Category Archives: Health / Environment

How young blood might help reverse aging – By Tony Wyss-Coray – TED Video

How young blood might help reverse aging. Yes, Really! – Tony Wyss-Coray

Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other teams which shows that a solution for some of the less great aspects of old age might actually lie within us all.

Food Waste: Video Commentary by John Oliver + Editorial on food waste in Guyana

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO)

Published on Jul 19, 2015 – Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat in the USA.

UPDATE re GUYANA:  There is also food waste in Guyana…

Wasting what we want – Editorial – Stabroek News – Thu, 20th August 2015 

Along with the ugly concrete high rises that have gone up around the city in the past few years, the ones that have been touted as signs of development by the new opposition, then in government, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of city beggars. Old people and young, they seem to have no qualms about approaching their fellow citizens and asking for a handout. Continue reading

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 August 2015

  • Fuel prices drop
  • Foreign envoys pledge support for Guyana
  • City cleanup continues
  • Tourism strategy soon
  • Youth Focus
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:-   Continue reading

Medicine: What doctors worry about – 12 TED videos playlist

Playlist (12 talks): What doctors worry about

We worry about what our doctors will tell us — and so do they. Doctors, scientists and medical researchers weigh in on health care and better health practices.
  • 19:19

    Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.
    SEE 11 MORE VIDEOS BELOW ….

Guyana- Putting country first – commentary

Guyana Map 2015

Guyana Map – click to enlarge

Putting country first

July 21, 2015 | By | Filed Under Editorial

Despite all the financial and economic problems facing the country especially with the sugar and rice industry, Guyana has an abundance of natural resources, arable land, mineral deposits, natural ports and a young and educated population to move the country forward.

With the recent discovery of oil, the economic growth potential in Guyana is very high. Despite these advantages, poverty, unemployment and crime, especially among the youths are on the rise in Guyana and the country continues to face serious economic and social challenges. Continue reading

The Homeless in New York – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Homelessin NYCThe Homeless in New York – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

It was the middle of winter. We wondered why they wanted us to walk the streets on the coldest night of the year. Who would want to be out in such frigid weather?

As we checked in at York College we soon found out the reason. The coordinator said that if anyone was found sleeping in the streets on such a night then that person desperately needed a place to stay. This was empirical data and was perhaps one of the best indicators of homelessness. Such cases, we were told, should be reported and steps would be taken to move the person to a shelter.

New York is a tale of two cities. Continue reading

Canada- Guyana Outreach Mission – 2015 Projects in Guyana

CANADA – GUYANA OUTREACH MISSION – 2015 Mission 

 Download Flyer: Canada- Guyana Outreach Mission 2015 

On November 6, 2015, members of the CanGO team will again be travelling to Guyana for one week to provide health care to patients in the remote areas of the country. This year the team will be running simultaneous clinics for two days at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity and at two villages up the Pomeroon River (St. Monica and Karawab).  

They will then travel to Bartica and run simultaneous clinics at the Bartica Hospital and outposts up the Mazaruni River.   Continue reading

Dehydration Problem: How Much Water Should I Drink a Day? + videos

How much water should I drink a day?

Story at-a-glance  –  By Dr. Mercola

  • More than half of American children are dehydrated, which can have repercussions for their health and academic performance. About one-quarter of children in the US do not drink water on a daily basis
  • Research shows dehydrated drivers make twice the amount of errors compared to hydrated drivers—an effect similar to driving drunk
  • Swapping sweetened, bottled beverages to pure water can significantly improve your health. Heeding thirst and observing the color of your urine are two effective ways to gauge how much water you need each day      

GUYANA: Latest News – 01 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA: Latest News – 01 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen – TED video

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TED – (transcript below)

0:07    In this talk, I’m going to give you the single most important lesson
0:13    my colleagues and I have learned from looking at 83,000 brain scans.
0:19    But first, let me put the lesson into context.
0:23   I am in the middle of seven children.
0:25   Growing up, my father called me a maverick

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