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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.

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

If you have made it this far into the cold and flu season without being hit, consider yourself fortunate.

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...

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