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Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As our daily challenges increase and we find it more difficult to cope, many of us experience bouts of depression.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charlyn Fargo, ContributorI am convinced losing weight is like saving money - you do it a few calories or a few dollars at a time.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many people have experienced trauma such as serious accident or injury, being shot, stabbed, held up at gunpoint, rape and other sexual assaults, or the unexpected death of a close friend or relative.People who experience major trauma are at high risk...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I was made aware of a woman with a disability who was pregnant. The father was unsupportive and she was requesting assistance...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gel cuts HIV and herpes risk - Researchers have achieved an important scientific breakthrough in the fight against HIV and genital herpes with a vaginal gel that significantly...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rice is the staple of choice in Jamaica. Many young people do not like ground provisions but I find this dislike is because of presentation and monotony in preparation.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Good day Dr Gardner,I have been on an exercise routine for the past three months and have seen some results in terms of being more energetic and weight loss.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scientists recognise that many cancers can be prevented by modifying what people eat and their level of physical activity.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's summer and the heat is on. Children are away from regular school and most are involved in summer programmes. Depending on the child's age group, their meal patterns...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Avandia stays on the market - The drug Avandia, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of diabetes, should stay on the market after US federal-health experts voted last Wednesday on the matter.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's that time of year when the typical conversation piece is how hot it is.A mother who shares a bed with her four children told me how...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Let's look at a few fitness options for this summer.One of the fun things about exercising is that we can choose many different activities.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On average, an eight-ounce glass of soda packs on about 225 calories around the waist; 12 ounces of lager, between 150 and 200 calories; a serving of ice cream, about 380 calories...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eggplants, garden eggs or aubergines are just a few of the names by which this berry, used as vegetable, is known. The eggplant is closely related to the tomato family and is a native of India...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She came to the emergency room in a Washington DC hospital weak and in pain. She had no idea what had happened. However we did. We were prepared because we had seen it before...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is a positive relationship between the frequency of exercise sessions and health status. Exercising three to five times per week for 20 to 30 minutes per session...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new study finds that people with diabetes who consume more bran live longer and are less likely to die of heart disease.

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A few weeks ago I stood chatting with other parents in the parking lot of my son's preparatory school.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Itchy skin - Dear Dr Williams-Green,I am a 21- year-old man. I have a problem with my skin.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Over a century ago, research by epidemiologist, William Farr, indicated that the institution of marriage was good for health, suggesting that unmarried people succumb to diseases more readily than their married counterparts.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many exercise enthusiasts find it difficult to achieve results because their exercise lacks intensity.Exercise intensity determines physiological and metabolic changes in our body...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fumes from cleaning agents, air fresheners, insecticides and paint can make home an unsafe environment. Dust, furniture made of pressed wood, carpets and refrigerant also release pollutants that can make indoor air quality toxic.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This year's earthquakes around the world and the start of the hurricane season should have heightened our awareness of disaster preparedness.

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Weight loss is always a possibility, but it's going to take diet plus exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Wash yuh pot, tun dem dung, it's mango time!"There are many varieties of mangoes in Jamaica, including the affordable 'common' mangoes to the 'gold'-priced St Julian and East Indian.

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