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 migratory cir...
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, and teeming with ...
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 claiming to prevent, di...
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 ( £845-£105,000) d...
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 the reg...
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 on a long-a...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news