Hunger is shown on the television as being starvation in far away countries. This is a long term prolonged lack of food generally. But hunger is felt daily and can be more short term, with insufficient food to meet and satisfy nutrient needs and can lead to malnutrition.
Malnutrition is poor nutritional status that can manifest in different forms. At one extreme it presents as under-nutrition and at the other end as obesity. Food intake and health status are the immediate causes of malnutrition as seen from the Figure above. Continue reading
John looked back on his school days. Who would have thought he would amount to anything? Many days he went to school hungry and could only concentrate on the rumble in his belly. Thank God when break time came. Miss would always look out for him and give him something even if it were just bulla cake. At least now he could hear what was being taught. Continue reading
The threat of a second wave of COVID-19 has the nursing association worried about the shortage of hospital beds and the impending increased workload for their members. While the country is doing a great job of disseminating messages to the population regarding hygiene practices, many Jamaicans are still not compliant Continue reading
Corona virus is among a new breed of modern viruses for which medical science does not as yet have any specific treatment/medications. This is similar to the period 1940s to 1960s when we were plagued with polio, whooping cough, measles, chicken pox and similar epidemics, now under control with vaccinations. Many who lack immune competence will succumb and die and the vulnerable groups are usually the very old and very young. In young children Continue reading
As the circle of life unfolds, you may be at the stage where building your own family is uppermost in your plans. If you have already started on this road, you may be experiencing the many changes involved with pregnancy. Hopefully, you are one of those who blossom with pregnancy and seem to breeze through cheerfully like just another day in your life.