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Harvard Study Shows Government Underestimated Death Toll In Puerto Rico By Over 4,600 People

Harvard University released a study that shows a higher death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was vastly underestimated. The official death toll sits at 64.

Earth/Environment May 30, 2018

Puppies From Puerto Rico Test Positive For Leptospirosis

One of 10 puppies brought to the country from Puerto Rico after the hurricane tested positive for leptospirosis. What do you need to know about leptospirosis in pets?

Public Health November 17, 2017

Over 100,000 People In Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico Can Now Access The Internet, Thanks To Project Loon

Three weeks after Project Loon was deployed, more than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been able to connect to the internet. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, but Project Loon is definitely helping.

Google November 10, 2017

Google's Parent Alphabet Deploys Project Loon, Brings Internet Service To Puerto Rico

Alphabet is partnering up with AT&T and other authorities to bring internet access and cellular connectivity to Puerto Rico, which was hit by Hurricane Maria.

Google October 21, 2017

Alphabet To Restore Puerto Rico Cellular Service With Balloons: Will Project Loon Succeed?

Google parent Alphabet received approval from the FCC to restore cellular service in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands through Project Loon. The high-flying balloons will allow citizens and local governments to establish contact with the outside world.

Google October 9, 2017

August Marks Springtime For Zika In Puerto Rico: CDC

Puerto Rico has a few long months ahead of them, as officials predict the ZIka virus will claim up to 25 percent of the population by the end of the year.

Public Health August 6, 2016

Puerto Rico Faces Zika Virus Spread Amid Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico is faced with Zika virus spread and an ongoing debt crisis. These two problems may take a toll on the country's tourism industry.

Public Health May 22, 2016

Puerto Rico Reports First Case Of Microcephaly Related To Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

The first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico related to Zika virus has been reported. The U.S. government plans to extend their support to help curb the spread of the mosquito-borne infection.

Public Health May 15, 2016

FDA Approves Use Of Experimental Blood Test For Zika

To maintain safety of the nation's blood supply, the FDA on March 30 approved the use of an experimental test that will screen donated blood for Zika. At the same time, Puerto Rico will now continue to receive blood donations.

Life March 31, 2016

Zika Virus: Why Pregnant Women Should Listen To CDC Travel Alert

The CDC issued a travel advisory against 14 Caribbean and Latin American countries and territories affected by the Zika virus outbreak. Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to these areas as they and their unborn child are at high risk.

Life January 18, 2016

Everything You Need To Know About Zika Virus: Facts, Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

After Puerto Rico confirmed its first locally-acquired Zika infection, the CDC warned tourists visiting the island and other affected areas about the dangers of the mosquito-borne disease. Read on to learn what you need to know about this infectious disease.

Life January 2, 2016

Coca-Cola Creates Emoji Web Addresses And Gives The Internet A Burst Of Cheer

If a woman in a red dress is the only way to express your online identity, there's good news. Apparently, you can register an emoji as your domain name, and Coca-Cola has already done it.

Internet Culture February 19, 2015

Tax Obesity Proposal: Puerto Rico Might Fine Parents With Obese Children

A lawmaker in Puerto Rico has proposed a bill that would penalize parents of obese children in the territory. The fine starts at $500 and could go up to as much as $800.

Life February 13, 2015

Google Ara Modular Phone Will Face Acid Test in Puerto Rico

The Spiral 2 modular phone prototype for Google's Project Ara will be launched for a market pilot in Puerto Rico. Will the breakthrough concept succeed or fail?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 15, 2015

Puerto Rican population drops as present migration comparable to post-WWII exodus

Puerto Rico population declines between 2010 and 2013. A Pew Research Center report suggests that there are more Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. mainland than the island of Puerto Rico.

Society August 13, 2014

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