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Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

You can reverse the ageing process by 10 years just by recapturing your youthful smile. There are several dental signs associated with an aged smile, these include...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Brown,Can you provide a healthy weight-loss diet, that is, servings of protein, vegetables, starches, etc per day.

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the digital collection of the United States National Library of Medicine, I found an interesting 74-page book on Jamaica's last cholera outbreak in the early 1850s. With the recent outbreak of cholera in neighbouring Haiti and forecast of rainy days...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Our bones operate pretty much like our bank accounts, except that calcium and bone are constantly being deposited and withdrawn. That is, our body constantly removes old bone and grows new bone.

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Most people are aware of the many foods which are important for healthy teeth and gums, but some people are not aware that uncontrolled diabetes is bad for the health of teeth, gums and the rest of the oral...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called lupus, is an auto-immune disease which can affect any organ at any time.The organ can be impaired by two mechanisms: a direct attack of antibodies or decreased blood circulation.

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recall of TYLENOL caplets - McNeil is recalling TYLENOL 8 Hour caplets 50-count bottles to the retail level, following a small number of complaints of a musty or mouldy odour.

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Physical activity helps to increase white blood cell count. White blood cells are critical to the immune system's ability to contain and/or eliminate cancer cells from the body.

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

Breast lumps in men are uncommon but cause great concern when they do occur. A lump may be found in both breasts but usually occur in only one. Breast swellings are common in newborns because of the high levels...

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...

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