Hurricane Elsa, first Atlantic hurricane of 2021, roars through Lesser Antilles
Elsa brought hurricane-force winds to Barbados, passed just north of St. Vincent, and is now in the eastern Caribbean, headed towards Haiti. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving cessation among older adults in a Caribbean small island developing state - Brown CR, Howitt C, Murphy MM, Hambleton IR, Crizzle AM.
This study sought to explore the experiences of older adults living in Barbados, a Small Island Develop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021International Women’s Day: To Change the World, Women Must Choose to Challenge
By Patricia ScotlandLONDON, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve. This assurance sustained me while growing up, as the tenth child out of twelve wonderful siblings, and through the numerous times when it was suggested by others that I would never succeed, simply because I was black, poor and female. Patricia ScotlandWhen I set out on my career in law, a mere 3% of the profession were women, and less than 0.01% were black wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics International Women's Day 2021 Source Type: news

‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job
Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven ’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: Foreign Students (in US) Medical Schools Doctors Education Hospitals your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Assn of American Medical Colleges Alabama Barbados Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which ess...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Barbados PM requests PM Modi for access to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being manufactured in India
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Barbados PM has asked access to 200,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being manufactured in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dominion, Smartmatic share same offshore address in Barbados
(Natural News) More new evidence has emerged to show that Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic are tied at the hip, sharing the same corporate address at an offshore location in Barbados. An open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysis compiled by CD Media shows that Dominion and Smartmatic, both of which claim to have no affiliation with each... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 has shown us that health is not just down to biology | Devi Sridhar
Of all the lessons we ’ve learned from this pandemic, the most significant is how unequal its effects have beenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf you wanted to run an experiment on Earth to understand human behaviour, the pandemic would be the perfect opportunity. In some people, the virus that causes Covid-19 has no symptoms. In others it leads to deadly disease. The virus pits the healthy against those with underlying health issues, and the young against the old. Infectious diseasescan bind us together or drive us apart. Low-income countries know this too well; many face multiple o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Inequality Science Infectious diseases Medical research Vaccines and immunisation World news Health World Health Organization Society Source Type: news

