|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 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 »
|Posted on May 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
ST. PETERS -- In observance of Nurses Week themed 'Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Chronic Care,' the local chapter of the Antillean Nursing Association ODEAN hosted a debate Tuesday night focused on improving the standard of health care in dealing with particular illnesses.
Making a presentation on 'Hypertension', also known as high blood pressure, Nurse Suziane Davis, a nurse of seven years specialised in the St. Maarten Medical Ce...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 15, 2010 at 10:47 AM||comments (0)|
ANGUILLA -- Health Planner, Lynrod Brooks recently attended a regional meeting on the 'Implementation of the International Health Regulations, Opportunities and Challenges of Implementation'. It was held in Quito, Ecuador and attended by officials from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and regional representatives.
The purpose of the meeting was to contribute to the progress in compliance with the requirements ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 17, 2009 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
LONDON - Diarrhea causes one in five child deaths across the world but getting important vaccines to Africa and Asia could help save many lives, two UN agencies said on Wednesday. Some 1.5 million children die each year from diarrhea - more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined - yet only 39 percent of children with diarrhea in developing countries get the right treatment, the WHO and the UN children's fund UNICEF said in a report.
Vaccinations against ro...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
GENEVA - There may be no escape from H1N1 pandemic flu, which according to the latest World Health Organisation figures has spread to the most remote parts of the planet including popular island getaways.
In a snapshot published on Monday, the WHO said more than 20 countries had had their first lab-confirmed cases of the new virus, widely known as swine flu. These include holiday destinations such as the Seychelles, Turks and Caicos, St Kitts &am...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 2, 2009 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Reuters - Obese women can safely gain just a small amount weight when pregnant, but doctors need to do more to help women stay slim before they get pregnat, US policy advisers said on Thursday.
Women who are obese should gain about 11 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 Kg) while pregnant, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council panel said in new guidelines. "It had become clear that heavier women could gain less weight and st...Read Full Post »