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Men seek out medical help a lot less than women, which can have a huge impact on their health and longevity. There is a large amount of stigma and a sense of weakness and vulnerability that comes with seeking help rather than just seeing a doctor...
Ennis

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Melody Ennis, director of family health services in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, says that while consideration may be given later this year for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Jamaica is not yet in a position...

“You can sing!” I exclaimed. His voice, clear and melodious, rose succinctly above the heat of the midday sun that pelted us as we sat on the veranda. It’s never good to judge a book by its cover, and certainly the story of Roger Brown* will warm...

Many are unaware of lupus and its potentially life-threatening complications. Lack of lupus awareness is a contributing factor to late diagnosis, social stigmas and increased burden on healthcare systems. Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease...

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries, each about the size of an almond, produce eggs, as well as the hormones oestrogen and...

ASTHMA IS a chronic episodic disease which affects the airways. The hallmark of this disease is the bronco spasm – the narrowing of the airways – and the inflammation that takes place in response to triggers. Because of the lung’s sensitivity, the...

Lyme disease or borreliosis is a tick-transmitted infection that affects mammalian and avian hosts. It is the most commonly diagnosed tick-borne disease in people in certain parts of the world, but is not known to occur in Jamaica beyond...

Prospective Research Innovations is a leading provider in clinical research trials, with a team of researchers, and 15 years of expertise and knowledge of study procedures and protocol compliance. Over the years, this organisation has been finding...

World Asthma Day (WAD) is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma, a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborative organisation founded in 1993. WAD is held each May to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. WHO recognises that asthma is of...

Cervical cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer affecting women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Some 528,000 women have been diagnosed, with 266,000 dying from this disease in 2012. It is the fourth leading cause of...
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