Category: Health & Fitness

NY Woman, 59, Gives Birth After Trying For Decades

NY Woman, 59, Gives Birth After Trying For Decades

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

During nearly four decades of marriage, Akosua Budu Amoako and her husband tried to have a child, without success. But last month, at age 59, Budu gave birth to her first child after fertility treatments. The full-term 7-pound, 4-ounce boy was born June 15 at Bellevue Woman’s Center in Niskayuna, near Albany. He’s named after […]

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1st Ladies of BZE and T&T support Strategy for Women’s Health

1st Ladies of BZE and T&T support Strategy for Women’s Health

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kim Simplis Barrow and Reema Carmona participated in the subregional consultation organized by UN agencies and partners in Barbados for the adaptation of the Global Strategy to the context of the Caribbean Barbados, June 2, 2017 – The wife of Belize’s Prime Minister Kim Simplis Barrow and the First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago, Reema […]

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Medical Student Brings DNA-Testing to Women in TT

Medical Student Brings DNA-Testing to Women in TT

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

GerneivaParkinson Parkinson, a medical student from the prestigious Yale School of Medicine, was recently featured in American business magazine Fast Company, which delved into her journey to better understand the roots of the high prevalence of breast cancer in Trinidad and Tobago. In her interview with the magazine, she indicated that as a child she’d […]

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Claudine Humure Designs 3-D Printed Prosthetic Socket

Claudine Humure Designs 3-D Printed Prosthetic Socket

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Claudine Humure, a senior at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, is one of the 10 young people awarded $10,000 as a winner of one of the OZY Genius Awards distributed by OZY, the news site. Humure won for her innovative and compassionate 3-D printed adjustable prosthetic socket, which will be used by amputees. “This socket […]

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Dr. With Barbadian Roots Helping To Find Cancer Cure.

Dr. With Barbadian Roots Helping To Find Cancer Cure.

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  A third-generation physician with family roots in Barbados, Dr. Phillips, an assistant professor of medicine, focuses her research and clinical practice on a deadly blood cancer that disproportionally strikes Caribbean natives. “I was a competitive figure skater growing up, and I think that discipline—practicing at 5 a.m. before school—has stuck with me. I remember […]

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March for Science Adds 2 Women of Color as Co-Chairs

March for Science Adds 2 Women of Color as Co-Chairs

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

        Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha and Latina biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff join Bill Nye, the Science Guy, at the Earth Day event. The March for Science organizers, who are heading to Washington, D.C. on  Earth Day (April 22), announced yesterday (March 30) that they were adding three honorary national co-chairs. Two are women of […]

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From  NFL Player To Neurosurgeon

From NFL Player To Neurosurgeon

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Myron Rolle started his football career in the NFL, sports was not his ultimate goal. He has always wanted to be a doctor, and now he has his chance. Rolle has been chosen for a neurosurgery residency at Harvard. He is excited about spending the next 7 years learning to be a doctor. From […]

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Johns Hopkins Admits 1st Black Female Neurosurgeon

Johns Hopkins Admits 1st Black Female Neurosurgeon

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is making history after being admitted to Johns Hopkins as its first black female neurosurgeon. On Friday, March 17, fourth-year medical students participated in a Match Day event in which they discovered where they would be doing their residency training over the summer. Each student held an envelope with the name of their matched hospital, […]

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A Breakthrough For Colon Cancer Cure

A Breakthrough For Colon Cancer Cure

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Keven Stonewall was in the fifth grade, he received four microscopes for Christmas from his parents. They did not realize then that his interest in biology would eventually lead him to discover a major breakthrough in the cure for colon cancer. Colon cancer kills more African Americans Colon cancer is the third most common cancer […]

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Caribbean Nurses Who Saved Britain’s Health Service Honored In New Documentary

Caribbean Nurses Who Saved Britain’s Health Service Honored In New Documentary

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

LONDON, England, Wednesday November 23, 2016 – When the first pictures were released of Britain’s two youngest royals, few people noticed the midwife who had headed the team that brought them into the world. Standing quietly in the background, Dr Jacqui Dunkley-Bent is a professor of midwifery and living proof that a black woman can […]

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