Evacuations begin in Bahamas as category 4 Dorian bears down

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McLEAN’S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian shut down most major resorts in The Bahamas and forced authorities to evacuate much of the northern shore and low-lying islands Saturday, as the fierce category 4 storm prepared to unleash torrents of rain but was projected to spin farther away from the coast of the south-east US next week.

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PNP delegates decided

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The final voters’ list to be used in the People’s National Party’s (PNP) presidential election next Saturday includes new members of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) who were elected last week.The PNP’s secretariat yesterday indicated that last Friday evening the final voters’ list was presented to representatives of Dr Peter Phillips and Peter Bunting, who will face off for the leadership of the 81-year-old party on September 7.

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Ebola: Profile of a killer Ebola:

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PARIS, France (AFP) — The Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new toll released Friday, is the second-deadliest on record.Here are some facts about the virus, which has killed around 15,000 people in a known history of 43 years. Origins

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Abuse of power in the health sector

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ABUSE of power and privilege is pervasive in virtually all societies.Whether it be verbal, physical or sexual, the power differential existing between those in positions of influence and those who are in vulnerable positions lends itself to a corruption of authority that manifests as one of the moral ills abhorrent to all principled individuals.

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Hormone therapies slightly increase breast cancer risk, even a decade later — study

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms slightly increases the risk of breast cancer, according to a large-scale study published Friday in The Lancet.Other research has established a similar link, but the new study is the first to show that the risk remains elevated even 10 years after treatment has stopped.

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He was born ready!

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SOME are born with sight, but lack vision. You will notice those words writ large on a wall as you drive past the Jamaica Society for the Blind on Hope Road, St Andrew.But the opposite rings true for a nine-year-old boy from Summerfield, Clarendon, who, although he was born blind, envisions a great future for himself in music.

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How diabetes can increase cancer risk

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FOR years, scientists have been trying to solve a medical mystery: Why do people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing some forms of cancer?Today, researchers report a possible explanation for this double whammy.They found that DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high compared to when blood sugar is at a normal, healthy level, thereby increasing one’s cancer risk.

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The good wife

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Antonio, I am married to a wifeWhich is as dear to me as life itself,But life itself, my wife, and all the WorldAre not with me esteemed above thy life.I would lose all, ay, sacrifice them allHere to this devil, to deliver you.— Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, IV, 1 

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New book for CAPE law students

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Recent Norman Manley Law School graduate Alaina Reid, has recently published a new law book designed primarily for sixth form students, under the title CAPE Law: Questions & Answers .

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Is intermittent fasting better than other diets?

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INTERMITTENT fasting is one of the many relatively new diet trends. Increasingly, I am hearing: “I can’t eat until midday”; or, “We have to eat before eight, I can’t eat after 8:00 pm; I’m intermittent fasting”.So what is intermittent fasting? And should you be considering it?Intermittent fasting

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