Saturday, February 24, 2018

Health

Resistance to HIV Drugs: Puts 2030 Goal to Eliminate AIDS as a Public Health...

By Eleanor Frederick, MSc, MPH The elimination of AIDS as a public health threat by the year 2030 is the goal of the United Nations...

BARBADOS – Gastro outbreak not linked to sewage problem, says Health Ministry

Barbados health authorities have blamed a recent outbreak of gastroenteritis on the south coast to “a localised food-borne disease outbreak at a specific food...

JAMAICA – USAID assisting Jamaica to prevent vector-borne diseases

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to improve Jamaica's capacity to prevent, detect and respond to vector-borne diseases through the...

BARBADOS – UK issues health advisory on Barbados

The United Kingdom government is urging its citizens to take the necessary health precautions when travelling along the south coast of Barbados. In an advisory...

BARBADOS – Ministry of Health investigates suspected cases of gastroenteritis

The Ministry of Health says it is investigating 35 suspected cases of gastroenteritis on the island’s south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr...

HEALTH – Immune cells linked to very early spread of breast cancer

Normal immune cells that live near milk ducts in healthy breast tissue may play a key role in helping early breast cancer cells leave...

HAITI – Trump opens old wound for Haitians

In the early nineteen-eighties, soon after cases of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were first discovered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control...

How a Venezuelan Living with HIV Could Change the Way Mexico Deals with Refugees

As Daniel*, a 26-year-old architect, stood before a visibly exhausted doctor in the main public hospital of the once-idyllic beach resort town of Isla...

MARTINIQUE – Baby formula maker issues global recall over salmonella fears

Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company,...

HEALTH – Open windows and doors can improve sleep quality

Leaving a bedroom door or window open may help people sleep better, a study from the Netherlands suggests. Open windows and doors helped reduce carbon...