September 17, 2021

12 greatest challenges the virtual teams are facing now

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By Tiffany Harper Remote teams may feel disconnection or alienation, and communication may be problematic. Leaders who manage workers must ensure that everyone works toward a goal and complete the required working hours. Instead of wishing to go back to the pre-pandemic ways of doing business, they can face the challenges of managing a virtual […]

IOC – Mental health matters: helping athletes to stay mentally fit

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29 Jul 2021 – With the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 well underway, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is emphasising the need to support athletes’ well-being and highlighting the importance of protecting their mental health. Over the last year-and-a-half, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned athletes’ lives and training schedules upside down and put to test their physical […]

Mental Health issues facing the Black Community

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From SUNSHINE Behavioral Health Racism is a public health crisis,” according to a May 2020 statement from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This means that racism — whether unintentional, unconsciously, or concealed — has affected Black Americans’ access to equal and “culturally competent” health care. For example, it has been widely reported that […]

Workplaces with high levels of Mental Wellbeing are more productive

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As per the World Health Organization, lost productivity from psychological distress costs the world economy over one trillion us dollars year after year. However, how is it that these ostensibly private affairs have such a significant impact on professional productivity? Furthermore, what should one be doing to combat this escalating conflict? We’ll look at how […]

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

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In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions. Washington, D.C., 27 November 2018 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a communication campaign today to prevent cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,000 women each year […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices NRA Continues Road Improvements along Shamrock Road and Hirst Road Intersection The National Roads Authority (NRA) along with its subcontractors will be continuing works on Shamrock Road near Countryside and Savannah this weekend, Saturday September 22ndand Sunday September 23rd. Section 2, […]

New OCD treatment approved

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From Newsmax A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The FDA approved it as a treatment for major depression in 2008 and for treating pain associated with certain […]

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease

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New report shows tobacco use is falling, but more needed to protect people from heart diseases and other noncommunicable diseases Geneva/Washington D.C., 31 May, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed […]

Bermuda: Minister opens regional nursing body meeting

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Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [Feb 27] opened the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees for the policy-making body for Nursing in the CARICOM Caribbean Community. The Regional Nursing Body is meeting in Bermuda for the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees and the fifteenth of the Practice […]

OPINION: The cyclepath to the male socialist sociopaths in Saint Vincent and similar Caribbean islands

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By Jolly Green Combine irresponsibility, impulsivity, and a need for instant gratification, and it’s not surprising that sociopaths get involved in risky behavior. They tend to have little concern for the safety of others or for themselves. This means that excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse, compulsive gambling, unsafe sex, excessive appetite for sex outside of […]