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Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:05 AMDr Michael Abrahams

The only thing certain about life, is that it will end in death. This is a fact. No matter how invincible you feel, one day the Grim Reaper is going to come for your behind, and whisk you off to wherever he whisks...

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 12:05 AMDr Michael Abrahams

Donald Trump has been labelled as many things: narcissist, demagogue, misogynist, racist, xenophobe, Islamophobe and liar among others. Now, recent allegations are attempting to add “rapist” to the above-mentioned ignoble list. Last...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:05 AM

 The correlation between childhood trauma and psychological dysfunction in adulthood is well documented. What is less well known, and probably more ominous, is the link between a traumatic childhood environment and...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:05 AMDr Michael Abrahams

 Another National Prayer Breakfast has come and gone, and I doubt that any of the praying that took place will have any effect on the condition of our country. After all, the event has been staged 36 times and...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:05 AMDr Michael Abrahams

I do not believe in New Year’s resolutions. I figure that if there is a bad habit that you need to dispense of, or a good one that ought to be embraced, there is no better time than the present. But now I am...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 12:05 AMDr Michael Abrahams

She lay supine on the examination bed, devoid of all articles of clothing, but covered, by a clean white sheet which draped her trembling body between her neck and her ankles. Tears welled up in her eyes, on...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:02 AMDr Michael Abrahams

The presence of melanin in our skin protects us from the deleterious effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This pigment absorbs light very effectively and dissipates over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation, reducing the risk of skin cancer, especially...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 6:06 AMDr Michael Abrahams

Many years ago, while in a line waiting to pay my cable bill, I encountered the husband of a patient of mine who was in his late 40s. I had delivered his son and daughter and enquired about his children, who were still quite young. He began his...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:31 AMDr Michael Abrahams

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them. That well-known quote from Desiderius Erasmus indicates the complexity of the female sex. Women fascinate me. I admire, respect and appreciate them, and the older I get, the more I...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:10 AMDr Michael Abrahams

First, the good news. There are many wonderful Christians out there. People who are loving, kind, caring and forgiving. A Baptist minister, an Anglican priest, and a Catholic monsignor are among my friends, and are beautiful human beings. As a...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 12:03 AMDr Michael Abrahams

Last week I was fortunate to have been in attendance at the town hall meeting with Barack Obama at the University of the West Indies. While I absolutely enjoyed the experience, it left me with somewhat ambivalent...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:28 AMDr Michael Abrahams

The expression 'laughter is the best medicine' is well known, and while it may not cure or prevent diseases, there is strong evidence that laughter and humour improve one's quality of life. The World Health Organization defines health...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2015 | 12:10 AMDr Michael Abrahams

It is hard to imagine life without plastic. Because of its low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility and impermeability to water, it is extremely popular and useful. Two hundred and twenty-five million tons of plastic is produced every year, and...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 3:00 PMDr Michael Abrahams

While checking out a news feed on Facebook last week I came across a video clip of CVM Television's Garfield Burford interviewing our prime minister about the Riverton City fire. My initial reaction was one of...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2015 | 12:10 AMDr Michael Abrahams

Over the past few weeks, there has been a plethora of incidents reported in the media concerning our youth being abused or killed. Two pregnant 14-year-old girls were murdered, Three children were burnt to death after being locked in a house by...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:12 AMDr Michael Abrahams

  Possessing a womb can be a wonderful thing. The organ has the potential to house, protect and nurture a fetus and carry it to viability. Successful pregnancy and childbirth can be a beautiful and rewarding experience. Unfortunately, a uterus...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 2:00 AMDr Michael Abrahams

I clearly remember listening to and enjoying the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) anthem as a youth, as it would be played on radio and television during election campaigns. Part of the chorus goes: "Remember Bustamante, he served you well, Stand up...

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 11:03 AMDr Michael Abrahams

Michael Abrahams Online Columnist Heartache and heartbreak are excellent sources of material for penning hit songs. Grammy Albums of the Year 'Rumors' by Fleetwood Mac, 'Jagged Little Pill' by Alanis Morisette, 'Fearless' by...

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