Sunday, November 18, 2018
BBC:-  A popular Chinese restaurant chain has lost around $190m (£145m) in market value after a pregnant woman found a dead rat in her soup. Hotpot restaurant Xiabu Xiabu's stock hit its lowest level in almost a year, after photos of...
Sky News:-  A Chinese man has had a 10cm tapeworm extracted from his brain - and surgeons say it was still swimming. The man, identified only as Liu, had suffered a series of epileptic fits in recent months but his...
Antigua Observer:-  The country’s chief health inspector is calling for the enactment of laws to regulate the number of new fast-food restaurants that are allowed to set-up shop in Antigua at any given time. Sharon Martin, made the statement to OBSERVER...
Jamaica Observer:-  APPROXIMATELY 50 per cent of the men who are screened for prostate cancer and told to do biopsies do not, apparently fearful that it will be a positive diagnosis. Head of the Jamaica Cancer Society Yulit Gordon and consultant...
PRESS RELEASE: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 6, 2018.   “The reality for most persons is that one-third of our adult life is spent at work.  This can have a huge impact on the quality of our life.  As...

Mental Health Awareness

(From Contributor Louvisca Alcide) Mental health is something that is not talked about as often as it should be. A lot of suicides occur because of mental health.  Most people believe that people suffering with mental illness are actually...
Home Help workers have been reminded to treat their clients with respect., courtesy and dignity. The reminder came during a September 2, 2018  graduation ceremony for 30 Home Help workers from the Castries East Constituency. Local Government and Culture Minister, Senator Fortuna...
BBC:-  Very little progress has been made in reducing levels of inactivity worldwide, experts have warned. A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide - 1.4 billion - are not doing enough physical exercise, a figure that...
The President of the Saint Lucia Nurses Association, Alicia Baptiste, has responded in the aftermath of reports that the government, through a cabinet memo, had taken a course of action with regard to staff of Victoria Hospital. “The Saint Lucia...
The Ministry of Health has indicated that there is no need for concern in relation to a global recall of the drug, Valsartan. "The brands of Valsartan listed in the recall are not available in Saint Lucia," the ministry has...