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Gastroenteritis Tips

first_img Share Share Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Gastroenteritis Tips by: – July 5, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Photo credit: trialx.comThe Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general Public that Gastroenteritis is still present. With the influx of visitors on the island the public is advice to remain watchful and observe strict hygiene.Gastroenteritis is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines.It can spread easily. Practice good hygiene.If you are experiencing symptoms like vomiting, upset stomach and abdominal pain, seek medical attention at your nearest health centre.Or if you are experiencing a diarrhea which is three loose stools within 24 hours, then you should take a small amount of the stool in a container to your Health Centre or Doctor.Use a wide mouth, screw cap container, such as a small peanut butter container.Wash it with soap and water, rinse it properly, and then dry itPlace a small amount of stool in the container.Next, write your name, the date and the time that the stool was collected.Wrap the container in a small black plastic bag or a small brown paper bag or in foil.Take it to your health centre or doctor.Also drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration and wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.Do not stop breastfeeding a child even if he or she has diarrhoeaREMEMBER YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!Press ReleaseMinistry of Health, Health Promotion Unitlast_img read more

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Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal

first_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal by: – November 21, 2013 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Kenneth ChenaisLONDON (AP) — He’s been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it’s because he has been deemed too fat to travel.Now Frenchman Kevin Chenais’ long and fitful journey is coming to an end.Chenais, who weighs 500 pounds (230 kilogrammes), says he has been repeatedly refused transport over the past two weeks as he sought to get home to France from the United States. P&O Ferries finally offered to take him in an ambulance across the English Channel on Wednesday, the final hurdle keeping him from his home near the Swiss border.“It’s terrible. It’s discrimination. It was very hard, tiring and a big waste of money for my parents,” the 22-year-old told RTL radio on Wednesday.Slumped over in his mobility scooter, he said he was exhausted just before being loaded into the ambulance.Chenais’ mother was outraged by the treatment her son allegedly received, saying he was discriminated against because of his weight.“It’s not the fault of my son to be big. He has a genetic illness,” Christina Chenais said. “We are very happy to go home after this long, distressing and traumatic situation.”The odyssey began when British Airways refused to honour his return ticket from the United States, where he spent months receiving medical care for a hormone imbalance.“When we talked about this problem with British Airways that Kevin was too fat … (they said) abandon any intention of coming back to France,” Kevin’s father, Rene, told RTL Radio. “From the fact of his incapacity, his obesity, he was not considered to be a normal being, but more like a problem.”BA acknowledges that it refused to let Chenais board the plane, but said confidentiality rules prevent it from saying why. BA insisted that it does not discriminate against customers for any reason and that the airline provides the option of an extra seat to people who contact them with concerns about seat width.“We respect the privacy of the customer so cannot comment on any changes in circumstance between arrival and departure dates,” the company said in a statement. British Airways declined to say what the changes in circumstance had been.Chenais said Carnival Cruises also rejected his request for a cabin on a trans-Atlantic voyage. The company declined to comment.Virgin Atlantic airlines stepped in to fly him to London, he said. The company refused to comment on the topic to The Associated Press.From London, Chenais had planned to take the Eurostar train home. But Eurostar refused to allow him on board because of safety rules governing travel through the Channel Tunnel: The high-speed train that connects England to France and Belgium requires all passengers to have the ability to be safely evacuated — and Chenais’ obesity-caused lack of mobility made that impossible.“This is a terrible situation,” Eurostar said in a statement. “Our heart goes out to Mr Chenais and his family who are understandably desperate to return home after being stranded in America.”Eurostar paid for the family’s hotel room and worked with P&O to find a solution.“It’s difficult to imagine the frustration that this gentleman has gone through,” P&O spokesman Chris Laming said in a statement. “But for us, it’s very straightforward, as we are set up to carry people who have medical needs.”The ferry company took Chenais and his family across the English Channel late Wednesday to Calais. From there, the family was driving to the French town of Ferney-Voltaire, 740 kilometres (460 miles) to the southeast.“I am waiting to see my sisters and the other people in my family,” Chenais told RTL radio. “I couldn’t have imagined this for us.”Associated Presslast_img read more

