Tag Archives: medicine

  1. PAHO addresses COVID-19 surge in Barbados and other Easter Caribbean countries (why Magistrates need to issue harsher penalties for quarantine breaches)

    The Pan American Health Organization Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries calls for coordinated response and new public health and social measures to address increased COVID-19 cases in the countries. Over the past three weeks we have seen significant increases in the reported COVID-19 cases in many of the Eastern Caribbean Countries. These […]

    January 12, 2021HealthNo comments

    There are a number of changes to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s medication delivery service for its out-patient clientele taking place since Tuesday 1st December 2020. Chief among these modifications, the Barbados Postal Service will join Hopscotch to facilitate the delivery of medication; and a small delivery fee of Bds $10 or $16 based on the […]

    December 15, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. AOP Orphan announces 5-year results on BESREMiĀ® (Ropeginterferon alfa-2b) in PV at the ASH Annual Meeting 2020

    Ropeginterferon alfa-2b showed clear advantages in efficacy and safety/tolerability versus best-available-treatment (mostly hydroxyurea) in this long-term treatment analysis in the randomized-controlled setting. * Freedom of phlebotomy with hematocrit below 45% was achieved in 81.8% of patients receiving Ropeginterferon alfa-2b vs. only 63.2% in the control group (p=0.01). * Mutant JAK2 allele burden decreased from 37.3% […]

    December 13, 2020HealthNo comments

    There will be a number of changes to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s medication delivery service for its out-patient clientele effective Tuesday 1st December 2020. Chief among these modifications, the Barbados Postal Service will join Hopscotch to facilitate the delivery of medication; and a small delivery fee of Bds $10 or $16 based on the size […]

    November 24, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. Don’t Delay Treatment for Heart Attack because of COVID19 Fear

    Hospitals around the globe are reporting an overwhelming number of patient admissions due to a heavy influx of COVID-19 patients. Surprisingly, clinicians are reportedly seeing fewer patients with symptoms of heart attack or stroke in emergency departments. Several reports from many countries indicate that patients are delaying seeking treatment for non-COVID related symptoms because they […]

    May 11, 2020HealthNo comments
  6. Leading TT firm driving adoption of biotechnology for yield, safety, and consistency throughout Caribbean

    Medicinal Genomics Corp. (MGC), a pioneer in genomics and blockchain technology to improve the yield, safety, and transparency of cannabis, today announced its partnership with Analogic Solutions as its distributor of record for the Caribbean region. Analogic is headquartered in Trinidad and is at the forefront of supplying the latest cannabis breeding and testing technology […]

    January 9, 2020HealthNo comments
  7. US Gov’t with B’dos Ministry of Health & Wellness Launch Package of HIV Health Services to mark Regional Testing Day

    The United States Government, in collaboration with the Government of Barbados, observed Regional HIV Testing Day, with the launch of an essential package of HIV prevention and treatment services and a corresponding service directory. Five hundred copies will be distributed to health and social service providers and members of the public to increase awareness of […]

    June 30, 2019HealthNo comments
  8. QEH Pharmacy Department Curtails Operations Temporarily

    The Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital wishes to advise the general public how the dispensing services of the QEH Pharmacy will be reduced from 3:00 pm until the close of business at 4:30 pm today 1st February 2019. This reduction in out-patient dispensing services is to facilitate the attendance of pharmacy personnel […]

    February 1, 2019HealthNo comments
  9. Ross University School of Medicine Announces Scholarships for Barbados Students

    Barbadians looking to pursue a medical career may be eligible for significant help from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). The medical school just announced the launch of need-based scholarships, covering the cost of medical school tuition and fees at RUSM for two deserving Barbados students. “The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) […]

    January 15, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Dr. Alejandro Badia – Bridging Gaps through Telemedicine

    Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, hand and upper extremity surgeon of the United States, former president of the International Society of Traumatology for the Hand (ISSPORTH) and founder of OrthoNOW, the nation’s only orthopedic care franchise, and Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Miami is an expert in all issues relating to the treatment of […]

    April 8, 2018HealthNo comments
  11. Merry Christmas from 21st Century Oncology!

    Happy Holidays to YOU!

