Tuesday, November 20, 2018
As Saint Lucia observes Cancer Awareness Month, cancer patient, Dr. Vasantha Chase, is encouraging men and women to get tested, declaring that detection of the disease is not a death sentence. Chase has asserted that early detection provides the best...
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralysing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in...
Press Release:-  Pan American Life Insurance Company of the Eastern Caribbean Ltd., a member of the Pan American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) is playing its part towards the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Observed annually in...
PARIS, France (AFP) — Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached "epidemic" proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers. They said millions...
CARICOM Today:-  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is calling on governments, community leaders, healthcare professionals and individuals to work together to create an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle. The CARICOM Institution made the call in a statement in observance of World...
ABC:-  Marijuana could be worse for teen brains than alcohol, a new study found. The study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry tested the memory and reasoning of 3,800 teens ages 13-17. They found that marijuana affected teens' long-term cognitive abilities...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Health authorities say they are closely monitoring reported sightings of bed bugs mainly in public spaces in Barbados, and are asking householders to report any sightings on their premises to the Environmental Health Department. Acting Chief...
Cancer alone accounted for 20 percent of all the deaths in Saint Lucia in both 2014 and 2015, the Ministry of Health has disclosed. According to the ministry, cancers were among the top five killers between 2013 and 2015. The list...
(CNN)Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling 6,500,966 pounds of "various raw, non-intact beef products" due to an outbreak of salmonella, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The recalled products may be...
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has dismissed an audio recording circulating on social media claiming an outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease here. According to the Ministry's Community Pediatrician, Doctor Olu Ogunlusi,  a thorough investigation has been conducted into...