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Does drought incite tree decline and death in Austrocedrus chilensis forests?
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2015-11)
Questions: Is mal del ciprés, the widespread decline and death of Austrocedrus chilensis trees, caused by a single pathogen or multiple factors? Using a novel dendrochronological approach, we disentangled the influences ...
Socioeconomic development, health interventions and mortality decline in Costa Rica
Costa Rica, whose life expectancy was 74 years by 1985, has reached a health level comparable to a developed country. The health achievements of this country are product of political and socioeconomic circumstances as well ...
Notas de Población Vol.22 N° 60
Infant Mortality in Costa Rica: Explaining the Recent Decline
Costa Rica has undergone a dramatic reduction in its infant mortality rate from 68 per 1,000 live births in 1970 to 20 per 1,000 in 1980. In the present study, changes during this century, mortality differentials, and ...
Physiological responses of Brazilian amphibians to an enzootic infection of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Pathophysiological effects of clinical chytridiomycosis in amphibians include disorders of cutaneous osmoregulation and disruption of the ability to rehydrate, which can lead to decreased host fitness or mortality. Less ...
Trends and geographic pattern of stomach cancer mortality in Peru
BACKGROUND: Stomach cancer mortality rates in South America are among the highest in the world. In Peru, stomach cancer has the highest absolute number of cancer deaths in both sexes combined. We estimated mortality rates ...