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CANCER AND cardiovascular disease (CVD) are the two commonest causes of morbidity and mortality in the Caribbean. Moreover, there is a growing population of patients who have both cancer and CVD, and data suggest that the economic burden faced by...

YOUR HEART works every second of the day to keep you alive! Prevention and early detection of heart disease and the associated risk factors (like obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes) are, therefore, essential to help keep your...
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SOCIAL DETERMINANTS of health (SDOH) contribute significantly to the severe morbidity and mortality that various cardiovascular diseases inflict on the society. The components of SDOH include wealth, income, employment status, education, housing,...

CANCER IS uncommon in children. Most cancers develop in adults, and it is most common in older adults. About one out of every three adults will develop cancer during their lifetime, while about one in 285 children will develop cancer before the age...

THE MONTH of September has been designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to this very common type of cancer that is the leading cause of death in many Jamaican men. Prostate cancer is a major burden in Jamaica. It...

IN OUR first article on the subject, we made reference to the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign. The ministry’s campaign has been driving home the importance for Jamaicans to know their health-related numbers, i.e....

THE ALLIANCE of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), including Jamaica, is lobbying to have loss and damage finance included as an agenda item at the upcoming global climate talks, as part of ongoing efforts to shore up readiness for climate...

Residents of St Thomas were recently treated to an education in putting out forest fires during a Forest Fire Management Training held by the Forestry Department in collaboration with the Jamaica Fire Brigade in Hillside in the parish. Annually,...

TRACEABILITY AND public access to information are being championed as key to the success of national and global efforts to rein in the plastics pollution. “The traceability of plastic products across their life cycle is essential to identify areas...

The Beecher Foundation has pledged to broaden its outreach programmes to include parenting workshops and seminars to improve child-rearing skills. The initiative, geared towards parents in St Catherine, is scheduled to get under way in November....
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