Health

Can I lose weight without exercise?

DO I have to exercise to lose weight? Read More

Dental health tips for cold and flu season
IT is the time of year when everyone around you starts coughing and sniffling.Once you finally get sick, your teeth may not be on your mind; but having a cold or flu can affect your mouth.... Read More

'Edutaining'
IF the response from students at last Friday's soft launch of Dynamic Mental Health School Marathon Series is anything to go by, the official launch scheduled for Friday, March 22 at St Andrew Technical High School will be a hit among the target audience.... Read More

Altering the CCR5 gene: The flip side
MANY people perhaps have heard the outcry against Chinese scientist Professor He Jiankui who spearheaded the editing of the genes of twin girls, Lulu and Nana, after their conception in China, to make them impervious to HIV infection. The aim of the research was to show that it might be...... Read More

Legionnaires' disease loves water

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

THIRTY-THREE years ago, United States newscast carried information about the outbreak in Pennsylvania of a mysterious disease called Legionnaires' disease. It brought to mind ancient Rome, as the term legionnaire refers to a member of a legion or battalion of soldiers of that... Read More

UHWI opens new women's imaging centre to boost early detection of breast cancer

Monday, March, 11 2019    

THE University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Thursday opened a state-of-the-art Women's Imaging Centre to offer more affordable options for early breast cancer screening in Jamaica. Read More

How about giving up refined sugar, flour for Lent?

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

DO yourself a huge favour. If you were or are considering giving up anything for Lent, give up refined flour and sugar. Read More

Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A study following more than 650,000 Danish children for over a decade has led researchers to the same conclusion as previous efforts: the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase a child's risk of autism. Read More

PICJ celebrates first anniversary

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

PARTNERS Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) two Thursdays ago marked its first anniversary with an intimate dinner at Courtyard the Marriott. Read More

Study links e-cigarette use to heart trouble

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have heart problems than those who don't, says a study released on Thursday in the United States. Read More

Heart attacks increasingly common in young adults

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

EVEN though fewer heart attacks are occurring in the United States — in large part due to the use of medications like statins and a decline in smoking — these events are steadily rising in very young adults. Read More

Study finds potential new weapon in fight against malaria

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — For years, insecticide-soaked mosquito nets have helped dramatically lower malaria infections, but insecticide resistance has driven a search for alternatives and a new study may have uncovered one option. Read More

When your colon talks to you…

BY DEBBY DONALDSON | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

EVERY functioning human body has a colon, but most people are reluctant to discuss this organ.We might not give much thought to this body part but there are several colon-related conditions that can have negative effects on our digestive health. Read More

Setting manageable health targets

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

IT happened before and it's going to happen again, another new year, a significant calendar change motivating many of us to pursue life changes. Read More

Get better results from fitness goals

By Jo-Hanna Taylor | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

FEBRUARY has come and gone and for a lot of us, we felt rejuvenated to start the new year — armed with fitness and health resolutions that we would actually stick to this time around. Read More



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