Passenger tests positive for coronavirus on first cruise ship to sail Caribbean
SeaDream 1 left Barbados on Saturday for a seven-night voyage. Four days into the trip, guests were told that a passenger tested... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intergenerational effects of childhood maltreatment and malnutrition on personality maladaptivity in a Barbadian longitudinal cohort - Hock RS, Rabinowitz AG, Bryce CP, Fitzmaurice GM, Jr PTC, Galler JR.
Childhood adversities are linked with mental health problems throughout the life course, including personality pathology. Less is known about consequences in the next generation, particularly in non-Western populations. In the Barbados Nutrition Study,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trump is scooping up the world ’s remdesivir. It’s a sign of things to come | Devi Sridhar
The case of the Covid-19 drug shows how national interests will continue to define the allocation of research productsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has calledCovid-19 a hoax, encouraged his followers to takehydroxychloroquine and threatened to cut all ties between the US and theWorld Health Organization. He has predicted that coronavirus will disappear one day, likea miracle, organised indoor rallies with no masks during the height of the pandemic and encouraged public health officials toslow down testing, because carrying out tests results in a larger number of confirmed ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Medical research US politics Donald Trump Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Barbados reports first death from coronavirus: health minister
Barbados on Sunday reported its first death from the new coronavirus after an 81-year-old man with diabetes died from pneumonia, the country's health minister said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Protecting the Caribbean ’s most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19: A UN Resident Coordinator blog
The United Nations is working closely with governments in the Caribbean to protect the region’s most vulnerable people from the impact of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. For this latest in our occasional series, Didier Trebucq, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, explains what action they are taking in that region. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Doctors Set to Be Trained in Barbados
[Nation] Kenyan doctors are soon going to be trained in Barbados in a healthcare cooperation agreement signed between the two countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Completes Recruitment of 120 Nurses for Barbados
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health (MOH) has completed the recruitment processes to send the first batch of 120 qualified nurses to work in the Caribbean nation of Barbados. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: TUC Kicks Against Exportation of Nurses
[Ghanaian Times] The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has kicked against government's decision to export the services of trained nurses to Barbados. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Dorian Heads Toward Windward Islands
Storm clouds gather as Tropical Storm Dorian moves toward St. Michael Parish, Barbados, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down on Monday as Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a small hurricane that forecasters said could affect the northern Windward islands and Puerto Rico in upcoming days. (AP Photo/Chris Brandis)   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian was dumping rain Tuesday on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, gathering power on a path to brush past Puerto Rico's southwest coast and hit the eastern...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit Puerto Rico As a Hurricane. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
Tropical Storm Dorian is strengthening as it moves westward towards the Caribbean, and could reach hurricane strength by early Thursday, possibly before hitting Puerto Rico. As of Monday morning, Dorian is considered a “small tropical cyclone.” It’s just over 130 miles from Barbados, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. It’s moving at approximately 14 mph towards the Windward Islands, which are expected to face tropical storm conditions later Monday. Tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect for the area, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Tropical storm warnings have also ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Under State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced signed an executive order late on Monday declaring a state of emergency in preparation for a Category 1 hurricane hitting the island territory on Wednesday. “We are issuing a state of emergency to activate the necessary protocols and crew. We advise citizens to activate their emergency plans calmly and stay alert for future announcements. #Dorian,” she tweeted. Decretamos un estado de emergencia para activar los protocolos y el personal necesario de res...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Could Hit the Southeastern U.S. on Monday. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
Tropical Storm Dorian has been official upgraded to a hurricane––and it could hit the southeastern United States by Monday morning as a major hurricane after striking Puerto Rico, according to the latest forecast. “All indications are that by this Labor Day weekend, a powerful hurricane will be near the Florida or southeastern coast of the United States,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on Wednesday afternoon. As Hurricane #Dorian approaches, I’ve declared a state of emergency to ensure local governments and emerg...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Hit Florida as a Category 4. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
Hurricane Dorian is predicted to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast or possibly in Georgia as a powerful Category 4 storm late Sunday or early Monday, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. It’s unclear exactly where Hurricane Dorian will make landfall, but Dan Kottlowski, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, says the storm is likely to impact “almost the entire state” of Florida at the least. Kottlowski predicts the storm will hit somewhere between Melbourne, Fla. and Miami. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on Wednesday afternoon. As H...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 3 as It Heads for Florida. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane gained strength Friday, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, as it moved about 420 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and 595 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla. as of 5 p.m. Friday. Forecasters predict the hurricane will get even stronger. “Dorian is anticipated to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane while it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and approaches the Florida peninsula into early n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 4 as It Heads for Florida and Atlantic Coast. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane gained strength Saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, as it moved about 260 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and 415 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla. as of 11 a.m. Saturday. Category 4 hurricanes typically cause “catastrophic” damage, lengthy power outages and involve a high risk of injury or death to people, livestock and pets from flying and falling debris. Forecasters predict the ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 5 as It Closes in on the Bahamas. Here ’s the Latest Track and Forecast
Hurricane Dorian has officially been upgraded to a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center confirmed the upgrade Sunday morning as the storm closes in on parts of the Bahamas, noting that “the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian should be moving over Great Abaco soon, and continue near or over Grand Bahama Island later tonight and Monday. The hurricane should move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night.” Maximum sustained winds increased to near 160 mph, with higher gusts. “Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Dorian is expe...
Source: TIME: Science - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana to Send 375 Qualified Nurses to Work in Barbados
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana has agreed to send 375 Ghanaian nurses to Barbados to work in that country's government health facilities to ease the acute shortage of professional, and qualified nurses confronting its health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Pres to Consider Barbados' Request for 375 Ghanaian Nurses
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has agreed in principle to a request by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, to send about 375 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./7
Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Monaco, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and the European Union and its Member States (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood malnutrition and maltreatment are linked with personality disorder symptoms in adulthood: results from a Barbados lifespan cohort - Hock RS, Bryce CP, Fischer L, First MB, Fitzmaurice GM, Costa PT, Galler JR.
Both childhood malnutrition and maltreatment are associated with mental health problems that can persist into adulthood. Previously we reported that in Barbados, those with a history of infant malnutrition were more likely to report having experienced chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Surviving the Windrush scandal
“I had this knot in my stomach constantly, and a void inside my head,” says Michael Braithwaite, as he remembers the days and weeks following the news that he had lost his job and even faced deportation from a country in which he’d lived almost his entire life. “To think that maybe tomorrow I would not be with my family, or in a place I love, was devastating. I used to have bad nightmares. They were always very vivid. I’d be stuck in some unknown place, it was never the same, waking up not knowing what was going to happen. “I had to hold onto my soul, my spirit, me as a person. I just ha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine education immigration immigration bill 2015 Windrush Source Type: news

