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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Discussions To Address Caribbean Nursing Shortage

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica’s minister of health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says that discussions are underway to facilitate the seamless movement of nurses throughout...

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...

Port Security Task Force Established on Nevis in Response to Coronavirus...

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) has established a Port Security Task Force functioning at all ports of entry under its preview...

Minimising health risks from importing animals, plants discussed

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– The health of humans, animals and plants, especially with respect to the requirements of international trade is being discussed by...

Caribbean Wellness Week 2018 focuses on ‘Maintaining a Healthy Workforce Through...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- With 83 percent of deaths in the Federation attributed to Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), the Ministry of Health has planned a...

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...

PM Urges Taking Precautionary Measures in Face of Global Coronavirus Threat

With 105,523 persons diagnosed with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 101 reported countries, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris is urging citizens and residents...

Private Stakeholders Pledge to Support COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris commended the public-private sector partnership at town hall meeting held Tuesday at the Newton Ground Primary School...

Drugs replaces Chemotherapy

The research looked at previous studies. Some women with breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an extra drug, research suggests. LHRH...

President Bergan Welcomes St. Kitts-Nevis’ Intention to Sign the UN’s Convention...

President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Association of Persons with Disabilities, Joseph Bergan, has welcomed news that the government intends to become a...

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...

PM: We Are in an Unprecedented Time

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, declared a 14-day State of Emergency to contain the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus...

Effort underway to open new cancer centre

First patient to be admitted within 45 days  Staff Writer A new cancer treatment centre is being completed at the northern section of the private ward...

Living Healthy Leaders trained to manage chronic conditions

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– Chronic conditions such as non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and hypertension have become more manageable since the introduction of the...

THREE-DAY TUNA DIET PLAN – PT. 2

However, you have to remember to use only diet sugar and drink only diet soda. The three-day tuna plan stresses on drinking at least...

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...

DENTAL CORNER:– Can your toothbrush make you sick?

Manufacturers of new products designed to sterilize toothbrushes would have consumers believe their toothbrushes are lethal weapons, wielding disease-spreading germs. However, experts at the...

Management at Her Majesty’s Prison Suspends Visits

As a precautionary measure, visits to Her Majesty's Prison are suspended until further notice as of Sunday, March 22, it has been announced. The decision to...

Bone Disorders – Part 2

Bone Disorders (Continued from last week) By Dr. Franz Browne > Fractures: These normally occur when bone is subjected to more force than it can stand, such...

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...

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