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These 10 Photos Show Off the National Monuments Trump May Target
In late August, Interior Dept. Secretary Ryan Zinke sent President Donald Trump the results of an unprecedented review. Trump had tasked him with deciding whether 27 national monuments — protected areas that presidents can designate using the Antiquities Act — should remain as they are or be modified. The question divided communities from coast to coast, with supporters arguing that monuments are important to preserve landmarks and animal habitats, while opponents argued that the designations are examples of government overreach and disrupt economic activity like fishing and logging. Millions of public comments...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized National Monuments Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Pandemic, Infectious Diseases, and Biological Hazards
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/28/2017 This Web page provides information and links about emergency response to pandemics and infectious diseases, specifically the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, and the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. It provides information about new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funding to health departments in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida to help combat the Zika virus. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Overfed and Underfed: Global Food Extremes
The international community of nations has made commitments to eliminate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 and also to promote and protect health through nutritious diet, healthy eating and increased physical activity. Credit: IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Global food extremes of chronic undernourishment and obesity have brought about a bipolar world of hundreds of millions of underfed and overfed people. Of the world’s population of 7.5 billion the proportions suffering from chronic undernourishment and those afflicted by obesity are similar, approximately 11 percent or tog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

[Report] Tungsten-182 heterogeneity in modern ocean island basalts
New tungsten isotope data for modern ocean island basalts (OIB) from Hawaii, Samoa, and Iceland reveal variable 182W/184W, ranging from that of the ambient upper mantle to ratios as much as 18 parts per million lower. The tungsten isotopic data negatively correlate with 3He/4He. These data indicate that each OIB system accesses domains within Earth that formed within the first 60 million years of solar system history. Combined isotopic and chemical characteristics projected for these ancient domains indicate that they contain metal and are repositories of noble gases. We suggest that the most likely source candidates are m...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Mundl Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: End Date for Testing in American Samoa
(MedPage Today) -- Also, coming soon: an app to test for Zika? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Establishing a Timeline to Discontinue Routine Testing of Asymptomatic Pregnant Women for Zika Virus Infection — American Samoa, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Jellyfish That Looks Like UFO Spotted By Underwater Rover
It’s a UFO ― an underwater fishy object. A jellyfish that looks amazingly like a flying saucer was recently filmed by a team of marine biologists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This “UFO” isn’t really unidentified. Its scientific name is rhopalonematid trachymedusa, a type of deep-sea jellyfish. It was filmed last week by scientists aboard the Okeanos Explorer, a NOAA ocean research ship now exploring the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Watching the jellyfish move around the deep ocean can be a hypnotic experience. via GIPHY The researcher...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

2017 American Samoa deep-sea expedition to reveal wonders of unexplored ecosystem
(Lehigh University) Herrera joins a team aboard the Okeanos Explorer--built and operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)--as the Biology Science Lead for the 2017 American Samoa Expedition. The goal of this expedition is to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New species of ground beetle described from a 147-year-old specimen
(Pensoft Publishers) While new species are most commonly described based on recent field collections, undertaken at poorly explored places, some are identified in museum collections, where they have spent decades before being recognized. Such is the case of an unusually large and likely extinct ground beetle from Samoa found at the Mus é um national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. Now, a century and a half later, this beetle is finally described in the open-access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fat used to be celebrated in Guatemala, now unhelpful obesity advice is causing weight anxiety
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 - December 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report (2016)
An examination of the disparities faced by transgender people, this report provides detailed statistical information gleaned from a survey of 27,715 respondents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What's driving the worldwide obesity epidemic?
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 - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Art and mental health in Samoa - Ryan B, Goding M, Fenner P, Percival S, Percival W, Latai L, Petaia L, Pulotu-Endemann FK, Parkin I, Tuitama G, Ng C.
OBJECTIVES: To pilot an art and mental health project with Samoan and Australian stakeholders. The aim of this project was to provide a voice through the medium of art for people experiencing mental illness, and to improve the public understanding in Samoa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

USDA Announces $331 Million Investment for Clean Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities
The USDA is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Unseen, Unheard: Gender-Based Violence in Disasters; Asia-Pacific Case Studies
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 09/20/2016 This 96-page report is part of a project to strengthen data collection methods, bolster advocacy, and fill the persistent information gap on how to best prevent and respond to gender-based violence during and after disasters. It features three case studies from countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Bangladesh, Samoa, and Myanmar. The report aims to aid all actors who work on disaster preparedness and response to better understand how to prevent and respond to gender-based violence during and after disasters. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Zika Virus Disease — American Samoa, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 20, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Title V MCH Block Grant Program, American Samoa, State Snapshot: FY 2016 Application / FY 2014 Annual Report
Executive Summary and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level. -- Health Resources and Services Administration (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 26, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant--American Samoa: FY 2016 Application/FY 2014 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of American Samoa's maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures. -- Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 26, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2014
Provides information on historical and current economic and social characteristics for American Samoa. -- American Samoa Government (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Familial patterning and prevalence of male androphilia in Samoa - Semenyna SW, VanderLaan DP, Petterson LJ, Vasey PL.
Previous research established that male androphilia (i.e., sexual arousal and attraction to adult males) clusters in families. Some studies find that male androphilia clusters in both the paternal and maternal lines, while others find that it clusters only... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Science Says About the Bathroom Debate
Want to see a living experiment in what happens when traditional gender lines are truly blurred? Forget North Carolina or Mississippi or any of the places in the U.S. where politicians have made the question of which person uses which bathroom an unlikely cultural flash point. Take a look instead at Samoa—the tiny island nation that can teach the world’s most powerful democracy a thing or two about the basic business of human sexuality. Samoa, like the U.S. and every other country in the world, is home to plenty of men and plenty of women, but, unlike any other country in the world, it’s also home to the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Bathrooms Evolution human behavior Laws North Carolina Transgender Source Type: news

