Health

Unearthing hidden treasures in the special needs community

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

WHEN a teacher and a parent noticed that Usain Bolt has scoliosis, and Michael Phelps' mom discovered he had a learning disability, each set of caregivers decided to work with these children and saw a bright future. History shows that these two Olympians overcame their respective... Read More

Six processed foods to avoid

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

WE are officially more than half-way through 2018. That means we have already gone through 12 dares with the wellness-based initiative, 12 Months 24 Dares! That's six months of fitness and nutritional-based dares geared towards helping people create and stick to healthy wellness habits. Read More

Some foods heal, others hurt

FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

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Driving while drunk

DR DERICK AARONS | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

WHEN you drive a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol — be it wine, beer, rum, Baileys, vodka, or other spirits — how many drinks do you think you would need in your system to fail a breathalyser test? Read More

Jamaican doctor hails Health City after heart condition

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

JAMAICAN Dr Garth Rattray checked himself into Health City Cayman Islands for one ailment and learnt he needed treatment for a less complicated condition. Read More

Oral sedation in dentistry

by Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

ARE you someone who is anxious or fearful about dental treatment and even worries about it all the time?Anxiety just melts away Read More

Go nuts!

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

WE seldom stop to think about the actual benefits of nuts. Many of us will tear through a tin or bag of peanuts, cashews or mixed nuts but, as with all things, the healthy quantity is the last thing on our minds, not to mention how much good they can do for us and which ones are better... Read More

Thriving after depression: Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

IN the wake of suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we are newly sobered by depression's threat to the public health. Read More

FDA okays first drug made to reduce excessive sweating

BY LINDA A JOHNSON | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

US regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. Read More

Human lifespan may not have peaked after all

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached? Maybe not, said a study of Italian centenarians published Thursday that found that human longevity is slowly increasing. Read More

Compulsive video game playing could be mental health problem

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization (WHO) says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: Spending too much time playing. Read More

Diabetes Association 'wins' with the Best Dressed Chicken Road Race

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

CONTINUING its now four-year relationship with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, Jamaica Broilers Group will use funds garnered from this year's Everyone's A Winner with Best Dressed Chicken (BDC) 5K/10K Road Race, held at Hope Gardens in Kingston, to finance a cause of the... Read More

How to get that picture-perfect wedding smile

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

IF you're like most brides — and grooms-to-be — making sure you have a picture-perfect smile is probably an important part of your wedding plan.All the attention is going to be on you, and your smile. Read More

Looking rested and fresh

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

YOU may have heard someone at some point saying that they are going to bed early to get their “beauty rest” but is there anything behind these words? Read More

Common causes

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THERE are many different reasons for swollen feet. In most cases, it is a temporary condition without much cause for concern. Read More



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