Daily Archives: Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:25

Caribbean Public Health Agency aims to reduce child obesity by 2025

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:25 by GxMedia San Juan, (EFE).- The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, published a Plan of Action for Promoting Healthy Weights: 2014 – 2019, part of a push to reduce obesity among children and adolescents by 2025. CARPHA has an integrated strategy to address nutrition-related diseases in Caribbean countries, where the proportion of overweight or obese ...

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Several protesting Venezuela prison inmates die of drug poisoning

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:20 by GxMedia CARACAS, Venezuela – At least 13 hunger striking inmates at an overcrowded prison in Venezuela have died after they allegedly drank a deadly cocktail of multiple drugs and grain alcohol, officials said Thursday. The prison ministry said in a statement that the inmates demanding better living conditions stormed a pharmacy ...

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Brazil awards contracts totaling 5 GW in power-plant auction

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:18 by GxMedia Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (EFE).- Brazil’s government on Friday awarded contracts for 51 power plants that will have a combined generating capacity of 4.98 GW and begin supplying the domestic market in 2019.The average price of the contracted electricity at the auction, organized by the Electrical Energy Commercialization Chamber, ...

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U.K. Premier seeks to limit social benefits to control immigration

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:12 by GxMedia London, Nov 28 (EFE).- British Prime Minister David Cameron proposed Friday giving European Union, E.U., citizens six months to find work if they want to settle in United Kingdom and limiting their access to social assistance programs so as to control immigration. Cameron outlined his plan to reduce the number ...

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Ebola virus detected in semen three months after symptoms end

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:11 by GxMedia Geneva, Nov 28 (EFE).- The World Health Organization, WHO, warned on Friday that the semen of men recovering from Ebola can contain the deadly virus up to three months after the symptoms disappear. Four studies on the persistence of Ebola virus in the seminal fluid of 43 patients concluded that ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana’s opposition calls on Caricom to intervene in political impasse

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014, 22:00 by GxMedia Guyana’s Opposition Leader, David Granger has asked the 15-nation Caricom or Caribbean Community (Caricom) to intervene in his country’s political impasse. At the heart of the crisis is the fact that Parliament has not met since July of this year even after two-month recess ended in October. In outlining his ...

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