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BARBADOS: Another option for HIV patients

THE BARBADOS Family Planning Association (BFPA) has become the first community-based organisation to offer treatment to those who test positive for HIV. The initiative means that HIV+ patients have another option, other than Government’s Ladymeade Reference Unit, where they can […]

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HIV-Positive Jamaican Who Infected Women in Canada Extradited To Face Charges

Four years after Canadian authorities demanded the extradition of Jamaican George Flowers, he has finally returned to Toronto. On Thursday, law enforcers escorted the 48-year-old HIV-infected man to Canada

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

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

Barbados: QEH receives HACCP designation

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system at

Venezuela Health Minister Sacked After Revealing Sharp Rise In Infant And Maternal Deaths

Venezuela has fired Health Minister Antonieta Caporale after her department released statistics revealing a shocking increase in infant and maternal mortality. Vice-Minister of Hospitals Luis Lopez has been appointed

Electronic Medical Records implemented in Grenada

ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, May 10, 2017 - GIS: Grenada’s health care system, on May 9, embarked upon a more reliable, readily accessible and accountable approach to medical records

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Hold Key To Tackling Plastic Pollution

CAMBRIDGE, England, Tuesday May 2, 2017 – Plastic waste fouls the ocean, poisons marine life, defaces the environment and clogs gutters and landfills; sticking around for years without

T&T: Health minister: $8.7bn a year to treat lifestyle diseases

The economic cost to T&T of non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes and hypertension is $8.7 billion annually, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says. Replying to Opposition questions in Parliament

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