Why are patients STILL at risk from stem cell jabs?
JOHN NAISH: Princess Michael of Kent appeared in a promotional video for a clinic in the Bahamas that offers stem cell therapy for problem joints such as her painful shoulder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Designed bacteria produce coral-antibiotic
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Corals growing on the reefs of the Bahamas produce an active agent that kills multi-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have managed to produce the antibiotic biotechnologically in the laboratory - fast, cost-efficient and sustainably. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Isaias nears virus-hit Florida after lashing the Bahamas
Florida’s east coast has started to see the first bands of heavy rain from Isaias, and officials are watching the approaching storm with a wary eye because it threatens to snarl efforts to contain the coronavirus in areas where cases are surging (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida
Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas and churned toward Florida's heavily populated east coast (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 – China Tells World Health Assembly They Did their Best
People wearing face masks at a Bus stop in Macau, China near a public hospital. This week’s 73rd World Health Assembly had member states adopt a resolution to review the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on UnsplashBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, May 20 2020 (IPS) This week’s 73rd World Health Assembly had member states adopt a resolution to review the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) will also undergo  an evaluation for its response to the outbreak. At the virtual assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined Ch...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 World Health Assembly World Health Organisation (W Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in Small Island Developing States
An undersea restaurant in the Maldives, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)By Pamela Coke-HamiltonGENEVA, May 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to contain its diffusion are taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a contraction of the tourism sector by 20% to 30% in 2020. This estimate is likely to be conservative for countries relying on foreign tourists, as the recent data on daily air traffic indicate a drop of almost 80% since January 2020. While many economic sectors are expecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pamela Coke-Hamilton Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Passengers Reckon With U.S. Coast Guard Guidance That Could Leave Virus-Stricken Cruise Ships At Sea ‘Indefinitely’
When Rick and Wendy de Pinho left Buenos Aires on March 7 onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Zaandam, things felt “perfectly normal.” The New Jersey couple were concerned about the spread of coronavirus, they tell TIME, but at the time of their departure there were few confirmed cases in South America and the cruise line had assured them that steps were being taken to protect guests, including enhanced passenger screenings and increased cleaning protocol. Three weeks later, however, and things are far from normal. Over the past month, COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, has spread wo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Source Type: news

Two Coronavirus-Impacted Cruise Ships Cleared To Dock In Florida After Weeks At Sea
When Rick and Wendy de Pinho left Buenos Aires on March 7 onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Zaandam, things felt “perfectly normal.” The New Jersey couple were concerned about the spread of coronavirus, they tell TIME, but at the time of their departure there were few confirmed cases in South America and the cruise line had assured them that steps were being taken to protect guests, including enhanced passenger screenings and increased cleaning protocol. Three weeks later, however, and things are far from normal. Over the past month, COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, has spread wo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Source Type: news

Would YOU pay £8,000 for Princess Pushy's stem cell arthritis treatment?
Princess Michael of Kent, the wife of the Queen's cousin Prince Michael, recently appeared in a slick promotional video for a clinic in the Bahamas that offers controversial joint therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly-Released NOAA Emails Show Anger and Confusion Around Trump ’s ‘Doctored’ Hurricane Dorian Map
Newly-released documents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show officials reacting with frustration to President Donald Trump’s repeated claim last fall that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, despite the fact that scientists inside the agency disagreed with him. The documents — which include over 1,000 emails — were released late Friday night in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by BuzzFeed News and other publications. BuzzFeed News Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold posted a Twitter thread of his findings on Friday night. BREAKING #FOIA: At ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized alabama onetime weather White House Source Type: news

