point draws near
(Natural News) Conceivably one of the more haunting images in modern history, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raises his right index finger to a crowd of supporters in defiance to U.S. sanctions made only a few weeks ago. “I don’t take orders from the empire! Keep up your sanctions, Donald Trump!” Maduro shouted to a cheering... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Comparing the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and colleagues compared fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with those from museum specimens and modern porcupine fish, revealing three new species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

With Venezuela, Trump Has Leverage: Less Than 10% Of U.S. Oil From There
One day before Venezuelans vote as part of a controversial effort to rewrite the nation's constitution -- what opponents see as a dictatorial power grab -- the question is whether President Trump will follow through with his threat to take " strong and swift economic sanctions " if the vote is held. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ken Roberts, Contributor Source Type: news

Suspected diphtheria cases up in crisis-stricken Venezuela, data suggests
CARACAS (Reuters) - Diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection that is fatal in 5 to 10 percent of cases, appears to still be spreading in Venezuela amid unsanitary living conditions and shortages of basic medicines, rarely available data suggested this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Violent Caracas. a socio-economic and political approach to understand urban violence in contemporary Venezuela - Adan ST.
The worrisome panorama of increasing homicide rates in Venezuela requires to review critically the different theoretical approaches that explain the roots of violent crime in Latin American urban conglomerates. Such paradigms, based on the relationship amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Just another day in Venezuela where attempted public lynchings and bombings become the norm
(Natural News) Less than a week after Venezuela marked its 100th day of civil unrest, the country continues to spiral out of control as more violent anti-government acts have become a fixture in the collapsing nation. Just recently, a bomb explosion in the streets of Caracas killed three people during the day of the “roadblock against the dictatorship” —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Venezuelan Children Dying From Preventable Diseases Amid Crisis More Venezuelan Children Dying From Preventable Diseases Amid Crisis
Twelve-year-old Samuel Becerra went to Venezuela's main pediatric hospital for routine dialysis in March.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cassava crisis: the deadly food that doubles as a vital Venezuelan crop
It is a plant that millions depend on for survival. But another, identical variety can be lethal – and desperate people turning to the black market can’t tell them apartVenezuela has suffered food shortages for several years but things only seem to be getting worse. People are resorting to the black market for food, skipping meals and rummaging through garbage in search of sustenance. Last year, three quarters of adultsinvoluntarily lost an average of 19lb (8.6kg).Malnutrition is on the rise and people are being exposed to lethal foods.At least 28 people have died as a result of eating bitter cassava, having mi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Science Food poverty Venezuela Health World news Source Type: news

Overfed and Underfed: Global Food Extremes
The international community of nations has made commitments to eliminate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 and also to promote and protect health through nutritious diet, healthy eating and increased physical activity. Credit: IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Global food extremes of chronic undernourishment and obesity have brought about a bipolar world of hundreds of millions of underfed and overfed people. Of the world’s population of 7.5 billion the proportions suffering from chronic undernourishment and those afflicted by obesity are similar, approximately 11 percent or tog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Mainstream media won’t cover the failing socialist nightmare in Venezuela because it exposes the faults of socialism
(Natural News) The so-called “mainstream media” fails Americans so many ways each and every day, it’s difficult to keep track, and one of those failures involves the lack of coverage of the latest failure of Socialism: Venezuela. Unless you’re reading, watching and listening to alternative media — which has been all over this story for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chavism and criminal policy in Venezuela, 1999-2014 - Lia Grajales M, Lucrecia Hernandez M.
For a long time, the Venezuelan democracy was an exception in South America due to a party system that was based on what was known as the 'Punto Fijo Pact'. At the start of the 1980s a series of economic, social and political events began to occur, which c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Silly Americans mock Venezuela's 99.5% currency collapse, thinking it can't happen here
(Natural News) Yet another real-life attempt at creating a successful Marxist government is going down in flames — this time in Venezuela — harming millions of people in the process even as the far-Left government of President Nicolas Maduro doubles, triples and quadruples down on the same failed fiscal policies. To say that the country... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After disarming its citizens, Venezuelan government now uses armored vehicles as weapons to ram into crowds of protesters
(Natural News) Tensions continue to rise in Venezuela, where a defenseless population stripped of its right to bear arms is facing the heavy hand of a socialist government hellbent on eradicating freedom. Reports indicate that demonstrators throughout the destabilized country are now being assaulted by government military vehicles simply for making their voices heard, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experience Journal: From Venezuela for the chance to live
At five months old, Diana was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, a congenital heart defect (CHD) that couldn’t be treated in her home country of Venezuela. “Being told that your child has no chance of surviving is devastating,” says Diana’s mom, Alejandra. “We were given no hope.” Research into where in the world Diana would receive the best treatment led her parents to the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Throughout Diana’s journey to health, Alejandra relied on support from her husband, her sisters and the com...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories congenital heart defect Dr. Pedro del Nido Experience Journal Heart Center Source Type: news

