Women stand strong after Irma
Language EnglishST. JOHN ’S, Antigua and Barbuda – A scurry of activity greeted visitors at one of Antigua ’s two largest temporary shelters, National Technical Training Centre, which houses around 70 Barbudans displaced by Hurricane Irma. Shelter manager Samantha Burnette appeared with her phone in hand and a large, welcoming smile. She is one of several dedicated women leading the country’s recover y efforts. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news
How Big Is Hurricane Maria?
Hurricane Maria has devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica, just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma. Maria, now a Category 5 storm, is expected to remain very strong as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds extend up to 30 miles from Hurricane Maria’s center, while tropical storm-force winds extend outward for up to 125 miles. How does that compare to other recent or major hurricanes? Irma Hurricane Irma killed at least 33 people in the U.S. and 51 in the Caribbean when it struck last week. At its peak, the diamet...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Hurricanes onetime weather Source Type: news
‘My Roof Is Gone.’ Dominica’s Prime Minister Shares Live Updates of Hurricane Maria
Just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean island of Dominica has been left devastated by Hurricane Maria, which is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Category 5 storm, with winds clocking at more than 160 mph, hit Dominica on Monday evening, leaving what Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt described on Tuesday as “widespread devastation.” Skeritt shared live updates of the storm on his Facebook page on Monday evening. “Certainly no sleep for anyone in Dominica. I believe my residence may have sustained some damage,”...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean Dominica hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news
Hurricane Maria ‘Spaghetti Plots’ Predict Another Hit for the Caribbean
Hurricane Maria is gathering strength as it heads west toward the Caribbean, where a large swath of islands are still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and the storm moving at 10 mph, Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to hit the Leeward Islands — many of which were already hit by Irma — late Monday. Several predictions, including “spaghetti plots,” of Hurricane Maria’s path predict the storm will hit the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Kitts, Nevis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news
A Strengthening Hurricane Maria Closes in on Irma-Hit Caribbean
(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already coping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, such as St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria was expected to gain power and likely would be near major hurricane strength while crossing through the Leeward Islands late...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime weather Source Type: news
This Caribbean Island Was Evacuated After Irma. Now, the Pets Left Behind Are Going Feral
A fleet of hurricane-battered pickup trucks drives through a desolate, waterlogged street of the Caribbean island of Barbuda. Startled by the noise, dogs emerge from a roofless bungalow and begin to snarl as Zifforah ‘Ziffy’ Tyrell, 29, jumps out of a truck and throws a bucket-full of dog food at the aggressive-looking pack. “Don’t shoot,” Tyrell says. In a second car, an army officer who is accompanying this rag-tag team of Barbudan animal activists and volunteers had raised his rifle. The soldier nods and Tyrell slowly moves back to the passenger seat of the truck, shouting: “Let&rsquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Barbuda Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news
See Stunning Before and After Photos of Hurricane Irma ’s Impact on the Caribbean
Hurricane Irma tore into the Caribbean Islands and Florida with full force, killing at least 55 people and damaging thousands of properties. People and businesses, were reeling from the catastrophe. Many still are. While the damage has been brutal, its full extent still has yet to be determined. These before and after photos, taken in 2014 and 2017 respectively, show the physical impact of a storm that left so many struggling in its wake. Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda Irma made its first landfall as a category 5 in Barbuda on September 6, destroying 95 percent of structures on the Caribbean island — which is on...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma hurricane irma barbuda hurricane irma damage hurricane irma destruction hurricane irma photos hurricane irma saint marten Source Type: news
UNFPA responds as entire population of Barbuda evacuated following Hurricane Irma
Language EnglishST. JOHN ’S, Antigua – Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, has destroyed almost all critical facilities in Barbuda, forcing the evacuation of the entire population to Antigua. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news
Hurricane Irma ’s Damage Could Cost Us $300 Million, Antigua and Barbuda PM Says
The cost of rebuilding the Caribbean island of Barbuda left in ruins by Hurricane Irma could be as much as $300 million, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has warned. He urged the international community to come to the aid of islands severely hit by the Category 5 storm. “We require probably about $250-300 million,” Prime Minister Gaston Browne told TIME in an interview in Antigua on Tuesday. “The extent of the damage is beyond the means of these islands … Global human cooperation is an absolute necessity.” The dual-island state of Antigua and Barbuda was one of the first places where...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Antigua Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news
These Areas in Florida Should Boil Their Water After Irma
