Health

Canada’s top doctor recommends wearing non-medical masks

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadians should wear non-medical masks in public if they are not sure they can maintain social distancing, said the country’s chief public health officer Wednesday. “If you can’t …

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University of Hawaii to serve as hub in COVID-19 testing innovation on Oahu

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The University of Hawaii (UH) has partnered with the City and County of Honolulu to help expand COVID-19 testing capacity throughout Oahu. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced on Tuesday, …

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Russian newborn has coronavirus: health officials

  MOSCOW (AFP) — A baby was born with the coronavirus in Russia’s Caucasus region, health officials were quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Sunday, to a mother who is also infected. The birth in the North Ossetia …

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Hawaii reports first case of rat lungworm disease in 2020

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Friday, May 15, a case of angiostrongyliasis, more commonly known as rat lungworm disease. The individual in question is a resident of …

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Emergency nutrition assistance program benefits Hawaii’s qualified households during COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval this week to provide three months of emergency supplements to address temporary food needs for qualified families. Since March, Hawaii …

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Medical school reports Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders hit hardest by COVID-19

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A new study by the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) released on Friday, May 1, reports that the highest rate of novel coronavirus 2019 …

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Canada’s top doc says the curve is being flattened.

    By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, expressed optimism Saturday about the countries efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, Tam said she is …

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Central Park hospital to close as New York COVID-19 cases fall

NEW YORK (AFP) — An emergency field hospital erected in Central Park to treat COVID-19 patients is to close, the group running it announced Saturday, as coronavirus cases continue to decline in New York. Some dozen tents, with ventilators, went …

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State officials, university professors express cautious optimism with a flattening COVID-19 curve in Hawaii

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – According to Governor David Ige in his monthly online newsletter, Hawaii continues to rank as one of the best-performing states in the U.S. in dealing with the novel coronavirus …

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Hawaii public schools unveil plans for Class of 2020 graduation celebrations amid COVID-19 concerns

    By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – Public high schools across the state announced on Thursday, April 30, the dates, times, and formats of their respective alternative graduation ceremonies. The Hawaii State Department of …

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American Samoa tries to repeat history in the current fight against COVID-19

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau with reports from Arianne Torres,  EBC American Samoa Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – As the Territory of American Samoa maintains a streak of zero deaths to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) by …

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Cargill to open large beef processing plant in Alberta Monday

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A southern Alberta meat processing plant that produces more than a third of Canada’s beef is set to reopen Monday after being shuttered for 14 days because of a …

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