Health

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Read More

Diabetes 101
RECENTLY a patient told me that she is not really diabetic.“Doc, I just have a little touch of it,” she said.... Read More

False claims about health products
YOU have probably heard the term 'caveat emptor' — buyers beware! Well, we should all beware of products that promise to improve our health and cure us of every medical condition with which we may be afflicted.... Read More

Life expectancy up 10 years thanks to better lifestyles, says OECD
PARIS, France (AFP) — Healthier lifestyles and higher incomes have helped increase life expectancy in the 35 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations by 10 years in the past half- century, according to a report published Friday.... Read More

Periodontal pockets

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

IF your mouth is healthy, your gums should fit snugly around each tooth, with the distance between the gum tissue and its attachment to the tooth only one to three millimetres in depth. But gum disease can lead to deeper spaces around your teeth called periodontal... Read More

Snake man's venom habit holds hope for new antidote

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — For nearly 30 years, London-based reptile enthusiast and musician Steve Ludwin has been injecting snake venom — a practice that has almost killed him. Read More

Knocked-out tooth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

DENTISTS refer to a knocked-out tooth as an “avulsed” tooth. This is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth.However, the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there's a good chance the tooth can be saved. Read More

Polio: The forgotten disease

Angela Davis | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

I was fortunate enough to hear Montego Bay resident Zoe McKenzie, a polio survivor, address a Rotary Club meeting recently.She shared her polio story, which was a fascinating one. Read More

Why whole grains are healthy

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

WHEN overweight adults exchange refined grain products — such as white bread and pasta — with whole grain varieties, they eat less, lose weight and the amount of inflammation in their bodies decreases. Read More

Over 3,000 turn out for Pink Run

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

MORE than 3,000 participants took to the streets of New Kingston in their pink tutus and tall socks last week Saturday for the ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run 5K. The run was the culmination of October's month of activities coordinated by the Jamaica Cancer Society to raise... Read More

The Polestar Experience in Jamaica

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

IN an effort to enhance the way Jamaicans treat movement and health, Body Forte will be bringing the Polestar experience to the island's shores. Read More

It was simply the breast

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Team members from Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts in Negril last weekend took to the streets of Lucea, Green Island, Savanna-la-Mar and Negril to enlighten residents about breast cancer, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness... Read More

KPH treated 1,000 road crash victims in first six months of 2017

Friday, November, 3 2017    

ROAD crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year, according to Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton. Read More

The many benefits of sweet potato

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

WHO doesn't love a good slice of sweet potato pudding?Well, now we have even more reasons to indulge in this superfood. Besides being scrumptious, sweet potatoes have a wide range of health and beauty benefits we all would appreciate. Read More

Gene tumour boards guide cancer care in the US

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

SAN DIEGO, United States (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumours. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric... Read More



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