Haiti Talks: Eradicating Malaria In Haiti

Singer and songwriter Phyllisia Ross talks with the Haitian Times on malaria in Haiti and how she’s using her stardom to raise awareness. AboutLatest Posts Haitian Times The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly...

Lots of sex but no baby?

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin Reddit Pocket Flip 0 Shares BY DR. VIKAS PURI Infertility typically refers to a lack of conception after a reasonable period of sexual intercourse without contraception (one year for women who are under 35 years, 6 months for women...

Kodak Black Has Been Arrested at U.S. Border on Gun and Weed Charges

Kodak Black has been arrested at the U.S. border. TMZ reported early Thursday that Kodak was still in custody after a canceled Bostonshow, claiming he was arrested on weed and gun-related charges. Kodak and several...

Immune system is potential culprit in causing cavities

Associate Professor Yoav FinerA new study by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry provides the first evidence that the body’s own defence system could be a major contributor to tooth decay...

Challenges Of Training Health Professionals In Haiti

A woman is comforted by another outside the general hospital in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were...

Haitian-American Singer Opens and Closes LA Fashion Week Show

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 22: Singer Candice performs on the runway wearing Willfredo Gerardo at Los Angeles Fashion Week FW/19 Powered by Art Hearts Fashion at The Majestic Downtown on March 22, 2019...

Changing your footwear changes your life

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY DR. VIKAS PURI Your feet have an important job; they carry you throughout the day, with every step making an impact on your body. A small abnormality in your feet can lead to...

Physical activity can have a positive impact on quality of life

By Kim Jackson Let’s look at the role which physical activity plays in reducing the risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and in the management of these long-term conditions. NCDs cannot be passed on through...

Get moving for your health sake

FOCUS ON HEALTH Get moving for your health sake By Kim Jackson Physical activity is an important aspect of our everyday lives. The World Health Organisation defines physical activity as movement of the body produced by...

Chiropractic and Yoga; A means to physical and spiritual health

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares DR. VIKAS PURI A Means to physical and spiritual health Do you know how healthy you are? Are you aware that your spine holds the key to your overall physical, emotional and spiritual well-being? Chiropractors...

MIND diet reduces risk of dementia – study

FOCUS ON HEALTHA study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment. Following a diet designed to...

Poor posture can kill you!

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: DR. VIKAS PURI Parents are always telling their children to sit up straight, and not to slouch.Good posture evokes a sense of confidence, youth, and beauty. But did you know that studies show...

Sitting down – Why does it hurt?

By Virginia Nsitem Do you have difficulty sitting down comfortably because of low back and pelvic pain? Do you use a soft cushion to relieve pain when sitting down? Do you shift your position frequently...

New pill can deliver insulin

Insulin pillAn MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 1 diabetes have to give themselves...

Will you be my Healthy Valentine?

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: DR. VIKAS PURI Did you know that about 1 in 12 (or 2.4 million) Canadian adults age 20 and over live with diagnosed heart disease? Approximately every hour, about 12 Canadian adults age...

From the mat to life

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING You might hear a lot of people say “yoga changed my life”.If you aren’t a regular practitioner, this may sound questionable. How can a series of poses “change your life”?...

No medicines, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests

Photo credit: Haitian Times The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It’s the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an...

How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

FOCUS ON HEALTH How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s disease Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: “feel-good” hormones that boost mood. Now there’s evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may...

Your Psoas and Your Yoga

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING You have this nagging pain in your back, that seems to flare up just a little bit more after sitting for long periods of time. You find yourself having to...

Azealia Banks Calls On Cardi B to Speak Out Against the Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic...

Azealia Banks is at it again. The Harlem native sparked an old flame by taking aim at Cardi B via Instagram on Tuesday night. With Cardi boldly speaking out against the government shutdown, Banks...

Splits for Life

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING Splits or Hanumanasana carries a beautiful story and was told to me for the first time by a brilliant yoga teacher and friend from Sweden, by the name of Ingrid...

Invigorate your Yoga Practice

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING The idea of getting on your mat sometimes can feel less than thrilling. You might feel like your practice is a little stale or you might be less than enthusiastic...

Sean Penn’s charity gala raises $3.5 million for Haiti and other communities

Penn teamed up with talent agent Bryan Lourd and venture investor Aviv Nevo as hosts of the gala, which was packed with stars, including Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett,...

