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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 scientist Dr Henry Lowe. Lowe founded Medicanja Ltd — described as “Jamaica’s […]

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New UWI chancellor takes office

Jamaica W.I. – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marked a change July 17 in its leadership as it welcomed a new chancellor, the highest

Health City Cayman Islands Offers New Cryo-Procedure For Atrial Fibrillation

A leading hospital in the Caribbean is offering another first that could save the lives of heart patients across the Caribbean and the world. Health City Cayman Islands, the

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

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

Election of the First African Director-General of the the World Health Organisation

Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin

Bermuda: BHB facing serious financial difficulties

Growing pressures on an unsustainable healthcare system have caused serious financial difficulties for the Bermuda Hospitals Board, the Public Accounts Committee has heard. BHB bosses appeared before the PAC

Bajan nears cure for breast cancer

A LEADING BARBADIAN scientist and her team of researchers in Canada are unearthing vital answers to a medical mystery that surrounds a deadly form of breast cancer that’s

T&T PM dismisses concerns about his health status

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has dismissed rumours about the state of his health, insisting that there is nothing to worry about

Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces ‘serious issues and significant liabilities’

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Commenting on a recent report on the management of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) by the chief internal auditor, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI)

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