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'No evidence' people with COVID-19 are immunised — WHO

Sunday, April, 26 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) warned yesterday that there is no evidence that people who test positive for the new coronavirus are immunised and protected against reinfection. Read More

Should you diet amid COVID-19 outbreak?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 26 2020    

THE data is showing that initial health markers compose the critical metric in predicting which individuals with COVID-19 will have minor or major symptoms, become severely ill, critically ill or possibly die. Read More

A mask can protect you and others

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Tuesday, April, 21 2020    

IF people won't sensibly wear face masks in public to minimise the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, it should be mandated. Read More

Work-life expectations

BY LESLIE HAMMER & LINDSEY ALLEY | Sunday, April, 19 2020    

IN these uncertain and highly stressful times, there is heightened reliance on managers and supervisors to maintain the well-being, health and safety of their workforce. Read More

Experimental virus drug Remdesivir effective in monkeys — study

Sunday, April, 19 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir has proven effective against COVID-19 in a small experiment involving monkeys, US Government scientists reported Friday. Read More

COVID-19: Lessons relearnt

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, April, 19 2020    

THE novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), which is being spoken of in certain spheres as the worst pandemic since the Spanish influenza of 1918, has been reteaching valuable lessons. Read More

Racial toll of COVID-19 grows even starker

Sunday, April, 19 2020    

AS a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19's decidedly deadly toll on black Americans, leaders are demanding a reckoning of the systemic policies they say have made many African Americans far more vulnerable to the virus, including inequity in access to health care and economic... Read More

COVID-19 and your heart

Sunday, April, 12 2020    

NOW that COVID-19 is here, you may wonder about its effects on the heart and those with heart disease. Read More

Stop bashing the 'bush'

BY DR SYLVIA MITCHELL | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

STOP bashing the 'bush'. All doctors are bush doctors and all medicine is bush medicine. God gave the leaves of the trees to us for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2). Read More

Just keep moving: Tricep dip

Sunday, April, 12 2020    

FOR the past four weeks, Sagicor's Wellness Ambassador Shani McGraham-Shirley has been showcasing exercises you can incorporate into your current routine now that many of us have had to spend more time at home. Read More

Alcohol: Oral cancer risk factor

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

ALTHOUGH tobacco use has been proven to increase the risk of oral cancer, people who use both alcohol and tobacco are at an especially high risk of contracting the disease. Read More

The curse of COVID-19?

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

IN the Jamaican context, a cough, especially a constant one, would, at times, occasion someone, in friendly jest, to tap several times on your back, and a sneeze may be greeted with the term, “Bless you”. Read More

Tapping into the breath-health connection amid COVID-19

Kimberly Hoffman | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

TAKE a moment, place one hand on your belly right over your navel; ta ke a deep breath in. Did your belly push out or did you suck your stomach in? Now exhale. What did you notice?The term 'breath of life' should not be taken lightly. Read More

Being overweight and the novel coronavirus

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 12 2020    

THERE is mounting information and misinformation about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Many are becoming coronavirus news-weary. This is understandable, but inadvisable. Read More

Just keep moving: Lunges

Sunday, April, 5 2020    

IT'S week three of our fitness feature with Sagicor Wellness Ambassador Shani McGraham Shirley, and we hope you've been enjoying the exercises and incorporating them in your work-out routine. Read More



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