Hurricane Irma began its rampage across Florida on Sunday, causing widespread destruction, floods, and power outages. The storm has now weakened to a Category 1, five days after it hit the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda at a Category 5, but hit areas are still not safe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned that home fires, electrocution, gas explosions, and carbon monoxide are four deadly hazards that residents should be aware of. But a number of counties across Florida have also warned that water supplies could be infected. Here are those that have been issued mandatory boiling notices: Brevar...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized brevard county broward county collier county Florida Hollywood hurricane irma lee county onetime Source Type: news
‘There Is No Home to Go Back to.’ Hurricane Irma Flattens Barbuda, Leaving a Population Stranded
The Caribbean is no stranger to hurricanes, and so when Hurricane Irma struck on Tuesday night plenty on the island of Barbuda hunkered down to see it through. Elessa Harris, 22, said she knew this storm was different when she saw her “roof being lifted up by the winds.” In panic, she fled to a neighbors’ home as winds of up to 185 miles per hour buffeted the eastern Caribbean Island. She emerged on Wednesday to a changed world: Her entire village had been destroyed. “I have witnessed hurricanes before,” she says. “But nothing like this.” The 68-square-mile island, which makes up o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Antigua Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news
As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news
A Late Weakening Dampened Hurricane Irma ’s Power, But It Still Set Plenty of Records
Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault — so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston — marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year. Irma hit the Sunshine State as a big wide beast, though not quite the monster it once was shaping up to be. Earlier, it was the most powerful recorded storm in the open Atlantic. But as the once-Category 5 storm neared the U.S. mainland, it lost some oomph after running into the northern coast of Cuba. Winds ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime weather Source Type: news
Hurricane Irma ’s Death Toll Continues To Grow
Hurricane Irma’s death toll continues to rise as the powerful storm made landfall in Florida Sunday morning, after the hurricane previously devastated a number of islands across the Caribbean. At least 24 people died as the storm hit the Caribbean last week, according to the Associated Press. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday that two more people died in St. Maarten, where the storm destroyed 70% of homes. It is unclear if any deaths have come as a result of the storm in Florida as of Sunday afternoon. About 127,000 people in the state have evacuated their homes and are staying in shelters, according to the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news
Hurricane Irma victims need your help
More than 20 people were killed when Hurricane Irma tore through a string of islands, including Anguilla, Barbuda, St. Martin, and the US Virgin Islands. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
‘A Horrendous Situation.’ See the Damage Left by Hurricane Irma So Far
Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm and the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, is ravaging the Caribbean as it continues along what appears to be a collision course with the southeastern United States. Irma has left at least 10 people dead as of Thursday morning, though that number is expected to rise as recovery teams continue their work. Irma was particularly devastating for the Caribbean island of Barbuda, a typically idyllic vacation destination known for its pink-sand beaches and plentiful bird life. The storm destroyed or heavily damaged nearly every building on the island, the Associated Press reports, leaving m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Alex Scimecca Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime photography weather Source Type: news
Sharing Mayo Clinic: Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Pilot Return to Flight
As a commercial airline pilot, Tyrone Nanton spends his days in a standard blue-and-white uniform. But in his off-hours, Tyrone?s creativity emerges in two favorite hobbies: creating colorful, elaborate costumes for carnival in his native Antigua, and painting. From 2006 to 2015, though, a tremor that got progressively worse made his hands shake so much [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 29, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Women’s Health Takes Center Stage at UN Population Awards
By Aruna DuttUNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 2016 (IPS)Social Scientist, Carmen Barroso and Polish Organisation, Childbirth in Dignity received the United Nations Population Awards here Thursday for their outstanding work in population, improving individuals’ health and welfare, and specifically for their decades-long leadership in women’s rights.“I dedicate this award to anonymous health providers everywhere, who day in and day out help women to exercise their rights and preserve their health,” said Barroso on accepting the award.Barroso has been actively involved in reproductive health and population issue...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Aruna Dutt Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Women in Politics Women's Health sexual and reproductive health Source Type: news
Yo ho ho and a bottle of poisoned rum? Deaths of British sailors still a mystery
A team of researchers led by an anthropologist at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ont., is shedding new light on what caused the deaths of sailors buried at a British Naval Hospital cemetery in Antigua in the late 1700s and early 1800s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news
Lead in bones of 18th century soldiers could have come from contaminated bottles of RUM
