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NEW YORK – Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), has defended the decision of the United States-owned tertiary institution to leave Dominica and relocate to Barbados after 40 years on the Caribbean island.

Fast food coupons used as prizes, candy sale fundraisers, vending machine exteriors - these are just a few examples of the kinds of junk food marketing that regularly takes place in United States schools and such advertising is taking a toll on children’s health, say experts.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Caribbean health ministers have joined their counterparts from the Americas in agreeing to implement a series of actions over the next five years to more effectively control the vectors that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika and Chagas disease.

MIAMI (Nov. 6, 2018) – Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can “feel” again, thanks to technology FIU engineers have developed. That person - the first person with a hand amputation who has been fitted with a neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system that has a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator – has been using it at home for almost four months. The results are promising to researchers who hope to restore “feeling” to people with upper limb amputation.

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