Health

5 choices preventing you from losing weight

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

 LAST week we looked at five reasons you aren't losing weight. These reasons focused mostly on your management of carbohydrates, fats and protein (macronutrients). In this article we're going to look at general eating choices which can inhibit fat loss. Read More

Poor diet delays pregnancy, curbs fertility — study

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Women who shun fruit or eat lots of fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study released last Thursday. Read More

Protect your hearing, protect your health

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

NOISE has consequences for our health, well-being, productivity, and the natural environment. It is an underrated menace that is gradually becoming an impending hazard to health — physically and psychologically — and affects the general well-being of... Read More

Drinking baking soda could be a way to combat

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. Read More

Relay For Life is June 2-3

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

THE Jamaica Cancer Society's (JCS) 16th annual flagship fund-raising event, Relay for Life, will take place next month on the campus of the University of Technology (UTech), Old Hope Road, St Andrew. Read More

Skipping your way to weight loss

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

THE months are skipping by so quickly! May is here and it has us jumping to new challenges! Read More

Modelling healthy habits for children

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 6 2018    

RATHER than pass on your fear of the dentist to your children, teach them these important dental health habits instead. Read More

Tips for taking medicines safely

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

IN my practice as a family physician, I write a significant number of prescriptions. I try my best to explain to each patient, the reasons for prescribing the medications. Read More

Is the threat of measles, polio a reality for Jamaica?

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

THE countries of the region last week celebrated the history and success of vaccination by observing the 16th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas from April 21-28. Read More

Brains, eyes, testes: Off-limits for transplants?

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Since the world's first successful organ transplant in 1954 — a kidney — the discipline has advanced to the point where a wounded soldier could have his penis and scrotum replaced in a groundbreaking operation last month. Read More

5 reasons you aren't losing weight

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

 BECOMING your healthiest, fittest and most trim version of yourself is a very personal choice. Read More

The alcohol and oral cancer link

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

ALTHOUGH tobacco use has been proven to increase the risk of oral cancer, people who use both alcohol and tobacco are at an especially high risk of contracting the disease. Read More

'Growing pains' in children

Angela Davis | Sunday, April, 29 2018    

WHEN we use the term “growing pains” in children, Sever's disease, otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis, falls into this group. Read More

700 Jamaicans get free health checks

Sunday, April, 29 2018    

The health fair, which was held on the grounds of Our Lady of the Poor Clinic at St Joseph's Hospital, provided free health care for needy people in Kingston and St Andrew. Read More

Mangoes are awesome

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 22 2018    

THIS week we will be looking at the benefits of the favourite fruit of many: Mangoes. Read More



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