Many common hair and skincare products linked to ill health

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Hair and skincare products topped the list of adverse events. WASHINGTON - As if there weren’t already enough concerns about the possible damage inflicted by what we eat and drink, a recent report indicates that some common topical beauty products can also be hazardous to your health. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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WHO urges early action to combat threat of HIV drug resistance in the Caribbean

Antimicrobial drug resistance is a growing challenge to global health and sustainable development. GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Regular coffee consumption could extend lifespan, two new studies say

LONDON - Against the backdrop of years of conflicting information about the health effects of coffee, two new studies published this week have concluded that greater consumption of the beverage could lead to a More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Oral sex blamed for spread of “unstoppable” gonorrhea

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread. The international health body says that the sexually transmitted More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Coconut oil health food myth debunked by experts

TEXAS - A recent trend promoting the health benefits of coconut oil has been trashed by the American Heart Association (AHA) which claims it is as unhealthy as animal fats. In newly updated advice, the Dallas-based More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Zika cases on the decline, but the war on mosquitoes is far from over

PORT OF SPAIN - “Even though the number of cases of Zika have significantly declined from the outbreak of 2016, there is still need for continued vigilance and action on mosquito borne diseases, which pose a health More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Colombia, a leading health destination in Latin America with presence in the Caribbean

Colombia, a South American country recognized by the quality of its high complexity procedures, the expertise of its medical-scientific personnel and its advanced hospital infrastructure, will be offering conferences More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Future waves of Zika Epidemic likely, PAHO Chief warns

WASHINGTON - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne says future epidemic waves of the Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely. She issued the warning in a new More...

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By Edition On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Caribbean healthcare professionals form groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Association

PORT OF SPAIN - With the number of people living with dementia projected to reach 74.7 million in another 13 years and 131.5 million in 2050, a group of Caribbean healthcare professionals has come together to form More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Eating red meat raises risk of death from nine major diseases

The consumption of red meat increases the likelihood of dying from nine major diseases, a new American study claims. Eating beef, lamb and pork hikes susceptibility to death from cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, More...