Financing Economic Recovery
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 8 2020 (IPS) As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaCompared to 2019’s e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Music Collective ‘ Megative ’ Dubs Out the Negative
The members of Megative, with Gus van Go (far left). Credit: Daviston JeffersBy SWANPARIS, Sep 2 2020 (IPS) Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize inept leaders and spark social change. The members of Megative – a Brooklyn-based, reggae-dub-punk collective – are among those aiming to fight negative global currents, and they’re doing so through edgy, scorching music. “I think activism is the most important thing we have right now in 2020. It’s do or die right now...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Civil Society Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Kamala Harris' ancestors owned slaves
(Natural News) Though the “fact-checkers” are already decrying it as “fake news,” evidence continues to pour in showing that vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, who is not actually black, is directly descended from one of the most notorious slave owners in Jamaican history. Hamilton Brown, a relative of Kamala, owned so many slaves in Jamaica... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School-facilitated juvenile delinquency - Wilkinson K.
Juvenile delinquency, as a known antecedent of crime, poses a significant threat to human security in Jamaica. This paper shows how the school system facilitates juvenile delinquency through the use of policies and practices that hurt low-achieving student... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: daily cases jump to 1,522; Switzerland, Czech Republic and Jamaica added to quarantine list
UK ’s daily cases tallyup from 1,048 on Wednesday; transport secretary confirmsthree countries added to quarantine list; government falls short of contact-tracing targetfor ninth week in rowData on care home deaths kept secret ‘to protect commercial interests’£13 a day to self-isolate ‘slap in face’ for low-paidFootballer Pogba tests positiveHundreds self-isolate amid Norfolk poultry plant outbreakGlobal coronavirus latest - live6.51pmBSTHere ’s a round-up of the key events of the day.•The government announced the biggest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since 12 June ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now); Caroline Davies and Damien Gayle (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics UK news Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Usain Bolt Tests Positive for COVID-19, Self-Isolating at Home in Jamaica
Eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after testing positive for the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus after birthday party with friends in Jamaica
Jamaica's health ministry confirms Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus, after revellers ignored social distancing at his 34th... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

The impact of tropical storms on households: evidence from panel data on consumption - Henry M, Spencer N, Strobl E.
This paper investigates the impact of tropical storms on Jamaican household consumption. We build a panel data set that follows individual households over time thus enabling us to take account of time invariant household and location unobservables that cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Food Insecurity Concerns for Latin America and the Caribbean
A woman wearing a mask to protect herself from the contagion of the coronavirus, waits to buy food outside a store in the Playa municipality, in Havana, Cuba. As of Tuesday, Jun. 16, 1.7 million people have been affected by the virus across Latin America and the Caribbean -- doubling in the last week. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) The multi-dimensional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America could lead to a “hunger pandemic” if not addressed with urgency.  Norha Restrepo, communications officer at the World Food Programme’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Na Source Type: news

Africa: Despite the Pandemic, Frontline Nations Push Ahead On Stronger Climate Plans
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Countries from Jamaica to Kenya and Gabon "know how vital this process is" of boosting national action to meet global climate goals (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When sex is more than just sex: evaluating police perspectives regarding the challenges in interviewing victims of sexual offences in Jamaica - Elntib S, McPherson P, Ioannou M, Addy D.
Rates of sexual assault remain high in Jamaica, although victims are often reluctant to report incidences to the police. Those cases which are reported by victims are investigated by the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Centre for Sexual Offences and Child Abu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Success, innovation and challenge: school safety and disaster education in South America and the Caribbean - Mu ñoz VA, Carby B, Abella EC, Cardona OD, López-Marrero T, Marchezini V, Meyreles L, Olivato D, Trajber R, Wisner B.
Authors discuss school safety and disaster education in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Case studies explore work to increase understanding of natural hazards and disaster preparedness. Puerto Rico offers innovative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reopening: Hair Salons, Marijuana Shops, Offices Back In Business
BOSTON (CBS) – After more than two months closed down, more businesses are allowed to reopen Monday under the state’s phased coronavirus reopening plan. Read: Here’s What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday “Come on home honey, we are back,” hair designer James Harris said. Harris was all waves and smiles as he re-opened and prepped his salon in Jamaica Plain. “We have to figure out how we are going to accommodate clients, maintain safety. Not only for them but for yourself.” The next wave of businesses that can reopen Monday as part of Phase 1 includes hair salons and barbershop...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Business Closures Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

