Keep your heart happy this holiday

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

IT'S easy to get carried away this Christmas with eating and drinking when you're in a celebratory mood. One glass of eggnog and slice of Christmas cake can quickly turn to four, and those pounds you worked so hard all year to take off can return to stay like an unwanted, unexpected... Read More

Managing the holiday stress

BY DR ANDRENE CHUNG | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

IT'S the most wonderful time of the year! But with holiday shopping, traffic, long supermarket lines, and all your relatives in one place, that happy holiday spirit is soon replaced with a hectic holiday stress. Read More

Is your work killing you slowly?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

YOU are going to work to get the things in life you need. You will put everything into your career, business, job, or profession; everything else be damned. And when you have nothing left, you will just curl up and pack it in. Read More

Researchers explore new way of killing malaria in the liver

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In the ongoing hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers said last Thursday they are exploring a pathway that has until now been little studied — killing parasites in the liver, before the illness... Read More

Ethical concerns with gene-edited babies with gene-edited babies

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, December, 9 2018    

MUCH has been said about the claim by Chinese scientist Professor He Jiankui that he and his team edited the genes of twin girls after their conception to make them impervious to HIV infection. Read More

Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year — WHO

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said last Friday, demanding global action. Read More

Brazil doctors poised for more uterus transplants

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Doctors in Brazil who brought about the first-ever birth with a uterus transplant from a dead donor say they have two more women waiting to undergo the same procedure. Read More

Finding new length & strength with Pilates

BY SELENA DELEON | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

THE first time she entered my studio, she was slow and careful in her steps, she complained a lot of struggling through basic daily movements, such as washing her feet in the shower and putting her pants on and taking it off. Read More

'Liver spots'

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

TINEA Versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. It's also called pityriasis versicolor or as us Jamaican's would call it “liver spot”, which is caused by a type of yeast that naturally lives on your skin. Read More

Your tooth's root

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

WHAT exactly is tooth dilaceration? It is defined as a rare, and sometimes preventable occurrence, an injury “to a developing tooth root that results in a curve of the long axis as development continues”. Read More

Mission accomplished!

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

THE owner of a cross-training facility in Kingston last week completed a kayaking expedition around Jamaica, in order to raise awareness about reducing non-communicable diseases. Read More

Eating your way around menopausal symptoms

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

IF you are a conscious adult living on the planet earth there is a very strong likelihood that you or someone you know will be, or is, menopausal.Half of humanity will, at some point, experience menopause and, to some extent, it's associated features. Read More

The super drink ... Coconut water

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

AMERICAN civil rights activist, actor and songwriter Harry Belafonte, having been born of Jamaican parents, has been singing about the virtues of coconut water since the 1950s. Read More

Study supports mammography screening at 30 for some women

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

A new, large-scale study of more than five million mammograms found that annual mammography screening beginning at age 30 may benefit women with at least one of three specific risk factors: Dense breasts, a personal history of breast cancer, or a family history of breast... Read More

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

Sunday, December, 2 2018    

THE Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) last week launched a communication campaign to prevent cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,000 women each year in the Americas and is among the leading causes of cancer death in women in 23 countries of the region. Read More


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