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Connell: Screenings to tackle cases of high blood pressure

Connell: Screenings to tackle cases of high blood pressure


The Heart and Stroke Foundation, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI), will be hosting a high blood pressure screening event at State House on World Hypertension Day today to launch May Measurement Month. Dr Kenneth Connel...

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Mottley: Tax intended to save our people

Mottley: Tax intended to save our people


Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has doubled down on her decision to increase taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages by 100 per cent, saying that to do otherwise would be tantamount to an “act of treason”. Delivering the feature address at the launch o...

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PAHO issues guidelines on efficient use of oxygen

PAHO issues guidelines on efficient use of oxygen


Washington – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has issued guidelines to Caribbean and other countries to improve oxygen use in health care facilities, many of which have faced shortages of this vital gas used in the treatment of respiratory...

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Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses destroyed in England

Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses destroyed in England


London - Around 4.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses – four per cent of the total - ended up as wastage in England by the end of October 2021, a government report reveals. AstraZeneca shots made up 1.9m. The National Audit Office (NAO), which scr...

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COVID-19 pill 89 per cent effective, says Pfizer

COVID-19 pill 89 per cent effective, says Pfizer


Washington - An experimental pill to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) developed by the United States company Pfizer cuts the risk of hospitalisation or death by 89 per cent in vulnerable adults, clinical trial results suggest. The drug - Paxlovid - is...

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Browne urges Antiguans to get vaccinated

Browne urges Antiguans to get vaccinated


ST JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne stopped just short of announcing that his government would be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for Antigua & Barbuda. But he warned that time had come to take tougher and more unpopular measu...

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Biden mandates widespread COVID-19 shots, tests

Biden mandates widespread COVID-19 shots, tests


WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden took aim on Thursday at vaccine resistance in the United States, announcing policies requiring most federal employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations and pushing large employers to have their workers inoculated or tested...

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Trial: Malaria sickness could be cut by 70 per cent

Trial: Malaria sickness could be cut by 70 per cent


A new approach to protecting young African children from malaria could reduce deaths and illness from the disease by 70 per cent, a study suggests. Giving them vaccines before the worst season in addition to preventative drugs produced "very strik...

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Rain Tree a giant silent doctor

Rain Tree a giant silent doctor


ANNette maynard-watson “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” – Ge...