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Sleep: a ‘Wake-up’ Call

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.306
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With growing stress levels among students, sleep problems have become a common affair and significant gaps in sleep education exist today among medical students. Health hazards of sleep deprivation include anxiety, depression, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, breast malignancy, increased error rate at work, decreased dexterity and adverse impact on academic performance.
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13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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A Vision for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2013.162
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The vision for oral and maxillofacial pathology in Jamaica, if planned properly, will lead to a bright future for training oral and maxillofacial pathologists in Jamaica.
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Oral and maxillofacial pathology is an important bridging specialty between dentistry and medicine. This branch of dentistry is gaining special interest as a result of increasing number of oral cancer and microbial diseases. The advancements of medicine and basic medical sciences may help in directing the research in dentistry and oral and maxillofacial pathology. This paper highlights the new area and scope for oral and maxillofacial pathology in Jamaica.
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25 Jun, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Conjoined Twins: Bioethics, Medicine and the Law

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123–24
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Clinicians managing conjoined twins find themselves at a crossroad where bioethics, medicine and law converge.
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e-Published: 06 Feb, 2014

The Seventeenth Sir Harry Annamunthodo Memorial Lecture

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62–7
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e-Published: 06 Feb, 2014

Ethical Issues in Healthcare Financing

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498–501
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Allocating scarce resources to competing sectors has always been a major challenge for policy-makers, planners and administrators. As the cost of healthcare continues to escalate and the burden of diseases make faster demands on the budget, there has been greater recourse to public debate on the issue. A major underpinning of this debate focusses on the ethical issues inherent in the decision-making process as they affect life, living and death – all in the context of “quality of life”.
 
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Decriminalization of Marijuana: Is this a realistic public mental health policy for Jamaica?

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367–70

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Marijuana has potential benefits and adverse effects. Despite its popularity in Jamaica, decriminalization may not be possible given the international and regional obligations of Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

The Haitian Earthquake Crisis: The First Responders’ Perspective

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360–6

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer: Toward an Evidence-based Approach Suitable to the Region

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10.7727/wimj.2012.299
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649–50
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Rectal cancer is the most common site in the colorectal spectrum and many patients present at an advanced stage. Short course radiotherapy is proposed as neo-adjuvant therapy to qualified patients as it is less expensive, requires less time, has greater compliance and less acute toxity, without compromising efficacy.
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30 Nov, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

The Relationship between Healthcare Services and the Political Economy with Reference to the Jamaican Experience

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706–8

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Iatrogeny: Why Patients Come to Harm

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702–5

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