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Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker
Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, only to be quickly followed by Hurricane Maria. “Climate change casts a long shadow over the development efforts of our country,” said Darren Henfield, the minster of foreign affairs of the Bahamas, during a UNGA meeting on Hurricane Irma. “The implications of rising sea levels and atmospheric temperatures signal dire consequences for low-lying...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized climate change climate change health climate change health effects climate change trump climate change united nations global health UNGA United Nations General Assembly what is climate what is climate change Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Made Landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico As a Category 4 Storm
Hurricane Maria made landfall at 6:15 a.m. ET in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a strong Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. Water levels at a nearby harbor rose by over 4 feet, the NHC says. Hurricane Maria brought maximum sustained winds of 155 mph when it hit Yabucoa. Google MapsYabucoa Puerto Rico Map As of 10 a.m. ET, the storm’s core was still moving over Puerto Rico, bringing “life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall,” the NHC reported. The area is still recovering from damage brought by Hurricane Irma. After hitting Yabucoa, Hurricane Maria is expected t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime 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

Is Hurricane Maria Coming to Puerto Rico or Florida? Here ’s What We Know
Just days after Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida, the region is bracing for another storm. Hurricane Maria is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward heading toward the area, becoming a Category 3 storm Monday, the National Hurricane Center said. Illustrations of Hurricane Maria’s possible track shows the storm, which has winds going at 120 mph, moving over Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The storm is currently about 60 miles east of Martinique and is expected to hit the Leeward Islands on Monday. Hurricane watches and warnings are in effect for several islands in the Caribbean, including ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized hurricane Hurricane Maria onetime weather Source Type: news

Track the Path of Tropical Storm Jose as It Moves Up the Atlantic Toward the East Coast
Tropical Storm Jose is the latest storm to threaten the Caribbean and the U.S., as it follows in Harvey and Irma’s wake in the Atlantic. Jose, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Thursday, was expected to become at least a Category 1 hurricane later Friday. It has passed north of the Caribbean islands, including the Bahamas, and is making its way north, where it could threaten the East Coast of the U.S. this weekend into next week. The southern New England coast is potentially in the storm’s path. Jose is expected to produce high surf and life-threatening rip current conditions along the c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson and Pratheek Rebala Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma interactive studio jose onetime tropical storm jose Source Type: news

The sinking of the El Faro: predicting real world rogue waves during Hurricane Joaquin - Fedele F, Lugni C, Chawla A.
We present a study on the prediction of rogue waves during the 1-hour sea state of Hurricane Joaquin when the Merchant Vessel El Faro sank east of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015. High-resolution hindcast of hurricane-generated sea states and wave simulatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness 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

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

The Weekend Brief: Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall, Eric Bolling ’s Son Dies, Equifax Faces Hacking Fallout
Good afternoon. Here are the top stories from this weekend. Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall in Florida Hurricane Irma struck Florida Sunday morning, making landfall as a Category 4 storm just after 9 a.m. ET at Cudjoe Key. The National Hurricane Center says heavy rains will inundate Florida until Tuesday. The winds have already caused a crane to collapse in Miami. Eric Bolling’s Son Chase Found Dead at 19 Chase Bolling, the son of ousted Fox News anchor Eric Bolling, was found dead on September 8; he was 19 years old. Bolling wrote on Twitter that the details surrounding the death are unclear, and an autopsy will be co...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized onetime Weekend Brief Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma Is So Powerful it Sucked Ocean Water Away in the Bahamas
As Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and the Bahamas this week, it caused immense damage and destruction to homes, businesses and infrastructure on the islands. It also sucked away ocean water from the shoreline at some beaches in the Bahamas. Over the weekend, several Twitter users posted videos and photos of what was left after the water seemingly disappeared during Hurricane Irma. Conch shells sat on damp, rocky sand and docks stood with no water beneath them. In the videos, no ocean water can be seen — even past the horizon. “I am in disbelief right now…This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

