Health

Bitter effects of sugar

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica has launched a massive campaign amid its urgent call for Jamaicans to reduce their average daily intake of sugar. Read More

40 children with disabilities get treatment to improve quality of life
CHILDREN with disabilities were last week treated by doctors from the United States, a joint effort of Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Gillette Children's hospital of Minnesota, an initiative aimed at improving their...... Read More

What is the most common complication after extracting a tooth?
THERE are numerous reasons your dental professional might recommend that you have your tooth pulled, a process also known as a tooth extraction.... Read More

If diabetic, do not miss your appointments with health professionals
WORLD Diabetes Day was observed on November 14. Every year, around this time, I like to write an article on this issue, as it is so prevalent in our society.... Read More

Diabetes 101: How can I tell if I am diabetic?

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

ONE of the most frequently asked questions in my practice is: “How can I tell if I am diabetic?” Read More

Research shows low chance of sudden cardiac arrest after sex

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a research letter published last week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More

19-year-old with cerebral palsy challenges herself

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

IF her disability wasn't as obvious it would have been almost impossible to tell that 19-year-old Jenise Reece suffers from cerebral palsy. Read More

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Monday, November, 13 2017    

CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Read More

Diabetes 101

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

RECENTLY a patient told me that she is not really diabetic.“Doc, I just have a little touch of it,” she said. Read More

False claims about health products

Derrick Aarons | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

YOU have probably heard the term 'caveat emptor' — buyers beware! Well, we should all beware of products that promise to improve our health and cure us of every medical condition with which we may be afflicted. Read More

Life expectancy up 10 years thanks to better lifestyles, says OECD

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Healthier lifestyles and higher incomes have helped increase life expectancy in the 35 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations by 10 years in the past half- century, according to a report published Friday. Read More

Periodontal pockets

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

IF your mouth is healthy, your gums should fit snugly around each tooth, with the distance between the gum tissue and its attachment to the tooth only one to three millimetres in depth. But gum disease can lead to deeper spaces around your teeth called periodontal... Read More

Snake man's venom habit holds hope for new antidote

Sunday, November, 12 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — For nearly 30 years, London-based reptile enthusiast and musician Steve Ludwin has been injecting snake venom — a practice that has almost killed him. Read More

Knocked-out tooth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

DENTISTS refer to a knocked-out tooth as an “avulsed” tooth. This is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth.However, the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there's a good chance the tooth can be saved. Read More

Polio: The forgotten disease

Angela Davis | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

I was fortunate enough to hear Montego Bay resident Zoe McKenzie, a polio survivor, address a Rotary Club meeting recently.She shared her polio story, which was a fascinating one. Read More



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