Health

Sargassum seaweed and your health

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

In recent times, there have been several newspaper articles, academic symposia, and meetings within the tourism sector in our region regarding the pervasive sargassum weed now found polluting many beaches across the Caribbean. Read More

Fight germs: Keep your toothbrush clean

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 4 2019    

It's a fact; germs are lurking everywhere. From the people we meet, to the objects we touch throughout the day, we are constantly exposed to germs. One place that should be a germ-free zone, however, is your toothbrush. Read More

Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

Sunday, August, 4 2019    

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published online in the journal ... Read More

New initiatives to enhance food safety in Caribbean

Thursday, August, 1 2019    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Food safety regulators from Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are calling for the establishment of a Caribbean Task Force on Food Safety as they seek to harmonise standards for food safety within the region. Read More

WHO says e-cigarettes 'undoubtedly harmful'

Monday, July, 29 2019    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit. Read More

Eat right to live right

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 28 2019    

MOST people hope to live full, healthy lives with very little or no pain, and hopefully, no medical drama. Read More

Nestlé Jamaica rolls out wellness initiative for staff

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

DEPRESSION, anxiety, and even suicide have increased globally and have caused companies to turn their attention to the prevalence of mental health issues in organisations. Read More

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Sunday, July, 28 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. Read More

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



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