Health

Brains, eyes, testes: Off-limits for transplants?

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Since the world's first successful organ transplant in 1954 — a kidney — the discipline has advanced to the point where a wounded soldier could have his penis and scrotum replaced in a groundbreaking operation last month. Read More

5 reasons you aren't losing weight

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

 BECOMING your healthiest, fittest and most trim version of yourself is a very personal choice. Read More

The alcohol and oral cancer link

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

ALTHOUGH tobacco use has been proven to increase the risk of oral cancer, people who use both alcohol and tobacco are at an especially high risk of contracting the disease. Read More

'Growing pains' in children

Angela Davis | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

WHEN we use the term “growing pains” in children, Sever's disease, otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis, falls into this group. Read More

700 Jamaicans get free health checks

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

The health fair, which was held on the grounds of Our Lady of the Poor Clinic at St Joseph's Hospital, provided free health care for needy people in Kingston and St Andrew. Read More

Mangoes are awesome

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

THIS week we will be looking at the benefits of the favourite fruit of many: Mangoes. Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital's new-look Paediatric Ward

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

HAVING forged an agreement with internationally renowned musical group Air Supply to be its brand ambassadors for Jamaica, the Issa Trust Foundation hosted a successful fund-raising concert in June 2017 on the grounds of the Couples Sans Souci resort. Read More

The deadly impact of tobacco use

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

IN the next hour, 50 people will die because of tobacco. Tobacco is a risk factor for 25 diseases, and while its effects on health are well known, the scale of its impact on global disease may not be fully appreciated. Read More

New way to fight HIV transmission HIV

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

SCIENTISTS at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman's genital tract, a recent release said. Read More

Feminine hygiene products & infection

Sunday, April, 22 2018    

VAGINAL hygiene products have been used by 95 per cent of Canadian women, but they likely do more harm than good, according to a University of Guelph study. Read More

Remedies for sunburn

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

CARNIVAL season has passed, but the effects of sun exposure during the outdoor activities might still be lingering. Read More

Exercising for overall wellness

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

 IN my last article we looked at the fact th at the most effective way to lose weight is through nutritional changes, and that the results are faster, easier and more sustainable than through any reasonable form of exercise. Read More

Can oral sex give you cancer?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 15 2018    

THE human papilloma virus (HPV) is a dou ble-s tranded DNA virus that infects the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. The moist epithelial surfaces (squamous cells) include all areas covered by skin and/or mucosa such as the mouth interior, throat,... Read More

Night owls risk dying younger

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

FRANCE (AFP) — People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the sun, researchers said Thursday. Read More

Why alcohol, sugar lead to thirst

Sunday, April, 15 2018    

WHY does drinking alcohol or consuming sugar make us thirsty?An international study of mice in Texas and humans in Europe, published last week in Cell Metabolism, reveals an unexpected anti-dehydration mechanism, a press release has said. Read More



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