Category Archives: International

UK Public Health Groups Encourage Vaping

UK Public Health Groups Encourage Vaping

  Public Health England and other public health organizations in the United Kingdom recently issued a joint statement declaring that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than smoking. The group, which ...

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In US, Rich May Outlive Poor by Nearly 15 Years: Study

In US, Rich May Outlive Poor by Nearly 15 Years: Study

  Miami, United States – The richest Americans tend to outlive the poorest by almost 15 years, and that gap has grown since 2001, said a major study of income and ...

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Rio’s Zika Outbreak Matches Asian Virus: Study

Rio’s Zika Outbreak Matches Asian Virus: Study

  Miami, United States – The mosquito-borne Zika virus behind last year’s outbreak in Rio de Janeiro closely resembles another strain from Asia and may have been introduced by Pacific Island ...

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Zika Virus ‘Scarier’ Than Thought: US Health Officials

Zika Virus ‘Scarier’ Than Thought: US Health Officials

  Washington, United States – The Zika virus is “scarier” than previously thought, US health officials warned Monday as they urged Congress to unblock funding to fight the mosquito-borne virus linked ...

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Belize Wary Over US Suspicion Woman Caught Zika on Trip

Belize Wary Over US Suspicion Woman Caught Zika on Trip

  San José, Costa Rica – The government of Belize issued a statement saying it was treating with caution information from US health authorities that a woman who was recently in ...

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Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

  Ottawa, Canada – Researchers said they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may carry the ...

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Venezuela Watchdog Urges Access to Medicine in Crisis

Venezuela Watchdog Urges Access to Medicine in Crisis

  Caracas, Venezuela – Venezuela’s state ombudsman urged the government Tuesday to speed production of basic medicines in an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages. “The allocation and delivery of ...

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