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

Knowing of my great affinity for ice cream, an environmentally minded friend recently sent me an article from an overseas publication on the topic of genetically modified organisms (also called GMOs) ...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is a metal used in coins, makes electrical batteries work and used to slow down rusting of motors.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many parents are still having difficulty with variety for the lunch kits. Sandwiches are always popular options and each child tends to have their favourite ones.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is surprising how prevention for one disease can also help prevent another, making the choices we make on a daily basis even more important.

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Is walking to work enough? Dear Dr Gardner, My name is Diania and I live in London. I was just reading your piece online in The Gleaner, 'Are you exercising enough?'

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

E-cigarette companies warned - The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week issued warning letters to five electronic cigarette distributors for various violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) including...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When I became a certified yoga instructor, I knew it was something I wanted to share with the world.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's the beginning of the school year and most students should be filled with excitement and great expectations.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Twenty and counting is the number for the choice of 'juices' positioned for the children on the supermarket shelves.

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pet Cobra appears delighted to perform the simple tricks.One of which includes coiling itself around its master's neck and tucking its head under the coil...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Doctors in the boardroom launched - In an effort to educate the public about the risks of cardiovascular disease which is the leading killer of Jamaicans, Heart Institute of the Caribbean Foundation (HICF) officially launched its workplace wellness...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recurrent miscarriages and aspirin treatment (Pt 2)This is Part II of an article, published August 25, addressing a reader's comments regarding her doctor's use of aspirin to prevent her from having a third miscarriage....

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Measuring blood pressure the high-tech way - Dr Winston Dawes has said that the SphygmoCor System will be 'the game changer' in the next five to 10 years...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Well it's that time again when parents do to their children what their own parents did to them - the back-to-school deworming.

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many of us find it difficult to maintain our exercise commitments during the back-to-school frenzy.Below are a few pointers to help you maintain your exercise programme during the stressful back-to-school time.

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week's article gave parents general tips to deal with teenagers. This week will look at tackling some of the tough teenager problems.

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The back-to-school period stimulates a mix of emotions for children, parents and guardians. For the children, it is a bit of sadness as the lazy, carefree summer days come to an end and, excitement and anxiety...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are only a few days left before the start of the new school year. Books are bought, bags packed and uniforms crisp and ready, but what to do about lunch?...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Menopause - the new hot topic of conversation among my girlfriends. It used to be careers, marriage, kids but now, it's menopause! How did that happen so fast? Well, at 45...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Anti-seizure drug linked to meningitis - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors and patients that an anti-seizure drug..

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The teenage years are among the most difficult. Many parents do not understand how to deal with teenagers and their troublesome issues such as smoking, the Internet, friends, dressing and back talking. Here are some tips...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One of the latest gadgets making the rounds in our island is the electronic cigarette .Also called e-cigarette, this device is a recent addition to tobacco-related substances. What are the effects of this device?

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I received this letter from a reader which raises a number of important issues in pregnancy. I will address some of the points raised in this article and in the next.

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The word cereal connotes different things to different people.A child or teenager thinks of a ready-to-eat breakfast cereal such as cornflakes as cereals; an older person, on the other hand, will think of porridge.

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Have you ever been to a food establishment and see garbage at or near the entrance? I had this experience last weekend at a well-known food establishment in Portland.

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