Monthly Archives: October 2013

Administration steps to prevent water-borne diseases

With rains subsiding, the millennium city is grappling with the Herculean task of sanitation and disinfection measures to prevent outbreak of diseases and other health ramifications due to the prolonged waterlogging and flooding across major parts.All administrative wings have been … Continue reading

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James River’s water quality grade increases slightly

It’s safe to swim in the river most of the time in Lynchburg, and the fishing is great all the time, officials of the James River Association said Tuesday in their report on water quality.But there still is too much … Continue reading

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Nicole Colson reports on the effects of the government

AS THE federal government shutdown enters a third week, cutting off funds for so-called “non-essential” government services, it’s more and more clear that what those in power consider “non-essential” is very different from what we do.Educational programs like Head Start, … Continue reading

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Back in the game

Thanks to a bit of chemical tinkering, weapons that had lost a lot of its power to the growing phenomenon of drug resistance may be able to return to the front line of the war against pathogens such as bacteria … Continue reading

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WASH concerns over Cambodia flooding

With 60,000 people having fled floods across Cambodia in the past two weeks, and floodwater still not receding, aid workers are warning about the outbreak of water-related diseases due to a lack of sanitation and hygiene in evacuation sites.In its … Continue reading

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