An Above Average 2021 Hurricane Season Predicted


Hurricane researchers are predicting an above average 2021 season for storms and hurricanes.

The researchers are predicting 17 named tropical storms during the 2021 season. They expect eight of the storms to become hurricanes and four to reach major hurricane strength. Major hurricane strength has sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or higher.

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Vehicle Care Tips – Dealing With Volcanic Ash


Avoid driving wherever possible

Ashy conditions reduce visibility. Volcanic ash also makes roads slippery and when wet, turns into a mud-like substance that can also be dangerous to drive on. If driving is absolutely necessary, drive slowly and carefully and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. Utilize your headlights to increase visibility and alert other motorists of your presence.

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Personal Care Tips – Dealing With Volcanic Ash


Stay indoors

Avoid venturing outside. If you must, use an appropriate mask for protection. If you suffer from chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma, or any respiratory condition avoid unnecessary exposure to volcanic ash by staying indoors wherever possible.

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Property Care Tips – Dealing With Volcanic Ash


Secure and seal

Close doors and windows to avoid ash getting indoors. Also, place damp towels at door thresholds and other draughty sources and tape draughty windows.

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The HIV Diagnosis – no longer devastating? - Why you should not fear testing


HIV testing is one of the most anxiety inducing medical tests that many persons fear. Fear of the possibility of a positive test result even prevents some persons from testing altogether. This presents the danger of diagnosis at a later stage where physical signs and symptoms of HIV may be present. In Barbados some 39% percent of cases are late stage diagnoses1. Voluntary testing helps undiagnosed persons to get an early diagnosis and start treatment before any symptoms or signs occur.

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Dengue Fever - What You Should Know


Dengue Fever is a mosquito borne viral disease The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus ( There are four types of DENV viruses, DENV 1 to DENV 4 which makes it possible to be infected with dengue four times.

While many DENV infections produce only mild illness, occasionally severe dengue could occur which has a high risk of death due to its many associated complications.

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