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Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Diagnosed after two decades of sufferingEver since he was eight years old, Christopher Howe's mother Valda knew something was wrong with her son. She took him to numerous doctors for severe chest pains, but was told, "stop wasting your money, your...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

But I resisted until last Tuesday. On that evening, I finally decided to try having intercourse.I picked a handsome guy who a lot of the other girls admire. I thought it would be great with him.Doctor, it was awful! I hated every minute. It didn?t...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My daughter has decided, at 10 years old, she no longer wants to be home-schooled. My mom was ill and I placed her in summer school at a local school last summer. She has been sad since, but I am concerned about public schools and the health and...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

MANY OF our men appear to be pregnant. It is not an uncommon sight to see men whose swollen bellies make them look pregnant. They have what I call the male pregnancy syndrome.This condition is associated with a high incidence of diabetes,...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I cannot believe the way my boyfriend has treated me. I love him, and I thought he loved me.A year ago, I gave him my virginity, and from then we have been having sex several times a week. It has been wonderful.I thought we would get married...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:01 AM

WE ARE often reminded of the importance of many minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, and zinc for good health. However, magnesium, another versatile mineral, is often neglected. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q As a young adult, I was against marriage break-up because of how my mother suffered when she and my father broke up. It was messy. The other woman was a thorn in our flesh. As a result, I hate marriage break-ups, but I am in a relationship with a...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

 My parents have decided that they will be working in two separate parishes. My father will be the head of an educational institution and my mother a leader at a government office. I notice that dad is 'girly-girly'. Would it be right for me to talk with him about that? I am 17.

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Tribute to momsMothers are the greatest human beings in the whole wide world. There is no way we can thank them for what they have done for us. When we were small, our lives revolved around them. Theyprotected us from danger, kissed away our cares...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am a guy who has recently got engaged to a beautiful and brilliant girl! We are having sex, though our parents do not know this! So please do not print anything which would give away our identities. My problem is this, I have very little...

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My mom has three children and she loves the other two but dislikes me. She loves her daughter who is happily married with two children. She did well academically and is in a good job overseas. She sends money regularly to my mom, although she...

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

My mother had a fleeting relationship with our neighbour. His wife lives abroad. Now he wants to give me gifts so I do not talk about what happened. I have refused the gifts and he is unhappy. I told him I would not talk. How do I get him to believe...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am a guy who is fretting. My mother has just told me that when I was younger, I had mumps. I can remember being at home in bed and having a 'puffy' face. Now I have read on the Internet that this infection can make a guy infertile! Do you...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM

YOU MAY not be aware of it, but on average, you are constantly losing hair at an estimated rate of 100 hairs daily from the approximately 100,000 strands in your scalp.At any time, about 90 per cent of the hair on your head is actively growing, in a...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I find that my ten-year-old is very protective of her friends. She is the group leader and decides who her friends should play with. Is she becoming a bully? A: Your daughter seems to have strong leadership skills. Please remind her that everyone...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: I am not coping. I am not managing my weight. My clothes are tight on me and I am eating late at nights and often. I am not managing my home either. I get angry at my five-year-old son. He plays too much and does not study or do his homework. He...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, doctor. I am a guy of 19, and I have a girlfriend. I really love her.But one thing is spoiling our relationship, and it is the fact that she will not give me oral sex. I cannot understand why she is like this. She says that she loves me, so...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: I have been married for two years and my wife is still very jealous. I have a four-year-old son from a previous relationship. The child lives with the mother, but I have him most weekends. She does not want my ex to drop off the boy at my home....

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My father refuses to leave my abusive aunt's home. We have lived here for 10 years since my mother died and she speaks to him as if he is a boy. He is a calm person. My sisters and I are now 17 and 15. We cannot take it anymore. What can we do?...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

AS A black physician practising medicine in Jamaica, where 90 per cent of the population is black, I have often wondered why people of colour living in the western world suffer so much more from a long list of diseases like diabetes, breast and...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Doc, I am guy in my late teens, and I think I have a sex problem that no one else has. You see, I am really scared of the female vagina!I don't know why I feel like this. I have actually been to bed with a total of four girls, but each occasion was...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q I have been unemployed for three years since there was a mutual separation from my last job. I was dissatisfied with what I was earning after working for 10 years with them, and perhaps because of that frustration my performance might have dropped...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE CURRENT medical strategy for dealing with the worldwide epidemic of prostate cancer is based on early diagnosis and treatment. But there are several lifestyle-related factors that contribute to prostate cancer. If you were to do nothing else but...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My mother is a pain. She is studying for her graduate degree and I for my undergraduate at the same institution. She is giving the lecturers hell, and I am trying to hide from her when she arrives for classes in the holiday sessions. I am 17 and...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hi, Doc. I am a young guy and I desperately want your advice about my sex life.My problem is this. Whenever I am having sex with a girl, I feel a strange urge to smack her or to pinch her. I find this difficult to tell you, Doc, but I just seem to...

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