Watch Live As Hurricane Irma Slams Through the Caribbean
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday as the Category 5 storm barrels through the area on a potential collision course with Florida.   A livestream from St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, shows Irma’s heavy rainfall and incredible wind speeds as the storm makes its way through the region. The stream, courtesy of EarthCam, shows Irma hitting a St. Croix beach. A hurricane warning for the Caribbean area predicts tropical force winds and up to 10 inches of rain. Hurricane Irma is expected to move westward, dumping between 10 and 20 inches of rain on parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Bahamian songbirds disappeared during last glacial-interglacial transition
(University of California - Riverside) Two species of songbirds that once made a home in the Bahamas likely became extinct on the islands because of rising sea levels and a warmer, wetter climate, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Florida, Gainesville. The study, which was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, presents a historical view of how climate change and the resulting habitat loss can affect Earth's biodiversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that cuts across the Bahamas, dividing bat populations that last shared an ancestor hundreds of thousands of years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exclusive: Teaching trust in talks over estates payout with Bahamas registered company
A major teaching hospital trust is in legal negotiations with a company registered in the Bahamas over a land deal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks
Carcharhinus longimanus return annually to the waters around Cat Island in the Bahamas. I went to take a closer look at this once-abundant top predatorMy face is pressed up against the window and my brow is furrowed. For someone about to land in the Bahamas I look surprisingly troubled. I am trying to figure out the size of the swell and the prevailing wind direction from 10,000ft up in the air. For the last week I have been obsessively refreshing the forecast page for Cat Island, hoping that a small weather window will appear.I ’m here to dive with the oceanic whitetip shark –Carcharhinus longimanus, the migra...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lauren Smith Tags: Sharks IUCN red list of endangered species Animals Environment Marine life Science Conservation Diving Bahamas holidays Travel Wildlife Source Type: news

Zombie ammonite discovery is 'snapshot of an unusual moment in deep time' | Elsa Panciroli
A trace fossil from Jurassic Bavaria captures the last movements of a dead mollusc across the ancient sea floorIn your mind ’s eye, imagine yourself floating in a shallow, semi-tropical lagoon. It’s like the Bahamas: warm water enveloping your skin, the sun shimmering through the gently slopping surface and sending the shadows of ripples onto the pale sand beneath you. It’s very quiet here, because there are no oth er humans on Earth. You are swimming in the Late Jurassic.This is not the Bahamas - it ’s Bavaria. A mere 150 million years ago Germany was closer to the equator, submerged under water, a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elsa Panciroli Tags: Science Fossils Evolution Biology Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Fake Mesothelioma Treatments
Stories abound of a “cancer-curing” tea from the forests of Canada. Herbal blends claim to “attack cancer at the DNA level.” For many years, mesothelioma patients have turned to alternative medicines like these as treatment options for the rare asbestos-related cancer. Sometimes these options are a last resort, after traditional treatments fail. They may be used in conjunction with standard treatment (complementary medicine) or on their own as the main approach. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to companies that manufacture or market products claimin...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Alternative medicine Asparagus Extract BioStar Technology International Budwig Protocol cancer supplements cannabis oil cancer CellAssure Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chelated Boron Circulatory Detox & Support Syrup compl Source Type: news

From the Fyre festival to Brexit, schadenfreude is the emotion that defines our times
We ’re biologically wired to find joy in others’ misfortunes. But this is now the ‘spitegeist’ – and a core characteristic of populist politics around the worldEven Mother Teresa would have felt a glimmer of glee. Pretty much everyone else did. Over the weekend the internet erupted into spasms of schadenfreude when a luxury music festival descended into what a lawsuit described as closer to The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies.The inaugural Fyre festival had promised, not just an edgy approach to vowels, but an indulgent, Instagram-worthy experience. Tickets cost between $1,000 and $125,000 ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

