Mental Health Resolutions for 2020!

Mental Health Resolutions for 2020!

Here we have some mental health resolutions that can serve you not only this year, but every year. These can help when you struggle with change, and can help you to maintain your sense of balance. Resolution 1: Spend more time with your pet! Studies show that pet owners exhibited greater self-esteem, were more physically […]

Cervical Cancer is Preventable!

Cervical Cancer is Preventable!

Cervical Cancer is Preventable! The vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is effective and safe. It protects against infection with HPV, which causes cervical cancer. All adult women should undergo periodic cervical cancer screening via a Pap smear test to detect lesions in the cervix that, if left untreated, can develop into cervical cancer. Pap […]

It’s Time To End Cervical Cancer!

It’s Time To End Cervical Cancer!

No woman should die from cervical cancer since it is a preventable disease. Cervical cancer is preventable. It’s time to end cervical cancer! January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the Caribbean. Its primary cause is infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV). The HPV […]

Healthy Eating Tips for the Christmas Season

Healthy Eating Tips for the Christmas Season

 by Cherice Bronte-Tinkew & Alecia Surujlal, Registered Dietitians   There is nothing like a true Trini Christmas… ham, turkey, black cake, pastelle, ginger beer, sorrel…and the list goes on. So how can ‘healthy eating’ be part of these activities? Here are some tips to help you navigate through your seasonal festivities. Remember we don’t want […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Trinidad and Tobago, accounting for 21.6% of all new cases at the National Radiotherapy Centre in St James in 2018 […]

CIGARETTE  AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

CIGARETTE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

Cigarette Abuse Tobacco contains a very powerful drug known as nicotine, which is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. When tobacco is smoked, nicotine is absorbed by the lungs and quickly moves into the blood stream, where it is circulated throughout the brain. Nicotine reaches the brain within 8 seconds after someone inhales tobacco smoke. […]

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics and Probiotics  by Cherice Bronte-Tinkew Registered Dietitian (RD) You may have heard it on the radio or television or read it on a new and improved product. Is it a superfood? Is it something my body needs? What are prebiotics and probiotics? Prebiotics are compounds found in foods which help the growth and activity […]

3RD ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY 2019

3RD ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY 2019

Join the North West Regional Health Authority for its 3rd annual Research Day 2019 – which is to be commemorated on Friday 29th November, 2019 at the Government Campus Plaza Auditorium from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.   The theme of the event is “Innovation in Healthcare” and the Trinidad-born President Of Howard University, Dr. Wayne […]

International Men’s Day- November 19th, 2019

International Men’s Day- November 19th, 2019

Men’s Health Matters! Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to mark November 19th as International Men’s Day, when Dr Jerome Teelucksingh of the University of the West Indies organized the event at Families In Action, Port of Spain, in 1999. It began as a celebration of the positive male role models […]

Breast Cancer: Breast Health Matters!

Breast Cancer: Breast Health Matters!

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Trinidad and Tobago, accounting for 21.6% of all new cases at the National Radiotherapy Centre in St James in 2018 (NWRHA Cancer Registry Annual Report). Amongst women specifically, it accounted for 43.7% of all new cases of cancers in women in 2018 (NWRHA Cancer Registry Annual […]