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World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the fourteenth of November each year. And in recognising the day, Mrs. Ena Dalso-Henry, Non-Communicable disease Coordinator within the Ministry of Health, noted the critical importance of preventing and managing the disease with the 365 million steps challenge for diabetes globally. She also stressed the need for healthy diets [...]
Potentially preventable risk factors including poor diet, high blood pressure, and alcohol use help fuel changing disease burden in Latin America and Caribbean region WASHINGTON, September 4, 2013 - With the exception of young men, most people in Latin America and the Caribbean are living much longer today than 40 years ago. The mortality rate has dropped by [...]
St. John’s, Antigua August 26, 2013 – Today, Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) announced the formation of the MSJMC Foundation Inc.
A new way of screening for ovarian cancer is showing “potential”, according to researchers in the US. Tumours in the ovaries are hard to detect in the earliest stages meaning it can be too late to treat them effectively by the time they are found. A trial of 4,051 women, reported in the journal Cancer, [...]
Dr. John is a Laparoscopic Surgeon whose specialties include colorectal diseases. He has performed thousands of colonoscopy procedures over the last 25 years and gives us some insight into colon cancer prevention.
Member of Parliament and Minister of Education, Sports, Youth and Gender Affairs Hon. Dr Jacqui Quinn Leandro’s has returned to active duty following a recent announcement of being cleared completely of breast cancer.
A set of Food-based Dietary Guidelines have been established and launched for Antigua and Barbuda with the goal of creating a more health-conscious society.
Eleven (11) instructors were enrolled in an HIV/AIDS advocacy program initiated by the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross in the month of June.
Night owls, take note.More rest could improve your body’s use of insulin and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to preliminary research presented at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting.
Patients at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre will now be able to spend more time with loved ones when the hospital extends its visiting hours on a trial basis.
After only six months of officially being open to the public, the Mavis Cabral Medical Centre (MCMC) held its First Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday 13th June, 2013. Held at the Nurses’ Headquarters the inaugural event was attended by the Board of Directors, staff and patients as well as well wishers [...]