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Doctor warns Antigua to stop using a mosquito fogging chemical

Driven by concern about the health risks to humans, a regional doctor is advising Antigua and Barbuda to stop using a chemical that the World Health Organization (WHO) approves for mosquito eradication. Malathion is widely used in agriculture, residential landscaping, […]

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No new confirmed cases of Zika says health minister

With the growing worldwide concern over the Zika virus, Antigua & Barbuda’s Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has dismissed rumours of a possible 17 new cases of pregnant women

Global report shows no decline in obesity rates in Antigua & Barbuda

The 2016 edition of the Global Nutrition Report shows that the staggering rate of 30.9 per cent for adult obesity in Antigua & Barbuda has not improved since

Ebola machine sits idle in health ministry

Machinery acquired for thermal screening of travellers who may have been afflicted with the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is apparently in storage at the Ministry of Health, as

HPV immunisation in schools still on ministry’s agenda

The Ministry of Health has signalled that an immunisation programme to prevent the human papillomavirus (HPV) from affecting students in secondary schools, conceptualised in 2013, is still on

Clinical care co-ordinator says time to upgrade HIV education

Clinical Care Co-ordinator Dr Maria Pereira said, in light of the new HIV statistics, it’s time to upgrade the public education programme geared at reducing the number of

Family planning boss wants teenage access to contraceptives

The head of the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation is hoping for an era when adults are open to the idea of allowing their teenagers to be able to

Antigua records first Zika case

The Ministry of Health has said there is no need for panic as the country confirmed a Gray’s Farm woman is the first Zika virus case here. At an

MSJMC staff receives pay for first half of April

Nurses and other staff at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) have been paid for the two-week period ending April 15. However, there was no indication when they

Good sense on drugs absent at the UN says Sir Ronald Sanders

For a brief moment it appeared that good sense would prevail and the international community would ditch the failed ‘war on drugs’ policy. But all hopes were dashed

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