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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could...
Medical workers prepare syringes that contain the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against the new coronavirus at the vaccine centre at the Messe Berlin trade fair grounds on the centre’s opening day in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday.

More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set research priorities for vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19...

Some Jamaicans have expressed concern about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States and other countries, and are expected to reach our shores by April. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as...

COVAX, the global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, regardless of income level, has announced that it had arrangements in place to access nearly two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidates...

For the many Jamaicans with high blood pressure, the hectic holiday crunch is the season for a little extra caution. Even people who usually eat healthy diets, exercise and take other precautions may run the risk of sabotaging their health during...

As research around the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to flourish, many of us are becoming hopeless in the realisation that this virus is not going anywhere any time soon. Recent studies have confirmed that not only does the virus spread through...

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are wondering if it is possible to safely celebrate during a pandemic. Should you visit relatives or have family and friends over? Nonetheless, your typical holiday gathering will look different this...

With a wealth of food available during the Christmas season, it can also be a trying time, especially for those with health conditions such as diabetes. Keeping disciplined to control sugar levels and portions can be particularly difficult. Here...

THE WORLD Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – ‘Commit to Quit.’ The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication ‘More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco’ were released yesterday...

Labortaory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralise the virus that causes COVID-19 by 99.9 per cent. The studies are part of a Colgate research programme that...
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