Asia Today: Fiji sequesters hospital staff after COVID death
The military and police in the Pacific nation of Fiji have surrounded and locked down a major hospital amid concerns of a growing coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Fiji locks down hospital over coronavirus death
Soldiers and police in the Pacific nation of Fiji have surrounded and locked down a major hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fears of Covid ‘tsunami’ in Fiji after outbreak found to be Indian variant
Covid-19 outbreak in Pacific nation has forced lockdowns across the country, after the island nation avoided transmission for a yearFijian health officials are bracing for a “tsunami” of Covid-19 cases, after the Indian variant was detected in the Pacific nation this week, with lockdowns announced in an attempt to stem the outbreak.The Pacific country hadlargely managed to avoid community transmission over the course of the pandemic, before a cluster emerged this month linked to a quarantine facility, and exacerbated after a woman with the virus attended a funeral with 500 people.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and Agence France-Presse Tags: Fiji Coronavirus World news Pacific islands Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Fiji capital in lockdown after 'superspreader' funeral leaves 500 exposed to COVID-19
The Fijian capital Suva entered a 14-day lockdown Monday as the Pacific island nation battled to contain a COVID-19 spike following a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks
This family in Tuvalu* is at the frontline of the effects of climate change. The water is only 10 metres from their house at high tide. Tuvalu rarely exceeds 3 metres above sea level, and at its widest point it spans about 200 meters. Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels combined with extreme weather events is contributing to the inundation of low-lying areas. Coastal erosion is also a major problem in Tuvalu, particularly on the western side of the islands. Credit: Mark Garten/UN PhotoBy Liu ZhenminUNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2021 (IPS) Millions of lives lost. Trillions of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liu Zhenmin Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study looks at impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on fishers in Fiji
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy addresses the impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians engaged in small scale fisheries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

„We will overcome it“: Experiences of the impact of COVID-19 in Suva, Fiji
By External SourceMar 25 2021 (IPS-Partners) This short video explores the experiences of COVID-19 in Fiji’s capital, Suva, by University students. The participants reflect on the impact of the virus in the Pacific nation, where themes such as the emotional implications of COVID as well as its effects on the economy, food security, resilience and more are discussed. They remind us that despite all the negativity that the virus has brought, one has to be hopeful and resilient about the future. The participants, all students at the University of the South Pacific, are Salote Nasolo (postgraduate student in climate ch...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Video Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective
By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-ElisaraSUVA, Fiji, Mar 1 2021 (IPS) An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, “the pathway to leadership is through service” because to be able to lead is to be willing to serve. Since world leaders endorsed the blueprint for gender equality in Beijing 1995, women in leadership has dominated in numerous conversations and forums in terms of the need to increase women in leadership as a critical factor to achieve gender equality. Many of the perspectives shared, are about facilitating opportunities fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Climate Change Women & Economy Women in Politics Women's Health I Source Type: news

Displaced by climate and disaster-induced relocations: experiences of cascading displacement in Fiji and the Philippines - Johnson K, Mortensen S, Gueguen-Teil C, Torre AR.
Disasters and climate-related risks displace millions of people each year. Planned relocation is one strategy used to address displacement and is increasingly being analyzed for the potential opportunities and challenges it creates for relocated people. Ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Giant waves feared as Fiji braces for Category 5 Cyclone Yasa
Government warns of flash floods and waves up to two-storeys high in areas where 95 percent of Fijians live. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiji under curfew as powerful Cyclone Yasa set to make landfall
Fiji's government ordered a nationwide curfew on Thursday, including a ban on public transportation, with a potentially devastating... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyclone Yasa: Powerful storm heads for Fiji with hurricane-force winds
A powerful storm is barreling down on Fiji, bringing hurricane-force winds to the Pacific island nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiji's vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study
(University of Melbourne) Fiji's national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital atlas makes Micronesia more easily researched than Hawaii, Fiji, and Guam
(University of Guam) With the culmination of a five-year effort to gather a breadth of geospatial data and display it on an interactive digital atlas, the four main islands of the Federated States of Micronesia are now more easily researched than any other island in the Pacific, including Hawaii, Guam, and Fiji. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu
Technical experts measure the salinity of groundwater wells on Vaitupu Island, Tuvalu. This month work will begin on building the network of tanks and pipes which will eventually convey clean water from the north of Vaitupu Island to the 1,500 people who live in the villages of Tumaseu and Asau in the south. Courtesy: Pacific CommunityBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connected to piped clean water for the first time. Despite being surrounded by millions of square kilome...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation The Pacific Community (SPC) Tuvalu Source Type: news

