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PAHO launches 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 9,000 are born with Chagas disease; and 6,000 contract the hepatitis B […]

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Chili pepper compound can stop breast cancer, study finds

Research has identified different subtypes of breast cancer that respond to varying treatment types. Of these, the so-called triple-negative breast cancer is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat.


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The Turks and Caicos national health insurance scandal

As a part of the preamble to the 800-page contract between Interhealth Canada Construction & Services (TCI) Limited and the now defunct Johnston International Limited: “The Crown (in right


British-born Barbadian journalist and communications expert, Kim Young, has taken up the post of Policy & Practice Advisor with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in Europe. Young

MRSA: The life threatening infection that you need to know about

Antibiotics misuse has led to a worldwide outbreak of MRSA. It is an infection that is resistant to conventional antibiotics treatment and is beginning to creep up in

Good sense on drugs absent at the UN says Sir Ronald Sanders

For a brief moment it appeared that good sense would prevail and the international community would ditch the failed ‘war on drugs’ policy. But all hopes were dashed

Asthma: study may explain why some patients do not respond to treatment

For some people with asthma, current treatments fail to work. Now, researchers may have shed light on why this is, after uncovering an alternative cause for the respiratory

Zika Virus And Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Link Between Two US Cases And The Neurological Disorder ‘Looks Strong’

It's not just microcephaly we should be worried about when it comes to the Zika virus, a new reveal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Deaths

Over the past 20 years, studies have repeatedly linked male pattern baldness with higher risk for prostate cancer. The tie makes sense because hormones called androgens play a

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