Health

What is Glutathione?

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Glutathione is one of the most important compounds that is produced by every cell in your body. Read More

When your dentist part of your mouth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

SOMETIMES your dentist needs to numb a part of your mouth. In order to do this, he or she injects medicine into your gum or inner cheek. This medicine is called local anaesthesia. Read More

Pilates: A one size fits all

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

BEING a Pilates addict, my opinions in this article are, of course, biased, but I hope to impart a bit of inspiration and knowledge about the subject of the Pilates method and how it can serve to benefit your needs in your everyday life. Read More

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — US regulators last Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 per cent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavoured products. Read More

Hundreds benefit from NCU health fair

Monday, November, 12 2018    

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

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

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

Angela Davis | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

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

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

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



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