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Transplant expert giving back through QEH

Transplant expert giving back through QEH


World-renowned Barbadian transplant specialist Dr Velma Scantlebury-White is looking to give back to her homeland. Though officially retired, she has been in talks with officials at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) about utilising her invaluable...

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US appeals to China as overdose cases increase

US appeals to China as overdose cases increase


Washington - Beijing must "do more" to stop the export of chemicals to make fentanyl, the United States drug law enforcement agency has said. The plea from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) comes as US deaths from drug overdoses exceeded 100 000 f...

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Concern over falling immunisation rate in Grenada

Concern over falling immunisation rate in Grenada


St George’s – The Grenada government Tuesday expressed concern that the percentage of children receiving childhood vaccines has fallen significantly and is urging parents to help rectify the situation. “I have learned from the Ministry of Health t...

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Too Much Screen Time?

Too Much Screen Time?


With the wide range of technological devices across the globe, many adults and children spend long hours consuming online content. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic increased these hours through increased work from home requirements, online scho...

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‘Alarming’ decline in vaccination rates

‘Alarming’ decline in vaccination rates


The decline in vaccination rates has been described as alarming and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have been called on to strengthen and re-establish necessary programmes. According to data from the Pan American Health Organisation...

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Move to improve tracking of HIV transmission in Jamaica

Move to improve tracking of HIV transmission in Jamaica


Kingston – A senior official of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), says the acquisition of the new genome sequencer should improve the tracking of HIV transmission networks on the island. Tracking seeks to establish how the virus, ...

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Better Health Magazine: Caring for Cuts and Wounds

Better Health Magazine: Caring for Cuts and Wounds


As we all navigate through life from childhood to adulthood, there is no escaping the possibility of cuts or wounds. Whether it is a small scrape or a gashing wound, the best way to avoid future pain and discomfort is to understand the importance ...

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Programme targets increase in uptake of COVID-19 vaccines

Programme targets increase in uptake of COVID-19 vaccines


Bridgetown – The Caribbean will be the focus of an initiative aimed at promoting coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine uptake among healthcare workers and most at-risk populations. The collaborative effort by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global ...

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5 Toxic Parenting Traits by Better Health Magazine

5 Toxic Parenting Traits by Better Health Magazine


When it comes to raising caring, successful and well-rounded children, the parenting style and family environment are critical. Experts have posited that the best homes to raise children in are filled with compassion and love, where children’s voi...

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UK explores options for asthma inhalers

UK explores options for asthma inhalers


London - The current aerosol asthma inhalers in use are cheap but, because of the gases they contain, are one of the National Health Service’s (NHS) biggest contributions to climate change. Other countries think alternatives are superior - and some p...