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Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:05 AMMarvin Gordon

Today, we introduce The Gleaner Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge.We challenge you to make the lifestyle changes necessary to become your best self.Don't worry, we will be there to guide you. To make sure you get off to a great start,...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:04 AMMarvin Gordon

When training, it is important to pay attention to your body type, and match the training to it. Body types are broken into three categories - ectomorphs, endomorphs and mesomorphs. It is also important to note that most people have traits from...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:04 AM

Four years ago, Basil Powell found himself in a situation that almost cost him his life. The 52-year-old bursar at the Morant Bay High School in St Thomas was diagnosed with an elevated cholesterol level in 2013. High cholesterol, referred to as the...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Food cravings are something we all struggle with, especially women. In fact, men hardly ever have this issue. According to Marcia Pelchat, PhD, a retired sensory scientist who studied food cravings at Monell Chemical Senses Center in the United...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"The world is in a battle with bacteria." This was the view of one of America's highly respected business magazines, Fortune, bemoaning the dilemma facing America, with 48 million consumers becoming sick from food-borne pathogens.It is estimated...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:09 AM

Lunges, squats, running, and, of course, the tried and true kegel, are great exercises that help tighten the vaginal muscles. There are muscles along the buttock and interior thigh that feed into the pelvis and support your vagina, and of course,...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

You get the news of another young male shot dead. You shake your head and think about how bad the crime situation is in Jamaica. In less than a minute, you have moved on from that story and it is soon forgotten.The feeling of outrage and despair is...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

According to a new study, only 43.7 per cent of mothers report that they use the correct method of putting their babies to bed on their backs. For decades, experts have been telling caregivers and parents to use this position. Placing babies on...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

You may look much younger and more vibrant than the 40-plus you are, but your body isn’t going to respond the way it did in your 20s. Sure, no one will ever guess your age, and may be quite shocked to know you are that old, but your body definitely knows and will not hesitate to remind you...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Aligned with the Ministry of Health's 'Jamaica Moves' campaign, which promotes healthy lifestyle habits among Jamaicans, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) is providing resources and support to its staff in the parishes of Clarendon,...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:12 AM

According to Wikipedia, skin cancers are cancers that arise from the skin. They are due to the development of abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.There are three main types of skin cancers: basal-cell...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If you do not take the proper precautions, summer heat can be dangerous. In fact, it can even be deadly. And with temperatures getting even hotter than normal, it is very important that measures are taken to minimise the effects of excess heat.In...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A generation ago, the Jamaican healthcare system struggled with and defeated the scourge of infectious diseases.With one of the most efficient vaccination and public-health programmes the world has ever seen, this tiny nation eradicated polio,...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A Swedish man died after suffering complications during a penis-enhancement surgery, according to a recently published case report.The 30-year-old relatively healthy patient wanted a penile elongation and girth enhancement surgery, which includes...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

HONOLULU, Hawaii:Hawaii was among the first states to legalise medical marijuana in 2000, but it didn't legalise dispensaries for another 15 years. Medical pot dispensaries began opening in the state this summer, but they couldn't sell their...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

'Food' has been created from carbon dioxide and electricity, according to a team of scientists.The meal of single-cell protein may not revolutionise cuisine but it could open a way for a new type of food in the future.The Food From Electricity study...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A baby in India was born 'pregnant' with his half-formed twin in a rare case that has astonished the medical fraternity in the country.Radiologist Bhavna Thorat said some mass with the presence of bones was discovered early July in the then foetus'...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:11 AM

Twenty eight years of dedicated research on one of the endogenous plants of Jamaica Petiveriaalliacea (guinea hen weed) has landed Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology (UTech) Dr Lawrence Williams, and...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:10 AM

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton is lobbying Diaspora support for a new $5.9 billion (US$46 million) 220-bed medical facility to be built on the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James, to provide specialist...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:08 AM

The Ministry of Health would like to advise that no patient on Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, the drug used to treat persons living with HIV, is being affected by the shortage of two types of the drug.Of the ARVs supplied through the ministry, two...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:04 AM

The bond between a mother and her child is indisputably one of the strongest connections in nature. This connection is strengthened during the postnatal period of the child's life and throughout the breastfeeding period.The World Health Organisation...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves

Pregnant women already have some degree of heat intolerance. On top of that, pregnancy can make the summer seem even hotter!When you are pregnant, your body temperature is a bit higher than normal, so the added heat from the outside temperature will...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or brain injury caused by oxygen depravation to the brain due to fetal or neonatal asphyxia is a leading cause of death or severe impairment among infants.These impairments include epilepsy, developmental delay, motor...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Doctors in the United Kingdom say they found a massive cluster of contact lenses in a woman's eye.The 67-year-old woman was scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November. She thought it was dry eye and old age causing her discomfort.But doctors...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

After testing 30 different cheese products, researchers from an independent lab in the United States found that all but one contained chemicals called phthalates, man-made substances that have been shown to interfere with human hormones. The highest...

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