UK coronavirus: Wales to prioritise reopening schools; M & S sandwich supplier closes factory after outbreak – as it happened
Reopening schoolswill be given ‘top priority’, says Welsh first minister;Greencore staff to self-isolate for 14 days; Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago off safe list from4am SaturdayExclusive: UK ’s cheap food could fuel Covid spread, says WHO envoyCovid eviction threat: reprieve for renters in England and WalesOldham to face tougher restrictions but escapes full lockdownCall to make Covid testing compulsory for universities studentsCoronavirus global updates – live7.03pmBSTThat ’s all from the UK blog today, as always you can continue reading over on our global coronavirus blog after I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now) and Sarah Marsh (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Birmingham Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Politics Science UK news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: scramble to beat quarantine deadline; Wigan to come out of lockdown
Wigan joinstwo Lancashire areas also easing restrictions; Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago off safe list from4am SaturdayShapps rejects idea of partial quarantine for countriesLockdown fears for Birmingham amid sharp rise in casesRetail sales rise above pre-Covid levelsCovid-19 drives UK national debt to £2tnCoronavirus global updates – live1.13pmBSTTens of thousands of frantic school-leavers are still waiting to hear if they will be accepted at the university of their choice afterreceiving better A-level grades this week. But vice-chancellors are warning that taking large numbers of extra undergraduate...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now) and Sarah Marsh (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Birmingham Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Politics Science UK news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago added to quarantine list – as it happened
Shapps announces change asPortugal added to Covid safe list;Birmingham ‘likely to join Covid watch list’as cases rise; Sturgeon keeps Scotland incurrent state of lockdownas country records 77 new casesPortugal added to Covid safe list as Croatia taken offCoronavirus cases in England rise by 27% in a weekGovernment spends £56m on consultants to help with pandemicEnd of eviction ban ‘could lead to Covid surge’Global coronavirus live: latest updates6.58pmBSTThat ’s all from me today, folks. Thanks for reading. Here is a summary of today’s key events:6.30pmBSTThe shadow transport secre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd; Fran Lawther and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Education GCSEs A-levels Sixth form Exams Schools Boris Johnson Gavin Williamson Infectious diseases Politics Science Medical research Source Type: news

Factors affecting mortality in major trauma patients in Trinidad and Tobago - a view from the developing world - Varachhia S, Ramcharitar Maharaj V, Paul JF, Robertson P, Nunes P, Sammy I.
This study investigated the characteristics and outcomes of seriously injured patients in Trinidad and Tobago, using Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) methodology. We also aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Doctoral student awarded Fulbright to study diseases in migratory birds
(Virginia Tech) Krisangel Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student in Jonathan Auguste's lab at Virginia Tech, received a Fulbright Fellowship to research how migratory birds can transmit diseases and which pathogens they may carry. When it's safe to travel again, she will spend a year at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse and the complexities of gender, power, and sexuality - Reddock R, Reid SD, Nickenig T.
This article contributes to the still limited analysis of gender and sexuality in the exploration of HIV infection in the Caribbean. In Trinidad and Tobago, child sexual abuse was identified as a prevalent behavior. This motivated a gendered exploration of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Jumping at the opportunity": the role of situational and opportunity factors in juvenile delinquency in Southern Europe - Trinidad A, Vozmediano L, San-Juan C.
Juvenile delinquency is influenced by opportunities and situations: the existing evidence has pointed out that variables such as leisure places or poor social cohesion are associated to offenses committed by youths. Considering the opportunity perspective,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Lives Lost to Coronavirus
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature remembrance Source Type: news

Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19
This article is published with permission from Southern World Arts News and editor A. D. McKenzie. Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19 appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Health Source Type: news

Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
(Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg) Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societies shows that Asian and European countries fare much better than Anglophone and Latin American countries. The most problem-ridden countries are Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study of gender-related differences in reporting fatigue and pain among Latino/a migrant farmworkers - Ramos AK, Carvajal-Suarez M, Trinidad N, Michaud TL, Grimm B, LeVan T, Siahpush M.
This study sought to explore gender differences in the reporting of fatigue a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effects of community policing on fear of crime and perceived safety: findings from a pilot project in Trinidad and Tobago - Maguire ER, Johnson D, Kuhns JB, Apostolos R.
Using findings from a quasi-experiment, this study examines whether the implementation of community policing in Gonzales, a distressed Caribbean community, reduced fear of crime and increased perceptions of safety. We use a pre-post, comparison group desig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Environmental factors in juvenile delinquency: a systematic review of the situational perspectives' literature - Trinidad A, Vozmediano L, San-Juan C.
This paper aims to summarise and integrate the accumulated knowledge on recent literature analysing the situational factors of juvenile delinquency and draw future avenues for research. A review of recent empirical papers published on two relevant database... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Murder in a twin island paradise: trends and strategies implemented to address criminal homicide in Trinidad and Tobago - Adams EB, Sanchez CGV.
This report adds to the literature on homicide in Trinidad and Tobago by (1) showing that geographic and demographic factors structure homicide victimization and (2) exploring how the political economy of drugs in the Caribbean contributes to murder. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perceptions of incarcerated youth about police violence and legitimacy in Trinidad and Tobago - Stamatakis N.
This study was focused on the youth's perceptions in Trinidad and Tobago, a developing Caribbean nation. It describes their personal experiences with and perceptions of police misbehavior or excessive use of force on juveniles and young adults held in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A comparison of opioid-involved fatalities captured in the National Poison Data System to data derived from US death certificate literal text - Mallama CA, Trinidad JP, Swain RS, Zhao Y, Woods C, McAninch JK.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to describe and compare the number and characteristics of opioid-involved fatal cases captured in the National Poison Data System (NPDS) and in US death certificates. METHODS: NPDS, which collects data on all ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stars of Life Award Recipients to Be Honored in D.C.
The American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. This week, the association will be honoring the 2019 Stars of Life in Washington, D.C. You can find a list of this year's award recipients and their accomplishments HERE. Some of this year's highlights include:  Peter Beemer | AMR | Kaui, Hawaii: After Peter's family was evacuated from a flood, he stayed behind and spent nearly two weeks on site helping his community recover. Peter provided wound ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Stars of Life Award Recipients to Be Honored in D.C.
The American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. This week, the association will be honoring the 2019 Stars of Life in Washington, D.C. You can find a list of this year's award recipients and their accomplishments HERE. Some of this year's highlights include:  Peter Beemer | AMR | Kaui, Hawaii: After Peter's family was evacuated from a flood, he stayed behind and spent nearly two weeks on site helping his community recover. Peter provided wound ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl, 2011-2016 - Spencer MR, Warner M, Bastian BA, Trinidad JP, Hedegaard H.
This report describes trends in drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl by demographic characteristics and geographic regions from 2011 through 2016. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Partnership seeks to fight climate change and boost Caribbean nation's economy
(University of Texas at Austin) The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with two Caribbean universities on the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago to create a new clean industry that will store greenhouse gasses underground and eliminate the country's contribution to human-induced climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The calypso caliphate: How Trinidad and Tobago became an ISIS recruiting hotspot
(University of Kent) Research from the University of Kent has shed new light on individuals from Trinidad and Tobago that have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS since 2013, finding that they do not conform to the stereotypical Western view of an ISIS fighter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

