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PAHO reports “red eye” outbreaks in the Americas

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The Pan America Health Organization (PAHO) has reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis in five countries of the Americas and is urging member states to increase surveillance to prevent the spread...

Saint Lucia facing dementia care crisis?

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Saint Lucia could be facing a crisis in providing care for its elderly citizens suffering from dementia, but is not doing enough to prepare to meet this challenge. This...
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CMO allays concerns about Guillain-Barre syndrome in St Lucia

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The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Merlene Fredericks has sought to allay concerns over a possible outbreak of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in St Lucia. GBS is a rare disorder in which...
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Update on Status of Forest Springs Packaged Water

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PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) wishes to advise the public of the re-emergence of Forest Springs Bottled Water on the market following implementation of corrective actions...

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

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(BBC) - Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing...
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La Clery dental clinic closed

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GIS:-The Clinic has been Temporarily Closed to Facilitate Repairs. The public is informed that effective June 16, the La Clery Dental Clinic will be closed until further notice to facilitate...

USAID Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP) Supports Partners in Mental Health Screening and Case...

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PRESS RELEASE:-Approximately 25 juvenile justice practitioners, including magistrates, social workers, probation officers, and nurses will be trained in the application and use of risk assessment and mental health screening...
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NIC launches National Sneaker Day

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GIS:-SNEAKER DAY WILL BE OBSERVED ON JUNE 28. The National Insurance Corporation (NIC) has launched the second annual National Sneaker Day campaign to promote healthy living through increased physical activity...
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Ministry of Health refutes implied DSH link to health response

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GIS:-REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT A NOTICE BE ADMINISTERED WHEN THERE IS FAILURE TO RECTIFY A PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCE. The Ministry of Health and Wellness last week noted a media program in...
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Health ministry touts importance of breastfeeding

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GIS:-STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT BREASTFEEDING OFFERS SOME PROTECTION AGAINST BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER IN MOTHERS. The Ministry of Health and Wellness hosted its first of several educational campaigns to promote...