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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.

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

Summer has brought more than just hot, steamy days and do-nothing lazy days on the beach.A regular complaint from pharmacy clients these days is itching, of many sorts. Many prescriptions now bear remedies for fungal infections...

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

Exercising during the summer heat can be challenging.The intense heat can seriously affect our performance, and this is compounded if the humidity is high.

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

There is growing evidence that certain vitamins may help boost brainpower and memory, and you don't need mega doses.The B vitamins are vital to normal brain and nerve functions.

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

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors and patients that an anti-seizure drug, Lamictal, can cause rare inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Welcome to Sharon's mind.body.fitness connection! This new bi-weekly column will be filled with ideas, life experiences and facts on how you can lead a healthy life, filled with peace, love and a sense of joy and fulfilment!...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She came to the gynaecology clinic week after week; her complaint was the same.She was in pain and needed relief. Medications had failed and she wanted surgery. It was a difficult decision for me.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week, we spoke about the myths and facts surrounding string beans and green bananas.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NHF funds water tank at hospital - The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston received $23.5 million from the National Health Fund (NHF) to help build a 783,000-gallon water tank...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Are the claims of amazing weight loss on the HCG diet really true? The HCG diet, also known as the Simeons therapy, has two components: One is a 500-calorie diet (occasionally increased to 800 calories a day).

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Use of endosulfan, an organochlorine insectide first registered in the 1950s, is being phased out in Jamaica. Michael Ramsay, Pesticide Control Authority's (PCA's) registrar, said in a recent interview that the phase-out...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

People with poor diets who cannot afford (money or time) to eat the foods they should, have figured out a way to supply some necessary nutrients to the body - supplementation with vitamins and minerals.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new statement on staying heart healthy. The group reviewed 74 previously published studies and developed specific strategies to help people stay heart healthy.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I will discuss in a two-part series, four popular Jamaican foods and beliefs surrounding them as it relates to disease management.String beans and diabetes...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lenworth Jacobs Clinic reopens- The Lenworth Jacobs Clinic reopened in July at 65 East Street, Kingston.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Williams-Green, I read your articles in The Gleaner every week and find them very informative.

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

beefMeat lovers must be having a hard time swallowing the bad rap on beef.

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