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The post-injury psychological sequelae of high-level Jamaican athletes: exploration of a post-traumatic stress disorder-self-efficacy conceptualisation - Bateman A, Morgan KAD.
CONTEXT: Athletes at the highest levels appear to be most affected by sport-related injuries and suffer both physiologically and psychologically. Established models of psychological responses to injury however do not offer a comprehensive explanation based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why Public Services International is important to you
This week public sector workers from across the world will be packing their bags and flying to Switzerland. Travelling from as far afield as Egypt, India, Niger, Jamaica, as well Germany, France, and Denmark and many more countries, representatives from public service trade unions are attending Public Services International’s congress, one of the largest gatherings of international trade unionists in the world. What exactly is Public Services International and what has it got to do with UNISON? Public Services International (PSI) is a global trade union federation, which means it brings together public service unions...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article dave prentis international public services international Source Type: news

Message Guide for Zika Communication: Jamaica
U.S. Agency for International Development. 08/2017 This 53-page guide, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), aims to identify priority audiences and objectives for Zika communication at this point in Jamaica's Zika response, and establish compelling positioning statements, outline key messages, and suggest communication approaches and activities for each audience. It supports country efforts to ensure that messages are technically accurate, consistent across communication channels, and responsive to the specific gaps identified in the situation analysis. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Li...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Bonem / Food and Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

For Better Health Outcomes for Moms and Babies, Quality Tops Resources
September 29, 2017We know this. So how can we encourage change?There are three main indicators commonly used to measure the quality of health care: structure, process, and outcome.Structure refers to characteristics of the care setting, including facilities, medical equipment, and staff. Process means whether the services are continuously consistent with recommended guidelines. And outcome evaluates a client ’s health as a result of the care he or she received.While global health NGOs have paid close attention to structure and outcome measures, they ’ve given less attention to improving health care quality thro...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

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

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

20 Hotels You Didn ’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adeline Duff/ Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term as German Chancellor
(BERLIN) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany’s parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed. After shock election results last year, from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, many look to Merkel to rally a bruised liberal Western order, tasking her with leading a post-Brexit Europe. She must now form a coalition government – an arduous process that could take months as all potential p...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Carrel and Thomas Escritt / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized Angela Merkal Germany Germany election onetime Source Type: news

What Do Hurricane Categories Actually Mean?
As climate change worsens, so does hurricane season. But what do meteorologists and news anchors mean when they talk about hurricane categories, like Category 1, Category 3 or Category 5? Most people simply want to know how much water and wind to expect, and what a hurricane will mean for their safety. Hurricane categories can’t predict everything about a storm, but categories do give an indication of how a hurricane will affect people and property in its path. Here’s what you need to know about hurricane categories. Where do hurricane categories come from? Hurricanes are measured on the Saffir-Simpson Hurrican...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized hurricane onetime weather Source Type: news

How Renowned Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Is Changing the Face of Beauty On Her Terms
Under the glowing red lights and crystal chandeliers of a banquet room tucked in the back of China Chalet — a Chinese restaurant by day, dance club for New York’s cool kids by night — the legendary Amanda Lepore shimmies on the dance floor alongside downtown ‘It girl’ and model Paloma Elsesser. Nearby, Gwendoline Christie (otherwise known to the world as the inimitable Brienne of Tarth) gets a drink at the bar while Teyana Taylor dances atop a table and club kid Sussi holds court at a banquette teeming with downtown’s pretty young things waiting to get their faces made up by the hordes o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized beauty fashion makeup Newsfeed Pat McGrath photography Source Type: news

