US health agency adds Saint Barthelemy to Zika virus travel warning list

May 11, 2016 4:02 am· Comments Off on US health agency adds Saint Barthelemy to Zika virus travel warning list 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — US citizens should practice enhanced precautions while traveling to Saint Barthelemy, also known as St. Barts, due to the spread of the Zika virus in the Caribbean island, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced in a statement on Monday.

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Ministers mull intra-Africa tourism to increase arrivals

May 11, 2016 4:02 am· Comments Off on Ministers mull intra-Africa tourism to increase arrivals 

NAIROBI, May 10 — African countries on Monday resolved to spearhead intra-Africa tourism to promote diverse tourism potential and tap into increasing interest for travel among Africans.

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DOT, travel influencers join to entice more tourists to visit PHL

May 11, 2016 4:02 am· Comments Off on DOT, travel influencers join to entice more tourists to visit PHL 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) — Five of the biggest travel influencers from an award-winning creative technology agency that built the largest travel and lifestyle portfolio on Instagram and Snapchat will soon reach Philippine shores, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday.

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Drinking artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to infant obesity – study

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on Drinking artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to infant obesity – study 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — Women who drink artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy are more likely to have overweight infants, a study said Monday.

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US experts call for int'l attention to yellow fever

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on US experts call for int'l attention to yellow fever 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — While the Zika virus is wreaking havoc in the Americas, two US health experts on Monday called for international attention to another mosquito-borne disease: yellow fever.

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Trudeau pledges USD785M to fight HIV and TB globally

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on Trudeau pledges USD785M to fight HIV and TB globally 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — The Canadian government has allocated USD785 million to support the Global Fund, which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press release on Monday.

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Romania's president requires rapid measures to ensure hospital hygiene

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on Romania's president requires rapid measures to ensure hospital hygiene 

BUCHAREST, May 10 — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Monday required authorities to quickly find means to protect hospital patients countrywide.

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More countries have laws related to promoting breastfeeding — UN agencies

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on More countries have laws related to promoting breastfeeding — UN agencies 

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 — A new report by three UN agencies showed an increase in the number of countries applying the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, a UN spokesman said here Monday.

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Blueberry diet linked to lower breast cancer risk — New Zealand study

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on Blueberry diet linked to lower breast cancer risk — New Zealand study 

WELLINGTON, May 10 — Women might be able to reduce the risk of breast cancer by eating more blueberries, according to a New Zealand research out Tuesday.

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Conjunctivitis outbreak hits Tonga

May 11, 2016 4:01 am· Comments Off on Conjunctivitis outbreak hits Tonga 

SUVA, May 10 — A conjunctivitis outbreak in Tonga this year has seen over 500 people flocking to hospital with confirmed symptoms of the viral eye infection, local media reported Tuesday.

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