Pulse and blood pressure

Meaning of the Pulse: The ventricles pump blood into the articles regularly about 70 to 80 times a minutes.  The force of the ventricular contraction...

The deadly scourge that is AIDS

By L. K. Hewlett You could have HIV/AIDS. Maybe you don’t. There’s only one way to know for sure — get tested. With more than  250 reported cases...

Bajan psychiatrist facilitates mental health workshop

By Anastasha Elliott The collaborated hosting of a two day workshop on mental health has been called a “very touching and sensitive moment.” On Tuesday and...

Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex, Type 1)

Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex, Type 1) What is a Cold Sore? A Cold Sore is a little blister which forms on the skin usually around the mouth...

Lumbago

What is lumbago? In the past, lumbago was regarded as a specific disease and appeared as such in the medical textbooks.  However, today it is...

May is health & family life education month

HEALTH AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION MONTH By L.K. Hewlett Deputy Prime Minister The Hon. Sam Condor officially declared open the month of May as Health and...

SLEEPING SICKNESS

SLEEPING SICKNESS (African Typanosomiasis) What is sleeping sickness? Sleeping Sickness (African Typanosomiasis) is an infectious disease of rural, undeveloped regions of tropical Africa, which is spread by...

Manipulative behaviour

What is manipulative behaviour? Manipulative behaviour is conduct designed to force another person to act in a manner desired by the manipulator.  The motive is...

Conjunctivitis

WHAT IS CONJUNCTIVITIS? Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the white of the eyes (sclera) and the inside of the...

Brain haemorrhage

By Dr. Franz Browne What is a Brain Hemorrhage? A brain hemorrhage is bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. There are three types: Intracerebral hemorrhage:...

Amoebiasis – Amoebic dysentery

What is amoebiasis? Amoebiasis (also known as amoebic dysentery) is an infection of the large intestine, sometimes involving the liver. The best-known symptom of...

Why weight control?

FRANZ BROWNE L.C.S.P. (PHYS) If you weigh 10% more than you should it can be detrimental to your health. 20% more, and your weight becomes...

Bone Disorders – Part 2

Bone Disorders (Continued from last week) By Dr. Franz Browne > Fractures: These normally occur when bone is subjected to more force than it can stand, such...

Bone Disorders: Part 1

What are Bone Disorders? Bone is a living tissue with its own blood supply. It contains calcium and phosphors, which combine to make it...

Stress in Your Life: Part 2

Stress is now linked with heart disease, arthritis, ulcers, high blood pressure, constricted blood vessels, and mental disorders. These are the negative aspects...

Stress in Your Life

By Dr. Franz Brown The problems of everyday life Stress is a fact of life, neither good nor bad if you learn to make use of...


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Criminal Behaviour

By Dr. Franz Browne What is criminal behaviour? People who engage in criminal behaviour not only break the law of the land, but also act in...

Overweight – A Very Heavy Problem

By Dr. Franz Browne Why weight control? If you weigh 10% more than you should. It can be detrimental to your health. 20% more,...