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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

Venezuela doctors in protest urge stronger WHO stance on health crisis
CARACAS (Reuters) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

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