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Seychelles:Appointment of Board of Public Health Authority
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has appointed the new Board of the Public Health Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague in Madagascar: Recent Introduction in the Seychelles
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/13/2017 This 10-page report assesses the likelihood of spread of the outbreak of plague in Madagascar to other countries, in particular neighboring countries, including the European Union (EU) Outermost Regions and EU Overseas Countries and Territories. It discusses the risk for EU citizens residing in or traveling to the affected areas in Madagascar; for travelers to the Seychelles or other countries with imported cases from Madagascar; and related to a case of pneumonic plague in an aircraft or ship arriving from an affected area. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)
Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Ranks As World's Most Vegetarian-Friendly Nation in New Index
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is the world's most vegetarian-friendly country, according to a new Global Vegetarian Index. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Plague Tests On Cases in Seychelles Are Negative
[Seychelles News Agency] Results of tests done at the Institut Pasteur in France on the samples collected from persons showing plague-like symptoms in Seychelles are negative, the Public Health Authority said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Plague ruled out in Seychelles but islands on guard: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Plague has been ruled out in the Seychelles following lab results from 10 patients, including one earlier deemed a "probable" case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday as the disease continued to spread in Madagascar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: plague [subject], bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, African Region [region], Press release [doctype], Seychelles [country] Source Type: news

Madagascar Plague Appears to Have Spread to Seychelles - WHO Madagascar Plague Appears to Have Spread to Seychelles - WHO
A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)
On 10 October 2017, the Seychellois Ministry of Health notified WHO of a probable case of pneumonic plague. The probable case is a 34-year-old man who had visited Madagascar and returned to Seychelles on 6 October 2017. He developed symptoms on 9 October 2017 and presented to a local health centre. Based on a medical examination and reported history of recent travel to Madagascar, pneumonic plague infection was suspected and he was immediately referred to hospital where he was isolated and treated. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Seychelles reports plague case linked to Madagascar outbreak
Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar, where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Plague May Have Spread From Madagascar to Seychelles A case of plague has been reported in the Seychelles, health officials say. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague
A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Plague Madagascar Seychelles Islands Source Type: news

