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There is a lot of talk about the Zika virus, with grave concern being placed on its effect on pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, and unborn babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared it a global health emergency.There is still a lot to...

There has been an increase in the use of insect repellents due to the threat of viral infections transmitted by mosquitoes. Here are some guidelines derived from www.emedecinehealth.com regarding the different types of insect repellents.1. DEET is...

Lifespan is the only spring water in Jamaica that is Naturally Alkaline. The only Natural Alkaline Spring water in Jamaica and the Caribbean with a minimum pH of 7.9. Lifespan’s source is from the Northern slopes of the Blue Mountains where...

In a promising development for cancer patients in the Caribbean region, North Shore Medical Center is the first hospital in Miami to install the Edge(tm) system for high-precision radiosurgery. This new technology gives patients a non-invasive...

According to a study in Spain, when mothers eat three sizable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children's brains for years to come.Researchers followed nearly 2,000 mother-child pairs from the first trimester of pregnancy...

In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian physician working in Austria, made an outrageous declaration. New mothers were dying of fever, not because they were victims of sin, but rather they were getting infections from doctors performing autopsies and...

You have cancer. To say you're feeling completely outside of any comfort zone you've ever known is likely a great understatement. Much of your emotions are perhaps hard to explain and, unless you've been...

As of the recent update, the Zika virus (ZIKV) is now in 14 countries - Brazil, Colombia, Chile (Eastern Island), El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.On the...

I have noticed that while we are mostly concerned with diagnosis and treatment in medical discussions regarding breast cancer, not much interest is placed on what happens after treatment.For many women, breast cancer...

The Ministry of Health has increased its surveillance for cases of Influenza A (H1N1), in light of the outbreak of the virus in other parts of the Caribbean."There are no reports of the H1N1 virus in Jamaica; however, with frequent travel, we are on...
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