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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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Barbados: Ministry issues malaria advisory

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has reminded persons travelling to areas endemic for malaria that they should begin taking the medication, malaria prophylaxis, before travel, as advised by their

New School Rule in Trinidad and Tobago: No Sugary Drinks

Soft drinks and other sugary beverages will not be on the menu when the new school term opens in Trinidad and Tobago in September. According to Health Minister Terrence

Macaroni and Cheese Linked To Birth Defects, Study Claims

Packaged macaroni and cheese is convenient and easy to store and prepare and comes in handy for a quick snack or menu addition, but it may have its

Fake Viagra, birth control pills flood T&T market

Fake erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and birth control pill are among the growing list of bogus pharmaceuticals which are now popular in T&T. This was revealed by Dave Cording,

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

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

Report: Guyana, T&T lead Americas in heart-related deaths

Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Trinidad and Tobago is second behind Guyana, among the 34 countries in the Americas for the highest rates of mortality from heart disease. And this

Coconut Oil Health Food Myth Debunked By Experts

A recent trend promoting the health benefits of coconut oil has been trashed by the American Heart Association (AHA) which claims it is as unhealthy as animal fats. In

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine team assesses Dominica’s eye screening and treatment program

Dr. Cova Bascaran and Nurse Marcia Zondervan, a two-member team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has embarked on a mission to appraise the Diabetic

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