Taiwan accuses mainland of ‘brutal and irrational action’ after Fiji spat
Taipei says altercation was sparked by Chinese embassy staff gatecrashing Suva reception and trying to photograph guests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Empowering Women in Organic Value Chains
By External SourceOct 5 2020 (IPS-Partners) As COVID-19 shapes and re-shapes the “new normal” in the Pacific, organic food and products will be a key to community adaptation and resiliency in the region’s economies and livelihoods, with the opportunity to advance a more inclusive gender and people centred approach. The POETCom initiative, under the SPC’s Land Resources Division, has recognized this by taking the next step in its Building Prosperity for Women Producers, Processors, and Women Owned Businesses through Organic Value Chains (BPWP) project, a collaboration with the Australian Government....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Health The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump says he 'perhaps' misled Americans as global deaths pass 900,000
Trump said he ‘played down’ threat because he ‘didn’t want to create panic’;France sees second highest one-day case total; Netherlands and Portugal see highest cases since April. Follow the latest updatesTrump knew Covid was deadly but wanted to ‘play it down’, Woodward book saysGlobal deaths pass 900,000Oxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial participant undeterred by pauseSee all our coronavirus coverage4.45amBSTSheldon Chanel reports from Suva , with the Guardian ’s Pacific Editor,Ben Doherty:The emergence ofantimicrobial resistance ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

'Superbugs' a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns
Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest human health threat, bar none’, says Australian research director ahead of three-year study in FijiThe emergence ofantimicrobial resistance (AMR), including drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”, pose far greater risks to human health than Covid-19, threatening to put modern medicine “back into the dark ages”,an Australian scientist has warned, ahead of a three-year study into drug-resistant bacteria in Fiji.“If you thought Covid was bad, you don’t want anti-microbial resistance,” Dr Paul De Barro, biosecurity research director at Aus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sheldon Chanel in Suva and Ben Doherty Pacific editor Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Fiji Pacific islands Asia Pacific Source Type: news

A minority group's response to a severe climatic event: a case study of rural Indo-Fijians after 2016 Tropical Cyclone Winston - Nakamura N, Kanemasu Y.
This paper investigates the impacts of 2016 Tropical Cyclone Winston (TCW) on rural Indo-Fijians and their response. In Pacific Island countries, studies have previously examined how rural communities respond to severe climatic events, arguing that traditi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Remote islands: Stepping stones to understanding evolution
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) In a new study published in Evolution, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and collaborators from the University of the Ryukyus investigated evolutionary and ecological changes in ants in the South Pacific archipelago of Fiji to examine a controversial theory for how evolution occurs on islands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sustainable Tourism and Fisheries Key to Growth in Post-COVID Pacific
A boat rests on the shores of Fiji. Credit: Unsplash / Nicolas WeldinghBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 30 2020 (IPS) Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts in small island developing States (SIDS), where setbacks are likely to undo years of development gains and push many people back into poverty. Compared to other developing countries, SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region have done well in containing the spread of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Development and usability of a mobile tool for identification of depression and suicide risk in Fiji - Iyengar MS, Chang O, Florez-Arango JF, Taria M, Patel VL.
BACKGROUND: In Fiji and other South Pacific island countries, depression and suicide are of great concern. There is a pressing need to rapidly identify those at risk and provide treatment as soon as possible. OBJECTIVE: Design, develop and test a mobil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

