Jamaican barbecued pork tenderloin
Coated with a jerk-style spice rub, this grilled pork tenderloin is an easy and healthy addition to your menu. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Irie Classroom Toolbox, a universal violence-prevention teacher-training programme, in Jamaican preschools: a single-blind, cluster-randomised controlled trial - Baker-Henningham H, Bowers M, Francis T, Vera-Hern ández M, Walker SP.
BACKGROUND: Violence is a leading global public health problem, and interventions in early childhood are important in the primary prevention of violence. We tested whether the Irie Classroom Toolbox, a violence-prevention teacher-training programme reduced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

As Pandemic Eases Elsewhere, Still Severe Outbreaks in Caribbean As Pandemic Eases Elsewhere, Still Severe Outbreaks in Caribbean
In Jamaica, patients overflow into corridors on chairs and stretchers in some hospitals, prompting the Caribbean nation to open three emergency field hospitals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Jamaica should repeal homophobic laws, rights tribunal rules
Commission finds Jamaican government responsible for violating the rights of two gay people (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American was alleged to have been kidnapped in Jamaica. Authorities say it was a lie
Kalina Collier had tested positive for the coronavirus and was placed in isolation, in keeping with Covid-19 prevention protocols, the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which ess...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among children and adolescents: findings from Uganda and Jamaica - Boduszek D, Debowska A, Ochen EA, Fray C, Nanfuka EK, Powell-Booth K, Turyomurugyendo F, Nelson K, Harvey R, Willmott D, Mason SJ.
BACKGROUND: Youth non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide are major public health concerns, but limited data are available on the prevalence and correlates of these problems in developing countries. The aim of this study is to describe experiences of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"[M]anaged at first as if they were beasts": the seasoning of enslaved Africans in eighteenth-century Jamaica - Radburn N.
This article answers that question by examining the "seasoning" of twenty-five enslaved people on Egypt, a mature sugar plantation in Jamaica's W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Holding the whip-hand: the female slaveholder in myth and reality - Zacek N.
This article examines two female slaveholders, one real and one fictional, to explore the relationship between gender and slave management in both history and popular culture. Annie Palmer, the "White Witch of Rose Hall" plantation in Jamaica, although the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

October-December eukaryotic genome annotations in Refseq
Since October, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for a large number of organisms. We’ve separated them by group; click on “details” to see the full list for each. Mammals Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat) Arvicola amphibius (Eurasian water vole) Balaenoptera musculus (Blue whale) Cebus imitator (Panamanian white-faced capuchin) Chlorocebus sabaeus … Continue reading October-December eukaryotic genome annotations in Refseq → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 28, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation RefSeq Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Public health agency president says employee's trip to Jamaica was 'unacceptable'
The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada says it is "unacceptable" that one of the agency's managers ignored advice and vacationed in Jamaica last fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Janitorial Supervisor At Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Becomes First State Employee To Receive COVID Vaccine
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Pfizer Source Type: news

Pandemic Puts Jamaican Children at Heightened Risk of Abuse
A group of children being instructed by a teacher in an inner-city community. She has painted blackboards on walls to continue her lessons in the pandemic after schools were closed. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 16 2020 (IPS) In Jamaica, school playgrounds are deserted, filled only with phantom shrieks of delight. Blackboards remain devoid of arithmetic and uniforms hang wrinkle-free in closets. When the first case of Covid hit Jamaican shores in early March, the government closed primary and secondary schools and over 500,000 children transitioned to remote learning. The majority of schools h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Keeping Climate Ambition Alive: Challenges Remain but Signs of Progress Abound
By Pablo Vieira SamperWASHINGTON DC, Dec 3 2020 (IPS) For those of us in the international climate action community, 2020 isn’t ending the way we expected when we rang in the new year. Even before 2020 dawned, countries were hard at work planning for their first updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in line with the Paris Agreement’s five-year NDC revision cycle. NDCs are official statements, prepared by countries themselves, outlining the commitments they are making to reduce national emissions and adapt to climate change’s impacts. They are at the heart of putting the Paris Agreement into ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pablo Vieira Samper Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment NDC Partnership Source Type: news

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Police Accountability Bill
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston George Floyd Police Reform Source Type: news

'Longest-serving cannabis offender' to be released early from 90-year prison sentence
Richard DeLisi was sentenced in 1989 for conspiring to traffic more than 100 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Jamaica. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Reported Missing In Boston Found Safe
BOSTON (CBS) – A woman who was reported missing Monday morning in Boston has been found safe. Boston Police issued a missing person alert for 24-year-old Trish Simpson, who was last seen in Jamaica Plain on Sunday. On Monday night, police said Simpson was “safely located and reunited with her family.” No other information was released. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Police Trish Simpson Source Type: news

Boston Police Seek Help In Search For Missing Woman Trish Simpson
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Police Trish Simpson Source Type: news

A discussion on sexual violence against girls and women in Jamaica - Smith DE, Cooke WCML, Morrison SS.
Sexual violence against women and girls in Jamaica is endemic. However, the problem has not amassed the public outrage and attention that other forms of violence have garnered. It also has not received the scholastic intensity and the communal investments ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

News That COVID-19 Vaccine Is Close Fuels Optimism In Boston
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Christina Hager Coronavirus Pfizer Source Type: news

Assessment of interrater reliability of the Emergency Severity Index after implementation in emergency departments in Jamaica using a learning collaborative approach - French S, Gordon-Strachan G, Kerr K, Bisasor-McKenzie J, Innis L, Tanabe P.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of this approach by assessing the interrater reliability among new users trained... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Rarest fern in Europe' discovered in Ireland
Variety has only ever been found in Caribbean more than 4,000 miles across AtlanticEurope ’s rarest fern has been discovered in Killarney, Ireland, leaving botanists baffled over how it remained undetected for so long.The neotropical fern,Stenogrammitis myosuroides, has only ever previously been found in the mountainous cloud forests of Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic – more than 4,000 miles across the Atlantic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Plants Environment UK news Ireland Europe Science World news Caribbean Conservation Source Type: news

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 4, 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 2, 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 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news