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July 11, 2017. 'Prostate cancer' right now is the leading cancer in Trinidad and Tobago. It's ahead of breast cancer. It accounts for 20% of the cancers. Prostate cancers is also the leading cause of death from cancer in Trinidad. Cancer being the second most common cause of death in Trinidad led by cardiovascular disease. The Truth About Cancer. BBC World Service.


July 11, 2017.  Caribbean countries have rates of 'prostate cancer' that are among the highest in the World, and the largest single reason for this is genetics. The genetic make-up of men of African heritage makes them more likely to develop prostate cancer than men of other ethnic groups. Genetic factors also make the cancer more aggressive in Afro Caribbean men, than in Asian and Caucasian males, and faster to spread beyond the prostate gland. The Truth About Cancer. BBC World Service. 

July 11, HIV/AIDS Awareness DayTo raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among specific populations and provide relevant information.  

July 11, 2017. Research suggests prolonged periods of  poor sleep increase levels of proteins involved in 'Alzheimer’s disease', although quality, not quantity of sleep is at the root of the issue. Guardian. 

July 11, 2017. Study suggests that 'coffee' cuts risk of dying from stroke and heart disease, and liver disease, but experts say it’s unclear whether the health boost is down to the brew itself. Telegraph. 

July 11, 2017. Half a mullion people were studied over the age of 35, spread over 16 years in 10 European countries found that those who drank 3 cups of 'coffee' a day lived longer. It does not matter if it's decaf, espresso or latte. Men are 12% less likely to die and woman 7%. Dr Chris Steele. This Morning.   

July 11, 2017. The American heart foundation and the British association of dieticians has said that 'coconut oil' contains the same levels of saturated fats as Beef dripping.It's laden with arteries clogging saturated fat and lard is a better option.  It's not the super-food that the marketeers are telling us. Chris Steele. This Morning.   

July 10, 2017. Jailed Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo who was jailed in 2009 for inciting subversion of state power. is suffering from late stage 'liver cancer' and due to his condition, it was not appropriate to treat him with radiotherapy. Euro News.  

July 10, 2017.  This is the dark, dingy dungeon of the 'lower colon'. This enormous space which is our large intestine. All these thousands of different microbes species have specific enzymes, chemicals that they release which are targeted just at breaking down food. There be some microbes just digesting it, mining it if you like for particular rare nutrients, and the others that will be looking at that food as a source purely of energy. Waste product of one microbe could be the best form of champagne for another microbe. The Food Programme. BBC Radio 4. 

July 10, 2017.  Our 'gut and microbiome', our community of microbes that live inside us all. Now thought to exert so powerful an influence on our health. It's considered to be an organ in it's own right, and every time we eat, we interact with this organ.The Food Programme. BBC Radio 4.

July 10, 2017. There is a condition called 'Takotsubo cardiomyopathy' which is known as the 'broken heart syndrome'. It can be deadly. It's an abnormality of the heart. The heart muscle becomes week, the whole heart balloons up because the heart muscle has become weakened. Tends to effect woman more than men. Not genetic.  Does not run in families. Most common in woman over 50 and 95% of people fully recover from it. Dr Sarah Jarvis. Radio 2. 

July 10, 2017. I have seen so many patients who just give up the will to live, and they don't have 'Takotsubo cardiomyopathy'. the (broken heart syndrome) Some perhaps is because when a loved one dies, they give up the will to live. Stop taking medications. We know depression can have a long term impact on life expectancy. Dr Sarah Jarvis. Radio 2. 

July 10, 2017. Recent research has raised concerns about the safety of 'chemicals' in soap products. In 2016, the food and drug administration banned 17 chemical additives including triclosan and triclocarban from over the counter antiseptic soaps. Despite being banned, a n umber of these chemicals are still in use in a number of household products. Readers Digest. 

July 10, 2017. The Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is battling against 'anorexia and anxiety'. A problem she's been dealing with since being a teenager. Hello magazine. 

July 9, 2017.  One of Russia's most prominent blogger, social activists and journalist Anton Nosik has died aged 51. Friends say he suffered a 'heart attack'. Mr Nosik defended the pussy riot's activists jailed for protesting against President Putin. BBC World Service News. 