We Need to Slow down and Reconnect with Our Ocean for the Future of the Planet
By Stuart MinchinJun 8 2020 (IPS) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is also an opportunity to re-think many of our practices. As we mark World Oceans Day, the current global slowdown may be the reset our Ocean needs and the Pacific region is asking the world to reflect on our past to inform innovation for our future. COVID has disrupted the global transport sector massively, and the increasing reliance on global shipping as flights are grounded presents bot...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stuart Minchin Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Multimedia Video Source Type: news

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General
PRESS RELEASE  By External SourceJun 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World Oceans Day (8 June), Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Health Source Type: news

Hidden Cause of Cancer?
When you’re tearing off a sheet of aluminum foil to cook with — or wrap your leftovers before you put them in the fridge — you probably never consider aluminum is a dangerous toxin. Truth is, aluminum is a heavy metal… just like lead, mercury and arsenic. It’s in our food… our cookware… even in the water we drink. Exposure to aluminum is a risk factor for cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and bone disease, just to name a few. Our lungs, liver, and kidneys are able to eliminate a majority of the small amounts of aluminum we ingest through eating, drinking or breath...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID19 and Its Impact on Pacific Island States
Regional efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have so far proven successful. Image Credit: Pacific CommunityBy William W. EllisTORONTO, May 29 2020 (IPS) By now, the impact of COVID19 on our daily lives has been well documented, especially in advanced economies. Anxiety about the future continues to grow everywhere. Much of the corporate news coverage we consume has focused on the toll this pandemic will take on mainland countries. Often neglected, however, is the unique position Pacific Island States find themselves in. Globally, there are close to 6 million confirmed cases of COVID19. According to the Pacific Commu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: William W. Ellis Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Pacific Islands
In conclusion, the impact of the twin health and economic crises has been manifold all over the world and the Pacific Islands are no exceptions to this rule. However, there are some particular characteristics of the Pacific Islands that make these impacts even more challenging. These relate to the dependence of these islands on external resources and the logistical and infrastructural challenges of managing so many widely dispersed islands that are subject to a high incidence of natural disasters even in the best of times. The burdens of coping with the crises and the resultant adjustment are also likely to fall asymmetric...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghbendra Jha Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Risk factors for carrying pneumonia-causing bacteria revealed
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) New research has uncovered the risk factors for Fijians carrying a pneumonia-causing bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Religious believers think God values lives of out-group members more than they do
(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) In a new paper, which will appear in print in an upcoming special issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science, Michael Pasek, Jeremy Ginges, and colleagues find that, across religious groups in Fiji and Israel, religious believers see God as encouraging people to treat others in a more universal, or equal, manner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The virtues of strangers? Policing gender violence in Pacific Island countries - Bull M, George N, Curth-Bibb J.
This article considers the gap between reformist policy and practice in the policing of gender violence in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) with a key focus on Solomon Islands, Fiji and Kiribati. In doing so, we critically engage with two pervasive argument... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Fiji to postpone sports contests as it battles measles outbreak
Fiji has asked its sports federations to postpone all competitions until January, in a bid to rein in the spread of a measles outbreak that has killed dozens in the neighboring Pacific nation of Samoa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities
MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS. Adding his voice in bridging the gap of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among the youth, Martin Karadzhov, chair for Global Youth Steering Committee, told delegates at a youth event themed “our bodies, our lives, our world”, at the 25thInternational Conference on Pop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations ICPD25 Source Type: news

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hin Drances to LGBTQI Communities
MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS. Adding his voice in bridging the gap of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among the youth, Martin Karadzhov, chair for Global Youth Steering Committee, told delegates at a youth event themed “our bodies, our lives, our world”, at the 25thInternational Conference on Pop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations ICPD25 Source Type: news

