Health

The real cause of obesity

CASE study: Maria presented with obesity at six years old being 21 pounds over ideal weight for age. Yet she seemed to be eating 'healthy food'.Her mother ensured a 'balanced' breakfast before school, she carried cooked lunch from home to avoid... Read More

A guide to flossing your teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Brushing your teeth is not enough to maintain good oral health over time. Flossing should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine as well.Cleaning the spaces between your teeth and along your gums with dental floss is as... Read More

Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre to host 5K run

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

The Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre (SJGRC) will be hosting its second annual 5K Run/Walk/Ride event on May 27, 2017 starting at 6:00 am. The proceeds are in aid of spinal cord treatment at the hospital.SJGRC is one of five specialist... Read More

Life expectancy for people with HIV increases — study

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Life expectancy of 20-year-olds starting treatment for HIV has increased by around a decade in the EU and North America since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, according to a study published in The Lancet... Read More

Eating more fruits, vegetables may lower risk of PAD

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology , an American Heart Association... Read More

How coffee benefits the skin

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

I know we have been told that, in some cases, coffee is detrimental to the skin, but there are a few reasons we should not overlook this ingredient or completely rule it out of our skincare regimen.Besides getting your daily dose of caffeine in... Read More

Local doctor to be trained as paediatric nephrologist in

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

General paediatrician at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, Dr Nadia McLean, is set to leave the island in June to pursue training in paediatric nephrology, which is the study of kidney disease in children.Training in the... Read More

Five facial masks for flawless skin

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Nothing beats a good facial, right? But even more so, nothing beats a good mask.Masks are most commonly used as the last step in a facial protocol to deliver vital nutrients, rehydrate, exfoliate, and/or purify the skin. Check out my top five types of mask... Read More

Growing old and beautiful

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

In recent times there have been many stories of people who are living to be 100 years old.One of my oldest patients is 98 years old and, as I examined her, I asked (her) if she wants to make it to 100. She chuckled and... Read More

Nestlé Jamaica hosts health care professionals

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Nestlé says it has reformulated its Nestum infant cereal portfolio to include additional iron in response to the needs of children for this important nutrient.The revelation was made at a symposium for health care professionals... Read More

Health ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Commonwealth health ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on May 21, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly.The theme for the meeting is: 'Sustainable Financing of Universal Health Coverage as an... Read More

Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 per cent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three United States regions, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal, ... Read More



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