Daily Archives: 04/22/2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – April 22, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 22 April 2016 – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Medical: A simple asthma blood test may be in the works

A simple asthma blood test may be in the works

A new study offers promise that a simpler test for asthma may soon be available.

Note: Dr Faoud Ishmael attended St. Margaret’s, Camp Street. Georgetown. Guyana.

Up until now, there hasn’t been any easy way to diagnose asthma, but a new discovery may help scientists create a blood test for the breathing condition.

Penn State researchers previously showed that chemicals in the lungs and blood called microRNAs — miRNAs for short — which may regulate proteins involved in allergic inflammation, could be used as asthma biomarkers. But the researchers didn’t know if people with asthma have different miRNA compared with people who have other related conditions, so they took a deeper look.    Continue reading

Dr. Karen Godette- She Rocks! Guyanese heads Oncology Dept. in Atlanta…

Subject: She Rocks! Guyanese heads Oncology Dept. in Atlanta…
She Rocks! Dr. Karen Godette, Associate Professor & Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

DR. KAREN GODETTE

Dr. Karen Godette

Karen Godette, MD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Godette practices general radiation oncology and specializes in breast and gynecological malignancies, prostate cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. Within these areas, her expertise is brachytherapy.

Dr. Godette treats patients at Winship at Emory University Hospital Midtown where she has served as medical director since 2001. Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center and has over 250 active clinical trials. Winship is ranked among the top 25 cancer hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.   Continue reading

True Money Stories – The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.

Since 2013, the federal reserve board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than earth-shattering: 49 percent of part-time workers would prefer to work more hours at their current wage; 29 percent of Americans expect to earn a higher income in the coming year; 43 percent of homeowners who have owned their home for at least a year believe its value has increased.

But the answer to one question was astonishing. The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not be able to come up with the $400 at all. Four hundred dollars! Who knew?

Well, I knew. I knew because I am in that 47 percent.   Continue reading

Guyana@50 Symposia – Guyana Cultural Association of New York

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 20 April 2016

Capitol TV logoGov’t and Chinese Ambassador unaware of any plans to purchase plane

Posted: 20 Apr 2016 05:57 PM PDT

Preparations moving forward for Guyana’s 50th independence parade

Posted: 20 Apr 2016 05:54 PM PDT

Sports Roundup

Posted: 20 Apr 2016 05:50 PM PDT

Young mother dies as she went in search of her missing child

Posted: 20 Apr 2016 05:35 PM PDT

Guyana Government News Brief – April 21, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – April 21, 2016