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

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Jamaica
On 3 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Jamaica notified WHO of an increase in dengue cases in Jamaica. From 1 January though 21 January 2019, 339 suspected and confirmed cases including six deaths were reported (Figure 1). In 2018, a total of 986 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue including 13 deaths have been reported. The number of reported dengue cases in 2018 was 4.5 times higher than that reported in 2017 (215 cases including six deaths). Cases reported to date for 2019 exceed the epidemic threshold (Figure 2). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

23andMe Has a New Genetic Cancer Test. But the Results Don ’t Tell You the Whole Story
Consumer genetics company 23andMe is diving deeper into the medical space. On Jan. 22, the company announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its newest report, which can flag whether people have genetic variants that may raise their risk of developing colorectal cancer. The new test looks for two gene variants associated with MUTYH-associated polyposis, an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome. “If left unchecked, carrying both of these variants or having two copies of one increases the risk of developing colorectal cancer to between 43 and 100 percent,” according to 23andMe. The test will b...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Windrush ‘nightmare’ won’t end until ‘hostile environment’ does
In a packed morning session in Llandudno’s Venue Cymru conference centre, UNISON’s Black members debated a wide range of important motions. Tanya Igbosi-McGee for the national Black members committee opened a major debate on the Windrush scandal. “It has been a nightmare – it really has,” she said, before listing several planned deportation flights in the future and others that happened ate last year. On each flight, each person being deported has “three guards assigned to them – more, if they feel you’re aggressive”. Yet even after apologising for the Windrush scandal,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 19, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Black Members Conference disability discrimination LGBT Windrush Source Type: news

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center Honored with MHQP Patient Experience Award
The pediatrics practice at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center was among the winners of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners ’ (MHQP) inaugural Patient Experience Awards, with distinction in the category of “Assessment of Child Development.” (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 18, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Implementing the Emergency Severity Index Triage System in Jamaican accident and emergency departments - French S, Gordon-Strachan G, Kerr K, Bisasor-McKenzie J, Innis L, Tanabe P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parents' use of harsh punishment and young children's behaviour and achievement: a longitudinal study of Jamaican children with conduct problems - Baker-Henningham H, Francis T.
INTRODUCTION: Harsh punishment by parents is common in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), yet there is limited evidence from LMIC of the effects of harsh punishment on child outcomes. METHODS: A longitudinal, prospective study was conducted w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delegates discuss international concerns
In one of a series of debates on international issues at UNISON’s LGBT conference in Harrogate, Bernie McGuire from the West Midlands highlighted the issue of Palestine and how support for the actions of the Israeli state is coming from “reactionary” regimes. For the national committee, Jackie Lewis pointed out that, on the 14 May, as Israel and the US celebrated the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, unarmed protestors against the illegal, 11-year blockade of Gaza were being shot at and killed. She warned against pinkwashing – attempts by the Israeli state to portray itself as a liberal so...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference colombia international Israel jamaica LGBT members Palestine Turkey Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Former England football player John Barnes answers our health quiz
The 54-year-old, from Kingston, Jamaica, ruptured his Achilles tendon aged 28, but still tries to keep fit. However, he only sleeps five hours per night - and has taken 280 flights in the past year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Sick Passengers Taken to Hospital After Plane from Dubai Quarantined at JFK
Ten passengers have been taken to the hospital after a plane with more than 500 people aboard was quarantined upon landing at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. At least 100 passengers complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, said in a statement provided to TIME. Emirates said that about 10 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” “On arrival at JFK, as a precaution, they were immediately checked by local health authorities, a...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

10 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Plane from Dubai Quarantined at JFK
Ten people have been taken to the hospital after a plane with more than 500 people aboard was quarantined upon landing at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” “On arrival at JFK, as a precaution, they were immediately checked by local health au...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

10 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK
Ten people have been taken to the hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were take...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

