Breast Cancer is Two Times Higher in the Caribbean Compared to the

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago,  December 16, 2016 –  In a recent study, researchers from CARPHA and the US CDC found that the rates of death from cervical cancer, breast, prostate and colon cancer are 2-9 times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States. Only lung cancer was higher in the USA.The study also reported that prostate cancer, a common cause of death among Caribbean men, accounted for 18%-47% of cancer deaths, while lung cancer accounted for 5%-24% and was the second highest cause of cancer deaths among males.   Breast cancer, the main cause of cancer death among females accounted for 14%-30% of cancer deaths; and are up to two times higher compared to the USA.“The large number of deaths from these types of cancers is very alarming since they are mostly preventable. Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully.  Cervical cancer is perhaps the most preventable through education, vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV), screening, early detection and treatment,” said Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency.Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean, according to the study, published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).   This is the first time that information on cancer mortality for the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean is published in a prestigious peer review journal.In some of its key findings, the study highlights prostate cancer as the leading cause of death among men of African descent from the Caribbean as well as in the United States and Africa.   The researchers found that for both men and women, colon and rectum cancers are the third most common cause of cancer death in the Caribbean.The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean can be reduced through prevention, screening, early detection, and effective treatment for cervical, breast and colorectal cancers.“Research has shown that adopting healthy lifestyle choices can contribute to the reduction of cancer cases and as a consequence deaths and costs from the disease in our Region”, said Dr Hospedales.   Prevention measures include avoiding use of tobacco, limiting alcohol use, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, keeping a healthy weight, and being physically active.CARPHA is committed to working with key partners to reduce the burden of cancer in the Region.   The Agency is collaborating with CDC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other global partners to develop and implement the IARC Regional Cancer Registry Hub for the Caribbean.   The Cancer Registry Hub, which will provide essential technical support to strengthen cancer registration for improving cancer prevention and control in Member States, will be launched in 2017. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Fox News Says China Owns Bahamas Minister Responds

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 9, 2017 – Nassau – A controversial video clip has surfaced of a FOX NEWS Analysis interview, expressing US perspective on The Bahamas’s relationship with China, economic standing and even forecast on election results.When speaking to the cutting back on economic investments in the US, the representatives from FOX NEWS said “Take the Bahamas, for example. The US, after the great recession, essentially pulled out all governmental and private investments there. The Chinese swooped in and now own the country because they invested so heavily in infrastructure”.They continued “There’s an election there on Wednesday which could actually swing to the opposition, which is not suppose to happen, solely because of China.”Following the circulation of the video, Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, released a statement where he asserted that the claims made by the Fox News commentator are “false, malicious and just plain silly.”The statement reads “There is a bit of disinformation going around via a video with a commentator from Fox News making several assertions which are false, malicious and just plain silly.The assertions are that the United States has pulled out investments in The Bahamas and that the Chinese own The Bahamas and its government.The Fox New commentator is obviously suffering from a very serious problem of ignorance.First, the United States as a government does invest in private sector projects in countries. US Investors, private citizens and corporations, continue to be by far the largest foreign investors in The Bahamas.Secondly, the Chinese Government has no hold on The Bahamas or the Government of The Bahamas. That is nonsense and patent rubbish.The Chinese government is perfectly able to speak for itself but there is no evidence that China has any hegemonic designs on The Bahamas.The China Export Import Bank has financed commercial projects in The Bahamas and at present all loans are beings serviced on normal commercial terms.The Bahamas itself is not involved in any way shape or form in any geo-political contest between larger countries.Any attempt to drag us into such contests is also false and maliciousWe need work for our people. We need investment for our development. Like the United States, we are an open country and welcome investments from any lawful source.The timing of the statement from Fox News is designed to influence the general election. Patriotic Bahamians of goodwill all see through this tissue of lies. The FNM should separate themselves from it, or be tarred with being supporters of anti Bahamian and anti patriotic actions.”#magneticmedianews#foxnewssayschinaownsbahamas Related Items:#foxnewssayschinaownsbahamas, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Bartomeu Valverde will not leave Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed that he has no doubt that Ernesto Valverde will remain at the club beyond this seasonThe 54-year-old coach enjoyed an impressive first campaign in charge of Barcelona last season with La Liga and Copa del Rey titles coming his way in record-breaking fashion.And Valverde looks set to emulate those feats this term as well with Barcelona leading La Liga at the halfway stage from Atletico Madrid by six points.But, in a recent interview, Valverde cast doubt over his long-term future at Camp Nou by suggesting he could leave at the end of this season.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We don’t have any doubts here that Valverde will be the Barcelona coach next season,” Bartomeu told Sport.“We will speak with him, of course, in time. That’s what we agreed. He’s a coach we have a lot of confidence in.“He’s doing a great job. He’s an intelligent person, he knows Barcelona’s system of play and he manages the games in a way which we like.”Barcelona will be back in action for Thursday’s second leg in their last-16 Copa del Rey tie with Levante where they hope to overturn a 2-1 deficit.last_img read more

High heat low humidity creating dangerous fire conditions

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) —An expansive high-pressure zone over Southern California will kick the summer heat into overdrive across the San Diego area over the next several days, delivering significantly elevated temperatures throughout the region, including coastal areas , according to meteorologists.The anticipated intense hot spell prompted the National Weather Service to schedule a one-day excessive-heat warning for the county. The advisory, running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, projects mercury readings as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit in desert locales, 110 in inland-valley communities, and 102 in the mountains and coastal areas.High surf from Hurricane Fabio, currently located about 850 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, was expected to create strong rip currents and hazardous swimming conditions.The NWS placed San Diego County beaches under a high surf advisory, which went into effect 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through 9 p.m. Friday. Surf levels of 6-8 feet and as high as 10 feet will be possible in Orange and northern San Diego counties, forecasters said.Authorities urge the public to avoid the potential health hazards of such wilting conditions by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, seeking out shady and/or air-conditioned environments, and checking up on relatives and neighbors to make sure they are handling the heat all right.Additionally, while young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles, it’s particularly the case during hot weather, when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes, according to the NWS.A slow cooling trend is expected to begin Saturday and continue into next workweek, the agency reported. July 5, 2018 High heat, low humidity creating dangerous fire conditions Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 5, 2018last_img read more

City Women Rock event at San Diego City College

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 8, 2019 City Women Rock event at San Diego City College Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Celebrating women in leadership and their achievements San Diego City College is hosting a City Women Rock Conference Friday.The event is part of City College’s recognition of Women’s History Month and runs from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Saville Theatre.Visitors who attend will get the opportunity to hear and share stories and experiences.For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom March 8, 2019last_img read more

Motorist crashes truck into Midway District Walgreens bandits flee with ATM

first_imgMotorist crashes truck into Midway District Walgreens, bandits flee with ATM July 9, 2019 Posted: July 9, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A motorist slammed a pickup truck into a Midway District pharmacy Tuesday morning, then a group of bandits in a separate vehicle got out and loaded an ATM into the back of the truck before fleeing, police said.Dispatchers received reports around 3:40 a.m. of a crash at the Walgreens near the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.A motorist driving a silver pickup truck crashed through the front door of the store, then at least four men in a van following behind the truck got out and loaded an ATM — which had been knocked over in the crash — into the back of the truck before the two vehicles fled, Delimitros said.Officers searched the area and found an unoccupied pickup truck, with an ATM in the back, in the 2100 block of Hancock Street, about a mile away, Delimitros said.It was not immediately clear if the bandits were able to get any cash out of the ATM, the officer said.No suspect descriptions were immediately available. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more