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‘Meat taxes’ would save many lives and cut health care costs, study says

November 8, 2018 - CNN - It would drive up the price of your barbecue but a global “meat tax” could save 220,000 lives and cut health care bills by $41 billion each year, according to a new study. The numbers are based on evidence that links meat consumption to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
  • Published in Health

D. Congo Confirms Ebola Cases Have Reached 30; 8 Deaths

Kinshasa,May 24 (Prensa Latina) Congo''s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 30, including eight deaths.
  • Published in Health

Ja's Health Minister at CPHA conference in Washington

WASHINGTON DC,  September 25, 2015 - Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson is leading Jamaica’s delegation at the Caribbean Public Health Agency Conference now underway at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Published in Health
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