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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: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:01:29 -0700 | health-news

Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter A medical doctor found guilty of conduct that is disgraceful in a professional respect has been handed a one-year suspension by the Medical Council of Jamaica, sparking fresh concerns that it is too soft on those...
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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 2014-07-27 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 2014-07-03 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 2014-07-25 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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