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“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...

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in which red blood cells are abnormally shaped. Normal red blood cells are soft and round and can move through small blood tubes in the body to deliver oxygen. Sickle red blood cells become hard, sticky...

Good nutrition is important to staying healthy. It gives us the energy we need, strengthens our immune systems and helps our bodies stay protected from viruses. Most important, our bodies can function properly when we practise some of the basics of...

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...

WHILE IMMUNISATION services have started to recover from disruptions caused by COVID-19, millions of children remain vulnerable to deadly diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance warned, highlighting the...

Some people view getting older as a badge of honour of a life well lived, some find it an underrated experience, finding joy watching the people in their lives grow and change and experience new things. Ageing can be a beautiful thing even as our...
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