Genes linked to sunburn, skin cancer risk

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburnt, and will possibly develop skin cancer as a result, scientists said last Tuesday. Read More

Researchers say frequent sauna use may cut stroke risk

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People in Finland who regularly take saunas may face a far lower stroke risk than those who go less often, said a study recently. Read More

5 more eating habits preventing fat loss

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

 SO far we have looked at a whopping 10 eating habits or choices which can thwart your fat loss efforts. In this article we complete our list with five more eating habits which can keep you from losing weight.Eating 'diet' foods Read More

Show mom you care

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

This Mother's Day show mom you care with these popular treatments, all geared towards having her look and feel her best.1. HIFU non-surgical facelift Read More

Self-driving cars, ethics and improving health

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

ARE you familiar with two common terms used in ethics dialogue — utilitarian and egalitarian? Read More

The Taylors: Focusing on abilities, not disabilities

BY HORTENSE ROSE | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

ARTHUR Anthony Taylor and his wife Marlene are two of the estimated 100,000 Jamaicans now classified as blind or visually impaired.A breakdown of the statistics show that of this number, about 28,000 are blind. Read More

5 choices preventing you from losing weight

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

 LAST week we looked at five reasons you aren't losing weight. These reasons focused mostly on your management of carbohydrates, fats and protein (macronutrients). In this article we're going to look at general eating choices which can inhibit fat loss. Read More

Poor diet delays pregnancy, curbs fertility — study

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Women who shun fruit or eat lots of fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study released last Thursday. Read More

Protect your hearing, protect your health

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

NOISE has consequences for our health, well-being, productivity, and the natural environment. It is an underrated menace that is gradually becoming an impending hazard to health — physically and psychologically — and affects the general well-being of... Read More

Drinking baking soda could be a way to combat

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. Read More

Relay For Life is June 2-3

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

THE Jamaica Cancer Society's (JCS) 16th annual flagship fund-raising event, Relay for Life, will take place next month on the campus of the University of Technology (UTech), Old Hope Road, St Andrew. Read More

Skipping your way to weight loss

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

THE months are skipping by so quickly! May is here and it has us jumping to new challenges! Read More

Modelling healthy habits for children

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

RATHER than pass on your fear of the dentist to your children, teach them these important dental health habits instead. Read More

Tips for taking medicines safely

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

IN my practice as a family physician, I write a significant number of prescriptions. I try my best to explain to each patient, the reasons for prescribing the medications. Read More

Is the threat of measles, polio a reality for Jamaica?

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

THE countries of the region last week celebrated the history and success of vaccination by observing the 16th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas from April 21-28. Read More


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