Haitian Roots Actor Takes On Role Of Mulligan, Madison In Hamilton

The much-touted Broadway musical ‘Hamilton,’ as written and produced by Lin Miranda, is currently playing at the Broward Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a largely minority cast, that includes an actor...

‘We have a shower for pain relief’: can Haiti’s young midwives save a new...

The country has the highest maternal death rate in the Americas. But there’s a new solution: putting care in the hands of midwives Sylvie Delice was bornon a hot, slow March afternoon in a clinic...

Take time to reflect

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING The New Year is fast approaching, and it is common practice for most of us to reflect on what we have accomplished this past year and to set goals for...

Out of sick teen’s cancer ordeal, Haiti doctors find a new way

Jeune’s ordeal has rallied many to his cause. Scores have given to a GoFundme, launched by two South Florida health professionals who met Jeune during a mission trip to Haiti earlier this year. Also...

Haiti Talks: Claude Mancuso, Black Spartacus

The Haitian Times chats with Claude Mancuso, president of AyitiTv and producer of Black Spartacus, on the meaning of the film and its importance to the American market. AboutLatest Posts Haitian Times The Haitian Times was founded...

What Are We Thinking About on the Mat?

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING The fluffy answer that we would all like to say with authenticity is: “I’m thinking about nothing but the present moment. I am totally still and one with myself. I...

Haitian rapper and Ex-Fugees member Pras Michel denies wrongdoing in alleged effort to stop...

A prominent rapper is disputing that he did anything wrong amid Justice Department allegations that he aided efforts to end a U.S. investigation of Malaysian government corruption, saying his name is being “dragged through...

Haitian Band Brings Versatility and Originality to HMI

This marketing content will be shown in place of your protected content to anyone who is not allowed to read the post… AboutLatest Posts Samuel Louis Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write...

Haitians in America: TV Presenter Makes Waves With New Show

Sandy Labore By Bianca Silva Sandy Laborde works as an on-air presenter and consultant in the hospitality industry. She has been making major moves recently in the television industry. Her upcoming show, POV on AFRO, has...

Haiti Boy With Dangerous Tumor Receives ‘Miracle’ Thanks To Colorado Missionary

BRIGHTON, Colo. – A 9-year-old Haitian boy has a new lease on life, thanks to what some in Brighton have described as a “miracle.” John Olivier, a native of Haiti, lived the past several years...

More than a quarter of women affected by physical or sexual abuse in Haiti,...

PAHO said that the prevalence of physical and/or sexual violence, however, varies among countries in the region. It said in some countries, this type of violence affects 14 per cent of women between the ages...

What’s your favourite yoga pose?

Share8 Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 8 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING Q:What’s your favourite yoga pose? If you ask me that same question, I will say Wild Thing, and then I will say Pigeon, and then I will say Wheel. That...

Advocates gather in Haiti for key meeting on HIV/AIDS

Executive Director of the Antigua and Barbuda HIV/AIDS Network Eleanor Frederick is in Haiti for a high-level meeting which will, among other things, discuss key scientific and policy content from the 22nd International AIDS...

J. Perry: Haiti’s Shining Musical Star Rising to International Stardom

J-Perry By Samuel Louis Few of our young Haitian artists have a successful career and international recognition, and among those who have it, we must highlight J. Perry, who is certainly one of the most talented...

Igniting Youth Access to Contraceptives in Haiti

“We cannot continue to bury our heads in the sand when we have pregnancies that are happening to 15 and 15-year-olds,” – Dr. Reynold Grand Director of the family health of Haiti’s Ministry of...

Cervical cancer is treatable. Why are women in Haiti still dying from it?

Cervical cancer is a disease that Haiti cannot afford. And in most cases, it’s a disease the country’s broken healthcare system cannot treat. There is just one MRI scanner in the entire country of 11...

Mental Health & Yoga

Share Share Tweet Email WhatsApp Pin 0 Shares BY: TRISHA CURLING Attitudes towards mental health issues are finally changing in our communities.The stigma attached is being released and we are now becoming more empathetic and beginning to understand that conditions like...

Cuba will support maternal services with new specialists in Haiti

Cuba will increase its medical presence in Haiti, in response to a request from the health authorities of this nation, confirmed to Prensa Latina Ambassador Luis Castillo. According to the diplomat, a team of 16...
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Fitness Challenge: Get In Shape and Eat Healthy In 30 Days

For more than 15 years I served in the military.  Most people know that the military have a set standard for fitness and it is mandatory for service members to remain in shape at...

