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'Condom + Another Contraceptive = #UltimateProtection' is the theme for this year's Safer Sex Week - February 13-18. The aim is to push for the use of dual contraceptive in the fight against unwanted pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases (STDs)....

Gender-based violence (GBV) and the roles assigned to both women and men are central to the spread of HIV. It is therefore critical for us to not only acknowledge this fact, but also to introduce and promote a journey towards healthy and life-giving...

While the world observes Black History Month, a number of organisations, led by NCB Insurance, have come together to host an initiative aimed at inspiring long-term positive action in men's health.The partnership - which includes NCB Insurance, Dr's...

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be conducting screenings for risk factors associated with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during Heart Month in February.The HFJ's executive director, Deborah Chen, said it is important for persons to know if...

In the first of a two-part discussion on childhood obesity, we learned that this condition has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the more prominent public-health issues we are facing in the 21st Century. In addition,...

With a long track record of research in the medicinal properties of indigenous herbal plants, the University of Technology (UTech) has now strengthened its ability to delve deeper into the research of medical cannabis.Last week, the university...

The beginning of any year is a time when many of us make resolutions and set goals. I will quickly add that any time is a good time to make positive choices in our lives. It is very important that we try to maintain healthy lifestyles. Health is...

The 15th Caribbean Neurosciences Symposium hosted by The Caribbean Neurological Association in conjunction with the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesia, Intensive Care and University Hospital of the West Indies is set to kick off at the...

Did you know that one in every 15 Jamaicans carries the sickle-cell trait or that sickle cell disease (SCD) occurs in one in every 150 births? That means some 186,666 Jamaicans carry the trait and 10 per cent of their offsprings will have the...

We are approaching the peak of the influenza (flu) season, which can be quite unpredictable. Surviving it is always the key, and knowing what to do if we get it will make all the difference. You may have the flu if you...
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