New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the Caribbean

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults […]

CARPHA urges region to reduce risks of flu virus

CARPHA urges region to reduce risks of flu virus

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging people to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses especially as the region prepares to host carnivals and other festivals. It said that influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory […]

Caribbean warned to brace for dengue outbreak

Caribbean warned to brace for dengue outbreak

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities say up to January 3 there were 830 cases […]

PAHO publishes new guidelines to treat Chagas disease

PAHO publishes new guidelines to treat Chagas disease

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced new guidelines to improve detection and management of Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that claims some 12,000 lives in Latin America and the Caribbean every year. PAHO said an estimated 65 million people living in 21 endemic countries of the Americas are […]

Addicted Babies Are The Latest Victims in U.S. Opioid Crisis

Addicted Babies Are The Latest Victims in U.S. Opioid Crisis

Newborn babies are the most recent casualties of the U.S. opioid crisis. With prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin being used by women who are pregnant, the result is an “explosion” of infants who are as addicted to the drugs as their mothers. Current published data in JAMA Pediatrics shows that the number of cases of […]

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

(Mass Tort Nexus Media – January 2, 2019) – Johnson & Johnson has hidden the fact that they’ve known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers. This may currently be […]

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organisation warned Monday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 per cent of children under the age of 15 — a full 1.8 billion youngsters, […]