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Semen enhancing cervical tumours

Semen enhancing cervical tumours

By Dr Cory Couillard Cervical cancer is now one of the most common cancers in women overall. Cancer is a disease in which the cells in the body develop out of… Read more »

Yoga on World Health Day

Yoga on World Health Day

PARAMARIBO, Suriname–Dozens of boys and girls, most of them clad in white clothing, gathered early Sunday morning to do a yoga-session in Paramaribo. On April 7, World Health Day, people… Read more »

PAHO: Hypertension affects one in three adults in the Americas

PAHO: Hypertension affects one in three adults in the Americas

WASHINGTON D.C.– The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) says that at least one in three adults in the Americas, including the Caribbean, has high blood pressure, or hypertension. PAHO, an arm of… Read more »

PAHO/WHO concerned over increase in T&T breast, cervical cancer deaths

PAHO/WHO concerned over increase in T&T breast, cervical cancer deaths

WASHINGTON D.C.– The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said they have brought together this week various stakeholders, including government representatives and academic institutions to… 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 »

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 »

New CARICOM cigarette labelling requirements could hurt producers

New CARICOM cigarette labelling requirements could hurt producers

JAMAICA–Following the 35th meeting of the Caribbean Community’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in Guyana last December, all cigarettes sold and distributed in the region must start carrying… Read more »

Take-aways linked to asthma and eczema

Take-aways linked to asthma and eczema

New research has found that eating highly processed convenience foods can lead to an increased risk of asthma and eczema in children.  Rising levels of allergy-related conditions in more than… Read more »

Exercise increases life expectancy for normal-weight persons, says study

Exercise increases life expectancy for normal-weight persons, says study

By Dr. Cory Couillard A new study with 431,479 study participants has reinforced that an individual having relatively no weight troubles can be at risk of developing the same conditions as… Read more »

SXM Health Minister welcomes new regional health organization

SXM Health Minister welcomes new regional health organization

ST. MAARTEN–Public  Health Minister Cornelius de Weever says he welcomes the news of the new regional health organisation, the Caribbean Public Health Agency Carpha that started its formal operations as… Read more »