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Athletes assured of safety from ZIKV in BrazilAS THE 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, draws closer, the threat of the zika virus (ZIKV) has remained a concern for the hundreds of thousands of athletes and fans alike who will be...

Noise pollution can cause health problems, including hearing loss, stress, high blood pressure, sleep disorder, and other assorted illnesses. Daily, we are exposed to sound from television, radio, traffic and appliances used at home. These sounds...

Known as the black woman's disease, approximately 80 per cent of Jamaican women have uterine fibroids.For many, the symptoms can be accompanied by distressing signs that significantly affect productivity, forcing some women to seek surgical and...

Did you know that cucumber is quite an amazing vegetable, loaded with nutritional benefits? Cucumber, or Cucumis sativus, belongs to the same family as melon and squash. High in water content, researchers have discovered that it contains three...

New research suggests that another serious neurological condition can be added to the list of those connected to the Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. According to a small study, the mosquito-borne illness could cause an autoimmune condition known as...

A new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States is suggesting that caffeine could reduce the likelihood of having erectile dysfunction (ED).Researchers found that men over the age of 20 who consumed the...

This week's Doctor's Appointment was a continuation of the discussion on silent mental illnesses featuring Drs Aggrey Irons and Geoffrey Walcott, consultant psychiatrists, along with Andrew Jackson, who struggles with bipolar disorder, and his...

Under the theme 'Cervical Cancer is the Most Preventable Cancer ... Do Your Pap Smear', the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) will be placing focus on cervical cancer during Cancer Awareness Month in April.The aim is to raise awareness and encourage more...

According to a new study from the University of Waterloo, fear of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) may have influenced prehistoric humans to embrace monogamy.The study suggested that large societies learnt to frown on and punish...

This year, World Health Day, which will be commemorated tomorrow, will focus on ways to halt the rise of diabetes worldwide.In that regard, the main goals of the World Health Organization (WHO) are to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes,...
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