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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.

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

Drug for allergy launched sanofi-aventis recently launched Allegra Pediatric Oral Suspension in Jamaica.

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

A stomach ulcer, also called peptic ulcer disease, is one of the most common conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract. It represents damage to the lining of the stomach or duodenum...

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

When it comes to healthy eating advice, it can be tough to figure out what is legitimate and what is not. The basic rules are simple: eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods in modest portions.

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

There are many different forms of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most common form. Invariably, it leads to the development of stiff and painful joints...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To leave or not to leave - Dear Dr Abel,I must commend you on your article on June 9.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eat less meat, more veggies. Sounds familiar? The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) new food guidelines, released recently for public comment, take aim at salt and fat to battle the obesity epidemic.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reconciliation is another matter It was 'Donna's' eventual decision to forgive her father that helped put her life on a new track of happiness.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Depression begins with an imbalance in the brain, but it affects the entire body.The symptoms range from mood changes to sleep disturbance, physical fatigue, stomach upset and backache, headaches...

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