The trauma signature of 2016 Hurricane Matthew and the psychosocial impact on Haiti - Shultz JM, Cela T, Marcelin LH, Espinola M, Heitmann I, Sanchez C, Jean Pierre A, Foo CY, Thompson K, Klotzbach P, Espinel Z, Rechkemmer A.
Background. Hurricane Matthew was the most powerful tropical cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic Basin season, bringing severe impacts to multiple nations including direct landfalls in Cuba, Haiti, Bahamas, and the United States. However, Haiti experienced the gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal migratory patterns. As an endangered species, the Great Hammerhead shark is in desperate need of effective conservation management. This new information will allow marine planners to improve the protection of this iconic animal. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
(Frontiers) Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal migratory patterns. As an endangered species, the Great Hammerhead shark is in desperate need of effective conservation management. This new information will allow marine planners to improve the protection of this iconic animal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Notes from the field: mortality associated with Hurricane Matthew - United States, October 2016 - Wang A, Issa A, Bayleyegn T, Noe RS, Mullarkey C, Casani J, Nelson CL, Fleischauer A, Clement KD, Hamilton JJ, Harrison C, Edison L, Hobron K, Kurkjian KM, Choudhary E, Wolkin A.
After 3 days as a Category 3 and 4 hurricane in Haiti and Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew moved along the coast of the southeastern United States during October 6 −8, 2016 (1). Early on October 8, the storm made landfall southeast of McClellanville, South C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Compound from deep-water marine sponge could provide antibacterial solutions for MRSA
A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge collected near the Bahamas is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) also called the'super bug.'Researchers have named the antibiotic compound'dragmacidin G'and have shown that it has a broad spectrum of biological activity including inhibition of MRSA as well as a panel of pancreatic cancer cell lines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Compound from deep-water marine sponge could provide antibacterial solutions for MRSA
(Florida Atlantic University) A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge collected near the Bahamas is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) also called the 'super bug.' Researchers have named the antibiotic compound 'dragmacidin G' and have shown that it has a broad spectrum of biological activity including inhibition of MRSA as well as a panel of pancreatic cancer cell lines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Crisis of Overweight and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean
The change in the eating habits in Latin America and the Caribbean has led to an increase in overweight and obesity in the region. Credit: Eduardo Bermúdez / FAORLCBy Eve CrowleySANTIAGO, Jan 23 2017 (IPS)Obesity and overweight have spread like a wildfire throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, threatening the health, well-being and food and nutritional security of millions of people.According to the new publication of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security, close to 58 percent of the inhabitants of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Eve Crowley Tags: Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Nutrition obesity Source Type: news

The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Has Some A+ Advice
If you had any reservations about the power of yoga, please meet Tao Porchon-Lynch.  Now 98 years old, she was declared the world’s oldest living yoga instructor by the Guinness World Records way back in 2012. She’s also the new face of Athleta’s “Power of She” campaign, which highlights the life-changing benefits of the practice. Porchon-Lynch, who is currently based in New York, started practicing yoga nine decades ago in India after she saw a group of boys doing yoga, and asked if she could join. She caught onto a very healthy habit early on: Research shows that yoga improves...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
  Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'Nightmare' Superbug May Have Spread Outside Hospitals
Six people in Colorado recently became infected with a “nightmare” superbug that until now, has mostly been limited to people in hospitals, according to a new report. The new cases suggest the superbug may have spread outside of health care facilities. The superbug is known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, a family of bacteria that are difficult to treat because they are resistant to powerful antibiotics. So far, nearly all cases of CRE infections have been seen in people who stay health care facilities, or who have been treated with certain medical procedures or devices, according to the Cen...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tsunamis caused by submarine slope failures along western Great Bahama Bank - Schnyder JS, Eberli GP, Kirby JT, Shi F, Tehranirad B, Mulder T, Ducassou E, Hebbeln D, Wintersteller P.
Submarine slope failures are a likely cause for tsunami generation along the East Coast of the United States. Among potential source areas for such tsunamis are submarine landslides and margin collapses of Bahamian platforms. Numerical models of past event... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

A mom gives life twice with living-donor liver transplant
Dawn Cavanaugh carefully and calmly navigates the roads of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, with a bus full of kids, bringing them to school and safely back home again at the end of each day. As a bus driver, it’s the methodical beat of her everyday life. Last year, as a mom, she was navigating a very different journey, one in which she did everything in her power — including giving a portion of her liver — to bring her daughter Lydia home safely. “As far as I’m concerned, my role in this life is to care for my kids,” says Dawn. “And if I have to give a part of myself to do that, that&rs...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 11, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories biliary atresia Heung Bae Kim Khashayar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donor Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Why Hurricane Matthew Hit Haiti So Hard
Before Hurricane Matthew hit the United States this week the storm tore through the Caribbean, bringing torrential rain and high winds to Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas. But despite hitting each of these countries hard, Haiti faced the greatest devastation with more than 470 killed compared to just a handful in its neighboring Caribbean countries. The key difference between countries that succeed in weathering a storm and those that struggle is preparation and poverty. Perhaps most importantly, the national government regularly ranks among the world’s least effective and has invested little in disaster preparedness and ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Haiti Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Hurricane Matthew: Nasa footage shows scale of storm – video
Footage released by Nasa from the International Space Station on Thursday showsHurricane Matthew as it passes through the Bahamas en route to Florida ’s Atlantic coast. At least 280 people have been killed by the hurricane which has caused widespread destruction in the Caribbean, mostly in HaitiContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Hurricane Matthew Nasa Space World news Natural disasters and extreme weather Haiti US weather Source Type: news