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“We Have the Lowest Neonatal Mortality in the OECS” -Dr McIntyre

first_img Share 77 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! The island’s Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre says Dominica’s infant mortality rate is surpassing global expectations and is ahead of the region.He was again debunking a report published in The Lancet in November.The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal  which is said to be among the world’s oldest, most prestigious, and best known general medical journals.The Lancet published an article describing Dominica as lagging far behind the rest of the world in its rate of childhood mortality.The article says the probability of children dying between the age of birth and five years old in Dominica is rising.The Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Officer rebuked that report as totally erroneous.When the House of Parliament met last week, Hon Senator Annette Sanford raised the subject again prompting the Hon Health Minister, Dr Mcintyre to Respond.“When I hear people talk about our infant mortality, it’s very sad. Can you imagine the article in The Lancet, the author cannot even differentiate between intrapartum and neonatal mortality? Totally wrong,” he said.“The WHO Sustainable Development Goals puts the target* for neonatal mortality at 12 per 1,000 live births by 2030. We are only in 2020 and we have achieved 8.4 per 1,000,” Dr McIntyre announced. “And the WHO put the infant mortality target at 25 per 1,000 live births and we are at 8.3. We have achieved this already.”The SDG’s are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve oceans and forests.The Hon Minister assures, “We have the lowest neonatal mortality in the OECS. These are facts.”He says The Lancet article is based on estimates and not fact.*The targets mean that nations are to aim not to exceed those figures. Sharecenter_img Share LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics “We Have the Lowest Neonatal Mortality in the OECS” -Dr McIntyre by: – February 18, 2020 Tweetlast_img read more

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line gives Dominica equipment valued at $US55000.00

first_imgLocalNews Royal Caribbean Cruise Line gives Dominica equipment valued at $US55000.00 by: – November 8, 2011 16 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Image via: haikalaryawan.comThe Dominica Fire Service and the Princess Margaret Hospital has received equipment from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in the tune of US$55,000.00.The move, according to the Director of Fleet Medical Operation of the Cruise Line Steve Williams this donation is a token of their appreciation for the assistance that Dominica gave its guests who were involved in a traffic accident several years ago.The equipment which includes spinal mobilization devices and oxygen therapy equipment was handed over on Tuesday.“It’s part of an ongoing program that we will be instituting to help support the government of Dominica and provide them with some additional rescue and firefighting equipment over the years. Over the next couple of years we will also be proving some of the training needs for some of the fire fighters. We are happy to help out,” he explained.Meantime Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority Bennoit Bardouille says he is happy that Dominica could benefit from such a gesture.“Based on our discussions, Dominica was able to benefit and I want to convey our gratitude for the token being given to us today. We are happy that we are able to build such a relationship with you, especially with regards to training,” he said.Chief Fire Officer Elias Dupuis told Tuesday’s handing over ceremony that the equipment will be put to use immediately.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Jamaica to create single anti-corruption agency

