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Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Miami reports its first Zika infection of the year
A couple in Miami tested positive for the Zika virus that was sexually transmitted after one of the partners traveled to several countries, including Cuba. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize
Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prizeA senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe.On 27 October 1962, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was on board the Soviet submarine B-59 near Cuba when the US forces began dropping non-lethal depth charges. While the action was designed to encourage the Soviet submarines to surface, the crew o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science prizes Nuclear weapons Cold war Cuba Americas Russia Source Type: news

University of Miami launches Cuba and the Caribbean special report
(University of Miami) In its newly published Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report, the University of Miami (UM) brings front-and-center it's long history with Cuba, Haiti and other nations and communities in the Caribbean. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 2017 MacArthur Fellows Were Just Announced. Here ’s How 6 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners Spent Their Life-Changing Prize Money
Jacob Soll has told this story so many times, he almost sounds removed from it. Not bored, or jaded really. But detached — like it happened to a friend of a friend. Or he read about it in a book, and is a little incredulous. “It was like Oliver Twist or something,” he says. “I was the lowest paid professor at my university. My roof was falling in, pipes were exploding. When I got the call, I was literally walking to the library in the rain, thinking about how ruined I was.” It was fall 2011, and the MacArthur Foundation had just named the historian to its fellowship program, an honor that came...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Bahler Tags: Careers grants Source Type: news

What ’ s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn ’ t Sound?
I knew this article — about the alleged “ sonic attack ” at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba — would be very different than the ones I usually write. There was not even an official medical report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: United States International Relations Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates Havana (Cuba) Sonic Attack Source Type: news

Matter: A ‘ Sonic Attack ’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It
The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Cuba Acoustics Ears and Hearing Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates United States Politics and Government International Relations Source Type: news

US Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats Following Unexplained Attacks in Havana
(WASHINGTON) — The United States expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats Tuesday to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between the countries to levels unseen in years. Only days ago, the U.S. and Cuba maintained dozens of diplomats in newly re-opened embassies in Havana and Washington, powerful symbols of a warming relationship between longtime foes. Now both countries are poised to cut their embassies by more than half, as invisible, unexplained attacks threaten delicate ties between the Cold War rivals. The State Department gave Cuba’s ambassado...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba diplomacy onetime Source Type: news

The U.S. Wants Cuba to Withdraw Most of Its Diplomats From Washington, Officials Say
(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is preparing to ask Cuba to withdraw 60% of its diplomats from Washington, U.S. officials said Monday, in response to last week’s U.S. move to cut its own embassy staff in Havana by a similar amount. The U.S. request marks yet another major setback for relations between the United States and Cuba, two countries that only recently renewed diplomatic relations after a half-century of hostility. It comes as the U.S. seeks to protect its own diplomats from unexplained attacks that have harmed at least 21 Americans in Havana with ailments that affected their hearing, cognition...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

Sonic Attacks in Cuba Have Severely Injured U.S. Spies
(HAVANA) — Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said. While the attacks started within days of President Donald Trump’s surprise election in November, the precise timeline remains un...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Weissenstein, Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

How President Trump Responded to the Las Vegas Shooting
President Trump addressed the nation Monday as it mourns yet another mass shooting. The massacre in Las Vegas claimed the gruesome distinction of the most deadly mass-shooting in the nation’s history Sunday, as the gunman, identified by police as Stephen Paddock, opened fire on country music festival attendees from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. Trump called the shooting “an act of pure evil” and pledged support for all those affected by the tragedy. The federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is ongoing, with more aid and personnel flowing into...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver ’s License
Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV — there is no such process at all. But after decades of protests, The Kingdom announced on September 26th that it will allow women to drive next summer. And while that will be a welcome change, as a Saudi woman, the change I’m really waiting for is something far more fundamental. I want women to be called by their own names by their fellow citizens. As it stands ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Bager Tags: Uncategorized #mymothersnameis #whereismyname Afghanistan Arab women Saudi Arabia women driving women's rights women2drive World Source Type: news

US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health 'attacks'
The United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Private Flights Tripped Up President Trump
The Trump Administration finds itself increasingly on the defensive over private travel by Cabinet officials. The revelation that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price took more than a dozen flights on privately chartered jets put his job in jeopardy and his boss into damage control mode. But Price is not the only member of president’s team in hot water, and the Cabinet’s high-flying ways point to a culture of extravagance at the highest levels of the Trump Administration—often racked up on the people’s credit card. Trump is upset with Price and may fire him for the offense, officials said. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

