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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...

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

Jamaicans love alternative treatments for their medical conditions. Although we have a well developed Western styled healthcare system, we tend to gravitate to natural remedies. This is seen particularly with...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:30 AMMarvin Gordon

Choosing the right training split has a direct impact on the success of your training programme. Here's a quick look at four common training splits.FULL-BODY SPLITA full-body training split means there is no split. Each session focuses on full-body...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickael Graham/Contributor

Cripple, oneie, retarded, mute and invalid are some names used to describe members of the disabled community. As the global community accepts members of the disabled community and creates structures that foster inclusion, the...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSelbourne Webb/Contributor

In the middle of a relaxing Sunday evening dinner at home, your six-year-old daughter has suddenly gone quiet. She puts her hands around her throat and her eyes begin to bulge. You realise that she is choking.Quick! What do you do? Do you panic or...

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

For centuries, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties as well as its spicy zing. It is well known for its aid in digestive problems, relieving bellyache, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea, it is very...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMTracey-Ann Brown/Complementary & Oriental Medicine

What is preventative self-care? It is simply all the things we do to keep ourselves at our best. All the things we do to prevent a health concern from getting worse.So, it would include the interventions to make sure the work doesn't madden us or...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:54 AM

COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH   March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the Jamaica Cancer Society is appealing to Jamaicans to get informed, know their risk profile to this disease and get screened. Early detection of colon cancer will...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:11 AMMarvin Gordon

Training splits seem so easy. Every website seems to have the perfect one for you. From 'International Chest Day' to the 'Bro split', the Internet tends to make training splits into one-size-fits-all socks that you can just slip on...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:02 AM

Women lose iron during their monthly menstruation, which can greatly affect their metabolism because iron helps carry oxygen to the muscles. If the iron levels run low, the muscles don't get enough oxygen, and both the energy and metabolism...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 6:29 PM

The innovative initiative geared towards marketing healthcare in Jamaica and the Caribbean, Caribbean Medical Devices Exhibition (CME), will be held this Friday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. CME is the culmination of Medical Link...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:06 AMMarvin Gordon

"Mi love food too much fi do that," she said, referring to my tendency to carry breakfast, lunch, snacks and, sometimes, even dinner, to work.Somehow the myths surrounding meal prep refuse to die. From "The food doesn't taste good," to "Mi nuh have...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Chief Public health inspector for Westmoreland, Steve Morris, said while leptospirosis is not at a crisis level, every effort should be made to ensure the disease is easily detected and speedily treated.Morris said health officials continue to...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Veterinary public health inspector at the Westmoreland Health Department, Jodi-Ann Harris, said that leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans by domestic animals.Harris said that "while the rats do get all the blame", the leptospirosis bacteria...

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

Some people hate the bitter taste, but aloe vera is one of the greatest natural remedies out there. It is very good at detoxifying the body and relieving constipation; loaded with anti-inflammatory properties; soothing to the digestive...

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

There is no question. Jamaica is a violent country. This is primarily seen in the spiralling murder rate, but there are multiple instances where our primal aggressive streak is borne out. Healthcare workers have for years been subjected to verbal...

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

By now, everyone should know that exercise and diet are paramount for heart health. Even light exercise like a half-hour brisk walk five days a week can improve cardiovascular health. And it's not just aerobic exercise that improves heart function,...

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

CABI scientists have joined an international team of experts who suggest that the large-scale management of a range of some invasive plants could hold the key to reducing the spread of deadly malaria.Dr Arne Witt and Dr Sean Murphy worked with...

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

When you bump into something with enough force, the blood vessels underneath your skin can break, causing blood to leak out of them. That results in the purplish-blue mark you see on your skin.But sometimes...

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

This is one of the oldest and most popular herbs that is grown around the world. Not only is it refreshing, but mint has a number of many medicinal uses, owing to the reason for it being an ingredient in so many...

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

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is currently a model site for Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean with the almost completed implementation of the Hospital Information Management System (HIMS), which has digitised the hospital's...

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