Sun | Feb 23, 2020

Health

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Hypertensive kidney disease is a medical condition in which the kidneys are damaged through exposure to chronically elevated blood pressure. It is one of the main causes of kidney failure, and its associated morbidity, mortality and reduced man...

Efforts to ensure that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are prepared to carry out laboratory diagnosis of new coronavirus (COVID-19) have continued with a training in Mexico City, held by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and...

Studies show comprehensive policies do work to reduce consumers’ sugary drink purchases, children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing and advertising. Recent studies of obesity prevention efforts implemented in Chile have found that consumers...

With one in three children in the Caribbean overweight or obese, Dr Leslie Gabay, paediatric endocrinologist has encouraged parents to manage their children’s eating habits. Should this issue go unchecked, there will be devastating implications...

As we begin a new decade by welcoming the year 2020, it’s a time when many make resolutions and pay closer attention to caring for their bodies. As we know our skin is the body’s largest organ and it is an important part of our health and physical...

There is not one among us who does not open the fridge or the cupboard at night to see if there isn’t something light inside that we can snack on. We aren’t hungry, just feel a bit ‘peckish’ (a craving for food). For many struggling to lose weight...

Get your New Year’s resolution list out. See that one that says ‘eat healthier’? You are apprehensive about it because it was on your list last year ... but here you are again, thinking 2020 is the year you will get it right. To help you attain...

As Jamaica continues to grapple with non-communicable diseases, it’s important to start the new year on a positive health note, making a firm resolve to lead a healthier, fitter life in 2020. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond our...

The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the...

With the annual wine-and-dine season of Restaurant Week and the prestigious Dine En Blanc a mere glimpse of the past, we look on to the scrumptious Christmas season with vigorous rubbing of hands together, widened eyes and salivating mouths. It is...
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