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Bermuda to tackle hepatitis transmission

Methods used to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Bermuda could be used to tackle other diseases such as hepatitis. Bermuda announced this month that it had reached the milestone of elimination of HIV and syphilis in newborns […]

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Regional and international HIV experts convene in Barbados

SPEIGHTSTOWN, Barbados -- Regional and international HIV experts have been tasked with developing strategies to engage the Caribbean on the “treatment as prevention” approach to HIV care which

Exposure to second-hand smoke is as dangerous as smoking – PAHO/WHO Rep

There is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke. This is according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention [CDC], which has been able to deduce

BARBADOS: Medical schools in war of words

CONFLICT IS BREWING between the two offshore medical schools in Barbados. The three-month-old Washington University of Barbados (WUB) is accusing the American University of Barbados (AUB), which has been

BAHAMAS: Dr. Sands Provides Update on Stem Cell Research

A subject that caused quite the controversy, yet Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said when it comes to stem cell research here in the country nothing much

Doctor who was raped while on holiday in St Lucia believes her attacker will never be caught

Mother-of-two Georgina Mortimer had booked a 10-day stay on the Caribbean island in February last year with an all-female sailing school. But on the second night of her trip,

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

Discovery of Green Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

A golf ball-size sponge discovered in the deepest, darkest ocean areas off Alaska holds promise in developing new treatments for pancreatic cancer, according to biomedical researchers. Teams at the

Jamaica: Abandoned bodies increase Kingston Hospital woes

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies. “There is a list that’s going

CARPHA issues ‘Red Eye’ alert for Region

Over recent months, conjunctivitis has been plaguing sections of the country, but from all indications the situation is farther reaching. This is according to information issued by the Trinidad

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