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Yet New Survey Shows 94% of Americans Don’t Know This.  NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 29, 2016–The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation (TLCF) revealed new survey findings about the African American population to help guide the focus of brain aneurysm education in the African American community. In addition to the startling lack of awareness re: the higher risk levels, 90 percent of Americans ages 18+ can’t fully identify what a brain aneurysm is and 30% don’t believe you can do anything about it. This is truly problematic for the African American population as they are not only at a higher risk, but peak incidence of ruptures occurs a decade earlier than other populations.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 28, 201: The Centers for Disease Control this week issued a travel advisory on another Caribbean nation because of the Zika virus. The CDC is recommending that travellers to Saint Kitts and Nevis protect themselves from mosquito bites because of the Zika virus. They also warned pregnant women not to travel to the islands.
U.S. National Coffee Day Is September 29; International Coffee Day Is October 1.  Higher caffeine intake in women is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This level is equivalent to two to three 8-oz cups of coffee per day, five to six 8-oz cups of black tea, or seven to eight 12-ounce cans of cola.
Medical Officer (Health) for Manchester, Dr. Beverly Wright in encouraging scores of expectant mothers to increase their milk consumption informed and encouraged the mothers to exclusively breastfeed their infants from birth to six months, a policy of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Wright made the comments at the handing over of milk to pregnant mothers by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board on Friday, September 24, which also marked the penultimate day of celebrations for National Breastfeeding Week.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 23, 2016:Many tourists travel to the Caribbean region but few bother to ask about the natural remedies that have cured many generations of Caribbean nationals successfully for decades. Caribbean nationals have been going organic way before the current craze that has almost everyone looking for natural eating and wellness treatments. Here are five Caribbean plants that also have been proven to have natural healing powers. Ask for them on your next visit to the Caribbean country of your choice or try the products featured!
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