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At Least 9 Dead After ‘Extremely Violent’ Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico With Life-Threatening Winds of Up to 155 Miles Per Hour
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. Maria had previously been a Category 5 storm with 175 mph (281 kph) winds. “This is going to be an extremely viol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Aims for Puerto Rico After Slamming Dominica
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations.” “We’re going to lose a lot of infrastructure in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said, adding that a likely island wide power outage and communication blackout could last for days. “We’re going to have to rebuild.” Auth...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto and Carlisle Jno Baptiste / AP Tags: Uncategorized Dominica Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico weather 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

‘My Roof Is Gone.’ Dominica’s Prime Minister Shares Live Updates of Hurricane Maria
Just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean island of Dominica has been left devastated by Hurricane Maria, which is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Category 5 storm, with winds clocking at more than 160 mph, hit Dominica on Monday evening, leaving what Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt described on Tuesday as “widespread devastation.” Skeritt shared live updates of the storm on his Facebook page on Monday evening. “Certainly no sleep for anyone in Dominica. I believe my residence may have sustained some damage,”...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean Dominica hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Intensifies to Category 4 Storm
(MIAMI) — Hurricane Maria has intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm as it bears down on the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday the storm is growing in strength as it approaches land. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the island of Dominica on Monday evening. The center called the storm “extremely dangerous,” with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph). At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers) east-southeast of Dominica. A Hurricane warning has been issued for Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria ‘Spaghetti Plots’ Predict Another Hit for the Caribbean
Hurricane Maria is gathering strength as it heads west toward the Caribbean, where a large swath of islands are still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and the storm moving at 10 mph, Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to hit the Leeward Islands — many of which were already hit by Irma — late Monday. Several predictions, including “spaghetti plots,” of Hurricane Maria’s path predict the storm will hit the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Kitts, Nevis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

Caribbean Islands Brace For Impact After Hurricane Maria Causes'Widespread Devastation' In Dominica
Islands still reeling from Irma are bracing for another devastating hit. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Dominica As'Extremely Dangerous' Category 5 Storm
Islands still reeling from Irma are bracing for another devastating hit. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Where Is Hurricane Maria Headed?
Hurricane Maria is gathering strength in the Atlantic and is expected to hit some of the Caribbean islands that are only just beginning to recover from Hurricane Irma. Maria, currently a Category 1 hurricane, is 100 miles east of Martinique and 130 miles east-southeast of Dominica as of Monday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. It’s currently moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. Forecasters expect Maria to become a “major hurricane” Tuesday morning. A hurricane warning is currently in effect for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nev...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma Hurricane Maria nationa hurricane center onetime Source Type: news

Assessing Fever in Returning Travelers: Part II
  Zika continues to be the virus of the day for returning travelers, but there are several other diseases that we need to consider in these patients when they present to us in the emergency department. Chikungunya is epidemic in many of the same countries as Zika and can be even more devastating. And Avian and MERS-CoV is still present in many countries. Unlike patients infected with Zika virus, these patients do require isolation to protect our health care staff from infection. Chikungunya Chikungunya, which means “to walk bent over,” was likely endemic but unrecognized in the United States before the mos...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pregnant woman REFUSED refund for flights to a Zika-infested Caribbean island
Alice Rowland, 28, from Northampton, attempted to cancel her and 26-year-old partner Jefferson George ’s flights to Dominica after her doctor advised her against travelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caribbean island's last two rare frogs are reunited
Male and female mountain chicken frogs that were sole survivors of deadly disease are hoped to begin breeding on Montserrat for the first time since 2009 The last two remaining wild mountain chicken frogs living on Montserrat have been reunited, and are hoped to begin breeding on the Caribbean island for the first time since 2009.Last month, a project took the last female and relocated her into the territory of the remaining male as part of a 20-year recovery plan for the species, one of the world’s largest and rarest frogs that exists on just two Caribbean islands, Montserrat and Dominica. Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Aldred Tags: Conservation Wildlife Endangered species Montserrat Biology Zoology Animals Environment World news Science Source Type: news

Montserrat's last two mountain chicken frogs to be reunited to save species
Conservationists pin hopes of the species’ survival on breeding the Caribbean island’s last known male and female in the wild In what could be a fairytale ending, conservationists are hoping to reunite the last two remaining wild mountain chicken frogs living on Montserrat and help their species breed on the Caribbean island for the first time since 2009.A project led by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust will next month take the last remaining female and “translocate” her into the territory of the last remaining male as part of a 20-year recovery plan for the species, one of the world’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Aldred Tags: Endangered species Wildlife Conservation Environment Animals Biology Science Zoology World news Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Dominica and Cuba
Between 15 and 16 March 2016, PAHO/WHO was notified of cases of Zika virus infection in Dominica and Cuba. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: risk assessment [subject], travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Dominica [country], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news

U.S. securities regulator levels new charges in press release hacking case
(Reuters) — The SEC charged 9 new defendants in what it has called a more than $100 million international scheme to hack into newswires that distribute corporate press releases and to use stolen information to conduct insider trading. According to a complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, 5 traders and 4 companies they own made more than $19.5 million in illegal profits by trading in such companies as Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) and Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN). The SEC said the trades were based on inside information provided...
Source: Mass Device - February 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Align Technology Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Insider Trading Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight
Discussions about sex or other tender issues are more respectfully conducted without an audience. Glucoft Wong encourages parents to get the help they need to learn to communicate better -- from parenting programs, from books, or from a therapist. My own parents' conflict no longer has the hold on me that it once did, thanks to careful work and a loving marriage of my own of thirty years. Our two daughters are now in their twenties and secure in their own loving partnerships, and I hope that the lessons of their childhood hold. When they were preschoolers and interrupted our disagreements with concern, my husband and I wou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Answer the Call to Do Something About the Damage to Dominica
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Erika Weakens
(HAVANA) — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. In Haiti, one person died in a mudslide just north of Port-au-Prince, and at least four others were killed in a traffic accident that apparently occurred in the rain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm had degenerated into a trough of low pressure by early Saturday after mountains and an unfavorable environment in Hi...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 29, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jacob Davidson Tags: Uncategorized weather Source Type: news

An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales
"People joke that I went straight from the ocean into the air and skipped land," Eric Cheng says. But the joke isn't totally accurate. Land is where Cheng obtained his two computer science degrees at Stanford, and where he trained as a concert cellist. It's where he developed a passion for pursuits that are creative and also highly technical. After that, it's true, Cheng did start spending a lot of time with sharks and whales. He left an unfulfilling startup job, taught himself the complex workings of underwater photography, and improvised a career around his expertise. He led expeditions to a drool-worthy list...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dominica Anderson receives Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care
Dominica Anderson, a nursing assistant at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is the 2014 recipient of the Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care.  (Source: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - News Releases)
Source: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - News Releases - September 17, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news