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Recognising that swallowing pills is a common problem among children, a new study is revealing helpful tips and techniques to aid your child with this necessary but often scary dilemma. Researchers in the study, which examined previous studies on...

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says he will be making representation to seek to acquire additional funds to assist with the establishment of a pathology laboratory for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA). Ferguson was speaking last...

Drugs that spur the immune system to target cancer cells may prove an effective skin cancer treatment, according to two clinical trials published on Monday. The drugs, called immune checkpoint inhibitors, had impressive results in treating advanced...

National Health Fund (NHF) adds new drugs for four conditions - hypertension, vascular disease, psychosis and major depression.NHF cardholders are to benefit from the addition of new drugs for the treatment of hypertension, vascular disease,...

Governor GeneralSir Patrick Allen is urging Jamaicans to take the necessary action to attain mental, spiritual and physical wellness.He said maintaining a balance of the mind, body and spirit is the foundation of positive human fulfilment and good...

Diabetes mellitus (sugar) is a disease that is no secret nowadays. Most of us know someone with diabetes - it is one of the most popular chronic non-communicable diseases globally. Diabetes, if not controlled, may damage the kidneys and result in...

Six to 16-year-olds will learn that obesity is a disease which they can control by making good food choices and exercising frequently. Nestlé, the global leader in nutrition, health and wellness, will raise awareness of this growing health concern...

The Ministry of Health has launched a new National Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Jamaicans, with the aim to improve nutritional well-being and food consumption, as well as to provide the required nutrients to promote health and prevent chronic...

Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, has announced that the Ministry of Health has established several areas of public-private partnership aimed at improving access to quality and affordable health services.Ferguson was speaking recently at the...

Dr Herbert Ho Ping Kong, renowned internist, will be the guest speaker at the Medical Association of Jamaica's (MAJ) Gala and Awards Banquet, scheduled for June 8, and will launch the MAJ's Golden Jubilee celebrations and symposium under the theme...
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