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|Posted on January 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM||comments (0)|
PHILIPSBURG - A group of health care providers met recently with the new Social and Health Insurance Executive Body. The providers had requested the meeting to acquaint themselves with information regarding the new setup for the social and health insurance in St. Maarten. At that meeting the Executive Body's interim director Dennis Richardson introduced the transition team and provided and extensiveoverview of the new setup.
The transition team consist...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 18, 2011 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
PHILIPSBURG - Plans are underway for the third annual St. Maarten Lions Club Health and Wellness Fair to br held in the Festival Village on Saturday, March 26. The organising committee met last week Saturday to discuss and distribute tasks among the membership, including the contacting of stakeholders and participants and review of logistics. Health Committee Chairperson, Lion Wally Havertong stated, "there is a lot of planning involved. It is important that all stakeholders, i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 16, 2011 at 9:56 AM||comments (0)|
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Steep increases in fines, up from B$ 2000,-- nearly 40 years ago to B$ 25000,-- are in the offing for offences under a proposed new Medical Profession Act which was scheduled to be debated when the House of Assembly met yesterday following the Christmas recess.
The state of the practice of medicine in Barbados was also expected to come under close scrutiny during the sitting, more particularly the raging controversy over the the suspe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 16, 2011 at 9:29 AM||comments (0)|
WILLEMSTAD - Izzy Gerstenbluth of Curacao's Department of Epidemiology and Research confirmed the second casualty related to dengue fever in 2010. It regards a nineteen-year old female from the Netherlands, who had become infected with the dengue virus during her holiday and died a few weeks ago. The first dengue victim - also a young person - had died during the summer months. Both victims had been sickle cell disease carriers.
According to Gerstenbluth, t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM||comments (0)|
Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate gland of males. The prostate is a small walnut shaped organ/gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland where it may not cause serious harm. While some...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM||comments (0)|
DR HENRY LOWE UNVEILS FORMULA THAT CAN ELIMINATE DEADLY DISEASE
JAMAICA - Jamaican scientist Dr. Henry Lowe Thursday night threw a lifeline to men worldwide when he announced that he had developed a formula that can reduce and eliminate prostate cancer, the number one cause of cancer deaths among males.
"I am pleased to announce that we have reached the final stages in the development of the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 29, 2010 at 8:00 PM||comments (1)|
CHICAGO - U.S. vaccine advisers are weighing whether boys and young men should be vaccinated against the human wart virus that causes a number of cancers, but some worry the vaccine is too costly to justify its use.
Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine is approved for boys, safe and it would be cost-effective, CDC researchers and vaccine experts told a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Thursday. Some men would also benefit from the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM||comments (0)|
PHILIPSBURG -- The Preventive Services of the Sector Health, Labour and Social Affairs have released a two-week mosquito fogging schedule. Fogging will be held from Sunday, May 16 and will be executed by Harrigan Exterminating Services. There will be no fogging in the event of rain, as this will defeat the purpose of the campaign.
Residents are adviced to keep all doors and windows open during fogging. Food, fish tanks and bird cages should be covered and r...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 16, 2010 at 8:44 AM||comments (0)|
WILLEMSTAD -- The Antillean Parliament has approved the new National Ordinance Nursing Psychiatric Patients. This law replaces a previous law from 1921, which regulates 'the supervision of mad people'. The former law was not only modernised but also expanded. During her intervention, Minister of Public Health Omayra Leeflang (PAR) explained that the law regulates how one must deal with the legal position of psychiatric patients. The law guarantees the human rights of psychiatri...Read Full Post »