‘Declare remittance as an essential financial service’
The image shows the countries from which remittance flows to Bangladesh, a service that is severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. By Star Online ReportMay 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) The UK and Switzerland are calling for greater global collaboration to ensure access to digital remittance services to support people during the coronavirus outbreak. Such remittance accounts for more than five percent of the GDP in at least sixty developing countries. The World Bank predicts remittances to low- and middle-income countries will fall by 20 percent or $110 billion in 2020. In a joint press statement, the two European countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Star Online Report Tags: Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Seacole hospital 'a tribute' to BAME NHS staff
A new community hospital recognises Jamaican-born nurse Mary Seacole - and BAME staff who have died. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in Small Island Developing States
An undersea restaurant in the Maldives, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)By Pamela Coke-HamiltonGENEVA, May 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to contain its diffusion are taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a contraction of the tourism sector by 20% to 30% in 2020. This estimate is likely to be conservative for countries relying on foreign tourists, as the recent data on daily air traffic indicate a drop of almost 80% since January 2020. While many economic sectors are expecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pamela Coke-Hamilton Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Massachusetts DCR Makes Adjustments At Parks To Prevent Overcrowding During Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS) – With warm and sunny conditions for a second straight day, Massachusetts officials are making moves to prevent state parks from becoming overcrowded during the coronavirus pandemic. In Jamaica Plain, Francis Parkman Drive was closed indefinitely to vehicles between Perkins Street and the Arborway in an effort to reduce crowds on Sunday. The road is opened to cyclists and pedestrians. At 11:30 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced that parking areas at Blue Hills State Reservation in Milton would be closed for at least two hours because the park reached the maximum s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Massachusetts DCR Source Type: news

On a walking tour to no man's land: brokering and shifting narratives of violence in Trench Town, Jamaica - Osbourne A.
Tourists who visit Trench Town are drawn in by the neighborhood's rich musical heritage. They want to see the birthplace of reggae and witness the circumstances depicted in many famous Jamaican songs. Knowingly venturing into marginalized territory, into t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Coronavirus Proves Need for Free Healthcare for All – Now
Kansiime and her daughters arrive at the Mbarara Hospital. The three family members all live with HIV and go to the clinic regularly to collect their medication. "When I go to hospital, I am surrounded by other women who have come for treatment. We are there for the same reason,” Kansiime says. “This has helped me overcome stigma and given me strength." Credit: UNICEF/UNI211907/SchermbruckerBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) The multi-layered crisis of the Coronavirus epidemic has been a dramatic shock to everyone. But, to communities affected by HIV and AIDS, the crisis has not only brought a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19
This article is published with permission from Southern World Arts News and editor A. D. McKenzie. Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19 appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Health Source Type: news

Local Gyms Update Cleaning Procedures, Ask Members To Help Fight Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS) – Gyms and studios nationwide are sending out emails to their members outlining their updated cleaning procedures. They’re also asking people to use common sense and stay home if they’re sick. “Cleaning top to bottom every day of the week,” said Mike’s Gym Manager Mike Cuellar. Mike’s Gym in Jamaica Plain is taking the coronavirus seriously. Manager Mike Cuellar said they’re hyper-alert about germs and bacteria. Local gyms are using cleanliness to fight the coronavirus. (WBZ-TV) “Folks who have been members for years … they know our MO, and they know...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Shoppers Stock Up On Cleaning Products Amid Coronavirus Concerns
BOSTON (CBS) – People concerned about the coronavirus are stocking up on supplies like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and toilet paper. Some stores are completely sold out of the basics. Grocery stores big and small – like Happy Market & Spirits in Jamaica Plain are running out of cleaning products. Since the virus is spread person-to-person or by touching an infected area, shoppers are stocking up. READ: Coronavirus – What You Should And Shouldn’t Do With no cure or vaccine to protect you, people are taking matters into their own hands. A case of hand sanitizer usually lasts Happy Market &...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cruise operator in talks with Mexico to allow ship to dock amid coronavirus fears
Global cruise operator MSC Cruises was negotiating with Mexican authorities on Wednesday to allow one of its vessels to dock in the Caribbean port of Cozumel, after Jamaica and Grand Cayman barred passengers from disembarking on fears of a coronavirus outbreak, a company spokesman said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Carrying Over 6,000 People Denied Entry to Jamaica and Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears  
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has been denied entry to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of the novel coronavirus. The MSC Meraviglia from was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica on Tuesday, health officials said. The ship, carrying more than 4,500 passengers and over 1,600 crew members on a 14-day cruise of the Caribbean, was denied entry after health officials found that one crew member, reporting flu-like symptoms, had been placed in isolation. “The crew member had a cough, fever and associated muscle pains with a travel history to a country of interest relati...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health onetime Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Docks in Mexico, Passengers Allowed to Disembark After Being Denied Entry in Jamaica, Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has docked at Cozumel, Mexico after being denied entry to Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of COVID-19. MSC Cruises said in a statement emailed to TIME Thursday morning that MSC Meraviglia is “currently waiting for local health officials to board the ship to conduct customary checks provided for by maritime protocols.” A passenger on board the ship, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to TIME that the vessel had docked in Cozumel and that those onboard are “waiting for authorities to clear the ship.” The ship is allowed to dock a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan and Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health onetime UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Pathways from police, intimate partner, and client violence to condom use outcomes among sex workers in Jamaica - Logie CH, Wang Y, Marcus N, Lalor P, Williams D, Levermore K.
We examined pathways from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Psychedelics have lost their cool. Blame Gwyneth Paltrow | John Semley
Mushrooms used to be the territory of hippies, explorers, indigenous people and artists. Now tech bros and wellness gurus have taken overOn a June evening in 1955, an investment banker and amateur mycologist named Robert Gordon Wasson found himself in an adobe house high in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, encountering the divine. That night, Wasson, his wife, the photographer Allan Richardson and about 20 local indigenous people took part in a Mazatec ritual involvingpsilocybe mexicana, a species of hallucinogenic mushroom. As Wassonrecounted in Seeking the Magic Mushroom, his 1957 Lifemagazine photoessay: “We chewe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Semley Tags: Culture Drugs Science Health Gwyneth Paltrow Source Type: news

