Two tomatoes a day may keep lung disease at bay: study

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Adults who ate more than two tomatoes a day had a slower rate of natural lung function decline, with ex-smokers seeming to benefit most of all, scientists said Thursday. Read More

Taking care of your teeth at Christmas

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

CHRISTMAS is a very enjoyable time of year for most of us; a time when we can indulge in treats and drinks. Read More

Beauty benefits of red wine

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

THE holiday season is here and so is the the abundance of red wine. Though we know it is the choice drink for many, there are also several beauty benefits to be had from red wine.Here are a few:1. Anti-ageing Read More

Why do we gain weight on holidays?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

THE huge fear during the Christmas holiday is weight gain. Read More

Artificial intelligence and Christmas

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

TOMORROW is Christmas, a day that carries religious as well as secular significance in the western world. Read More

Ganja use & sex

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

THE jury's still out on rock 'n' roll. But the link between sex and at least one drug — marijuana — has been confirmed. Read More

Scientists pinpoint gene... the one to blame for poorer survival rate in early-onset breast cancer patients

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer. Read More

'Your Miles Matter' racking up support for charity

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

DRIVERS islandwide have rallied behind the Hyundai Jamaica 'Your Miles Matter' campaign, recording more than 564 miles of the 900-mile target since the campaign launched on November 11. Read More

Red Flag!

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

DESPITE decades-long prevention and treatment efforts, cardiovascular (CV) disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Read More

Male virgins can still acquire HPV, study finds

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

MEN who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)... Read More

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

DRINKING a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology . Read More

What are orthotics?

Angela Davis | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

AN orthotic is a device designed to support the foot, improve foot posture, and correct any imbalance that may be present. Read More

How social networking keeps people healthy

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

HAVE you ever wanted to tell someone about a tough day at work or scary medical news, but felt nervous about calling a friend to share what's going on? Read More

Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

HIGHER blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read More

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical... Read More


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