Health

Daddy, where did I come from?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

HOW comfortable are you in having discussions with your children about matters of sex, sexuality or their origins? Read More

Study challenges 'healthy but obese' theory

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested last Friday. Read More

Jamaica Midlife Health Society to host sleep symposium

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

SLEEP deprivation can result in a number of harmful effects on individuals over prolonged periods of time. These can range from depression and attention deficit disorders to increased blood pressure and weight gain. Read More

Bottled water contaminated

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The world's leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published last... Read More

Black barbershops can help clients lower blood pressure

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Black barbershops are known as places to gather, socialise and get a haircut. But a study last Monday said they can also help encourage men to get their high blood pressure under control. Read More

Understanding the diabetes and gum disease link

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

DO you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease? Diabetics have a higher risk of developing gum disease than people who have healthy blood sugar levels. Read More

Study: No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, said a study Wednesday that is being described as “sobering”. Read More

Small pay increase can have big health benefits

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

LOWER-WAGE workers who receive a US$1 raise, call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum wage policies shows. Read More

Free blood pressure screening at HFJ this week

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) has joined the rest of the world in observance of World Salt Awareness Week, March 12-18, and is urging Jamaicans to watch their sodium intake and look out for hidden salt. Read More

Cancer-detecting dogs lending their noses to firefighters

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Dogs are known for their extraordinary smelling skills, but can a canine sniff out the tiny volatile organic compounds that are released by early cancer cells? It's a relatively new theory, but one that is taking hold quickly and what some believe... Read More

Women happier to donate kidney to partner than men, says study

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released last Thursday, to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women's Day. Read More

Study links Vitamin D to lower risk of cancer

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing certain cancers, a study in Japanese adults reported last Thursday. Read More

Benefits of going meatless once a week

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

THE months are flying by so quickly! We are in March: Month three for 12 Months 24 Dares — the wellness initiative that uses the support of community to help people create and stick to healthy habits. Read More

Hunger and you

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

LAST week we began to examine what hunger is and what it is not. We also looked at the mechanisms of hunger, its subjective nature and the hormones involved. The great question is, what real world factors affect these systems? Read More

Hunger and you — Part 1

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

“I'm starving!”We have either heard or said this several times, but were you really starving? You may have been many things, from filled with cravings, peckish, or hungry, but probably not starving. Read More



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