Is Samoa's Obesity Epidemic A Harbinger For Other Developing Nations?
Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are becoming more common all over the world. But the tiny Samoan islands now have the highest rates. An epidemiologist blames changes in diet brought on by globalization. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maanvi Singh Source Type: news

A public theology response to domestic violence in Samoa - Siu-Maliko MA.
Domestic violence is a serious social problem in Samoa. Some studies have suggested that nearly half of Samoan women have been subject to abuse by intimate partners or parents. The increase in cases of domestic violence in Samoa is slowly raising the publi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Globe's rising obesity, diabetes rates no surprise to Samoa researcher
(Brown University) As someone who has studied nutrition and health in Samoans over the last 40 years, Brown University public health researcher Stephen McGarvey provided data for new publications on the global trends in obesity and type 2 diabetes reported in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

United States and Territories National Tsunami Hazard Assessment: Historical Record and Sources for Waves-Update
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 12/2015This 38-page report updates the 2008 tsunami hazard assessment by incorporating both the new tsunami inundation data recorded through 2014 and studies completed since the earlier report. The results of the national assessment update are essentially the same as that in 2008, except for two changes in hazard levels. The first is the increase of the hazard level from Moderate to High for American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. The second change in hazard levels is raising the level for the U.S. West Coast from High to High to Very High. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

SAMHSA Contacts: American Samoa
Lists American Samoa contacts for substance abuse and mental health programs. -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center - March 7, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Non-Traditional Shelter Case Studies
City of Los Angeles, Emergency Management Department. 12/31/2016This 41-page document captures pertinent information regarding the historical use of non-traditional sheltering. It provides five case studies about disaster response and non-traditional sheltering in the Northridge Earthquake (1994); Hurricane Katrina (2005); California Wildfires (2007); Hurricane Ike (2008); and American Samoa Earthquake and Tsunami (2009). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Infection In Utero May Trigger Mental Illness
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are seven updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. Conf...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Issues Zika Virus Guidelines for Blood Supply
The Food and Drug Administration is advising some blood banks to import blood from regions without an outbreak and certain at-risk donors to delay making a donation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: United States Blood Donation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Samoa Food and Drug Administration Transfusions Zika Virus Puerto Rico Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: Experts Are Divided Over Genetically Modified Mosquitos
The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.    Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. Check out our full coverage, or read our daily recaps. Here are four updates, opinions and developments to know about now:   1. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika: New Countries Are Added To The CDC's Watch List
On Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added four countries and territories to its growing list of places with active Zika virus transmissions, which means that the cases occurred locally, rather than in travelers returning from a place where they acquired the virus. So far, no local cases of Zika have been reported in the United States.  The virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in lif...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Zika Virus
On Monday, the World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the cluster of birth defects potentially linked to Zika virus.   No one is probably more concerned about this connection than the world’s pregnant women, especially those who are living in an area where there is ongoing Zika virus transmission. While the virus’ symptoms (fever, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis) are no cause for alarm and rarely require hospitalization, the disease is suspected of causing severe birth defects like microcephaly, when a baby is born with an abnormally sm...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What you need to know about Zika virus
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Last week, the government of El Salvador gave what might be the strangest public health advice of all time: don’t get pregnant for the next two years. Officials in Colombia, Ecuador, and Jamaica have also warned women to avoid pregnancy, although only for the next several months. The reason for these unusual recommendations? An outbreak of Zika virus, currently raging in 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cape Verde. Until recently, Zika was an obscure virus, confined to equatorial Africa and Asia, an...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Children's Health Family Planning and Pregnancy Infectious diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: news

Nonfatal injury incidence and risk factors among middle school students from four Polynesian countries: the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tonga - Denny VC, Cassese JS, Jacobsen KH.
INTRODUCTION: The burden of injuries in Pacific Island countries is understudied despite the known challenges associated with many residents having limited access to advanced medical and surgical care when they sustain a serious injury. This paper examines... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC expands Zika virus alert; more countries issue pregnancy warnings
Pregnant women should not travel to Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and Samoa because of Zika virus, the CDC said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C.D.C. Issues Travel Alert for 8 More Locations Over Zika Virus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added eight destinations to a list of countries that pregnant women should avoid to prevent infection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Travel Warnings Ecuador Centers for Disease Control and Prevention St Martin (Caribbean) Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Bolivia Guadeloupe Barbados Samoa Zika Virus Guyana Cape Verde Source Type: news

