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Residents Implored to Destroy Mosquito Breeding Sites

Jamaica News, Kingston: Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton is imploring citizens to be vigilant in seeking out and destroying mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes. “Citizens must recognise that they have an important responsibility as it relates to monitoring their environment. We are appealing to them to play their part […]

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Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton on the Dengue Outbreak in Jamaica Parliament

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton Statement on Dengue Fever: “Mr. Speaker, on January 3 (2019), the Ministry of Health confirmed that Jamaica had surpassed the epidemic threshold for dengue, based on the number of reported cases in December. In line with the section 16 (1) of the Public Health Act, a press conference was called and […]

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Health Ministry Making Progress in Containing Dengue

Jamaica News, Kingston: Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is giving the assurance that the team at the Ministry is making progress and will continue to take the appropriate actions necessary to contain the dengue virus. He made the remarks during a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 8) at […]

Pregnancy and dental care | Taking good care of your teeth and gums is very important

Pregnancy and dental care | Taking good care of your teeth and gums is very important

During pregnancy, women experience many changes, including changes in the oral cavity that can adversely affect their dental health. It is, therefore, very important that pregnant women are made aware of these changes, and positive oral-health practices are reinforced. It’s important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy […]

Coordinated Response to Dengue Fever

Coordinated Response to Dengue Fever

The Ministry of Health is collaborating with several ministries and agencies to coordinate its response to the dengue fever virus. Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said that all the resources of the Ministry have been activated to combat the public health threat. “I will meet with the Minister of Finance and other key […]

26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED ON BATHROOM FLOOR SHORTLY AFTER GIVING BIRTH

26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED ON BATHROOM FLOOR SHORTLY AFTER GIVING BIRTH

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Director of the South West Regional Health Authority, Albert Persaud says an investigation has been launched into the circumstances that led to the death of a 26-year-old woman just days after giving birth. It’s reported that Maquad­er Mar­tin died on the floor near the bathroom area of the maternity […]

DENGUE FEVER CLAIMS ANOTHER CHILD’S LIFE AT BUSTAMANTE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

DENGUE FEVER CLAIMS ANOTHER CHILD’S LIFE AT BUSTAMANTE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Yet another child has succumbed to dengue fever at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. An 8-year-old boy whose name is Terrique Gopaulsingh, a student of Portsmouth Primary, died at the hospital yesterday at about 1 pm. The ministry of health currently insists that there is no dengue fever outbreak even though they have admitted the […]

JAMAICAN BORN DOCTOR KILLED IN HIT AND RUN INCIDENT IN BALTIMORE USA

JAMAICAN BORN DOCTOR KILLED IN HIT AND RUN INCIDENT IN BALTIMORE USA

BALTIMORE, USA  [Mckoy’s News] 35-year-old Johns Hopkins rheumatologist was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles near Green Spring Station late Saturday night, police said, and officers have arrested a driver who left the scene. Dr. Nadia Dominique Morgan, a Jamaican-born recipient of the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award and a […]

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Health Ministry Assures No Dengue Outbreak

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Health is assuring that there is no outbreak of dengue fever in Jamaica and continues to implore persons to destroy breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the disease. “The first line of defence is to control or attempt to control your own environment as it relates to […]

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Health Minister Encourages Persons to Check if they are Hypertensive

Jamaica News: Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the recent Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey shows that 40 per cent of persons who are hypertensive are unaware, and this is of great concern. According to Dr. Tufton, more lives can be spared from this condition, and for this to happen, he is […]

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National Cancer Registry Launched

Jamaica News: Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Cancer Registry (NCR) provides a critical tool in guiding the planning and implementation of cancer prevention and control programmes. He noted that the population-based cancer registry, which covers the entire island, will actively collect information on all new cancer cases, including data on […]