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Get your child into that back-to-school frame of mind

FOR many children, school gets back into full swing today, but after the long break, many will still be unprepared for the challenges ahead as their minds are still in holiday mode. Thus it is the duty of parents or guardians to ensure that their children are mentally and physically prepared for th ... Read More

Apologies I owe my wife
IT takes a real man to apologise. This statement carries more weight than many persons realise, and ... Read More

Women confess: Under what circumstances would you give a man a 'jacket'?
VIEWERS of the popular Maury show will be all too familiar with its controversial paternity tests, w ... Read More

Claudette Carter (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Claudette Carter - A project for learning
IN her day job, Claudette Carter works with coaches deployed by the United States Agency for Interna ... Read More

Can love conquer all?

With Wayne Powell MA Counselling Psychology Relationship Counsellor | Monday, September 01, 2014    

Dear Counsellor, I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for about a year and a half. We had been close friends for over four years before dating. He has cheated on me twice and lied numerous times. The second time he cheated with his child's mother, and spoke with her about things he and I argue about. Because of that I have become very controlling, insecure and paranoid. I asked him to seek counselling so we could rebuild a healthy relationship, but he says he doesn't need help. He te ... Read More

Wrong reasons to date a guy

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, September 01, 2014    

THERE is no easy way to play the love game as it comes with a long list of rules, plenty of competition and many players. But if you decide to play, we suggest that you play an honest game and not date for the wrong reasons. These include dating solely because of a person's physical features or because a person is well-off. Relationship counsellor Wayne Powell said choosing to date someone for shallow reasons will result in a short-lived relationship. "First of all, if you make your choice of ... Read More

Correction of error on birth certificate

By Margarette Macaulay | Monday, September 01, 2014    

Dear Mrs Macaulay, I am writing on behalf of my sister with regard to having a correction of errors on her birth certificate. The main issue at hand is that the mother’s name is incorrect. For whatever reason, the name of the mother given on my sister’s certificate is completely wrong. Attempts to have it fixed have failed. We have read the Status of Children Act but notice that no sections or subsections seem to fit our case at hand. The act primarily deals with the paternity of ... Read More

Male circumcision helps women too

Monday, September 01, 2014    

A Jamaica Observer file photo of a health worker testing a young woman for HIV/AIDS.
Adolescents are among the most at risk for HIV due to a prevailing culture of multiple sex
partners and inconsistent condom use.

A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at July's world AIDS forum. In a South African community where large numbers of men had been circumcised, women who had sex only with circumcised partners had a 15 per cent lower risk of being infected by HIV compared with women who also had uncircumcised partners, it found. "The risk reduction is small, but it is a ... Read More

How exercise can enhance sexual performance

BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE | Monday, September 01, 2014    

THERE is now another reason to get on that treadmill — it helps when it comes time for a roll in the hay. In fact, not only will regular exercise boost your sexual performance, but it also increases your desire for sex. According to Dr Alverston Bailey, family and occupational health physician and author of the book Sexplanations: A guide to discussing sex and sexuality in the Caribbean, exercise is one of the most important and yet often overlooked components of a good sex life. "Good s ... Read More

Am I doing this right?

Dr Sharmaine Mitchell | Monday, September 01, 2014    

Dear Dr Mitchell, In December of last year I realised that my period was coming every other month and I started growing a few hairs under my chin so I decided to visit my gynaecologist. In March of this year I was diagnosed with PCOS and I have been given a number of pills to take. I was given Clomiphene Citrate, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Metformin HCL and Diane 35 but I was told by the doctor to hold off on Diane 35 but he never told me when I should start taking it. I haven't started tak ... Read More

About hirsutism

Monday, September 01, 2014    


YOU may have heard the term before; it is one of the markers used to identify polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormonal disorder in women which affects fertility. Hirsutism is a condition where there is unwanted male-pattern hair growth in women — on the face, chest, abdomen and back. Gynaecologist Dr Charles Rockhead said the excess hair growth may arise from increased levels of the hormone androgen. The diagnosis is made by a medical practitioner and is usually a symptom of an ... Read More

Annoying daily activities that actually keep you fit

Monday, September 01, 2014    

RUNNING to catch the bus, walking three minutes to the office canteen and climbing two flights of stairs to the boardroom meeting may annoy you now, but there are actually health benefits to these activities. You're not exactly doing a 30-minute workout at the gym, but a few stair climbs and light running activities daily can do wonders for your body. Dr Alfred Dawes, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon said these activities will help burn calories, but how much will depend on the phys ... Read More

Vows - At Last...

Monday, September 01, 2014    

Presenting newly-weds Calvin and Gladys Ellis.

At last my love has come along My lonely days are over and life is like a song... That First Encounter Gladys M Brown and Calvin M Ellis were destined for love; indeed the two, who had given up on love, met at the wedding of Gladys's brother. Gladys was the evening's unforgettable compere, and handled the proceedings with such aplomb that Calvin concluded that her husband was one lucky man. Little did he know that the lady was very much single. Gladys Brown is a superintendent in the Jamaic ... Read More

AW Poll Results - No need for that

Monday, September 01, 2014    

We Asked: Is oral sex a requirement in your relationship? 54.67% of you said No AW Poll Results - No need for that --> Read More



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