Windrush deportations must stop now, says UNISON
Commenting on the departure of the government’s deportation flight to Jamaica UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie today (Wednesday) said: “It’s deeply worrying that people who’ve lived in the UK since childhood are being deported to countries they don’t know. “This shows the government’s learned nothing from the Windrush scandal and is intent on ploughing ahead with its shabby hostile environment agenda. “Deportation flights must stop now and a proper investigation launched into this cruel and disproportionate punishment.” Notes t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Press release deportations government jamaica roger mckenzie scandal Windrush Source Type: news

Probability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Road injuries have become more frequent but less fatal over the past three decades, according to a new scientific study.The probability of dying from a road accident increased in only five nations since 1990 -- Central African Republic, Jamaica, Somalia, Swaziland, and United Arab Emirates.Disability from road injuries is multifactorial, and largely driven by injuries such as lower limb fracture, traumatic brain injury, open wounds, digit amputations, and muscle and tendon injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The associations between bullying victimization and internalizing distress, suicidality, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents: the moderating role of parental involvement - Elledge LC, Smith DE, Kilpatrick CT, McClain CM, Moore TM.
The present study investigated whether bullying victimization and parental involvement were associated with internalizing distress, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and substance use in Jamaican adolescents as well as whether parental involvement moderated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Archival data review of intimate partner homicide-suicide in Jamaica, 2007 - 2017: focus on mental health and community response - Pottinger AM, Bailey A, Passard N.
OBJECTIVE: To identify social and behavioral patterns and mental health concerns associated with intimate partner homicide-suicide (IPHS) in Jamaica through an analysis of media and police reports. METHODS: This was an archival data review of polic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

This Jamaica-born health care businesswoman is opening a new care facility in town
This is her third health care division in the area and will mostly serve children with medical and developmental conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

This Jamaica-born health care businesswoman is opening a new care facility in town
This is her third health care division in the area and will mostly serve children with medical and developmental conditions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

The relationship between burnout and suicidal ideations among Jamaican police officers - Wray CA, Jarrett SB.
Jamaican police officers often encounter organizational and societal stressors through their work in high-crime and low-resource settings. Repeated exposure to stressors, with limited opportunities for support, can compromise emotional well-being and incre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Five new Mary Seacole scholars are unveiled
Five nursing and midwifery specialists were inducted as scholars at this year’s prestigious Mary Seacole awards today (Thursday 24 October) at a ceremony at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. UNISON co-sponsors the awards, which offer an opportunity for healthcare workers to undertake a project, educational or development activity that benefits and improves the health of people from BME communities. Recipients have been working on their projects for the past year, funded by Health Education England, and today is the culmination of all their hard work. The awards are in memory of Mary Seacole, the Jamaican Scottish ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nursing Source Type: news

