Jamaica Gleaner Profiles in Medicine

Published: Monday Wednesday | August 12, 2009

Raising children in difficult times
This is a tough financial year and it will be more difficult for parents now facing back-to-school expenses. Some parents have lost their jobs and businesses; others have to take up an additional job or business on the side to contend with increasing financial demands... Read More...

Power-walkyour way to better health
Some of us take walking for granted. However, research continues to confirm the amazing benefits of walking. Walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes daily can reduce heart disease risks by almost 50 per cent... Read More...

Response to reader
I want to gain weight, Dear Ms Brown,I have noticed that most people focus on losing weight. Kindly advise what I can do to start putting on some weight... Read More...

Pregnant women can't stand the heat
I have always had a low tolerance for the cold and prefer warmer temperatures. All that changed during my first pregnancy. I turned the office air conditioning down to a low setting and had a fan on at every opportunity. The heat was almost unbearable... Read More...

Fibre promotes weight loss
You have heard the claim, eat more fibre to lose weight. Do fibre supplements or food with added fibre work? People who consume more dietary fibre from foods tend to be less overweight, according to several well-controlled studies. For example... Read More...

Health trends
Autism Foundation gets support - The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation was awarded a small subvention by the social security ministry to assist in meeting the needs of its clients living with autism... Read More...