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Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in cells of the colon or rectum. Malignant means it is a cancerous tumour that can spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body.ANATOMYThe colon and rectum are a part of our body's digestive...

Dr Denise Daley, a young Jamaican scientist, has used her passion for plants to develop a line of neutraceuticals to be used in the treatment of diabetes.Through her research on the eucalyptus plant, she has created food items and supplements which...

Males face a number of medical issues, but none has proven to be as difficult to deal with as erectile dysfunction (ED). Dr Belinda Morrison, consultant urologist and lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, describes this growing...

As Jamaica tries to grapple with an out-of-control crime problem, much attention is not paid to another more silent but just as dangerous, killer - non-communicable diseases (NCDs).According to the World Health Organization (WHO), NCDs - including...

By the age of 50, you would have a lot of experience in dealing with personal health issues. Chances are you have experienced a chronic disease or the conditions that lead to these such as excess weight, low physical activity or less-than-healthy...

The curtain came down on the highly anticipated annual NCB Insurance ProCare Men's Health Week, ending with hundreds of men, women and children participating in a fun-filled Family Day Festival that featured rich information, healthy diet options...

According to two new World Health Organization (WHO) reports, about 1.7 million children under the age of five years die each year because of environmental hazards. It's the first such estimate of the child death toll from environmental causes."That...

Recently, I witnessed a bus in front of me collide with a motorcar that swerved into its path. A few seconds separated my vehicle from being a part of that accident.The driver of the bus and a front-seat passenger were trapped inside but were stable...

Today, we look at understanding the factors that make black skin and hair unique, which can then provide guidance regarding how to best care for skin and hair in individuals of African descent.Here's a list of unique features of black skin and hair:...

When you reflect on your childhood, what do you remember? Are there positive memories or encounters that you simply wish to forget? And have you ever considered the kind of effects they may be having on your life as an adult? Your childhood...
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