Hungry for hutia? Our taste for Bahamas' 'most peaceable rodent' shaped its diversity
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Hungry for hutia? Humans' taste for this Bahamian rodent shaped its diversity over 1,000 years -- an example of how what we like to eat can chart the course of a species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Official says 80 in Bahamas shelters after Dorian have TB
The health minister of the Bahamas says at least 80 people living in government-run storm shelters have tested positive for tuberculosis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GlobalMedic: More than 2 decades on mission, relief agency keeps evolving
As charity aid agency deploys a secondary mission to Hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, GlobalMedic founder Rahul Singh reflects on how its mission has evolved over the years and where it hopes to go next. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Mother, 34, has arm was ripped off in a shark attack off the Bahamas
Tiffany Johnson, 34, was snorkeling off Paradise Island in the Bahamas while on holiday with husband James, 32, in June 2017. She struggled to care for her children in the aftermath. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tigers, elephants and pangolins suffer as global wildlife trafficking soars
Dozens of species are now at risk but a conference this week will showcase new technology that could help stop the illegal tradeThe two young women who arrived at Heathrow in February 2014 en route to D üsseldorf were carrying nondescript luggage. Customs officers were suspicious nevertheless and looked inside – to find 13 iguanas stuffed into socks inside the cases. Astonishingly, 12 of the highly endangered San Salvador rock iguanas had survived their transatlantic journey.“There only about 600 of these animals left in the wild, in the Bahamas, and these animals were being taken to a private collector so...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Illegal wildlife trade Animals Science Environment Technology Conservation World news Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian and disaster response in the face of constant threats - Louissaint NA.
Hurricane Dorian's impact on Eastern North Carolina and the Bahamas islands demonstrate the devastation and public health needs that can be left in the wake of a catastrophic event. The hurricane created a range of public health and healthcare challenges, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Overcoming challenges in the medical response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas - Randolph RJ, Lafferty A.
In September 2019, the northwest Bahamas suffered unparalleled damages due to Hurricane Dorian. The storm disrupted all the essential community services, including water, electricity, and medicine. Heart to Heart International provided medical support in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

6 Ways a Hurricane Impacts Everyday Life – Making A Difference after Dorian
Over the past six weeks, people displaced by the strongest storm to ever hit the Bahamas have opened up and let me into their lives. With each mother, nurse, son ... The post 6 Ways a Hurricane... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: International Abaco Bahamas Bahamas Red Cross disaster recovery Hurricane Dorian Katie Wilkes relief Source Type: news

In the Loop: Sharing health care and hope in the Bahamas
Michele Woodrum, a CRNA at Mayo Clinic, didn't hesitate when a friend invited her to Hope Town in the Bahamas to provide health care to islanders after last month's hurricane. Michele Woodrum looked out the window of the plane, down to the familiar place below. Though she'd visited Hope Town -- a tiny village on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upstate doctor treats hundreds on disaster relief trip to the Bahamas
David F. Lehmann treated patients in region where hurricane left 70,000 homeless. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - October 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

WHO chief underscores need to address climate change following visit to Bahamas
The top UN health official has called for the world to rally around The Bahamas as the country continues to emerge from the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian one month ago. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tras hurac án Dorian las Bahamas están abiertas al turismo
Skip to content ... Contin úa el turismo a las Bahamas ... Muchas áreas, entre ellas Nassau, no se vieron afectadas por el huracán Dorian. ... por: Jim Byers, AARP, 27 de septiembre de 2019 | Commen... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Despite Dorian, the Bahamas Is Open for Tourism
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Source: AARP.org News - September 25, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health And Human Consequences Of Hurricane Dorian: Voices From The Ground
Conversations with Bahamians including a local reporter, Ava Turnquest, provided context from the ground about the health and human consequences of Hurricane Dorian. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lisa Fitzpatrick, Contributor Source Type: news

