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Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We have one son. We both work hard. However, he has changed dramatically. He recently opened a bank account and put his father's name on it. Last year, he bought an apartment as an investment and...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 11:07 AMDr Tony Vendryes

The human body is amazing. It is indeed fearfully and wonderfully made, as King David declared in the Psalms.  Modern medical science is validating how true his statement was. The longer I practice medicine, the more I appreciate the body...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Most people eat too much. Researchers who study the ageing process (gerontologists) have observed that eating less extends the lifespan of animals as long as they are provided with all the essential nutrients they need.This technique is called...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I notice you said that 12-year-old children can date. I disagree. Can you explain this?A: It may be safer if young persons go out in groups. Group dating may be preferred by parents and caregivers.Q: I am very concerned that my father is giving...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hello Doc. I am a guy of 18, and am in my first relationship with a girl. I think I love her. She is wonderful in bed. Like me, she was a virgin when we met late last year.Despite our lack of knowledge, we have found sex great. We are using...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I am an outside child for my father and because of that, he did not take good care of me when I was growing up. He had to hide and send money for me because of his wife. Naturally, he did not spend any time with me.However, fortunes were reversed...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My son has decided that he will not go overseas to study after all the plans have been made. Do I still let him go to the orientation session in case he changes his mind?A: Please sit with your son and ask him why he may have changed his mind. If...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, besides water, and has been used by man for millennia. Medical research highlights the many health benefits of a specific tea - green tea, a drink made from the leaves of the tea plant (Camellia...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am a desperate young guy. So far, I have not been a big success with girls. I have tried three young ladies and none of them has been toosatisfied by me.I urgently need your help! It is clear that my organ is notreaching to the end of the...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Mildew, mould, and mushrooms are examples of plant forms known as fungi. Yeasts are microscopic fungi, and one very common type of yeast is a germ called Candida. It normally lives on the skin, in the digestive tract and the vagina of healthy...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am keen to have sex with girls, but I am fretting about the question of venereal diseases - or, as I think you call it, sexual infections.I have tried to research this subject on the Internet, but have become very confused. So please...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I love this girl very much. We are desperately in love and we want to get married, but there is one 'fly in the ointment'.She is pregnant - just a couple of months. That is fine by me. It will be lovely to have a little baby.However, shortly...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM

In 2014 the Mexican government imposed a tax on sugary soft drinks and within one year researchers reported a 12 per cent reduction in the sales of those beverages. The greatest reduction was seen in the poorest households, where sweet drink sales...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I did not know my father until I was 39 years old. He did not take care of me. He was not involved in my upbringing. My mother and my grandmother struggled to send me to school. They both died after I...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I am afraid to report my son who is molesting his daughter. I feel the family would stop providing for me. How can I do so secretly?

A: You call call 119 or 1-888-PROTECT or 618-5888 and tell what you know. Give as much information as you can. You do not have to leave your name. The investigators will do the rest.

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Good day. I am a guy of 16, and I would like your advice about a sex or love problem that I have with a girl.Doc, she is beautiful and I love her. I met her a month ago and I fell in love with her immediately. I felt (and still feel) that I want...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 1:02 AM

Q: I have a young friend who says she is suicidal. She is in a relationship with her boyfriend but it is not going well. He has not called her for three weeks. In the last week he deleted her number from his phone. He has not returned any of her...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMDr Anthony Vendryes

Our society actively promotes excessive drug use. Powerful brainwashing techniques are imposed on us every day to encourage more drug consumption. In addition to the problems from recreation drugs like alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, and cannabis, a...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My son has the most vivid imagination. He pretends that he has a brother. This has been going on for six months. He is eight. Is this abnormal?A: You have not shared much regarding the situation. It would be interesting to know when the pretence...

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, we need your urgent advice. Three days ago we were having sex and I was using a condom. We continued for around 20 minutes and it was great.When we had finished, however, I suddenly realised that I was not wearing that condom anymore. In...

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Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I have a 10-year-old daughter and the doctor says that she is depressed. She is doing very well in primary school. She is well behaved and the teachers like her. She also gets on well with her peers. She enjoys sports and watches TV a lot. I have...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The idea of dying without fulfilling her purpose was something that was too much for Paulette Trowers to bear. With that as her inspiration, she went after her dreams like a tigress and ensured that she achieved her goals.There were two things that...

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