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Malaria in Jamaica

The Ministry of Health of Jamaica has confirmed 280 cases of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum on the island between 6 November 2006 and 3 February 2007. Of these reported cases, 264 have occurred in Kingston// , 12 in St Catherine, 3 in St Thomas and 1 in Clarendon. There have been no reported ...

UNICEF Provides 1,000 ITNs to Help Combat Malaria Outbreak in Jamaica

UNICEF has provided about 1,000 insecticide-treated nets (ITN’s) to the Jamaican Ministry of Health to help control the recent outbreak of malaria in the country, the// Caribbean Media Corporation reports. UNICEF was scheduled to provide a total of 3,000 ITNs by the end of 2006, according to...

Archbishop Slams Attempt to Legalize Abortion In Jamaica

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Lawrence Burke has come down heavily on Jamaica's attempts to legalize abortions. The Jamaican government had called for // consultations on the matter and the consultation period if nearing its end. It is thought that there will be certain liberal stan...

SANYO Donates Systems Effective vs. Flu to United Nations Organization Affiliate - World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF)

...nits are currently in use at the Office of Nurse Mary Pappas at St. Francis Preparatory in Fresh Meadows, Queens, and The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) in jamaica Estates, NY. Other units have also been donated and installed in the Medports at JFK and LaGuardia airports. Further donation installations are expect...

Video: CVS/pharmacy Pays Tribute to Caregivers and Announces Winners of the 'For All the Ways You Care' Contest

...float, Barbara couldn't resist the desire to help and traveled to Kingston, jamaica to see the project first hand. Inspired by the tremendous need in the commu...ommunity, Barbara has raised more than $50,000, built 50 houses and visited jamaica six times. Her project is called Barbara's Village. Darlene Hollingsw...

Jamaican Destination Spa Offers More Than Just a Magical Experience for the Body, Mind and Spirit

...ling sanctuary for the body, mind and spirit, unparalleled personalized attention, and a proactive owner committed to helping the indigenous people of jamaica through her work at Sunset Heal. The first thing visitors notice is the quiet, calm atmosphere. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the owner, ...

Wainwright Bank Provides $10 Million in New Markets Tax Credits and $7.4 Million in Financing to Hope House

...management through it's wholly owned subsidiary, Heritage Capital Management, Inc. With Boston branches in the Financial District, Back Bay/South End, jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Cambridge branches within Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Central Square and the Fresh Pond Mall, its Watertown, Somerville, Newton...

Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson Receives National Award From the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

...ealth Care Will Not Reform Itself , is scheduled for release in June. Halvorson has served as an advisor to the governments of Uganda, Great Britain, jamaica and Russia on issues of health policy and financing. Halvorson has won numerous awards for his commitment to health technology, including the ...

SHAPE Heats Up With First Ever Bikini Body Tour

...bag filled with must-have products, and special offers from tour sponsors, such as the chance to win a free trip to Beaches Resorts in beach-beautiful jamaica or Turks & Caicos. Can't wait until May to get Bikini Body Ready? Equinox Fitness Clubs will host SHAPE Magazine Bikini Body classes natio...

Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates 'Wear Red Day'

...t particularly high risk of a heart attack, which prompted BHCC to reach out to the seniors' community of Greater Boston. A group of senior women from jamaica Plains were invited to a sit-down lunch in the College's art gallery, and treated to a variety of hands-on artistic activities with a heart motif. The...

Wainwright Bank Provides $10.6 Million to Harbor Health Services, Inc.

...tion and enable us to continue to meet the financing needs of our customers." With Boston branches in the Financial District, Back Bay/South End, jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Cambridge branches within Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Central Square and the Fresh Pond Mall, its Watertown, Somerville, Newton...

'Life Begins at 65: Words of a Cancer Survivor': New Book Offers Empowering Strategies for Rising Above Sickness and Setbacks

...e self-empowered. Hopelessness and helplessness will then be in your past, as will your cancer." About the Author: Matthew E. McLaren was born in jamaica and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1976. In 1997, he underwent surgery for prostate cancer, and the experience changed his life in a positive...

CHEST 2008: Featured abstracts

...n that Asian-Indians have a higher rate of coronary heart disease than other ethnic groups, and their small arteries may be to blame. Researchers from jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York explored the differences in the sizes of coronary arteries between Asian-Indians, Caucasians, and African-American...

Kresge Foundation Employs New Funding Methods in its First Quarter Grant Awards of Nearly $43 Million

...$400,000 Massachusetts Capital Link Inc. (PRI and growth capital) Boston $2,500,000 Health Care Without Harm (program support) jamaica Plain $600,000 The Nonprofit Quarterly (program support) Boston $130,000 Wheelock College (facilities capital) Boston...

