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A History of The Jamaica Cancer Society and Relay For Life

On December 6, 1955, the Jamaica Cancer Society was founded by Dr Ken McNeill, then surgeon specialist at the Kingston Public Hospital. Before this founding, however, McNeill chaired a meeting on June 22, 1955, which was attended by medical, health and

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World Immunization Week – Marking Jamaica’s Immunization Milestones

It’s World Immunization Week, which got underway on April 24th and runs until the 30th. The theme for this year is ‘Closing the Immunization Gap.’ The World Health Organization (WHO) informs us that immunization averts an estimated two to three million

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The Big ‘C’ – Some Quick Facts About Cancer

April is being observed as locally as Wellness Month. Every Monday, we will be posting health and wellness related content on the diGBlog to keep our readers informed. Internationally, April is also Cancer Awareness Month, so we will kick things off

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6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 29, 2013

‘No Need To Panic’ – Bird Flu Alert Standard Procedure For WHO, Says Health Official. Despite reports that Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean region have been put on alert for the deadly Avian influenza A (H7N9), more commonly known

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