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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

WISE FOOD CHOICES MEANS CHOOSING GOOD HEALTH

Article courtesy of the Office of                 Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health, Basseterre, is pleased to support the activities of Caribbean...

Newly Appointed PAHO/WHO Representative Presents Credentials to Foreign Minister Brantley

Dr. Yitades Gebre, the newly appointed representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean countries...

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...

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...

Amoebiasis – Amoebic Dysenery

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

Dr. Laws highlights the importance of wearing facemasks

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Wearing facemasks has become an accepted part of the new normal in St. Kitts and Nevis. It is an effective...

Officials Reviewing Infectious Disease Plan

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Ministry of Health continue to review the Infectious Disease Plan for St. Kitts and Nevis as...

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...

Behavioral patterns must change to minimize AIDS impact

By Liz Rahaman Positive behavior change is needed if St. Kitts and Nevis is to minimize the impact of the dreaded HIV/AIDS epidemic on its...

St. Kitts And Nevis Boasts A Long History Of Vaccination

Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 26, 2017 (SKNIS): “The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has a long and positive history of health promotion and preservation...

RESCUE BREATHING

Rescue breathing is the simple skill of blowing air into the non-breathing patient and is needed as immediate treatment when you see that the...

Brazilian Expert Works With Local JNF Medical Professionals

Press Release Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 24, 2016 (SKNIS): A Brazilian medical expert, Dr. Silvia Lagrotta, is currently serving in an observatory role on a regenerative medicine...

SKNBS encourages caterers: Follow food-labelling standards

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Caterers are being encouraged to follow food labeling standards, according to Jermine Mike, Head of Standardization at The St. Kitts...

FREE HIV/AIDS TESTING THIS SATURDAY

By John Denny Nevis Reporter (Charlestown, Nevis ) - Cable and Wireless will be providing $10 top-ups for the first 100 men who get tested for...

That oh so painful abscess

Definition An abscess is an enclosed collection of liquefied tissue, known as pus, somewhere in the body. It is the result of the body's defensive...

Understanding cervical cancer

By L. K. Hewlett The Ministry of Health has joined with Sagicor Life Ltd., to raise awareness about cervical cancer and its prevention. The goal of...

WHO: Workplaces Should Do Their Part to Stop the Spread of...

Employers should start taking preventative methods to reduce working days lost due to illness and stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 if it...

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...

AEROBIC EXERCISE

Aerobic exercise is one such form of exercise that can be a fun activity as well. Read on to know more about aerobic exercise...

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