Scientists finally discover how stress can lead to heart attacks and strokes

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MASSACHUSETTS – While the link between stress and heart attacks and strokes is well known, scientists have long failed to establish the exact cause. Now they believe they have finally cracked it, and it all comes down to heightened activity in the amygdala, the part of the brain that reacts to stress. The amygdala readies the body for harmful experiences, More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Weed killer commonly used in Caribbean linked to potentially fatal liver disease

LONDON – Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which is widely used in the Caribbean and around the world, is back in the news. This time the controversy surrounds glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Ingredient in hundreds of popular foods found to stimulate spread of cancer

You might not cook with it, but you almost certainly eat or use palm oil, and new research suggests that consuming it while suffering from cancer makes the disease more deadly. A key ingredient in palm oil, which More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment zaps tumors without side effects

A new treatment for early stage prostate cancer has been described as “truly transformative” after successful trials at 47 hospitals across Europe. The technique uses lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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Caribbean faced serious health challenges, but had important successes in 2016, says PAHO

WASHINGTON - From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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El Nino and Global Warming blamed for Zika spread

LONDON – The combination of climate change and last year’s El Niño phenomenon likely created the perfect playground for the Zika virus to spread rapidly across South America, a new study finds. Both the Zika More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Cancer death rates two to nine times higher in the Caribbean compared to US

PORT OF SPAIN - In a recent study, researchers from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the rates of death from cervical cancer, breast, More...

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By Edition On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Recipe # 23 – Miracle Tree’s Moringa Best Cake

The holidays are almost here so we're really excited to share our Moringa Best Cake recipe – a sweet and delectable recipe which is perfect for family gatherings.  Enjoy this yummy moringa cake with friends and More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Lessons learnt and best practices in Zika virus response

By the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Less than a month ago, on November 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Link between Caribbean heat and health problems

ST GEORGE’S – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says there is no mistaking the link between the increase in temperatures and health problems in the region and it’s More...