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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...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 11:06 PM
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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...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Twas TrendingOut with the old and in with the new.. Or is it?This week, we explore a blow to the ego tweet from the Oscars, introduce the new local prime minister, trail the political drama internationally, check out new movie roles and follow...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 11:02 PM

New Kid on the Block: H5Jody-Anne LawrenceLifestyle ReporterH5 Hair care line has been popular in North and Central America for some time and is now trying to breakthrough in the Jamaican market.Local distributor representative Anna-Kay Aldridge...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:10 AM

The lush gardens of the Boone Hall Oasis in Stony Hill was the perfect setting for Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum to host a dinner to celebrate the new image of its range of products last Sunday evening. The event, attended by specially invited guests...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The World Health Organization claims that one third of all adults has elevated blood pressure and that nine out of 10 of us, as we age, will eventually have high blood pressure.Amazingly, conventional medical wisdom states that 90 per cent of all...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doctor, I just do not understand my boyfriend. I love him and he says he loves me. We are both 18. We were virgins when we met, or, at least, he claimed that he had never had sex before.Sexual intercourse with him is pretty good - for around five...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The term 'gut' refers to the intestinal tract, a passage about 30 feet long, which starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. You are not just what you eat. You are what you eat, digest and absorb. No matter how good your diet is, the food must first...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My 15-year-old son has decided that he wants to change his name to his biological father's name. His father did not take care of him. How do I deal with this?A Be frank with your son about your concerns. Be honest with the information you share....

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I'm a female teenager, and boys are always trying to persuade me to go to bed with them. Doc, is it true that if you only do it once, you cannot get pregnant?Some of the girls at my school say this, but I am not so sure.A: This is just one of...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I believe my wife is cheating on me. One day I saw her hugging a friend of mine in public. I spoke to her about her behaviour and she said there was nothing behind the hug. She claims that she is frustrated with my false accusations. She has an...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q Hi, Doc. Could you give me and my boyfriend some advice about sex? We are both aged 19, and we have been sexually active together for around six months.During that time, I have had several pregnancy scares, and I don't want any more! We both know...

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

Q: My husband got an opportunity to do his master's degree overseas. He wanted me to come and be with him for the two years. It was a challenge because I was in a good job and we have a five-year-old son. So I told him to go alone. However, after he...

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

"It serves little purpose merely to be scared by viruses, but it serves a good deal of purpose to understand them."- Frank Ryan, MDAfter dengue came chikV and now we have the Zika virus (ZIKV). Question: When will this trend end? Answer: never!...

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

Q: My 10-year-old son has been evaluated and has a learning disability. His father, who lives in another region, says that nothing is wrong with his son and will not pay for special-education tutoring. Can I force him to do so?

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Last week, for the first time in my life, I tried to have sex with a girl, but I just couldn't do it, Doc.Do you think the problem could be the fact that I have quite a long 'droopy' foreskin? Should I have it cut off by a surgeon?

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

Q: I am pregnant again and worried. Even my husband is worried. Two years ago we got married and had a child, but the child was born with multiple challenges and disabilities. We have tried many doctors, to little avail with some of the issues. We...

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

Q: We just returned from overseas after 15 years and live one hour away from a great prep school for our daughters, who are 10 and 12 years old. I am trying to get my wife to let them board. She refuses. What can I do?A: I understand your wife being...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

Now I know what you're thinking: what does sex have to do with exercise? The answer? Everything! A woman can't help but be thrilled by the fact that her man of choice is virile, shows great strength and knows how to go the distance. And men, who...

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

The New Year is always an opportunity for new beginnings. Do you know that you are a work in progress? You are a remarkable combination of body, mind, and spirit. You are never stuck in any given situation. You are designed with the amazing ability...

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

Q: My parents have died and did not legally adopt my sister, and she is now 18 and claiming money from the estate. She lived with us for five years. I am 22, in college, and have no other close family members. I am so sad. The lawyer says nothing...

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