Health

Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal (UdeM) suggests. Why? Because, in many cases, gaming can do more harm than good. Read More

KPH gets laser eye treatment machine

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

PATIENTS affected by the eye conditions glaucoma and cataracts will have improved access to corrective surgeries at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Read More

Campaign launched for people living with HIV to take medication for life

Friday, August, 11 2017    

A social marketing campaign has officially been launched by the Ministry of Health to encourage people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) to take their medication and to continue to do so for life. Read More

PAHO launches initiative to end mother-to-child transmission of four diseases

Friday, August, 11 2017    

EVERY year, an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers; 22,400 are infected with syphilis; 9,000 are born with Chagas disease; and 6,000 contract the hepatitis B virus, according to the the Pan American Health... Read More

Skin of colour

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

As our motto states “Out Of Many One People”, we are a nation filled with many ethnicities making us multiracial and a rainbow of skin colours. Read More

World's blind population to soar, study finds

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The world's blind will increase threefold from about 36 million today to 115 million in 2050 as populations expand and individuals grow ever older, researchers said last Thursday. Read More

Human welfare and the law

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

TODAY, August 6, 2017, marks 55 years since we made our political break with our British colonialists, and over this period of time we have sought to make true our chosen motto “Out of Many One People”. Read More

FFP donates 50 beds to St Ann's Bay Hospital

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

RESTORATION of the male's surgical ward at St Ann's Bay Hospital is an objective the institution's board and management can strike off their books, given that Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica recently intervened by donating 50 new hospital beds. Read More

Zika infections unlikely to be passed by kissing, casual contact

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

SALIVA is no way to pass a Zika virus infection. Read More

Mind the gap

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

DIASTEMA, otherwise known as tooth gap, pertains to the spacing between two or more teeth. It is most often seen on the front teeth, although the back teeth may also be involved. Read More

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Scientists in the United States have repaired a disease-causing mutation in the DNA of early-stage human embryos, they said last Wednesday, taking a step closer to engineering babies free of inherited disorders. Read More

Photo: Sharing sickle-cell knowledge

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

Professor Graham Serjeant, former chairman of the Sickle Cell Trust (Jamaica), and a lead researcher of sickle-cell disease in the Caribbean region, shares with Michelle-Ann Letman, assistant manager, Sagicor Foundation, an information booklet on sickle-cell disease and some of the research... Read More

Older adults with HIV: An overlooked population?

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

WHEN it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked — older adults — and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological... Read More

UN agencies say Caribbean fails to fully meet recommended standards for breastfeeding

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Two United Nations agencies say, among global countries, the Caribbean has failed to fully meet the recommended standards for breastfeeding. Read More

Hundreds benefit from dental clinic

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Howard University dental students (from left) Hilary Thomas, Justin James, and Taylor Jackson, members of a one-week medical mission to Jamaica, work on a patient during their visit to The Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston recently, to provide free dental care to people in need. Led by Dr Reginald... Read More



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