Health

Some vaginal bacteria may weaken anti-HIV gel

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Some kinds of vaginal bacteria may interfere with a gel meant to curb the risk of contracting HIV, which infects more than one million women worldwide each year, researchers said last Thursday.The findings in... Read More

Over 200 turn out for PROVEN wellness experience

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

THE second staging of 'VIDA… A Wellness Affair by PROVEN' is being hailed as a success by key partners as the event hit the target of providing more than 200 clients of both PROVEN Wealth Limited and PROVEN Fund Managers Limited an experience on total well-being. Read More

Ukraine doctor pioneering 'three-parent babaies'

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

KIEV, Ukraine (AFP) — A 34-year-old woman tried to have a baby for 15 years before she turned to a pioneering doctor in Ukraine and a groundbreaking but ethically disputed “three-parent” procedure.She became the mother of a... Read More

Treatment extends life for some with advanced prostate cancer

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Adding a new anti-hormonal drug to the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer has been shown to reduce the risk of dying by almost 40 per cent, according to two studies published yesterday.The drug,... Read More

Moles & melanoma

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, June, 4 2017    

MOLES: Some people have a few while others have many, but what makes a mole become a melanoma?A mole comprises non-cancerous cells transitioning to a melanoma. In other words, moles inhibit nevus cell proliferation; therefore, decreased levels... Read More

Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

IN a new study, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.“It has been suspected that many cancer cells are heavily dependent on sugar as their energy... Read More

Coalition for tobacco control concerned about smokers in low-income households

BY PETA-GAY HODGES | Sunday, June, 4 2017    

 THE Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is concerned about the debilitating effects of tobacco on people from low-income households using it. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on May 31, which was observed... Read More

Study: Internet withdrawal increases heart rate, blood pressure

Sunday, June, 4 2017    

SCIENTISTS and clinicians from Swansea and Milan have found that some people who use the Internet a lot experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they finish using the Internet.The study... Read More

Jamaica calls on parliamentarians to be advocates for ending AIDS

Thursday, June, 1 2017    

THE two-day Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Parliamentarians Forum commenced in Kingston on Tuesday with a stirring keynote address by Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck.The minister addressed the need for... Read More

WHO says tobacco kills 7 million a year

Thursday, June, 1 2017    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. Read More

Heart disease & herbal products

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Many people in Jamaica use herbs and herbal medications for various reasons. However, a recent research review of the medical literature on the use of herbal medications reveal that herbal medications offer few benefits while causing many risks for people who have heart disease. Read More

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, US researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

Hungary reveals new ideas to boost birth rate

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says the Government will reduce mortgages for families with three or more children and build or renovate many nurseries to help boost the country's birth rate.Prime Minister Viktor Orban... Read More

Have an abscessed tooth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

When the inside of your mouth gets hurt or irritated, bacteria may enter and cause an infection. Sometimes you will see a painful swelling filled with pus — a thick, yellowish fluid. If the pus can't drain out, the area will get more swollen and painful. This is known as... Read More

The many faces of stress

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the many faces of stress. THIS is a cringeworthy moment I thought as I listened to the master of ceremonies at a birthday party praise the celebrant, while also... Read More



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