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Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

The summer heat is upon us and, as usual, we are working on that desired summer body. Some persons are willing to try all sorts of diets, potions and concoctions to get the big broad hips, small waist, and let's not forget the men and the six-pack....

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AMRobert-Karim Besnier

It is essential that women keep their hair happy and healthy during the hot summer days which are filled with much festivities and adventurous outings. Of course, there should be nothing preventing you from 'letting down your hair' and wilding out a...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

n Fresh carrot juice contains a lot of beta-carotene, vitamins and minerals, which makes it great for health maintenance, particularly for people with weak immune systems, skin and vision problems. It is also great for children.n Carrot juice is...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Two of the most common antibacterial chemicals - triclosan and triclocarban - can be found everywhere from clothing to body products, household items, playgrounds, exercise equipment and more.Last year, the Food and Drug Administration told...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:23 AM

The global obesity problem now affects one in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries, it is increasing faster in children than in adults, according to a new study. The researchers estimated that more...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves

In recent times in my practice, I have come to realise that many women are not clear on what menopause is, what the symptoms are, or what to expect. This can be very frustrating and can be a source of anxiety for many women, who are simply confused...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 6:13 AM

With weight-loss and adopting a fit and healthy lifestyle, the buzzwords these days, more and more persons are researching the best ways to lose the weight, keep it off, tone up and stay the healthy course in a consistent, sustainable way.The trick...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:56 AMDr. Arna J. Brown-Morgan

Jodie is a 21-year-old student who is visiting her family doctor today because her exams will soon begin and she just can't concentrate on her studies. She asks her doctor for vitamins to energise her during the days and which will help her...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:46 AMDr. Mellanie Didier

Renal disease is a spectrum of abnormal function of the kidneys. It ranges from mild, with minimal and possibly reversible abnormalities, to chronic and permanent dysfunction. Data from the United States (US) in 2014 indicated that over half a...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:03 AM

Smoking now kills seven million people a year - almost double the number recorded in 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.The...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:00 AM

The results of several studies are now revealing that exercise is the best solution for insomnia.Exercise is not quite as effective as sleeping pills, researchers believe, but considering the potential downsides of pharmaceutically induced methods,...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMTracey-Ann Brown

Ever wondered about easy ways to treat everyday health upsets. Here are a few remedies used in both Jamaican and Chinese traditional medicine.DIGESTIVE AIDGinger teaGinger can be used to ease nausea and bloating. Cut the fresh ginger root into...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMRobert-Karim Besnier

Massage isn't an antidote for every likely condition that will affect your holistic health, but it's definitely an exercise prescription that can remedy a string of problems that you will encounter on the journey to achieve your wellness goals.In...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Celebrities such as Rihanna, Simon Cowell, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford have all been spotted undergoing IV therapies, which is said to provide many health benefits, such as increased energy, optimised immunity, weight loss and improved skin."The...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

A new study from the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom has found that Instagram does the most damage to young people's mental health when compared to all of the other popular social networking apps currently used. Snapchat is a...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMDr Tomlin Paul

Every second your heart beats, whether you like it or not. So, too, there are natural rhythms to other aspects of your being. There is a natural 'beat' that comes out of our mind, whether we like it or not. I have heard it many times from countless...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AM

In 1770, a famine ravaged the Bengal region in British-occupied India, killing over 10 million people. In some areas, there were not enough people left alive to bury the dead. This famine was described as man-made by many historians. Some have gone...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 61 per cent of health workers do not sanitise their hands when necessary, which puts people at risk of contracting infections. Hence, it is calling on countries and health centres to...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM

In recognition of World Move for Health Day today, The Ministry of Health and its partners are encouraging communities and companies to coordinate activities that promote physical activity and proper nutrition.Through its Jamaica Moves campaign, the...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMDr Mellanie Didier

A common disease of the arteries with multiple and severe complicationsAtherosclerosis, also known as arteriosclerosis, is a disease of the walls of the arteries. It can affect arteries throughout the body. When the heart arteries are affected, is...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Water keeps us hydrated, helps us avoid overeating, and could even burn extra calories. But, like with many of our healthiest habits, more isn't always better, even when it comes to water. Believe it or not, there are a few times when you should...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM

A new discovery from scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the United States may have found a cure for hair going grey...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Eating full-fat cheese, milk or yogurt does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology this week.The study was an in-depth analysis of 29 prior studies that looked at...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Obese women have a harder time getting pregnant, noted a study. One Indian study of 300 morbidly obese women found that over 90 per cent of them developed polycystic ovarian disease, a condition associated with infertility, over a three-year period....

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:17 AMDr Alfred Dawes

Since my last article in which I sarcastically called for bans on Nutribuns and patties, I’ve learned a few things. Chief among them is that Jamaicans don’t run jokes with patties. I received numerous calls from persons defending...

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