November 18, 2019

Too much fried chicken can kill you

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From Newsmax (Subbotina/Dreamstime) Fried chicken, french fries, and chicken-fried steak might be delicious, but treating yourself to such fare regularly could be deadly, a new study warns. Women who eat more than one serving a week of fried chicken or fried fish have an increased risk of heart disease and death, researchers report. “Overall, we […]

Summit highlights Caribbean disaster preparedness and collaboration to strengthen resilience

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Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with EquitySAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — “Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with Equity” will take place on February 27-March 1, 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The three-day summit focusing on disaster preparedness in the Caribbean region is co-sponsored by the Puerto […]

Cuba’s hidden Zika outbreak

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By Don Ward Hickett From Precision Vaccinations Will Zika continue in California, the Caribbean, Florida, and Puerto Rico in 2019? January 8th, 2019 – A recent study highlights how the Zika virus may still be spreading in the Americas, including the island of Cuba.  This study says Cuban authorities didn’t follow the agreed to the practice of notifying […]

Elliott Elias, M.D., MPH, brings unique expertise in interventional echocardiography to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

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MIAMI, FL – November 5, 2018 — Elliott Elias, M.D., MPH, an expert in interventional echocardiography, has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility. Dr. Elias is fellowship-trained in interventional echocardiography — a form of non-invasive vascular imaging that is paramount […]

Countries of the Americas to renew their commitment to primary health care in a bid to achieve universal health

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The Global Conference on Primary Health Care, hosted by the government of Kazakhstan, WHO, and UNICEF will take place on 25-26 October in Astana, Kazakhstan Washington D.C, 22 October 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Delegations from Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will renew their commitment to primary health care (PHC) this week, as […]

Polio-like AFM in more children surfacing across US

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By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Cases of the “polio-like” illness acute flaccid myelitis are surfacing among more children across the U.S., with reports of the condition that can lead to paralysis and death coming in from several states over the last few days. There have been 38 confirmed cases of AFM in 16 states so […]

Caribbean Wellness Day/Week promotes good health and well-being

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From SXM Talks GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) was observed across the region on September 8 to promote good health and well-being. In 2011 the CWD was expanded to become Wellness Week in the Americas commencing on September 8 and running until the 14.  This was part of the Political […]

Haiti: Several killed after drinking home-made alcohol containing methanol

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From Jamaica Gleaner PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): At least 28 people including 15 Haitians were killed after consuming home-made alcohol containing methanol, health authorities have confirmed. Minister of Public Health, Marie Greta Roy Clement, confirmed the deaths following a visit to the General Hospital, adding that 15 people from the Dominican Republic had also […]

California advises against keeping your phone in your pocket

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By Jon Fingas From engadget Whether or not anyone accepts the advice is another matter. The jury is still out on whether or not cellphone radiation is bad for you, but California’s Department of Public Health isn’t taking any chances. The agency just issued an advisory that suggests residents should take steps to limit their […]

World Bank says Haiti needs to invest more in health care

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From The Jamaica Gleaner WASHINGTON (CMC): The World Bank says the health sector in Haiti needs more public investments and better allocation of resources so as to improve access to health care for all Haitians. In a report titled ‘Better Spending, Better Care: A Look at Haiti’s Health Financing’, the financial institution notes that public spending […]