St. Martin ’s Residents Are Struggling With Desperate Conditions in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

(PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin) — Dominga Tejera picked her way around fallen palm trees rotting in mud as she returned home after a nine-hour workday as a hospital janitor on a Caribbean island that until recently seemed like paradise. She collapsed into a small plastic chair that has served as a makeshift bed since Hurricane Irma ripped the roof from her home as it pummeled St. Martin as a Category 5 storm. “It’s sad when you come home to this,” she said as she began to cry. “You try to stay strong in public, but once inside, you break.” Hundreds of people across an island shared by Dutch St. Martin and French St. Martin are trying to rebuild the lives they had before the hurricane hit, celebrating little things like a rare evening breeze that clears the stifling air amid a widespread power outage and laughing as a radio announcer cheerfully announces, “The dentist is open!” But many like Tejera are struggling to maintain a semblance of the life they had before Irma as they fight off hunger and thirst. “There’s no food here. There’s no water here,” said 70-year-old Germania Perez. Help was making it to the island, from the Dutch and French governments, other nations and private organizations. A French military ship with supplies was due to arrive Tuesday, coinciding with a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. Hundreds of tourists are still trying to leave the island, with dozens lining up outside the P...
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Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Respiratory Physiology &NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Isato Fukushi, Shigefumi Yokota, Yasumasa OkadaAbstractThe hypothalamus is a higher center of the autonomic nervous system and maintains essential body homeostasis including respiration. The paraventricular nucleus, perifornical area, dorsomedial hypothalamus, and lateral and posterior hypothalamus are the primary nuclei of the hypothalamus critically involved in respiratory control. These hypothalamic nuclei are interconnected with respiratory nuclei located in the midbrain, pons, medulla and spinal cord. We provide a...
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Conclusions: The confounding factors present in the triad of OSAS, COPD, and obesity prevented the perception of increased daytime sleepiness and high risk for OSAS. We observed no worsening of dyspnea perception or quality of life.RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar se a presen ça de síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS) modifica a percepção de queixas respiratórias e de qualidade de vida em pacientes com DPOC por meio de questionários específicos, além de verificar se escalas de sonolência diurna e de rastreamento para SAOS podem ser empregadas na tríade SA...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Azizi A. Seixas, Dwayne A. Henclewood, Stephen K. Williams, Ram Jagannathan, Alberto Ramos, Ferdinand Zizi, Girardin Jean-Louis
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Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
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Condition:   Obstructive Sleep Apnea Intervention:   Other: CSR remote monitoring Sponsors:   Groupe Medical de Pneumologie, Polyclinique Saint-Laurent;   Slb Pharma;   Vitalaire;   Agence Régionale de Santé - Bretagne;   ResMed Enrolling by invitation
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Funding Opportunity RFA-HL-19-025 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to enhance the pool of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations. This FOA invites applications from institutions with eligibl...
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