Seychelles: Visitors to Seychelles Who Spent Time in Madagascar to Be Monitored By Health Officials
[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors to Seychelles who have visited Madagascar or transited through that island nation in the last seven days will be placed under observation by health officials upon arrival to Mahe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Birds who live next to family or friends are healthier
Scientists from the University of East Anglia studied Seychelles warblers  to test whether birds with more familiar neighbours had more peaceful territories and better health (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: President to Work With Mauritius on Drug User Rehabilitation
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Mauritius will exchange experiences in the rehabilitation of drug users and cooperate in the social and education sectors, according to discussions between the leaders of the two countries on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: U.S. Eye Specialists to Help Vision-Impaired Seychellois
[Seychelles News Agency] The charity group 'Make a Child Smile' is bringing in eye specialists from the United States to assist residents in Seychelles whose visions are impaired, said the founder of the group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Miss Seychelles Contestant Serah Jumaye Works to Help the Mentally Ill
[Seychelles News Agency] Participating in the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant will make Serah Jumaye more aware of her heritage and feel more deeply rooted in the rich and diverse community of the island nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: 'Mahe Declaration' Commits Southern African States to Reduce HIV Among Girls, Women
[Seychelles News Agency] Women from southern African countries have committed themselves to addressing root causes of HIV among women and young girls by reducing poverty and ensuring access to quality health services and information. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Southern Africa's Women Leaders Meet in Seychelles to Advance Equality, Attention On HIV
[Seychelles News Agency] A group of 14 southern Africa states held its first-ever women's parliament conference this week in Seychelles where those attending focused on HIV infections among women in member countries of the South African Development Community, or SADC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Women's Parliament to Meet Over HIV Infections
[New Era] Windhoek -Civil Society Organisations, United Nations agencies and other partners are working with the SADC Parliamentary Forum to hold the first ever Women's Parliament in Mahe, Seychelles next week from Wednesday to Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seychelles: Over 100 Patients Restore Fading Eyesight in Seychelles Eye Camp
[Seychelles News Agency] Elderly Seychellois citizens have this week walked out of the Seychelles Hospital with better vision following a four-day cataract-removal eye camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Geneva-Based Eye Experts to Help Seychelles With Treatment, Surgery
[Seychelles News Agency] The quality of eye treatment and surgery in Seychelles is expected to strengthen following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Health and the Geneva-based Teaching Eye Surgery Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Campaign for a Healthier, More Active Seychelles Gaining Steam
[Seychelles News Agency] As Seychelles' health authorities lead a campaign of 'Bouze' - meaning move with the aim of having a healthier nation - more locals and visitors are becoming engaged in outdoor physical activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Alzheimer's Patients Are Not 'Crazy' - NGO
[Seychelles News Agency] The founder of Seychelles Alzheimer's Foundation (SAF) would like to see people suffering from the disease being better taken care of and understood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Exercise Alone Isn't Enough To Prevent Weight Gain
Exercise on its own — without also following a healthy diet — isn’t enough to help people lose or even just maintain their weight, a recent study suggests. The new results run counter to the idea that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is caused by a lack of physical activity, said lead study author Lara Dugas, an assistant professor of public health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. When it comes to figuring out the causes of obesity, “what we really need to look at is what people are eating,” Dugas told Live Science. Previous research, for example, has linked a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Hospital for Women and Children to Open
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -A new hospital offering specialized care for women and children will open in February, the Seychelles health authorities announced on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey
Bravo, Rio! I was surprised that it would take me several weeks to talk about my Rio 2016 visit. When I returned from Rio I had a plethora of feelings that took me several weeks to resolve, and effectively identify my key experiences at Rio 2016. My goals, as I'd identified them before leaving for Rio, were first, to reach out and share my access expertise with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), second, visit with the Russian IPC leader I had worked with in Sochi and, lastly, experience the Rio 2016 Olympic/ Paralympic Park to see if in fact an accessible environment had been realized. I was determined to be cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Health Authorities Carry Out Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -The Seychelles' Ministry of Health on Friday began a vaccination campaign against yellow fever, a response to an epidemic in mainland Africa, says a top official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Study Finds Rising Prevalence of High Blood Pressure in Seychellois Teens
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -A new study has pointed to a worrying rise in high blood pressure among adolescents in the Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate-Smart Agriculture for Drought-Stricken Madagascar
As a result of farmers embracing Climate Smart Agriculture, some fields are still green and alive even as drought rages in the south of Madagascar. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahAMBOASARY, Madagascar, Aug 4 2016 (IPS)Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who are devastated after losing an estimated 80 percent of their crops during the recent May/June harvesting season to the ongoing drought here, said to be the most severe in 35 years.She lives in Tsarampioke village in Berenty, Amboasary district in the Anosy region, which is one of the three most a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Cooperatives Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Population Po Source Type: news

Analogic to pay $15m to settle SEC charges over BK Medical ‘slush fund’
The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission said today that Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG) agreed to pony up $15 million to settle civil and criminal charges brought over violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC said Peabody, Mass.-based Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical, ran hundreds of sham transactions with distributors to funnel some $20 million to 3rd parties, “including individuals in Russia and apparent shell companies in Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and Seychelles.” Led by former BK Medical CFO Lars Frost, the Danish unit would issue fake, inflated invoices ...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Analogic Corp. BK Medical Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study
Research into Seychelles warblers brings new insight into the effects of inbreeding on cellular aging. The findings could, one day, help keep rare species healthy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Could Govt Decriminalise Abortion?
[The Herald] Sadc governments should reconsider decriminalising public health challenges like abortion, drug use, transmission of HIV and AIDS and homosexual as use of the law did not help in curbing the vice, Sadc Parliamentary Forum president and Speaker of Seychelles Parliament, Dr Patrick Hermine has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Govt Appoints New Principal Secretary for Health
[Government of Seychelles] The Office of the President has announced the appointment of Dr. Bernard Valentin as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health from 16th March 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. securities regulator levels new charges in press release hacking case
(Reuters) — The SEC charged 9 new defendants in what it has called a more than $100 million international scheme to hack into newswires that distribute corporate press releases and to use stolen information to conduct insider trading. According to a complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, 5 traders and 4 companies they own made more than $19.5 million in illegal profits by trading in such companies as Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) and Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN). The SEC said the trades were based on inside information provided...
Source: Mass Device - February 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Align Technology Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Insider Trading Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Source Type: news

John Holm obituary
My husband, John Holm, who has died from prostate cancer aged 72, was a creolist: he studied language varieties that used to be dismissed as “broken” English or “kitchen” English. His two-volume survey of the world’s pidgins and creoles set the agenda for a new field of linguistics, and gave life to the story of how human groups react when they meet, in war or trade or slavery.John reported on every known variety, from the Seychelles to Russo-Norsk. He also broke the barriers that had limited English-speakers to studying English creoles, and French-speakers to French. And he insisted on the di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michael Pye Tags: Language Science English and creative writing Tefl Education Teaching Source Type: news

