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Lactose intolerant? ...All is not lost

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, September, 20 2020    

YOU'VE been craving a milkshake treat after a long, productive week however, you do not want the side effects of bloating, cramping and diarrhoea.You may not be alone, as lactose intolerance is a common phenomenon.  Read More

Half of COVID patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — More than half of patients and staff with COVID-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study last Friday highlighting the “significant burden” of lingering... Read More

Polio vaccine in the crossfire of misinformation

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AFP) — As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of COVID-19, another deadly disease — polio — has become the latest target of misinformation campaigns online. Read More

Sickle cell disease and mental health

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

SICKLE cell disease (SCD) continues to be the most common genetic disorder in Jamaica, with one out of every 150 babies born alive having the condition. Read More

5 things on a college campus that benefit mental health

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

RESEARCHERS have studied college students' mental health for decades. Even in the 1920s, it was clear that the many stresses of higher education — like academic demands, post-graduation plans and financial concerns — wear on students. Read More

Childhood cancer: A call to action

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

STACY* recalls how floored she was when she heard that her daughter's symptoms were caused by cancer. She knew her four-year-old had not been too well lately, but cancer? Read More

Focus on mental health

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

The following is a lightly edited statement from Dr Joy St John, executive director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in observance of Caribbean Wellness Day 2020.  Read More

Few fibre facts

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

FIBRE refers to the structural component of plants. It is therefore found in all plant-derived foods such as vegetables, fruits, grains, ground provision, and legumes. Types of fibre Read More

Avoiding words that hurt

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

“THERE are three things that return not: the spoken word, the spent arrow, and the lost opportunity!” Read More

Prostate cancer continues to rise in Jamaica

Sunday, September, 13 2020    

REGIONAL medical epidemiologist, Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Dr Maung Aung says the country continues to see an increase in the incidence of prostate cancer. Read More

If sitting all day is bad, could I lie down instead?

BY ARTHUR L WELTMAN University of Virginia | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

MOST of us have heard that too much sitting is bad for you. Studies show sitting increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, mortality, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Read More

Carbohydrates explained

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, September, 6 2020    

HOW many times have you heard someone say that they are staying away from carbs or going on a self-prescribed extremely low-carb diet? Read More

What is the best way to share out a future COVID-19 vaccine?

Sunday, September, 6 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — An international group of ethicists last Thursday criticised the World Health Organization's (WHO) goal of distributing novel coronavirus vaccines to treat 20 per cent of each country's population, proposing instead what they said was a more... Read More

World 'falling behind' on goal to cut chronic disease deaths

Sunday, September, 6 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Only six high-income countries are doing enough to tackle deaths from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, a global report said last Friday, warning the novel coronavirus pandemic exposes the urgent need to combat underlying... Read More

Preventing tooth decay in children

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 6 2020    

HEALTHY gums and teeth are important to your child's overall health. This is why your child's doctor will talk with you about good dental habits even before your child's first tooth appears. Read More


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