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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths, CDC says to avoid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. 672 more words

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Value of connectivity: Facebook and Deloitte look at the economic and social benefits of expanding internet access

Value of connectivity: Facebook and Deloitte look at the economic and social benefits of expanding internet access
Source: Deloitte and Facebook

Extending the opportunities that the internet can bring is critical to accelerating economic and social growth in developing economies, while enabling the transition from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy.

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Business And Economics

Genetics and cardiovascular disease

In Western world, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the leading cause of premature death and a major cause of disability. Over the years, the knowledge of CVD risk factors clustering and their multiplicative interactions to promote CVD risk has led to the development of multivariable risk prediction algorithms to use in primary care settings. 510 more words

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Second Time was a Charm!

 Kay’s Story

      Cigarette smoking for me didn’t happen until I was a senior in college. I spent late nights studying and my dorm mates thought “smoking” could keep me company as I studied. 409 more words

Personal Stories

Tea instead of a tipple?

Over 100,000 people in Somerset could benefit from drinking a little less and a little less often, latest figures reveal.

Somerset County Council’s Public Health team is therefore encouraging everyone to sign up for ‘Dry January’ and staff and visitors to Somerset County Council at County Hall are being encouraged to have an alcohol free month in January, and reap the benefits. 391 more words

Press Releases

Are TRIPS flexibilities being fully utilized in the public health sector within the EAC Region?

The Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) has been widely debated ever since its conception. Pertinent questions have been raised as to whether this agreement has any significant benefits for the developing countries. 2,007 more words

Medicine

December 18, 1913: Atlanta Public Health; 1913: Fox River Pollution

December 18, 1913: Municipal Journal article—Organizing Public Health Service. “Like most other municipal departments which have developed from small beginnings, the boards of public health in most of our cities are in need of reorganization, not only within themselves but in their relations to other departments of the city government generally. 450 more words

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