Congestive heart failure

 The function of the heart is to pump blood to all the organs of the body. When it is no longer able to do that effectively, then heart failure begins to take place. Read More

More than skin deep
PARIS, France (AFP) — In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks, 8.6 billion euros (US$10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said recently. ... Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to read nutritional facts on food labels
THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), in its appeal to Jamaicans to read nutritional facts on food labels, has formulated an infographic chart to assist in this regard.... Read More

Dr Bisasor-McKenzie now acting chief medical officer
DR Jacquiline A Bisasor-McKenzie has been appointed acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, effective today.She will fill the vacancy left by Dr Winston De La Haye, who demitted office yesterday.... Read More

'Unhealthy habits put youth at risk for chronic illnesses'

Thursday, February, 1 2018    

THE Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health this month, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. Read More

Cardiologist: People must be aware of connection between obesity and sleep apnoea

Thursday, February, 1 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is encouraging Jamaicans to be aware of the connection between overweight/obesity and sleep apnoea, which can affect their health. Read More

Epileptic seizures, depression may share a common genetic cause

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

For the first time, scientists have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients' quality of life. Read More

Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Read More

Craving carbs? Blame your brain

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs. Read More

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Just one cigarette a day carries nearly half the risk for heart attack and stroke as smoking a full pack of 20, according to a large-scale study published earlier this week. Read More

Health minister wants changes to WHO's Internship Programme

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Monday challenged the efficacy of the World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Programme while calling for changes to be made. Read More

Make healthy choices, manage your weight to avoid chronic diseases

By Fitz-George Rattray | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

The general public's outlook on the effects of nutrition on health is undergoing significant changes. There is a clear agreement amongst researchers that many chronic health problems are related to what we have available and choose to consume. Unfortunately, because of changes in... Read More

Modern medicine infected by the virus of mistrust

Sunday, January, 28 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A rising tide of suspicion amplified by social networks has eroded public trust in modern medicine, leaving scientists and health officials scrambling for ways to shore up its credibility, experts say. Read More

Compression Stockings and benefits

Angela Davis | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

I treat a huge amount of patients who are suffering with chronic vein pathologies. With most of the vein conditions, patients will benefit from using compression stockings. Read More

How to care for baby gums and teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 28 2018    

Babies typically develop their first teeth between six months and one year of age, though a good oral care routine should start from birth. To set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health, carefully look after /hisher gums and developing teeth. Read More


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