Father Found Guilty of Drowning Baby Daughter in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News Subscribe HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff A jury Wednesday found a father guilty of killing his 1-year-old daughter in 2011, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.Marquise Jackson (dob 2/21/90) of Lancaster was found guilty of one count each of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12 in Department B of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch. Jackson faces 25 years to life in state prison.Deputy District Attorney Tamu Usher prosecuted the case.According to the evidence presented at trial, Jackson drowned baby Mo’Nayjah Jackson at the apartment of the child’s mother, in the 100 block of West Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena, while the mother was at work on May 20, 2011.The case was investigated by the Pasadena Police Department. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Public Safety Father Found Guilty of Drowning Baby Daughter in Pasadena Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 4:45 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Study identifies treatment gap for children in Africa

first_imgChildren affected by diarrheal diseases in sub-Saharan Africa are less likely to receive life-saving oral rehydration therapy if they seek treatment at private clinics, a new study published in the American Journal of Tropical Disease and Hygiene found. This treatment gap between public and private clinics could prevent thousands of lives being lost if closed.“We estimate that reducing the gap in care between public and private clinics could save the lives of 20,000 children under 5 years old in sub-Saharan Africa each year,” Neeraj Sood, the study’s senior author and director of research at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at USC, said in a press release.According to the World Health Organization, diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death for children under 5, claiming 760,000 lives annually. ORT, which involves administering water mixed with sugar and salts, helps prevent dehydration and its resulting deaths. Since its implementation worldwide in 1980, ORT has reduced deaths from diarrheal diseases by two-thirds, and costs just fifty cents per treatment course, according to USC’s press release.Despite its effectiveness and   low cost, providers at private health clinics, which have been moving in to fill the gap in health care services, are less likely to use ORT and more likely to prescribe pills, syrups, antibiotics, herbal or other treatments that are less effective or even harmful. By analyzing the types of treatment received at different facilities, researchers determined that children under 5 were 22 percent less likely to receive ORT and 61 percent more likely to receive alternate treatments at private clinics, the press release said.The study looked at data spanning nearly a decade, from 2003 to 2011, and tracked patient data on 19,000 children across 29 African countries. About a quarter of patients received treatment from private clinics, with 71 percent utilizing public facilities and the remaining patients using nonprofit clinics run by NGOs.“In most countries, there are several regulations governing private clinics, but in practice few of them are enforced, and there is very little government oversight of care provided in the private sector,” Sood said in a press release. “What’s more, governments are generally not involved in continuing medical education to improve the capacity of these private clinics to provide better care.”Private health providers often include mobile clinics or small pharmacies and clinics staffed by a physician or pharmacist in sub-standard conditions. According to the study, pharmacies were 23 percent less likely to provide ORT compared to other private clinics.The study also found that this treatment gap affected poorer children more significantly, since individuals in rural areas were 41 percent more likely to seek treatment at private clinics. Poorer children were also less likely to receive ORT at public clinics compared to wealthy children, but the effects were more pronounced at private clinics.Given the rise of private, for-profit clinics in Africa, further collaboration between the government and private providers is necessary to ensure that proper standards of care are being followed, said Zachary Wagner, a co-author of the study and a doctoral student at UC Berkeley. The authors of the study hope that properly implementing existing treatment courses across the public and private sectors will lead to a decrease in preventable deaths from diarrhea.“Given the important role that private health care providers are playing in Africa, this research shows that we need to be employing engagement strategies that we know have been successful in helping combat other diseases like HIV and malaria,” Alan Magill, president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, said in a press release. “It is an illustration of the hand-in-hand relationship that research plays with clinical care.”last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: There are ‘rumblings’ Lakers could have interest in Derrick Favors

first_img“My journey has been amazing,” Favors said. “I’ve been through a lot. I’ve been through trade rumors and a step back in role. It’s definitely made me the player and the person I am today. I just know whatever situation I get put in, I’m going to succeed. That’s why I just try and get better every year.”Favors is set to make $17 million next season, but the Jazz could afford to waive him or trade him in the second year of his two-year, $37 million contract. He expects to be notified about Utah’s decision by June 30, when free agency officially begins. Related News Favors has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. His role has diminished in recent years, but he averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 2018-19. The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis in a blockbuster deal with the Pelicans on Saturday, forking over Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft.They are reportedly interested in acquiring Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and others stars in the offseason. The Lakers might have their sights set on Utah’s Derrick Favors.There are “rumblings” Los Angeles would like to sign the 27-year-old to a deal this summer, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. But the big man hopes to remain with the Jazz and is grateful for his 8 1/2 seasons in Utah. LaVar Ball on Lakers trading son Lonzo: They’ll never win another championshipcenter_img “It is what it is,” Favors said. “I’m not going to stress over it. I’m going to enjoy life that whole week. If I have to leave, I want to go to a contender because I want to compete at the highest level. I definitely want to go somewhere I can compete for a championship.” NBA reacts to Lakers acquiring Anthony Davislast_img read more