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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2012-04-23 08:14:37 -0700 | sports-news

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says the Government is now ready to keep a long-standing promise to establish a children's hospital in western Jamaica. Speaking with staffers at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) following a tour of the St James...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2012-01-24 04:21:56 -0800 | political-news

Coupled with this, is the related trend of adolescent girls who are infected with HIV. Anecdotal evidence points to an increasing number of adolescents who are not only getting pregnant, but also contracting HIV. Teenage mothers are more likely to...
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Source: NewKerala

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-11 01:33:57 -0700 | health-news

The Jamaican tested positive for the stimulant Oxilofrine at the National Senior Championships last June and has been slapped with an 18-month ban by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. The substance is an amphetamine found in some dietary supplements and it...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-16 00:25:35 -0700 | health-news

Ray Wilson, "The matter was decided in court and we were given until April 30 to vacate the premises. This is despite us having a letter which shows that we hold a valid lease."...He charged that the problems started in...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-16 00:25:28 -0700 | health-news

Medical Council wants law changed to hold doctors more accountable Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter The Medical Council of Jamaica wants more power to punish doctors who are not toeing the line. Dr John Hall, chairman of the council, says critical...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-23 03:35:48 -0700 | health-news

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) is warning that the public health sector is facing a serious crisis that could put the lives of several Jamaicans at risk. President of the MAJ, Dr Shane Alexis, the public health sector is...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-03-06 02:44:41 -0800 | health-news

At 60, taking testosterone has made me vibrant and sexual with healthy hair and baby-soft skin': Can the male hormone really transform a woman's looks, life and libido? EST, 6 March 2014 93 shares 53 View comments Kim Miller and...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-04-06 23:02:15 -0700 | health-news

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter With more than 3,000 persons being estimated to die from cancer each year in Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson is calling for the country to take the fight to cancer and other non-communicable diseases, such...
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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

Mandeville :: Jamaica | updated 2014-02-16 23:17:59 -0800 | health-news

Sagicor Group Jamaica, organisers of the annual Sigma Corporate Run, surpassed its monetary target yet again with a total of $21.7 million presented to the 2014 charities during a symbolic cheque handover at the 16th staging yesterday.
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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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