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June 6 - June 12

Healthy Caribbean Weekly News Roundup
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Men in Heels 2

Wednesday 18th June 2014 at the Queens Park Savannah. The first Man In Heels to conquer the Obstacle Course will bolt away with $10,000. Register at Hott 93 (#5 Rosalino St. Woodbrook Port of Spain) the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society (#62 Rosalino St.) or on the day. Read More

HCC Fifth Annual Report

HCC Fifth Annual Report

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News Roundup

Australian DAP programme has made a difference at the Jamaican Cancer SocietyWomen want to be screened - we are turning away women due to lack of resources

Yulit Gordon, JCS Executive Director talks cervical cancer, Jamaica and how the Australian DAP programme has made a difference at the Jamaican Cancer Society.

Watch the video here

UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

High-level meeting on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases - Informal Interactive Hearing - 19 June 2014 with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the private sector and academia to provide input to the comprehensive review and assessment. All related materials including programme and concept note can be found here

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre

Take Laughter SeriouslyTake Laughter Seriously- June 17th 2014 arrive at 5:45pm. Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Great topic for those looking to reduce stress! Read more

campaign to raise the awareness of the End Cervical Cancer Campaign
Male Cancer Checked Out - June 25th 2014 arrive at 5:45pm. Get the facts! Learn about the risks, the recommended screenings, how to recognize early signs and symptoms, and what to do if you have concerns. Read more

Eat for Goals!

Eat for Goals!

A new cookery app which gives young people the opportunity to cook the same heart-healthy recipes as some of the world’s top footballers. Read More

NCD Alliance E-Alert, news from the NCD Alliance

EU's top court may define obesity as a disabilityEU's top court may define obesity as a disability - The EU's top court is considering a test case which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability. Denmark has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on the case of a male childminder who says he was sacked for being too fat. Read More

Action on SugarA thirst for sugar? - New research exposes shockingly high sugar content in fizzy drinks and calls for immediate action. NEW independent research by Action on Sugar reveals the shockingly high and unnecessary levels of sugar in carbonated sugar-sweetened soft drinks and calls for immediate action NOW to set targets to reduce sugar levels of ALL products in order to halt the obesity epidemic.
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UN Advisor Denounces Junk FoodUN Advisor Denounces Junk Food As ‘Culprit’ In Rising NCDs - Governments must assert the human right to health and take action against the massive rise in obesity globally, brought about by the widespread availability and pervasive marketing of unhealthy “junk” foods, Anand Grover, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, urged today. Read More

WDD 2014: Healthy eating and diabetes

News in Brief

  • WHO launches new High Level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. Read more
  • What’s New in Tobacco Control? Read more
  • ‘Training the trainer’ aims to alleviate diabetes risks Read more
  • IARC/WHO and IACR launch new guidelines for planning and developing cancer registries in low- and middle-income settings. Read more
  • Certain kids with diabetes are most at risk for excess weight: study Read more
  • Skin cancer: Sunscreen 'not complete protection' Read more
  • Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study. Read more

NCD Articles on WebMD

  • Getting Ready for Cancer Treatment - Planning can help ease your anxiety. Take steps to prepare for what's ahead before chemo or radiation therapy begins. Read more
  • Double-Fisted Diet Wreckers - Browse our gallery of the worst sandwiches at 10 popular chains, and check out ideas for better options. Read more
  • How Diabetes Affects Your Mouth - Diabetes increases your risk of dental problems. How to protect your mouth and help manage your blood sugar. Read more
  • 10 Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation - If you're living with AFib, don't sit on the sidelines. These treatment options can help you lead an active, fulfilling life. Read more

HCC News Roundup Archive - If you have missed any of our News Roundups you can view previous Roundups on our News Roundup Archive webpage here

HCC Featured - Previously featured Members, events and news can now be found on our HCC Featured webpage here

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Healthy Caribbean Coalition

The HCC is a regional network of Caribbean health NGOs and civil society organizations with the remit to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. Our membership presently consists of more than 50 Caribbean-based health NGOs and over 55 not-for-profit organisations and, in excess of 200 individual members based in the Caribbean and across the globe.

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