Beachgoers Warned As Hurricane Humberto Forms Off Florida Coast
MIAMI — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. Late Sunday, Humberto strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. By early Monday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph). The storm was about 760 miles (1,223 kilometers) west of Bermuda and moving northeast at 5 mph (8 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto will bring large swells to the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern U.S. coast for several days. National Hurricane CenterHurricane Humberto’s expect...
Source: TIME: Science - September 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Explosion of pillaging and looting across Bahamas in wake of Hurricane Dorian proves yet again that society will not remain civil after a collapse
(Natural News) While most of the United States mainland thankfully averted the worst from the recent Hurricane Dorian catastrophe, the Bahamas, as you probably know, did not fare so well. The worst-hit areas of the Caribbean nation quickly exploded into mass chaos after the hurricane passed, with reports of pillaging, looting, and vandalism – all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democratic Debate Ignores The Climate Refugee Crisis That ’s Happening Right Now
Four of the presidential candidates sponsored a bill to admit Bahamians fleeing hurricane destruction. But the issue was never raised at the debate in Houston. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Webinar Featuring Team Rubicon
Source: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences] (NCDMPH). Published: 9/13/2019. This 55-minute webinar discusses the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas, featuring a speaker from Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping those afflicted by disasters. The extent of the destruction in the Bahamas is detailed, along with the response to the disaster, and the greatest medical and rebuilding needs of the Bahamas. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medici...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bahamas Issues New Tropical Storm Warning as It Struggles to Recover From Hurricane Dorian
(HIGH ROCK, Bahamas) — The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for several of its northwestern islands, which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical cyclone is expected to form in the coming hours near the northwestern Bahamas. The system is emerging about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southeast of Great Abaco Island. The disturbance has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) and is moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph). Forecasters say the system could become a tropical storm within the next day or so. Heavy winds and rain are expect...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island
Piles of debris, decaying human and animal corpses and fetid water on storm-hammered Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas are posing a new risk for those who survived Hurricane Dorian's wrath: Disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas Infectious Disease onetime weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Caused A Human Tragedy In The Bahamas - Why Aren ’t We Hearing More About It?
Hurricane Dorian has caused a human tragedy in the Bahamas. Why isn't it receiving more attention? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Contributor Source Type: news

UN, U.S. Coast Guard and Others Aid Stricken Bahamas
A Bahama's Army officer delivers water to the people evacuated prior boarding a ferry to Nassau at the Port in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)   ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The hurricane death toll is rising in the Bahamas, in what its leader calls "this hour of darkness." Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwater...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Howling Over North Carolina's Outer Banks
A tornado touched down in the The Farm at Brunswick County in Carolina Shores, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, damaging homes ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP) WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dorian howled over North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. Dorian's eye was 10 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, as the storm moved northeast at 14 mph (22 kph). It's expected to remain a hurricane as it sweeps up the Eastern Seaboard Friday and Saturday, lashing the New England shore with heavy surf. Forecasters said lar...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

News Brief: Bahamas Recovery, Vitamin E And Vaping, City Heat And Poverty
Recovery and rescue efforts are underway in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Also, health officials are looking at the role of vitamin E and vaping in respiratory illnesses. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Beaubien Source Type: news

Dorian, Back to a Category 3 Hurricane, Creeps Up U.S. Coast
US Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher Zambuto, left, and Specialist Jermaris Hamilton assemble cots in a shelter for Hurricane Dorian evacuees inside the old Sears location at Northgate Mall, on Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019, in Durham, NC. (Casey Toth/The News & Observer via AP)   CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian , back to a Category 3 storm, began raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard early Thursday and left tens of thousands without power as it threatened to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to Virginia with a life-threatening storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. Dorian squ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

In The Wake Of Hurricane Dorian The Bahamas Face Public Health Challenges
In the hurricane's wake it will be important for health authorities to be vigilant regarding communicable diseases that can thrive in places with inadequate water treatment and poor sanitation resulting from the storm. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Rescues in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian Moves Toward U.S. Coast
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamians rescued victims of Hurricane Dorian with jet skis and a bulldozer as the U.S. Coast Guard, Britain's Royal Navy and a handful of aid groups tried to get food and medicine to survivors and take the most desperate people to safety. Airports were flooded and roads impassable after the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas in recorded history parked over Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, pounding them with winds up to 185 mph (295 kph) and torrential rain before finally moving into open waters Tuesday on a course toward Florida. People on the U.S. coast made final preparations for a stor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news

College Campuses Close as Hurricane Dorian Threatens
The storm has already pummeled the Bahamas. Now the US coast prepares. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Pauses Over the Bahamas
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a catastrophic onslaught that sent floodwaters up to the second floors of buildings, trapped people in attics and chased others from one shelter to another. At least five deaths were reported. "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said. "The devastation is unprecedented and extensive." The storm's relentless winds and rain battered homes and businesses on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, which have a combined po...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news