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World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss, are encouraged to visit their doctors. Lung cancer is estimated to be the...

Savionne Francis/Contributor Conditions of the pelvic floor remain untreated worldwide mainly due to a lack of knowledge that there is help available to us. One such condition that afflicts our women is vaginismus. Vaginismus is vaginal tightness...

Approximately 3,721 women and youth in the agriculture and tourism sectors from vulnerable communities will benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)-Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) II income-generation grant valued at $...

STOP AND think for a minute that you are going about your daily affairs, then you catch a cold that refuses to go away after many attempts with over-the-counter medications. You think it could be something quite simple and visit your doctor to...

ON A visit to Lloyds Basic School in the pastoral district some three miles from Yallahs, St Thomas, one will observe work happening in earnest, in preparation for the resumption of face-to-face- teaching and learning at the institution. Except...

BREAST RECONSTRUCTION is surgery to recreate breasts after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. There are several types of breast reconstruction and some techniques use implants, including silicone or saline. Others use tissue from your body, such as the...

THE MOST beautiful thing about sincere laughter is how sudden and unexpected it is, how you instantly see and feel things from a different and humorous perspective. Laughter allows a wonderful sense of relief, and the momentary realisation that...

UNDOUBTEDLY, WITH a global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are more likely to experience and undergo some level of stress, anxiety, grief and worry, which is natural. There are a number of techniques you can use to manage your...

The early detection of breast cancer in women is important for the effective management of the disease. Although there is no current treatment to prevent breast cancer, early detection of the disease can lead to an excellent outcome. Early...
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