US slashes Cuba embassy staff, warns Americans not to visit
The United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Warning Americans Not to Travel to Cuba. Here ’s What to Know
The United States has issued a travel warning against Cuba, advising Americans not to visit and removing some personnel from the island in the wake of what are believed to be sonic attacks on diplomats. Here’s what to know about what’s going on in Cuba. Who was attacked in Cuba? 21 U.S. diplomats and family members have been experiencing mysterious health problems since last November. The incidents have caused a range of symptoms including “ear complaints and hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping,” according to the State Department. Who is behind the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

The True Story Behind the Movie American Made
American Made, the new Tom Cruise crime drama out Sept. 29, has all the makings of a romp: drug running and arms smuggling. An FBI sting. Enough cold, hard cash to make the phenomenon of raining money a plausible ecological scenario. And a sex scene in the cockpit of a plane. That’s flying through the air. With one participant being the pilot. Did we mention it’s Tom Cruise? If it sounds like an exercise in screenwriting excess, it’s not entirely — the film takes as its inspiration the true story of Adler Berriman “Barry” Seal, a TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellí...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized movies tom cruise Source Type: news

AP sources: US cuts staff in Cuba, citing health attacks
Senior U.S. officials say the United States is pulling roughly 60 percent of its staff out of Cuba and warning American travelers not to visit due to "specific attacks" that have harmed U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Issues Cuba Travel Warning After ‘Specific Attacks’ on Diplomats
(WASHINGTON) — The United States is warning Americans against visiting Cuba and ordering more than half of U.S. personnel to leave the island, senior officials said Friday, in a dramatic response to what they described as “specific attacks” on diplomats. The decision deals a blow to already delicate ties between the U.S. and Cuba, longtime enemies who only recently began putting their hostility behind them. The embassy in Havana will lose roughly 60 percent of its U.S. staff, and will stop processing visas in Cuba indefinitely, the American officials said. In a new travel warning to be issued Friday, the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

U.S.-Cuba scientific collaboration advances
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Source: ScienceNOW - September 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jarvis, M. Tags: a-affairs Source Type: news

Pitbull Sent His Private Plane to Bring Puerto Rican Cancer Patients to the Mainland
Puerto Ricans face a wide range of challenges in the wake of Hurricane Maria, including a mass power outage and shortages of food and water. As mainland Americans with extra resources think of ways they can help, they might look to Pitbull for inspiration: The rapper sent his private plane to the island to bring cancer patients to the mainland U.S. for chemotherapy treatments. The news came by way of a tweet from Jenniffer González, the a representative of the U.S. territory in Congress, who wrote in Spanish, “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Pitbull & Mark Cuban saving cancer patients in Puerto Rico
Pitbull has sent his jet to to fly cancer patients in need of chemotherapy to the United States. Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has also sent a private plane. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico
Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Natural Resources Regional Categories gold mining mercury Mexico Minam Source Type: news

Father Said He Shook His 3-Month-Old Daughter to Death Because of ‘Stress’
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A Missouri father who admitted shaking his 3-month-old twin daughters so severely that one died and the other suffered a skull fracture blamed “stress” and told authorities it happened when one baby woke the other up, according to court records. Erick Ford, a 28-year-old stay-at-home father, was charged last week with child endangerment and two domestic assault counts. He’s being held on $465,000 bond. His attorney didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press. One of the twins wasn’t breathing Sept. 13 when officers responded to a home in Cuba ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Hollingsworth / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Meet the New Spider Species Named After Bernie Sanders
What do Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and David Bowie have in common? Thanks to researchers at the University of Vermont, they all have a new species of spider named after them. Researchers gave the celebrity names to a group of tiny yellow spiders originally thought to be the same species. The Spintharus berniesandersi, for instance, is a tiny spider found in Cuba that measures just a millimeter long. Courtesy of Ingi Agnarsson/Agnarsson Lab Professor Ingi Agnarsson, who led the research project, explained to Sci-News why they gave the eight-legged creatures such recognizable names: &ldqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized animals Barack Obama Bernie Sanders David Bowie Leonardo DiCaprio Michelle Obama onetime Source Type: news

