Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – One university of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is calling on Caribbean governments to take a different approach to the issue of human trafficking. Senior lecturer in Sociology at the Cave Hill Campus, Dr Joan Phillips said while there was a lot of anecdotal information in the Caribbean when it comes this […]

‘Needleless’ vaccine will protect children from dangerous viruses

‘Needleless’ vaccine will protect children  from dangerous viruses

Orally administered vaccine can protect millions from hepatitis B. Oral vaccines are both safer and less expensive than injections. Therefore, researchers are continuously pursuing ways to produce an oral vaccine that is sufficiently effective. Now, University of Copenhagen physicists have delivered virologists a “recipe” for improving vaccine drops using methods from the world of nanophysics. […]

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

FOCUS ON HEALTH  Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study A new study has shown that traditional labels of ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘straight’ do not capture the full range of human sexuality, and whether a person is attracted to the same, or opposite sex can change over time. The study, published […]

St. Lucia offers professional diver instructor training at scenic Anse Chastanet

St. Lucia offers professional diver instructor training at scenic Anse Chastanet

Dive enthusiasts seeking certification as a  Open Water Scuba Instructors can receive professional training in a scenic and ecologically rich location in St. Lucia. Anse Chastanet, one of the best resorts in the Caribbean, as rated by leading travel outlets, and its in-house dive shop Scuba St. Lucia, are offering instructors-in-training opportunities at the 600-acre resort estate. […]

Guyana President Urged to Take it Easy After Radiotherapy Treatment

Guyana President Urged to Take it Easy After Radiotherapy Treatment

President David Granger is back in Guyana after successfully completing radiotherapy treatment for cancer in Cuba, but he has been advised to avoid a heavy workload. Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed issued a statement over the weekend giving an update on Granger, who is suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and had previously undergone several rounds […]

Immune system is potential culprit in causing cavities

Immune system is potential culprit in causing cavities

A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry provides the first evidence that the body’s own defence system could be a major contributor to tooth decay and filling failure. Published in biomedical journal Acta Biomaterialia last week, the study shows that the decay of dentin (that hard substance beneath the […]

Toronto-based dentist announces plans for a dental clinic in Grenada’s jail

Toronto-based dentist announces plans for a dental clinic   in Grenada’s jail

By Lincoln DePradine Grenada-born dentist Dr Sheridan Cyrus  has  announced plans for the setting up of a dental clinic on the compound of  Grenada’s lone penal institution, the Richmond Hill Prisons, in the capital, St George’s. About $10,000 in equipment has been donated for use at the clinic,  said Dr. Cyrus, who owns and operates […]

Why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking

Why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking

A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why and points to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of circadian medicine. Published recently in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the study is the first to reveal how cognition and mood in mice are regulated by the body clock […]

Physical activity can have a positive impact on quality of life

Physical activity can have a positive impact  on quality of life

By Kim Jackson Let’s look at the role which physical activity plays in reducing the risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and in the management of these long-term conditions. NCDs cannot be passed on through contact and account for 71 per cent of deaths worldwide but they are to some extent preventable or at least […]

Standing, walking, and running – Why does it hurt?

Standing, walking, and running – Why does it hurt?

FOCUS ON HEALTH Standing, walking, and running – Why does it hurt? By Virginia Nsitem Do you experience pain in the hips or knees when standing? Do you have difficulty walking or running because of hip and knee pain? This article will discuss how hip or knee problems can make these simple activities painful and […]

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