Health

Can the full moon affect us?

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Thank God for the traffic, I thought. At least I will get a chance to enjoy one of my favourite sights – the slow dance of the full moon as it ascends the evening skies. Read More

Beyond teeth: What’s inside your mouth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral health goes beyond simply brushing and flossing. Read More

Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephaly

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports. Read More

Heart Institute of the Caribbean to open ICU for heart patients

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) has announced the opening of a fully equipped cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) dedicated to the care of heart patients. Read More

Study claims vitamin D can protect against colds, flu

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. Read More

D&G Foundation supports JIS blood donation drive

Wednesday, February, 15 2017    

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is declaring its blood drive on Tuesday, February 7 a major success, due in large part to support from corporate donors like the Desnoes and Geddes Foundation. Read More

Editor’s note - #Journeyof100pounds

Sunday, February, 12 2017    

Gareth Taylor, the chef who at the beginning of this year embarked on the #journeyof100pounds to lose 100 pounds in six months, has regrettably decided to quit his weight loss programme with Core Fitness Studios.The Read More

Ways to exfoliate your skin — Pt 2

Michelle Vernon | Sunday, February, 12 2017    

Last week we discussed the manual method of exfoliating the skin. This week we will discuss the chemical and granular body exfoliation methods.Chemical exfoliation Read More

Rosie on mission to raise autism awareness

Sunday, February, 12 2017    

Vincentian-born Rosanne Small-Morgan is making strides on her mission to bring more awareness and understanding about the life-changing issue of autism. Read More

Ethics committees crucial for health research

Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 12 2017    

GOOD health is crucial for the productivity of a society, and so health research has to be conducted perpetually since new diseases are constantly emerging each year. Read More

Electroconvulsive therapy

Dr Ashish Sarangi | Sunday, February, 12 2017    

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), also known to lay persons as "shock treatment", has come a long way since its early depictions of being cruel and barbaric. Read More

Foot care for diabetics

Angela Davis | Sunday, February, 12 2017    

Two weeks ago, I wrote about two patients who are diabetic and had serious and preventable injuries. This week I will give you diabetes-related health education so you know how to avoid problems. Read More

Protect your gum while using oral contraceptives

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 12 2017    

AS a woman, you ksnow that your health needs are unique. You also know that at specific times in your life you need to take extra care of yourself. Read More

Heart attack vs cardiac arrest: The difference

Dr Claudine Lewis | Sunday, February, 12 2017    

In keeping with the theme for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s observation of Heart Month, today we will be looking at the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack. Read More



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