Health

Mangoes are awesome

THIS week we will be looking at the benefits of the favourite fruit of many: Mangoes. Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital's new-look Paediatric Ward
HAVING forged an agreement with internationally renowned musical group Air Supply to be its brand ambassadors for Jamaica, the Issa Trust Foundation hosted a successful fund-raising concert in June 2017 on the grounds of the Couples Sans Souci resort. ... Read More

The deadly impact of tobacco use
IN the next hour, 50 people will die because of tobacco. Tobacco is a risk factor for 25 diseases, and while its effects on health are well known, the scale of its impact on global disease may not be fully appreciated.... Read More

New way to fight HIV transmission HIV
SCIENTISTS at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman's genital tract, a recent release said.... Read More

Feminine hygiene products & infection

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

VAGINAL hygiene products have been used by 95 per cent of Canadian women, but they likely do more harm than good, according to a University of Guelph study. Read More

Remedies for sunburn

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

CARNIVAL season has passed, but the effects of sun exposure during the outdoor activities might still be lingering. Read More

Exercising for overall wellness

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

 IN my last article we looked at the fact th at the most effective way to lose weight is through nutritional changes, and that the results are faster, easier and more sustainable than through any reasonable form of exercise. Read More

Can oral sex give you cancer?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

THE human papilloma virus (HPV) is a dou ble-s tranded DNA virus that infects the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. The moist epithelial surfaces (squamous cells) include all areas covered by skin and/or mucosa such as the mouth interior, throat,... Read More

Night owls risk dying younger

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

FRANCE (AFP) — People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the sun, researchers said Thursday. Read More

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

WHY does drinking alcohol or consuming sugar make us thirsty?An international study of mice in Texas and humans in Europe, published last week in Cell Metabolism, reveals an unexpected anti-dehydration mechanism, a press release has said. Read More

PROVEN Wealth partners with 876 CrossFit

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

PROVEN Wealth Limited and local fitness brand 876 Crossfit have formed an alliance for the purchase of equipment to bolster training in the hopes of someday competing in the world CrossFit Games, while also delivering a viable option for the wellness community to build power and strength... Read More

Fish oil supplements don't help dry eye disease — study

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Fish oil supplements have long been recommended to people suffering from dry eye disease, a common ailment that affects millions worldwide — but a study out Friday says they don't work. Read More

Smoking and daily routines

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

MOST of us are aware that smoking harms nearly every organ in our bodies, and cigarette smoking causes 87 per cent of the deaths from lung cancers. It also causes other lung disease, other types of cancers, disease of the heart and blood vessels, stroke, and cataracts in the... Read More

Too much sitting is bad for your brain, say researchers

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

SITTING too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults. Read More

What is restless leg syndrome?

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

RESTLESS leg syndrome (RLS), otherwise known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a neurological disorder that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs due to an uncomfortable sensation. Read More



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