Oncology Specialist visits the Turks Caicos Islands

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 18, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services welcomes Dr. Armando Sardi to the TCI this week.   Dr. Sardi is the Medical Director of the Institute for Cancer Care in Baltimore, Maryland and a renowned Surgical Oncologist.   Dr Sardi will be visiting the TCI between 17th-21st January 2018, during which time he will meet with a variety of stakeholders including; Ministry of Health personnel, TCI Hospital, NHIP, Turks and Caicos Medical Association in addition to the Cancer Society and Foundation.   Dr Sardi will also engage with the Premier, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and the Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services to discuss the issue of cancer in the TCI.The government shares the concerns of the general public in relation to the number of cases of cancer being diagnosed in the TCI.  Globally cancer is the second leading cause of death with nearly one in six deaths worldwide attributed to cancer.   The incidence of cancer is expected to rise by 70% over the next twenty years. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp According to the World Health Organization (WHO) around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use. These risks are modifiable.Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.Late-stage presentation and inaccessible diagnosis and treatment are common in some lower and middle income countries.The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing.Between 30–50% of cancers can currently be prevented.  This can be accomplished by avoiding risk factors through lifestyle changes.   The cancer burden can also be reduced through early detection of cancer and management of patients who develop cancer.   Many cancers have a high chance of cure if diagnosed early and treated adequately.   Modifying or avoiding key risk factors can significantly reduce the burden of cancer. These risk factors can be addressed by:Avoiding the use of tobacco containing productsMaintaining a healthy weightEating a healthy diet with a variety of fruit and vegetablesEngaging in regular physical activity at least three times a weekReducing alcohol use Tobacco use is the single most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer-related deaths globally.  The Ministry of Health has taken a number of steps to address cancer in the TCI including the following;Development and implementation of a Non-communicable disease action planPromoting healthy lifestyles through various media and activities to educate the general public about steps they can take to live healthier livesDevelopment of National Cancer Screening GuidelinesDeveloped the Tobacco Control Bill which was approved in 2016Developed a Nutrition Policy which will address risk factors associated with diet.The Ministry of Health Agriculture and Human Services looks forward to engaging with Dr. Sardi and local stakeholders in reviewing existing and developing additional strategies and interventions targeted at reducing the burden of cancer in the Turks and Caicos.For further information, please contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338 2771.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Top Female Artists Attend Bebe Rexhas Womens Dinner

first_imgNews Twitter Bebe Rexha Hosts Women’s Dinner For Top Artists top-female-artists-attend-bebe-rexhas-womens-dinner Top Female Artists Attend Bebe Rexha’s Women’s Dinner Charli XCX, Avril Lavigne, Kelsea Ballerini, and many more of music’s top women came together for Rexha’s Women In Harmony dinner Brian HaackGRAMMYs Mar 1, 2018 – 2:10 pm In an event billed as both a “celebration” and “conversation,” singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha hosted a special dinner on Feb. 27 for around 40 of music’s top female artists, producers and songwriters, calling the night the Women In Harmony dinner. Facebook center_img Among the musical heavyweights in attendance were Sevyn Streeter, Latin GRAMMY Song Of The Year-winning songwriter Erika Ender (“Despacito”), Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge, Avril Lavigne, Kelsea Ballerini, and many more.”We’re at a time where celebrating women is of utmost importance, and I think everybody in this room has always been a champion of female empowerment,” said Charli XCX of the evening. “This is a room of amazingly talented songwriters, who have had multiple Billboard No. 1s. … It’s important to shine a light on this community.” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 12, 2017 – 11:57 am Bebe Rexha: “I Got You” Inspiration Email One of the best nights of my life. #WomenInHarmony https://t.co/d7ydAeCnJa— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) March 1, 2018Hinting that she plans for the event to continue as an annual recurrence, Rexha told Billboard, “I want it to become what the Clive Davis [annual pre-GRAMMYs Gala] is. … I would love to expand it to executives and just really be a celebration for women in the music business.”Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messengerlast_img read more

Has Prabhas become highest paid Indian actor with this whopping remuneration for

first_imgPrabhas’ remuneration in SaahoTwitterAfter the grand success of Baahubali 2, Prabhas is all set to appear in a completely different avatar in Saaho. While his fans are extremely excited for the release of the film, the kind of remuneration that Prabhas is being paid for the film will blow everyone’s mind.Saaho is a highly big budget film with popular stars including Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mahesh Manjrekar among others.As the film’s release is nearing, reports talking about Prabhas being paid a whopping sum of Rs 100 crore have been doing the rounds. If this is true, Prabhas has become the highest paid Indian actor beating all the biggies like the three Khans or Rajnikanth.Apart from Rs 100 crore as fixed fees for Saaho, some reports even claimed that he will also be having a share in the film’s profit. However, all these are still just rumours as no one from the team has confirmed anything regarding the actor’s remuneration.Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho is an action thriller with extensive use of VFX. The teaser of the film impressed all with high octane action, fresh chemistry of Prabhas and Shraddha, and interesting dialogues.Set to be released in four languages, Saaho is certainly expected to have a massive opening at the box office. The film will hit the theatres on August 30.last_img read more