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Commonly seen as a side effect of cancer treatment to the face, mouth and neck regions, lymphoedema can be quite depressing for the patient who may be embarrassed and frustrated by the disfigurement that the swelling can cause.The effects of head...

Cuba yesterday became the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis."Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest...

Bacterial and fungal infections are an everyday part of life. Among the methods of treating these infections is the use of herbal preparations. Chinese herbal medicine has a wide range of herbs which can be used to address both bacterial and fungal...

If you thought chik-V could bend a person out of shape, the pain of a migraine headache can be just as debilitating. A migraine headache is characterised by intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head. It is commonly accompanied by nausea,...

Health leaders from throughout the Caribbean met this week with representatives of United Nations agencies, collaborating agencies from Canada and the United States, development banks, academia and civil society to discuss actions that can be taken...

Are you one of those who, as summer unveils, sneakers get dusted off, gym clothes get squeezed into and your mind makes revolutions around getting that perfect summer body?Getting into shape can be easier if you make it a part of a year-long agenda...

The Ministry of Health is moving this year to design a ten-year development plan to ensure the realignment of primary health care with the population growth and the shifts in burden of disease over the last three decades."It will require not only...

The Ministry of Health has embarked on a series of training activities that will look specifically at the zika virus, but more broadly on sustained integrated vector control.More than 100 senior staff members of the ministry attended the National...

With the assistance of Scotiabank, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will have its medical capacity boosted for the 13th consecutive year, with the purchase of high-tech equipment to facilitate breathing in coma patients, and those...

The Government is taking action to reduce the misery level of patients who utilise public health services.Last week Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, disclosed that strategies are being put in place to improve the client experience in all...
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