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Jamaica: Abandoned bodies increase Kingston Hospital woes

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies. “There is a list that’s going to be published in The Sunday Gleaner of persons who die […]

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CARPHA issues ‘Red Eye’ alert for Region

Over recent months, conjunctivitis has been plaguing sections of the country, but from all indications the situation is farther reaching. This is according to information issued by the Trinidad

Jamaican Doctor Who Tried to Bribe Police is Found Guilty of Corruption

A Jamaican doctor who claimed he had offered a bribe to a policeman to try to entrap him, was yesterday found guilty of corruption charges. Dr Jephthah Ford will

Death rates far higher for ‘alternative’ cancer cures — study

PARIS, France (AFP) — People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments,

BELIZE: Decriminalize It

The National Assembly will be meeting on Friday August 18, and one of the items on the agenda is a bill to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Bahamas: Dr. Burnett-Garraway new Medical Chief of Staff at PMH

The Public Hospitals Authority is pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway has been appointed Medical Chief of Staff for the Princess Margaret Hospital with effect from August

Jamaica: A Worrying Sight – Experts At KPH Concerned By Glaucoma Figures

At least 15 per cent of the roughly 500 patients tested monthly at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are diagnosed with glaucoma, a rate that experts at the

Bermuda: ‘Marked increase’ in gonorrhoea cases

There has been a “marked increase” in cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea in Bermuda according to the Department of Health. The increase began in June and appears

PAHO launches new initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of four diseases

Every year, an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers; 22,400 are infected with syphilis; some

Jamaica Government Gives Green Light for 300 More Nurses To Help Ease Shortage

Cabinet has approved the creation of 300 additional posts for nurses as part of moves to ease the personnel shortage in the public health system. But Health Minister, Dr

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