17 November 2006

‘Discomfort is not an emergency’


“A person that is in pain is not necessarily an emergency case.”Those were the words of Minister of Health, Dr Douglas Slater, as he spoke t...
Investigation into the death of Patrice Bascombe completed

Investigation into the death of Patrice Bascombe completed


The Ministry of Health has concluded its investigation into the death of Patrice Bascombe but Health Minister Dr Douglas Slater told SEARCHLIGHT HEALT...
The wait is over – 85 student nurses off to Cuba

The wait is over – 85 student nurses off to Cuba


They waited but the wait was not in vain. Earlier this week 85 Vincentians flew out to Havana to start the first leg of their Bachelor of Science degr...
‘Health service satisfactory but more training needed for ambulance staff’

‘Health service satisfactory but more training needed for ambulance staff’


With the 2007 cricket world cup fast approaching the Ministry of Health believes that there is satisfactory state of readiness in the area of health s...
20 October 2006

Beware of counterfeit glucose test strips


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States is warning that there are a number of counterfeit glucose test trips on the market for use...
Get to know your own breasts

Get to know your own breasts


Breast awareness is the process of getting to know your own breasts and becoming familiar with their appearance and how they feel. The female breast g...
Patients getting help from cancer society

Patients getting help from cancer society


The St Vincent and the Grenadines Cancer Society has spent over $10,000 this year assisting seven cancer patients who cannot afford their usually ver...
Breast cancer – nip it in the bud

Breast cancer – nip it in the bud


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. It is estimated that over one million cases are diagnosed each year. In the USA it is esti...
Speak for yourself, I get a regular pedicure!

Speak for yourself, I get a regular pedicure!


by Randa P Velox"Who, me? Pedicure? Not me, I'm a man! Men don't deal with things like that!"These words are very common around here. Intimidation has...
Why yeast infections are recurring?

Why yeast infections are recurring?


Dear Helen,I AM 21 years old and have been battling with yeast infections for a while. Usually when I visit the doctor he prescribes a cream and also ...