AIDS statistics give medical community hope

AIDS statistics give medical community hope

By Jasminee Sahoye A report released for World AIDS Day, observed this past Monday, indicates that newly infected people with HIV/AIDS has dropped from 2.2 million in 2012 to 2.1 million in 2013. However, it notes that 2.3 million people worldwide were recently added to the roll of those receiving AIDS treatment in 2013 – […]

Walnuts may inhibit prostate cancer, study says

Walnuts may inhibit prostate cancer, study says

By Jasminee Sahoye As efforts are being made this month for Movember to raise funds for prostate cancer and men’s health, a new study done with mice by researchers at the University of California-Davis suggests diets rich in walnuts or walnut oil could slow prostate cancer growth. Prostate cancer is one of the leading types […]

14 great years for Caribbean Children Foundation

14 great years for Caribbean Children Foundation

TCCF celebrates 68 little Angels By Gerald V. Paul “Thank you for making another year for The Caribbean Children Foundation (TCCF) possible. Without you, we would not be able to continue doing what started in 2000. “Without you, there would be dozens of children still suffering from life-threatening illnesses, an anguish which we have heard […]

Movember a time to consider men’s health

By Jasminee Sahoye The spotlight this month, known as Movember, is on raising awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Men have started growing moustaches to raise funds for prostate cancer with the hope of finding new tests. And researchers continue to look for foods that can help […]

Fed program tackles teens’ drug abuse

By Jasminee Sahoye Not sure how to talk to your teenaged child about the harmful effects of drug abuse including marijuana? The federal government through the National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS) has a new media campaign aimed at providing parents with the necessary information and tools to engage with their teenagers about this issue. “The earlier […]

Spank and you risk your child’s future

By Jasminee Sahoye We often hear in the Caribbean “spare the rod and spoil the child” which comes from Proverbs 13:24: “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” So it is common for parents to spank their children. Another term for spanking is corporal […]

Migrants denied health rights, study finds

By Gerald V. Paul “The primary objective of this study was to present data describing the reasons and dominant diagnostic categories for medical repatriation of migrant farm workers in Ontario between 2001 and 2011,” Dr. Aaron Orkin, an emergency physician at Humber River Regional Hospital and lead author, told The Camera on Tuesday. The study […]

Sweeteners potentially harmful: Study

Sweeteners potentially harmful: Study

By Jasminee Sahoye A recent study on the use of artificial sweeteners has health advocates weighing in on whether diabetics or anyone at risk of developing the disease are more at risk if using artificial sweeteners. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute, an expert on obesity issues, argues artificial sweeteners have […]

Sleeping pill warning for Alzheimer’s

Sleeping pill warning for Alzheimer’s

By Jasminee Sahoye A new study by Canadian and French researchers has revealed that long-term use of pills to help with sleeping and anxiety could increase an elderly person’s chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease by up to 51%. Scientists from the University of Bordeaux in France and the University of Montreal tracked 8,890 people over […]