Fatal Child Abuse Suspected After 2 Girls Found Dead on Farm
(NORWOOD, Colo.) — Four people have been arrested in the deaths of two young girls whose bodies were found on a farm in rural southwestern Colorado. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that the bodies of the girls, who were between the ages of 5 and 10, were found Friday on a farm outside Norwood, about 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) west of the ski resort town of Telluride. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Lilly says investigators believe they were dead for at least two weeks. Lilly says the suspects are a man from Norwood and two women and a man from Haiti and Jamaica who recently moved to the a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Your life is leaving genetic scars that might show up in your child's genes
​Scientists now know that the mere act of living leaves molecular scars on our genes; and in medical history, Canadians discovered a chemotherapy drug in a Jamaican periwinkle plant that arrived in the mail. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Extinction mystery solved? Evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in Jamaica
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, and it may solve a long-standing mystery about the cause of its demise. The short answer: human settlement of its island home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US Lags Far Behind in Banning Dental Health Hazard
Example of mercury use in the healthcare sector. From left to right: Mercury Sphygmomanometer, Dental Amalgam and a Fever Thermometer. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies – and perhaps most of the key developing countries – in refusing to act decisively to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry. The 28-member European Union (EU), with an estimated population of over 510 million people, recently announced its decision to ban amalgam use in children under age 15, pregnant women, and breas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Creatures featured: New craft brewers take zoo theme in Massachusetts
A turtle, a monkey and a squirrel walk into a bar. It’s not the start of a joke, but the names of three new breweries that have opened up shop or planning to open up shop in Massachusetts. Turtle Swamp Brewing opened in Jamaica Plain on Memorial Day, with Cheeky Monkey Brewing and Mighty Squirrel planning their own brewery space in the near ter m. According to the Cheeky Monkey’s Facebook page, the brewery plans to open at 3 Lansdowne St., formerly Tequila Rain, later this summer, offering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

2017 ECHO Annual Conference Selects 13 Members For Future Flight Crew Program
In 2016, East Coast Helicopter Operations (E.C.H.O.) decided to start doing their part in shaping the future of public service aviation. The idea was to start a mentoring program for motivated, qualified individuals who had an interest in taking the next step in their career. Taking to the air is often seen as a long-term career goal for many paramedics and nurses. There are usually an overwhelming number of applicants for these positions. For the Future Flight Crew program, the goal is simple: take the best candidates and give them the tools they need to be successful in starting their career in helicopter based critical ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Coast Helicopter Operations Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

2017 ECHO Annual Conference Selects 13 Members For Future Flight Crew Program
In 2016, East Coast Helicopter Operations (E.C.H.O.) decided to start doing their part in shaping the future of public service aviation. The idea was to start a mentoring program for motivated, qualified individuals who had an interest in taking the next step in their career. Taking to the air is often seen as a long-term career goal for many paramedics and nurses. There are usually an overwhelming number of applicants for these positions. For the Future Flight Crew program, the goal is simple: take the best candidates and give them the tools they need to be successful in starting their career in helicopter based critical ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Coast Helicopter Operations Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Guy's Perfect Water Slide Landing Melts People's Minds
One guy really knows how to exit a water slide ride in style. Instead of sliding down the tube, dropping into the water and floundering, the unidentified swimmer somehow managed to glide to the end of the pool and step back onto land. Check out the video here: Slidin' (literally) in the DM's like..... pic.twitter.com/1XGXS1PZ1C— Morgan Evick (@MorganEvick) June 4, 2017 On Sunday, Twitter user Morgan Evick posted the footage he filmed at a water park in Jamaica. Although it went viral, many viewers questioned how the unidentified man performed such a feat: I would of did a whole front flip and ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Political culture, neighbourhood structure and homicide in urban Jamaica - Morris PK, Maguire ER.
This study examines the structural correlates of homicide in Jamaica, a developing nation with one of the world's highest homicide rates. We extend existing theories on the ecology of lethal violence to account for the influence of electoral politics on ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Governance and disorder: neoliberalism and violent change in Jamaica - Munroe MA, Blake DK.
Structural adjustment policies (SAPs) facilitate the hollowing out of the traditional roles performed by states. As a consequence, private entities (some perverse) offer services the state is incapable of or unwilling to provide. Beginning in the 1980s, SA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Religious devotion as predictor of behavior
(University of Missouri-Columbia) 'Religious Devotion and Extrinsic Religiosity Affect In-group Altruism and Out-group Hostility Oppositely in Rural Jamaica,' suggests that a sincere belief in God -- religious devotion -- is unrelated to feelings of prejudice. Rather, Lynch's research finds that those whose religious beliefs are extrinsic -- who use religion as a way to achieve non-religious goals such as attaining status or joining a social group -- and who regularly attend religious services are more likely to hold hostile attitudes toward outsiders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statue campaigner 'lost sleep' over criticism of Mary Seacole
The woman behind the erection of the Mary Seacole Statue at Guy ’s and St Thomas’s in London has admitted that throughout the campaign to raise money she was often upset by the backlash on social media about the Jamaican Scottish nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

