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Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have been asked many times to give my opinion on soy products and their relationship to breast cancer. Soy and other legumes contain one of three classes of phyto or plant-type oestrogen....

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Red Cross reaches out - As families and individuals grapple with loss, dislocation and other hardships in the wake of Tropical Storm Nicole, the Jamaica Red Cross is responding by partnering with other agencies to conduct damage and need assessments, and...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She was only 36 years old and dead. Kimhad died of breast cancer. Like perhaps many people, I think of cancer as a wicked disease. It comes on like a thief in the night.

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Every time I write an article on breast cancer or any other cancer, I have to remind myself that since scientists don't yet know the cause, talking about prevention is almost just an academic exercise.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A low-sugar-concentration drink is recommended for the first 60 to 90 minutes for fluid replacement purposes.Good day, Dr Gardner,Recently, I started exercising but realised that my body rapidly loses a lot of water.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms McDaniel, I am 20 years old and I have eczema all over my body - my hands, my back - and it is spreading to my face.What is the best herbal remedy you can recommend?

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I am sleepy after exercising - Dear Dr Gardner,In addition to the advice you gave Joan, who complained of exercise making her sleepy (September 29), may I suggest that what and how soon she is eating after exercising may also contribute to her sleepiness.I...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Obesity drug Meridia withdrawn - Abbott Laboratories has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) from the United States market because of clinical trial data indicating an increased risk...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

How can we, as women, not think about breast cancer and we have breasts? The evidence for prevention is still evolving and controversial in some instances. You can be affected from young adulthood to old age ...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oral gout treatment halted - The United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 30 took action against companies that manufacture...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

These days mention the word prostate to a man and he immediately looks somber.For an older man, the mere mention of his prostate brings fear. Let us talk about the prostate!

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We are about two months away from the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, one for which we hoped would have been uneventful.

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More often than I would wish, a woman comes into my office distressed because she is pregnant and it was not planned.Often, she does not feel that she can cope with another child. I usually acquaint her with her legal options.

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

So you have decided to try yoga but do not have a clue about how to get started.

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I visited my ophthalmologist recently and when I stood up to leave, we heard a creaking sound. She asked me if that was my hip, and I casually answered, "No that was the sound of my knees".

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mary broke off her relationship with John after three months. She couldn't tolerate him any longer. He was extremely jealous and started to control her life. John monitored her every move...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Avandia use suspended - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms that following a review of Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each agency has announced their individual regulatory...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are many foods which can boost the immune system and minimise inflammation caused by colds and allergies.

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I feel sleepy after exercising - Hi Dr Gardner,I have a question. I have been on an exercise programme since late May...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Genetically engineered ice cream and other foods - Dear Ms Thompson,I was delighted to see your comments on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in the September 22 Gleaner, and to also note the article on GMOs and farmed salmon in the Food...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is strong evidence supporting the superiority of the 'living liquid' produced by mammals for their young. Human breast milk is not only the gold standard in feeding for human babies...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This article discusses some of the difficulties faced by people with mentally ill relatives and attempt to offer some solutions: 1. The person does not accept their mental illness or lacks insights. This is very common...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fifty years ago, it was considered a sign of prosperity for a man to have a big belly. Today, men have become more aware that the 'beer belly' is a sign of ill health.

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's worm medicine time again! Dear Ms McDaniel,I read your article in the September 1 Gleaner and realised that as an adult in my early 40s, I haven't had a 'worm-out' since primary school days.

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Rainford, I am 19 years old and a few months ago was diagnosed with endometriosis and ovarian cysts, after having severe abdominal pains.

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