Health

More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery

Thursday, November, 1 2018    

NEW evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard practice and the “less is more” approach to treating cervical cancer. Read More

What you can learn from your footprint

Angela Davis | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

FOR most of us, the action of walking is subconscious and effortless.Most people are unaware that each step in the gait cycle goes through eight phases that are very complex and have great influence on general health. Read More

Treating acne scars

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

ACNE is one of the most common skin conditions impacting most teens, however, this particular skin condition can continue to impact people even into their late adult years. Read More

Calcium deposits and your teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

IF your teeth have white spots or stains, your tooth enamel could be showing signs of hypocalcification. Read More

Uproot yourself and keep going!

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

YOU just started your health and fitness journey, you are locked in on making the changes you know you need for a fuller, healthier, pain-free life. You have decided to push your old fun but damaging habits away, and you have even found a solid weight-loss diet system with an available... Read More

A survivor's story

Sunday, October, 28 2018    

For the month of October, Your Health Your Wealth, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (YHYW), will be discussing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cancers including cervical cancer.  Read More

At-home blood pressure monitoring is important

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, October, 28 2018    

DO you have high blood pressure, or do you know someone who does? Well, if you do, you should always have a blood pressure monitoring device at home. Use it each morning as soon as you get out of bed to check how well your blood pressure is being controlled. Read More

Ministry to host town hall meetings on HPV vaccine

Thursday, October, 25 2018    

THE Ministry of Health will on October 31 host its first town hall meeting to give people the opportunity to ask questions about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the vaccine being used to treat young girls and boys before exposure to the disease. Read More

FAQ about HPV — Part 3

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

For the month of October, Your Health Your Wealth , in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will be discussing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cancers including cervical cancer. Read More

Best foods to eat at night

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

IN last week's article, we looked at the worst foods to eat at night-time and how beneficial eating for a restful night is to your health and well-being. If you are working to slowly break the night-time eating pattern or looking to avoid the potential problems, there are a few... Read More

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

FOR the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth... Read More

Remedying lower back pain with Pilates

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

THE majority of people who suffer from lower back pain can get relief by adding a few simple Pilates exercises to their daily routine, all in under 10 minutes. Read More

Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use — study

Sunday, October, 21 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A perpetually unctuous, self-lubricating latex developed by a team of scientists in Boston could boost the use of condoms, they reported last Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Read More

Tooth loss and osteoporosis

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 21 2018    

OSTEOPOROSIS and tooth loss are health concerns that affect many older men and women. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and therefore, more likely to fracture. This disease can affect any bone in the body, although the bones in the hip, spine and wrist are... Read More

Port Antonio High hosts health and wellness day

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The Port Antonio High School in Portland, last Thursday, hosted a Health and Wellness Day at its auditorium for staff. Read More



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