Health

Bed bugs are trying to get into your dirty laundry

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Like a pining lover, bed bugs will seek out your smell and snuggle up to your worn clothes when you are not around, researchers said last Thursday. Read More

Clear skin is possible

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

TYROSINASE inhibitors are the most common depigmenting agents to treat many disorders of hyperpig­mentation. Read More

'Share the power' on World Heart Day, urges Heart Foundation

Friday, September, 29 2017    

TODAY — World Heart Day — the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, in association with the World Heart Federation, is inviting people to “Share the Power” by knowing their numbers, fuelling their hearts, moving their hearts, and loving their hearts. Read More

Annual dental clinics now on in St Ann, St Mary

Friday, September, 29 2017    

Joseph Wright (left), executive director of Great Shape Inc, welcomes Dr Irving McKenzie, chief dental officer of Jamaica and dean of the University of Technology (UTech) College of Oral Health Sciences, along with volunteer dental students from Germany to the volunteers orientation at... Read More

Clinical clues & genetics

BY GREG HALL | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

WITH the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA”, more people will be getting information about their genetic lineage and what races and ethnicities of the world are included in their DNA. Read More

Have more than five fingers or toes?

Angela Davis | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

POLYDACTYLY is the congenital presence of more than five toes on a foot or more than five fingers on a hand.It is one of the most common congenital anomalies of the foot. In about 40 to 50 per cent of cases, it will occur on both feet. Read More

The future of research: HIV cure and cancer

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

This a lightly edited version of a collaboration between the International AIDS Society (IAS) and Geneviève Almouzni, director of the Institut Curie Research Centre and CNRS research director, of her sharing her key takeaways from the recently held IAS HIV Cure and Cancer Forum, at the... Read More

Want a free smile makeover?

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Services says it wants to give someone a free smile makeover. Read More

Study links dimensions of a person's face with sex drive

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MEN and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces of other dimensions.These are the findings from a study led by Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University in Canada. Read More

Key regulator of male fertility identified

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

WHEN it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness. Read More

How to remove a tick and prevent future bites

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

AS tick populations grow and spread, their prevalence appears to be increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Read More

Seal those teeth from cavities

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

BRUSHING and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it's not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth — especially those back teeth (molars) you use to chew. Read More

Study: Housecleaning, walking to work, stave off death

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity — which can include house-cleaning or walking to work — five days a week, researchers said yesterday. Read More

Exercise after a heart attack

Dr Claudine Lewis | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

AFTER a heart attack, the person who sustained the attack is usually fearful about exercising or resuming their regular activities. Read More

Photo: St. Richard's Primary gets first-aid kits

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Sagicor Life Knutsford Branch Consultant Branch Manager Randy McLean (left), Branch Manager Leslie Francis (centre), Principal of St Richards Primary School Maureen Wong, and students Aaron Williams and Gabrielle Barnes take a look inside one of the 10 first aid kits donated by Sagicor to the... Read More



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