Health

Dieting: A losing proposition

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

QUIT dieting, but never quit lifestyle change. Read More

Spanish researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid's October 12 Hospital said Wednesday. Read More

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. Read More

Study: Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday. Read More

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization has recognised “compulsive sexual behaviour” as a mental disorder, but said yesterday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse. Read More

Complex regional pain syndrome

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

WHILE browsing through a British newspaper, I recently came upon an article about a 24-year-old young woman who was suffering from such excruciating pain in her knee that she was begging the doctors to amputate her whole leg. Read More

J&J ordered to pay US$4.69b damages in talc cancer case

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer... Read More

Jamaica Cancer Society receives mammography unit

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

IN a bid to help in carrying out the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) — “to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica” — Sagicor Foundation donated a much-needed mammography work station unit to the JCS at a handover event on... Read More

Nutrition and oral health

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

OUR modern diet contains a mix of sugars. Oral bacteria can ferment all these sugars with more or less equal ability, with the exception of lactose (milk sugar), from which less acid is produced. Read More

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost yesterday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection. Read More

Unearthing hidden treasures in the special needs community

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

WHEN a teacher and a parent noticed that Usain Bolt has scoliosis, and Michael Phelps' mom discovered he had a learning disability, each set of caregivers decided to work with these children and saw a bright future. History shows that these two Olympians overcame their respective... Read More

Six processed foods to avoid

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

WE are officially more than half-way through 2018. That means we have already gone through 12 dares with the wellness-based initiative, 12 Months 24 Dares! That's six months of fitness and nutritional-based dares geared towards helping people create and stick to healthy wellness habits. Read More

Some foods heal, others hurt

FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

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Driving while drunk

DR DERICK AARONS | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

WHEN you drive a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol — be it wine, beer, rum, Baileys, vodka, or other spirits — how many drinks do you think you would need in your system to fail a breathalyser test? Read More

Jamaican doctor hails Health City after heart condition

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

JAMAICAN Dr Garth Rattray checked himself into Health City Cayman Islands for one ailment and learnt he needed treatment for a less complicated condition. Read More



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