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Driven by fear, panicked shoppers have laid supermarkets bare as anxieties spike against the flurry of WhatsApp messages, many of which spout unfounded rumours and just plain bad advice. Welcome to the age of the modern pandemic and the many ways...

So its been a very unusual time for everyone around the world Our daily routine has been severely disrupted by quarantines and lock downs Schools have been closed examinations either cancelled or postponed and a number of businesses have also closed the

At present, in many homes and workplaces throughout Jamaica, there exist fear and panic over the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the harm it can cause to the body. The virus is known to have started in China, and has crossed borders, infecting and...

The mineral sodium, which is present in salt we eat, is essential to the body. The kidneys use it along with other minerals to filter the blood by removing toxins and extra fluids. But with too much salt in the body, the kidneys can no longer...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted that timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential. Yesterday was celebrated as World Hearing Day, and according to WHO, at...

This is a common problem encountered by many on a fitness programme. They work out sometimes to exhaustion and still cannot see the results on the scale. Oftentimes this leads to frustration and abandonment of the fitness lifestyle. Hormones are...

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising persons to engage their medical doctors before starting new diet regimes or exercises. Director of communications, CAC, Latoya Halstead, said the start of a new year typically sees persons...

Hypertensive kidney disease is a medical condition in which the kidneys are damaged through exposure to chronically elevated blood pressure. It is one of the main causes of kidney failure, and its associated morbidity, mortality and reduced man...

Efforts to ensure that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are prepared to carry out laboratory diagnosis of new coronavirus (COVID-19) have continued with a training in Mexico City, held by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and...

Studies show comprehensive policies do work to reduce consumers’ sugary drink purchases, children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing and advertising. Recent studies of obesity prevention efforts implemented in Chile have found that consumers...
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