Hits: 582 Created on 06 March 2017 Written by George Category: HEALTH NEWS
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"EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO PUTTING GRENADA'S FIRST HYPERBARIC CHAMBER TO GOOD USE"

St. George -- February, 2017 saw the long anticipated arrival and installation of Grenada's first hyperbaric chamber, in a specially built unit at St. Augustine's Medical Services.

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Hits: 491 Created on 23 February 2017 Written by ALLYDAY Category: HEALTH NEWS
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IBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN WALK FOR THE CURE DONATES OVER $37,000 EC TO THE GRENADA CANCER SOCIETY

St. George – The Grenada Cancer Society got a much needed boost to its coffers with a recent donation of $37,330.00 ECD from a regional bank.

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Hits: 563 Created on 10 February 2017 Written by CARPHA Category: HEALTH NEWS
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THE REGIONAL RESPONSE TO CHILDHOOD OBESITY INTENSIFIES

Bridgetown -- Childhood obesity continues to be a serious public health concern in the Region.  Statistics show that more than 30% of our Caribbean adolescents are overweight or obese, and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases later in life.  The economic burden of diabetes and hypertension alone is estimated at between 1.4% and 8% of GDP in the Caribbean, thus creating a significant drain on Caribbean economies, and threatening development prospects.

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Hits: 464 Created on 22 February 2017 Written by GIS Category: HEALTH NEWS
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SEWAGE ISSUE RESOLVED

ST. GEORGE --The sewage issue at Mt. Gay St. George has been resolved.

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Hits: 644 Created on 03 February 2017 Written by carpha Category: HEALTH NEWS
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REDUCE MY RISK OF CANCER

Port of Spain -- The large number of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in the Caribbean is very alarming, since cervical cancer is largely preventable, and breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully.

Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr C. James Hospedales said, "Common modifiable risk factors that contribute to the development of cancers include tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol."  He also stated that, "There is strong evidence that a person's risk of developing cancer can be substantially reduced through healthy lifestyles. A reduction in modifiable risk factors will contribute to a decrease in cancer cases, and as a consequence, deaths and costs from the disease in our Region."

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