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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: The Conversation

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-23 23:33:13 -0700 | health-news

Owen Humphreys/PA Being an athlete is all about eating pasta morning, noon and night, right?...The type of sport an athlete does will affect the types of foods the competitor should eat. Although there are other important nutrients (such as fluid,...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-03 00:43:23 -0700 | health-news

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator International pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which is facing a $1 billion bill in compensation and legal costs to local distributors Lasco and Medimpex in a dispute over a blood-pressure medication, has lost its appeal to the United...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-12 01:16:18 -0700 | health-news

It states that widows/widowers are not eligible for health coverage if they are 55 years and under. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, and saw: "Question: I am a widow and I am currently receiving my husbands' pension from the Accountant...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-16 12:28:51 -0700 | health-news

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson is lauding agencies and individuals who assisted in the aftermath of the bizarre shooting death of 38-year-old Donovan Stewart at the Mandeville Regional Hospital yesterday morning. Ferguson met with the affected staff and toured the...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-23 01:00:26 -0700 | health-news

Tyrone Thompson, Staff Reporter Despite debate in medical circles that the country's main mental health facility, the Bellevue Hospital, is not fulfilling its mandate, the Government and the Opposition are at one that the facility should remain open.
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-16 05:30:40 -0700 | health-news

T he Ministry of Health revealed last night that its heightened surveillance system has detected a suspected imported case of the chikungunya virus. In a release from the health ministry, Chief Medical Officer Dr Kevin Harvey said the case was...
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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 2014-05-26 23:20:05 -0700 | health-news

Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer Jamaican women especially are in big trouble health-wise, according to one of the country's leading experts, who recently warned that obesity, which is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is the number one health...
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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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