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Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS...
Gynaecologist Dr Patrick Clarke.

One in every 10 women worldwide of childbearing age has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). According to gynaecologist Dr Patrick Clarke, the syndrome is diagnosed if a woman experiences two of the three criteria associated with the illness. These...
 The female Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for dengue fever.

More than 1.6 million cases of dengue have been reported in the Americas in the first five months of 2020, drawing attention to the need to continue eliminating mosquito breeding sites, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent...

AS COUNTRIES across the globe observed World Tobacco Day on Sunday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging young people in the Americas to recognise, expose and resist the deceptive tactics used by the tobacco industry and its allies...

COVID-19 HAS created complete chaos for our external and internal worlds. This pandemic is likely to stir up some strong emotions, particularly for those among us who already struggle with mental illnesses such as depression, eating disorders,...

Scene: Miss Made-up-name in her taxi-ride, returning home to Made-up-place in rural St Elizabeth. Miss Made-up-name: (Tearfully thinking out loud) “But no sah! There must be someone, somewhere I can call to talk to bout this … .” THE COVID-...

If you are immunocompromised, protect yourself from COVID-19 Many conditions and treatments can weaken a person’s immune system (making them ‘immunocompromised’). Some of these include: Cancer Bone marrow transplant Solid organ transplant...

Scene: A 38-year-old mother of two waiting in the health centre, six weeks since her breast lump biopsy. Nurse: “Miss Made-up-name, Doc said that your result isn’t back. Call next week this time before coming in because of COVID-19.” Patient...

With May being observed as Lupus Awareness Month, we continue to shed light on the experiences of those around the world living with the illness which affects people in various forms. Exactly four years ago (May 2016), Claudine Martin got the news...

A lot has been said about the vulnerability of individuals with certain co-morbidities to be at greater risk of COVID-19 complications. For persons with hypertension, diabetes (sugar), respiratory disorders and certain cancers, COVID-19 can have...
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