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Vaccination has proven an undeniable success in the public health toolkit to reduce the burden of infectious disease in Jamaica as well as globally. Immunisation, the process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination...

The Government has announced that the elderly is third in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it arrives on our shores. You can help protect yourself and the people around you by getting the vaccine when it is available. Studies show that...

In a person who lives to 70, their heart will pump about 2.5 billion times. In that same time, a person will have lived just 2.2 billion seconds. Your heart is always busy. Heart failure treatment depends on the type, your symptoms, age, overall...

COVID-19 Spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout or sing. These droplets can then land in the mouths or noses of people who are near you, or...

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could...

More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set research priorities for vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19...

Some Jamaicans have expressed concern about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States and other countries, and are expected to reach our shores by April. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as...

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had the virus? Yes. Regardless of previous infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people should plan on getting vaccinated when it is their turn. “It’s a pretty...

The human body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism. When the right conditions are created, vibrant well-being is its natural state. However, we have departed from the ways of nature and live under less-than-natural conditions...

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make some changes in your life. For some, this means setting health goals, such as losing weight, following a healthier diet, and starting an exercise routine. It makes sense to take advantage of...
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