Healthline Discusses Fogging as a method of fighting dengue

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.

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Healthline Discusses Mental illness in Jamaica

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.

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Healthline Talks About the Eye Condition Called Karatoconus

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.

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Tackling Mistreatment of Dementia Victims

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.

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Healthline Discusses Dementia Part 1

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.

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Learn Why Early Detection is the Best Protection against Breast Cancer

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.

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Healing Autoimmune Disease

On this week’s healthline we examine the road map to healing autoimmune diseases.

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Understanding the Sickle Cell Disease Part 2

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.

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Healthline: Fostering Healthy Aging

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.

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Government Launches an Enhanced Vector Control Programme

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.

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Presenting…..NHF’s Work it out Challenge

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.

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