July 25, 2021

Big soda challenged on World Diabetes Day

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By Lyndal Rowlands From Caribbean360 NEW YORK, United States, Thursday November 13, 2014. IPS – Corporations marketing unhealthy foods to poorer consumers are being challenged for their role in the growing global burden of diseases like diabetes. Over 340 million people are living with diabetes, and the World Health Organization predicts the number of people […]

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital responds to Ebola Outbreak

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The Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital (CTMH) is taking extra precautionary measures with the Ebola outbreak by educating its staff with the latest information on the outbreak, guidelines to protect health care professionals and the public and future projections of the virus from international experts. CTMH will participate in a live audio webcast on October 22, […]

Fidel: The time of duty has come

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By Fidel Castro Oct 19, 2014 From Liberation Source: Cuban News Agency As published by www.cuba.cu HAVANA, Cuba Our country did not take a single minute to give a response to the international agencies requesting its support to combat the brutal epidemic outbreak in Western Africa. This is what our country has always done, without […]

Why isn’t Silicon Valley doing more to fight Ebola?

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From The Daily Beast Witnessing arguably the worst public health crisis of the 21st century, the industry that claims to be changing the world is nowhere to be found. Where have all the tech titans gone? The executives of Silicon Valley like to boast that they’re changing the world for the better. But faced with […]

New York’s JFK airport starts Ebola checks

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From BBC New York’s JFK airport has started screening to try to stem the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people. Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – the worst-hit countries – will have their temperatures taken and have to answer a series of questions. Checks at O’Hare in Chicago, Newark, Washington’s […]

Ebola threat in US, and we’re not prepared to contain it, experts warn

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By Luis Fábregas, Adam Smeltz and Megha Satyanarayana The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (MCT) From Stars and Stripes Mistakes and missteps in the handling of the first Ebola case in the United States trouble lawmakers, international organizations and some public health experts who say the government needs to step up its strategy to contain the virus. “Where […]

Greetings by the CMO at the 12th Meeting for Caribbean National Epidemiologists and Laboratory Directors

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From news.gov.tt September 17, 2014: The following speech is from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Colin Furlone on behalf of the Minister of Health at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Meeting for Caribbean Epidemiologists and Laboratory Directors at the Hyatt Regency- Port of Spain Ballroom on Wednesday 17 September, 2014. Dr. Bernadette Theodore- Ghandi, […]

Ebola vaccine will do little for current crisis

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From Daily Beast The National Institute of Health announced today that human trials of the Ebola vaccine will begin next week. But it won’t be ready in time for the West Africa’s crisis. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the branch of the NIH that oversees investigations into infections ranging from Ebola […]

The Ebola virus has spread to Senegal as the deadliest outbreak in history gets worse

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By Abby Ohlheiser and Abby Phillip From The Washington Post As the Ebola outbreak worsens — with the death toll spiraling and the World Health Organization warning that 20,000 people could eventually be infected — another West African country has confirmed that the deadly virus has crossed its borders. Senegal confirmed its first case of […]

British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

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From South China Morning Post Patient, who was working at treatment centre in Sierra Leone, to be flown on RAF jet to London (AP) The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease was being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone […]