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The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial...

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 commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness....

People with epilepsy or what Jamaicans term as ‘fits’ are just like everyone else, except that they are prone to recurrent seizures. A seizure is caused by a temporary change in the way the brain cells work. One seizure does not signify epilepsy....

“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.” No, it’s not anyone’s birthday. I am simply washing my hands, and healthcare experts have said that singing the birthday song twice is a great timer (...

Diabetes is a potentially life-threatening illness, which must be taken seriously. Diabetes is the second-leading cause of death for Jamaicans under the age of 70 years. Often referred to as ‘sugar’, the disease impairs the body’s ability to use...

Cardiac arrest is a dreaded complication of any injury or illness. In children, cardiac arrest is often secondary to respiratory failure and shock, unlike in adults where it is usually sudden and due to a problem in the heart. The majority of...

“It has been hell!” a confident and defiant Paulette Rennalls-Dawson said as she recalls her challenging and tumultuous journey with stage four breast cancer. Rennalls-Dawson was diagnosed with the disease in 2009. As a result of the severity of...

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology, an internationally recognised peer-reviewed cardiology journal, has revealed that COVID-19 severely increases the risk of infection in patients that have pre-existing heart conditions. The study was...

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of adults and children have increased screen time on computers, tablets and phones. This prolonged screen time can lead to eye discomfort, fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, and dry eyes. Low...

Obtaining a mammogram can be a daunting experience for many women. No matter your level of personal experience or familiarity with the examination, when it comes time to face the breast-squeezing machine, some level of fear is present. For many...
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