Health

Why whole grains are healthy

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
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
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
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

Doctors clash over euthanasia for mentally ill

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — After struggling with mental illness for years, Cornelia Geerts was so desperate to die that she asked her psychiatrist to kill her. Read More

Indian doctors separate twins joined at the head

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors. Read More

Walking prevents premature death

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

MANY of us take our health for granted. We expect to be healthy even if we pay no attention to doing the right things to maintain our well-being. Read More

How much do you know about marijuana?

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

CANNABIS, otherwise known as marijuana and ganja, is widely used by individuals from all socio-economic groups in Jamaica — ranging from the boys hanging around the street corner to elderly women suffering from arthritic pain. Read More

Radiologist's dual role in breast cancer management

Dr Duane Chambers | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

BY now everyone should be aware of the role the radiologist plays in breast cancer screening through the interpretation of mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

'I am ready to fight for my life'

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

NOW battling breast cancer herself, it has been less than a year since Lorna Farquharson watched her daughter die from the monster disease. Read More

Study links liver cancer to herbal remedies

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday. Read More

How obesity promotes breast cancer

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

OBESITY leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream, which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Read More



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