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Colombia gets ready for Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Colombia gets ready for Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

By Alexandra Dennis PANAMA – Colombia’s cutting edge reputation for disaster risk management received a boost this week as high-level experts gathered in Bogota to identify strategic actions for disaster risk… Read more »

Earth Day 2013 themed The Face of Climate Change

Earth Day 2013 themed The Face of Climate Change

NEW YORK, United States– Organizers from Earth Day Network (EDN), the non-profit group dedicated to diversifying and mobilizing the environmental movement through planning and coordinating Earth Day activities and events around… Read more »

Are vaginal douches safe?

Are vaginal douches safe?

By Dr Cory Couillard Women douche because they mistakenly believe it gives many health benefits. Women who douche say they do it to prevent pregnancies, avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and… Read more »

Diet to prevent heart disease

Diet to prevent heart disease

By Dr Cory Couillard A newly published study in the journal BMJ Open has strongly associated the occurrence of male pattern baldness and coronary heart disease.  The analysis of nearly 37,000… Read more »

Traumatic living conditions producing disease

Traumatic living conditions producing disease

By Dr Cory Couillard Urbanization has brought about rapid changes in living environments and lifestyles of many city dwellers. Public health challenges arise from lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, polluted… Read more »

Silencing cancer myths

Silencing cancer myths

Dr. Cory Couillard World Cancer Day is being celebrated on 4 February 2013. Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) supports the International Union Against Cancer and promotes ways to… Read more »

Can you reverse heart disease?

Can you reverse heart disease?

By Dr. Cory Couillard  Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the world’s most lethal killers, claiming 17.3 million lives per year. This staggering statistic represents 30 percent of all global deaths per… Read more »

Smokescreen shrouds Suriname’s tobacco law

Smokescreen shrouds Suriname’s tobacco law

By Marvin A. Hokstam SURINAME–Suriname’s Parliament says it will not facilitate amendments to the impending tobacco control legislation that, when passed will outlaw smoking in public places. The bill will… Read more »

CDB FUNDING TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY FOR BELIZE VILLAGE

CDB FUNDING TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY FOR BELIZE VILLAGE

BELIZE–Over 447 residents of Chan Pine Ridge Village in the Orange District of Belize will soon have access to quality, potable water thanks to a Social Investment Fund (SIF) project,… Read more »

EU funds for two new St Lucia projects

EU funds for two new St Lucia projects

ST. LUCIA– The European Union (EU) is providing more than Euro 1.7 million (One Euro =US$1.33 cents) for two projects here. Newly appointed Head of the European Union’s Delegation to Barbados… Read more »