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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...

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

Q: I am the only child for my father. He is a good and faithful father. He did his best for my mom. He was there until the end. She was given the best medical care. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. I visit my father weekly, often doing his...

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

Q: My daughters both want to do medicine. I only have money for one. They are in upper sixth now. What do I do? They are one year apart in age.A: You may need to find additional financial sources such as scholarships and grants or even student loans...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Male infertility is increasing and a major contributing factor is the poor quality of a man's seminal fluid or semen. Special cells in the semen called spermatozoa (sperm for short) enable pregnancy by penetrating and fertilising the woman's egg.If...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. I am a good athlete and I love athletics, but my father has made the statement that there is only one Usain Bolt and I should not try anymore. Should I ignore my father? I am bright too, and he wants me to focus on academics.A Sit with your father...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Q: I am down and out. For the first time I was deeply in love. I have dumped three boyfriends before — two for no good reason, but I was a ‘hot girl’. I had options. I was very successful. I was a big catch. Then I found Mr Right...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. A very pleasant day to you, Doc. We are a young couple who are very much in love. But there is no prospect of getting married for at least five to six years. We are both students.However, we really adore sex with each other. We just cannot...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I have a loving husband who is in a very good job. I am a full-time housewife. I do not need to work. I do a lot of voluntary work for churches and other needy organisations. I feel fulfilled helping people.My husband's work requires a good amount...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in women. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is once again here. From its inception in America in 1985,  it has focused on the early detection of breast cancer, mainly by regular mammogram testing, as the most effective way to fight this disease.

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

Honey, the main product of the honey bee, is composed primarily of sugars and water, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus,potassium...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. My mother insists that we call mybrother's father daddy. This is because he pays the bills. At 15, I do not think that I should call this gentleman father as I know my father even though he does not provide for us. Is uncle OK?A I understand why...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am worried about the amount of 'man-fluid' that I produce. I am 19 years old and have not yet had sex with a girl.This is mainly because I am deeply concerned about the very small volume of the liquid that I ejaculate at a climax. I do not...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I am an Australian national about to go to Jamaica to conduct research for my master's degree. I have a ticket for my visit, but I do not have a return ticket. I read that a return ticket is necessary to enter, but I am not sure of my exact...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 1:54 AM

Q: My marriage is on the rocks. My husband told me he was not ready for children. To my horror and shock he admitted that he has an eight-month-old baby. He claims it was a mistake and it was from a one night stand. However, he has never said sorry...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

cholesterol-free diet (like strict vegetarians) can still have high cholesterol. Many of the 'low-cholesterol foods' being advertised are so full of sugar and carbohydrates that you are swapping 'black dog for monkey' when you use them hoping to...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

In relationships, we all dream of acquiring the fairytale ending. Well, most of us anyway. But in searching for our very own happily ever after, we sometimes get weary of waiting for Mr or Mrs Right and growing frustrated with the many 'right nows'...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q To be honest, I wish my wife would drop dead. She is very nagging. She fusses about everything. She quarrels if I eat the food in the fridge, yet, if I don't, it stays there and spoils. She does not want the children to eat either, and gets angry...

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

Q My daughter who is at college overseas called me to let me know her flatmate was considering suicide. What should she do?AYour daughter should immediately report this to one of the counsellors or psychologists on campus. Tell her to stay with her...

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

Q Doc, I am extremely concerned by the fact that I don't think I have a clitoris. I am 20 years old, and I have had several dates with boys. Two or three of them have rubbed me 'down there' - mostly through my clothes, but I felt nothing at all. I...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My eight-year-old does little work at school and will complete his schoolwork at home with me beside him. How do I change this behaviour?A Have you asked your son why he does little academic work at school? Depending on the response you get, you...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:16 AM

A MAJOR truth I have constantly reminded readers of is: you are what you eat. But that's not all. You are also how you eat. Yes, the way you eat your food is also extremely important. Here are some useful tips on how to eat.Eat primarily for...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I am planning to apply for a British passport and would like some advice as to who is able to countersign passport applications and photographs.- GSDear GS,Some passport applications and photos must be signed by someone else, known as...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: I feel deceived by my wife. When we were dating, she told me she was a virgin. I had my doubts, but still believed her. We had sex while we were dating. She got pregnant and we got married quickly, before the baby was born.After the marriage, she...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,Someone left Jamaica at three months old and is now 17. The person was raised in America, but was given a new name, and has no birth paper or records in the American system apart from school records. Would they be able to...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I've been reading your column since 2012 and I must say thank you for shedding so much light on the Canadian immigration system. I notice, however, that most times you say that a programme is not open to persons who want to move to...

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