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Type and context of alcohol-related injury among patients presenting to emergency departments in a Caribbean country - Reid SD, Gentius J.
There is an association between alcohol consumption and injuries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This cross-sectional study explores the socio-contextual factors of alcohol-related injuries in Trinidad and Tobago. Data on drinking patterns, injury type... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A study in a hospital setting in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, on the psychological factors that cause road traffic collisions - Gopaul CD, Singh-Gopaul A, Haqq ED.
The following research paper aims to examine the psychological factors that have led to road traffic collisions (RTCs) by conducting research on drivers who had been admitted to the Accident and Emergency department at four major hospitals in Trinidad as R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Chemical laboratory safety awareness, attitudes and practices of tertiary students - Walters AUC, Lawrence W, Jalsa NK.
This study investigated the current state of chemical laboratory safety awareness, attitudes and practices among tertiary students in Trinidad. It also sought to determine if there was any correlation between awareness and practice and if there were any us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Stress, depression, and occupational injury among migrant farmworkers in Nebraska - Ramos AK, Carlo G, Grant K, Trinidad N, Correa A.
This study explores the association between stress, depression, and occupational injury among migra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Red light running in Trinidad - Gopaul C, Singh-Gopaul A, Chadee DD.
Red Light Running (RLR) has been associated with road traffic collisions in many jurisdictions across the world. The study aimed at evaluating the factors related to red light running (RLR) in Trinidad and Tobago that could be incorporated into policies th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Knowledge, attitude and practice among drivers in Trinidad, West Indies - Gopaul CD, Singh-Gopaul A, Sutherland JM, Chadee DD.
Few studies have been conducted on the incidence and factors which contribute to road traffic collisions in Trinidad. In order to fill this gap in knowledge, we conducted knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) study among drivers to determine which factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

National Alcohol Survey of Households in Trinidad and Tobago (NASHTT): alcohol use in households - Maharaj RG, Motilal MS, Babwah T, Nunes P, Brathwaite R, Legall G, Reid SD, Canavan ME, Bradley EH.
BACKGROUND: To determine the patterns of alcohol use among households in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and to estimate the association between alcohol use and negative psychological, social, or physical events experienced by the household. METHODS: A c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Disabled Caribbeans Find Freedom in Technology
There is still need for better educational opportunities, housing, medical care, and everything that is extended to other citizens in the Caribbean. Credit: BigstockBy Jewel FraserPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 23 2017 (IPS)Visually impaired Kerryn Gunness is excited about the possibilities offered by a new free app that would serve as his eyes and enable people like him to enjoy greater independence.The Personal Universal Communicator (PUC) app is part of a new generation of cheaper assistive technologies making their way onto the market which allow people with disabilities to use technology that was formerly too expensive,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jewel Fraser Tags: Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Disabilities ICT Source Type: news

An exploratory study on the impact of domestic violence on the families in Trinidad and Tobago, the West Indies - Johnson EJ.
The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of domestic violence on the economic condition of the families. This cross-sectional study utilized a non-probability sampling procedure (purposive sampling) that included 30 women who have sought services... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Giant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf
Predicted to be one of the largest break-offs ever recorded, separation of iceberg could trigger breakup of most northern major ice shelf, Larsen CA giant iceberg, with an area equivalent to Trinidad and Tobago, is poised to break off from theAntarctic shelf.Related:British Antarctic research station to be moved due to deep crack in the iceContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Antarctica Environment Science Source Type: news