Building back towards storm-resilient housing: lessons from Fiji's Cyclone Winston experience - Aquino DH, Wilkinson S, Raftery GM, Potangaroa R.
Storm-related disasters lead to massive destruction of housing structures all over the world. In 2016, Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston, which rendered approximately 15% of the country's population homeless. In light of the severe devastation brought abo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pressure and persuasion: young Fijian women's experiences of sexual and reproductive coercion in romantic relationships - Mitchell E, Bennett LR.
This article examines young iTaukei (Indigenous Fijian) women's experiences of, and respo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Climate Crisis is Global, but These 6 Places Face the Most Severe Consequences
Climate change is expected to affect every country in the world, but its impact will not be felt equally across all regions and some will be worse hit than others because of a range of different threats. Developing countries, places with widespread poverty, and countries with ineffective governments sometimes face the gravest risks from the changing climate, and are usually poorly equipped to find ways to prepare for and prevent environmental threats. Measuring the future impact of climate change is very challenging, because scientists’ climate change projections cannot be completely exact and because there are many ...
Source: TIME: Science - September 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Americans Choose Bottled Water for Safety and Quality. Are They Right?
Bottled water has gone from a convenience to an alternative drinking-water system, with about a third of Americans choosing it over tap water most or all of the time. Why? More than 90% of those buying bottled water cite “safety” and “quality” as the reasons, but while it’s true that it can indeed be safe, this isn’t always the case. Much has been written about the trash problem created by the billions of disposable plastic drinking-water bottles sold each year in the U.S. Far less is understood about the contents of those bottles. According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) re...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth M. Siegel Tags: Uncategorized Nutrition Source Type: news

Philosophers, Artists and Geochemists. These Are the 2019 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners
A poet, a legal scholar, a theater artist, a paleoclimatologist, an urban designer and a marine scientist are among the luminaries who have been named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday named 26 people who will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the so-called genius grants every year since 1981 to help further the pursuits of people with outstanding talent. The 2019 fellows are: Elizabeth Anderson, 59: philosopher, University of Michigan. Sujatha Baliga, 48: attorney and restorative justice...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized awards onetime Source Type: news

Scabies Means Misery. This Pill Can End It.
Burrowing skin mites drive victims mad with itching, but distribution of a few pills can drive the infestation from entire communities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Scabies Impetigo Pesticides New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Fiji Medicine and Health Source Type: news

New Australian-Pacific scabies treatment has lasting results, study finds
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) Results of a two-year update of the world's first comparative trial of mass drug administration against scabies, show that the infection rate is still significantly down. The latest findings are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.In 2012, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Kirby Institute and the Fiji Ministry for Health, treated almost everyone on a remote Fijian island (716 people) with the oral anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

International experts call for action for world's 450 million scabies sufferers
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the steps to develop a global program to control scabies -- the parasitic disease affecting 450 million people annually in mainly low-income countries. The paper published in The Lancet journal was led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies, the World Health Organization, researchers and the Ethiopian, Solomon Islands and Fijian Health Ministries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Couple who mysteriously died in Fiji texted family that they’d been ‘throwing up for 8 hours’
David and Michelle Paul, from Fort Worth, became ill during a trip to Fiji in May. Days later, both died. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Texas Couple's Death in Fiji Under Investigation
The Fiji Health Ministry is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to investigate the mysterious death of a Texas couple on vacation on the South Pacific Island. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple who mysteriously died in Fiji texted family that they’d been ‘throwing up for 8 hours’
David and Michelle Paul, from Fort Worth, became ill during a trip to Fiji in May. Days later, both died. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Fawning Over'Fiji Water Girl' Ignores The Evils Of Bottled Water
We laughed at the memes, but we missed an opportunity to talk about something more important. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds Tropical Cyclone Winston damaged fisheries as well as homes in Fiji
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston on the coastal communities of Fiji went beyond the immediate loss of lives and infrastructure. The cyclone also had a lingering effect on the fisheries many communities depend on, particularly on the availability of commercially important crustaceans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?
There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair s...
Source: TIME: Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news

This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?
There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news