Thursday | March 5, 2015

Health

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month. There are two types of lymphoedema, primary and secondary, and it affects persons of all ages. Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic circulation fails to function correctly, causing persistent swelling of the...

Some women look forward to the days of no period with great anticipation, while some simply wish it would just come regularly, especially those hoping to conceive.Irregularities in the menstrual cycle may include:n Amenorrhea: the absence of...

There is a current outbreak of measles in the United States, which has recently spread to Mexico. The Caribbean, including Jamaica, has been measles-free since 1991. It is important for us to maintain this status and so, the Ministry of Health has...

Want to improve your overall health? The prescription: fall in love. There is a reason why people in love seem to undergo a total transformation. Many studies are showing that love can keep you healthy mentally, physically, socially and spirituall...

Want to improve your overall health? The prescription: fall in love. There is a reason why people in love seem to undergo a total transformation.

What plans do you have to express your love this Valentine's Day? Chocolate, wine, roses, fruits, lingerie or jewelry? How about gifts for the heart from the heart?

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is encouraging Jamaicans to recognise the medicinal value of food and use it to their advantage.

Sit way less and stand or walk a way lot more. That's the recommendation from a new research that is warning that too much sitting can actually be fatal.

Why do I eat so much?Have you ever asked yourself, 'Why did I just eat that?', 'Why am I eating even though I know I am not hungry?' 'Why is it that I am happiest when food is in my mouth?'The consumption of food and drinks is an important act for li...

- Immunisation for children offered at no cost at government health centresAs Jamaica closely monitors the measles outbreak, which has affected several states in the United States and Mexico, Chief Medical Officer Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse is remindi...
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