This Is What Hurricane Matthew Looks Like From Space
Hurricane Matthew strengthened to a Category 4 on Thursday as it headed toward the U.S., and Florida Gov. Rick Scott encouraged residents living in evacuation areas to leave before the storm is set to hit there on Friday. “This storm will kill you,” Scott said at a news conference. “Time’s running out. Leave. There’s no excuses.” The storm has already killed more than 100 people and caused severe damage across the Caribbean. As it moved to the north of Cuba and toward the Bahamas this week, NASA captured some dramatic footage of the storm’s path. Cameras on the International Space ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Florida Hurricane Matthew weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Matthew Closes in on Florida with 140 mph Winds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Matthew steamed toward Florida with winds of 140 mph Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people across the Southeast boarded up their homes and fled inland to escape the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade. "This is a dangerous storm," Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned as the skies began darkening from Matthew's outer bands of rain. "The storm has already killed people. We should expect the same impact in Florida." The hurricane picked up steam as it closed in, growing from a Category 3 to a Category 4 storm b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 6, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Satellites see Hurricane Matthew heading for the Bahamas
Satellites from NASA and NOAA have been tracking and analyzing powerful Hurricane Matthew since its birth just east of the Leeward Islands on Sept. 28. On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on southwestern Haiti as a category-4 storm -- the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Having Battered Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida
THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 -- After pummeling the Caribbean and the Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew barrelled toward the east coast of Florida Thursday, as millions of residents were told to evacuate in advance of the dangerous storm's arrival. More than 2... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

'We Were Already In A Cholera Crisis'; Hurricane Pummels Haiti, Heads North
Hurricane Matthew killed at least 11 people in Haiti before it barreled north toward the Bahamas. Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas all declared states of emergency as they prepared for the storm. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Florida Coast Evacuated Ahead of Hurricane Matthew
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — People boarded up beach homes, schools closed and officials ordered evacuations along the East Coast on Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Bahamas and took aim at Florida, where the governor urged coastal residents to "leave now" if they were able. Matthew was a dangerous and life-threatening Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph, and it was expected to be very near Florida's Atlantic coast by Thursday evening. At least 11 deaths in the Caribbean have been blamed on the storm. In South Carolina, traffic was bumper-to-bumper as people fled on Interstate 26...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Coastal States Prepare for Hurricane Matthew to Make Landfall
Southern states on the East Coast braced for Hurricane Matthew on Wednesday with a mix of storm warnings and emergency declarations. Governors in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina declared a state of emergency in coastal areas, as they asked residents to prepare for the deadly storm to make landfall. At least 11 people died as the hurricane swept through the Caribbean this week, the Associated Press reported. As of Wednesday at 8 a.m., Hurricane Matthew had reached maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour and was about 115 miles south of the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center reported. The hurric...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized weather Source Type: news

