Diamond robberyThe Police have recovered a car which was stolen during a robbery at Block X Diamond, East Bank Demerara.Reports are the car was stolen at about 01:30h when armed bandits invaded the Diamond property.Ranks acting on information received, swooped down at a location in North Ruimveldt at about 17:15h on Tuesday where they found the motorcar which bore fake registration plates. The car was parked on the public road. However, no one was arrested.Just recently, three men appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for carjacking and aiding a carjacking.Edwin Angus along with Mahendra Lall and Munesh Persaud were all remanded to prison for the offences. They alleged stole the Allion motorcar belonging to Anthony Pickett from Princes Street, Georgetown.The car was later found in Essequibo.
And what really are the health effects of children drinking lead-contaminated water — Los Angeles Times: As Measures Of Health, Fitness And Fatness Matter More Than Weight As Diane Crawford sat waiting for doctors to remove the cancer buried inside her, she decided her own surgery wasn’t going to be enough. Once this was over, she was going to see that others never got this far. (Kurtzman, 3/8) Quality over quantity. As people get older, their health care goals may shift away from living as long as possible to maintaining a good quality of life. In key areas, however, the medical treatment older people receive often doesn’t reflect this change, according to a new study. The wide-ranging report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project uses Medicare claims data to examine aging Americans’ health care. Among other things, it identified five key areas where too many older people continue to receive treatments that don’t meet established guidelines or, often, their own goals and preferences. (Andrews, 3/8) Cancer researchers are on the verge of making significant advances that could reduce the mortality rate for people with the disease, National Cancer Institute Acting Director Douglas Lowy said Monday during a visit to Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center. “What we’ve been able to do for HIV — to take a death sentence and turn it into a disease where people who have HIV can look forward to a normal life expectancy — I think with cancer, we’ll have the same opportunity,” Lowy told a group of doctors, scientists and patients gathered for a panel discussion on cancer research. (McGrory, 3/7) The Wall Street Journal: Seeking Elixir Of Life, A Scientist Studies Fruit Flies The Tampa Bay Times: Speakers At Moffitt Forum Say Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Will Require More Money A research lab at a University of California campus has a big ambition—to extend the number of years people live disease-free. The animal model it uses for its experiments is decidedly smaller: the tiny fruit fly. The Jafari Lab, located at UC Irvine, has run tests on substances as diverse as green tea, cinnamon and an Arctic plant called Rhodiola rosea, looking for an elixir of life. To pass muster, each experimental compound must help the fruit flies live longer and not have adverse effects. (Chen, 3/7) Researchers are nurturing a growing suspicion that body mass index, the height-weight calculation that distinguishes those with “normal healthy weight” from the overweight and obese, is not the whole picture when it comes to telling who is healthy and who is not. Two new studies drive that point home and underscore that BMI offers an incomplete picture of an individual’s health. Fitness matters, as does fatness. And the BMI is an imperfect measure of both. (Healy, 3/7) This Obscure Task Force Dictates Preventive Services In U.S. The group of physicians has recently come out with guidelines that have created a firestorm of debate over preventive care, and since the health law granted it the power to determine what screenings should be covered by insurers, it’s unlikely the task force will continue to fly under the radar. Meanwhile, a report finds that too many older people continue to receive treatments that don’t meet established guidelines. In other public health news, researchers say even with the “moonshot” initiative cancer remains underfunded, scientists are studying what effects cinnamon and other common substances have on lifespan using fruit flies and studies undercut the reliability of BMI to determine health — The Washington Post: You’ve Never Heard Of The Powerful Doctors Making Decisions About Your Health Meanwhile, advocates are frustrated that fewer kids are getting the HPV vaccine — The Columbus Dispatch: Few Kids Getting HPV Vaccine; Health Advocates Frustrated They are the most powerful group of doctors no one has ever heard of — 16 physicians who decide which checkups and tests Americans need to stay healthy. But increasingly, their work is more controversial than obscure. The doctors sit on the national task force that told most women to forget about yearly mammograms until they turn 50, raising an uproar that had barely quieted by the time the group then decided most men shouldn’t be screened for prostate cancer. (Sun, 3/7) The Tribune Newspapers: The Lowdown On Lead And Its Lingering Health Effects On Children Kaiser Health News: Report Details Senior Health Care That Misses The Mark Tens of thousands of people in Flint, Mich., may have guzzled down coffee, orange juice and pots of spaghetti laced with lead when the city began drawing inadequately treated water from a nearby river. No one has precise figures; the extent of lead exposure from corroded pipes remains unknown. (Graham, 3/7) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.