Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Email NewsHealthy approach – herb crusted hakeBy admin – February 17, 2011 435 Health is something we all take for granted – as long as we have it. Few of us think about taking more exercise, cutting back on alcohol or eating a healthy diet until some health problem or other comes along and forces us to take stock. The problem is that many of today’s health problems – high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers – are largely avoidable with a little effort. So what stops us from putting all the good lifestyle advice we hear into practice? Men tend to die an average of six years younger than women. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There is definitely room for improvement when it comes to looking after our health. Most of us already know that we need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, take regular exercise and watch our weight to be healthy, but sometimes the thought of all that effort can put us off.Luckily, just increasing the amount of fish you eat every week can make quite a difference to your health. While nothing will substitute for an overall healthy lifestyle, eating fish, especially oil-rich fish, twice a week is a simple and tasty step on the road to good health.Fish is rich in many vital nutrients including protein, B vitamins, selenium, iodine and zinc. Oil-rich fish is also an excellent source of omega 3 fats and vitamins A and D.Lemon and herb crusted haddockWHAT YOU NEED4 haddock fillets(or other chunky white fish)Two fist fulls of fresh breadcrumbsZest and juice of 2 lemonsBunch of chopped fresh parsley or chives2 tablespoons olive oil2 medium leeks – slicedA little salt and pepperWHAT TO DOMix the breadcrumbs with lemon juice, zest, herbs and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.Season the mixture with a little salt and pepper and pat firmly onto the fish.Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degC / 400 degF or Gas mark 5 for 10 – 12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the topping is crisp and golden brown.While the fish is cooking, gently fry the leeks in the remaining olive oil until soft.Remove fish from oven and place on a bed of leeks.Serve with baked or mashed potato. WhatsApp Twitter Print Previous articleThe Allotment bookNext articleDa Vinci programme meets Limerick meets Rennes admin
(FBI) Domeanna Spell is pictured in this undated photo released by the FBI. (PORT BARRE, La.) — Federal and local authorities are searching for a missing 15-year-old Louisiana girl who may be on the run with an older man, according to her family and police.Domeanna Spell — who is from Port Barre, about 50 miles west of Baton Rouge — was last seen around 7 a.m. Thursday after she got off the school bus at Port Barre High School, said the Port Barre Police Department.Authorities believe she may have run away with 47-year-old Cory Shane Disotel of Port Barre, a family friend.Spell’s sister said the teen had a relationship with Disotel.“Domeanna started babysitting for his granddaughter, then come to find out there was no granddaughter there to really be babysitting,” older sister Jerrie Cradeur, 29, told ABC affiliate KATC in Lafayette.“I don’t know when the relationship started,” Cradeur told KATC. “When it was brought to my mom’s and them attention, they said that he needed no contact with them… no contact with my sister,” she added.“Her family loves her and her friends are concerned,” Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux told ABC News Tuesday. “They do miss her and they’re worried about her. They just want her to come home.”“We want her to know that we’re on her side,” Cradeur said. “It’s hurting us bad… I hardly eat. Me, my sister-in-law, my sister, we barely sleep.”But Cradeur vowed to “keep fighting. ““I will keep looking, even if it’s months from now,” she said, “until we find her and she comes home.”Spell, who the FBI says may have changed her appearance to conceal her identity, has light brown hair and blue/hazel eyes. She stands 5-foot-2 and weighs about 105 pounds, according to authorities.She may be in a silver 2003 Honda Civic, the FBI said.Anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL FBI. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
“Controlling avian influenza is an enormous challenge for the veterinary community,” Dr. Ilaria Capua, head of virology at Italy’s Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, said in a speech yesterday. “Local administrations in different parts of the world are not well prepared. The virus is changing as it moves to new ecosystems and hosts. We need money. We need resources.” Threat to humans persistsOther presentations at the conference underlined avian flu’s persistent but unpredictable threat to human health. A study of more than 900 people in four provinces of Thailand where there had been serious human cases of H5N1 flu found no mild or asymptomatic infections, according to Dr. Rapeepan Dejpichai of the Thai Ministry of Health, underlining a growing impression among some scientists that H5N1 is a difficult disease to catch. Episodes such as those are of particular concern to scientists who worry that underfunded animal-health efforts could leave humans vulnerable to a resurgence of H5N1 or another novel strain. “There is certainly variability in the response to commercial vaccines,” he said. “We are not getting very many new vaccines that are closely matched to the [wild] strains, and I think protection over time will suffer.” Vaccinating poultry and ducks to contain avian flu has been controversial. It reduces birds’ clinical symptoms, keeping them alive and preserving their economic valuethough not necessarily their utility as a trade good, because some countries refuse to import vaccinated chicken. It decreases viral shedding, slowing disease transmission, but it does not block infection entirely, potentially allowing the virus to spread silently. Despite investments by international aid agencies, the animal-health system in Africa remains so poorly funded that “we have had several experiences of samples being stuck in countries for weeks when they should have been sent to reference laboratories,” said Dr. Stella Chungong of the World Health Organization. “When you talk about capacity in Africa, you are really talking about very basic issues of specimen collection, transportation, and storage.” “Freedom from infection has not been sustained in the region,” she said. “There has been a recurrence of cases in most of the affected countries, with some countries having continuing outbreaks. The virus may be endemic in some countries.” That is also true in Europe and the Russian Federation, where “the reemergence of the virus in a number of countries does suggest we are moving toward endemicity,” even though some countries have deployed vaccinations against the disease, said Dr. Ian Brown of the British government’s Veterinary Laboratory Agency. It is not clear what is driving the slippage, Dr. David Swayne, director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, said in a separate session: The influence could be immunologic pressure within vaccinated poultry or the birds’ exposure to ducks that harbor other viral strains. But a study of a recent outbreak in Wales and England of H7N2 flua mild strain not thought to cause serious human diseaserevealed three people ill enough to be hospitalized and possibly 23 people who had contracted a flu-like illness, according to Dr. Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam of London’s Public Health Services Laboratory. Despite the apparent slowdown in human infections and deaths, H5N1 flu is continuing to evade detection and control efforts, recurring in birds in some areas that were thought clear, becoming permanently entrenched in others, and mutating in a way that renders long-used poultry vaccines less effective, according to conference presenters. Jun 21, 2007 TORONTO (CIDRAP News) Declining public interest in the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza and its pandemic potential has sparked alarm among animal-health experts, who worry that shifting priorities will derail the funding still needed to control the disease in birds. And according to papers presented at the conference, vaccination may be driving the virus’s evolution. Isolates gathered in northern Vietnam in December 2005 are not only more virulent than earlier samples, but less likely to be controlled by vaccines that once contained the virus successfully, said Dr. David Suarez of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga. Bird outbreaks keep returningIn Southeast Asia, the area from which the virus began spreading in late 2003, there have been multiple H5N1 bird outbreaks just in the past month, along with Vietnam’s first human death in two years, said Dr. Watanee Kalpravidh of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Prominent veterinary scientists attending the International Conference on Options for the Control of Influenza, a meeting of about 1,500 flu experts this week in Toronto, urged their colleagues to remember that the virus will remain a human health threat as long as it circulates in birds and mammals. “I’ve never understood why the medical community does not call for more support for the veterinary community, to say that if we could control flu in animals it would have a profound effect on controlling a possible pandemic,” said Dr. Michael Perdue of the WHO’s Global Influenza Programme. “But because it causes both animal infections and sporadic human infections, [avian flu] is not like any other disease. It has competing mandates.”