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The 220-bed children's hospital slated to be built on land beside the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, is projected to be a major game changer in local paediatric health-care delivery.Offering specialised care for children of all...

While at a high-profile wedding ceremony recently, I couldn't help noticing this beautiful woman posturing for a photo-op. After she had perfected her pose in the most 'modelesque' fashion, alas, she had to do a retake because her myopic corrective...

A senior consultant neurologist and one of Jamaica's leading physicians, Dr Daniel S. Graham, is well known for his groundbreaking research on the cause of the disease then known as 'Jamaican Neuropathy' in the mid to late 1980s.Dr Graham worked...

Should everyone know their HIV status? Why? Why do some choose not to know? Ideally, there are three steps that you go through if you decide to get tested for HIV - pre-counselling, testing, and post-test...

We are often bombarded with news about the advances in the field of medicine at an alarming rate. New drugs, new technologies and new treatment methods are replacing older ones almost daily. However, when you examine these...

Jamaica needs to increase the number of persons known to be infected with HIV and AIDS who are receiving antiretroviral medication from approximately 9,000 to just over 30,000 more than triple the current number in order to meet the World Health...

Trigger points, at first glance, will definitely have the uninformed reader thinking all manner of things, especially if you are a born Jamaican! What I'm certain about is that the word 'trigger' in its definitive sense will elicit thoughts of a...

Globally, World AIDS Day is observed on December 1. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in their fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died. Wearing a...

Does this sound familiar? Mom lost her balance while climbing into the shower and fell and broke her wrist. Dad got up to use the bathroom late one night, tripped over the lamp cord and fell and broke his...

A new HIV vaccine is now being tested in South Africa in a study that aims to enroll several thousand people, officials announced on Monday. The study is the first in seven years to test the effectiveness of a vaccine against HIV, said the National...
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