Hits: 427 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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Hits: 513 Created on 20 January 2017 Written by MOH Category: HEALTH NEWS
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INCREASE IN GASTROENTERITIS

St. George -- The Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health says that based on its most recent analysis of reported data, there is an apparent increase in Gastroenteritis "Gastro" cases on the island.

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Hits: 845 Created on 30 December 2016 Written by George Category: HEALTH NEWS
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THE OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES AT PRINCESS ALICE HOSPITAL
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Video courtesy GentleBen

 
Hits: 499 Created on 10 January 2017 Written by GIS Category: HEALTH NEWS
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HEALTH CARE RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING


St. George -- A EUR3.5 million grant has been provided for the enhancement of Grenada's health care system.

Amb Daniela Tramacere of the EU delegation to Barbados signed the agreement with Prime Minister Mitchell on Tuesday. The programme will focus on preventative care for addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in rural communities.

Much of this will be used to tackle the long anticipated construction of the Gouyave Health Clinic, which will serve as the centre of health care services for the western parishes of St. John and St. Mark.

 
Hits: 417 Created on 19 December 2016 Written by ALLYDAY Category: HEALTH NEWS
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GHTA 'DOLLAR A DAY' PROGRAMME DONATES $6000USD TOWARDS GRENADA'S ONLY HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY CHAMBER

On December 15th, 2016 St Augustine's Medical Services (SAMS) were the happy recipients of monies from the 'Dollar a Day' programme. The funds had been specifically earmarked to assist the institution in its purchase of the islands first hyperbaric chamber. A significant milestone for medicine in Grenada and one which directly affects sectors of the islands tourism product.

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