Eye exam may predict Alzheimer's

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — Advances in eye exam technology could one day help doctors diagnose people with Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear, researchers said Thursday. Read More

Britain faces sperm shortage in case of no-deal Brexit

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British couples looking to conceive through artificial insemination face uncertainty if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal because sperm would no longer be imported from EU countries under existing... Read More

Green Juice: Is it worth the excitement?

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

GREEN juices have been a huge trend for the past few years. There are many juice shops and stalls selling pricey green healing elixirs, promising unbelievable results. Read More

How to get rid of cellulite

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

A common myth about cellulite is that it only affects those that are overweight.Cellulite is not only associated with those who are overweight but is a major concern for a majority of females and some males of all ages, sizes and race.  Read More

$750,000 donated to fight against cancer

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

THE Hope Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute (JACCRI) are the beneficiaries of $750,000 from the recently held 'ICWI Hope In The Hills' concert. Read More

Obesity, exercise and older women

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

WHETHER we are slim, medium build, overweight, or severely obese, our current body size is a result of our genetic predisposition (genes given to us by our parents) as well as our lifestyle during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Read More

The Intekai Diet

Fitz-George Rattray | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

 I have been asked what the InteKai Diet (ITK Wave) is and how it works. As diets are conventionally understood, ITK is not a diet. It is a system of eating designed meals at different stages to create various changes. Read More

Pilates: The anti-ageing exercise solution

Selena Deleon | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

PILATES is a system of exercises that offers both resistance in safe ranges and stretching. This serves to do two things: Stabilise joints in the optimal position and lengthen the muscles so that the joint can have a greater range of motion. Read More

How much salt does it actually take to harm your heart?

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

NEW research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. Read More

Dental health facts you need to know

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

NOT taking care of your mouth can lead to many dental problems: Bad breath, gum disease, cavities, sensitivity, and even tooth loss. But the good news is, these issues are preventable. Read More

Rise in syphilis cases among pregnant women in Barbados

Friday, August, 17 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Wednesday expressed concern about the high rates of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI), being seen among pregnant women in Barbados. Read More

Why your child may need a space maintainer

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

CHILDREN may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early, or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay. If either is the case, it is important to know the benefits of using a space maintainer and how it can help support your child's dental health. Read More

Pilates and your knees

BY SELENA DELEON | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

 AS an emerging adolescent fitness enthusiast, I first discovered running in my late 17th year. Once I began, I dove into it with passion and it still is, to this day, my favourite form of exercise. Read More

Young drinkers beware!

Sunday, August, 12 2018    

YOU might want to think before you go out drinking again tonight. Read More

Squat or suffer

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, August, 12 2018    

WHILE sitting in a parking lot, I watched people walking back and forth — various ages, sizes and genders — and the one thing they had in common was the indications of present or future aches and pains, and eventually crippling back and leg problems requiring anything from a... Read More


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