Storm prep reminders during hurricane season
As  Hurricane Matthew pounds Haiti, moves toward the Bahamas and projections show a path toward U.S. coastal communities, residents may be starting to prepare for a potential severe weather emergency. But hurricane shutters, flashlights and batteries are not the only things to consider. Food safety is critical to maintaining well being during a natural disaster, and finding creative [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - October 3, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Storm prep reminders during hurricane season
MEDIA ADVISORY:  Hurricane Season Food Safety and Meal Plans: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Storm Prep Suggestions As Hurricane Matthew pounds Haiti, moves toward the Bahamas and projections show a path toward U.S. coastal communities, residents may be starting to prepare for a potential severe weather emergency. B ut hurricane shutters, flashlights and batteries are not the only things to consider. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - October 3, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go on a lo...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Saving six: Life before and after transplant
An organ transplant is a life-changing event extending far beyond the operating room, the clinics and the hospital walls. Read about five children, one young adult and their families, whose lives were forever changed by the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Lydia’s liver transplant, a mom’s gift Dawn Cavanagh gave her daughter life twice — first when she was born and, again, when she gave 13-year-old Lydia a piece of her liver last summer. The donor-approval process, which occurs with Boston Children’s partner Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, required hours o...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories double lung transplant ECMO heart failure heart transplant Heart transplant program heart-lung transplant Heung Bae Kim Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Khashayar Vakili kidney transplant Kidney Source Type: news

'Dragon Hole,' World's Deepest Blue Hole, Discovered In China
It’s called the “Dragon Hole,” and Chinese scientists believe it may be the deepest “blue hole” on the planet.  China’s state-run Xinhua news agency says the Dragon Hole is 987 feet deep ― or more than 300 feet deeper than Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Blue holes are essentially giant pits in the sea that can plunge hundreds of feet, and are known for the distinctive blue colors visible from above that give them the name.  Dragon Hole is located in the Paracel Islands, also known as Xisha in Chinese, a disputed island group in the South China Sea claimed by China, Ta...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Dragon Hole,' World's Deepest Blue Hole, Discovered In South China Sea
It’s called the “Dragon Hole,” and Chinese scientists believe it may be the deepest “blue hole” on the planet.  China’s state-run Xinhua news agency says the Dragon Hole is 987 feet deep ― or more than 300 feet deeper than Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Blue holes are essentially giant pits in the sea that can plunge hundreds of feet, and are known for the distinctive blue colors visible from above that give them the name.  Dragon Hole is located in the Paracel Islands, also known as Xisha in Chinese, a disputed island group in the South China Sea claimed by China, Ta...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Global Rifts Harden Between the West, Russia and China
The military uprising in Turkey and the attack in France signal a world in turmoil. Events elsewhere this week also mark an ominous historic turn of events. From two ends of the globe, geopolitical rifts have hardened. NATO recently announced the deployment of a missile shield and four new battalions in the front line states bordering Russia, prompting former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to say the West is preparing for a "hot war." A U.N. tribunal on maritime disputes declared on Tuesday that China has no legal basis for claiming sovereignty over shoals in the South China Sea also claimed by the Philippines, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Minute Of Meditation, One Minute Of Yoga
At 19 years old, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I graduated from the one-month intensive yoga teacher training program at the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India excited, in a more elevated state than I'd ever known in my short 19 years of life. At the same time, my mind was much quieter. It was magical what four hours of yoga and one full hour of meditation a day had done. As I walked through the gates of the ashram and down the hill, my backpack strapped to my back, I made a commitment to myself. To maintain this amazing energy outside the walls of the ashram, I would practice yoga fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slithery new species
(Harvard University) In July of 2015 a team from Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology discovered a new species of boa during an expedition to a remote corner of the Bahamian Archipelago. They have named the new species the Silver Boa, Chilabothrus argentum. Significantly, this is the first new species of boa discovered in situ in the Caribbean since the 1940s. This new boa species is considered Critically Endangered, and is one of the most endangered boa species globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NASA's GPM satellite sees potential Atlantic tropical cyclone
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) An area of low pressure designated as System 90L, located in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas is being monitored today for possible development into a tropical or subtropical cyclone. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core observatory satellite flew over the developing low pressure area on May 26, 2016 at 0932 UTC (5:30 a.m. EDT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 26, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Liz Harvey named in C&IT ‘A List’
The annual recognition programme by C&IT highlights 35 people under the age of 35 that promise to be future leaders of the events industry. Senior management within the UK’s top event agencies select their nominee based on their outstanding performance and contribution to their business over the past year. Nicola Burns (Global Managing Director) commented: “Liz is a dedicated individual with an attention to detail and a passion for all things logistical. Her enthusiasm is infectious which is vital when having overall responsibility for the management of – coincidentally – 35 employees. She conti...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - April 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news