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Suspected Air Quality Hazard on Commercial Aircraft Confirmed In Latest Research

Flying could be hazardous to your health in more ways than one, according to the findings of a new study of more than 200 aircrew, which show links between fumes and ill health from contaminated air blown into aircraft cabins. […]

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Caribbean Healthcare Professionals Form Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Association

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday June 21, 2017 – With the number of people living with dementia projected to reach 74.7 million in another 13 years and 131.5

Eating Red Meat Raises Risk of Death from Nine Major Diseases

The consumption of red meat increases the likelihood of dying from nine major diseases, a new American study claims. Eating beef, lamb and pork hikes susceptibility to death from

Health Facilities in Seven Caribbean Countries to be Made Disaster Resistant

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected 16 hospitals and health centers in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters. It’s

CDC Finds Zika-Related Birth Defects Acquired At Any Stage of Pregnancy

With the rainy season bringing an increase of disease-carrying mosquitoes across the region, data out of the United States showing that Zika-related birth defects can occur if a

Doctor Convicted in Michael Jackson’s Death Allegedly Working in Trinidad Without Medical Licence

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday June 14, 2017 – Trinidad and Tobago health authorities are investigating reports that Dr Conrad Murray, who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter

Health City Surgeons Return Toddler’s Heart To Chest Cavity

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have made history in the Caribbean after performing lifesaving surgery on a child

Trinidad hosts international talks on daily antiretroviral pill

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - A new once-daily pill to prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is capturing the attention of communities affected by the

Election of the First African Director-General of the the World Health Organisation

Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin

Barbados: Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness

THE MINISTRY OF Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and

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