This Comic Captures What It's Like To Grow Up Mixed Race In America
Growing up half Japanese and half-Jamaican in Hawaii, 19-year-old Kiana Khansmith quietly struggled with misconceptions about being mixed race. “A lot of people seemed to know who I was more than I did,” the animation student at the California College of the Arts told HuffPost. “They would tell me what to be or how I should act based on my heritage.” When a professor in a race and comics course told the class to create a series based off personal experience, Khansmith knew exactly what to draw: a comic strip about the complexities of growing up multiracial in the U.S., as told by a character na...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues
By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth ’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instabilityGeologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. Occasionally the Caribbean produces even more powerful outbursts.Back in February 1843 the region was shaken by an estimated magnitude 8.3 quake, reducing Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe to ruins and killing one third (1,500) of its inhabitants. Meanwhile, 2,000 people are thought to have perished in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Earthquakes Geology Haiti Americas Natural disasters and extreme weather Science World news Source Type: news

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

There's a new world's oldest woman
How to be the oldest person in the world? Don't drink rum, according to 117-year-old Jamaican Violet-Mosse Brown, recently dubbed the world's oldest human. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charles Darwin a racist? Look at his involvement in the Jamaica Committee | Letters
“Most early evolutionists were racist, Darwin included,” claims your correspondent (Letters, 30 March). Mid-Victorian intellectuals can conveniently be identified as racist or anti-racist by their reactions to the 1865Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica andthe brutal reprisals of Governor John Eyre.Darwin was a leading light of the Jamaica Committee, which tried to have Eyre prosecuted, and recruited most of the leading scientists of the day. The racists organised an Eyre defence committee, led by Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens and John Ruskin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Charles Darwin Race issues Science Jamaica Americas World news Source Type: news

Dr. Jennifer Joe gets social for physicians
Dr. Jennifer Joe Title: CEO of Medstro and editor-in-chief of MedTech Boston, both in Cambridge; urgent care/emergency physician, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury Age: 37 Education: Bachelor’s degree in biological science, Rice University, 2002; M.D., University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2007; Internal Medicine Residency, Georgetown University Hospital, 2010; Joint Nephrology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Washington Source Type: news

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

Why Exercise Alone Isn't Enough To Prevent Weight Gain
Exercise on its own — without also following a healthy diet — isn’t enough to help people lose or even just maintain their weight, a recent study suggests. The new results run counter to the idea that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is caused by a lack of physical activity, said lead study author Lara Dugas, an assistant professor of public health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. When it comes to figuring out the causes of obesity, “what we really need to look at is what people are eating,” Dugas told Live Science. Previous research, for example, has linked a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the probable composition of 'Jamaican stone' aphrodisiac - Mart ín-Ramos P, Carrión-Prieto P, Silva-Castro I, Ruiz-Potosme NM, Hernández-Navarro S, Martín-Gil J.
A dangerous aphrodisiac, commonly known as 'Jamaican stone', banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been studied by vibrational spectroscopy in order to solve the controversy on its composition. The results of the ATR-FTIR analysis revealed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The impact of polyvictimisation on children in LMICs: the case of Jamaica - Samms-Vaughan M, Lambert M.
Children who experience polyvictimization in high-income countries (HICs) are at higher risk for mental health-related trauma symptoms. There is limited information on the impact of polyvictimisation on children with high levels of exposure, as occurs in s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Piloting a pediatric trauma course in Western Jamaica: lessons learned and future directions - Wesson HK, Plant V, Helou M, Wharton K, Fray D, Haynes J, Bagwell C.
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric injuries are a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite this, there are few formal pediatric-specific trauma educational initiatives available in LMICs. While new educational tools are being develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In hospital since birth, 4-year-old boy coming to Canada for life-changing surgery
Kenrick Bogle has been in a Jamaican hospital for his whole life. The four-year-old, unable to eat or breathe normally, is expected to have surgery at SickKids Hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Ancestral Healing: Letting Go of the Past to Heal into the Future
“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.” – Buddha “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” – Virginia Satir Family Matters: A Case Study Amy grew up in middle class suburbia, with needs provided by her hard- working parents who taught her that by putting herself fully into everything she did, she would excel.  Her father had blue collar jobs, as a mech...
Source: Psych Central - December 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety Career General Happiness Stress Work Issues Achievement career change Imposter Syndrome Individual Differences Insecurity Job Security Letting Go success Workaholic Source Type: news

