Health

Sick air travellers most likely to infect next row — study

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — People who fly on aeroplanes while contagious can indeed get other people sick, but the risk is mainly to those seated next to them or in the adjacent row, United States researchers said last Monday. Read More

Debunking food and diet myths

By Fitz-George Rattray | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

 MORE and more, people are going insane with food myths, twisting their diets, health and minds with unnecessary and sometimes risky restrictions and ridiculous indulgences. Read More

Photo: Heart rate monitoring

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

A patron (on bicycle) at the University of Technology, Jamaica's Research, Technology and Innovation Day, held at the university's Papine Campus last Thursday, tries out the spinning bicycle on display at the Faculty of Science and Sport booth while student Shenir Hosten (centre) performs a... Read More

Photo: STAFF TRAINING

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Following on the heels of an almost completed $30-million renovation to the Paediatric Ward at the St Ann's Bay Hospital, the Issa Trust Foundation has made a further $7-million donation of medical equipment and supplies to the hospital, including four ventilators. Shown providing training to... Read More

Cayenne pepper and your skin

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

CAYENNE pepper is truly a super spice that can be both ingested and applied topically. Read More

Doctor's Appointment goes live March 25

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

WHEN was your last doctor's appointment? Your next one could be free of cost on Sunday, March 25 at 5:30 pm in the comfort of your home, a press statement said recently. If you still have questions after 30 minutes, you can also talk with the doctor live. Read More

Daddy, where did I come from?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

HOW comfortable are you in having discussions with your children about matters of sex, sexuality or their origins? Read More

Study challenges 'healthy but obese' theory

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested last Friday. Read More

Jamaica Midlife Health Society to host sleep symposium

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

SLEEP deprivation can result in a number of harmful effects on individuals over prolonged periods of time. These can range from depression and attention deficit disorders to increased blood pressure and weight gain. Read More

Bottled water contaminated

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The world's leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published last... Read More

Black barbershops can help clients lower blood pressure

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Black barbershops are known as places to gather, socialise and get a haircut. But a study last Monday said they can also help encourage men to get their high blood pressure under control. Read More

Understanding the diabetes and gum disease link

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

DO you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease? Diabetics have a higher risk of developing gum disease than people who have healthy blood sugar levels. Read More

Study: No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, said a study Wednesday that is being described as “sobering”. Read More

Small pay increase can have big health benefits

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

LOWER-WAGE workers who receive a US$1 raise, call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum wage policies shows. Read More

Free blood pressure screening at HFJ this week

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) has joined the rest of the world in observance of World Salt Awareness Week, March 12-18, and is urging Jamaicans to watch their sodium intake and look out for hidden salt. Read More



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