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The Barbados Drug Service (BDS) is warning the public about creams found on store shelves in Barbados which are advertised to lighten the skin, but which may also cause a variety of complications.
Public health care officials in Trinidad have declined to comment on the issue except to acknowledge that procedures are being performed illegally in the majority of the cases. However, specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Sherene Kalloo has confirmed the information.
Barbados could experience an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer, Social Care Minister Steven Blackett has said. Figures show that there are an estimated 4,000 persons suffering from Alzheimers and Blackett is predicting that the figure could rise as a result of an ageing society.
Barbados has recorded three cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) so far, this year.
Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics are not a high priority. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Zika will keep from competing in Rio de Janeiro.
Photo caption: From Left: Mr Dereck Springer, Director PANCAP Coordinating Unit, Dr Yafflo Ouattara, UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Haiti, Dr Edward Greene, UN Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, His Excellency Jocelerme Privert, President, Haiti, Dr Cesar Nunez, UNAIDS Regional Director, Latin America and Caribbean, Dr Francoise Ndayishimiye, Human Rights and Senior Gender Advisor, UNAIDS, Haiti
The new Governments in Jamaica and Haiti which together account for approximately 71 percent of People living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, have agreed to send high level representatives to the UN High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on HIV/AIDS on June 8-10, 2016 in New York.
The Hemophiliacs in Barbados will join the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and other global bleeding disorders communities in marking World Hemophilia Day on April 17th 2016.
France's health and safety agency has decided to ban weedkillers that combine chemicals glyphosate and tallowamine due to uncertainty over possible health risks, the agency said on Friday.