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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-02 00:32:46 -0700 | health-news

Dr Fenton Ferguson, last Friday, opened the newly built female medical ward at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, describing the new addition as a demonstration of the Government's commitment to building secondary-care infrastructure as part of an overall drive...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-19 01:45:20 -0700 | health-news

The event, which usually takes place in August, will be held at its customary venue: Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios. Over the years, the event has raised millions of dollars for the Cancer Society in its quest to assist...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-05 23:45:18 -0700 | health-news

Government and its partners to strengthen and expand its activities to ensure the following: 1) A sustained and expanded public-education programme highlighting the effects of marijuana use. Strengthened prevention interventions targeting marijuana use among the general population and youth...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 01:25:36 -0700 | health-news

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer Worrying complaints against some doctors have forced the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) to dispatch senior members of the profession to have a quiet word with those who are letting down the team. The MAJ...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-18 04:45:33 -0700 | health-news

A NEW senior medical officer (SMO) has been assigned to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Dr Natalie Whylie is an ear, nose and throat surgeon and was appointed as a consultant at KPH in 2005...She succeeds Dr Patrick Bhoorasingh, who...
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Source: Jamaica Star

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-14 16:03:15 -0700 | health-news

On Friday, June 6, COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union hosted another in its series of Healthy Fridays to ensure that its members and staff are aware of the importance of eating right, exercising, and getting regular medical check-ups in order...
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Source: Jamaica Star

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-30 15:38:45 -0700 | health-news

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson announced that ambulances have been ordered to be placed at each of the four Primary Care Centres of Excellence across the health regions. Speaking at Friday's official opening of the Claremont Primary Care Centre...
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Source: Jamaica Star

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-25 14:59:07 -0700 | health-news

Chairman, Dr Sandra Knight, said research shows that early exposure to pornography has a negative impact on brain development in boys, also resulting in them being less likely to complete healthy relationships with females later. Healthy Sexual Interactions "We are...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-08 03:29:55 -0700 | health-news

Depression is a very common disorder that causes much suffering for large numbers of people and their loved ones. Researchers claim that only a quarter of individuals with clinical depression seek treatment, and that only 10 per cent of them...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-01 23:47:20 -0700 | health-news

In an effort to be more responsive to the needs of persons with heart-related illnesses, the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) has announced a 24-hour rapid response emergency heart-care service, staffed with four interventional heart specialists who will be...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-24 01:50:56 -0700 | health-news

When compared to those who eat no red meat at all, I suspect that heavy red meat eaters probably have at least a four times greater risk of colon cancer. Research on total vegetarians (who consume no animal product at...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Montego Bay :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-31 03:24:13 -0700 | health-news

has said, despite its successes, it is still facing several key challenges in promoting and implementing its accreditation process in the region...HP. prospects of gain The executive director also said "prospects of economic gain appear to carry greater weight than...
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