PAHO says not enough Caribbean countries implementing effective tobacco control measures

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WASHINGTON - While progress has been made to address the tobacco epidemic in the Americas, over one-third of countries in the region has yet to implement the highest level of effective tobacco control measures. And a new Regional Report on Tobacco Control in the Americas 2018 from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says governments must urgently More...

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By Edition On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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The number of HIV patients on Curaçao is rising

WILLEMSTAD - The number of HIV patients in Curaçao continues to increase. Patients are also increasingly younger. That's what Cura + said in several interviews with the media. According to the care providers, the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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Measles resurfaces in Venezuela; PAHO urges rapid increase in vaccination to stop spread throughout region

WASHINGTON, D.C. - While 34 member states of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) remain measles free, endemic transmission of the virus has now been re-established in Venezuela. And to stop further spread More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Diet and exercise help fight anxiety

While most people associate anxiety with an emotional response to stress, a major factor in stress and anxiety is the physical response to external stimulus. The stress response in the brain sends signals to the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Risk of getting Zika in the Caribbean is now low

PORT OF SPAIN - The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the chance of anyone in the region contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) now is “low”. Following a review of relevant data over the More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Zika Virus Travel Alerts Updated For 90 Countries

International travelers can research Zika virus warnings prior to departing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, notices for several countries More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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PAHO calls for action to reduce deaths from hepatitis in the region

WASHINGTON - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for curative treatment for hepatitis to reduce thousands of preventable deaths in the Americas. PAHO called on countries in that region to urgently More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Survey highlights persistent discrimination against people living with HIV

AMSTERDAM - Despite progress being made in treatment that enables people living with HIV to work, they continue to face discrimination when seeking employment and as they try to keep their jobs and progress in their More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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New medicine against malaria

WILLEMSTAD - There is a new medicine for malaria on the market: Tafenoquine. The authorities have given permission to use the drug in the United States. It was discovered ten years ago and now it has finally reached More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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CMU Mobile Health Event 28-07-2018

WILLEMSTAD - This coming Saturday July 28th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event. This time we have been invited by Fundashon Prevenshon to More...