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Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 100 complaints were lodged with the Ministry of Health in the first three months of this year as Jamaicans took up the offer to report their negative experiences in the public-health sector.According to the most recent quarterly report...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaican men are reportedly looking more and more to a gun, legal or illegal, to reinforce their masculinity in the face of changes in the local landscape.That is one of the major findings of researchers at the Institute of Gender and Development...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Government's decision to issue a Zika virus advisory last year urging women to delay pregnancy is being pointed to as one of the main reasons for a 22 per cent decline in live births in Jamaica between January and March this year when compared...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

It has been classified as a public health epidemic, but there are concerns that the Government is doing very little to address intimate partner violence and has, in fact, left it up to volunteers to intervene and tackle the issue.Political...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaican men are killing their spouses and then themselves at a higher rate than men in the United States and most other countries in the world, with local researchers theorising that this is due to a pervasive cultural belief that a woman is a man'...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Administrators at several schools across the island have introduced another disciplinary measure not sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, but which they say gets problem students out of their institutions without giving the child a tarnished...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Amid concerns that expulsions and suspensions are becoming too commonplace at Jamaica's schools, some principals say they are challenged to find other means of disciplining disruptive students who are sometimes in need of extraordinary interventions...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Administrators at several schools across the island are complaining that they face an additional challenge this year as they struggle to find more money to fund meals for students on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH)....

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

An estimated 20,000 more Jamaicans will become overweight or obese this year alone, with one health expert fearing that the battle to shrink the waistline of Jamaicans will continue to be an uphill task until consumers start demanding healthier...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For the past 10 years, programme analyst Tory-Ann Clarke has suppressed her maternal urges so she could attend university, pursue a career, find the right partner and own a house.At 32 years old, she has achieved most of her goals, but her...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaican teens are waiting a little longer to get pregnant, but not by much. While in previous years the teens getting pregnant for the first time averaged 14 years, the authorities are now seeing the majority getting pregnant at 16 years.Dr Zoe...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Thirty-five years after Jamaica confirmed its first case of HIV/AIDS and five years after the National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS was approved by both Houses of Parliament, some Jamaican employers are continuing to dismiss persons who test...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

He is accustomed to hearing the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) being referred to as a gay lobby group, but Anglican priest and chairman of the board of directors for the human rights organisation, Canon Garth Minott, said, like Jesus, they are...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Up to 90 per cent of some homes have been found to be breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the Government will be partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the coming months to deal with this...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After experiencing sexual abuse and poverty, becoming pregnant at 17 seemed like a death sentence for Lisa Brown*."I took a pregnancy test which came out positive. It felt like it was the end of the world for me," said Lisa, who is now a second-year...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

President of the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC), Antonette Dennis, is calling on school administrators to review their disciplinary practices following the five-day suspension of a group of students from the St Catherine High School for...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A group of students at the St Catherine High School have been suspended following their participation in a raunchy social media challenge, which encourages participants to verbalise the extent that they would go for sexual pleasure.The challenge has...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She has been advised by her doctor to do chemotherapy, but Charmaine Williams has decided instead to change her diet in a bid to reverse breast cancer.Charmaine is among a growing number of persons who are using food to heal their body after being...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The last thing Janette Kaloo expected to deal with when she was diagnosed with breast cancer was the cold treatment meted out to her by the medical practitioners she interfaced with during what she described as her struggle to save her life."I don't...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The value of the complementary medicine industry is growing annually and so, too, are the offerings for those who want to fight debilitating diseases like breast cancer.From using herbs and potions to artificial intelligence, Jamaica is not short of...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Come 2018, Jamaicans should be one step closer to finding out how many persons have been diagnosed with cancer as the National Cancer Registry (NCR) is expected to produce its first report that year.Director of Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

At least two senior medical practitioners have lamented the absence of a national screening programme that could bolster the fight against breast and other cancers.Among those who have expressed concerns is senior medical officer at the Kingston...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The outsourcing of medical tests and improvements at the National Public Health Laboratories and other regional laboratories are among efforts the Ministry of Health said it is taking to improve the turnaround time for medical results needed by...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The chronic shortage of qualified engineers in Jamaica could soon be a thing of the past as three of the island's leading universities have forged a partnership which will see them training at least 1,000 annually.Speaking with Gleaner reporters...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerned about the number of Jamaicans being deported from the United States annually, one forensic social worker, an immigration attorney and a convict have joined forces to create a handbook intended to help Jamaicans looking for greener pastures...

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