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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...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I read your article online and I must say you are on point.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We spend many hours at work and an additional number of hours commuting to and from work. As a result, two or more meals are eaten outside the home. Lunch is often eaten at work and, for many people, this is the largest or most substantial meal of the day and the only 'cooked' meal.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Walking is one of the best exercises for overall health. It provides the same benefits as running, cycling, swimming or any other vigorous aerobic exercise. Walking can improve heart and lung function and even help you to shed extra pounds.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Matthew fidgets in his chair. He is anxiously waiting to be called by his family doctor. He enters the examination room. After the usual greetings and sharing of information about his new job at the bank, he launches into the reason for the visit.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Good day Dr Rainford, I read the article published on May 19 and I would like some more advice on living with herpes. I found out in 2009 that I am living with this disease. My last relationship ended in 2004 when I started seeing signs that something was wrong. I visited a gynaecologist who ordered me to do a blood test.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is a nation in pain. A nation psychologically shattered by crime and violence. Far too many have died, lost loved ones, homes, businesses and other sources of livelihood.

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Living in Jamaica these days is like being in a hellish nightmare and though we are screaming and screaming we just can't wake up....

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week another violent insurrection occurred in Jamaica. It involved an assault on the state. There was an incursion by the security forces into the Tivoli Garden community and about 73 people were killed....

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Rainford, I met a woman who I find very interesting. She revealed that she has had herpes since high school and she is now in her 30s. We've yet to become intimate. This is kind of putting a damper on going forward.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After leaving our mothers' breasts, we continue to consume milk from other animals like cows, goats, sheep, horses, camels and donkeys!

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new analysis of United States health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The major causes of poor health and disability are preventable diseases that affect your organs such as the heart, lungs and kidney.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many individuals are convinced of the value of vegetables but have difficulty enjoying them.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Heart failure occurs when there is a breakdown in the heart's function to circulate blood in the body. It is a major cause of hospitalisation and death and although it affects men and women, tends to affect men earlier in life.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Is grilling a healthy way to cook? Yes and no.It doesn't add any additional cooking fat, and a fair amount of the fat from the meat melts and drips away, producing delicious smoky flavours.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eating together as a family has been a Jamaican tradition for decades. Unfortunately, this healthy practice is dying as a result of changes in family life.

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