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It was in 2017 when film-maker Paula Eiselt started seeing articles about rising maternal mortality rates in the United States. She’d had traumatic experiences giving birth to her four children, but didn’t realise that the problems were widespread...

The latest national child welfare report shows an increase in the number of black children who died, even though fewer abuse-related fatalities were investigated in the yearlong period that included the first several months of the pandemic. The...

The best way to reduce the risk of contracting the seasonal flu and its potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated each year, but good healthy habits, like avoiding people who are sick, covering your cough and washing your hands, often...

Back to school is in full effect. However, what is usually an exciting time is now filled with many unknowns. This is a challenging time for children and parents as not only will they be dealing with the normal influenza and colds, but also with...

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning. That is one of the big reasons so many of us set new year resolutions. Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on unhealthy habits, resolve to be...

Too much pudding, ham, sorrel and alcohol over the Christmas period can make you feel bloated, overweight, and like you are no longer yourself. Sometimes it is like your whole body is screaming for you to stop! It is time to give it a little break...

Christmas is days away, and after celebrations were scaled down last year courtesy of the pandemic, hopes are high for more festive fun this time around. But COVID-19 has not gone away, and this festive season it is still really important to make...

There is nothing quite like a global pandemic to remind you how true that old cliché is, at the end of the day, health really is wealth. During these past two years, however, emotional wellness has become just as important as physical health,...

WE NEED to take special care of our older adults, especially during the pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that “ageing results from the impact of the accumulation of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time....

Growing up in a Jamaican household means you have perhaps learned about a lot of great Jamaican herbs and spices. While these herbs and spices go great in recipes for their flavour, they also have many healing properties. Herbs were our first...
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