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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability affecting one in 54 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020. It affects children of every race, ethnic and socio-economic...

Jamaica has embarked on a COVID-19 vaccination blitz. It is important to note the following: • All COVID-19 vaccines currently available are effective at preventing COVID-19. • COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the COVID-19...
The BASE team (from left): Sonia Fuller, Shauna Fuller Clarke and Ricardo Clarke receive a declaration from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

Nine in 10 women experience cramping or stabbing pain just before their monthly period or as it starts. Many women experience debilitating symptoms that they commonly believe are normal. However, no pain is good pain and it is possible that the...

The first 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived on the island on Monday. Below are frequently asked questions about the vaccine. WHO SHOULD BE VACCINATED FIRST? While vaccine supplies are limited, it is recommended that priority be given to...

A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, was introduced on Monday by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5 per cent per year until 2040, thereby averting an...

March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Ministry of Health and Wellness, through its Non-Communicable Diseases and Injury Prevention Unit, has plans in place to raise public awareness around the prevention and control of this disease....

Vaccination has proven an undeniable success in the public health toolkit to reduce the burden of infectious disease in Jamaica as well as globally. Immunisation, the process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination...

The Government has announced that the elderly is third in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it arrives on our shores. You can help protect yourself and the people around you by getting the vaccine when it is available. Studies show that...

In a person who lives to 70, their heart will pump about 2.5 billion times. In that same time, a person will have lived just 2.2 billion seconds. Your heart is always busy. Heart failure treatment depends on the type, your symptoms, age, overall...

NICE, France (AP): The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked as he rummaged around her nasal passages, the discomfort causing...
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