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Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:18 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

These days, it seems the 'superfood' label is thrown at anything you can consume: 'Eat this food to lose weight', 'Eat that one to live to 150'...and the list grows on.While the chia seed has been victim to this 'superfood' marketing ploy, it does...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Called liquid gold from a tree, coconut water is not just a refreshing drink, it has some amazing properties. It is rich in electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, minerals (calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium), vitamins (riboflavin and vitamin C)...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJessica Thompson/Contributor

Paying the emotional toll: Tips to reduce road-related stressKingston and St Andrew are abuzz with construction and roadwork. While it may be exciting for some, it has been a huge burden for others who have to travel into, out of, and within the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 6:21 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Lunges are among the top lower-body exercises around. From strength to flexibility to balance, there are many benefits. To make the most of lunges, however, they must be done correctly. Butchering the form during lunges is a quick way to pain and...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:47 AM

“Dem a bleach, dem a bleach out dem skin, dem a bleach fi look like a brownin” was Nardo Ranks’ observation in the years following Buju’s controversial ‘Browning’. Bleaching has been around for some time now but...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Chronic stress makes you feel old and actually ages you. It also raises your blood pressure, can lead to a stroke or heart attack and can slowly kill you. In an Austrian study, researchers found that work-related tension harms DNA in your cells,...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 10:36 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Based on their online reputations, squats and lunges couldn't be more different: squats are the famous distant relative we want to tell everyone about, while lunges seem to fall somewhere between criminal sibling and the weird aunt you hide...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:12 AM

The Ministry of Health is pursuing the development of a Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy, which will create a framework for identifying effective strategies to reduce maternal mortality rates.The framework will focus on strengthening the...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

October is Oral Health Month and Colgate-Palmolive, the world's leading oral care brand recommended by dentists worldwide, has again rolled out its international oral care campaign in Jamaica, and anticipates that October 2018's Oral Health Month...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Astana, Kazakhstan, (PAHO/WHO):Health is a human right, and it is governments' responsibility to ensure that right, said the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa F. Etienne, on Friday during the closing session of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In addition to oxygen, glucose is another important need for our brain function. It is the primary fuel for neurons to work. It is for this reason neurons store up glucose and need to constantly receive it from our body's blood supply.Normal brain...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

'Hands across the Species' is the apt theme for Sunday's One Health Day conference to be hosted jointly by the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association and Caribbean College of Family Physicians at the Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, Kingston 6, which...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

Post-workout pain is the bogeyman of the fitness world. Struggling to do simple everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed, because of pain is not what we imagine when we decide to get fit. It is the reality for most, though, especially at the...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's been more than 25 years since the Caribbean reported its last case of indigenous measles. But the risk of imported cases has persisted because measles continues to circulate in countries around the world.To protect its member countries and...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of my favourite TV series as a child was Roots. It chronicled the life of an African who was sold into slavery in America. Kunta Kinte struggled against his masters and ran away from the plantation several times, despite severe punishment. He...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

They will drive calorie counters nuts. The high fat content and the huge number of calories seem to scream 'don't eat me'. If you have been avoiding those 'fatty' nuts, however, it's time to rethink your nutrition plan. Nuts are nutrient-dense...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves/Contributor

During pregnancy, women experience many changes, including changes in the oral cavity that can adversely affect their dental health. It is, therefore, very important that pregnant women are made aware of these changes, and positive oral-health...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The focus of this year's World Mental Health Day was 'Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World'. It explored the myriad of mental illnesses affecting...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Being obese places an individual at a high risk for developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, later in life. Non-communicable diseases and childhood obesity are priority health...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

She's an aunt, a friend, a professional. But that's what we can see.What we can't see are the triggers, the feeling of intense emotions and the battles she has won silently. What we can't see, or choose not to see, is the 'face' of mental health...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Health, promotions and education officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Gerald Miller, said that the Jamaica Moves programme has been implemented in six pilot schools in Westmoreland.The six institutions are Petersfield High School,...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

Underperforming glutes can lead to a host of health problems. Issues ranging from lower back pain to knee injuries can have a root in sitting at a desk all day, allowing your gluteus muscles to grow weak.Strengthening these muscles through training...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Children living with cancer face numerous challenges to eat a balanced diet. These may be caused by the disease itself and/or the side effects of its treatment.Some of the most common nutrition-related problems include:n Loss...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Rose/Contributor

This year, the Bustamante Hospital for Children joins with the international community to highlight childhood cancer under the theme 'Be STRONG - Stand Tall, Reach Out, Never Give Up'. It is hoped that by...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The ministers of health of the Region of the Americas agreed to implement a series of strategic actions to reduce new cases of cervical cancer and the resulting deaths by one-third in the region by 2030.Thirty-five countries and territories of the...

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