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The bond between a mother and her child is indisputably one of the strongest connections in nature. This connection is strengthened during the postnatal period of the child's life and throughout the breastfeeding period.The World Health Organisation...

The Ministry of Health would like to advise that no patient on Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, the drug used to treat persons living with HIV, is being affected by the shortage of two types of the drug.Of the ARVs supplied through the ministry, two...

Twenty eight years of dedicated research on one of the endogenous plants of Jamaica Petiveriaalliacea (guinea hen weed) has landed Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology (UTech) Dr Lawrence Williams, and...

A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say. There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail. The World Health Organization sees...

According to two new studies published Monday, greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life.People who drank two to four cups a day had an 18 per cent lower risk of death compared with people who did not drink coffee, according to the...

Having frequent sex might boost your brain, researchers from Coventry University in the United Kingdom suggest.In the study, researchers asked 73 older adults how often they had sex, and then had them perform tasks that tested their brain function...

A blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or blood products from one person (donor) into another person's bloodstream (recipient). This is usually done as a lifesaving manoeuvre to replace blood cells or blood products...

"Even though the number of cases of Zika have significantly declined from the outbreak of 2016, there is still need for continued vigilance and action on mosquito-borne diseases, which pose a health security threat, a tourism threat, and an economic...

It is very important to bear in mind that your skin, the body's largest organ, is constantly renewing itself. Here is a reminder of some ways in which we can take good care of it to protect it from damage and enhance its renewal.1. Eating the right...

According to Louise Haye, author of the book You Can Heal Your Life, "We are responsible for creating the disease(s) in our bodies and the first point of creation is stress."From natural disasters to over-demanding bosses and household obligations,...
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