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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...

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Jamaica in Medical Technology

Paloma Pharmaceuticals Presents at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2009 Meeting

...irst-in-class Dual TORC1/TORC2 complex inhibitor of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway showing efficacy in retinal scarring caused by retinal detachment - jamaica PLAIN, Mass., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paloma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. presented "Palomid 529, An Inhibitor of the Akt/mTOR Pathway Reduces Photoreceptor Ce...

Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens, Young Adults

...s." The National Institute of Mental Health provided grant support for this research. Ashtari's and Kumra's co-authors were Kelly Cervellione, of jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, N.Y.; John Cottone, of Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.Y.; and Babak A. Ardekani, of The Nathan Kline Institu...

Napo Announces Successful Clinical Results in Phase 2 Study of Crofelemer in Acute Adult Infectious Diarrhea

...reat with lower doses and lower frequency of dosing. In combination with previous success in treating infectious diarrhea in travelers in Mexico and jamaica with crofelemer, Napo is investigating the regulatory pathway to file an NDA for acute infectious diarrhea treatment with crofelemer coincident with i...
Jamaica in Biological News

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

... the marine environment (including two major hurricanes, a disease outbreak and the loss of a seaweed-grazing urchin), coral cover on several reefs in jamaica plummeted from about 70 percent to less than 10 percent, and macroalgae became the dominant life form. So Bruno, along with colleagues Hugh Sweatma...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... WHITEHOUSE STATION N.J., PRINCETON, N.J. and jamaica PLAIN, Mass., April 21, 2009 Merck & Co., Inc., (through an affiliate), Medarex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDX) and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories (MBL) of...

Census of Marine Life and ocean in Google Earth bring ocean information to life

... along on scientific explorations to the coldest, saltiest water on the planet or to a new ocean environment created by an ice shelf break the size of jamaica or to the hottest hydrothermal vent ever discoveredhot enough to melt lead! These journeys are but a few of the 129 possibilities for learning more ab...

Scripps scientists develop first examples of RNA that replicates itself indefinitely

...esult in new copies of RNA that also could copy themselves. In Vitro Evolution A few years after Tracey Lincoln arrived at Scripps Research from jamaica to pursue her Ph.D., she began exploring the RNA-only replication concept along with her advisor, Professor Gerald Joyce, M.D., Ph.D., who is also Dea...

Positive results in Phase 2 trial of treatment of C-difficile-associated diarrhea

... Princeton, N.J. and jamaica Plain, Mass., November 3, 2008 Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX) and The Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories (MBL) of the University of Massachusetts Medi...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

...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...

Hurricane Gustav

... per hour. Hurricane Gustav weakened as it moved over Haiti's mountainous landscape and was downgraded to a tropical storm. The storm moved toward jamaica (as visible in the 28 August acquisition) and picked up strength. By 29 August, it was again upgraded to a hurricane. As it neared the west end of...

New study links fate of personal care products to environmental pollution and human health concerns

...k, have traced back the active ingredients of soaps used as long ago as the 1960s to their current location, the shallow sediments of New York Citys jamaica Bay and the Chesapeake Bay, the nations largest estuary. Our group has shown that antimicrobial ingredients used a half a century ago, by our paren...

Why juniper trees can live on less water

... Earth Sciences. "We examined 14 species from the U.S. and Caribbean, and they're all relatively drought-resistant -- even ones in the mountains of jamaica that get hundreds of inches of rain a year," he said. "They've been expanding for about 100 years in some places, and drought plays a role in that...

Early environment may be key to determining bird migration location

...migrates between breeding grounds in North America and winter spots in the Caribbean and South America. The team studied redstarts that winter over in jamaica in two very different habitats that are right next to each other. One is a very lush mangrove with water and lots of insects for the birds to eat, ...
Jamaica in Biological Technology

SANYO Donates Air Purification Systems Effective Against Flu Viruses to New York Airports and Schools

...the Office of Nurse Mary Pappas at St. Francis Preparatory in Fresh Meadows, Queens. The next unit will be donated to The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA) in jamaica Estates, NY. TMLA is a Catholic all-girls school that has successfully taught women leaders for the past 73 years. They are a nationally known school ...

TED Conferences Announces 25 TED Fellows for TEDGlobal in Oxford

...ED community and to the world. The 2009 TEDGlobal Fellows comprise an eclectic group of individuals from Bahrain to Argentina to Malawi, and from jamaica to the Philippines. These innovators represent diverse disciplines -- technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship a...

Medarex and Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories Announce Primary Objective Achieved in Phase 2 Trial of Monoclonal Antibody Combination for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD)

...olled Phase 2 clinical trial indicate statistically significant reduction in recurrences of CDAD PRINCETON, N.J. and jamaica PLAIN, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medarex, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDX ) and The Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories (MBL) of the University of M...

Paloma Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Association for Cancer Research

... - Presentations highlight Palomid 529 as an anti-angiogenic, anti-tumor Akt/mTOR inhibitor - jamaica PLAIN, Mass., Apr 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Paloma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced it has presented three presentations at the 2008 annual meeting of t...
Jamaica in Biological Definition

Albinism

...enguin and only two or three have ever been reported in the wild. Snowdrop would normally have looked like the background penguins Culture In jamaica , albinos have long been denigrated and regarded as cursed. In recent times, the albino dancehall singer Yellowman has helped to end this percept...
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