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Atopic eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which tends to run in families with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. It is known to make the skin very dry and itchy, so much so that it has been called 'the itch that rashes'.It is more...

Developing physical fitness is a data-driven undertaking. The foundations of a fitness programme should be rooted in the knowledge gathered from a thorough assessment of physical condition. A series of tests are used to determine...

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has recommended that all those travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup ensure that they are up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including the measles, mumps and rubella...

Skin is in! On the last Doctor's Appointment, the whole matter of anti-ageing and proper skincare was discussed as host Dr Sara Lawrence was joined by Dr Arusha Campbell-Chambers, clinical and cosmetic dermatologist, and founder and head of...

Sugar has long been known to cause weight gain if and when consumed in large amounts. But how is this possible? When more sugar than the body needs is taken into the body, the excess is stored as glycogen and fat.Too much fat in the body leads to...

Fitness programmes are complex undertakings. There are many variables to consider. The five Rs principle aims to provide a simple way to keep track of the basic tenets of the training aspect of any fitness programme. So what are the five Rs? They...

Despite its bitter taste, cerasee is a fantastic herb that is well worth enduring the taste. Cerasee contains nutrients like iron, vitamins A and C, phosphorus and alkaloids and effectively treats several ailments. With its detoxifying properties,...

The National Health Fund (NHF) has provided $2.5 million for repair works at the Cumberland Road Health Centre on Labour Day, today.Renovation of the health facility, located in Spanish Town, St Catherine, is one of two national projects for Labour...

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, Biomedical Laboratory will host a free health fair at the Portmore HEART Academy this Saturday, May 26, starting at10 a.m.Managing Director of Biomedical Barbara Hendriks said the event is a...
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