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Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Doctors report that excessive tiredness or fatigue is the commonest complaint their patients make. An under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) is a frequent though often unrecognised cause of a lack of energy.Throughout...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My sons are smart. After homework, I allow them to watch television until 9 p.m. My friends say this is wrong. We live five minutes from school so they get up at 7 a.m. Am I wrong in doing this?A What do your sons watch? Are the programmes...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, Doctor. I am female, age 20. My boyfriend has been telling me that he doesn't think I am 'normal' in bed. This has really annoyed me.The reason he is saying this is that he thinks women should scream and shout loudly whenever they orgasm. He...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q Hello, Doc. I am 20 years old, and I have just got engaged to a wonderful guy, who is a newly qualified doctor. We have been having sex for around three months, and I have no problems in that area. He is good in bed.But what is making me fret is...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I am a Jamaican citizen living in the United States. My passport has expired and is lost; how do I apply for a new passport?A: To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must first report the matter to the police and the closet overseas mission in...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My son, who is 18, has decided to join the army overseas. I am very worried for him in light of recent happenings. How can I change his mind?A: If your son is an adult, he will have to make his own career choices. You can ask him if he would want...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Recently, my daughter got married and I did not invite my father and his wife of three years and 11 months. We did not invite him for good reasons. Everywhere he goes, he takes his new wife, and we do not approve of her.Our mother died of natural...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. Doc, I am a guy of almost 17, and a fellow student has offered to sell me some Viagra pills. This is an attractive idea!Should I buy them? He does not want a lot of money for them. He will not tell me where he got them from, but he says they are...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q:My husband and I have been married for 13 years. I am 40 and we do not have a child. My husband really wanted to have a child. He even dreams about having children and playing football with his son. In fact, while we were courting, he would laugh...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: I would like to know, what are the visa requirements for Colombians travelling to Jamaica? I intend to visit for an academic conference in December 2015.A: Generally, nationals from non-Commonwealth countries would need to obtain a visa before...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 11:00 PM

Someone once said, "Life depends on the liver."The liver is the biggest, heaviest and most complex internal organ in the body with many important functions. It makes bile for breaking down dietary fats, it absorbs and converts blood glucose into...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My husband refuses to attend PTA meetings. My daughter is upset as the teachers encourage the children to ask their parents to attend and she can never share that her daddy will be attending. How can we get him to go?A Ask your husband to tell his...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q Hi, Doctor. I am female, age 18. I love my boyfriend very much. I want us to be together for the rest of our lives, and I really, really want to have his children. Sex with him is wonderful. He assures me that he loves me and wants to be with...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 11:03 PM

Today is D-Day, the start of The Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week 2015. In the mood for ribs and wings or something healthy but delectable, Then Three Scoops Ribs and Wings and Toss and Roll has you covered. Visit them today!

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

As part of her duties as Restaurant Week (RW) ambassador, Nicole Campbell was treated a pre-RW dinner at Majestic Sushi and Grill, where she gave her take on their new and dynamic RW menu. Accompanying her for the evening was her husband, Jeffrey...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Michael's has been around for 34 years and are a family-oriented establishment that caters to all walks of life. Patrons can get their good old Jamaican dishes, along with a twist on the American classics so they have a little bit of everything for...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:05 AM

As Jamaica struggles to come to grips with this current series of deadly hospital-acquired infections, the ‘who to blame game’ goes on its merry way...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My mother and father are getting a divorce. She works overseas as a counsellor. I think she should be in counselling as she seems very sad these days. Is it OK for me to say this to her?A: You are a very caring child. It is quite appropriate for...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: God has blessed me with three sons. All were doing well at high school and were model boys in the community. But, surprisingly, the eldest one and the youngest one are now drug addicts, which affects their performance at work. Because of their...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. Hi there, Doc. I am a guy of 17, and I have got myself into a 'tricky' situation with an older woman. I met her two months ago, and she is what they call a 'beautiful MILF'.She has a big house and she asked me to visit with her there. She is a...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I am thinking, in the future, I would like to live in Jamaica. However, my mum was born in Jamaica, although she cannot find her birth certificate. How would I get a replacement?Also my husband-to-be is Jamaican, although, at the moment, he has no...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

For almost 30 years, I have been saying that a plant-based diet has significant health benefits. Now, the World Health Organisation (WHO) research published this past week, confirms that eating red meats, especially processed meats, is a major risk...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. My father has been diagnosed with depression. My stepmother, who is 10 years younger than he, is not coping well. How can I get her some help? A. You can ask your stepmother if she would like to speak with a psychologist or counsellor about this...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 1:11 PM

Q. Hi Doc. I am female, and I am a student, age 17. Three weeks ago I met an older guy, who is handsome and persuasive. He must be around 28. The first time we went to be together, everything was OK. But the last few times have been frightening....

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Researchers at the United Kingdom-based Mental Health Foundation suggest that our modern diet has altered the balance of certain important nutrients in our diet to the extent that it is affecting our mental health.Their research suggests that not...

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