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Barbados Lifts Ban on UK Poultry and Poultry Products

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday October 2, 2017 – Barbados’ ban on poultry and poultry products coming from the United Kingdom (UK) has been lifted. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, commercial importers and the general public are now […]

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Dominican Re-elected For Second Term as PAHO Director

WASHINGTON, United States, Friday September 29, 2017 – Dominican-born Dr Carissa Etienne has been re-elected for a second five-year term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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