La Djablesse: between Martinique, Trinidad (and Tobago), and its Pan-Caribbean dimension - Gugolati M.
This article compares the folkloric character La Djablesse as presented on two Caribbean islands: Martinique and Trinidad. It examines the importance of this feminine figure who comes from black Cr éole oral stories, combining contemporary oral accounts wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Perceptions of alcohol misuse among Alaska Native health care system stakeholders: a qualitative exploration - Trinidad SB, Shaw JL, Dirks LG, Ludman EJ, Burke W, Dillard DA.
Although alcohol misuse is a priority for health care systems serving Alaska Native and American Indian (ANAI) people, stakeholders' perceptions of misuse are understudied. Patients (n = 34), providers (n = 20), and leaders (n = 16) at a Tribally owned and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths: United States, 2011-2016 - Hedegaard H, Bastian BA, Trinidad JP, Spencer M, Warner M.
This report identifies the specific drugs involved most frequently in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2011 through 2016. METHODS-Record-level data from the 2011-2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files were lin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Correlates and predictors of alcohol consumption and negative consequences of alcohol use among Latino migrant farmworkers in Nebraska - Ramos AK, Trinidad N, Correa A, Carlo G.
This study used cross-sectional data from the Nebraska Migrant Farmworker Health Study, 2016 (N = 241) to (1) describe drinking behavior, (2) evaluate associations between alcohol consu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths: United States, 2011-2016 - Hedegaard H, Bastian BA, Trinidad JP, Spencer M, Warner M.
This report identifies the specific drugs involved most frequently in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2011 through 2016. Methods--Record-level data from the 2011-2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files were linke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Woman, 40, with a huge facial birthmark was dubbed the 'purple people eater'
Kiana Smith, from Australia but living in Trinidad in the Caribbean, has a birthmark called a port wine stain, which is caused by a genetic default and cannot be cured, only treated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Final Delaware ACA rate increase approved
Delaware residents with health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace will be hit with 3 percent rate increases next year. That ’s about half of what Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield requested. Currently, 20,000 Delawareans covered under the Obamacare marketplace will pay more after Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro gave his approval. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield initially requested a 5.7 percent increa se. “Even though I’m pleased that the department was able… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Eichmann Source Type: news

Homegrown violent extremism in Trinidad and Tobago: local patterns, global trends - McCoy J, Knight WA.
The article examines the subject of homegrown violent extremism related to militant Islamism in the dual-Island Caribbean state of Trinidad and Tobago (T& T). It employs original research drawn from a series of semi-structured interviews and focus groups ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Uganda:Hiring Doctors From Cuba Doesn't Solve the Problem
[Monitor] So Uganda went from a proposal to export medical personnel to Trinidad and Tobago to importing doctors from Cuba in just three years. Government has been in a protracted dispute with the Uganda Medical Workers Union over increasing the pay of its members and terms of service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcohol drinking among primary school children in Trinidad and Tobago: prevalence and associated risk factors - Agu CF, Oshi DC, Weaver S, Abel WD, Rae T, Ricketts Roomes TF, Oshi SN.
This study was undertaken to assess alcohol use by primary school children in Trinidad and Tobago, and to identify associated risk factors. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
Written by: Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, The Medical Sciences Library, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Introduction: What is Big Data? Technopedia defines Big Data as a process “that is used when traditional data mining and handling techniques cannot uncover the insights and meaning of the underlying data. Data that is unstructured or time sensitive or simply very large cannot be processed by relational database engines.” (Technopedia., 2018) Over time, the different iterations of Big Data processing and application have been used to reflect, interpret and...
Source: MCR News - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

Mother-of-two suffers from neurofibromatosis, tumours on her face
Charmaine Sahadeo, 38, from Chaguanas, Trinidad, has three giant growths swamping her right leg, making it nearly impossible to stand or walk. She blames her appearance for her marriage breakdown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two, 38, with a 'bubble-wrap face' is covered in thousands of agonising tumours
Charmaine Sahadeo, 38, from Chaguanas, Trinidad, has three giant growths swamping her right leg, making it nearly impossible to stand or walk. She blames her appearance for her marriage breakdown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Engineering a better society
This article was first published in UNISON Active magazine which is produced by the Yorkshire and Humberside region of the union. Next month (October) is Black History Month. If you’re a UNISON member and you’d like to get involved with your local Black members group contact your branch.   The article Engineering a better society first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON meat hygiene)
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine Black history month black members local government Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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