Caribbean praying mantises have ancient African origin
(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Three seemingly unrelated praying mantis groups inhabiting Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles actually share an ancient African ancestor and possibly form the oldest endemic animal lineage on the Caribbean islands, Cleveland Museum of Natural History researchers have determined. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week
Jhené Aiko produces a highly personal, deeply-felt meditation on grief and self-discovery in her new album Trip. Seattle rapper Macklemore’s new album Gemini reaches a high in his collaboration with Kesha on “Good Old Days.” Ohio rockers Walk the Moon make a triumphant return with an upbeat, honest new single. Irish crooner Dermot Kennedy finds new levels of intensity and sadness on a many-layered heartbreak track. And Cuban artist Xiomara Laugart contributes her own rich sound to a strong collection of Cuban and American soul tunes. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Music Source Type: news

Machete-Wielding Woman Threatens to Execute the Kardashians
(WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) — A woman screaming about Cuba pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours later waving a machete at reporters, but eluded authorities both times. The woman first walked into the shop during the late morning and shouted, “stay away from Cuba,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. She knocked several items off a counter before leaving on foot. About two hours later, she returned with a machete and swung it at reporters and photographers who had gathered outside the boutique before sticking it throu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW California celebrities onetime Source Type: news

President Trump, North Korea and a Brief History of Nuclear Threats
During his first presidential speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump cited the “strength and patience” of his nation before telling the audience that “if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” This is not, as it happens, the first time a nuclear power has openly threatened another state with destruction — but the previous episode does not bode well for President Trump, or for the world. In 1956 only the United States, the USSR and Great Britain had nuclear weapons. It turns out that Russia was quite a w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Kaiser Tags: Uncategorized Nuclear Opinion United Nations USSR Source Type: news

See White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ’s Reaction to Trump’s U.N. Speech
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tierney McAfee / People Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump john kelly onetime viral White House Source Type: news

Cuba Denies Role in ‘Sonic Attacks’ That Left U.S. Diplomats With Brain Damage
(NEW YORK) — The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. Cuba also strongly objected to President Donald Trump’s critical comments about the island in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. At a meeting on law enforcement cooperation in Washington on Tuesday, Cuba’s top diplomat for the Americas, Josefina Vidal, said Cuba has never and would never commit or allow what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has described as “health attacks” on any foreign diplomat on its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Lee / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba onetime Source Type: news

When Will Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico?
After getting lashed by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean is already preparing for the next storm: Hurricane Maria. U.S. territory Puerto Rico, which saw extensive damage after Irma, is right in the middle of the storm’s projected path. But when will Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico? Hurricane Maria is expected to make landfall on the island between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The entire island is also under a hurricane warning, and Maria is expected to remain “an extremely dangerous category 4 or 5 hurricane” when it reaches Puerto Rico, according to the NH...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

The U.N. Speech Showed President Trump ’s Zero-Sum Views
Discussions remain fluid; Republicans would likely need to make some of the tax cuts expire after 10 years [Wall Street Journal] Sound Off “We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” — President Trump telling the United Nations General Assembly that the U.S. will act if it or its allies are threatened “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” — Trump at the United Nations Bits and Bites Michael Cohen’s statement to the Senate intelligence committee [CNN] Donald Trump Jr. Gives U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Biometeorological forecasts for health surveillance and prevention of meteor-tropic effects - Lecha Estela LB.
An early method of biometeorological forecasts was developed for Cuba during the late 90s. It was based on the relationship between the daily occurrence of massive health crisis and the magnitude of the 24-h differences of partial density of oxygen in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Recruit Cuban Doctors
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe is reportedly set to recruit at least 102 specialist doctors from Cuba to be deployed to the country's referral and provincial hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rex Tillerson Says the U.S. Might Shutter Its Embassy in Cuba
(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. Tillerson’s comments were the strongest indication to date that the United States might mount a major diplomatic response, potentially jeopardizing the historic restart of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. The two former foes reopened embassies in Washington and Havana in 2015 after a half-century of estrangement. “We have it under evaluation,” Tille...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

flexword Supports Hurricane Irma Victims: Donates 2% of October...
The international language service provider flexword Translators & Consultants donates two percent of its October turnover to the Cuban hurricane victims.(PRWeb September 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14702694.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. When is Hispanic Heritage Month? The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic. The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guate...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hispanic heritage month onetime Smithsonian Source Type: news

Open University should not be closed to Cubans
UNISON has issued a statement criticising the Open University for banning students from Cuba. The famous British educational institution’s ban on Cubans came to light when a Cuban PhD candidate was accepted by lecturers but later rejected by the university’s management. Under US law it is illegal for American companies to trade with Cuba, but British companies are not subject to the same law. The university is under investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) as it could be in breach of the Equalities Act 2010 which states that it is unlawful to discriminate on grounds of race or national...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Cuba higher ed higher education international Source Type: news

