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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New UK Study: Menopausal HRT Drugs Greatly Increase Breast Cancer Rate

London- Research published in the Lancet has found that women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to mitigate the symptoms of menopause for longer than...

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...

NIA Junior Health Minister delivers World Hepatitis Day address

The Ministry of Health joined the world in recognizing World Hepatitis Day Sunday, one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the...

World Health Organization sets headphone standards

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that when it comes to loud headphones and hearing loss, enough is enough....

CARPHA: ‘Be proactive, reduce your risk of catching the flu’

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) urges the practice of good personal hygiene to reduce the risk...

State-of-art healthcare centre project planned in Christophe Harbour

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts –- Construction will begin in 2019 and is targeted to be completed within 18 to 24-months, for the Waters Anchor Medical...

Sen. Phipps describes health sector improvements

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -– There has only been one confirmed case of vector-borne disease in 2018, Minister of State with responsibility for Health, Senator...

Ministry of Health sets ‘tall order’ target for HIV

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Ministry of Health is asking that all residents of St Kitts and Nevis get tested for HIV as part...

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...

World AIDS Day: Knowing your status key factor in eliminating...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day, “Know Your Status,” is a reminder to the world that the fight...

Dec. 1, 2018 World AIDS Day highlights knowing your status

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis joins the International Community once again, to observe World AIDS Day 2018 on...

Minister acknowledges Diabetes Association’s partnership

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- In her address to the nation for World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, Minister of State with responsibility for Health,...

Diabetes Week highlights far-reaching effects on society

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The “Family and Diabetes” was the theme of the Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) and...

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...

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...

Psychologist stresses mental health treatment’s importance for youth

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The importance of utilizing protective factors in safeguarding mental health, as related cases are increasing in the Federation, especially among...

Breast cancer: No. 1 killer of females in the Caribbean

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14 percent to...

Caribbean women have highest obesity rates, increased NCD risk

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean women have higher obesity rates and a high risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to studies conducted by the...

NCD action plan being developed to combat serious health risks

Basseterre, St. Kitts – A new non-communicable disease (NCD) action plan to help combat the prevalence of these maladies in the Federation is being...

Breast Feeding Week highlights ‘The Foundation for Life’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- The Ministry Health views ‘Breast Feeding Week’ as a time to remind the public about the values of breastfeeding, the...

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