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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Norwegian funds will help fund a carbon-positive Guyana - Jagdeo

Guyana: Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars that Guyana expects to get from Norway for preserving its large acreage of rainforest will help fund projects and push the Caribbean Community nation into being one the world’s few carbon positive nations, its head of state has said. Comment.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Family Planning an essential part of American Life

New York: If you’re an average woman, you want two children, according to various surveys. That means you’ll spend about five years of your life trying to become pregnant, being pregnant or recovering from pregnancy, and 30 years trying to avoid it. Comment.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Keep your mind sharp at any age

Health: Everyone has the occasional “senior moment.” Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and can’t remember why, or can’t recall a familiar name during a conversation. Memory lapses can occur at any age, but aging alone is generally not a cause of cognitive decline. When significant memory loss occurs among older people, it is generally not due to aging but to organic disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness. Comment.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nurses honored during National Nurses Week

New York: “Nursing is a very caring profession. We are so busy caring for others that we sometimes fail to take the time to care for ourselves. So tonight we are going to take that time and highlight some of the great things that we, as nurses, have done and honor some of our own,” said Pearline Okumakpeyi, immediate past president of the Omega Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority. Comment.

Nurses honored during National Nurses Week

New York: “Nursing is a very caring profession. We are so busy caring for others that we sometimes fail to take the time to care for ourselves. So tonight we are going to take that time and highlight some of the great things that we, as nurses, have done and honor some of our own,” said Pearline Okumakpeyi, immediate past president of the Omega Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority. Comment.

Friday, May 20, 2011

How to add more fiber to your diet 

Health: There’s no doubt that a high-fiber diet is good for your health, yet few Americans consistently get their daily allowance of fiber, according to the American Dietetic Association. The recommended amount is 20-35 grams, but most people only eat about 14-15 grams of fiber a day. Comment.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Antiretrovirals greatly reduces HIV transmission 

Health: Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by taking oral antiretroviral medicines when their immune systems were relatively healthy, according to findings from a large-scale clinical study sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Comment.

A little bit of medical history

Health: Microwave Thermotherapy is a non-surgical, office-based, long-lasting treatment used to relieve the annoying symptoms caused by prostate enlargement. The answer to the question “Is this treatment for everyone?” is – “almost everyone”, as long as the diagnosis has been correctly made. So how is the diagnosis of benign prostate hyperplasia, commonly known as “BPH”, made? My teacher in medicine, I am proud to say was Professor Isidore Snapper (1889-1973). Comment.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CARICOM claims major victory on communicable diseases

Health: Taking credit for pushing the United Nations into signing on, Caribbean governments say they are mounting a spirited lobbying campaign to get world leaders to attend the first global summit on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, given the growing evidence that such diseases are on the rise in its own area of influence. Comments (1).

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dentists can detect people with undiagnosed diabetes 

Health: In a study, Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting, to be published in the Journal of Dental Research (released online on April 29, in advance of print publication) researchers at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represented a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. Comment.

What to expect during TherMatrx microwave treatment

Health: A patient, after being advised that he would be an ideal candidate for TherMatrx transurethral microwave thermotherapy to relieve his symptoms of prostate enlargement is happy to avoid surgery and a lifetime of medication but then usually asks, “What is TherMatrx and what will I actually experience?” What follows are the answers to these questions. Comment.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

It’s no sretch -- Yoga may benefit heart disease

Health: Yoga, an ancient Indian practice once viewed as only for the very fit and flexible, has become as American an activity as jogging and aerobics. Its newfound popularity could be a boon for people with high blood pressure, heart failure, and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Comment.

It’s no sretch -- Yoga may benefit heart disease

Health: Yoga, an ancient Indian practice once viewed as only for the very fit and flexible, has become as American an activity as jogging and aerobics. Its newfound popularity could be a boon for people with high blood pressure, heart failure, and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Comment.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dine & Learn Healthy Youth Symposium

New York: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in partnership with Boys and Girls High School, the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, and the Stay Strong Foundation, will hold its 6th Annual Dine & Learn Healthy Youth Symposium titled “Live Straight Up Healthy,” on Friday, May 6, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11213. Comment.