Over 1200 kids screened for back to school

Over 1200 children were screened at the North Central Regional Health Authority’s (NCRHA) Back to School Initiative on August 24 as the Authority helped parents prepare their children for the new scho...

September 05, 2019
Lifestyle

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat moringa

The moringa oleifera - also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree - is a small tree native to South Asia that has been used for generations in eastern countries to treat and...

August 21, 2019
Lifestyle

Five health-giving properties of bay leaf

Bay leaf has been used in cooking from time immemorial, whether it’s for stews, curries or even in casseroles. However, bay leaf has also been used for medicinal purposes and has even been sho...

August 20, 2019
Food

Five reasons why avocadoes are amazing

Instead of the phrase 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away', perhaps eating an avocado a day might have the same effect. Avocados, known locally as zaboca, are part of a Caribbean diet and have lo...

August 16, 2019
Food

Food dyes in snacks: Healthy or toxic?

Brightly coloured snacks which include various food dyes could be harming your children more than helping them, some health experts have warned. Health Coach Paola Henderson, speaking to LoopTT, sa...

August 13, 2019
Food

5 things to know about stinging nettle

Many will know this plant, aptly named stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), which gives an unpleasant stinging sensation when touched. This is due to fine hair-like structures on the leaves which give ...

July 30, 2019
Environment