Health

Local doctor to be trained as paediatric nephrologist in

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

General paediatrician at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, Dr Nadia McLean, is set to leave the island in June to pursue training in paediatric nephrology, which is the study of kidney disease in children.Training in the... Read More

Five facial masks for flawless skin

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Nothing beats a good facial, right? But even more so, nothing beats a good mask.Masks are most commonly used as the last step in a facial protocol to deliver vital nutrients, rehydrate, exfoliate, and/or purify the skin. Check out my top five types of mask... Read More

Growing old and beautiful

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

In recent times there have been many stories of people who are living to be 100 years old.One of my oldest patients is 98 years old and, as I examined her, I asked (her) if she wants to make it to 100. She chuckled and... Read More

Nestlé Jamaica hosts health care professionals

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Nestlé says it has reformulated its Nestum infant cereal portfolio to include additional iron in response to the needs of children for this important nutrient.The revelation was made at a symposium for health care professionals... Read More

Health ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Commonwealth health ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on May 21, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly.The theme for the meeting is: 'Sustainable Financing of Universal Health Coverage as an... Read More

Kicking the salt shaker habit may not be enough

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 per cent of dietary sodium intake in a study in three United States regions, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal, ... Read More

Photo: Our nurse rocks!

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Sandals South Coast managers Simone Black-Woodley (left), Rochelle Forbes (second right), and Supervisor Denise Watson (right) show resort resident Nurse Tadrick Brooks lots of love on International Nurses Day last Friday Read More

To your family's oral health

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

You and your family can have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime. As a parent, you can work with your children to help them understand why good oral care is important and show them how to do it right.Four steps to... Read More

Dental habits for healthy children

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Rather than pass on your fear of the dentist to your kids, teach them th ese important dental health habits instead.Since your children's health is always high on your list of priorities, maintaining a healthy smile should be,... Read More

Canada recalls too strong 77% alcohol gin

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian authorities last Wednesday recalled gin distributed by Bermuda-based Bacardi, after inspectors found the alcohol content was nearly twice the level advertised on the bottle.It is the second time in recent... Read More

Paronychia

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Paronychia is an increasingly common condition that I am seeing in my office. With the huge popularity of nail technology and pedicures, it seems inevitable that this type of condition would be on the rise.Paronychia is an infection of the skin... Read More

In the US, health care a privilege, not a right

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In 1944, president Franklin Roosevelt urged Congress to pass a “second bill of rights”. Number six on the list was “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good... Read More

Statins don't cause muscle pain: study

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the “nocebo” effect.It... Read More

Treating acne scars

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Though it's a very common issue, acne scarring presents a significant challenge for the simple fact that it appears in a variety of ways. It can take on different forms in different skins and appear in varying degrees of severity. Read More

Does baby powder cause cancer?

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

NEW JERSEY, United States (AP) — Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for the fourth time over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. Read More



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