Health

Get better results from fitness goals

By Jo-Hanna Taylor | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

FEBRUARY has come and gone and for a lot of us, we felt rejuvenated to start the new year — armed with fitness and health resolutions that we would actually stick to this time around. Read More

The infamous syphilis experiments

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

R EADERS may be aware of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis research study that was conducted by the US Public Health Service in Alabama, USA from 1932 to 1972. In it, 399 disadvantaged and misinformed rural black men with syphilis were enrolled in the research to study what... Read More

UNAIDS urges action to change discriminatory laws

Saturday, March, 2 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) yesterday urged Caribbean countries to examine discriminatory provisions in their laws and policies and make positive changes to ensure equality, inclusion and protection. Read More

Heart Foundation pushes for tax on sugary drinks

Monday, February, 25 2019    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) used the launch of the fourth phase of its “Are We Drinking Ourselves Sick” campaign to push for a tax on sugary drinks. Read More

Be careful of that unripe ackee

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, February, 24 2019    

MOST countries have a favourite or national dish. Popular with residents and forming part of a country's identity, they are an important experience for visitors, too. Read More

Diet and depression

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, February, 24 2019    

 IF you often experience feelings of prolonged sadness, despair, anxiety, worry, or believe you are suffering from depression, don't stop at uncertainty or self-diagnosis — speak with your family doctor regarding counselling options. Read More

Exercise to shift your body clock forward

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

EXERCISE can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise. Read More

Made-to-order human kidneys next?

Sunday, February, 24 2019    

In a study that is being touted as having significant implications for human organ transplantation, researchers have successfully grown functional mouse kidneys inside rats from just a few donor stem cells. Read More

Keeping the weight OFF!

BY Fitz-George Rattray | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

You knew how important it was to lose the extra weight, you started a programme, did the work, perhaps even exercised regularly and took the weight off. Now slowly but surely the weight has come or is coming back on. Even when you believe you are doing your best, the weight just keeps... Read More

New ways of curbing mosquito population

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Insect-borne illnesses are increasing across the globe, and the insects that carry them are also spreading and getting harder to kill. As a result, scientists have been looking for new, high-tech ways to prevent these insects from spreading those diseases. New technologies are needed... Read More

New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

A n MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with t ype 2 diabetes have to give themselves every... Read More

Oestrogen and controlling Type 2 diabetes

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which oestrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read More

Show your teeth some love this Valentine's weekend

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

 Do you love your teeth? We mean, really love them. Do you appreciate all that they do for you? Are you really grateful that you have them, no matter how much trouble they may be giving you now? Read More

Teens living in US states allowing medical marijuana smoke less cannabis

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalising medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. Read More

Online abortions?

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

Seeking abortion medications online can be a response to clinic access barriers in states with and without restrictive abortion laws and can occur when self-managed abortion is preferred over clinical care, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University... Read More



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