Deal or No Deal?
President Donald Trump may finally be putting his deal-making skills to work in Washington. Over a Chinese food dinner in the Blue Room of the Executive Mansion, Trump seemed to reach an agreement in principle with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that would preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A week after cutting a deal with the two Democrats to raise the debt limit while funding hurricane relief, Trump once again reached across the aisle—cutting out Republican congressional leaders in the process. It’s unclear whether the deal to prote...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

‘I Said Goodbye to Everything.’ What It Was Like to Live Through Hurricane Irma
It’s just after dawn on Saturday and Miami Beach is empty. There are no tourists picking their way to the surf, no cheery hotel lights, no thumping music from car radios. The air is gauzy. Everything is a ghostly metallic gray. It’s 14 hours before Hurricane Irma, the biggest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, is supposed to pass through this spot. The National Weather Service warns it could be the most powerful hurricane in living memory. The Big One everyone’s been waiting for. It could be catastrophic in its devastation, the governor says. The mayor of Miami-Dade County opens a record number of shelt...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Sweetland Edwards / Miami Tags: Uncategorized Florida hurricane irma Source Type: news

Top Catholic Official in Myanmar Speaks Out on Treatment of Rohingya Muslims and the Risks of a Military Coup
As tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar and global criticism mounts over the civilian government’s silence on the crisis, the country’s top Catholic leader says that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi “should have spoken out.” Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Catholic archbishop of Yangon, says the people in Rakhine State face “immense” suffering, exacerbated by decades of neglect and mistreatment, for which there is no quick fix. “The world looks at Aung San Suu Kyi with the same lens with which it looked at her during her struggle for democracy,&rdquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma faith myanmar Pope Francis Rohingya The Vatican Source Type: news

5 People Die in Florida Nursing Home That Lost Power During Irma
(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — Florida residents struggling to put their lives back together in Hurricane Irma’s wake fell victim to new hazards, including oppressive heat, brush-clearing accidents, house fires and deadly fumes from generators. Five residents of a Hollywood nursing home that lost power in the storm died, authorities said Wednesday. They gave no immediate details on the cause. Police and fire crews began evacuating Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after the deaths there. In the Miami area, a Coral Gables apartment building was evacuated after authorities determined a lack of power made it unsafe fo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Florida hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

US: 2 more Americans were affected by Cuba health attacks
The United States says another two Americans were affected by mysterious incidents in Cuba that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US says 2 more Americans suffered health effects from unexplained attacks in Cuba, raising total to 21
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

St. Martin ’s Residents Are Struggling With Desperate Conditions in the Wake of Hurricane Irma
(PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin) — Dominga Tejera picked her way around fallen palm trees rotting in mud as she returned home after a nine-hour workday as a hospital janitor on a Caribbean island that until recently seemed like paradise. She collapsed into a small plastic chair that has served as a makeshift bed since Hurricane Irma ripped the roof from her home as it pummeled St. Martin as a Category 5 storm. “It’s sad when you come home to this,” she said as she began to cry. “You try to stay strong in public, but once inside, you break.” Hundreds of people across an island shared by Dutch S...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized carribean hurricane irma onetime St. Martin Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
For every peer review completed for the journal Environmental Earth Sciences, a water filter is donated to developing countries – almost 600 since the start of 2017 Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of i...
Source: News from STM - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

‘There Is No Home to Go Back to.’ Hurricane Irma Flattens Barbuda, Leaving a Population Stranded
The Caribbean is no stranger to hurricanes, and so when Hurricane Irma struck on Tuesday night plenty on the island of Barbuda hunkered down to see it through. Elessa Harris, 22, said she knew this storm was different when she saw her “roof being lifted up by the winds.” In panic, she fled to a neighbors’ home as winds of up to 185 miles per hour buffeted the eastern Caribbean Island. She emerged on Wednesday to a changed world: Her entire village had been destroyed. “I have witnessed hurricanes before,” she says. “But nothing like this.” The 68-square-mile island, which makes up o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / Antigua Tags: Uncategorized antigua and barbuda hurricane irma Source Type: news

Massive But Weakened, Hurricane Irma Is Now a Category 1 Storm
(TAMPA, Florida) — A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued its slog north along Florida’s western coast having blazed a path of unknown destruction. With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, where Irma made landfall Sunday, and rough conditions persisting across the peninsula, many held their breath for what daylight might reveal. The monster storm measured more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide, and its winds of up to 130 mph (210 kp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tamara Lush / AP Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime weather Source Type: news