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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 deaths occurring prematurely in people under 70 years old.
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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

Sickle-cell disease: How can I care?

Research has shown that for some patients with sickle-cell disease (SCD), the stigma they face is more troubling than the disease itself. In fact, teenagers with SCD are more

Jamaica: Hospital Fear

A string of violent attacks and threats against medical staff has created an atmosphere of fear at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, triggering a meeting that was only

Jamaica’s Health Minister outlines impact of NCDs on the country

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been the greatest public health threat to Jamaica’s development

Jamaicans Eating Themselves Into The Grave, Health Expert Warns

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 29, 2017 – Jamaica’s obesity problem just keeps getting bigger. Obesity rates among adults have climbed from 45 per cent in 2002, to 54 per

Corned Beef Ban in Caribbean Amid Rotten Meat Scandal

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 21, 2017 – Several Caribbean countries have ordered the immediate ban on the sale and importation of corned beef from Brazil, following reports that

Heart Institute of the Caribbean to open ICU for heart patients

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) has announced the opening of a fully equipped cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) dedicated to the care of heart patients. The six-bed,

Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from ganja

Research scientists, led by Dr Henry Lowe, say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis (ganja) plant, that have

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