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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Sept. 28, 201: The Centers for Disease Control this week issued a travel advisory on another Caribbean nation because of the Zika virus. The CDC is recommending that travellers to Saint Kitts and Nevis protect themselves from mosquito bites because of the Zika virus. They also warned pregnant women not to travel to the islands.
U.S. National Coffee Day Is September 29; International Coffee Day Is October 1.  Higher caffeine intake in women is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This level is equivalent to two to three 8-oz cups of coffee per day, five to six 8-oz cups of black tea, or seven to eight 12-ounce cans of cola.
Medical Officer (Health) for Manchester, Dr. Beverly Wright in encouraging scores of expectant mothers to increase their milk consumption informed and encouraged the mothers to exclusively breastfeed their infants from birth to six months, a policy of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Wright made the comments at the handing over of milk to pregnant mothers by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board on Friday, September 24, which also marked the penultimate day of celebrations for National Breastfeeding Week.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:59

Five Caribbean Plants That Also Cure

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 23, 2016:Many tourists travel to the Caribbean region but few bother to ask about the natural remedies that have cured many generations of Caribbean nationals successfully for decades. Caribbean nationals have been going organic way before the current craze that has almost everyone looking for natural eating and wellness treatments. Here are five Caribbean plants that also have been proven to have natural healing powers. Ask for them on your next visit to the Caribbean country of your choice or try the products featured!
The Jessie Trice Community Health Center invites current job seekers in the dental healthcare profession to explore new and exciting career opportunities at their upcoming Dental Career Fair. The Career Fair takes place on Saturday, September 24th at the JTCHC Corporate Center, located at 5607 NW 27th Avenue, in Miami, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hundreds of residents from the community of Hayes and surrounding districts in Clarendon will benefit from an upgraded Dental Clinic at the Raymonds Health Centre, refurbished at a cost of $4.6 million. The renovation was funded by bauxite/alumina company Jamalco through its Noble Foundation and was officially handed over yesterday (September 21). 
Scores of expectant mothers in St. Elizabeth will receive a weekly supply of milk for the next three months in an effort to boost their health and nutrition and that of their unborn babies. The donation was made on Friday, September 9 at the New Market Health Centre in St. Elizabeth by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries as part of its pilot Postnatal and Antenatal Nutrition Support Programme.
The Mandeville Regional Hospital’s (MRH) Blood Bank is encouraging persons to make regular blood donation their responsibility as it moves to make the process easier for donors. The Blood Bank has extended its opening hours to accommodate blood donations beyond regular hours. Regional Medical Technologist at the MRH Blood Bank, Mr. Donovan Leon says the hours have been modified to 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and on Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The facility is however closed on weekends and public holidays.
Miami residents will join 60 other communities for St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sept. 24.  Miami, FL (September 7, 2016) – This September, thousands of individuals nationwide will join together in the battle against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by participating in the Miami St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Miami is one of 61 cities nationwide helping bring attention to these terrible diseases during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In Miami, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer will take place Sept. 24, at Tamiami Park.
Georgi Morales PipkiRenowned Specialist in the Treatment of Primary and Secondary Brain Tumors is the State’s Only Board-Certified Neurologic Oncologist South of Orlando.  MIAMI, FL – September 8, 2016 – Yazmin Odia, M.D., has joined the growing team of specialists at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida as lead physician of Medical Neuro-Oncology. In her new role, Dr. Odia – the only Board-certified neuro-oncologist in practice south of Orlando – further rounds out the Institute’s highly specialized and comprehensive brain tumor program, providing the southern two-thirds of the state, Latin America and the Caribbean singular access to her unique expertise in neuro-oncology cancer care.
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