Health

PHOTO: Safety first

Sunday, November, 25 2018    

With hundreds of motor vehicle crashes reported annually, inclusive of motorcycle crashes in Westmoreland, the parish has built a reputation for being a hotspot for trauma. Last Thursday's Taking Responsibility Road Tour visited the parish to discuss how to prevent these incidents and the... Read More

Pilates and the developing athlete

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

O VER the last two decades, competitive sport has transformed in to a mania, with plentiful returns that range from endorsements, fame, scholastic placement preferences, scholarships, and the like. Read More

Does your gum bleed?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

NOTICING bleeding gums while brushing or flossing can cause alarm.Often, the cause of bleeding gums is as simple as brushing too hard, but in some instances, it can be a symptom of something more serious. Bleeding gums causes Read More

Jamaica Moves, ads on sugary drinks a start but...

Dr Winston Dawes | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

THE debate about sugary drinks continues unabated. The role of sugary drinks in the rapid increase in the incidence of diseases has been exaggerated. Read More

How to stop holiday eating

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

 THE holiday season has begun, and many people are looking at plans for social eating, office parties, time with friends and, of course, time with family. Read More

Ganja allergy

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, November, 25 2018    

WHEN patients come to doctors with acute (recent) or chronic (long-term) respiratory symptoms, in just the same way they should be asked whether there is any cigarette smoke within the house, they should likewise be asked whether there might be ganja (marijuana) smoke in the... Read More

Paris hospital halts stool study after donor deluge

Saturday, November, 24 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A Paris hospital which made a public appeal for stool samples for a study on intestinal diseases said yesterday it had suspended the project after being inundated by donors hoping for an easy 50 euros. Read More

Raising awareness about lung cancer

BY DR SUNIL STEPHENSON | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

NOVEMBER is reserved each year as a time when we all try to raise awareness about lung diseases. This includes not only lung cancer, but other conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read More

Why am I regaining weight?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

  THREE of the most common questions I get are: “When can I eat normally again? Can I eat more now that I have lost weight? Why am I regaining weight?” Read More

Home DNA tests doom anonymity for sperm, egg donors

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — All Ryan Kramer had to do was swab his cheek and embark on nine days of genealogical research to identify his biological father, a man who thought he would remain anonymous when he donated his sperm and never took a DNA test... Read More

What is Glutathione?

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Glutathione is one of the most important compounds that is produced by every cell in your body. Read More

When your dentist part of your mouth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

SOMETIMES your dentist needs to numb a part of your mouth. In order to do this, he or she injects medicine into your gum or inner cheek. This medicine is called local anaesthesia. Read More

Pilates: A one size fits all

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

BEING a Pilates addict, my opinions in this article are, of course, biased, but I hope to impart a bit of inspiration and knowledge about the subject of the Pilates method and how it can serve to benefit your needs in your everyday life. Read More

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — US regulators last Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 per cent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavoured products. Read More

Hundreds benefit from NCU health fair

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Hundreds of people from communities in Mandeville and its environs received a range of health services during a four-day health and wellness fair hosted recently by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) at its main campus. Read More



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