Health

Gene therapy helps dogs with muscle dystrophy, humans next?

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Researchers have used gene editing to reverse symptoms in dogs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) — a muscle-wasting and life-shortening disease that affects one in 5,000 baby boys. Read More

Finish your antibiotics course?

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the “incorrect” advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance. Read More

Could a green sponge hold cancer-fighting secrets?

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A small green sponge, discovered in the dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska, could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday. Read More

Jamaicans return home to invest in health sector

BY PETA-GAY HODGES | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

AFTER living in the United Kingdom (UK) for 22 years, Dainty Powell packed her bags and returned to the land of her birth to establish the Zierlich International Dialysis Centre in Montego Bay, St James, with her partner, Andre Nelson, a year ago. Read More

Facts about the feet that will make you say OMG!

Angela Davis | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

The foot is one of the most underappreciated parts of the body.In a single day, the average person takes 9,000 steps. Here are 10 interesting facts about one of the hardest working parts of the body. Read More

Who doesn't love a good body scrub?

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

IF you're not using a body scrub then you're missing out on a number of benefits that other skin care products do not provide.So just what are the benefits of a body scrub? 1. Makes skin look fresh and rejuvenated Read More

Japan woman dies of tick disease after bitten by sick cat

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat, in what is possibly the world's first animal-to-human transmission of the disease. Read More

Sperm count Declining in the West — study

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Sperm count among men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand has halved in 40 years, according to research warning of fertility risk, though outside experts urged caution about the results. Read More

Sugar not so sweet for mental health

Sunday, July, 30 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with scepticism by other experts. Read More

New Sustainable Health Agenda for the Caribbean

Saturday, July, 29 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says a new Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas, including the Caribbean, is near completion. Read More

Changes in your mouth that signal HIV infection

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

HUMAN immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact (blood transfusion, using needles previously used by HIV-infected people), and sexual... Read More

Do you eat red meat?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

WE are all aware of the advice that we should do all things in moderation. This applies particularly to what we consume. Read More

One in three cases of dementia are preventable

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

ONE in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life. Read More

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to 7 years

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

PEOPLE who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population. They can also expect to spend most of these extra years in good health, according to a new study published recently in Health Affairs... Read More

Father absence could affect the health of their children

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

THE absence of a father— due to incarceration, death, separation, or divorce — has adverse physical and behavioural consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processes that underlie this link between fath er loss and the... Read More



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