Predictors of hospitalization and surgical intervention among patients with motorcycle injuries - Fletcher C, McDowell D, Thompson C, James K.
BACKGROUND: To describe the distribution of injuries, hospitalization rates by body areas injured, and surgery-requiring admissions, and to identify independent predictors of admission to a regional hospital in Jamaica. METHODS: A cross-sectional s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of a violence-prevention programme with Jamaican primary school teachers: a cluster randomised trial - Baker-Henningham H, Scott Y, Bowers M, Francis T.
This study investigated the effect of a school-based violence prevention programme implemented in Grade 1 classrooms in Jamaican primary schools. Fourteen primary schools were randomly assigned to receive training in classroom behaviour management (n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Con Man Tricks Elderly Woman in Sweepstakes Scam
Brian Witt: They were directing him, her to murder her husband, cash that $30,000 cashier's check, and hop on the first plane from Austin to Jamaica that she could get, and they would be able to li... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jamaican nurse exchange pilot gets started in Leeds
A cohort of 15 nurses from Jamaica have started a new training placement in Leeds, as part of a pilot education exchange partnership. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Use of a public park for physical activity in the Caribbean: evidence from a mixed methods study in Jamaica - Cunningham-Myrie CA, Royal-Thomas TYN, Bailey AE, Gustat J, Theall KP, Harrison JE, Reid ME.
BACKGROUND: Small island Caribbean countries such as Jamaica are now facing an epidemic of obesity and decreased physical activity (PA) levels. Public parks have been shown to be important resources for PA that also provide psychological and social benefit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Understanding IPV perpetration among young Jamaican men: the role of socialization and attitudinal factors - Priestley S, Lee KA.
This study examined the association among a number of demographic, socialization, and attitudinal factors, and intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration in a sample of young Jamaican men. We conducted bivariate and logistic regression analyses using dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Jamaica Hospital Center EMS Week 2019
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center - Emergencies can happen at any time. Jamaica Hospital EMS responders such as Frank & Navindra are always prepared to answer the call of duty. It takes special people to sacrifice their lives to save others- join us in celebrating them during EMS Week.   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMS Week News Source Type: news

Allspice herb can help men prevent prostate cancer
(Natural News) Allspice is one of the most widely used seasoning in cuisines around the world. In addition to making food taste warm and great, Florida-based researchers reported that regular doses of the Jamaican spice could protect men from prostate cancer. A natural compound in allspice was found to delay the growth of prostate cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US 1 of 8 nations where child & adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven't also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UAB partners with Jamaican University for nursing education
Instructors at the UAB School of Nursing have formed an international instruction partnership with a Jamaican entity. UAB instructors have traveled to Kingston, a sister city of Birmingham, to train instructors starting in 2018 where they first demonstrated how to teach with simulations. Now, they are working with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at the University of West Indies (UWI)-M ona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. UAB said the partnership's goal is to improve how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB partners with Jamaican University for nursing education
Instructors at the UAB School of Nursing have formed an international instruction partnership with a Jamaican entity. UAB instructors have traveled to Kingston, a sister city of Birmingham, to train instructors starting in 2018 where they first demonstrated how to teach with simulations. Now, they are working with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at the University of West Indies (UWI)-M ona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. UAB said the partnership's goal is to improve how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Turbulence Injures 30 on Flight to New York
NEW YORK (AP) — Severe turbulence tossed terrified passengers and crew around a Turkish Airlines plane cabin as it passed over Maine on Saturday, with 30 people suffering bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg before the flight landed safely at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Dozens of ambulances lined up in front of a terminal to quickly treat the injured coming off the flight that left Istanbul for the 10-hour trip. Spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told The Associated Press that 28 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Please help stop another cruel right to stay refusal
UNISON member Grahame French urgently needs your help. Mr French is struggling to understand why the Home Office is trying to split him and his wife up. A Jamaican national, Pauline Taylor-French has lived in the UK – entirely legally – for 17 years, working as a carer until the Home Office barred her from working, even though the couple fulfilled the criteria for her to stay. UNISON is currently helping, but Mr French has also set up a petition on the 38 Degrees site. Here, you can read a more detailed explanation of the case and sign the petition. Please also pass it on through your social media networks. We ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News immigration Source Type: news

Retired FBI Chief Foils a Jamaican Lottery Scam
William Webster, shown in a 2014 interview, was a federal judge before leading the FBI and then the CIA. ... William Webster, 94, who once was director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, burs... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news