05 April 2016
The ethics of medicine

The ethics of medicine


Medicine is more than just seeing patients, diagnosing them and prescribing. The relationship that is formed between the physician and the patient i...
08 March 2016
Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis


As we talk about vector borne diseases, we will shift the focus this week away from mosquitoes and consider another vector borne disease that is of pu...
01 March 2016
Zika virus is upon us

Zika virus is upon us


In late 2013, Chikun-gunya emerged in the Caribbean, where it quickly spread to almost every island. Now the threat of Zika, another mosquito borne ...
23 February 2016
Innovative ways of mosquito control needed

Innovative ways of mosquito control needed


The fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito has been a long one for the region of the Americas. For years now, dengue has affected the region. The re...
09 February 2016
Fight the bite

Fight the bite


I wish to use this forum to once again reiterate the importance of mosquito control, as we fight against any possible outbreak of the Zika virus her...
02 February 2016
Let us not forget about Dengue

Let us not forget about Dengue


While all the attention is focused now on the Zika virus and the possibility of its introduction in St Vincent and the Grenadines, it is important t...
26 January 2016
Understanding diabetes

Understanding diabetes


Diabetes is a serious complex condition that can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self care and if complications develop, diabetes ca...
19 January 2016
Zika virus may not be as benign as previously thought

Zika virus may not be as benign as previously thought


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported that as of Epidemiological week 2 of 2016 (January 16, 2016), 17 countries in the Latin America...
12 January 2016
Swine flu

Swine flu


Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus that infects the respiratory tract of pigs, resulting in nasal secretions, a barkin...
22 December 2015
Eat healthy this Christmas

Eat healthy this Christmas


Christmas is a time of celebration, but it tends to be a time of high-fat, high-calorie foods and excessive alcohol consumption also. Being part of ...