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116 confirmed COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Monday, August, 24 2020    

Jamaica recorded its highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for a day, with 116 people testing positive in the last 24 hours.The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the island is now 1,529. Read More

Healthy eating 101

Sunday, August, 23 2020    

ALTHOUGH you may not have given it much thought, you've probably eaten at least 25,000 meals to date. Read More

Let's get back to basics

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, August, 23 2020    

THE election fever has changed gear, but so, too, has COVID-19.Campaigning, though subdued compared to previous general elections, is kicking into high gear for the September 3 General Election. Read More

5 tips for daily self-care

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, August, 23 2020    

THIS year has been a lot.Outside of our personal issues, we are still in the middle of a fully realised pandemic. Read More

The patient will see you now

BY DR CHE BOWEN | Sunday, August, 23 2020    

MILLENNIALS have grown up during a time of technological change, globalisation and economic disruption. In fact, today's changes in health care are driven by them — the ambitious, demanding and disruptive generation of our society. Read More

What to do when your child has a loose tooth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 16 2020    

WHEN your child's baby teeth begin to loosen, it can be an uncertain time for them. Read More

Church team snags top spot second time around

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

AMONG the prizes awarded at the recently concluded National Health Fund (NHF)'s '10th Anniversary Work-It-Out Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony' was the Corporate Social Responsibility Award given to the winning team in the competition, which celebrated a unique victory at their Sunday... Read More

Helpful tips after a break-up

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

THE enterprise of love is one of the biggest failed businesses.What, though, can you do to get over a broken heart and the range of emotions likely to follow, especially if you feel you invested more than the other party?Keep calm Read More

Hospital reminds J'cans COVID-19 crisis ongoing

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

WHEREAS Jamaica has a population of 2.9 million and Miami-Dade in Florida, United States, has a population of 2.6 million, the latter has over 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.Miami-Dade has over 100 times more active COVID-19 cases than Jamaica. Read More

PRP: A road map to the fountain of youth?

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

YOU may have heard of PRP treatment, but what exactly is it?PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is used to describe plasma containing platelet concentrations higher than those normally found circulating in your blood. Read More

Contracts signed for meals, microscope at KPH

Wednesday, August, 12 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated $1.164 billion to provide meals at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH). Read More

Beware of a broken heart

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, August, 9 2020    

We have often heard of people cohabiting for years and as soon as one partner passes, the other follows shortly afterwards. The phenomenon is all too common for it to be a coincidence. The cause of death is often a broken heart. Read More

Lumps & bumps

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, August, 9 2020    

EVER wondered about that lump or bump that suddenly appeared on your skin?Let's explore a few of these conditions. Lipomas Read More

How South Florida hospital is assisting

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

FLORIDA, United States — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways people work, communicate, and socialise, giving birth to this “new normality” that, though widely discussed, remains foreign to most. Read More

A doctor's view of telemedicine and obstetrics & gynaecology

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

It's 5 o'clock on a Sunday morning. For the last day, Sandra, a 32-year-old businesswoman, has been having severe burning sensations when she passes urine which is foul-smelling and has a small amount of blood in it. Read More


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