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Pregnant women cope with fears of Zika virus in Florida
August 23, 2016
Pregnant women cope with fears of Zika virus in Florida

Two tourist areas in Miami-DadeCounty, Florida – the Wynwood neighborhood and South Beach, one of the most popular vacation spots in the world – are home to at least 37 locally transmitted Zika cases.

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August 19, 2016
Several root causes for traffic accidents

The Rotary Club of Lucaya partnered with Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Traffic Division on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in an effort to sensitize the Grand Bahama community of exercising due care and attention while driving.

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August 17, 2016
African yellow fever epidemic could go global, experts warn

As the largest yellow fever epidemic in decades continues to sweep through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Angola, the charity Save the Children is warning that it could soon spread to Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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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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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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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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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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June 17, 2016
LG Electronics Sells Mosquito-Repelling TV in India

The Indian arm of South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it says repels mosquitoes, which can spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.

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