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Canada's top doctor urges mask-wearing during sex, no kissing

Sunday, September, 6 2020    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada's chief public health officer last Wednesday urged couples to wear masks during sex to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus . Read More

Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone

BY BRYAN MCVERRY University of Pittsburgh | Sunday, September, 6 2020    

NEW studies show that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with inexpensive steroids can cut their risk of dying from the illness by a third. The results are so clear that the World Health Organization (WHO) changed its advice on September 2 and now strongly recommends... Read More

How dental anaesthesia works?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 30 2020    

FOR many, the prospect of visiting a dentist invokes fear and anxiety. Thankfully, pain-free dentistry is possible for everyone. Read More

7 things that trigger allergies

Sunday, August, 30 2020    

IF you're constantly stuffy, coughing or sniffling in the mornings, or experiencing sneezing fits, it might not be the flu or COVID-19, but rather, irritated sinuses. These are all symptoms of an allergic reaction. Read More

Do you understand your food labels?

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, August, 30 2020    

YOU desire to make healthy food choices for yourself and your family, especially with the emergence of viruses with which we have all been plagued. How then can you choose the most nutritious foods? Read More

For COVID-19, what is 'safe' social distancing?

Sunday, August, 30 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — One metre or two? Or is it six? When it comes to novel coronavirus social distancing, there is no single rule of thumb, researchers cautioned in a study last week. Read More

Soap: Modern-day miracle

Sunday, August, 30 2020    

“ The quantity of soap consumed by a nation is an accurate measure of its wealth and civilisation.”— Justus von Liebig, German chemist Read More

Are all vegetarian diets healthy?

Sunday, August, 30 2020    

VEGETARIAN foods are not equally healthy, according to research presented last Thursday at ESC Congress 2020. Read More

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



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