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A team of US Agriculture Dept. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) experts visited the country to assess progress to control and eradicate the Mediterranean fruit fly and met with Dominican government officials, fruit and vegetables growers and producer support organizations.
By Sophia Edwards-Bennett MD PhD DABR - 21st Century Oncology
Believing in Screening:
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the Caribbean. Thus, colorectal cancer screening is important because it allows us the opportunity to detect cancer in its early stage, and in some cases, in its precancerous stage.
By Dr. Anesa W. Ahamad, MD, MSC, FACR, DABR
Did you know that a blood test at age 45–50 can predict a man’s lifetime risk of dying of prostate cancer more so than his family history or ethnicity? Did you know that a man can increase his risk of prostate cancer by taking certain vitamins and supplements?
The Ministry of Health has reported one death and 40 confirmed cases of dengue fever so far this year. This is a substantial drop from last year’s figures, when 115 cases were confirmed for the same period.
An Environment Ministry official today said Dominican Republic’s hoteliers have no reason to panic over the seaweed reaching the beaches from the Sargasso Sea, south of Bermuda.
As Jamaica prepares for the possible arrival of the Zika Virus, the Ministry of Health has implemented an Integrated Vector Management Control Programme to contain the breeding of the Aedes Egypti mosquito, which transmits the disease.