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  • Cervical Cancer Control in LAC / Control del cáncer de cuello uterino en ALC

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Researchers Report that Better Screening, Treatment, and Affordable Vaccines Can Prevent Doubling of Cervical Cancer Deaths in Latin America, Caribbean
    With Cervical Cancer Killing 33,000 Annually in the Region, Experts in Mexico City Consider Promise, Costs of Detection, Treatment and Introduction of New Vaccines against Deadly Virus
    Thirty-three thousand women in […]

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    Gold Mining in Guyana (Re)visited

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

    In an earlier post I examined a diagnosis of the environmental and health problems posed by current practice in small- and medium-scale gold mining in Guyana and the recommendations for addressing those problems and improving the policing of mining practices.
    Guyana’s official news service, GINA, reports that last week Cabinet members ventured out to see if […]

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    The Mercury Threat Posed by Mining in Guyana

    Monday, July 23rd, 2007

    Not long ago I discussed the various environmental and health challenges posed by gold mining in Guyana in the context of a Harvard study on the issue.
    Now comes word of a new study presented last week at workshop in Guyana co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) and WWF on “Mercury Impact […]

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    Cleaning Up Gold Mining in Guyana

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    In March the International Human Rights Clinic of Harvard Law School‘s Human Rights Program (HRP) issued an indictment of the failings of Guyana’s gold mining regime and its adverse impacts on Amerindians in that country.
    With a catchy name like “All That Glitters,” the report’s PR caught the attention of several bloggers and regular media for […]

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    PAHO Calls for a “Trans Fat Free Americas”

    Saturday, April 28th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Nutrition Experts Call for “Trans Fat Free Americas”
    PAHO task force cites scientific evidence that transfatty acids are “toxic” to human health
    Experts on nutrition and public health today called for eliminating transfatty acids from food supplies throughout the Western Hemisphere, at a special task force meeting convened by the Pan […]

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