25 abril 2015

Keep Germs At Bay

Keep Germs At Bay

Since 2011, we’ve been so clean.

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Cluster and Starforming Region Westerlund 2

Located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, the young cluster and starforming region Westerlund 2 fills this cosmic scene. Captured with Hubble's cameras in near-infrared and visible light, the stunning image is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990. The cluster's dense concentration of luminous, massive stars is about 10 light-years across. Strong winds and radiation from those massive young stars have sculpted and shaped the region's gas and dust, into starforming pillars that point back to the central cluster. Red dots surrounding the bright stars are the cluster's faint newborn stars, still within their natal gas and dust cocoons. But brighter blue stars scattered around are likely not in the Westerlund 2 cluster and instead lie in the foreground of the Hubble anniversary field of view.

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You Can’t Fight Malaria without Community Health...

You Can’t Fight Malaria without Community Health Workers

Chimphanga, Malawi—Sitting under a tree outside his house in this village in central Malawi, Health Surveillance Assistant Makono is busy examining three-year-old Easter Jedesi. Easter’s mother, Venelesi Jedesi, brought her to Chimphanga clinic, as it is locally known, suspecting that her daughter could have malaria.

It wouldn’t come as a surprise. “During the rainy season like this month [March], malaria cases rise,” Makono says. “I see about 30 children every day and 20 out of the 30 have malaria.”

Makono feels Easter’s forehead to check for fever while Jedesi explains her daughter’s symptoms. He runs through a series of questions with the 27-year-old mother, screening for malnutrition and listening to Easter’s lungs for fast breathing—a potential sign of pneumonia.

Using his Community Case Management register, Makono determines that Easter has a mild case of malaria. Easter doesn’t have a severe fever or other complications so she is given a common, three-day drug used to treat malaria cases in Malawi. Makono asks Jedesi to give her daughter the first dose at the clinic and advises her to bring Easter back in three days for a follow-up visit.

An easy treatment for what could have developed into a much more serious issue, if left unchecked.

Makono is among 2,105 health workers being supported by the President’s Malaria Initiative through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Support for Service Delivery Integration project. In collaboration with the Government of Malawi, the Jhpiego-led project trains health workers to diagnose and treat malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and eye infections in children two months to five years old in hard-to-reach communities. The project also strengthens systems for maintaining malaria commodities so that communities like Chimphanga village do not go for long periods of time without drugs.

(More from Jhpiego)

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blossom, evening, photographed by me, april 2015.probably the...

blossom, evening, photographed by me, april 2015.

probably the common hawthorn, crataegus monogyna. 10 frames [0.12].

image & animation credit: ageofdestruction.

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The Dreaded Dinosaur!

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Great mindfulness advice from Victor Hugo.Visit...

Great mindfulness advice from Victor Hugo.

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Report your child’s vaccines to Ottawa Public Health

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Today is World Malaria Day(From Malaria.com) Click on graph for...

Today is World Malaria Day

(From Malaria.com) Click on graph for better resolution

More information from on World Malaria Day from WHO 

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I saw that you do requests (kind of). Maybe this summer you could include Baltic States occupation by Russia? WIKI: Occupation_of_the_Baltic_states; and all the people that have been deported to Siberia and such?

Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll make a note to write up a post!

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Today (April 25th) is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. It might be interesting to add to the page.

Thanks for the suggestion, the post is here!

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who is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Atatürk is widely considered ‘the father’ of the modern Turkish state, becoming its first President in 1923 upon the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire. He enacted a series of progressive reforms, some of which are mentioned in this post. Before becoming a political leader, however, he was an army officer, and fought in the Gallipoli campaign; while President he commented on the bravery of the ANZAC and legacy of Gallipoli, hence his quote was included in today’s post.

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I bet you did not know France grows rice. Well, it does. In...

I bet you did not know France grows rice. Well, it does. In fact, southern France has been growing rice for long enough to have a festival celebrating the rice harvest!

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April 25th 1915: Gallipoli campaign beginsOn this day in 1915,...

Soldiers at Gallipoli

Anzac Cove

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Propaganda poster in Australia during Gallipoli campaign

April 25th 1915: Gallipoli campaign begins

On this day in 1915, during World War One, the doomed Gallipoli campaign began on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire. The plan was the brainchild of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who intended to weaken the Ottoman war effort by opening another front in the Dardanelles, forcing Germany to split their army and send troops to aid their Turkish allies. Churchill’s proposal was risky, underestimating the ability of the Turkish army, and was hastily pushed through the War Office. The initial naval attack in the Dardanelles in February had some success, but British and ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops were soon called in to push inland and capture Constantinople. The landings began on April 25th, with Allied troops deployed at separate beaches. One of the most famous landings were the ANZAC forces at Anzac Cove, where they faced fierce resistance from the Turks. The British fared little better at Cape Helles, and by May, 20,000 of the 70,000 men deployed suffered causalities. The campaign continued for months, with Allied soldiers living under Turkish fire and shelling, and suffering poor conditions in the trenches. Eventually, fierce critics of the operation began to speak out, and in December and January the Allied forces were evacuated from Gallipoli. The campaign was a disaster for the Allies, who lost around 45,000 men, and failed to make any strategic gains. While the Turkish successfully and bravely defended their country, it proved a Pyrrhic victory as they lost 86,000 soldiers in the campaign. This day is commemorated in Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day, in honour of the over 10,000 soldiers who died during the Gallipoli campaign representing their countries as independent nations.

“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives…you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours.”
- Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who fought at Gallipoli, on the ANZAC dead in 1934

100 years ago

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ucresearch: Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?


Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?

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Information Via: http://ift.tt/19V5cyI On This Day in...

Information Via: http://ift.tt/19V5cyI On This Day in Psychology: A Showcase of Great Pioneers and Defining Moments.

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