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Rhode Island legalizes use and possession of Marijuana

Rhode Island is situated in the heart of New England and the Rhode Island House and senate has passed the bill giving permission to patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and other chronic // diseases the use and possession of Marijuana to ease pain in these patients. The new bill allows patients to have possession of Marijuana under medical prescription, as earlier the possession of ma...

'Chikungunya' Epidemic On French Island Claims 52 lives

The mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya has claimed the lives of at least 52 inhabitants of the French Reunion Island according to official reports of French National Health Agency (INVS). // ....The incurable crippling disease, called chikungunya, has affected more than 110,000 people since the epidemic broke out in the Indian Ocean Island in March 2005. As many as 22,000 have contracted the dis...

French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic

Chikungunya epidemic, a mosquito-borne disease for which there is no known cure or vaccine has claimed the lives of nearly 77 French inhabitants of La Reunion Island // on Indian Ocean. As Nearly 1 in 6 inhabitants are affected in the island, announced Xavier Bertrand, French Health Minister. ..More than 130, 000 people on the island have been affected. The 77 mortalities could be related direct...

E. coli causes havoc in Fire Island

With the virulent E coli having raised its ugly head, many thousands of Fire Island residents have been issued a warning to completely stop// using tap water that has not been boiled. This is close on the heels of authorities having detected EColi presence in the samples. ....Nearly 100,000 pounds of ice and 30,000 bottles of water have been transported to Fire Island and will be given to almost...

Phoenix Islands To Be Protected Under Global Conservation Map

A small Pacific Islands, which consists of the some of the earth’s most pristine coral reefs, were brought under the global conservation map//, and is said to be the third largest marine protected area in the world. ....Martin Puta Tofinga, Minister of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development of the Republic of Kiribati, announced the establishment of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area a...

Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders

A new floating hospital would visit the islands dotting Assam's Brahmaputra river at least once a month to render medical services//. This has brought in a new ray of hope to these islanders who have been worried about their isolation. ....Akha - a boat with medical personnel and supplies - is a unique door-to-door service for the poor inhabitants of the state's islands, including Charikhulia Ch...

Reports Of A HIV Break Out Scare People Of A Holiday Island

The West of Cornwall Primary Care Trust launched an appeal on Friday to people in the St Ives area of Cornwall to come forward for tests after several cases were confirmed. // A dedicated helpline has been inundated with concerned callers since then. ....The NHS have said that more than 200 people have contacted a telephone helpline set up in the wake of an HIV scare in St Ives. The confidential...

King Island Water Certified Potable

According to the recent tests conducted by the Analytical Services Tasmania King Island's water supply was found to be potable//. ..Tasmanian Greens conducted tests which showed high content of lead in the Upper Grassy Dam waters. ..This was followed by testing done by the council which found no problem with the water. ..It was tested for 12 heavy metals and the results were announced with day...

‘Healthy Stores’ Program Boosts Demand for Better Food in Marshall Islans

Heading straight to the source — the grocery store — can help improve and sustain access to healthy foods among poor people, found a new study conducted in the Marshall// Islands. By learning about shop owners’ business needs and shoppers’ eating habits, the researchers were able to foster an increase in the supply of and demand for nutritious foods. ....“Diet-related chronic diseases are at epi...

Meningitis Scare Keeps Children At Home In Rhode Island

Meningitis scare has kept 20,000 children in three communities at home, as all public schools in Rhode Island were closed on Thursday and Friday.// ....On Wednesday a child from Coventry was diagnosed with meningitis. Meningitis is the condition in which membranes protecting the brain get inflamed, and encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Mycoplasma occasionally causes these neurologica...

Rhode Island Biotechnology Company Develops Tularemia Vaccine

EpiVax, Inc, a leader in genome-derived vaccines, announced today that it has developed a promising tularemia vaccine // candidate (TuliVaxTM) that confers protective immunity. Francisella tularensis is a bacterium considered to be one of the most dangerous potential bioterror agents. ..This vaccine project was funded by a BioDefense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the Nation...

Long Island Seniors Rally for Rx Affordable Prescription Drugs and Cell Phone Protections

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Over one hundred Long Island AARP members gathered today to rally state lawmakers to pass legislation before the end of the 2007 Legislative Session in Albany that will help make prescription drugs more affordable and help assure that their cell phone works in an emergency. The AARP members took their message directly to their legislators during a "whistle stop" bus tour of Nass...
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