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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Government Plans to Tackle Non-Communicable Disease

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is embarking on a plan to tackle Non Communicable Diseases( NCDs) through improvements in community based healthcare,...

EXERCISE HELPS BOOST YOUR MOOD

Can exercise really help in boosting your mood if you suffer from depression? Well, according to some studies, it does. Find out more about...

ARTHRITIS: NOT A SINGLE DISEASE

Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. Arthritis is not a single disease. Arthritis refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and other...

THE ROLE OF BACTERIA IN BOWEL HEALTH

By Dr. Miranda Fellows Current dietary habits, wrong food combinations, excessive use of sweets and other refined carbohydrates and indiscriminate use of antibiotics have yielded...

World Diabetes Day highlights diet, exercise

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Diabetes is a key cause of death and particular concern about overweight children was voiced by Junior Minister of Health...

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: University of Virginia Partners with the Ministry...

As part of Cervical Cancer Awareness month, celebrated in January, the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs have again partnered with the University of...

Workshops teach technicians to identify genetically modified events

Basseterre, St. Kitts -- Lab technicians and personnel in agriculture, environmental health and environment fields recently participated in a workshop aimed at developing the...

WHY DO MEN SHY AWAY FROM DOCTORS?

What is it about the men and doctors? For some it’s the fear of the unknown, while for the other it’s the perpetuity of...

Amoebiasis – Amoebic dysentery

What is amoebiasis? Amoebiasis (also known as amoebic dysentery) is an infection of the large intestine, sometimes involving the liver. The best-known symptom of...

WHAT’S UP WITH CHOLESTEROL? GOOD, BAD, INDIFFERENT?

Curious to know what cholesterol and normal cholesterol levels are? Here is some information to help you… Before we start talking about normal cholesterol levels,...

HOW TO MASSAGE THE STOMACH

*     To begin the exercise, you need to stand with your feet parallel. *     Bend your legs a little and sink your weight into them. *     Remember to keep...

Different types of eye infections

By Abhay Burande Although there are a myriad of eye diseases, there are three that are widespread throughout the globe. These are: 1.              conjunctivitis 2.              blepharitis 3.              keratitis Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis,...

High salt diets linked to ulcer risk

The bug that causes stomach ulcers may be more likely to cause disease when exposed to high concentrations of salt, a US team of...

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF TUBERCULOSIS GUIDELINES LAUNCHED IN COMMEMORATION OF WORLD...

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 24, 2016 (SKNIS): Dr. Retna Walwyn-Browne, Acting Director of Community Based Health Services, launched the guidelines for the prevention and...

Teenage Pregnancy – Does Age Really Matter?

The sight of a young girl with a ‘big belly’ is a fairly common one in the Caribbean. A United Nations Report (2013) indicated...

Overweight – A Very Heavy Problem

By Dr. Franz Browne Why weight control? If you weigh 10% more than you should. It can be detrimental to your health. 20% more,...

CAUSES OF SLEEPING TOO MUCH

If you want to know the causes of your sleeping too much, read this article and know that it is a complex and intricate...

Yoga as an aid to curing lower back pain

The potential for yoga to be used to treat low back pain is being investigated by researchers. Millions of UK people suffer from chronic low...

HARD FACTS: HIV/AIDS IN ST. KITTS-NEVIS

By Floyd French Observer Reporter (Basseterre, St. Kitts) - Like other forms of information, statistics may be distorted for a sensational or bias effect. A recent media...

SORE THROAT REMEDIES

Either a virus or a bacterium causes sore throat. It can be completely cured in the initial stages if you try out the simple...

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