Dengue is still a real challenge for the population and as we head into the New Year, the Health and Wellness ministry is renewing calls for increased vigilance in combating the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus. Listen to this edition of Healthline to learn about how you can participate in fogging efforts to reduce the dengue virus.
It’s a given that most Jamaicans tend to eat more around Christmas time so on this week’s healthline we’re sharing some nutrition tips for you as we celebrate this yuletide season.
The Health and Wellness Ministry has been working to increase awareness surrounding mental illness here in Jamaica. In October 2019 it launched a campaign, dubbed ‘Speak Up, Speak Now’ in a bid to end the stigma associated with mental health challenges. Later it would announce plans to support persons in prisons suffering from mental disorders as well as prevent similar persons from ending up in those institutions. Listen to this edition of Healthline as we discuss mental illness in Jamaica.
The Ministry of Health is Wellness is urging the public to take the flu seriously as the country moves into the Influenza ‘flu’ season. There’s also a call to be on the lookout for hand, foot and mouth disease. Listen to week’s Healthline as we track these two conditions.
On November 10 each year, the world observes World Keratoconus Day. Keratonconus is an abnormality in the shape of the cornea due to weakness in its inner layer. Listen to this edition of Healthline to learn more about this condition.
Dementia, including the most popular form, Alzheimer’s disease, can cause people to act in unpredictable ways. In some cases, persons with the condition may become anxious or aggressive. Others may tend to repeat certain questions or gestures or misinterpret what they hear. According to the 2019 World Alzheimer report, a number of persons with dementia have met unfair treatment at home, in their communities, and even in healthcare settings. Health line explores how persons can tackle the mistreatment of dementia victims.
Today on Healthline, we will talk about dementia. A regional campaign developed by Alzheimer’s Disease International in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is being used to eliminate the stigma associated with the condition. Listen to Healthline to learn more.
Being a woman and getting older; two of biggest risk factors for getting breast cancer. Here in Jamaica, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women. Globally, 1 in every 8 women is expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For men, it’s 1 in 1,333. It’s for this reason there have been calls for persons, especially women, to take the necessary precautions to protect against breast cancer or catch it in early stages as early detection is key to having the best chance of survival. Listen to learn more on this edition of Health line.
On this week’s healthline we examine the road map to healing autoimmune diseases.
On this week Healthline, we share the story of one Perfusionist who is being recognized on National Heroes Day for his service to the health sector.
On this week’s healthline we talk about early intervention for Down syndrome and share a few activities commemorating Down syndrome awareness month.
How would you react to being told your child has Down Syndrome? We hear from one parent with that experience today as we join the Jamaica Down Syndrome Foundation in commemorating October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
In a previous episode of Healthline we began profiling the Sickle cell disease in recognition of September being observed as sickle cell awareness month. On this week’s programme we will look at treatment and possible preventative measures.
September is Sickle cell awareness month and on this week’s Healthline we begin looking at the illness.
Jamaica, along with the rest of the region, is today observing Caribbean Wellness Day 2019 under the theme: Healthy Aging starts now. We discuss the relevance of this year’s theme on today’s edition of Healthline.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and this year’s observance is under the theme: Man up…stay in the game. We’re talking about prostate cancer on this week’s Healthline.
On this week’s Healthline we explore a few silent signs that could indicate that you or someone you know could be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Government recently launched its enhanced vector control programme to continue fighting mosquito borne illnesses. This is a component of the Health and Wellness Ministry’s integrated vector management programme and is expected to become a permanent fixture around this period each year with the aim of keeping outbreaks under control.
The NHF’s Work It Out Challenge geared at helping persons to reduce a person’s risk of developing chronic diseases through diet and physical activity is entering its 10th year. It is open to teams of 5 persons, aged 18 years and older, with a Body Mass Index of 28 and above. Through this initiative, participants are given 24 weeks to work at adopting a healthier lifestyle and lose weight.