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Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, is encouraging residents of Hanover to adopt healthy lifestyle practices to prevent the risks of obesity and non-communicable diseases. Speaking at the Ministry of Health ‘Taking Responsibility Road Tour’...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:08 AM

One of the latest crazes to hit the world of nutrition and weight loss is the ketogenic diet. This diet, as usual, has been popularised by celebrities and influencers. The diet is simple: cut out carbs to an extremely low portion of your meals, and...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Ever had to walk any distance with a significant load? Unpack groceries or travel bags? Carry a container of water? Even if you have a decent level of fitness, carrying a load might knock the wind out of you. That's because, inadvertently,...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Clive Patrick Chambers is a 16-year survivor of prostate cancer, and he proclaims that “cancer is no longer a death sentence”. A Catholic deacon, 67-year-old Chambers has dedicated much of his life after diagnosis to spreading the...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:13 AM

In an effort to raise awareness about cancer and its prevention, the Southern Regional Health Authority will commemorate tomorrow’s World Cancer Day 2019 under the theme: ‘I am, I Will’ through a mass screening outreach activity...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Glaucoma is a chronic disease defined by characteristic optic nerve damage. Glaucoma is slowly progressive and is the world’s second-leading cause of blindness. The iStent® trabecular micro-bypass stent is a surgical therapy for patients...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:08 AM

No matter how fit and in tip-top shape I think I am, once I pass through an airport, I get the sniffles. However, you don’t even need to be travelling to be exposed to the flu. With the increasing ease of travel, the flu comes to you. Every...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 3:39 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Training basic movement patterns provide a healthy foundation for exercise and everyday performance. It builds fitness while improving joint health and promoting exercise safety. If one can execute the primal movement patterns proficiently, the...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:08 AM

According to a new study, exercise produces a hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have previously discovered a hormone called irisin that is released into the circulation during physical...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practise good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Maternal, Neonatal and Infant Health (MNIH) advocacy specialist, Linnette Vassell, sparked a fire of discussion among doctors when she presented recently at the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) ninth Ethics Conference at Mona...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Marijuana’s high is getting increasingly higher. In 2016, researchers in the United States measured the levels of marijuana’s active ingredient, THC, in more than 38,600 samples of street marijuana seized by the Drug Enforcement...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Medical cannabis has a long and rich history in Jamaica, both as a sacrament and as medicine. While the possession of medical cannabis has been legal since 2015, if prescribed by a doctor, patients may still find it challenging to have access to a...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 7:25 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Training is, most often, thought of in terms of muscles. For example, we think squat to strengthen your quads and glutes. It's no surprise: we know that certain exercises will affect certain muscles, therefore, we build training programmes...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:24 PM

Fortunately, sudden death in young athletes is rare.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as you are all aware, you are covered by your skin, which is an import

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

As the world commemorated World Cancer Day, on Monday, February 4, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues its drive to acc

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:22 PM

Nearly 17 years ago, Gasset Randon suffered from a stroke.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:20 PM

Did you know that ringworm is not a worm at all.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:18 PM

The Government continued to invest in the development of the health sector in 2018, with billions of dollars spent to upgrade and equip h

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 7:27 PM

Without realising it, people consume way too much sugar.

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:28 AM

We all know that fried food isn’t the best for our waistline or general health. Consistently eating foods like French fries, fried chicken, fish sticks, and tortilla chips puts you at risk for diabetes and heart disease and can even have...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:27 AM

New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. One in three adults in the United States, or 35 per cent of the adult population,...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:21 AM

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