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Could Mouthwash Combat Gonorrhoea? Featured News Jamaica Health Jamaican News Latest News US News World News 

Could Mouthwash Combat Gonorrhoea?

London, England (Mckoy’s News) – Could Mouthwash Combat Gonorrhoea?:  “A gargle a day keeps gonorrhoea away” is an unlikely slogan, but researchers believe it could hold some truth. Recent studies have shown people can carry the sexually transmitted infection in their throats for weeks or months without symptoms. And they could spread it to others through unprotected oral sex. So... Read More
Pink Eye Cases in Jamaica Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News 

Pink Eye Cases in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Pink Eye Cases in Jamaica: The Ministry of Health is informing that there are reports of cases of conjunctivitis; otherwise known as pink eye in some communities. The signs and symptoms of pink eye include redness of eyes, watery eyes, itchy and/or burning eyes, graining feeling in the eyes and hypersensitivity to light. The Health... Read More
Quarter of Abortions Due to Failed Contraception Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest News World News 

Quarter of Abortions Due to Failed Contraception

United Kingdom ( McKoy’s News) – Quarter of Abortions Due to Failed Contraception: One in four women who had an abortion in 2016 were using the most reliable methods of contraception, says the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. More than 14,000 women, who were treated at BPAS clinics, became pregnant despite using the pill or a long-acting contraceptive. They often spotted... Read More
Guyana Introducing Self-harm Surveillance Initiative to Reduce Suicides Caribbean News Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest News World News 

Guyana Introducing Self-harm Surveillance Initiative to Reduce Suicides

Guyana (McKoy’s News) – Guyana Introducing Self-harm Surveillance Initiative: A National Self-Harm Surveillance project will be launched in Guyana next month in an attempt to reduce what authorities say is an alarming number of cases of non-suicidal self-injury. “If we can get the majority of self-harm and depression cases treated, we can drastically reduce the suicide rate,” Director of the... Read More
“A Healthy You” by Amber Crowl – BEETROOT A Healthy You DJ Amber Crowl Featured Columnist Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest News 

“A Healthy You” by Amber Crowl – BEETROOT

About: “A healthy you” “A healthy you” is a weekly commentary post on www.mckoysnews.com, where Amber Crowl shares health, and natural healing using foods, herbs and things of nature to heal illnesses… Amber Crowl welcomes your talk back options and conversations, and comments on Mckoy’s News. You can email Amber at irieamber@gmail.com   Welcome to “A healthy you,” your comprehensive... Read More
Free Islandwide HIV Testing this Friday, June 30 Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News 

Free Islandwide HIV Testing this Friday, June 30

Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Free Islandwide HIV Testing: June 30 is being observed as HIV Regional testing day, and Scotiabank, in association with the Ministry of Health through the National Family Planning Board, will offer free HIV tests at four major sites across the island. On Friday, persons may visit Mandela Park in Half Way Tree, The Civic... Read More
Zika Epidemic Likely in the  Future says PAHO Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News US News World News 

Zika Epidemic Likely in the Future says PAHO

Washington DC (McKoy’s News) – Zika Epidemic Likely in the Future: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne says future epidemic waves of the Zika virus, which will put additional people at risk, remain likely. She issued the warning in a new perspective piece for the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, ‘Zika Virus Disease in the Americas:... Read More
Health Ministry Closely Monitors Patient with Water-Borne Bacteria Caribbean News Featured News Jamaica Headline News Health Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News 

Health Ministry Closely Monitors Patient with Water-Borne Bacteria

Kingston, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – HEALTH MINISTRY CLOSELY MONITORS PATIENT WITH WATER-BORNE BACTERIA: The Ministry of Health is monitoring a patient who has presented symptoms of a water-borne bacteria which is a form of vibrio cholerae.  However, the Ministry is declaring that the case is not Cholera even as it awaits confirmation of the diagnosis. Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry... Read More
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