January 24, 2018

Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

From BBC Singer Neil Diamond has announced he will retire from touring, after a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Diamond, who turns 77 on Wednesday, cancelled his March tour dates for Australia and New Zealand on medical advice. The Solitary Man singer was midway through his 50th anniversary tour. In a statement he said he […]

Ozuna & Bad Bunny campaign for teen boy’s heart transplant, challenge other stars to donate

By Marjua Estevez From Billboard Thirteen-year-old Andy, a Dominican native currently at the hospital in the Cayman Islands, has undergone four surgeries already but is still in dire need of a heart transplant. Another surgery without a new heart could end his life. Seeing that Andy was short hundreds of thousands of dollars, YouTube sensation Reina (aka […]

Preventing cancer

BY DR. WENDY WILCOX From Caribbean Life If you could prevent cancer in yourself and your children, would you? Several cancers — including cervical cancer, the fifth most common cancer among women — are highly preventable. What these cancers have in common is their cause — the human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. HPV is […]

Bolivia’s infant mortality rate significantly reduced by 56%

From teleSUR According to Bolivia’s Health Ministry the sharp decrease is due to social policies and a conditional cash transfer program. Bolivia’s Health Minister Ariana Campero announced a 56 percent reduction in infant mortality rate during an event Thursday in which 180 community doctors received laptops. According to the country’s Health Ministry this milestone is directly linked to one […]

Breastfeeding halves diabetes risk in women

From Siasat Daily Washington: Women who breastfeed their newborns for six months or longer significantly reduce their risk of developing diabetes by half as they get older, finds a recent study. The findings indicated that women who breastfed for six months or more had a 47 percent reduction in their risk of developing type-2 diabetes […]

Don’t ignore oral hygiene. Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Indo Asian News Service From Hindustan Times Several studies show that the bacteria that causes advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and cause tumours. Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and […]

This year’s deadly flu season is reaching its peak — here’s how to tell if you’re contagious

By Hilary Brueck From Business Insider People who have the flu can be contagious the day before they start showing signs of the virus. You’re generally most infectious during the first two or three days of the illness. Experts say you can head back to work or school when you’ve been fever-free for a full […]

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Resumes Classes in Sint Maarten following temporary relocation after Hurricane Irma

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four months after Hurricane Irma caused American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) to evacuate students and faculty from Sint Maarten, AUC has resumed classes on its Sint Maarten campus. The medical school has begun a phased return to Sint Maarten after holding its September 2017 semester on the campus […]

Couple with burning red rash on their backsides discover it’s WORMS burrowing into their skin

TILL RASH DO US PART By Lizzie Parry, Digital Health Editor From The SUN UK The couple were on the Caribbean island of Martinique before noticing a “burning” red rash spread over their behinds A COUPLE sitting on a beautiful Caribbean beach got more than they bargained for – after leaving with a nasty infestation […]

California couple charged with torture after police rescued their 13 children, some of whom were chained to beds

Reuters From Business Insider A couple in California was charged with torture after their 13 children were rescued from a house on Monday. Some of the malnourished children, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were found chained to beds. The police rescued the siblings after a 17-year-old girl escaped from the house and alerted […]