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Dr Troy Gatcliffe of the Miami Cancer Institute.

Vulvar cancer is a type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. The vulva is the area of skin that surrounds the urethra and vagina, including the clitoris and labia. Vulvar cancer commonly forms as a lump or sore...

You already know that your emotions can influence what you eat, but what you may not realise is that what you eat can also dramatically alter your mental health. There are in fact some foods that can worsen anxiety and depression. Simple food...

Vaginal cancer happens when cancerous cells grow in your vagina. A woman’s vagina, the birth canal is a channel that goes from the opening of the uterus to the outside of the body. Many kinds of cancer can spread to the vagina from elsewhere, but...

April is celebrated as Autism Awareness Month, with the focus being on awareness and acceptance of autism. Much has been written about the ‘red flags’ for an autism diagnosis. My focus today is on stimming and echolalia, which can both serve...

THIRTEEN YEARS after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, Juliet Davis is happy that she took the steps to get her Pap smear done. Her random visit to the Harbour View Health Centre saved her life, and although receiving the results was quite a...

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the easiest female cancer to prevent with regular Pap smears and follow-up. It is also highly...

Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb) where the cells similar to the lining on the inside of the uterus are also present in the muscle wall of the uterus. One study estimated that about one in five women has this condition. Although women...

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication. According to the Centers...

No one wants to be diagnosed with cancer, and at the time I found out that I indeed had multiple myeloma (MM), I laughed to myself as I knew that when I die, it would not be from any form of cancer. I promised myself that I would fight as hard and...

AS A young girl, Angella Nichol travelled from the rural parish of Trelawny to Kingston, to pursue her tertiary studies at the then Mico Teachers’ College. She was vibrant and full of life, and had many expectations to be at the top of her career...
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