July 9, 2017. The Sun on Sunday calls on the government to act urgently to warn of the health risks associated with some types of 'breast implant', The paper cites data from the medicines and health care products regulatory agency showing that 2 woman have died, and more than 20 others have required surgery after receiving textured surface implants which can damage the immune system. News & Sunday Papers. BBC Radio 4  

Jun  9, 2017. The church of England's general synod body will today vote on whether special services should be held for 'transgender' people.. News & Sunday Papers. BBC Radio 4 

June 8, 2017. A new health App called Slo-mo to help people deal with their 'paranoid thoughts and depression' without necessarily having therapy. Trials for this and other Apps are currently on-going. Claudia Hammond.  BBC Radio 4 Health check. 

June 8, 2017. Woman who've had 'breast cancer', and been given Tamoxifen and Metrazole as part of their treatment knows how the worst symptoms which mirror the menopause can kick in. Hot flushes, aching joints and the feeling that your brain is only partially in gear. A trial funded by breast cancer suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) might be helpful. to the 70% of woman effected by menopausal symptoms after having breast cancer. Woman's Hour. BBC Radio 4. 

June 8, 2017. Eating an orange a day could slash the risk of dementia, a major study shows. daily intake of any citrus fruits such as grapefruit's, limes and lemons can cut the risk by a quarter. Numerous studies have suggested that citrus fruits can protect the brain against the damage that leads to 'dementia' or 'Alzheimer's'Daily Mail. 

June 8, 2017.  Hayden Cross became the first 'British man to give birth'. The cost of the gender reassignment costs an average £29.975 per patient. In 2014/15 the global costs to the NHS was £17.1 million which increased to £22.7 million the following year. Rachael Gale. Sunday news Paper.

June 8, 2017. Taking 'Vitamin D pill's after forgetting the factor 30 could soothe sunburn according to research. The sunshine supplement boosts levels of a protein in the skin that fuels tissue repair. Scientists found that high doses taken within an hour of being sunburned dramatically reduced redness, swelling and inflammation. Sunday news paper.

June 8, 2017. Patients were given deadly 'contaminated blood' for at least five years after health officials became aware of the danger, a damning document reveals.Newly unearthed evidence shows that officials consciously put patients at risk during a scandal which killed 2000 people. Daily Mail

June 7, 2017. The six year old football mascot Bradley Lowery who appeared as the Sunderland and England Football team mascot has lost his battle with a rare cancer 'Neuroblastoma'.  BBC Radio 2 News.

June 7, 2017. 'Mosquitoes' are one of the most unpleasant parts of summer. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours, so wear tightly woven light coloured clothing if you don't want to be bitten. For sandle wearers, rub insect repellent to your toes as well as any exposed body parts. Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2.

July 7, 2017More than a million people have signed up for 'pre-paid funeral plans' hoping to spare their children, or other relatives the stress of planning and paying for a funeral in the midst of their grief. Presenter Jeremy Vine. BBC Radio 2. 

July 7, 2017. 'Hygiene tests' were performed in various hotels. The research found high levels of bacteria on all remote controls. 7 /10 bathroom towels were contaminated with stains and hair. 9/10 mattress's were stained with blood and faecal matter, and 6/10 toilets were stained with dried urine from the splash-back known as the 'Flora Faecal Fountain. BBC Watchdog.

July 7, 2017. Last year, women fell pregnant while using reliable 'contraception', with many spotting their pregnancies late because they had expected their contraception to work. Long term contraceptive methods are expected to be reliable, and typically have a effectiveness rate of above 91%. Metro.   

July 6, 2017.  Researchers have said 'Vitamin D' from animal sources is nearly twice as effective as that which comes from plants. Steve Wright. BBC Radio 2. 

July 6, 2017. 'Chlorine' from swimming pools can be damaging to the hair and skin. It strips the skin and hair of their natural oils. Preventative measures include wash off in fresh water as soon as you can. Avoid harsh soaps and shower gels as they only add insult to injury. Then immediately apply a rich soothing moisturiser. Refinery29.

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