Health

Photo: Sharing sickle-cell knowledge

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Professor Graham Serjeant, former chairman of the Sickle Cell Trust (Jamaica), and a lead researcher of sickle-cell disease in the Caribbean region, shares with Michelle-Ann Letman, assistant manager, Sagicor Foundation, an information booklet on sickle-cell disease and some of the research... Read More

Older adults with HIV: An overlooked population?

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

WHEN it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological... Read More

UN agencies say Caribbean fails to fully meet recommended standards for breastfeeding

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Two United Nations agencies say, among global countries, the Caribbean has failed to fully meet the recommended standards for breastfeeding. Read More

Hundreds benefit from dental clinic

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Howard University dental students (from left) Hilary Thomas, Justin James, and Taylor Jackson, members of a one-week medical mission to Jamaica, work on a patient during their visit to The Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston recently, to provide free dental care to people in need. Led by Dr Reginald... Read More

Gene therapy helps dogs with muscle dystrophy, humans next?

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Researchers have used gene editing to reverse symptoms in dogs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) — a muscle-wasting and life-shortening disease that affects one in 5,000 baby boys. Read More

Finish your antibiotics course?

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the “incorrect” advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance. Read More

Could a green sponge hold cancer-fighting secrets?

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A small green sponge, discovered in the dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska, could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday. Read More

Jamaicans return home to invest in health sector

BY PETA-GAY HODGES | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

AFTER living in the United Kingdom (UK) for 22 years, Dainty Powell packed her bags and returned to the land of her birth to establish the Zierlich International Dialysis Centre in Montego Bay, St James, with her partner, Andre Nelson, a year ago. Read More

Facts about the feet that will make you say OMG!

Angela Davis | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The foot is one of the most underappreciated parts of the body.In a single day, the average person takes 9,000 steps. Here are 10 interesting facts about one of the hardest working parts of the body. Read More

Who doesn't love a good body scrub?

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

IF you're not using a body scrub then you're missing out on a number of benefits that other skin care products do not provide.So just what are the benefits of a body scrub? 1. Makes skin look fresh and rejuvenated Read More

Japan woman dies of tick disease after bitten by sick cat

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat, in what is possibly the world's first animal-to-human transmission of the disease. Read More

Sperm count Declining in the West — study

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Sperm count among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand has halved in 40 years, according to research warning of fertility risk, though outside experts urged caution about the results. Read More

Sugar not so sweet for mental health

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with scepticism by other experts. Read More

New Sustainable Health Agenda for the Caribbean

Saturday, July, 29 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says a new Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas, including the Caribbean, is near completion. Read More

Changes in your mouth that signal HIV infection

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

HUMAN immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact (blood transfusion, using needles previously used by HIV-infected people), and sexual... Read More



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