    December 20, 2017Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Caribbean can reach treatment targets to end AIDS if it accelerates progress

    UNAIDS has released its annual flagship report, showing that the Caribbean could reach the testing and treatment targets that will put it on course to end its AIDS epidemic if it accelerates its response. According to Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90 targets, in order to speed up progress the region must improve strategies to […]

    July 25, 2017HealthNo comments

    Yoon Hang “John” Kim, M.D., has joined the growing team of cancer care specialists at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, as Director of Integrative Medicine. In his new role, Dr. Kim will lead the team of acupuncturists, massage therapists, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists that provides patients with evidence-based treatments […]

    June 6, 2017HealthNo comments

    From groundbreaking documentaries and films to award-winning series, HBO continues its longstanding commitment of delivering the most talked-about, riveting and thought-provoking content. The network has confirmed the premiere dates for two new original HBO Film presentations: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on April 22nd, followed by The Wizard of Lies on May 20th, simultaneously […]

    March 26, 2017CinemaNo comments
  15. Close to 20,000 ganja plants confiscated between St Philip and St John

    The Royal Barbados Police over time have sought to inform the public, through the media, of significant drug seizures so the public can be aware. Sixty-two (64) plants, thirty two (32) at Carters St. John, and thirty two (32) at Rock Hall St. Philip were also seized. No arrests were made during the exercise. Roland […]

    October 5, 2015CrimeNo comments

    A team of officials from the Pan American Health Organization has recently wrapped up an Anti-microbial stewardship training programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with a view to improving patient care and reducing the amount of money spent on antibiotics. Infection Control Specialist at the (QEH), Dr. Corey Forde, said the aim of the Programme […]

    September 26, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. Barbados Reiki Association Marks 20 Years with 3 Day Celebration

    The Barbados Reiki Association is marking its 20th anniversary with a multi-event celebration to be held from September 25 to 27, 2015 under the theme “Honouring the Past; Building the Future“. The aim of the celebration is to honour the founding members, celebrate achievements and strengthen commitment to creating a strong future. The programme will […]

    September 13, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. Trinidadian Minister meets with representatives of Chongqing Chemical & Pharmaceutical Holding Company (CCPHC)

    Senator Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications in Trinidad & Tobago, along with Senior Officials of the Ministry and Board Members of InvesTT Limited met recently with representatives of Chongqing Chemical & Pharmaceutical Holding Company at the Level 17 Conference Room of his Port of Spain Office. “I don’t need to sell […]

    June 20, 2015BusinessNo comments

    New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company Incorporated (NEW GPC INC), under its popular Limacol brand, has today confirmed that it will continue as a Principal Partner of the Caribbean Premier League. As part of the agreement, Limacol will become Umpires and Referees Partner, which will see Limacol represented on the Umpires’ uniforms and during the Third Umpire […]

    June 12, 2015CricketNo comments
  20. National dialogue aimed at charting a new course of trade relations with the European Union

    Mixed fortunes experienced by Barbadian manufacturers and services providers in the successful penetration of the European market, after the entry into force of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), has given rise to the need for a strategic national dialogue on the issue. The Barbados Private Sector Trade Team (BPSTT) has taken the initiative to […]

    June 10, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Johnson & Johnson Expands IP Policy to Create Broad Access in Caribbean for Children Living with HIV

    Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have furthered their commitment to improve the health of children living with HIV through an expanded policy aimed at enhancing access to its HIV medicine darunavir. This policy enables the development of and access to new pediatric products of darunavir in 128 low- and middle-income […]

    May 19, 2015HealthNo comments
  22. “When an Artist Tells you a Secret” – Christina Cornier in a One Woman Exhibit

    The problem with an artist is that they take themselves along where ever they go. Maybe this isn’t as much of a problem as it is a benefit. When Christina Cornier came to Grenada, she came along with her husband David, who’s purpose was St. George’s University Medical School. Christina, a graduate of the prestigious […]

    March 8, 2015Featured, PaintingNo comments
  23. “TRAINWRECK” (Bill Hader, Amy Schumer & LeBron James: Comedy – 2015)

    No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produced, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how […]

    February 12, 2015Cinema, Sports, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Chattel House Books – Sat. 7th Feb: Sir Henry Fraser Book Signing (Autographing)

    Sir Henry’s contribution to medicine in Barbados is one of utter success and consistent achievements that will never be forgotten. He is also known for his books on local architecture, which are all available at Chattel House Books!

    February 8, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Market Vendor, is that you? Cor-Blimmuh! Check the 2014 Independence Day Honours List

    His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, GCMG, K.A., has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the Forty-eighth Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados. The Barbados National Honours and Decorations Systems was instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980. (EDITOR’s NOTE: this year’s crop is very odd, not so […]

    November 30, 2014PoliticalNo comments