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Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:06 AM

ONE OUT of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, making it the most common cancer in men. Treatments like surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy remove or destroy the cancer. However, all of these treatments can have...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMBernadette Bryan-Frankson/Contributor

COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has placed unprecedented pressures on our healthcare system. Thanks to front-line healthcare workers, many who were seriously ill have survived. With the passage of time, however, post-recovery effects are becoming...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

No one can tell you exactly what will happen. How prostate cancer affects you will depend on many things. Twelve years ago, for Michael Jureidini, after years of low and stable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, the readings started to...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:08 AM

One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on the friends and families left behind. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men, and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men, after lung cancer. The month of September has been designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to this...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMDr Audia Barnett/Contributor

Say the word ‘psychedelics’ and what quickly comes to mind is a kaleidoscope of colours ... flower power ... peace and love and ... LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide). The most well-known psychedelic compound, LSD has been banned for many years....

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Some people stand so strongly in what they believe and in what they have experienced as truth. The more you try to convince them or open their perspective, the more deeply they dig in. Beliefs feel so permanent and unwavering, people even think...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:07 AM

International Overdose Awareness Day, which is observed on August 31, is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Do you have irregular periods, acne breakouts, excessive weight gain and male-pattern hair growth? If you do, you may be struggling with the hormonal disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In PCOS, the ovaries which regulate the menstrual...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:09 AM

New York, New York Times: Two years ago, a sneeze or a cough wouldn’t have been cause for concern, but now even the mildest of symptoms can leave us wondering, “Do I have COVID?” Early in the pandemic, we learned about the hallmark signs of...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:09 AM

THE OLDER generation of our population is a valuable part of our society. Our senior parents and grandparents are living memories of history, imparting well-earned wisdom and advice, and providing support and guidance to their children and...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:07 AM

IF YOU have been considering not breastfeeding your new baby, you are probably inundated with information. It is a personal decision only you can make, but the benefits are seemingly endless. Before you decide or if you just need reassurance that...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorised vaccines will protect...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:07 AM

The spread of the super-contagious Delta variant has prompted new restrictions around the world and spurred stark new warnings from public health officials. “The Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Ah, the good old days. When children played outside in the dirt until they were called in for dinner, our vegetables came from the garden, and a tablet was something you took if you were sick. It is a common refrain that our grandparents were...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMMelisa Anderson Cross/Contributor

WHEN YOU become pregnant, you will experience changes in your body’s metabolism and fat composition to meet the energy demands of your unborn baby. Some women will experience metabolic changes such as gestational diabetes mellitus (abnormally high...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

WORLD HEPATITIS Day (WHD) takes places every year on July 28, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. The day is being held under the theme: ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’....

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMDesiree Duncan/Contributor

Unknowingly, our greatest desire beyond all our dreams and all our goals is to simply feel good. Everything that we want is because we think we will feel better by having it. We conquer our set goals and soon we create more goals to reach. There is...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMTracy Evans Gilbert/Contributor

Drowning is a preventable public health issue.Since the beginning of the year, young people have died due to drowning in rivers, beaches, pools and stored water. It’s summer, and the beaches and rivers are being reopened after restrictions, so the...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Living with sickle cell disease can be a challenge; however, people with sickle cell disease can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. Given that the condition is hereditary, Terran Wright was diagnosed with the...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMDesiree Duncan/Contributor

Our response to a situation sometimes just erupts from our minds and into our actions, overflowing unconsciously into our daily lives. Our reactions begin to seem compulsory, as we get angry, upset and fearful when we are presented with contrasting...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Summer is a great time to think about how to become the best version of you. Creating a healthy environment around food, exercise and rest will ensure success with overall health. One of the most important things to remember, only you are in charge...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:09 AM

You cannot stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps to protect yourself and your family. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year, therefore, if you live in areas at risk, be prepared for hurricane...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMDesiree Duncan/Contributor

The shift during this past year has been palpable. It could not and should not be ignored. The world has been reminded that life is truly an unfolding phenomenon and change is inevitable. It has become apparent that we can either run away in fear...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMMelisa Anderson Cross/Contributor

Jamaica has hit the grim milestone of over 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths and sadly, we are not out of the woods of the pandemic as yet, given the discovery of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. The Delta variant was first discovered in...

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