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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects a child’s ability to communicate and socialise. ASD can also result in challenging behaviours such as tantrums, hitting or biting, and stereotypical behaviours such as hand...
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Many women find a Pap smear test to be uncomfortable or scary and try to avoid going to their gynaecologist because of it. But the few minutes of discomfort are ultimately worth the health benefits. Pap smears help to identify suspicious cells in...

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability affecting one in 54 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020. It affects children of every race, ethnic and socio-economic...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP): Sinovac said its COVID-19 vaccine is safe in children ages three to 17, based on preliminary data, and it has submitted the data to Chinese drug regulators. More than 70 million shots of Sinovac’s vaccine have been given...

Your colon is a key player in your digestive system, which processes and delivers nutrients throughout your body to keep you strong and healthy. As such, eating well and maintaining a nutritious diet is one of the best ways you can prepare for and...

The first 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived on the island on Monday. Below are frequently asked questions about the vaccine. WHO SHOULD BE VACCINATED FIRST? While vaccine supplies are limited, it is recommended that priority be given to...

A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, was introduced on Monday by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5 per cent per year until 2040, thereby averting an...

March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Ministry of Health and Wellness, through its Non-Communicable Diseases and Injury Prevention Unit, has plans in place to raise public awareness around the prevention and control of this disease....

Vaccination has proven an undeniable success in the public health toolkit to reduce the burden of infectious disease in Jamaica as well as globally. Immunisation, the process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination...

The Government has announced that the elderly is third in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it arrives on our shores. You can help protect yourself and the people around you by getting the vaccine when it is available. Studies show that...
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