Polio has not returned to Venezuela, WHO says
A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: Daily Caller claims lack of vaccines is causing a return of polio to Venezuela ... but so far the grand total is just ONE patient
(Natural News) Venezuela’s crumbling socialized healthcare system has been making headlines as the government has struggled to dole out the funds being demanded for vaccines. Propagandists are already inciting outrage, claiming that low vaccination rates in the South American nation will lead to epidemics of disease. In a recent piece that smacks of pro-vaccine fake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela 30 years after eradication
A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication
A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela toddler with 'crown on her head' reaches third birthday
Helianny, from San Cristobal, Venezuela, was born with a brain, eyes and nose that failed to form properly in the womb, as well as her suffering a cleft lip, clubbed foot and fused fingers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio reported in Venezuela for first time in nearly 30 years
An unnamed child, with no history of vaccinations, from the poverty-ridden  Delta Amacuro state has been diagnosed with the condition. The last case of polio in Venezuela was reported in 1989. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler whose parents were advised to terminate the pregnancy is approaching her third birthday
Helianny, from San Cristobal, Venezuela, was born with a brain, eyes and nose that failed to form properly in the womb, as well as her suffering a cleft lip, clubbed foot and fused fingers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors, teachers, electricians all fleeing Venezuela as failed socialist nation enters last chapter of epic collapse
(Natural News) The problem with liberals and progressives in the United States is that they are incapable of looking to other parts of the world to determine what works and what does not. Venezuela, for example, is a perfect example of what happens when the government believes that it should become more and more involved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collapse of Venezuela perfectly demonstrates what happens when Left-wing governments confiscate everything from productive members of society to REDISTRIBUTE in the name of "equality"
(Natural News) The socialist state of Venezuela is in its final death throes, and one commentator wants the world to know that things didn’t have to end this way. But this is how they always end when political Leftists who love big government are at the helm. And it’s exactly what was foretold in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Venezuelan prepper reveals how he made his own self-sufficient water supply
(Natural News) When SHTF, you’ll need a steady source of food and potable water. Food is easy to stockpile, especially if you’re familiar with the basics of short- and long-term food storage. But do you know how to make your own self-sufficient water supply? (h/t to ThePreppingGuide.com) Preppers are aware of the importance of having your own... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In less than 20 years, the U.S. dollar has lost 80% of its value vs. REAL money (gold)
(Natural News) For those among us who feel safe and secure – perhaps even a little smug – about the value of the U.S. dollar, convinced that a Venezuela-type crash of the currency could never happen in the United States, this article is sure to come as a shock. Gold Switzerland recently reported that in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Venezuela, now Argentina on the verge of financial catastrophe
(Natural News) Argentina could soon follow in Venezuela’s footsteps as the country moves toward financial collapse. The peso is dropping while prices rise dramatically, and Argentina has now made the very serious move of entering talks with the International Monetary Fund to seek financial rescue. It’s an interesting step for the country given its history.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria on rise in crisis-hit Venezuela, WHO says
GENEVA (Reuters) - Malaria is spreading rapidly in crisis-hit Venezuela, with more than an estimated 406,000 cases in 2017, up roughly 69 percent from a year before, the largest increase worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche looks to bring evidence-based medicine tech to India
Lara Bezerra, Roche Managing Director (India), who moved from the troubled Venezuela market to India, told ET that as part of its long-term strategy the company can bring applications of Flatiron. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Where Political And Economic Instability Is Making Tuberculosis A Growing Public Health Threat
TB, a disease of poverty, is a far greater problem outside the U.S. North Korea and Venezuela are of particular concern now. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

‘ We ’ re Losing the Fight ’ : Tuberculosis Batters a Venezuela in Crisis
The disease, which until recently seemed to be under control in Venezuela, is making an aggressive comeback in the nation, overwhelming its broken health care system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIRK SEMPLE Tags: Tuberculosis Politics and Government Medicine and Health Maduro, Nicolas Venezuela vis-photo Source Type: news

Venezuelan health system decays further, opposition-led survey says
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's health system is sinking into further disarray, a survey led by the opposition-dominated Congress showed on Monday, with most hospitals plagued by water outages, unable to feed patients and lacking even basic devices like catheters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Total lawlessness: Judge blocks Los Angeles from enforcing gang-related restrictions
(Natural News) Liberals who are attempting to turn California into a real-world example of utopia are instead going to turn the state into a mirror image of collapsing Venezuela if they’re not careful. In recent days a federal judge ruled that the city of Los Angeles must stop enforcing gang restrictions that have been labeled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis
As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of people are fleeing in a burgeoning refugee crisis that is drawing alarm across Latin America (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Venezuelans Report Big Weight Losses in 2017 as Hunger Hits Venezuelans Report Big Weight Losses in 2017 as Hunger Hits
Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year and almost 90% now live in poverty, according to a new university study on the impact of a devastating economic crisis and food shortages.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans With Transplants Live in Fear With Medicine Running Out, Venezuelans With Transplants Live in Fear
Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty, according to a new university study on the impact of a devastating economic crisis and food shortages. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear
CARACAS (Reuters) - Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

"Loot to eat" the new mantra of Venezuela as socialism collapse leads to mass starvation
(Natural News) If you’ve ever wanted to know what the United States would look like if the liberals won every single election for next several decades, all you have to do is look at the political and economic cesspool that is Venezuela. The country is growing worse and worse with each passing month – in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria in Venezuela requires response
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Grillet, M. E., Villegas, L., Oletta, J. F., Tami, A., Conn, J. E. Tags: letters Source Type: news