Seychelles: Fishmonger - Turning a Necessity Into a Tasty Delight in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Preserving food may not be the necessity it once was before the arrival of refrigerators in Seychelles, but the tradition of consuming dried and salted fish is still a delicacy of the Creole cuisine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Strong Eyes, Good Grades? Seychelles' Students Get Free Eye Exams
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The third phase of free eye exams for students in all state schools on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue islands started on Friday in a primary school on the archipelago's main island. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exercising More Doesn’t Necessarily Lead To Weight Loss
  (Reuters Health) - Increasing physical activity to burn more calories works up to a point, but then the body adjusts to keep energy use stable, according to a new study. As a result, people who are extremely active burn a similar number of calories as only moderately active people, researchers say. And for people trying to modify their weight, increasing exercise will not translate to endless increases in calories expended. In a previous study, lead author Herman Pontzer of Hunter College at the City University of New York found that people in subsistence farming or hunter-gatherer societies, who are moving around a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: French Team Working to Ferret Out Seychelles Archives' Fungus
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -French experts are helping Seychelles tackle a fungus infestation in its national archives and library that has given staff members skin problems. The infestation started in 2013 in the building hosting the national archives and library and several offices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Seychelles and Sister Nations Commit to Continued Solidarity in the Fight Against HIV/Aids and Hepatitis
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Indian Ocean island nations need to continue to work together, sharing ideas, expertise and best practices, while remaining in solidarity to fight against HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ecosystem Economics
On flat, dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women are seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. They are processing seeds from the African locust-bean tree to make soumbala. Making and selling soumbala, a stock for soups and sauces made from Parkia biglobosa seeds, is one of the few ways people can make a living in rural Burkina Faso. Though not the most alluring of forest resources, it shows that whatever nature provides has value to people. Owing to deforestation, Parkia beans are in short supply. So through Naturama, (BirdLife in Burkina Faso), local conser...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seychelles: Towards a Polio-Free World - Seychelles Introduces Injectable Polio Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands with a population of around 93,000 people has joined global efforts to introduce a new form of polio vaccine, the Injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine, (IPV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tiny Dracula ants hunting underground in Madagascar and the Seychelles
Six new species of cryptic, subterranean ants from the genus Prionopelta have been described from the Malagasy region. The tiny underground dwellers are part of the larger group of the Dracula ants and are fierce, social predators that hunt down prey with dagger-like teeth. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Contributes to World Record Set On First International Day of Yoga
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria, Seychelles -On Sunday, yoga lovers from 84 countries around the world simultaneously participated in an open-air yoga session that set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of nationalities at a yoga event, and the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles, with its population of 90,000 people, contributed to the spectacular feat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Aiding That First Breath of Life - Reunion Experts Train Health Professionals in Neonatal Care
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The Seychelles health ministry is taking steps to boost the knowledge and skills of professionals working in neonatal care as well as working on establishing new guidelines that correspond to international standards in neonatal resuscitation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FISH-i Africa Is Proving That Coastal Countries Can Halt Large-Scale Illegal Fishing
Short FISH-i film (with narration) from commsinc on Vimeo. The Seychelles has been fighting illegal fishing for many years. The Western Indian Ocean is home to the world's second-largest tuna fishery, making it a hotspot for illegal fishing with an estimated one in four fish caught illegally. Illegal-fishing operators are able to profit off their illicit activities because they operate in flexible and quickly maneuverable networks that enable them to capitalize on the weaknesses in national and international systems. The Seychelles government is already actively engaged in various activities to stop illegal fishing in the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seychelles: Watching Out for the Killer Fungus - Authorities Move to Regulate Import of Aquarium Fish
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Home aquariums have over the years become a popular feature in many homes in Seychelles with quite a number of the archipelago's population of around 90,000 people opting to have pet fish swimming around in their aquariums as a source of enjoyment and fascination for children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Great conditions: Beneath palm trees, coco de mer performs 'parental care,' modifies habitat
Tourists are familiar with the Lodoicea maldivica palm, also called coco de mer, mainly because of their bizarrely shaped fruits. Scientists, however, are fascinated by the huge plants – which are abundant on the Seychelles islands of Praslin and Curieuse – for entirely different reasons. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news