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The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed six cases of the “Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic 09” in St Vincent and the Grenadines, according to a statement issued by Chief Medical officer, Simon Keizer.
The Barbados Ministry of Health is reminding persons to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry them with disposable tissue, since this is the most effective way of reducing transmission influenza like illness.
The Government of St. Lucia is developing a Food and Nutrition Policy for the country, and they are hoping to have a draft document by year end.
Food insecurity increases the risk of death among injection drug users living with HIV/AIDS even when they are receiving life-prolonging antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a new study involving Simon Fraser University.
A bacteria found in raw milk and poultry and another found in shellfish has been linked to higher rates of food poisonings. Cases of Campylobacter, which can thrive in raw milk and poultry, grew by 14 percent over the last five years, a government study found.
The OECS Secretariat is conducting a workshop to perform the full testing of the operations of an Electronic Procurement System for the OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service (EPPSS).
With henna or temporary tattoos all the rage during summer, the Food and Drug Administration is warning the public against the possible ill effects of such tattoos.
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Ministry of Health have collaborated to launch the first Walk the Talk event alongside celebrations of World Health Day at Independence Square this Saturday April 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. (the eve ofWorld Health Day).
Rich Products Corporation, is recalling approximately 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because they may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
A Canadian doctor with Trinidadian roots helped save the life of a man whose heart stopped for more than an hour in Alberta, Canada, recently.
Cardiologist Dr Kevin Bainey, son of a Trinidadian who migrated to Canada 40 years ago, and the Vital Heart Response Team in Edmonton, Alberta, saved the life of Bill Fox, who suffered a massive heart attack, according to CBC News in Canada.