US military rescued mariners stranded in the Pacific after they used palm leaves to spell'HELP' on the beach
The crew of a Hawaii-based HC-130J Hercules aircraft makes contact with three mariners stranded on Pikelot Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, after dropping them a radio on April 8, 2024. US Coast Guard photo The US military this week rescued three men who had been stranded on a…#hawaii #hc130j #hercules #pikelotatoll #yapstate #federatedstates #micronesia #uscoastguard #pacific #navy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capitol Hill dysfunction threatens US-Pacific pacts
The Scoop Legislative dysfunction on Capitol Hill is fueling doubts among U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific about Washington’s commitment to deterring China in the region’s strategic waterways and archipelagos, according to correspondence seen by Semafor. The governments of three island nations —…#scoop #capitolhill #asiapacific #republicofpalau #federatedstates #micronesia #pentagon #taiwan #corridoroffreedom #republicans (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's push for influence in Micronesia tests U.S. power in the Pacific
This story, part of a series supported by the Pulitzer Center, POHNPEI, Federated States of Micronesia — Beijing is persistently courting one of America's closest partners in the Pacific, giving Micronesia the benefit of two superpower benefactors but prompting fears among local leaders that the…#pulitzercenter #pohnpei #federatedstates #micronesia #beijing #pacific #uschina #taiwan #micronesians #davidpanuelo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Opens Diplomatic Ties With Cook Islands & Niue In Bid To Steer Pacific Away From China
Biden Opens Diplomatic Ties With Cook Islands & Niue In Bid To Steer Pacific Away From China In what's being called a jab at China, President Biden in a Monday statement recognized the Cook Islands and Niue as "sovereign and independent" states, and formally opened diplomatic relations with them.…#cookislands #pacificisland #beijing #washingtondc #pacificislands #micronesia #fiji #polynesia #kiribati #nauru (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centuries of Influence: History ’s Longest-Lasting Imperial Powers
An empire is made up of many territories governed by a central authority like an emperor. Humans have long aspired to build empires, with some dating back over 4,500 years to the end of the Stone Age. While some empires are short-lived, others last for centuries. Even short-lived empires can have…#tempo #saudeleurdynasty #micronesia #rome #ottoman #byzantine #korean #goryeopaekche #african #ethiopia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Punjab-based drugmaker asked to stop manufacturing after samples found to be of non-standard quality: Govt
Punjab-based drugmaker QP Pharmachem Ltd has been directed to halt all manufacturing activity after the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an alert warning that samples of Guaifenesin syrup it produced were of substandard quality. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, in conjunction with Punjab's state drugs authority, had investigated the manufacturer after reports of the contamination in the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 11, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India suspends another drugmaker's licence over tainted cough syrup
India has suspended a drugmaker's manufacturing licence after the World Health Organization flagged contamination in its cough syrups found in the Mashall Islands and Micronesia in April. The WHO flagged contamination with unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which are toxic to humans when consumed and can prove fatal, in samples taken from a batch of cough syrup made by QP Pharmachem Ltd, based in Punjab (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 25, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Formative encounters: colonial data collection on land and law in German Micronesia - Echterh ölter A.
Data collections are a hallmark of nineteenth-century administrative knowledge making, and they were by no means confined to Europe. All colonial empires transferred and translated these techniques of serialised and quantified information gathering to thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Homemade dart attacks in Hawai'i - Balaraman PK, Ng K, Perry K, Hayashi MS.
Over a 4.5-year period (September 2014 to March 2019), 7 patients presented to the State's only Level I Trauma Center with penetrating injuries inflicted by homemade metallic darts. Previously described in Micronesia, these are the first domestic cases of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

US Set to Sign Security Pacts With Palau and Micronesia
The United States will sign new security pacts with the Pacific island states of Palau and Micronesia over the next two days. And it hopes to sign a third agreement with the Marshall islands in coming weeks, US envoy Joseph Yun has revealed. Joseph Yun said the Palau agreement would be formally…#pacificisland #palau #micronesia #josephyun #antonyblinken #surangelwhippsjr #papuanewguinea #pacific #marshallislands #png (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US to sign strategic pacts with two Pacific states, hopes for third in weeks
The United States will sign new strategic pacts with the Pacific island states of Palau and Micronesia early next week and hopes to do so with the Marshall islands in coming weeks, the U.S. presidential envoy negotiating the deals said. Joseph Yun told Reuters the Palau agreement would be formally…#pacificisland #palau #micronesia #josephyun #antonyblinken #surangelwhippsjr #papuanewguinea #marshallislands #pacific #portmoresby (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Indian pharma manufacturer in news after WHO's substandard medicine alert
The alert was issued for a batch of substandard (contaminated) Guaifenesin Syrup TG Syrup. The substandard product was identified in the Marshall Islands and Micronesia and reported to WHO on 6 April 2023, a WHO statement said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 25, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Than Half of the World Will Be Obese By 2035, Report Says
Obesity has often been thought of as a problem of the developed world, with wealthy countries eating themselves into a state of ill-health with an abundance of ultraprocessed foods, and poorer ones more often suffering from food insecurity. But that’s no longer true. According to a March report from the World Obesity Atlas (WOA), more than half of the global population—51%, or over 4 billion people—will have obesity by 2035, and the condition will touch all regions and continents of the world. The total cost of treating illnesses related to obesity will be an estimated $4 trillion per year, which is about...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Biden budget includes billions for Pacific islands to counter China
Alarmed by China’s success in wooing Pacific island nations, the Biden administration is proposing to spend billions to keep three of those countries in the U.S. orbit. President Joe Biden’s proposed federal budget released on Thursday includes more than $7.1 billion in funding for the Marshall…#pacific #joebidens #marshallislands #micronesia #palau #statedepartment #usagency #pacificisland #indopacific #defensedepartments (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news