I am at a loss with what is happening to my family in the last four months .Cancer is killing out my family. The first one was my uncle who died from prostate cancer, then another uncle died from what started as esophageal/stomach cancer and even though he spent millions on surgery and chemotherapy he still lost the battle. He thought that he was going to get better except the difficulty he was having swallowing, which he thought was caused by the surgery. He didn’t complain about anything else when I saw him in August not even when he was cutting the came for me in his back yard. I left his house with the feeling that
AIDS Cases in Jamaica Drops 30% in 2007.According to the Jamaica Ministry of Health the reported new cases of AIDS fell by 30% in 2007 compared to the previous year. Despite this report the country has a far way to go in reducing the number of cases of the virus. Continuing education lifestyle changes will go a far way in tackling this epidemic.
I am pleased that Professor Graham Sergent and his team in Collaboration with the ministry of Health have set up a program to test for sickle cell disease. This is a very important endeavor this will make most people know if they have sickle cell or the trait. They will also be educated in regards to the cause, treatment, and preventative measures.
This simple blood test can prevent many years of heartache and pain. I have witness the pain that people go through during a sickle cell crisis and it is heartbreaking.
When I discovered that my newborn son was a carrier my entire family were tested. My son and I have the trait and he is aware that if he wants to have children his girlfriend or wife cannot have the trait. He is also aware that if he has a child and the mother has the trait then they can have a child with the Sickle Cell disease.
I hope that many young adults are willing to take this very important test and I also hope that this test will be provided in the hospital for all newborn babies and that genetic counseling and education will be provided if needed.
Jamaicans (especially the men) have always boasted and take pride in themselves that they are capable of enduring and sustaining, prolong and stressful conditions. Jamaica have a variety of natural food and drink that they say are used to enhance their potential. Eating fish especially doctor fish, steamed with vegetables such as carrots, ochre seasoned with scallion and thyme. They like to drink carrot with ginger in addition to fruit such as pineapple, mango, etc. I must also mention sour sop, Irish moss to name a few. I am not aware of any scientific fact to their claim except for the nutritional value that some of these food or drink may provide. Then again one may say that there may be some truth to there claim when you take a look at the athletes Jamaica produces. What is your view?
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