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Bermuda: ‘Marked increase’ in gonorrhoea cases

There has been a “marked increase” in cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea in Bermuda according to the Department of Health. The increase began in June and appears to be growing, the department said, with those affected ranging from […]

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PAHO launches new initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of four diseases

Every year, an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers; 22,400 are infected with syphilis; some

Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals Named Among the Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

MIAMI, FL – August 8, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized for being among the best healthcare providers in the nation by U.S. News &

St Kitts-Nevis to become first in OECS and CARICOM to eliminate mother to child HIV transmission

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis is expected to become the first country in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Guyana: Subraj Foundation facilitates 16 more transplants at GPHC

Another bout of corneal transplant surgeries commenced yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC]. In fact, over the next few days, a total of 16 corneal transplant

Jamaican scientist’s marijuana-based anti-cancer drug is now FDA approved

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted orphan drug approval for Chrysoeriol, a cannabis-based drug used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia, which was developed by Jamaican

Barbados: Ministry issues malaria advisory

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has reminded persons travelling to areas endemic for malaria that they should begin taking the medication, malaria prophylaxis, before travel, as advised by their

New School Rule in Trinidad and Tobago: No Sugary Drinks

Soft drinks and other sugary beverages will not be on the menu when the new school term opens in Trinidad and Tobago in September. According to Health Minister Terrence

Macaroni and Cheese Linked To Birth Defects, Study Claims

Packaged macaroni and cheese is convenient and easy to store and prepare and comes in handy for a quick snack or menu addition, but it may have its

Fake Viagra, birth control pills flood T&T market

Fake erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and birth control pill are among the growing list of bogus pharmaceuticals which are now popular in T&T. This was revealed by Dave Cording,

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