A group of scientists from Lakeland University, Ontario examined 31 skeletons (one pictured) found in the Royal Naval Hospital cemetery in English Harbor, Antigua. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Looking To Paris For Our Very Survival
We are now mere days away from what could easily be described as the most important gathering for the year -- the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the 30th Nov. to 11th Dec. meeting in Paris, it is imperative that parties sign a legally-binding accord to keep human-induced global temperature rise within levels that science says will avert catastrophic climate change. This is important for many reasons. My country, Antigua & Barbuda, and its Caribbean neighbours, already among the most vulnerable of Small States, face an even ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Looking To Paris For Our Very Survival
We are now mere days away from what could easily be described as the most important gathering for the year -- the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the 30th Nov. to 11th Dec. meeting in Paris, it is imperative that parties sign a legally-binding accord to keep human-induced global temperature rise within levels that science says will avert catastrophic climate change. This is important for many reasons. My country, Antigua & Barbuda, and its Caribbean neighbours, already among the most vulnerable of Small States, face an eve...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
4 Steps to Improve Ocean Conservation Research in Small Island States
To be effective, marine conservation must be based on rigorous and targeted science. The large and growing threats to ocean ecosystems -- overfishing, climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction -- coupled with the limited scientific capacity of most small island states make science-based management not only an imperative, but also a challenge. Here's one part of the solution: better global collaboration between local and foreign scientists. Barbudan fisheries staff member being trained by a foreign researcher to conduct conch surveys as part of the Waitt Institute's Blue Halo Initiative in Barbuda. (Photo courtes...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
3,000 Mile Atlantic Challenge for Alzheimer's Society
On 15 December 2015, two Alzheimer's Society supporters, Andy Warner and Sean McGuigan will set off to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
Inequality Blocks Further Reduction in Child Mortality in Latin America
A doctor attends a 10-month-old baby in a public health centre in Bolivia, in one of the regular check-ups that are a requisite for women to receive the mother-child subsidy, one of the mechanisms created to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPSBy Marianela JarroudSANTIAGO, Jun 9 2015 (IPS)The progress that Latin America has made in reducing child mortality is cited by international institutions as an example to be followed, and the region has met the fourth Millennium Development Goal, which is to cut the under-five mortality rate by two thirds.But this overall picture concea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Marianela Jarroud Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Inequality infant mortality Maternal Source Type: news
Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua
Antigua sees revival of natural remedies (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
"Beauties", "geeks" and "men-john": the possibilities and costs of girls' performances of gender in Antiguan schools - Cobbett MC.
Whilst it is known that Caribbean girls academically outperform boys, much less is known about their experiences of school. This paper, based on qualitative research in Antiguan secondary schools, is concerned with who girls can "be" in their school contex... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
New Answers Will Be Needed to Cure America's Doctor Shortage
In today's rapidly changing American health care system, one problem -- a critical shortage of doctors -- threatens to dwarf all other concerns. The situation is already bad. The United States has a current shortage of 16,000 primary care physicians, "the very doctors," to quote the AARP, "who offer the treatments and preventative screenings that save lives and head off expensive emergency room visits and hospitalizations." But the situation is getting worse. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the shortage of new doctors will reach 91,500 by 2020. Five years later, that n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Anger and Anorexia
It took an eating disorder to finally teach me how to get angry. Many people with eating disorders are like me in that they feel reluctant — even downright refuse — to express anger. This is by and large a learned behavior. I grew up in a home where anger was like the steam in a pressure cooker: we kept the lid on until it burst and sprayed boiling liquid everywhere. Consequently, the message I internalized was twofold: Anger is loud, unpredictable, and dangerous; and negative emotions should be concealed. But if you’ve ever tried bottling your emotions, then you know it doesn’t work for long. Emoti...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joanna Kay Tags: Anorexia Disorders Eating Disorders General Personal Stories Psychology Relationships & Love Treatment Anger Anorexia Nervosa Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Image dieting Nutrition Source Type: news
Atlantic Lions prepare for the toughest rowing race on earth
In December 2015 four friends who met at the University of Birmingham are going to attempt to row across the Atlantic in aid of the MS Trust. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3000 mile race from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean and has been dubbed the 'toughest rowing race on earth'. (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - September 12, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news