What is tendonitis?

FOCUS ON HEALTH What is tendonitis? By Virginia NsitemTendonitisDo you feel pain near a joint or bone that is worse with movement? Do you feel swelling near a bone or joint? Or a crackling sensation near...

Reducing the risk of DVT

FOCUS ON HEALTH Reducing the risk of DVT By Kim Jackson The holiday season is here and we are planning trips to far off lands or resorts close to home. But it’s important to be aware of...

Maintaining a good posture and walking style

FOCUS ON HEALTHpostureMaintaining a good posture and walking style By Kim Johnson Is your bag causing you neck and back pains? Whether you’re at school, working in an office or just out, chances are you carry...

Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Denise Herrera-JacksonPeeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival has announced the launching of a “charitable partnership” between the Carnival and the Hospital for Sick Children to advance the study, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer and serious...

Be safe for the carnival

FOCUS ON HEALTH Be safe for the carnival The Caribbean carnival season has arrived in Toronto and it means beautiful colours, lots of fun and activities with live music and dancing. However, before you take part...

Okinawa Banana Stand Live Review

Today I am going to take a trip to the local markets for fresh fruits an vegetable in Okinawa, Japan. For those who are either new to the island or is interested in...

Workers can become dangerously overheated at temperatures below official limits

(Reuters Health) - Employers and workers need to be aware that heat stress can happen well before temperatures reach official limits for workplace safety, a U.S. study suggests.

Soft tissue injuries: muscle strain and ligament sprain

By Virginia Nsitem Have you ever been diagnosed with a whiplash sprain or strain injury or back muscle tear? Have you ever twisted your ankle or knee joint? This article will explain the differences between...

Thinking skills may suffer on hot days

(Reuters Health) - Heat waves can sap productivity by slowing down thinking, even in the young and healthy, a small study suggests.

Babies who started solids slept better: study

(Reuters Health) - Babies who start on solids at three months sleep better than infants exclusively breastfed until six months of age, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data.

Sun-sensitive people need more than sunscreen to avoid sunburn

(Reuters Health) - People with pale skin who are sensitive to the sun should use several sun-protective behaviors to avoid sunburn, according to a new study.

Physician burnout a key driver of medical errors

(Reuters Health) - Burned-out doctors are more likely to make major medical errors, regardless of workplace safety measures, new research shows.

PTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews

(Reuters Health) - More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City's World Trade Center complex, many who worked at the disaster site still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may also have an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke as a result, researchers say.

Multivitamin-mineral supplements do not reduce heart disease, deaths

(Reuters Health) - Taking multivitamins and minerals does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or associated deaths, according to a new review of existing research.

Israel’s Together to sell cosmetics based on cannabis, Dead Sea minerals

Israel's Together Pharma said on Tuesday it will set up a new company with Premier Dead Sea to sell cosmetics based on cannabis and Dead Sea minerals.

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate painkiller

Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday.

Hormone therapy poses stroke risk for transgender women

(Reuters Health) - Hormones given to people to align their sex with their gender pose a significant risk of serious blood clots and stroke among transgender women, one of the largest studies of transgender patients has concluded.

Trump slams Pfizer after July 1 drug price hikes

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday took aim at Pfizer Inc and other U.S. drugmakers after they raised prices on some of their medicines on July 1, saying his administration would act in response.

Fewer older black patients survive long-term after cardiac arrest in the hospital

(Reuters Health) - After a cardiac arrest in the hospital, older black patients don't survive as long as older white patients, new data show.

Danone investigates Aptamil baby milk complaints

French food group Danone is investigating reports that its new Aptamil baby milk formula has made some infants unwell in Britain.

Team mix affects operating room social behavior

(Reuters Health) - Social behavior in the operating room is significantly affected by the mix of professional roles and the surgeon's gender, according to researchers who observed 200 surgical procedures.

CTI Biopharma’s cancer drug fails late-stage trial, shares tumble

CTI Biopharma Corp said on Monday its treatment for a type of blood cancer did not meet the main goal of a late-stage trial, sending its shares down 17 percent.

Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again

Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty.

Cancer diagnosis tied to increased risk of diabetes

(Reuters Health) - People who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests.

Biogen, Eisai’s Alzheimer’s drug succeeds in mid-stage trial, shares soar

Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co and Biogen Inc said that the final analysis of a mid-stage trial of their Alzheimer's drug showed positive results for patients who received the highest dose.

