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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

12 more cases of Chickungunya confirmed in Berbice

  - The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed 12 more cases of chikungunya, from samples which were taken from East Berbice, leading...

Two cases of Chikungunya detected in Berbice

  – The Ministry of Health has confirmed two cases of Chikungunya in the Canje, Berbice area. A team has been dispatched to the...

More promotion of cancer prevention/awareness needed in Guyana

– An iNews Poll has found that there needs to be more awareness of cancer prevention in Guyana. The question, “Is enough being done...

Chikungunya cases: Vector Control Services to tighten surveillance at ports of entry

  - There are plans for the tightening up of surveillance and intensifying of operations at the ports of entry to prevent against vector...

Authorities urged to declare suicide an urgent health problem – iNews Poll

– Hundreds of Guyanese have called on the relevant authorities to declare suicide an urgent health/psychological problem in Guyana. During iNews’ weekly poll for...

Health Fair, among activities held to observe World Autism Day

  - The Ministry of Health has launched a two - day Health Fair and Fun Day to commemorate World Autism Day which was...

Plans underway to incorporate Whim Community Centre in health program

- Monitoring and evaluation of the Berbice Regional Health Authority continued on Friday with another health facility day in Region six. Performance over...

Condoms ‘too big’ for men in India

- A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for...

Diabetes among the leading causes of death in Guyana, 60,000 people being treated

- Diabetes is one of the leading cause of deaths in Guyana and it affects all ethnic groups. Most persons suffer from Type...

Increase in fast food outlets affects healthy eating in Guyana – iNews Poll

– Eighty one percent of iNews readers believe that healthy eating is being affected by the increase in fast food joints in the...

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Uncle in custody for allegedly raping 8-year-old niece

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Miner executed, another allegedly abducted

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Miner arrested for rape of 11-year-old

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Man dies after being pinned under tractor

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