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Viral fear sparks global run on face masks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Read More

40 per cent of US adults are obese, government survey finds
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — About four in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly one in 10 is severely so, Government researchers said yesteday.... Read More

Do you know the parts of your teeth?
HAVE you ever wondered what makes up a tooth?Each part of a tooth has unique functions and properties. The major parts of a tooth include enamel, dentin, cementum, root(s), and the root canal chamber(s) inside the tooth.Damaged teeth, especially teeth...... Read More

Cold facts
AMONG the places hardest hit by the 1918 flu pandemic was Brevig, home to a small Eskimo village in Alaska. Almost eight decades later, in 1997, a scientist sits in this remote village, pensive, as he looks at a body — that of a young woman exhumed from thick permafrost with the...... Read More

Do you have a bad diet?

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

EVERY day you have a choice.You can eat for your cravings, eat for your feelings, eat for your habits, eat for your addiction, eat for your socialisation, or you can eat for your life, your health and your well-being. Read More

How to avoid red wine stains on your teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

HOW can you enjoy your favourite reds without the self-consciousness associated with red wine teeth stains?Here's the scoop on dental discolouration so you can take the right steps to maintain your pearly whites. Why red wine stains Read More

FITNESS COUNTDOWN: Race day tips for stretching

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

“ Train hard, fight easy” is a quote by Alexander Suvorov which I stand by. Put the work in and reap the rewards. This is applicable to all aspects of your life — not just fitness. Read More

Eating your way to an early grave

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

A 20-year analysis published in 2019 revealed that one in five people who die every year dies as the direct result of what they continue to eat or poor food choices. These numbers include medical-related deaths and deaths as a result of old age, vehicular accidents, homicides, and more. Read More

Public and private researchers hunt coronavirus cure

Sunday, February, 16 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Researchers both public and private have launched efforts to combat the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, that has already infected tens of thousands of people in China, and profit isn't their only motivation.  Read More

Lessons from the 1918 influenza pandemic

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

WHILE no one can definitively say where the flu of 1918 started or how, some have attributed its start to Spain, an area hard hit by the virus in May of the year, hence the term Spanish flu. Read More

International Masters of Medicine Conference a success

Monday, February, 10 2020    

Heart Institute of the Caribbean and the Association of Black Cardiologists are still basking in the success of the second annual International Masters of Medicine Conference held last month in St Andrew. Read More

China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

Monday, February, 10 2020    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China yesterday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization (WHO) said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. Read More

Bolstering remineralisation

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 9 2020    

TOOTH enamel consists of 96 per cent minerals and is the hardest substance in the body. Read More

Coronavirus cases increase as more preventive measures taken

Sunday, February, 9 2020    

BEIJING, China (AP) — The rate of increase in new cases of the virus in China rose again after a brief respite, as the death toll rose to 722 on the mainland and countries around the world enforced stricter measures to contain its spread. Read More

The shunned

Sunday, February, 2 2020    

BEIJING, China (AP) — Meron Mei, a sophomore at Wuhan University in the Chinese city at the heart of a viral outbreak, went back to his home village and started to cough. Read More



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