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Barbadians warned about taking unproven and unscientific cures for health problems

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Barbados health authorities have expressed concern about a number of advertisements appearing in the media which promote “unproven and unscientific” cures for cancer, diabetes and other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, says while the Ministry of Health supports people’s right to explore alternative medical treatments, it is important that people exercise caution and not be swayed by “untried and untested” products which promised “a quick fix” to their health issues.

medicineShe advised that persons continue to consult their medical practitioners and follow their counsel before making decisions which will impact their health.

She warned that failure to do this could result in serious medical consequences which also often proved very expensive.

Dr. St. John stated that the Paramedical Professions Council was established by the Barbados government in 1975 to provide for the registration of members of recognised professions allied to health.

“The Council regulates safe practices within the paramedical professions, and paramedical professionals are given a certificate of registration which the public may ask to see,” the Chief Medical Officer said.

The Council also handles queries related to paramedical professions and these may be addressed to the body in writing.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Barbados health authorities have expressed concern about a number of advertisements appearing in the media which promote “unproven and unscientific” cures for cancer, diabetes and other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, says while the Ministry of Health supports people’s right to explore alternative medical treatments, it is important that people exercise caution and not be swayed by “untried and untested” products which promised “a quick fix” to their health issues.

medicineShe advised that persons continue to consult their medical practitioners and follow their counsel before making decisions which will impact their health.

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She warned that failure to do this could result in serious medical consequences which also often proved very expensive.

Dr. St. John stated that the Paramedical Professions Council was established by the Barbados government in 1975 to provide for the registration of members of recognised professions allied to health.

“The Council regulates safe practices within the paramedical professions, and paramedical professionals are given a certificate of registration which the public may ask to see,” the Chief Medical Officer said.

The Council also handles queries related to paramedical professions and these may be addressed to the body in writing.