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February 18, 2016
The women saying no, 'afropuff' hair is not unruly

Black women from around the world are rallying behind a Bahamian school pupil, using the phrase "Support The Puff".

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February 15, 2016
Paralysis syndrome rises along with Zika cases

A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday...

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February 14, 2016
BIA: KPMG NHI consultant 'not yet confirmed'

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) has charged that despite reports that the government had engaged a new consultant to advise on the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, that engagement "has not yet been confirmed".

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February 05, 2016
3D printing helps to deliver organs on demand

The fight is on to save human limbs: As the rate of diabetes continues to rise, the foot ulcers and chronic wounds that can come with the condition and can lead to amputations in severe cases remain a persistent problem.

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February 04, 2016
Behind the camera: A firsthand look at the heartache of Zika virus

The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about -- microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that could be a sign of severe disabilities and a truncated life-expectancy...

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WHO declares global emergency over spread of Zika virus
February 01, 2016
WHO declares global emergency over spread of Zika virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an "extraordinary event" that poses a public health threat to other parts of the world.

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January 28, 2016
Zika "spreading explosively, "global health experts warn

At a special meeting on Thursday, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus -- which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems -- was "spreading explosively." Health officials said the estimated number of cases is based on previous numbers of infections of dengue fever, which is also carried by mosquitoes...

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January 27, 2016
American surgeon saved in the Cayman Islands

A doctor from Massachusetts is alive today thanks to quick reactions by hotel employees, first responders, and the skilled medical teams and surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands, and he now plans to partner with the facility that saved his life.

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January 20, 2016
Canadian travellers report illnesses at Cuban resorts promoted and operated by Sunwing

Unsanitary washrooms, unsafe food handling practices, unrelenting stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea: these are some of the complaints being reported about popular Canadian vacations destinations in Cuba promoted and operated by Sunwing Vacations of Toronto.

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January 11, 2016
Alcohol limits cut to reduce health risks

Tough new guidelines issued on alcohol have cut recommended drinking limits and say there is no such thing as a safe level of drinking.

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