Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believe th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

‘Einstein of the Ocean’ Who Helped Surfers Catch the Perfect Waves Turns 100
This article originally appeared on TheConversation.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Spence and Shane Keating / The Conversation Tags: Uncategorized birthdays History Oceans onetime Science Surfing World War II Source Type: news

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 togethe...
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 researche...
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