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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-22 00:25:09 -0700 | health-news

Tyrone Thompson, Staff Reporter Established more than 150 years ago as the nation's main facility to treat persons with mental illnesses, the Bellevue Hospital in east Kingston seems to be morphing into a long-care facility for the homeless. A Gleaner...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-25 23:58:18 -0700 | health-news

AT the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine have refused to accompany patients to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in emergency vehicles, as the ambulances are reportedly without seatbelts, they say, putting the lives of medical staff at risk. The...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-03 05:07:39 -0700 | health-news

Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer For the last 238 years, Jamaicans have travelled to Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for treatment. Initially, KPH was a hospital, almshouse, and later, an asylum. It has since divested itself of some of these responsibilities, growing...
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Source: Natural News

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-08 03:55:51 -0700 | health-news

In these early years of a child's life, children begin to learn how to put things together. Similarly during this time, the building blocks of life are being put together inside a child's mind, body and heart. Not only are...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-11 04:10:47 -0700 | health-news

Health Fund (NHF) is reporting that a shipment of intravenous (IV) fluids will arrive in the country later this week to ease the shortage affecting Jamaica. In a news release yesterday, the NHF said it had identified an alternative source...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Montego Bay :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-18 03:29:04 -0700 | health-news

and Sandals Resorts in Negril will be spearheading a blood drive at the Negril Community Centre tomorrow. The event will target businesses and members of Negril and surrounding communities...The aim of the drive is to increase the supply of this...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-26 02:06:14 -0700 | health-news

Western Jamaica's premier health-care facility, the Cornwall Regional Hospital, was bracing for problems last night after several doctors reported sick. The Gleaner understands that some doctors have already obtained three-day sick leave certificates while others were awaiting their notices....
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-13 00:51:54 -0700 | health-news

Everyone is invited to be part of World Blood Donor Day tomorrow at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew, where the National Blood Transfusion Service will host Donor Fest 2014. Being held under the theme 'Safe Blood for Saving...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-11 00:35:00 -0700 | health-news

Gary Spalding, Senior Gleaner Writer Sydonie Outar had just given birth to her first child when a rare medical condition launched a deadly attack that threatened to rob the baby of her mother. Outar was never inclined to give blood...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-06 23:57:39 -0700 | health-news

Anastasia Cunningham, News Coordinator More than twice as many Jamaican women were overweight compared to the men, noted the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, recently published by The Lancet. According to the data, 62.7 per cent of women were...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-30 03:20:25 -0700 | health-news

Although this chemical is hazardous to body, mind and spirit, social conditioning blinds many people to the fact that alcohol is a toxic, addictive, psychoactive drug whose misuse creates a multitude of problems. Ideally, it would be better not to...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-09 14:16:52 -0700 | health-news

A research centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, said it has discovered the presence of anti-cancer properties in purple yams. Dr Dennis Bailey from the Biotechnology Centre made the discovery while conducting doctoral studies. The study...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-13 23:36:01 -0700 | health-news

It is the voluntary donors who the Blood Bank will be relying on when it opens its doors today to commemorate World Blood Donor Day. The focus this year is largely on the maternity agenda, though not exclusively. Blood Bank...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-05 01:01:08 -0700 | health-news

Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, has described as a great move, the decision of the Government to train front-line staff within the public health sector to interact with persons with disabilities. Luther Buchanan, the minister of state in the...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-15 01:43:41 -0700 | health-news

The omega-3 fatty acids are one of several key fatty acids (there are also... They are called essential fatty acids (EFAs) because the body cannot make them, but they are absolutely vital for normal growth and development...People living in modern...
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