Health

Go nuts!

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

WE seldom stop to think about the actual benefits of nuts. Many of us will tear through a tin or bag of peanuts, cashews or mixed nuts but, as with all things, the healthy quantity is the last thing on our minds, not to mention how much good they can do for us and which ones are better... Read More

Thriving after depression: Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

IN the wake of suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we are newly sobered by depression's threat to the public health. Read More

FDA okays first drug made to reduce excessive sweating

BY LINDA A JOHNSON | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

US regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. Read More

Human lifespan may not have peaked after all

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached? Maybe not, said a study of Italian centenarians published Thursday that found that human longevity is slowly increasing. Read More

Compulsive video game playing could be mental health problem

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization (WHO) says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: Spending too much time playing. Read More

Diabetes Association 'wins' with the Best Dressed Chicken Road Race

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

CONTINUING its now four-year relationship with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, Jamaica Broilers Group will use funds garnered from this year's Everyone's A Winner with Best Dressed Chicken (BDC) 5K/10K Road Race, held at Hope Gardens in Kingston, to finance a cause of the... Read More

How to get that picture-perfect wedding smile

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

IF you're like most brides — and grooms-to-be — making sure you have a picture-perfect smile is probably an important part of your wedding plan.All the attention is going to be on you, and your smile. Read More

Looking rested and fresh

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

YOU may have heard someone at some point saying that they are going to bed early to get their “beauty rest” but is there anything behind these words? Read More

Common causes

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THERE are many different reasons for swollen feet. In most cases, it is a temporary condition without much cause for concern. Read More

Over 15,000 Jamaican men living with prostate cancer

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

TWENTY-THREE years ago, Emanuel* received the shock of his life when, during a routine check-up, his doctor told him there was something irregular about his prostate.He was sent to do a screening test which revealed that he had prostate cancer. Read More

'Truly a fighter'

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

YOU could never tell by looking at the brilliant smile of six-year-old Kendra Notice that she has been constantly in and out of hospitals since she was three months old. Read More

Ethics and solving crime with stored DNA

DR DERRICK AARONS | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

IF you are very concerned about the pervasive crime and violence in our society and would love to see the perpetrators of such crime not only apprehended, but summarily convicted of their crime, then you are likely to be in the corner of those in support of DNA left at a crime scene... Read More

7 top picks for 'real' cheeses

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Having established what real chesses and processed cheeses are, if you are a cheese lover who is not lactose-intolerant, the next question is how do you choose healthier cheeses for yourself? To this end, here are my top seven picks for real... Read More

'Tooth-saving' tips while travelling

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

YOU can't take a vacation from oral hygiene.Maintaining proper dental care while travelling can be difficult. If you're spending hours in the car and eating while you travel, you miss important flossing and brushing opportunities. Read More

Using antibiotics safely

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THE development of antibiotics has been one of the great discoveries of modern medicine. Read More



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