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Assaults, Road Accidents Taking A Toll On Saint Lucian Men

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The Ministry of Health has indicated that assaults, road accidents, and smoking are taking a toll on Saint Lucian men.

As a result, the Ministry has disclosed that the men are losing more of their potential benefit to society.

A recent health update pointed to the effect of Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, specifically COPD due to smoking, on local men.

It also noted an increase in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially in the young male population.

As a result, the Ministry announced that it would be launching smoking preventive campaigns and working with event planners and other stakeholders to reduce the exposure to smoking.

On the other hand, the Ministry has noted that females are losing more of their potential to society due to Cancer, particularly breast and Cervical cancer, and perinatal conditions specific to newborns.

Overall, Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases continue to be a significant source of mortality in Saint Lucia.

Cancers, cerebrovascular disease, stroke, heart disease, and Diabetes Mellitus were the top 4 causes of death, respectively, for the last ten years.

In this regard, the Ministry of Health plans to strengthen programs to improve preventative strategies such as adopting healthy lifestyles, early detection, and screening.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Welp! When you glorify thug life what do you expect to happen. These are the people supposed to be working to pay money into NIC to pay retirees. This country is doomed.

  2. In every country they have there own trouble and demise. What we need to focus on primarily in this God forbidden banana republic is education. Work on increasing the literacy level because even our entry level and phds are failing us. Vocabulary is extremely poor, common sense is non existant in so many ways. Our population have too many waste resources and time on their hand something must come and replace common sense. In this case since the common sense aspect is non existant that’s the reason for those parameters indicate in the article to prosper. Yet we ball out no jobs, no money. SMH..

  3. You forgot that the St Lucian government is also one of the things that is taking a toll on st Lucian men.

  4. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS AMEM ! TO ALL THE ABOVE. IF ADULTS DONT KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR THEIR WELL BEING WHAT CAN I SAY. THE GOV. DONT CARE ABOUT NO ONE BUT THEMSELVES , STAY THERE AND MIND THEM , DEPEND ON THEM , YOU WILL ROT. AS FOR THE DARK CLOUD , IF THERE IS ONE PRAYER ALONE CAN TAKE IT AWAY. AMEN!!!!!!!

  5. SMOKING HAS BEEN SO DETRIMENTAL IN OUR ST. LUCIAN STYLE FOR YEARS AND YEARS ON RECORD. WHAT ARE THE RASTAFARIAN MOVEMENT HAVE TO SAY, ABOUT THE DECRIMINALISATION OF CANNABIS? AND SUBSEQUENT TO THIS HEALTH REPORT ASSOCIATED WITH SMOKING? HOW CAN THEY ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT TO DO WHAT THE JAMAICANS DID TO THE LEGALISATION OF CANNABIS EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY? SHOULD WE FOLLOW THEIR FOOTSTEPS? IF OUR LUCIAN MEN ARE SMOKING SO MUCH. THEIR SPERM COUNT, WILL BE AFFECTED AND WON’T BE ABLE TO MAKE CHILDREN. THATS A SOCIETAL BREAKDOWN.

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