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The Anti-cancer Activity of Vernonia divaricata Sw against Leukaemia, Breast and Prostate Cancers In Vitro

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.232
Pages: 
285–8
Synopsis: 
The crude hexane and methanol extracts of V divaricata exhibited anti-proliferation activity and as such, it is a potential drug for cancer chemotherapy and prevention.

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Background: Vernonia divaricata is one of five endemic Vernonia species of Jamaica. The ethno-medicinal uses of other species have been established, however, scientific validation of this species has not yet been done and as such this paper is aimed at identifying the anti-cancer activity of V divaricata against leukaemia, breast and prostate cancer cell lines.

Accepted: 
16 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2014

Cadmium in Jamaican Bush Teas

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.322
Pages: 
26–8
Synopsis: 
Total and hot water extractable cadmium were measured in Jamaican bush teas to determine potential dietary exposure. The level of exposure from this source was not found to be significant.
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Revised: 
06 Jun, 2014
Accepted: 
24 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Validation of the Beck Depression Inventory – II in a Jamaican University Student Cohort

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404–8
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The Beck Depression Inventory – II is one of the gold standard screening tools for depression. It was validated in a university student population in Jamaica. The scale has reasonably good concurrent validity and acceptable discriminant validity.
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Glaucoma Medication Compliance Issues in a Jamaican Hospital Eye Clinic

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Pages: 
541–7
Synopsis: 
The level of glaucoma compliance medications was improved in females and those who understood their diagnosis and had no comorbid diseases.

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Objective: To investigate the level of compliance with glaucoma medications in a clinic setting and the factors associated with failed compliance.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Chronic Cholecystitis in Jamaican Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Preliminary Experience

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Pages: 
22–4
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Acute chest syndrome remains a significant problem in patients with sickle cell disease subjected to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Impact of Environment and Behaviour on Self-Esteem in Jamaican Adolescent Girls

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