Sun | May 16, 2021

Health

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...

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects a child’s ability to communicate and socialise. ASD can also result in challenging behaviours such as tantrums, hitting or biting, and stereotypical behaviours such as hand...

Many women find a Pap smear test to be uncomfortable or scary and try to avoid going to their gynaecologist because of it. But the few minutes of discomfort are ultimately worth the health benefits. Pap smears help to identify suspicious cells in...

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability affecting one in 54 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020. It affects children of every race, ethnic and socio-economic...

Jamaica has embarked on a COVID-19 vaccination blitz. It is important to note the following: • All COVID-19 vaccines currently available are effective at preventing COVID-19. • COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the COVID-19...

Nine in 10 women experience cramping or stabbing pain just before their monthly period or as it starts. Many women experience debilitating symptoms that they commonly believe are normal. However, no pain is good pain and it is possible that the...

TREATMENT Treatment for endometriosis usually involves medication or surgery. The approach you and your doctor choose will depend on how severe your signs and symptoms are and whether you hope to become pregnant. Doctors typically recommend...

BOX: There are different ways to measure endometriosis. The most widely used scale is from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Doctors assign points according to the spread of the endometrial tissue, its depth, and the areas of your...
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