Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | November 14, 2012
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Smoking doubles risk of skin cancer
It is well known that cigarette smoking affects the health of individuals by increasing the risk of life-threatening diseases like cancer, lung and heart disease...

Could you love someone who is different?
Think about that question for a while. I am reflecting on several experiences I have had over the years. An African doctor told me he went to examine a patient in hospital once. The patient chased him away. She stated, "I do not want any African to treat me."

Immunise your children!
Today, most children lead much healthier lives and parents live with much less anxiety and worry over certain serious infections during childhood...

Headaches - a Chinese medicine approach
A headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point to another or have a vice-like quality...

Walnuts improve male fertility
Sometimes, walnuts can be downright surprising. Who would think a walnut could help with infertility? What researcher would have even thought to test that hypothesis?

Health trends
Xeljanz approved for rheumatoid arthritis - The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved Xeljanz (tofacitinib) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis...


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