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Music: A little rhythm when blue

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, May, 10 2020    

“If music be the food of love, play on.”— Shakespeare FEW things reach the depths of the heart of man like music. Read More

Be COVID-19 creative

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Monday, May, 4 2020    

“Need teaches a naked woman to spin (wool).”— Danish proverb  Read More

Healthy eating habits key to weight loss success

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Monday, May, 4 2020    

MOST of us understand the importance of attaining and maintaining the healthiest weight for oneself. Read More

Promoting physical activity & exercise in the elderly

BY RAEJEAN PORTER | Sunday, May, 3 2020    

AS we continue to navigate what has become our new “normal” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is encouraging to see individuals participating in physical activity and exercising at home and in their communities — while observing social distancing, of... Read More

Do you have white patches in your mouth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 3 2020    

LEUKOPLAKIA is a condition in which thick, white patches or lesions appear within the mouth — typically on the gums or inside the cheeks — and is caused by excess cell growth. Read More

Madagascar ships anti-virus potion to Guinea-Bissau

Sunday, May, 3 2020    

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AFP) — Madagascar yesterday delivered to Guinea-Bissau a shipment of a herbal tea that President Andry Rajoelina has touted as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus and which he hopes to distribute across West Africa and... Read More

Filling a COVID-19 need

Sunday, April, 26 2020    

WITH no difference in treatment success between nebulisation and the use of spacers for patients with respiratory issues, Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is employing the latter to reduce the risk to health care workers and patients amid the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

Laugh a little

By Warrick LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, April, 26 2020    

“Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.” — Mark Twain Read More

Tobacco use and oral cancer

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 26 2020    

IN the next hour, 50 people will die because of tobacco. Tobacco is a risk factor for 25 diseases, and while its effects on health are well known, the scale of its impact on global disease may not be fully appreciated. Read More

'No evidence' people with COVID-19 are immunised — WHO

Sunday, April, 26 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) warned yesterday that there is no evidence that people who test positive for the new coronavirus are immunised and protected against reinfection. Read More

Should you diet amid COVID-19 outbreak?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 26 2020    

THE data is showing that initial health markers compose the critical metric in predicting which individuals with COVID-19 will have minor or major symptoms, become severely ill, critically ill or possibly die. Read More

A mask can protect you and others

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Tuesday, April, 21 2020    

IF people won't sensibly wear face masks in public to minimise the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, it should be mandated. Read More

Work-life expectations

BY LESLIE HAMMER & LINDSEY ALLEY | Sunday, April, 19 2020    

IN these uncertain and highly stressful times, there is heightened reliance on managers and supervisors to maintain the well-being, health and safety of their workforce. Read More

Experimental virus drug Remdesivir effective in monkeys — study

Sunday, April, 19 2020    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir has proven effective against COVID-19 in a small experiment involving monkeys, US Government scientists reported Friday. Read More

COVID-19: Lessons relearnt

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, April, 19 2020    

THE novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), which is being spoken of in certain spheres as the worst pandemic since the Spanish influenza of 1918, has been reteaching valuable lessons. Read More


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