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Some Jamaicans have expressed concern about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States and other countries, and are expected to reach our shores by April. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as...

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had the virus? Yes. Regardless of previous infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people should plan on getting vaccinated when it is their turn. “It’s a pretty...

The human body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism. When the right conditions are created, vibrant well-being is its natural state. However, we have departed from the ways of nature and live under less-than-natural conditions...

As research around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to flourish, many of us are becoming hopeless in the realisation that this virus is not going anywhere any time soon. Recent studies have confirmed that not only does the virus spread through...

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are wondering if it is possible to safely celebrate during a pandemic. Should you visit relatives or have family and friends over? Nonetheless, your typical holiday gathering will look different this...

With a wealth of food available during the Christmas season, it can also be a trying time, especially for those with health conditions such as diabetes. Keeping disciplined to control sugar levels and portions can be particularly difficult. Here...

THE WORLD Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – ‘Commit to Quit.’ The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication ‘More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco’ were released yesterday...

Labortaory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralise the virus that causes COVID-19 by 99.9 per cent. The studies are part of a Colgate research programme that...

For more than 10 years, Andrea Ferguson* lived with her partner in an upscale community in Jamaica. She had everything to her comfort, and did not have to work to maintain her lavish lifestyle. However, she was dying inside, and kept a well-...

“I was devastated,” exclaimed Marcia Johnson*. “I was just 18 years old at the time, and I felt like my whole world had fallen apart,” she said. On a routine check while pregnant with her only child, Johnson received the news nobody wants to hear...
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