Blog: A person so clearly full of compassion treated with so little compassion
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Michael Braithwaite – a public servant, a Windrush child and a UNISON member. Michael has been through more in recent years than most of us can imagine, with his life torn apart by the vicious “hostile environment” regime introduced by Theresa May as home secretary. Having lived in the UK for 56 years since arriving from Barbados aged nine, Michael – rightly – thought his immigration status was beyond question. He was, and is, a pillar of his community, the kind of neighbour we’d all wish to have and exactly the kind of person who we’...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Parental alcohol drinking habit as a predictor of alcohol use among secondary school students in Barbados - Oshi, Abel WD, Oshi DC, Smith PW, Ricketts Roomes TF, Meka IA, Weaver S, Rae T, Mitchell G, Belinfante A, Agu CF.
BACKGROUND: In Barbados and the wider Caribbean region, alcohol is widely consumed by adolescents and young people, including those in secondary schools. The high prevalence of alcohol use, and its potential adverse effects are a source of concern to polic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Profiles and behavioral consequences of child abuse among adolescent girls and boys from Barbados and Grenada - Debowska A, Boduszek D, Sherretts N, Willmott D, Jones AD.
The current study used latent class analysis to uncover groups of youths with specific abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) profiles in and outside the family, and identify how membership in each abuse group is associated with behavioral outcomes. Data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Former president tells delegates UNISON can help them achieve
“I can feel the love – and it’s energising me.” For former president Eleanor Smith, now the MP for Wolverhampton South West, it had all the emotion of a homecoming. Addressing UNISON’s Black members’ conference in Liverpool this afternoon, she started by stressing her thanks to and love of UNISON. Without the union’s help and support, “I would not be here today.” And her message to delegates was that UNISON is there for them too and can help them to achieve what they want. In keeping with a spirit of remembering history that permeated conference, Ms Smith sketched out h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 Black members conference labour link Source Type: news

Ms Smith Goes to Westminster
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2017 edition of U Magazine.  The article Ms Smith Goes to Westminster first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON Health care news)
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine Black history month labour link nursing one team for patient care race discrimination Save our NHS women members Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Just Picked Its New Leaders. Most of Them Are Women
The World Health Organization announced its new senior leadership team Tuesday, and more than 60% of the appointees are women. “The team represents 14 countries, including all WHO regions, and is more than 60% women, reflecting my deep-held belief that we need top talent, gender equity and a geographically diverse set of perspectives to fulfill our mission to keep the world safe,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. The five men selected to lead the agency are Dr. Peter Salama, Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, Dr. Ranieri Guerra, Dr. Ren Minghui, and Stewart Simonson. WHO ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Nations women's empowerment Source Type: news

How Colonial Systems Hurt the Caribbean ’s Ability to Weather Hurricanes
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. For most of the 19th century, besides being aware of the hurricane season (June-November), there was little that those living in the Caribbean could do to predict the arrival of storms. As rains and winds began to pick up, the wealthy took shelter in the cellars of their stone houses, while the wooden shacks of the enslaved population offered almost no protection. When a storm hit, the majority of the enslaved population simply found themselves having to try and survive days and nights out in the open, exposed to th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Oscar Webber / History Today Tags: Uncategorized Environment natural disaster 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

