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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

Future Waves of Zika Epidemic Likely, PAHO Chief Warns

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne says future epidemic waves of the Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely. She issued the warning

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

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

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