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HIV-prevention ring a hit with teen girls

BBC:-A vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection is popular with teenage girls, US scientists say. Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally....

Mysterious alcohol-related deaths at Coolie Town?

Health officials are baffled by the sudden death of three apparently healthy people who died after reportedly consuming an “alcoholic” beverage, St Lucia Times has learnt. The three people from...
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Update on Status of Forest Springs Packaged Water

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) wishes to advise the public of the re-emergence of Forest Springs Bottled Water on the market following implementation of corrective actions...

Vietnam: Doctors remove scissors after 18 years

BBC:-Vietnamese doctors have removed a pair of scissors left lodged in a man's abdomen for 18 years, it's reported. Specialist surgeons flew from Hanoi to assist at the operation in...
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PAHO calls for equal access to health services

Press Release:-  On the eve of World Health Day, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, and former president of Chile Michelle Bachelet today called for collective...
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St Jude Hospital responds to Raise Your Voice misleading statements

Press Release:-  St Jude Hospital notes the misleading statements made about the hospital by Raise Your Voice St Lucia Inc. in a Press Release issued onMarch 19, 2018. Contrary to...

It’s not just soft drinks: Drinking too much fruit juice (or any sugary drink)...

(CNN) — Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful increased risk of premature death ranging from 9% to 42%, according to the...
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Caribbean Countries Receive US$8 Million to Reduce Health Risks from Toxic Chemicals

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  5 November, 2016.  Exposure to toxic chemicals found in household cleaning products, processed foods and even clothing can severely damage a person’s health. ...

Washing hands in cold water ‘as good as hot’

(BBC) - US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20...
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Region on alert over spread of Red Eye

Press Release:-Several Caribbean countries have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is currently monitoring the situation and we want to urge persons...