All about health

By Edition On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Depression and anxiety could raise risk of death from cancer

British researchers have found that people who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer. The medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales More...

By Edition On Monday, January 30th, 2017

CMU Mobile Health Clinic 4 Feb. 2017

WILLEMSTAD - This coming Saturday February 4th 2017 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the first Mobile Health Clinic of the year. This time we have chosen to go to Barber, so More...

Heart Attack
By Edition On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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

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 More...

Zika Virus
By Edition On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

First Zika-related microcephaly case recorded in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S – One Caribbean country has confirmed its first case of Zika-related microcephaly, while another is investigating a possible case. Grenada has confirmed that a baby was born with the birth defect, More...

By Edition On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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...

Bob Pinedoe
By Edition On Monday, January 16th, 2017

Fundashon Prevenshon gets this year 1.9 million in subsidy

WILLEMSTAD – The Fundashon Prevenshon has been saved for now. The foundation for early preventive detection examination for breast and cervical cancer gets from the government 1.9 million guilders in subsidy this More...

oil refinery
By Edition On Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Isla: “Refinery is not responsible for yesterday’s nuisance”

WILLEMSTAD - The Isla refinery is, in its own words, not responsible for the inconvenience that was caused by the smoke yesterday morning. This nuisance ensured that several schools in that area had to send their More...

Commercial Palm Oil Cultivation. Since Palm Oil Contains More Sa
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 Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Chicken Pox virus in Curaçao

mh_capd_fig5-25.tif WILLEMSTAD - Many schools in Curacao reported a spread of chicken pox virus among young students in the month of December 2016 so it is crucial to shed some light on this highly contagious virus. According More...