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Death rates far higher for ‘alternative’ cancer cures — study

PARIS, France (AFP) — People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, the lead scientist of a new study told AFP Friday. The risk […]

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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 &

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

Cannabis licensing authority in Jamaica receives 236 applications

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in Jamaica has, to date, received 236 applications for licences since commencing the process last year. Chairperson, Hyacinth Lightbourne, said

Guyana: GPHC issues explanation for $632M drug purchase

An explanation has been issued by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC] regarding its controversial $632 million emergency procurement. In a statement disseminated to the media yesterday, the Board

KPH’s digital records capability gets big boost

THE Kingston Public Hospital's (KPH)'s digital records capability will now be enhanced following yesterday's donation of 10 desktop computers by telecommunications firm FLOW, through its foundation. The computers, valued

Cayman: Health minister aiming for ‘adequate’ cover

(CNS): Dwayne “John-John” Seymour, a critic of the Progressives during the campaign who then joined the coalition government as health minister, believes everyone in Cayman should have “adequate

Drug Mixtures Complicating Drug Fight in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday July 18, 2017 – A new trend is emerging in Barbados where drug users are mixing drugs into a single dosage, creating challenges for drug

Bahamas: Expired Contracts Caused NHI Layoffs

Englerston Member of Parliament (MP) Glenys Hanna-Martin, after asking for clarification regarding the dismissal of 21 customer service representatives by the National Insurance Board (NIB), was told in

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