Health

The Sickle Cell Unit: ‘We care’

Saturday, April, 8 2017    

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Doctors have ethical challenges too

Derrick Aarons | Saturday, April, 8 2017    

We all face difficult decisions and challenges, sometimes daily, in our lives. Doctors are no different, as they are further bound by the first code of the Hippocratic Oath – ‘First, do no harm’. Read More

How obesity affects your feet

Angela Davis | Saturday, April, 8 2017    

Obesity is a big problem in Jamaica and indeed around the world. Being overweight puts you at high risk of developing diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and many other ailments. Read More

What to expect after a heart attack

Dr Claudine Lewis | Saturday, April, 8 2017    

The heart, like every other muscle, needs oxygen. When the blood flow that supplies that oxygen is severely reduced or blocked completely, a heart attack occurs — this is technically known as a myocardial infarction (MI). Read More

Jamaica’s oral cancer mortality rate is nearly 100%

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Saturday, April, 1 2017    

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.Oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with a mortality rate of less than 50 per cent at a five-year diagnosis. Read More

Accidental poisoning & steps to take

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Saturday, April, 1 2017    

Accidental poisoning may be described as the "unintentional act of poisoning that may cause injury". Read More

The truth about chemical peels

with Michelle vernon | Saturday, April, 1 2017    

To the contrary, chemical peels are not made of harmful chemicals like the name might suggest, but are more commonly made from fruit and milk acids. Read More

Bad cold?

Saturday, April, 1 2017    

A study led by Rice University p Read More

Older women make better mothers, study suggests

Saturday, April, 1 2017    

The average maternal age has increased steadily for the past many years — and that is actually not so bad. Read More

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks increases injury risk

Saturday, April, 1 2017    

People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Read More

Sex binds in more ways than you know

Saturday, April, 1 2017    

Sex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose: Bonding partners together. Read More

Technical training for health staff in southern Jamaica

Monday, March, 27 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) in partnership with the Heart Trust/NTA has trained 14 staff members in electro-mechanic engineering maintenance. Read More

Stages of life & your oral health

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 26 2017    

Awareness of the oral health conditions you are likely to face at different stages of life can help you stay a step ahead of potential dental problems and build a lifetime of healthy smiles. Read More

Infidelity, penis length and life expectancy

Angela Davis | Saturday, March, 25 2017    

The myths about people’s shoe size have been around for centuries, especially those involving men. Read More



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