Food safety tips for the summer

By Dr Wendy-Gaye Thomas | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

JAMAICANS really don't need to wait for summer to have a party or gathering, but the season is here and the party temperature is definitely rising — along with the sizzling heat, of course. Read More

Growing up high

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

ABOUT one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19 per cent of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalisation across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Read More

Foods known to help fight depression

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

WITH all the Mental Health Month activities — from celebrities talking about their own challenges to talk shows discussing related issues — there is definitely increased awareness. Unfortunately, it is likely that a very large part of the combined 25 per cent of people... Read More

Looking for signs of osteoporosis?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

YOUR dentist may be the first health professional to suspect you have osteoporosis and refer you to a physician. Read More

World's tiniest newborn weighed as much as apple

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

SAN DIEGO, United States (AP) — When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple. Read More

Germs: Always lurking

Sunday, May, 26 2019    

THE average household hosts millions of germs, which are tiny organisms that can cause infection and disease. Read More

Is your job bad for your teeth? Find out...

Sunday, May, 26 2019    

WHEN you think of risk factors for poor dental health, what comes to mind?Not brushing enough, eating too much candy and avoiding the dentist might be on your list. Here's another one to add: Your job. Read More

Losing weight not like you imagined

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

 WHEN most people imagine themselves on a weight loss diet, they envision it as challenging, requiring self-discipline , and taking time — that is all true. Read More

Strength training & the heart

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

MOST people who read the health pages in this newspaper, will by now, hopefully, be fully convinced of the great benefits of regular exercise to health and longevity. Read More

Can healthy eating be unhealthy?

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

RESEARCHERS say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food. This is known as orthorexia... Read More

Daily commute & stress...How to regain balance

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

MUCH of our stress seems unavoidable, perhaps it's working conditions, our home environment or relationship issues, but at least one national level stressor — the daily commute — is definitely unavoidable. Read More

Why you love coffee and beer

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

WHY do you swig bitter, dark roast coffee or hoppy beer while your co-worker guzzles sweet cola? Read More

Researchers say avocado can suppress hunger

Sunday, May, 12 2019    

A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese... Read More

Ever heard of the gingival sulcus?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

MUCH like the cuff of a sleeve fits snuggly against the wrist, the gum tissue in your mouth fits tightly around each tooth. Read More

Save your eyesight

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

  BY now you would have likely heard that refined sugar and excess sugar can damage your health and have caused hundreds of thousands of people to suffer horribly, die prematurely and age painfully. Read More


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