Health

Scarring: A common skin problem

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

What is a scar? A scar is a mark left on your skin after an injury heals.Most skin injuries can contribute to scarring, including cuts, burns, acne, chickenpox, ear piercing, scratches, surgical cuts, and vaccinations. Read More

Watermelon: A dieter's best friend

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

 IN our continued pursuit of healthy snack options, we have to talk about fruits and all their nutritional and health benefits. This week we are looking at the refreshing and tasty watermelon. Read More

Organic printing inks may one day restore sight to blind people

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed by Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Read More

Pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

AS many as one in three women treated for breast cancer undergo unnecessary procedures, but a new method for diagnosing it could do a better job distinguishing between benign and aggressive tumours. Read More

Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia — study

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

WHILE physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not delay mental decline in people after they've been diagnosed, a study in nearly 500 people with the condition reported last Thursday. Read More

Are you brushing your teeth too hard?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

IF you have sensitive teeth, brushing too hard or using the wrong toothbrush altogether can make symptoms worse. Learn the proper technique for brushing your teeth. Read More

Tick tock: Study links body clock to mood disorders

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Messing with the natural rhythm of one's internal clock may boost the risk of developing mood problems ranging from garden-variety loneliness to severe depression and bipolar disorder, researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

Photo: Wellness Day

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Audrey Flowers-Clarke (right), vice-president - Insurance Operations, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, engages in conversation with Lena Whyte during her health check-up with Nurse Sophia Stampp-Young at the Sagicor Life Wellness Day held recently. The wellness event provided free Pap smear... Read More

Mothers know best

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

WHEN parents or caregivers mistakenly say, “They are only baby teeth, they are going to fall out anyway”, they have the wrong impression. Read More

Genes linked to sunburn, skin cancer risk

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburnt, and will possibly develop skin cancer as a result, scientists said last Tuesday. Read More

Researchers say frequent sauna use may cut stroke risk

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People in Finland who regularly take saunas may face a far lower stroke risk than those who go less often, said a study recently. Read More

5 more eating habits preventing fat loss

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

 SO far we have looked at a whopping 10 eating habits or choices which can thwart your fat loss efforts. In this article we complete our list with five more eating habits which can keep you from losing weight.Eating 'diet' foods Read More

Show mom you care

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

This Mother's Day show mom you care with these popular treatments, all geared towards having her look and feel her best.1. HIFU non-surgical facelift Read More

Self-driving cars, ethics and improving health

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

ARE you familiar with two common terms used in ethics dialogue — utilitarian and egalitarian? Read More

The Taylors: Focusing on abilities, not disabilities

BY HORTENSE ROSE | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

ARTHUR Anthony Taylor and his wife Marlene are two of the estimated 100,000 Jamaicans now classified as blind or visually impaired.A breakdown of the statistics show that of this number, about 28,000 are blind. Read More



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