janssenProstate cancer is the most common tumor affecting men in Trinidad. A new therapeutic option has been recently approved in Trinidad & Tobago and is available for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, progressing to chemotherapy

The Chemistry, Food & Drugs Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Abiraterone Acetate to the country, the first - orally administered androgen synthesis inhibitor (testosterone) medication for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Vice Mayor Davis and Pansy’s Garden of Eden Breast Cancer Foundation are sponsoring a health seminar titled “Breast Cancer: The Alternative Road to Prevention”. The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 8 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm at the Multi-Service Complex located at 6700 Miramar Parkway.

Guest speakers will include: Stacy Roberts-Davis and Maxine Chong both with the Memorial Cancer Institute and Claudia Barrington with South Florida Thermography. All speakers will discuss alternative prevention as a means of self-health care. Topics of discussion will include holistic and alternative medicine.

The Florida Department of Health has recognized the City of Doral and Miami-Dade County as Healthy Weight Community Champions.

Between Nov. 2013 and Feb. 2014, local governments were invited to submit best practice policies implemented to promote physical activity and improve nutrition in their jurisdictions. These policies are exemplified by the champions. The following are among the best practices for the City of Doral and Miami-Dade County:

ChikungunyaThe number of confirmed cases in the Caribbean from the mosquito-borne viral disease, chikungunya continues to rise. That’s according to an update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

According to the ECDC, there have been 3,211 confirmed chikungunya cases reported in the region to date. There were 342 new confirmed and probable cases in the last week, and 2,238 new suspected cases including one in St. Lucia.