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MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills has recalled nearly 2 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios after announcing the breakfast cereal might have been contaminated with wheat. The recall includes 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cherrios affected by “an isolated incident” at the company’s facility in Lodi, Calif., “that resulted in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – There is a new benefits advisor in the Veterans Administration Clinic on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The advisor will be available Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to assist veterans needing assistance with initiating claims and checking

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PRINCETON, N.J. — Medical and hospital librarians in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States — responsible for supplying their facilities with the latest academic research and healthcare information — are joining forces and combating high costs by sharing group licenses to access electronic resources through a nonprofit consortium, the Health

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           Sheila Roseau of the UNFPA KINGSTON, Jamaica – The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean has a strategy to reduce of adolescent pregnancies across the region. “The goal of this framework is to reduce adolescent pregnancy by 20 per cent by the year 2019,” said

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ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control are warning all travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to be immunized for Hepatitis A and typhoid prior to visiting the territory due to dangers from contaminated food or water. “CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get Hepatitis A through contaminated food

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“Drug-resistant lice” sounds like something from a zombie apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs. Hold onto your scalps, Virgin Islands. Super lice are upon us. The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the

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CHRISTIANSTED – Decaying seaweed washing up on the North Shore coast that smells like rotten eggs has been labeled a ‘natural disaster’ after tourists cancelled their holidays because of it. The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the St. Croix are increasingly being fouled

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     Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The patient arrived at Schneider Hospital in St. Thomas shortly after midnight on a Sunday, complaining of sharp and tearing chest pains and shortness of breath. He was sweating. Doctors diagnosed a ruptured aortic valve that required emergency open heart surgery — a procedure no

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WASHINGTON – Pesticide use in homes may increase the risk of children developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new report suggests. Researchers combined data from 16 earlier studies that had compared pesticide exposure between children who developed leukemia or lymphoma and those who did not. These studies estimated the level of

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     UVI’s Glenn Metts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Every parent who sends their child off to college is aware of the fact that their child is likely to experiment with their own sexuality once they are away from home – if the child hasn’t already done so in high school. But

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