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August 02, 2016
Zika virus alert in Miami

Government health officials warned pregnant women yesterday to avoid a Zika-stricken section of Miami and arrange to be tested for the virus if they have visited the Wynwood neighbourhood since mid-June after the number of people feared infected through mosquito bites in the United States climbed to 14.

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November 14, 2012
Diabetes Shows Upward Trend In The Americas

On World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, experts call for stepped-up prevention, better patient care

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November 09, 2015
The 25 Fattest Countries have been announced-Bahamas at #6

Thought you had even the slightest idea of where the heaviest people in the world reside? You're in for more than few surprises. For one: it’s not America. (Though we did still make the list...) That's according to health and news information site HealthGrove...

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July 27, 2016
Heat Wave Bahamas

The Bahamas and the Continent of the Americas have been under a heat wave of unusual proportions over the last several weeks.

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July 26, 2016
Tattoo ink may be toxic, study suggests

Getting inked may lead to long-term skin problems and an increased risk of cancer, according to a new report by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

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June 20, 2011
New round of innovative HIV research awards announced

Geneva, Switzerland - The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), today announced the launch of a new round of the joint research grant programme,

Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR).

The CNIHR programme supports projects intended to advance the scientific
under...

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July 22, 2016
How to stop mosquitoes from entering your home? New study suggests living with a chicken

The smell of chickens could be a key to preventing the transmission of malaria, or even Zika, a study suggests.

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July 13, 2016
Worker health is in our hands

The key to improving worker health is in our hands, literally. That's right: Making hand hygiene products easily available in the workplace can dramatically improve employee health – and, consequently, bolster productivity while keeping health care spending down.

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Nurse's training at cancer conference in Toronto to help impact care of young patients and their families in Barbados
February 02, 2015
Nurse's training at cancer conference in Toronto to help impact care of young patients and their families in Barbados

A nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados (QEH) has returned from the 46th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2014) in Canada...

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Economic costs associated with food-borne illnesses in the Caribbean can outstrip some national budgets
July 01, 2016
Economic costs associated with food-borne illnesses in the Caribbean can outstrip some national budgets

The economic costs associated with food-borne illnesses in the Caribbean are “very high” and can range anywhere from $2 million to $40 million annually in some Caribbean countries, Dr. Lisa Indar, Programme Manager for Tourism and Health Programmes, Surveillance Disease Control and Prevention, of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) said.

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