Explaining ‘herd immunity’ may convince more people to get flu shots

(Reuters Health) - The knowledge that getting a flu shot can help prevent flu from spreading in the community may help convince more people to get vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests.

Annoyance with wind turbines may affect quality of life

(Reuters Health) - People who can see wind turbines from their homes may be more annoyed by these machines and more likely to report quality of life issues than individuals who live further away from wind turbines, an industry-supported study suggests.

Mom’s healthy lifestyle lowers child’s risk of obesity

(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers stick to healthy lifestyle practices are less likely to be obese than children of less healthy moms, researchers report.

Hitting cancer early: AstraZeneca’s bid to outmaneuver rivals

AstraZeneca suffered its biggest daily share price drop a year ago after a key cancer drug trial failed amid feverish speculation the chief executive might quit.

Europe recalls generic heart drug made in China on cancer fears

A number of high blood pressure and heart drugs containing an ingredient made in China are being recalled across Europe after an impurity that may cause cancer was found in them, officials said on Thursday.

AbbVie wins reversal of $140 million verdict in case over AndroGel risks

A U.S. judge on Thursday overturned a $140.1 million verdict against AbbVie Inc in a lawsuit by a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack.

U.S. private citizen cites mystery illness symptoms after China visit

A U.S. private citizen who visited China has reported symptoms like those of U.S. diplomats afflicted with a mysterious illness in Havana and Guangzhou, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday.

Sticking with the same doctor may extend patients’ lives

(Reuters Health) - Seeing the same doctor over the years helps people live longer, suggests a new international study.

Dehydration may muddle your thinking

(Reuters Health) - Dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly, a new study suggests.

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore evacuated due to possible TB exposure

Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated on Thursday because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases

(Reuters Health) - Air pollution could be responsible for 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes every year globally, suggests a new analysis.

Secondhand smoking tied to snoring in kids

(Reuters Health) - Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research.

Timeline: Britain’s National Health Service turns 70

Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service on Thursday, a moment of pride and concern for a country that has nurtured its growth into the largest publicly funded healthcare service in the world.

Drugmakers try evasion, tougher negotiations to fight new U.S. insurer tactic

In the escalating battle over U.S. prescription drug prices, major pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to limit the economic damage from a new U.S. insurer tactic that coaxes patients away from expensive drugs.

South Africans paying too much for private healthcare: watchdog

South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country's antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed treatments they don't need by an industry with limited competition.

Folic acid linked to healthy brain development through childhood

(Reuters Health) - Folic acid fortification not only protects developing babies against certain birth defects but also supports healthy brain development through the teenage years, researchers report.

Trump administration names new U.S. drug enforcement chief

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday named a top White House lawyer as the new head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency's prior acting administrator announced his retirement last month.

AstraZeneca wins speedy approvals for cancer drugs in Japan

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has won rapid regulatory approval for new uses of two of its important cancer drugs in Japan, less than six months after the first global approvals in Western markets.

FDA approves Dermira’s wipe for excessive armpit sweating

(Reuters) - Dermira Inc said on Friday its topical cloth for excessive armpit sweating was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, providing patients with an easy-to-use option for an often embarrassing condition.

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world's biggest online retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers.

U.S. approves first marijuana plant-derived drug for epilepsy

(Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator approved GW Pharmaceuticals Plc's epilepsy treatment on Monday, making it the first cannabis-based drug to win approval in the country and opening floodgates for more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis.

China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance had been blamed for fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis.

U.S. District Court rules in favor of Lilly’s Alimta patent

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday a U.S. District Court ruled in favor of its patent on Alimta vitamin regimen and prevented Hospira Inc and India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from launching generics until the patent expires.

Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

LONDON - Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.

Theranos founder Holmes, former president indicted for fraud

(Reuters) - Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company's former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday.

Kentucky sues Walgreens, cites ‘alarming’ rate of dispensing opioids

(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor.

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.

Lilly-AstraZeneca latest to abandon Alzheimer’s drug trials

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co and AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday they would discontinue late-stage trials testing their Alzheimer's treatment, the latest among a slew of drugmakers to stop developing treatments for the memory-robbing disease.

Fed up with rising costs, big U.S. firms dig into healthcare

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs.

CDC warns residents in eight U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight U.S. states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.

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