Health

What are mulberry molars?

by Dr Sharon robinson | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

SEEING your child's baby teeth be replaced with permanent teeth can be an exciting time. Read More

One-time ganja use may alter teen's brain

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

MANY research reports have revealed that the most harmful effects of ganja on users are to be found among teenagers. Read More

STDs and your mouth

by Dr Sharon Robison | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

SEXUALLY transmitted diseases (STDs) are contracted through various forms of sexual activity. Read More

Are you prediabetic?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

DON'T let the “pre” in the word prediabetes fool you, it is a serious medical condition. Read More

Buzz off! Breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published yesterday. Read More

UHWI team finds solution for surgical smoke

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

CONSULTANT plastic surgeon at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Dr Rajiv Vengopaul and a team from the Department of Surgery have come up with an affordable solution to tackle surgical smoke in operating theatres. Read More

Officer reports on vector checks in Westmoreland

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

VECTOR control officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris, says more than 6,000 premises were inspected for Aedes aegypti mosquito-breeding sites in the first week of July. Read More

Ebola scare

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday, after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people . Read More

7 ways to keep fit this summer

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

THE heat is on and it's shaping up to be a sweaty and scorching summer. Read More

Bad breath? Check the foods you eat

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

YOUR first level of dental care does not begin with brushing or flossing, it begins with the food you chose to eat. Read More

UV rays don't discriminate

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

SKIN cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, accounts for nearly 5.5 million cancer diagnoses, resulting in 15,000 deaths per year. Read More

Dangers of undeclared products in food

DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

YOU have purchased one of those delicious ice cream desserts and the only concern is to take care that the double or triple decker delight doesn't fall off that crusty cone before you dive in. But that shouldn't be the only concern, as there could be trouble in ice cream... Read More

Being a 'morning person' linked to lower risk of breast cancer

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

BEING a morning person, popularly known as larks, is associated with a lower risk of developing breast cancer than being an evening person, popularly known as owls, finds a study published by The BMJ recently. Read More

Medicalisation: A service or disservice to humanity?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

MEDICALISATION is the term used to describe the process whereby human problems and conditions that were previously regarded as occurring naturally as part of life, come to be defined as medical conditions, thereby becoming the subject of medical study, diagnosis, and... Read More

Pre- vs post- workout nutrition needs

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

THERE is an ongoing debate regarding what and when one should eat before and after working out.If you are currently trying to reduce your body fat, this is a particularly sensitive issue. Read More



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