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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Montego Bay :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-06 23:02:14 -0700 | health-news

Barrington Flemming Gleaner Writer Western Bureau: Dr Adrian Stokes, Scotiabank's vice-president of business analytics and strategy and risk management, is recommending that Jamaica adopt the Costa Rican health-care model to ensure that all citizens are provided with optimal service.
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-18 00:53:26 -0700 | health-news

Frazer-Binns has said Jamaica has made some strides in dealing with women's issues. However, Frazer-Binns told the gathering at a public lecture on 'Human Rights Awareness in Women's Health' that this is not enough and the country must continue to...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-12 22:57:14 -0700 | health-news

Gov't pays big for wrong diagnosis Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator The Government has agreed to compensate a St Andrew woman with just under $9 million for a misdiagnosis that she was HIV-positive. But that is not enough for 28-year-old Karen...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-18 22:27:35 -0700 | health-news

Intensive Care Unit to handle the volume of patients who require its services. "For each patient that the University Hospital admits to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), there are at least three others that are in need of that space,"...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-12 09:12:39 -0700 | health-news

ON data provided by renowned medical doctor, Professor Winston Davidson, who heads the Public Health and Health Technology department at the University of Technology, Jamaican women are dying in far greater numbers from lifestyle diseases than their male counterparts.
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Source: The Globe & Mail

Gayle :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-19 15:44:10 -0700 | health-news

The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Mar. 19 2014, 5:00 PM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Mar. 19 2014, 5:21 PM EDT Even if you've suffered a life-threatening tragedy...So believes happiness guru Mark Berber, a Toronto psychiatrist who uses happiness therapy...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-28 22:32:21 -0700 | health-news

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday expressed gratitude to the Jamaica Hospital League of Friends from the United Kingdom, which handed over 50 state-of-the-art beds to the ministry. The beds will be distributed to over five hospitals and health centres...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-11 07:46:10 -0700 | health-news

Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer An outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in North America poses no immediate threat to Jamaica, but the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is advising pig farmers to remain vigilant and maintain strict bio-security measures on...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-03 05:02:42 -0800 | health-news

Children's Cancer Fund was established to assist paediatric cancer patients across the Caribbean, aged 16 and under, by providing access to funding for the treatment necessary to overcome the disease. Since 2009, treatment has been made possible for several children...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-11 05:30:24 -0700 | health-news

Dr Fenton Ferguson has described as a major game changer the management of pharmaceuticals in the public health sector by the National Health Fund (NHF), which, he said, will plug any leakage in the system. Commenting on the cost of...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-07 04:57:54 -0800 | health-news

Next week is being observed as World Kidney Awareness Week, under the theme 'Chronic Kidney Disease and Ageing' with the aim to raise awareness that chronic kidney disease can develop at any age but become more common with increasing age....
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-21 06:16:59 -0700 | health-news

TO stop the tears from flowing, 31-year-old Quasa Stock-hausen is begging for a second chance in order to live for her eight-year-old daughter, Qualla-Jade Cox. Her daughter can't understand why her mother has to suffer so, as ependymoma (a rare...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-09 04:29:12 -0700 | health-news

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer Scores of babies are being placed at risk daily at unregulated day-care centres and nurseries which lack the necessary facilities to keep the children safe. With mothers needing to return to work weeks after delivery,...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-10 03:04:33 -0700 | health-news

Opposition spokesman on health Dr Kenneth Baugh says the Government's austerity programme is having a severe impact on health coverage in the private sector. He told parliamentarians yesterday during a meeting of the Standing Finance Committee that the drugs and...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-21 04:05:35 -0700 | health-news

Head of the cardiac programme at Medical Associates in St Andrew, renowned cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr Roger Irvine, said there is an alarming increase in heart disease, not just in Jamaica, which has resulted in a number of persons at a...
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