11 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK
Eleven people were treated at a local hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall Notice of El Guapo Jamaica Hibiscus Flower Pouches Due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen
Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a voluntary recall of four sizes of El Guapo Jamaica Hibiscus Flower packages in flexible packaging due to an unlabeled peanut allergen (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Brigham and Women's Faulkner appoints new president
A top official at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital is set to become the next president of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. David McCready will start in the new role on Thursday. He comes from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he served as senior vice president of surgical, procedural and imaging services, facilities and operations. Prior to starting at Brigham and Women’s in 2005, McCready held leadership roles at Boston University Medical Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Patterns and predictors of depressive symptoms among Jamaican fathers of newborns - Gray PB, Reece JA, Coore-Desai C, Dinnall-Johnson T, Pellington S, Bateman A, Samms-Vaughan M.
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10% of fathers in the Cultural West (i.e., US, Europe, and Australia) experience depression. We broaden the cultural scope of paternal depression research by investigating the prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms among... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mosquitoes In Boston Test Positive For West Nile Virus
BOSTON (AP) — Mosquitoes in Boston have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season. The city Public Health Commission said Friday a mosquito pool in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood tested positive for the virus, which typically causes fever and flu-like symptoms. The commission says larvicide has been placed in wetlands and catch basins and aerosol spraying is taking place to reduce the mosquito population. There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in Boston this year, and there were none last year. Jennifer Lo, the commission’s medical director, said Bostonians ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Mosquitos West Nile Virus Source Type: news

"I kept it to myself": young Jamaican men who have sex with men's experiences with childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault - Harris OO, Dunn LL.
The prevalence of HIV is exceptionally high among Jamaican men who have sex with men (JMSM) compared to similar populations within the Caribbean. A noticeable gap in the literature is the impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and sexual assault on the sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal
From crime to health to business, Canada ’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questionsWhen Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.What the company hadn ’t predicted, however, was the sudden flood of foreign visitors. Politicians and police authorities from Jamaica, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia have all c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Selena Ross in Montreal Tags: Canada Cannabis Drugs Americas World news Science Society Source Type: news

The Irie Classroom Toolbox: developing a violence prevention, preschool teacher training program using evidence, theory, and practice - Baker-Henningham H.
In this paper, I describe the development of the Irie Classroom Toolbox, a school-based violence prevention, teacher training program for use with children aged 3-6 years. In-depth interviews were conducted with Jamaican preschool teachers, who had partici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Water slide injuries in Jamaica - Fletcher CK, McDowell D.
BACKGROUND: Patients are presented in this study to describe injuries, each of which have not been previously described in the literature, as a result of a specific mechanism of injury on a water slide. Some of these injuries are potentially fatal and are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Unexpected findings and misdiagnoses in coroner's autopsies performed for trauma at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica - Neblett ACG, Gibson TN, Escoffery CT.
This study aimed to identify misdiagnoses and missed (unexpected) findings documented during co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UB partners on global infectious disease training
University at Buffalo researchers are playing a major role in reducing infectious disease rates around the world. The UB Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences received a $1.1 million grant award from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to train 15 scientists from Jamaica and the Caribbean in viral infection research. The five-year grant will be used to establish t he Global Infectious Diseases Research Training Program, a research collaboration between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Does risk perception affect alcohol consumption among secondary school students in Jamaica? - Oshi SN, Abel WD, Ricketts Roomes T, Meka IA, Harrison J, Weaver S, Agu CF, Smith PW, Omeje JC, Rae T, Oshi DC.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption among young people is a major public health problem world-wide and in Jamaica. A number of factors have been reported to affect alcohol use among high school students. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Single parent family structure as a predictor of alcohol use among secondary school students: evidence from Jamaica - Oshi SN, Abel WD, Agu CF, Omeje JC, Smith PW, Ukwaja KN, Ricketts Roomes T, Meka IA, Weaver S, Rae T, Oshi DC.
The aim of this study was to examine the potential relationship between Jamaican secondary students' alcohol drinking habits and their family structure. METHODS: Data collected from a nationally representative survey of 3,365 students were analysed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with frequent alcohol binge drinking among Jamaicans: does gender matter? - Abel WD, Weaver S, Ricketts Roomes T, Agu CF, Smith PW, Oshi DC, Harrison J, Smith K, Mitchell G, Belinfante A, Rae T, Oshi SN.
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol is one of the most commonly consumed substances in Jamaica, despite the many health problems associated with excessive alcohol use. The aim of this study was to identify potential risk factors for alcohol binge drinking among Jamaicans, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UK government does deal with Jamaica to recruit nurses for NHS
Nurses from Jamaica are to be targeted as potential recruits for the health service, the government has revealed, in its latest move to try and help mitigate the UK ’s nursing recruitment crisis by looking overseas. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Key to Longevity for the World ’s Oldest Person Alive? Sumo Wrestling and Hot Springs
(TOKYO) — Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people. The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated with a big cake decorated with berries. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents running the inn. The 105-ye...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

