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The topic of gut health is much more topical today than decades ago and is not something we should shy away from. It affects millions of people. Are you affected? Is your gut healthy?More and more research has revealed that critical to overall...

The Ministry of Health has identified an expert group to look at recommendations to address the support that will be required for children born with birth defects associated with the Zika virus. The expert group consists of a neuro psychologist,...

A new treatment option that is designed to save time and reduce radiation exposure for breast cancer patients in the Caribbean is now available. Through intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), patients can receive radiation directly to a small area...

SUBSTITUTING ONE sugary drink per day - including 'diet' beverages - with water can reduce caloric intake and the risk of obesity and other health conditions, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients.The new study, done at...

CALIFORNIA, US:A second type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus has been discovered in Mission Viejo, California, in the United States, according to a Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District official.Asian tiger mosquitoes were found...

On a cellular level, prostatic cancer is a disease considered to have a genetic factor and is caused by an abnormality in the human genome. In addition to genetic factors, prostate cancer, which is the primary cancer affecting Jamaican men, can be...

A new study has found that the brains of overweight people are 10 years older compared with their lean counterparts - but only when they reach middle age and up.In a study published in the journal Neurobiology of Ageing, researchers from the...

We have been hearing from ever since that 'belief kills and belief cures'. Working on the front line of life and death as a physician, if belief really kills, then I should be seeing its fingerprint. But looking back at death certificates written...

Last week, Food For The Poor (FFTP) Jamaica donated 105 electric hospital beds and 250 wheelchairs to the Ministry of Health for distribution among hospitals across the island.The items were handed over at the charity organisation's head office in...

Scores of expectant mothers who attend the Type V Health Centre in Montego Bay will receive a weekly supply of fresh cow's milk from Island Dairies Limited.They are the beneficiaries of a programme aimed at enhancing the health of pregnant women and...
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