Health

Slavery and modern science

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

MANY of us celebrated Emancipation Day at the start of this month without being aware of the connection between the transatlantic slave trade and the development of modern science. Read More

Managing wellness probabilities

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

YOUR management of wellness probabilities is the key to a healthy life.Avoiding pain, suffering and premature death are a matter of avoiding illness probabilities — that is the likelihood of eventually suffering from a disease and why. Read More

Scientists find intense light can protect cardiovascular health

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that intense light amplifies a specific gene that bolsters blood vessels and offers protection against heart attacks. Read More

Advanced sleep phase not so rare, study finds

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8:00 pm, enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4:00 am, may be significantly more common than previously believed. Read More

Keeping plaque germs at bay

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Have you ever stopped to think about gum disease? The damage dental plaque germs cause can be permanent, but you can fight the germs with toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss. Read on to learn more about plaque and ways to protect your teeth and... Read More

People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL) looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders. Read More

Recovering from holiday binging

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Holidays come and go, but the fear is that the fat will stay forever. You'll likely know the experience. Socially, habitually, and culturally you feel the need to enjoy the festive eating, all the while knowing that you could be putting your wardrobe, goals, and health in jeopardy, but... Read More

Sargassum seaweed and your health

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

In recent times, there have been several newspaper articles, academic symposia, and meetings within the tourism sector in our region regarding the pervasive sargassum weed now found polluting many beaches across the Caribbean. Read More

Fight germs: Keep your toothbrush clean

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

It's a fact; germs are lurking everywhere. From the people we meet, to the objects we touch throughout the day, we are constantly exposed to germs. One place that should be a germ-free zone, however, is your toothbrush. Read More

Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published online in the journal ... Read More

New initiatives to enhance food safety in Caribbean

Thursday, August, 1 2019    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Food safety regulators from Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are calling for the establishment of a Caribbean Task Force on Food Safety as they seek to harmonise standards for food safety within the region. Read More

WHO says e-cigarettes 'undoubtedly harmful'

Monday, July, 29 2019    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit. Read More

Eat right to live right

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

MOST people hope to live full, healthy lives with very little or no pain, and hopefully, no medical drama. Read More

Nestlé Jamaica rolls out wellness initiative for staff

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

DEPRESSION, anxiety, and even suicide have increased globally and have caused companies to turn their attention to the prevalence of mental health issues in organisations. Read More

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. Read More



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