Health & Lifestyle

Second Ebola Case Confirmed in the USA

A Texas health care worker who treated the man Thomas Eric Duncan who later died of Ebola has tested positive for the disease in a preliminary test, doctors said today, this health care worker is the second person to be diagnosed with the Ebola Virus on US soil. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for ...

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Ebola Vaccines Should Be Ready Within 6 Months

Russia expects to produce three Ebola vaccines within the next six months, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said today. “We have created three vaccines… and we think they will be ready in the next six months,” the minister said on Rossiya 1 television. “One of them is already ready for a clinical trial,” she said. One of the vaccines was ...

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Former Senate President Syringa Marshall-Burnett Has Died

Former president of the Jamaican Senate, and pioneering nurse, Syringa Marshall-Burnett has died. She reportedly developed complications after being hospitalized earlier with Chikungunya-like symptoms. Up to the time of her death, the former People’s National Party politician was the chairperson of the National Council for Senior Citizens. The nurse and educator served as president of the Senate from 1995-2007. Family ...

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Dog Laid To Rest Because Owner Has Ebola

A dog named Excalibur who belonged to an Ebola-infected nurse in Spain was humanely laid to rest today, even as protesters and animal rights activists surrounded the Madrid home of the nurse and her husband. Excalibur is pictured in this undated image released by an animal rights organization PACMA. An online petition calling for the dog’s life to be spared ...

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Red Bull Sued For us$13m For ‘Not Giving Wings’

Red Bull agreed to pay us$13m in a class action settlement over their slogan and marketing tactics. A plaintiff claims the energy drink did not “give him wings.” For more than two decades, Red Bull has been using the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings,” though according to some disappointed customers, that’s just not true. And if you’ve bought a ...

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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in USA Dies

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola inside the United States amid an outbreak that has killed thousands in Africa, died this morning at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital said. File Photo: Thomas Eric Duncan He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with the virus in mid-September. People who have ...

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Chikunguna Telephone Hotline Activated

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), through a joint effort with the Ministry of Health, has put in effect a toll-free telephone hotline to receive calls from persons who may be experiencing Chik-V-like symptoms. An ODPEM release this morning has advised that the number to call is 1-888-225-5637. You can also call 754-9077 or 754-9078. (Not Toll-Free) ...

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Vegan Recipe: Island Medly

Here’s a recipe that I created the other day. Honestly this was made on impulse using what was available in my kitchen LOL. Ingredients: 1) 1 1/2 Cup of Black Beans 2) 1 1/2 Cup of Sweet Yellow Corn (Canned or Organic) 3) 2 Chopped Carrots 4) 1/2 Diced Onion 5) 1/2 Diced Green Bell Peppers 6) 1/2 Cup of ...

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Plant a Tree: Today is National Wood & Water Day

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is encouraging Jamaicans to plant and care for trees as one way to promote rainfall and reduce the effects of severe climatic conditions. The call comes as Jamaica celebrates National Wood and Water Day today. Coordinator with responsibility for Watersheds in the Ecosystems Management Branch at NEPA Lisa Kirkland, says healthy watersheds are ...

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Warning: Use Only Panadol To Fight Chik-V

Consultant gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Dr. Mike Mills has warned pharmacists against using other products apart from Panadol to treat the chikungunya virus (Chik-V). Mills’ advice came following reports that at least one pharmacy has had to resort to products such as ibuprofen, owing to a reported shortage of Panadol. He said such a ...

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