While Jamaica has recorded patients recovering from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the bad news is COVID-19 related deaths have also been recorded and more cases confirmed. One of the best ways to arm yourself for the fight is by boosting your immune system. Learn more about how this is done on this edition of Healthline.
As the country prepares to tackle the most difficult stage of the local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is ramping up surveillance and testing. Press play to find out about how the government is preparing to tackle the new stages of the virus
As the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica continue to escalate, with the country recording its first death from the virus on March 18. The number of persons returning positive tests slowly continues to rise, reinforcing the need for swift contact tracing and quarantining in order to stop the spread. Among the measures taken in that regard was the quarantining of the Seven and Eight Miles communities in St. Andrew. Press play to find out what’s happening inside this COVID-19 community quarantined area.
Jamaica has joined the list of countries confirming cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With a strong likelihood the numbers will increase as the days go by, efforts are being ramped up to contain the spread of the virus as much as possible. Press play to listen this edition of Health line, as we give you some updates and tips for how you can help.
The new Coronavirus or COVID-19, first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, has now spread to over 90 other countries including territories in the Caribbean. Jamaica and other countries continue to implement a number of interventions in an effort to reduce their population’s exposure to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as its spread. Press play to hear how Jamaica is responding to COVID-19 on this edition of Healthline.
Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is critical at all stages of life. In fact, there is a connection between good oral health and one’s overall health. Press play to lean how to enhance your oral health on this edition of Healthline.
On this week’s healthline we continue our look at coronary artery disease and in particular, how it affects men versus women, how it is detected and how we can prevent it. Press play to hear more.
On this edition of Healthline, we zoom in on the disease which has been labelled a national crisis, press play to learn more.
Global healthcare is changing as science continues to evolve. In a few years we might not be talking about kidney or liver transplants but instead be looking at how we can regenerate those organs. It’s all being studied under the umbrella of regenerative medicine, aspects of which have already been introduced in Jamaica, such as stem cell therapies. With the range of opportunities and possibilities, is there a need for territorial control? Listen to part 3 of our Health line series on regenerative medicine.
On a previous episode of Healthline we explored the concept of regenerative medicine. It’s a fairly new field which utilizes the body’s regenerative capabilities to treat injuries and diseases.The regenerative medicine umbrella is large and here in Jamaica aspects of stem cell therapy have already been introduced. Listen to this edition of Health line to hear from 2 persons who have opted for that type of treatment.
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.