Health Hazards of Volcanic Ash: What to Know

The Kilauea Volcano - one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands - has shown increased activity since early May. Although the volcano has been erupting since January 1983 along the Big Island's southeastern coastline, the most recent surge in activity has caused evacuations and transport disruptions in the eastern portion of the island.

Political Stability to Prevail despite Opposition Win in Malaysian General Election

On May 9, Malaysia held its 14th general election. Many observers had predicted a tight race between the opposition and the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, but few forecasts that opposition alliance Pakatan Harapan (PH) would win the election, earning a majority of the 222 parliamentary seats. The victory is the first for the opposition and the first time the BN has lost power in Malaysia since the country’s independence in 1957. While the PH’s victory may create policy uncertainties in the short term, political stability is likely to prevail.
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Understanding Risk Associated with Vaccine-Preventable Diseases While Traveling

When it comes to public health, one of the easiest ways to avoid becoming susceptible to disease that is widespread in many populations is to ensure that you’re vaccinated against diseases that are preventable. Many people are unaware of their vaccine status or new vaccines that have recently been developed.  
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Air Quality and the Impact on Business Continuity

Air pollution, which results in the degradation of air quality, is an atmospheric phenomenon that has significant impacts on day-to-day routines throughout the world. While many think of air quality in terms of high population areas, it is impacted by geographical and meteorological elements, as well. While many governments have made efforts to improve air quality, it is still a global concern with wide-ranging impacts on transportation, business operations, and personal health. These effects can have direct influences on businesses and their continuity plans.