Health

Meditation — An affordable way to manage stress

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

 WE live in a fast-paced society that has us filling many roles and meeting many unrealistic deadlines, causing unwanted stress. Read More

Accupressure for menstrual pain

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

CAN acupressure achieve a sustained reduction in menstrual pain? Is an appbased self-care programme particularly attractive to young women? Read More

Health experts say taxes key in war on 'lifestyle' disease

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases last Thursday, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world's poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance health care. Read More

Are lonely hearts prone to cardiovascular disease?

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Feeling lonely contributes less to the risk of cardiovascular disease than recent research suggests, scientists said recently, but social isolation really does up the odds of dying after a heart attack or stroke. Read More

Get moving to get happier, study finds

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

PHYSICAL activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions. Read More

New brain cells in the old?

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said last Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age. Read More

Pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

CARBOHYDRATES get a lot of bad press and blame for the obesity epidemic, but a new study suggests that this negative attention may not be deserved for pasta. Read More

Get screened for oral cancer

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

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 after a five-year diagnosis. Read More

Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

DO you really want to lose those extra pounds? What do you need to do to get started? Most people have been conditioned to believe that exercise is the tool required for losing weight but, unfortunately, this just isn't so. Read More

Skincare practices from the Bible

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

WOMEN the Bible identified as having been phenomenally beautiful, such as Queen Esther, Deborah, Bathsheba, Rebekah, and Sarah (who reportedly turned heads at the age of 100), shared five common skincare practices that I highly recommend... Read More

How acidic fruits affect your teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

MOST people love eating fruits. They're sweet, juicy and the high vitamin C content in fruits like oranges, strawberries and grapefruits makes them particularly good choices for both your dental and overall health. Read More

Local urologist offers minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

W ITH benefits such as minimal pain, reduced blood loss, smaller scars, and shorter hospital stays, a local doctor is offering laparoscopic radical prostatectomy as a surgical option for men with localised prostate cancer in Jamaica. Read More

Should doctors or parents make decisions for sick children?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

TODAY is Easter Sunday, a time when Christians worldwide celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and end a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance. Read More

Foods often misrepresented

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 1 2018    

 HAVING looked at food myths two weeks ago, today we are moving on to additional and often misrepresen ted food ideas. In this article we will be looking at sports drinks, multivitamins, brown sugar, and margarine.  Read More

Viagra rising: How the little blue pill revolutionised sex Viagra rising

Sunday, April, 1 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Twenty years ago a little blue pill called Viagra unleashed a cultural shift in America, making sex possible again for millions of older men and bringing the once-taboo topic of impotence into daily conversation. Read More



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