Category Archives: Medical

Medical: Treat the Inflammation not the Cholesterol – By Dr. Dwight Lundell

Medical Commentary

DR. Dwight Lundell

Dr. Dwight Lundell, former Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital in Arizona told the world not to take statin drugs.  “We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.          Continue reading

Stan Brock Obituary – Wapishana People, British Guiana | The Times UK

Stan Brock obituary | The Times UK

Stan Brock presented a popular wildlife show on US TV in the Sixties

British adventurer who ran the biggest ranch in the world, starred in a wildlife show and set up a medical charity to help the poor

When he was a teenager Stan Brock urgently needed medical attention after being thrown from a wild horse in British Guiana. Had he been an Apollo astronaut needing treatment on the moon, he later mused, he would have been back on Earth within three days.

Here, among the Wapishana people in the remote savannah of South America, there was unwelcome news. “They told me I was 26 days away from the nearest doctor,” he told The Times last year.                  Continue reading

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope – By Yvonne Sam

Sex, Scandal and the Catholic Church—? Beyond the Scope of the Pope

By Yvonne Sam

Pope Francis

Just when the world was beginning to think that sex scandals were reserved for only a certain section of our raunchy society, suddenly and without warning comes the most damning accusation in living memory ever made against a pontiff. The Roman Catholic Church is now being rocked by allegations of wrongdoings that go all the way to the Vatican, even to the Pope himself.  On the final day of the Pope’s visit to Dublin, Ireland where he convened the World Meeting of Families, a huge triennial assembly of Catholics to celebrate “joy for the world”, a former top Vatican diplomat dropped a bombshell.

The bombshell is an 11 page report, written by Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States from 2011-2016, who claimed that the Vatican bureaucracy was duplicitous in covering up accusations that seminarians were sexually abused by Cardinal Theodore Mc Garrick, and that Pope Francis was privy to such abuses years before they became public.    Continue reading

Third Annual National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil – September 9. 2018

Vigil Letter: Third Annual National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil – Sunday September 9. 2018

Cubans flock St Joseph Hospital in Georgetown. Guyana

Cubans flock St Joseph Hospital in Georgetown. Guyana

– to get medical check-ups for immigration visas

IT is a hot August morning. Amelia Canseco sits quietly with a relative at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH), Kingston, Georgetown, outside the Guyana Laboratory Department. The heat does not bother her at all, as her thoughts are focused on one mission — to collect the results of medical tests she had done the day before.

Amelia is in unfamiliar surroundings. She is not from Guyana and this is her first visit to the South American country. The laboratory tests she has undergone at the hospital are a crucial part of the reason for her trip to Guyana.        Continue reading

Central High School Alumni – 3rd International Reunion – Guest Speaker Yvonne Sam


Alumni Association (Toronto Chapter)  – 3rd International Reunion

Saturday August 4, 2018. The Rembrandt Banquet Hall.  Toronto, Ontario. Canada.

Guest Speaker: Yvonne Sam. R. N. S.C.M., M.Ed. B.SN, Dip. Adult Ed.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guest, president and fellow alumnae. No one can image how great an honour it is for me to speak to you this evening, and that is not a cliché or a hyperbole but the plain truth. However, I stand before you not only in the capacity of guest speaker but also a senior prodigy of Guyana, and a proud alumna of Central High School.

Here we are all ready to celebrate our common history, seated among some of the individuals with whom we spent so many years in the early learning part of our lives, being fully cognizant of the fact that during those early years, our talents, beliefs and personalities were shaped colored and impacted by our experiences and interactions with teachers and fellow classmates.      Continue reading

Disruptive technologies: The 6 Forces Transforming the Future of Healthcare – Infographic

The 6 Forces Transforming the Future of Healthcare – Infographic

Disruptive technologies are advancing healthcare at an extraordinary pace.

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet, and many of these devices will be tracking the health data of individuals. This will empower consumers in an exciting way, but it will also fundamentally shift how healthcare companies work and interact with their customers.

Today’s infographic comes to us from Publicis Health and it is the introduction to a seven-part series about the future of healthcare, and how companies will have to adapt to stay relevant.


The smartphone boom has changed the consumer experience in practically every industry, and it is now cascading into the healthcare market:                 Continue reading

MEDICAL: Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Found to Cause Ovarian Cancer

Barbados Underground

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, Citizen of Barbados

Johnson and Johnson, the American company that manufactures Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder — a product that is sold in Barbados and used extensively by Barbadian women and children — has been hit with a US $4.69 Billion judgment in a law suit in which 22 women (and their families) claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

According to the New York Times newspaper, the judgment — comprising US $4.14 Billion in punitive damages and US $550 Million in compensatory damages — was handed down by a Jury in the Missouri Circuit Court on Thursday 12th July 2018.

The 22 female Plaintiffs had specifically accused the company of failing to warn them about cancer risks associated with its baby and body powders.

The New York Times article also revealed that the company is facing some…

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The issue of rape – For Guyana’s children is there an escape? – By Yvonne Sam

The issue of rape – For Guyana’s children is there an escape?

By Yvonne Sam

Children are a country’s valuable resource. When will Guyana tackle the scourge– Rape?

The issue of rape has reared its ugly head again ( Kaieteur News, July 13, 2018),  especially as it pertains to females who have not even attained tweenhood. It is blatantly apparent Even to the severely myopic that sexual perversion, enmeshed with unchecked lunacy is running rampant in Guyana.

There are some issues that just cannot be swept under the rug, and others once swept under is soon rejected.Sexual Assault Awareness Month was celebrated in April, and Guyana joined with several other countries to celebrate SAAM under the theme “Embrace your Voice.” The teal ribbon was adopted as a symbol of sexual assault awareness and prevention. What is being done about the children? What plans are being put in place to further strengthen existing ones to stem this scourge?        Continue reading

Caribbean: CARICOM report says legalize marijuana use

CARICOM report says legalize marijuana use

As a preparatory step to rendering marijuana as a legal substance, the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana recommended the decriminalization of the drug for personal use in private premises and medical purposes

Marijuana plant

By Sloan Smith – Nassau Guardian

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana has recommended the declassification of marijuana as a dangerous drug in all legislation and the reclassification of the drug as a controlled substance in its report presented at the CARICOM heads of government meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, last week.

The commission presented its findings and recommendations into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding marijuana use in the Caribbean.      Continue reading

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