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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 hospital believe is worrying. Dr Angela Mattis, head of the Ophthalmology Department […]

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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

Jamaican scientist’s marijuana-based anti-cancer drug is now FDA approved

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted orphan drug approval for Chrysoeriol, a cannabis-based drug used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia, which was developed by Jamaican

Cannabis licensing authority in Jamaica receives 236 applications

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in Jamaica has, to date, received 236 applications for licences since commencing the process last year. Chairperson, Hyacinth Lightbourne, said

KPH’s digital records capability gets big boost

THE Kingston Public Hospital's (KPH)'s digital records capability will now be enhanced following yesterday's donation of 10 desktop computers by telecommunications firm FLOW, through its foundation. The computers, valued

New UWI chancellor takes office

Jamaica W.I. – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marked a change July 17 in its leadership as it welcomed a new chancellor, the highest

Jamaican doctor hit by taxi moments after arriving in Cayman; dies in hospital

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — A Jamaican doctor succumbed to her injuries here yesterday after being mowed down by a taxi shortly after landing at the Owen

C’bean has highest rate of mortality from NCDs in the Americas

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The Caribbean has the highest rate of mortality in the Americas from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with more than 40 per cent of NCD

HIV-Positive Jamaican Who Infected Women in Canada Extradited To Face Charges

Four years after Canadian authorities demanded the extradition of Jamaican George Flowers, he has finally returned to Toronto. On Thursday, law enforcers escorted the 48-year-old HIV-infected man to Canada

Health Facilities in Seven Caribbean Countries to be Made Disaster Resistant

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected 16 hospitals and health centers in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters. It’s

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