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No matter how fit and in tip-top shape I think I am, once I pass through an airport, I get the sniffles. However, you don’t even need to be travelling to be exposed to the flu. With the increasing ease of travel, the flu comes to you. Every...

Clive Patrick Chambers is a 16-year survivor of prostate cancer, and he proclaims that “cancer is no longer a death sentence”. A Catholic deacon, 67-year-old Chambers has dedicated much of his life after diagnosis to spreading the...

Glaucoma is a chronic disease defined by characteristic optic nerve damage. Glaucoma is slowly progressive and is the world’s second-leading cause of blindness. The iStent® trabecular micro-bypass stent is a surgical therapy for patients...

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practise good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused...

According to a new study, exercise produces a hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have previously discovered a hormone called irisin that is released into the circulation during physical...

Fortunately, sudden death in young athletes is rare. Many cases are attributed to undiscovered abnormalities of the heart, prompting healthcare workers to use the term ‘sudden cardiac death’ (SCD) in such cases.

Training is, most often, thought of in terms of muscles. For example, we think squat to strengthen your quads and glutes. It's no surprise: we know that certain exercises will affect certain muscles, therefore, we build training programmes...

Did you know that ringworm is not a worm at all. Ringworm is a fungal infection in the skin or scalp that is common among children, but adults are affected, too.

As the world commemorated World Cancer Day, on Monday, February 4, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues its drive to accelerate prevention and control efforts to create a future without cervical cancer, which is the third most common ca

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as you are all aware, you are covered by your skin, which is an important part of your body. It is in fact the body’s largest organ.
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