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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...

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...

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