Study sees link between pollution and sperm size

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Men exposed to fine-particle air pollution may risk having smaller, abnormally shaped sperm, said a study last Wednesday, warning this “may result in a significant number of couples with infertility”. Read More

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

WOMEN with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumour until it has become large, according to a new study being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Read More

Maternal, infant health champions give ministry's complaints mechanism the nod

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

THE Ministry of Health's complaints mechanism has received the stamp of approval from stakeholders involved in a project to promote patients' rights and responsibilities in maternal, neonatal and infant health (MNIH) in Jamaica. Read More

8 tips to stay healthy during the Christmas season

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, November, 26 2017    

EXTRAORDINARY Christmas displays, complete with lights and tinsel, as well as All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey on repeat on most radio stations — there is no doubt about it, Christmas is coming. Read More

Sexual activity and heart attack

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, November, 26 2017    

SEX is considered by many individuals to be an important part of their lives and a major contributor to their quality of life. Read More

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells

Sunday, November, 26 2017    

NEW research from the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has determined how a common holiday spice — cinnamon — might be enlisted in the fight against obesity. Read More

Avocado and your skin

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, November, 26 2017    

AVOCADOS, otherwise known as pears, contain an incredible amount of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read More

Bitter effects of sugar

BY DORIAN GRAHAM Observer writer | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica has launched a massive campaign amid its urgent call for Jamaicans to reduce their average daily intake of sugar. Read More

40 children with disabilities get treatment to improve quality of life

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

CHILDREN with disabilities were last week treated by doctors from the United States, a joint effort of Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Gillette Children's hospital of Minnesota, an initiative aimed at improving their... Read More

What is the most common complication after extracting a tooth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

THERE are numerous reasons your dental professional might recommend that you have your tooth pulled, a process also known as a tooth extraction. Read More

If diabetic, do not miss your appointments with health professionals

Angela Davis | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

WORLD Diabetes Day was observed on November 14. Every year, around this time, I like to write an article on this issue, as it is so prevalent in our society. Read More

Diabetes 101: How can I tell if I am diabetic?

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

ONE of the most frequently asked questions in my practice is: “How can I tell if I am diabetic?” Read More

Research shows low chance of sudden cardiac arrest after sex

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a research letter published last week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More

19-year-old with cerebral palsy challenges herself

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

IF her disability wasn't as obvious it would have been almost impossible to tell that 19-year-old Jenise Reece suffers from cerebral palsy. Read More

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Monday, November, 13 2017    

CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Read More


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