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Fasting Could Fix Diabetes, New Study Claims

With diabetes so prevalent across the Caribbean, a claim by US researchers that the pancreas can be triggered to regenerate by a type of fasting diet comes as welcome news. In animal experiments, restoring the function of the pancreas reversed […]

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WHO prioritize 12 treatment-resistant bacteria for drug development

The World Health Organization have published a global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide the research and development of new and effective antibiotics. The list comprises 12

Venom From A Caribbean Sea Snail Offers Long Lasting Pain Relief

The venom of a small snail native to the Caribbean could be used to develop a completely new way of treating chronic pain, according to researchers. The venom of

Flu Vaccine Protects About Half the Time, CDC Says

The current flu vaccine is about so-so — it protects about half of people from infection, health officials said Thursday. That's not as good as last year's formula. but

Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from ganja

Research scientists, led by Dr Henry Lowe, say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis (ganja) plant, that have

Cayman: GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

(CNS): There has been a dramatic fall in the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay, where genetically modified bugs have been released in a pilot project

Weedkiller Commonly Used In Caribbean Linked To Potentially Fatal Liver Disease

Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which is widely used in the Caribbean and around the world, is back in the news. This time the controversy surrounds glyphosate, the active ingredient in

Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Treatment Zaps Tumours Without Side Effects

A new treatment for early stage prostate cancer has been described as “truly transformative” after successful trials at 47 hospitals across Europe. The technique uses lasers and a drug

An Aspirin a Day Helps Keep Heart Disease and Cancer Away

SOUTH CAROLINA, United States, Wednesday December 14, 2016 – A new American study claims that older people who take low-dose aspirin daily significantly reduce their risk of contracting

T&T Deyalsingh: Docs in ‘drug racket’

Doctors are engaged in a “drug racket” in this country where unsafe medications are being prescribed to patients to the benefit of pharmaceutical companies. This was revealed by Health

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