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Two pregnant women talk with a relative during visiting hours at a special maternity unit for
high-risk pregnancies in Havana, Cuba. The government medical care centre is part of a broad
campaign to drive up a birth rate that has fallen to the lowest in Latin America. (PHOTOS: AP)

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. Now, the 37-year-old pet-bird breeder is unexpectedly pregnant again, and Cuba's communist government is doin ... Read More

KNIGHT... we are looking at what we believe to be a
discombobulation of the Jamaican family
(PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) VIDEO: NFPB head warns women against delaying pregnancy
MORE professional Jamaican women are delaying pregnancy and making the choice to be single parents. ... Read More

Don't let these little things threaten your marriage
SOMETIMES the request for a separation or divorce may hit you like a ton of bricks, as you may not h ... Read More

Michelle Watkis Robinson (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY) How Michelle Watkis Robinson beat breast cancer
A trip to Texas in 2010 for a wedding ended up changing Michelle Watkis Robinson's life. She was con ... Read More

6 STDs that may scare you back to celibacy

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, October 27, 2014    

MANY people are fearful only of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV and genital herpes, because there is no treatment that will totally cure them. In fact, some STDs are like rites of passage, and some men even look at STDs like gonorrhoea as an unwelcome but expected side effect of sowing their wild oats in their younger days. But there are other STDs, some little known, that can affect both immediate and future health. And gynaecologist Dr Charles Rockhead said that for women, the d ... Read More

Men: Why we’re afraid of Christian women

By KIMBERLEY HIBBERT | Monday, October 27, 2014    

THEY'RE usually seen as the cream of the crop -- saved, sanctified, untouched and ready to commit for life. They won't cheat, won't yield to temptation and won't crave the things worldly women do. They will love, honour, obey and see you as the man of the house, the king. But many men shy away from Christian women despite these attributes, leaving the church pews filled with eligible women and very few takers, and this week they're telling why. Richard G, non-Christian: It's more like not want ... Read More

Dad's name error reflected on my records

Margarette May Macaulay | Monday, October 27, 2014    

Dear Mrs Macaulay, My father has always used the name 'John Doe' -- that's the name he signs and that's the name my mom placed on my birth certificate and which I have been using for all business purposes, even my marriage certificate. Recently he turned over his documents to me and it was then that I realised that on his birth certificate his correct name is 'Fred Doe' and there is no mention of 'John'. It seems that 'John' is a pet name by which all his family, including his parents, calle ... Read More

Eat your veggies!

Monday, October 27, 2014    

Eat your veggies!

VEGETABLES are not only good for weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet, they're chock-full of other benefits. They can improve the appearance of the skin, supply the body with essential minerals and may even ward off diseases. Nutritionist and fitness expert Donovan Grant said vegetables play a major role in weight loss and proper diet but they also help in a number of other ways that you may not have realised. The many benefits that vegetables provide for women include: Increasing blood ... Read More

He's still living with his baby's mother

With Wayne Powell MA Counselling Psychology Relationship Counsellor | Monday, October 27, 2014    

Dear Counsellor, A high school friend recently got in contact with me after eight years. He said he always had a serious crush on me. He had fathered a child right after high school. When he got in contact with me I didn't expect us to fall in love. I knew there was a chance that he might still be with the child's mother but I was hoping he wasn't. Long story short, he was still living with her. He claimed they were living under the same roof for financial reasons. Then a friend sent me an e- ... Read More

Pot belly problems

By Donovan Grant | Monday, October 27, 2014    

Pot belly problems

Dear Donovan, What is the best way to lose a big belly and what are the best foods to eat? Also, what helps lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure? — David Hi David, Excess belly fat is definitely an area of concern for many Jamaican men and women and indeed people all over the world. To be honest, many people want to lose this excess fat because they want to look good. However, this belly fat is extremely dangerous to your overall health. Belly fat is an example of visceral fat, m ... Read More

To lose weight, give up on these guilty pleasures

Monday, October 27, 2014    

SOMETIMES we take an ad hoc approach to weight loss, focusing on one area and ignoring others. But weight loss is a wholesome process — it involves proper diet and exercise, and a commitment that will ensure that you don't get back to square one with your problem area. One problem many people have is being unable to give up on their guilty pleasures, which more often than not are unhealthy habits that can derail the weight loss process. But nutritionist Patricia Fletcher said while snack ... Read More

Men's brutal break-up stories

BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE | Monday, October 27, 2014    

IF you think your woman breaking up with you by getting pregnant for another guy and then calmly moving him into your house while you were at work was brutal, think again. There are break-ups that have left men suffering years after the actual incident took place, some leaving them so scarred that they refuse to enter other relationships. So did she break up with you via text message, or after a romp in the sack? A couple weeks ago we had the women tell their stories. This week the men spill, an ... Read More

Prenatal aquatics can help maintain fitness

Monday, October 27, 2014    

Stephanie Brennan practises her aquarobics movements.

IT has been described as the perfect exercise for pregnant women because of the low risks associated, allowing these women to maintain some level of fitness during what can be a challenging period for weight control. Narda Ventura, programmes director at Aquaworx, said for women who are pregnant, water, preferably controlled water like a pool, is a great place to gain and maintain some fitness over the 40 weeks of pregnancy. "Water to me is a miracle worker. What you cannot do on land, you wi ... Read More

Life with fibroids

With Dr Alfred Dawes | Monday, October 27, 2014    

MANY women may actually be living a life with fibroids and don't even know it. Fibroids are fairly common abnormal growths in the muscles of the womb. Normally cells in the body obey commands of when to grow and when to stop. In the case of fibroids, a group if unruly cells continue to grow when ordered to stop. These cells are not cancerous but can continue to grow to large sizes, mimicking a pregnant belly. They feed off the hormones that usually stimulate the uterus and usually get smaller af ... Read More



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