Facts & Figures Report: Cancer Rates Vary Widely Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
By Stacy SimonA new report from the American Cancer Society details the rates of new cancer cases and the rates of cancer deaths among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs). The rates vary widely among this population, mostly because of significant differences in exposure to cancer risk factors. The report is published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and also as a Special Section in Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.Asian American refers to people with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. This group includes, but is not limited to, Asian Indians, Cambodians,...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Disparities Source Type: news

Household evacuation characteristics in American Samoa during the 2009 Samoa Islands tsunami - Apatu EJ, Gregg CE, Wood NJ, Wang L.
Tsunamis represent significant threats to human life and development in coastal communities. This quantitative study examines the influence of household characteristics on evacuation actions taken by 211 respondents in American Samoa who were at their home... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sugars Added to 68 Percent of Foods: Here's How to Slash It
This is the season for sweet surprises, special treats and indulgent bliss. But the amounts of added sugar year-round, on ordinary days, is staggering. Most of this added sugar is in processed foods, as food makers have learned long ago that to increase sales, just add sugar. Or high fructose corn syrup, or fruit juice concentrate, or any of the other sneaky forms of caloric sweeteners that practically act in the same way in our body. We've come to understand, over the last few decades, that caloric sweeteners not only add to overall caloric intake - leading to overweight and obesity - but also have direct effects on the r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Healthy To Dead: How Coral Bleaching Is Devastating Our Oceans
Sometimes, when things aren't quite right with the oceans, a once-pristine, colorful reef will start to die. Corals that take thousands of years to grow, polyp-by-tiny-polyp, get a little finicky when it comes to temperature or chemical changes in the water. And in the span of just a few months, an underwater rainbow can turn a bright, ghostly white. What's striking when you see the photos is how unnatural it all seems. The phenomenon goes by the dreaded name of bleaching. It's happening now around the planet. Spurred by what scientists expect to be a strong El Nino tropical weather system, reefs are suffering fr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Long-Term Impact of a Community Health Worker Intervention on Diabetes Control in American Samoa
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

At the Mercy of Mother Nature (and of Policies of Larger Nations)
The Vienna Convention for Protection of the Ozone Layer this month celebrates 30 years of environmental protection, including the establishment of the Montreal Protocol, which has successfully phased down hundreds of chemicals harmful to the ozone layer and to global climate. The one remaining challenge, the management of the powerful greenhouse gases called HFCs, is finally being negotiated after several years of calls for action by the Federated States of Micronesia and fellow island nations. Phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol is essential to global climate-change mitigation this century and would enhance inte...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pacific peoples, violence, and the power and control wheel - Rankine J, Percival T, Finau E, Hope LT, Kingi P, Peteru MC, Powell E, Robati-Mani R, Selu E.
This qualitative project was the first to study values and practices about sexual assault among migrant communities from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, and Tuvalu in New Zealand. It aimed to identify customs, beliefs, and practices am... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

From the Worst Day to Fly to Life-Saving Pizza: This Week's Curios
Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered the worst day to fly, life-saving blood, and a massive new billion dollar home. Curio #741 | The man with golden blood He's called the "man with the golden arm." Thanks to his blood donations, Australian James Harrison has single-armedly saved the lives of more than two million babies. In his veins is an extremely rare kind of blood that cures a deadly affliction...keep reading Curio #740 | A very fres...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How science can help lessen the impact of storm surges on coastal communities – video
Australian scientists have used the example of the Cook Islands to look at how communities can prepare for violent storm surges. Across the South Pacific, tropical storms bring tidal surges that can devastate low-lying coastal communities. But complex modelling by researchers at the University of New South Wales is helping shed light on just how these wave systems workCatastrophic Science is a science and technology series produced by the University of New South Wales Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Science South Pacific Tonga Samoa Fiji Source Type: news

How the Best Traditions Help Adolescents Lead Healthier Lives -- And How They Can Alter Adults' Stereotypical Views of Them
Rite of passage ceremonies for adolescents have increasingly become a thing of the past. But several meaningful coming-of-age observances are still holding their own, and even experiencing a resurgence. I learned this, as I learn so many things, while holding a Socrates Cafe, on this occasion with members of a Multicultural Club for youth. It convenes in the greater metropolitan glop of Phoenix, Arizona. My wife Ceci and I once lived in the area; she was a literacy instructor, and I held Socratic dialogues in some coffee houses and schools, including the one where this group was formed. Whenever I'm back, I have an open ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Among Children — American Samoa, 2011–2012
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 28, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recent Population Trends for the U.S. Island Areas: 2000 to 2010
Provides data on the populations of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Includes charts and maps describing the population, with information on population density, race and ethnic origin, age, and gender. -- U.S. Census Bureau (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - April 8, 2015 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news