UNICEF Sees Growing Signs of Malnutrition Crisis in Venezuela UNICEF Sees Growing Signs of Malnutrition Crisis in Venezuela
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Venezuela: Economic woes worsening malnutrition among children, warns UNICEF
Amid growing food insecurity and rising malnutrition among children on the back of a protracted economic crisis in Venezuela, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday called on all actors for rapid and coordinated assistance efforts to reach those most in need. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNICEF sees growing signs of malnutrition crisis in Venezuela
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Friday it was seeing clear signs of a growing malnutrition crisis in Venezuela, but it lacked data to give precise information and to tackle the problem effectively. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shelves stripped bare at Whole Foods stores across America as supply chain logistics crater
(Natural News) Imagine going to your local grocery store and being greeted by empty shelves, with item after item on your shopping list nowhere to be found. That might be par for the course if you live in Venezuela, but well-stocked stores are something that most Americans take for granted, particularly those who shop in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FRAX intervention and assessment thresholds for seven Latin American countries
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Newly published Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX ® ) -based intervention thresholds for the following seven Latin American countries represent a substantial advance in the detection of individuals at high risk of fracture: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Socialism in action: Starving Venezuelan mobs ransack food banks, slaughter grazing cattle on private farms
(Natural News) Widespread food shortages in the socialist mecca of Venezuela are creating mass panic, as roving hordes of starving people are reportedly now ransacking food collection centers and supermarkets in search of anything they can find to satisfy their hunger. Economic conditions have gotten so bad throughout the country that some folks in extreme... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens when socialists run out of money: Venezuelans reach point of desperation as starvation and inflation both go ballistic
(Natural News) Prime Minister Thatcher once famously observed that socialists “always run out of other people’s money.” But what actually happens when socialism runs out of money? (Article by Daniel Greenfield republished from FrontpageMag.com) Venezuela, a once wealthy nation with black gold coming out of the ground, is a test case. The socialist regime ran... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIS is socialism: Venezuelan children are STARVING to death as food must now be delivered under armed guard
(Natural News) All of the various economic models employed by dictators, thugs, and autocratic rulers worldwide have produced nothing but misery, hardship, and death, yet far too many American Millennials are supportive and even fascinated by them. They are, in no particular order, communism, Marxism, and socialism. Communism, as practiced by the Soviet Union, was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees
Daniel (not his real name), is a Venezuelan living with HIV. Mexico gave him refugee status, based on a humanitarian cause. Credit: Sergio Ortiz/ Amnistía InternacionalBy Josefina SalomonMEXICO CITY, Dec 21 2017 (IPS)As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla Margarita, northern Venezuela, a terrifying premonition took hold of him.“We are not doing tests until further notice. The machine is not working and we don’t have any reagents,” the man in the white coat told him.It was early June 2015....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josefina Salomon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean LGBTQ Migration & Refugees Regional Categories Source Type: news

Collapsing Venezuela’s chronic shortages have led to creation of “medical flea markets”
(Natural News) Life in Venezuela under the “socialist revolution” of President Nicolas Maduro continues to devolve into a hellish existence, and that is especially true when it comes to basic human needs like nourishment and medical care. To the latter, things are so bad in the South American nation that at any given time, its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela's shortages give rise to 'medical flea markets'
The local pharmaceutical association estimates at any given time, there is a shortage of around 85 percent of drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela's chronic shortages give rise to 'medical flea markets'
SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred "medical flea markets," where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Venezuelans Suffer as Malaria Outbreak Spreads in Drug-short Nation Venezuelans Suffer as Malaria Outbreak Spreads in Drug-short Nation
On a recent morning in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of receiving treatment for malaria.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - On a recent morning in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of receiving treatment for malaria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lara Bezerra to take over as Roche Products India MD
Lara has over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and was earlier the general manager of Roche Venezuela. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Socialized health care system COLLAPSES in Venezuela... no more hospital beds, no matter how sick you are
(Natural News) It didn’t take long for the socialist experiment in Venezuela to give way to malnutrition, starvation and scarcity of hospital beds and basic medical supplies. It doesn’t matter how sick you are right now in Venezuela; you might have no option but to take makeshift treatment from the hospital floor. Women are giving... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A child's life cut short amid Venezuela crisis
Deivis Perez didn't say how much pain he was in. His tears and splitting skin spelled it out. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela rapidly collapsing into another North Korea; nearly all flights halted, media controlled, citizens blocked from escaping
(Natural News) It looks like more trouble in paradise for the socialist utopia of Venezuela. The list of issues includes food rationing and widespread starvation, skyrocketing unemployment, rampant crime and social unrest, political corruption and suppression of opposition parties, state-controlled media, hyperinflation, and gasoline shortages despite the country having the world’s largest oil reserves. All this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuelan doctors and teachers are becoming prostitutes to earn enough money to buy food ... socialism on parade
(Natural News) By all rights, Venezuela should be a wealthy country, its people living in relative comfort, with an economically secure future. After all, it has the largest oil reserves on the entire planet and is rich in other natural resources. A combination of factors, including the drop in fuel prices, a crippling drought, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela's Unrest, Food Scarcity Take Psychological Toll on Children Venezuela's Unrest, Food Scarcity Take Psychological Toll on Children
Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family's kitchen window in early July.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

One million unvaccinated Venezuelan kids vulnerable in measles outbreak: doctors
CARACAS (Reuters) - Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Venezuela Doctors Urge Stronger WHO Stance on Health Crisis Venezuela Doctors Urge Stronger WHO Stance on Health Crisis
Venezuela's doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organization's passive attitude toward the country's deep medical crisis, protested at the agency's Caracas office on Monday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news