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March 24, 2017
Brazil officials urge caution over alert on meat imports

BRAZILIAN officials in The Bahamas yesterday urged caution as international concern mounts over the quality of meat imports from that country and sought to downplay fears that prompted several bans...

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Bahamian government bans meat imports from Brazil
March 22, 2017
Bahamian government bans meat imports from Brazil

According to a Facebook post by Hope Strachan, Member of Parliament for Sea Breeze and Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, "The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is aware of the meat scandal unfolding in Brazil relative to food inspectors taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. Sr. Blairo Maggi, Brazil's Agriculture Minister, advised that th...

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March 22, 2017
Gov't bans corned beef imports from Brazil, people urged not to consume product

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has imposed an immediate ban on imports of corned beef originating from Brazil...

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February 13, 2017
Sargento recalls cheeses amidst Listeria fears

The Bahamas Ministry of Health addressed a recent recall of various Sargento cheese products that may potentially be contaminated with Listeria Monday, February 13, 2017, via a Facebook post.

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December 12, 2016
Customs Temporarily Ceases Clearance of Rice Into Jamaica Amid Plastic Rice Reports

The Customs department has announced itís temporarily ceasing the clearance of rice at all ports of entry following reports of so called plastic rice on the market...

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Diabetes: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Heart Disease
November 29, 2016
Diabetes: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Heart Disease

November is World Diabetes Month, a time to consider how diabetes impacts overall systems in the body including the cardiovascular system.

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November 18, 2016
Bagged salad is Salmonella risk, study finds

Bagged salad can fuel the growth of food-poisoning bugs like Salmonella and make them more dangerous, a study says.

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November 09, 2016
Caribbean Health Ministers Agree on Action Plan for Innovating National Information Systems for Health

Health ministers from 16 Caribbean countries and territories reached agreement today on an action plan for collectively improving and innovating their national information systems for health.

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Can your own immune system kill cancer
October 26, 2016
Can your own immune system kill cancer?

There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.

The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, which stimulates the body's immune system, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.

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Texas nurse who contracted Ebola settles hospital lawsuit
October 26, 2016
Texas nurse who contracted Ebola settles hospital lawsuit

(CNN) - A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient has settled a lawsuit against the hospital where she became infected.

The diagnosis of Nina Pham was the first known transmission of the disease in the United States. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse sued its parent company, Texas Health Resources, in March 2015, accusing it of failing to adequately prepare h...

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