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Two Cases Of Imported Malaria Identified In Jamaica

The Ministry of Health has identified two cases of Malaria in the island since the beginning of 2017. Both cases of the infection were imported from malaria affected countries. In 2016, three cases of imported malaria were confirmed in two persons. The Ministry advises that ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Significant Benefits Found From Weekend Exercise

Need exercise but only have time on weekends? That’s ok according to a study which reports that cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits. Researchers from the Loughborough University and the

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January 10th, 2017

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Social Engagement May Help Slow Mental Decline As People Age

A new study suggests that people who are active in local community groups may have slightly sharper mental skills at the age of 50. In the study, activities such as involvement in volunteer organizations, church groups, neighborhood associations and groups involved in ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Swiss Muslim Girls Must Swim With Boys, European Court Rules

Switzerland has won a case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliging Muslim parents to send their children to mixed swimming lessons. It said authorities were justified in giving precedence to enforcing “the full school curriculum” and the ...

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January 10th, 2017

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US Military Tests Swarm Of Mini-Drones Launched From Jets

The US military has launched 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California. Three F/A-18 Super Hornets were used to release the Perdix drones last October. The drones, which have a wingspan of 12 inches, operate autonomously and share a ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Jeff Sessions, US Attorney General Nominee, Faces Rough Ride

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the new attorney general is poised to get a rough ride when he appears before US senators. Sixty-nine year old Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will face questions about his past record on civil rights at his confirmation hearing ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Commissioner Of Police In St. Kitts And Nevis Says Crime Detection Rate Up For 2016

Commissioner of Police in St Kitts & Nevis, Ian Queeley has indicated that there was a slight increase in the Force’s crime detection rate in 2016, compared to that of the previous year. He did not reveal the actual detection rate however, saying that would form part of ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Petrotrin Workers Offered 5% Increase

Just as workers were expected to walk off the job and occupy strike camps outside State-owned Petrotrin’s operations in Trinidad & Tobago, the company’s management returned to the discussions with an improved offer of five percent and a mandate to conclude ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Suriname-Based Airline Suspends Flights To Guyana & Barbados

Six months after it launched scheduled flights between Suriname and Guyana and Guyana and Barbados, the Surinamese registered air carrier, Fly Allways, on Monday announced a suspension of its services and a return to chartered flights. The airline said the move, which goes ...

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January 10th, 2017

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Clinical Trial Show Children Are Less Likely To Die Of Pneumonia From Smoke Free Stoves In The Home

A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests the stove makes no difference. A medical doctor and a respiratory ...

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December 7th, 2016

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