Drug availability adjustments in population-based studies of prescription opioid abuse - Secora A, Trinidad JP, Zhang R, Gill R, Dal Pan G.
The objective of this investigation is to assess co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Using literal text from the death certificate to enhance mortality statistics: characterizing drug involvement in deaths - Trinidad JP, Warner M, Bastian BA, Mini ño AM, Hedegaard H.
This report describes the development and use of a method for analyzing the literal text from death certificates to enhance national mortality statistics on drug-involved deaths. Drug-involved deaths include drug overdose deaths as well as other... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths: United States, 2010-2014 - Warner M, Trinidad JP, Bastian BA, Mini ño AM, Hedegaard H.
This report identifies the specific drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2010 through 2014. METHODS-The 2010-2014 National Vital Statistics System mortality files were linked to electronic file... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Rise In C-Sections Could Be Changing Human Evolution
C-sections have been on the rise for decades, now making up more than 30 percent of all deliveries in the United States. An intriguing new study out of Austria suggests that as C-sections have become more common, they might also be altering the course of human evolution. More babies are being born with heads that are too big for their mothers’ pelvises ... which leads, the theory goes, to more C-sections. Why? Before the widespread use of C-sections, larger babies and their narrow-hipped moms had a good chance of dying during childbirth ― meaning their genes weren’t passed on. But because C-sections tend...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Rise In C-Sections Could Be Changing Human Evolution
C-sections have been on the rise for decades, now making up more than 30 percent of all deliveries in the United States. An intriguing new study out of Austria suggests that as C-sections have become more common, they might also be altering the course of human evolution. More babies are being born with heads that are too big for their mothers’ pelvises ... which leads, the theory goes, to more C-sections. Why? Before the widespread use of C-sections, larger babies and their narrow-hipped moms had a good chance of dying during childbirth ― meaning their genes weren’t passed on. But because C-sections tend...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The epidemiology of fatal road traffic collisions in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies (2000-2011) - Gopaul CD, Singh-Gopaul A, Sutherland JM, Rostant L, Ebi KL, Chadee DD.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to determine the epidemiology of road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Trinidad and Tobago by characterizing RTCs in terms of number of collisions, fatalities, victim profiles, and locations for the purpose of informing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Zika's Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges
With cases rising in Florida, Singapore, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago, the Zika virus pandemic is raising public concern in regions across the globe, including the U.S., where about 80 percent of Americans are aware of it but only 40 percent understand how it is actually transmitted. This raises a host of questions not only about the clinical and epidemiological scope of the outbreak, but also about the ability of citizens, public health authorities and politicians at all levels to adequately deal with it.  So far, the response has been slow and the challenge remains serious and unpredictable. We need to understand...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How gecko feet got sticky
(University of California - Riverside) Timothy Higham, a biologist at the University of California, Riverside, and two colleagues have found a gecko, Gonatodes humeralis, in Trinidad and French Guiana that offers a 'snapshot' into the evolution of adhesion in geckos. This padless gecko shows how the adhesive capabilities of pad-bearing geckos, such as tokay geckos, may have come about. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 6, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A decade of major vascular trauma: lessons learned from gang and civilian warfare - Ramdass MJ, Harnarayan P.
INTRODUCTION Trinidad and Tobago is a trans-shipment point for the illegal trade of drugs, arms and ammunition and, as such, has a high incidence of gang-related warfare and drug-related crimes. This has led to a high incidence of gunshot and stab wounds, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sociodemographic, psychosocial and physical health correlates of common mental disorder symptoms among mothers in Trinidad and Tobago: examining ethnic variations - Krishnakumar A, Narine L, Roopnarine JL, Logie C.
Historical and cultural experiences have shaped the life experiences of cultural communities in Trinidad and Tobago. Using a cultural focus, the goal of this investigation was to examine ethnic variations both in the prevalence of common mental disorder (C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Four-Year-Old Girls is Sole Survivor After Family's Minivan Struck by Train
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado. The girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the Southwest Chief train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles slammed into the van as it drove across the tracks Sunday morning near Trinidad, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border. Hospital officials would not release information on her condition on Monday. Trooper Art Gumke of the Colorado State Patrol said the girl's father, 32-year-old Stephen Miller, who was drivi...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Four-Year-Old Girls is Sole Survivor After Family's Minivan Struck by Train
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado. The girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the Southwest Chief train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles slammed into the van as it drove across the tracks Sunday morning near Trinidad, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border. Hospital officials would not release information on her condition on Monday. Trooper Art Gumke of the Colorado State Patrol said the girl's father, 32-year-old Stephen Miller, who was drivi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Most Of Us Can't See The Milky Way Anymore. That Comes With A Price.
The silver ribbon of stars that wraps the night sky has long been an awe-inspiring sight for anyone who cares to look up. But that’s not the case anymore for people who live under a fog of light pollution. A new analysis using satellite data and sky brightness measurements has found that the Milky Way is hidden from more than one-third of humanity, including 60 percent of Europeans and nearly 80 percent of North Americans. The research was reported Friday in the journal Science Advances. The researchers calculated several degrees of light pollution, starting from the level at which artificial light obscures astr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA releases April 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD April 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 239 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 224 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 15 DEVICE: Applanation Tonometer SHANGHAI MEDIWORKS PRECISION INSTR510(k) NO: K142263(Traditional) ATTN: Weida Zhan PHONE NO : 8621 542 60421 Zone A, 2nd Floor, No. 69, Lane 19SE DECISION MADE: 15-APR-16 SHANGHAI CN 200237 510(k) STATEMENT DEVICE: Surearly Pregnancy Test Strip, Surearly Digital Pregnancy Test Sugentech, Inc. 510(k) NO: K142754(Traditional) ATTN: Mijin Sohn PHONE NO : 82 42 3645001 Daejeon Bioventure Town, 1662, YusSE DECISION MADE: 07-A...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country -...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

Senator Charles Schumer Receives AAA Legislative Recognition Award
WASHINGTON – The American Ambulance Association capped off their week of celebrating their Stars of Life award winners with a dinner and awards ceremony in the Nation’s capital, highlighting the dedication to service and professionalism in emergency medical services. The evening began with a greeting to the 103 individuals, their families and coworkers by American Ambulance Association President Mike Hall.  President Hall shared the culmination of the week’s events serves as a tribute to the industry.  The individual accounts of the award winners, who come from several states as well as Trinida...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Senator Charles Schumer Receives AAA Legislative Recognition Award
WASHINGTON – The American Ambulance Association capped off their week of celebrating their Stars of Life award winners with a dinner and awards ceremony in the Nation’s capital, highlighting the dedication to service and professionalism in emergency medical services. The evening began with a greeting to the 103 individuals, their families and coworkers by American Ambulance Association President Mike Hall.  President Hall shared the culmination of the week’s events serves as a tribute to the industry.  The individual accounts of the award winners, who come from several states as well as Trinida...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Senator Charles Schumer Receives AAA Legislative Recognition Award
WASHINGTON – The American Ambulance Association capped off their week of celebrating their Stars of Life award winners with a dinner and awards ceremony in the Nation’s capital, highlighting the dedication to service and professionalism in emergency medical services. The evening began with a greeting to the 103 individuals, their families and coworkers by American Ambulance Association President Mike Hall.  President Hall shared the culmination of the week’s events serves as a tribute to the industry.  The individual accounts of the award winners, who come from several states as well as Trinida...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Senator Charles Schumer Receives AAA Legislative Recognition Award
WASHINGTON – The American Ambulance Association capped off their week of celebrating their Stars of Life award winners with a dinner and awards ceremony in the Nation’s capital, highlighting the dedication to service and professionalism in emergency medical services. The evening began with a greeting to the 103 individuals, their families and coworkers by American Ambulance Association President Mike Hall.  President Hall shared the culmination of the week’s events serves as a tribute to the industry.  The individual accounts of the award winners, who come from several states as well as Trinida...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

I Thought I Was the Only One -- Our Stories in the Practice: Yoga, Healing Justice, Diversity and Access
"I don't belong here." "My people don't do yoga." "I thought I was the only one." Ever heard or felt that in a yoga space? Diverse Yoga Leadership as a Site for Social Change is a movement and call to action for more coherent, visible, diverse community and leadership in yoga today. It's our movement. We rise together creating visible, unified, diverse yoga leadership as a site for social change. With stories. Through image, written word, telling our stories as part of the cultural, social, and practical fabric of yoga today we create visibility, mutual uplift, collective conversation and c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2016 AAA Stars of Life Recipients
Today, the American Ambulance Association announced the 2016 Stars of Life recipients. In all, 103 EMS professionals were honored for their dedication, leadership and innovation in the field of EMS. Complete profiles of the Stars, along with photos, are available on EMSInsider.com. If you are not a member of EMS Insider, you can subscribe here for $79 annually. And the winners are:  Mark Adams: Community Care Ambulance; Ashtabula, Ohio Marc Archer & Robert Gutierrez: AMR; Redlands, Calif. Luis Barrera: MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS Agency); Charlotte, N.C. Scott Bernhardt: Huron Valley Ambulance; Plymouth, Mich. Lawrenc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristina Ackermann Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

The 2016 AAA Stars of Life Recipients
Today, the American Ambulance Association announced the 2016 Stars of Life recipients. In all, 103 EMS professionals were honored for their dedication, leadership and innovation in the field of EMS. Complete profiles of the Stars, along with photos, are available on EMSInsider.com. If you are not a member of EMS Insider, you can subscribe here for $79 annually. And the winners are:  Mark Adams: Community Care Ambulance; Ashtabula, Ohio Marc Archer & Robert Gutierrez: AMR; Redlands, Calif. Luis Barrera: MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS Agency); Charlotte, N.C. Scott Bernhardt: Huron Valley Ambulance; Plymouth, Mich. Lawrenc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kristina Ackermann Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

American Ambulance Association Salutes 103 "Stars of Life" At Annual Celebration of Unsung Heroes
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) this week honored 103 “Stars of Life” from 90 communities in 29 states across the country – plus Trinidad & Tobago – for their selfless acts as EMS professionals. Among the honorees at ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., were: Paramedics who responded to the San Bernardino terrorist attack. An Advanced EMT who single-handily provided the initial triage to pedestrians hit by a woman who had driven her car on busy sidewalk along the Las Vegas Strip.        An off-duty EMS director of operations who, upon learning no ambulances were ava...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

