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GENEVA, Switzerland – The United Nations says the number of HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean has risen, warning also that the decline globally among adults has stalled for at least five years. The Joint U.N. Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Prevention Gap Report, issued here last month, revealed that “after years of steady decline, the Caribbean saw a nine percent rise among adults.”

Florida City- The Zika virus is particularly a concern for the farm worker and migrant population here in South Florida. Many of them don’t have the resources to be able to adequately protect themselves and most live and work in some of the most vulnerable conditions for mosquito bites. As they tend to our farms, fields, nurseries and greenhouses locally, there is a lot of standing water in the fields and in pots.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 31, 2016: Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking in the U.S., the habit is prevalent among Latin American immigrants in the country, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among Hispanics, according to the study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), current cigarette smoking prevalence was almost 24 percent in 2002-2005 and almost 20 percent in 2010-2013.

(Black PR Wire) Detroit, MI- Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) presents its 5th Annual Summit, on Saturday August 27, 2016 from 1:00pm- 4:00pm. The event will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. The Summit is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section.

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