How Can Gingivitis Cause Heart Disease
I’m not a dentist, so sometimes my patients are surprised when I tell them I want to look at their teeth and gums. Here’s why I do it… Your mouth is an early warning system for serious conditions throughout your body. Whatever is going on with your oral health gives me a pretty good idea of what’s going on with all your major organs and systems. It makes sense because everything in your body is connected biologically. And your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. It’s also home to around 100 billion bacteria. Most dentists are concerned when those bacteria cause tooth decay and gum ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Food banks hope to give Britain ’ s ‘ hidden poor ’ a festive Christmas
Michele Lawrence, the manager of a Trussell Trust food bank in the London borough of Brent, recalls the moment four years ago when she decided to put on a Christmas Eve lunch for anyone in need in her community, and their children. “A lady came to the food bank and asked me if we were going to be open just before Christmas. When I said no, she said, ‘Oh well, that’s bread and sardines for Christmas dinner again.’ “I said, ‘Right, come back and see me on Christmas Eve’. Then I walked down the road to the butchers and said, ‘We’re the local food bank, Christmas is around ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 13, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine food banks poverty there for you Source Type: news

Oriental Packing Co., Inc. Issues Another Recall Alert on Lead in Curry Powder
Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling ORIENTAL Hot Curry Powder 50 lb. Bulk, OCHO-RIOS Jamaican Nice Mild and Spicy Hot Curry Powder 4oz, and OCHO-RIOS Mild Curry Powder 5 lb, due to the presence of lead. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not set a specific limit on lead in spices, there is a limit of 0.1 ppm in candy. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 7, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prospects for Resilience
Drawing from RAND ’ s ongoing commitment to resilience planning in New York City ’ s Jamaica Bay, Jordan Fischbach and Debra Knopman share insights and experiences in the bookProspects for Resilience, published by Island Press. The book takes a comprehensive look at efforts to create resilient cities that work with — not against — nature. Fischbach and Knopman are amongst the authors ofChapter 8: Computation Modeling of the Jamaica Bay System. (Source: RAND Announcements)
Source: RAND Announcements - November 21, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Pneumonitis from ingesting fuel: Doctors treating refugees notice severe illness
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) People fleeing across the Mediterranean by boat face many dangers. In a paper now published in the renowned medical journal Lancet, researchers working at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)'s Klinikum rechts der Isar, St ä dtisches Klinikum M ü nchen GmbH, and Jamaica Hospital, New York, report for the first time on acute and sometimes fatal cases of pneumonitis resulting from the ingestion of fuel. The publication is intended to raise awareness of this illness among doctors treating refugees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cannabis may enhance night vision
New research shows that the drug makes cells in the retina more sensitive to light25 years ago, pharmacologist M. E. West of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, noted that local fisherman who smoke cannabis or drink rum made with the leaves and stems of the plant had “an uncanny ability to see in the dark,” which enabled them to navigate their boats through coral reefs. “It was impossible to believe that anyone could navigate a boat without compass and without light in such treacherous surroundings,” hewrote after accompanying the crew of a fishing boat one dark night, “[bu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Invests $4.45 Million Over Seven Years to Support Community-led Health Equity Efforts
This will be the beginning of a seven year hospital investment of $4.45 million to support community-led health equity efforts taking place in its five priority neighborhoods: Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill& Roxbury (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - October 27, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Invests $4.45 Million Over Seven Years to Support Community-led Health Equity Efforts
This will be the beginning of a seven year hospital investment of $4.45 million to support community-led health equity efforts taking place in its five priority neighborhoods: Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill& Roxbury (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 27, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

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

International Space Station shows Hurricane Matthew from space – video
Cameras outside the International Space Station capture images of Hurricane Matthew as it makes it way towards Jamaica and Haiti. Matthew, which has sustained winds of 140 mph (220kph), is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history and briefly reached the top classification, category 5, becoming the strongest hurricane in the region since Felix in 2007Hurricane Matthew: floods hit Jamaica and Haiti as storm approachesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Space Science Hurricanes Jamaica World news Source Type: news

Hurricane Matthew Could Be First Major Storm to Hit U.S. East Coast in Years
Hurricane Matthew strengthened to become a category 4 storm Monday as it continued on its northward path toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said Monday. Official also warned that the storm will almost certainly devastate Caribbean island nations and could be the first category 3 or above hurricane to hit the southeastern U.S. in a decade. The storm will likely bring a large downfall as well as strong winds to the U.S. East Coast between Thursday and Sunday even if it does not come inland. “You always worry that there’s going to be complacency,” says Sean Sublette, a meteorologis...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized weather Source Type: news