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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

Dental X-rays: All you need to know

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 2 2020    

X-RAYS, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan.They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient's mouth before they become a major problem. Read More

All you need is five to 10 minutes & consistency

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, February, 2 2020    

I recently saw someone I hadn't seen in almost six months, and I said to her, “You started or changed some physical activity about two months ago, what is it?” She told me that she bought kettlebells and started doing squats three days per week. Read More


Sunday, January, 26 2020    

AS Jamaica steps up its sensitisation of key stakeholders as it seeks to ensure operational readiness for the novel coronavirus, travellers to the island can also expect vigilant airport screening. Read More

It's not too late

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

IF what we have repeatedly heard is true, eight out of 10 of you reading this article who made a new year's resolution have failed to maintain it, or will fail very soon. Read More

Your teeth have a demanding job

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

IF your dentist mentions your periodontium during a check-up, there's no cause for alarm — you haven't developed a strange dental disease. Read More

Health care: Your choice

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

FEARED highly among humans, sickness and disease have long wreaked some of the deadliest horrors visited upon man. In the face of the deathly duo, many resort to medical treatment in the hope that relief for self or family comes at the quickest possible time. Read More

Burnout linked with irregular heartbeat

Sunday, January, 19 2020    

FEELING excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. Read More

Plaque and food debris are removed by oral hygiene practices.

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

PERIODONTAL disease is a bacterial infection that infects the gum tissue causing inflammation, redness, swelling, and loss of bone around the teeth. It can affect one tooth or many. Read More

Valuing health amid a devaluing dollar

By Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, January, 19 2020    

IF $10 million in one-dollar coins aren't on the open streets of Jamaica, then there may be none, hyperbolically speaking that is. Read More

Hate exercise?

BY LIBBY RICHARDS Purdue University | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

A new year typically brings new resolutions. While making resolutions is easy, sticking with them is not. Read More

Life and debt

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

THE bank is calling. You are hiding. Your pressure is up. The calls won't stop. The utility bills are due.Frankly, you know not what to do. Read More


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