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Temporary monitors track air pollution near lava flow

The state Department of Health has installed three temporary particulate monitors on the Big Island to measure and inform nearby residents of the air quality levels affected by the Puna lava flow. 207 more words

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Scott reappoints surgeon general who's played role in medical marijuana debate

Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Monday the state’s surgeon general and chief of the state’s Health Department.

Dr. John Armstrong, who has been in the job the past two years, will lead the agency as Scott begins his second term in January. 199 more words

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Living dangerously

Personal finance reports that the DoH is seriously considering changing Regulation 8 (PMBs must be paid at cost).  This is apparently in an attempt to avoid ending up in court opposite some schemes (Genesis and Samwumed) who are seriously considering mounting a legal challenge to Regulation 8. 231 more words

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Northern Ireland will be the first part of the UK to criminalize buying sex

By: Megan Murphy

In October, members of the Stormont assembly voted in favour of a bill that would criminalize buying sex in Northern Ireland.  On Wednesday, December 10th, Lord Morrow’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill was voted through at the Final Stage. 218 more words

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Sewerage runs through Johannesburg hospitals

Note: Article first appeared on enca.com on Wednesday 19 November, 2014

JOHANNESBURG- Hospitals all over Johannesburg are having major sewerage problems.

The problem is worst at Helen Joseph Hospital, with sewage leaking out of the ceilings, walls and onto the floors. 162 more words

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Ige appoints Virginia Pressler to head state's health department

Gov. David Ige announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Pressler, MD, MBA, FACS as director of the state Department of Health.

Dr. Pressler’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. 215 more words

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New York State Health Department Says Flu Is Now 'Prevalent'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Flu season is officially here.

The State Department of Health said the virus is now “prevalent” in New York.

That means by law, unvaccinated health care workers must wear masks while near patients, CBS2 reported. 113 more words

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