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Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Weight gain, irregular periods, mood swings, infertility and depression. One in every 10 women worldwide experience these symptoms as they are tied to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone imbalance that primarily affects the...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rheumatoid arthritis, is an ailment affecting joints located on both sides of the body - wrists, hands and knees. It can also attack the eyes, lungs, skin, nerves, blood and/or heart. Young Jamie's symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:47 AMPatricia Thompson/Contributor

Years ago, the main nutrition challenges were with babies and children up to five years. Malnutrition in children was defined as the lack of some or all nutritional components needed for growth and good health. The main deficiencies then were...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

Week after week of intense training will almost always follow the same path: progress to plateau to overtaxing, followed by overtraining and/or injury.When working within an intense training schedule, we can't afford to be reactive with recovery....

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Claiming the lives of some 4,500 Jamaicans in 2006 alone, diabetes continues to plague the nation's people today.Joining host Dr Sara Lawrence for episode three of Doctor's Appointment, Season Three, was diabetes expert...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the United States-based Environmental Working Group.Every year since 2004, the group - a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organisation - ranked...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation. Not all processed foods are unhealthy, but some processed foods may contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. The best indicator of how highly processed a food is...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLisa-Gaye Richards/Contributor

Every year we celebrate women's strengths, passion, determination, purpose and their ability to rise above all odds with their heads held high. But what about the strength of a woman in taking charge of her body, her health?Now is the time for all...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:09 AMMarvin Gordon

Summer is almost upon us and gyms are starting to fill up again. Whether you are a first-timer or it is a part of your yearly routine, the chase for the summer body has officially begun.Diet and fitness fads find easy victims among the uninformed....

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hair, often referred to as one's 'glory' and 'crowning glory', has been the subject of controversies arising from rules about hair grooming practices at some schools and work places.At times, individuals of African descent receive messages that...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of the rarest cancers in the world today is multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. Yet, the American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States alone, more than 31,000 people will be diagnosed with the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Studies show people over the age of 60 who eat more than two servings of vegetables a day had a 40 per cent slower rate of cognitive decline than those who eat one serving or less. Green, leafy vegetables such as callaloo, pak choi, cabbage and...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) last week introduced the new Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV to the Jamaican multisectoral HIV response...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 2:13 PMMarvin Gordon

For many people, volume seems to be the logical choice for getting the most out of training. And it's understandable: It seems to make sense. Want better results? Train harder; train longer. More and more, however, research and industry...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:14 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have partnered on the development of initiatives to spread awareness and reduce the incidences of lifestyle diseases among the members of the JCF.One of the initiatives, which...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

Your body needs two main types of nutrients - the macronutrients which are required in large quantities and the micronutrients which are only used in small milligram or microgram amounts.Along with fats and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This herb has been used as a potent remedy for thousands of years, especially to aid men in sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction. It has been used as a tonic to aid stamina and boost energy levels by regulating your metabolism. It is also...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Earlier this month, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) partnered with Essential Medical Services in the staging of the first Wellness...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After age 40, those vices and somewhat bad habits that were like nothing to you, start to take a toll on your overall health, especially when it comes to our heart.According to Deepak Bhatt, MD, executive director of interventional cardiovascular...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Body By Kurt Fitness recently held its inaugural FitFest Fitness Party and Expo in New Kingston under the theme 'Veterans vs Millennials'.Body By Kurt frontman Kurt Dunn described the high-energy vibes atop the Emancipation Car Park as "fun and...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Season three of Doctor's Appointment has begun! For the first appointment, the focus was on an illness that affects one in 10 Jamaicans and more than 350 million people worldwide.Dr Geoffrey Walcott, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director,...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

You have chosen the training split you think is best suited for your life and now it's time to pick exercises. How do you get the most out of your training split?Here are a few tips for choosing exercises:Volume vs...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When was your last Doctor's Appointment?Your next one could be free of cost, on Sunday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the comfort of your home. If you still have questions after 30 minutes, you can also talk with the doctor ... live.This is the newest...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lovers who were generous, unselfish, very giving and always look out for the sexual needs of their partners enjoyed a much better sex life, revealed research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Researchers studied...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily meals during cooking, and at the table.Noting that most of the salt we consume (75...

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