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Residents Urged to Act Early and Get Screened to Know Their Kidney Function

Renal failure is a big challenge for Jamaica’s public health system and the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester is appealing to Jamaicans to get screened early to know the function of their kidney. Renal function refers to the state of the kidneys, and how well they filter blood. Two healthy kidneys provide 100 percent …

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More Than US$80,000 in Supplies for Public Health System

Medical items from international charity Medgive, valued at more than US$87,000, were on Friday (February 25) presented to the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) through the National Health Fund (NHF), The donated items include 80 Kentron lab coats, 24 assorted Nitrate gloves, 37 Ironwear coveralls, 19 Value Max lab coats, 16 non-medical face masks, 42 …

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Major Projects Coming to Deal With Lifestyle Diseases in Jamaica

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says every effort must be made to reduce the incidents of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as these beset too many Jamaicans. He pointed out that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased the vulnerability of persons to poor health outcomes, while presenting a significant challenge to the economy. Approximately 15 …

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Sceptical Covid-19 Survivor Now Believes in Efficacy of Vaccines

Twenty-nine-year-old communications officer, Sasheena Douglas, was shocked when she tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in August 2020. The fitness fanatic, who maintains a healthy diet, thought that her youth and healthy lifestyle made her at very low risk for contracting the virus. Even more surprising was how ill she became, telling Jamaica Government news agency …

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