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Hurricane Maria ‘Spaghetti Plots’ Predict Another Hit for the Caribbean
Hurricane Maria is gathering strength as it heads west toward the Caribbean, where a large swath of islands are still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and the storm moving at 10 mph, Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to hit the Leeward Islands — many of which were already hit by Irma — late Monday. Several predictions, including “spaghetti plots,” of Hurricane Maria’s path predict the storm will hit the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Kitts, Nevis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

See Stunning Before and After Photos of Hurricane Irma ’s Impact on the Caribbean
Hurricane Irma tore into the Caribbean Islands and Florida with full force, killing at least 55 people and damaging thousands of properties. People and businesses, were reeling from the catastrophe. Many still are. While the damage has been brutal, its full extent still has yet to be determined. These before and after photos, taken in 2014 and 2017 respectively, show the physical impact of a storm that left so many struggling in its wake. Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda Irma made its first landfall as a category 5 in Barbuda on September 6, destroying 95 percent of structures on the Caribbean island — which is on...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma hurricane irma barbuda hurricane irma damage hurricane irma destruction hurricane irma photos hurricane irma saint marten Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma ’s Death Toll Continues To Grow
Hurricane Irma’s death toll continues to rise as the powerful storm made landfall in Florida Sunday morning, after the hurricane previously devastated a number of islands across the Caribbean. At least 24 people died as the storm hit the Caribbean last week, according to the Associated Press. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday that two more people died in St. Maarten, where the storm destroyed 70% of homes. It is unclear if any deaths have come as a result of the storm in Florida as of Sunday afternoon. About 127,000 people in the state have evacuated their homes and are staying in shelters, according to the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

Americans on St. Maarten tell of Irma's devastation, lawlessness; 1,200 evacuated
Some 5,000 Americans are estimated to remain on the island. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: US Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma Leaves at Least 10 Dead Across Northern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fearsome Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving at least 10 dead and thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees on a track Thursday that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida. The most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever, Irma weakened only slightly Thursday morning and remained a powerful Category 5 storm with winds of 180 mph (285 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The storm was increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday, prompting the governor to declare an e...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Coto and Anika Kentish, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Violence in schools: prospective study conducted in an emergency reception center for victims of aggression - Dubourg O, Hiquet J, Saint-Martin P, Christin E, Fougas J, Gromb-Monnoyeur S.
This study had two main purposes: to add to the national epidemi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between generalized anxiety disorder, subthreshold anxiety symptoms and fear of falling among older adults: preliminary results from a pilot study - Payette MC, Belanger C, Benyebdri F, Filiatrault J, Bherer L, Bertrand JA, Nadeau A, Bruneau MA, Clerc D, Saint-Martin M, Cruz-Santiago D, Menard C, Nguyen P, Vu TTM, Comte F, Bobeuf F, Grenier S.
This study aimed at analyzing the relationship between FOF and GAD or anxiety symptoms, while controlling ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

France Marks One Year Since Paris Attacks
PARIS (AP) — Less insouciant, more policed — France is a changed place since Islamic State extremists killed 130 people in the country's deadliest attacks a year ago. Fearing it's becoming more divided, too, survivors and victims' families marked Sunday's anniversary of the violence by pleading for national unity instead. Tourism is hurting, armed forces roam streets and France is still under a state of emergency that rights groups call abusive and ineffective — and that the prime minister now says may be extended yet again. "We always have this fear that weighs heavily in our hearts. We always try t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 14, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press Tags: News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

FDA releases June 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD June 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 258 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 235 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 23 DEVICE: ORAL BOND STEINER LABORATORIES 510(k) NO: K142130(Traditional) ATTN: GREGORY G STEINER PHONE NO : 866 3171348 1051 Olsen Street, Building 3611 SE DECISION MADE: 06-JUN-16 Henderson NV 89011 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: QiF Blood and Fluid Warmer Quality in Flow Ltd. 510(k) NO: K150404(Traditional) ATTN: Neta Sherman PHONE NO : 972 54 6600146 3A Bazel St. POB 10159 SE DECISION MA...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Netherlands - Sint Maarten
On 25 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the Netherlands notified WHO of two laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in the Island of Sint Maarten. Sint Maarten is an independent state within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is one of the Leeward Islands situated in the western part of the Caribbean region, east of Puerto Rico. The cases include a resident islander and a tourist. Both patients were confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on 12 and 18 February, respectively. The two patients, who were unrelated, spent most of their incubation periods in Sint Maarten an...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: pesticide [subject], insecticides, fungicides, risk assessment [subject], zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], European Region [region], Netherlands [country] 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

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

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: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - 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

Zika virus infection – France - Saint Martin and Guadeloupe
On 18 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for France notified WHO of the first laboratory-confirmed case of locally-acquired Zika virus in Saint Martin, an overseas department of France. On the same day, 1 autochthonous case of Zika virus infection was confirmed in Guadeloupe, another overseas department of France. The proximity of mosquito vector breeding sites to human habitation is a significant risk factor for Zika virus infection. Prevention and control relies on reducing the breeding of mosquitoes through source reduction (removal and modification of breeding sites) and reducing contact between mosquitoe...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: pesticide [subject], insecticides, fungicides, risk factor [subject], risk, health risks, water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean water, Disease outbreak news [doctype], European Region [region], France [country] Source Type: news

An unusual homicidal stab wound of the cervical spinal cord: a single case examined by post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) - Savall F, Dédouit F, Mokrane FZ, Rougé D, Saint-Martin P, Telmon N.
We report an unusual case of homicidal stab wound of the cervical spinal cord, which illustrates the value of post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) in cases of vascular injury. First, we noted a posterior and horizontal trajectory to the neck... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

An unusual case of strychnine poisoning - Prat S, Hoizey G, Lefrancq T, Saint-Martin P.
Strychnine-related death has been described since the 19th century. This alkaloid was discovered in 1818. Historically, strychnine was used by the South-East Asian autochthones on their arrows. However, its production was modified by legislation, which was... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Chikungunya in the French part of the Caribbean isle of Saint Martin
Chikungunya (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 10, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spa Spy: Château Saint-Martin & Spa, Vence, France
Our sleuth investigates the curative claims of wellbeing retreats worldwide     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news