first_imgNewsRegional Jamaica to create single anti-corruption agency by: – March 22, 2012 39 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding, makes a point as he addresses an anti-corruption forum held on Monday in KingstonKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding, said that the government is considering the creation of a single anti-corruption agency as part of measures to combat the scourge of corruption within Jamaica.Speaking at an anti-corruption forum held on Monday in Kingston, Golding explained that the agency will provide “a concentrated focus on the problem” and more optimal and synergistic use of the available anti-corruption resources.The creation of this entity, he said, is in keeping with the government’s recently announced national security strategy, which focuses on going after the money and profits made from crime. This will be achieved by assembling an anti-corruption task force resourced with the required skills to effectively use the Proceeds of Crime Act and the proposed anti-gang legislation to combat organized crime and high level corruption.“This is not going to be an agency like the many we have had in the past, which involves basically a paramilitary force used to tackle street level crime. This really is a more cerebral approach where we are trying to put together the necessary intellectual resources and experience that can really use these pieces of legislation effectively to dismantle the upper echelons of that type of crime in Jamaica,” Golding stated.The justice minister noted however that the success of this initiative will be impacted by the efficiency and effectiveness with which cases can be prosecuted in the courts. To this end, he said, consideration is being given to the establishment of a court specialising in cases involving corruption and financial crimes.“Jamaica’s track record in enforcing the law to bring corrupt public servants to justice is not impressive. Corruption is still rampant as evidenced in instances where apparent malfeasance in high places receive press coverage, but instances of effective corrective action have been few and far between,” he stated.According to Golding, corruption is the antithesis of a secure, cohesive and just society, said it will negate the country’s ability to attain its most desirable goals.He said that tackling the problem will require courage and fixity of purpose on all sides. “We must all look into ourselves and commit to ensuring that we are not accomplices in the spread of this cancer in our society. We must rid ourselves of our national bad habits, which have led to this dire state of affairs. Let us commit that we will no longer “let off a money” to pass our driving tests, or to get our cars passed for fitness, or to have our building plans approved, or to avoid a traffic ticket,” the justice minister said.He stated further that until the country commits to abiding by the proper rules and procedures in everyday activities, the accumulation of multiple small acts of corruption will result in a society that continues to score embarrassingly poorly on the international corruption indices.“This is therefore truly a national effort, and the sooner we all get on board, the better our chances of building the brighter future that Jamaica wants and deserves,” Golding stated.Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 ranks Jamaica at number 86 out of 183 countries, with a score of 3.3 (on a scale of 0 to 10 where the lower the score, the more corrupt the country).The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2010/11 also ranked Jamaica at 95 out of a total of 139 countries, four places down when compared to the 2009/2010 Index, when Jamaica was ranked at 91. This is well below the levels of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, which are ranked 43 and 84.By Latonya LintonCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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‘Things are extremely bad’- Opposition leader

first_imgLocalNews ‘Things are extremely bad’- Opposition leader by: – July 18, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Opposition Leader, Hector JohnLeader of the opposition, United Workers Party, Hector John, in his address to the Parliament on Wednesday, claimed that the state of affairs in the country is “extremely bad”.John, who made his first response to a national budget since becoming the Opposition Leader in 2010, said after twelve years of the Labour Party’s administration, “every economic indicator is showing negative growth”.“Madam Speaker, things are bad; extremely bad. The St. Joseph parish, the St. Patrick’s parish, the St. David parish and the St. Andrews parish, they are the top four poorest parishes in Dominica, St. Joseph 47.2%, St. Patrick 42.7%, St David 40.4%, St Andrews 38.1% . But Madam Speaker, ten years before that assessment these four parishes contributed 96% of revenue from bananas, 1999; ten years, it took ten years to destroy these parishes”.He noted that these parishes were once the top banana producing communities but has suffered due to lack of financial support from the government.According to John, agriculture has contributed “significantly to the development of the country and its people” and has formed the “economic base of the rural communities and it gave the farmers financial independence”.He urged the government to “put the farmers back to work, give them incentives”.John also admonished the government to create more opportunities for young professionals who he said are “leaving the shores”. “Migration is affecting the rural communities, it continues to significantly affect our human resource base and many of our skilled and educated workers continue to leave our shores….. Dominicans are leaving our shores because of the lack of opportunities; they’re migrating on a regular basis”.He noted further, that the government needs to implement measures to create opportunities for young people.“A lot of our young professionals are also migrating; they are all over the Caribbean and North America, they cannot find or create employment in their homeland. Their political affiliations are more important than their professional qualifications,” he lamented.John advised the government to “engage young professionals and allow them to give back in their professional capacity”. Dominica Vibes News Share 26 Views   2 commentslast_img read more