Venezuela health minister fired after revealing data showing 66% rise in maternal deaths
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has fired Health Minister Antonieta Caporale days after the government's first release of health data in two years showed soaring infant and maternal mortality rates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela replaces health minister after data shows crisis worsening
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has abruptly dismissed Venezuela's health minister days after the government broke a nearly two-year silence on data which showed the country's medical crisis significantly worsening. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Venezuelan protesters have begun pelting government police with POOP bombs
(Natural News) As confrontations between anti-government demonstrators and Venezuelan police continue, protesters have turned to more unorthodox ways of revolting. From street marches decrying the regime of President Nicolas Maduro to visibility-blocking paint bombs, the National Guard and Bolivarian National Police must now contend with protesters hurling “Poopootov cocktails”. Similar to Molotov cocktails, these homemade... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid chaos in Venezuela, infant deaths, malaria cases skyrocket
As Venezuela grapples with severe medical shortages, infant deaths, maternal deaths and cases of malaria are skyrocketing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant mortality and malaria soar in Venezuela, according to government data
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's infant mortality rose 30 percent last year, maternal mortality shot up 65 percent and cases of malaria jumped 76 percent, according to government data, sharp increases reflecting how the country's deep economic crisis has hammered at citizens' health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is Venezuela America’s future? Will our nation descend into chaos as food riots spread?
(Natural News) During the 1970s, Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America. With the region’s highest growth rates and the lowest levels of inequality, it was also one of the most stable democracies in the Americas. But starting in the early 1980s, things fell apart. The nation endured three coup attempts and one presidential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banned video reveals the horrors of Venezuela's starving population
(Natural News) Once thought to be a promising and upcoming socialist utopia, Venezuela is now caught in a death spiral towards famine, starvation and poverty, all of which are directly linked to the corruption of a centralized authoritative regime. The conditions in Venezuela are so bad, in fact, that the government must set up barriers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Socialist Venezuela now targeting bakeries with absurd regulations
(Natural News) Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami announced new regulations for bakeries in Caracas that could force many to close their doors and cause 7,000 jobs to be at risk. And for added pressure, Aissami is adamant that any stores that do not comply will be occupied by the government. Under the new regulations,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACC: Zika Linked to Negative Cardiovascular Effects in Adults
Eight Venezuelan patients developed arrhythmias, heart failure after infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart
8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart
THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 -- Zika may cause heart problems in some people infected with the mosquito-borne virus, researchers report. A new study has identified nine Venezuelan patients who suffered from heart problems shortly after coming down with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Venezuelans now separating edible, non-edible trash to make it easier for starving scavengers to survive
(Natural News) The next time a liberal democrat tries to make a case for big government and the redistribution of wealth, kindly point them towards Venezuela, where they can live in their own dull, bleak utopia. Food lines stretch on for miles, and widespread poverty, rationing of epic proportions are quite common. It is all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plight of Venezuela ’s epileptic patients
With 85 of every 100 medicines now missing in Venezuela, anti-convulsants are among the toughest drugs to find, Venezuela's main pharmaceutical association said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela's epileptic patients struggle with seizures amid drug shortage
MAIQUETIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan plumber Marcos Heredia scoured 20 pharmacies in one day but could not find crucial medicines to stop his epileptic 8-year-old from convulsions that caused irreparable brain damage late last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Starving: 75% of Venezuelan's lost at least 19 pounds due to malnutrition
(Natural News) During the presidential campaign, a decades-old video resurfaced of Bernie Sanders praising food lines in authoritarian countries. “It’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing,” Sanders argued. “In other countries, people don’t line up for food; the rich... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of people trapped in Venezuela as passport shortage creates lockdown
(Natural News) Venezuela is a country divided. “Chavistas” – supporters of President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez – hail them as heroes for using the country’s oil riches to elevate many out of the grip of poverty. On the other end of the spectrum, there are many who oppose the socialist policies of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The people in Venezuela are so desperate for food they're eating dogs, cats and flamingos
(Natural News) To say life is hard in Venezuela is an understatement. The socialist regime has continued to fail their people in every way imaginable. Thousands of natives are forced to stand in lines for necessities like food and medicine. In January the first infant death from starvation in Venezuela this year was reported. Citizens... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis
Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Venezuelan girl's diphtheria death highlights country's health crisis
PARIAGUAN, Venezuela (Reuters) - Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Infants are now starving to death in socialist Venezuela
(Natural News) Venezuela has a child malnourishment problem. Kids are fainting in classrooms and dying from hunger. Common images of Venezuelan children show how unhealthy and slim they are. Food shortages are causing major problems. Physicians are seeing cases they haven’t witnessed in nearly 40 years, including the fatal malnutrition condition known as marasmus. Children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prehospital emergency care injuries from external causes in a region of Venezuela - Herrera R, Bastidas D, Arteaga E, Bastidas G.
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, approximately 3 500 000 people die every year as a result of injuries from external causes, in Venezuela these arte the third leading cause of overall morbidity. Nevertheless, in the country there are no records of the defining aspec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, China announces a plan to completely phase out its domestic elephant ivory trade by the end of 2017, a Venezuelan lake is the world's top lightning hot spot, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a drug to treat the inherited disease spinal muscular atrophy, the United States creates a new grants program aimed at strengthening the country's manufacturing workforce, and more. Also, famed astronomer Vera Rubin dies. And ecologists ponder the relocation of the descendants of certain escaped exotic pets—considered invasive species in some parts of the world, but critically endan...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

Cracking the code of a deadly virus
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent of infected animals. It causes rapid, catastrophic swelling of the brain and spinal cord, leading to severe neurological symptoms and —in many cases—sudden death. The virus can also infect humans, with similar results. Now a research team has exploited a weakness in VEEV's genetic code, resulting in a far less deadly mutant version of the virus when tested in laboratory mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UMD researchers crack the code of a deadly virus
(University of Maryland) Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent. The virus can also infect humans, with similar results. A research team has exploited a weakness in VEEV's genetic code, resulting in a far less deadly mutant version of the virus when tested in laboratory mice. The new discovery could enable the development of a vaccine and other drugs to combat VEEV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news