The Key to Longevity for the World ’s Oldest Man Alive? Sumo Wrestling and Hot Springs
(TOKYO) — Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people. The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated with a big cake decorated with berries. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family and succeeded his parents running the inn. The 105-ye...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

Violence in Jamaica's high schools - Grant L.
This research determines the presence of crime, the disciplinary policies and procedures, and security measures on high school campuses in Jamaica. Data was collected from 27 randomly selected public high schools in the parishes of Kingston, St Andrew and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antenatal depressive symptoms in Jamaica associated with limited perceived partner and other social support: a cross-sectional study - Bernard O, Gibson RC, McCaw-Binns A, Reece J, Coore-Desai C, Shakespeare-Pellington S, Samms-Vaughan M.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of, and factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Effect of transporting an evidence-based, violence prevention intervention to Jamaican preschools on teacher and class-wide child behaviour: a cluster randomised trial - Baker-Henningham H, Walker S.
INTRODUCTION: Based on extensive piloting work, we adapted the Incredible Years (IY) teacher-training programme to the Jamaican preschool setting and evaluated this adapted version through a cluster-randomised trial. METHODS: Twenty-four community ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Closure of the US Cochrane Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
TheUS Cochrane Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, has closed. Director Professor Kay Dickersin, and Associate Directors Tianjing Li and Roberta Scherer have stepped down from their positions, but will continue to work with Cochrane in other capacities. Cochrane ’s Governing Board Co-Chairs Martin Burton and Cindy Farquhar thanked them for their commitment to Cochrane’s work over many years: “Professor Kay Dickersin has led the US Cochrane Center since it was founded, and has been at the heart of Cochrane’s work in the United States for over 20 year s,&...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

The West Kingston/Tivoli Gardens incursion in Kingston, Jamaica - Cordner S, Pollanen MS.
On May 24, 2010, 800 soldiers and 370 police officers stormed into Tivoli Gardens, an impoverished district in the capital of Jamaica. Their aim was to restore state authority in this part of Kingston and to arrest Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who was wanted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Call for action to tackle threat to a global biodiversity hotspot
(Bangor University) An invasive Australian tree is now posing a serious threat to a global diversity 'hotspot' in the natural forests of Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. The tree species, Pittosporum undulatum, known locally as 'mock orange', is threatening many rare and endangered species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Scientists are urging the relevant institutions to prioritise a programme of control of this species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Jamaican weed stabilizes blood sugar
It was pouring rain. I could barely see as I drove up the winding mountains. But I would not be deterred from my mission. I was on my way to finally meet Jamaica’s last living Maroon healer, Ivey Harris. I finally arrived at her secluded mountain home and she met me with open arms… and an umbrella. After the rain let up, she showed me around her home. Her yard is like an all-natural pharmacy. And she’s a walking herbal encyclopedia. One of my favorites was a Jamaican vine with weird-looking warty green fruit. Most people in the U.S. would call it a weed. Today, I grow it in my backyard here in South F...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Avandia blood sugar diabetes diabetics drug glucose high-carb insulin Source Type: news

Normalize blood sugar with stem cell boosters
All the patients that I see in my clinic are special… But sometimes there’s a patient who really leaves a mark on you. I recently had a patient like that. He was living 3,000 miles away in Ireland and had seen one of my daily e-newsletters. Right after reading it, he made an appointment, booked a flight and came to my clinic in South Florida. I’ll call him K.O. About 10 years ago, K.O. was diagnosed with dangerously high blood sugar, type 2 diabetes and out-of-control blood pressure. He was 50 years old and taking 10 prescriptions a day. His kidneys were failing him and he was on the short list for a kid...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition blood sugar carbs diabetes energy stem cells Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

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 20, 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