Clinical clues & genetics

WITH the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA”, more people will be getting information about their genetic lineage and what races and ethnicities of the world are included in their DNA. Read More

Have more than five fingers or toes?
POLYDACTYLY is the congenital presence of more than five toes on a foot or more than five fingers on a hand.It is one of the most common congenital anomalies of the foot. In about 40 to 50 per cent of cases, it will occur on both feet.... Read More

The future of research: HIV cure and cancer
This a lightly edited version of a collaboration between the International AIDS Society (IAS) and Geneviève Almouzni, director of the Institut Curie Research Centre and CNRS research director, of her sharing her key takeaways from the recently held IAS HIV Cure and Cancer Forum, at the...... Read More

Want a free smile makeover?
Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Services says it wants to give someone a free smile makeover.... Read More

Study links dimensions of a person's face with sex drive

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MEN and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces of other dimensions.These are the findings from a study led by Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University in Canada. Read More

Key regulator of male fertility identified

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

WHEN it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness. Read More

How to remove a tick and prevent future bites

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

AS tick populations grow and spread, their prevalence appears to be increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Read More

Seal those teeth from cavities

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

BRUSHING and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it's not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth — especially those back teeth (molars) you use to chew. Read More

Study: Housecleaning, walking to work, stave off death

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity — which can include house-cleaning or walking to work — five days a week, researchers said yesterday. Read More

Exercise after a heart attack

Dr Claudine Lewis | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

AFTER a heart attack, the person who sustained the attack is usually fearful about exercising or resuming their regular activities. Read More

Photo: St. Richard's Primary gets first-aid kits

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

Sagicor Life Knutsford Branch Consultant Branch Manager Randy McLean (left), Branch Manager Leslie Francis (centre), Principal of St Richards Primary School Maureen Wong, and students Aaron Williams and Gabrielle Barnes take a look inside one of the 10 first aid kits donated by Sagicor to the... Read More

For that flawless 'Body Glow'

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PEOPLE like to have that deep, rich skin colour that's red carpet worthy. However, due to the dangers that are associated with tanning outdoors, many people have moved away from that method of tanning and are looking for safer alternatives that produce excellent... Read More

Researchers say tattoo ink can seep deep into the body

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) – Microscopic particles from tattoo ink can migrate into the body and wind up in lymph nodes, crucial hubs of the human immune system, a study revealed last Tuesday. Read More

World lags badly on targets to slash HIV, obesity, study finds

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published last Wednesday. Read More

Skin patch melts 'love handles' in mice

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US researchers have developed a skin patch that can melt fat in mice, and future tests will reveal whether it could treat obesity and diabetes in people, a study said Friday. Read More


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