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Cleanliness and godliness

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

 CLEANLINESS, it is often said, is next to godliness. Read More

8 simple rules for holiday eating

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

FOR many, the holiday season brings thoughts of weight gain and potential health issues. Read More

Preserving life & health amid SOEs

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

THE gruesome and daring daylight slaughter of humans, as if beasts, has rendered our island State a veritable abattoir. No end to this gushing waterfall of blood seems to be in sight, and even with the militaristic approach of Government in having states of emergency (SOEs), one wonders... Read More

Focus on health, wellness as MegaMart gives back

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

A hot and sunny day it was, but this didn't deter scores of people from attending the second annual Mega Health and Wellness Fair two Saturdays ago at MegaMart Waterloo Road. Read More

Gov't beefs up mental health services for prisoners

Monday, November, 11 2019    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is partnering with the Ministry of National Security on a range of interventions aimed at strengthening support for individuals behind bars who suffer from mental illnesses.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the disclosure... Read More

Low dependence on lab diagnosis for dengue, says health ministry

Monday, November, 11 2019    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness says it is aware that there have been several statements concerning the shortage of dengue rapid test kits in the country, however, it advised that the shortage does not affect its testing of samples that are sent to the National Public Health... Read More

No more!

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

IT has been said that, in embracing a healthier lifestyle with lower calories and more nutritious foods, your mindset is key to success and maintenance. Read More

Modern look at ancient book

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 10 2019    


Dengue spread by sex?

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which, until recently, was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes. Read More

Metal-free fillings vs metal fillings

Sunday, November, 10 2019    

LEARNING that you have tooth decay can be upsetting, but you're not the only one getting this news at the dentist's office. Read More

Anxiety and your health: Money

Sunday, November, 3 2019    

“Wisdom is for a protection, just as money is for a protection…” (Ecclesiastes 7:12).  WORLDWIDE, more than one billion people live on less than a US dollar a day. What is more, countries suffer from hyper-inflation. Read More

Milk debate rages on

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

MILK has been enjoyed throughout the world for thousands of years; it's a nutrient-rich fluid that female mammals produce to feed their young. Read More

Say no to cravings

Sunday, October, 27 2019    

CRAVINGS are the scourge of the weight loss dieter — aggressively present, attention-seeking, whether night or day, disrupting your peace of mind, health and weight goals. What are cravings? Read More

Can Africa end the curse of sleeping sickness?

Sunday, October, 27 2019    

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (AFP) — Once the bane of sub-Saharan Africa, sleeping sickness is agonisingly close to being wiped out, but only if countries — and donors — keep up their guard, say scientists. Read More

Caring for your mouth during cancer treatment

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 27 2019    

DENTAL care may be the last thing on a cancer patient's mind, but chemotherapy and radiation treatments often have side effects that manifest in the mouth. Read More


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