American Ambulance Association Salutes 103 "Stars of Life" At Annual Celebration of Unsung Heroes
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) this week honored 103 “Stars of Life” from 90 communities in 29 states across the country – plus Trinidad & Tobago – for their selfless acts as EMS professionals. Among the honorees at ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., were: Paramedics who responded to the San Bernardino terrorist attack. An Advanced EMT who single-handily provided the initial triage to pedestrians hit by a woman who had driven her car on busy sidewalk along the Las Vegas Strip.        An off-duty EMS director of operations who, upon learning no ambulances were ava...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

American Ambulance Association Salutes 103 "Stars of Life" At Annual Celebration of Unsung Heroes
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) this week honored 103 “Stars of Life” from 90 communities in 29 states across the country – plus Trinidad & Tobago – for their selfless acts as EMS professionals. Among the honorees at ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., were: Paramedics who responded to the San Bernardino terrorist attack. An Advanced EMT who single-handily provided the initial triage to pedestrians hit by a woman who had driven her car on busy sidewalk along the Las Vegas Strip.        An off-duty EMS director of operations who, upon learning no ambulances were ava...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

American Ambulance Association Salutes 103 "Stars of Life" At Annual Celebration of Unsung Heroes
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) this week honored 103 “Stars of Life” from 90 communities in 29 states across the country – plus Trinidad & Tobago – for their selfless acts as EMS professionals. Among the honorees at ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., were: Paramedics who responded to the San Bernardino terrorist attack. An Advanced EMT who single-handily provided the initial triage to pedestrians hit by a woman who had driven her car on busy sidewalk along the Las Vegas Strip.        An off-duty EMS director of operations who, upon learning no ambulances were ava...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Over 20 Injured, Two Dead in Bus Crash in Cuba
SANTI SPIRITUS, Cuba (AP) — A bus carrying tourists from Germany and Austria crashed in the central Cuban city of Santi Spiritus, killing two and injuring 28 people, Cuban authorities said. According to a report in the state-run newspaper Escambray, officials said the crash happened Saturday evening when a trailer truck carrying a container of televisions struck an overpass and then collided with the bus. The bus driver and a German tourist were immediately killed. Dr. Leonel Albiza Sotomayor said six people were in serious condition. Photos of the crash showed a mangled bus with its front and part of one side sho...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Over 20 Injured, Two Dead in Bus Crash in Cuba
SANTI SPIRITUS, Cuba (AP) — A bus carrying tourists from Germany and Austria crashed in the central Cuban city of Santi Spiritus, killing two and injuring 28 people, Cuban authorities said. According to a report in the state-run newspaper Escambray, officials said the crash happened Saturday evening when a trailer truck carrying a container of televisions struck an overpass and then collided with the bus. The bus driver and a German tourist were immediately killed. Dr. Leonel Albiza Sotomayor said six people were in serious condition. Photos of the crash showed a mangled bus with its front and part of one side sho...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Over 20 Injured, Two Dead in Bus Crash in Cuba
SANTI SPIRITUS, Cuba (AP) — A bus carrying tourists from Germany and Austria crashed in the central Cuban city of Santi Spiritus, killing two and injuring 28 people, Cuban authorities said. According to a report in the state-run newspaper Escambray, officials said the crash happened Saturday evening when a trailer truck carrying a container of televisions struck an overpass and then collided with the bus. The bus driver and a German tourist were immediately killed. Dr. Leonel Albiza Sotomayor said six people were in serious condition. Photos of the crash showed a mangled bus with its front and part of one side sho...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Trinidad and Tobago
On 18 February 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Trinidad and Tobago notified PAHO/WHO of the country’s first case of Zika virus infection. The patient is a 61-year-old female who reported fever and rash on 10 February. The patient’s blood sample was taken on 13 February and, on 17 February, was confirmed to be positive for Zika virus by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) laboratory. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: pesticide [subject], insecticides, fungicides, risk assessment [subject], zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Region of the Americas [region], Trinidad and Tobago [country] Source Type: news

The Latest On Zika Virus: Texas Just Developed A Much-Needed Rapid Diagnostic Test
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 this 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: &nbs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integration of body sensor networks and vehicular ad-hoc networks for traffic safety - Reyes-Muñoz A, Domingo MC, López-Trinidad MA, Delgado JL.
The emergence of Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) constitutes a new and fast growing trend for the development of daily routine applications. However, in the case of heterogeneous BSNs integration with Vehicular ad hoc Networks (VANETs) a large number of diffic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Haiti
On 18 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for Haiti notified PAHO/WHO of 5 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection. Of the 5 confirmed cases, 4 are from the Delmas commune while the remaining case is from the Pétion-Ville commune. Samples of the patient were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) laboratory in Trinidad and Tobago for testing. All cases were confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase-chain reaction (RT-PCR). In addition, between 4 and 12 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for Germany notified PAHO/WHO of 2 cases of Zika virus infection in German nationals who...
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], Haiti [country], Region of the Americas [region] Source Type: news