Brothers are set to row the Atlantic on a vegan diet
EXCLUSIVE Greg Bailey, 27, and Jude Massey, 18, from Lymington, Hampshire, will row 3,000 miles from Gran Canaria to Barbados. Only 317 crews have successfully crossed the second-largest ocean. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change
Dry drains will reduce the numbers of mosquitoes breeding, but now the Aedes aegypti mosquito is going underground to breed underground in available water and flying to feed. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Zadie NeufvilleKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 18 2017 (IPS)There were surprised gasps when University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in late November 2016 that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in septic tanks underground”.For many, it explained why months of fogging at the height of Zika and Chikung...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zadie Neufville Tags: Caribbean Climate Wire Climate Change Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Projects Water & Sanitation Chagas Disease Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mosquitoes Zika Virus Source Type: news

Disabled Caribbeans Find Freedom in Technology
There is still need for better educational opportunities, housing, medical care, and everything that is extended to other citizens in the Caribbean. Credit: BigstockBy Jewel FraserPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 23 2017 (IPS)Visually impaired Kerryn Gunness is excited about the possibilities offered by a new free app that would serve as his eyes and enable people like him to enjoy greater independence.The Personal Universal Communicator (PUC) app is part of a new generation of cheaper assistive technologies making their way onto the market which allow people with disabilities to use technology that was formerly too expensive,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jewel Fraser Tags: Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Disabilities ICT Source Type: news

Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados
Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Could Revolutionize Your Yoga
Mound your glutes Breathe wide into your side or lateral ribs Bring the weight into the front of your paw hover your heels above the earth Draw the energy up the back of your legs Bend your knees Make a soft gentle fist Open your mouth Keep your eyes horizon Not your yoga teacher's classical alignment cues, right? There's a new yoga kid in town. At least in my town; Copenhagen. The movement system Bowspring is slowly starting to influence some of the teachers of the yoga community here. New movements, new cues, new sensations. The Bowspring is said to work on our default dominance; the position our body slides unco...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions for patients and caregivers to improve knowledge of sickle cell disease and recognition of its related complications
Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depressionSickle cell disease is a lifelong, inherited disorder which can cause a number of complications throughout an individual's life. It may cause a huge burden on both the patient and their family, including frequent visits to healthcare facilities. The illness causes not just physical complications such as painful crises and strokes, but may have many other effects such as depression, poor quality of life, coping issues, and poor family relationships. When people with a chronic illness have better underst...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 17, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Treating cardiovascular disease in Barbados
The outwardly calm and relaxing Caribbean island of Barbados hides a pressure-cooker health crisis: more than one-third of Barbadians aged 25-70 years suffer from hypertension, the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) – the world’s number one killer. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: cardiovascular disease [subject], cardiovascular disease, heart attack, heart attacks, cvd, heart diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, rabies [subject], Barbados [country], Feature [doctype], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

Two Barbados bird species enter the select club of string-pullers
The Barbados bullfinch and Carib grackle can pass the popular animal cognition test of string-pulling, but this ability may be unrelated to performance on six other cognitive tests, according a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Workplace violence against medical staff in healthcare facilities in Barbados - Abed M, Morris E, Sobers-Grannum N.
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal evidence suggests increasing workplace violence against healthcare workers in the Caribbean, but the prevalence is largely undocumented. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of workplace violence reported by medical staff at primary care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

City Birds Are Smarter and Stronger Than Country Birds, Study Finds
City birds are smarter than country birds and have stronger immune systems, a small study has found. Researchers have discovered key differences in problem-solving ability and resistance to infection among birds that live in urban environments and those from rural landscapes. City birds performed better in cognitive tests and exceeded their country counterparts in exploiting new resources, according to a team of McGill University researchers. “We found that not only were birds from urbanized areas better at innovative problem-solving tasks than bullfinches from rural environments, but that surprisingly urban birds al...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized animals Source Type: news

Climate information may be key weapon in fight against Zika spread
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the Caribbean island state of Barbados, rainwater collection has been promoted as a way to boost scarce supplies of fresh water. But there's a catch: environmental health officers then reported an increase in mosquitoes breeding in household water storage tanks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news