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Cardiac arrest is a dreaded complication of any injury or illness. In children, cardiac arrest is often secondary to respiratory failure and shock, unlike in adults where it is usually sudden and due to a problem in the heart. The majority of...
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“It has been hell!” a confident and defiant Paulette Rennalls-Dawson said as she recalls her challenging and tumultuous journey with stage four breast cancer. Rennalls-Dawson was diagnosed with the disease in 2009. As a result of the severity of...

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology, an internationally recognised peer-reviewed cardiology journal, has revealed that COVID-19 severely increases the risk of infection in patients that have pre-existing heart conditions. The study was...

Recent research has revealed that individuals with obesity have 48 per cent higher rates of death to COVID-19, and with more than half of Jamaicans (54 per cent) being overweight or obese, the push to combat obesity and improve nutrition has become...

Below is a joint statement from the World Health Organization, United Nations, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Programme on HIV/...

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia. According to the organisations, this equates to one in five...

Many person are unfamiliar with the various hormonal struggles women face daily. Among these is the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is common among women of reproductive age, subjecting them to infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or...

IF COVID-19 were like the flu, globally, one would expect places with more children to have more intense epidemics, but this is not the case. During the influenza season, however, children help spread influenza to their families and other children...

Regional medical epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority, Dr Maung Aung, has said the country continues to see an increase in the incidence of prostate cancer. Dr Aung, who was addressing the Misty Blue Cancer Care Foundation’s...

Each year, September 8 has been celebrated as World Physiotherapy Day since 1996. This is significant as it marks the date that the World Physiotherapy was founded in 1951. World Physiotherapy is the voice of the global physiotherapy community and...
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