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EPL: Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb log

first_imgPep Guardiola’s team, with defender Aymeric Laporte back in the side, looked as though they might rue Gabriel Jesus’s squandered first-half penalty but their Argentine hitman came to the rescue.Despite the win, City remain 13 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, having played two games more and their bid to defend their title appears hopeless. Loading… Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 1-0 victory against Sheffield United on Tuesday as Southampton climbed into the top half of the Premier League table with a win at Crystal Palace.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should SeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Aymeric Laporte was back in Manchester City’s team against Sheffield United after a long injuryAnother victory for Southampton lifted Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side to ninth in the table while Nigel Pearson saw his in-form Watford fall to a late Aston Villa goal in a 2-1 defeat.Elsewhere, Moise Kean scored his first goal for Everton in their 2-2 draw against Newcastle while Bournemouth beat Brighton to give themselves fresh hope of survival.Manchester City’s French central defender Laporte has been out of action since suffering a knee injury at the end of August and he was a surprise inclusion at Bramall Lane.– Jesus penalty woe –Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson denied Jesus from the penalty spot about 10 minutes from half-time after John Egan brought down Riyad Mahrez.The Brazilian has now failed to score three of his five Premier League penalties.But City made amends when substitute Sergio Aguero, just on for Jesus, tapped in from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross in the 73rd minute.Southampton’s 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace continued a remarkable turnaround for the club, who hit rock bottom earlier this season in a 9-0 defeat by Leicester.Nathan Redmond controlled Jack Stephens’ ball forward, turned away from Martin Kelly and rifled into the top corner from 20 yards midway through the first half.Southampton went 2-0 up three minutes into the second half thanks to a fine Stuart Armstrong goal from distance.Watford took the lead against Villa when Troy Deeney headed in Gerard Deulofeu’s cross seven minutes before the break but the home side hit back in the second half through Douglas Luiz.Tyrone Mings scored a dramatic late winner for Villa deep into stoppage time.Kean scored his first goal for Everton since his arrival from Juventus in the 30th minute of their match against Newcastle.Dominic Calvert-Lewin doubled the lead in the second half but Newcastle staged a remarkable comeback, with Florian Lejeune grabbing two stoppage-time goals.Aguero fires Man City to win as Southampton climb table https://t.co/OSYApzeYeA pic.twitter.com/wXnh7CHqEV— CLEANSHEET (@Cleansheet) January 21, 2020Read Also: PSG ‘ready to make Pep Guardiola massive offer to leave Man City’Bournemouth, who had lost their past four matches, all against relegation rivals, beat Brighton 3-1 thanks to goals from Harry Wilson, an own goal from Pascal Gross and a second-half Callum Wilson effort.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in action on Wednesday at Wolves while Manchester United take on Burnley without Marcus Rashford, who could be out for three months with a back injury.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Hernandez breaks down in tears over LA Galaxy transfer

first_img There appears to be a business strategy of bringing European stars into it, who often go on to set records. The likes of David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo, Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard ended their playing days in the MLS. But while infuriating fans just days into his move, there have been some positive reactions to Chicharito’s open conversation with his father. Former American goalkeeper Hope Solo took to her Twitter in support, describing it as “an honest moment Hernandez though, says his words were taken out of context and he meant to express that it is the beginning of his retirement and that he plans to play for LA Galaxy for many years to come. He clarified the comments on his Youtube channel, saying: ”It’s so simple. I think all over the world, but [especially] in my country we love and we are like obsessed with drama and excess. Read Also:Javier Hernandez joins LA Galaxy from Sevilla ”And so when you say ‘retirement’ it’s like ‘oh, tomorrow he’s going to announce retirement’. ”They didn’t really listen to what I said, ‘the beginning of the retirement. The retirement could last 10 years, you never know”’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Javier Hernandez has angered fans following a phone call with his father about his recent transfer to LA Galaxy. He tells his father during the call that the ‘European Dream’ is over and it is the beginning of his retirement. El Chicharito @CH14_ más orgánico… Le duele y mucho dejar la alta competencia del fútbol europeo tras 10 años y sabe que puede ser el principio del fin de sucarrera. El Chicharito, as Hernandez is also known, spent the first half of the season at LaLiga side Sevilla but made the move stateside in the past few days.The Mexican forward has played in Europe for over 10 years. The 31-year-old broke down when speaking with his father about moving to North America, as he said: ”Everything is perfect dad, it’s only that…well it’s like the beginning of my retirement you? ”We are retiring from the European Dream”. He has been criticised by fans for likening leaving Europe to retirement. Columnist for the Athletic Soccer, Will Parchman, tweeted: ”Communicating that you’re giving up on a dream to come to a league that considers you one of its highest profile signings in 25 years practically minute after you sign…it’s just hilarious optics”.center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Bruno Fernandes: Man United confirm £68m deal with Sporting ahead of medical

