Health

Hundreds benefit from NCU health fair

Hundreds of people from communities in Mandeville and its environs received a range of health services during a four-day health and wellness fair hosted recently by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) at its main campus. Read More

Higher risk of premature death from red meat
CERTAIN ingredients in red meat, such as heme iron and nitrates, may be the reason research is suggesting that red meat is linked to a higher risk of dying from eight common diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.... Read More

World Diabetes Day and how to protect your feet
AS World Diabetes Day approaches on Wednesday, it is important that we reflect on how this condition affects us here in Jamaica and throughout the world.Let us start with the facts as documented by the World Health Organization:... Read More

Your child's first dental visit
THE arrival of baby teeth is momentous because they allow children to graduate to a variety of new foods.In addition to celebrating this new stage in your baby's development, you should also begin to think about a first visit to the dentist.... Read More

Cuban, US team up to fight cancer

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States may be strained but the two countries are standing shoulder to shoulder to fight a common enemy: cancer. Read More

FFP donates blood pressure machines to the Ministry of Health

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

MANY Jamaicans are worried about their “pressure” these days, and measuring blood pressure is a critical indicator of one's general health. Read More

Students receive free eye exams, glasses

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

A total of 887 children received eye examinations over three days of free Vision Clinics in Westmoreland last month.Of that number, 172 received glasses, a recent release from the Issa Trust Foundation said. Read More

Pilates training rehab after total hip and knee replacement

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Several studies have been done to support the benefits of the Pilates method for post-operative surgical patient recovery in total hip and knee arthroplasty. — Clin Rehabil. 2005;19:465-474 Pub Med Ref List  Read More

Drugs from dirt

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

FOR decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis (TB). And consistently, the microbe responsible for the disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has been fighting back. Read More

Eat for your health, even on weekends

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

YOU have come to the realisation that the extra body fat is beginning to affect your functionality and you understand the current threat it poses to your well-being. Read More

5 ways to drink more water daily

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

 STAYING hydrated is important. Especially in a warm climate, replacing the water that we lose throughout the day is essential.As important as this is, drinking water is always on the back burner for many of us.Why is this? Read More

Breath training...with Pilates

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

TODAY I performed a Pilates exercise on the Reformer called the Feet In Straps. I was propped onto my side, one foot in a long strap, which is connected to a pulley system, providing varying degrees of resistance loaded by springs and movement. Read More

Parkinson's disease may start in appendix, study finds

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Parkinson's disease has long been considered a disease of the brain, but research out last Wednesday found it may start in the gut — specifically in the appendix, a tiny organ near the large intestine. Read More

Older dads' kids run higher health risks at birth — study

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Newborns of fathers 45 and older are more likely to be underweight or wind up in intensive care, researchers reported last Thursday, adding to the list of problems associated with older dads. Read More

KNOW what's in your FOOD

BY ROCHELLE WILLIAMS | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

MOST of us over 50 remember the days when meals were simple, when most of our food came from a farm or the backyard, when butchers were the source of meat, and, all too often, the chicken dinner on the table was, just hours before, a live bird running around the... Read More



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