VA Retains Facilities at Four Boston Campuses

... to provide services at its four Boston-area campuses -- Bedford, Brockton, jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. "The potential benefits to be gained from any ...hat Bedford's services could be moved to the Brockton campus, and that VA's jamaica Plain and West Roxbury might be consolidated. These options were invest...

Paloma Pharmaceuticals Presents at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting

... an inhibitor of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal scaring from retinal detachment in animal disease models --- jamaica PLAIN, Mass., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Paloma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced it has presented two presentations at the 2008 annual meeting of the ...

JOHNSON'S(R) Launches New Online Campaign Tapping Glam Media to Reach Young Women

... of skin care products. The site features a user-generated content contest, jamaica getaway sweepstakes, expert and celebrity videos, featuring actress Ana Ort...lahan. A grand prize sweepstakes offers site visitors a chance to win a jamaica Girlfriends' Getaway trip to share with up to three friends. -- Celeb...

Newborn Screening Suggests Decline in Cystic Fibrosis

...rie Comeau, deputy director of the New England Newborn Screening Program in jamaica Plain, and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Massac...arie Comeau, Ph.D., deputy director, New England Newborn Screening Program, jamaica Plain, and associate professor of pediatrics, University of Massachusetts M...

Synthesis of natural molecule could lead to better anti-cancer drugs

...uch a short time, said Wright, who works at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Wright isolated neopeltolide from a sponge she collected near jamaica in 1993; she and her team reported its biological activity and structure in the 2007 article that inspired Scheidts work. I was impressed with the ...

Sub-Saharan Africa: the population emergency

...its demographic transition. However, campaigns promoting the balanced family such as those successfully run in other developing countries (Bangladesh, jamaica for instance) have never really been implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, whereas the overall demographic trend points towards a stabilization of ...

Sunday, October 14, MSPP holds Sixth Annual Lucero Memorial Run and Latino Leadership Breakfast

... Latinos and what MSPP is doing to facilitate that access. Attending will be Representative Jamie Eldridge of Acton; Representative Elizabeth Malia of jamaica Plain; Senator Marian Walsh of West Roxbury; Former Senator Jarret Barrios, now President of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts; and A...

New York City's infant mortality rate declined in 2006

...and Staten Island fared better than the city as a whole. Over the past three years, Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, along with eastern jamaica in Queens, have had higher infant death rates than any other neighborhood. A complete list of rates by neighborhood is available online at www.nyc.gov...

No Foul Play, Woolmer Died of Naural Causes, Say Jamaican Police

...gry fan or by an illegal betting syndicate. There was also speculation members of the Pakistan team may have been involved. Mr Thomas said the jamaica Constabulary Force had found no evidence "of any impropriety by players, match officials nor management". He said the force had carried out its invest...

Bob Woolmer Was Strangled With A Towel

...as perhaps a mafia-style killing aimed at preventing the coach from blowing the whistle on match-fixing. The tabloid quoted Deputy Commissioner in jamaica Police Mark Shields in its support. “If it is some form of manual strangulation and there are no physical marks, there may have been something between...

Bone in Woolmer’s Neck Found Broken, Say Police Source

...ting that Woolmer was strangled in his room at the jamaica Pegasus Hotel between Saturday night and Sunday mo...stion mark over the players being allowed to leave jamaica as initially scheduled on Saturday. Other rep... Two detectives of Scotland Yard would proceed to jamaica to assist in the investigations, London reports sa...

Bob Woolmer Might Have Died of Accidental Drug and Alcohol Overdose

... Bob Woolmer, the legendary cricket coach who died a bitter man in jamaica on Sunday, might not have committed// suicide. A British newspaper r...ebutants Ireland. The British tabloid Mirror said that the police in jamaica were investigating whether any overdose of alcohol and drug had caused Wool...

Jamaica Sees 1000 New Cases of HIV Annually

... A recent report by the Ministry in jamaica has revealed that over 1,000 per-sons develop AIDS annually in Jamaica, in ...that have been identified as contributing to the continued spread of HIV in jamaica include illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and gender relations. Besides...

HIV discrimination in workplace should be eliminated

... The jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) has confirmed that 22 organizations have joined hands, formalizing their consent to weed out the stigma and discrimination...

American Wins Lawsuit Over Penile Implant Malfunction

...68, of New York city, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before Viagra entered the market, reported the online edition of jamaica Observer. The impotent former handyman's plastic implant, Dura-II, was meant to allow him to position the penis upward for sex, then lower it. H...
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