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Zika’s Emergency Phase Gives Way to a Long………….

Zika’s Emergency Phase Gives Way to a Long-Term Public Health Challenge February  2017 WASHINGTON DC, USA, Tuesday February 7, 2017 — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says experts now consider Zika to be a long-term public health challenge, following the declaration by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Emergency Committee on Zika that the epidemic’s emergency phase is over. Experts are nevert ...

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Alzheimer’s drug study gives ‘tantalising’ results

Alzheimer's drug study gives 'tantalising' results By Caroline ParkinsonHealth editor, BBC News website 31 August 2016 From the sectionHealth A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say. Experts are cautious because the drug, aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development. But a stu ...

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Travel Health Notices

Travel Health Notices   Types of Notices Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions Read More Current Notices Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natura ...

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Keeping fit boosts brain power and size, scientists say

Keeping fit boosts brain power and size, scientists say DEVON, England, Monday May 9, 2016 – Scientists have found evidence to support what many people have suspected for years: physical activity not only keeps people fit and trim, but boosts brain power as well. The researchers found that in addition to thinking more clearly and having better memories, people who keep fit are more likely to have larger bra ...

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