Health

UTech, Jamaica research provide hope for stroke patients

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

RESEARCH by Professor Felix Akinladejo, recently appointed professor of Computer Information Systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, on computer model and virtual reality technology for post- stroke rehabilitation, is offering hope... Read More

How the lowly mushroom is becoming a nutritional Star

BY ROBERT BEELMAN Pennsylvania State University | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

 MUSHROOMS are often considered only for their culinary use because they are packed with flavour-enhancers and have gourmet appeal. That is probably why they are the second most popular pizza topping, next to pepperoni. Read More

Weight loss: How I survived in an uncontrolled environment

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

I signed up with the Intekai (ITK) team in mid-2018, out of frustration.I was working ridiculously long hours, had little downtime, and ate poorly. I was increasingly frustrated with myself as I watched my weight creep back up. Read More

US medical team provides foot, leg care in St James

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

A team of young doctors from the United States last month visited the island and provided much-needed foot and leg care to residents in St James over a two-day period. Read More

Defying the munchies

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

NEW evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. Read More

Psychologists find smiling really can make people happier

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

SMILING really can make people feel happier, according to a new paper published in Psychological Bulletin. Read More

For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported last Wednesday. Read More

The secret to keeping the weight off

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

 WAY too often, people fight bravely to lose excess fat and get to a safer, healthier weight. Read More

HIIT for weight loss

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

WE know that exercise is good for us, and many of us do some form of continuous exercise three to five days per week. Read More

10 tips to blast belly fat

BY DIANE THOMPSON, MD | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

WHO doesn't want a flat belly or a perfectly shaped waist-line? Belly fat, also known as visceral fat, is not just a cosmetic eyesore, but may be a sign of underlying health issues. Read More

Buildings can be sick too

BY DR WENDY G THOMAS | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

THERE has been a significant increase in the number of cases of respiratory or flu-like illnesses in Jamaica in recent times. Read More

Oral sex and oral cancer

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

THE human papilloma virus (HPV) is a double-stranded DNA virus that infects the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. The moist epithelial surfaces (squamous cells) include all areas covered by skin and/or mucosa — such as the mouth interior, throat, tongue, tonsils, vagina, cervix,... Read More

Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

NAFTALAN, Azerbaijan (AFP) — Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Read More

Switch it up!

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, April, 7 2019    

MOVING our bodies is very important, not just from a physical standpoint but also where mental health is concerned. Read More

What you need to know about flu

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

WITH the island being on an Influenza Alert status as well as recent public concerns about influenza A, caused by the H1N1 virus, check out these frequently asked questions about flu which were taken from the Ministry of Health's website. Read More



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