Health

Dental implants

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

PICK up most magazines or newspapers these days, and you're likely to see an ad about dental implants. Read More

Make every day healthy, natural foods your superfoods

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

MOST healthy, natural foods — especially plant-based foods — are in one way or another, superfoods. Read More

Anxiety and your health: Danger

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

KING David asked: “How long will I have anxious concern, with grief in my heart each day?” (Psalm 13:2).  Read More

'Consider your options'

Sunday, October, 20 2019    

A local oncologist is advising women and men afflicted with breast cancer not to limit their options when considering treatment for the dreaded disease. Read More

Heart Foundation of Jamaica helps homeless in St Thomas

Monday, October, 14 2019    

WORLD Homeless Day was recognised on October 10, and in an effort to help the homeless access screening services, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica partnered with the St Thomas Municipal Corporation for a health fair at the corporation's infirmary. Services like blood pressure checks and blood... Read More

Exercise for all the right reasons, but not for fat loss

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

THERE is an old, counterproductive belief that exercising harder will make you lose more fat. However, in the long run, the only thing you will lose is focus on what is important. Read More

Deadly combo

Sunday, October, 13 2019    

MIDDLE-AGED adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours per day, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal... Read More

Lessening anxiety: A key to unlocking greater health

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, October, 13 2019    

LEFT unchecked, anxiety can spiral into an uncontrollable monster.The disorder presents symptoms that may range from heart palpitations and difficulty breathing, to a sudden breakout in perspiration, feelings of dread, and mental confusion. Read More

Take heed

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

REMINDING Jamaicans that, globally, several thousand people die due to lightning-related injuries every year, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging the public to take precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of being struck by lightning. Read More

Partnerships for cancer care

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

WITH its mobile mammography unit out of service, the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has forged partnerships with private radiology centres across the country to transport women from underserved communities to those centres for their mammography screenings, and pay for... Read More

Death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The death toll in the United States from illnesses linked to e-cigarette use has risen to at least 19, health authorities say, as more than 1,000 others have suffered lung injuries probably linked to vaping. Read More

An argument for Intekai system: More than a meal plan

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

A common misconception is that Intekai is structured around meal plans. This could not be more wrong. Read More

Divine prescription: Stress

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

THE Amplified Bible at 2 Timothy 3:1 remarks, “perilous times of great stress and trouble” to befall humanity, barring none, man to woman, little one to great. And who would deny that this is the era of great stress foreshadowed in scripture? Read More

Jamaica moves against trans fat

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

JAMAICA has endorsed the Action Plan to Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids from Industrial Production 2020-2025, which was approved by the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) last week. Read More

Gov't bans ranitidine; distributors to withdraw drug from pharmacies

Thursday, October, 3 2019    

DISTRIBUTORS of the drug ranitidine, which decreases the amount of acid formed in the stomach, will be withdrawing them from pharmacies islandwide, following yesterday's announcement of an import ban on the product by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More



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