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Coaching and mental well-being

I was recently approached by an old friend who confided in me that her son was failing in school and was having a hard time coping with the online classes. When I asked the son how he was doing, he responded: “Auntie, I feel like I am going out of my mind. I am... Read More

Keep a lid on jealousy
IMAGINE sitting and enjoying lunch with a friend and you hear that the person has just bought a new house. What is more, the house is in the area you wanted to buy yours. You had actually tried getting one but you were denied.... Read More

Safe drug use
THE world is in the midst of a pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. Vaccination of the vulnerable in the population has been touted as the key to ending the pandemic.... Read More

You have COVID-19 ...Now what?
AS the amount of testing being done and the number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients continue to rise, more and more patients are facing time alone at home with the notoriously dangerous virus. This can be scary, confusing, and stressful. ... Read More

What is pulp polyp?

By Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 21 2021    

IF you notice a tingling sensation in one of your teeth or sharp pain when eating something hot or cold that goes beyond regular tooth sensitivity, you may be dealing with pulpitis. Read More

Locked in?...Move it!

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, February, 21 2021    

ARE you feeling lazier these days? Does it feel like a mountain trek walking up a mere staircase? Are you suffering from exhaustion? Read More

How to beat COVID-19 fatigue

Zoya Yaseka | Sunday, February, 14 2021    

WITH many people now reeling from pandemic fatigue, gymnast-turned-model and life coach Zoya Yaseka has some suggestions on how to cope with the effects of COVID-19 fatigue. Read More

Make health count

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, February, 14 2021    

WHATEVER our field of study, health emerges as the top-most concern, whether we agree or not. Read More

Health forum set for March 3-4

Sunday, February, 14 2021    

Novamed and the Visionaries' Summit will be hosting a virtual health care forum March 3-4 which will convene an audience of high-level stakeholders in the global health care space with the aim of bringing innovation and world-class health care into emerging... Read More

The medical management of an enlarged prostate

Dr Belinda Morrison-Blidgen | Sunday, February, 14 2021    

TWO weeks ago, we spoke about the urinary symptoms that taxi driver John experienced. Read More

How some drugs can become a cancer-causing chemical in the body

BY C MICHAEL WHITE University of Connecticut | Sunday, February, 7 2021    

WHEN consumers get a prescription drug from the pharmacy, they assume that it's been tested and is safe to use. But what if a drug changes in harmful ways as it sits on the shelf or in the body? Read More

PHOTO: Gathered to inspire!

Sunday, February, 7 2021    

The Ministry of Health & Wellness's 'Conversations: Cancer Prevention & Control' LIVE event's full panel of speakers (from left) Keisha Bowla-Hines, associate clinicalpsychologist coordinator, Counselling Services for the Liguanea Region (South East Regional Health Authority... Read More

J'cans urged to take care of heart health during COVID-19

Sunday, February, 7 2021    

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is urging individuals to pay attention to their heart health as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the country. Read More

Eat better

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, February, 7 2021    

DO you grab food on the go? Have you been promising yourself to eat healthier? Are you unsure of the food types you are to be eating more of? Read More

Fierce competition

Sunday, February, 7 2021    

COMPETITION among sperm cells is fierce — they all want to reach the egg cell first to fertilise it. Read More


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