Health

Ebola scare

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday, after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people . Read More

7 ways to keep fit this summer

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

THE heat is on and it's shaping up to be a sweaty and scorching summer. Read More

Bad breath? Check the foods you eat

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

YOUR first level of dental care does not begin with brushing or flossing, it begins with the food you chose to eat. Read More

UV rays don't discriminate

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

SKIN cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, accounts for nearly 5.5 million cancer diagnoses, resulting in 15,000 deaths per year. Read More

Dangers of undeclared products in food

DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

YOU have purchased one of those delicious ice cream desserts and the only concern is to take care that the double or triple decker delight doesn't fall off that crusty cone before you dive in. But that shouldn't be the only concern, as there could be trouble in ice cream... Read More

Being a 'morning person' linked to lower risk of breast cancer

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

BEING a morning person, popularly known as larks, is associated with a lower risk of developing breast cancer than being an evening person, popularly known as owls, finds a study published by The BMJ recently. Read More

Medicalisation: A service or disservice to humanity?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

MEDICALISATION is the term used to describe the process whereby human problems and conditions that were previously regarded as occurring naturally as part of life, come to be defined as medical conditions, thereby becoming the subject of medical study, diagnosis, and... Read More

Pre- vs post- workout nutrition needs

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

THERE is an ongoing debate regarding what and when one should eat before and after working out.If you are currently trying to reduce your body fat, this is a particularly sensitive issue. Read More

Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

SCIENTISTS from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defences which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. Read More

Canada doc censured for using own sperm to inseminate patients

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — A Canadian fertility doctor's licence was revoked last Tuesday for having used the wrong sperm, including his own, to inseminate patients over decades. Read More

Robot babies tackling teenage pregnancies in Colombia

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

CALDAS, Colombia (AFP) — “Anthony” cried so hard at night that Susana Ortegon couldn't sleep. The weekend felt like an eternity for the 13-year-old. Read More

Know what you might be jumping into

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

THE scorching summer heat is here and will not be easing any time soon. With some children already out of school and families converging for the holidays, heading for a dip in cooling water is a top-of-mind priority. Read More

Is brain death absolute?

Sunday, June, 23 2019    

WE know that when our heart stops beating we die. However, if our brain dies, do we also die? Read More

Eating healthy is the best beauty regimen

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 23 2019    

IN the era of the self-made make-up industry billionaire and millionaire stars on Instagram and YouTube, people are spending their money on ways to mask and disguise blemishes and “imperfections”. Read More

Health tips for dad

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

AS we honour our fathers and father figures today, let's also remind them about how important it is that they remain healthy and take care of themselves. Read More



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