Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

By Caroline Parkinson, BBC News  People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests. They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, […]

Could Celery Help Me Quit Smoking? An Experiment in Wellness

Could Celery Help Me Quit Smoking? An Experiment in Wellness

By Nora Deligter, Vogue Quitting smoking, according to me, is a matter of replacing one bad habit (that has brought me the greatest joy), with other, less joyful, habits. Unlike the dictionary’s definition—which speaks to permanently leaving (a place), if you were curious—mine is rooted in grueling process, not permanence, and experimentation, not expulsion. After […]

Youth leaders to discuss improving adolescent health in Caribbean

Youth leaders to discuss improving adolescent health in Caribbean

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The  Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has announced plans to stage a Youth Leaders Initiative, aimed at bringing together people under the age of 25 to seek innovative ideas and solutions to address health problems that affect adolescents and young people in the Caribbean. PAHO said an estimated 237 million […]

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

The book was a 20-year project of a prominent Nazi and doctor, Eduard Pernkopf, who rose through the academic ranks in Austria thanks to his support for Adolf Hitler's party.

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

By Keiligh Baker, BBC News When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy. Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations – showing the human body peeled back layer by layer – Dr Mackinnon, from Washington University in St Louis, […]

PAHO wants maternity protection laws implemented in the Caribbean

PAHO wants maternity protection laws implemented in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to implement laws to ensure that working women are given the time and support needed to breastfeed. PAHO, in a message marking International Breastfeeding Week that ends on Wednesday next week, said this includes adequate paid maternity leave and sufficient […]

T&T Nurses’ Association of America, Inc.

There is an old saying that says “charity begins at home”, however, it does not end there.  This very notion is seen demonstrated by the many Caribbean based not-for-profit organizations in New York and The Trinidad and Tobago Nurses’ Association of America (TTNAA), Inc. is certainly no exception.  

T&T Nurses’ Association of America, Inc.

There is an old saying that says “charity begins at home”, however, it does not end there.  This very notion is seen demonstrated by the many Caribbean based not-for-profit organizations in New York and The Trinidad and Tobago Nurses’ Association of America (TTNAA), Inc. is certainly no exception.   Founded in August 1968 by a small […]

Managing Your Diabetes in the Workplace: It Can Be Done and the Law Is on Your Side

As per the American Diabetic Association, it is estimated that an astronomical 18 million men and women residing in the U.S. today live their lives every day with diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose or sugar levels that ensue from defects in the body’s ability to produce or use insulin.

Managing Your Diabetes in the Workplace: It Can Be Done and the Law Is on Your Side

By Marilyn Silverman Piercing rays of sunshine seep through your closed Venetian blinds. Time to get ready for work. You grab this. You grab that.  However, if you are a diabetic there are a few more things you have to grab. It’s easy to manage your diabetes at home. There is your refrigerator and your […]

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

Black VegFest is an intersectional vegan festival focused on Black culture, health and wellness, animal welfare and planetary care. Organizers from Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), a small NYC not-for-profit, plans to bring over 5000 attendees to Brooklyn. The first Black VegFest brought 2000 attendees on the rainiest day in 2018!

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

NEW YORK: (Newswire.com): Weeksville Heritage Center hosts Black VegFest’s 2nd Annual in association with proud vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. New York’s only outdoor two-day vegan festival arrives in Brooklyn, Aug. 10-11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival’s center stage is located at Bergen Street between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues. Most workshops […]

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