first_img A statement released by United on Wednesday afternoon read: ‘Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes. ‘The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.’ United striker Marcus Rashford replied to the club’s announcement statement on Twitter by saying: ‘Welcome Bruno.’ The player’s agent Miguel Ruben Pinho posted a photo of them on the plane before they flew from Lisbon, and Fernandes then shared a picture of himself arriving in Manchester with his partner Ana Pinho and their daughter Matilde. Sporting also took to social media to wish Fernandes – who cost £7.2m from Sampdoria in 2017 – good luck, tweeting: ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Good luck and thank you, captain.’ Loading… Read Also: Tension as Barcelona ‘hijack’ Man United transfer target It’s understood that the add-ons include a £4.2m payment to Sporting if United qualify for the Champions League, another £4.2m based on Fernandes’s appearances for the club and a separate £12.6m if individual targets are met. Assuming Fernandes passes his medical, he could feature in United’s home Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?This Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceledcenter_img Bruno Fernandes arrived at The Lowry Hotel on Wednesday night as he prepared to complete his £67.8million move to Manchester United. Fernandes (left) pictured alongside his agent (right) on the private plane to Manchester Fernandes jumped on a flight to Manchester as soon as United and Sporting Lisbon had put the final touches to the transfer that will cost the Premier League club an initial £46.6m plus up to £21.2m in add-ons. The 25-year-old midfielder will undergo a medical on Thursday and could be available to make his debut against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday before United take a 16-day winter break that includes a warm-weather training camp in Marbella. Fernandes arrived at Lisbon Airport on Wednesday afternoon to fly by private jet to Manchester to complete his move to United The club officially confirmed on Wednesday that terms had been agreed with Sporting, who once sold Cristiano Ronaldo to United for £12.24m, and manager Ole Gunnar welcomed news that the protracted transfer was close to completion. ‘I’m delighted we’ve agreed,’ said Solskjaer. ‘There have been good negotiations with Sporting and we know, through history, these two clubs have been good with each other.‘Now we’ve reached that agreement, hopefully we can get the boy’s contract over the line and the medical done and then, hopefully we can announce it that we’ve got the deal through and – it’s very exciting.’last_img read more

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Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers

first_img Loading… Read Also: Coronavirus stops Ighalo from traveling with United teammates to Spain Lille are now fourth on Ligue 1 log with 40 points from 24 matches, keeping their UEFA Champions League hopes alive.Last campaign, Les Dogues finished second behind Paris Saint-Germain and could close up the gap with the top three next weekend when they host second placed Olympique Marseille.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian international was instrumental to Lille’s 2-0 win over their hosts, Angers before cropping another injury off a rash challenge from the opposing defenders.Osimhen broke the deadlock after 14 minutes into the action at the Stade Raymond Kopa, before Portuguese winger Renato Sanchez added the second, with 15 minutes of play left on the clock. The Eagles forward has now netted 12 league goals and 17 in all competitions for Les Dogues, he also has 4 assist in 34 games, so far in his first season at the club.center_img Promoted Content10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To Invade7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement Deals8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen was among the goalscorers on the night as French Club side Lille Metropole saw off Angers in a French Ligue 1 clash on Friday night.Advertisementlast_img read more