Saturday, February 24, 2018

Health

ST KITTS – Non-communicable diseases to be on the front burner in 2018

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) have become a national concern for the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and will be a top priority on the...

GUYANA – PANCAP builds capacity of NAP managers and civil society

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host the PANCAP Knowledge for Health Treat All Strategy and Message Design Workshop from...

HAITI – TB patient implores Ottawa to reconsider deportation

Renold Francisque wept as he stepped out of the Canada Border Services building in Edmonton. A crimson growth on the side of his neck bulged over his...

ST KITTS – HIV prevention in the spotlight report launched at World AIDS Day...

St. Kitts and Nevis had the pleasure of hosting the regional World AIDS Day celebration in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...

ST KITTS – Six Caribbean territories and states eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and...

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having...

TRINIDAD – FDA panel recommends Zika testing of donated blood be relaxed

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended that the requirements for screening blood donations for the Zika virus be relaxed...

CUBA – Island nation battling medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch

Cuba is working on fixing chronic medicine shortages that started appearing a year ago due to its cash crunch, health officials said in an...

JAMAICA – AIDS Support for Life stages silent protest to end violence against...

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) in collaboration with over 300 of its partners from civil society will this Saturday stage its Annual Silent...

UK – Daryll Rowe guilty of infecting men with HIV

A man has been convicted of trying to infect 10 men with HIV in a "campaign" to infect as many as possible. Daryll Rowe infected...

GUYANA – Why you should stop eating white rice, according to a physician

From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole grain cousin, brown rice. It gets digested quickly, is rapidly processed into sugar,...