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 herbicides, which can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at very low, real-world doses, according to a new peer-reviewed study. The More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 9th, 2017

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...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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...

By Edition On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

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...

By Edition On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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...

By Edition On Monday, December 19th, 2016

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...

By Edition On Friday, December 16th, 2016

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...

By Edition On Monday, December 12th, 2016

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...

By Edition On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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...

By Edition On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Marijuana users at high risk for schizophrenia, researchers say

Marijuana poses a greater mental health risk than any other substance, including class A drugs, according to new research out of Denmark. Regular users of the herb, particularly its super-strength varieties, were More...